All Star Tutorial Bundle September Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us for this exciting September blog hop with the All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team! We are thrilled to be showing you our work today. You may be starting here or have come from Erica’s blog. You’ll find a list at the end of each post so you can continue around the world to see all these amazing designers’ blogs.

You can purchase our brand new tutorial bundle TODAY! It includes 12 incredible designs using products from the brand new Holiday Catalogue. Click on the Buy Now button below. Or how would you like to receive the September bundle ABSOLUTELY FREE? Simply place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping) this month  in my online store* and I will send you the bundle as a gift for shopping with me. You will receive the tutorial bundle PDF via email.

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Here is the card that I made using a stamp set I used in my tutorial bundle project. I’ve used two images from the Labels to Love Stamp Set to create a Christmas card with a rustic handmade flavour.


Using an “oldie but goodie” technique – acrylic block stamping, I added several ink colours to my E block (Bermuda Bay, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist), spritzed with water and stamped it down over white heat embossed images on watercolour paper. This technique is super easy but the results are quite lovely. I added some wonky red stitching, and trimmed the panel down to 9.5 cm x 11.9 cm, making sure I had enough room for the sentiment which was also white heat embossed.

The panel was adhered with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to a Real Red top-folding card base measuring 29.7 cm x 10.5 cm (scored at 14.8 cm). I adhered one of the adorable felt shapes from the Stitched Felt Embellishments to the centre of the watercolour panel with a dimensional, and added some silver stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes for a little sparkle.

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Flurry of Wishes Card for WWYS #95

 

 

Hello! and welcome to this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. This week we’re designing with the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set. You can purchase the stamp set and coordinating Snow Flurry Punch and Flower Medallion Punch.

 

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It’s hard to see in the picture, but I started by adding some glitter snowflakes using Heat and Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Some more snowflakes were clear heat embossed in Soft Sky ink and then a good spattering of Pacific Point ink followed. The large snowflake was clear heat embossed in Pacific Point ink and punched out with the Flower Medallion Punch and popped up on dimensionals.

 

 

I added some washi tape from the Floral Boutique suite before adding the Night of Navy clear embossed sentiment onto a banner and attached with dimensionals. The card was finished off with some of the Soft Sky coloured sequins from the Fancy Frost sequins pack.

 

 

I decorated the inside of the card with the coordinating sentiment, some more Pacific Point splatters, a strip of Floral Boutique washi tape and a small snowflake clear embossed over Soft Sky ink and punched out with the Snow Flurry Punch.

 

 

If you like this colour combo, feel free to share and pin it. You can find more on my Pinterest colour inspiration board.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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Christmas Pines for WWYS #94


 

Hello! and welcome to this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. This week’s challenge is to use the Christmas Pines Stamp Set. You can purchase the stamp set and coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies as a bundle but you’d better be quick as it’s on the retiring list. Click here to grab yours before it’s gone forever!

 


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To start, I embossed the front panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Holly embossing folder and gave it a watercolour wash of Soft Sky. I then made a little “posy” of pine leaves topped with a couple of the gorgeously detailed pine cones cut from Early Espresso and Copper Foil. I added a Cherry Cobbler bow and finished it off with a couple of the Mini Jingle Bells.  So lovely!

 


 

You can see in the close-up photo below the sparkle on the bow. That was achieved by applying clear Wink of Stella and then Fine-Tip Glue pen over the top. I love the effect this creates. The sentiment was then stamped onto vellum and clear heat embossed and the card was finished off with some of the Soft Sky coloured sequins from the Fancy Frost sequins pack.

 


 

If you like this colour combo, feel free to share and pin it. You can find more on my Pinterest colour inspiration board.

 


 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

 

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Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Lisa Curcio

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Lisa Curcio. Lisa lives in Florida, USA and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 18 years. She was ranked number 39 in the Global Top 100 Demonstrators this year! Congratulations Lisa!! She is also very active with the Stampin’ Up! sponsored Ronald McDonald House Charity in her local area. Our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Cindy’s blog by clicking on her picture.



We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Lisa’s designs today. I chose to CASE the card below. I was intrigued with the “separated V-cut” design and loved the huge WOW factor despite it’s simplicity.


My card uses the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalogue. Here’s a closer look at the Stamp Set images:

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I chose Emerald Envy cardstock and paired it with some Designer Series Paper from the Presents & Pinecones pack. I thought it would be fun to change up the fancy cut used by Lisa on her card. I started with a piece of DSP half a centimetre narrower and shorter than the white panel, die cut a circle from the centre and then cut “channels” at random angles, just making sure that they were even in width.


I split the naughty or nice image across the three spaces left by my fancy cut. The snowflake cluster image and the Santa’s list image were then added and the two DSP panels were mounted onto the white panel using Foam Adhesive Strips. Some silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment scattered across the front and another Santa’s list image stamped inside completed this card.

TIPS: 1. When adhering raised panels (particularly when using DSP), ensure you add enough Foam Adhesive Strip in the centre of the panels to prevent them from “sagging” in the middle. 2. To stamp part of an image as in this card example, use Stampin’ Write Markers to colour only the part you want to use.


Just a reminder that the products from the new Occasions Catalogue will be available to order from January 4, 2017. If you live in Australia and you’d like one, you can order your copy here. If you can’t wait that long to order from the catalogue, you can join, purchase them on December 1, and get 20% discount.

To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Lisa and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!

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Cookie Cutter Christmas for WWYS #93

Welcome back to this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. Our stamp set this week is the oh, so cute Cookie Cutter Christmas. The bundle is on the retiring list so you don’t want to miss out. Click here to grab it before it’s gone.

 


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I created a chevron pattern for my card front by using strips of the diagonal striped paper from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper pack. The little gingerbread man, stamped in Crumb Cake is peeping out of the jar (from the Jar of Love Stamp Set). Yes, I had to chop his little arms off! But doesn’t he look adorable?! The other sweets in the jar were fussy cut from another design in the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack. The twine around the neck of the jar is also from the Candy Cane Lane suite of products. The jar lid is Silver Foil stamped with black Stazon.

 


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The sentiment was white heat embossed onto a strip of Basic Black cardstock. The inside of the card was finished with the  gingerbread man peeking in from the corner and some more fussy cut sweets. I really had so much fun making this card; I think there will be a lot of friends receiving Cookie Cutter Christmas cards this year!

 


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If you like this colour combo, feel free to share and pin it. You can find more on my Pinterest colour inspiration board.

 


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Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project.

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Star of Light for WWYS #92

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Star of Light Stamp Set. It’s so easy to achieve a WOW effect with this set. I love the intricate designs of the images and the sentiments come in the most gorgeous fonts. Here’s the stamp set pic:
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You can purchase the stamp set and coordinating dies as a bundle and save 10%.

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Item #143508 – Star Of Light Photopolymer Bundle: Star of Light Stamp Set and Starlight Thinlits Dies.

I chose Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver Foil for my card. They look so classically elegant together. And that swirl image is so pretty in real life! I backed the foil star and the sentiment with Silver Glimmer Paper.
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TIP: When cutting foil, make sure your top cutting plate is relatively new otherwise it will leave indentations in the finished die-cut. Also, use a die brush to remove the die-cut to prevent damage.

I decorated the inside of the card with a little sponging in Night of Navy to emulate the night sky and some silver embossed stars. Both sentiments were clear embossed over Night of Navy ink.
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Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.
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The Stitched from the Heart offer ends on November 30 – get the new Stitched Shapes Framelits + 25% off select stamp sets. Click here to see more.

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Have you reserved your copy of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure due for release January 4? You can do that here. If you can’t wait that long to order from the new catalogue, you can join my team as a Demo, place your order on December 1 and get 20% off. You will also get $235 of product for just $169 + free delivery on your Starter Kit. Click here to join now! Got a question? I’d love to hear from you! Email me at [email protected] or if you’d prefer to speak to me in person, give me a call on 0435 782 009.

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Teeny Tiny Sentiments for WWYS #91

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set. I have always adored this set. It has so many cute greetings for many different occasions. I’ve used two in today’s project. Here’s the stamp set pic:


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Note: The stamp set varies by name and content depending on where you are. In Australia, it’s called Teeny Tiny Sentiments and doesn’t have the Thanksgiving and Halloween greetings; in the US it’s called Teeny Tiny Wishes and doesn’t include the greetings “miss you so much” and “congratulations”.

I paired the sweet little sentiments with the Fancy Frost Suite from the Holiday Catalogue, using Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and Whisper White – non-traditional Christmas colours. I love that!


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TIP: You can change the look of an image by selectively colouring parts with Stampin’ Write Markers. In the medallion image on the card, I inked up the image using a Soft Sky ink pad then used my Sweet Sugarplum marker to colour the centre flower and some of the “leaves”.

The box was made with the Popcorn Box Thinlits (it’s not just for popcorn!) and the tag is from the Merry Tags Framelits Dies. I also added some mini jingle bells – they’re so adorable!


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The falling snow image used on both the box and the card is from the Merriest Wishes Stamps Set. Using the same stamps on both pieces ties them together. I also added the smallest stitched die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to back the sentiment. These projects were quick and easy and so much fun to make!


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Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.


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Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Special Guest Bibi Cameron

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Bibi Cameron. Bibi hails from Columbia but now lives in Scotland. She is a Design Team member for the Global Design Project Challenge blog and the TGIF Challenge blog. Her style is bold, bright and fun, and she has a legion of fans worldwide. You can check out Bibi’s blog by clicking on her picture.

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We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Bibi’s designs today. It was a hard decision to make as she has so many gorgeous projects on her blog, but this one caught my eye:

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I love the look of watercoloured cards, and despite being a novice at it, I’ve been itching to try out a new stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue that is perfect for this technique – the Merry Mice Stamp Set. I liked Bibi’s use of a neutral coloured card base, the random splatters of ink over the background, and the way the twine is held in place by the little notches, so my card has similar elements too.

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My card base is Kraft cardstock and my splatters are made by flicking the tip of my gold Wink of Stella glitter brush. In retrospect, I probably should have chosen a different colour for this little guy’s jumper as it’s a bit too close to the green leaves of the branch. But I’m sure I’ll be colouring him again – he is SO CUTE!!!

To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the marvellous creations from Bibi and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!

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Poinsettia Christmas Card for GDP013

I have to confess that although I bought the Festive Flower Builder Punch when the 2015 Holiday Catalogue was first released, this is the first time I’ve used it.  I have no idea why but I’m so glad that I finally got around to it.  I absolutely love it!  I had so much fun making this Poinsettia Christmas card and the results are stunning. 🙂

The Crumb Cake card base is 5″ x 5″ and I’ve then layered Very Vanilla on top of Old Olive.  These quintessential Christmas colours look great together and just happen to be the colours for this week’s Global Design Project colour challenge.  Woo Hoo!!!  The DT really excelled this week with some awesome projects.  Click on the image below to check them out.  And why not have a go yourself?

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Poinsettia_Christmas_Card-1 Since the poinsettia is a traditional symbol of Christmas and the Reason for the Season Stamp Set also has a very traditional “feel” to it, my idea was to stay true to the style.  So I kept the glimmer and bling to a minimum, with just a teeny yellow glimmer centre for the flower and a pearl to finish it off. Note:  The Reason for the Season Stamp Set and Festive Flower Builder Punch are available as a bundle in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue, saving 15%.  Brilliant! I just adore the font used in this greeting, which was stamped in Old Olive and clear embossed. Poinsettia_Christmas_Card-3 A strip of Home for Christmas DSP along the bottom adds a bit of nostalgia, and the Burlap Ribbon and Linen Thread frame the card and gives that gorgeous bloom a place to rest.       Poinsettia_Christmas_Card-2 I finished off the inside with a greeting from the fabulously versatile stamp set called … wait for it …. Versatile Christmas!  I absolutely LOVE this stamp set.  It’s been my “go to” set for Christmas cards this year.  Because there is quite a bit of dimension going on with this card, I pulled out my Envelope Punch Board and made an envelope with a custom liner too.  Easy peasy! Poinsettia_Christmas_Card-4 I hope you like my beautiful Poinsettia Christmas card as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by today. XOXO Gail         Blog_End_Text  

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WDW #2 – Stylish Stripes Christmas Card

Oooh!  I’m so late with this week’s Weekly Deals Wednesday project – apologies.  My daughter Sam had her high school graduation this week and boy has it been heckers!  But I’m sure you’ll agree today’s project is rather stunning and quite worth waiting for!

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It uses four of the five products on offer this week – the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and Brights Sequin Assortment.  You can check them all out here.

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I chose to use Pacific Point cardstock because that was the colour of Sam’s formal gown.  A Christmas card with non-traditional colours is a refreshing change every now and then and I love the combination of blue and gold.

This card was relatively quick to make, although I did take the time to add some special little touches like the piercing around the sentiment (from the Cup of Cheer Stamp Set – I LOVE IT!) and the gold embossing on the little banner part of the sentiment.  What do you think?  I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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