Here’s to Cheers for WWYS #96

 

Hello! Welcome to this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. This week we’re creating with the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set which also has coordinating framelits so you can make gorgeous gift tags.

Here’s to Cheers Bundle – Item #: 143528 (Wood Mount); Item #: 143529 (Clear Mount)

My design for this week is a jazzed up bottle of Moet – you could do this with just about any size or shape of bottle, jar, or even baked goodies likes cakes and loaves (there’s an example on page 39 of the Holiday Catalogue).

 

I just cut a bunch of the swirly patterned rectangles and adhered them to a Delightful Dijon sleeve, along with some ribbon. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in copper onto black cardstock, die cut it with one of the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, attached it to the copper foil bottle tag and decorated it with more gorgeous ribbon. Finally, I popped it into one of the large cellophane bags and finished it off with a beautiful double-looped ribbon.

 

I hope you like my champers gift wrapping. 🙂

 

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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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.

 


 

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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:

Greetings from Santa Stamp Set. Images © Stampin’ Up!

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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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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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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Paisleys & Posies Gift Set for WWYS #90

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set. I fell in love with this set the moment I clapped eyes on it. The designs are gorgeous and the colour possibilities are endless. Here’s the stamp set pic:


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I knew I wanted to use black and copper for this project as I think they are a real WOW together, and I also decided to make a matching gift box, not for any other reason than I wanted to make THAT gorgeous flower from the matching Paisleys Framelits Dies! It would have been too much on the card but I think you’ll agree it’s stunning on the gift box.


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TIP: Matching pieces don’t always have to be exactly the same. Here, I’ve reversed the colours on the box but it still matches the card perfectly.

And here’s a close-up of that flower! How gorgeous is it?!


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


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I enjoyed making this beautiful gift set – the stamps and dies made it easy to create. If you like the colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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Totally Trees (Without the Trees) Card for WWYS #88

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Totally Trees Stamp Set. You may notice however, my card has no trees! Those of you who follow my blog know that I like to discover different ways to use stamp sets, so my main goal with this stamp set was not to use any tree images to show it’s versatility. Here’s the stamp set pic:

88-totally-trees I’ve used a technique I call ink blending (if there is another name for it, please let me know!). I just half-mixed some different colours on an acrylic block and used it to ink my stamp up. I love the effect and the possibilities are endless! The sentiment comes from the Badges & Banners Stamp Set (cropped using the Best Badge Punch) and suits the fun style of this card.

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TIP: For a quick and easy accent, use narrow strips of cardstock. I’ve used one top and bottom here to add extra interest.

And I decorated the inside with the little image that looks like a group of bubbles.

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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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Cookie Cutter Halloween for WWYS #86

This week at What Will You Stamp? we’re playing with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set. I’ve used the cute “cookie mummy” to make a get well card. When you’re sick, things seem to be out of kilter, so I carried that theme through when I designed this card. The panels are skewed and oddly shaped, and the focal image is at an angle too.


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I’ve paired the cute image with the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.

TIP: To add interest, try cutting a paper panel into an unusual shape – I’ve used a rhombus shape here for the black panel.

The sentiments come from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. Here’s all the images in the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set:


86-cookie-cutter-halloween   And here’s the inside of my card:


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Those little hearts come from the Owl Builder Punch – so cute!

TIP: I love to emboss my sentiments. Did you know you can use any colour ink with clear embossing powder to give a shiny, raised look?


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Remember to hop over to the WWYS challenge blog to play along, and to check out what the rest of the Design Team and players have come up with. Do you like the project I have made today? If you live in Australia, you can shop in my online store and purchase all the products you need to make it.

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