Holiday Catalogue Close-Out Sale

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It’s that time of the year when Stampin’ Up!® clears out product to make way for the new Occasions Catalogue coming up in January. And that means you can grab some great bargains! But these items sell out fast, so if you have a wish list, don’t leave it or you may just miss out!

As I’m writing this post, products are going out of stock – the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess Stamp Set is no longer available! Here are the items that have low stock levels, which means they will be gone forever very soon. You can click on the images to order that product in my online store. Don’t forget to add the Hostess Code for December – SVTUHTJ2 – so that I can send you a free gift!

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Item #: 141972 Stampin Write Markers Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green

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Item #: 141973 Stampin’ Write Markers Crumb Cake & Real Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You will still be able to buy the markers after the Close-Out Sale, however you will need to buy the whole colour family in a pack of 10.

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Item #: 141992 Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ Warmth & Cheer

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Item #: 143213 Cardstock Pack A4 Presents & Pinecones

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Item #: 142037 Stamp Set Wood Candy Cane Christmas

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Item #: 142051 Stamp Set Wood Wrapped in Warmth

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Item #: 142069 Stamp Set Wood Greetings from Santa

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Item #: 142112 Stamp Set Photopolymer Jolly Friends

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Item #: 142119 Stamp Set Clear Christmas Magic

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Item #: 142128 Stamp Set Wood Yummy Little Christmas

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Item #: 142136 Stamp Set Wood Wonder of Christmas

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Item #: 142139 Stamp Set Clear Wonder of Christmas

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Item #: 142142 Stamp Set Wood Merry Mice

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Item #: 142152 Stamp Set Clear Merry Medley

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Item #: 142186 Stamp Set Wood Frosted Medallions

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Item #: 142189 Stamp Set Clear Frosted Medallions

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Item #: 142198 Stamp Set Photopolymer Totally Trees

 

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Item #: 142206 Stamp Set Wood Suite Seasons

 

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Item #: 142226 Stamp Set Wood Halloween Scares

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Item #: 142236 Stamp Set Photopolymer Spooky Fun

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Item #: 142238 Stamp Set Wood Ghoulish Grunge

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Item #: 142245 Stamp Set Photopolymer Mr. Funny Bones

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Item #: 142249 Stamp Set Wood Halloween Halloween Treat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also noticed that the new Layering Circles Framelits Dies from the Annual Catalogue are on sale too! Normally AU$58.00, you can get them for AU$46.40 – a great buy! Click on the image to purchase.

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Item #: 141705 Layering Circles Framelits Dies

Also keep in mind that some of the bundles from the Holiday Catalogue will be carried over which means they will still be available once the Close-Out Sale ends, BUT you will no longer be able to get them at 10% off, so if you have been thinking about buying any of those, NOW is the time to get them.

Another thing to remember is that if you have been thinking of joining, now is the perfect time – you can add anything from the current catalogues including the Close-Out Sale products to your Starter Kit! Here’s the link to join. Any questions, please call (0435 782 009) or email ([email protected]) me.

Here are the links to all the products on sale (including Clearance Rack products) – just click on the images to see what’s available in real time.

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Thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions please contact me.

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International Project Highlights – Love Theme

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Welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop using current Stampin’ Up!® Products. We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. Our theme this month is LOVE because as card makers we love spreading the love. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

How many ways are there to say “I love you”? Well, there are lots, as you’ll see in the gallery below. Click on the images to go to each blog. You won’t want to miss any!

My CAS card uses the Crazy About You Stamp Set and two die sets – the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies from the Annual Catalogue and a brand new one I know you’re gonna love from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue, called Love Notes Framelits Dies.

By the way, if you don’t already have the Occasions Catalogue, you can order yours here. It starts on 4 January 2017 and I’ll be sending them out from December 1.

Back to my card. I die cut the heart and arrow from the Love Notes dies and the “love” from the Sunshine Wishes dies. I cut the arrow in half and adhered it to look as though it is piercing the heart and added a gold foil tip. The sentiment was layered up (5 layers) to add dimension, and both the heart and sentiment were slathered with my fine-tip glue to give a glossy finish. I also white heat embossed the “you” from the Crazy About You set onto Basic Black cardstock and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 


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This was a really fun card to make. If you like it, please make my day and leave a comment and let me know. The Love Notes Framelits Dies will be available from 4 January 2017, but if you want them earlier you can join my team and get them on December 1st! You can purchase the other supplies I used by clicking here or on the Shop button at the end of this post and entering the current Host Code – SVTUHTJ2 – when you get to the checkout page.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators around the world!

 


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Rose Wonder Acetate Card for WWYS Challenge #64

Welcome to another WWYS Challenge post.  This week we’re using the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.  Click on the image below to see all the amazing projects from the design team, and to play along with us.

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I’m on a bit of a shaker ‘n’ copper kick at the moment.  When I started to design my project for this week’s WWYS Challenge, which is to use the beautiful Rose Wonder Stamp Set, I just knew I had to incorporate the dies that go with it – the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  I knew exactly how I wanted my rose to look, and created a copper embossed rose framed in black which, when turned over, is the exact reverse (as you can see from the picture of the inside of the card).  I couldn’t bring myself to just glue it down to cardstock.  That would have been such a waste!  So I sandwiched it between two pieces of Window Sheet and added the sentiment to the front panel using black Stazon ink.  So it’s a shaker card of sorts – pretty cool huh?


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Apologies for the white reflection on the bottom left of this pic – it’s very difficult to photograph through acetate!


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And here’s the reverse (inside).


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And because the front is totally see-through except for the flower, I added a paper insert with the secondary sentiment.


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If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Here’s a picture showing the products used.  Feel free to download and share it.


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It’s an exciting time to be Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator or customer.  The 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue will begin on June 1, and it’s crammed full of beautiful new products.

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There’s nothing quite as good as having your very own copy of the catalogue to flip through, so if you want to get your hands on one, here’s how:

I’m a GaGa Papercrafts VIP Customer:  then you don’t need to do a thing!  I’ll automatically send your Annual and seasonal catalogues to thank you for supporting me.

I’m not a GaGa Papercrafts VIP Customer but want to place my next order with you:  then all you need to do is click on the button below, fill in the subscription form and I’ll post one out to you.

Request a Catalogue
To purchase the supplies you need to make today’s card, just click on any image from the Product List below to shop in my online store.  Remember to enter the current Host Code BAQND3W3 if your order is less than $250.  And don’t forget NOW is a fantastic time to join – get $235 of product for only $169, free shipping, minimum 20% off ALL future orders, AND you can include products from the new catalogue in your fully customisable starter kit!  How awesome is that?!  For more information on Stampin’ Up!’s best special offer, click here.

If you’re a customer of mine, make sure to check out my brand new Loyalty Rewards Program.  It’s awesome!  I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to spoil you!  And if you’re not already shopping with me,  this new Program may just change your mind!

I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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Going Global Card for WWYS Challenge #63

It’s Monday, and that means it’s WWYS Challenge time!  This week we’re using the Going Global Stamp Set.  Click on the image below to see all the great inspiration from the design team and to join in the fun!

#63 Going GlobalDo you ever look at a stamp set and think “I don’t know where to start”?  That’s what happened to me with this one.  Maybe it’s because all the cards I’ve seen that use this set use muted or masculine colours.  I wanted to do something different, so I started with the idea of doing a twilight sky …


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By the time I’d finished I had used seven, yes SEVEN different ink colours!  Well, it is my first attempt at a scene with this much sponging, so I just kept adding and blending.  Lol!  I used Shimmery White cardstock as it’s better to sponge on and won’t pill like normal Whisper White cardstock.

To add detail to the scene I used my Basic Black and Basic Grey markers to draw some grass, and some white Stazon ink to add stars using a paint brush and flicking (messy but effective).

I white heat embossed the constellation image onto the background, and the sentiment (which I love!) onto a scrap of Basic Black cardstock, then punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I punched another circle in Sweet Sugarplum cardstock (a luscious colour from the new In Colours coming out in the new Catalogue), and offset layered it under the black circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This panel was then adhered to a thick Whisper White base using more dimensionals.


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If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Here’s a picture showing the products used.  Feel free to download and share it.


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It’s an exciting time to be Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator or customer.  The 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue will begin on June 1, and it’s crammed full of beautiful new products.

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There’s nothing quite as good as having your very own copy of the catalogue to flip through, so if you want to get your hands on one, here’s how:

I’m a GaGa Papercrafts VIP Customer:  then you don’t need to do a thing!  I’ll automatically send your Annual and seasonal catalogues to thank you for supporting me.

I’m not a GaGa Papercrafts VIP Customer but want to place my next order with you:  then all you need to do is click on the button below, fill in the subscription form and I’ll post one out to you.

Request a Catalogue
To purchase the supplies you need to make today’s card, just click on any image from the Product List below to shop in my online store.  Remember to enter the current Host Code BAQND3W3 if your order is less than $250.  And don’t forget NOW is a fantastic time to join – get $235 of product for only $169, free shipping, minimum 20% off ALL future orders, AND you can include products from the new catalogue in your fully customisable starter kit!  How awesome is that?!  For more information on Stampin’ Up!’s best special offer, click here.

If you’re a customer of mine, make sure to check out my brand new Loyalty Rewards Program.  It’s awesome!  I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to spoil you!  And if you’re not already shopping with me,  this new Program may just change your mind!

I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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Rose Wonder Sympathy Card for GDP032

This week there’s a Case the Designer Challenge over at Global Design Project.  And this time we’re casing the lovely Krista Frattin.  To soak up all the fabulous inspiration this week, click on the image below to go the Global Design Project page.

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Krista’s style in soft and CAS, so I’ve taken that on board in my design for this challenge.  I also liked the simple pink and white that Krista chose for her card, so I’ve kept that too, as well as the stripes.


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I started with a Whisper White card base and a layer of Pink Pirouette.  From some scraps of both colours I punched rows of hearts using the Hearts Border punch, keeping some of the punch-outs to use as embellishments.  The focal element is a flower fussy cut from the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I cut two extra flowers and layered them to give the flower dimension.

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The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, stamped in Basic Grey Archival ink.  I wanted the hearts to be elevated to give it a bit more interest, so everything was adhered with dimensionals.

If you like this sweet and simple colour scheme, please feel free to download and share the colour snapshot below.  You’ll find more colour inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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And there’s also an image to remind you of the products I used on this card.  Please feel free to download and share this one too.  Check out all my projects on Pinterest.


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Before I go, I have a few reminders for you as there’s so much going on at the moment.  I’ve listed some links below where you can go to shop for some excellent bargains – up to 50% off but only while stocks last – and they’re going fast!  Please remember to use the current Host Code WX2DTC43 for all orders up to $250.

Here’s where the specials are:

Stampin’ Up’s best special is on the joining kit itself.  You can get $235 of product for only $169.  And there is absolutely no obligation to sell, so there’s nothing to lose!  And if you want to get your hands on products from the new catalogue early, join up here.

The Retiring Products List:  Click on the image to shop the retiring products until 31 May WHILE STOCKS LAST.

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Clearance Rack:  Click on the image to shop clearance rack products – available WHILE STOCKS LAST.

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I’ll share some more sneak peeks from the new catalogue tomorrow, so make sure you subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss it!  If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I love hearing from you.  If you have any thoughts on today’s post, please leave me a comment.

Have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

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Masculine Valentine Card for GDP022

Sketch Challenge

With tomorrow being Valentine’s Day and a sketch challenge on over at Global Design Project this week, I thought I’d put together a Valentine’s card, but one that could be given to a guy – no flowers, no “feminine” colours, but still expressing love.  I think it’s still sweet and lovely (but don’t tell him that … shhhh).

Here’s this week’s sketch. Click on the image to head over and see all the fabulous inspiration from the design team and entrants, or to submit an entry of your own.

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And here’s my interpretation:

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Something Old, Something New

I set out to create a card with a bold design and when I was looking through my stamp sets the wavy line and dotted line images from the Sunburst Sayings set made me think of Australian Aboriginal art.  So I began with the band across the top layer.  I wanted a bold sentiment for the front as well and after searching through my collection decided on the “you & me” image from the Perfect Pennants set.  Embossed in clear over Early Espresso it is strong and bold – just perfect!

Non-traditional Valentine Colours

Usually the first colours that spring to mind when you think of Valentine’s cards are red and pink.  Well I made a conscious decision to not include red or pink on this card (or flowers either!).  I love the pairing of Mint Macaron and Early Espresso and teamed with Sahara Sand I think they work very well.

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Theme

The wavy lines and dots were carried through in the use of the dotted DSP (from the Neutrals DSP Stack) which I trimmed with the wavy blade on my Stampin’ Trimmer and the dots around the sentiment.  These were pierced using the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and then accented with a Stampin’ Chalk marker.  A few hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers pack, backed with Mint Macaron cardstock provided the finishing touch.

Using Layers as a Design Element

Adding layers with differently sized borders can be utilised to add interest without “cluttering” a card with embellishments.  Used deliberately here, I wanted to highlight the colours on this card without overwhelming the other elements.  I think I succeeded.  What do you think?

XOXO Gail

 

Grateful Bunch Notepad Cover for GDP021

Not a Card …

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for stationery.  I’m literally like a kid in a lolly shop!  So, for those of you who suffer from the same affliction, I have a real treat for you today.  For this week’s Global Design Project colour challenge I felt like making a non-card project.  I love notepads – little ones, big ones, skinny ones and tiny ones.  They’re handy to have around and if you can make them pretty, that’s even better!  So today’s project is a tall, skinny shopping list size notepad cover.

The colours for the challenge are bright and fun and I think my little notepad cover turned out the same – bright, fun and whimsical.  Here are the colours for the challenge:

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Click on the image above if you’d like to check out what the very talented Design Team have made, or to join in yourself.

Emboss Resist Technique

The emboss resist technique is a really easy one and gives stunning results and it’s also a wonderfully tactile medium.  It involves applying ink over heat embossed images.  For this project I used the beautiful lace image from the Grateful Bunch stamp set which you can find in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I also heat embossed and fussy cut a couple of the little butterflies from the same set.

It’s the Little Details …

I could have stopped there, but I wanted to delineate the sentiment from the image pattern.  And I could have just attached some ribbon around the cardstock, maybe added a bow and it would have looked okay.  But I wanted to emulate the circles of colour and tie all three colours into this element, so I layered some Melon Mambo 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon over the top of the Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon.  To that I added some Bermuda Bay sequins (from the Sequin Trim) and topped these off with some Melon Mambo Enamel Dots (from the It’s My Party suite of products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Of course I had to heat emboss the fabulous sentiment (also from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set) in Bermuda Bay.  Can you tell I LOVE heat embossing?!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my little notepad project as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you.  Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail

Striped Hello for GDP020

Inspiration

I have a super fun striped hello card for you today.  Inspiration comes from the Global Design Project Case the Designer Challenge and this week we are casing Connie Collins!  I loved Connie’s bold black stripes and decided to include that element in my card.  I also took inspiration from Danielle Flanders who made a card back in September using the split sentiment technique I’ve used here.  Here’s  Connie’s card:

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It uses the Hello Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure, only available until February 15th.  The flowers were cut from Tangelo Twist and Melon Mambo cardstock using the Blooming’ Heart Thinlits Dies, and for the little leaves I used one of the dies from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and cut three from Wild Wasabi.  Some Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the new two-tone Basic Black/Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine finishes it off.

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The sentiment was created by stamping in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock then embossing in white before cutting sections out of the Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped again in Basic Black Archival ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Of course I had to decorate the inside:

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The flowers come from the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set.  I just adore all these new products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure, don’t you?  I can’t wait to share some more projects with you, so stay tuned!

I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing my card today.  I love to read your comments, so if you have the time, let me know what you think.

Why not have a look at what the Design Team have come up with and join in the fun over at the Global Design Challenge.  Just click on the GDP image above to go there.

Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail

White Wedding for GDP019

Oooh, this week is a theme challenge over at the Global Design Project and the theme is LOVE! I have been itching to do a white on white card for ages now, and so this is the perfect time to showcase this beauty.

Here is the image link to the GDP challenge, so hop on over and see what the Design Team have come up with, and maybe enter your own project too!

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Lots of Tools

I used lots of tools and products for this card.  With a definite picture in my mind of how I wanted this gorgeous card to look, I went about using the tools (and lots of them!) and products that would give me the result I was after.

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Focal Image

For the focal image, I used the heart framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set and ran it through the Big Shot twice to emboss the image, moving it so that it overlapped slightly on the second pass.

I then took the Simply Scored and placed the diagonal plate on top and scored the “background”, being careful not to go through the embossed hearts.  To make the hearts stand out I outlined them with the smallest of the Basic Pearls and used the medium pearls in the centre of each place where the scored lines intersected.

Stitching – Yes please!

Part of my vision for this card definitely included some stitching (embroidery is one of my other “loves”).  I did some trial stitching using a variety of threads and stitches, but finally settled on feather stitch using silver metallic thread.  I know, I know, it’s not white, but the white thread just didn’t work.  I pierced the holes using the Updated Essentials paper piercing pack so that my stitching would be perfectly aligned with the edge of the cardstock.

Night-time Epiphanies and the Alphabet Rotary Stamp

I was reading a blog the other day and the blogger was talking about getting ideas for cards at night just as they’re going to sleep.  It made me chuckle at the time because I could totally relate to what they were saying, having only just had the same experience a couple of nights before.  That was when I came up with the sentiment for this card!  Spooky, huh?  Soooooo, Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have a sentiment that says “Two hearts, one love”, buuuuuuut – they do have the Alphabet Rotary Stamp!  I absolutely love this stamp and use it all the time for exactly this kind of situation.  Brilliant!

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2016 Occasions Catalogue Products

Up to this point, all the tools and products I had used came from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue.  I could have used several of the framelits in the AC to crop my sentiment, but I was taken with the cute frame stamp and matching framelit from the Rose Garden bundle in the OC.  My bespoke sentiment fit perfectly into the frame from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  They were both stamped in Smoky Slate as I wanted to keep the card as neutral as possible and this colour matched the silver metallic thread really well.  The sentiment was then cropped using the matching frame die from the Rose Garden Thinlits die set and finished off with a couple more of the medium pearls.

When it came to decorating the inside of the card, I used the gorgeous little heart image from the Blooming’ Love stamp set, also from the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue.

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I hope you like my white wedding card.  Although it isn’t a 5-minute card, I think you’ll agree that it was well worth the extra time and trouble fun it took to make it!  Oh, and I did warn you I used a lot of tools.  But then, that’s what they’re for, isn’t it?!

If you have the time, I’d love it if you would leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail

 

Shine Bright Like a Diamond for GDP017

Before I share my diamond shine card with you, I’d just like to say I’ve been a little quiet of late, but there is a very good reason.  I have taken the drastic step (well to me anyway) of resigning my Stampin’ Up! demonstratorship.  “Why on Earth would you do that?!” I hear you ask.  Well, you’ll have to stick with me to find out.  Until then, all I’ll say is I’m so excited for the future!!!  I’ll be announcing my happy news in the first week of March, but I won’t be posting to my blog on a regular basis until then.

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So, back to today’s project.  It’s a Global Design Project colour challenge.  The colours were chosen by Brian this week and they aren’t colours that I (or it seems, a lot of others) go to very often when designing a project.  They are however featured colours (along with Blushing Bride and Whisper White) in the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue suite called Love Blossoms.  This suite is gorgeous, floral and girly; designed for Valentine’s Day but also versatile enough for other projects too.

There’s lots of gorgeous projects this week from the talented Design Team and the equally talented participants, so just click on the GDP picture below to go to the page.

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Inspiration and Design Process

Although it would have been natural to design a project around the Love Blossoms suite of products, I was inspired by Kylie’s card that I’d seen a couple of months ago and wanted to use one of the masks from the Happy Patterns set in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue.  These masks are fun and easy to use and let you create unique projects.  I decided to use the diamond pattern.  Maybe subconsciously I associated diamonds with love!

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So after I’d sponged the background using the three challenge colours I flipped through the OC trying to decide what sentiment I would use.  Yep, this card was really created on the fly!  I got to the page where the Sunburst Sayings stamp set is pictured and the “Shine” sentiment popped out at me.  What a perfect complement to my diamond-background card!  So to continue the theme and tie the sentiment and background together I came up with the idea of using a diamond shape for the sentiment.  Happy day!

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I like that this card came together organically.  The process was very satisfying and I think that, although it is very simple, it’s nonetheless “complete”.  What do you think of my diamond shine card?

Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail