Goodbye Grateful Bunch – Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop

Welcome to the very first Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of it, and I hope you enjoy the fabulous inspiration from all around the world. You are currently visiting Gail Davidson from Australia. We are showcasing retiring products from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue and 2017 Occasions Catalogue. So sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy the hop!

I’m paying homage to one of my favourite sets from the Annual Catalogue – Grateful Bunch. It’s currently on the retiring list and available at 20% off so grab it now!


My card also highlights some other products due to retire on 31 May. We’ll be saying goodbye to the 2015-2017 In Colours. I’ve used Watermelon Wonder cardstock for my card base, and also the ink for sponging on the card base and flower. The large rhinestones I’ve used for the flower centre are also retiring.


I hope my project has inspired you. To continue on the hop and see all our projects, select the next person on the list below. You don’t want to miss any!

 

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



 

It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me (gagapapercrafts@gmail.com) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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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