Sunday, 21 January 2018

Sweet Little Something Valentine Card


January is flying by and before we know it, February along with Valentines Day will be here.
Are you ready?

I have a card today that uses the rather  cute bunny image from Sweet Little Something stamp set by Stampin' Up! I wanted to create something that was not just hearts and flowers and came up with this card.


I used my new Stamparatus for the alignment of the 3 step stamped image, and it certainly did make things so easy.
I have a little tip to help you align the 3 stamps even if you do not have a Stamparatus.

See the small triangle above the cut out heart? That is the trick to getting this image perfectly aligned. Simply ensure that this same shape is aligned for each layer that you do, and do a quick check of the arms and feet and you will get great results.


Isn't this stamp amazing in the way it creates such detail and apparent texture? You could almost reach out and cuddle the soft pink fur of this little beautie.


The colours I used for the bear are :
Fresh Fig
Sweet Sugarplum
Pink Pirouette.

When stamping this image it is easier to start with the most detailed stamp and the darkest ink (Fresh Fig) then move to Sweet Sugarplum and the next detailed stamp, and finally to the Pink Pirouette and the final stamp. 

Here is a quick video showing a tip for aligning the 3 steps perfectly. I used the Stamparatus (coming in the Annual Catalogue in June) and it was so easy. You could also use the Stamp-A-Majig, or clear blocks, as the stamps are photopolymer and you can see through them. 

All the products I used are available in the current Stampin' Up! Catalogues, and a list is at the end of this post. 


 I cannot finish this post without offering each of you a fabulous opportunity to join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration. 
You get all the benefits of being a member of the SU family (20% -25% product discount ) plus during SAB you can choose 2 additional free stamp sets of your choice. 
Depending on your choice this can be well over an additional $100 of stamps for free and that is in addition to all the heavily discounted items you choose for your Starter Kit. 
That means potentially over $400 worth for just $169. 
Included at no extra cost are sets of current catalogues, order forms and other invitations to the value of $80
There is another added bonus - free postage for this order.
So if you've been doing the maths as you've been reading you will know this is a real bargain. 
Give it a try - you have nothing to loose and everything to gain.
Until next time,
 Stay crafty

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Petal Palette Window Card

Petal Palette is a stamp set from the Petal Passion suite in the current Occasions Catalogue by Stampin' Up! You'll find all the products and some lovely samples on pages 22 -23 of the Occasions Catalogue

It comes with 15 coordinating rubber stamps in the set and the added bonus is a set of coordinating  Thinlit Dies - "Petals & More".

If you bundle these together you will save 10% and your order will earn you a free Sale-A-Bration set of your choice. 

I designed this card with my mum in mind. She will turn 90 in May and I think she'll love the sparkle on this card.


I coloured the image with Stampin' Blends - my new favourite colouring medium, and cut the image out using one of the Thinlit Dies from the Petals & More set. 
 The colours for the roses are:
Pink Pirouette - Light
Pink Pirouette - Dark
Rich Razzleberry - Light
and the colours for the leaves are:
Old Olive - Light
Daffodil Delight - Dark
Rich Razzleberry - Light
Notice how the addition of the rich Razzleberry over the green neutralizes the colour into the brownish tones. I love experimenting with the Stampin' Blends to see what happens when colours are layered, and a basic knowledge of the colour wheel and colour theory will assist you greatly when trying this. 


The detail shows the frame made using the Stitched Shape Framelits, and the Layering Square Framelits. Some Window Sheet has been placed behind the frame and raised on Stampin' Dimensionals. 



 I added one of the greetings from the stamp set and matted it with Old Olive card. The card itself has a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper front. It has been matted with Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Black and adhered to a Pink Pirouette card base. 
The finishing touch is a bow made from Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

There are so many more projects that can be made with all the products from this lovely suite, and the best part is that during Sale-a-bration purchasing just the bundle will earn you a free Sale-a-bration product.
You can order via my On-line store if you would like to have these items sent directly to your home, or you might like to get the entire suite at the best price on offer.
Via the Starter Kit:-

From January 3 - March 31 we have the best offer for you. JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!  and receive an additional 2 free stamp sets of your choice to any value, absolutely FREE.

That is a terrific bargain and will go a long way to crossing items off your Wish List. With an exciting new Occasions Catalogue, plus all the wonderful products in the Annual Catalogue - you have a huge array of products to choose from. 
And the Starter Kit comes with FREE POSTAGE. 





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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Heartfelt Blooms in Fresh Fig

I promised a few samples of different ways to use Heartfelt Blooms so today I have an easy card using the gorgeous IN COLOR - Fresh Fig.

This colour has so much depth and interest and when it is combined with one of the Distinktive range of stamps by Stampin' Up!, the result is amazing.




I combined the Fresh Fig with Gold Glimmer paper, stamped on Whisper White and made the card base from Fresh Fig A4 card stock.


I added a gold Faceted Gem to the centre of the main flower, and a small gold heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes just above the greeting.

The lower half of the flower has been fussy cut  with a strip of Gold Glimmer paper inserted under the cut edges.
I dry embossed the lower part of the card to create a bit of interest.

A quick card and a quick post today.
Hope you like seeing how to use just one stamped image to create a pretty card.




From January 3 - March 31 we have the best offer for you. 
JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!  and receive an additional 2 free stamp sets of your choice to any value, absolutely FREE.
That is a terrific bargain and will go a long way to crossing items off your Wish List. With an exciting new Occasions Catalogue, plus all the wonderful products in the Annual Catalogue - you have a huge array of products to choose from. 
And the Starter Kit comes with FREE POSTAGE. 
Even better - you will save on every subsequent order with your demonstrator discount.

Product List - If you'd like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the image and it will take you to the On-line Store (Australian residents only)