Month: July 2015

Stampin Up – No Bones About It

I was a sucker for our retired Dinoraur Stamp Set, so I was pretty happy when Stampin’ Up! released the No Bones About It stamp set this catalogue.

I have a brand new nephew and thought it would be a good time to have a play with this set and create something a little bit different for his room.  I cased this one from the catalogue, but it had to go into a smaller frame than what is in there.
Its a great set and makes some stunning cards too. I really encourage you to have a play with it.
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Stampin Up – Best Thoughts

From the moment I saw this Hostess set and the example in the Catalogue (page 180 -181) I knew that I HAD to have it! (i know – there is soon much I have to have!!! Lol).

It is such a classic stamp. A huge flower and some thoughtful sentiments. But it’s so easy to make it stylish and on trend with some of new products.
I teamed this stamp with background papers from the Neutrals DSP – those metallics are brilliant – I could have a whole pad of them alone. And even though I wasn’t so keen on the Go Wild designer paper stack – I can see its potential for so much.  A little bit of bling from some Gold Metallic Thread and Metallic Sequins really sets it off don’t you think?
I coloured the stamp with Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi markers, stamped on whisper white, and the lightly coloured the petals with Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride markers.
I am super happy with the result.  What do you think?
Happy Crafting!
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Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Wings

Ok…I think I have ALL of the butterflies available in the catalogue now!

I have no idea what it is – but I must have a thing for butterflies, because every time I see them, I just HAVE to have them!

The best part about our new Watercolour Wings stamp set is the available colour combinations. You can make any butterfly imaginable!

I have found that stamping darker colours on the wing edges makes for a better bolder butterfly, as well as using the stamping off technique for the main body of the butterfly.

I teamed this one with our brilliant new 6″ x 6″ Brick Wall embossing folder for the background.  This also looks great when you highlight the ‘mortar’ in the bricks.

A few vines and roses from the Floral Wings Stamp set (yes, it has another butterfly – told you I was a sucker) and some Gold thread and I was finally happy with the look.

Have a play and see what you can come up with!

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Stampin Up Tin of Cards Kit

Need a card in a hurry??? Kits have got you covered!
I knew as soon as I saw this tin of cards at convention, that I HAD to have it.
I really love Card Kits – everything you need to create quick and gorgeous cards, with minimal brainpower! 
And to top this kit off – you have a beautiful tin – with dividers – to store all those cards in. Never be short of a card again!
You get so much in this kit. Envelopes, card bases, patterned papers, die cut butterflies, sentiments and tags for sentiments, dividers for the tin, pretty much everything you need except the stamp set!  You can substitute for your own – but I found the matching stamp set so versatile, and I know I will get so much more use out of it!
The kit demonstrates the cards like this –
Like I said – I love being able to whip a card up quick – with little brain power – but I also like to mix things up a little!  So here’s what I created with mine –
I left two of my Gold striped sets blank at this stage – I just think they are too special for anything other than a significant birthday or a wedding. They just pop!  I completed some by the book and had a play with the others.  Im pretty happy with how they turned out 🙂
Here’s a few close ups –
This background paper was by far my most favourite! So i didn’t mess with it too much.

I really love the cut out on this card and will do this more when I make my own cards, and those edge elements in the stamp set just set it off beautifully.

All I can say people is DO NOT waste those gold strips! I loved this blue card for male birthday cards. DO use Staz On black ink when stamping on wood.
Well there you have it. My play time with the Tin of Cards.
I hope you enjoyed it. I really encourage you to get this set for yourself and have a play.
Check out my classes to come along and complete it 🙂
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