I am so excited to share my Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card with you all, that I honestly couldn’t wait and had to post about it TODAY!
Our Team – Eureka Stampers – has been set a challenge this week from our amazing leader.
She has challenged us to create SOMETHING every day for the first week of October. She sets a specific challenge everyday, and we create something according to tat challenge! You may have already seen one I have shared on my Facebook Page – My Paper Oasis.
Todays challenge was to create something using EVERY SINGLE STAMP in one set! Have you ever thought about such a task. I realised the difficulty I was facing when rummaging through my sets to decide which stamp set to use. So many actually have multiple sentiments that would make them tricky to use for this challenge. The more I looked, the more I realised just how tricky this was going to be!
After LOTS of consideration I decided to choose our Seaside Shore Stamp Set. It only had two sentiments and a host of stamps that coordinate really well together. But I really wanted to do something Fancy! So I started playing around with ideas in my head, and came up with using one of Bronwyn Eastley’s Tutorials for my design team project this month. The tutorial I used to create my fish tank was none other than her Spring Planter Box Card!
Huh? I hear you ask – pop over to her tutorial shop HERE and see her brilliant design for yourself!
I basically used her Box Base to create the base of my Fish Tank. Check it out –
I cannot tell you just how much fun this was to create! The most difficult part was photographing the Fish Tank! But I gave it a good try so you could see all the angles!
And from the top :
And you are going to love the next bit … it even folds flat for postage! This one is in a 6″ x 6″ envelope. The top will need adjusting slightly – or you could make your own using our Envelope Punch Board.
Bronwyn’s tutorials really are versatile. I simply added Window Sheets at the same measurements as the box base (although I did have to trim a very small bit off one end for it to fit snuggly) and then filled it up with all the images from the stamp set as per our team challenge!
I truly hope you love it as much as I do! I would love to hear what you think – so feel free to leave me a comment 🙂
Welcome to the next CTC blog hop, where this week we CASE (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) from the ‘babies and kids’ section of the Annual Catalogue.
Today I am CASEing the project on page 109 of the catalogue using the No Bones About It Stamp set. Just the stamp set you need for any dinosaur lover – which just happens to be my nephew who needed a birthday card 🙂
I love the card on the right hand side. If I don’t have a piece of designer paper that suits my needs then I just pick a stamp set and create my own.
Have you ever tried it? It really is a lot of fun and makes it quick and easy to complete a set of cards all at once.
Simply choose the colours and imagery you want, then set to work randomly stamping the images on an A4 piece of whisper white card stock. Cut it up to create four card fronts! It really is that easy. Here is what I created this week…
This first card has just a couple of extra elements like the background coordinating colour behind the sentiment, as well as a couple of fussy cut leaves and a dinosaur on dimensionals for a bit of extra fun!
My second card uses the same background, but has a different feel when the extra elements and the background colours are changed…
So from one sheet of whisper white, I was able to make these four cards of two different designs. You could change it up even more and have a different colour background for all four.
One sheet – four cards, 2 designs. It’s that simple!
Try it with any stamp set at all. Baby, flowers, insects, artsy…whatever you desire!
Pop on over to see my you tube video HERE on how I created this background paper and others 🙂
Here is my template for the One Sheet Wonder mentioned on the video:
One Sheet Wonder
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Judy to see what she has created for you all!
Dont forgot to come back and play along after you have taken the hop. Create your own CASE and share it to our Facebook Group right HERE – no blog necessary!
Happy Sunday everyone!
That must mean it’s time for yet another fantastic CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. To get you inspired to create and stamp this week, we are concentrating on pages 46 – 49 from the Occasions Catalogue.
As usual, there are lots of lovely samples to choose to CASE – but considering I have barely inked up my Nailed It Set, I knew straight away it was the bundle I was going to play with. It’s a fantastic set to make some great projects for that handy man or woman in your life! But remember – you don’t have to have the stamp sets to play along in these challenges – just let the pages inspire you to create with what you have.
I took inspiration this week directly from the picture above. Not the cards – but the peg board itself! This set lends itself to creating a great peg board display, especially when teamed with the coordinating DSP.
And perhaps one more card, just because I can! Lol
Told you the paper makes this suite super easy to create with!
Now, as I’m the one with the tool kit in my house, I feel I need to make myself one in more ‘feminine’ colours!
Don’t forget to play along with the challenge. Simply create your project and upload to the relevant Facebook Album in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Page (it’s the album with the matching picture at the top of the post). You can find the Group HERE.
Now it’s time to hop over to the amazing Simone Bartrum to see what she has created this week!
There is just under 2 weeks left to enjoy all the Saleabration Freebies! Make sure you don’t miss out!
I have some very exciting news to share with you all! I have been invited to join the team over at CASEing the Catty! Its a weekly blog hop, where every Sunday Night the team CASE different sections of the catty to inspire your creativity! It’s loads of fun….and you can play along too!
This week is all about CASEing the Party Animal Section from pages 4-7 of the New Occasions Catalogue! (Have you seen it yet? It’s spectacular!)
I absolutely love the Cake Crazy Stamp Set on Page 7 and I needed a female birthday card, so I took inspiration from the card on the left. I love the way it stacks!
My order hasn’t arrived yet with this lovely set, so I improvised using the new Birthday Bright Set available in the Occasions Catalogue on Page 13, to create my very own cake stack card. Its quite easy to do with the photopolymer stamps – but if you are not confident you can always use the stamp-a-ma-jig!
I did add a little bit of sparkle by using the Gold embossing powder instead of the white and I was pleasantly surprised at how well this stamp set ‘stacks’!
And seeing as I have been taking a break and was keen to get creative again, I decided to make another card using the same set, but this time I used the base of the centre card below for inspiration.
I thought the little banner pieces in the set would be prefect to create a focal point on my card. I simply lined them all up on a single block and stamped away before applying my white embossing powder!
And let me tell you – that white ribbon in the new Occasions Catty is fast becoming a favourite of mine! It’s the perfect size for card makers!
I hope this has given you some inspiration for creating! You can now hop over to Jackie’s blog to see what she has created for you all!
Don’t forget you can play along too by using the link tool below or by joining our BRAND NEW Facebook group – CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge – where you can play along by adding your photo to the related challenge album.
I’m really looking forward to being a member of the Caseing the Catty to help inspire you all!
I am back from my Stamp It Sunday live video broadcast! I am having so much fun doing these – I hope you are enjoying them as much as I do!
This week we took a look at making quick and simple window cards using our Stampin Up Designer Papers and a simple stamp or two! So easy everyone! I would love you to play along and create a card or two and pop the pictures in the comments!
Here’s what I created this week –
This card features our Blooms and Bliss Designer Paper and our Grateful Bunch stamp and coordinating punch. I love this stamp and punch set as you get three flowers from one stamp and punch. So easy!
By using the Designer Paper and creating a small focal point, you create stunning cards with minimal effort. These cards are a fantastic way to build your stash or make a lot of one design – such as Christmas cards.
Here’s one for the boys!
How cool is that Designer Series Paper for the background! And that little blue fish….cut from the designer paper too! You could make a whole aquarium cutting out those fish!
And just a Christmas Idea too!!!
Well I hope you have enjoyed these cards and you get to making some of your own.
Here is the video link at My Paper Oasis on Youtube so you can see how it’s done.
The measurements for this one are very simple:
- Card Base (A4 card stock cut on short side at 4 1/8″, folded in half).
- Designer Paper piece measuring 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.
- Whisper White Card stock measuring 5 1/2′ x 3 3/4″.
- 2″ circle punch or any punch or frame lit of your choice.
- Coordinating Ribbon and stamps.
Don’t forget that you still have a few days left to take advantage of our Designer Paper Sale. 3 packs for the price of 4 = $19.25 saving! You can use my ‘Shop’ button in the right hand side bar to take you straight there 🙂
Wow! I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for CASEing the catty blog hop!
Every Sunday night the crew shares lots of great ideas from the current catty! This week we are CASEing creations from the Birthday section of the catalogue. How lucky for me because I had some birthdays coming right up that I needed to create for!
One of those cards needed to be for my very own young man. He’s a bit of a card creator himself and does an amazing job, so it would need to impress him! And a 10 year birthday is a very special event! Double figures no less!!!!
So I had a poke through the catalogue and found the pattern on this card on page 19 really caught my eye.
I love the Sweet Stack stamp set, but I had never thought of using the pattern as a background this way. So I set about playing and came up with this…
Wouldn’t you know – I had also never noticed that our Sprinkles Punch matches the pattern perfectly, so I added some of the shapes to the background of the card to. I also didn’t want those numbers that I cut to go to waste, and seeing as we have another tenth birthday to go to in a couple of weeks, I created another one too. This time from page 13 of the catty.
I kept with the same colour scheme for this card to.
I hope you like them! Thanks for having me along!
Don’t forget to hop around the rest of the crew to see what lovely inspiration they have for you – just follow the link below to Elizabeth’s blog – Im sure she has some fantastic ideas for you!
I hope you have been finding some time to relax and create!
I’m a little excited to share this card with you. My sons birthday was coming up and he was getting a remote controlled BB-8 for his birthday, so I had an idea to create a BB-8 card. But when I saw the amazing galaxy background demonstrated by Alisa Tilsner on her Facebook page – I knew exactly what I wanted to do! She has also made a blog post on how to recreate it yourself – here – so have a go. It’s lots of fun!
I have been playing HEAPS with the sliding star framelits! My youngest card maker extraordinaire is too! They really are so much fun. I will be showcasing them in my next few projects. I knew they would be perfect to make my mini BB-8 flying around in space!
It’s safe to say that my son absolutely LOVED his birthday card this year. I used reinkers instead of my stamp pads. I find it easier to control the colour if I apply a drop of colour onto a clear block and mix from there. You definitely need the watercolour paper for this project too. A variety of circle punches and BB-8 was built 🙂
I hope you will give the background a try. Let me know how you go. You can even post your projects in the comments! I would love to see them!
Hi fellow crafters!
I needed to make a couple of quick cards yesterday for birthdays that I had coming up this week. I was time poor, so I needed them to be fairly quick, but still a bit of fun. That’s when it came to me….my dad likes boats – so why not have a boat bobbing along the ocean with the help of the Sliding Star framelit dies! So that’s exactly what I did!
It’s so fun to watch that little boat swirl and spin across the card. I popped a watercolour wash on a base of shimmery White cardstock, before using the Shooting Star framelit. I then stamped and fussy cut the boat. You need to raise the card front up on dimensionals to allow the spinner room to work and move. You make the spinner by using 2 x 5c pieces or washers stuck together with a dimensional, and tuck the bottom 5c piece under the card front and the other 5c piece over the top.
I find it works best by popping the 5cent piece under the card base first, apply the dimensional with the points trimmed to make it ‘roll’ better and then, after a few experiments, I actually found punching a circle piece or card using the 3/4″ circle punch and adhering that to the dimensional instead of another 5c piece works best. Then use a dimensional to adhere your image to the spinner, and away it goes. I hope that all makes sense. Feel free to leave a comment for clarification 🙂
I decided ‘why stop there’ and then made a spinning cupcake too using the Sweet Cupcake bundle…
It’s a very simple card , but super quick to make and could easily be jazzed up a bit. I did use a wink of Stella on the icing though and flicked the gold wink of Stella around for a bit of extra pizazz!
I can see me getting so much use out of these sets for a long time to come!
Hope you have been getting your craft on!