You Are Too Kind

You Are Too Kind

You don’t need to have all the embellishments in the world for your card to pack a punch.  As the saying goes “Less is More”

You are Too Kind

For today’s project, I’ve masked off a section (approx 4 cm) in the center of my Whisper White Card-stock. Then lightly sponged my background in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo Classic Ink.

You are Too Kind

Video Tutorial

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Supplies

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Watercolour Smooching

Watercolour Smooching

I thought it would be fun to play with a few of the classic ink pads on some cards, creating a watercolour smooching technique

Watercolour Smooching

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have acetate or a plastic sheet on hand, use an acrylic block. The benefit of the acetate is that you can bend it, and have more control over the placement of the ink than you get with a stiff acrylic block. The results are similar enough that it doesn’t really matter which you use!

Watercolour Smooching

Video Tutorial

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Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store
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Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Rainbow Butterfly Shaker Card

Rainbow Butterfly Shaker Card

Hi There!  Today I have a video sharing an easy way to create a window shaker card.  Although I haven’t done one in ages, I decided to give one a try. It was fun!

I’m really loving the bright bold colours on today’s project.  I created a colour block for my background by cutting strips of card-stock from the Brights Collection.   The greeting from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set has been heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Butterfly Shaker CardMy window was created with the Bold Butterfly Thinlits, and I’ve also cut the smallest butterfly using a scrap piece of vellum.

 

Butterfly Shaker Card

The fun part was adding the sequins to the window to create an exciting little shaker card.

Tricks & Tips

  • Adhere the vellum butterfly using a glue dot in the center
  • Add a strip of rhinestones to the center for the vellum butterfly to hide the adhesive

Video Tutorial

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Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Balloon Celebrations Card Class

I’m excited to announce that I am offering Class Kits to Go!  What is a Class Kit To Go?  It’s a class to go kit that includes four projects along with the coordinating stamp set!

This month’s class features the Balloon Celebrations Stamp set and coordinating Punch.

Learn more about how this class works and to pre-order your kit click HERE

New Catalogue and a Special Offer

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is live…. YAY!!!! Click the image below to download your PDF Copy now

To celebrate the release of the new catalogue I’m offering 20% discount on all items

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • This offer is not redeemable for cash
  • This offer is only redeemable through Kristy Coromandel, and not Stampin’ Up!
  • Phone or email your order to claim your discount
  • This offer is valid for your first order placed between 1 – 10 June 2017
  • Only Available to Australian Residence

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

I love clean and simple cards and today’s project is just that.  Simple!  I’ve used the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and stamped both the large and small hot air balloon images in Memento Black ink onto  a scrap piece of By the Shore Designer Series Paper (Mint Macaron Pattern).  Then die cut them out using the coordinating Up & Away Thinlit dies.

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

The clouds were stamped in Mint Macaron Classic Ink.  To get the lighter tone, I stamped my image onto a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto my project. The Balloons are popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Video Tutorial

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Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Clearance Rack – Up to 60% Off!!

Woo Hoo!! I love a good deal and I know you do to.  Stampin Up just updated the Clearance Rack. So be sure to check it out.

Select items have been discounted up to 60% off. All items are while supplies last!

Clearance Rack – CLICK HERE!

Heat Embossing on Vellum

Patterned paper is just one of the little joys of being a card maker. (The colours! The designs!) In fact, many of us collect patterned paper! However, sometimes it isn’t easy incorporating busy patterns onto small cards. That’s where vellum works wonders in creating perfectly patterned cards.

Vellum, Heat Embossing

I’ve heat embossed my greeting from Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Using the 2nd largest die from the Banner Framelits to cut out my greeting.

I’ve finished it off by wrapping some Whisper White Baker’s twine across the top of my greeting and adhering my greeting to my patterned paper using liquid glue.  This way you’re able to hide the adhesive by placing it directly behind the Baker’s twine.

Vellum, Heat Embossing

Tricks & Tips

  • Ensure your heat tool is hot before melting your embossing powder, this will prevent the vellum from warping
  • If the vellum is getting too hot, move the heat away for a few seconds and then try heating a different area, this will help prevent warping on the vellum

Video Tutorial

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Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Stampin Up Retiring List!

Woo Hoo!! The retired list is posted.

It always makes me sad to see items retired; however, I get so excited to welcome new and fresh stamp sets, bundles and accessories. Its bittersweet!!

Items are selling out fast and will be gone forever so don’t miss out on the opportunity to get them before they are gone. Plus, select retiring products have discounts of up to 50%!

Click below to see the retiring items:

To download a PDF of the retiring items, click here.

To download an Excel file of the retiring items, click here.

 Retiring items will be available through May 31 or while supplies last!

Use Those Scraps

Use Those Scraps

What do you do with the odd mix of your extra pieces or scraps of paper, die cuts, random bits of pieces from projects that you accumulate over time.  For me I look for opportunities for these and I challenge myself I also challenge you to come up with ways to use them.

 
I am like the rest of you; I have a couple of boxes of scraps from past projects that have gathered on my desk. There’s a small box of papers and a tin full of random embellishments, a few stamped images and bits of ribbons. These things have been accumulating for months and haven’t made it off my desk and onto a project yet.  So what can I do with these mismatched pieces?

Use those Scraps
Today’s projects started with the need to use some of my ever accumulating scraps of cardstock and patterned paper.  Using my 3/4″ circle punch I cut approx 5-6 circle of each Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and 5-6 circle of Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper Scraps from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.

 
I stamped my greeting from ‘Tin of Cards’ Stamp Set in the bottom right hand corner using Black Memento Ink. I’ve adhere my dots randomly across the Cardbase approx 2cm up from the bottom.

Use those Scraps
 To add a bit of interest to the card, I’ve raised the Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise circle up using Stampin’ Dimensionals and stuck the remaining dots using multi-purpose liquid glue. This is a very quick and easy project to reproduce.

 

Use those Scraps

Storing my Scraps

Whether you have the most extensive collection of card-making materials or the most limited, if your supplies are not organised, you will waste a lot of money buying things you forget you have or cannot locate.  

I keep cardstock & patterned Paper scraps together (an envelope for each colour/ paper pack works great) and check these first when you need just a small piece to use in your card design. ​​​​​​​

Video Tutorial

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Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Find more ideas on how to use your scraps on the links below

Use Those Scraps

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