Make It Monday #14 Colour Blocking

Make It Monday #14 Colour Blocking

Colour blocking is a quick and easy way to create cards with some great bold colours.  Once again I’m sharing with you this years new In-colours (Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel and Call me Clover).  Check out another project using these colours HERE

Colour Blocking, Thankful Thoughts

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • PaperWhisper White CS, 2018-2020 Incolour, Thick Whisper White CS
  • Other Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelit, Linen Thread

Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – 3-7/8” x 5-5/8” scrap piece
  • 2018-2020 In colour CS – 4” x 3cm (1 for each colour)

Directions:

  1. Stamp the greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Black Ink. Die cut greeting using Stitched Framelits dies and Big Shot machine
  2. Place each colour strip under each other onto the 3-7/8” x 5-5/8” Whisper white CS using double sided adhesive. Flip over and cut an overhang off
  3. Create a messy string using the Linen Thread and adhere to the bottom right of your colour blocking card front.
  4. Adhere greeting using stampin dimentionals over the messy string
  5. Adhere the colour blocking piece to your card base using double sided adhesive. You’re done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Tricks & Tips

  • Change up the stamp set or colours for a different look

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

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

Thank you for stopping by, see you next week for another Make It Monday feature

How to Clean Your Acrylic Blocks

How to Clean Your Acrylic Blocks

I have a cute little story for you today. Once upon at time my acrylic stamping blocks were soooo dirty, to the point where they were hard to see through. My husband was curious as to why I didn’t clean them. When I told him I didn’t know what to use, he was dumbfounded.  Don’t laugh, but I really didn’t know what to use that would get the permanent ink off.  Later that day I walk into the kitchen and he was with a stack of my blocks looking perfectly new again. All he used was some household cleaner spray and paper towels to clean them, and then he washed them off with soap and water. I was afraid the chemicals would ruin my stamps. SO EASY RIGHT?!

So,  if your acrylic stamping blocks are dirty, grab your all-purpose glass cleaner and your blocks will look brand new in minutes.

Make It Monday #13 – “It’s A Beautiful Day”

Make It Monday #13 – “It’s A Beautiful Day”

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card ideas using “Love What You Do” stamp set and coordinating Pattern Paper.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Love What You Do
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Ink
  • PaperShare What You Love, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry CS
  • Other Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelit

Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry CS – 4-1/2” x 9” scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece
  • Share What You Love DSP – 4” x 5-3/4” piece and 1-3/4” x 5-3/4” piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp the greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Black Ink. Die cut greeting using Stitched Framelits dies and Big Shot machine
  2. Stamp the floral image randomly using Rich Razzleberry ink. Stamp the leaf image randomly using Old Olive Ink
  3. Adhere the 4” x 5-3/4” piece of DSP to your card front. Adhere the 1-3/4” x 5-3/4” patterned paper piece to the card front approx. 1” from the right side as shown in picture
  4. Adhere the Greeting panel using Stampin’ Dimensional’s. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

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


See you next week for another Make It Monday Feature

Bonus Coupons From Stampin’ Up! Start Today!

 

Starting today, you can shop now and get free products later with Stampin’ Up!’s new bonus coupons through Bonus Days!  It’s so simple it’s genius and you can really rack up some savings with one great tip (below).  Here’s how it works: for every $90 you spend on product between today and August 31st you will get a Bonus Days coupon for $9.00 from Stampin’ Up! which you can then apply to almost every order from September 1st to September 30th  There is no limit to the number of coupons customers can receive per order or throughout the promotion period AND there is no limit on the number of coupons customers can use on an order during the redemption period.

This means that now is a great time to pull out your wishlist, take a good look at what’s on there and figure out how much you want to SAVE in September and work backwards!

And here’s a tip for how you can save even MORE.  When you purchase a bundle from Stampin’ Up!, whether it be a stamp set with a die cutter or a punch or anything else, you save 10%.  When you purchase a bundle today through August 31st, you will save ANOTHER 10% when you factor in the Bonus Days coupon you will get.  Now that’s a GREAT deal!  And there’s nothing more fun than shopping “for free” so stocking up now on anything you use all the time or realize you just have to have from the new catalogue makes a lot of money sense when you start accumulating those $9.oo coupons!

Three VERY important things to remember:

  1. Bonus Days coupon codes will arrive to you via email so double check that your email address is correct when you submit your order.
  2. Bonus Days coupon codes CANNOT be resent!  I suggest you save the emails AND write your codes down, perhaps right on your wish list or on a sticky note on the front of your catalogue.  Don’t lost them!  They cannot be replaced!
  3. Bonus Days coupon codes can be used on ANY type of order with the exception of Starter Kits

So get your catalogues out, go through them, mark down anything you need or have been eyeballing for a while, be sure to check out the bundles (they really are awesome!) and get your order in.  Then get excited all over again figuring what you will buy with your Bonus Days bonus coupons!  Hint:  new Holiday catalogue is available September 3rd.

 

Designer Series Paper Sale!

This Designer Series Paper sale is one of my most FAVOURITE promotions in the year!

I LOVE patterned paper! I love the colours, the patterns, the different styles, the abstract designs, the photographic prints…..ALL of it!  I love how using patterned paper on a project can do almost all the work, how using little pieces of it here and there can add so much to a card with zero work other than cutting it, I love how you can modify a patterned paper to make it your own, and that you can use it for more than just cards.

especially love getting patterned paper on sale!  And now through the end of July, the Designer Series Paper sale means when you purchase three packages you can get a fourth package FREE! You can use this great deal to stockpile your favourite collection, fill your lineup of Designer Series Paper selections or try one out you weren’t quite sure about and can get it risk free.

Here are the packages eligible for the Designer Series Paper sale:

Here is a close up of what patterns and designs are included in each package:

So let’s talk really honestly here – heart to heart – no lies, all truth. Do I think Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is “worth it”?

Without a doubt – I think it’s one of the best if not THE best patterned papers out there. Why do I say this? A few reasons. First, this paper is of extremely high quality with a weight that is strong enough to hold creases without cracking and stand up to 3-D projects. Second, despite its strength, it’s fine enough to take ink beautifully. Most papers are one or the other but Stampin’ Up! tweaked their paper for a long time to be able to give us both. Third, it’s patterned on both sides with NO bleed through, even if you DO stamp or colour on one side. And fourth, lots of companies claim their patterned paper “coordinates” with their base colours but Stampin’ Up!’s printed patterned paper colour matches come closer to their base colours than any other company I have checked out. And I DO check them out continuously. Because I want to be able to always be honest with you.

Take a look at your Designer Series Paper collection, think about the projects you will be making for the next few months and make your list. Even if you don’t do all your shopping at once, be SURE to get your patterned paper from Stampin’ Up! during this very timely Designer Series Paper sale!

How to Make a Standard Card Base for Greeting Cards

How to Make a Standard Card Base for Greeting Cards

To make a greeting card, you first need a card base. This is a plain piece of cardstock that’s been cut and folded into the shape of a card. It’s called a ‘card base’ because it’s the base onto which you stamp images, layer papers, etc. to create your greeting card.

Although you can buy pre-made card bases, they’re also very easy to make! Today I’ll show you two (2) ways to  make a standard card base from a sheet A4 cardstock, using just a few basic tools.

What is a Standard Card Base?

standard card base — also sometimes called an ‘A6’ card base — is one that measures 105 x 148mm (10 x 15) when finished. This size of card base is the most common one that stampers use to make greeting cards.

Once you learn how to make a standard card base, you can apply the same technique to make card bases in any size you like.

Watch this short video while share with you 2 ways to cut your cardstock to create a cardbase

Want to see more quick tips?  Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel and be notified each time I upload a new video,

Smart Shopping

Smart Shopping 

Do you consider yourself to be a smart shopper? I have one thing I always keep in mind when I do my smart shopping and it’s a secret I call  “5 before I buy”.  Before I buy something I make sure I can think of five (5) ways of using it.  This way I can make sure I make wise choices plus it also helps me with my creativity.

So here’s the secret, whenever I get a new catalogue and find a stamp set that I  like … I often will put a sticky note on it with some ideas including sketches on how I want to use it.  So this is great for when my creativity is just out of whack  I can grab this off the back and I know where to start.

Smark Shopping

I put the sticky note on the back of the product before I put away, so that when I’m ready to create I just grab it out and I have some ideas ready.  Again, I don’t always do the post-it note trick but I find that when I do it, it really helps me to use that product, so I’m trying to get into the habit of doing it every time I receive my order to add a post-it note with ideas.

5 Before I Buy

Here are 5 tips to help you come up with 5 ways to use a stamp set or product before you buy.

  1. Can I alter?  The first one is can I alter this product, can I do something to change the look of it or can I use it to alter something I already have?  Then I can get more uses from it and other products.
  2. Can I use with a tool? Can I use this in combination with a tool I already have.  Can I use this in combination with my die cut machine, or an embossing folder, a punch or my Stampin’ Blends.  I find I can get more uses if I combine my tools.  Because tools never go away.  Say the product I’m considering is a tool for example a die, I try and think of different ways to use that die.  If I can use it with things other than paper, like maybe felt or fabric, so I try  to get multiple uses out of it.
  3. Can I use a technique?  I love techniques, they’re a great way to stretch your product and stretch your creativity, so I try to think if this product would be good to use with a technique
  4. Is it my style? Sometimes its fun to buy things that ain’t my style but sometimes that limits me creatively.  Or if its something that feels like it works with me, I know I will use it alot more in the future.
  5. Do I LOVE it?  Sometimes you just gotta get something because you absolutely love it.  But this tip I usually put on the back burner I try to think about how I can use my stamp set with the other tips I’ve given.

So what better way to show this than with an example.  I’ve taken one stamp set and share with you five (5) different ways to use it.  The stamp set I’m using today is “Birthday Wishes for You”  

 

Creating a Watercolour Wash with ink pads and aqua painters.

 

Colour blocking – stamping across two solid colours of cardstock

 

Colouring image using Stampin’ Blends

 

Stamping directly on patterned paper

 

Watercolour Pencils and Blender Pencils

 

Next time you’re looking to purchase a new item, brainstorm multiple ideas.  Use the five tips I’ve shared to help come up with new ways to use your stamping products.

 

 

Make It Monday #12 – In Colours

I’m so loving the new in colours (Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove & Call Me Clover) featuring both primary and secondary colours.  They remind me of the rainbow and there are so many possibilities with these colours.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink – 2018-2020 In colours
  • PaperWhisper White CS
  • Other Stampin Dimensional’s, Stapler, Incolour ribbon, silver sequins, Layering Circle Framelits, Big Shot

Dimensions:

  • Whisper White Thick CS: 8” x 4” and scored at 4” to create a card base
  • Whipser White CS: Scrap piece
  • In colour ribbon: 3” piece
  • Silver Sequins ribbon: 3” piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Lovely Lipstick Ink
  2. Die cut using the largest circle from laying Circle Framelit Dies and Big Shot machine
  3. Attached ribbon using a stapler to the left side of the greeting circle
  4. Attach the greeting to the bottom right card base using stampin’ Dimensional’s
  5. Embellish with a scattering of rhinestones. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Tricks & Tips

  • Change up the stamp set or colours for a different look

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

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

Product List

See you next week for another make it monday feature

New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for 2018!

It’s here!  The new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for 2018 is here and it is AWESOME!

Seriously, this is one of the best offerings yet and Stampin’ Up! has really hopped on some trends that are just starting like super intricate and gorgeous die cuts, those hot hot hot In Colours, LOTS of mixed fonts within sets and seriously beautiful accessories and ribbon.  Pick up any papercrafting – or just crafting, for that matter – and you will see all these things coming on the scene.

If you don’t have a catalogue yet, just email me at kristy@kristycoromandel.com and I will get one to you.  You can also see the whole thing in all its online glory here and when you have your list all made out, go here and order and get it delivered right to your door!

The new Stampin’ Up! catalogue for 2018 is truly your gateway to all things papercraftalicious!

Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Work of Art Stamp Set.

Painted swatches, swaths, and shapes–you decide which strokes are right for your project when you need just one more element in the background.

 

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials

Click here to shop online and order your set now before it’s gone

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Saying Goodbye to Rose Wonder

Saying Goodbye to Rose Wonder

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Rose Wonder Stamp Set. This is the set you need for life’s major events—birthdays, weddings, sympathy. And for the everyday—thanks, friendship, encouragement. Make a stack to keep on hand and you’ll never be unprepared.

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials.

Online Class

I’ve also created an online class featuring the Rose Wonder stamp set.

This class features

4 projects each with a video tutorial
PDFs with step-by-step written instructions that you can print out and take anywhere.
Lifetime Access

In this technique based class you will learn

How to use  an aqua painter for best results
Watercolouring using Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Refills
How to create watercolour washes
any many more…..

Earn this class for FREE

Place an order (of any value)  via my online store between 21-31 May and receive free access to Rose Wonder Online Class forever.

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Happy shopping, I can’t wait to share the Rose Wonder online class with you

 

Saying Goodbye to Butterfly Basics

Saying Goodbye to Butterfly Basics

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Butterfly Basics.  This was one of my favourite stamp sets.

What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want–let your creativity run free. What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want–let your creativity run free.

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials

Click here to shop online and order your set now before it’s gone

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Saying Goodbye to Birthday Blooms

Saying Goodbye to Birthday Blooms

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Birthday Blooms Stamp Set Send your best bloomin’ wishes for birthdays or any day. This set comes with a birthday sentiment, but you’ll use it all year long.

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials.

Online Class

I’ve also created an online class featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

This class features

  • 4 projects each with a video tutorial
  • PDFs with step-by-step written instructions that you can print out and take anywhere.
  • Lifetime Access

In this technique based class you will learn

  • How to use  a blender pen for best results
  • Watercolouring using Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pad
  • How to create shading with just one colour
  • any many more…..

Earn this class for FREE

Place an order (of any value)  via my online store between 7-20 May and receive free access to Birthday Blooms Online Class forever.

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Happy shopping, I can’t wait to share the Birthday Blooms online class with you

 

Share What You Love Suite

Share What You Love Suite

Get a sneak peek in to the new upcoming catalogue with the Share What You Love Suite Early Release.  It is a tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—Stampin’ Up! what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

There are three bundles and then the NEW IN COLOUR ink pads!!!

Simply click on an image below to see what all is included and to grab these fun bundles!

Make It Monday #11 – Repetitive Stamping

Make It Monday #11 – Repetitive Stamping

I love quick and easy cards and this week we’re doing it all with a repetitive stamping.  For my project I’ve used an image from Flower Shop Stamp set and randomly stamped it on a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock in Black Memento Ink.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Daisy Delight, Flower Shop
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • PaperBasic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White CS
  • Other Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Basic Black CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase and a 3-3/4” x 1-2/8” (9.5 x 3cm) piece
  • Whisper White CS – 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” (14.5 x 10cm) and a 3-3/4” x 1” (9.5 x 2.5cm) piece
  • Melon Mambo CS – 5-1/2” x  3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Directions:

  1. Randomly stamp the flower image with black ink onto the Melon Mambo CS
  2. Adhere Melon Mambo piece to the Whisper White CS piece
  3. Stamp greeting in Black ink onto the 3-3/4” x 1” piece of Whisper White CS
  4. Adhere stamped greeting piece to the Basic Black CS
  5. Adhere the matted greeting to the Matted Melon Mambo piece approx. 1” from the bottom using double sided adhesive
  6. Place small rhinestones in the center of each flower

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Tricks & Tips

  • Randomly stamp your image using a Stamparatus tool or Stamp-a-ma-jig

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

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


See you next week for another Make It Monday feature

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