Just for You Greeting Card

Just for You Greeting Card

For today’s project we’re creating  quick and simple card using Meant to Be Stamp set and coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

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Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant To Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • Paper – Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo CS, All My Love DSP
  • Other – Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies, Big Shot, All My Love ribbon pack, Basic Pearls

Dimensions:

  • Lovely Lipstick  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Flirty Flamingo CS – 5-3/4″ x 4″ (2 pieces)
  • All My Love DSP – 5-5/8″″ x 3-7/8″

Directions:

  1. Die cut heart shape from DSP in the bottom right corner
  2. Adhere die cut piece to Flirty Flamingo CS using liquid adhesive, place the heart die over the gap and die cut again
  3. Adhere matted CS to Lovely Lipstick cardbase and die cut heart shape again
  4. Adhere Flirty Flamingo CS to inside of cardbase
  5. Stamp greeting through the heart shape hole onto Flirty Flamingo CS inside using Black ink
  6. Decorate with a strip of pearls under greeting
  7. Tie ribbon in a bow on the left side of cut out heart shape.  You’re Done!

200219 - Meant to Be

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • Learn tips for using coordinating Stamps and Dies in your cardmaking HERE

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

Big Shot

$159.00

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Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

One of the greatest ideas/tools/inventions for a card maker has to be coordinating stamps and dies.  Having a die that can cut out an image in one pass through a die-cutting machine like the Big Shot saves so much time, especially on really intricate images.  Even with this great product, I find a lot of crafters are sometimes confused on how to use the two.  There really is no right or wrong way.

Today, I will walk you through a few basic steps n how I ensure a great cut around my stamped images.

First, I stamp my images onto a piece of cardstock using the desired colour.  If I’m water colouring I will use StazOn ink and if I’m colouring with my Stampin’ Blends I will use Memento Black Ink.

Then I apply my dies over the stamped images.  Use a low-tack tape or something like washi tape to hold the die pieces together or try the magnetic platform plate.

Remove the die cuts from the dies.  The images are now ready to use for projects.  The die cuts I don’t use I keep with my stamp set for future use.

Coordinating Stamps & Dies

Next time you’re buying a stamp set, buy the bundle and save 10% plus you’ll be able to die cut your images to add to your handmade greeting card.

New 2019 Sale-A-Bration Items Now Available!

New 2019 Sale-A-Bration Items Now Available!

Just released today, new Sale-a-Bration items are available

There are two new items that you can choose as your free item during Sale-a-Bration that are with a $90 order, and one bundle that is with a $180 order.  You can place your order with me 24/7 though my online store here.

 

Building a Focal Point

Building a Focal Point

Clean and Simple card design requires one and only one focal point. A clear place that your eye is immediately drawn to.

Look at your card and imagine it in three equal parts, your focal point should be placed in the first or third part or between 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 as shown in the pictures below. Your focal point should never be placed the the center of that 2nd panel, it is said to be unappealing to the eye and does not draw your eye in as a focal point should.

Once you place your focal point, you have more freedom design-wise. Here you can do your embellishing, as much or as little as you’d like. Everything should be built around your focal point, adding to it and not drawing the eye away from it.

Let’s look at my sample…

140219 - Building a focal point

 

I have placed my focal point between the 1st & 2nd panel. My butterfly serves as my focal point. The contrast of the Powder Pink cardstock against the Early Espresso and Whisper White really makes it pop.

Now, I kept my focal point simple, but you could do so much here …embossing, patterned paper, a row of rhinestones, a few small flowers…as long as you keep the rest of the card clean (white space!) you can go crazy on your focal point! You can even stamp your sentiment on the card base leaving you more room to add interest to your focal point, like I have.

The card above uses one of my fall-to-layouts! I use this design often, moving my focal point to different areas. Here are a few sketches to help you get started.

Your sentiment can be placed on the strip, just below the circle or in the circle.

I hope I’ve helped you define a focal point in CAS design!
If you have any questions, please ask!

Thank You Butterfly

Thank You Butterfly

We’re half way through Sale-a-Bration 2019, and you are loving the free SAB items this year.  What has been your favourite so far?  Today, I thought we would create a clean and simple project featuring Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you can earn free with a $90 purchase in this years SAB catalogue.

This pattern gives you so many options, here are a few ideas

  • leave it plain (no colour)
  • watercolour
  • cut the butterfly’s out
  • colour with Stampin’ Blends
  • Sponge colour onto the butterfly
  • fussy cut them out
  • punch them out with the Butterfly Duet punch

For today’s project we’re sponging colour onto our butterfly and then punching them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – All Things Thanks
  • Ink – Early Espresso Classic Ink
  • Paper – Powder Pink, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other – Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin’ Sponges

Dimensions:

  • Powder Pink  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Early Espresso CS – 5-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White CS – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

Directions:

  1. Colour 2 x butterfly images from DSP pack with Powdered Pink Ink and Stampin’ Sponge.  Punch image with Butterfly Duet Punch
  2. Stamp your greeting approx 1/2″ – 3/4″ up from the center of White CS using Early Espresso Ink
  3. Adhere your 2 x Butterfly images together with adhesive just down the center of the butterfly.  Adhere to card front above greeting.  You’re done!

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Facebook Live – All Things Thanks

Today’s project featuring Stampin Up! All Things Thanks Stamp Set

Posted by Kristy Coromandel – Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have Butterfly Duet Punch, use a pair of paper snips and fussy cut them out
  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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

Visit my blog tomorrow, as I share how to create a focal point on your handmade cards.

Happy Valentine’s Day Project Tutorial

Happy Valentine’s Day Project Tutorial

Today’s Valentine’s Day project featured the Meant to Be Stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.

My goal is to go live every Wednesday morning at 10am AEST on my Kristy Coromandel Facebook Page .  If you’re unable to join me live, I will upload the recording to my blog afterwards.

060219 - Meant to Be Valentines Project Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant to Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • Paper – Whisper White CS,  Crumb Cake CS, Lovely Lipstick CS, All My Love DSP
  • Other – Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Heart Epoxy Droplets, Lovely Lipstick Dark Stampin’ Blend, corner rounder punch, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot

Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake 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 – 2-3/4″x 1-1/4″
  • Lovely Lipstick CS – 6″ x 1″
  • All My Love DSP – 6″ x 2″

Directions:

  1. Stamp greeting in Black ink just to the right side of Whisper White CS, round the corners with a corner rounder punch, set aside.
  2. Die cut 2 x  border piece with Lovely Lipstick CS using Big shot machine
  3. Adhere die cut borders to the length of DSP with liquid adhesive.  Adhere matted DSP to card base approx 3/4″ in from the left side
  4. Die cut 1 x heart with Lovely Lipstick CS using Big Shot machine
  5. Adhere greeting to bottom right with Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhere the heart die cut to the left of greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Colour Heart Epoxy droplets with dark Lovely Lipstick Blends and adhere to the end of the greeting as shown in picture.  You’re done!

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have Stampin’ Blends or Epoxy droplets you can add your heart by drawing with a Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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

Don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list HERE I will be emailing you the products and measurements if you want to follow along each week.

TIps & Techniques : Just Add Water

Just Add Water

I’m in love with this years in-colours, they blend together beautifully.  Classic inks also get really exciting when you just add water.

050219 - Just Add Water

Using Stamping sponges, I added colour to a panel of watercolour cardstock.  The colours I used were Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape.

050219 - Just Add Water

Next, I propped up the cardstock and spritz water on each of the coloured areas generously to encourage the colour to drip and run down the panel.

050219 - Just Add Water

I used paper towel to dab up any extra pools of colour and allowed the panel to dry.  You can continue to add more water depending on how runny you want the finished colours to look.

050219 - Just Add Water

To finish the card, I added a Thank die cut from the Thank You Thinlits and stamped the “you” greeting from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set in StazOn ink.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the panel and adhered it to Thick Whisper White Cardstock to create a standard size greeting card. with liquid adhesive.  I also adhered a thin strip of Basic Black Cardstock as a finishing touch.

050219 - Just Add Water

050219 - Just Add Water

That’s it. Super easy and really fun too!

Clean & Simple Valentines Greeting Card

Clean & Simple Valentines Greeting Card

Hello everybody!  It’s been a while and today I decided to give Facebook Live a go!  This is my first time doing a Facebook live so I was bit nervous but I’m sure like everything else the more you do it the better you become.

Today’s project featured the Meant to Be Stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.  I’ll show you how to create a simple one layer card using just 2 colours of ink.

My goal is to go live every Wednesday morning at 10am AEST on my Kristy Coromandel Facebook Page .  If you’re unable to join me live, I will upload the recording to my blog afterwards.

300119 Meant to Be - Stampin' Up!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant to Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink, Lovely Lipstick classic Ink Pad
  • Paper – Whisper White CS,  Thick Whisper White CS, Lovely Lipstick CS
  • Other – Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Heart Epoxy Droplets, Lovely Lipstick Dark Stampin’ Blend

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”
  • Lovely Lipstick CS – 3-3/4″ x 4″

Directions:

  1. Stamp the heart image using Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink in the top centre of the 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ piece of Whisper White CS
  2. Stamp greeting in Black ink  just to the bottom right of your heart image
  3. Colour a Heart Epoxy Droplet using Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend and attach to the end of the greeting
  4. Adhere White cardstock to Lovely Lipstick CS
  5. Adhere the matted card to the Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ dimensionals

Video Tutorial 

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

 

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have Stampin’ Blends or Epoxy droplets you can add your heart by drawing with a Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

Meant to Be

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

Don’t forget to join me each Wednesday for a new Facebook Live Tutorial

My Top 9 Projects from 2018

It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over, but before the clock tick over to 2019.  I wanted to share with you my Top 9 projects from 2018. Card sets was the most popular one for 2018, and this was also my favourite.

Click on the images below to view the video tutorial for each project.

Leave me a comment and let me know what type of projects, techniques, or solutions you would like to see in 2019.

IT’S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SHOW 2018 SOME LOVE!

 

The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. Why not save on select items. Remember: Some items are last-chance and limited-inventory, so remember to place your orders while supplies last!

Receive up to 50% discount on selected items.  Download a list of current items HERE.  View and shop online HERE

Kids Craft – Santa’s Workshop

Kids Craft – Santa’s Workshop

My 4 yr old daughter LOVES to craft.  Every afternoon after kindy the first thing she wants to do is make a card.  I love it how she is so interested in what I do, and wants to create alongside me.  In today’s post I’m sharing with you a quick and easy craft activity that you can do with your children this Christmas period.

This project uses Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card pack, includes 50 double sided card in two sizes plus sticker sheets.

Pair the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card pack with the Memories & More Card & Envelopes.  The red colour is perfect match the the card pack and the best part.  They’re sized perfectly to use the Memories & More Card packs.

With these 2 products in hand and my favourite adhesive, Bianca was set.  She had lots of fun creating holiday cards for all her friends at Kindy.

 

Here are the projects she made, I love seeing where her creativity takes her.

 

Here’s a list of products that were used. Purchase any of these via my online store (click the link to shop online)


Share with me what you’re creating this Christmas?

Limited Time Only – Snowflake Showcase

 

Currently it’s 46°C here in outback Australia not quite sure what happened to spring, but summer sure is here, some snow would be good right about now.  Wait!….. it doesn’t snow in Western QLD (bummer).  The new Snowflake Showcase (limited time) will sure to cool things down this month.

Snowflake Showcase includes the following items

Here are some great project ideas using all items from the Snowflake Snowcase

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Snow is Glistening
  • Ink – Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, Soft Suede, Versamark Ink
  • Paper – Thick Whisper White, Shimmer White, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate CS, White Velveteen sheets
  • Other – Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Snowfall thinlits, Snowflake Trinkets, Stampin Dimensionals, multipurpose Liquid glue, Aqua Painter, paper snips, White embossing powder, heat tool, rhinestones

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
  • Shimmer White CS:  3-7/8” x 5-5/8”
  • Pear Pizzazz CS:  5″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS: Scrap piece
  • Smoky Slate CS: Scrap piece
  • White Velveteen Sheets: scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Create a wash with Balmy Blue Ink and Aqua painter on Shimmer White CS
  2. Stamp background with dotted image, using the stamp off technique
  3. Stamp the tree image onto Pear Pizzazz CS using Pear Pizzazz Ink, cut around the tree using paper snips
  4. Stamp the truck of the tree onto a scrap piece of whisper white cs and soft suede ink, cut around the truck with paper snips
  5. Stamp greeting onto scrap piece of Smoky Slate CS and versamark ink. Heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Die cut greeting with stitched shape framelits
  6. Die cut multiple snowflakes with Snowflake thinlit dies and White Velveteen sheets
  7. Add your tree to the shimmer white CS using Stampin’ dimensionals.  Add the tree trunk with liquid adhesive
  8. Add a scattering of snowflakes as shown in the picture
  9. Embellish with snowflake trinket
  10. Add your greeting with stampin’ dimensional.  Finish with a scattering of rhinestones.  You’re Done!

Order your supplies from the Snowflake Snowcase via my online store.

{24 HOUR SALE}15% off Selected Stamp Sets

Put on your party hats, and get ready to save. It’s time for It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale! For 24 HOURS ONLY, you can save 15% on select stamp sets. This sale will be gone in a flash, so why not celebrate with us?

Starting 11:01pm TONIGHT (22 Oct) receive 15% off selected Stamp Set.
but hurry as this offer is only available for 24 hours.  Close tomorrow at 10:59pm (23 Oct – QLD Time)
Here’s a list of items that will be on sale


Remember Sale starts 11:01pm tonight and ends tomorrow at 10:59pm (QLD time)

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.

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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.

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