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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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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

Product List

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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.

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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

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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

Make It Monday #10 – Work of Art

Make It Monday #10 – Work of Art

Wow!  Monday already?  That weekend flew by.  I hope you had some fun this weekend and perhaps a little stamp therapy as well.  If you didn’t, well Monday is a great time to get some stamping done with MAKE IT MONDAY.  I have a free tutorial for you today using the Work of Art Stamp Set

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Work of Art, Rose Wonder
  • Ink – Black Memento Ink, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends
  • PaperBlushing Bride, Whisper White CS
  • Other Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Blushing Bride 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 – 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” piece and ¾” x 3-7/8” piece

Directions:

  1. Randomly stamp the square brushstroke image multiple times onto the bottom of the piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo, using Blushing Bride Classic ink. Make sure to ink up the stamp each time.
  2. Randomly stamp the smaller scribble brushstroke image multiple times onto the bottom of the piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo, using Melon Mambo Classic ink. Make sure to ink up the stamp each time.
  3. Randomly stamp the long narrow brushstroke image multiple times onto the bottom of the piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo, using Pumpkin Pie Classic ink. Make sure to ink up the stamp each time.
  4. Stamp the greeting onto the right side of the ¾” x 3-7/8”” piece of Whisper White cardstock, using Black Memento ink.
  5. Stick the ¾” x 3-7/8”” piece of Whisper White cardstock onto the 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” piece of Whisper White cardstock, ¾” up from the bottom, using dimensional adhesive.
  6. Optional: Colour in a large rhinestone using the dark pumpkin pie marker. Colour in two medium rhinestones using the medium Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends marker. Colout in two small rhinestones using the light Calypso Coral stampin blends marker. If you don’t have stampin’ blends you can colour the rhinestones using Sharpie markers or just leave them clear.
  7. Randomly stick the colored rhinestones onto the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, as shown in the above photo.
  8. Center and stick the piece of Whisper White cardstock to the card base, using double sided adhesive. You’re done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements 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 tutorial

Make It Monday #9 – Emboss Resist

Make It Monday #9 – Emboss Resist

Welcome to this weeks Make It Monday tutorial.  I’m super excited to share with you another clean & simple one layer design.  This time I’ve added interest by using an emboss resist technique and sponging.

I started by stamping my greeting from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, in Black Ink centered at the bottom of my Whisper White piece of cardstock.  I stamped my flower image from the same stamp set in versamark ink and heat embossed with a heat tool and clear embossing powder.

Then came the fun part, sponging Pink Pirouette ink across the embossed image.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Basics
  • Ink – Black Memento Ink, Pink Pirouette Classic Ink
  • PaperPink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White CS
  • Other Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Sponges

Dimensions:

  • Pink Pirouette CS – 4-1/2” x 9” scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase
  • Basic Black CS – 5-7/8” x 3-3/4” piece
  • Whisper White CS – 5-7/8” x 5-5/8”

Directions:

  1. Stamp the greeting on the Whisper White CS, about ¼” up from the bottom, centered between the left and right hand sides, using Memento Black Ink
  2. Rub an embossing buddy over the surface of the Whisper White CS
  3. Stamp the flower image on the Whisper White CS about ¼” above the greeting using versamark ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the stamped image.  Tap off the excess embossing powder.  Heat this with a heat tool until the embossing powder has melted
  4. Apply ink around the embossed image, using a wedge of a stamping sponge and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink
  5. Stick the Whisper White CS to the Basic Black CS leaving equal borders on the left and right hand sides
  6. Stick the matted Basic Black CS to the Pink Pirouette cardbase leaving equal borders to the left and right hand sides. 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

  • Clean your stamps with a baby wipe.  Click HERE to learn my tips on using Baby Wipes in your crafting

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 a new Make It Monday feature

Make It Monday #8 – Adding a Glitter Border

Make It Monday #8 – Adding a Glitter Border

Last week I shared a tip “How to create a Glitter Border”  read about it HERE.  Today I thought I would share with you how to create the project using this technique.

I started off with a piece of Crumb Cake CS and placed  my tear tape all around the edge, after pealing the backing away, I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter tapping off the excess.

I’ve stamped my greeting and flower image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set using the new stamparatus tool.  I love how simple this card was to create.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Birthday Blooms
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
  • Paper – Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake CS

Dimensions:

  • Calypso Coral CS – 4-1/2” x 9” scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase
  • Crumb Cake CS – 5-5/8” x 4” piece and a 5-1/8” x 3-1/2” piece

Directions:

  1. Apply tear tape around the outer perimeter of the larger crumb cake cardstock. Remove the backing and apply glitter, set aside
  2. Using a stampartus or stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the greeting in early espresso ink and the flower in calypso coral ink on the smaller crumb cake CS piece
  3. Adhere the stamped panel to the glitter panel using stampin dimentionals
  4. Adhere the matted glitter panel to the cardbase using double sided adhesive
  5. Add some rhinestones. You’re done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements 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
 


Join me next week for another Make It Monday feature

Weekend Challenge #3

Weekend Challenge #3

This week we have a sketch challenge.  I use to think sketches were hard, but after you’ve done a few they become quite easy and to be honest a sketch is now my go to for inspiration when I need a “Kickstart in my Creativity”

How to Use a Sketch 

Sketches are basically blueprints for your creativity. Sketches are made up of different shapes and elements and are basically an outline to follow.  The purpose of a sketch is to give you inspiration for the layout of your card design.

I’ve stamped the outline image of the flower from Garden Bloom stamp set with Rich Razzleberry ink over the top portion of my cardbase.  The bottom portion is 2″ x 5-7/8″ piece DSP from the Garden Bloom DSP pack.

I’ve stamped my greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Rich Razzleberry Ink, and finished my card with some Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Alternative Tips & Ideas

There are different ways you can interpret this sketch try one of the following suggestions

  • Emboss a piece of cardstock with your favourite embossing folder to add texture or your favourite Patterned Paper
  • Change the orientation of the sketch design and create a portrait card
  • Replace the bow for a button

Now it’s Your Turn

Create a project using the sketch above as inspiration.  Add your project to our Facebook Group HERE

Tip & Technique: How To Create a Glitter Border

Tip & Technique: How To Create a Glitter Border

Today I want to  share one of my favourite techniques—using tear tape with glitter. I just love the extra bling glitter can add to any project. I find this technique is the easiest way to use glitter and let’s face it, we all have jars of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter just sitting around unused waiting to be cracked open. Am I right? (Maybe it’s just me) I use tear tape but you can use any type of tape adhesive for this technique.

First, place the tape where you want it. A tip on laying the tape perfectly straight is to lay your cardstock on Stampin’ Up! Grid paper and line up the ends of the tape. The ends trim off easily with a pair of scissors.


Next, sprinkle the glitter on, tap lightly and then gently brush the excess off with a small soft paintbrush. A tip on collecting the glitter is to use a coffee filter.  For some reason the fibers in coffee filters help with the static and the glitter (and embossing powder) slides easily back into their jars. You can even use different colours of glitter. Since the glitter sticks so well to the tape the colours won’t drop into another container and get all mixed up.

I always use Dazzling Diamonds glitter as its ultra fine but this technique also works with other kinds.

Here is a  card I made using this technique.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give this technique a try!

Make It Monday #7: Petal Garden Designer Series Paper

Make It Monday #7: Petal Garden Designer Series Paper

Vellum is a beautiful, versatile and fragile type of paper that can add uniqueness to any project. There are lots of ways to use vellum and today I’m going to share with you just one idea.

I love the  Petal Garden DSP, but I find that it is bright and vibrant, and I sometimes struggle to use it.  So I’ve challenged myself to use it.

I’ve started by selecting different patterns from the Petal Garden DSP, the flowers seemed to be to vibrant and bright for me and took away from the greeting which was my main focus on this card. So I placed a piece of Vellum the same size as the floral piece to soften it a bit.

I stamped my greeting from Thankful Thoughts stamp set and cut it out using the Layering Circle Framelits.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink –Memento Black Ink
  • PaperRich Razzleberry CS, Whisper White CS, Vellum
  • Other Double Sided adhesive, Paper snips, Layering Circle Dies, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry CS – 9” x 4-1/2” (scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase)
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece
  • Petal Garden DSP – small circle piece 4-3/8” x 4-3/8”, Large floral piece 4”x 4”, small floral piece – scrap piece
  • Vellum – 4” x 4”

Directions:

  1. Stamp your greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS. Die cut using the layering Circle framelits and Big Shot
  2. Adhere the 4” x 4” large floral piece to the 4-3/8” x 4-3/8” small circle piece leaving equal boarders around all four sides
  3. Place vellum over the top of 4” x 4” large floral piece, adhere the die cut greeting to the bottom right.
  4. Place adhesive behind the greeting piece and stick the vellum over the 4” x 4” large floral piece.
  5. Fussy cut a set of small flowers from the small floral piece of DSP, and adhere to the greeting as shown above
  6. Adhere scattering Rhinestones. You’re done!

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 a new Make It Monday feature

Make It Monday #6: Adding Colour to Basic Pearls

Make It Monday #6: Adding Colour to Basic Pearls

I have a quick and simple project to share with you today.  This card also features the one layer technique.  You can read about One Layer cards HERE. 

My project felt like it was missing something, and I felt it needed some pearls however, the colour didn’t match.  so I used my Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Marker to colour them in before placing them on my project.  I shared a tip on how to colour your embellishments in last weeks Tip & Technique series HERE 

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Fallen Flowers, Thankful Thoughts
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
  • PaperSoft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla CS
  • Other Basic Pearls, Adhesive

Dimensions:

  • Soft Suede 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” (14.5 x 10cm)
  • Very Vanilla CS – 5-1/2” x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Directions:

  1. Stamp the flower image in the bottom right corner using Soft Suede Classic Ink onto piece Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the image again onto a post-it note and fussy cut it out
  2. Place the post-it note image over the stamped flower image and stamp the flourish using Crumb cake classic ink, as shown in the photo
  3. Stamp your greeting in Early Espresso ink on the bottom left corner
  4. Colour pearls using Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ blend, and randomly add to card front
  5. Adhere the Very Vanilla pieces to the Early Espresso Mat with double sided adhesive
  6. Adhere the Matted Early Espresso piece to your Soft Suede Card front. You’re done!

Not able to create today?

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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

Product List


See you next week for a new Make It Monday feature

Weekend Challenge: Patterned Paper

Weekend Challenge: Patterned Paper 

It’s been raining here for the past week perfect weather for crafting.  However, our little town received 226mm in three days which caused a lot of flooding. Although we are safe, other parts of town were not.  Many were evacuated from their homes, others were stranded on property with no way in or out.  Roads were blocked from all directions.  Despite all the water, everyone was in high spirits and enjoying the long awaited needed rain.

View across the street from my house

With so much water and nowhere to go, gave me the perfect opportunity to sit down and complete our first Weekend Challenge.  

What is the Weekend Challenge

Getting over the blank-page hurdle is often the hardest part of being creative. By participating in the Weekend Challenge you will exercise your “getting started” brain power. With every challenge, you will stretch your thinking and hopefully learn to find unexpected inspiration in the world around you.

Each week, on Friday, I will post a weekly weekend challenge in our Facebook Group (Click HERE to Join)  – this could be a Clean & Simple Challenge, Try a new technique, Colour combination, Card Sketch or a new way to use current stamping tools

How it Works

– A new challenge will be posted every Friday afternoon in our Facebook Group (approx. 2pm). There is no time limit; this is not a contest and no prizes will be awarded. However, you maybe featured on my blog (with your permission of course)

– This challenge is all about fun. I will give no criticism about how you interpreted the inspiration piece (actually I like the long stretches because it helps demonstrate that you can get just the ‘kick’ you need from anything around you even if it ends up totally different than how you expected).

– Upload your card to the weekly challenge thread in our facebook group for all to see, feel free to comment and like others projects.

Weekend Challenge 01

Try to find ways to use Patterned Paper in your work. You can make anything you wish and use the SU designer series paper or just plain any printed or scrapbooking papers you have on hand. These papers can add a fun, quick and easy way to jazz up your work. Have fun and don’t forget to put WC01 in your keywords section when you upload and post a link back to this thread. As always, there are no time limits and feel free to add some tips or techniques in this thread as well.

Weekend Challenge- Patterned Paper

My project today, I’ve created a weaving patterned using the Picture Perfect Party DSP Pack.  To create the weaving pattern, I cut strips of Pattern Paper 1″ wide and laid them in opposite directions across each other to create the weaving look.

My greeting is from Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set, and is heat embossed in silver embossing powder. Cut the greeting out using Layed Circle Framelit dies.

Check out my Patterned Paper Online class for other ideas on how to use your Designer Paper differently.

Now it’s Your Turn

Try to find ways to use Patterned Paper in your work. You can make anything you wish and use the SU designer series paper or just plain any printed or scrapbooking papers you have on hand. These papers can add a fun, quick and easy way to jazz up your work. Have fun and don’t forget to put WC01 in your keywords section when you upload and post a link back to this thread. As always, there are no time limits and feel free to add some tips or techniques in this thread as well.