Thank You Very Much – Butterfly Gala Greeting Card

Thank You Very Much – Butterfly Gala Greeting Card

This weeks project tutorial we’re featuring my all time favourite Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, plus a different way to use your Stampin’ Blends.

Butterfly Gala - thank you so much (1)_tn

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Gala (148580)
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink (132708), Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend (144585), Light Calypso Coral Stampin Blend (144042), Highland Heather Stampin Blend Combo pack (147276)
  • PaperWhisper White (106549), Gingham Gala DSP (148554), Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Vellum (106584)
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch (148523), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Starburst Punch (143717), Whisper White Flax Ribbon (148764), Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (148561), Ruler

Dimensions:

  • Daffodil Delight CS: 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Vellum CS: scrap piece
  • Whisper White CS: 3-1/8″ x 1″ , and a scrap piece
  • Gingham Gala (Lemon Lime Twist pattern): 5-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White Flax Ribbon:  4-1/2″ piece

Directions:

  1. Draw vertical lines in the white spaces using Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend marker.  Draw horizontal lines in the white spaces using Light Calypso Coral Stampin Blend Marker.  Adhere to Lemon Lime Twist Card base
  2. Stamp the butterfly image (small & Large) twice on a scrap piece of White cardstock.  Colour using Highland Heather Stampin Blend Combo pack.  Punch out using duet butterfly punch
  3. Punch a starburst with scrap piece of Vellum cardstock.  Set aside.
  4. Stamp your greeting using Memento Black Ink onto Whisper White CS.  Colour over your greeting with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend
  5. Adhere Whisper White Flax Ribbon to centre of your starburst vellum piece using tear tape.  Centre and stick to the card front towards the top centre
  6. Add your greeting as shown in the photo using stampin’ dimensionals.
  7. Adhere 1 large and 1 small butterfly to the card front using stampin dimensionals
  8. Adhere 1 small butterfly using liquid glue to the top left of your greeting.  Add a scattering of Adhesive backed sequins.  You’re done!

Butterfly Gala - thank you so much (1)_tn

Video Tutorial

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • Basic colouring techniques using Stampin’ Blends HERE

Supplies

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Handmade Thinking of You Card

Handmade Thinking of You Card

Today I’m sharing a current favourite of mine, a handmade Thinking of You Card.  Before we move on let’s chat about the stamp set really quick.

I am using Butterfly Gala stamp set from Stampin’ up!   I LOVE this stamp set and coordinating punch, and I’ve also paired this project with the Be Mine Stitched Dies from the current  Occasion Catalogue.

Lucky for me this stamp set will be in the upcoming new Annual Catalogue.

Butterfly Gala - You've been on my mind

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Gala (148580)
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist (147145), Balmy Blue (147105), Memento Black Ink (132708)
  • Paper – Daffodil Delight (121680), Balmy Blue (147007), Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584), Gingham Gala DSP (148554)
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch (148523), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stitched Be Mine Dies (148527)

Dimensions:

  • Daffodil Delight CS: 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Vellum CS: 5-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS: Scrap piece
  • Balmy Blue CS:  1″ x 4″
  • Gingham Gala (Daffodil Delight pattern): 5-5/8″ x 1-1/2″,  (Grapefruit Gove Pattern) 4″ x 4″ pice

Directions:

  1. Stamp a large butterfly image onto scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Lemon Lime Twist ink, Stamp the body of the butterfly in Balmy Blue Ink.  Punch butterfly using Butterfly duet punch set aside.
  2. Die cut large heart with Grapefruit Grove DSP using Stitched Be Mine Dies and Die cutting machine.  Set aside
  3. Die cut border along the bottom of the Daffodil Delight DSP using the border die from Stitched Be Mine Dies and die cutting machine.  Set aside
  4. Stamp the small solid butterfly image with Balmy Blue ink randomly onto the Balmy Blue CS.
  5. Place the Vellum CS onto the Daffodil Delight card base for placement.  Adhere the Daffodil Delight DSP approx 1/2″ from the bottom  of the vellum using adhesive of choice.
  6. Adhere the stamped Balmy Blue butterfly CS to the top center of the Daffodil Delight DSP approx 1/2″ down from the top.
  7. Adhere the vellum to the Daffodil Delight card base using adhesive on the back only where the DSP and CS are, so not to show adhesive on the other side.
  8. Place the punched butterfly image centre of the die cut heart image for placement.  Using the butterfly as a guide carefully remove the butterfly and stamp the antennas in Black ink.  Adhere the butterfly to the heart using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  9. Adhere the die cut heart image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  10. Stamp your greeting in black ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, cut around with paper snips and adhere to the butterfly with liquid adhesive.  You’re Done!

Butterfly Gala - You've been on my mind Butterfly Gala - You've been on my mind

Video Tutorial 

 

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

Supplies

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Detailed with Love

Detailed with Love

This weeks project featuring multiple different returning favourites.  Let’s take a look:

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Detailed with Love (146606)
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry (119981)
  • Paper – Rich Razzleberry (119981), Grapefruit Grove (146995), Very Vanilla (106550) cardstock, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper (146907), Delightfully Detailed Note Cards (146911)
  • Other –Faceted Dots (146910), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Gold Mini Sequins Trim (144128)

Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry CS: 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS: 1-3/4″ x 1/2″ piece
  • Grapefruit Grove CS: Scrap piece
  • Gold Mini Sequins trim:  3″ piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp your greeting on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Rich Razzleberry ink.  Create a banner at one end
  2. Cut your notecard in half along the score line.  keep the card front piece and place the back piece aside.  This can be used on another project
  3. Cut the 6 distinct patterns from one 12″ x 12″ sheet evenly.  Place pattern over the top note card front using liquid adhesive
  4. Stick the matted notecard to the front of the Rich Razzleberry cardbase flush to the top of the cardbase leaving equal borders along the left, right and bottom
  5. Die cut a small heart from the Be Mine Stitched framelit dies onto a scrap piece of Grapefruit Grove CS
  6. Lay piece of Gold Sequin trim across the center approx 2″ down from the top
  7. Adhere heart to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere the greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere the greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping on the heart die cut.
  8. Embellish with Faceted Dots.  You’re Done!

Facebook Live (Replay) 

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Tricks & Tips

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Supplies

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Faceted Dots

$10.50

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Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

It seems every time I’m hosting a card making class or even just talk to my friends who are crafters, I am always surprised at how scared crafters and card markers are of alcohol markers.  Today I thought I would walk you through my design process when I use Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends.

For those of you who are new to Stampin’ Blends or just starting to build your collection, think of your markers as a lifelong tool.  I buy mine in sets of two (a light & dark shade).  This is so I have a choice of having a nice blend.

Previously I shared with you two-shade blending tips, if you missed it you can read about it HERE.  My project today I am going to show you how I coloured in the butterfly using a three (3) colour blend technique.

 

250319- Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

First stamp your image onto cardstock.  Ink and cardstock choices are very important when using Stampin’ Blends.  I use Memento tuxedo Black Ink and Whisper White Cardstock .

250319- Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Next I am going to colour in the outline of the butterfly. I always start with the lighter colour first, then move onto darker colours.

I started by using DARK Daffodil Delight Blends in the top and bottom corners next I added the LIGHT Daffodil Delight and blended them together using the circular motion technique.

Next I added LIGHT Pumpkin Pie Blends and then blended it into the LIGHT Daffodil Delight using the flicking technique, and added the DARK Pumpkin Pie blending towards the center of the butterfly.

Lastly I added LIGHT Cherry Cobbler blending using both circular and flicking technique into the Pumpkin Pie area to create a rainbow of colour.

Once I stamped my sentiment, I adhered the front panel to a Cherry Cobbler Card base and my card was complete.

250319- Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Stampin’ Blends can be intimidating, but with a little practice you will be colouring everything in no time!

 

Quick and Easy Birthday Greeting Card

Quick and Easy Birthday Greeting Card

I don’t know about you but there are plenty of times I need a quick and easy birthday card to send out to a friend or loved one.  Take a look:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps – Balloon Celebrations
  • Ink – Pool Party, Powder Pink, Black Memento Ink
  • Paper – Whisper White Thick CS, Whisper White Scrap
  • Other –Balloon Bouquet Punch

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 – scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp your cloud images randomly using Pool Party Ink, stamping off onto scrap paper first and then stamping onto your card base.  This give you a lighter shade of Pool Party (stamp off technique)
  2. Stamp your large and small solid balloon images using powder pink ink onto scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Stamping off onto scrap paper first and then stamping onto your cardstock (stamp off technique)
  3. Using the 2 step stamp technique, stamp the inside detail of the balloons using powder pink ink at full strength.  Punch the balloons out using the balloon bouquet punch.
  4. Adhere the balloons to your card base using stampin’ dimensionals
  5. Stamp your greeting using Black Memento Ink.  You’re Done!

Facebook Live (Replay) 

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • If you don’t have the Balloon Bouquet Punch you can fussy cut your images with a pair of paper snips

Supplies

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Stepping it Up with Eastern Beauty

The #1 thing that I hear, over and over again is this:

“I am not creative”, “I am not artistic”, “I can’t come up with my own ideas”,  “I don’t know how to take an idea and make it my own”.  I recently wrote a blog post about it, “The Myth of Creativity” you can read it HERE.

Today’s project I’m sharing with you just how easy it is to begin card making with 3 ways to create a clean and simple card with limited supplies and then stepping it up to use more supplies.

My colour combination I have chosen to use today is Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide.

Colour Combination

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My first card today is for the beginner stamper.  Start small and begin from there. Complete your works of art with just stamps, ink and paper in any amazing colour combinations.

270319 Let's Be Friends

I started with a piece Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut in half to create a cardbase.  I stamped the largest circle image from Eastern Beauty Stamp set towards the top third of my card base using Lemon Lime Twist Ink.  Next I stamped the medium circle image in Berry Burst ink inside my largest circle, and finally stamped the greeting using Tranquil Tide Ink.

My second card we’re building on from our first design but this time, we’re adding some coordinating tools such as punches for ease, convenience and dimension.  This is a great card for the casual crafter who has a few additional supplies and wanting to grow their collection of stamping tools.

270319 Friends Forever

My cardbase is created from Berry Burst Cardstock. This time I stamped the medium circle using Berry Burst ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS and punched it out using the 2″ circle punch.  Next I stamped my greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out using the 1-3/4″ circle punch, and adhered my greeting to the Berry Burst circle piece.  Finally I adhere my matted greeting to a 2-1/4″ circle of Lemon Lime Twist CS.

I’ve cut a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Gingham Gala DSP and adhere that towards the top of my cardbase.  I adhered my matted greeting to my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My final card I’ve gone the distance with a full fusion of stamps, ink, paper, tools, des and embellishments.  Expand your creative options to new possibilities.

270319 Eastern Beauty

I’ve gone with the same design as my previous project, but this time before adding my greeting, I’ve die cut a circle out using the coordinating dies Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  Added a bit of gold sequins ribbon to the back of my greeting and Stamped “friends” onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using versamark ink and heat embossed in gold embossing powder.

Facebook Live (Replay) 

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • Learn more about building a focal point on your greeting cards HERE

Supplies

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Big Shot

$159.00

Heat Tool

$50.00


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Just a Little Note

Just a Little Note

When I first started card making I wasn’t sold on Patterned Paper.  I thought it was a waste of money and space, plus I could achieve the same look and “wow” with just stamps and ink. That was until I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Convention, where we created a make ‘n’ take project featuring Patterned Paper.  It wasn’t hard at all, in fact it turned my card from “meh’ to “wow, that was easy”.  I’ve never looked back and find myself now hoarding patterned paper instead of using it.

With Sale-a-bration coming to an end I thought I would share a project with you today, featuring the Botanical Butterfly DSP that you can earn free with a $90 purchase before 31 March 2019.

200319 - Just a Note

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Gala
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove
  • Paper – Whisper White Thick CS, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch, Gingham Gala Adhesive backed Sequins, paper snips

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
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – 5-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece (diagonal Stripes), 5-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ piece (Lemon Lime Twist)
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Adhere the diagonal stripe piece of Botanical Butterfly DSP to your card front
  2. Stamp the small butterfly image randomly onto Lemon Lime Twist Botanical Butterfly DSP, and adhere to card front leaving equal borders on left and right sides
  3. Stamp 3 small butterflies to a scrap piece of Lemon Lime Twist Botanical Butterfly DSP and punch out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  4. Fussy cut 3 large butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP, center and adhere vertically to your card front
  5. Randomly placed the small punched butterflies to your card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  6. Stamp your greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Grapefruit Grove Ink pad, Cut to size and adhere to center butterfly with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  7. Scatter Gingham Gala Adhesive backed sequins to your card front.  You’re done!

200319 - Just a Note

Facebook Live (Replay) 

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • If you don’t have the Butterfly Duet Punch you can fussy cut your images with a pair of paper snips

Supplies

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Product List

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Simple Masculine Birthday Card

Simple Masculine Birthday Card

I won’t lie, making masculine cards scare me, I always seem to struggle with how and what to create.  That’s why this week I decided to set myself a challenge.  Setting a challenge lets me stretch my creativity to another level, and think outside the box.  As I shared during my Facebook Live today my challenge today was   1. Create a card using a stamp set that I hadn’t used before and 2.  Create a masculine themed card.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Lemon Zest, Hardwood Background Stamp
  • Ink – Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Memento Black Ink
  • PaperCrumb Cake, Whisper White CS
  • OtherLemon Builder Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Linen Thread

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
  • Crumb Cake CS – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″  and a scrap piece
  • Whisper White – Scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp the Hardwood Background image in Crumb Cake Ink onto 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece Crumb Cake CS.
  2. Wrap the linen thread twice around the stamped CS and tie a bow
  3. Stamp two orange images in Pumpkin Pie ink onto Whisper White CS.  Punch the oranges using the 1-34/” Circle Punch.  Cut one of the orange images in half.
  4. Stamp three leaf images in Granny Smith Apple Ink on Whisper White CS; punch them out using the Lemon Builder Punch.
  5. Adhere the orange images to the Stamped Crumb Cake CS using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere two of the leaves slightly under the oranges.  Adhere the third leaf using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Black Memento Ink on a seperate piece of Crumb Cake CS.  Cut out the sentiment and adhere it below the oranges using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the entire Crumb Cake piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Facebook Live (Replay) 

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

Supplies

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No Stamping Required

No Stamping Required

Today’s we’re creating a greeting card the requires no stamping.  We’re using patterned paper and punches to create this project

Supplies:

  • Paper – Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black CS, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Pear Pizzazz  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Basic Black CS – 5-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ and scrap pieces
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

Directions:

  1. Punch 3 butterfly’s from scrap Basic Black CS
  2. Adhere DSP to the Basic Black CS to create a mat
  3. Adhere the matted DSP to the Pear Pizzazz card front
  4. Adhere the butterfly’s vertically down the center of the card front.
  5. Add rhinestones to the centres of all butterfly’s.  You’re Done!

 

Facebook Live (Replay) 

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

Supplies

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Easy Handmade Card for a Friend

Easy Handmade Card for a Friend

For today’s project we’re creating an easy handmade card you can create for a friend featuring Stampin’ Up! Meant to Be Stamp Set

270219 - Easy Handmade Greeting Card for a Friend

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant To Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink, Versamark
  • Paper – Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White CS, All My Love DSP
  • OtherLayering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, All My Love Ribbon Combo,

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
  • Flirty Flamingo CS – 4-3/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece
  • All My Love DSP – 1-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ (6 pieces)
  • Ribbon – 6″ piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp medium heart in versamark randomly on the Crumb Cake Card base
  2. Adhere the DSP as shown in picture to Flirty Flamingo CS leaving an equal border around all four sides
  3. Wrap the ribbon over the join of the DSP around and adhere the ends to the back of Flirty Flamingo CS
  4. Adhere Flirty Flamingo panel to card base using stampin’ dimensionals
  5. Stamp greeting onto Whisper White CS using Memento Black ink and die cut using the layering Circles framelits
  6. Adhere the greeting center right side of Flirty Flamingo panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  7. Colour heart epoxy droplets with Lovely Lipstick Blend and adhere under greeting.  You’re Done!

270219 - Easy Handmade Greeting Card for a Friend

Facebook Live (Replay) 

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • Add some sponging to the greeting and cardbase using Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink

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

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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.

200219 - Meant to Be

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) 

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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.

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

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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.

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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!