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.

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!

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.

 

 

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