Saying Goodbye to Birthday Blooms

Saying Goodbye to Birthday Blooms

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

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

Free Project Tutorials

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

Online Class

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

This class features

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

In this technique based class you will learn

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

Earn this class for FREE

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

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

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

 

Saying Goodbye to Bloomin’ Love

Saying Goodbye to Bloomin’ Love

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

Today we’re saying goodbye to Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set.

151,000,000,000. That’s about how many valentine cards are exchanged each year. Yours will stand out when you make them yourself. This set has the right mix of images and sentiments for all the people in your life, from family and friends to your one-and-only.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colours you want.

 

Free Project Tutorials

Here is a project I made recently using this stamp set. View project tutorial HERE

Valentine Treat Holder

Online Class

I’ve also created an online class featuring the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

 

This class features

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

Earn this class for FREE

Place an order (of any value)  via my online store between 23 April – 6 May and receive free access to Bloomin’ Love Online Class forever.

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Happy shopping, I can’t wait to share the Bloomin’ Love online class with you

 

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
 


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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 #4: Adding Colour to Outline Images

Make It Monday #4: Adding Colour to Outline Images

I use to stay clear of outline image stamps.  Why?  Because they meant extra work, extra time to colour the images and I like to create quick and easy cards.  But I have since discovered a new way to use my outline image stamps, and today I’m going to share with you just one way to create quick and easy cards without colouring in your outline images.

I’ve used the Fallen Flowers Stamp Set and stamped in Versamark ink onto a variety of different colour cardstock.  Then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The large flower I stamped twice and then cut out the center using a pair of paper snips and popped it up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

All images have been die cutted using the coordinating May Flower Framelits alternatively you can fussy cut, be sure to leave a slight border around each image

The greeting was stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock using Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and cut out using the Stitched Shapes  Framelit Dies 

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Fallen Flowers, Birthday Blooms
  • Ink – Versamark Ink, Memento Black Ink
  • PaperCrumb Cake, Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White CS
  • Other Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, May Flowers Framelits, Stitched Shaped Framelits, Big Shot, paper snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Liquid Adhesive

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 – Scrap piece
  • Berry Burst CS – Scrap piece
  • Old Olive CS – Scrap piece
  • Crushed Curry CS – Scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp the large flower image two times onto Berry Burst CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  2. Stamp the medium flower image once times onto Berry Burst CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  3. Stamp the small flower image twice times onto Crushed Curry CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  4. Stamp the leaf image twice onto Old Olive CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  5. Die cut all images using the coordinating May Flower Dies and Big Shot Machine
  6. Fussy cut the center from one of the large Berry Burst flower images using a pair of paper snips
  7. Stamp greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Memento Black Ink and die cut using an oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits and Big Shot
  8. Adhere the greeting the flower images to card base as shown in photo using Liquid Adhesive
  9. Adhere the fussy cut flower center using a stampin’ dimensional. 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 on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

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

A Whole Lot of Lovely

A Whole Lot of Lovely

I’m loving the all new Designer Series paper that is available in this years catalogue, and A Whole Lot of Lovely is my current favourite.  So much so that I really struggled to bring myself to actually cut it up and use it.  But what good is patterned paper if it’s not used?

Whole Lot of Lovely

The one thing I love most about Stampin’ Up! patterned Paper packs is that the whole pack coordinates together, so there is no need to guess which colour will match perfectly with the pattern you have selected.

I’ve taken two patterns from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper added a strip of Powder Pink Cardstock to hide the join of the two patterns meeting together.

Whole Lot of Lovely

My greeting comes from Birthday Blooms Stamp set, and I have die cut the greeting with the Stitched Shaped Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits

Whole Lot of Lovely

Video Tutorial

You can view video tutorial below on how to create this card featuring the Whole Lot of Lovey Designer Series Paper

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.


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques