Month: February 2014

Mini Memories Simply created Kit

ESAD  ocassions blog hop

Welcome to Stampin’ Amity. You will have arrived from Sharlene’s blog.

Mini Memories Simply created Kit –Mini album by Stampin’ Up!

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I really struggle with off the page items. I find they are very difficult to complete and to start even. Maybe it is the small scale of them in comparison to a 12×12 scrapbooking page that I find so difficult to manipulate. I bought the Mini Memories Simply created Kit because I loved the colours and I thought it would be wonderful to do with my kids classes as the kit comes with everything you need to make the project.

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Don’t you just love this vellum? I love that you can see the other photo peeking through as well as the embellishments.


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Here is the page underneath the vellum.

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This album is for my kids. Their cousin came to visit from Melbourne and brought her polaroid camera which she let the kids use and then keep the photos. I didn’t know what to do with these photos are there are quite a few. I didn’t know how to divide them up and put them in their scrapbooks so I decided the mini album they all could look at and share was the best idea.

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I added a few embellishments to the kit such as the Flower Shop flowers (see my Flower Shop blog post and how versatile this stamp set is.) and the Around the World stamps seen here in these arrows.

I actually found this kit really easy to use. It comes with die cuts, heart shaped paper clips, sequins, gold twine, buttons, envelopes to pop memorabilia or extra photos into and vellum for a really beautiful look. I did add some extra vellum to the album and some pieces of Calypso Coral cardstock but that is all. Everything else comes with the kit. Of course I jazzed it up with some stamping but you could use whatever stamps you have at home to achieve a similar look.



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The next stop in the blog hop is Clare’s blog. If you get lost make sure you come back and follow the links below.


1.  Jenny Hayward

2.  Libby Dyson

Happy watercolor

3.  Yvonne Walker

Peaceful Petals

4.  Emily Campbell

5.  Delys Cram

6.  Gail Kirby

7.  Monique Fielder

8.  Sharlene Meyer

9.  Amity Knight

10.  Clare McIlhatton

11.  Ann Gelach

12.  Andrea Buckland

13.  Narelle Hoggard

14.  Keryn Campbell

15.  Sally Williams

16.  Liv Ingle

17.  Chloe Evans

18.  Kathryn Ruddick

19.  Nikki Sadler

20.  Kelly Kent

21.  Alisha Watson

22.  Dianne Dunk

23.  Debbie Lamb

24.  Paula Reid

25.  Angela Harders

Flower shop

If you love a versatile stamp set and, sigh, a co-ordinating punch then Flower Shop is for you. It is amazing. I had to tell my ladies in my card class that I promised I wouldn’t use it again for a while because I was over-using it a lot.

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This card was made by kids in my kids class. So easy. So beautiful.

I just like the versatility of this set. Here is a card my daughter, 7, made for her friend. It is easy enough for a 7 year old to use and to use so it looks good.

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I made this card for the neighbours who saved 3 of our chickens from being eaten by the other neighbour’s dog.

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This uses the fern from the Papaya Collage set. I like the subtle and detailed look this gives in the background. The punched flowers have been heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

This card is my favourite.

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I made for my Oma, Grandma, when my Opa died. She couldn’t believe that I’d made it. She was so chuffed that I’d sent her a card because people don’t do that these days. Why don’t people send condolence cards? Cards are a great way to let someone know you are thinking of them. It doesn’t even have to be for any reason. Just a card to say, ‘Hi, I’m thinking of you.’ It would make someone’s day. Maybe you should send someone a card this week.