stamping

Petite petals card

This is the card the participants at a recent workshop completed. It is very simple but very effective.  If you would like to make a card like this why not book a workshop with your friends? It’s easy, you gather your friends and I come along and teach you how to do it. Instructions are included below.

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This simple card was created with a whisper white card base, a strip of whisper white (5cmx10.5cm), a strip of strawberry slush cardstock (5.5cm x 10.5cm), and a strip of paper to stamp the 3D flowers on.

1. Emboss the whisper white card base with the woodgrain embossing folder.

2. On your small strip of whisper white stamp one of the petite petals stamps all over, making sure some of your image goes off the edge of the whisper white.

3. Adhere the stamped whisper white to the strawberry slush cardstock then adhere this to the card base.

4. Stamp one flower from petite petals, flower shop, and beautiful bunch.

5. Using the co-ordinating punches punch these flowers out. Petitie petals punch, pansy punch and fun flower punch.  

6. Use your thumb to curl the flower petal up. This is achieved by pulling your thumb from the centre of the flower to the edge of the petal. The more dimension you create the more realistic they look.

7. Adhere the 3 flowers to each other using dimensionals.

If you have any questions or would like to book a workshop please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting.

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Christmas Project Life

Are you enjoying all the Christmas projects? You will have arrived from Paula and her fantastic project.

I’ve been doing Project Life for many, many years now. I love to document Christmas time because for us it is a time of tradition and a very special time in our family.

I used the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life card collection and the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack to complete these pages. The only other items I added were the Festival of Trees bundle to add a bit of detail to my Christmas tree pages, the Handheld Stapler because I just love the look of the staples and they fit really well with the school pages I had to do.

These first pages I kept very simple showing you how easy Project Life can be.

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I thought I would include a close up of my journaling just to show the different ways you can journal.

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Here I used StazOn to add the day to the photo. I love StazOn. It is a fantastic ink. Just make sure you clean your stamps properly after use and don’t use your Stampin’ Scrub to clean off the StazOn .

 

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This stamp and matching punch is stuck with fast fuse to the outside of the pocket.

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I am thinking I should do a review of the Project Life Journaling Pens because over the years I have used a lot of different pens to journal with. These are fantastic and I love that you get 2 different sizes in the pack. They just write so well.

Here I have used the So Social stampset and a card from the kit which I didn’t want to use. I cut the card into banners after I stamped the words. Don’t be afraid to alter or cut up your cards.

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I added the staples from the Handheld Stapler to the banners and a dimensional under the banner end to give it some dimension and give the appearance of real banners.

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Here is the Festival of Tree bundle in use to add a little detail to a simple Project Life card. Don’t you just love a coordinating stampset and punch?

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I kept these pages fairly simple because I have a lot of photos from Christmas and December last year and I have 6 Project Life albums to complete for that period. This year I plan on being prepared and doing a December Daily album using the new 6×8’ album and getting most of it completed before December begins that way with the rush of the crazy season I will be up to date. 

Now head on over to Ria’s blog.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and

blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD

Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Stampin’ Up! blocks

One of the things that got me hooked on Stampin’ Up! was the amazing blocks for the clear stamps. I had never held another stamp block in my hands and have it feel so right.

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They have been designed so the contour of the along the side fits perfectly in you fingers. They are really amazing. I love them. Here is me holding block D.

They come in a variety of sizes but if I was going to recommend a starting size I would Block E would be the best as if fits most stamps onto it and is reasonably priced at $19.95. If you are looking at a bundle to start with I would recommend the Clear-mount Starter Bundle as it contains 3 blocks and comes with a 15% discount. 

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Don’t they just look fantastic stacked up like that? Would you love some of your own. Contact me for more information about ordering these.

Project Life Stampin’ Up! style again

If you haven’t heard me bang on about Project Life yet you obviously haven’t been near me for the last 6 years. I have been a huge fan since Becky Higgins brought this system out.

I was ecstatic when Stampin’ Up! announced they were introducing Project Life as part of our line. As a busy mum of 5 Project Life has helped me keep up to date with memory keeping for our family.

You will have arrived here from Kelly’s blog, hopefully you will continue on the blog hop and be inspired to create something yourself.

Everyday Adventure Project Life kit

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This is a really simple version. This system is so awesome because you just print the photos and slip them in, add a bit of journaling and slip in some filler cards to make it all pretty. All I’ve added is the stamps from the Project Life Day to Day stamp set for the “April and the black arrow comes from the set Project Life Point & Click. Both of these sets are photopolymer and stamp just beautifully. 

Just a few bits of stamping from your stamp stash and you make a beautiful layout.

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This one is totally plain. Nothing but the photos and the Project Life kit.

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With this one I stepped it up a bit. I used the Everyday Adventure kit and the Everyday Adventure accessories kit. Just a little layering and some stamping add a whole other level to this layout.  I even stamped on the wood veneer. They are really cute.

I am leaving off the journaling until after I post this because it’s a bit mushy and I get a little embarrassed which is a little stupid because I like to read others’ mushy journaling.

Now you’ll be wanting to head to the next blog post. Next up is Christie. If you get lost I have a list of all the blogs at the bottom of the page for you to refer back to. Have fun being inspired by these wonderful ladies.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and

blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD

Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

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1.   Emily Campbell

www.tinykiwicards.blogspot.co.nz

2.   Kelli Gordon

www.kelliskards.blogspot.com.au

3.   Sharlene Meyer

www.magpiecreates.com

4.   Delys Cram

www.delysc.wordpress.com

5.   Keryn Campbell

www.kerynscards.com

6.   Monique Fielder

www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au

7.   Kathryn Ruddick

www.katlodesigns.com

8.   Narelle Hoggard

www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

9.   Ann Gerlach

www.discoversu.com

10.   Libby Dyson

www.libbystampz.com

11.  Kelly Kent

www.mypapercraftjourney.com

12.  Amity Knight

www.stampinamity.com.au

13.  Christie Kunkel

www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com

14.  Louise Layton

www.inkyloulou.blogspot.com.au

15.  Andrea Buckland

www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

16.  Yvonne Walker

www.yvonnescreativecorner.blogspot.com

17.  Sally Williams

www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.co.nz

18.  Debbie Lamb

www.debstampinstyle.blogspot.co.nz

19.  Nerida Carter

www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com

20.  Richelle Fletcher

www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com

21.  Norelle Targato

www.rellspaperink.wordpress.com

22. Rochelle Blok

www.rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au

23.  Clare Mcilhatton

www.crafty-cow.com

24.  Tracy Speight

www.handmadewarratahstree.blogspot.com.au

Blendabilities Stampin’ Up!s alcohol markers

You’ve heard about alcohol markers so what’s the hype?

Blendabilities by Stampin’ Up!

 

If you would like to know more about Blendabilities why not join my monthly colouring club?

You will receive a new set of Blendabilities and a new project sheet for $20.95.

If you are local why not come to my classes to learn how to colour with these amazing markers?

Contact me for more information.

Undefined

Ever wanted a stamp or an image and just couldn’t find the right one?

Undefined is just what you need.

I really like the look of leaves which look a bit like petals but couldn’t find one so I created my own.

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Here is the stamp I carved. It is very easy to carve. The material is very easy to carve.  I really like the fun look it creates.

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This is a rather large image. I have not used the wooden blocks that come in the Undefined kit.

If you would like to carve your own stamp why not give Undefined a go?

Until next time. Happy crafting.

Stamp-a-stack class

WHAT is a stamp-a-stack? Stamping a stack of cards. In my case I run my stamp-a-stack classes so participants make 12 cards for $25. Participants get to make 4 each of 3 different designs. That’s what usually happens. Normally you also get to choose your own sentiments to stamp too incase you don’t want 12 birthday cards.

This class was slightly different. Participants made a box using the envelope punch board and only got to make 10 cards. They made 2 each of 5 card designs.

Want to see the cards?

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This was made using Papaya collage and is on the retirement list. So if you like this card and want to make it don’t forget to purchase this stamp set while you can still get it.

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This has to be one of my favourite sets. This is The Open Sea and it is just gorgeous. Easy to use and very versatile.

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I just think this card is so effective. I don’t know whether it is the basic black that makes the card pop or something else. I Just love this card. This uses Zoo Babies as the main stamp set.

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I don’t think you can get any more effective or simple than this card. Three ink pads to colour the leaves (I think it would be just as effective with one colour) and another colour to add the detail to the top. This is called 2-step stamping and it is one of my favourite (and effective) stamping techniques. Unfortunately this is another set which is retiring. Gently Falling is a stunning set and I’m very sad it’s retiring. I use it a lot especially in my scrapbooking.

And finally,

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The die used to cut this set is just amazing. What a stunning card. So simple. Sticking with one colour really makes a difference and the fact that all the paper, cardstock and ink co-ordinate takes all the work out of it for you. Don’t you just love this embossing folder. This is beautifully baroque. I love it.

If you would like to attend one of my stamp-a-stacks please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.