Is it a bottle? Is it a balloon?

Just a quick little share for today, I saw a few crafters post this idea and I just loved it.

So when we had a big a birthday celebration come up within our family friends, I knew this would suit her perfectly. Ok so I may have coordinated this card to match in with the gift but it was perfect none the less.

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I love the drama black creates and it coordinates so well with Copper foil, so that’s where I started. I made my perfume atomiser first, punching the intricate balloon from basic black cardstock and layering behind with copper foil, I love how the Up and Away thinlit die set has the die pieces to punch out the shapes needed to “colour” in the balloon – so very clever.

I stamped the smaller balloon with black Archival ink and made a tassel from solid black twine for the handle. I set those aside and moved onto the rest of the card.

I went for a square card this time (125mm), the shape just seemed to suit. I was able to work out the size of the inner square panels from my perfume bottle elements. I embossed the background with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder – sadly retiring tonight…

I cut a square panel from copper foil (95mm) and a whisper white layer piece (90mm). I tend to layer my pieces together to get a rough idea of how it’s going to come together before I permanently adhere anything in place. This worked really well for this design, as it allowed me to work out where the perfume elements will go and what white space was left.

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I masked off triangle with post-it notes and used the spray paint splatter stamp from the Touches of Texture stamp set and Sahara Sand ink to create the perfume mist. I stamped a 40 in the top left corner, also in Sahara Sand ink.

At this point I began assembling my card, the whisper white panel to the copper foil (I like to use Liquid glue for this as I know it will stick to the shiny surface of the foil), then attached that layer to the base card with dimensionals.

I used dimensionals to adhere my hot air balloons, oops I mean perfume bottle, and then a few strategically placed glue dots to hold the tassel handle in place.

A simple happy birthday sentiment (this one is from the Party with Cake stamp set), placed in the bottom right to balance with the large 40, worked well.

So glad most of these products will be carrying over, I look forward to blending in my catalogue toys with these great ones.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#159

It’s sketch challenge week at Can You Case It #159. We have another great little sketch, check it out:

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Here is my design team inspiration.

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My card features a new host exclusive set, that is launching later this week called Tranquil Tulips. Here I have stamped the stems in Old Olive and the tulip flowers are in Berry Burst. It’s one of those stamp sets that has a lovely watercoloured look. I added in two buds aswell, stamping the background in Berry Burst and the seeds in Fresh Fig.

Over the top is a couple more new products coming later this week, with the launch of the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. That lovely ribbon is Woven ribbon in Berry Burst and over the top is the Label Me Pretty stamp set and coordinating Pretty Label punch.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday label stamp twice, once in fresh fig and once in Old Olive. I fussy cut the sentiment from the Olive version and adhered it over the top for some interest.

I hope you like this sneak peak of inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch. Head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out the design team inspiration. Don’t forget to load your entry up by Midday Saturday, 3 June (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Scrap page fun

I like to create the odd scrap page to celebrate some great times had by our family. I’m not one to create a whole album, instead creating a one off pages to frame and display is more my style.

Recently my “big” little boy turned 10. So to celebrate we took him and a bunch of his friends to a rock climbing place where they were able to climb to heights that were way out of my comfort zone. Thankfully they were harnessed in with tensioned cables for safety, which meant they could just go nuts like the agile and active kids they are!

It was such a fun day and there were so many different and fun climbing activities, it was pretty hard to take a bad photo really. So I came home with a phone full of amazing memories.

Here I have picked out a few of the best ones to display on my wall.

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As I sorted through the photos, the first thing I wondered about was if there was a Stampin’ Up! person involved in their fitout – these colours screamed Stampin’ Up! to me. Cucumber Crush was the main one of course, but just look at that photo on the left, matched in perfectly with Sweet Sugarplum. (Not two colours, I would put together ordinarily, but here it seems to work!) I also worked in some Real Red, Pacific Point and Crushed Curry.

I really like how I can create the embellishments I need for any memory I am showcasing right out of my Stampin’ Up! collection of products. There is a stamp, coordinating die or punch, embellishment or ribbon to match in and accent without over taking.

I’m not a heavy embellisher, I much prefer my photos to be the focus. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be completely plain either.

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Here I have pulled out my favourite Everyday Hero stamp set to create the title, coupled with the Layering circle and Large Number framelits, it came together really well.

I just had to work in some Sweet Sugarplum ruche ribbon of course and I used a little retired washi tape I had left over in Crushed Curry. A few little blingy stars sitting quietly in the corner, just topped it off.

I am working on a gorgeous photo I have of Little Miss 2, that’s next on my list of projects. Which will take my framed scrap pages to 6. I have a big wall to fill so I’ll be busy for a while yet. I’m just trying to decide if I want to paint the wall before I start hanging them.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI10

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I’m so excited to be the first cab off the rank for this fortnights bloghop with the very talented Colour INKspiraction crew. Welcome to you all.

We have another fun colour combination for you to sink your stamps into. On the menu this time we have Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Delightful Dijon.

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For this project, I have created a tag.

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I just love dressing up gifts just as much as creating a card for occasions we celebrate. So today is all about the package. I’ve kept it simple, dressing up a simple brown paper bag – but I find these the most practical. Plus they get recycled for more presents later and that’s a good thing.

I think, there is just as much work in creating a beautiful tag as there is in a card. Here I have started with Island Indigo as my tag base. Punching it at the top with Scallop tag topper and the bottom with the Triple Banner punch.

I cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and embossed one edge with the border pattern from the Floral Affection Embossing folders. I painted the raised impression with Clear Wink of Stella to add some additional sparkle.

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Underneath my flower is a stamped image from the upcoming Label Me Pretty stamp set which was punched with the coordinating Pretty Label punch.

On top is another newbie, it’s the daisy from Daisy Delight stamp set, here I have stamped two flowers in Delightful Dijon ink – one on Very Vanilla cardstock, the other is Delightful Dijon. Both flowers are punched out using the new Daisy punch. Adhering the two petals together in an offset manner gives them a full flower look. The stamen was stamped in Cajun Craze ink and punched using the ½” circle punch. Grabbing my bone folder I conditioned my petals to give them a little curl. I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the tips of the petals on the Delightful Dijon flower and Clear on the Vanilla one for additional sparkle. So hard to capture that beautiful shimmer in a photo but trust me the shimmer really adds something special to your projects.

Also in that Daisy Stamp set, is the cutest little daisy stamp – it’s a set of three daisies and here I have used them as a border along the base of my Cajun Craze layer, stamping them in Island Indigo and finished with those tiny little pearls. They are just so damn cute and will come in very handy for all kinds of different projects. Another handy little stamp is going to be that tiny “For You” from the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp set. Here I stamped it in Cajun Crazy in the bottom corner.

I topped off my tag with some Delightful Dijon mini striped ribbon, Smokey Slate stitched ribbon and some Gold metallic thread.

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After attaching the tag, I decided some custom coloured tissue paper would top it off nicely. I coloured half a sheet in Cajun Craze and the other half in Island Indigo. I think it looks pretty great poking out the top of bag. A couple of gold sequins finished it off. Now I have a complete package.

colourinkspiration-nextNext up in the hop, is the talented Nikki Spencer. Hop over to see her amazing INKspiration using these colours.

Then hop over to our Facebook challenge group where you can upload your entry and play along with this weeks colours. This challenge is open until 7pm, Monday June 5th (AEST). Looking foward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#158

We have a cool little colour challenge this week at Can You Case It? #CYCI158 We have Pink, Green, Blue and Yellow.

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Here is what I created with these colours.

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For this challenge, I thought I’d throw in a second challenge by using the same colours in different shade to create two cards.

It’s amazing how two cards, created very similarly can look so different when you change the shades of colour. Which one do you prefer? Subtle tones? Here I’ve used Soft Sky, So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist and for the tulips I have used a combination Powder Pink and Blushing Bride.

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Or more bolder ones? Here I have used Blushing Bride, Pacific Point, Old Olive and for the tulips I have used a combination of Crushed Curry and So Saffron.

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Here I have started playing with the amazing Tranquil Tulips – which is host exclusive set coming in the new annual starting June 1. Also in there is some of the lovely new Stitched edge ribbon!

It’s a great set and I’m sure I’ll be creating with it again very soon. In the meantime, I’d like to see what you come up with using these colours. Head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out the design teams inspiration. Then be sure to upload your entry by midday, Saturday 27th (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Berry Lovely

I’ve been playing around with incorporating my new Stampin’ Up! toys into my existing collection of favourites. It’s always fun isn’t it, when you get new toys or new clothes to bring into the fold.

This week, my hubby asked me to make a card for a colleague of his – who has just been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. So I put on my thinking cap. I didn’t want to make just any old “thinking of you” card, I wanted it to be uplifting and positive.

This is what I came up with…

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I love the Lift Me Up bundle – those hot air balloons can carry me away anywhere they would like! I thought this could be nice thoughts to have for someone who is about to undergo that kind of treatment. Positive thoughts of somewhere exciting to see her through some dark days. I particularly love the sentiment – again a message of thinking of you, but it a positive way.

Plus I wanted to incorporate the colour pink – as I quite often that colour is associated with Breast Cancer awareness. Here I have used new In Colours that are coming June 1st – Berry Burst, Powder Pink and that splash of yummy Lemon Lime Twist. I’ve used some of that lovely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst, which is just so soft.

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Tucked in behind the large hot air balloon is another sneak peak – it’s the Label Me Pretty stamp set and Pretty Label punch. Here I have used one of the decorative stamps in Powder Pink, punched it out using the new Label Love punch. Then I have framed it using another punched piece in Berry Burst – I simply snipped it down the middle lengthwise and adhered to the stamped shaped framing it nicely.

I finished off the card with some of those incredible Glitter Enamel Dots, I love the ombre shades they come in, allowing you to choose the right shade to match in with your project, plus they give a lovely sparkle without overpowering. I popped on two in darker shades on the larger balloon and one lighter shade on the smaller balloon.

I hope this card give her the lift she needs and lets her know she’s in our thoughts.

 

The layout for this card came from this weeks sketch challenge over at Freshly Make Sketches #FMS288. I enjoy playing along with their fun layouts.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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It’s been a blast…

A Birthday Blast that is… which is another one of my favourite bundles retiring at this end of this month. It really does feel like we just got this set but then… it also feel like we celebrated New Years last week too.

I have used this bundle quite a few times, it’s a really great set to make awesome cards for men folk. Even using part of the Star Blast edgelit as an element is great. The options are endless.

So this is my latest creation with this awesome set.

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This was one of my class projects recently, where we celebrated the retiring list and this card features a number of those products.

I love the colour combination in the Sweet Treats suite – Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder (retiring), Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I had the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP and also some packs of those cute little Sprinkles Embellishments… and this is where I started.

The embellishments just screamed shaker card to me, so I played with a few shapes but settled on the star to reflect the stars in the burst edgelit dies. Plus those amazing Star Framelits are retiring too. With overlaying the Start Burst edgelit I worked out what size my sharker star needed to be so the space balanced nicely. I decided some silver foil for the burst would set it off.

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The sentiment came from Balloon Adventures set, another retiring favourite. I stamped the banner and the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder ink then fussy cut the banner to adhere over the top of a punched star, also in Watermelon Wonder cardstock. These sat over the top of the silver foil star blast over the shaker.

I hope this project has inspired your next project.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#157

Another fun challenge is happening this week at Can You Case It? It’s a sketch challenge created by Eva.

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Here is my design team inspiration.

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Here I’m using one of the most gorgeous stamp sets that debuted in the Occasions catalogue earlier this year, Everyday Hero. Who doesn’t like a superhero?! What I really like about this set is, it’s completely age free – there are stamps in this set to suit guys and gals of all ages and for many occasions.

Here I’ve made a birthday card for my little nephew. He loves super heros, dinosaurs and his favourite Aussie Rules footy team, the Essendon Bombers. I ticked two boxes this birthday with a dinosaur present and this cute super hero themed card.

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The Everyday Hero set does come with some super cute sentiments, but on this card I used “Happy Birthday: from the Birthday Banner stamp set. The balloon is also from that set.

I found my imagination running a little wild when creating this set. So I thought I’d make another similar card quickly for one of those days where life carries me away and I’m running late for a birthday! Yes, that happens to me too often! My message inside will say something like that too.

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This is definitely one of the retiring stamp sets that is a favourite and I’ll be keeping this one for creating my specials! Case-ing The Catty have been celebration Favourite Retiring items this week. So I’ll be entering these cards over in there challenge this week.

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Both of these cards use the Can You Case It? sketch as a base. One of the things I like about Sketch challenges, is that it gives you the basics of the layout but it’s up to you how it all comes together and you can bring your style and personality into your creations.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch. The challenge is open all week – closing midday Saturday, May 20th (AEST). Hop on over to the Facebook Challenge group for more inspiration from our Design Team members and to load up your entry.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI09

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It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time again. Welcome to you if you are hoping around or about to start. We have another great set of colours this fortnight and I’m sure you will enjoy our design teams inspiration using them.

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On the menu this week is:
– Cherry Cobbler,
– Dapper Denim and
– Pool Party.

Here is my inspiration. It’s a sneak peak too!

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What better colours could be used to launch this great new bundle coming in the next annual catalogue than these? It’s the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle – featuring the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp set and coordinating Pocket Framelit dies.

Now tell me doesn’t the back pocket of your jeans often look like this? Mine does all the time. The idea for this card popped straight into my head the minute I saw this colour combination. I know this theme for cards are going to be great for the teenages I have around me.

Dapper Denim is perfect for denim jeans. The stamp set comes with decorative stitching pieces to create the jean look. Here I’ve stamped the curves towards the bottom of the pocket, similar to Levi jeans. It has a coordinating framelit, which has tabs that you can fold behind the pocket making work just like a true little pocket.

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I used the straight stitched stamp to create the seam that appears across the hips. Of course I couldn’t forget the red tab – made famous by Levi!

My back pocket always has my phone in it and, during the warmer months, my sunnies are hanging out there too. Here I created an iPhone using punch art and a printable of the screen found online. The sunglasses is a stamp in the set and has a coordinating framelit too.

There are a few other images in this set and coordinating sentiments too which I’m sure I’ll be creating with soon.

Until then, I can’t wait to see what you create with these awesome colours.

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Keep hoping through the design teams inspiration – next up we have Rachel Palmieri.

Then jump across to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your entry. This challenge will be open until Monday, May 22.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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    • Coming in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue: Pocketful of Sunshine bundle

Ombre Challenge – CYCI#156

This is an exciting challenge we have at Can You Case It? CYCI#156 this week. It’s all about ombre. There are a couple of ways you can participate in this challenge – you choose four different colours and create them in ombre style. Or you can do what I did choose one colour and step it out into shades to create the ombre style.

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Here is my card. It’s a sneak peak too.

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When I saw this challenge come up, this new suite of products coming in the Annual Catalogue starting June, was THE perfect intro to it.

Welcome to Colour Theory suite. There are stamps, dies and embellishments that make up this collection of products but the yummiest part is the Ombre paper. There are three designs and comes in four different colours. One of those colours is a new In Colour – Berry Burst.

There is the blended gradient – where all the colours blend seamlessly, the blocked gradient – where there is a distinct block of colour and the paint swatch – where the blocks of colours are separated by white space. Love, Love, Love them!

Here I have used the paper that looks like a paint swatch. It’s so cool don’t you think? I have used the Colourful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers thinlit dies. I have used the generational stamping technique, when stamping some of the blossoms, to help create more of the ombre effect.

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This is going to be one cool set and I’ll bring you more of that soon, I’m sure.

Until then, I can’t wait to see what you create with this Ombre challenge. Head over to our Facebook Challenge group and draw inspiration from our talented Design Team members. Then add your entry to the comments of the Ombre challenge post. This challenge ends midday, Saturday, 13th (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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