Happiness Blooms at OnStage IV

I love the Memories and More product line, it’s great as it’s so versatile. I was so excited to see that the Happiness Blooms suite will have a coordinating Memories and More card pack and Notecard and envelope pack.

The card pack is really awesome as it features two sticker sheets, 6 single-sided specialty cards with a shiny spot varnish, plus the regular 6×4” 4×3” cards.

Here I have used some of the feature cards and teamed them up with the Notecard and envelope pack to make some cards really quickly and easily. You can keep card making with Memories and More really simple like the card on the right here….

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Or you can step it up a little by adding in a few elements, like I did with the card on the left. Here I cut out the sentiment and layered it over some coordinating cardstock – I chose Pineapple Punch to coordinate with the stamens – and finished it off with some silver metallic thread. I popped it back on using dimensionals.

 

Here I have used another feature card on a notecard base and added some simple punched shapes from the Designer paper pack using some of the coordinating Bitty Bloom punches.

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While this did take a little more time, partly because I can be indecisive, I “Umed” and “Aghed” over where to place my flowers, it was easy enough to complete. I used some dimensionals to pop up some of the flowers to help add some interest.

 

This next card was our Make & Take at OnStage, what I really liked about this was here, we used the cards cut to size. So the strip of blue for our sentiment was cut down from the 4×3” card, there is another card backing the stamped image. We even got to use one of the specialty cards, here we cut a flag to one end and layered it on the cardbase, when you move it slightly back and forth – it shines. We all love shine and bling don’t we?!

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But of course the cards are designed for Memory Keeping as well, and I think there is a great combination of journaling and filler cards in both sizes. Here I have created a page for my Alaska album. I have added some stickers over some photo pockets…

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I have also added some stamped images over the top of one of the filler card to create my own decorative one to suite my theme.

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And because the printed design of these card match the stamps, it really easy to create a cover page for your daily album.

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As you can see, there is so much to get busy with in just the Memories and More section of this suite.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CI45 – Happiness Blooms at OnStage III

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So sometimes it takes looking at something in a different colour to know if it’s going to work for you. That’s what I have done with today’s Happiness Blooms at OnStage post. I’ve created a card in this fortnights colour challenge for Colour INKspiration.

Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Tanya Bell. Our colour challenge this fortnight centres on 2017-2019 InColour range. I can’t believe we only have a little over six months before these awesome colours retire….

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I’ve used the Bloom by Bloom stamp set to show you how it these stamps can work in a different colour combination. Take a look…

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So here I have used the large Tulip stamp and inked it in Powder Pink, then I used a sponge dauber to apply some Berry Burst ink to the top of the flower and down the sides a little. I stamped this first and then stamped the large stem in Tranquil Tide. Next was the smaller stem, off to the side followed by the smaller tulip coloured the same way.

That a great tip too by the way…. I found, in some cases, stamping the flower image first was easier. It would allow me to position it and angle it just the way I wanted it to sit. Then adding the stem later fitted in easy.

I finished off my tulips by adding some stamen in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I layered the Whisper White stamped cardstock on some Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and wrapped a piece of the Ombre ribbon around before apply dimensions. Then attached it to my Berry Burst cardbase.

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I tied a separate bow in the Ombre ribbon and attached it to the card with a glue. Then stamped the the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink beneath the raised feature.

I really enjoyed making these, so made a few…

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#simplestamping and layering techniques really are winners!

Next up in the hop is amazing Denita.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until 6pm, Monday, November 26th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happiness Blooms at OnStage II

Seriously, look at all those image stamps in the Bloom by Bloom stamp set! I bet your wondering what on earth to do with some of them. I know I was… at first…

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Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, which I kicked off this series of posts, this set features 17 different stamps and they are all images – no sentiments here. Again, this creates versatility as we are not locked in to any one occasion.

With so many images featuring bold strong shapes, you can create flowers with some by teaming them up with either of the stems. Or you can do what I have done here and create a background pattern.

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Here, I stamped images randomly over some Whisper White cardstock in coordinating colour ink. I layered this over some of the Happiness Blooms designer paper, I used the pattern design that is shades of Call Me Clover so that is blended rather than competed.

 

That’s a good tip I tend to employ when using Designer Paper packs like this one. An effective way to use paper that features bold colours and/or busy patterns, is to team them up with a monochromatic. This way, the patterns blend together and the colours stop competing with each other. Like this…

I think the 2018 InColour Designer Paper stack is going to be a BFF to the Happiness Blooms pack… just take a look at the monochromatic coordinating happening here…

 

I offset the stamped layer and the DSP so they sit on angles to each other over the cardbase in Call Me Clover. I embossed the front with the Dot to Dot textured impressions embossing folder.

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I love this fun polka-a-dot pattern, it coordinates with patterns in the DSP and the Memories and More cards too. But I also like how other existing trims, like the Polka-a-Dot Tulle ribbon, coordinate too.

I used some of the gorgeous Calypso Coral satin ribbon from the suite and some more DSP under the sentiment, which came from the Tropical Chic stamp set. Here I have stamped Calypso Coral ink on the same colour cardstock, to help it blend.

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Then to top it off, I have punched a flower from the DSP with another shape in the Bitty Bloom punch pack and topped this off, and some of the stamped flowers, with my favourite the enamel dots.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more sneak peaks of this amazing suite.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happiness Blooms at OnStage

I have some very exciting new to share… I had the honour of presenting a Product Spotlight at Stampin’ Up!’s Melbourne (Australia) OnStage event at the weekend.

Just in case you are not sure, a Product Spotlight is when we demonstrators get to see a whole new suite of products coming in the next catalogue. It’s usually presented by another demonstrator, who has worked with Stampin’ Up! staff to ensure the presentation works well.

It was truly a great experience and certainly a nerve-racking one, as presenting means up on a stage in front of more 500 demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff. Weeks of planning and preparing came together really well and I was so excited to have over-come nervousness to deliver the important information I had discovered first about the products in this suite.

 

So I thought I would share with you a project each day, for the next little bit to help inspire your creativity with this suite and offer some extra tips and tricks, I discovered when working with this suite. This will help you when you buy the products and begin using them.

I presented the Happiness Blooms suite and I know when you receive your catalogues from next month, you are going to love all the products that make up this suite.

This first project was one of my favourite creations using a little something from almost all the products. It’s a great way to introduce them to you too.

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The main feature is that gorgeous tulip stamp. It comes from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, which is photopolymer and features 17 different stamps. It only has image stamps too, so we can team it up with another stamp set for a sentiment, making it really versatile.

Here I have fussy cut two of the stamped images, which is easy to do as they are nice clean flat shapes. I’ve used two of this years In-Colours – Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch.

The tulip is framed by those angles – on the left we have Lovely Lipstick cardstock (another In-Colour) and here I have embossed it with the Dot to Dot textured impression embossing folder. It features a fun polka-dot pattern which is echoed in other products, so you’ll find it easy to coordinate. On the right, is my favourite pattern from the Designer Series Paper pack. I love this one – the Pineapple Punch just pops right out of the Night of Navy background. It’s 12”x12” and features strong flat floral designs on one side and generic patterns on the other. The pack itself features bold colours and shapes. (Stay tuned I have some great tips coming on how to work with those).

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I have used one of the four mini punches from the Bitty Bloom Punch Pack – here I have punched out some flowers from the patterns in the DSP. Last, I have topped them with some of those gorgeous little Enamel Dots – OMG, I’m so in love with these, it’s not funny. You are going to see them everywhere!

 

So stayed tuned to my blog this week, for more project ideas with this gorgeous new suite coming in the Occasions Catalogue in January 2019.

It was truly an honour to have been asked by Stampin’ Up! to present the Happiness Blooms suite, certainly a career milestone.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC203 – Case Hostess Sets

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There are some really great ideas featured in the host rewards section of both catalogues. I’m not sure if you venture down in to those sections, may be not if you don’t think you’ll earn any of those rewards, however there are some really great idea to inspire your projects in there.

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This is the space Caseing The Catty are drawing inspiration from this week. Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have hopped over from Julia Quinn.

I really like the Coral card design featured above in the bottom left corner. Its’ the one with the doily, and this week I have adapted the design to suit a Christmas theme. I love a great card design, they can be adapted for any occasion can’t they?

Here is what I came up with…

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Instead of stamping my background, I embossed with the Softly Falling EF, my cardbase and background are Cherry Cobbler.

I used the doily in the same location – these pearlized doilies are just wonderful. Here I featured the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, which I just love, love, love… but then I wanted a zing of colour, so went for Lemon, Lime Twist cardstock and die cut the “Merry”… from Merry Christmas to all thinlit die set.

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I teamed it up with some Tranquil Tide Velvet ribbon, the text of that is just amazing and coordinates beautiful with Lemon Lime. I stamped the Christmas in Cherry Cobbler and beneath it I fixed some punched Sprigs from Tranquil Tide colour of Glimmer paper, which comes from the Joyous Noel suite.

I like how it has come up, a modern take on some traditional Christmas elements.

Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. This challenge theme actually runs for two weeks – as most of us demonstrators are away to OnStage next weekend. So you have extra time to play along as this challenge closes 6pm Sunday night, November 18.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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This month is all about these five great products…

 

 

I love how these products can be so versatile… one stamp set, one design used with different colours will give you cards for different occasions. Take a look….

This principle can be applied to any stamp set of course, but it really works beautifully with this one, the Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

Want to see more… check out Stampin’ Up! YouTube video…

 

These are available for this month only, be sure to purchase your supplies by November 30th.

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Colour INKspiration – CI44

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It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time again, welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Jacqui Williams. This challenge runs for three weeks. So plenty of time to get your inky fingers into this great group of colours. Check them out…

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Here is what I made using these colours. There is not too much that is quick or simple about this card, but I love how it looks that way.

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First up, I decided on what shaped frame to use in the centre. I went with oval and I used my favourite die set of course the Stitched Edge framelits. Next, I used some of that gorgeous Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper and trimmed out sections so that it fit between the oval frame and the edge of the card. It was a little tricky in places but I made it work as there are so many options with using this type of paper.

Next, I coloured the detail on the laser cut elements with a sponge dauber, varying the amount of ink applied allowed me to achieve different tones with using these colours. I used a blender pen for the Sahara Sand, as I found those elements to be smaller and the pen allowed for more precise application.

Once I was happy with my colour, I adhered the elements in place with some fine tip glue, making sure they didn’t poke out into the sentiment space. Then I adhered the frame over the top with some mini dimensionals.

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As this card is mostly delicate and light, so I finished off with a little more strength of colour by adding a flower and some leaves stamping the ink on same colour cardstock.

Next up in the hop is Narelle Farrugia.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open for three weeks this time, Monday, 12th November. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happy Birthday sale

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It’s amazing isn’t it? Two sisters decided to set up shop in their living room helping their friends realise their creative potential using high quality rubber stamps…. Here we are 30 years later… Stampin’ Up! is now a global company and offering so many exclusively designed products, but one thing remains the same… their high quality exclusive stamps.

I don’t know about you, but 30 years ago, I was 15 years old, in high school and the most important thing to me at that time, was what music I was playing on my cassette recorder and how high I could style my fringe.

Little did I know how their world would positively affect mine some 21 years later…

And so very excited about this celebration sale – 15% of these great stamp sets. It’s not very often stamps are on sale and we have today only to pick up a bargain of 5. Check them out now….

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We have until 11.50pm to order these stamps at these great prices. Contact me directly or order online here…

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI43

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It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time and this week it’s all about this years In Colours. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Kim!

I’m so excited as I really like these this collection of InColours. They are so bright and fun and just make you feel happy.

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So today, I decided to create a Birthday card with them that captures all the fun these colour emote.

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I started with a base card in Lovely Lipstick. I even love the name of this colour, it reminds me of a colour lipstick my mum used to wear when I was little. I embossed this using the Corrugated Embossing folder from the Holiday catalogue.

I layered a piece of designer paper stack, I chose the stripe design in Pineapple Punch. To add some interest I decided to adhere this on at an angle. On top of that is my stamped and colour design. Here I stamped the Birthday Wishes For You stamp in StazOn ink. Then used my In Colour collection of markers to hand colour in a rainbow ombre-ish way. It’s so bright and so colourful, it just makes me feel happy.

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To finish off, I tied some 1.8” Grograin ribbon in Blueberry Bushel. Oh how I really love this shade of blue, it’s the perfect depth of tone for me! Lastly, I added a couple of pearls from the Artisan Pearl embellishments to coordinate.

Simple but so much fun in such that card.

Next up is the amazing Nicole Wilson.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. You can choose any combination or number of colours to includes on your creation, plus metallics and basics too. This challenge is open until Monday, October 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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Cards. What a wonderful thing they are.

They are even better when they are handmade, I believe… afterall it’s why I do what I do. But any card given shows and communicates thought and care and that’s why I love them so.

We give and receive them from many different occasions and reasons, we keep them on display for some time and then tuck them away into our memory boxes. Well… I do!

I took a little history lesson on cardmaking – thanks Google! – and it’s reported that an early origins of cards can be traced back to the Victorian Era, where people would leave a “calling” card – hand made card with their name and some type of decorative element on it – with house servants if the family of the house was unavailable for visiting. My, how times have changed. Nower day, we send text messages before heading over asking “are you going to be home?”.

There have been many types of cards through the ages to serve many different purposes, from Dance cards, to modern day services like Business cards and RSVP cards. But my favourite is the Greeting Card. You give them for so many different reason – to celebrate a birthday or another holiday event, to say thank you, to let someone know you are thinking of them or appreciate them.

Of all occasions, my favourite of course is Christmas time – I love making Christmas cards, it a great lead in to decorating for the occasion and celebrating with family and friends.

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Today is World Cardmaking Day, celebrated globally on the first Saturday of October. It first began in 2006 and was created by Paper Craft magazine as a way to encourage crafters to get a head start on holiday card-making.

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A great way to celebrate World Cardmaking Day is to learn the craft of cardmaking. Join in on one of my classes, where I can take you through “where to start” and “and how to do that”! There is nothing more satisfying than creating a personalised greeting card to give. Plus making connections with like-minded people is always a great thing.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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