Sep 07 2017

Graceful Garden Watercolor

Graceful Garden stamps and Petal Garden paper

 

I love this big single flower from the Graceful Garden stamp set. A set of 6, the set is available in both wood and clear.

Included with the stamp set in the Petal Garden Suite, is the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Sheer Ribbon, Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and the Petal Garden Cardstock Pack. Think of the cards and projects you can make with all of the lovely products included in this suite.


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Graceful Garden by Stampin' Up!

 The Petal Garden Cardstock Pack includes the Thick Whisper White for your card bases. For this card, I created the first layer with the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper and the top layer with cardstock placed under the stamped image.

 

 

Graceful Garden Watercolor

 I coloured the images with a heavy application of ink leaving white space and then spritzed gently with water so the colours ran just a bit.

 

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Sep 05 2017

10 Minute Christmas Card: Every Good Wish

 

Every Good Wish by Stampin' Up!

 

Have you started thinking about your Christmas cardmaking for 2017? Take a look at the new Holiday 2017 catalogue from Stampin’ Up! and start planning.

 

This card made with the  Every Good Wish stamp set can be made in just 10 minutes with minimum supplies. So, it’s an economical option, too.

Whether you make 10 cards or 100 this year, consider this quick and easy card for some or all of your Christmas cards. Have another idea that I can help you design? Please contact me  for any crafting help.


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 Every Good Wish

 

 This is a clean and simple card that can be made in just a few minutes. One stamped image, two colors – Old Olive and Basic Black with Whisper White with a few quick cardstock cuts. Add a minimum of accessories – Black Rhinestones and a 1-1/2" wide piece of designer series paper from Merry Little Christmas (that’s 16 cards from each piece of 12" x 12" paper).

 

 

 

 

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The fabulous new Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue is here! 

New stamps, papers, dies, punches, embellishments and more just in time to start creating for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? You bet. 

 

 

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Sep 01 2017

Most Bestest Ever?! The Holiday 2017 Catalogue

 

 Stampin Up Canada 2016 Holiday Catalogue

 

Click here to view the new Holiday catalogue

 

The new Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue is here! And there are fabulous new stamps, designer papers, Big Shot dies, punches, embellishments and more for you just in time to start creating for the holidays. Want a card, project or home decor for Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? It’s all here.

 

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Aug 28 2017

Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek: Spooky Cat

Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat

 

Here is my first Halloween card for the year. When buying for Halloween, I look for versatility – can I create cards, projects,tags and treats? I want a stamp set that can do it all. 

Spooky Cat is a set of 18 stamps that includes a tag, greetings, witches’ hat, owl and of course, the cat. And best of all, a matching Cat Punch that can be used year round.

I kept with a circle theme for the card and used the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder (143709) and Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372) to create the background. 

 

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Spooky Cat Punch and Stamps

 

I used some other new products from the Holiday 2017 catalogue on this card in addition to Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch – can you spot the Black Rhinestone Jewels and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (hint: the banner, the cat and the hat!)

 

 

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New stamps, papers, dies, punches, embellishments and more just in time to start creating for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? It’s all here. 

 

 

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Aug 24 2017

Did You Do Something Creative Today?

 Crafting Forever by Stampin' Up!

 

Why do you create? To get away and have some quiet time? The satisfaction of a finished project? To forget the stress of the day? Time out with fellow stampers? This sentiment from the Crafting Forever stamp set covers it all – Do Something Creative Every Day.

 

I stamped the pens and greeting from Crafting Forever (wood 143955, clear 143958) with Basic Black ink and then added the three stripes of color with images from Happy Celebrations (143012). If you haven’t check out this stamp set yet there are some great background stamps included in this set. And don’t forget the matching Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders (142760).

The ink colours used were Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral. To finish the card, I added the greeting on a piece of cardstock made with the Pretty Label Punch (143715) and complementary coloured sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212). 

 

 

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 Crafting Forever with Happy Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 23 2017

This Little Piggy Makes Me Happy

This Little Piggy by Stampin' Up!

 

Don’t judge me but I love pigs. In fact one of the very first gifts my husband gave me was a stuffed pig. His name is Norman and he sits on my desk.

So … can you guess which stamp set was near the top of my new catalogue wish list? Yep. This Little Piggy. I love these little guys. This is a set of 9 that includes four oh so adorable pigs as well as some cheerful fonted (is that even a word?) greetings for both the inside and outside of your cards.

Looking for a stamp set that isn’t just like the ones you already own … This Little Piggy is it.

 

 

 Stampin' Up!'s This Little Piggy Stamp Set

This Little Piggy

Wood 143919 $37.00

Clear 143922 $27.00

 

 

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This Little Piggy Watercolor Card

 

I stamped the pig with ink from the Basic Gray Archival Pad and then coloured the body with Powder Pink ink and a Blender Pen. The rest of the card was coloured with Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron markers from the Many Marvelous Markers set.

The card is Early Espresso with a middle layer of Whisper White and a top layer of Powder Pink from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Stack.  The stack includes 40 sheets in all five of the new In Colors and I’ve used it a lot.

Next, I added a 1" wide strip of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and a 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" square of Shimmery White cardstock that was stamped with the piggy – both also layered onto Early Espresso cardstock.


 

 

 

 

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New stamps, papers, dies, punches, embellishments and more just in time to start creating for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? It’s all here. 

 

 

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Aug 22 2017

If Life Gives You Lemons …

Lemon Zest by Stampin' Up!

 

You won’t mind life’s lemons if they’re the Stampin’ Up! variety.

This card was made with the Lemon Zest Bundle which pairs the stamp set with Lemon Builder Punch. The colours are Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black.

The top layer of the card was embossed with the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This folder is really versatile and creates a background that can be used often.

I punched the lemons twice in each of Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz adding the greeting to one of the lemons.  After putting all of the pieces together I added two Rhinestone Basic Jewels and two loops of Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon. This ribbon has just a touch of shimmer that adds elegance to any card.

 

 

 

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Lemon Zest Stamp Set and Lemon Builder Punch

 

Closed the card measures 5-1/2" tall by 3-3/4" wide. The circle with the attached lemons is adhered to the card so that is measures 4-1/4" wide and fits a medium envelope.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 21 2017

Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek: Snowflake Sentiments

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiments

 

Snow and snowflakes are a big part of life here abut I never look forward to the winter weather. A fresh dusting at Christmas is beautiful but the rest – shovelling, bad roads, slippery sidewalks, the cold. Ugh!

But strangely enough I love snowflakes for my card making. And Stampin’ Up! never let’s me down. Let me introduce you to this year’s snowflake stamp set – Snowflake Sentiments (wood 144178, clear 144820).

 

Snowflakes, greetings and more plus the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies (144678) add even more options with borders and swirls. Buy them together as the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle (wood 146052, clear 146053) and save 10%.

 

Stampin Up Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits

 

The colours used on this card are Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Silver including Silver Foil Sheets (132178) for the cut snowflake border.

 

Snowflake Sentiments Bundle

 

I accessorized the card with even more silver – Silver 1/8" Ribbon (132137), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678) and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131).

 

 

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New stamps, papers, dies, punches, embellishments and more just in time to start creating for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? It’s all here. 

 

 

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Aug 20 2017

Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek: Painted Harvest

Painted Harvest Stamp Set by Stampin Up

 

Painted Harvest (144783) is a autumn themed stamp set available September 1st in the new Holiday 2017 catalogue. A set of 13 photopolymer images, included are flowers, two sets of leaves, an acorn and greetings. With this stamp set you can create bold, watercoloured images for quick and easy cards. And like I did here, the images can be layered in complementary colours.

 

Available as the Painted Harvest Bundle (146021) with the new Leaf Punch and also a coordinating 12" x 12" designer series paper pack, Painted Autumn (144613).

Demonstrators were able to pre-order Painted Harvest and it is very popular. Can’t wait to order? Purchase a Starter Kit and include any of the not yet released holiday products as part of the $165 in products your receive for only $135 with shipping and GST included. 

 

 

Stampin Up Leaf Punch

 

 Can you spot the new Leaf Punch (144667)? The punch is a stem with three attached leaves but I cut the leaves into separate pieces for this card.

 

 

Painted Harvest Stamps with Leaf Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

I used painters tape torn long ways down the middle to tape off the bottom of the card and keep it clean. You could also use paper or post it notes for same look. 

The colors used for this card were So Saffron over stamped with Crushed Curry and a Chocolate Chip center. The dots and leaves were also stamped with Chocolate Chip. After stamping all of the images except the greeting, I used a Spritzer (126185) and spritzed just a little bit of water on top to blend the edges.  The Stampin’ Spritzer is a bargain and one of those handy tools that I never put away.

 

 

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Aug 19 2017

Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek: Christmas Quilt

Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt  

 

What is not to love about quilts? Every one is a work of art and sewn with love. In addition to being a thing of beauty they also offer comfort and warmth.

As much as I admire quilters and their finished products, I know the hobby is not for me.  And that’s why I really enjoyed creating this card with the Christmas Quilt stamp set (144793) and Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (144673) – I made my own quilt in very little time and with very little skill.

 

Christmas Quilt and Cable Knit Embossing Folder

 

I added texture to the background as well as the Real Red and Crumb Cake pieces with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537).

 

Quilt Builder Framelits by Stampin' Up!

 

This Christmas Quilt Bundle (146026) will be featured in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2017 catalogue which starts September 1st. Request your copy today.

 

 

2017 Holiday Catalogue

 

The fabulous new Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue is right around the corner! 

New stamps, papers, dies, punches, embellishments and more just in time to start creating for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? It’s all here. 

 

 

Want your own print copy of the catalogue? Request a FREE copy from me here. Please note catalogues can only be sent to Canadian addresses.

 

 

 

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Aug 18 2017

Lemon Lime Lovely Inside & Out

 Lovely Inside & Out Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

This card features some new products that are quickly becoming favourites – the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape and Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

And of course the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I just can’t get enough of this new In Color.

 

 

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 Lovely Words Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

 I created the black and white background with the Pick A Pattern Washi Tape. This neutral washi tape pack goes with everything! 

 

 

Lovely Inside and Out

Can you see the fun texture created with the Ruffled Dynamic TIEF?

I finished the card with a Classic Label punched greeting and some Silver Metallic Thread.

 

 

 

 

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New stamps, papers, dies, punches, embellishments and more just in time to start creating for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? It’s all here. 

 

 

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Aug 17 2017

Oh So Eclectic, You’re Just Lovely

 Oh So Eclectic by Stampin' Up!

Another new catalogue favourite is the Naturally Eclectic Suite which includes the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

The Oh So Eclectic stamp set features two different shapes of flowers as well as leaves and four greetings. The Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies work with the flowers and leaves and add gems to the mix. The thinlits also feature three shapes that emboss rather than cut for a unique image.

Want to create eclectic and diverse cards and projects of your own? Buy the bundle and don’t forget to add the eclectic paper, cardstock and overlays for even more creative options. 

 

 

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 Eclectic Layers Thinlits

 

Gold! I love the richness it brings to this card – the flower, behind the cutout and the sequins. I used a length of the new Gold Mini Sequin Trim with the Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon as well as individual sequins glued onto the card.

 

 

Naturally Eclectic Suite

 

 I trimmed the top piece of Fresh Fig cardstock to 5-1/4" x 3-1/2" so the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper is more visible.

 

 

 

 

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New stamps, papers, dies, punches, embellishments and more just in time to start creating for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or the New Year? It’s all here. 

 

 

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