Sunday, 20 October 2019

Simple Feels Like Frost Shaker Cards for Sunday...

Gosh... I have finished my Autumn Winter catalogue Sunday Suite series... So whilst I think about what to post on Sundays instead... here are a couple of  simple (but stunning and special) Feels Like Frost shaker cards for you...

Created by Barbara again... as she is definitely on a roll.. Just beautiful!

And a design that will be CASEd by yours truly if I have any of those beautiful pieces of paper left after I run all my christmas classes this year!!  Though I have to admit that I have a lot of ideas with those 2 paper patterns!! Well you know me... I DO SO like a wintery scene!

Again thank you so much for sharing Barbara...

SU! Products used
Papers - Feels Like Frost
Stamps & Dies - Frosted Foliage


Saturday, 19 October 2019

Something Special for Saturday - Feels like Frost Gap & Scrap cards

So I shared my Feels Like Frost Gap & Scrap cards with the tutorial here a few weeks ago...

You know the one ... the card I like to call Gap card (for simplicity and cos it rhymes with Scrap!) but it also gets called Peekaboo Card, Split Panel card, Floating card, Floating Die Cut Frame card, Floating Frame card... and another new name I saw in the last week that I now can't remember...

And my lovely demonstrator friend and team-mate Barbara got busy and made a few of her own... and is still making more as I type!
But I had to quickly pop on and share these... aren't they just stunning ... and so arm... in the reds!  Really special... And I would never have thought of that... Love it when our creative CASE-ing circle brings such beautiful results....

Thank you so much for sharing with me (us) Barbara... And I can't wait to see your other colour combinations!!
Want to make some of your own... as you kinda get to make 2 cards at a time... then just click here to find out how...

SU! Products used
Stamps & Dies - Frosted Foliage




Thursday, 17 October 2019

Brightly Gleaming Bauble Gap Card

Oops forgot to schedule for the right time of day! So a late post today...

So where there is one... there is usually two...

I shared the simple Brightly Gleaming Stitched Star Portrait Gap Card here on Monday... and now you have the Landscape Gap Card one...
Complete with greetings, baubles and holly care of the co-ordinating stamp & punch set Christmas Gleaming... and a Copper Foil die cut Christmas using the Merry Christmas dies...

Bauble a 3D one by stamping and punching 3 baubles... scoring down the centre of each and valley folding... then sticking one to each side of each other...

And click here for the A6 Landscape Gap Card Tutorial...


Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Wednesday Wideo - Joy of Giving Tag Kit


Let me introduce you to the lovely christmas tag making Joy of Giving Tag Kit this year... everything you need in a box to make 30 tags for all your christmas wrapping... 

Note that each tag folds in half so you can stamp 'To' and 'From' on the inside.

And this is what you get in the kit...
Kit includes
* Supplies for 30 tags: 10 each of 3 designs-largest tag: 4-1/2" x 2" (11.4 x 5.1 cm)
* 17-piece photopolymer Joy of Giving Stamp Set (clear block included)
* Poppy Parade Stampin' Spot

And a lovely red box!!!

Click here to see the kit in action on video... 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Noble Peacock Christmas Gleaming CAS card

So I had a few prepped card kits left over from my Noble Peacock papers classes where my ladies had just run out of time (which is code for "I had designed and prepped too many projects"... as I don't like people to run out of things to do when at mine!! So I always have some "just in case" projects on standby!)
But we are now onto Christmas makes....

So I thought why not! And... with all the shine... these papers do work well for Christmas too...
And then I had to laugh...as they ran out of time again!! Next time maybe!?
Stampin Up Products used
Papers - Noble Peacock
Foils - Noble Peacock
Stamps - Christmas Gleaming, Itty Bitty Christmas

Monday, 14 October 2019

Merry Monday Brightly Gleaming Pop Out Strip Card ... with Tutorial...

Love it when a few simple ideas come together and produce something a bit different but so simple to make... and so a quick tutorial for you too...

So over the past 5 years I have seen many a card fold with a strip popping out on the inside and 4 panels on each part of the strip...  even pinned a few along the way...
But this year is the year I remembered the concept... and just had to make one of my own...

So here you go...
And the pop out strip is so easy.... so I can't attribute to any tutorial out there as I didn't go and look! As I (usually) find it quicker that way... but for those of you that like the step by step details...

(1) Cut a narrow strip of card the same width as your card blank (mine is about 3/4" or 2 cm high)...

(2) Fold in half ...
(3) Fold each half in half again...
AKA for my A4L A6 card blank... Score LANDSCAPE at 7.4, 14.8 and 22.2cm

(4) Bone Fold as Valley, Mountain, Valley... so you get an M or W shape (depending on which way round you are holding it! But it ends up as a W in the card!)
(5) Stick right hand section to right hand side of card blank (right to the RH edge)
(6) Fold the strip up... apply glue to top section
(7) Fold left hand side of card blank down onto the glued section

And a final tip from me... I meant to stick my strip higher (about half way up my starry sky panel)... but I changed my mind at the last minute... and wish I hadn't... as you can't really see my lovely glittery snow banks! Which is a real shame!
But for those of you that like to see a bit more... just Google or You Tube one of the many names attributed to this card!!!

Such as "Pop Out Strip Card" (which I believe to be the original name back in 2014)...  and for which the earliest sample I saw was by Pia Gerhardt in Germany and that can be found here)

But also "Inside Banner Pop Out Card", "Inside Pop Out Card", Floating Pop Up Card", "W Fold Card", "M Fold Card", "Inside 4 Panel Card" or "4 Panel Pop Out card"
Stampin Up products used
Papers - Brightly Gleaming
Stamps - From Our House to Yours, Greatest Part of Christmas (H), Itty Bitty Christmas*, Lined Alphabet
Dies - Layering Alphabet
Embellishments - Copper Star Elements, Shimmery Crystal Effects & Ice Glitter
Card - Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink Pads - Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Real Red
Marker Pen - Night of Navy

(H) This is an exclusive Host stamp set... that can be earnt for free with orders from £150...

* I used the "From Our... to Yours"... stamp from the Itty Bitty Christmas set rather than the From Our House to Yours set as I had already used that one on another card... in another colourway... which was therefore at another class stamping station!! But I do also prefer the 2 lines of text instead of the one...


Sunday, 13 October 2019

Sunday Suite - Night Before Christmas

And this Night Before Christmas suite is a biggy... so lots to share... a great value christmassy bundle for those that can't get enough of Christmas!! Traditional taste... or more quirky! You can choose...

And I have some seldom seen close up product shots and project shots for you today too... and the Display Board shot...
And there is even a short video and poem for you if you would like to see Father Christmas crafting!...
Starting off the lowdown with the Mega Suite bundle... you know the one...click once and buy it all! But also a great visual of everything you  get in this suite...
Comprising... the Holly Jolly Christmas stamps...
And the Jolly Season dies... Love, love, love the greetings and the sleigh image!
Or buy them both (with 10% off) as the Bundle
Then we have the 6x6 pack of Night Before Christmas papers... scroll to the end of the post to see every sheet...
Here is a close up of some more of the cards...
And those accessory sheets...
The co-ordinating cards and envelopes ... Check out those starry die cuts... you could just stamp a large greeting and be done ( if you like things clean and simple!)
And here are some cards that my lovely upline, Julie Kettlewell designed incorporating these 2 Memories and More packs and some of the papers.. 
Which I have to admit sold these kits (immediately!) to 39 out of about 40 ladies in the room at training! And if you like speed crafting then these are for you! 
And last but not least the lovely Red & White stripey ribbon...
And to save you scrolling back .... just click here to "pick n mix" from the Suite... but don't forget the current Host Code (see end of post or top RHS of the blog)

And finally.... here are all the paper patterns for your eyes... all 24 of them... so lots to choose from! Some traditional...some quirky... and some in between!






















And to save you scrolling back again.... just click here to "pick n mix" from the Suite...