Monday, 30 April 2018

Share What I Love Papers #2

Another beautiful piece of pearlised flowery paper from the Share What You Love paper pack... though my photos don't show the sheen off quite as well as my previous one...

And a new velvety Rich Razzleberry ribbon that will be available in the early release bundles come 1st May... I thought that this may be a bit "thick" to use for bows... but seemed to work fine... so I guess you can say that it looks thicker than it actually is...

Rest of the card details as per this card here...
And remember not long to wait for those early release Share What You Love bundles... and the new In Color ink pads... ordering starts tomorrow, 1st May... 

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Super CAS Hopeful Thoughts

Now I did actually share this the other day in my "Sad to see these Going Part 2" round up post... but I have just realised that I never actually posted it with the details on the blog...

So here you go.... a real quickie but with atmosphere card... suitable for any occasion... featuring Hopeful Thoughts (aka Thoughts & Prayers)
Small Square Thick Whisper White card blank (A4 10.5cm/ US Letter 4 1/4") with a 8cm/3 1/8" Basic Black mat and a 3" (7.6cm) Watercolor Paper panel.
Dapper Denim ink [retiring] applied with an Aqua-painter for the background
Tree and part-greeting stamped in Basic Black (Archival[retiring] or Memento)
For the part-greeting - I masked off the part of the greeting that I didn't want with a sticky/post-it note... inked up the stamp... removed the sticky note... and stamped... though alternatively I could have inked up the part I did want with a Basic Black marker pen...

Just Sharing What I Love in a Small Z Fold...

Oh my... these Share What You Love papers are just fabulous... all so pretty... all lovely colours... and actually thick enough to use for bag making too...

And spot the pearlescent sheen on that big flower! Stunning!! Though do note that the glittery sheen on the small Old Olive flower is care of my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush... as I just couldn't resist...
So I had to break open the paper pack and make a few Thank You cards to send off to some of my lovely customers... so call this group Part One...
Not unsurprisingly for my regular blog followers... this card features my favourite paper pattern from the pack... featuring the soon-to-be-returning colour of Mint Macaron... along with my 2018-20 In Colour favourite, Tranquil Tide.... a match made in heaven...

I made a couple of my 3-in-1 Z Fold cards (for which you will find the Tutorial by clicking here) ... so one set of 3 is on Mint Macaron...and the other set on Tranquil Tide... which one do you prefer?

Thank you greeting from One Big Meaning... and finished off with a Tranquil Tide Finely Woven 1/2" Ribbon bow
These papers are supplied in a bumper pack... 4 sheets of each double sided sheet... and will be available as the individual pack come 1st June... or in the bumper I Want It All early release bundle come 1st May...
Or if you can't wait that long... and are in the UK... click here to talk to/email me about getting your bumper-bundle (or selecting items individually...) by joining my team in April... and then spend a future life crafting away and enjoying 20% off your Stampin Up supplies...

Here are some pictures of the Share What You love suite leaflet but Click here for the full pdf leaflet... and/or click here for the Stampin' Up! video for an overview... including seeing the beautiful papers...

These bundles -and the In Color ink pads- will be available as an early release to all 1-31st May... 

Individual items will not be available until 1st June when the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue is fully released... (unless you order a Demo Starter Kit in April... in which case you can pick and choose...)

Friday, 27 April 2018

A7 Pop Out Swing Card with Tutorial aka The Small, Wee One!!

Definitely a card on the cute scale in the flesh!! Proving that small can be so beautiful!!
And seeing as it is Fancy Fold Friday... here's a tutorial for you...
Craft Spa Recipe
And sorry to my US followers as this is very specific to rest-of-the-world A4 card/C7 envelopes and centimetres measurements... as preciseness is key... I will try to convert for a sensible card from US Letter cardstock/envelope... but in the meantime can anyone tell me the size for a standard US envelope about half your A2 size!?

Card Blank - Thick Whisper White -14.8 x 10.5cm  (5 7/8" x 4 1/8")
Inner Panel - Thin Whisper White- 10.8 x 10.1cm
Tabs - Thin Whisper White- 7.2 x 1.3cm (x2)

Paper Front 7cm x 4" (10.1cm)
Paper In-Sides 3.2 x 9.7cm (x2)

(D) Basic Black Card 5cm x 6cm  
(St) White Card 4.5cm x 10cm pp

where (D) is for die- cutting and (St) is for stamping & punching and pp is per person

SU! Products used
Petal Passion Papers (RETIRING SOON)
Lots of Labels dies (RETIRING SOON)

Everyday Label Punch
Lots of Happy Card Kit stamps (fussy cut flowers)
Perennial Birthday (greeting)

  1. Place larger (Card Blank/14.8cm L) cardstock panel LANDSCAPE onto trimmer
  2. Score at 7.4cm
  3. Bone fold (valley)

  4. Place smaller (Inner Panel /10.8cm L) cardstock panel LANDSCAPE onto trimmer
  5. Score at 3.6 & 7.2cm
  6. Z Bone fold (mountain/valley)

  7. Place smallest (Tabs/7.2cm L) cardstock LANDSCAPE onto trimmer (x2)
  8. Score at 3.6cm (x2)
  9. Bone fold (mountain) (x2)

  10. Decorate all panels.... 
  11. Die cut front of Card Blank (Tip for easier/straighter cutting...
    I used a piece of Grid Paper and marked out a 3.7cm line (ie half of the 7.4cm width) to aid the eye... this was temporarily stuck onto the underside of my thin (Metallic die) plate so everyone could use it all the classes... worked like a charm!
  12. Die cut Basic Black Lots of Labels frame

  13. Stamp greeting AND Everyday Label Punch 
  14.  Faux Stitch using thin end of your Basic Black Stampin Marker (Tip- just draw 3 stitches at a time- easier and faster - and neater too!!

    NOTE - this Tutorial assumes that you have already created a Pop Out Swing card and so know how to stick the parts & Tabs in ...  but if not... then please visit this Tutorial here for further pictorial instruction...  points 7-17
  15. Adhere Z folded Inner Panel to RHS of open card blank (note: valley fold of Z Fold panel to LHS when stuck )
  16. Fold over front of Card Blank. (with Z folded panel folded)
  17.  Apply glue through aperture onto top of Z fold panel (ie to RHS of aperture) 
  18. Adhere Basic Black Label frame

  19. Open up Card blank. Open out Z folded panel to the right.
  20. Adhere 2 Tabs to top and bottom (fold to outside)
  21. Open up Z fold section with Tabs out to left, apply glue on top of Tabs and fold Card Blank onto the glued Tabs

  22. Adhere all other parts... 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Retiring Stamps I am going to miss Part 2....

Last-Chance Products
A purposefully shorter round up post today!

Though still with the projects over the years round up for you too... Just click on the project photo to go to that project for more details... and/or click on the product photo to go straight to the product in my Online Store... 

See yesterday's post for the first 5 in the series... 

Garden in Bloom
Not bad for a set I won in the Team Training Raffle... Whilst this has always been a very useful floral & fauna set... it has suddenly become a firm favourite!!! So I will deal with it first... thanks to fellow demo, Jo Hooper for spotting this one... and for sharing what she loved!

So product picture up first... spot THE flower... yes the large 2 step one at the bottom left & right...
Garden In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set
And here is a sneaky peek of part of a stunning sheet in the brand new and coming Share What You Love papers... which are definitely wanted by all my ladies that have seen them so far...
Ooh look at the top... same flower!! And can you spot the pearlescent sheen on these papers too... (though note that the glittery Old Olive flowers are care of my Wink of Stella...)

As an aside... don't miss the early release Share What You Love bundles coming from 1st May... click here for more details (including how to get them now!) ... or  just here for the Flyer ...

And some more CAS Garden in Bloom samples for you...
Garden In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hopeful Thoughts (aka Thoughts & Prayers in the US I believe)
This one has been around for a very long time... but still a keeper for me... always had a soft spot for blossoms... and I love the tree!

And gosh these 2 are from 2011... and all the rest ( as I know that there have been a lot more made using this set) must have been pre-blogging days... or maybe prior to using Tags that can be used in the Blog Search function...

Available in Wood mount and Clear Mount
Hopeful Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Charming Cafe
Not been around for so long... as made its debut in this years Spring Summer catalogue...but a really useful set of stamps and dies... for which I loved the samples in the catalogue... and has had a lot of other use ...
Available as stamps or bundled with the dies.. in both Clear Mount & Wood Mount
Charming Café Clear-Mount Bundle

No Bones About It...
This is one of those sets that has always had my heart... even though son and friends & family etc definitely too old to be into dinosaurs... and no-one wanting them to be used for projects in my classes... but a keeper for when our friends start on grandchildren!!! 

But I loved the few cards I made just because!!
And this one that fellow team-mate and friend, Anna made using my Shadow Box Frame card tutorial...

No Bones About It Photopolymer Stamp Set

Text Ya Later
And last but not least... for a bit of fun... and great for young, old, teens, tweens and male/female cards etc!!!
Gosh I had a long list of ideas for this one... but guess the timing was just not right... 

Though I will also share the card that should have been quickly remade... as there is a tutorial there for you too... Same idea in the other orientation.... and somewhat less bright!.. 
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Text Ya Later Photopolymer Stamp Set
Now I found it hard to select just 10 stamps that I am most going to miss most come 31st May (or sooner if they go out of stock before!) What about You? Which ones will you most miss?