Thursday, 30 September 2021

Thursday Tidings of Christmas #2 - Multi Layer Card - with some tips...

Another in my series of Focus on Using 6x6 Papers... featuring Tidings of Christmas along with the Merriest Moments stamps for some Christmas makes...

This card is a great way to use the scraps left from another card....

But before I start... remember that today  is the last day you can order with the Sale A Bration promotion offers available to you.... In brief... a free gift for every £45 ordered... a free stamp set (In  Your Words) for orders over £275... AND wow! A free extra bundle when joining (see pg 19) our Stampin Up! family ...

Bit of a back story with this card... as it is a re-worked or CASEd version of a card I made 8 years ago for a Male Card series using Dapper Dad and Parkers Patterns... and that has been sitting on my "re-make me as I'm great" pile ever since... So now I have... though I changed the sizes of the top mat and papers to suit my leftovers from a card I will share soon!

And I couldn't resist decorating the inside with another of my paper scraps...

And a few tips for you....

(1) Reduce the amount of ribbon/thread you use when you are just going to cover it up... hopefully the picture says 1000 words....

(2) Feel free to "gut" the centre of your paper square... again hopefully the picture says 1000 words... I went round lining up and cutting at 3cm on all 4 sides... so I now have a smaller square of paper to use on another card...

(3) The poinsettia is a small flower layered (using a 3d foam Stampin Dimensionals pad) over a larger flower!

(4) The poinsettia leaves are from the large poinsettia flower inked up in the green! (Evening Evergreen in this instance) Perfect finish!



Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Wednesday Christmas Whimsy Kit...

Introducing the Christmas Whimsy kit... which has just released...

Need more information.... click here for an unboxing video... and/or here for an instructional PDF... 

Although you may recognise the images from the seasonal mini catalogue...

Everything you need to get your christmas craft on in a box... Cute!
 
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colours: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede



Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Tuesday Tidings of Christmas - Side Fold (aka Book Fold) Card


Start of a new mini series today... focusing on using papers...  And featuring Tidings of Christmas for some Christmas makes...

But before I start... remember that this Thursday, 30th September is the last day you can order with the Sale A Bration promotion offers available to you.... In brief... a free gift for every £45 ordered... a free stamp set (In  Your Words) for orders over £275... AND wow! A free extra bundle when joining (see pg 19) our Stampin Up! crew...

Oh and new Host Code raised... don't want you to miss out on getting another free gift... from me this time!

So this is a Side Fold card as I called it...  as when I first created one I didn't see all the Book Binding Fold Card and Book Fold Card tutorials for such a fold around the web over the years...

And the Side Fold name has now stuck in my head... oops! As I am not a believer of changing card fold names... but I don't actually "get" the Book meaning/term... maybe it was derived from a Mini Book way back when... ?

Other products used are the Merriest Moments stamps and the Label Me Lovely Punch... which I have to admit are both getting a major workout at the moment!



Monday, 27 September 2021

New Kit on the Block - Expressions in Colour

Before I start... I have to laugh at myself... I scheduled a few posts to cover for the fact that I have been away for a few days... but I got the dates wrong!! Hence the 2 week gap in proceedings... Big Oops!

Anyways... this kit is proving REALLY popular... as it is a great tester of the lovely Expressions in Ink suite ....

So introducing the Paper Pumpkin Expressions in Colour Kit... everything you need in a box (apart from a clear block or two! eg Size D) to make quick, easy, stylish and contemporary cards... Simples!

Click HERE for some more inspiration from around the world... as our US demonstrators have had their kits a while... so there are some great alternatives around for those of you that like the potential extras... 

The Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit contains enough supplies to create nine ink-credible cards and coordinating envelopes.

Your kit includes:
• Expressions In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
• Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Printed card bases
• Printed envelopes
• Die-cut labels
• Printed die-cut pieces
• Die-cut vellum pieces
• Adhesive-backed sequins
• Linen Thread
• Adhesive dots
• Dimensionals

Coordinating Colours: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

BUT... do remember to purchase a Clear Block(S) if you don't have any.... Size D will cover them all... which is the same size provided in most of the kits with a block...

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Sunday Suite - Cute Halloween


Introducing the Cute Halloween Suite… Just click on the linked/highlighted titles to investigate these products further!

Starting (as always) with the Cute Halloween Suite Collection... so you can click and buy everything in just one go...

Comprising Cutest Halloween Bundle... with 10% off the price of the 2 co-ordinating parts...

Of Cutest Halloween stamps …


And the co-ordinating Halloween Punch...

Then we have the Cute Halloween papersCLICK HERE for the sheet by sheet images... 

The fabulous Tombstone Treat Boxes.... for which I have a long list of non Halloween projects... though unfortunately I didn't spot them earlier... so I am going to have to wait a while to get some on my next order!!

The Cute Stars adhesive backed Sequins embellishments…

And last but not least.... the Black Gingham Ribbon

And before I go... here are some inspiring Cute Halloween projects for you... 

AND/OR CLICK HERE to see many many more made by my fellow demonstrators around the world… I particularly love this Mini Book by Rachel Tessman at Stamp Your Art Out... 









Friday, 10 September 2021

Friday Fun Fold - For The Guys Diorama Card


Well we loved this card with the card blank and pieces from the For The Guys  card kit... 

Such depth to the scene...

But I must dash today...

So I will be back with more details for you another day...



Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Tuesday Trio - Sponged For The Guys cards...

Gulp... I blinked... and the week just went!
 So apologies for the radio silence... 
A nice little share for you today using scraps from the For The Guys kit... along with the birds from Sailing Home

 I love it when you can re-purpose something and make something simple... but great...



Sunday, 5 September 2021

Simple Sunday Shield...

 
Back to the For The Guys card kit...
Back to just using scraps... as we all like to get more from our kits!
And back to sponging.... "through the shield window"...

Thanks for All You Do... a sentiment that will be getting a lot of use for RAKs from here....