Saturday, 25 February 2017

Beautiful You stamp set

Happy Saturday!

Wow what a week! I'm afraid I didn't have time on Wednesday to record a Lynn's Lesson! Next week is going to be another hectic one so I'm not sure I'll be able to do one but I'll try.

Here's today's make - another quick and easy card, this time using the Beautiful You stamp set from the Spring / Summer Occasions Catalogue by Stampin' Up!

The base is thick Whisper White card stock with Peek-a-boo peach designer series paper (DSP) and card stock. I've stamped the image in Basic Grey classic ink on whisper white and again on the DSP, which is double sided, then cut out the dress and hat and simply glued it over the original image (a technique called paper piecing).

The sentiment is coloured using Stampin' Write Markers in Peek-a-boo peach and Basic Grey. I think it makes the word "birthday" pop? This is punched out with the Decorative Label punch and layered Peek-a-boo peach. A bit of white bakers twine is tied at the top and three white enamel dots finish of the card.

I've deliberately not used a lot of dimension so it can be posted easily. I truly love this stamp set and have had such fun creating projects with it.

Anyway, you guessed it I made another video, which shows how I made it.

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Lynnie C

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Another quick and easy card ...

Card usong Flower Shop SU stamp set and matching punch:

Happy Sunday folks!

Today's card is another quick and easy make using minimal supplies.

It was inspired by a card made by a very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator from USA called Brandy Cox from Brandys Cards so I hope she won't mind me CASEing her card!  For those non-crafters CASE means:-


I've used one stamp set Flower Shop, which was one of the stamp sets I picked for my kit when I joined Stampin' Up!  I still chuckle to myself when I think about that as I was so excited by the gorgeous stamp sets, punches, co-ordinating inks and embellishments that I completely forgot to include any card stock or paper! The stamp set has a matching pansy punch which makes it quick and easy to punch out the flowers. Anyway here's the video, bloopers and all (lol)

I really love this set - the six different flowers, each give a different look and who doesn't like a pretty flower. I hope this demo shows how easy it is to create a pretty homemade card using minimal supplies.

Very excited this week as I got my new business stamp. Ordered online from The English Stamp Company it arrived within a few days - amazing service, fantastic quality and great value too - so I can now stamp my details on the back of my projects - I absolutely love it - looks so professional!

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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Lynn's Lessons - adhesives

So today's lesson is all about adhesives. I'm sure you know there are lots of different products out there so I'm just going to talk through what's available from Stampin' Up! but first watch my video ....

My go to glue is Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue as it works really well, you don't need a lot of it and it gives you plenty of time to make sure things are placed where you want them (I've been known to get things a bit wonky, if I'm honest!).

The Fine Tip Glue Pen is great for adding small embellishments and delicate paper cutouts and the needle in the lid is great for making sure the fine tip doesn't get clogged up!

Mini Glue dots are ideal for adding bigger embellishments to projects and great value with 300 in a pack. Stampin' Dimensionals are a quick and easy way to add depth and dimension to projects. There are 300 in a pack but you can also use the edging as well so nothing's wasted. SNAIL adhesive and Fast Fuse are refillable double sided tape runners and are both great way to add double sided adhesive in a straight line to projects. I will show you how easy they are to refill in the coming weeks.

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Quick and fun punch art cards

I had so much fun making today's cards. I first made them last year for my friends twins - I wanted to send them similar cards that were cute and unfussy without a number on - a boy and girl.

You don't need a lot of supplies or tools either to make them. The card base is standard UK A5 in Very Vanilla card stock, the next layer is Tip Top Taupe cut at 10 cm x 14.3cm, the snout or muzzle is a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock - I used a corner rounder on all these pieces. The eyes are cut from a scrap of Basic Black and the nose from a scrap of Chocolate Chip cut using a 3/4" circle punch. The bows are made from strips of In-Colour designer series paper stack using the Stampin' Up! envelope punch board (it makes so much more than envelopes).

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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Lynn's Lessons

Thursday already! Blimey, this week is flying by! I'm a little late with my latest video - #2 in the Lynn's Lessons series. This is inspired by my friends comments at my class last week so I've decided to go back to basics as there are probably a lot of newbies out there who want to start papercrafting but don't know where to start.

I've been crafting for many years and have accumulated a lot of supplies - I like to think of myself as a collector rather than a hoarder!! I bought most of it either from local craft shops or on-line but was frustrated that it was almost impossible to find papers, card and embellishments that matched. That's one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! everything co-ordinates so beautifully.

My sister-in-law got me into stamping many years ago but I found wooden stamps expensive and the quality of photopolymer sets a bit hit and miss and I almost gave up because I couldn't always get a proper image - I'm a bit of a perfectionist you see. I also found ink pads dried out quickly.

I tried lots of different techniques dry-embossing, quilling, punch art, distress ink, perfect pearls, flower soft, die cutting, embossing folders..... the list goes on. Then I discovered Stampin' Up. I ordered a punch from a local demo, booked onto a class and within a very short time had signed up as a demo and my love affairs with SU began.  (TBH I find it hard to use my old supplies because the quality is so poor compared to what I use now!)

So what do you really need to get started - some pretty paper, card stock, ink and a few stamp sets. Essential tools are a good trimmer, glue, scissors, a cutting mat to protect your work surface and you're ready to start creating and having fun.

Here's the latest video - I'd love you to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any future videos and any feedback would be wonderful. I know there's plenty of room for improvement but practice makes perfect (so they say):-

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As always, thanks for stopping by.

Lynnie C

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Weekend makes ...

Hello stampers!

It has been a busy week but I still found time to make a few projects and yesterday I managed to film another video of a quick and easy card using Stampin' Up! products. (For some reason it uploaded twice on my YouTube channel ....... !!)

I've deleted the second copy but didn't really want to as it had been viewed 10 times and I'm absolutely delighted that anyone wants to watch my videos.

This card came about because I held my first solo class on Thursday night.

We had fun as it was just me and my friend Nicky, who has very little crafting experience . We made three cards together but I got carried away and by the end of the evening I could tell she was completely overwhelmed! Here are the cards we made:-

I changed the projects at the last minute and each project used completely different stamp sets and inks, which seemed like a good idea at the time but it left her thinking how much she needed to buy to make projects on her own! It was a great learning curve for both of us and it can't have been that bad as she wants to come again next month!

I've also set up my on-line shop so if you want to head on over and have a browse please do.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lynnie C

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Lynn's Lessons - Handy Hints & Tips for beginners

Happy February!

I can't quite believe January is over and Valentine is just round the corner ... I guess I'd better get on with making a card for my hubby!  I don't know that I should admit to this but last year, I made several cards at a card class run by my lovely SU up-line Victoria McLafferty and I loved the cards so much, I actually sold one to my husband to give to me ....

So the last few days, I've been busy with the day job and not had much of a chance to make cards, although I did get a few new sets to play with. I am ready for my first solo class tomorrow night. My friend Nicky is coming round so it's going to be stress free and fun! I didn't really organise the February classes with enough notice for people so I've already got people wanting to book for classes in March and April.

I have made a few birthday cards but don't want to share them yet as they are for friends and I don't want them to get a peek before their birthdays.

Earlier today I filmed another YouTube video - it is the first in a series of demo's full of useful hints and tips to those less experience stamper / crafter. It was slightly longer than planned and is full of bloopers but I hope is helpful.

I attempt (not very eloquently) to provide information about the three different types of stamps Stampin' Up! sells. I'd love you to subscribe to my channel and that way you will get notified every time I post a new video.

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Thanks for stopping by

Lynnie C xx