Saturday, 31 March 2018

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet cards - 2 for 1 technique

Hello friends

I'm bringing you some fun cards made using the wonderful Beautiful Bouquet stamp set from the current Stampin' Up! annual catalogue which you can download as a pdf here.

I love this technique as it's a quick way to create two clean and simple cards from one stamped piece.
With a new catalogue coming soon, I decided to use one of the retiring 2016-2018 In-Colors so the two A6 card bases are made from one A4 piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut @ 14.8cm and scored at 10.5cm. The stamped Whisper White layer is cut @ 10cm x 14.3cm and the aperture is cut using the Big Shot (one of my favourite cardmaking tools) and the second largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. Using Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist classic inks and keeping both pieces together the flowers and leaves are stamped so they go across the cut line of the oval.

One piece is used on each card with a matching stamped layer of Whisper White for the inside. 
A few Glitter Enamel Dots add the finishing touch.
These colours are so lovely together.
I've made a video which you can watch below:-

If you’d like to purchase any of the items I've used, you can click on the highlighted links above to go straight to the products in my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse
If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party or fun girl night in please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com. 

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Happy Easter everyone

Hey friends

I hope you are all well? I'm just back from a week's R&R in Gran Canaria - it was sooo lovely spending time with my gorgeous husband and friends relaxing in the sunshine. The UK is cold and gloomy by comparison!

So a quick share today of a couple of cards we made at class earlier this month. The first uses the gorgeous Blossoming basket bundle which is only available during Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration, which ends in a few days, although I believe the Basket Weave dynamic impressions embossing folder may be carrying over into the next annual catalogue.
This next card is a fun fancy fold. I really enjoy making different styles of card - this one is an easel card made from half a sheet of A4 cardstock. The "eggs" are made from a small balloon from the Balloon Bouquet punch and they're nestled in a basket made with one of the dies from the Window Box Thinlits set. I also used the largest of the squares and the smallest oval dies from the Stitched Shaped Framelits. The stamp sets I used are Wood Words, Timeless Textures and Teeny Tiny Sentiments which all come in wood and clear mount. A piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon adds the finishing touch.
The side view shows how the card get's it's name. I was thinking about doing a video to show how easy and quick these type of cards are made.
If you’d like to purchase any of the items used, simply click on the highlighted links above to go straight to the products in my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com - I would love to be your demonstrator.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Stampin' Up! and the new Stamparatus

Hi folks

It's the weekend - woohoo!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week.  

A quick post from me today to share a couple of cards made using the Lovely Inside and Out and Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the amazing new Stampin' Up! Stamparatus. 

I was lucky enough to order my Stamparatus in November and it was delivered last month.  I'm in love with this new stamping platform - it is unique in design and like all Stampin' Up! products made to a really high quality and is well worth the investment when the new annual catalogue is available from 1 May 2018.

This first card was one of the cards we made at my March monthly workshops.  
This next card uses different sentiments from the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set. Both cards are simple one layer cards but I think they look great.
 I made a video for the next card which you can click on below - do you have a favourite?
If you’d like to purchase any of the items used, you can click on the highlighted links above to go straight to the products in my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Eclipse technique

The eclipse technique was popular at the end of last year but I didn't get round to trying it until earlier in the year and now I'm hooked!

I purchased the amazing Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits Dies which are well worth the investment. There's a matching stamp set.  I've not got those yet  .... but they're on my wishlist obviously!

The first card I made was for our cousin's daughter on her 16th birthday - I used retired Designer Series Paper with Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist Ink. The Happy Birthday sentiment from the Perennial Birthday stamp set was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder on a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. A small bow made from organza ribbon and some basic pearls finish the card off.
The next card was for our cousin's wife "big" birthday - I used more of the retired DSP and as she loves purple (a girl after my own heart) Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder ink. The sentiment is from the Number of Years stamp set. I also used some washi tape and silver glitter ribbon from previous Sale-a-brations. I really must stop hoarding!!  (The small numbers were die cut using dies from another manufacturer)
 This next card I made for my lovely hubby for Valentine's Day and I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies
The last card I'm sharing is one I made for my Mum on Mother's Day. I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to create a panel that I layered on Early Espresso cardstock and Delightful Daisy DSP. The sentiment at the top left is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and both are fussy cut and added with Stampin' dimensionals. I wrapped Linen Thread round the top several times to finish it off. I was really pleased with the way it turned out and she loved it, which was the main thing!
 The main sentiment on the inside is from a retired stamp set and the other is from Teeny Tiny Wishes
If you’d like to purchase any of the items used, you can click on the highlighted links above to go straight to the products in my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here to have a browse round.
If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.


As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Amazing You meets Wood Words

Hello friends

It is the weekend again! Hope you've all had a good week. I've had another busy one and can't believe it's the middle of March already .... Easter soon - wow!

My monthly card class Thursday evening was fully booked, which is amazing. I'm so blessed to have friends that support my little business and even better they're learning and enjoying themselves. Class this morning was quieter but we had just as much fun. One lady was new to cardmaking and did a great job, going home happy. What more could I ask?

I was going to share a video of one of the cards we made at class but they are a little complicated and I worry that my videos are too long so I decided to show you this card.
It literally popped into my head this afternoon as I was tidying up after class! There's a video tutorial below - I just love the way it turned out especially the glossy sentiments. I use two retiring and one current In-Colors.

Products used:-
Dapper Denim cardstock cut @ 14.8cm x 21cm scored @ 10.5cm & a scrap
Flirty Flamingo cardstock cut @ 10cm x 14.3cm & a strip cut @ 3cm x 14.3cm
Whisper White cardstock cut @ 13.8cm x 9.5cm & 10cm x 14.3cm for inside & scrap
Lemon Lime Twist cardstock scrap
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
Versamark
Clear Stampin' Emboss powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Multipurpose liquid glue
Mini stampin dimensionals
Glitter and clear epoxy shapes


If you would like to purchase any of these items, you can click on the highlighted links above to go straight to the products in my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse
If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Perennial Birthday and Petal Pair card

Today I'm sharing a card showcasing dry and heat embossing - techniques that add a lot of lovely texture. (When I started crafting I used a light box and stencils to dry emboss - OMG that makes me feel old - so so much easier with embossing folders and my Big Shot!)

I use the gorgeous Perennial Birthday Clear Mount stamp set and one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. I'm so pleased with the way it turned out - elegant and simple.
The card base is Very Vanilla card stock cut @ 15.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm, the matting layer is Crumb Cake card stock cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm, the sentiment is stamped in Versamark then heat embossed with a heat tool in Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder on a strip of Very Vanilla cut @ 2cm x 14.6cm and the flowers and leaves stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut from more Very Vanilla. Crumb Cake Classic ink was added to the embossed layer with a piece of Stamping Sponge to highlight the dry embossing. So pretty! The flowers and leaves were added with glue and Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here's a close up - I love the texture of both types of embossing. Not sure my photo really show it properly. Of course, I've done a video so you can see how easy it is to create this. I hope you like it?
The card below is "same same but different" (as they say in Thailand). I made it for a dear friend's birthday - the embossed layer is Early Espresso and shows the debossed side - again so pretty!
The card below uses the other Petal Pair Textured Impressions Folder (so pretty and is very like one of the papers in the Petal Passion DSP pack) and the fabulous Lots of Lavendar Sale-A-Bration stamp set which you can earn for free with a qualifying order - get in touch if you want to learn more.
If you’d like to purchase any of the items used, you can click on the highlighted links above to go straight to the products in my Stampin’ Up On-line store of click here if you want a general browse.

If you have any questions, live in or near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.


As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack makes

Hi Folks

Happy hump day!

A quick couple of cards today made with the lovely Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack. Now I'm not one for scrapbooking but I think I've mentioned before I fell in love with the Petal Passion suite! The card pack includes:
* 72 double-sided cards, 52 2 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) cards (2 each of 26 designs) and 20 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) cards (2 each of 10 designs)
* 2 accent sheets
* 2 cardstock sticker sheets
* 2 acetate card overlays with white print

The first one has a Thick Whisper White A6 card base. One of the Petal Pair Textured Impression Embossing folders is used on the smaller piece of Powder Pink cardstock. A small piece of the Whisper White 1/4" organza ribbon was added to the pink piece with Mini Glue Dots before being added with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the base. The two birds are on one of the small cards in the set and I sponged the edges w with some Powder Pink Classic Ink to tie it in. The sentiment is from a retired set but you can use any sentiment - I often use Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.
The next card has a Pool Party A6 card base. I matted one of the larger cards in the pack and simply coloured the flower and leaves with Stampin Blends. I used the largest circle from the Stitched Shaped Framelits to die cut the sentiment from one of the smaller cards in the pack and layered that onto one of the scalloped circles from the Layering Circle Framelits.  That's popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The flowers are stamped in Pool Party Ink and die cut using the Petal Palette Bundle plus the leaves.

Here's a link to the Stampin' Up! have a promotional video - so much more professional than mine lol
If you would like to purchase any of the products you see, you can click on the highlighted links above to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse
If you have any questions, live in or near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.
As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie Cxxxxxx

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Happy Birthday card using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day stamp set

Hello there

Yippee, it's the weekend. I hope you've all had a good week. It's been another busy one for me, time just ticks away doesn't it. It's March already - how did that happen!

It was the birthday of a dear friend and her daughter at the beginning of February and this is the card I made for my friend.  It came out so pretty.  The DSP background really helps the beautiful butterfly pop off the page.
Products used:
Daffodil Delight cardstock (cut @ 10.5cm x 29.8cm - scored @ 14.9cm)
Whisper White cardstock (inside cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm, scraps for butterfly & sentiment
Tangerine Tango cardstock (cut @ 3cm x 10cm)
Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm)

For the version below I stamped the butterfly with Versamark and Black Memento Ink on Vellum then sprinkled on Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder before heat setting it.
I've done a video tutorial for my YouTube channel (I feel so blessed and amazed that I've got 450 subscribers) just click below. I hope you enjoy it.
If you'd like to purchase any of the items used simply click on the highlighted links above to go straight to the products in my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse.

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx