Saturday, 29 February 2020

Best Dressed DSP and the So Sentimental Bundle

Hello and welcome to my blog

Today I'm sharing one of the cards from my February classes. It's a clean and simple card that shows just how easy it is to create a card with some beautiful designer series paper and a few other bits and bobs!
The gorgeous paper is from the Best Dressed 6" x 6" DSP stack. Stampin' Up! papers are usually double sided and this pack has beautiful florals one side and graphics on the other. I picked Daffodil Delight for the card base to tie in with the centre of the flowers cut @ 14.8cm x 21cm and scored at 10.5cm. The DSP is cut 0.5cm smaller @ 10cm x 14.3cm leaving and small border. I used two of the shaped dies from the Stitched so Sweetly set; the largest in Melon Mambo and the top layer in whisper white. The sentiment is simply stamped in Old Olive. I used a small strip of pink glimmer paper from my stash to add a bit of sparkle. The double bow is made with two strands from the White Flax ribbon and three Frosted Epoxy shapes add the finishing touches.
I've made a video for the next card so you can see how quick and easy they are to make. It's the same layout as above but in this card I've used BlackBerry Bliss for the base and the strip is Sparkle glimmer paper which looks amazing.
I used different dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set; the larger one is cut from vellum. I heat emboss the sentiment on Purple Posy card (not Pink Posy as I say in the video) with clear emboss powder and Blackberry Bliss ink.  I love that we achieve any colour heat embossing with the inks we have and clear emboss powder. The Thank you is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white emboss powder on a piece of BlackBerry Bliss then fussy cut.
The small strip of the same DSP on the inside ties it all together.
Click below to watch the video - I forgot to ask my husband to be quiet so you can hear him chating away to his Dad in the background, sorry about that.
I hope you've enjoyed these cards today.  You can buy any of the products used simply by clicking on the photos below, or click here for a general browse in my Stampin’ Up On-line store but remember to use the current Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Power of Hope Bundle

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Today I'm sharing two more cards made with the Power of Hope Bundle which includes the stamp set and the Stone 3D Embossing Folder. You can earn this bundle FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration which runs until the end of March 2020.
POWER OF HOPE BUNDLE
Below is a clean and simple card featuring the Stone 3D embossing folder with the lanterns and sentiment from the Power of Hope stamp set. The card base is Petal Pink, as is the embossed layer, which is cut 0.5cm smaller. The lanterns and sentiment are stamped in Memento Black ink onto the largest scalloped rectangle die cut from the Sweetly Stitched Dies. The lanterns were coloured with Balmy Blue, Petal Pink and Mint Macaron from the Subtles Stampin' Write Markers set. The strings were drawn with a Basic Black Stampn' Write Marker. I used a piece of glitter washi tape from my stash across the middle of the panel to add a bit of sparkle - cos you know I love a bit of sparkle!!
The card below looks a little more fancy but was easy to make. The base is Smoky Slate as is the embossed layer cut 0.5cm smaller and the topper is the largest scalloped rectangle from the Sweetly Stitched dies like the first card. To create the background I gently dragged the Mossy Meadow, Pretty Peackock and Smoky Slate across the embossed layer building up colour - I'm so happy with the way it turned out. The lady and sentiment were stamped in Soft Suede on to the die cut panel and I stamped the lady on two scraps of Perennial Essence DSP and fussy cut them before gluing into place - this is a technique called paper piecing and is a great way of using up scraps of paper. The add that bit of sparkle I added a selection of sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.
All the current products used are listed below and if you'd like to purchase any you can click on the photo to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the February Host code XNPTNENC if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in March.

If you're interested in becoming an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator let me know. Sale-A-Bration is a fantastic time to join as you get special perks you won’t see any other time of year. 

I hope you enjoyed these cards today. As always, thanks for popping by, come back soon and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Saturday, 22 February 2020

Power of Hope four panel screen card

Hello my friends - welcome to my blog

I recently shared this four panel screen card (I think that's what it's called!) on a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Facebook group and received so many wonderful comments that I promised to share the details and make a video tutorial. I love being part of the Stampin' Up! family and the way we support, inspire and celebrate each other. It's been a while since I made a video, so please be kind. I'm in awe of crafters that share videos every day as they take me so long to film and edit!
The card features stamps from Power of Hope set which is part of a bundle that you can earn FREE with a £90 order during Sale-a-bration which runs until the end of March. It also has a couple of stamps from Colorful Seasons set. I will be sharing more cards made with this bundle later this week.

It is an easy fun fold card to make - you will need:-

Basic Black card cut @ 15.2cm x 28cm (6" x 11") scored @ 7cm, 14cm & 21cm (2 ¾", 5 ½" & 8 ¼")
Cherry Cobbler card cut @ 6.5cm x 12.7cm (2 9⁄16" x 5") x 4
Whisper White card cut @ 6cm x 12.2cm (2 6⁄16" x 4 13⁄16") x 4
A scrap of whisper white and designer series paper
Stamps: Power of Hope and Colorful Seasons
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Suede and Petal Pink 
Blends: Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate 
Everyday Label Punch
Multipurpose liquid glue
Dimensionals
I stamped the lady on a piece of Perennial Essence designer series paper and fussy cut the dress (but you could use any DSP you have to hand).
My card was inspired by another very talented demo called Diane Evans who shared a fabulous black, red and gold three panel screen card as part of a blog hop in January - click here to see it.
I'll let you in on a little secret - I smudged the pagoda panel so white heat embossed the good luck sentiment on a small piece of basic black. There's always a way to cover up mistakes.
Click below to view the video. If you have not already please hit the subscribe button and the little bell to receive a notification when I share a new video.
All the products used are listed below. If you'd like to purchase any you can click on the items to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the February Host code XNPTNENC if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in March.

If you're interested in becoming an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator let me know. Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join as you get special perks you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up before 31 March, and you will receive the mini paper cutter, a 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6" x 6") designer series paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set. 

I hope you enjoyed the project today. As always, thanks for popping by, come back soon and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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