Baby, Handmade Cards

Baby We’ve Grown

Dear Crafters,

Over the next two weeks leading up to the launch of the new Annual Catalogue, I am going to share projects using some of the retiring stamp sets and accessories that you can purchase at a huge discount, while stocks last!

Today I share a stamp set that I am very sad to see retiring, Baby We’ve Grown.

This is card for a sweet baby girl in Pink Pirouette & Sahara Sand. I love these soft colour combinations.

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This is card is for a baby boy in Soft Sky & Sahara Sand.

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Below are some of the retiring products that I used above and are heavily reduced, so get in quick as they are selling super fast!

Baby, We've Grown
BABY, WE’VE GROWN WOOD STAMP SET
Price: $41.95 $31.46
Starburst Framelits Dies
STARBURST FRAMELITS DIE
Price: $45.95 $22.98
Subtles Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
SUBTLES BACKGROUNDS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK
Price: $37.95 $22.77

To view the full list of retiring products Click Here

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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Baby

Something for Baby

Hello Crafters,

I want to say a big sorry for missing in action over the past 2 weeks. I have been quite unwell, but now I am back and ready to share some wonderful ideas with you all!

I begin with a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Colour Combination Challenge JAI#231.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My dear younger sister had her third baby last week, a little boy to add to the two girls she already had! It was such wonderful news and Mitchell is just adorable.

Anyway, I saw these colours and immediately thought baby card, so here it is.

I began with a Bermuda Bay card base and added a layer of Crushed Curry cardstock.

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The next layer is Whisper White, the best cardstock for stamping on by far. I sponged the stars at the top using a sponge dauber and the stars decorative mask, then punched the side of the cardstock with the new stars border punch. Isn’t it just gorgeous?!!!

I stamped the pram from the Something For Baby stamp set in crushed curry onto the white card and again on some spare white card twice. I also stamped the pram in Bermuda Bay ink onto white card and cut out just the bassinet of the pram and added it with dimensionals.

The two yellow images on the spare card, I cut out the hood of the pram from each and folded them and put them together with glue.

I added some ribbon, tied it in a bow towards the bottom, so the sentiment could be added above it.

Something for Baby We've Grown     Something for Baby W'eve Grown

The sentiment is from the Baby We’ve Grown stamp set inked in black and punched out with the decorative label punch. The little stars on the sentiment are bits out of the stars border punch, so cute hey?!!!

I glued the white card to the crushed curry card and then used dimensionals to add them to the base card.

I didn’t feel it looked quite finished and it needed something, so I added a little of the silver glimmer paper which was an off cut from another project.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Challenges, JAI, Kids Cards

JAI#220 Sketch Challenge

Hello Crafters,

Today I finally get back into some crafting after a week or two on the sidelines so to speak!

I thought the best way to start, was with a challenge at Just Add Ink. So, the challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#220.

I am also using 2 of the new 2014-2015 In Colours; Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey & Tangelo Twist.

My dear sister is pregnant with her 3rd child and already has two girls, so when they found out she was having a boy, I almost went in to melt down! This will be the 5th grandchild, but the first boy, on my side of the family.

Baby We've Grown

So I need loads of practice with masculine/boy cards and what better way than to start with a Oh Baby Boy card.

I have left the very top of the card above the ribbon with a bit of space, so once the baby is born (and I get my new alphabet framelits from the new annual catalogue, available 1 July!), I will be able to add his name!

Baby We've Grown

I stamped the Oh Baby image from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp set in the new In Colour, Lost Lagoon. The base card is also Lost Lagoon and the Designer Series paper is from the new stack, Moonlight.

The scallop circle is die cut from Hello Honey cardstock… do you think it looks a bit like a bib?!!! I hope so, because that was the intention!

I find that these two colours coordinate so well and the ribbon is to die for! Below is another picture showing this divine ribbon!

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You may also notice the punched stars, part of a new punch pack of 3 (which also includes a flower and a heart), all of which I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, so make sure you return to my blog to view it online. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last and ends 30 June!

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Happy Stamping,

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Baby, feminine, Masculine

Baby Cards (boy & girl)

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you some quick and easy baby cards using the Baby We’ve Grown stamp set.

I am just loving this set of stamps with 6 images, only 4 I have used!

The colour scheme is: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake!

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The card base is Crumb Cake.  I stamped each of the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock using a Soft Suede inkpad. I coloured parts of the images with the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker and sponged all the edges.

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The background was created by inking the inside of Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and placing the cardstock over the top being careful not to move it. Rub it gently then remove it slowly, so you don’t smudge the image. It is another fantastic technique for using your TIEFs!!!

I added some Vintage ribbon and some pearls to finish it off.

I then decided to make one for a baby boy using the same colours but exchanging the Pink Pirouette for Soft Sky and here it is!

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The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,
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Challenges, Gift Ideas, JAI

Easter box for JAI#210

Hello Crafters,

At Just Add Ink the challenge for this week is “EASTER BAGS,BOXES or BASKETS”….

It’s perfect timing for getting some Easter packaging done for next week!

Because I have already shared with you my Easter Treat Box that I created a few weeks ago (my tutorial is also on that link),

I needed to come up with something new!!

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I decided to downscale, as we really don’t need too much chocolate (well that’s what I try and tell myself lol) and so I came up with this cute little gift idea.

Each side has an opening created with the oval punch and scalloped oval punch to make the borders.

The coordinating Designer Series Paper is Watercolour Wonder (#132994) from the Occasions catalogue, available until 30 June.

Easter Box

I stamped the bunny, from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp Set (Wood #133086, Clear #133089) in Island Indigo on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Large Oval punch. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamped the same colour. I punched a small hole and added some of the Baker’s Twine through the hole and tied it in a knot on the inside.

Here it is without the chocolate bunnies inside!

Easter Box

Why don’t you have a go at some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just gorgeous!

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Happy Crafting,

Name Banner

Baby

Baby Cards

Hello Crafters,

I have a few people who are close to me who are enjoying this time in their lives, expecting another baby, so today I want to share with you a couple of cards for both a boy and a girl!

The colours used here are Soft Sky & Pink Pirouette with White. To me, these colours just scream baby!

I have used some of the images from the Baby We’ve Grown stamp set and the Woodgrain background Stamp.

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and here it is close up

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And this is what it looks like close up.

I just love adding some colour to the sentiment and the rabbit with the Stampin’ Write Markers in the coordinating colours.

And how sweet is the border punch?!!! I just love this punch, one of the reasons why I began my love affair with Stampin’ Up!

Don’t forget you only have a few more days until Sale-a-bration ends on 31 March 2014.

Be sure to place your order before then, and take advantage of your free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pgs 11-17) with any order over $90!!!!

Products Used:
 

Baby We’ve Grown
Woodgrain Stamp
Crumb Cake Ink
Scallop Trim Border Punch

Other: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Write Markers, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals

 

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Happy Crafting,

Name Banner

Challenges, Gift Ideas, JAI

JAI#204 ~ Easter Treat Box

Hello Crafters,

The minute I saw this Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink I knew straight away what I wanted to do, but it’s not a card!

As this year is passing by so quickly already, I have had to think about Easter super early. I have been watching many YouTube videos on different styles of Easter Treat Boxes, but they were either too small or not quite what I wanted, so got creating and came up with my very own style Easter Treat Box with perforated tear opening!  This uses 1 sheet of A4 cardstock for the base!!!

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The box is Crumb Cake cardstock with Pistachio Pudding DSP from the In Colours Paper Stack. The clear window is punched with the Extra Large Oval punch with a sheet of acetate behind. A perforating tool was used to create the perforation after the DSP was glued down.

I stamped the bunny, from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp Set (Wood #133086, Clear #133089) in Crumb Cake Ink on Pistachio Pudding cardstock and fussy cut. The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments is stamped in gold encore on Whisper White, punched with Word Window and mounted onto Crumb Cake punched from the Modern Label punch. I added some of the Gold Baker’s Twine around the bunny’s neck.

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Here it is close up where you can see the acetate window!

Easter Treat Box

This treat box can hold more than 150g of chocolate easter eggs (I have put in 25 eggs)!!!

A few people have asked for instructions on this or for me to make a video…. that would be a challenge in itself, but here goes, Easter Treat Box Tutorial!

Why don’t you have a go at some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Yay, I got an Honorable Mention for this at Just Add Ink.

Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just gorgeous!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Happy Crafting,

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Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Sweet Sorbet Sunburst Baby

Hello Crafters,

Well, it’s not long now until the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration begins on 28th January!

Here is another sneak peek at some of the items that will be available.

This Sunburst technique is so easy to create and it showcases a variety of the papers in the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper pack, which includes the colours: Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit & Sahara Sand.

I have also used one of the stamps in the Baby, We’ve Grown stamp set available in the new Occasions Catalogue. The other is from That’s the Ticket, stamped in Pistachio Pudding and cut out with paper snips, then adhered with dimensionals.

My card matt is Sahara Sand on a white card base and the circle was punched out twice with the 2 1/2″ circle punch.

I used the coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the image.

I hope you like my baby card showcasing some new products available from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

Baby

Baby, We’ve Grown

Hello Stampers,

I was so excited yesterday when my Big Brown Box arrived from Stampin’ Up! with my new supplies from the Sale-a-bration brochure & Occasions catalogue.

I have been busy a work today creating with some of these goodies, so are you ready?

This is a cute baby card, aren’t the owls just to die for??!! I love them!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Baby, We’ve Grown

Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky

Ink: Soft Sky

Tools: Big Shot, Arrows TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy Crafting,

Kate