feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Thank you

Flower Power

Dear Crafters,

How are you enjoying all the new products in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue? Well, I have placed my order, but I am still waiting for it to arrive, but it should be any day now. I’m stalking the postie every morning, waiting for my delivery!

Here is a card style that I haven’t done for a while, but I love how they look. It may look difficult, but it actually is super easy to create and it still fits into your normal C6 envelope!

Flower Shop, Pansy punch, Affectionately Yours DSP, #stampinup, Petite Petals, Scallop Tag Topper

I love how bright and busy this Designer Series Paper is, however I felt I could only use it on one panel for a bold statement. The sentiment is from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and I can see many projects using this over the coming year.

Flower Shop, Pansy punch, Affectionately Yours DSP, #stampinup, Petite Petals, Scallop Tag Topper

I love how the Scallop Tag Topper punch is used to create the closing mechanism for this card and tied off with a coordinating ribbon bow. The inside of the card has been stamped on directly with the same petite petals stamp.

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Check out that Wink of Stella on the pansy!

I added some White Perfect Accents to the centres of the smaller flowers, but they were too stark, so I coloured them with my Gold Sharpie to tone them down a little!

Products

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Thoughtful Banners
Inks:  Watermelon Wonder
Card/Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Scallop Tag Topper punch, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Scrub, White Perfect Accents, Sponge Dauber, Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon (retired), Word Window punch (retired)

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

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Calendar Card, Designer Series Paper, feminine, Flowers, Gift Ideas

Perpetual Desk Calendar

Dear Crafters,

With the start of the new year, I thought I would share this idea with you, a Perpetual Desk Calendar!

Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

As you can see, I photographed it last year (lol) on 30th December!

I have used the Birthday Bouquet DSP with my favourite In Colour, Mint Macaron!

The tags are cut using the Scallop Tag Topper punch. I made one for each day of the week.

Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

I also made another 6 with the months, but these ones are double sided!!!

Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate    Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

Here is the main construction of the box before I added the tags.

Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate  Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

The tags fit in on either side and the cubes sit in front!

Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate  Perpetual Desk Calendar Birthday Bouquet DSP Scallop Tag Topper punch #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

I cased this idea from Laura Mackie in the UK, thank you.

 

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

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The excitement has begun, Happy Stamping!

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Christmas

Perfect Angel

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a simple card with this gorgeous angel from the stamp set, Christmas Cuties.

#stampinup Christmas Cuties Angel

I used the brand new Black Archival ink to stamp the image on whisper white cardstock and fussy cut her out. Then I coloured her with Stampin’ Write Markers.

I layered the DSP on the Mint Macaron card base, and added a silver doilie. Then the silver banner was added, before the white banner with the scallop tag topper punch at the top.

#stampinup Christmas Cuties Angel   #stampinup Christmas Cuties Angel

Don’t you just love how that doilie shines in the light? Cute hey!

Please leave a comment below if you like my card today.

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feminine, Gift Ideas

Stippled Blossoms

Hello  Crafters,

My love for this stamp set, Stippled Blossoms continues and I find it so feminine.
 scallop Tag Topper Bookmark Card
I showed you a Scallop Tag Topper Punch Bookmark Card last week, and I have made another one but a 4″ x 4″.
I have used Raspberry Ripple, Blushing Bride and Whisper White for my colours, but you could choose so many from the Stampin’ Up! range!
 scallop Tag Topper Bookmark Card
Here it is open so you can see the inside of the card and the “tear off” bookmark on the right hand side!
Scallop Tag Topper Bookmark Card
Love, love, love this stamp set…. have I already mentioned that?!!!!
Please leave a comment below, what you think of this cute little card.

Products Used:

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms
Inks: Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple
Card: Raspberry Ripple, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Paper Snips, Perforating Tool, Trimmer,  Polka Dot TIEF, Big Shot, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored, Sponge Dauber, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Stamp-a-majig
 

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.

The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.

These catalogue’s are 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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Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge, Techniques & Tutorials

Bookmark Card

Hello  Crafters,

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge, JAI#239.
JAI 239
My love for Lost Lagoon continues and this was the perfect challenge for me this week. I wanted to try something new that I have wanted to create for some time and it is a Bookmark Card.  You know when you want to give someone a card but with an extra little something special? Well this is the card for you!
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 You still don’t see what I am talking about? Hmmm, check out the next photo!
Bookmark Card
Aha, now you can see the inside of the card and the right hand side is a bookmark!
Bookmark Card
This bookmark is perforated where it joins the card, so the recipient can tear it off to keep and use as a bookmark when reading their favourite novel.
How cool is that?
Bookmark Card
Here is a close up of the front of the card with lots of layers.
Bookmark Card
Please leave a comment below, what you think of this cute little card.

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

Products Used:

Stamps: Holiday Home, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Gold Encore
Card: Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Festival of Tree Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Paper Snips, Perforating Tool, Trimmer, Neutrals DSP, Polka Dot TIEF, Big Shot, Holiday Home Framelits, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Aqua Painter, Simply Scored, Sponge Dauber, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon
 

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.

The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.

These catalogue’s are 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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Butterflies, feminine

Mother’s Day this Sunday!

Hello Crafters,

If you don’t know it yet, it is Mother’s Day this Sunday and I have made a few cards in readiness for the celebrations.

I have to say, this style was not the easiest to photograph being such a long card!

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This card is pretty cool! It only uses one page of 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper and is cut into 3 strips, so they are 4″ wide and 12″ long and then joined together to create this concertina style card which folds up and is tied with a ribbon.

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Each end is punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for the ribbon to tie through.

The HAPPY is part of a stamp from the recent Sale-a-bration set, See Ya Later. I just inked the word Happy only then cut it out as a banner!

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My mum loves daffodils, so I tried creating them using the Petite Petals Punch and the floral punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I think they came up okay and she will be able to tell they are daffodils!

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The little banners at the end are made with the Banner Punch and the D,A,Y are stamped and punched out with the 3/8″ circle punch.

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The Designer Series Paper is retired now, but I just love the butterflies on it and the colours, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla & Summer Starfruit.

The letters are die cut from the Typeset Dies and layered onto the 1-3/4″ scallop circle punch.

I also added some butterflies punched from the same paper.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend celebrating with your mum this Mother’s Day xxx

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Wedding

Wedding Card

Hello Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a wedding card I was asked to make for a work colleagues sister who got married on Saturday!

Naturally she wanted something special for her sister, so I got out the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

I did the base card in White, then added a layer of Silver Foil Sheet and stamped an image from the Label Love stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder.

I punched the Mr & Mrs image with the Artisan Label punch. I punched another from the Silver Foil sheet and cut it in half through the centre and glued each piece to the image so it gives it a layered effect.

The embossing is done with the Lacy Brocade TIEF (r).

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

The bells are stamped with an image from the Best of Brides & Babies stamp set, only available until the end of April 2014!

I used some Silver ribbon to tie the card closed.

Here is a close up!

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

I love how this turned out and love the silver and white combination for a clean and classy look for a wedding.
Stampin’ Up! products used:

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Challenges, feminine, JAI, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Love, So Very Grateful (JAI#207 )

Hello Crafters,

At Just Add Ink this week, it’s a sketch challenge!

The minute I saw this challenge I knew what I was going to do, it was just the colours that I wasn’t sure about. Because I wanted to use the ‘love’ die from the expressions thinlits, I thought I should do something with pinks!

So Very Grateful

Some of the items used in this card are from the Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catalogues:

So Very Grateful

To create the banner edges, I placed the pink pirouette card stock into the side of the Decorative Label punch. Isn’t it a cute result?!!!

I didn’t have any ribbon in coordinating colours, so I used the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and coloured it by placing it onto the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Ink pad and let the colour soak in. I used my heat tool to dry it so the ink didn’t run onto the So Saffron tag.

I think the pearls just finish this card off perfectly.

Be sure to have a go at some Challenges, they are great fun to play along and see what others design, so head over to Just Add Ink for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Don’t forget there are only a few days left to place your orders before Sale-a-bration ends. Any orders of $90+ can earn free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pgs 11-17). But if you place an order of $180+ you get to choose 2 free products!!! Be sure to check them out now!

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Products Used:
Stamp: So Very Grateful
Card: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, Stazon Jet Black, Pink Pirouette
Punch: Decorative Label, 1-3/8″ Circle, 1-3/4″Scallop Circle, Scallop Tag Topper
Other: Big Shot, Expression Thinlits Dies, Decorative Dots TIEF, Beautifully Baroque TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombo Glue, Glue Dots, Basic Pearls, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Scrub & mist, sponge daubers, Doilies, Markers (not SU)

Happy crafting,

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Challenges, Masculine, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Two in One Challenge!

Hello Crafters,

Today I share a card that I have submitted for two card challenges, the first at Just Add Ink ~ just add a sunburst, and secondly at Pals Paper Arts ~ colour challenge (PPA194).

It’s Friday and the long weekend is about to begin, but my time off started yesterday (lucky me!) so I wanted to put some time aside today to enter some challenges and it just happened that these two challenges I was able to combine.

I began with an A5 size card base, measured the middle of either end and slid the card into the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, then trimmed off the excess. From the left side I scored at 3-1/4″ and folded in. Then decorate.

Sunburst PPA194

I have used the colour scheme from the colour challenge and at first, I wondered how it would turn out. Not colours I would normally think to combine, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The embossing folder was the only non SU item I used.

As you may have noticed by past blog posts, I have loved playing with the Scallop Tag Topper punch, as it is so versatile. You do not have to just keep it for making tags, but so many other things!!! See some of my other posts using this punch to make boxes, treat boxes, card in a box, chocolate treats, and more! The Scallop Tag Topper punch is available in the Occasions Catalogue, click here to view it online.

Here it is open. I stamped the Simply Stars stamp set on the inside for a bit of interest as well as on some card stock and cut out for the front of the card. These were adhered with Stampin’ dimensionals.

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Tied together with a piece of Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon.

Here is a close up of the embossed background and the stars showing the 3D effect created using Stampin’ Up Dimensionals and the gorgeous large rhinestone gives it that little sparkle!

Sunburst

Be sure to have a go at some Challenges, they are great fun to play along and see what others design, so head over to Just Add Ink and Pals Paper Arts for more inspiration!

Don’t forget there are only a few weeks left to place your orders before Sale-a-bration ends. Any orders of $90+ can earn free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pgs 11-17). But if you place an order of $180+ you get to choose 2 free products!!! Be sure to check them out now!

To Shop Online 24/7, click here.

Happy crafting,

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Masculine, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Scallop Tag Topper Card (masculine)

Hello Crafters,

I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t get enough of this Scallop Tag Topper Punch. I think it may have something to do with just how versatile it is and what can be created with it!

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For the card base, I started with a piece of Soft Sky card stock measuring 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″.

Measure and mark the centre along the shorter side. Flip the card and repeat. Shimmy it into the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (#133324) and line up the mark with the centre of the scallop punch.

To see a video on how to create this card base Click Here

Here is a close up of the card!

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I used the High Tide DSP (#132992) and By the Tide Stamp set (W#131910, C#129120) and fussy cut the fish and adhered with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set (W#128706, C#122497) and punched with the Large Oval punch (#119855).

Don’t forget about the amazing deals during Sale-a-bration until 31 March!

With any $90 order, you choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pages 11-17)

$180+ = 2 free products

$270+ + 3 free products and so on!

and if you spend $300+ you also get a bonus $50 Hostess dollars to spend!

Be sure to visit my online store for more details.

Happy Crafting,

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