Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Lotus flowers with Succulent Garden Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I am using the Succulent Garden Suite, which I was not going to purchase, but…. I succumbed and jumped on the band wagon and bought it last week. My reasons were not only because I have seen so many amazing projects made with this bundle, but a couple of weeks ago, we went to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens in Yarra Junction with my family to celebrate my mums birthday. It was a stunning garden, so big and so much to see!

Here is a photo of one of the lotus ponds there.

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and the lotus flowers were absolutely stunning!

Here are a couple of the many flowers I photographed.

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So, after our visit there, I could see the use of the succulent framelits dies using Sweet Sugarplum card to create my own lotus flowers!

Here are a couple of the projects we made during my craft class on Saturday. The ladies loved creating them too!

Stunning gift box using Stampin' Ups Succulent Garden, Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY Feminine

This gift box uses the Window Box Thinlits dies with the Succulent framelits dies to create the lotus on top. We also incorporated the glimmer assortment pack, one of the Saleabration items recently added!

We also made a card using the Window Box Thinlits dies, to show my attendees the versatility of using the dies for card making also.

Feminine card using Stampin' Ups Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

The sentiment on this card is from the Cool Treats stamp set.

If you live in Melbourne and haven’t been to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens, you must visit next year, a I have a feeling it may have closed now for 2017.

What do you think of my class projects?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Glimmer Assortment Pack
Stamp Sets: Cool Treats
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Window Box Thinlits, Succulent Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Ruched Ribbon, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Clear Block, Lace Doilies, Bone Folder

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Beautiful You in Delicate Details

Dear Crafters,

First of all, I want to wish my mother in law, Bev a very happy 70th birthday today. We all hope you have an amazing day and look forward to celebrating it with you at Easter time!!!

Today I have another card using the Delicate Details stamp set coordinated with the Beautiful You stamp set.

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I love how you can manipulate the photopolymer stamps, by bending them into a different position on the clear blocks to create a different look. Here I have taken the straight lace border and curved it onto the block. I used clear Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder before heat setting it.

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The female image was stamped twice, the second onto designer series paper which I fussy cut and glued on top of the first image. This is called Paper Piecing. I die cut the image using the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added it with dimensionals.

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What do you think of this card?

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Birthday, Card in a Box Style, Gift Ideas, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Popping Box Card

Dear Crafters,

Recently I saw an amazing Tutorial by Gemma Clarke, a UK Demonstrator, who made this awesome popping box card and I have been wanting to make it ever since! She also has a link to her YouTube videos in two parts on her blog.

I have used the stunning Lift Me Up Bundle from the Occasions catalogue. I just love the brightness of the colours in these papers.

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As you can see, it is a long box that is decorated with the Carried Away DSP.

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Pull the ribbon tab and out pops this box!!! Amazing, right?!!!

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But the thing is, this popping box folds flat to fit inside the long box. It has a rubber band mechanism to make it pop!  If you want to see a short video of it opening click here, for the link on my Facebook page.

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I also decorated the inside of the box.

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On each of the 4 sides I decorated the popping box with stamps, DSP and die cuts.

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I added the gorgeous Carried Away Designer Series paper that I got for FREE during Sale-a-bration when I placed a $90 order!!!

What do you think of this striking project?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Carried Away DSP
Stamp Sets: Lift Me Up
Inks: Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Simply Scored, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Elastic Band

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Antique Lace

Dear Crafters,

Today I have an Antique style card using Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugar Plum and Mint Macaron, along with 3 different stamp sets, Avant Garden, Delicate Details (both Sale-a-bration sets) and Touches of Texture.

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Oh, and check out the lace stamp!!! Yes, because they are photopolymer and are so pliable, you can bend them onto your blocks to create a different look!!!

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The sentiment is from the Avant Garden stamp set, which is one of the two Sale-a-bration FREE stamp sets I have used on this card!

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I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella on the flowers, but it just adds that extra little shine 😉

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

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What do you think of this technique with photopolymer stamps?

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Delicate Details, Touches of Texture, Avant Garden
Inks: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Clear Blocks, Wink of Stella

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Floral Anniversary

Dear Crafters,

Today I have the So Detailed Thinlits and the So in Love Stamp set and the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper!

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Oh, and check out the Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, divine!!!

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On the left side of the card, I kept the die cut in full, but on the right, I cut out only a small section before adhering it to the card!

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

What do you think of this striking project?

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Stamp Sets: So in Love
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlits, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

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Let’s Celebrate Copper!

Dear Crafters,

Today I have used the Window Box Thinlits dies to create a card!

 

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I love copper metallic thread wound around the card. I tied another small piece through the centre in a knot to tie them together.

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The sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set, is heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

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I just love the shine of the copper through the black!

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What do you think of this card?

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Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Balloon Adventures
Cardstock: Basic Black, Copper Foil
Inks: Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Window Box Framelits Dies, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Dimensonals, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Metallic Copper Thread

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Christmas, Stampin' Up!

Christmas Wreath

Dear Crafters,

Today I have the traditional Christmas Wreath in Reds, Greens and Gold!

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I love how glamorous the Gold embossing looks and the gold glimmer bow adds that extra touch of class!

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Attaching it with dimensionals gives it the added height and those red berries bring the wreath to life!

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What do you think of this card?

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Christmas Card with a Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

I have a different type of card today that can also be used as a gift. It has a card on the top and a little pull out box underneath to place a gift!

I have used the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the Cookie Cutter Bundle. I just love these products!

Here is the front of the project:

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Here is how it looks when opening the card:

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Oh and here is another one I made with the gorgeous Rudolf on the front!

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Card and drawer open:

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Aha, and there is my gift!  A designer series paper necklace!!!

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I just love how all of these products coordinate!!!

Here’s how to make it:

Start with an A4 piece of card and cut it down to 3″ x 11 6/8″ then score it at 3″, 4″, 7″, 8″, 11″

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Burnish the folds and add Tear & Tape as shown below

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Fold up the right hand side (see below), remove the cover off the tape and then fold down the left side to secure firmly.

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Next cut a piece of card to 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. Score each edge at 1″. Using scissors, cut in and notch as shown below. Also use a 1″ circle punch to create the semi circle before you put the box together with tape. This will then slide beneath the card!

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What do you think of today’s project?

By the way, this Candy Cane Lane DSP is part of a special sale, see below!

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Faux Iris Twist Technique

Dear Crafters,

Well the school holidays are well and truly over and back to work hasn’t been the easiest, but today I share this card that is quite the opposite. It is an easy technique but super effective!

I have used the stunning Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White).

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I stamped the sentiment ‘Enjoy’ from the Bella & Friends stamp set and the ‘It’s Your day’ sentiment from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.

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I saw this idea on Julie Davison’s YouTube channel, so thank you Julie!

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I just love how with a couple of double sided DSP pages, you can create such a stunning card. This is a great technique to use up those scrap pieces you have saved for that special project!

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What do you think of this card?

 

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Artistic Collage

Dear Crafters,

Today I have used the Collage technique with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

I embossed the island indigo base card with the Floral Affection TIEF.

Next, I cut a piece of whisper white card to 2.5″ x 3.5″ and stamped the You’ve Got This background stamp across one corner.

Then I stamped the Awesomely Artistic images layering them in a collage format, using mint macaron, island indigo and bermuda bay inks.

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I stamped the sentiment and border onto whisper white card and cut it out with paper snips. I added some rhinestones for a little bling!

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I added silver glimmer ribbon by stapling it to the top then adding the tag with dimensionals!

My style is not in the form of collage stamping, but I was happy with this!

What do you think of this card?

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