feminine, Mother's Day, Stampin' Up!

Happy Mother’s Day

Dear Crafters,

I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday as we celebrated Mother’s Day here in Australia.

Today, I have one of the Mother’s Day cards I made, featuring the Pop of Pink Designer Series paper from the Annual catalogue to create this feminine card with the Builder Birdcage stamp set. Remember, these products will retire on 31st May, so be quick to get them before they are gone!

Happy Mother's Day card using Stampin' Ups Builder Bird Cage & Pop of Pink DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 DIY front

Designer Series paper and Washi Tape are so quick and easy to use to create interesting backgrounds for your cards.

Happy Mother's Day card using Stampin' Ups Builder Bird Cage & Pop of Pink DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 DIY side

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pop of Pink DSP
Stamp Sets: Builder Birdcage, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

View Finder card

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a View Finder card which I saw a tutorial on YouTube, but she called it a Spinning Card. It reminded me very much of the old view finder we had as a kid, so that is what I am calling it!

I used the Thoughtful Banners, Confetti Celebration and the Blooms & Wishes stamp sets.

For all the details on how I made this card, please click here to view the YouTube video by Raenelle Pearso, in Arkansas!

Isn’t it a fun style card?!!!!

Products

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners, Confetti Celebration, Blooms & Wishes
Inks:  
Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Garden Green
Card/Paper: 
Calyspo Coral, Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Foxy Friends DSP
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Big Shot, White Baker’s Twine, Brad, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Double Sided Tape

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack 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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Birthday, Flowers, Gift Ideas, One Sheet Wonder, Stampin' Up!

One Sheet Wonder

Dear Crafters,

One Sheet Wonders are a fantastic way to make some cards to give as a gift. They all coordinate and are actually quite easy to produce.

I saw this idea from a UK demonstrator, Michelle Last, and I wanted to give it a go myself.

I began stamping the A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock using the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.

Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes, DIY #stampinup

Then you cut up the sheet like this below!

TIP: Before I cut the sheet, I placed an A4 window sheet over the top and used a black sharpie to draw the lines and measurements so I have a template to use again!!!

Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes, Pop of Pink, DIY, #stampinup

and these are all the cards you can make with each of the pieces that have been stamped. Also using the Pop of Pink Washi Tape, and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, you can create 7 of your own coordinating cards from 1 sheet of A4 card!!!

Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes, Pop of Pink, DIY #stampinup  Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes Pop of Pink, DIY #stampinup @cardsbykate

Why don’t you give this a go? It makes for a great gift!!!

Products

Stamps: Blooms & Wishes, Thoughtful Banners
Inks:  Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Gold Glimmer
Accessories:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Big Shot, Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Paper Snips, Simply Scored.

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All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack 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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Birthday, Challenges, feminine, Stampin' Up!

Macaron Madness

Dear Crafters,

Well, today I have a very yummy and delicious looking card that I created as part of a challenge with our SU team. Some very worthy demonstrators got to experience the Mediterranean Cruise in May and then extended their time in Paris. This photo of the macaron tower was in a shop window in Paris and wow, who wouldn’t take a photo of it, it’s a beauty! So when Claire returned, she challenged our team to create a project using this photo as inspiration.  I immediately knew what I was going to create!!!!

Macaron Inspiration challenge by Claire D

Using the Build a Birthday & Balloon Builder stamp sets, I began by stamping the cake stand, then layering up my Macarons one by one. Then I added a layer of double sided tape and sprinkled over some gold glitter to create the layers in between.

Macaron handmade card  Balloon Builders, #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

Macaron handmade card, Balloon Builders, #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

I added the clear Wink of Stella to the centre of each macaron, I’m not sure if you can see that in the photo?

I loved this card so much, I decided to make another one using the bigger stamps from the same Balloon Builder stamp set. Who said you had to make balloons? I love to think outside the box!!!!

This time I used made some Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum macarons!!!! They look so good I could eat them.

Oh and don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

Products

Stamps: Balloon Builder, Build a Birthday, Thoughful Banners, Made with Love (sentiment)
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Winteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Winteria Wonder
Accessories:  Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Small heart punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Mint Macaron Lace Trim, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Acrylic Blocks

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Confetti Art

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another Shaker card using lots of new products from the Annual Catalogue. This one has more of a masculine feel to it, using the gorgeous Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy In Colours.

 Playful Palette, Sprinkles Punch, Thoughtful Banners, Layered Squares Framelits, #stampinup

The base card I stamped first with the little lights at the top and then the stars all over the card, leaving a blank space where the easel is to go. The easel is stamped and then I die cut the centre using the Layered Square framelits and then fussy cut the easel.

The sentiment is from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the coordinating Dual Banner punch.

 Playful Palette, Sprinkles Punch, Thoughtful Banners, Layered Squares Framelits, #stampinup

The bits inside the shaker are created using the new Sprinkles punch. The new foam adhesive strips make creating shaker cards so much easier, be sure to get some in your next order.

Playful Palette, Sprinkles Punch, Thoughtful Banners, Layered Squares Framelits, #stampinup

And check out that gorgeous ruched ribbon. Can you see the Wink of Stella on the little stars?! You know me, even though it’s a masculine card, a little sparkle on the stars was a must! lol

Products

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners, Confetti Celebration, Painter’s Palette
Inks:  Night of Navy, Emerald Envy
Card/Paper:  Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Watermelon Wonder
Accessories:  Layered Squares Framelits, Dual Banner punch, Sprinkles punch, Foam Adhesive Strips, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Scrub, Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, Acetate

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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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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Designer Series Paper, Flowers, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

Floral Affection

Dear Crafters,

Last week I shared some cards using the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape and today I have a card using the DSP and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the same suite!

So here is my card!

Affectionately Yours DSP, Thoughtful Banners, Layering Squares Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Floral Affection TIEF, DIY, #stampinup

The sentiment is a new stamp set, Thoughtful Banners that will be available from 1st June in the brand new 2016-2017 Annual catalogue. It can also be purchased in a bundle with the Duet Banners punch, saving you 10%. It is a photopolymer set, so it is completely clear and pliable. As you can see, I have shaped the sentiment to the shape of the banner!

Affectionately Yours DSP, Thoughtful Banners, Layering Squares Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Floral Affection TIEF, DIY, #stampinup

The embossing folder is also a new product and I jazzed it up by adding some Wink of Stella on the raised image. I’m not sure if you can see that clearly in the photos?!

Affectionately Yours DSP, Thoughtful Banners, Layering Squares Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Floral Affection TIEF, DIY, #stampinup

Some people commented that by placing the banner upside down (so to speak) it looks like my card is smiling!

Do you like my design?

Products

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Mint Macaron
Card/Paper: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron
Accessories: Floral Affection TIEF, Dimensionals, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Layered Squares Framelits, Simply Scored, Duet Banner punch, Sponge Dauber, Mint Macaron Lace Trim, Wink of Stella

All Catalogues, Retirement List & 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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Happy Stamping!

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