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Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals Colour Challenge

Hello!

Today I’m playing along with the Global Design Project Colour Challenge.

If you find yourself always using the same colour palette or you just need some crafty mojo! Then give a challenge a go!

So I have to admit I’m a bit in love with the Buffalo Check Background stamp. Doesn’t it look gorgeous in Blackberry Bliss?? Truth be told, it looks fabulous in ANY colour.

*TOP TIP*

Stamp the Buffalo Check with a Stamparatus. Background stamps are BIG! and you want even pressure for the best stamped impression. You can also go over it more than once knowing it will be in the same position.

The Pop of Petals bundle includes a handy punch for the flowers but  did fussy cut the leaves.

Measurements:

Grapefruit Grove card base: Cut A4 on the short side at 10.5cm

Mint Macaron Layer: 10×14.4cm

Buffalo Check Layer (stamped onto Whisper White) 9.5×13.9cm

Whisper White insert: 10×14.4cm

Full list of supplies below

Product List
Stamparatus
£46.00
Buffalo Check Clear-Mount Stamp Set
£14.00
Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set
£24.00
Pop Of Petals Clear-Mount Bundle
£33.25
Classic Label Punch
£17.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Grapefruit Grove A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
£9.00
Paper Snips Scissors
£9.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
£3.75
Stampin' Dimensionals
£3.75
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
£5.50
Stampin' Trimmer
£27.00

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Esther xx

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Stampin’ Up! Tag Topper Punch Thank you gifts.

Tag Topper Thank you's

Hello

When customers choose me as their demonstrator, I never take that for granted. Every order placed means a little gift from me. Either a product sample or a hand-stamped item.

September orders receive this lovely chocolate treat.

Tag topper punch treat.

Credit to Mary Fish for the measurements.

Here’s how to create your own:

Using the Stampin’ Trimmer Cut Blackberry Bliss card at 5 1/2 x 2″ then score at 2 5/8ths + 2 7/8ths”

Use the tag topper punch on both ends.

Using the Big Shot die cut tag shape from Wood Crate Framelits in Whisper White and 2 heart in Black Berry Bliss and Whisper White. Cut Whisper White card in half and adhere as shown onto the Blackberry Bliss card. Finish with a pearl from Share What You Love Artisan pearls.

Stamp sentiment from Wood Words stamp set on tag using Blackberry Bliss.

I used Linen thread and Whisper White Tulle ribbon.

DSP strip is from Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the strip of washi below is Pick a Pattern Washi Tape. 

I recommend using glue dots to secure your chocolate to the tag shape.

Product List
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
£9.00
Tag Topper Scalloped Punch
£21.00
Wood Words Clear-Mount Stamp Set
£20.00
Big Shot
£102.00
Wood Crate Framelits Dies
£28.00
Glue Dots
£4.75
Stampin' Trimmer
£27.00
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
£7.00
Linen Thread
£4.25
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
£5.50
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
£25.00
Paper Snips Scissors
£9.00
Pick A Pattern Washi Tape
£7.50

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Happy stamping!

Esther xx

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons card

Hello!

I was so excited to see the return of Blackberry Bliss in this year’s colour revamp but realised I hadn’t used it yet! I’m solving that problem today and also found out that it looks pretty smart indeed when paired with Garden Green.

Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons card

I suppose you could say this card has an autumnal feel but my aim was to make something sophisticated. I seemed to be going through a bit of a subtle colour palette phase and had been neglecting all the other beautiful colours Stampin’ Up! has to offer!

Do you have ‘safe colours’ that you gravitate towards?  Maybe you should brave it too and choose some new colours!

Card measurements.

I’ve made a video to show you how to make the card and the measurements are as follows:

Blackberry Bliss card Cut at 10.5cm on the short end, turn and score at 14.9cm

Garden Green card 10×14.4cm

Very Vanilla  card 9.5×13.9cm

Product List
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
£25.00
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Garden Green A4 Card Stock
£8.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Very Vanilla A4 Card Stock
£9.00
Tailored Tag Punch
£17.00
Gold Mini Sequin Trim
£5.50
Fine-Tip Glue Pen
£6.50
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
£6.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
£3.75
Simply Shammy
£7.50
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Flowering Fields Sketch challenge for #GDP026

Hi all

I’m back with a sketch challenge! These are always a joy to take part in and also great to see all the beautiful projects other people come up with too.

Global Design Project #026/ Sketch Challenge

I used the Hello You Thinlits dies for the sentiment which I layered up to create a more 3D effect.
The DSP layer is offset to show the Basic Black underneath.
Here’s how to make it:
  1. Basic Black A4 cut in half length ways (at 10.5cm) and scored at 14.9cm
  2. Whipser White layer 14.9cm x 9.5cm
  3. 2 strips of Bohemian DSP 1.5cm x 14.9cm
  4. Adhere the 2 strips of DSP to Basic Black Card base
  5. Stamp Flowering Fields in Blackberry Bliss, colour flowers with Delightful Dijon marker and the leaves with Gold Wink of Stella
  6. Cut 4x Basic Black Hello sentiment and 1x Bohemian DSP using Big Shot
  7. Adhere layers using Tombo and glue onto stamped layer
  8. Attach the stamped layer with dimensionals.
Flowering Fields is part of the Sale-A-Bration offering and FREE until the end of the month with a £45 purchase!
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Sketch challenge – Glitter is always good!

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It’s sketch challenge time!

CAS Colours and Sketches Blog
Challenge #117

At first glance this sketch seemed pretty easy but when I started to think about my design I struggled for a while but luckily the creative juices started to flow when I chose my DSP for the left hand side of the card. Yes, I did use Blackberry Bliss….again! But I’ve tried to change up my usual style a little in the design.
Esther xx
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Sale-a-Bration ends 31 March 2015!

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Colour challenge – Stampin' Up! in colours

Hi all

This week’s challenge is a colour challenge using some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! in colours.

I decided to create a stamped background using these colours including some ‘stamping off’ to vary the intensity of the ink.
My entry
Blackberry bliss is such a beautiful colour, I just had to make it the main feature of this card.
Esther xx

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There's always something to be thankful for

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Today I’d like to show you a card I made inspired by a few things. First of all I wanted to include the Pansy punch because it’s in this weeks weekly deals (yay!) and the sentiment ‘There’s always something to be thankful for’ seemed to resonate as we enter into Lent. The colour pallet was inspired by Hello Honey, also in the weekly deals.

The sentiment comes from the You brighten my day stamp set which you can order FREE for a limited time during Sale-a-Bration when you place a £45 order.  The stamp which is part of a set of 9 is designed to co-ordinate with the Note tag punch but as I didn’t want the tag border I inked my stamp with a Stampin’ write marker.

I used the Flower Shop stamp set which co-ordinates with the Pansy punch for a quick, sophisticated effect.

This week’s deals, click on the image to shop.

Esther xx

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Weekly deals – 3rd December 2014

Hello all

I have some fabulous weekly deals to share with you all today:

Perfect for all you embossing fans. The Texture embossing machine would make a great Christmas gift for the crafter in your life (or you!) and affordable enough to add an embossing folder or 2. 
The Lucky Stars embossing folder is one of my all time faves and I use it on so many projects.
I think it looks especially beautiful on this Curvy Keepsake box which I made from vellum. The tags come with the Curvy keepsake die which makes it super simple to make a quick and elegant gift. I popped a battery tea light in this one which shows off the vellum and the stars really well.
Other items used were:
Happy stamping!
Esther xx

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