Thursday, 20 July 2017

Happy Anniversary!

So I have friends who celebrated their wedding Anniversary this month and I wanted to make something really nice. I'm always looking for something different and new to try.
A video tutorial on You Tube caught my eye and after watching it, I decided that was the card I was going to make.

I have CASE'd the card from Dawn over at Dawns Stamping Thoughts.

I love Dawns videos as she shows how to make the card step by step and you know exactly what materials you need. Lucky I had everything needed to make this. Well just about everything.

I just had to use a different stamp set than Dawn used because I didn't have the one she had!

Plus, I got to use my new fave designer paper at the moment.."Foil Frenzy"

Then I added the extra sentiment on the inside bottom as I thought it was appropriate for the occasion.

This card is called a Flap Over Fun Fold Card. Here is the video:

Thank you for stopping  by to check out my project.
A list of the items I have used to make this card features below.

Until next time
Happy Stamping! (tap tap tap)
Michelle :)

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Delight me with Daisies!

This month, as part of my Customer Reward Program, I am giving to all the wonderful people that shop with me the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder "Layered Leaves" as their gift. Along with a handmade card of course!

So I needed to make a sample with the folder to showcase it and demonstrate how gorgeous this folder is.

After scanning Pinterest for ideas (I'm in a block at the moment), I came across 2 cards I loved so I decided to CASE the parts of both cards I wanted to use and put them together to make one card.

This beautiful color combo is from a card made recently by the very talented Mr Brian King of the U.S.A. The Layout however came from a card made by an Aussie demo who's name I can not for the life of me remember.....

Then I just incorporated the Layered Leaves embossing on the white card as the backdrop to accent the Daisy.

Demonstrators and customers around the world completely exceeded Stampin' Up!s expectations of sales on the Daisy Delight Bundle (p127 Annual catty) that stocks of this bundle which were meant to last a few months, didn't even last a month. This means now they have had to make the difficult decision to make this bundle unavailable until they can replenish their stocks fully. Its happening very soon so if you are after this bundle, hang in there.

Of course, I have finished the card off with a bit of bling and deliberately left a sentiment off the front.
I do this sometimes so I can make the card for any occasion.

Stamping on the inside of the card and on the front of the envelope makes it a matching set.

and what is a daisy without some Wink of Stella on the petals......

and a Gold Faceted Gem for the centre goes nicely with the strip of Gold Glimmer behind.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my project.
I list of items I have used for this card appears below. These link to my online store, except for the bundle.

Until next time
Happy Stamping (tap tap tap)
Michelle :)

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

More Foil Frenzy!

I'm back with another Birthday card made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle but this time I have used just the dies as well as the stamp set.
This shows the sets versatility, that you can make cards with either the stamp or the dies or even incorporate both into one card.

I also tried a new colour combo with this one...Lemon Lime Twist, a new 2017 In Color and Soft Sky! Not two colors I would have thought to put together.
But thanks to the Annual Catalogue, I got a little adventurous.
I have also CASE'd this one from the Annual, page 76.

I have used a few different techniques on this card...layering with Vellum. dry embossing, wet embossing and die cutting. 
I love in particular how the foil design from the designer paper shows through the vellum.

Of course, I had to decorate the inside and stamp a matching envelope to make it a complete set.

Another great birthday card to keep on hand.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my project.
A list of the items I have used to make this card appears below.
Until next time
Happy Stamping (tap tap tap)
Michelle :)

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Playing with new products!

I have finally found some "me" time to be able to sit and create using some of the products from the new Annual Catalogue.

Although, as usual, I was stuck for choice and had no idea what to play with first.
However, I have seen a lot of creations lately with the Foil Frenzy Designer Paper so I thought that was a great place to start. It so happens I also have an obsession with paper! Especially pretty sparkly paper!

Then it was time to break out a Bundle......Stampin' Up! make it easy by pairing Stamp Sets with coordinating dies or punches.

You can never have too many birthday cards on hand for that last minute birthday that sneaks up on you.

So here is what I made:

I am very happy with how this turned out. I love to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) especially when I'm struggling for my own ideas. So I got a little creative and CASE'd the projects on page 76 of the catalogue. There are beautiful designs on box lids, so I thought, why not turn those designs into cards!

For an added extra I also decorated the inside corner of the card and the envelope. 
An extra touch for the recipient.

This project also allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and use colours I normally wouldn't use.

A complete list of the items I have used is below for your convenience.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my project.
Until next time
Happy Stamping! (tap tap tap)
Michelle :)

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