Friday, April 24, 2015

Tip toe through the...Painted Blooms

Hello everyone,
I have been having some fun with the Painted Blooms designer paper (Occasions Catalogue p.19).
That paper is just sooooo pretty!!!

For a friends birthday last week I decided to make a square card and use the tulips pattern paper.
This reminded me of the Love is Kindness Stamp with the tulips on it. (Occasions Catalogue p.32)

(click on photo to enlarge)
I started with a 14.5cm x 29cm piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock folded in half for the card base.
Then I cut out a piece of the designer paper 13.5cm x 13.5cm.
Cut 3cm borders and you end up with this.

I used my Oval Framelits to cut a frame from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Card.
I stamped my Tulips from Love is Kindness Stamp and embossed them with embossing powder and a heat gun.
To leave out the words I just covered them with a piece of sticky note when I inked up the stamp.
Colour the tulips in Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight with my Stampin Markers.
I also added a Blushing Bride Butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits set. p.26 Occasions Catalogue.
And then it was all done!
I love how this card showcases the beautiful paper and is a great way to use up our designer paper stash.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be away for a few weeks but don't forget to come back and see me.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Painted Blooms Stamping Up

Hello Happy Stampers,
Yes it has been a little while but I have something pretty to show today.
I just love the Painted Blooms Designer Paper p.19 of the All Occasions Catalogue.
It is so pretty and feminine and I immediately thought..."Mothers Day"!!

A card in the box (and yes, I know I do a lot of these...but I just love them). So easy and impressive at the same,win!

I used colours from the Painted Blooms Pack. Did you know the colours are listed on the back of the pack, as well as in the Catalogue as part of the information about the Designer Paper? There are a ton of colours used in this series of paper too. So lots of choices.

I went for Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi.

I also thought this would be good for a Get Well Card.
I was going with the idea of a wild spring garden growing up amongst a wooden fence.
I stamped the Hardwood Stamp in Early Expresso ink onto Crumbcake cardstock then cut out the palings and re-assembled them in various positions on each layer.
These palings were useful for attaching my butterfly, flowers and leaves.
the back piece that can be written on.

List of Stamps used: Petite Petals, Flowershop, Hardwood
List of Framelits/thinlits/punches used: Butterfly Thinlits, Flower Garden leaf(retired), Bird Builder leaf, Delicate Doilies (retired)

I also wanted to make a small gift box to match.
This is the self closing gift box that is all the rage at the moment. Just love it. Easy to make.
What a handy little box.
There are a lot of Youtube videos out there on how to make it.
This one is Linda Parker, on Youtube.
Nikki Spencer on her blog My Sandbox, also gives good dimensions for A4 cardstock.

Only a day before the RETIREMENT LIST IS HERE!!! We get to see what is leaving our Main Catalogue. Remember if there is anything particular you have been thinking of getting now is the time to order before it is gone. Sometimes the Retiring items go very quickly and sadly people miss out. I am always happy to place an order for you.
The All Occasions Catalogue and the Main Stampin Up Catalogue both finish 1st June and then....the NEW STAMPIN UP CATALOGUE IS HERE!!!
Too much excitement!!!

Till next time...thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stampin Up Easter Bunny boxes

Here comes Peter Cottontail...hopping down the bunny trail...
Hello Happy Stampers!
Just a quick little Easter Post for you all today.
Something to whip up for little Easter gifts.

 I found this great little gift idea on Pinterest. I think the demonstrator is German? Excuse my ignorance with other languages...but I do have the blog post for you here if you would like to visit her. She gives dimensions for her box which is a little easier using the oval punch.

I did change my box and will give you my dimensions below.

I used various pastel coloured cardstock
The pretty flower stamp from the Butterfly Basics Stamp set. p.26 All Occasions Catalogue.
(I coloured the flower with Stampin Write Markers in Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi.)
Happy Easter Stamp from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
I used a small oval framelit for the hole in the card.
For the little frill around the front of the bunny hole I punched the small oval punch then the scalloped oval punch. Cut it in half and glued it to the front of the bunny hole as the hole is a bit big and this stops the bunny from falling out.

 21cm x 5cm piece of cardstock.
Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
Then score at
6.5cm, 11.5, 13cm, 18cm, 19.5cm.
The last score line lines up with the first one to make the box shape.

I hope you like them as much as me.

And I wish you all a very Happy Easter.

Thanks for stopping by. See you all next week.

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