Stampin’ Blends Launch….

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Today is super exciting! I LOVE the start of a new month…. Stampin’ Up! always share the latest offers and new products at the start of a month. November is particularly exciting for a number of reasons .. 1. This month I get to spend a whole weekend with my Stampin’ Sisters at Stampin’ Up! OnStage, 2. I have a couple of exciting classes and clubs starting this month….. 3. Today is the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Alcohol Markers; Stampin’ Blends!

I am a BIG fan of colouring… watercolour is my favourite, however these Stampin’ Blends are series competition! They come in 12 fabulous colours… with 3 extra special markers for skin tones and added effects. They have tight fit, nest-able lids so they won’t dry out and the lids wont get lost. Blends are duel tipped; with a brush for large areas and a finer tip for more detailed colouring. The Markers are in Stampin’ Up! colours for total coordination, and a square so they won’t roll off your desk. I am in LOVE!

There are currently 12 pairs of Markers, 12 fabulous colours that will allow you to colour a whole host of images. Each pair has one light and one dark marker in the same ‘colour’ for perfect blending AND they are available either as a combo pack or individually!

There are LOADS of stamp sets that are perfect to use with your new Stampin’ Blends, and I have listed just some of them at the end of this blog post.

The other new product today is the fabulous Colour Me Happy Project Kit and coordinating Colour Me Happy Stamp Set. This kit is BEAUTIFUL! It has features classic patterns and gorgeous Gold Foil Tape… and paired with the stamped images from the stamp set, coloured with your Stampin’ Blends it is the most perfect way to whip up 16 pretty cards in a snap!

I do have to warn you though, the kit and stamp set are WHILE STOCKS LAST…. and I’m sure that they aren’t going to last very long!

Want to get your hands on all those new Markers?

You can!

Actually there are two ways!

  1. You can grab the Complete Stampin’ Blends Collection in my online store (item number: 147475) for £108, plus £4.95 postage and packing, OR
  2. Sign up for my Blends Club; 6 months of Markers, inks, card stock, stamps, exclusive videos and MORE! You can find all the information you need on my Blends Club Page!

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Make It Monday | Oh So Eclectic Layered Tag

Make It Monday Fun watercoloured tags using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

Make It Monday

Ok, so I have a confession to make…. I was supposed to film a video for Saturday about how to use the Embossing dies that come in the die set I’ve used today… but the end of last week was a bit of a disaster and I didn’t get to it… So, I will leave my top tips for using Embossing dies down at the bottom of this post instead. And I have managed to film 4 How To… videos for Saturday for the next 4 weeks already… I don’t really know how I missed this week! Oh Well…. on with today’s project!

Make It Monday Fun watercoloured tags using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

These sweet tags have been made with the Oh So Eclectic bundle from Stampin’ Up! You can find all the directions in the video below… but here are my top tips for using Embossing Dies.

There are 3 dies in the Eclectic Layers thinlits dies that don’t cut (and a couple more in the Build a Bike set too!). These dies are designed to be used the same as a cutting die, but rather than cut they leave an impression of the image instead.

  • Use your standard cutting sandwich in your Big Shot… Magnetic Platform and two standard cutting plates
  • Use a thicker card stock for a better impression… I like using Watercolour paper, Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla
  • Add Colour with a sponge or brayer after to enhance the embossing

https://youtu.be/oI116Ukmse8

The tags were created with a 2″ wide strip of Watercolour paper… main as this is the width of the Tag Topper Punch! With the embossing dies, a hint of watercolour and some die cuts this project was done in a flash… what is your favourite quick make? Share it with me over on my Facebook Page I would LOVE to see….

Before I go… I just wanted to remind you about my current Card Class… we are using the gorgeous Oh So Eclectic stamp set and die bundle, along with the Layered Leaves embossing folder and a heap of other goodies to make 10 totally individual cards…. you can find out more HERE!

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Make It Monday | Painted Harvest Thank You cards

Make It Monday

This weeks Make It Monday video is features my Thank You cards from August! I love sending a little something to every single person that chooses to shop with me, everyone receives a handmade thank you, and those that use the Code Club get an extra something too! You can always find my current Code Club Code in the sidebar of this blog, and I release a new one at the start of every month

Make It Monday Video Tutorial Painted Autumn Thank you card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

This classy card uses the Painted Harvest suite from the new Autumn Winter catalogue. I still have a few copies of this catalogue left… do let me know if you want one! This suite includes the gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set and the pretty Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper… both of which I have used on this card!

Measurements:

Card base – Crumb Cake – 29.7 x 10.5 cm, scored on the long side at 14.85 cm

Very Vanilla Layer – 14.3 x 10 cm

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper – 10 x 10 cm

Tranquil Tide Strip – 10.5 x 1 cm

Make it Monday video tutorial Customer Thank you card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

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Techniques Series | 2 Step Stampin’

Technique Card Making Video Tutorial 2 step stamping using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

This technique is one of my stamping favourites…. 2 Step Stamping. It requires a certain type of stamp, designed especially for it, but it creates stunning results. Stampin’ Up! have a whole heap of stamps designed for 2 Step Stamping…. I will list a few at the bottom of this post… but the one I am using today is Bike Ride.

I was lucky enough to receive this stamp set for free when I attended Stampin’ Up! OnStage last April. It is a fun mix of images, all based around a bicycle…. but I know that there are lots of ways to use it leaving the bike behind. Today though, I am using the lovely bicycle to create two cards; one for the girls, and one for the guys!

Girls and Guys cards video tutorial how to 2 step stamp using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

This stamp set is special because its not just the bicycle that uses 2 Step Stamping, but the accessories also feature the same technique. The girls version uses Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black for the bicycle, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso for the basket, and Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo for the flowers. These stamps line up really easily without the need for a stamp positioning tool; like the Stamp-a-ma-jig

Technique Card Making Video Tutorial 2 step stamping using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!Both of these cards also feature a piece of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper… actually, its the same piece of Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. I love that our papers are double sided, and quite often I have to debate which side I love more! I have toned down the brightness of the paper here by layering a piece of Vellum over the top, just to stop that lovely bicycle from getting lost.

One of my favourite features of this stamp set is the it comes bundled with coordinating dies…. no need to attempt to fussy cut that bike! All bundles in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue are a great deal, you get 10% off by buying a bundle compared to buying the stamps and dies separately!

The boys version uses Pacific Point, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Tangerine Tango, and replaces the flowers with a stack of books!

Measurements:

Card Base – 29.7 x 10.5 cm, scored at 14.8 cm

Designer Series paper – 7.5 x 12 cm (although it will be shorter than this in the end, due to that fun ripped edge!)

Vellum – 7 x 12 cm

Techniques Series 2 Step Stamping using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

I have left sentiments off these cards; partly because I couldn’t think of a sentiment I wanted to use, but also these would be great ‘just because’ cards to send a kind note and make someone smile!


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Make It Monday | Faux Stained Glass meets Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Make It Monday Team Training Swap card Faux Stained Glass technique using Happy Birthday Gorgeous from Stampin' Up!

Make It Monday

I blogged a card using this technique a few weeks ago, after making THAT card I was working on some swap cards for a recent team training event (that was yesterday, and I will tell you more about it later in the week!) and couldn’t help but use the same design and technique. I love attending crafty events, particularly when they are with my team or Stampin’ Up! One of our favourite things to do at events is to swap creative ideas. This particular swap had a theme, a colour combination of; Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White.

Make It Monday Team Training Swap card Faux Stained Glass technique using Happy Birthday Gorgeous from Stampin' Up!

I love the soft look of this card. The Faux Stained Glass technique is a really lovely way to get more out of your Stampin’ Write markers…. Please check the video tutorial for full details.

Measurements:

Card base – 29.6 x 10.5 cm, scored on the long side at 14.8 cm

Whisper White – 12.8 x 8.5 cm

Vellum – 12.8 x 8.5 cm

Island Indigo – 10.5 x 1 cm

Make It Monday Team Training Swap card Faux Stained Glass technique using Happy Birthday Gorgeous from Stampin' Up!

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Techniques Series | 3D Embossing

Card making techniques 3D Embossing using Stampin' Up! products

Stamping Techniques Series

You guys know how much I love a good technique…. and I love it even more when its simple but effective! and this is one of those. Actually these cards would be awesome on a Simple Sunday, but today is only Friday (and we all love Fridays more than Sundays right?!)

Card making techniques 3D Embossing using Stampin' Up! products

This card would make an awesome birthday card for the special guys in your life, I am sure they will love the fun embossing. The only trick here is the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (see why I just call it 3D embossing!). I love these embossing folders, and Stampin’ Up! have 5 different patterns available (you can find all 5 listed at the end of this post).

These embossing folders are really easy to use, but they are thicker than a standard embossing folder (due to the 3D effect!) and so use a different Big Shot sandwich. You need; your Big Shot Platform (or the platform you use for embossing folders), then the embossing folder and card stock, and ONE standard cutting plate on the top.

Measurements:

Card base – 21 x 14.8 cm

Layer for embossing – 10 x 14.3 cm

Sentiment strip – 10.5 x 2 cm

Card making techniques 3D Embossing using Stampin' Up! products

This card is finished with a birthday sentiment from Guy Greetings stamped on Sahara Sand card stock, and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots.


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Techniques Series | Selective Inking

Techniques Series Simple Lots of Love Card Selective Inking Tutorial Video

I am so sorry that this post didn’t go live yesterday…. something happened to my blog… all fixed now and ready to share…. enjoy x

Stamping Techniques Series

I have a nice, simple card for you today… but its a technique I use a LOT! so I though I would share my tips for Selective Inking!

Techniques Series Simple Lots of Love Card Selective Inking Tutorial Video

The original stamp reads… Sending Lots of Love, well, I didn’t want the ‘Sending’ so I grabbed for my Stampin’ Write Markers…

  • Use the side of the brush tip of the marker to colour the stamp
  • For solid stamps (like this one) use LOTS of ink… colour the stamp, and then colour it again… the more ink you add the less streaky lines you will have on your final stamped image
  • The ink will dry on the stamp, breath on the stamp before you stamp it to re-activate the ink for a perfect stamped image!

Suite Share….

Suite Shares from Stampin' Up!

Ok… so what is a Suite Share?

These fun collections of Stampin’ Up! goodies give you a tester of each suite in the catalogue…. Each month a different collection will be available as a share, and each share contains 12 6×6 sheets of Designer Series Paper, 24 card bases (cut and scored), along with samples of ribbons and embellishments that coordinate with the suite! PLUS an Online Card Class too!
This month I am offering shares of A Whole Lot of Lovely… this lovely suite features pretty floral prints, shimmery ribbons and this fab binder clips and a Basic Black ink pad!

Each share costs just £15 plus postage


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Techniques Series | Tone on Tone Embossing Paste

Tone on Tone Embossing Paste Video Tutorial using Happy Birthday Thinlit from Stampin' Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

Over the last few weeks we have explored a variety of Masking techniques, but I think this one is my favourite! Tone on Tone Embossing Paste…. now, I know that this isn’t really about the masking… but there is a Mask involved! So… I’m classing it as the final piece in our Masking journey!

Techniques video using Lift me up from Stampin' Up! How to use Embossing Paste

This fun card uses Lift Me Up and the coordinating Up and Away Thinlits…. along with the cloud mask from the Party Pattern Masks pack. I am loving the dimension created by that embossing paste… while it doesn’t distract from the card. I still slightly obsessed with this balloon die…. I really could just die cut it all day long

Top Tips:

  • Move EVERYTHING off your desk before you start…. seriously Embossing Paste gets everywhere (or is that just me?!)
  • Use a tile or Silicone Mat to mix your Embossing Paste and Re-inker
  • Add as little re-inker as possible… add too much as the embossing paste will become runny and you wont get that crisp masked effect

Tone on Tone Embossing Paste Video Tutorial using Happy Birthday Thinlit from Stampin' Up! UK

I am such a Purple girl…. I have a friend who buys me things, just because they are purple! … but I don’t use Wisteria Wonder as much as I should, it is so pretty… especially when paired with Gold.

Tone on Tone Embossing Paste Video Tutorial using Happy Birthday Thinlit from Stampin' Up!The Happy Birthday Thinlit is so pretty… although it can be a bit difficult to adhere to your projects. I would advise that you add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the reverse of your card stock before running this through your Big Shot, this then gives you a self adhesive die cut for you to stick to your project!

This card is finished with a trio of Gold Stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes…. gonna need some more of those really soon!

What is your preferred method for adhering detailed die cuts?


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Techniques Series | Masking with This Little Piggy

Techniques Video Masking using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

I am loving the new This Little Piggy Stamp Set and just could not resit a spot of Masking with it…. before this series ends next week! But, do not despair… there will be more Techniques Videos! I promise

Video Tutorial How to Create a fun Z fold card using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

How fun is that Pig! Just so cute… and so easy to Mask too.

Miss Piggy is stamped in Basic Grey Archival ink… and then the stamp, stamped off onto a piece of Sticky Note (those ones where the sticky is all over work best!). This is then cut out… yes, it’s fussy cutting… no, I’m not sorry… she’s just so cute! You then cover the stamped image with the sticky note mask… and add ink!

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This alternative Z fold card is also quick and easy to do…

Measurements:

Card stock – 21 x 14.8 cm (scored on the long side at 3 and 10.5 cm) (8 1/4 x 5 7/8″, scored on the long side at 1 and 4 1/8″)

Designer Series Paper – 7.5 x 14.8 cm and 3 x 14.8 cm (3 1/8 x 5 7/8″ and 1 x 5 7/8″)

Whisper White – 7.5 x 14.8 cm (3 1/8 x 5 7/8″)

Techniques Video Masking using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

I have used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper for this cards…. I am still loving the watercolour effect of them

Which is your favourite current Designer Series Paper?


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Techniques Series | How to use a Die as a Mask

I Like You Friends Thank You Card using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

I have one card, two ways for you today! I shared a card yesterday using the Oh So Eclectic Bundle…. and I have another for you today! The dies in this bundle are special… some of them cut, some emboss, some cut the image out of the card stock, and some … leave the image in! and it is these dies that we are playing with today.

I created my own mask using the diamond pattern die in this set….

Creating a mask with these dies is super easy… I simply run them through my Big Shot with piece of Window Sheet, but you could use Vellum… I use Window Sheet because that way I can save my mask and use it again! Running Window Sheet through the Big Shot can be a little frightening, as it makes a whole series of strange whaling and cracking noises…. but its OK, it doesn’t damage the Window Sheet or, more importantly, the Big Shot!

Oh So Eclectic Card Masking Video Tutorial from Stampin' Up!

This first card uses the mask with the fabulous New Embossing Paste! I am LOVING playing with this stuff, and I have a couple of videos coming soon all about it. I have coloured the paste here using Night of Navy ink…. but I really needed to add some more ink to get that true Night of Navy colour. Still, it’s not a disaster, just a happy accident! and a learning experience… because next time I know I need to add more!

The second card, made in the video, I ink blended Night of Navy through the Mask. This was I guaranteed myself a true Night of Navy colour! but, I sacrificed that dimension that the Embossing Paste brings.

I Like You Friends Thank You Card using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

This card is finished with a series of die cuts using the stamps and dies in the Oh So Eclectic bundle….

What is your favourite bundle in this years Stampin’ Up! catalogue?


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