INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP

Thursday 28 December 2017

 
 
Welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop and the last for 2017, we look forward to sharing lots more inspiration in 2018. Please join me in welcoming our new team members - Dena Albee, Dena Rekow, Genevieve Ko and Susanne Netz to our Blog Hops.

You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The theme this month is Fun Folds. Please hop around the list at the bottom to check out all the inspirational projects created by the team.


As this card is for an 11 year old girl I've chosen the new Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue - it's so cute! The Happy Birthday stamp is from Perennial Birthday, also from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and only 6 days till you can order from it! The type of fun fold card I've made is called a Twisted Pop-Up card.


And this is where the magic happens - as you open the card up it twists and out pop these four panels. I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers - there's a step by step written version with photographs and also a video which I recommend watching.

 
My daughter wrote the verse inside using the titles of Ed Sheeran's songs.
 
 
A Birthday Mini Binder Clip works perfectly to attach the tickets to the card!
 
 
And a little eclipsing for the 11!
 
I'm sure Kate will love the card and especially the gift inside.
 
Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to visit the other design team members for more ideas and inspiration. 
 
 


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CASEING THE CATTY #159 ANY PROJECT FROM THE HOLIDAY CATALOGUE

Sunday 17 December 2017


Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.


Our latest and last challenge for 2017 is to Case any Project from the Holiday Catalogue.  

Once again I've picked the card from page 22. I love the layout of this little sweater card - it makes a perfect 3 x 3" card for the pizza boxes.


For the base I've used a patterned piece of paper from the Petal Garden DSP stack in Pool Party and teamed it with Island Indigo and Lemon Lime Twist. The stamp set is Confetti Celebration and I've also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Pool Party Solid Baker's Twine.

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is my talented friend Mel - just click on the Next blog button below. 

http://mypaperoasis.com/2017/12/ctc159-holiday-project-brightly-lit-christmas/

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2018 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK

Friday 14 December 2018 

 
The Tutti-Frutti Suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue is full of "cute images and vivid colours designed for simple stamping"! I love the freshness of this suite and the fruit looks good enough to eat!
 
 
With such beautiful papers to showcase I was reluctant to cover them up as they really are the star of the show! 
 
The Fruit Basket stamp set is available in a bundle with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack - although for these strawberries I did fussy cut them.
 
 
I'm hoping these fabulous Black Rhinestones will continue on from the Holiday Catalogue but if they don't you can colour the Basic Rhinestone Jewels with the new Stampin' Blends.
 
 
Of course there is co-ordinating ribbon - Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" (1 cm) Mini Striped Ribbon. How cute is that? 
 
The fonts in this stamp set are sweet and simple too, and a little corny! This cute little box is perfect to hold a selection of mini cards. 
 
 
Mini cards are the rage at the moment and this suite makes creating these a breeze.
 
 
These images are perfect too for a little home décor! This 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4") canvas is going to look super cute in my friend's kitchen. I mixed some ink from the Pacific Point stamp pad lid with a dab of embossing paste and water using my Aqua Painter and painted it onto the canvas. The embossing paste made the colour stick and absorb into the canvas.  
 
 
The little clear accents are from the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes - "perfect for raindrops and bubbles".
 
 
The colours in the Tutti-Frutti Suite look great with my "balloon photo shoot". The girls were great sports and humoured their mother!
 
 
I made this journaling card using co-ordinating products and the Starburst punch makes a great focal point and "speech bubble". I love the new Tutti-fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins - Stampin' Up!® think of everything!
 
Have a great weekend - 10 days till Christmas!
 
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CASEING THE CATTY #158 A PROJECT FROM A PAGE THAT IS YOUR AGE!

Sunday 10 December 2017



Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our latest challenge is to Case a Project from a page that is your age!


Without giving anything away ... there isn't a project on the page that is my age so instead I chose a page that is the age I liked being - "43"!

My card is based on the top left card - I'm always drawn to this card. I think it looks so fresh and clean.

 
I've stuck to the same colours, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist, and used the Sparkle embossing folder too. Luckily I had just enough of the Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series paper to create my card!
 

And this snazzy stamp is from the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set available 3 January from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue. This Catalogue and the Sale•A•Bration Brochure are full of amazing new Stampin' Up!® products - email me (angela.frank00@gmail.com) if you'd like complimentary copies sent to you (NZ residents only please)!

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is my lovely and talented friend Sandra Collett - just click on the Next blog button below.  

https://sanzstamps.blogspot.com/2017/12/caseing-catty-ctc158-case-from-page.html
  
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CASEING THE CATTY #157 CASE A COLOUR COMBINATION

Sunday 3 December 2017
  


Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our latest challenge is to Case a Colour Combination.
 
 
I've chosen to CASE the colour and layout of the card on the left hand side in the photograph below.

 
I've used the Powder Pink paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack and teamed it up with the Powder Pink 1 cm Shimmer Ribbon.

 
Yes that stamp is a new one! It's called Picture Perfect Birthday and I've stamped it here in Basic Grey.

 
I've added a Linen Thread bow like the original although the Basic Rhinestones are my added extras. I love a little bling!
 
We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/
 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Next up is the talented Jackie Noble. Make sure you visit all the blogs for some fabulous colour combinations.

http://wp.me/p3uTCr-6HP

 
 
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2018 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE AND SALE•A•BRATION BROCHURE

Monday 4 December 2017

 


 

















The 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale•a•bration Brochure will soon be here with ordering starting from 3 January 2018. It's one of the best events in the Stampin' Up!® year and you don't want to miss it - see the end of this post for my special offer!

There are lots of fabulous new products in the Occasions Catalogue and, of course, there are free goodies to choose from when place a qualifying order. Here are the three different ways you can earn free product:


 
My SPECIAL OFFER is to send complimentary copies of these two Stampin' Up!® catalogues directly to you. Just click on the "Sign Up Now" button and fill out the details on the form. Close off date for this special offer is Monday 18 December 2017.  

 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeisNCWGV-_lIs12g_ptmoqD05Txe4B6Inkw6zgpK0vwgplkQ/viewform
 
 
OR send me an email with your name and address to angela.frank00@gmail.com.
 
 
  
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LEMON ZEST: TUTORIAL BUNDLE DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP

Saturday 2 December 2017

 
 
Welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for December. Each month I hop along with this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who create an amazing bundle of tutorials. This month our tutorials have been created using products from the Annual or Holiday Catalogues.
 
 

The tutorials are based on current products available in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and have both metric and imperial measurements so wherever you are in the world you can purchase and create these exclusive projects. We will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial. It isn't the same project, as the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.
 
The Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free.

This month I'm using the Lemon Zest Bundle. I love lemons and am thrilled my little lemon tree is finally producing fruit!
 
 
For my tag I've used Soft Sky cardstock that has been embossed using the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder, edged in washi tape from the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape and added a lemon and leaves. The lemon is stamped in Daffodil Delight and the leaves are in Lemon Lime Twist. "If life gives you lemons ..." is stamped in Night of Navy to co-ordinate with the washi tape. The Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and the Basic Rhinestone Jewels add perfect finishing touches.
 
Lemons are perfect for lemonade so I made a co-ordinating card with a lemonade recipe to go with my gift.


 
And here's a sneak peek of what is included in this month's tutorial bundle:
 
 
 
To purchase the Tutorial for $20NZD click here.
 
Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Constanze Wirtz with another gorgeous project.
 
https://conibaer.blogspot.ca/2017/12/all-star-tutorial-bundle-bloghop.html
 
Please visit the All Star Tutorial Designers, you won't want to miss any:

 
 

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