Thursday, 28 February 2019

INK & INSPIRATION - TECHNIQUE SAVVY!



Hello and welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The complete list at the bottom will guide you through all the inspirational projects created by the team.
 
The theme this month is "Technique Savvy" and I've chosen to use Embossing Paste.
 
 
These cute little 7.6 x 7.6 cm (3" x 3") cards feature designs created using the Embossing Paste and masks made from the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.
 
I simply cut three doilies, placed them over the Whisper White Cardstock and applied the paste over the mask.
 
The Whisper White one uses the embossing paste straight from the jar!
 
The Melon Mambo one uses a mask made from Melon Mambo Cardstock and has picked up the pigment from the cardstock creating a pink tinge to the paste - I love how it did that!
 
The Pool Party one has a drop of Pool Party ink added to the paste - I did this when it was on the mask so it isn't mixed in evenly.
 
The sentiments all come from the Well Said Bundle - this bundle is fabulous - something for every occasion!
 
And of course I've added some sequin!
 
For more inspiration and fabulous projects you won't want to miss, continue on the hop to visit my lovely talented team members.

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon.
 
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Friday, 22 February 2019

INK IT! STAMP IT! - 3D BLOG HOP


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing 3D projects. You may have arrived here from seeing the Carolina's project if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

I've created a selection of boxes and packages each containing gifts for my Bingo Class attendees. As I had a range of different shaped gifts I needed packaging to suit.


On the left are little boxes 8.5cm x 8.5cm and on the right little pockets 9cm x 15cm made using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper.


These boxes are also made from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. The smaller boxes are 7cm x 7cm and 4cm high, the larger box is 9cm x 9cm and 7cm high. The bases have been made with Whisper White Cardstock.


These packets are so easy to make, just wrap the Designer Series Paper around your gift, trim to size, glue the bottom, punch a couple of holes in the top for some twine and tie a bow!


The top left box is made with Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper and the bottom two use Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (a Sale-A-Bration Freebie).

To co-ordinate all the gift packaging, I stamped Hello Beautiful from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Night of Navy, used the Story Label Punch, added birds and butterflies from the Well Written Framelits Dies and tied everything up using Whisper White Flax Ribbon and Night of Navy Baker's Twine. The stitching around the punched label has been added using the Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. You won't want to miss all the fabulous projects the team has to share!  

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DOILY BIRTHDAY - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP


Hello and welcome to February's Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop. It's such an honour to be part of this amazing team of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world and we look forward to sharing and inspiring you with our creations.

This month we are featuring the Dear Doily and Well Said Bundles. I've combined both these bundles to create three very sparkly birthday cards!
 

The Doily Builder Thinlits Dies are so much fun to use, and work perfectly with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets - just peel away the backing, attach to the back of the Gold Glimmer Paper, place the die on top and run it through the Big Shot using Precision Base Plate, peel off the other backing and voilà a sticky doily!
 

How cute is the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder? It's so delicate and pretty and makes a stunning background. 
 

This is the largest doily in the selection, and makes a pretty statement on its own.


The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies created the frame for this card. I cut the doilies to create a lacey look.
 
All three cards have the doilies die cut in the Gold Glimmer Paper, with "happy" and "birthday" from the Well Written Framelits Dies (I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for this too) in Basic Black Cardstock. "Birthday" and "Wishes" from the co-ordinating Well Said Stamp Set are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and punched out using the Classic Label Punch with the ends trimmed. A sprinkling of black sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment and bows tied in Pool Party to match the Pool Party Cardstock. The Pool Party twine is from the Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine with the silver and white removed! 

Enjoy the rest of the hop, it's full of lots of fabulous projects and inspiration! 

Next up on the hop is my lovely friend and talented fellow team member Ashley van Camp.

 
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Sunday, 10 February 2019

CASEING THE CATTY 215 - HOW SWEET IT IS SUITE


Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from the How Sweet it is Suite in the 2019 Stampin' Up!® Occasions Catalogue.  You may have arrived here from seeing Rose's lovely project if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the next button at the end of this post will take you on your journey.
 
 
This week my inspiration came from the "Just for You" card below on page 22 of the Catalogue.
 
 
I love the little 3" x 3" cards and they make great gifts all packaged up in the mini pizza boxes!
 
 
I used the little butterfly from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and punched it out with the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch to create my repeat pattern. The butterfly was stamped with Powder Pink on Whisper White Cardstock and adhered to Powder Pink Cardstock.

 
The flower and leaves stamps are from Forever Lovely and Happy Birthday is from Amazing Life and use Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist Ink. Happy Birthday has been punched out using the Classic Label Punch and then I've trimmed the ends.
 
 
As I was enjoying this design I decided to make some more little cards! The background has been embossed with the Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
 
 
Behind the butterfly is a few circles of Rose Metallic Thread - it's so pretty!

Click the "next" link below to see what my lovely friend and CTC team member Monique has to share with you!
 
 
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.
 
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Saturday, 2 February 2019

STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN DESIGN TEAM - SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION

 
 
Welcome to the Artisan Design Team's Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion Blog Hop! We are excited to share some exciting brand new products being released to co-ordinate perfectly with select Sale-a-Bration items.
 
If you're a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator you can order these items now to create projects to inspire your customers. And Customers, these will be available for purchase from 1-31 March - but be in quick you won't want to miss out!
 

 
The More Than Words Stamp Set has 17 fun and fabulous sentiments in fonts that will add pizzazz to any creation! 

There's a sentiment for everything from New Year's to Christmas!
 

I've used my Stamparatus to line up the bold "wishes" and then hand stamped the striped half "wishes" to line up with the bottom of it! Birthday is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and punched out using the Story Label Punch - such a cute punch! I punched a second label in Flirty Flamingo, cut it in half and layered it behind the sentiment.

 
A hole punched in the side and threaded with some Silver and Pool Party Baker's Twine (with the Pool Party twine carefully pulled out to use on a future project) is tied in a bow and co-ordinates with the Silver Glimmer Paper.
 
I love the spotted Flirty Flamingo paper from Brights 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6 x 6") Designer Series Paper collection and the Powder Pink Iridescent Sequins add a little more sparkle!
 
You'll definitely want to add the Story Punch Label to your Stampin' Up!® stash. It will add a pretty "punch" to any project! 
 
 
My second card has also been created with the help of the Stamparatus. It made lining up the sentiments so easy! After I'd stamped the sentiments I used the Subtle Embossing Folder and then adhered the Story Label Punch with Dimensionals.

 
The flowers and leaves are from the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies and sit on some Silver Metallic Thread swirls. Once again a little bow and some sequin bring my card together.

 
Remember these products are for a limited time! Contact me now if you'd like to join up as a Demonstrator to have early access to these gorgeous new products or start that wish list now ready for 1 March ordering!
 
For more inspiration check out the stunning projects created by my fellow Artisan Design Team members.
 
 
Next up on the hop is the very sweet and talented Ashley Van Camp. Enjoy being inspired by all these beautiful projects and have a great day!
 
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Stampin' Up!® Supplies Used:

Stamps: More Than Words

Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum, Brights 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6 x 6") Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories: Story Label Punch, 3.2mm Handheld Circle Punch, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Subtle Folder, Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine, Silver Metallic Thread, Whisper White Baker's Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Stamparatus.
 
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