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{Kristina Werner Challenge #45}

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Stampinuppaintcan Last night I did a fun class on Altered Paint Cans … but this sample is not it!  I woke up today and decided I wanted to make something for my dear husband.  And the paint can was still sitting on my desk and the Kristina Werner Challenge was a definate masculine possibility . . .

So I've made Jared a can to put on his desk.  As you can see, I've removed the paint handle and added a knob instead.  I've filled up the tin with black and white mints for those days when he has tuna for lunch.

The "enjoy" word is made using the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet and using the Stampamajig to line up the letters how I wanted them.  It works really well!

The top emblem is made up with various circles and the Seeing Spots and In the Spotlight stamp sets (both retiring).

What do you think? 

Stampinupenjoypaintcan Stamp sets used:  Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Seeing Spots, In the Spotlight

Colours Used:  Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White

Other: buttons, thread, jumbo pewter eyelets, mat pack, ribbon (brand unknown)  Stampinuppaintcan1

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{Petal Prints & Watercolour Crayons}

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Stampinuppetalprints My rendition here is inspired by a beautiful artist called PaperMoon.  I made this card nearly two years ago, but it remains one of my favourites.

Petal Prints is being retired, and I am gutted about that!  It's a beautiful two-step stamping set (see this Friday's post for a sample of that), but in this case, I've just used the "fill" flower and the "fill" hollyhock as the greenery.

Rather than using ink here, I've coloured the images with the Watercolour Crayons. You can see how one can acheive a beautiful blended look using these.

The background is acheived using a Cuttlebug folder and then using a sponge to ink lightly over the texture.

I've added a page to the blog that I will Stampinuppetalprints2 update daily to let you know what retiring items are sold out or low quantity.  So far Petal Prints is still in good supply, but I still suggest you order this one as soon as possible to ensure delivery.

Stamp sets:  Petal Prints and an old SAB set that I can't remember the name (for the words)

Colours used:  Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Old Olive

Other:  1/4 grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug textile folder, slider tags die cut

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{Spinner Card!}

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Moviemonday

IMG_1295_by_Anne_Dil[1] Another contribution from our lovely Anne!

I've had several spiiner cards on here before, but Anne felt the photo just didn't do them justice, and they don't!  So she's made this little video clip to show you how they work.

You won't be able to keep your kids from playing non-stop with these!

These are so easy to do and such a wow project.  What do you think of these?

Anne's samples here are made with Designer Series Paper and Boho Background stamp set. 

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{Kristina Werner Colour Challenge 44 Take Two}

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Annetriangle box These are some lovely projects made by by friend and downline, Anne Dil.  She doesn't have a blog (yet!), so I am happy to host her creative efforts here.  That offer stands for any of my team or customers who want to play the game!

Anne's first project is a simple box that we've nicknamed the Triangle Box.  She's used Baroque Motifs here – the most used and loved set I own.  I love how she's embossed with glitter over the word – a great detail that doesn't take too much away from the focal image.

Annebirthdaybest Her second project is a wee card made with a retiring set, Birthday Best (29.95 set of four).  The close is done with the slit punch and the background is made up with a great little set called Little Pieces (39.95 set of eight), which is also being deleted by the end of the month!  Order these two goodies before they run out!

Thanks Anne for sharing!!

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{Colour Challenge and an Easy Gift Idea}

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This is a little gift idea I stole off the net a while back; I love it!

 Stampinupribbongift It's an easy little folder/pocket that has a cello bag inside filled with ribbon wrapped around four Round Tab punches.  I love that the "gift" inside can be made to totally coordinate with the project.  This is great for crafting friends without spending a bundle, either.

This project features the slit punch for the closure and also the two flowers from Office Accoutrement set, which just so happens to have shown up on the Retiring Stamp set list on Sunday.  The white border around the flower is made up of . . . the large oval punch!

Stamp sets:  Office Accoutrement, Sprinkles, So Many Sayings

Colours used:  Soft Sky, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery

Stampinupribbongift2 Other:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge punch, Word Window Punch, Slit punch, Round Tab punch, brads, ribbons, soft subtle buttons

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{Kristina Werner Colour Challenge #44}

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Brown and pink together is one of my favourite combinations – a no-fail standby.

Stampinuplikeitalatte Today has been quite cold in Auckland, although that might be because I have shorts and a singlet on, so I pulled out this hot chocolate pouch for a sample.  Pretty much everything on this project is being deleted by the end of March, so get it now if it's on your wish list!

If I have time tomorrow, I will do up a page using this colour combo as well; we'll see how much work I can get done today!

Stamp sets:  Like it a latte

Colours:  Pretty in PInk, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate chip, Purely Pomegranate

Other: Berry Bliss Designer Series Papers, Soft Subtles Eyelets, various ribbons, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, stampin' sponges

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{Simply Said Post-It Gift}

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I enjoy making little gifts for people – just something a little bit more than a card but not a huge gift that creates expectations. Just a little "I love you" or "Thank you very very much" type of thing.Stampinuppostitcoaster

We made up this little gift item in class last week using post-it notes and two coasters. The stamp set used here is one that I hadn't gotten out in a while, and seeing it in ink again put a smile on my face.  Luckily, this one is staying around for another year. 

The papers an dthe punch, however, are not!  The Spring Bouquet punch is great value because you get three flowers on the one punch, all perfect for layering up as on this project.

Stampinuppostitcoaster2 Do you have a favourite gift idea?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you do!

Stamps:  Simply Said

Colours:  Basic Grey for stamping and Regal Rose, Summer Sun, and Certainly Celery

Other:  Grosgrain ribbon, Spring Fling papers, Spring Bouquet punch, Soft Subtles brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, coasters

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{An Easy Mini Album or WOW card}

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Moviemonday

This is a fantastic little template a lovely lady named Carrie showed to us at last year's Stampinupminialbumafttea Stampin' Up! training convention in Sydney.  I have used this quite a bit, and am pleased to hear that many of you have been as well!

One sweet customer, Lisa, told me that she made some of these up and let her daughter do all the embellishing, which is a great idea!  What young girls (we're all young, aren't we?) wouldn't enjoy that?  I'm thinking about the tween birthday party my eldest wants to have next month . . .

The first sample is one that many of you have made with me, using the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers and the Live Your Dreams stamp set (which is on the Bushfire Appeal list). 

The second sample uses the Le Jardin papers and the Carte Postale stamp set (both on the retired list) and the third one – you'll have to watch the movie! 

Stampinupminialbum The basics of how this goes together is in the movie (mum's tv show, as it's called at my house) because it's rather tricky to explain in print, but easy to explain with visuals.  The rest, the embellishing, is up to you!  Enjoy!

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