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Carousel Birthday – Before & After

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Hi, friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Over the summer, as usual, I’ve cleaned out a lot of my craft space. One of the things I promised myself this year is to use up or give away all the leftover kits from 2016 and beyond . . .

Many of them I have remade into something with current products!

Today’s share isn’t a huge deviation from the original, but still fun.   My original design used the Frosted Medallions set, and today’s remake uses the new Carousel Birthday set:

I have white embossed the cupcake carousel, and then watercolored over the top in Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum.

 

This project is double front card – it opens twice.  The inside(s) of the card feature more of the vintage circus-type images in this lovely set.

 

The tassel comes from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment pack.  This entire suite is a personal favorite – more to come!

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Artistically Asian Part Two of Two! – Shoji Screen Card

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We had a GREAT time yesterday at the Craft Garage Sale/Open House day!  It was fun doing a messy make and take AND seeing people leave with literally boxes of bargains!  (I am the de-clutter queen!)    Four people asked me to make it an annual event, so keep an eye out for the next one!

 

Today’s share is the second project using Artistically Asian.   As you may know, I gifted my Stampin’ Up! direct team members a class kit – 2 projects with 16 kits, two samples, video instructions, and the stamp set in each kit.   (See Part One)  Today’s project is the second Artistically Asian project in that particular class kit:

 

I’ve been wanting to make this Shoji Screen style card for years, and what better images than these for this project?!

 

I’ve used the Artistically Asian stamp set paired with the Seaside Embossing Folder.

The little tassle is made with the Basic Black Baker’s Twine.  It’s easy to make one – I simply wrapped the twine around a little piece of cardboard about four or five times, cut on one edge and then tie near the top (folded edge) with a bit of the Gold Metallic Thread.

 

The images are again inked up using the Basic Black and Real Red Markers.  Easy and striking!

****  Order the Artistically Asian stamp set and I will send you this project and instructions for FREE!  Offer valid until 31 Jan only.

Enjoy the rest of this windy weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Artistically Asian Part One – Silver Embossing & Sponged Ink Background

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Today’s share is one of two Artistically Asian projects I gave to my team of demonstrators as a Christmas gift. How much fun I had making these for them!

 

I felt that projects with the Artistically Asian stamp set should be kept quite clean and the details unobtrusive.  So although there are a few techniques here, the overall project is “clean”.

These lovely flowers are stamped using markers – colouring directly on the rubber with the brush end of our Stampin’ Write Markers.  It took a little bravery to stamp the stems in Basic Black, but the effect is striking.  I also used Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum markers.

 

The bamboo image is heat embossed in silver, creating another layer of depth without too much distraction.

My FAVORITE part of this project, though, is the sponged background.   You need two tools: Stampin Sponges and post-it notes. I have used the Smokey Slate and the Basic Grey here.  Easy, tidy and perfect for this project.

 

Another element to a professional finish is to stamp inside the card and on the envelope to create a coordinated ensemble.

Come back tomorrow to see project 2!

 

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Cool Treats Summer Altered Notebook – Take Two!

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Our trip to Perth was short, but fun, despite the reason being a funeral.  It was great to catch up with friends and deepen relationships with the family there.

Today’s share is a second version of the notebook I shared last week – both so cute and equally fun and fresh:

 

The new Cool Treats Bundle is so much fun!  Great for all ages, genders and interests, this set is so versatile!

 

Again, I’ve simply made a new front for an ordinary notebook.  The background is the new Tasty Treats Specialty Paper.   I’ve also used the Tasty Treats Washi Tape and the Sprinkles Embellishments.

One of the benefits of using Stampin’ Up! is the coordination among the products.  The Cool Treats Bundle is easy to use with all the available accessory products!  And don’t forget you get a FREE SaleABration item with every $110 purchase!

** Place an online order of $50 or more and receive a video tutorial of this project FREE!

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Colour INKspiration Challenge with Cool Treats

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I’m taking off tomorrow for a few days for a funeral, so here is Friday’s post a day early!  Today I’m taking inspiration from the Colour INKspiration Challenge group:

 

I didn’t adhere to those colours exactly, but pretty close!   Couldn’t resist using the new Cool Treats bundle:

I’ve taken a plain white notebook here, and basically made a new cover.  I sanded the edges of the Designer Series Paper and used a bit of vellum to tone it down a smidge.

 

One amazing thing about our ink pads is the ability to create many different tones with a single colour!   I’ve also dressed up these cute ice blocks with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, Wink of Stella, and a tiny bit of glitter along the bottom.

I combined both the Cool Treats stamp set and the Suite Sentiments set for the wording along the front.  I thought this was a wonderful reminder to have on the front of a book of thoughts, gratitude, or memories.

I have another version of this notebook which I’ll post next!  (Either late today if I have a chance or Monday when I’m back!)

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Vintage Vertical Greetings Gift Voucher Card

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I’m back with another project using the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  This time I went to something quite different and chose a softer colour combination:

 

I’ve used Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rose Red along with Crumb Cake.  I also got out Always Artichoke, a colour I am starting to really like again.

 

This fun design opens up to two pockets – one for a notecard and the other for a photo or a voucher or anything slim!

I’ve used the Floral Affection folder here for a bit of trim.

 

One of the great things about this set is you can mix and match the pots with the “greenery” to fit the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple of posts featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  If you’d like to order your own set, email me or click below to order online!

Don’t forget – any order of $110 receives a FREE SaleABration product of your choice – no limit!

 

 

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Vertical Greetings Double Front Acetate Window Card

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Happy Monday!  I’ve gotten so much done today – everything on my list except head to the gym!  LOL

Today’s share is a window card featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  This is one of the six card kits I gifted to my team this year for Christmas, too:

 

I love the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  I like how the words are vertical and the clean nature of the topiary images.

 

This card design has an extra layer to create the acetate window feature on the front.   Simple fold two A5 cards in half and insert one into the other!

 

You can create the mulitple coloured images by simply using the Stampin’ Write Markers in place of an ink pad.   Not sure which markers and ink pads you need?  Download my free Inventory Checklist!

 

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