This week the class was divided into two groups, with each group working on a different card. I decided to do this as the stamps from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue are so beautiful but some take a while with double stamping and showcasing different techniques. Our class time was running out and nothing spoils a good crafting session than feeling under pressure to hurriedly stamp and pass things on.
One group worked on the Lots of Lavender and one with the Epic Celebration, both from the S-A-B catalogue and available FREE with purchase of $90.00 worth of products from here.
They made an Eclipse card using the Happy Birthday Die and the Epic Celebrations. Quiet a delicate operation as there are many little pieces to glue back into the card and as sometimes happens it didn’t all go to plan. But as you can see all the cards look great. One has the Happy Birthday removed and not replaced and one has the Happy Birthday recut in Bermuda Bay.
This was the original and so much fun to make.
Our second card featured the Lots of Lavender and 3 ladies made this one.
It required some double stamping and embossing with the Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder which is tucked into the side of page 23 in the Occasions Catalogue.
They will all swap next week, so come back then and see what the two groups have done.
Even though I email images to each member before the class sometimes just seeing the real article gives off more ideas of how the stamp set can be used so we will see if we have any new creative ideas appear next week.
Till then Naomi.
Whilst these little treats really do look good enough to eat that’s not what we need to do with them. Valentines day is round the corner but not prominently celebrated in my Crafty Creations group so most ladies opted for Happy Birthday.
We had one Valentine and a contrasting blue set for a ladies husband’s birthday. They tell me he does have a sweet tooth!
I think the tasty delights made us all hungry as we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea at our favorite coffee shop after class.
I do give thanks to Connie Tumm from Pinterest for the inspiration a long time ago.
Some of the products used are retired but I’m sure that if you are attempting this you will be able to substitute something else. The doughnuts were popped up on dimensionals, Then they were covered with acetate so you could make it into a shaker card if you liked. The Whisper White frame was popped up as well.
You may have the right size punches unfortunately I didn’t. Although I did use a ½” punch for the centers. Have fun and leave me a pic on my Facebook Page if you make one.
Better late than never! Been a busy week with thelast weeks of Plastic free July. Don’t think I came close really. It’s amazing when you stop to really watch how much plastic there is in your life. Cerainly no more supermarket bags for this girl!
What have I been busy with. One adventure is sewing bags for Boomerang bags, where we re use donated materials and create free bags for anyone.
If you don’t know about them head to their facebook page and see for yourself. Each bag makes a difference.
My other activities have centered around a general craft room tidy and a bedroom paint out – not quiet finished yet.
So last week the the Crafty Creations made these lovely cards using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set.
Hope you enjoy them.
We all have some. Those pieces of DSP that we just pull out and admire and dream of the possibilities. I had one such piece and have seen many posts on Pinterest and Instagram using it beautifully. Still it remained uncut. Still dreaming.
Then I was asked to make a special 70th Birthday card so I relented and here it is. It is retired now but the combination of copper, glimmer and colour have been well combined in the new catalogue with these papers. I just don’t have mine yet!!
My DSP was the Affectionately Yours which is now retired, as is the Love and Affection Stamp Set I used on the inside. Thankfully Beautiful You on the front and the Large Number Framelits are still current.
Remember no question is ever wrong or unwarranted. Ask away.
Remember that training session a few weeks ago that I mentioned a couple blogs back? Well that was the place I made this little card.
The original was cased from the new Catalogue —-fabulous Catalogue isn’t it?
IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD A LOOK ON LINE OR SECURED YOUR COPY JUST GET IN CONTACT WITH ME AND I WILL SEE YOU GET ONE ASAP!
Don’t be the last to have such fabulous ideas and creativity at your finger tips.
The original image on page 10 was the inspiration combined with pge 171 but the end was ..well …pink and white with a dash of green
It was started off by creating a background with Sweet Sugar Plum on Shimmery White White CS using the Watercolour technique, with the Aqua painter and Sweet Sugar plum.
Then I added the Swirly Die Cuts, cutting off the overlaps on edges. Stamped Hello There from Pieces and Patterns Stamps and also the flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and adhered to the card.
For more details head to Vicky’s Blog for a tutorial.
Thanks again Vicky for being a great up line.
Hi Fellow Crafters, ,
Glad you could come back and see what those ‘crafty’ ladies have been up too.
Aren’t their creations just lovely!
A simple card but so many possibilities and colour combinations available to ring the changes.
Original card with details posted on June 3rd here.
Well done everyone.
See you at the catalogue launch on Thursday!
This card was part of my Swaps for the New Catalogue and will also double as my class card this week. With so much happening in the Stampin’ Up! World this month it’s good to be able to get value and maximum time for effort expended, whilst at the same time creating beautiful cards and bringing smiles to my happy stampers.
I have a little sheet that is added with the swap which includes all the products used that I have included at the bottom of this blog. One great thing with this card is that the colours can be swapped around really easily. Next week I will show you how the ladies at class have done just that, thanks to the matching of Stampin’ Up! products and the Colour Theory DSP.
The Happy Birthday template is really easy to use and I have highlighted the bottom half with Wink of Stella but it doesn’t show on the image. The inspiration for this card, as I explained in a previous blog, came from the new Catalogue I just changed it about a bit.
Just loving the New Catalogue. Remember you can purchase from my store by clicking on the image and time of night or day, providing you reside in Australia.
Happy Crafting, Stay safe and thanks for stopping bye.
Crafty creations was three days ago and it only seems like yesterday that I was posting the card for the week before and now here are another set, well two really.
This week we finally finished off the Pop boxes that were started 4 weeks ago. We would never have been able to make these without the great video from Gemma Clarke .
There are others for POP up Box on YouTube but this is the one I used and credit where credit is due.
We used the Carousel Birthday Stamp Set and the matching Cupcakes and Carousel DSP and lots of Very Vanilla CS. Whilst these four ladies were working on these the other two were happily making cards they had missed out on previously. Thank goodness I had a couple of kits left over.
The box folds into the tray at the front then when you draw on the ribbon, the recipient gets a surprise as the box pops out.
The other card for the 3rd march 2017 I have also CASED from Pinterest and it belonged to Connie Barbara and again there are several versions using the Owl Builder Punch. Some have the owl ears up some have them down both look good, depends on the manufacturer of the guitar!!
Ours look pretty cool great for teenager or avid music fan. The sentiments were from Crazy about You Stamp Set and the stippled background One Wild Ride. We also colored them with Wink of Stella to get that bit of Rock sparkle.
OK that’s it off to create this Friday’s card.
Breezing around the net, looking at weddings, cafe’s sign, and crafty places one thing you see are a lot of are chalk boards and signage. It is on “trend” as they say and so will you be when you apply this technique to your cards and scrap booking layouts.
How do I do that you ask? Well we are bringing you how to create with the Chalkboard and Shadow Techniques.
We have used the “Carousel Birthday” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. I have posted other cards here, using this versatile stamp but I think these Techniques really compliment the stamps well. The fun of the carnival in town, before television and the internet exploded our sense, was a much longed for event, well reflected in this stamp set. Nostalgia abounds. Even my granddaughter has a tiny carousel in her toy collection!
We are consistent in making sure that each step in the card making is photographed and fully described for easy following. With ease of use on our minds for you we have decided to separate the measurements under imperial and metric headings to make it easier for you to follow in all the far flung lands.
As always you are invited to use these techniques for class or just for yourself. Everything you need is written down for you. Just supply the paper, inks and stamps and get creating!
Enjoy, there’s no time like the present, get your copy now!
Happy Creating! Naomi.
We have just returned from a lovely lunch and now the card is safely in her hands I can let you see it.
It’s 50yrs since her arrival on planet earth and during that time eggs and chooks have featured on many occasions. from being a youngster, collecting eggs to owning her own chooks, not to mention that her Great Grandma was called Googa Nanny. (Googa as in Egg)
So I thought the Hey Chicks was a natural go to and besides they are cute. . I did CASE some help from Bronwyn Eastley’ s tutorial, who is a bit of master at these Z fold cards.
Products used include:
Front of card with the Free Sale-A-Bration Hey Chick stamp Set, Avant Garden Stamp set, for the flowers and the Any Occassions Stamp Set which forms the banners. Other details are from Serene Scenery DSP, Gift from the Garden Stamp Set, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, and White Chalk Stampin’ Marker.
The wire fence is the fantastic Hexagon Dynamic Textured EF.
Front of card standing.
Details of pockets, we wrote on each of the cards.
Sale sign, shelf and the Naughty chook in the garden. Note all the front chooks have party hats but the back chooks are running late and not at the party yet.
Shelf and potplants
Sign with Framelits
Hope you have enjoyed this little display. I had great fun fussy cutting it all out.
Of course daughter was delighted!