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.
Have you been reading some negative comments about this stamp set and dies that it’s too difficult? Well we used the Let The Good Times Roll and Thrill Ride Pop Up and our little group proved today that that is so wrong. Everyone managed to complete their card in the 2 hrs allotted.
Mind you I did do a fair amount of prep, stamping and cutting out the cars, balloons, presents, flags and banners. Just as well I did because we had 6 of our regular team, 2 new ladies and one marvelous young man and his carer.
His name was Ben and he was delighted to create the card for his Mum. We even found an “I love you Mum” stamp in the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set. We weren’t able to take a photo of Ben’s card as he became a bit tired and left when he had completed his card. Well done Ben. Hope to see you again.
For the front of the card we used the Lift Me Up stamp set so that half the class could be working on the front of the card and the others on the insert. We tied it in with a air balloon above the roller coaster.
So if today is your day why not have a go yourselves. The children I have given this card too have loved it and the older young at heart as well.
Take care, travel safe till next post
Naomi alias Nanny Stamp
One thing that hasn’t changed for 2018 is my Crafty Creations Classes at the Caloundra Community Center in Queensland Australia. We are a small group, with one new lady, of 11 women who meet every Friday to have fun, make a card or craft item and then share a cuppa at Myrtles Pantry.
Tomorrow is Australia Day so no cards but these are our creations for last week. We used the free stamp set Heartfelt blooms from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.
The stamp was inked up with Cherry Cobbler before randomly stamping on Whisper White CS. Then we cut it into 3 unequal parts and mounted it on to Basic Black CS. A piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon was tied across the front with matching bow before being adhered to Emerald Envy CS.
To complete the card the sentiment from the same stamp set was inked in Emerald Envy then run through the big shot with the Stitched Oval Framelit and using Sticky dots tucked under the bow. Just a few pearls finished the card.
This stamp set is the first for Stampin’ Up! using their new line of Distinktive Stamps (Patent Pending) which are stamps that lay down the inks at different levels to get a photographic image.
Some tips on using these stamps can be found here, just click the words Stamping With Photo Realistic Stamps(1)
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.
This card was a request, by the group, to try a reflection technique. Immediatley the “Lovely as a Tree’ stamp set came to mind.
One of the things with community groups is that there are always new members and others moving on so whilst some had used this technique for half it was new and the others happy to have a refresher.
We used Dapper Denim ink and card stock for the predominant colour, and created the image on Very Vanilla CS. After using the window sheet to transfer the image below the trees we then over stamped the top trees in Crushed Curry, to create Autumn tones and shadows. . Whilst waiting for the ink to be perfectly dry the greeting on a torn piece of vellum was stamped with Stazon.
The accents I created for the ladies before hand by punching out tiny dots from Dapper Denim then filling them with our retired Glossy Accents – called liquid glass in other products.
Then the sponging began. We used Old Olive, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Smokey Slate. The water was completed with the waves from High Tide and the sky with the birds from the same set. Add the sentiment, a touch of Wink of Stella on the water and all done. For a first attempt I think they have all turned out rather well.
The days have been a bit cold here. Down to 21 Degrees. I know for people in really cold places, Canada, some of USA, Europe that is laughable but for us it’s nippy, jumper time for the locals.
What better way to add to our warmth than by creating a card that says just that. At this point I have no idea who came up with the first jumper/cardigan using the Cable Knit Dynamic EF as there are lots of images on Pinterest etc. Enough to say thanks to all those who have created with this folder.
Now my girls were spoilt as they had a choice, a male or female and surprise surprise more males chosen than females.
Relatively simple card but very effective. We used Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Fresh Fig CS for the jumper and Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Fresh Florals DSP for the Cardigan.
The Pink Piroutte was embossed then marked at the center and a V taken out of the neck and lined with a Delicate White Doily cut to fit. Unfortunately the crimping tool is no longer available but that’s what was used for the band in Very Vanilla. Happy birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous SS was stamped onto Very Vanilla then cut using the the Sweet and Sassy framelits. A circle was cut at the neck of the folded base card before the Embossed front was adhered. The flowers were in Fresh fig using the flowers from The Bloomin Heart Thinlits. Some pretty pearls completed the jumper.
The cardigan was a little more fiddly as the DSP was adhered to the center of the base card WW before cutting a neck circle. After embossing the Crumb Cake it was cut in half, pieces put together back to back , then a large triangle from the bottom and a smaller triangle taken out of the top. When opened out this formed the front of the cardigan. This was adhered to the DSP and again using the paper crimper, bands were added.
A small pocket was made with a tiny handkerchief popping out. Using the Badges and Banners SS, the sentiment was stamped on WW and punched with the Duet Banner punch. The final addition of a button completed the card. It was threaded with some twine or in a very small sliver of paper.
Enjoy till next time
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!
My need for quick inspiration is definitely met by the Colorful Seasons Bundle displayed so well on page 146 of the New Annual Catalogue. There are 24 photopolymer stamps with a total of 17 coordinating dies a well. This bundle covers all four seasons with some perfect sentiments. There is so much you can create with this set and I will be showing more cards over the next couple of weeks. Prepare to be surprised.
Making swaps needs quick inspirational cards and this one did fit the bill. My team mates were very happy with their swaps. I must say that the chairs I created on their cards matched up better than mine. The person must have been sitting a while and sagged the canvas. Ha! Ha!
I changed the card around a bit using products I had at hand, such as the dots from the Timeless Textures Stamp set on the top and bottom of the card and no Washi tape. I also swapped the new Daffodil delight Double Stitched ribbon in place of the Twine and ribbon.
Do you love the Copper Foil as much as me? I just love the Copper Foil Sheets
that I have used for the leaves which I teamed with the Copper Embossing Powder
and the whole card just glows. What better way to showcase the sentiment:
LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.
My new Project sheet of items used.
Thanks Stampin’ Up! for making it so easy. Not need to worry about who will be happy for me to make their card found on Pinterest. No worry for copyright, thanking others, following blogs, giving creit where credit is due. Just CASE with heart felt blessings from Stampin’ Up!
As always I am happy to answer any questions and look forward to your comments.