Stampin’ Up! Colours 2017-2018

Todays post comes direct from Vicky Wright at Sunshinecards-Creations

She has generously shared with all her team and others so thought you might like it too.
Thanks Vicky.

 

Today’s post is a little different in that I had organized a document for myself to keep all Stampin-Up-Retired-In-Coloumy colour codes in one place.  I don’t know about you but I had them everywhere & was sick of trying to find them when required.  I must say a big thank you to those lovely people who do the codes each year & share, share & share.  They are so very helpful.  Your work never goes unappreciative.

I then expanded the form to include a box to tick off when you have purchased Card, Ink Pads, Refills & Markers.  Again, a huge thank you to the lovely people for giving us the Codes.  I didn’t use any one particular code as I sort of selected the ones that I thought were closest to the Stampin’ Up! colours.

After playing with the form & tweaking it heaps, I have finally emailed it…

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Crafty Creations 16th June

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.

Jumper:

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.

Cardigan

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.

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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. jumpers

Enjoy till next time

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Catalogue launch

Yesterday was a great day as my new Demonstrator Irma Bashford held her first ever class and combined it with a Catalogue Launch.

It was a fun morning, as there were Survival kits, Lucky door prizes,  a make and take using the Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set, (sadly not able to be ordered at the moment) and to get the girls familiar with the catalogue a Bingo Game.  Gail, Naomi and Eunine were the winners here. Thank you Irma for our lovely prizes.

I am sorry I didn’t take pics of the beautiful display that Irma had taken such pride in. A job well done and lots of great card examples for everyone to be encouraged and inspired by.

We rounded it off with yummy food and a great cuppa after all our laughter and chatter to quench our parched throats.

Fixing the glueThis is a shot of Irma in class busy with the heat gun on some embossing.

These are the lovely cards we made under her excellent directions. They are actually all on white CS but the lighting has coloured them a bit.

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Congratulations Irma

Keep crafting Naomi

 

 

DSP Delight

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.

Enjoy Naomi.

Remember no question is ever wrong or unwarranted. Ask away.

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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.

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Well done everyone.

See you at the catalogue launch on Thursday!

Laugh well

Naomi

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Catalogue Inspiration.

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.
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My new Project sheet of items used.
Colourful Seasons swap
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.
Happy Stamping.
Naomi

Birthday Balloon

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.

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Happy Birthday CCThe 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.

Project for Swaps

As  always

Happy Crafting, Stay safe and thanks for stopping bye.

Naomi

 

Finally the New Catalogue.

As a demonstrator, the month of May often seems very long as I contain my desires and excitement for the new Products from the Annual Catalogue.  Yes we get to have a play with some of them but not everything is available.

And play I have done. Some in preparation for Our Catalogue Launch with Irma Bradford, some for fun and some with my friend and upline Vicky Wright.

This is one of those created with Vicki who came up with the idea to use the Daisy punch for the skirt on this lady from the Beautiful You Stamp Set. 

The petals were punched from the Delightful Daisy DSP. Her Top was colored with Water Coloring pencils but her hat was cut from the DSP and adhered.

The base card is  – one of the new In colors, Tranquil Tide – a delightful soft grey green.

A sprinkling of Rhinstones and the New Glitter Enamel Dots helped to complete the top half of the card.

Again I used the same DSP and added a sentiment from Rose Wonder Stamp Set to complete the bottom.

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The fold used is called a Dutch Door and is quiet popular at the moment as the top half – where we have our square –  can be any shape and attached to the base card but not all the way across.

Call back as I will add here  a link to a tutorial on Vicky Wrights Blog later.

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by.

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Where has she been?

Well this look insane. I have just deleted a couple of post and whilst I haven’t been here for a long time, it’s not quiet the three months that this looks like.

Why not?

What’s been happening?

Are you OK? are some of the questions asked.

Truth is I just needed a break from the routine/pressure of Blogs, Various Facebook groups,  Instagram, Pinterest, Pic Monkey, etc. the online social life seemed to be having more time than my real face to face life and to be honest it didn’t feel right.

Fortunately due to a wonderful weekend away with my upline at her very peaceful beach side home, with nothing but card creating on our minds I feel a bit recharged.

And how lucky am I. In a couple days the new Catalogue is available to all you lovely people and my downline Irma and I have a Catalogue Launch planned for the 15th June.

I have come to the realisation  during the last couple months, that there is so much  in the catalogue that I just have to use it as my resource for now. No need to scour the pages of Pinterest or the Demonstrators Web Page, or Facebook groups thus getting caught in the time consuming, albeit delightful, search for that inspiration or stunning creation that I must try. The results ….less procrastination, more time and less stress.

So ladies and gentlmen ……..I am well, I have not really been anywhere, I am still 100% a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and my store is still open 24hrs a day.

I would love to hear any comments from those who may at some time have felt the same or similar….. but in the meantime…..

Take Care

and as our new stamp set (Colouful Seasons) says

LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

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Where has the week gone?

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.

pop-box

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!! Image result for guitars

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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.

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OK that’s  it off to create this Friday’s card.

Happy Stamping

Cheers

Naomi