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.
Sometimes a play with ink, paper and water can result in completely different out come to the one intended.
That’s exactly what happened with the background to this card. I was spritzing some Whisper White card stock with a mix of Tranquil Tide and Pool Party but wasn’t happy with the result till I turned it over and loved the effect. I called it Reverse Water Wash!
So happily I copied this card in the catalogue as did the Crafty Creators on Friday.
You may notice that the group image has a different yellow umbrella. That’s because the demonstrator – me – left the Daffodil Delight CS at home. We improvised by using our Blender Pens with the Daffodil Ink.
Of course using water and ink means the original can never be copied so we have a great variety of rainy backgrounds in our cards. First we spritzed the Whisper White with water, just in the center, then Spritzed the combined Tranquil Tide and Pool Party,
wiping sides of paper to keep colours in the middle.
The amount of saturation with ink determined the depth of colour on the under side. We helped the drying process along with the Heat Gun. We also dyed the twine with the Daffodil ink to match.
The group is planning to play at home during the week so am excited to see what they create using the same technique. I must do one with the Colorful Seasons stamp set soon, I can see the background now with leaves scattered around and all those lovely autumn colors.
Till next time
Happy crafting Naomi
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.
This 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.
Keep crafting Naomi
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were lucky enough to have the BIG ROOM at the Caloundra Community Center for our Crafty Creation again this week. So much better to be able to spread yourselves out! That’s right ladies!
As a result there was some fast and furious stamping going on. At the end of the session the ladies were well able to say “We Nailed it”
That is the stamp set they used the Nailed It Bundle with the matching dies. The sentiments they chose were Happy Birthday from Rose’s stamps – thanks Rose- Sorry I screwed up! I knew I liked you the first time I saw you! with some Happy Smiles, from the stamp set.
Not having silver sheets of paper we glued Aluminum foil – the kind you use in the oven – onto card stock and used that for the ruler and screws. Works a dream.
The DSP was from Pop of Pink. We used the fantastic Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impression Folder on Basic Grey CS. The effect was achieved by brushing the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad across the side of the folder that doesn’t carry the Sissex name then running through the Big Shot.
Some coloring and assembly of card finished the product.
Oh! the card in the center is waiting for the ideal sentiment that’s at home!!
That sums up another delightful day.
Hope you like them
It’s often funny how we can fall in love with a stamp set.
The only reason I purchased this set was because we had decided to use it as our featured stamp set in the March Technique Treats that will feature Chalkboard Techniques.
I would have to admit it wasn’t a “must have” in the catalogue.
And Laugh out Loud I have used it consistently for the last 4 weeks. and to day’s card is just another example.
I have been making cards for this little miss since she was born for a friend and what did she say when her Nan asked her what she wanted for her birthday? Just my card Nanny, just my card.
She has a toy Carousel and lives near the Wheel of Brisbane and loves Cup Cakes. So I think I hit all the bases. Nan tells me that the big grin and Whee!! was testimony enough.
I stamped the wheel on the Cupcake and Carousel DSP. I stamped the cup cakes, the basket and cloud from the Lift me Up Stamp Set, on Whisper White and coloured them in with the Watercolor Pencils. Then used the Up and Away Thinlit die to cut them out. The clouds were from the same thinlits. Love how these two compliment one another.
Sentiments inside were stamped in Tuxedo Black as was the horse. I used the Oval Stitched framelits Die after I had coloured the horse and then just gently coloured the edges.
The birthday sentiment was stamped in Blushing Bride.
That’s it for today.
Happy Stamping Naomi