While wondering through facebook memories this morning I came across a shutter card I made a few years ago and remembered how much I liked it. I had to youtube how to make it again and found loads of people doing demo, so it’s hard who to credit it too. I didn’t directly follow any one tutorial as I wanted to make it my own size, I just followed the technique.
The coffee cup and sentiment on the front are from the Coffee Cafe stamp set and dies. Don’t you think the little coffee beans are cute? Although the Designer Series Paper I have used on this card has now retired there is plenty of others that would work just as well on a card like this.
Made by Andrea Wardill, Independent Stampinup@ Demonstrator.
Yesterday I was out with my good friend and fellow Stampinup@ Demonstrator Gez from Nigezza Creates having a little coffee and card session. During our journey we popped into Tesco’s where they were selling chocolate Oranges for 75p! yes 75p. I always buy my children a chocolate orange for Christmas, so I had to get some. (If they survive til Christmas without being eaten I will be very surprised). Gez then told me that she had made a box for it for valentines day. Today I have cased (copy and share everything) Gez’s box and added a Christmasy theme with the cute Santa’s Workshop paper and co-ordinating stamps and dies.
The dies from Santa’s Signpost actually cut out the images on the Designer series paper, super cute.
It is great that we celebrate world card making day, for me card making is a hobby that I throughly enjoy. It relaxes me. Having my own craft room gives me somewhere I can hide away, chill out and do my own thing. StampinUp is not just about card making, it is also scrapbooking through Memories and More and home decor
Being a Stampinup demonstrator gives me the opportunity to:-
Buy their products at discounted prices.
Co-ordinate with ease. The card stock, designer paper, ribbon and ink all in the same colours and colour families make my creative life much easier.
Have my craft items are delivered to my door.
Join my fellow demonstrator at events and retreats to share ideas and sample new products.
Play with new stock 3 times a year.
Most importantly Stampinup allows me to share my craft with others.
Today is the start of the Stampinup new year and I have been in creative mood today. This creatively could be as it is World Card making Day. So celebrate by making some Happy New Year Cards of your own.
At last months retreat I joined loads of my Stampinup family and together we crafted. One of the make and takes from Sam Hammond was a card demonstrating a technique using Sliver Glimmer Paper under Window Sheets, coloured in with Blends.
I thought the effect was really pretty and the glimmer paper hides the adhesive too. So today I have been experimenting with this technique using different stamps and dies and Blends.
Signs of Santa Stamp set is so cute. Wether you like the traditional Christmas cards or cute ones StampinUp has got them all in the autumn / winter catalogue. I have loved playing with the Signs of Santa stamp set and co-ordinating Santa’s workshop designer series paper. The poppy red and white stripped paper used in this project is textured and feels velvety. One of the designs on the paper matches the stamp set so can be cut out using the Santa’s signpost frame lit dies. I do love how StampinUp all comes together.
This is the project I have mad. I was planning for my August class and had been asked to teach the class how to make these box cards. The box cards fold flat to fit into an envelope so easy to post. The basic box cards takes only 4×12 of card stock to make and the decoration can be as flamboyant and big as you like. This one needs a sentiment on the front and I haven’t decided which one just yet. If you are buying in September don’t forget to use the voucher you earned in August.
The Autumn Winter Catalogue is available from the 5th September 2018 till January 4th 2019.
The Sweet Storybook stamp set and coordinating storybook scene dies is such a sweet set. It can be bought as a bundle with a saving of 10%. These dies are very creative, you can either cut out the leaves or just the middle. This makes for a great demential cards, which the photo doesn’t really show.
I have matted and layered the green and white cardstock, with foam adhesive strip so that the mushroom sits behind. The mice and mushroom are 2 step stamps allowing you to colour in with a stamp different from the outline. The sentiment on this card is to cover a little smudge, I will be changing that before it is set out.
The Varied vases stamp set or bundle (save 10%) is such a versatile stamp set. This morning I was looking for inspiration to make a card and found a sketch challenged that I often get involved with stamp with joy.
I loved the Varied Vases stamp set because of the 2 step stamping it offers which changes the look of the finished card. I can have just the outline of the vase, it coloured in a solid colour or the patterned vase, as on this card. The flowers are also 2 step stamps, on this card I have done the out line in Wild Wasabi and the petals in real red. I punched the vases out and then stamped them, using the template from the punch paper ton help line them up, you can stamp them all at the stamp time, The stamparatus comes in really useful for the 2 step stamping being able to line the stamp up easily for best results. I haven’t yet decided on a sentiment for this card, so I will add that later.
StampinUp are offering Bonus Days during August. For every £45 you spend you will receive a voucher code for £4.50 to spend in September. I’ll let you into a secret, the autumn / winter catalogue is available on the 5th September so you will be able to spend your August Bonus Days rewards in the seasonal Catalogue or annual catalogue. I have had a sneak peek and the Stampinup Christmas stamps are exciting and there are some lovely christmasy papers. Being a demo I can order from it now so I will be bringing some christmasy projects with the new stock soon.
Colour Your Season Bundle is a limited product which is available while stocks last in August. It is a all year around stamp set . These stamps and dies can be purchased separately, but come with a discount when buying as a bundle.
Christmas in July, really? While we are basking in the crazy heat (28-32 degrees) it is hard to think about Christmas in July, but when you have a load of Christmas cards and gifts to make it is important to plan early.
Therefore in a challenge that I take part in, though my Stampin’up team and groups we had to CASE a project. To CASE is to copy and share everything, or copy and selectively edit.
Although the card layout Is the same I have changed the DSP to Christmas paper and swapped the flower for a carol singing mouse from the Merry Mouse stamp set. There is a sentiment on the Cherry Cobbler card but it doesn’t really show up on the photo.
I copied my card design from Simone Bartrum who is an Australian Stampin’Up demo.
I have lots of DSP, Designer Series Paper, but I just couldn’t help taking advantage of getting most of the new papers from the Stampin’Up annual catalogue which included 2 free DPS packs.
Each of the 12×12 DPS is double-sided and comes in 2 each of 6 designs. This size paper is great for doing one sheet wonders where you can make 8 cards from one sheet of DSP, so you could make most your Christmas cards if you chose the under the mistletoe as your free DPS. I will add my one sheet wonder cards soon.