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Valentine Kept Simple

Continuing with my valentine theme today. This card is a simple one. It was taken from a card sketch on a challenge blog. This DSP has retired but I still like it and wanted to use it up. I have mat and layers the ups onto some silver card. I gutted the card to make the banners. The pink abstract DPS is the reverse of the hearts so it co-ordinates so well. I used the heart from the Wood Crate Framelits Dies, the heart is stood up on dimensionals to give it some depth. coloured card stock makes up the banners and the “love you” is from the new Well Written Framelits dies on Silver Glimmer Paper.

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Shadow Box Class Project

Each month I hold a card making Class and this month being February it has to be valentine and all things lovely.

Of course just about everything I have stampinUp I think is lovely but I choose the Hedgehugs stamp set and used double sided 6 x 6′ Garden Impressions DSP to make a shadow box.

On the first shadow box I liked the background of the paper so kept it uncovered, I like the heart shaped leaves on the DPS too. The sentiment is included in the Hedgehugs stamp set and cut out using the layering circle framelits dies. The Heart is from the Wood Crate Framlelits dies. I stamped the hedgehogs onto Very Vanila card stock straps and fussy cut them out

On the second Shadow box I’m again using the Hedgehugs stamp set. I love the little toadstools but I have used the markers (Not the blends) to colour the stamps so the head of the toadstool can be red and the stalk and grass can be green. The reverse of this DSP was too bold to have has a background so covered it in Very Vanilla card stock. I also found that the made the card more sturdy.

Hedgehugs stamp set from StampinUp

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You Colour My World Family & Friend.

Christmas is over so my next few projects are valentine themed.

Facebook loves to send us memories to look back on and I was reminded of a magic card I made with a friend a few years back. So I remade it with the amazing Family & Friends stamp set from Stamping up which has all these cute little body parts that you can bring together to resemble your family & friend.

Family & Friends Stamp Set by StampinUp!

My Husband and I have been married for 25 years. We are past all the romance of Valentine, but I always get a card I really like because I have made it. I feel that my world is more colourful with my husband in my life so this is a perfect card for us.

I wish I was brave enough to do a video tutorial for this card but hey I’ve started blogging so one step at a time.

For the card I have used:-

1 sheet of Whisper White 27×20 cm could be any colour you choose

8x9cm of window sheet

8.5×9.5cm of DPS this one has retired but there are plenty of other pretty ones.

2 die cut hearts from the Meant to Be cling bundle

Circle Tab Punch

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Relaunch

Hi Everyone I am relaunching my blog.

I am still an Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator and love all things paper craft. This blog is here so that I can share my makes with you all and share tips and ideas.

So this first post is about my crafting space and storage. I feel fortunate to have my own craft room, somewhere I can while away the hours, relaxing and creating cards and gifts using Stampin’Up! products.

  • The paper rack I bought from eBay from a lady who was closing down a shop.
  • The shelves for the stamp sets are just everyday book shelves or CD / DVD shelves.
  • The cupboard with desk space is just amazing bought from http://www.storage4crafts.co.uk . It comes complete with all the super storage boxes and folds away if needed, not that I ever do.
  • The ink caddy is an old one from Stampin’Up! bought before they redesigned their ink pads, rumour has it that they are planning a new one.
  • The draws are old ones that I picked up from an office stationary shop and is great for A4 paper and card stock, I tend to keep my white in there as I like to be able to see the other colours on the rack, for inspiration.
  • My punches are stored on thin shelving in a cabinet, while the large cupboard below currently holds my Christmas stamps and papers, ready for when I need them.
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Card Making Class 19th November 2017

Card Making

So today I held my craft class as Asda community room, Mount Pleasant, Hull and we made 2 Cards, the first a pretty birthday, thank you or just because card.

To make this card you will need

 

  1. Using the whisper white, stamp one of the full flower and 2 of the upright flowers in flirty flamingo ink.
  2. 2 step stamp the leaves 3 times in emerald envy ink, stamping off for the first stamp and full colour on the patterned stamp
  3. Die cut these out.
  4. To the right hand side of centre die cut the large patter from the basic black card stock
  5. Using the matting layer of flirty flamingo die cut the flowers with the insert and layer it on the stamped images. Being carful only to cut the flirty flamingo card where it won’t show through.
  6. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom of the basic black card and adhere it to the back.
  7. Stamp your chosen sentiment in Versamark and heat embossing power to help it show up on the black background.
  8. Matt and layer the basic black on to the flirty flamingo card and layer that on the White card base.
  9. Arrange your flowers and leaves where you would like them and add rhinestones for a little extra sparkle.

 

The second card that we made today was a christmas Card using the Thoughtful Branches, which is no longer available from Stampin’Up, but gives a lovely snowy scene by stamping 3 times without re-inking to create the dimension of the forrest.

I am planning my next class in January so please message me or email me to book your place.

 

Andrea x

 

 

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Half Full Stamp Set Card Class

Hi All,

Our next card making class is a proDuct based class, using the Half Full Stamp set.

The cost of the session is £25, for this you will learn and make 3 different cards and / or 3D projects using the stamp set, have all the card stock, ink and paper to make the cards and the stamp set to take home. Full demonstration given on the day and typed instructions so you can make it again and again.

This class is a pre order only, all orders need to be in by 31st October 2017 so that I can order the stamp sets in.

Please bring your own basic tool kit including paper trimmer, scissors and glues. Tea and coffee available.
The Class is being held at Asda Community Room on Mount Pleasant in Hull on the 19th November 2017 1.15-3.30.
I will add pictures of the planned projects once I get my stamp set delivered.
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Christmas Card Making Class Sunday 22nd October 2017

Christmas Card Class

Would you like to make your own Christmas cards for the special people in your life this year. The following 2 cards are the what you can make at my StampinUp Christmas card class on 22nd October 2017, 1-3.30 at the community room at Asda Mount Pleasant, Holderness Road Hull.

 To make the snowman card I have used.

 

To make the santa card I have used. 

I can provide kits at £7.50, or you can bring your own stock for £5, you can use my stamp and framelits or I you can buy the items in my on-line shop. 

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Autumn Winter Catalogue

SO THE AUTUMN WINTER STAMPINUP CATALOGUE WAS LAUNCHED ON THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER

THERE IS LOTS OF CHRISTMASY STAMPS AND ACCESSORIES IN THERE AS WELL AS SPOOKY BITS FOR HALLOWEEN, SUCH AS A CAT PUNCH. I HAVE SEEN SO MANY PEOPLE USING THIS PUNCH FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF CARD.

HOWEVER,  I LOVE CHRISTMAS AND EXCITED TO HAVE MADE A START ON MY CHRISTMAS CARDS, MY FAVOURITE OF ALL THE NEW BITS IS THE  CHRISTMAS QUILTING BUNDLE


I AM NOT A QUILTER, BUT JUST LOVE THE PATTERN AND THAT I CAN USE IT FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS IN TRADITIONAL COLOURS OR MIX IT UP FOR EVERYDAY CARDS. THE PAPER STACK AVAILABLE MATCHES PERFECTLY TOO MATCHING PAPER STACK

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Wedding Favours

StampinUp is all about sharing ideas. Heidi from flutterbyheidi is certainly one of the people I watch often on YouTube and practice her techniques. This week I came across an old video she had done as part of her ferrero Friday videos. I didn’t have flamelits set that she used in her demo, so I changed it up a little and used swirly scribbles instead.

All you need for this wedding favour is-
7×7 cm square of wild wasabi card stock
4 small swirly scribbles die cuts from peekaboo peach card stock
Aprox 11cms of flirty flamingo ribbon

Score the wild wasabi card at 1 and 2 cms on all four sides,
Cut off 3 little squares as shown on photo below
Glue and fold in the flaps to make a little tray.
Add the swirls to each side then attach the ribbon around the edge.
Add chocolate and it’s done!