Friday, November 16, 2018

Healing Hugs - Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop

Hello and welcome, perhaps again, to Stamp 'N Hop blog hop. Every month a group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from all around the globe are getting together and working on the same theme projects. This month theme is CASEing the annual Stampin' Up! catalogue. 

CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit. It means you can replicate a project you like or you can copy just an element of it and put your own twist on it. In any case, always credit appropriately the source of your inspiration.

I've chosen to CASE a card I saw in the annual catalogue on the top of the page number 110 that features the Healing Hugs stamp set found on the same page. Healing Hugs is a beautiful set that has a couple of distINKtive stamps. These stamps lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.

I used a different colour for the main image and changed the orientation of the card. I also used more leaves and instead of sequins, I decorated the card with glitter enamel dots.

This is a quick and simple card. To simplify it even further the heat embossing can be replaced by just stamping so even if you don't have a heat gun and an embossing powder you can still have a go at making this gorgeous project.

Supplies (click on any image to SHOP online):

I hope you enjoyed my card and that it might inspire you to play with some rubber stamps on your own.  But before you do that just make sure you will hop to another blog to see more, inspiring projects. Either click on the image below to see what talented Anastasia Radloff created or choose a crafter by name from the list below. 

Rebecca-Jo Unwin - Karen Pearmain - Sandra Roberts - Jenn Charles - Eva Pottsova (YOU ARE HERE) - Anastasia Radloff - Linda Handford - Sue McDonald - Pia Gerhardt - Susan Simpson - Karen Watts - Mo Rootes - Cheryl Taylor - Jenna Watkins - Jo Blackman - Jacqui Lawrence - Laura Mackie - Tracy Marie Lewis - Vicky Wright - Andre Gordon

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Santa's Workshop Advent Tree Calendar - Let's Get Hopping, Round #15

Welcome to the 15th round of the Let's get Hopping blog hop. This month theme is Christmas, Anything but a Card.

Some time ago I saw an advent calendar made from little boxes, arranged into the shape of a Christmas tree, on YouTube. And when I saw the Santa's Workshop Suite in the Stampin' Up!® seasonal catalogue I knew what my project for this blog hop would be.

This advent calendar was so much fun to create. Twenty-six little boxes piled up on each other, decorated with fussy scissored images. Here is a template to make one of the boxes. You need cardstock measuring 5 7/8" and 7 1/2". On the short side score at 3/4", 2 1/4", 3 3/4" and 5 1/4". On the long side  score at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" and 6".

I stuck decorative paper on the sides and white cardstock on the front of each box. You can decorate it with whatever you like. I used items from Santa's workshop Suite. All the item are listed below. I made a little video to show you how it was all put together. Enjoy!

List of products I used to create this calendar:

I hope my project inspired you to, maybe, create your own advent calendar tree or something similar. If it did, leave me a message in the comment section to let me know. 
And now, continue to hop through all the blogs. Click on the image below to see what the talented Eimear Carvill prepared. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Treat Time - Come & Stamp Along Club - October

This week a small group of crafters got together again and created a few beautiful cards. Two with a Christmas theme and one for any occasion. 

This card is very easy, using strips of designer series paper (DSP). This one is called Garden Impression and there are so many other colours. It was easy to match cardstock for the base as well as the front of the card. The sentiments come from Treat Time stamp set. There are 7 different sentiments and 4 decorative stamps. The final touch is faux stitching. I love this technique. This card was inspired by Jennifer Frost after I watched this video of hers

Next project was a simple and clean Christmas card. Or I think it's simple and clean. What do you think?

The base and the front of the card are just white cardstock. The front is embossed to give it more texture. I used the Detailed Baubles bundle as I did already the last month but created completely different cards.  See how the baubles shine? They are die cut from a glimmer paper. This paper is great! It's like glitter paper but so much better. It is a bit thinner so easier to cut and mainly, it doesn't shed any glitter!

The last card was so much fun to make. I presented this card in a separate post for a blog hop I am taking part of this month. Just click on the image below and it will take you to that post. It also includes a video how this card was born.

Do you like what you see? Would you like to come & stamp along? Next time we will be crafting on November 13 & 16 at 10am. But if a different time/day would work better for you - just get in touch. I am sure we could work something out. 

The projects were made using these: (Click on any of the products to shop online)