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)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Itty Bitty Greetings - Kre8tors Blog Hop Autumn Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome to the October Kre8tors Blog Hop. Every month a group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators are working on different projects with a common theme. This month theme is close to my heart - Autumn Colours. 

I used to live in New England for several years and autumn became very fast my favourite season. A beautiful, colourful palette of leaves against the clear blue sunny sky. That's what I see when I think of autumn.

I didn't quite accomplish to transfer that vision into my card but I created a beautiful autumnal leaves none the less. Would you agree?

I sponged the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder with several different inks to create a colourful foliage and ran it through the big shot. Afterwards, I covered the card stock with a very light layer of copper paint that gives a beautiful shimmer to the project. 

I selected a small simple sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set that, in my opinion, compliments the card quite well.

This card is very easy and fast to make. Everything you need to recreate it or create a similar projects is listed below.
Supplies used: (click on products to shop)
I hope you find an inspiration in my take on Autumn Colour Challenge to craft some of yours. But before you do that make sure you will hop to another blog. Either click on the image below to see what gifted Alexandra Rauf created or choose a crafter by name from the list below. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Christmas Jump Start - Stamp 'N Hop

Welcome to another Stamp 'n Hop blog hop. About twenty talented crafters from all around the globe are bringing you some Christmas cheer. You may have seen some projects already and landed on my page from gifted Laura Mackie but in any case, make sure you follow the arrow at the bottom of each post to see them all.

Do you ever feel you have all the time in the world to do something and all of a sudden, you are late? I do. Every year, in summer, I have big plans for Xmas cards and gift tags and other projects and a few months later I am in total christmasy chaos. Well, not this time, I'm not (I think).

I am nearly ready. It's not that difficult not to be with all the amazing Holiday sets Stampin' Up!® is throwing at us. Today, I am showing you a set called Beautiful Blizzard and the corresponding dies. You can get them separately or as a bundle too with a little discount. 

The set has 11 stamps including 5 lovely sentiments. The corresponding die can cut out as many as 17 beautiful snowflakes of several sizes and shapes at the same time! How great is that?

There are no special measurements. The coloured card base is a half of A4 (portrait orientation), scored at 10.5cm on the longer side. The insert (I used very vanilla for the red card and shimmery white for the others) 
is 10.1 x 14.4cm. The stamped cardstock is cut to create a 1cm border and measures 8.5 x 12.8cm. And finally, the banner is about 1.5cm tall and 10cm wide. The foil sheet underneath has 1mm border on both long sides. But as long as it fits on the card and you like it, the size could be something completely different to mine. 

Enjoy my little video showing how to create these blizzardy cards:

I used the supplies to make these projects: (click on any of the products to shop online).
I hope you found an inspiration in my Beautiful Blizzard cards and maybe it even sparkled a burst of creativity. If you like my cards and would like to try to make some yourself, join our little crafty club next month. Or maybe you don't have time to craft but would like to give handmade cards. If that's the case, give me a shout; I'd be happy to help!

I am sure you can't wait any longer to see what next the next crafter prepared. Either click on the image below to see what gifted Anastasia Radloff created or choose a crafter by name from the list below.