Thursday, April 25, 2019

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card

On Monday afternoon a friend asked me if I had a card suitable for her parents' wedding anniversary. The 50th!! No, I didn't have a card suitable but I promised her one. No pressure, right? It's just the golden anniversary! Eeek! What increased the number of Pascals on the situation was the fact she needed it by Wednesday... Oh, yeah, the pressure was on now!

It was meant to be because a couple of hours later I had it all designed. It's funny, sometimes you can ponder for a day about an idea just to abandon it later and sometimes a card is done before the idea reaches my notebook. 


I have to say I love what I was creating. All the bits of it. I finally played with the pennants framelits that were sitting on the shelf for some time and I dusted off one of my favourites - the large numbers. This dies set is, unfortunately, retired but not from my collection!

The panel sits on a standard (14.8 cm x 21 cm scored at 10.5 cm) very vanilla thick cardstock base. The panel itself is cut to create 2mm edge all around, so it measures 10.1 cm x 14.4 cm). For the frame, I used the 3rd and 4th largest rectangles and the ovals are the 4th largest scalloped and the 4th smallest regular oval. 
I made a short video as well to show you how the card comes together. Enjoy!



Here is the full list of all the products I used to make this awesome card.


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Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
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As it nearly is the end of the annual catalogue season (new catalogue is coming on June 3) there is a list of products that are retiring and we won't see them in the new catalogue. Have a look at what we are saying goodbye to. If you love it, get it!
Some of the stamp sets (wooden and clear-mount) are on the list but will carry over to the new catalogue as cling.  If you'd like to check whether any of the sets you'd like to buy would be available in the new catalogue as cling, send me a message and I will let you know.


And as always, when you shop in my store you earn a special tutorial bundle. A dozen inspirational tutorials from different demonstrators from around the world! Still few days left to get April bundle before the new one kicks in.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

No Stamping Background Card

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Stampin' Up!® OnStage. It is a regular fun event where you get together with other demonstrators (this time it was about 600!), you play around and craft with new product and last but not least you get some wonderful presents.

One of the pressies was this fantastic Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Mosaic Mood. Some of the sheets have a shiny accent that makes it so pretty.


I enjoyed playing around with it. All I needed was a pair of snips, glue, some scrap cardstock for the sentiment and glue. I cut the sentiment with stitched rectangles dies but it would be great just on a piece of cardstock too. The base is Soft Suede and put an insert for it from Very Vanilla. 
The flowers are secured with liquid glue and the birds are raised by dimensionals.


What do you think of this paper? It will be available to you to purchase with the new catalogue that is coming in June 2019. Would you like me to send you a copy for you to have a look? Click on the image below, fill the form and I will put one in the mail for you.




Getting a new catalogue, especially the annual one, is always very exciting. However, there is a sad side to it as well - retiring products. Every time something new comes, something old has to go... 

Have a look and if you see anything you love, don't hesitate and get it now before it's gone forever! Some of the stamp sets (wooden and clear-mount) are on the list but will carry over to the new catalogue as cling. It might not be important to you but if it is and you'd like to check whether any of the sets you'd like to buy would be available in the new catalogue as cling, send me a message and I will let you know.



And as always, when you shop in my store you earn a special tutorial bundle. A dozen inspirational tutorials from different demonstrators from around the world!

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Saying Hello with Varied Vases


Welcome to our blog supporting our April tutorial bundle. Every month a bunch of us are bringing you an exclusive tutorial bundle (scroll down to the bottom of the post for more details) and every month we run a blog hop to show you additional projects made with the featured products. Even though we are small in numbers this month our projects are lined up to wow you. So sit back and enjoy the hop.



I created for you a little set of three beautiful and simple cards. They all have the same design they but each vase is decorated differently; after all, they are called varied vases!
Can you spot another difference between each card? Might not be the easiest to spot from the photos but...


The layers on the first card are glued together with liquid glue and stuck to the card base with dimensionals. On the second card, I liquid glued the scalloped layer to the base and the top layer is glued with dimensional. And the third card layers are all glued with liquid glue and laid flat. Which one is your favourite?

While deciding, hop around and see other projects to maybe spark your creativity or just to please your eyes. In any case, enjoy! Just click on the next arrow to see a project of gifted Margriet Siekman, the back arrow will take you to Lori Schaefer Mueller. Or just choose any other demonstrator from the roll call, if you wish.




Shopping List



April 2019 Tutorial Bundle for you! A dozen inspirational tutorials from different demonstrators from around the world!

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The new Annual 2019-2020 catalogue won't be live for the next couple of months but the list of retiring products was released the last night. Have a look and if you see anything you love, don't hesitate and get it now before it's gone forever!
Some of the stamp sets (wooden and clear-mount) are on the list but will carry over to the new catalogue as cling. It might not be important to you but if it is and you'd like to check whether any of the sets you'd like to buy would be available in the new catalogue as cling, send me a message and I will let you know.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Treats for my OnStage Friends


Last weekend I spent in Telford, attending Stampin' Up!® OnStage. OnStage is a fancy word for a stampin' convention. Do you know the feeling when you buy new crafting supplies? Now, imagine - you are getting new things and you see a new catalogue and you are in one room with more than 500 people who feel exactly the same! It's awesome. 

This was my third time and I had a blast as always. I love going to these. We always get cool presents, notebooks, pens, new products to play with and new products to go home with. We craft together and laugh together and mingle and ooh and aah over the new stuff. We are learning together and from each other and we share experiences and we just are. It's great and I love this event. The OnStage is definitely one of the cool perks of being a demonstrator (together with a constant discount on your shopping!)

Every year I make some kind of treat for the girls who are sitting at the table with me. And this year wasn't an exception. I made these gorgeous treat boxes.


I filled them with chocolate eggs and I also add a little angel charm. Everyone liked them. They look more complicated than they are. I made a video tutorial for you to give it a go too. Tag me when you do, I'd love to see what you make!




The box base is 3" x 3" and here are the paper measurements.

(2) 5" x 5" of cardstock
2 1/2"x 2 1/2" of DSP
(2) 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" of DSP
3/8" x 2 1/2" of cardstock strip

You will also need a scrap of whisper white paper for the sentiment (large enough to punch out 1 1/2" circle) and a piece of cardstock to cut out 3" x 3" square from it. You will need small magnets. I used three of 5mm x 1mm.

Shopping List:
April 2019 Tutorial Bundle for you! A dozen inspirational tutorials from different demonstrators from around the world!

OR



The new Annual 2019-2020 catalogue won't be live for the next couple of months but the list of retiring products was released the last night. Have a look and if you see anything you love, don't hesitate and get it now before it's gone forever!
Some of the stamp sets (wooden and clear-mount) are on the list but will carry over to the new catalogue as cling. It might not be important to you but if it is and you'd like to check whether any of the sets you'd like to buy would be available in the new catalogue as cling, send me a message and I will let you know.