Monday, December 6, 2021

Colour Challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSSCC#378)

I love me a good sketch or colour challenge and this one came at the perfect time!  I'm in a mad rush to get the last of my holiday cards created and in the mail so I need all the help can get for quick creativity!


I had previously created this design, (a CASE from @thecountryhivestamper) using the colour combo of Shaded Spruce, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler so I was excited to see whether I'd still love it with these new colours. Answer: I DO!  


I went one step further even, and created it on both Basic White and Very Vanilla. I was expecting the Very Vanilla version to be my favourite but I don't find the the greens to pop off it as much and thus they look a bit too similar for me.





I made this card using Stampin' Up!®'s Forever Fern stamp set and the glimmer paper offered during Saleabration. I took a picture to show you how I masked the card when stamping, before I added the glimmer paper and greeting. I probably could have done it without the masking but I found it to be helpful to ensure I didn't have errant stems or leaves from one half to the other.



I will definitely be using the challenge colour combination in some of my future designs. I can think of a upcoming stamp set that will look lovely with these three!


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Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
$33.00
Merry Merlot 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Be Dazzling 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Specialty Paper
$0.00





Saturday, November 27, 2021

Stampin' Up!'s® Words Of Cheer Bundle

So I love this bundle of products but haven't used it to it's full potential yet.  I went into this crafting session with one idea and came out with another.  Watch the video to see what unfolded!




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Words Of Cheer Bundle
$63.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
$12.25
Brushed Metallic Cardstock
$20.00
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$24.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
2020–2022 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Assortment
$20.00
Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' (1.3 Cm) Metallic Ribbon
$11.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25

Sunday, November 14, 2021

West Coast Creators Blog Hop - Christmas! (November 2021)

Woo Hoo... it's team blog hop time again!  I feel like I've been a little absent this past month on here so hopefully this can be the start of a rebound.

This month's hop is all things Christmas.  I had designed this card to be one of my Stamp A Stack choices for in person classes this fall. So once I decided not to hold classes in my home quite yet, I put it aside.  This seemed like the perfect time to showcase it!


I used a combination of stamp sets which eliminates it from my 'class to go' options where I stick to a single stamp set only.

For this design, I used several items from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite: the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, the Wonderful Snowflakes & the Whimsical Trees Bundle.  Additionally, I used the Snowflake Wishes stamp set for the background stamping.


I love this soft combination of Blushing Bride with Smoky Slate. And how adorable are those three little die cut trees?  The shimmery tree is actually die cut from the iridescent page the snowflakes come on.

Overall, nothing too fancy here but I love this card all the same! 

Inspired by @stempelschick



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Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$20.00
Whimsical Trees Bundle (English)
$70.00
Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
$35.00
Wonderful Snowflakes
$8.25
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00





Thursday, November 11, 2021

Stampin' Up!'s® NEW Ever Eden Specialty DSP & a fun fancy fold

Had so much fun with this fancy fold and the NEW Ever Eden Specialty DSP!


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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Stampin' Up!'s® Encircled in Warmth stamp set with Tidings of Christmas DSP

I recently offered a Class to Go with this stamp set and paper so I've been busy crafting with the patterns I did not use as my participants all received half a pack of the DSP.


I've paired these two patterns together on two designs now as I love the colours together and the repeating pattern in different sizes. I added Soft Suede to the mix (as I ran out of Sahara Sand cardstock) and I really love the richness it brings to the colour combo.



I also love the idea, of look, of crumpling up the edges of big pieces of DSP to give the final design a cozy, weathered feel.

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Encircled In Warmth Cling Stamp Set
$26.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Tasteful Labels Dies
$42.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$24.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$10.25
Decorative Matte Dots
$11.00