Global Stampers September 2016: Colour Challenge

Hi all,

Here’s our next installment of the Global Stampers monthly posts. This time we decided on a colour challenge and here are the colours we chose.

sept-2016-colour-challenge

The Demos in the Northern hemisphere are now in Autumn/Fall but for Ann (Australia) & I, we’re enjoying some lovely spring weather. So instead of an Autumn/Fall theme, we decided a colour challenge would be more appropriate so that the posts stay relevant to all our readers  🙂

These colours were inspired by the Paisleys & Posies suite in our current Holiday Catalogue. The other Demos will be showcasing some of the products from the suite but since I’ve never been a paisley kinda girl, I went with something different to feature these colours.

I have to admit I struggled with these colours a little as they’re not my favourite choices. But that’s the whole purpose of these challenges, they’re there to encourage us to step outside our comfort zone.

For those of you who know me well, know that I’m not a floral kinda girl either. But there are times/occasions where flowers are best for a card. So, what is a girl to do when she doesn’t own many flower based stamp sets? Well, you start looking at sets you do have and make them work.

Here’s the first project I made for this challenge.

global-stampers-sept-2016-merriest-wishes-flowers

So what do you think? Do you recognise which stamp set these images came from? Well, the ‘flowers’ were made using two images from the Merriest Wishes stamp set and the ‘stems’ & ‘leaves’ are from one of my favourites, Swirly Bird.

The Merriest Wishes stamp set is a Christmas set but I totally saw flowers with those round images. Flowers make people happy, so the sentiment works perfectly for this card!

I kept the card fairly simple to show off the colours and the masking technique I used. I’m normally a layers girl, so only having one of the little flowers raised on dimensionals was a huge deal for me! I decided a simple card front needed a pretty inside, so I did a bit of stamping there too. Here’s a look at the inside.

global-stampers-sept-2016-merriest-wishes-flowers-inside

Now, onto another project using these colours. As I mentioned earlier, these colours aren’t a favourite of mine. My favourites come from our Subtles collection as I love my pastels. When you have darker colours like Delightful Dijon & Rich Razzleberry, watercolour techniques are amazing to give you lighter shades. So I thought I’d create a project to show you how to make your ink colours go further.

Here’s my second project.

global-stampers-sept-2016-merriest-wishes-hope

Now these shades are more my style and they’re still Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron & Rich Razzleberry. The technique I used was the watercolour lifting technique. You can find various tutorials on youtube by searching watercolour lifting. It’s a fun technique you can use to create awesome watercoloured background pieces for your projects.

I used the Shimmery White cardstock and I watercoloured the piece I cut the ‘hope’ out of as well. Now, the sentiment didn’t stand out on the watercoloured piece & I was stuck on how to “lift” it. The amazing thing I love about Stampin’ Up! is the amazing community we work with. So, off I went to my extended team’s Facebook group & asked for their advice. I got great advice from them and here’s a close up at what I ended up with.

global-stampers-sept-2016-merriest-wishes-hope-close-up

I cut another piece of the ‘hope’ out of Shimmery White cardstock then painted it with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter brush to create the shadow piece. It’s hard to see in the photo but the shadow piece is super sparkly! Then a single strand separated from the gold twine creates the nest of twine behind the sentiment.

I love the way these colours look in this shade much better than in the first project. What about you? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please comment below which one you prefer better.

Well, thanks for stopping by today. Make sure to come back again later this week to see what the other ladies made using this colour combo.

Until next time, happy stamping! 🙂


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Merriest Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Merriest Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set

[142063]

$59.00

Merriest Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Merriest Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set

[142066]

$42.00

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set

[141749]

$53.00

Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set

Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set

[140643]

$36.00

Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad

Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin’ Pad

[138327]

$14.00

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad

[138326]

$14.00

Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad

Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin’ Pad

[126950]

$14.00

Versamark Pad

Versamark Pad

[102283]

$18.25

Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

[141898]

$14.00

Delightful Dijon A4 Cardstock

Delightful Dijon A4 Cardstock

[138345]

$17.00

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

[106549]

$19.25

Shimmery White A4 Card Stock

Shimmery White A4 Card Stock

[121717]

$17.00

Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments

Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments

[119247]

$10.75

Baker's Twine Trio Pack

Baker’s Twine Trio Pack

[141999]

$19.50

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies

[141489]

$54.00

Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

[109130]

$10.75

Heat Tool

Heat Tool

[129056]

$60.00

Aqua Painters

Aqua Painters

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$24.00

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

[141337]

$7.25

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive

[129026]

$15.00

Glue Dots

Glue Dots

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$10.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

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$7.25

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Cookie Cutter Bookmarks 

Hi there,

Spring is here & so is the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue! I’m loving all the cool new Christmas products available now.

Today I want to share with you some cute quick & easy bookmarks I made using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set & coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder punch. I made these as a thank you gift to all my attendees for my Holiday Catalogue launch party this Saturday.

Here they are all together on the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

Aren’t they cute?! The reindeer is my favourite. Here’s a close up of the three of them together.

And here’s a look at how they work as bookmarks.

They actually sit really nicely on the pages but they look floppy here. This was because I sat them over the entire thickness of the catalogue so you can see how they work. I stamped two of each image and then stuck them back to back only on the head (antlers for the reindeer) section.

Here are some close ups of the individual bookmarks so that you can see the details.

The little bow image is from the same set & punched from the Cookie Cutter Builder punch too.

Santa’s hat & coat trim along with his beard were all coloured with the Clear Wink of Stella. His belt buckle is coloured with the Gold Wink of Stella. The photo doesn’t do it justice but he’s super sparkly in real life!

Last but not least, my favourite, the reindeer! Did you notice that he’s the punch turned upside down?! Pretty clever huh? I thought he was cute enough on his own so I left him as is.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, happy stamping!  :)


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Global Stampers: Christmas is Coming part 2

Hi there,

Sorry I haven’t been posting daily as promised but I’ve been super busy this past week. So instead of doing a daily post, I will be sharing all the projects from the other ladies today. You can click on their names for the link to their blog post for more details on their projects.

Let’s start with Ann first. She’s made an awesome card using the Detailed Santa Thinlits.

Ann's Detailed Santa Thinlits

I love the details in her card, especially Santa’s list.

Next up we have Fiona’s project. She’s made a lovely Christmas home decor piece.

Fiona's Christmas Plaque

Her project features the Peaceful Pines stamp set from our 2016 2017 Annual Catalogue.

Next we have Robbie’s project, featuring the Merry Tags framelits.

Robbie's Merry Tags

I love how versatile this framelits set is. You can make tags as well as gorgeous focus points for cards.

Last but not least, we have Valérie’s project featuring the Santa’s Sleigh & Star of Light sets.

Valerie's Santa's Sleigh

I love the watercoloured background she created for her project.

Thanks for coming back for this post. Make sure you visit all the ladies blogs & leave them some blog love.

We will be back again next month for another installment of Global Stampers posts.

Until next time, happy stamping!  🙂

 

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Global Stampers August 2016: Christmas is Coming!

Hi all,

Welcome to the second month of our Global Stampers post. Our theme this month is “Christmas is Coming!” & we will be featuring products from our Annual Catalogue as well as some upcoming products from our 2016 Holiday Products available on 1 September.

Like last time, I will share my projects with you today. Then, I will share the projects made by Ann, Fiona, Robbie & Valérie over the next few days, so be sure to come back to check them all out.

I am featuring the Tin of Tags Project Kit & stamp set. When I saw the tin, I knew I had to have it…I didn’t even care what was inside it! Lol! 😀

So, here’s one each of the 10 tag designs along with a few extra projects I made.

Tin of Tags projects

Shall we take a closer look at all the projects?

Let’s start with the Tin of Tags Project Kit. The kit comes with all the tags & embellishments you need to make 30 tags (3 each of 10 designs). You will also need the Tin of Tags stamp set, inks & adhesives to complete the kit.

Here’s a look at the completed tags.

Completed Tin of Tags Kit

Don’t you just love them! They are too adorable & so simple to make. I managed to complete the entire kit in a little over an hour. This is a great way to get organised for your Christmas packaging early. This kit also makes a great gift for beginner or avid crafters. You can watch a quick video by Stampin’ Up! on this kit here.

Now, if you’re like me, and you don’t have the need for 30 tags, then you’re thinking it’s not really worth the investment (that’s if you can look past that cute tin!). Well, let me show you what else you can do with the tags.

I’ll start with this quick & easy note card.

Tin of Tags Note Card

I chose one of the tags from the kit & tied the twine in a bow instead. Then with a strip of DSP banner, some washi tape (leftover from the kit) & one of our Note Cards – put them all together & you’ve got a quick & easy note card ready to go!

Plus a simple sentiment & a bit more stamping to finish the inside of the card.

Tin of Tags Note Card inside

Now, we’re talking versatility – great for gift tags and some quick & easy cards. And if you’re frugal like me, there’s plenty of leftover twine, washi & sequins to use for more tags or other projects.

Like maybe this?

Tin of Tags Folder for Tags

I created a Gatefold File Folder card with pockets inside. The pattern you see on the card are the images from the Tin of Tags stamp set. I love making my own DSP & this set has some awesome festive images for that.

Wanna see what I put in the pockets?

Tin of Tags Folder for Tags opened

Surprise! More tags! Well actually, I thought another way I could make this kit worth my $$ is by giving some away since I don’t need that many. So I chose 6 of the tags & placed them in the pockets. Now I’ve got a great gift ready for Christmas! This would make a lovely Secret Santa gift for a colleague.

Now you’re probably thinking, “What am I going to do with the stamp set once I’ve completed my kit?”. Well, you could use them to make more tags. Or how about this?

Tin of Tags Snowflakes Note Card

It’s another quick & easy note card using the images & sentiment from the stamp set. And with some rhinestones & Clear Wink of Stella, you can make this card sparkle for the extra “Wow” factor.

Tin of Tags Snowflakes Note Card close up

The photo doesn’t do it justice, but the Wink of Stella over the stars & mini snowflake/sparkle on the sentiment is so sparkly, I’m not sure I want to give it away! 😉

The set has some awesome sentiments & I can see a few uses for some of them outside the holiday season. But you’ll have to come back another time to see those, our theme is “Christmas is Coming!”  after all 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I know it was a bit of a long post & I hope it was worth it & you enjoyed my projects. Let me know which is your favourite project in the comments.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Christmas in August project from the other Global Stampers.

Until next time, happy stamping! 🙂


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Glue Dots

$10.00

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Foxy Friends Photo Booth Card

Hi there,

I’ve got a cute card for you today using one of my favourite stamp sets – Foxy Friends – from the 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalogue.

I saw the layout by Sherry’s Stamped Treasures on Pinterest & had to CASE (Copy & Share Everywhere) it but changed it up slightly. So here’s my take on it…

Foxy Friends Photo Booth Layout

I love how the layout looks like my little fox friend had hopped into a photo booth and took some silly photos in it 🙂

You can purchase this stamp set with the coordinating Fox Builder punch as a bundle. There’s also a coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack called A Little Foxy. A tip for you, don’t forget to order the DSP Stack when you purchase the stamp & punch like me!

But if you do, you can always create your own DSP using the images from the stamp set like I did. Here’s a close up of my homemade DSP…

Foxy Friends Photo Booth Layout close up

This makes the stamp set even more versatile and you can match the colours of your homemade DSP to whatever critter you decide to make. The possibilities are endless!

Since this is a generic card with no sentiment, I decided to decorate the inside with my little fox friend as well.

Foxy Friends Photo Booth Layout inside

This card can be used for just about any occasion. I used it as a baby shower card & my friend loved it & I hope you enjoyed this project too.

Until next time, happy stamping!  🙂


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Global Stampers July 2016: Day 6 – Sweet Sugarplum by Robbie Rubala

Hi there,

Thanks for coming back to check out the last day of our Global Stampers July 2016 In-Colours theme. Today I’m sharing with you the project Robbie created featuring Sweet Sugarplum.

Robbie's Sweet Sugarplum
You can check out more details about her project here. Please leave Robbie some love on her blog as I’m sure she’ll appreciate it!

Thanks so much for joining us on our first monthly blog post featuring the 2016-2018 In-Colours. I hope you enjoyed all our projects as much as we enjoyed creating them for you.

We’ll be back next month with a new theme. So make sure you pop back to visit us again.

Until next time, happy stamping! 🙂

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Global Stampers July 2016: Day 5 – Peekaboo Peach by Robbie Rubala 

Hi there,

Thanks for coming back to check out day five of our Global Stampers July 2016 In-Colours theme. Today I’m sharing with you the project Robbie created featuring Peekaboo Peach.

Robbie's Peekaboo Peach
You can check out more details about her project here. Please leave Robbie some love on her blog as I’m sure she’ll appreciate it!

Pop back tomorrow for the last day of our In-Colours theme.Until next time, happy stamping! 🙂


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Glue Dots

$10.00

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