Global Stampers Dec 2017: Colour Challenge – Blue, Grey & Silver

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Welcome to the Global Stampers’ final hop for 2017! This month we’ve got a colour challenge – blue, grey & silver.

Here’s what I came up with…

GSDEC2017 Cheers to the Year 3 ways

I used only one stamp set & one layout but produced 3 cards for different occasions. Shall we have a closer look at them?

Here’s the first one, it had to be a Christmas card of course as we’ve only got 22 more sleeps till Christmas!

GSDEC2017 Cheers to the Year 3 ways Christmas

If you haven’t finished your Christmas cards yet then this should be pretty easy to mass produce. It’s some quick stamping of the snowflakes finished off with silver embossing. I clear embossed with colour for the circle image but you could skip that part if you’re short on time  🙂

Next up is the New Year card, which can be used for the upcoming New Year celebrations or as a birthday card…

GSDEC2017 Cheers to the Year 3 ways NY

I coloured in the clear enamel stars with the light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. The silver doily is actually one of our white doilies, which I embossed with silver emboss powder.

We’re in the peak of wedding season in NZ now so of course I had to have a wedding card too. But the sentiment is also useful as a congratulatory card for any milestone achievements such as graduations, new job or even a new baby…

GSDEC2017 Cheers to the Year 3 ways Story

Again, I did the same thing to the enamel hearts & the doily. A tip when colouring in the enamel shapes, make sure to colour them while they’re still attached to the plastic they came on & give them a minute or so to dry. This is so you don’t accidentally transfer any wet ink to your project while you’re working out exactly where to place them.

As for the doily, they will curl slightly after being embossed. Just place an acrylic block on top once it’s cooled down to flatten them before placing it onto your project.

I hope you enjoyed these projects today & they’ve inspired you with your Christmas & other projects.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and check out the rest of the projects the other amazing Global Stampers have for you this month.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.

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  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

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Global Stampers Nov 2017: Christmas Fun Fold Cards

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Welcome to the Global Stampers’ November blog hop. This month we’re featuring Christmas Fun Fold Cards. I love interactive cards, so fun folds are one of my favourites.

I’ve got two projects to share with you today & here’s the first one…

GSNOV2017 Christmas Fun Fold Merriest Christmas Wishes

This is a really quick and easy fun fold & a good way to use up those Designer Series Paper (DSP) that we all love to hoard  😀

Here’s a look at it partially & fully opened…

GSNOV2017 Christmas Fun Fold Merriest Christmas Wishes partial openGSNOV2017 Christmas Fun Fold Merriest Christmas Wishes full open

I copper embossed the snowflakes from the Cheers to the Year stamp set that coordinates with the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP I used on the front. I’m loving the subtlety of the foil elements on this paper and card.

Here’s my second project…

GSNOV2017 Christmas Fun Fold Deck the Halls

This is a Panel Pull-Out card that is simple but has a great ‘wow’ effect & another card to help encourage us to use up those DSPs. Here’s a look at it partially and fully opened…

GSNOV2017 Christmas Fun Fold Deck the Halls partial openGSNOV2017 Christmas Fun Fold Deck the Halls full open

Eventhough it’s only a panel card, there’s still plenty of room for you to write your message for the recipient in the pull-out section. There are endless ways to embellish this fun fold card, keep it simple like I did here or go all out – either way, it’s going to impress the recipient!  🙂

I’m loving the Fresh Fig for an alternative Christmas colour & I hope you are inspired by my colour choices today. I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and check out the rest of the projects the other amazing Global Stampers have for you this month.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.

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  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

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Global Stampers October 2017: For the Men

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Welcome to our monthly Global Stampers blog hop. This month we’re featuring projects specifically for men. We’re also showcasing the Designer Series Papers that are currently on our Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale. For more details about the sale, click here.

I chose to feature the Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack. I don’t use DSP very often but when I do, I love stamping on them & the Color Theory DSP stack is great for this!

Here’s my first project, a gift card holder birthday card…

GSOCT2017 Birthday Gift Card Holder

I used the Old Olive ombre paper & stamped it using the “bubbles” image from the Balloon Celebration stamp set. I thought this created a really fun background on the DSP. I also added a line of them to the inside of the card.

The candles were decorated using the Dapper Denim & Old Olive crackle pattern. Here’s a close up of the candles…

GSOCT2017 Birthday Gift Card Holder candle close up

I thought this made them look like camo candles hehe  🙂

And here’s a look at the inside & the gift card holder part…

GSOCT2017 Birthday Gift Card Holder inside

The holder was created by scoring at 1/2″ & 2 1/4″. Then I punched an opening using the Classic Label punch. I also extended the opening to fit a credit card sized gift card. It was then a matter of adhering the flap but making sure to not seal off the punched opening.

My next project is an any occasion card…

GSOCT2017 Born to Ride

Again, I used the ombre paper but this time in Dapper Denim & stamped it with the Hardwood stamp. My focal piece, the motorbike art, was created using the faux metal technique & I thought it looked like a nice piece of art that would hang in a “Man Cave”. Here’s a close up…

GSOCT2017 Born to Ride faux metal close up

The motorbike art piece is only attached with the silver Enamel Shape so it can move freely like a proper wall art. As for the sentiment piece, I decided to make it look like a plaque that would also be suitable to hang in a “Man Cave”. Here’s a close up…

GSOCT2017 Born to Ride plaque close up

The sentiment was embossed in Copper emboss powder onto Basic Black cardstock. I stamped the Hardwood stamp onto a piece of Champagne foil using Versamark first then Soft Suede ink. Then I clear embossed it & punched it with the new Everyday Label punch. I think it looks amazing if I do say so myself haha  😀

I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and check out the rest of the projects the other amazing Global Stampers have for you this month.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.

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  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

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Global Stampers September 2017: Our favourite products from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue

Hi all,

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of the Global Stampers Blog Hop. This month we’re showcasing some of our favourite products from the newly released 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

As always, there’s so many cool new products that are on trend & it was difficult for me to choose. So I narrowed it down to my favourite suite, with a few extra products thrown in for good measure  🙂

Here are my projects…

GSSEPT2017 HC 2017 Favs

I made the 6″ x 4″ Pocket Page card/Frame for a swap I participated at my recent team training. Here’s a closer look at it…

GSSEPT2017 HC 2017 Favs Cheers to the Year Frame

I used a sentiment from the Cheers to the Year stamp set and most of the sparkly metallics from the suite. The photo doesn’t do the new Champagne foil sheet any justice & it’s so pretty in real life. The vellum created a muted look to the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Here’s a close up of the focal point on the frame…

GSSEPT2017 HC 2017 Favs Cheers to the Year Frame close up

I cut the Gold Foil Snowflake into a quarter to place behind my sentiment piece along with a length of Silver Mini Sequin & the new Vintage Crochet Trim. I love how the black accents the shine & sparkle from the combination of metallics.

Here’s a side view for the frame…

GSSEPT2017 HC 2017 Favs Cheers to the Year Frame side view

Our Foam Adhesive Strips are great for creating shaker cards but also make creating a frame easy! The stand was made easily with a piece of cardstock measuring 1 1/2″ x 4″ & scored diagonally.

Here’s a look at the tag…

GSSEPT2017 HC 2017 Favs Joy Tag

I love how the Foil Snowflakes can be cut and used as great accent pieces! Here I had 2 quarter pieces of the Silver Foil Snowflake behind the sentiment with a length of the Black Mini Sequin Trim. The top of the tag was made using the Pretty Label punch as the width of the cardstock was too wide for any of our tag punches.

Here’s a closer look at the focal point…

GSSEPT2017 HC 2017 Favs Joy Tag close up

I embossed the word Joy with Copper Emboss powder and the circle image was stamped with Fresh Fig ink & embossed with Clear Emboss powder. The same circle image was stamped onto the Fresh Fig cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed with Clear Emboss powder as well.

Oh and have you noticed that I’m loving the mini sequin trim?! These new ones are about half the size of the old ones and they seem to stay on the thread much better   🙂

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and check out the rest of the projects the other amazing Global Stampers have for you this month.

Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valerie from France.

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  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Also, if you haven’t received a copy of the latest Holiday Catalogue & you live in NZ, send me a message & I’ll be happy to send you a complimentary copy.

Until next time, sending you crafty hugs!


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Global Stampers August 2017: Floral/Fruit Theme

Hi there,

I’ve been MIA since early June as I’ve been busy with moving house as well as celebrating my oldest daughter’s 5th birthday & getting her organised to start school! I’m back now and hoping to post on a more regular basis as we settle into a new routine.

Did you know that Global Stampers celebrated our 1st birthday just over a week ago?! The year sure did go by fast! We’ll be changing things up a little for our future posts & hope to celebrate more birthdays in the coming years  🙂

This month we’ll be featuring a floral/fruit theme. Those of you who know me well know that I’m not a floral/fruit themed kinda girl so I struggled a little, Lol  😀

But after looking through my stamps, I found some images I could use for the theme. So enough chatter, here are my cards…

GSAUG2017 Floral Theme
What do you think? I think I did ok considering this isn’t my usual style 😉 Let’s have a closer look at the individual cards. First up we have the birthday card…

GSAUG2017 Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I figured since I’m not used to floral cards, keeping it simple will be the key to success!  I wanted the flowers to be my focal point but since they were smaller, I decided a small area stamped with the Hardwood stamp to create a background will help. I also lightly sponged Powder Pink ink over where I stamped.

I used the debossed side of the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This helped fill in the ‘white space’ on the card as well as add interest & subtle texture.

Here’s a close up of the flowers with and texture from the debossed background.

GSAUG2017 Happy Birthday Gorgeous close up

For the thank you card, I wanted to showcase the Eastern Beauty stamp set which isn’t specifically floral. I love this set for it’s versatility & saw beautiful flowers with a few images stamped together. Again I wanted to keep it simple & have the flowers as the focal point…

GSAUG2017 Eastern Beauty Floral Thanks
Like the previous card, I wanted to fill in the ‘white space’, while adding interest & subtle texture so I used the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I love the look it created. I stamped my sentiment directly onto my doily.

Here’s a close up look at the flowers & I’ll break down the images I used to create the flowers…

GSAUG2017 Eastern Beauty Floral Thanks close up
I used the heart-like image (flower on the right) & the spiral image (flower on the left) to create the pattern on the petals and the spray image to create the centre of the flowers. I lightly applied Sweet Sugarplum ink to the petals using a cotton bud. Then a bit of Wink of Stella for sparkle & a rhinsetone to finish.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Click on buttons below to hop forward to the fabulous Ann from Australia & check out her beautiful floral birthday projects. Or you can hop backwards to the amazing Valérie from France for her cute fruit card.

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Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:

  1. Alicia Yap (you are here)
  2. Ann Lewis
  3. Fiona Whitten
  4. Robbie Rubala
  5. Valérie Perlin

Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.

Until next time, sending crafty hugs!  🙂


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Global Stampers June 2017 Part 2

Hi all,

As promised, here’s Part 2 for our June installment of Global Stampers.

First up we have Ann. She’s created a gorgeous project using the At Home with You bundle and the Cape Cod chair die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

GS Jun Ann

You can check out more details for her project here.

Next we have Fiona’s project. She’s made a really sweet card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set paired with the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.

GS Jun Fiona

You can check out more details for her project here.

Next we have Robbie’s project. She’s created a pretty card using products from the Delightful Daisy suite.

GS Jun Robbie

You can check out more details for her project here.

Valérie is taking a break this month & she hopes to be back for the next installment.

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

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Global Stampers June 2017 – New Products from the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue

Hi all,

Welcome to June’s installment of the Global Stampers posts. This month we are featuring various new products from the recently released 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue.

I’m definitely loving all the new products & can’t wait to get my hands on some of my favourites  🙂

Today I’m sharing with you some of the goodies I had for my customers during my Open House Catalogue Launch yesterday. They had lots of fun drooling over all the cool new products, looking at the samples I had made plus creating a gorgeous card during their Make & Take session.

2017-2018 AC Open House goodies

Each customer received a complimentary copy of the new catalogue & I included a bookmark for them featuring the new In-Colors. Here’s a closer look at the bookmark.

2017-2018 In-Color bookmark

The star image is from the new Wood Words stamp set & the bow is from the Holly Berry Builder punch which has carried over into the catalogue.

For my customers who had purchased from me in the last 6 months, I spoil them with a Catalogue Survival kit as well. There’s lots of cool fun stuff in there but the main attraction of the kit is the Wish Book. I like to feature the new In-Colors when creating these. Here’s a closer look at each of the individual colours.

2017-2018 In-Color Wish Book Berry Burst

This one features Berry Burst for the cover, words & heart. The stars were stamped in Fresh Fig & the strips are done in the remaining In-Colors.

2017-2018 In-Color Wish Fresh Fig

This one features Fresh Fig for the cover, words & heart while the stars were stamped in Tranquil Tide.

2017-2018 In-Color Wish Book Lemon Lime Twist

This one features Lemon Lime Twist for the cover, words & heart while the stars were stamped in Berry Burst.

2017-2018 In-Color Wish Book Powder Pink

This one features Powder Pink for the cover, words & heart while the stars were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

2017-2018 In-Color Wish Book Tranquil Tide

This one features Tranquil Tide for the cover, words & heart while the stars were stamped in Powder Pink.

I love that you can stretch the Copper Trim to create that meshed look. I CASED the layout for these Wish Books from a card by Artisan Design Team Member Shannon Lane. I made slight changes to it so that I could fit all the elements into the smaller area of the Wish Book and made it my own.

And here’s a look at the gorgeous note card everyone got to create during the Make
& Take session.

2017-2018 AC Open House M&T

I featured all the In-Color markers on the floral image in the sentiment. I coloured in the floral image with the watercolour pencils & blended them using the Clear Wink of Stella. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment.

2017-2018 AC Open House M&T close up

I always find it so hard to capture the sparkle of the Wink of Stella but I managed this time but it definitely still doesn’t do the sparkle any justice! I cut the Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in half to go behind the sentiment. I love that this ribbon doesn’t fray easily even when you’ve cut it right down the middle.

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Be sure to stop back later in the week to see the gorgeous projects the other Global Stampers have created.

Until next time, happy stamping!  🙂


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