Global Stampers February 2017: Sale-A-Bration Tasty Trucks Part 2

Hi all,

Today I’m sharing the other Tasty Trucks projects created by the other Global Stampers.

First off we have Ann’s project…

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I love her watercolouring & that gorgeous tree finished off her card perfectly. You can check out her project details here.

Next we have Fiona’s project…

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I’m a sucker for interactive cards so I totally fell in love with Fiona’s slider truck. You can check out her project details here.

Next up is Robbie’s project…

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I love the watercolour background on her card & the colours on her truck is sweet. You can check out her project details here.

Last stop is Valerie’s project…

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Who doesn’t love an ice cream truck at the beach?! I know I do. You can check out her project details here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to leave some blog love for the other Global Stampers.

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

 

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Colour INKspiration #CI04 – Basket Bunch Note Cards

Today I’m sharing my entry to the 4th Colour INKspiration challenge.

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Here are the challenge colours for this round…

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I really struggled with this challenge as yellow is not a colour I enjoy working with. There were plenty of gorgeous projects created by the Design Team as well as some of the entries, which inspired me to put something together.

I thought it would be different to create an Easter project using these colours. Here’s what I came up with…

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I created a set of four 3″ x 3″ note cards & envelopes that fit into a custom gift box/holder. There is two of each design & the envelopes coordinate with each note card. Here’s a close up of the two designs…

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While I was colouring in the eggs, I realised that the colours were very much like Cadbury’s colours, so I was super stoked about that! Here’s a close up of the bunny & his eggs…

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Don’t you think they look like Cadbury foiled chocolate eggs? I’ve nicknamed the bunny Cadbury for that reason  😉

Here’s a close up of the eggs in the basket…

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Are you wondering where I got the chevron egg from? Well, I used the plain egg from the set, hand drew some chevron patterns then coloured it in like I did the other eggs. You can also see that I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the eggs to make them look even more like foiled chocolate eggs  🙂

Here’s a closer look at the custom envelopes…

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I made the envelopes with Whisper White cardstock & stamped on the front. The one with the single egg matches the basket of eggs note card while the other one matches the bunny note card.

Here’s a closer look at the gift box/holder…

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The gift box/holder is inspired by Sam Donald’s (Pootles) set of embossing folder, framelits/thinlits & pen holders. Here are the measurements for my version…

7″ x 5 7/8″ Crushed Curry cardstock for the box

  • Score on 7″ side at 2 1/4″ & 3 1/2″
  • Score on 5 7/8″ side at 1 1/4″ & 4 5/8″

3 1/8″ x 2″ Whisper White cardstock for the front panel

The gift box/holder goes together like the ones Sam created. I kept the decorations simple with a stamped panel & ribbon. The ribbon is actually the white ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack. I dyed it by running Elegant Eggplant ink over it using a sponge dauber. I love how we can create coordinating trim with some Whisper White or Very Vanilla ribbon/trim & some ink!

That’s it from me today. Don’t forget to check out the Colour INKspiration Facebook group. There’s still a few days to go to play along, so make sure you get crafting & share your creations to the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project ‘cos I sure had fun creating them. Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂


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Global Stampers February 2017: Sale-A-Bration Tasty Trucks

Hi all,

I’m back for another installment of the Global Stampers showcase. This month we are featuring the Tasty Trucks stamp set – a FREE item you can earn during Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Here’s what I came up with…

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Let’s take a closer look at each project. First, we have the cute Sweet Treats Truck…

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This truck is tiny but fits plenty of sweet treats. I’ve managed to fit 2 mini Tic Tacs & 4 lollies. Here’s a look at the different elements on the truck…

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On the top photo, you can see a close up of the white area of the truck. I coloured this and the hub caps with some clear Wink of Stella. As always, the photo doesn’t do justice to the shimmer.

The middle right photo shows you the other side of the truck. I used the Mirror Technique to create the flipped image of the truck.

The bottom left photo shows you the banner – I made the little wrapped lolly image using the taco from the set & hand drew the wrappers with my Project Life journalling pen. The words “Sweet Treats” was made using one of the sentiments from the Basket Bunch set.

You can see in the bottom right photo, I attached the toothpick with two strips of washi tape to the truck. This way, the recipient of the treat can remove it if they wish.

Here’s what I used to create the treat holder.

4 1/2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White Thick for the base

  • Score on the 4 1/2″ side at 3/4″ & 3″
  • Score on the 2″ side at 1/4″ & 1 3/4″

2 pieces of 2 1/4″ x 1″ Window Sheet for the truck windows

1 15/16″ x 1 1/4″ piece of Window Sheet for the windscreen

  • Score on 1 15/16″ side at 1/4″ from both sides
  • Score on 1 1/4″ side at 3/4″ & 1″

Now let’s take a look at the Tasty Truck birthday card…

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I used the free 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack & I couldn’t resist using the Stitched Shaped Framelits for the sentiment. I am totally obsessed with them right now! Here’s a closer look at the truck…

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I paper pieced a couple of elements onto the truck using the Playful Palette DSP stack. Since the sentiment asked for cake, I had to include it of course!

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I also made this in a different colour way for fun…

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I would love to know which colour truck you prefer, so please leave me a comment.

Oh, before I forget! Both my projects were inspired by Erica Cerwin’s Tasty Trucks Facebook Friday Live projects.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today. I’ll be sharing the projects by the other Global Stampers in another post, so make sure you pop back in a few days to check them out.

And don’t forget, if you love this set or any of the other FREE Sale-A-Bration items, you can earn for every $110 (before shipping) you spend. You can check out the other awesome FREE items here & place your order with me here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂


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Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Basket Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

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2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

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Watercolor Pencils

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Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock

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Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

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Moon Baby meets Window Box Thinlits

Hi all,

Today I’m sharing with you the swap I made for my team’s Annual Stamp Camp. I wanted to showcase an alternate use for the Window Box Thinlits.

Here’s what I came up with.

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Aren’t they just the cutest?! I loved how easy it was to create the stroller for the little sleepy Moon Baby & his/her little cuddly pals. Here’s a close up of the babies & their pals.

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I used the brown packing paper that comes in all our Stampin’ Up! orders to create the “bedding” for our little baby. It’s easy with a bit of folding and cuts using our amazing Fringe scissors.

All the images were coloured with our new Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen. I love these watercolour pencils and can’t rave about them enough! But a word of warning, they’re on low supply at the moment. If you want to get your hands on them, you’ll need to get in quick.

Here are my swaps, all packed and ready for their new homes.

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These cuties are great as a baby shower treat box when you fill them up with lollies. Or fill them with baby socks, mittens, a bib or a flannel & you’ve got a special gift box for a special little someone  🙂

I’ll be back in a few days to share the swaps I received in return for these cuties. So be sure to check back again soon. Subscribe to my blog & you’ll never miss a post. Please leave me a comment as I’d love to know what you thought about these cuties!

Until next time, happy stamping!  🙂


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Colour INKspiration #CI02 – So Happy for You

Hi!

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This post features my entry for the second Colour INKspiration challenge.

Here are the challenge colours…

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I really struggled with this initially as they’re not colours I would usually use together. But it wouldn’t be a challenge if it was easy  🙂

I don’t have the Succulent Garden suite and won’t be getting it as I’m not a fan of floral or garden themed sets. I’ve been itching to ink up my Beautiful You set and thought I’d give it a go for this challenge.

Here’s what I created…

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The Dancing Girl is my favourite image from the set. I stamped her twice, once on  Whisper White and then again onto Shimmery White. I then coloured her dress & hat on the Shimmery White piece.

Here’s a close up…

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I used my Wisteria Wonder & Mint Macaron markers to create the shadow areas & filled in the rest of the areas with some ink from the pads using an Aqua Painter. The photo doesn’t do justice to the sheen in the dress but it’s pretty in real life. I cut it out and pieced it over the Whisper White image.

I’m totally in love with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. So much that I think I’ve used it in every project I’ve made since I got them! Here’s a close up of it with the sentiment…

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I used the smallest stitched circle & layered it with a Wisteria Wonder piece I punched with the 1 1/2″ circle.

For the sky and grass I watercoloured directly onto the Whisper White piece. A quick tip for you – make sure your brush is only a little bit wet & do it in quick strokes. Otherwise, the cardstock will get too wet & becomes fuzzy. I use the thicker brush (there’s two in a pack and they have different thickness) to do this as I get more coverage in each stroke.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. There’s still time to join in on the fun at Colour INKspiration for this challenge, which closes on Monday, 6 Feb 7pm (AEDT). Don’t be shy and give it a go!

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂


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Global Stampers January 2017 – Sending Love Suite Part 2

Hi all,

I’m back today with the projects created by the other ladies from our Global Stampers team. First off we have Fiona’s project.

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She made some cute note cards and you can check out 2 more cards plus the custom gift box on her blog. I love the flower she made using 4 of the stamped hearts  🙂

Next we have Robbie’s project.

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Robbie’s card is a very traditional valentine/love themed card. You can check out the details for her project on her blog. I love the texture that the folded paper adds to the project  🙂

Last but not least, we have Valérie’s project.

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Valérie’s card is simple yet packs a punch. You can check out more details for her project on her blog. I am totally in love with the colour combination she used. Crumb Cake & Real Red has to be my favourite combination at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the awesome projects these other ladies created. Please stop by their pages to leave some blog love for them. I’m sure they would appreciate it.

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

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Global Stampers January 2017 – Sending Love Suite

Hi all!

Welcome to our first Global Stampers entry for 2017. This month we are featuring the Sending Love Suite.

Here’s what I made…

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The larger card is an alternative take on a gate fold card. Here’s a closer look at the card & how it opens.

I thought the heart edgelit made a good closure for a gatefold without having to create a belly band. And here’s a look at the inside of the card.

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I love the cute border made using those four little hearts. I really enjoy playing with this set. Valentine’s Day is not as big here in New Zealand compared to the Northern Hemisphere so I decided a simple sentiment would be more versatile.

Here’s a close up of the sentiment…

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You can see how the edgelit holds the card close. The tone-on-tone stamping gives a nice subtle texture to the card front.

Next we’ll look at the little note card I made.

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I like the use of these non-traditional love colours.The pop of pink from the Flirty Flamingo makes the card really sweet. Again I used a simple sentiment this time. Oh! And there’s a surprise too…

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I love that the little note pulls out of the envelope to reveal the first part of the sentiment. I taught both these cards at my recent class & all the ladies loved it.

And if you’ve been following my blog, you know that I love thinking outside the box when it comes using my sets & dies. So here’s my alternate use for this bundle.

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I entered this card for the first Colour INKspiration challenge #CI01. You can check out more details for this card in my previous post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear what you thought of my projects. Pop back sometime in the next couple of days as I’ll be sharing the projects by the other ladies. Or follow my blog so you don’t miss out on any future posts!

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂


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Sealed With Love Photopolymer Bundle

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Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

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Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

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Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

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Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad

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2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

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