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April 29, 2017

Since I am still on a mission to use up my designer series paper stash, here is another card layout that I found on pinterest.  It is a great way to get a card out of even the smallest scraps.

I embossed Very Vanilla card using the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I cut seven hexagons using the Build it Framelit from the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and attached them across the bottom of the embossed Very Vanilla card.  I trimmed off any excess and attached the embossed card to scored and folded Delightful Dijon card.  I stamped “world’s greatest” from the Urban District stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Delightful Dijon ink and cut one end using the Triple Banner Punch.  I punched one end of a strip of Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and attached it behind the greeting.  The greeting banner is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside, I attached a piece of the same paper I used to create the banner to the bottom of Very Vanilla card.

I am pretty happy with the layout on this card and feel pretty sure that you could use any designer series paper to create this layout, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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All in Blue

April 28, 2017

I was playing around with a sketch I found on pinterest which uses small squares and decided to cut squares from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper using the smallest square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I attached the squares to the top part of Whisper White card and trimmed off any excess pieces.  I wrapped the bottom of the Designer Series Paper using the Very Vanilla 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and attached the card to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I stamped the greeting and the large flower from the Floral Phrases stamp set onto the bottom of the Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink.  I tied a bow in the same Very Vanilla ribbon and attached it to the card front using a Glue Dot.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the border image from the Floral Phrases stamp set across the bottom of the Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink.

I am so glad that this stamp set is not retiring and neither are the co-ordinating Detailed Floral Thinlit Dies.  Unfortunately this Designer Series Paper is retiring but I believe there will be plenty of gorgeous new Designer Series Papers to take it’s place.

I hope this has inspired you to use up your paper scraps so that you have room for all the new papers you are going to want to buy.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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Eastern Palace Suite

April 27, 2017

We all know that this annual catalogue is coming to an end and that on the 1st June we will all be able to purchase from an amazing new catalogue.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I am able to purchase product from the new catalogue beginning on the 1st May which is very exciting.  You will have to wait until the 1st June to place an order – well that is usually what happens.  However, this year, Stampin’ Up! is releasing the Eastern Palace Suite early, so that you can get your hands on this fantastic new product.

You are able to purchase one of two fantastic bundles choc full of product from this amazing suite and some freebies too, check them out.

Download the flyer here.

Remember this offer is only available from the 1st to the 31st May and while all of these products will be available to order on 1st June, the bundles will not be available.  If you want to get your hands on some new product sooner including some of the new in-colours, sooner rather than later, then these bundles are for you.  I have been using my bundle (yes demonstrators could order earlier) and will have some samples to share soon.  If you look closely you will see a couple of products which are new to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

Remember to visit my store on the 1st May so that you can place your order.

Bye or now,

Kris

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March Thank You

April 26, 2017

Here is the card I made for those ladies who used the Hostess Code when ordering online during the month of March.

I cut the top of a piece of Pink Pirouette card using the border from the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (unfortunately these dies are retiring) and attached it to Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set onto the Pink Pirouette card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The stamped panel is attached to scored and folded Pear Pizzazz card.  I cut the flowers from Whisper White card using the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.  I sponged the edges of the large split flower using Pink Pirouette ink, the large solid flower using Rose Red ink and the small split flower using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I used my bone folder to add some shape to the flower petals and attached them to the card front using Glue Dots.  I cut the two flower centres from So Saffron card and sponged the edges using the same ink.  The flower centres are attached to the large split flower and the large solid flower using Glue DotsI cut the leaves from Pear Pizzazz card and sponged the edges with the same ink before attaching to the card front behind the flowers.  I added large Basic Rhinestones to the centres of each of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card I cut the top edge of a piece of Pink Pirouette card using the border from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and attached it to Whisper White card.

I wrapped the small gift in a brown paper bag and created a belly band to match the card.  I used Pear Pizzazz card to wrap around the back of the box and then created the focal piece, flowers and leaves as I did for the card.

I hope the ladies who received this gift liked it.  If you would like to receive a similar gift from me, then don’t forget to use the Hostess Code when you place an online order.

I know I don’t usually post on Wednesday but yesterday was rather a busy day watching the Anzac Day March and then spending some time with my family.  Hope all of you spent time with your family enjoying the freedoms that the Anzacs created for us by their tremendous sacrifices in all the theatres of war since World War I.  Lest we Forget.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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More Memory Keeping

April 24, 2017

Today I am going to share with you a scrap page I made using the Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection.  I had three photos of Ethan playing the cello at his very last band performance.  Ethan loves music but he just wanted to play the guitar and his teacher wasn’t appreciative of his efforts to make the cello work like a guitar!  Anyway he has since left the band but I wanted to preserve this memory.  I printed my pictures (not fabulous but I can still see Ethan) at 3″ x 4″ size and matted them onto Whisper White card 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  I selected three 3″ x 4″ cards from the Moments Like These Card Collection and attached them to Cajun Craze card 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The photos and cards are attached to Basic Black 12″ x 12″ card, which will soon be available to purchase as a pack of 12 sheets (yay).   I stamped the “you are” and “awesome” from the Marquee Messages stamp set onto one card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to create the title for my page.  I stamped the guitar from the Country Livin’ stamp set onto Crumb Cake card using Early Espresso ink, cut it out and attached it to another card.  I also inked the “Rock Star” greeting from the Marquee Messages stamp set and stamped it onto the same card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The last card contains my journalling.

As you can see a really simple page, but I love that I can personalise the cards by using the stamps that I have on hand.  I know that sometimes the thought of preserving our memories can be daunting, especially these days when you might have hundreds of photos from the one event to choose from.  I like to keep it simple and I love combining simple pages like this with my pocket pages.   So don’t be put off by those amazingly talented people you see  sharing on the net, just share the photos and your thoughts and the memories will be restored.  My grandchildren love seeing my scrapbooks out, so that they can ooh and aah over the times we have shared.

I have been doing quite a lot of memory keeping lately and will have more pages to share with you over the coming weeks.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Baby Card

April 22, 2017

I had a request from one of the ladies in my Beachmere Class for a baby boy card.  It’s kind of nice that people know exactly what kind of card they need ahead of time – boy or girl, instead of having to wait till the baby is born and then create something quickly, or use generic colours so that it could suit a boy or a girl.  Anyway, this lady wanted a baby boy card, so this is what I created.

I attached a piece of Pool Party designer series paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring and sold out – but I’m sure you could substitute with something you have on hand) to the left hand side of Whisper White card and attached it to scored and folded Pool Party card.  I stamped the greeting from the Baby Bear stamp set onto the lower right hand corner using Pool Party ink.  I stamped the pram image from the Something For Baby stamp set (retiring) onto Whisper White card using Pool Party ink and attached it to Pool Party card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I attached a strip of the same Pool Party designer series paper across the bottom of Whisper White card and stamped the toy image from the Something for Baby stamp set on the left hand side.

This is a really quick and simple baby card, but still quite lovely.  Sometimes simple is the best, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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Memory Keeping Class

April 20, 2017

This month’s Memory Keeping Class uses the All Year Long Project Life Card 4″ x 4″ cards.  I chose four neutral colour cards to add in a grid form to my Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ page.  Before attaching the cards I stamped the “sun ray” image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set onto the top left hand corner using Crushed Curry ink.   I also stamped the dotted border image onto the lower right hand corner using Crumb Cake ink.  Once I attached the 4″ x 4″ cards, I added my photo which has been attached to Early Expresso card to give it some definition.  I stamped the leaf image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set three times onto Very Vanilla card using Mint Macaron ink and cut them out.  I stamped the large butterfly from the same stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Crumb Cake ink and punched it out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I attached the leaves and the butterfly to the 4″ x 4″ card on the lower left hand side and added some Basic Pearls to the centre of the butterfly.  I printed my journaling onto Very Vanilla card, cut it into strips and attached it over the 4″ x 4″ card on the lower right hand side.

As you can tell I am a fairly “simple” scrapbooker, I love to let my photos tell the story and using the cards that are created to fill the pocket pages is so simple.  I can add the rest of the photos from our trip to Cania Gorge into co-ordinating Pocket Pages.

As you are all by now aware Stampin’ Up! will not longer be carrying Project Life when the new catalogue is released at the beginning of June.  While I am sad about this, I can tell you that the product that will replace it will be equally fantastic, so pocket page memory keeping will still be with us.  You will find the retiring Project Life by Stampin’ Up! cards and accessories on the retired product page on my website.  If there is something you really want or need, do not delay placing your order, as products are selling out fast.

If you live near me and want to make this page, my class is being held next Friday 28th April at 6.30pm.  Details are on my Classes and Workshops page.  Space is limited, so let me know if you want to come as soon as you can.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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