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Charlieville

October 16, 2021

Charlieville is a place we stop at frequently on our way out west. We love the town and the park we stay in. This time we saw a sign to a Rock Pool about 10klms out of town so we decided to set up and go back to have a look. We also passed some ruins which turned out to have been a Meat Works built in 1888 which later became a Wool Scour which ceased working in 1940. Amazing! As usual this is a rather simple page beginning with a panel of Crumb Cake card which I attached across the middle of the Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I attached strips of In Good Taste Specialty Designer Series Paper on either side of the Crumb Cake card before adding a strip of Early Espresso card which I cut along one edge using the largest Scalloped Contour Die. I printed my journaling onto Basic White card and attached it next to the photos. The title is cut from Early Espresso card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Such a happy day!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Field of Poppies

October 15, 2021

The Painted Poppies stamp set is a fabulous stamp set which I love, but unfortunately, have neglected of late. I shared a fun fold on my Facebook Live this week and this card uses the same fold. I cut my card base from Granny Apple Green card using the template I shared on my Facebook page. I attached a piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper to Basic White card before attaching to the front flap.

I stamped the poppy image from the Painted Poppies stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the poppies using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend. I cut Granny Apple Green card using the largest rectangle from the Scalloped Contour Dies and attached the panel across the bottom of the stamped Basic White card. I stamped the greeting from the Quiet Meadow stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I cut out the greeting using the label die from the Beautiful Trees Dies. The greeting is attached to the image panel using dimensionals. The panel is attached to Granny Apple Green and then to the front flap. I used Granny Apple Green and the same pattern Designer Series Paper to create the triangle panel. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the poppy images from the Painted Poppies stamp set onto the left hand side of Basic White card. I coloured the flower using the Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

This is a really fun card to try. I especially love that the piece you cut off to create the front flap becomes the layer for the front panel. Whoever created this is very clever! If you want more inspiration and cutting sizes, then visit my Facebook Page and check out the video.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Golden Birthday

October 14, 2021

Today’s card is another one I created using the fancy fold I shared in my Facebook Live this week. To create the card base, you cut the A4 card in half on the short end (at 10.5cm) and trim 7cm from one end to create the flap for the front of the card. The piece you cut off becomes the base for the horizontal front panel.

You also need to cut a square of card (6cm) in half diagonally. To decorate the card base I attached pieces of the gorgeous Expressions in Ink Designer Series paper. I cut Gold Foil card using the Artistic Dies and attached the die cut to the card front. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Magenta Madness ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

The die I used was not quite long enough for this greeting, so I cut one half and then re-attached the die and cut the other half. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. I cut Gold Foil using the leaf die from the Artistic Dies and attached them to the front of the triangle. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Artistically Inked stamp set using Just Jade ink. I stamped the small flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto scrap Basic White card using Magenta Madness ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Artistic Die. I attached the flower over the ends of the leaves.

This is such a fun fold to try. If you need more instruction just visit my Facebook Page and check out the video.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Christmas to Remember

October 12, 2021

I created this card for a sketch challenge on the World Card Making Day group I joined. I began by attaching a piece of the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card. I stamped one of the leaf images from the Christmas Season stamp set onto the Basic White card using Evening Evergreen ink. I stamped the berry image from the Christmas Season stamp set twice onto scrap Basic White card using Evening Evergreen and Real Red ink. I also stamped two other leaf images from the same stamp set onto scrap Basic White card using Evening Evergreen ink. Lastly I stamped the solid pine cone image from the Christmas Season stamp set onto scrap Basic White card using Soft Suede ink with the detailed image over the top using Early Espresso ink.

I cut all of the images out using the co-ordinating Seasonal Labels Dies. I attached the die cut images over the stamped image before wrapping the top of the Designer Series Paper with Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon. I stamped the greeting from the Christmas to Remember stamp set onto Basic White card using Real Red ink. I punched out the greeting using the Everyday Label Punch. I punched Evening Evergreen card using the same punch, cut it in half and attached the halves behind the stamped greeting label.

The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of the same pattern Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper to the bottom of Basic White card. I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper using the Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon. I stamped the ivy leaf image from the Christmas Season stamp set onto the top left hand corner using Evening Evergreen ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I stamped the detailed image over the top using Evening Evergreen ink. I stamped the berry image from the Christmas Season stamp set using Real Red ink.

This was a fun card to make with lots of layering to get the focal image. What do you think? Do you love it?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Jar of Flowers

October 11, 2021

Today I have two cards to share with you using the Jar of Flowers stamp set which I created for two lovely ladies who recently celebrated their birthdays. I began by embossing two card front sized pieces of Basic White card using the Ornate Flowers 3D Embossing Folder. I cut a rectangle of Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper in half diagonally and attached one piece to the bottom of each of the embossed panels. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto one strip of Pale Papaya card and one strip of Fresh Freesia card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I attached the stamped strips of card onto the card fronts just above the Designer Series Paper. I tied a bow in Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon and attached them to the co-ordinating coloured cards. The Basic White panels are to scored and folded card bases in the co-ordinating colour.

I stamped two of the floral images from the Jar of Flowers stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The images are coloured with Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. The images are cut out and attached to the card with the co-ordinating coloured card base. To decorate the inside of the card I attached diagonally cut strips of the same Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card. I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper using the co-ordinating 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon. I stamped the same two floral images from the Jar of Flowers stamp set onto Basic White card. I coloured the images as before and cut them out. The images are attached just above the ribbon on the co-ordinating coloured card base.

Don’t they look pretty? I hope the ladies who receive them love them just as much as I do.

Bye for now,

Kris

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What’s Happening?

October 9, 2021

This is not my usual Memory Keeping post but since my computer has been playing up I haven’t been able to print any photos to share on my pages. So I thought I would take the opportunity to get you up to date on some product releases that you may not be aware of. Firstly did you know that there is a Paper Pumpkin kit called Expressions in Colour available in my store here. This kit co-ordinates with the gorgeous Expressions in Ink Specialty Paper which is available from the Annual Catalogue. The kit costs $37.00 and includes, two Ink Spots, a stamp set, a clear block and enough product to create nine cards, three each of three designs. These are great for any crafter from beginner to those who have to have it all. Make sure you place your order quickly because these kits are only available while stocks last.

As you know any kit is a great way to get a stamp set and lots of product to play with all in one box. I love that they contain everything you need to create your cards, boxes or tags. Stampin’ Up! have decided that kits will no longer retire but they will occassionally become unavailable while they are restocked. You will find all the kits available for purchase in my store here. However, I wanted to talk about the latest release which is a fabulous Love, Santa Tag Kit. This kit comes with enough product to create three tags in four different designs. As usual it contains a stamp set and ink spot along with some twine and gems to add to your tags for a cost of $33.00. There are also co-ordinating Love, Santa Treat Bags which are food safe for lots of fun Christmas creating. The co-ordinating treat bags are $12.25 and you will receive 12 bags, three each of four different designs. You can purchase the tags and bags together as the Love, Santa Project Collection with one item no. for $45.25.

The last release I want to talk about is a pre-release product suite from the next January to June Mini Catalogue. Stampin’ Up! has been teasing us with a pre-release for the past few catalogues and it is certain that this pre-release will be a winner. The product suite is called Eden’s Garden and you will be able to pre-order these products from the 2nd November until the 2nd January 2022. You can order the whole suite or you can order just the parts you want, but I am sure that once you see this suite you will need to order all of it!

As well as all this there is another Paper Pumpkin Kit called the Hope Box which will be coming our way soon. Let me know if you have any questions regarding these promotions.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Floral Gift Card Holder

October 8, 2021

Today I have another variation of the gift card holder I shared in my Facebook Live this week. This card uses Shaded Spruce for the card base and Basic White for the folded panel. To decorate the front panel, I embossed Basic White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and attached two pieces of the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. I stamped the small flower from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Basic White card using Shaded Spruce ink and cut it out using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the stamped circle to a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle cut using the same dies before attaching to the card front using dimensionals.

I stamped the small floral image from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Basic White card using Magenta Madness ink which I stamped off first. I stamped the small detailed flower over the top using Magenta Madness ink which I did not stamp off. I cut out the image using the Floral Gallery Dies. I cut out the flowers and attached them to the card front over the stamped images. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Basic White card using Shaded Spruce ink.

I cut out the greeting using the Floral Gallery Dies and attached it to the card front using dimensionals on the ends only. The gift card panel is another piece of Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper which I punched using the Tailored Tag Die. The last panel has a piece of the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper with a Basic White panel cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

This gift card holder makes me smile and will be just great for someone special soon.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Christmas Giftcard Holder

October 7, 2021

Yesterday on my Facebook Live I shared an old design for creating gift card holders. I tweaked the original dimensions to suit A4 card. My folding panel is 25cm x 12.8cm, scored along the 25cm length at 8.5cm and 17cm cut from Basic White card. My card base is a standard card front 10.5cm x 14.8cm cut from Evening Evergreen card. To decorate the front panel I cut a 8cm x 10.3cm piece of Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I marked down 6cm on the left hand side and up 6cm on the right hand side of the 10.3cm lengths and cut across the panel on the diagonal. I attached the pieces to the front of the folding panel. I stamped “noel” from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set onto the right hand side between the designer series paper panels.

I cut the solid star from Soft Succulent card using the Christmas Trimmings Dies. I cut the detailed star from Evening Evergreen card using the same dies. I attached the detailed star to the solid star before attaching to the left hand side of the card front. I cut two more stars from Soft Succulent card using the Stitched Stars Dies and attached them to the card front. To create the gift card pocket, I cut a piece of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper 8cm x 12.3cm. I pushed the Tailored Tag punch up from the bottom of the panel as far as it would go to punch out the shape.

A gift card will fit in the punched space. The Designer Series Paper is attached to the middle panel, making sure to only glue the top bottom and sides. For the last panel I attached another piece of the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper with a Basic White scalloped rectangle cut using the Scalloped Contour Dies. This gives me somewhere to write a message. These are such fun gift card holders to make and with Christmas just around the corner, I am sure you will find lots of reasons to create one of these. If you need more instruction just check out the video on my Facebook Page.Bye for now,

Kris

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Magic & Wonder

October 5, 2021

I found a sketch on Pinterest which I thought would work for an idea I had and this is the result. I cut Basic White card using the rounded Basic Border Die. I stamped a greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto the top right hand corner using Cherry Cobbler ink. I attached the die cut to a piece of Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper before attaching to scored and folded Cherry Cobbler Card.

I stamped the flower from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto Basic White card using Cherry Cobbler ink and coloured it using the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin Blend. I stamped the medium leaf image from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set four times onto Basic White card using Evening Evergreen ink and coloured the leaves using the Light Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blend.

I cut out the flower and leaves using the co-ordinating Poinsettia Dies. I attached the leaves to the back of the flower and then card front using dimensionals. I added three Basic Pearls to the centre of the flower. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto Basic White card using Cherry Cobbler ink. I stamped the same flower I used on the card front onto the lower left hand corner using Cherry Cobbler ink. I covered the flower with a post-it-note mask and stamped the leaf image on either side of the flower using Evening Evergreen ink. I coloured the flower and leaves using the same Stampin’ Blends as I used on the card front.

I am so happy with this card and also happy that I used this stamp set which I have long neglected.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Good Man Birthday

October 4, 2021

I was inspired by a card sketch I found on Pinterest to create today’s card. I began by embossing Basic White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed card to scored and folded Night of Navy card. I cut a long narrow piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and attached it to the left hand side of the embossed card. I cut another piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto the lower right hand corner using Night of Navy ink. The stamped Designer Series Paper is attached to the card front, partially covering the other piece of Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the image from the A Good Man stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using the Dark Night of Navy, Dark Smoky Slate, Dark Poppy Parade, Light Crumb Cake and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the image using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies.

I attached the image to a scalloped circle cut from Night of Navy card using the same Dies. The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the greeting from the A Good Man stamp set onto Basic White card using Night of Navy ink. I attached a strip of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the stamped Basic White card.

I don’t think I have ever made a card using the A Good Man stamp set which I didn’t love. What about you? Is this one a favourite for male cards for you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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