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Babywipe Technique

July 17, 2018

Today’s card is one that we will be making in class this month.  We are going to be learning some more techniques and this card uses the Babywipe Technique, which, I don’t think I have every done before!  To do this technique you need a plain baby wipe, one that doesn’t have any image imprint and a few Classic Stamp Refills of your choice.

I started by cutting Crushed Curry card using the Detailed Floral Thinlit Dies.  I attached the die cut panel to the front of scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Floral Phrases stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the card front using Garden Green ink.   I placed my babywipe inside one of the Clear Mount Stamp cases that Stampin’ Up! sells and added Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Garden Green Classic Stamp Refills to the babywipe.  I inked the beautiful flower from the Floral Phrases stamp set and stamped onto Whisper White Card.  I cleaned the stamp and re-inked and stamped again.  I rotated the stamp so that it kind of forms a circle.  I cut the image using one of the Layering Circle Framelits Dies and attached it to a Crushed Curry scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I used a post it note to mask the top left hand edge of the card and stamped the border image which I inked from the baby wipe.  I love this technique and I am very happy with the way the ink transferred from the babywipe to the stamp and then the card.  I believe that I could re-use this baby wipe a number of times, with each image getting every so slightly lighter.

What do you think?  Have you tried this technique.  Maybe you would like to attend this class, please visit my Classes and Workshop page to get the details and let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend as space is limited.

Bye for now,

Kris

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New Demonstrator Promotion

July 16, 2018

I have already shared with you the fabulous promotion for new demonstrators who sign up during the month of July.  However, Stampin’ Up! have released this fun video and I thought I would share it with you.

If you would like to join as part of my team please contact me so that we can discuss your situation.  I promise you will never be sorry you have joined.  You get an instant discount on your orders and you get the support of your fellow demonstrators and an amazing company.   You can also work towards earning a free holiday each year.  This year Stampin’ Up! is taking eligible demonstrators on an all expenses paid holiday to Alaska.  Imagine that!

Bye for now,

Kris

 

Noah

July 14, 2018

Today’s page showcases a photo of my other grandson Noah.  Another gorgeous photo which decorates my lounge room wall.  Isn’t that smile just gorgeous?   Recently Jessica Taylor shared some colours that she uses to create a rainbow effect and I thought these colours were perfect for a “boy” layout.  I cut strips of card 6″ x  2-1/4″ or 2-1/2″ strips to cover the top half of my 12″ x 12″ Whisper White page. The colours are Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushel which creates a rather beautiful rainbow effect, don’t you think?  Each piece of card is embossed using the Basics Polka Dot Embossing Folder before they are attached to the Whisper White card.  I attached a strip of Blueberry Bushel card across the bottom of the cardstock pieces to create a border.  I attached a Blueberry Bushel cardstock mat to the photo before attaching it to the page.   I stamped the Playful Backgrounds stamp set to decorate the right hand side of the page using Pacific Point ink.  I cut the letters for the title from Blueberry Bushel card using the Large Alphabet Dies.   I added the date using the one of the Journaling Pens.  Another simple page, but I do love the combination of colours with the black and white photo.  A big thank you to Jessica for the colour inspiration.  I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Simple Thank You

July 13, 2018

Today’s card was created with the help of the colour coach which Stampin’ Up! provided as an aid in selecting colour combinations for our creations.   I sometimes struggle when it comes to knowing which colours to use together but this made it easy, although the use of Melon Mambo in this combination was a little surprising.  I started by stamping the greeting from the Enjoy Life stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink.  I embossed a piece of Gray Granite card using the Striped Scallops Embossing Folder before attaching it to the stamped card.  I attached the whole panel to scored and folded Call Me Clover card.  I stamped the long grass image and the tall floral image from the Enjoy Life stamp set onto Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink and added one of the small butterflies from the same stamp set using Melon Mambo ink.  I cut out the image using an oval framelit from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and attached it to a Call Me Clover scalloped oval cut 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 tall floral image from the Enjoy Life stamp set onto the lower left corner of Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink.  To co-ordinate with the front of the card and because I very much loved how it looked, I stamped the small butterfly image using Melon Mambo ink.

I am rather pleased with the way this turned out and I am so thankful for the inspiration from the Colour Coach.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Embossing Mats

July 12, 2018

Have you noticed that Stampin’ Up! have added Embossing Mats for the Big Shot to the Annual Catalogue this year.  Today  I want to share with you a card I made using the Springtime Impressions Thinlets Dies.  This time I used the large floral thinlit and instead of cutting it from the Whisper White card, I embossed the Whisper White card using the Embossing Mats.  Once I had embossed the card, I stamped the greeting from the Abstract Impressions stamp set onto the top right hand corner using Highland Heather ink.  The Whisper White embossed card is attached to scored and folded Highland Heather card.  I cut Highland Heather card using the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlets Dies and attached it to the card front using Glue Dots underneath the body only.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a narrow piece of Whisper White card using the large floral thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.  The embossed card is attached to Highland Heather card and then Whisper White card.

So how exactly did I use a cutting die to create an embossed image, well let’s see watch this video from Stampin’ Up!.

Just imagine all the dies, you have in your possession which now have double use – cutting and embossing.  I can see you all nodding in agreement and heading for your catalogues to take another look!

I hope you are just as excited as I am by this amazing new product.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Colourful Springtime Impressions

July 10, 2018

I told you I would pop back with another card using the large floral image from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.  To get this look, you need to cut Whisper White card using the floral image.  Once the image is cut out, I added colour using Stampin’ Blends – Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Rich Razzleberry, Dark Calypso Coral and Dark Old Olive.  Once the image was coloured I attached it to Whisper White card and then scored and folded Cherry Cobbler Card.  I stamped the greeting from the Special Celebrations stamp set onto Whisper White card and cut it out using one of the ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  I attached the greeting to a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval cut using the same dies.  The greeting panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I cut the large floral image from Whisper White card using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and cut out the two flowers and leaf from the corner.  The piece is coloured using the Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Rich Razzleberry and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.   The die cut is attached to the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.

Colouring the die like this takes it to a whole new level.  Imagine the possibilities for all the pieces that you can cut just from this die.  I just need to get the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper now, so that I can continue my creating.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Springtime Impressions

July 9, 2018

Today I am once more playing with the Garden Impressions product suite but this time, I am using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.  These dies co-ordinate with the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  While they do not actually match any of the images in the stamp set, they co-ordinate beautifully with the stamped images.  This is a set of three dies, one of which is the gorgeous floral I am using on this card.  I cut Whisper White card using the large floral image from the Springtime Impression Thinlits Dies and attached it to Flirty Flamingo card.  The Flirty Flamingo card is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Special Celebrations stamp set onto Whisper White card using Flirty Flamingo ink.  The greeting is cut out using one of the scalloped ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I cut Flirty Flamingo card using the large floral die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.  I fussy cut the two flowers and leaf from the corner of the die cut which is what I attached to the inside of the card.  The great thing about this image is that you have endless possibilites for cutting pieces of the image and using them to decorate your cards.  Very clever of Stampin’ Up! don’t you think?

This card is very simple but I like it’s simplicity, however, I will share a stepped up version of this card soon.

Bye for now,

Kris

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