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February Memory Keeping

February 25, 2017
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Last night I held my monthly Memory Keeping Class.  I call it a class but really it is a come and do what you like kind of night.  Some of the ladies and children make the page I create, some make cards using the elements and pieces from the layout.  Whatever they do we have a lot of fun, creating, talking, laughing and sharing.   This month’s page features my grandchildren on the first day of school this year.  Since their school colours are Navy and Yellow, I though that the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper would work perfectly on the page.002

I stamped the top left and the bottom right hand corners of my page using Night of Navy ink and the large splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I cut three pieces of the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper 3″ x 4″.  I also cut three pieces of Night of Navy card 3″ x 4″.  I embossed each of the pieces of Night of Navy card using either the Cable Knit, Hexagon or Fluttering Embossing Folders. 003 I attached the Designer Series Paper pieces and the Night of Navy card pieces to the stamped Whisper White card in a grid fashion.  I attached my 6″ x 4″ photo to Whisper White card and then Night of Navy card.  The photo is attached over the grid using dimensionals.

I cut Night of Navy card using the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlit Die and attached it to the lower left hand corner.  I stamped two large and three small flowers from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and cut them out using the matching Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies.  The flowers are attached to the die cut heart using Glue Dots and a Basic Rhinestone is added to the centre of each flower.

A simple page but I love it.  By sticking to Project Life size pieces, it’s easy to create a co-ordinated page in almost no time at all.0012

Since I had a few more photos to show off, I added a second, co-ordinating pocket page.  I used the 4″ x 6″ pockets on this page to add my photos and the central 4″ x 4″ panel to add my journalling (handwritten in my awful handwriting but apparently it is the done thing to preserve your handwriting for the future generations!).  The rest of the pockets are 2″ x 2″.0032  To fill these I cut four pieces of the Floral Boutique Designer Series paper, two pieces of Night of Navy card and two pieces of Whisper White card.  I embossed the Night of Navy card using the Cable Knit and Hexagon Embossing Folders.  The Whisper White card is stamped using the heart and the star image from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set and Night of Navy ink.  I did stamp two images in Night of Navy ink onto the journaling square – “picture perfect” from the now retired Project Life Remember This stamp set and the “date” from the Project Life Date It stamp set.

I love how easy it is to co-ordinate my pages using Stampin’ Up! products.  What about you?  Do you love Project Life?

Bye for now,

Kris

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A card for Baby

February 24, 2017
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My niece recently delivered her third gorgeous boy.  I thought I would share with you the card I made for her.  I used the lovely Baby Bear stamp set.  This is a three step stamp and I stamped it onto Whisper White card using Soft Sky, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink.  I attached the stamped panel to Pool Party card and then to scored and folded Thick Whisper White A4 card.  I used the heart die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies to create a banner of hearts from Soft Sky card.  I attached the banner to the card front below the stamped bear.  008The greeting from the same stamp set is stamped onto Whisper White card using Bermuda Bay ink.  I cut the greeting using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and attached it to a scalloped oval cut from Bermuda Bay card using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. 009The greeting panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside, I punched the top of Whisper White card using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch.  I stamped the greeting from the Baby Bear stamp set below the hearts using Bermuda Bay ink and attached the panel to Soft Sky card.

I love this Baby Bear, he is so cute.  It can be a little tricky to line up the images when you stamp but if you take your time, it’s ok, especially because it is a photopolymer stamp and you can see through it for placement.

I hope my niece likes it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Reverse Words

February 23, 2017
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Isn’t it exciting when Stampin’ Up! offers us something for nothing.  Sale-a-bration is the best time of the year.  All those free goodies we can get just by buying things we need!  I thought I would show you something quick and easy I made using the Reverse Words stamp set.  I really loved the layout at Global Design Project last week but didn’t get around to making a card, so I used the sketch to create my card today.

I embossed Whisper White card using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  019I cut a “v” in the end of a piece of the Carried Away Designer Series paper which is also in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, and attached it to the card front.  I stamped “hooray” from the Reverse Words stamp set onto Whisper White card using Watermelon Wonder ink and cut it out.  I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals. 020 Isn’t the watercolour effect that this stamp gives just sensational.  So on trend and so easy to achieve because Stampin’ Up! has done all the hard work for us.

To decorate the inside of the card I attached a narrow strip of Night of Navy card behind one long edge of a piece of the Carried Away Designer Series paper.  The piece is attached to the bottom of Whisper White card.

Such a simple card to make but I think it packs a lot of
wow for so little effort.  You could literally make this card in minutes.  A quick idea to have when you need a card in a hurry.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Special Reason to Glitter

February 22, 2017
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By now you have probably already seen the three new products which have been added to the items you can select for free during Sale-A-Bration.  Gorgeous aren’t they?  I love how the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack comes in 6″ x6″ sheets with three colours in the pack – Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum.

Here is my first creation using the Glimmer Paper.  I attached a narrow strip of the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card and attached it to scored and folded Bermuda Bay card. To create the focal image panel, I cut the large and the small flowers from Whisper White card using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.002  I stamped the greeting from the Wetlands stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White care using Bermuda Bay ink.   I cut the Berumuda Bay Glimmer Paper using the outline die for the large and small flowers from the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies and attached them behind the flower cut outs in the Whisper White card. 003 I attached the whole floral panel to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I cut the small flower from the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.  I cut the outline for the small flower from Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper and attached it behind the flower cut out.

Isn’t this paper just a gorgeous WOW?  I love how simple it was to create a really special card.  So don’t forget to place your qualifying order to get your hands on this fabulous Glimmer Paper Pack.

Bye for now,

Kris

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New Product and its Free

February 21, 2017

sab_2017_2nd-release_sp-2-1When Stampin’ Up! released the Sale-A-Bration catalogue it had a note on the inside cover about watching for another set of limited time items coming on the 21st February.  Well you can now get your hands on these amazing new products starting today.  How great is that, even more choice.  Although some of my customers are having a hard time deciding just which items they want from this amazing catalogue.  If you check out the photo, the card on the top right hand side shows off the gorgeous new Glimmer Paper collection in three colours, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay.  The card on the left shows off the fabulous new stamp set Reverse Words and the one on the lower right shows off the Make a Medallion stamp set.  So two new stamp sets and Glimmer Paper to add to the already fabulous products available.

Bet you are all super excited now to place an order so that you can select one or two of these great products.  Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st March.

Bye for now,

Kris

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Challenge Challenge 89

February 20, 2017
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This weeks sketch challenge at Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild is super inspiring.  So inspiring I actually made three cards using the sketch.  The card I am sharing today uses a stamp set I haven’t had out in a while – No Bones About it.  I stamped the solid image of the Dinosaur onto Whisper White card using Marina Mist ink and stamped the bone image over the top using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the vine images from the No Bones About It stamp set in the top right hand corner using Wild Wasabi ink.  I did stamp a couple of images without re-inking to create a little depth.  I stamped the dotted image, from the same stamp set, below the dinosaur using Early Espresso ink.  I wrapped the Whisper White card with Linen Thread and tied a knot.  011I stamped a row of footprints, you guessed it, from the No Bones About It stamp set below the Linen Thread using Early Espresso ink.  I attached the stamped panel to Marina Mist card which I embossed using the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White A4 card.  012I stamped the greeting from the No Bones About It stamp set onto Whisper White card and cut it out using a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The image is attached to a Night of Navy scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies before being attached to the card front using dimensionals.  Inside the card I stamped another dinosaur image using the Marina Mist and Night of Navy inks.  I also added some footprints using Early Espresso ink.

It’s kind of fun to pull out stamps you haven’t played with in a while, don’t you think?  Anyway, I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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An Urban Twist

February 18, 2017
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Remember this card I created because my upline Stephanie challenged us to use colours other than those in the associated product suite.  Well, I decided to re-create that card using the Urban District stamp set and co-ordinating products.  This time I added six rows of the Urban Underground Washi Tape across Very Vanilla card before attaching to scored and folded Basic Gray card.  012I cut two pieces of the Urban District Specialty Designer Series paper using the hexagon die from the Build it Framelits Dies and attached them to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Urban District stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Delightful Dijon ink and cut it out using the hexagon framelit die.  The greeting is also attached to the card front using dimensionals.

013Inside the card I added one row each of the Urban Underground Washi Tape to the bottom of Very Vanilla card.

So, what do you think?  I am pretty sure that I like this card better than the previous one, but it might just be that I think it works well together.  The reason I guess is that co-ordinated products are put together by Stampin’ Up! to give, well, let’s face it, a co-ordinated feel, to our creations.

Which one do you prefer?  I’d love you to leave me a comment and let me know.

Bye for now,

Kris

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