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Thank You

May 10, 2021

Today’s card was made to say thank you to the team at Brisbane RV’s where Ron and I purchased our latest caravan. We love it. I stamped the solid mountain image from the Mountain Air stamp set onto Basic White card using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the detailed mountain image over the top using Soft Suede ink. I stamped the solid tree-line image using Soft Sea Foam ink and the detailed image over the top using Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped the large solid tree image from the Mountain Air stamp set onto the left hand side of the panel using Soft Sea Foam ink.

I stamped the detailed image over the top using Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped “thank you” from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto the lower right hand corner using Soft Suede ink. I stamped the caravan image from the long retired Let’s Get Away stamp set onto Basic White card using Smoky Slate ink. I added a strip of darker colour using the Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend.

I stamped the car image from the Let’s Get Away stamp set onto Basic White card using Soft Suede ink. I cut out the caravan and the car images and attached them to the card front. I sponged a little Pool Party ink above the mountain images before attaching the panel to Mossy Meadow card and then scored and folded Thick Basic White card. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the large solid tree image from the Mountain Air stamp set using Soft Sea Foam ink. I stamped the detailed image over the top using Mossy Meadow ink. I really love the beautiful finish you get using the Mountain Air stamp set – I should use it more often. Let me know what you think of my card.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Birthday Lunch

May 8, 2021

Today’s page shows off some photos taken on the day we took Elyssa and Ava out to celebrate their birthdays. They both celebrate in March, Ava turned 11 and Elyssa turned 13. I can’t believe how quickly they are growing up. I found a sketch layout I liked and decided to use the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (now retired). I cut two different patterns of paper in half on the diagonal, cutting a narrow strip and the corner piece from one pattern and the large central pieces from another pattern.

Since I don’t have a large paper trimmer it was a little challenging but in the end I think it worked out well. The Designer Series Paper panels are attached to a Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ page. I attached my photos to Early Espresso card before attaching them to the page. I cut the title from Early Espresso card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. The journaling was created on the computer and printed onto Very Vanilla card. I stamped “sweet moments” from the long retired Remember This stamp set using Cinnamon Cider ink. I cut Cinnamon Cider card using one of the Stitched Stars Dies and attached it beside the greeting. The journaling is attached to Early Espresso card and then the page. I cut the largest star from the Stitched Stars Dies from Early Espresso card. I cut the second largest star from Very Vanilla card. I stamped the greeting from the A Grand Kid stamp set onto the Very Vanilla star using Early Espresso ink before attaching it to the title page.

Simple but kind of fun, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Beauty of Friendship

May 7, 2021

Today’s card is a slightly stepped up version of the card I shared with you yesterday. I embossed a piece of Basic White card using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder and attached a strip of Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper across the bottom. I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper using the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Early Espresso card. I attached Basic White card to Old Olive card and then the card front using dimensionals. I cut the tree trunk and branches from Early Espresso card using the Beautiful Trees Dies.

I also cut the same pattern of Designer Series Paper using the foliage die from the Beautiful Trees Dies. I attached the tree trunk and branches to Basic White card with the foliage on top. I stamped the greeting from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink.

I cut out the greeting using the banner die from the Beautiful Trees Dies and trimmed the banner along the embossed line. I cut the same banner from Early Espresso card and attached the greeting. The greeting banner is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached Old Olive card behind a narrow strip of the same pattern Beauty of the Early Designer Series Paper. The Designer Series Paper panel is attached across the bottom of Basic White card.

I really think I am going to love the Beauty of the Earth Product Suite. What about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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The icons for the new product suite used in this post is still not available but you can view them here.

Beauty of Friendship Bundle

May 6, 2021

Yesterday in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards I created using the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and the Beautiful Trees Dies. These products are part of the Beauty of the Earth Product Suite which you can find on pages 10 and 11 in the brand new Annual Catalogue. For today’s card, I began by embossing Basic White card using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder before attaching the panel to Old Olive card. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Early Espresso card. I used the Beautiful Trees Dies to cut the tree trunk and branches from Early Espresso card.

I used the foliage die to cut a piece of the Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. This gives a mottled kind of autumn look to the foliage. I attached the tree trunk and the foliage to the embossed Basic White card. I stamped the greeting from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set onto Basic White card and cut it out using the banner die from the Beautiful Trees Dies.

I also cut Early Espresso card using the same die. When you cut this die you get an embossed line just inside the outer edge, I cut along this embossed line on the Basic White banner to make it slightly smaller than the Early Espresso banner. When they are attached together you get just a little Early Espresso card showing all the way around. I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a strip of Old Olive card behind a piece of Basic White card which I embossed using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder. The embossed panel is attached across the bottom of Basic White card.

I think this product suite is going to be very popular. Take a look and see what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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I haven’t been able to get the icons to work for the product suite but you can view it here.

New In-Colours

May 4, 2021

Today I have a set of cards to share with you using all of the new in-colours. These pretty new in-colours are available to purchase from today with the launch of the new annual catalogue. Yay! I have used the ink paper and Designer Series Paper on each card. I will do the step by step for the card using Polished Pink so you get the idea. Unfortunately my ribbon hadn’t arrived, so I will have to share that at a later time. I cut Polished Pink card using the largest rectangle from the stitched So Sweetly Dies and attached it to Basic White card.

I cut a piece of one of the Polished Pink patterns from the 2021-2023 In-Colour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and attached it down the left hand side of the Basic White card, partially covering the die cut. The panel is attached to scored and folded Polished Pink card.

I cut Basic White card using the 2nd largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto the Basic White die cut using Polished Pink ink. I covered the flower with a post-it-note mask and stamped the leaf image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set using Evening Evergreen ink. I removed the post-it-note mask and attached the panel to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set using Polished Pink ink. I stamped the flower next to the greeting using the same ink. To decorate the inside of the cards using Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen card bases, I stamped the greeting in the co-ordinating green ink. For the Soft Succulent card base, I stamped the flower using Pale Papaya ink and for the Evening Evergreen card, I stamped the flower using Fresh Freesia ink. I love the names of the new in-colours don’t you.

So what do you think of my set of cards, I think they are really pretty.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Party Puffins

May 3, 2021

is a new and very cute stamp set in the new Annual Catalogue. This was one of the first items I ordered and I love it. I began creating my card by embossing Smoky Slate card using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. I cut a strip of Misty Moonlight in half using a die from the Basic Borders Dies. The Basic Borders Dies are another new item in this year’s Annual Catalogue. There are six different borders all beautiful, all stitched on both cut edges, amazing! I attached one half behind one long edge of a piece of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I attached the panel to the left hand side of the embossed card and then scored and folded Misty Moonlight card.

I cut Basic White card using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I stamped the puffin image from the Party Puffins stamp set onto the die cut using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped “make a wish” from the same stamp set below the puffin image also using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I coloured the beak and the feet of the party puffin using the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I coloured the hat using the Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend before attaching the image panel to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped “happy birthday” from the Party Puffin stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the candle image from the Party Puffin stamp set next to the greeting also using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the candles using the Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends. I attached the other half of the border cut from Misty Moonlight card using the Basic Borders Dies behind one long edge of a piece of the same pattern Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. The designer series paper panel is attached across the bottom of the stamped Basic White card.

It’s such an amazing thing to get your hands on a new stamp set and start exploring the possibilities before the catalogue becomes available to everyone. It’s one of the things I love about being a demonstrator, however, as a customer you can purchase this stamp set in just a few days. So exciting!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Beach Days

May 1, 2021

Today’s page shows off a couple of photos taken when we were living in Waukegan in 1964-1965. I love the photo of my Mum sun-baking and the other photos shows Mum, myself and my sisters with a friend of Mum’s and her children. I attached a piece of the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper across the top of a Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ page. I embossed a piece of the Pearlescent Specialty Paper using the Seaside 3D Embossing Folder. The embossed panel is attached to the bottom of the Basic White page.

I wrapped the page using the Seaside Spray Scalloped Edge Linen Ribbon where the two papers meet. I attached my photos to Sahara Sand card before attaching them to the page. I cut the title from Sahara Sand card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. I created my journaling on the computer, printed onto Very Vanilla card. To decorate the panel, I stamped two shells from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Blushing Bride ink. I stamped another two smaller shells from the same stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped two starfish from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Sahara Sand ink. Lastly I stamped both of the seaweed images from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Pretty Peacock. I cut out the seashells, starfish and seaweed images using the co-ordinating Seaside Seaseashells Dies. I attached the images across the bottom of the journaling panel before attaching the panel to Sahara Sand card and then the Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ page. Another simple page but one that brings back lots of memories.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Love & Laughter

April 30, 2021

I found a card on Pinterest which I really liked and thought I would have a go at making my own version. I made the first card using a colour combination that my friend and fellow demonstrator Vicky Wright shared on her Facebook Page – Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green and a neutral. You might have to scroll down a few posts to find it. So here is how it went. I embossed Misty Moonlight card using one of the Greenery Embossing Folders and attached it to scored and folded Night of Navy card.

I embossed Basic White card using the other folder from the Greenery Embossing Folders and attached it to Night of Navy card and then the card front. I stamped two small leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Basic White card using Granny Apple Green ink. I cut them out using the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing Dies and attached the leaves to the embossed Basic White card. I added a Gold Hoop over the top of the leaves.

I stamped another leaf image from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Basic White card using Misty Moonlight card and another using Night of Navy ink. I cut out both images using the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing Die. I attached the Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy images on top of the Gold Hoop using Mini Dimensionals where necessary. I stamped the greeting from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Basic White card using Night of Navy ink and cut it out by hand. The greeting is attached across the bottom of the leaves and Gold Hoop, again using Mini Dimensionals where necessary. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped one leaf image from the Forever Fern stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Misty Moonlight ink. So thank you Pinterest for the inspiration and thank you Vicky for the colour combination.

I created two more versions of this layout, both using patterned paper from the Forever Designer Series Paper. The stamped version uses Old Olive, Just Jade and Pretty Peacock ink with Pretty Peacock card. The other version uses leaves from the Forever Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I think they are all very pretty but I believe my favourite is the one without Designer Series Paper. What about you, which one do you like best.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Fond Farewell

April 29, 2021

Today’s card shares a few things which are retiring in just a couple of days. I love the Healing Hugs stamp set and will be really sorry to see this gorgeous flower disappear from the catalogue. I embossed the Basic White card using one of the Greenery Embossing Folders. I attached a piece of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the embossed card. I coloured a length of White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon using the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.

I attached the ribbon at the edge of the Designer Series Paper before attaching the whole panel to scored and folded Garden Green card. I stamped the greeting from the Timeless Tropical stamp set onto Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out using one of the Tasteful Textures Dies. I cut Garden Green card using another of the dies from the Tasteful Textures Dies and attached the greeting to the centre. I stamped the flower from the Healing Hugs stamp set onto Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out. I stamped the leaf image from the Healing Hugs stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Garden Green ink and cut them out.

I attached the leaves to the back of the flower and the flower to the right hand side of the greeting panel. The whole piece is attached to the card front using dimensionals. I coloured another length of the White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon using the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend and tied a bow. I attached the bow to the card front using a Glue Dot. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Healing Hugs stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card. I covered the flower with a post-it-note mask and stamped the leaf image twice using Garden Green ink. This card is going to someone special. I hope she likes it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Thinking of You

April 27, 2021

My first pre-order from the next Annual Catalogue arrived and I just had to have a play with the new in-colour Stampin’ Blends. I decided to use my favourite designer series paper, the True Love Designer Series Paper to create three cards using these new colours. For the first card I coloured the flowers and leaves using the Fresh Fresia and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I attached the coloured Designer Series Paper to a Basic White card front. I used the Curvy Dies to cut Basic Black card and attached it to the bottom of the Basic White panel so that it overlaped the end of the Designer Series Paper.

I love how the paper shows through the die cut edge of the Basic Black card. The panel is attached to scored and folded Fresh Fresia card. I stamped “thinking of you” from the retiring Rooted in Nature stamp set (sold out) onto Basic White card using Fresh Fresia ink.

I cut out the greeting and attached it to the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I used the left over Basic Black card I cut for the card front and attached it to the bottom of Basic White card. I coloured a single flower from the same pattern Designer Series Paper and attached it to the Basic Black card. The second card uses the same pattern paper from the True Love Designer Series Paper but this time I used the Pale Papaya and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends to colour the flowers and leaves. The card base is Pale Papaya card. The last card uses a different pattern from the same True Love Designer Series Paper, this time coloured using the Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends and attached to Polished Pink card.

I think these new in-colours are going to be amazing and I can’t wait to create more cards and scrapbook pages using these gorgeous colours.

Bye for now,

Kris

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