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June Class

June 23, 2018

Tomorrow I am holding a Memory Keeping Class and I thought I would share with you what we are going to do.  This month instead of me creating a page and giving each attendee the supplies, I am going to show them some samples I have created using retired Designer Series Paper and I am going to let them select whatever Designer Series Paper they wish to create the layout they like the best.  I have to give credit to Jacqui Crouch for the first layout I am sharing, she shared this layout in several different forms on a facebook page to which I belong and I just loved it.  I used some of the Bubble and Fizz Designer Series paper which was available during Sale-A-Bration to create my page.  I added the circles as she described and also “happy birthday” which is cut from Early Espresso card using the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die.  I love that you can customise this page to suit your needs.  Add one or as many photos as you like.  Add a journalling piece or use one of our amazing Memories and More cards to finish your page.

The second layout is one that I found on Pinterest and had been shared by CTMH.  I loved the simple layout and decided to create this one using some retired Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I cut the paper into 3″ squares and left the top right hand corner vacant.    I cut two mats from Cherry Cobbler card for a 4″ x 6″ photo and a 3″ x 4″ photo and decorated the top right hand corner using the Star of Light stamp set and co-ordinating Starlight Thinlits Dies.  The title for my page is cut using the retired Little Letters Thinlits Dies.  I don’t know about you but even if it is retiring I keep anything that I may be able to use in my Memory Keeping.

The third page is another layout that I found on Pinterest and again it had been shared by CTMH.  Again I loved the versatility of this layout and that once again you can add as many photos or embellishments as you wish.  This time I cut 2″ strips of some retired Neutrals Designer Series Paper and attached it across the page.  I punched a piece of Smoky Slate 12″ x 12″ card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it across the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  I added two Early Espresso mats to hold 4″ x 6″ photos or Memories and More cards.  I decorated the lower right hand corner using the Healing Hugs stamp set.  The flower is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink in onto Whisper White card and cut out.  The leaves are also stamped onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink and cut out.  I stamped the small cross background image onto the page using Highland Heather ink and attached the flower and leaves over the top.

I hope that everyone enjoys creating their own page in their own way to house some of their photo memories.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Emma

June 22, 2018

My daughter Emma, celebrated her birthday last weekend and today I am going to share with you the card that I made for her.   I started by cutting up one of the sheets of the absolutely gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper. I cut a Delightfully Detailed Note Card in half and attached the Specialty Paper to the Note Card.  The piece is attached to scored and folded Blackberry Bliss card.  I stamped the greeting from the Detailed With Love stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  I attached the greeting to a Blackberry Bliss scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The greeting panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the flower from the Love What You Do stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink and cut out the image.  I stamped the same flower onto Whisper White card this time using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I stamped the flower fill images over the top using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out each of the flowers.  The Blackberry Bliss flowers are attached over the Mint Macaron image before being attached to the card front, using dimensionals where necessary.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the flower from the Love What You Do stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink.  I stamped the flower once more onto scrap Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I stamped the flower fill images over the top using the same ink and cut out each of the flowers.  I attached the flowers over the stamped image on the inside of the card.

I think that this Delightfully Detailed Product Suite has so many possibilites.  I love that there are so many opportunities to co-ordinate the products together.  The Delightfully Detailed Note Cards co-ordinate beautifully with the Detailed With Love stamp set and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is simply amazing.  It is so delicate and you get quite a lot of options with 4 sheets which cut down to give you 6 card fronts each and lots of pieces for trimming other projects.   You also get four full sheets of gorgeous flowers and leaves which you can leave whole or you can cut it down and use smaller pieces on your projects.   Don’t forget that there is a Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack which also co-ordinates with the other amazing products in this suite.

So Happy Birthday Emma, I know you had an amazing day.

Kris

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Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 154

June 21, 2018

Todays’ card is created using the sketch challenge at Stamp, Ink Paper.  I embossed the top half of Very Vanilla card using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder before stamping the open leaf image from the Healing Hugs stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Granny Apple Green.  The embossed panel is attached to scored and folded Mango Melody card.  I stamped two sets of the double leaf image from the Healing Hugs stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Granny Apple Green ink and cut them out.   I also stamped the flower from the same stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Mango Melody ink and cut it out.   I attached one set of leaves over the stamped leaves and the other set behind the flower, which is also attached to the card front.  I stamped the greeting from the Healing Hugs stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Granny Apple Green ink and attached the greeting to Mango Melody card.  The greeting is attached to the card front, partially covering the leaves and the flower image using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the small floral image three times onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card using Granny Apple Green ink.

This is a gorgeous colour combination and I love the slightly vintage look you get when you use Very Vanilla card.  I nearly always overlook Very Vanilla in favour of Whisper White but at the moment I am waiting on an order and I don’t have any Whisper White card to use, so you might see me use it a little more over the next week or so till my order comes in.

Did you notice that the beautiful flower and the double leaf in the Healing Hugs stamp set are Distinktive stamps which means that you only need one colour of ink to create shade and depth.  Remember the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set which was available during Sale-A-Bration earlier this year, well this one is the same type.  In fact there are several of these stamp sets in the catalogue, so keep an eye out for them.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Inkspire Me Challenge 355

June 19, 2018

Today’s card is created using the sketch challenge at Inkspire Me.   The sketch was a very simple one and I decided that the Detailed With Love stamp set was a perfect fit.  I punched the top left and bottom right hand corners of Very Vanilla card using the Detailed Trio Punch.  To create this look, you have to punch the card twice, firstly with the detailed motif and then with the corner rounder (or the other way around, it doesn’t make a difference).   I embossed the centre of the Very Vanilla card using one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders before attaching to scored and folded Mint Macaron card.  I attached two strips of the Love What You Do Specialty Designer Series Paper to the left of the embossing.  I stamped the greeting from the Detailed With Love stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Mint Macaron ink and cut it out using one of the scalloped ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I punched the top right hand corner of the card using the Detailed Trip Punch.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp three of the large flowers from the Detailed With Love stamp set across the bottom of the card using Mint Macaron ink.

I am loving Mint Macaron and obviously the Love What You Do Specialty Designer Series Paper.  What about you?  Have you got a new favourite colour now that we have had our colour revamp?  I actually think the new combinations show some of our old favourites in a new and positive light as well, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Copper Blooms

June 18, 2018

Once more this card has been created using the Accented Blooms stamp set and the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder (I think I could become obsessed with this folder).  This time, I stamped the large floral image from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the image with Copper Embossing Powder and Heat set it.   The Whisper White card, has been trimmed on an angle just above the embossed image.   I punched a narrow strip of Merry Merlot card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  The punched piece is attached behind the Whisper White card before it was attached to Copper Foil card which is embossed using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder I wrapped the top of the Whisper White card using Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon and tied a knot.  The whole piece is attached to Merry Merlot card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped “congratulations” from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card using Versamark.  I sprinkled the image with Copper Embossing powder and heat set it.  The greeting is punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch before attaching to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the greetings from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Copper Embossing Powder and Heat set it.  The stamped Whisper White card is attached to Merry Merlot card.

The finished card is not quite how I imagined it in the beginning but I think so far of the three I have shared it is my favourite.  What about you, which one do you like?

Bye for now,

Kris

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New from Memories and More

June 16, 2018

Have you seen the new card and envelope packs that Stampin’ Up! released in the new catalogue that are designed to be used with the Memories and More cards.  There is a large card which you can use with the 6 x 4″ Memories and More cards and a smaller card which you can use with the 4 x 3″ cards.  Today I am sharing a couple of cards that I created using these cards and the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card pack.  The first card has a 3″ x 4″ Delightfully Detailed Memories and More card attached to the front with one of the laser cut specialty cards attached over the top.  I stamped the greeting from the Detailed with Love stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I cut out the image using one of the ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The die doesn’t match the stamp perfectly but by adding a Whisper White scalloped oval behind the greeting you can’t see where the stamp ends.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the larger flower from the Detailed With Love stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink.   This card didn’t really take any time to create and I think it is beautiful.

The second card uses one of the 6″ x 4″ cards from the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack .  I punched a narrow strip of Mint Macaron card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it across the centre of the card.  I wrapped the card over the bottom of the Mint Macaron Ribibon Border with the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tied a knot.  The whole piece is attached to one of the large Whisper White Memories and More Cards.  I stamped the greeting from the Detailed With Love stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink.  The images is cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and attached to a Whisper White scalloped oval.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I used several of the stamps from the Detailed with Love stamp set which I stamped using Mint Macaron ink.

Truly a gorgeous creation and so simple to achieve.  I hope you will take a look at the possibilities for using your Memories and More Card Packs with these card and envelope packs.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Accented Blooms

June 15, 2018

Here is the second card I created using the Accented Blooms stamp set.  This time I embossed a piece of Old Olive card using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder and attached it to Whisper White card.  I wrapped the top of the embossed card using the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon before attaching to scored and folded Daffodil Delight card.  I stamped the large floral image from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This time I coloured the image using Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen.  The image is attached to Daffodil Delight card and then the card front using dimensionalsI stamped the greeting from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Daffodil Delight card and used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut it out.  The greeting is also attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a strip of Old Olive card using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder and attached it to Whisper White card.  I wrapped the top of the embossing with the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon.

I wasn’t sure about the colours in this one but the more I look at it the more I like it.  What about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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