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Night Before Christmas Memories & More

September 21, 2019

I don’t know if you noticed in the Holiday Catalogue or not but the Night Before Christmas product suite includes Memories and More cards.  These cards are a bit different from our other Memories and More Cards in that it contains 6 each of 9 different designs and 6 sticker sheets.  This makes them very versatile for the holiday season.  My scrap page today shares a photo of my Dad with his mother and sister as well as my youngest sister.  It’s not the happiest Christmas photo I’ve ever seen, but its nice to see my Dad with his family.  I embossed Cherry Cobbler card and Mossy Meadow card using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder and attached them to a Whisper White 12″ x 12″ page.  I tucked one of the 6″ x 4″ Memories and More cards underneath the edges of the embossed card strips.  I also tucked two little presents that I had left over from another project behind the right hand edge of the Mossy Meadow card.  The images are from the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set and coloured using Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I attached the photo to another of the 6″ x 4″ Memories and More Cards and attached it to the page.  I cut the Christmas Tree image from one of the 3″ x 4″ Memories and More cards and attached it below the photo.  I stamped the Santa image from the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Old Olive and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Jolly Season Dies and attached it to the page.  I cut “Tis the Season” from Cherry Cobbler card using the die from the Jolly Season Dies.  I created my journaling on the computer, printed it onto Whisper White card and cut it into strips before attaching to the page.

I like the way this page turned out and I am very happy to be using the Night Before Christmas Memories and More cards on my layout.  They make it so easy.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Wonderful Christmas

September 20, 2019

I have already shared a card with you that I created using the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley and this is another one.  This card is loosely based on one of the examples shared on page 39 of the Holiday Catalogue.  I embossed a piece of Old Olive card using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached a narrow strip of the striped Gold Foil card from the Medley to the left hand edge of the embossed card.  The panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I cut Whisper White card using 5th largest die from the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I stamped the greeting from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set using Real Red ink.  I stamped the tree image from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set using Old Olive ink onto Shimmery White card. I used an Aqua Painter to move the ink around to colour the image.  I cut out the tree using the co-ordinating Most Wonderful Time Die and attached it to the stamped rectangle.  I wrapped a length of the Tinsel Trim from the Medley around the rectangle before attaching to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I decided to cut a circle from a scrap piece of card using the 4th largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the scrap card to Thick Whisper White using repositional glue and sponged Old Olive ink inside the circle.  I also stamped the small tree from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set using Old Olive ink before I removed the mask.

I love how this card turned out but, to be honest, it bears little resemblence to the card in the catalogue, however, it did inspire me to create.

Have you checked out this medley yet, if not, maybe you should.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Central Panel Pop Up Birthday

September 19, 2019

I wanted to create a card for a special friend who recently celebrated her birthday.  I had a couple of card bases left over from a recent class where we created this card I shared with you recently.   The card base is cut from Thick Whisper White card and I have decorated the panels with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper attached to Blackberry Bliss card.  I stamped the large and small flower from the Floral Essence stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I also stamped the flower centre for the small flower using Crushed Curry ink before cutting out both flowers.  I stamped two sets of leaves onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink and punched them out using the Leaf Punch.  I attached the small flower to the centre of the large flower using dimensionals. I attached the leaves to the back of the large flower before attaching to a circle of Whisper White card cut using the Layering Circle Dies.  I cut a scalloped circle from Blackberry Bliss using the same dies and attached the Whisper White circle to the centre.  The image panel is attached to the central pop-up, making sure that no glue extends beyond the score line.  I stamped the birthday greeting from the Floral Essence stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I cut out the greeting using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I attached the greeting to a Blackberry Bliss piece of card cut using the same dies and then to the inside of the card using dimensionals.

I have attached a piece of Whisper White card, matted with Blackberry Bliss card to the back panel so that I can write a message.

I love the colours in this card and who doesn’t love this gorgeous Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Most Wonderful Time.

September 17, 2019

I didn’t get many things from the Holiday Catalogue on my pre-order but one thing I did buy was the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley found on page 39. The medley contains a stamp set, co-ordinating dies, designer series paper, Gold Foil card fronts, 7 sticker sheets, gold/white Tinsel Trim and adhesive backed gold faceted Stars. It truly is amazing. Many of you know that I have been away caravanning for the last month but I did take this medley with me to do some creating when I had time. I found an amazing video by Lisa Curico using these products and cased one of her cards.  The card has a Real Red card base and a strip of one of the Designer Series Papers is attached to the top left hand corner.  A piece of the gold foil card is attached to the lower right hand corner.  The smaller of the tree images in the stamp set is stamped onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink multiple times without re-inking.  The trees are cut out using one of the squares from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  A deer from the sticker sheet is attached over the stamped trees.  Dimensionals are added to the back of the image panel and a length of the tinsel trim is attached before adding the panel to the card front.  The greeting “Deck The Halls” is stamped onto one of the banners on the sticker sheets using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before attaching to the card front using dimensionals.  Since this is a sticker you need to make it less sticky and you can do this by using your Embossing Buddy.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the tree image several times onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card without re-inking using Old Olive ink.  I stamped another of the greetings from the same stamp set to the right of the trees using Real Red ink.

Now I am home and I decided that a version of this card would be perfect for my Beachmere Classes.  But…  To do that I needed to be a little more careful with the Designer Series Paper.  So this time I cut Real Red card and embossed it using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before attaching to score and folded Thick Whisper White card. I attached the Designer Series Paper and Gold Foil card in the same manner but used slightly smaller lengths.   Some of the ladies will be using one Gold Foil pattern and some another. Both work equally well.  I stamped the small tree image onto Whisper White card 3 times without re-inking using Old Olive ink.  This time I cut out the image using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I attached the image panel to a scalloped oval cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits and added a Gold Star.  I attached dimensionals to the back of the image panel and added a piece of the Tinsel Trim before attaching it to the card front.  I stamped the greeting onto Old Olive card using Old Olive ink and used a die from the Medley to cut it out.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card in the same way as the original by stamping the tree image several times without re-inking using Old Olive ink.  I added the greeting to the right using Real Red ink.

I am so grateful to Lisa for sharing her creation and inspiring me to create my own version.

If you haven’t had a look at this amazing medley, check out this video by Stampin’ Up!.

 

 

I bet you can’t wait to take another look at this product medley!  If you don’t have a demonstrator and you need a copy of this catalogue, please contact me so that we can organise to get one to you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Retirement

September 16, 2019

A very good friend of my husband and I has just retired and I wanted to make a special card for him to celebrate this milestone.  I stamped across a piece of Whisper White card using the mountain image from the Waterfront stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink.  I stamped the border image underneath the mountains using Crumb Cake ink.  I added more Crumb Cake ink using another of the images from the Waterfront stamp set.  Lastly I added Coastal Cabana ink using another of the images from the same stamp set.  I stamped the palm tree trunks from the Waterfront stamp set onto the right hand side of the Crumb Cake area using Early Expresso ink.  I stamped the palm tree leaves from the same stamp set using Garden Green ink.  Hopefully it looks like a beachy scene.  The stamped panel is attached to Cajun Craze card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.   I stamped three of the small sailing ships from the Sailing Home stamp set onto Whisper White card  using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the boats and the sails using Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut out the ships using the co-ordinating Come Sailing Dies.  I laid the images over the stamped card to get an idea of position and used the Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers to fill in around the sails to suit the background.  I attached two ships to the stamped card using Snail and one using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cajun Craze ink.  I cut out the greeting using one of the dies from the Stitched Label Dies.  I actually cut the greeting once with the edge of the die matching the left hand edge of the greeting and then re-cut with the edge of the die matching the right hand edge of the greeting.  The greeting is attached to the lower right hand corner of the stamped card.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the border image from the Waterfront stamp set across the bottom of the inside of the card.  I was going to stamp the palm trees straight onto the inside of the card, however, a really large smudge in the middle of the card led me to add another layer.  I stamped the border image across the bottom of the Whisper White card, making sure that the edges matched the stamping on the inside of the card base.  I stamped the palm tree stems using Early Espresso ink and the palm tree leaves using Garden Green ink.

I love how calm and relaxing this card makes me feel and hope that Kerry’s retirement is just one long holiday!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Me and Mum and Dad

September 14, 2019

Today’s page features two photos of my parents and me.  The photo on the right was taken in my Great Grandmother’s kitchen but I am not sure where the photo on the left was taken.  My parents look dressed up so maybe we were going out.  I embossed a 6″ piece of Petal Pink card using the Bricks and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and cut it into two pieces.  I attached the large piece to the top right hand corner of 12″ x 12″ Whisper White card and the smaller piece to the lower left hand corner.  I coloured two pieces of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim using the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.  I attached one behind the top edge of the Petal Pink piece of Perrenial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I attached the other piece behind the narrower piece of Perrennial Essence Designer Series Paper. The photo on the right was attached to Blackberry Bliss card before attaching to the page.  I cut Petal Pink card using the retired Little Letters Dies to create my title.  I hand wrote my journalling, something I am not keen to do but I didn’t have much to add to the photos.

I am truly enjoying scrapping these old photos that my Mum and Dad gave to me.  What about you?  Do you have some old photos that need to be preserved for your children and grandchildren?  I hope I am inspiring you to get them onto pages for your family to enjoy.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Thank You

September 13, 2019

I showed you one card I made for my granddaughter to thank her team manager.  Well Sarah is the manager for both Abi and Elyssa’s teams, so I needed to make a second card.  I took inspiration from the corner pop up card I shared with you recently for the design and the layout is from a card I found on Pinterest.  I cut Thick Whisper White to create the outside part of the card and cut a window in the card using one of the Layering Circle Dies.  I also use the same dies to cut a frame from Night of Navy card for the front and the inside of the window. I stamped “thank you” from the Daisy Delight stamp set below the window on the front of the card using Night of Navy ink. The inside card is created using Whisper White card but not the Thick variety. I stamped the small daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set onto the lower right and left hand corners of the inside of the card using Daffodil Delight ink. On the front of the card, I printed “manager” using my computer and then stamped “worlds greatest” from the retired Guy Greetings stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I attached the smaller stamped card to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card. I stamped two large and two small daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set onto Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight ink.  I punched out the daisies using the co-ordinating Daisy Punches.  I curled the petals on the flowers using my bone folder and attached them one on top of the other using Mini Glue Dots.  I closed the card and attached the daisy through the window on the front of the card onto the stamped front of the inside card.  I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower to finish it off.

Not a lot of stamping and not really a complicated card, but again, there is plenty of room for the girls to write their messages.

I think it is pretty, what about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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