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Maryborough

June 5, 2021

Unfortunately on our trip to Tin Can Bay we only had nice weather for the first two days, after that the rain set and it was really heavy, however, we did manage a day trip to Maryborough. What a lovely town and the birthplace of P.L. Travers the author of Mary Poppins. My page begins with the addition of a piece of Fine Floral Designer Series Paper across the top section of Basic White 12″ x 12″ card. I attached a strip of Night of Navy card below that before attaching my photos to the page.

I cut the title from Basic White card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached it across the middle section of both pages. I cut Merry Merlot card using the Basic Border Dies and attached a strip across the bottom of each page. I continued with the floral theme by stamping a hibiscus flower from the Timeless Tropical stamp set onto Basic White card using Merry Merlot ink. I also stamped several frangipani flowers from the same stamp set onto Basic White card using Bumblebee ink. The leaves also from the same stamp set are stamped onto Basic White card using Mossy Meadow ink. The flowers and leaves are cut out using the In The Tropics Dies before being attached to the pages. I printed my journaling onto Basic White card before attaching it to the right hand page. Maryborough is such a beautiful town with lots of amazing things to see including the Mary Poppins museum which we didn’t have time to visit.

Because of the rain we packed up and went home early which was a shame but we will visit this area again soon.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Sentimental Rose

June 4, 2021

I couldn’t help creating another card using the stamp set from the Sentimental Rose Card Kit. I combined it with my current favourite Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. I attached a piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper to the top section of Basic White card. I used the Basic Border Dies to cut Basic White card and Basic Black card. I attached the Basic Black card behind the Basic White card. The whole panel is attached to the Basic White card partially covering the Designer Series Paper. I stamped the greeting from the Sentimental Rose stamp set onto the Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I stamped the rose from the Sentimental Rose stamp set onto Basic White card using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out. I stamped the leaf image from the Sentimental Rose stamp set onto Basic White card using Old Olive ink and cut them out.

I attached the leaves to the back of the Rose before attaching the whole piece to the card front using dimensionals where necessary. To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the rose from the Sentimental Rose stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Cherry Cobbler ink. I attached a narrow piece of Basic Black card behind one long edge of a strip of the same Pattern Party Designer Series Paper I used on the front of the card. The designer series paper panel is attached to the bottom of the stamped Basic White card, partially covering the flower.

Wow! I am really excited by this gorgeous flower. What about you? Have I inspired you to take a look at this card kit and maybe have a play with this lovely stamp set beyond creating the gorgeous cards and gift box in the kit.

Bye for now,

Kris

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You can see the Sentimental Rose Card Kit here in my online store.

Sentimental Rose

June 3, 2021

I showcased the Sentimental Rose Card Kit in my Facebook Live yesterday. What a gorgeous card kit and the stamp set it equally amazing. Lots of great greetings and a beautiful flower as well! This kit gives you enough product to create nine note cards and a gorgeous gift box to present them in. These kits became available for customers to purchase on Tuesday and you will find all the new kits at my online store here. Today I thought I would share a card I made using the stamp set from this card kit. I attached a piece of Fresh Freesia 2021-2023 In-Colour Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of Basic White card.

I stamped the greeting from the Sentimental Rose stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the Basic White card using Soft Succulent ink. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Soft Succulent car.

I cut Basic White card using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies and attached it to a Soft Succulent scalloped circle cut using the same dies. The circle panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the flower from the Sentimental Rose stamp set onto Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink and cut it out. I stamped two sets of leaves from the same stamp set onto Basic White card using Soft Succulent ink and cut them out. I attached the leaves to the back of the flower before attaching the whole piece to the Basic White circle. I coloured three Basic Rhinestones using the Dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend and attached them to the flower centre. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Sentimental Rose stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink. I stamped the two sets of leaves using Soft Succulent ink.

I just know that if you purchase this amazing kit, you will find lots of use for the included stamp set way beyond making your cards and gift box.

Bye for now,

Kris

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You can find the Sentimental Rose Card Kit here in my online store.

True Blue

June 1, 2021

Today’s card is another one I created using the United Through Creativity FREE PDF download which Stampin’ Up! has currently made available and which you can find here in my online store. I printed out the images and greeting from the United Through Creativity download onto Basic White card. I coloured the floral images using Light Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I cut one image using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies, attached it to Old Olive card cut using a slightly larger rectangle from the same dies before attaching the panel to Basic White card.

I embossed Crumb Cake card using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and attached it across the bottom of the panel before attaching the whole piece to scored and folded Crumb Cake card.

I cut out the greeting using the die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and attached it to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I coloured the floral image using the same Stampin’ Blends as before, cut it out and attached it to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card.

I am really excited by how easy it is to create lovely cards using this PDF and the best thing is once you download them, they are yours to use forever.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Download the United in Creativity PDF here.

Free As A Bird

May 31, 2021

is another stamp set I haven’t used in a while but it fitted perfectly with my idea for today’s card. I stamped the bird image from the Free As A Bird stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the bird image using Pool Party, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Granny Apple Green, Light Calypso Coral and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

I cut the bird image using one of the Basic Borders Dies. I attached a piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card before attaching the bird image to the top of the card.

The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Pool Party card. I just love how the beautiful die cut and paper make this card so pretty. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the large single bird from the Free As A Bird stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the bird using Pool Party, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I haven’t added a greeting to this card, because I think it could be used for several occasions, so I am leaving my options open.

Bye for now,

Kris

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First Trip

May 29, 2021

Ron and I finally took delivery of our new caravan late in April. We had to wait a bit longer than we thought because of all the Covid shut downs and because no-one can travel overseas, caravans are in big demand. We were excited to take it away before Ron had his knee operation. We decided to visit Tin Can Bay because it’s a lovely spot and because it’s only a few hours from home. To begin my page I attached a strip of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of Basic White 12″ x 12″ page and the left hand side of the another Basic White 12″ x 12″ page.

I attached a length of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim down the edge of the Designer Series Paper. I cut Basic Black card using the Basic Borders Dies to create a circle effect and attached the die cuts to each of the photos before they were attached across the page.

I cut the title from Basic Black card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached “first” to one page and “trip” to the other. I created my journaling on the computer and printed onto Basic White card. The journaling is attached to Basic Black card and then left hand page. I attached a smaller photo to the right hand page, it shows the storm brewing out to sea when we visited Rainbow Beach. I stamped several hibiscus and frangipani flowers from the Timeless Tropical stamp set onto Basic White card using Calypso Coral, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight ink. I also stamped several leaves from the same stamp set using Granny Apple Green ink. The flowers and leaves were cut out using the co-ordinating In The Tropics stamp set before attaching them to the pages.

As usual, simple but brings happy thoughts to mind.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Artistic Birthday

May 28, 2021

I was drawn to the Expressions in Ink Product Suite because of the beautiful colours and the watercolour look of the papers and stamps. However, the first card I created using this suite is very simple. I stamped the large watercolour image from the Artistcally Inked stamp set onto Basic White card twice using Bermuda Bay ink.

I love how many shades you get using just one colour! I attached the stamped Basic White card to Bermuda Bay card and then scored and folded Thick Basic White card.

I stamped “happy birthday” from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Bermuda Bay ink and cut it out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I attached the greeting to the centre of the stamped images using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the large flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Bermuda Bay ink. I stamped the smallest single flower into the centre of the large flower using the same ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I masked the flower image and stamped the leaf image from the Artistically Inked stamp set twice using Pear Pizzazz ink.

As I said so simple but, I think, so effective. What about you? What do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Special Birthday

May 27, 2021

I shared the Expressions of Ink Product Suite on my Facebook Live yesterday so today I have another card using the same product suite. This card was made for my friend and ex-neighbour, Nat. I love the Artistically Inked stamp set and hope that she does too. I embossed Basic White card using the dotted folder from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders. The embossed card is attached to scored and folded Highland Heather card. I stamped the large flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Highland Heather ink. I stamped the smaller flower from the same stamp set onto Basic White card using Gorgeous Grape ink. I stamped the smallest flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Gorgeous Grape ink.

I stamped the double leaf once and the single leaf twice onto Basic White card using Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut out all of the images using the co-ordinating dies from the Artistic Dies. I attached the double leaf behind the largest flower and attached it to the card front. I attached the two single leaves behind the smaller flower and attached it to the card front. I added the smallest flower to the centre of the largest flower. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Pear Pizzazz ink and cut it out using one of the Rectangle Stitched Shapes Dies.

I cut a slightly larger rectangle from Pear Pizzazz card and attached the greeting. I attached a length of the gold thread from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo to the back of the greeting panel before attaching to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a length of Old Olive card behind Basic White card which I embossed using the dotted folder from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders. The embossed panel is attached across the bottom of Basic White card.

This is so pretty, I just love the watercolour look and of course, I am a bit of a fan of purple colours. What about you, do you love purple or is it not so much your colour?

Bye for now,

Kris

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United Through Creativity

May 25, 2021

Have you seen the amazing United Through Creativity FREE PDF download that Stampin’ Up! has available for demonstrators and customers. It’s 14 pages of images and greetings in all the languages in which Stampin’ Up! has a market. I love it and best of all once you download it, it never retires. So don’t delay head to my store and download your copy to keep and use forever.

Today I am sharing with you the first card that I made using this fabulous resource. I printed the page with the four small floral images and lots of greetings onto Basic White card. I coloured the flowers using Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Light Daffodil Delight and Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends. Once I coloured the images I cut them out. I punched Basic White card using the Postage Stamp Punch and attached the punched pieces to Pool Party card using dimensionals.

The panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I attached the three floral images to the postage stamp panels and the last image to the inside of the card. I punched out the greeting using the Double Oval Punch and sponged a little Real Red ink around the edges before attaching it to the card front. I am absolutely amazed at how gorgeous these images are once you print them out and add a little colour. So don’t delay, head on over to my store and download your free copy.

I am sure to be sharing more cards made with this amazing download in the future, so don’t forget to pop in regularly so you don’t miss out on some inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Visit my online store to download your copy of the United through Creativity PDF.

Forever Blossoms

May 24, 2021

I haven’t used this stamp set in quite a while although I do love it. There just always seems to be something new to play with! I was able to purchase the Hostess Only Pattern Party Designer Series Paper pack on my demonstrator pre-order. This paper pack is amazing it contains 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double sided designs. The patterns are amazing and one side is black and white. My absolute favourite. So today’s card features some old and something new! I began by using the Basic Borders Dies to cut a piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.

I attached the Designer Series Paper to Basic White card and then scored and folded Calypso Coral card. I stamped the large floral image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the flowers using Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and the leaves using Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

I cut out the flower using the co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms Die and attached it to the card front so that it followed the curved line of the die cut. I stamped the greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto Basic White card using Calypso Coral ink. I punched out the greeting using the Double Oval Punch. I attached the greeting to a Calypso Coral oval punched using the Double Oval Punch and then to card front. I coloured a length of Basic White Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack using the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend and tied a bow which I attached to the flower stem. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped a portion of the large floral image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image is coloured using the Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

I love how pretty this card is and I love that you can combine new product with old product to get a fresh new look. Thank you Stampin’ Up! for being so clever!

Bye for now,

Kris

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