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January 8, 2022

Now that Christmas and the New Year are over, I finally have time to create some Memory Keeping pages to share with you. This year our girls were not going to be celebrating with us, so we decided to have a weekend away with them at Cania Gorge. We took Mum and Dad up a couple of day’s early so it wouldn’t be too rushed for them. My Mum really enjoyed the birds, but not the Cockatoos!

I attached a piece of Granny Apple Green card to each Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I embossed strips of Sahara Sand card using the Greenery Embossing Folder before attaching them across the centre of each page which covered the ends of the Granny Apple Green card. I attached my photos directly to the page without adding any mats. I cut the title from Granny Apple Green card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached it to the first page. I created the journaling on my computer and printed it onto Basic White card. I added a mat of Poppy Parade card before attaching it to the second page.

Simple, but you already know that’s my style!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Tropical Birthday

January 7, 2022

Today’s card is another one I made using the Paradise Palms Bundle. To begin I added a piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to Very Vanilla card before embossing with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. The panel is attached to scored and folded Early Espresso card. I cut Early Espresso card using the palm tree trunks from the Palms Dies which I attached to Very Vanilla card. I die cut Pear Pizzazz card using the grass die from the Palms Dies and attached it across the bottom of the Very Vanilla card, covering the ends of the palm tree trunks.

I stamped the palm leaves from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto Pear Pizzazz card using Pear Pizzazz ink before cutting using the co-ordinating Palms Dies. I attached one set of leaves flat onto the tree stem and the other using dimensionals. I attached the Very Vanilla image panel to Early Espresso card and then the card front using dimensionals.

I stamped the greeting from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Early Espresso ink which I punched out using the Double Oval Punch. The greeting is attached to an Early Espresso oval also punched using the Double Oval Punch. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I inked the palm tree image from the Paradise Palms stamp set using Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped the image onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card.

Another card, I really love. I think this stamp set might be a lot of fun over time.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Paradise Sunset

January 6, 2022

Yesterday in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards made using the Paradise Palms Bundle from the next Mini Catalogue. Such a fun set. I had an idea in my head and decided to just give it a try. I stamped the sun (or moon) image from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight ink. I used a Blending Brush to add some Daffodil Delight ink around the stamped image.

Using another Blending Brush, I added some Magenta Madness ink around the Daffodil Delight ink. Next I added some Pacific Point and lastly some Night of Navy ink to cover the whole piece. I did try and blend the colours on top of each other. Then I stamped the “ground” image from the Paradise Palms stamp set across the bottom of the panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the “grass” image from the Paradise Palms stamp set over the top once more using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Lastly I stamped the palm tree image from the Paradise Palms stamp set several times using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the panel to Magenta Madness card and then scored and folded Thick Basic White card. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the ground image, grass image and tree image from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I hoped to create a “sunrise” kind of image and I think I pulled it off, what do you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Here are the links to the Paradise Palms Bundle, stamp set and dies.

Floral Birthday

January 4, 2022

I shared my Dad’s birthday card with you yesterday and today I thought I would share the card I made for my Mum who turned 85. I am extremely lucky that both my parents are so long lived. To create my card, I embossed Basic White card using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed panel to Soft Succulent card and then scored and folded Pale Papaya card. I stamped the image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto Basic White card using Basic Gray ink.

I coloured the image using Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends and then cut out the image using the co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms Die. I trimmed the flower into two pieces and attached one piece to the top left hand corner of the embossed Basic White card and the other piece to the bottom right hand corner of the embossed Basic White card.

I stamped the greeting from the Best Year stamp set onto Basic White card using Soft Succulent ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I attached the greeting to Pale Papaya card and then the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the top half of the flower from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto Basic White card using Basic Gray ink. I coloured the image using the Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends before cutting out the image using the co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms Die. I attached the die cut to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card. I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set beside the flower using Soft Succulent ink.

I love how pretty these colours are together and so did my Mum.

Bye for now,

Kris

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So Special

January 3, 2022

My Mum and Dad celebrated their birthdays last Saturday and today I thought I would share the card I made for my Dad with you. I stamped the solid mountain image from the Mountain Air stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Sahara Sand ink. I stamped the detailed mountain image from the Mountain Air stamp set across the top of the solid images using Early Espresso ink. I stamped the solid treeline image from the Mountain Air stamp set across the bottom of the mountains using Soft Sea Foam ink.

I stamped the detailed treeline image over the top using Pear Pizzazz ink. I used a Blending Brush to colour the Very Vanilla card below the treeline using Pool Party ink. I used a Blending Brush to add colour to the area above the mountains using Balmy Blue ink. I stamped the birds from the Mountain Air stamp set above the mountains using Early Espresso ink. I stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set using Early Espresso ink.

I used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the image. I die cut Pear Pizzazz card three times using the large single tree die from the Majestic Mountains Die. I attached the die cut trees to the left hand side of the image panel. I attached the image panel to Early Espresso card and then scored and folded Thick Very Vanilla card. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the double tree image from the Mountain Air stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card using Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped the greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set onto the Very Vanilla card using Early Espresso ink.

I loved making this card for my Dad and hope that he had a wonderful day celebrating his 91st birthday. I am so blessed to still have him in my life.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2022

As one door closes another opens and I know that we are all hoping that 2022 is going to be a really good year. To celebrate this new beginning, I created some Happy New Year cards. I began by attaching a panel of Fresh Freesia card across the centre of Very Vanilla card before embossing the panel using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. The embossed panel is attached to scored and folded Fresh Freesia card.

I punched three balloons from Fresh Freesia card using the retired Balloon Builder Punch and attached lengths of Gold Simply Elegant Trim to each one before attaching to the card front, using dimensionals underneath the top balloon. I cut “happy” from Very Vanilla card using the Christmas Cheer Dies (now unavailable) and attached it over the Gold Simply Elegant Trim. I cut narrow strips from the sides of a dimensional sheet and used pieces to attach the “happy”.

I inked “new year” from the A Wish for Everything stamp set using Fresh Freesia ink and stamped onto Very Vanilla card. I trimmed the greeting using my Paper Snips before attaching the greeting using mini dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the A Wish For Everything stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Fresh Freesia ink. I embossed a strip of Fresh Freesia card using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and attached it across the bottom of the stamped card. I loved the finished card, so I made a couple more using Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee card and ink.

They look pretty don’t they.

Happy New Year and bye for now,

Kris

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Daffodil Dies

December 31, 2021

This week in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards using the Daffodil Daydream Bundle and today I have another card to share. For this card, I embossed Basic White card using check folder from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders. I attached a piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the embossed Basic White card before attaching the panel to scored and folded Old Olive card. I die cut Old Olive card using the leaf dies from Daffodil Dies (I die cut one leaf twice). I also used the flower stem die to cut Old Olive card as well. I layered the leaves and flower stem onto Basic White card. I wanted them to look like a little posy. The Basic White panel is attached to Old Olive card.

To create the flower, I die cut the solid images from Daffodil Delight card and the detailed images from Crushed Curry card. The Daffodil Dies contain two of the three leaf solid dies and two of the leaf detailed dies so that makes it a little easier. After attaching the detailed dies to the solid dies, I attached the two three leaf images on top of each other. You get two solid flower centres and two detailed flower centres in the Daffodil Dies as well, so creating multiple flowers becomes a little easier. After attaching the detailed dies to the solid dies, I attached the flower centre using dimensionals, before attaching the daffodil flower over the end of the flower stem die.

Sounds complicated but believe me once you get started it gets easier and easier. I coloured a length of White Crinkled Seam Binding using the dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend before tying a bow and attaching it to the image panel using a Glue Dot. I attached the image panel to the card front (not using dimensionals). To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card. I stamped the greeting from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set onto the panel using Old Olive ink.

This bundle is definitely going to be a favourite with all of you I am sure. Once your start playing with the dies, your imagination will take flight. This bundle will become available for you to order once the catalogue goes live on the 4th January. If you do not have a demonstrator and you live in Australia, please contact me so that we can organise to get the catalogue to you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Easter Blessings

December 30, 2021

Yesterday in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards made using the Daffodil Daydream Bundle and today I have another card to share. What an amazing suite this is! The stamp set is just lovely with beautiful floral images, a couple of backgrounds and two gorgeous sentiments, and not forgetting the butterfly. The Daffodil Dies are amazing and my goodness there are lots and lots of dies. For today’s card, I embossed Daffodil Delight card using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed panel to scored and folded Old Olive card. I stamped the image from the Daffodil Daydreams stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Daffodil Delight & Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

I stamped the background dotted image across the bottom of the stamped daffodils before cutting out the image using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I attached the panel to the centre of the embossed Daffodil Delight card. I stamped the greeting from the Daffodil Daydreams stamp set onto Basic White card using Old Olive ink. I punched out the greeting using the Double Oval Punch and attached it to an Old Olive scalloped oval cut using the same punch. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the background border image across the bottom of Basic White card using Old Olive ink.

I stamped the butterfly from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set onto Basic White card and coloured it using the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the butterfly using the co-ordinating Daffodil Die and attached it over the left hand side of the border.

I am so happy with my first attempts using this Daffodil Daydream Bundle and I know that you will love it too. Don’t forget the Mini Catalogue goes live on January 4 and so does the January-February Sale-A-Bration catalogue. If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and you live in Australia, contact me so that me can arrange to get one to you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Thanks

December 28, 2021

Today I have another card for you using the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set and co-ordinating Amazing Thanks Dies which I have teamed with the Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This paper is one of the items that you can earn for free during January and February with a $90.00 spend. I decided to create a centre step card following the instructions at Splitcoast Stampers.

I cut the card base from Basic Gray card and added pieces of the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper to the side panels. I stamped the tree image from the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set onto Basic White card using Mossy Meadow ink and attached it to the centre panel. I cut another piece of the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper to go across the bottom panel.

I cut the solid “thanks” from Mossy Meadow card and the detailed “thanks” from Basic White card using the Amazing Thanks Dies. I attached the two “thanks” together before attaching them across the bottom of the stamped tree. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same tree image onto the left hand side of Basic White card using Mossy Meadow ink. This panel is attached inside the centre step card to give me somewhere to write a message.

I just know that you are going to love this stamp set, co-ordinating dies and the beautiful free Designer Series Paper.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Amazing Silhouettes

December 27, 2021

Last week on my Facebook Live, I shared some ideas using the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set which you can find on page 40 of the January to June Mini Catalogue. This stamp set was in my swag bag when I attended Onstage at Home in November. At first I wasn’t too sure how to use this stamp set but now that I have used it I think I am going to love it.

The stamp set has co-ordinating dies which I purchased in my pre-order (a demonstrator perk). For the first card I am sharing today, I stamped the butterfly image from the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set onto the left hand side of Very Vanilla card using Highland Heather ink.

I cut “you are amazing” from Gorgeous Grape card using the solid word images and from Highland Heather card for the more detailed word images using the Amazing Thanks Dies. I attached the Highland Heather image to the Gorgeous Grape images and then the card front. I attached the Very Vanilla card to Gorgeous Grape card and then scored and folded Highland Heather card.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the butterfly image from the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card using Highland Heather ink. For the second card, I stamped the butterfly image from the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set three times onto Very Vanilla card using Highland Heather ink. I cut “thanks” from Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather card using the Amazing Thanks Dies. I attached the Highland Heather die cuts to the Gorgeous Grape Dies cuts and then stamped Very Vanilla card. The image panel is attached to Gorgeous Grape card and then scored and folded Highland Heather card. To decorate the inside of the card, I once more stamped the butterfly image onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card using Highland Heather ink.

I really love the way this stamp set and dies work together, don’t you? Only a few days until you too can order this Amazing stamp set!

Bye for now,

Kris

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