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Birdy Birthday

June 9, 2022

Today’s card uses the Pretty Birds Bundle and also the Charming Sentiments Bundle which I used in my Facebook Live this week. I began by cutting a circle from a piece of Basic White card and also the front of a Pool Party card base using one of the Layering Circle Dies. I embossed the Basic White card using the Timber 3d Embossing Folder and attached it to the card front, matching up the circle die cut holes. I cut Pool Party card using the same circle die and them cut around the circle using a larger scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies.I attached the Pool Party scalloped frame around the die cut circle in the card front.

I stamped “wishing you the happiest of birthdays” from the Charming Sentiments stamp set onto Basic White card using Soft Suede ink. I cut out the greeting using the co-ordinating Sentiment Silhouette Dies. I used a Blending Brush to add Pool Party ink to the die cut and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

I cut Basic White card and scored it in half before attaching it to the inside of the Pool Party card base, making sure that the fold is on the right hand side. I cut a circle from Basic White card and a scalloped circle from Pool Party card using the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the die cuts together before attaching them to the front of the folded Basic White card.I stamped the outline of the bird image from the Pretty Birds stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I stamped the branch image using Soft Suede ink and the bird fill image using Pool Party ink. I used the co-ordinating Birdhouse Die to cut out the image before attaching it to the centre of the Basic White circle using dimensionals. I stamped the greeting, also from the Charming Sentiments stamp set using Soft Suede ink. To decorate the inside panel I stamped the bird image using the same inks as before.

Both of these stamp sets and co-ordinating dies are truly lovely but I have to admit that I love the sentiment dies which fussy cut without me having to do it. I look forward to spending a little more time with these bundles working out fun ways to use them. I would love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Sending A Little Message

June 7, 2022

Today’s card is another I made when I first received the Bottled Happiness stamp set. This time, I embossed Basic White card using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed card to scored and folded Shaded Spruce card. I stamped the floral image from the Bottled Happiness stamp set onto Basic White card using Crushed Curry ink.

I stamped the leaf image from the Bottled Happiness stamp set over the top of the floral image using Shaded Spruce ink. I cut out the image using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the image to a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle cut using the same dies before attaching it to the card front.

I stamped the greeting from the Bottled Happiness stamp set onto Basic White card using Shaded Spruce ink. I cut out the greeting using one of the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the image to a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle cut using the same dies and attached it to the card front. The greeting sits partially over the stamped floral panel. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the floral and leaf images from the Bottled Happiness stamp set onto the upper left hand corner of Basic White card using Crushed Curry and Shaded Spruce ink.

Another pretty card, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Mother’s Day

June 4, 2022

Today’s page shows off a couple of photos from Mother’s Day. My daughter and family came around for morning tea. Elyssa had made some beautiful scones. Before they left my Mum and Dad arrived so we were able to get these photos. The background circle for this page was cut from the Perfectly Penciled 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I coloured the leaves using a Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. You can’t really see them but I did add some strips of Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the page.

The flowers are all from the Artistically Inked stamp set and they have been stamped onto Basic White card in Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. The leaves are also from the Artistically Inked stamp set and they are stamped in Old Olive on Basic White card. All of the stamped images were cut out using the co-ordinating Artistic Die. To finish the page, I cut the title from Basic Black card using the retired Playful Alphabet Dies, which I attached across the flowers on the bottom of the page. I am not sure whether I really love the finished result but I do love the photos.

Bye for now

Kris

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Pelican Birthday

June 2, 2022

Today’s card uses the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and co-ordinating Waves Dies. This particular bundle was a pre-release for the soon to be released 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue. To begin my card, I cut two pieces of Basic White card, one I cut using the Picture This Dies and the other I stamped using the Gentle Waves Background stamp and Night of Navy ink.

I stamped “happy birthday” from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set onto the upper left hand corner of the die cut panel using Night of Navy ink before attaching the stamped panel to the back of the die cut panel.

The whole piece is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card. I stamped the pelican image from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set onto scrap Basic White card using Soft Suede ink. The image is cut out using the co-ordinating Waves Die and attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the pelican image onto the right hand side of Basic White card using Soft Suede ink. I covered the image using a post-it-note and stamped the Gentle Wave background across the bottom of the Basic White card.

Its a simple card but I am more than happy with the finished result and the best thing is the Picture This Dies are included in the new catalogue. Yay! I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Overflowing With Happiness

May 31, 2022

Today I am sharing a set of cards I made using the Bottled Happiness stamp set. This was the first thing I received from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue. I decided to create some samples to share with the ladies who attended my Open House Catalogue Launch. Since I didn’t have the new in-colours, I decided to use some of the In-colours which are carrying over. To begin I stamped the floral image from the Bottled Happiness stamp set onto the top left and lower right hand corner of Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink.

I stamped the leaf image from the Bottled Happiness stamp set over the top using Soft Succulent ink. I attached the stamped panel to Fresh Freesia card and then scored and folded Thick Basic White card.

I stamped the greeting from the Bottled Happiness stamp set onto a strip of Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink. I attached the stamped panel to Fresh Freesia card and attached a length of Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon to the back of the panel. I attached the greeting panel across the card front and tied a bow with the ribbon. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the floral image using Fresh Freesia ink and the leaf image using Soft Succulent ink. I created two more cards, the first one using the same products but the Polished Pink ink, A4 card and ribbon, and the second using Pale Papaya ink, A4 card and ribbon.

I love how pretty they look and cant wait to stamp them using the new In-colours. Let me know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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For some reason I cannot get the icon for the Polished Pink A4 card to come up, but you can see it here in my online store.

Quill Family

May 28, 2022

Today’s page shows off a photo of my grandfather with his brothers and Mum and Dad. I cut a strip of Gray Granite card and embossed it using the Gingham Embossing Folder before attaching it to the centre of the Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ page. I cut two strips from Early Espressocard which are slightly different lengths and embossed them using the splatter folder from the Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders. I attached the embossed Early Espresso card either side of the Gray Granite panel. I cut Basic White card and scored it in half, making sure that the front was large enough to hold my photo. I printed my journaling onto the Basic White card so that the journaling would be hidden inside the folded card and attached the photo to the front. The photo panel is attached to the centre of the embossed panels. I cut two narrow strips of Crumb Cake card which I embossed using the stripes folder from the Stripes and Splatters Embossing Folders.

I attached one to the top left and one to the bottom right of the page. I cut the title from Early Espresso card using the retired Playful Alphabet Dies. I cut Merry Merlot card using the star die from the Give-It -A-Whirl Dies and attached them around the title. Simple page but this is probably the one photo I have of my grandfather’s whole family.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Message in a bottle

May 26, 2022

This week in my Facebook Live I shared some cards I created using the Bottled With Happiness Bundle. I really enjoyed “playing” with this bundle. Today’s card is a stepped up version of the cards I shared yesterday. I began by attaching a piece of Orchid Oasis 2022-2024 Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I stamped the greeting from the Sending Smiles stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the Basic White card front using Orchid Oasis ink. I cut a rectangle from Basic White card using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and punched the bottom of the panel using the Vintage Bottle Punch.

I attached one of the Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes behind the punched shape. I added some of the Effervescent Elements into the shaker dome and attached a piece of Window Sheet to close the shaker dome. I attached the Basic White rectangle to an Orchid Oasis rectangle cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies then the card front.

I stamped the floral bouquet image from the Bottled With Happiness stamp set onto Basic White card using Sweet Sorbet ink. I added the leaf bouquet image from the Bottled With Happiness stamp set onto the floral image using Parakeet Party ink. I cut out the floral bouquet and attached it over the top of the shaker dome using doubled up dimensionals. I tied a bow in a length of white Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials pack and attached it just below the bouquet of flowers. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the floral bouquet onto the lower left and corner of Basic White card using Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party ink.

I am so happy with the way this card turned out and I know that the person who receives it will love it too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Perfect Birthday

May 24, 2022

Today’s card shows of the Perfectly Penciled 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. This paper is gorgeous and lends itself perfectly to colouring. I embossed Basic White card and attached it to scored and folded Soft Succulent card. I cut a piece of the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper and coloured it in using Highland Heather and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I attached the Designer Series Paper to Soft Succulent card and then the card front.

I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto Basic White card using Highland Heather ink. The greeting is punched out using the Double Oval Punch. I attached the greeting to a Soft Succulent scalloped oval punched using the same punch and then the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I coloured a narrow panel of the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper using Highland Heather and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.

I attached a narrow strip of Soft Succulent card behind the right hand edge of the Perfectly Pencilled Designer Series Paper and attached it to the left hand side of Basic White card. I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set on the Basic White card using Highland Heather ink.

I love how pretty this Designer Series Paper looks when it is coloured. Most of the Black and White Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up! can be coloured to suit your own colour scheme. So clever!

Bye for now,

Kris

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The Girls

May 21, 2022

Today’s page shows off a photo of my Mum, myself and my sisters when we were all a lot younger! I began by attaching pieces of the now retired All Together 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I attached the photo over the Designer Series Paper without adding a border panel. The journaling was printed onto Basic White card and cut into strips before it was attached to the left hand side of the Designer Series Paper. I printed the title onto Basic White card and cut it out using my Paper Snips. I used the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks to create the floral piece using Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink. I cut out the floral image before attaching it to the lower right hand corner of the photo. So simple, but I think it is so pretty.

Bye for now,

Kris

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To A Classic

May 19, 2022

Today’s card shows off the He’s All That Bundle from the new Annual Catalogue. I cut two pieces of He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper and attached them to Basic White card. I attached a narrow strip of Early Espresso card across the panel before attaching it to scored and folded Early Espresso card. I stamped the greeting from the He’s All That stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink.

I cut out the greeting using the rectangle die from the All That Dies. The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card I attached a narrow strip of the He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card.

I stamped another greeting from the He’s All That stamp set onto the Basic White card using Early Espresso ink. What I love about this card, is that the Designer Series Paper does all the hard work. Adding a simple greeting and using a die to create the main focus makes it fun, quick and easy to create great male cards. I am sure that you will also find the He’s All That Product Suite fun to create with. The specialty paper is amazing as well, such great colours to work with.

Bye for now,

Kris

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