Last week I shared a Varied Vases card for the Super Boss Day Blog Hop. So, today I thought I’d share the video of how I made the card in Varied Vases Stamparatus.

Firstly, though I have to share an update on the Super Heros Cake Toppers.

I think it turned out really well, don’t you? My daughter and her friend made and decorated the cake. I just made and supplied the cake toppers.

Varied Vases Stamparatus

Here’s another look at the card I made using the varied Vases bundle and the Styamparatus.

Varied Vases Stamparatus

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Think about ways you could change this card, still using the 2018 – 202o In Colors

Colour Combinations – here’s a few ideas

Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Calypso Coral

Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce

Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Seafoam

Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow

Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Basic Gray

Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Bermuda Bay

Pineapple Punch, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist

Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron

Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Merry Merlot

Blueberry Bushel, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow

Blueberry Bushel, Basic Gray, Lovely Lipstick

So, I have given you 11 colour combinations. What others can you come up with using the 2018 – 2020 In Colors in combination with other current colours?

Varied Vases Bundle

I just love this bundle and hope to make many more cards including some punch art with the Vase Builder Punch. This was Mary Fish’s celebration stamp set which she designed in conjunction with Stampin’ Up! to celebrate her US$1,000,000 in sales. It’s a beautiful set which has so many possibilities and would compliment many stamps you own.

You could easily use in on Scrapbook pages or for Memories & More. Wouldn’t one of the images or a punched out case be great? Just imagine how good your page could be with an addition of an element from the Varied Vases Bundle.

Varied Vases Stamparatus

 

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What do you do when your Grandson is into Super Heros and is having a Super Heros Cake for his 5th birthday? You help out of course! “Mum, can you make the cake toppers ’cause you’re good at craft?” asks DD. Me “Sure thing!” Where do I start? Super Heros Cake Toppers – we didn’t have those in my day.

Google is my friend for research. I managed to come up with many images but most are stock photos or have huge copyright watermarks on them. I did find a few free sites and at the bottom of this post, I have a file you can download to print off your own cake toppers.

Super Heros Cake Toppers

Super Heros Cake Toppers

This is the before photo, that is before I stuck them all together. I printed these off on a sheet of A4 Whisper White card on my colour printer. Thanks Stampin’ Up! for awesome cardstock which will go through my printer and be sturdy enough to make cake toppers.

1: Use your snips to cut them out.

Super Heros Cake Toppers

 2: Place a toothpick on the back and adhere with Tear & Tape Adhesive

Super Heros Cake Toppers

3: Remove the backing from the Tear & Tape

Super Heros Cake Toppers

4: Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the topper which doesn’t have the toothpick on it

Super Heros Cake Toppers

 5: Stick the two pieces together. Now you will have a bit of overlap of card on both sides as the words don’t match up. That is for this topper there is a ‘K’ on one side and directly behind it is the ‘w!’ (I hope that’s clear)

6: Trim if needed and they’re ready to insert into the cake. Quick and easy, really. You could cut them out while watching TV or videos etc.

Super Heros Cake Toppers

I hope you liked my short tutorial on making Super Hero cake Toppers. You can download them HERE.
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I have two more cards from my You Can Make It Waterfront Live with Libby on Tuesday and an edited version of the video, for you today.

Did you see the two cards I posted on my blog here on Thursday? They are from the same set and made during this video.

I share tips on:

  • Stamping your envelope and the inside of the card in one motion
  • Ways to store your stamps when you’re busy and don’t want to stop to put them away
  • How to tie a bow
  • Ways to move the twine up and down the card
  • How to tie a reef or flat knot
  • Plus many more….

You Can Make It Waterfront

You Can Make It Waterfront

These are the Memories & More Note Cards and Envelopes. They’re quick to make and would make a great gift too. Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss ink with Nature’s Twine combine to finish these note cards off.

Why not visit me on Tuesday for Live With Libby. Have a cuppa and chat. Pick up loads of free tips and all from the comfort of where ever you are at the time.
One lucky participant always wins a prize too.
Packaging ideas for a gift:
  • Tie some beautiful Stampin’ Up! ribbon around them
  • Use a Stampin’ Up! acetate box
  • Decorate a C6 Whisper White envelope and enclose them
  • Make a box using the Envelope Punch Board
  • Make a Gift Bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board
  • What packaging solutions do you have? Leave me a note in the comments and you may win a prize

You Can Make It Waterfront Basics

  • Memories and More Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (small)
  • Stamp all images in Mint Macaron
  • Stamp all sentiments in Blackberry Bliss
  • Use the various colours in Nature’s Twine to embellish the cards
  • Stamp on the inside of the note card and on the outside of the envelope using an image from the set

You Can Make It Waterfront

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Welcome to the Super Boss Day Blog Hop in aid of Heartkids.

Who Are Heartkids?

HeartKids is the only national profit for purpose charity dedicated to supporting children, teens and adults affected by congenital/childhood heart disease all across Australia. We also fund life-saving research, provide information and advocate for these families’ needs.

Our support is a commitment for life because there is no cure. People with congenital/childhood heart disease face unique challenges for their entire life.

Super Boss Day Blog Hop

Super Boss Day Blog Hop

How Heartkids Helps

HeartKids is the compass to help navigate the lifetime journey of the 64,000 Australian children, teens and adults affected by congenital/childhood heart disease. Our aim is to help them – and their families – to lead the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals.

We are the voice for all people impacted by congenital/childhood heart disease – the largest cause of infant death in Australia.

HeartKids work is outcome-focused and demonstrates real impact for families impacted by congenital/childhood heart disease, and for the community. Our work is focused on our four pillars of AdvocacyInformationResearch and Support.

We provide dedicated support services and information for parentsyoung peopleadults and Heart Angel families to provide guidance and support through the lifetime journey.

Super Boss Day Blog Hop

My colour palette is basic Gray, Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel and Whisper White. I’ve used the 2018 – 2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ or 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm Designer Series Paper for the Vases.

My Stamparatuscam in very handy for this project, allowing me to easily line everything up and stamp. I love the shammy for cleaning too. Makes things much easier.

Super Boss Day Blog Hop Basics:

  • Card base is 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ in Lovely Lipstick
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Blueberry Bushel layer is 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White layer is 13.4 cm x 9 cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Card insert is 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamp the sentiment, shelf, flower outlines and stems in Basic Gray
  • Stamp the shelf and flowers in Lovely Lipstick
  • Blueberry Bushel was used to stamp the vase on the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope.

Super Boss Day Blog Hop

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Now, these Waterfront Note Cards are featured on page 149 of the Annual Catalogue and are very quick and easy. I will have a video tomorrow for you which will show you how I made the 4 Note Cards and Envelopes in this You Can Make It Waterfront Cards.

Stampin’ Up! have introduced a new ‘bundle’ of products in the catalogue this year. They’re called You Can Make It. They feature some great samples for each ‘bundle’ which you can make with the products they list.

Waterfront Note Cards

In the past, you would have waded through the Catalogue to find all the individual products. Then ordered each individual product you wanted. Now, Stampin’ Up! have listed all the products they have used in the samples and ‘bundled’ them under one (1) product number. How cool is that? Very thoughtful, thanks Stampin’ Up!

Waterfront Note Cards

Waterfront Note Cards

Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss. Then stamp the image for the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope in Mint Macaron. You just can’t have a naked envelope, now can you?

Move the twine where you want it to go after tying it on the card. Trim off the ends of the twine last. The best knot to tie is a reef or flat knot. Please check with your Post office about sending them in the post.

Waterfront Note Cards

I have used the same inks for this card. Now, the cards are Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (small) and I’ve used Nature’s Twine on all of the cards as well.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Today’s Freshly Brewed Blog Hop is to do with Nature. So hop along with everyone and be inspired.

Case the [New] Catalogue

Nature

Nature

For this post, I have gone back to a favourite, Petal Palette and petals and More Thinlit Dies. I’ve actually CASEd the catalogue, check out page 119 to see the catalogue photo. I have added my own touches to it.

The card I have used s Whisper White, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow. Basic Pearl Jewels are coloured with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend.

Nature

Tone on tone stamping with Pool Party ink and more tone on tone with Crumb cake ink. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark and heat set with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Nature Basics

  • Card base is 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 is 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Cut enough Linen Thread to wrap around the card base 3 times
  • Stamp the image and sentiment and then trim the piece of Crumb Cake card
  • Stamp ‘off’ with Tranquil Tide and fussy cut  the leaves
  • Die cut the other elements and put your card together with Liquid Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensonals
  • Cut an insert at 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Use some of the images from the set to stamp o9n the insert and the outside of the envelope

Nature

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Stampin’ Up! have listened to many of us and come up with the You Can Make It Bundle. Now you can buy everything in the bindle using just one order number. You don’t get a discount on these bundles but, how good is it you just need the one order number?

You Can Make It

My Live with Libby last Tuesday featured this very same Bundle of Daisy Delight. Now of course, if you have some of the products, that’s OK just buy the products using the individual product numbers, or contact me and I can help you.

You Can Make It

You Can Make It

I punched an extra Daisy out to use as a mask so I could put the leaves where I wanted to. I’ve used Old Olive and Sahara Sand on this Note Card and Envelope (see below)

You Can Make It

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So, what do you think? The bundles like this are a great idea, don’t you think? It saves you time looking through the catalogue finding all the products to order, not to mention putting all the product numbers into an order. It also means you have everything you need to make these projects. In this case, you could make 10 of each Note Card and Envelope, package some up to give as a gift. If you want to order more, just get the Note Cards and Envelopes as you will have everything else.
You Can Make It
You can punch extra daisies out of a post-it note or scrap card to use as masks. You could also add some Faceted Gems for the centres of the flowers or even some Rhinestone Jewels randomly on the Note Card front.
Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope. Try the quick tip I shared in the video as see how fats it makes this part of your card. It also enhances the inside of the card and makes the envelope enticing to open.
You Can Make It

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I’m so very pleased to be a part of this blog hop celebrating All That’s New.

All That's New

All That’s New

All That's New

I loooooove, the new catalogue. Soooooo, many beautiful products. Ok, I promise no more ‘o’s but I seriously think everything in this catalogue is great and the best part is it all coordinates.

So, for instance, on this card, I have used

  • Garden Impressions D.S.P.
  • Abstract Impressions stamp set
  • Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies
  • Stitched All Around stamp set
  • Stitched Labels Framelits Dies

No, even though 4 of these products come in bundles of 2 (stamp set and dies), you can use them with each other. Mix and Match. I’ve even added some Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, but it goes well with the rest of the card, don’t you think?

All That's New

I love how the background Designer Series Paper compliments the colours in the stamping. I’ve stamped off with Shaded Spruce for the leaves and also stamped off with Pacific Point and night of Navy for the flowers. I added Pearls to the flower centres.

All That’s New Basics:

  • Card base is 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Card Layer is 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper is 13.9 cm x 9.510 cm or 5 ” x 3 3/4″
  • Abstract Impressions die is cut in Shimmery White card
  • Stamp the image and sentiment of Shimmer White card
  • Use the Framelits Dies to die cut the sentiment in the usual way. DO NOT REMOVE THE FRAMELIT, keep the card stock in the die.

Here’s the sandwich

  1. Big Shot Platform (no shim or Thinlit Die Adapter and not the Magnetic Platform)
  2. Standard Cutting Pad (the clear plate)
  3. Die cut placed face down with the card stock still in it. So the framelit is on the clear plate and you can see the card stock.
  4. Thick Silicone Rubber Mat (Grey one)
  5. Impressions Pad (white hard mat)
  6. Run it through the Big Shot

All That's New

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This card and a couple of others have been so much fun to make. I’ve called this one In Stitches. It uses the Stitched All Around Stamp Set and the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies which come as a bundle for 10% off.

In Stitches

In Stitches

The background was achieved by scribbling Stampin’ Write Markers on an acrylic block, spritzing it with water and flipping the block and stamping down on the Shimmery White Card. I mopped up excess water with a paper towel. I then added some Clear Wink of Stella just for an added bit of glimmer and shimmer.

Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Markers were used for this technique.

In Stitches

The bundle includes the Stitched All Around stamp set and the coordinating Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. I used a sentiment from the set with Blueberry Bushel ink on Balmy Blue card for the sentiment piece.

Cut and Emboss Framelits Dies

The Stitched Labels Framelits Dies are some of the special dies which both cut and emboss. You can choose to use them with your Big Shot as you normally would or you can choose to use them with the NEW Big Shot Embossing Mats to create a little added dimension.

The Big Shot Embossing Mats include three mats:

  1. An Impression Pad (White)
  2. A thin Silicon Rubber Mat (Blue); and
  3. A thick Silicon Rubber Mat (Grey)

They all come with easy to follow instructions to create the proper Big Shot sandwich depending on what you want to do – emboss or cut and emboss.

In Stitches

In Stitches Labels Framelit Cut and Emboss Process

  • Stamp the sentiment onto the card
  • Use the Framelits Dies to die cut the sentiment in the usual way. DO NOT REMOVE THE FRAMELIT, keep the card stock in the die.

Here’s the sandwich

  1. Big Shot Platform (no shim or Thinlit Die Adapter and not the Magnetic Platform)
  2. Standard Cutting Pad (the clear plate)
  3. Die cut placed face down with the card stock still in it. So the framelit is on the clear plate and you can see the card stock.
  4. Thick Silicone Rubber Mat (Grey one)
  5. Impressions Pad (white hard mat)
  6. Run it through the Big Shot

In Stitches

I used my Stamparatus for stamping the bottom of the card front, card insert and the envelope. The card also has some Whisper White Polka Dot Tule wrapped around it and some of the Silver and White Baker’s Twine which I unravelled.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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I did an impromptu Live With Libby yesterday with Sentiments and Punches Tips. I share tips on the following:

  • Choosing an appropriate punch for a sentiment
  • Colouring ribbon
  • Different ways to use Designer Series Paper on a card
  • Easily attaching a sentiment and doily at the same time

Sentiments and Punches Tips

The New Catalogue

I shared this card a short while back and offered a FREE written tutorial, you can see the post here and of course, download the tutorial or you can watch the video below.

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Sentiments and Punches Tips

Sentiments and Punches Tips Basics

  • Card base is 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Soft Sea Foam)
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Trim 9 cm or 3 1/2″ from the card front
  • Cut a strip of Petal Pink which is 1.5 cm x 14.9 cm or 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • D.S.P. 14.9 cm x 9.4 cm or 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Card insert measures 13 m x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Use a spare piece of D.S.P. for the envelope flap

Sentiments and Punches Tips

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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