Thank you for joining us today on the RemARKably Created Blog Hop – Occasions Catalogue Sneak Peeks. I’m sure you will be as excited to see what there is in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue, as we are to bring these projects to you. Grab a cuppa and visit all the blogs and make sure you leave a comment on the blogs you visit. We love to read your thoughts.

Now my Granddaughter has a Blueberry Bunny like this:

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Mind you, she has 2 of them and 1 is for home and the other for day care. These poor bunnies go everywhere and don’t look in the best condition despite my daughter washing them often. It’s Scarlett’s 3rd birthday at the end of December so I decided to make here a card using the new Sweet Little Something photopolymer stamp set.

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What do you think? Do you think she’ll like it? I sure do hope so.

How to stamp this bunny:

This is a 3 step stamp set and you do it in the following order:

  • First image – darkest colour
  • Second image – mid colour
  • Third image – lightest colour

I’ve used the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment and punched out again and then snipped up the middle of the card to give me a border around the sentiment.

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I used the Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers of Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder to colour the little ‘flower’ type image

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The Stampin’ Up! Inks I used were Elegant Egg Plant, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder. Notice how you get the border on the sentiment? It’s a quick and easy way to make a border with any punch really.

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You all know how I like to stamp on the inside of my cards and the outside of the envelopes. You can’t have the postie bored, now can you?

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Hello, it’s time for a challenge – the Global Design Project #117 Colour Challenge, in fact. Some gorgeous colours this week. Mind you aren’t they all gorgeous? The Stampin’ Up! colours that is. Now, while I have your attention, please make sure you visit the Global Design Challenge Blog to see the design team inspiration. While you’re there check out the projects of the other entrants in the challenge.

Global Design Project #117 Colour Challenge

Now, I bet you thought I’d make a Christmas card, didn’t you? Well I resisted the urge and went for a birthday card instead. So here’s my entry in the Global Design Project #117 Colour Challenge, this week.

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Oh, sorry about the angle. It was late last night when I took the photo and I must have been on a lean, thinking of my pillow. Anyway, I was worried the colours wouldn’t stand out, but I think the wash background made with my Aqua Painter. I used the ink from each lid. It worked well, don’t you?

Close Up View of Global Design Project #117 Colour Challenge

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This is a close up view of the water wash on the Shimmery White card, along with a view of some of the stamping.  The Real Red Balloon is stamped in full twice and stamped off once. I used the ribbon tails to create streamers out of Lemon Lime Twist ink and added Metallic Sequins to make it look more like a party.

 

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I’ve made the banner pop by placing 1 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals at either end and 2 in the centre after using my Bone Folder to put a gentle wave in it.

Now, what do you think I put on the inside of my card and the outside of the envelope?

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Well, if you guessed balloons, you guessed correctly I love placing images inside my cards and on the outside of the envelopes. I think decorated envelopes not only keep the postie happy but anyone who receive a hand made card which has stamps on the envelope. (At least it indicates it’s happy mail.)

I hope you enjoyed this post on the Global Design Project #117 Colour Challenge, this week.

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These Treat Pouches are super quick and easy and only take a few supplies. You can get 4 of them out of 1 sheet of Designer Series Paper or you could use a 6″ x 6″ paper stack for each.

Treat Pouches

You could fit 2 sachets of coffee or chocolate in these or candy canes, whatever takes your fancy. They make great gifts for the office, colleagues, friends or if you need to make a lot of small gifts in a hurry. They’d be great for craft markets too.

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Treat Pouches Measurements

  • Designer Series paper or card measuring 6″ x 6″ or 15 cm x 15 cn
  • Score at 2″ and 4″ or 5 cm and 10 cm
  • Give a quarter turn and score at 3/4″ and 4 1/2″ or 1 cm and 12 cm
  • Round corners or use Envelope Punch Board to create tab
  • Use 1 3/4″ circle punch and punch out semi circle on both outer pieces
  • Assemble and add a tag if desired.

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Here’s the template to make it easier for you to visualise what to do. You just make it easier to place and remove treats by punching the semi-circles.

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I made the tag by using a circle punch, cutting the tree out after stamping in Garden Green. The sentiment was done by using a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker direct to rubber. You do this if you want to choose only part of a sentiment to stamp.

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So for Holiday Cards on Friday today I’m sharing some quick Christmas Cards which can be made with scraps really. They’re quite quick to make and would make great cards to make a lot of in one go.

Christmas Cards

I’ve used the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and the Layering Circle Dies to die cut the sentiment piece. The sentiment comes from the Tags & Trimmings stamp set and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.

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Christmas Cards Quick Make

I made 6 of these quite quickly by doing the following:

  • Used my trimmer to cut all pieces needed first
  • Stamped all the sentiments
  • Die cut all the pieces
  • Cut all the ribbon and tied all the bows
  • Adhered the elements in batches so adhered all the layer 1 pieces, then all the banner pieces etc
  • Next the ribbon is adhered
  • Adhered the sentiment pieces to each other and then to the card front
  • Stamped all the inserts and envelopes
  • Adhered all the inserts

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Christmas Cards Measurements:

  • Card base is 21 cm x 14.8 cm scored and folded at 10.5 cm or 5 !/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 is 14.3 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ c 4″
  • All banners were cut to 1″ or 2.5 cm wide and cut to various lengths – I used up scraps I had
  • Ribbon – I just laid it on the card to determine length and cut 6 the same length, then banner cut one end with snips.
  • Card insert is 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • You can get 4 sentiments from 1 piece of 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm or 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Use up scraps of Basic Black to cut a Scallop Circle which fits the Whisper White sentiment piece.

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So that’s it for this Friday’s celebration/Holiday card and I’ll be back next week with one final quick and easy Christmas card for those last minute cards you need to make.

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Today’s post is another idea for gift giving for any occasion but I focus on Christmas. Quick Gift Wallet is about a very quick project with few supplies and it only takes about 5 minutes to make, if that. You could make a bunch of these and place cash inside and your gifts are sorted.

Here’s the first Quick Gift Wallet I made using Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper.

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The small punched out circle acts as the closure for the wallet and on the back is a piece of Whisper White card for you to write your greeting or message. You can stamp on that panel if you wish, just do it before adhering it to the back of the wallet.

I wanted this Quick Gift Wallet to have a masculine touch so out of a scrap of the Designer Series Paper. Then I cut one of the soldiers and adhered it to the punched out circle with Liquid Adhesive. Watch the video to see how quick and easy these are to make:

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Quick Gift Wallet Measurements:

  • Card – 1 piece 7 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ or 19.7 cm x 18.5 cm and 1 piece 7″ x 3 1/8″ or 17.8 cm x 8 cm (for back of wallet to write greeting of stamp on)
  • Score the card at 2″ and 5 1/2″ or 5 cm and 14 cm
  • Designer Series paper – 1 piece (top flap) 7″ x 1 3/4″ or 17.8 cm x 4.5 cm and 1 piece (bottom flap) 7″ x 2″ or 17.8 cm x 5 cm
  • Round corners with Envelope Punch Board
  • Decorate as desired
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Here it is with the cash inside. Now this is large enough to accommodate different sized currencies. However, I suggest you measure your countries currency before making and adjust the measurements accordingly.
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I mentioned in the video about perhaps placing a Rhinestone in the centre of this closure piece and I did. I think it just finishes it off, don’t you?
Quick Gift Wallet
A final photo of the completed project from the video. I’d love to see your projects if you decide to make one of these. You can post them to my Facebook Business Page – Libby Stampz.

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Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Inked Embossing Folders

It’s Wednesday which means another Latte Girls Blog Hop. This week it’s Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Inked Embossing Folders. This is a fun technique which adds interest and depth to your projects when you use Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Make sure you check out what the other Latte Girls have to offer:

  • Leonie Schroder
  • Libby Dyson – You are here
  • Narelle Fasulo
  • Sandie Morthern

Here’s my Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Inked Embossing Folders creation:

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This was so much fun to do. Mind you, you have to get the folder up the right way, nothing like having the darker colour for the ground at the top, is there? So I got it right the second time. I inked up the ‘ground’ in Pool Party and the ‘sky’ in Soft Sky. I used the tallest tree stamp from Lovely As A Tree in Garden Green and stamped it down on the folder. Next cam the clump of trees with the same colour. The I popped the Whisper White card onto the opposite side of the folder and closed it and then ran it through the Big Shot. Ink up on the raised side or the side which has Sizzix on the outside. Hope that makes sense?)

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Inked Embossing Folders.

You can see by using the two colours you get some depth to the background. By using the taller tree first, it looks like it’s part of a stand of trees. It needed a little sparkle so I added some of the Metallic Enamel Shapes to it as well What do you think? Give this technique a try and upload your cards to my Facebook Business Page – CLICK HERE

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I hope you enjoyed this blog hop and you’ll return again next week to see what we have. Tomorrow I have another Video for you, so pop back then. It will help you with your Christmas Gift Giving.

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Today’s technique video is Watercolor Technique with Markers. This technique leaves you with a sort of soft smudged image leading to an arty effect on your card fronts. It’s not for everyone but it’s worth a try and all you need are a couple of Stampin’ Write Markers, some Watercolor Paper and a stamp set.

Watercolor Technique with Markers

I’ve used one of the images from Thoughts and Prayers, twice. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink.

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I used the stamp image on the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope. Still colouring with Stampin’ Write Markers but only stamping down once to give you the images on both. Watch the video to see how I did this and to see how to do the technique.

Watercolor Technique with Markers

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Watercolor Technique with Markers
It’s quite easy and if you wanted to make a few cards, here’s what I suggest:
  • Decide on a stamp set
  • Get your paper towel ready
  • Cut all your supplies (measurements below
  • Stamp your insert and Envelope
  • Adhere all inserts to the inside of the card
  • Damped you Watercolor Paper – you could do 2 at a time
  • Colour your image and stamp. Dry off the Watercolor Paper with your Heat Tool
  • Colour your image again and spritz with water and stamp down. Allow to dry while stamping other Watercolor paper card fronts
  • Dry off with heat tool, then stamp all the sentiments at the same time
  • Adhere this panel to Layer 1
  • Attach Foam Adhesive Strip to all Layer 1
  • Attach all to card front. Done!!
I’ve been trying to work smarter not harder over the last couple of days and have myself in a bit of a routine and rhythm now with my card making as I needed to make extra Christmas Cards in a bit of a hurry. How could I run out? Right? Well I did, so needed to make more and the above is what I have been doing

More tips:

  • Only take out what is necessary to complete the current project
  • Have all your supplies handy and a tidy spot to craft
  • When finished, put everything away!! Don’t handle things twice. Use it, put it away. This way you’re not wasting valuable crafting time tidying up your craft space.

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Watercolor Technique with Markers Measurements:

  • Card base is 14.8 cm x 10.5 cm
  • Layer 1 is 13.8 cm x 9.5 cm
  • Watercolor Paper is 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm

Don’t forget to colour your image and lay the insert and envelope next to each other to save time stamping both individually.

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Today’s Quick & Easy Card Tutorial with FREE download is a Peace Card. I think you’ll quite enjoy making it and it would be suitable for the men in your life. 

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It uses three stamp sets, however I’m sure if you don’t have these three you could substitute with ones you do have. Just use the design to get your creative juices flowing and then make a card using supplies you do have.

Peace Card

Now this card also uses the Pinewood Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder and there are some tips I’d like to share with you.

Peace Card Tips:

  • Only use 1 clear plate
  • The sandwich should be Big Shot Platform, Dynamic T.I.E.F. with card inside then the clear cutting plate
  • Lightly spritz with water, the card before placing it in the folder
  • Put the folder through with the closed end going into your Big Shot first

You’ll find by following these tips, your piece of card will come out of your Big Shot looking great.

Stamp some trees on the insert for the card inside and stamp some on the front of the envelope too. By doing this, your card looks more professional and finished. As well as that your recipient will love the extra effort you went to in making the card.

So, if you’re ready to make the Peace Card you can download it HERE.

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Today’s post is my Occasions Catalogue Pre-order Unboxed Faceook Live Video from last Friday. I do apologies that it’s a bit hard to see, however I’m sure you will see what I have which is NEW in my stash.

Now if you haven’t got your Occasions Catalogue yet and you live in Australia I’d be more than happy to send you one with a Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I will also send you a card and a small ‘thank you’ gift as well.

So, why not sit back and watch the video to see what I purchased:

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I hope this Occasions Catalogue Pre-order Unboxed has made you excited for the new products coming on January 3rd, 2018. Now, I will be having some sneak peeks in the coming few weeks which I’m sure will entice you.
Going into the New Year, I will be changing things on my blog to bring you some different techniques and tutorials. It will go like this:
  • Monday – Video
  • Tuesday  Blog post
  • Wednesday – Video and Freshly Brewed Blog Hop
  • Thursday – Blog Post
  • Friday – Video
  • Saturday – Challenges
  • Sunday – Challenges or blog post

I’d love to read your thoughts on my new plan and if you have any requests for techniques or tutorials.

Now, don’t forget to request your new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochures through me, so I may get them in the post before Christmas. Click on the picture below, to request your copy.

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This week’s challenge is Global Design Project #116 CASE the Designer. It’s a great design and I hope you have time to visit the blog and see the Design Team Inspiration and take a look at the other challenges who have participated. Here’s the Design:

Global Design Project #116 CASE the Designer

Isn’t that just so pretty? I really like it. My card is a bit out there I think. I was setting up Christmas Decorations around the house. (Oh why did we bring so many decorations with us when we moved?) I had this thought about the Sheltering Tree stamp set, so that’s what my card features.

Global Design Project #116 CASE the Designer 1

I stamped the tree trunk image in Crumb Cake. Then added the Christmas Lights by drawing them in with Stampin’ Write Markers. I used basic Grey for the light lead and then the lights are Real Red, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo and Garden Green.

Global Design Project #116 CASE the Designer 2

The above image shows the tree canopy a bit better. I inked up the canopy stamp with Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi using Sponge Daubers. It almost looks realistic, doesn’t it?

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I used a sentiment from Star Of Light and also used the tiny star images from the same set with some Crushed Curry. I stamped across the ‘sky’, the insert and the envelope.

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