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Here’s another card from last month’s Technique Class. These classes are held on the 1st Saturday of each month and you learn a new technique and make 3 samples and receive notes with accompanying pictures. This technique is known at Reflection. It’s a great technique and easier than it looks. I’ve used Lovely As A Tree stamp set here.

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The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts which is a retiring set and will no longer be available after May 31st. We’ve stamped im Tuxedo Memento Black ink and also ink distressed around the edges of the card and the banner with a sponge. I’ve used a different image from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set for inside the card and the front and back of the envelope. I’ve added some Wink of Stella to the ‘reflection’ which gives it a glimmer effect.

Contact me if you’d like to know more about my classes.

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Glue Dots

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Time for another Global Design Project #037  Colour Challenge and this week it’s a Colour Challenge. Here is my card using a new Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Die Bundle and will be available from June 1st 2016.

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The Colours to be used are Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Island Indigo. and I’ve used all 3 when stamping the little spots from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set.

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I’ve also used all 3 colours when using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies and made a pattern of 5 with these colours.  The card base is Tip Top Taupe, with Layer 1 being Island Indigo and Layer 2 is Whisper White.

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I’ve used another new bundle – Thoughtful Banners which includes a Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Duet Banner Punch. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo and the Banner in Tip Top Taupe. I’ve used the Tip Top Taupe Stampin’ Write Marker to add some little dots to the banner to co-ordinate with the dots in the background.

I’ve cut a piece of Whisper White for the inside of the card and stamped it with one of the images from Swirly Birds in Island Indigo. I’ve used the same image and ink on the front and back of the envelope.

Make sure you stop by the Global Design Project site to check out the Design Team’s inspiration as well as all the entries in this week’s challenge. You will gain lots of inspiration from looking at all these wonderful projects.

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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Big Shot

$169.00

Bone Folder

$12.00

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Supply:

  • Stamp Set: Beautiful Bunch (134279)
  • Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Lovely Lace (133737)
  • Inks: Mint Macaron (138326); Delightful Dijon (138327); Watermelon Wonder (138323)
  • Card: Tip Top Taupe cs (138343), Mint Macaron cs (138344), Watermelon Wonder (138341); White Vellum cs (106584); Whisper White cs (10654)
  • Other:  Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim (13842);  Wink of Stella brush – clear (141897), Big Shot (113439), Fun Flower Punch (133785); 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch (129404)

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Measurement:

Tip Top Taupe card stock: 5 ¾” x 8 ¼”, score at 4 1/8” 0r 14.8cm x 21cm score at 10.5cm

Mint Macaron card stock: 5 ½” x 3 7/8” or 14.3cm x 10cm

Watermelon Wonder card stock: 5 ¼” x 3 5/8” or 13.8cm x 9.5cm

Vellum card stock: 5 ¼” x 1 ½” or 13.8cm x 4cm

Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim: 6 ½” or 17cm

 

Instructions:

  1. Run the Vellum CS through the Big Shot, then wrap the Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim around it and adhere to back of Vellum CS
  2. Adhere layers to front of card – Mint Macaron (layer 1 on top of Tip Top Taupe), then Watermelon Wonder (layer 2) then the Vellum CS in the center (layer 3)
  1. Stamp 3 of the flower centers in Delightful Dijon and punch out with 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch
  2. Using Watermelon Wonder Ink stamp 2 flowers on the Vellum CS and 2 on Whisper White CS and punch out with the Fun Flower Punch; choose a different flower and with Mint Macaron stamp and punch 2 flowers from Mint Macaron CS.
  3. Layer the flowers up using Glue Dots and adhere to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  4. Use Wink Of Stella on flower centers and the petals to give glimmer

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Now, some of these products are retiring (stamp set, punches, dotted lace ribbon) on 31st May 2016 so you need to get them while they’re still available and at discounted prices. Card stock packs are also increasing in price on 1st June and current bundles will no longer be available. So shop ONLINE or contact me today to make your order. Use May Hostess Code: YJJPZTUH

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Big Shot

$169.00

Glue Dots

$9.00

Bone Folder

$12.00

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Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. This week’s projects are all centred around giving you a sneak peek into what’s coming in the New 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalogue.

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Here’s my Baby Bear card. I won this set at On Stage this year and I was so please. My other love, apart from Owls, is Bears. So this set is close to my heart. When my friend Leonie Schroder visited, we played with different colour combinations for this 3 step Photopolymer Stamp wich will be available from 1st June 2016. It’s so new, it’s not even listed in TAMS yet. So here are the details of the set new! Baby Bear • 12 photopolymer stamps #141859 A$45.00 (suggested clear blocks: b, e, g) Two-Step. However I use it as a 3 step Bear.

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Now, on the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope I only used image 3 from the set. Each image is numbered which helps a lot. I stamped this in Chocolate Chip and this image gives you the bear’s eyes, nose and other featured.

To stamp the Bear I used Image 3 in Chocolate Chip first, then Image 2 in Crumb Cake and finally Image 3 again in Crumb Cake but stamped it off first.

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I also made a box so you could place a gift inside it and closed it using the new Dapper Denim Ruched 3/8″ Ribbon. The bow on the bears is hand cut with snips and stamped with Image 2 in Marina Mist first followed by Image 1 in Soft Sky. I’ve attached the bow on the box with a Glue Dot but used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the card.

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I’ve stamped the Bear on the front and back of the box and tied the bow holding the box together so it faces the front. However, both sides are identical.

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I’ve sued Very Vanilla card stock which measures 8″ x 11″ or 20cm x 28cm

  • On the long side score at 1 1/2″; 5 1/4″; 6 3/4″; and 10 1/2″ or 4cm; 13.5cm; 17.5cm; and 27cm
  • On the short side score at 1 1/2″ or 4cm from both ends so you have a closure both at the top and the bottom.
  • Burnish all score lines well with your bone folder
  • Stamp images where desired
  • On scrap piece of Very Vanilla, stamp 2 bows and cut out with snips. Adhere to the Bears using Glue Dots
  • On the top use a 1/4″ punch to punch 2 holes at the same spots on the front and the back
  • Snip up all score lines to the 1 1/2″ or 4cm point on both ends of the box
  • Adhere box at all points on the side and base
  • Close box by threading ribbon through the holes.

Make sure you visit the other blogs on the hop to see their exciting shares:

Tanya Bell

Libby Dyson – You Are Here

Narelle Fasulo

Leonie Schroder

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

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Baby Bear • 12 photopolymer stamps #141859 A$45.00 (suggested clear blocks: b, e, g) Two-Step

Bone Folder

$12.00

Glue Dots

$9.00

I have some more cards to share which I received for my birthday. All part of the #imbringingbirthdays back campaign.

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This card from the lovely Heather Summerfield from Randolph, New York in the USA. It had some surprise punchies inside it too.

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This card from Kelly Kent who hales from Usher in Western Australia. Love that tea-cup and the paper is gorgeous.

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This one is from the wonderful Keryn Campbell who lives in Tawa, New Zealand. Just beautiful.

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The above card was made by the lovely Tina Hodge from Sikeston, MO in the USA. I love the layering on this card and the stamping is just perfect.

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This last card was made by my gorgeous friend Leonie Schroder. You should see it, it’s just beautiful. You can read more about Leonie’s card here.

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So, did you miss the last 2 technique classes? Even though I had a fractured leg, we managed to get through this class and the other technique class on April 30th. The ladies were lovely and came to my table to watch what to do. They also have type written notes to keep in their journals. This was such a fun technique with so many possibilities. We did 3 samples and this is one of them. This set, is called Traveler and comes in wood or clear mount. It’s fantastic for masculine cards.

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We made the ‘sea’ using some post it notes and sponge daubers and finished the card front off with a banner with a sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts. Now this sentiment set is retiring at the end of May, so if you want it get in quickly to grab it. Don’t forget to use the current Hostess Code.

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Don’t forget to check out the Retirement Sale before it finishes on 31st May. Click the button below to see all the great bargains.

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Glue Dots

$9.00

I was commissioned in early March to make an engagement card for a couple. The customer had been pleased with previous cards I had made for her and had sought me out at Windsor Riverside Markets to order this card. The parameters were few – their names needed to be on the front and basically black and white with a bit of pink. This is what I came up with after a few attempts to make something I felt I was happy with and the customer would also be thrilled.

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Now, I printed the names on Shimmery White card stock, used the banner from Number of Years to stamp the outline then the Large Numbers Framelit Dies to cut the banner out in the Big Shot.

The Vellum is the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum which was only available during Sale-a-bration.

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I’ve used images from the Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer stamp set to stamp inside the card and on the outside of the envelope. The flowers on the heart are from the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlit Dies and embellished with Pearls.

The Vellum is adhered with Glue Dots, under the ribbon and I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen under the heart to hide the glue. However, I find it doesn’t really show through much when using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

I’d love to read your comments about this card, so please leave a comment below.

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Big Shot

$169.00

Glue Dots

$9.00

OK, I had a think and look at some of my NEW products which I was able to purchase as pre-order because I’m a Demonstrator and decided to do another card for this current challenge Global Design Project #036 CASE the Designer.

Here’s my extra card for this challenge using some Swirly Birds and Thinit Dies:

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This is a Photopolymer Stamp Set and has so many possibilities. I can see I will be using it a lot and combining it with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies. I am also going to be able to use this bundle in Project Life and Scrapbook pages – such a versatile bundle.

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The sketch is designed by the very talented Paula Dobson who is on the Design Team for the Global Design Project. Paula and the other members of the Design Team have come up with some awesome inspiration, so make sure you check it out.

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I’ve used Dapper Denim for the card base and ink and cut the ‘scribbles’ in Marina Mist. I love this combination and think it would make a great male card. I’ve used the Expressions Thinlits Dies to cut the ‘thanks’ out in Whisper White.

The inside of the card has a layer of Whisper White on which I have stamped a set of 3 ‘scribbles’ and I’ve also stamped 3 on the front of the envelope but only 1 on the back. You just can’t have a naked envelope.

I also ink distressed the edge of the top layer with a Sponge Dauber and Dapper Denim ink before adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Silver Metallic Thread is attached to the back of the sentiment with Glue Dots which have been squished into shape and the Thinlit Dies both adhered to the card front using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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

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Big Shot

$169.00

Glue Dots

$9.00

Bone Folder

$12.00

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Here’s my card for the Global Design Project #036 CASE the Designer challenge for this week. Just loving the new 2016 – 2018 In Colors as the co-ordinate with other colours in the Stampin’ Up! range. I’ve used Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum card with Whisper White.

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Make sure you pop on over to the Global Design Project site to see the Design Team’s inspiration and the other entries in the challenge. When visiting the various sites from the site, make sure you leave a comment on other’s blogs so you know you’ve visited. People love reading your comments.

My card features the Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set. I inked up just 2 of the flowers ib Blushing Bride and stamped them twice like a row and then just inked up the single flower and went back and stamped it in between. It’s the advantage of using photopolymer stamp sets – you can stamp exactly where you want to.

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I used the 3 flower image to stamp inside the card and on the front and back of the envelope as well. I’ve also ink distressed around the inside piece of card, the sentiment label piece and the blushing bride piece on the front of the card in Blushing Bride with a sponge Dauber. I added the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon and Metallics Sequins to the front of the card.

I hope you enjoy seeing all the shares on the Global Design Project Challenge this week and my card as well.

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Bone Folder

$12.00

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I just love this stamp set and co-ordinating punch. They make a great bundle which if you purchase as a bundle before May 31, you’ll get at 15% off. They won’t be bundled in the new catalogue.

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Measurements:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”
  • Basic Black – 3-5/8” x 4-5/8”; 1/4” x 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White – 3-1/2” x 4-1/2”; (2) 3-1/2” x 4” (use one for stamping)
  • It’s My Party DSP – 1” x 4-1/4”

Instructions:

  1. Score Mint Macaron cardstock at 5-1/2”; fold on score line.
  2. Attach 1” printed paper strip along bottom of Mint Macaron cardstock.
  3. Attach black strip above printed paper strip.
  4. Attach 3-1/2” x 4” white cardstock above black strip (inside of card).
  5. Round all corners of Mint Macaron cardstock using Corner Punch.
  6. Stamp sentiment on lower portion of 3-1/2” x 4-1/2” white cardstock using Melon Mambo ink.
  7. Stamp leaves using Cucumber Crush ink. Colour leaves using Mint Macaron marker.
  8. Layer stamped white cardstock onto black cardstock. Attach to top flap of card front.
  9. Using Melon Mambo ink, stamp flowers on white cardstock. Use blender pen to color in flowers (squeeze lid into ink pad creating a palette in lid). Punch out; attach to card front using dimensionals. Colour center with Gold Wink of Stella Brush.

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Blender Pens

$17.00

Bone Folder

$12.00