Bloomin’ Birthday

Today’s Quick & Easy Card is Bloomin’ Birthday using Birthday Blooms stamp set and Stampin’ Blends. These new alcohol based markers make tonal colouring so easy, even I could do it. As I’ve said many a time, I failed colouring in at school and really didn’t like it much but these Stampin’ Blends make it a pleasure. They also make for a very quick and easy card for Bloomin’ Birthday.

Bloomin' Birthday

If you decide to download and use the tutorial, an I sincerely hope you do, please make sure you read all the instructions before proceeding. Use the photos in this blog post for a guide. There’s no right or wrong way to use Stampin’ Blends. I’ve described the way I do it. After using Stampin’ Blends for a short time, you’ll develop your own method. I’m actually doing a free course in colouring at Kit and Clowder which has helped me understand a lot about light and tones that I never knew before. Here’s a closer look at the flower:

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The small pink dots were made using another image stamp from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. I used Powder Pink ink to stamp them. Can you see the variety of tones you can produce. I must say this only took me about 10 minutes to colour and I felt very relaxed after it.

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Just a tip on adding the Mini Sequin Trim – I add it when I first tie the first part of the knot, then slip it back on itself when I tie the bow part of the knot. Hope that makes sense. That way you have it all coming out towards the front and it’s secure.

You can download a copy of the tutorial HERE.

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GDP#111 Theme Challenge – Family Time GDP#111 Theme Challenge - Family Time

I always find these challenges great as they push me out of my comfort zone a bit. My daughter has been posting photos of her gorgeous children, on Facebook. I printed off a few with cheeky faces but decided to go with this one for the challenge. Proud Gran with gorgeous Grandchildren. Here’s 2 of my Grandchildren, Hunter and Scarlett. Here’s my entry for GDP#111 Theme Challenge – Family Time.

GDP#111 Theme Challenge - Family Time

The sun was a bit much for them and they complained about it being in their eyes. Next minute they’re donning sunglasses and of course pulling appropriate faces. I couldn’t go past the Pocket of Sunshine Bundle for this layout. It just works so well, don’t you think?

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You can see the elements I used under the photograph. I used Liquid Multipurpose Glue for the banner strips. The sunglasses and sun were added using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for the ‘sunshine’ and the sun rays.

GDP#111 Theme Challenge - Family Time2 This view shows you the journalling I did around the border on the Whisper White card.

Make sure you visit the Global Design Project Blog to see all the inspiration from the Design Team for GDP#111 Theme Challenge – Family Time. Also check out the other entries in the challenge, while you’re there. Don’t forget to leave comments. We all love comments.

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Marble Celebration

No, I haven’t lost mine! Although Marble Celebration is a great way to make some quick backgrounds for your cards. Not just for Christmas but for any occasion and it’s quick and easy. I do have a video tutorial coming up on just how to do it.

Here is one of my Marble Celebration cards:

Marble Celebration

I’ve used Real Red and Old Olive as my colour combinations. You can purchase the Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers as a double at the moment from the Holiday Catalogue. That’s what I used to colour the Holly in the top right of the sentiment piece.

I did use a stamp from Merry Mistletoe for the image inside the card and on the outside of the envelope with some Old Olive ink. Have you used our C6 Stampin’ Up! Envelopes? They are beautiful quality and protect your cards well from the woes that may sometimes befall them in the postal system. They also fit a standard card, which makes them just perfect for your handmade cards.

What do you think of my new Blog Make Over? I just felt it needed a bit of an update. I was never quite happy with the green tones in the last set of images and feel this set are more ‘me’. It does take hours to convert everything over. I’m currently trying to streamline my menu bar, so please bar with me.

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Single Chocolate Wrapper

This Single Chocolate Wrapper is quick and easy to make with the Envelope Punch Board. Ideal for a sweet gift with a quick but beautiful package solution.

Single Chocolate Wrapper

The above picture is the first one I made and the one in the video is a little different. These wrappers are great for a small sweet treat for any reason and at any time of year. These ones use the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Here’s another view of the one above:

Single Chocolate Wrapper 1

So, they look a bit like bon bons, don’t they? They have more shape to them than bon bons do. Anyway watch the video to see how I made them and scroll below for all the measurements etc.

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You should be able to get 6 Single Chocolate Wrappers out of 1 sheet of D.S.P. plus you’ll need some ribbon to tie on the ends. Now you could easily make these more masculine looking by changing the D.S.P. and the trim you use each end. Try the Wood Textures D.S.P. stack and some of the Jute Twine (Holiday Catalogue).
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This is the Single Chocolate Wrapper I made in the video with the fancy end and the smaller border around the sentiment. I do think I prefer the smaller border made by using the 1″ and 1 1/4″ Circle Punches with the sentiment coming from Bunch of Blossoms.
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Single Chocolate Wrapper Measurements

  • D.S.P. needs to be 6″ x 4 ” or 15 cm x 10 cm
  • With the shory side at the top of your Simply Scored, score at 1″ and 3″ or 2.5 cm and 7.5 cm
  • With the long side at the top of your Simply Scored, score at 1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/8″ and 5 1/2″ or 3.5 cm, 7 cm, 10.5 cm and 14 cm
  • Burnish all your score lines well, using a Bone Folder
  • Use your Envelope Punch Board to punch at 1″ or 2.5 cm from top edge on every folded score line
  • Flip and repeat on the bottom edge
  • Add adhesive and tie trim around 1 end, then add chocolate
  • Add trim to last end and stamp and punch sentiment. In the video I used the 1″ and 1 1/4″ Circle Punches

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Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Baby Wipe Technique

 

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Baby Wipe Technique is this week’s blog hop.This is such a fun technique and quite easy to do too. The Latte Girls have pleasure in bringing you projects using this fun technique. Make sure you visit all the Latte Girls in the Hop this week:

  • Leonie
  • Libby – You Are Here
  • Narelle Fasulo
  • Sandie Morthern

Here are my projects:

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop - Baby Wipe Technique

This reminds me of summer in Australia with lots of ‘sun burnt’ leaves in gardens during very hot summer days. It also reminds me of Autumn when the leaves change colours and drop delightfully around the base of the trees ready to scoop up and have fun with or rake into a heap for the compost pile. The black speckles were a fun touch with Basic Black re-inker and my Aqua Painter with lots of water and a flicking effect.

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I even used the same effect on the inside of the card. The Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Baby Wipe Technique today was so much fun and who knew it would yield more than one card? I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze for my colours and stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Baby Wipe Technique

Now I didn’t let my inked up baby wipe go to waste. I used it to make a background for my second project:

Utilising my Baby Wipe  to swipe over some Whisper White card stock gave me a second card background. I then stamped a leaf on it in Basic Black Archival ink before adding my sentiment. The sentiment for both cards was made with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Squares Framelit Dies. Here’s a last look at by first card.

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Christmas All Boxed Up?

Make sure you have Christmas All Boxed Up this year with this quick and easy box made with the help of the Envelope Punch Board.

Christmas All Boxed Up?

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This is similar to a gift box I shared earlier in the month and uses the Envelope Punch Board. So watch the video for Christmas All Boxed Up and I’ll have all the measurements etc below.

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Here’s another view of the box, this time with the lid off. So you can see both base and lid:
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Christmas All Boxed Up Measurements and Instructions

  • 2 sheets of Designer Series Paper which are 8″ x 8″ or 20 cm x 20 cm
  • Ribbon – enough to close your box either with a bow or flat knot (reef knot)
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • For base – punch and score at 2 1/2″ or 6.3 cm then again at 5 3/8″ or 13.4 cm
  • Follow these score lines along all 4 sides punching and scoring each time
  • For the top – punch and score at 2 9/16″ or 6.4 cm and then again at 5 7/16″ or 13.5 cm
  • Follow these score lines along all 4 sides punching and scoring each time
  • Now trim the tabs off as shown in the video and use your snips to snip up opposite sides (2 sides only) on top and bottom
  • Adhere sides together
  • Use the 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out a semicircle on 2 opposite sides of the top of the box
  • Add ribbon to hold close

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Happy box making, not just for Christmas but the many different occasions you have for gift giving throughout the year.

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Give Thanks

It is my great pleasure to be part of this Blog Hop – Give Thanks. We have so much to be grateful for in this life. Each and every day. But reality is that sometimes constant life demands, struggles, and worries give more room to defeat than to a heart of thanks. Or we forget, in the midst of busyness and pressures, just to pause and give thanks So, today I am giving thanks for this blog hop and all the participants and those who visit our blogs.

Give Thanks

This is my Quick & Easy Tutorial Card for the week and you can download the instructions below. I Give Thanks you are here with me today.

Gratitude brings happiness. It’s hard to be depressed, lonely, sad, mad, frustrated, or resentful when we’re grateful. A grateful heart makes us aware of what we already have. Here’s a closer look at the centre of the card front.

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Happiness starts on the inside and flows out to bless us and others. Choosing to be grateful is empowering. Here’s a look at the inside and the envelope:

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I hope you like today’s card and make an effort to stop by all the other blogs in the hop. Leave a comment we all love comments from our readers. Now here is the downloadable tutorial for Quick & Easy Card Tutorials this week

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Colour INKspiration Challenges # 20

My Colour INKspiration Challenges # 20 card was a bit of fun to make and I decided not to add a sentiment to this card. Here’s the INKspiration we had for the challenge:

Colour INKspiration Challenges # 20

Now I must admit, Always Artichoke is a colour I hardly ever use. So much so, the ink pad was as juicy as when they are new. Does that tell you something? So I went through all my stamp sets and came up with Painted Harvest as the one to satisfy the challenge.

Colour INKspiration Challenges # 20 A

What do you think? I’ve added a mat of Calypso Coral to the Whisper White and used Foam Adhesive Strips to add this to the Dapper Denim card base I think it  works quite well for my Colour INKspiration Challenges # 2.

Colour INKspiration Challenges # 20 B

I stamped the first flower in Calypso Coral and then the second flower on top is Cherry Cobbler. Then I stamped off a couple of times for the fern type leaves in Always Artichoke (I told you it’s very juicy). I stamped on the insert of the card and the outside of the envelope in the same colours.

Colour INKspiration Challenges # 20 C

I’ve added Always Artichoke Enamel Shapes (Regals Collection) and Dapper Denim Enamel Shapes Retired – In Colors 2016 – 2018) to the card front along with the Burlap Ribbon and Linen Thread ‘Billie’ Bow.

That’s it for challenges for this weekend. Tomorrow I’m part of another blog hop and there will be a FREE download for Quick & Easy Card Tutorials. Hope to see you then.

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Dragonfly Dreams GDP#110

Time for another challenge entry and this one is for the Global Design Project #110 which is a sketch challenge this week.

Dragonfly Dreams GDP#110

I decided my design was going to use Watercolor Paper, for my Dragonfly Dreams GDP#110 challenge card and use one of the images from Dragonfly Dreams to ‘split’ my card front down the middle. So, I wet the Watercolor Paper and went to work stamping in Island Indigo and Perfect Plum either side of the centre of the Watercolor Paper. I just ‘eyeballed’ it so it’s not perfect but it was fun to create.

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The colours blended a bit in the centre not giving a defined centre split. I added the Vintage Crochet Trim (Holiday Catalogue 2017) and the Dragonfly die cut from Champagne Foil Sheets (Holiday Catalogue 2017). Behind the Dragonfly are a few circles of Black Metallic Thread.

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Isn’t that Champagne Foil pretty? I thought it lent itself to the shimmer of a Dragonfly. I took the sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and used our Circle punches to punch it out and a mat to mount it on.

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If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you know how I can’t have a boring envelope and I like to make the postie happy so I’ve stamped the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope with the Bee from Dragonfly Dreams.

Dragonfly Dreams GDP#110

I wasn’t quite sure what I had in mind when making this card. It sort of evolved. I’d love to read your thoughts about the card for my Dragonfly Dreams GDP#110.

Don’t forget to visit the Global Design Project Blog to see the inspiration of the Design Team and the other participants in the challenge.

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Foil Frenzy Christmas

Are you ready for a Foil Frenzy Christmas type of card? Well that’s what I have for you today. This Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper is seriously gorgeous. It’s more the weight of card stock so you could use it quite easily to make sturdy Gift Bags (use the Gift Bag Punch Board) and boxes (use the Envelope Punch Board). However, today I’ve chosen to use it with Carols of Christmas and a few other Stampin’ Up! products to make a Christmas Card for my Friday celebrations post.

Foil Frenzy Christmas

It’s it just beautiful. This one has foil dots in Berry Burst so I’ve coordinated it with some Silver Foil and Berry Burst. Can you believe I have had this Decorative Ribbon Border Punch since July  and this is the first time I’ve used it? Really, what was I thinking? It’s so easy to use and everything lines up perfectly when punching a long strip. I now have enough for another card.

Foil Frenzy Christmas

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Now this closer image gives you a better idea of the Foil Frenzy Specialty D.S.P. and the Decorative Ribbon Border made by the punch. Do you spy those little stars in Silver Foil? Well, they’re not really stars but the poinsettia type flowers from the Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies. Cool, right? Sometimes you have to think outside the square.

I’ve used the holly from the stamp set, Carols of Christmas, and the Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Markers (2017 – 2019 In Colot Stampin’ Write Marker pack) to colour the holly leaves and berries for the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope.

I’ve used Foam Adhesive Strips to mount the Foil Frenzy Specialty D.S.P. onto the card base.

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