I have another card today for you to decide whether it looks better with or without embellishments. Stitched Thank You uses a number of stamps from the

Stitched Thank You

Stitched Thank You
Tip: Do some tone on tone stamping to add some interest and dimension to your card front.
Stitched Thank You
This photo shows the tone on tone stamping more clearly. Use Night of Navy to stamp your sentiment on Whisper White and then die cut with the Big Shot and Big Shot Magnetic Platform.

Don’t forget Live With Libby

Today where I’ll show you some more ideas on using embellishments
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Stitched Thank You

Here I’ve added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the card front and I think it makes the card look much better. What do you think?

Stitched Thank You Basics:

More Basics

Stitched Thank You
Tip: Use the decorative Ribbon Border Punch on the opposite side (the small scallop) as your border. When you punch the vellum card always add a scrap piece of card to place under the border so the vellum doesn’t stick in the punch.
Stitched Thank You

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

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Do you ever wonder if you should put Decorative Details on a project? Well this week, I’m showing before and after photos of projects so you can decide for yourself. Plus I’ll give you a few tips as well.

Decorative Details

Decorative Details

Tip: Use a bundle to make your projects and it cuts down the time and cost of making a number of projects. Here I’ve used the Stitched All Around Clear-Mount Bundle. It comes with dies which cut and emboss which is a huge bonus.

Decorative Details

Add Gold Metallic Thread behind the sentiment piece.

Tip: Use Stampin’ Dimensionals with their backs removed and just pop the thread on those in a sort of circular motion ensuring there is some overhang on top and at the bottom.

Add the Gold Mini Sequin Trim in the same fashion. Place Glue Dots over the ends of the trim to ensure it has adhered well and to add some more adhesive on the back of the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Decorative Details

Here is the same piece but I’ve added some Metallic Pearls Which do you prefer?

Tip: Use the Take Your Pick to lift and add the pearls to your project.

Decorative Details Basics

Decorative Details

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

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I’ve been telling you all week how good this tool is, so I decided today to write a post called Take Your Pick Tool 2 which will show you a number of projects which could use this tool to assist you with all sorts of tasks.

Take Your Pick Tool 2

Take Your Pick Tool 2

Use the tool to help place Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. The piercing end or the spatula end will work well for both these tasks

Take Your Pick Tool 2

Use the spatula end of the tool to place Pearls and other Basic Jewels, Buttons and Enamel Shapes.

Take Your Pick Tool 2

Use the piercing point to place and roll up Glue Dots which need to be hidden when using Vellum.

Take Your Pick Tool 2

Another use for the spatula end is to push the backing down on Stampin’ Dimensionals to lift it and make it easier for you to remove.

Take Your Pick Tool 2

Use the tool to help you place elements on your paper craft projects. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is tricky to place but with the aid of this tool, it’s a breeze

Take Your Pick Tool 2

Use the putty end of the tool to help you place Sequins. Twist a tiny bit of putty out, pick up the sequin and put a Glue Dot on it or have some Fine Tip Glue Pen on the page and pop the Sequin on the adhesive. The sequin will pop right off and stick in place.
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Products which will be easier for you to place by using this tool

 

 

I have another scrapbook layout for you today where I have again used the Swirly Bird Thinlit Dies. The best part about this Scrapbook Camp Layout is I was able to use my Take Your Pick Tool.

Scrapbook Camp Layout

Scrapbook Camp Layout

Use your Big Shot to die cut the Thinlit Dies. Add some adhesive to the wider parts of the die cut. Place it on your layout and use your Take Your Pick Tool to adjust its position. Use either the spatula or paper piercer ends to hold the second die cut in place. Adhere this piece to the page

Scrapbook Camp Layout Basics

  • Basic Black card is 12″ x 12″ or 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm
  • Cut the Tranquil Textured designer Series paper to 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ or 28.8 cm x 28.8 cm and adhere to the Basic Black base
  • Die cut 2 of the wave type thinlit dies in Basic Black and adhere to the Designer Series paper where desired
  • Cut 3 Basic Black mats 6 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15.3 cm x 10.3 cm and adhere 2 of your photos
  • Adhere the 3rd piece of Basic Black portrait style and then add the photo at a slight angle
  • Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces to the layout
  • Add journaling with a Journaling Pen

Scrapbook Camp Layout

I do my own journaling however, you could:

  • Stamp a sentiment and date
  • Print your journaling from your computer & printer
  • Use a tape machine to print out your journaling

What You Will Need

Scrapbook Camp Layout

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

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Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop. I’m a first time participant in this hop and I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all the creativity shared. Make sure you hop along with us.

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop

Combine Gray Granite with Mango Melody on the Blueberry Bushel background from the best Route Designer Series paper, to design a scrapbook page. Look for dies which may complement the theme, so here I have used the Swirly Bird Thinlit Dies.

Tip: If you need to join some elements, cover the join with photos or other elements which work with your page

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop

Tip: Use elements from your dies to do your journaling. Here I have used the centre of one of the dies for my journaling.

Use a cardstock which coordinates with your designer Series paper. I’ve used mango melody (although the sunshine on the layout when taking the photo, makes it look like Pineapple punch).

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop Basics:

  • Use 12″ x 12″ or 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm Whisper White card for the backing card
  • Cut the Best Route Designer Series paper to 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ or 28.8 cm x 28.8 cm
  • Cut 2 photo mats in Mango Melody to 6 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15.3 cm x 10.3 cm
  • Adhere both the Designer Series paper and photo mats to the card
  • Die cut the elements needed from the ASwirly Bird Thinlit Dies and adhere where desired
  • Adhere the final photo and the rest of the elements
  • Create you chalkboard by cutting a rectangle to size and then cutting ‘legs’ from the bottom
  • Add your ‘chalkboard’ with journaling and wipe over it with an Embossing Buddy to make it look ‘chalky’
  • Add the Best Route Enamel Shapes where desired.

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop

I tried to replicate the chalkboard notice near this giant dolphin in Huskisson. I’ve used some Gray Granite and the coordinating Stampin’ Write Marker to make the chalkboard. Add black cardstock and write on it with a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker. I coloured over some of the chalk marker with Watercolor pencils. This chalkboard is also part of my journaling.

Tip: Use your Take Your Pick Tool to place your Best Route Enamel Shapes

What You Will Need:

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop

 

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…

Up next is the wonderful Candy Ford. I am sure you will be inspired by their creativity. A full list of participants appears below

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Blog Hop Participants

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Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls and today we’re looking at Birthdays. Make sure you see all the inspiration by hopping along with us. You can see a full list of participants below.

Freshly Brewed

Birthdays

Birthdays

Oh, I had fun creating this card on my Live With Libby yesterday. Did you miss it? Never mind, I’ll have the replay tomorrow for you. I’ve used Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Balloon Bouquet Punch for this card

Tip: Use 2 Post-It Notes together to punch out a few ‘masks’ before you start (Thanks Rebeka for that tip). This way the punch doesn’t try to eat your post-it notes.

Birthdays

Stamp the balloon strings first and add the bow. This gives you somewhere to stamp your balloons. Choose coordinating colours a pale and dark or mid-range for each shade. Stamp your first balloon and then mask it and so on.

You may need more masks when you stamp the dotted bit.

Birthdays

Now, this may seem a strange image to share but can you see the faint Petal Pink tinge on the Whisper White card? I added Frost White Shimmer Paint and a few drops of Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill to a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing Alcohol and spritzed the whole of the background before stamping. It’s given it a lovely shimmer effect

Tip: Use the Take Your Pick Tool to place the Metallic Pearls in place for ease of getting them off the original sheet and placing them down on your card

Birthdays

Birthdays Basics:

Birthdays

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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Welcome to another Go For Greece Blog Hop. I am so honoured to be part of this International group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who will inspire you with their projects. I have decided to use Peaceful Noel.

Peaceful Noel

I just love the Joyous Noel Designer Series P, so many choices in this Specialty paper which has 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. They’re mingled with Copper and coordinate beautifully with Merry Merlot, Gray Granite, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Tranquil Tideaper

Peaceful Noel

Buy the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ or 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm Glimmer paper and have a choice of Copper, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide. This Glimmer Paper is fantastic. It punches, cuts and die-cuts easily as it doesn’t appear to have that backing on it so many of us used to try and peel off before die-cutting.

Tip: Cut it face down, glimmer paper on the surface of your trimmer, so you preserve your blade. It’s cutting through the card first and not the ‘glimmer’

Peaceful Noel

Peaceful Noel Basics:

  • Cut the card base to 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″
  • Cut the Gray Granite to 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Spritz lightly with water and run through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Cut a Whisper White card layer to 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Cut the Copper Glimmer Paper to 13.4 cm x 9 cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Adhere all layers together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Cut the D.S.P. to 12.9 cm x 8.5 cm or 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Adhere these two layers together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and place a weight (acrylic block or a couple of ink pads) on it until the glue sets
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat set with Copper Emboss Powder
  • Die cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • Punch out 2 Whisper White and 3 Copper Glimmer paper Sprigs and attach to the back of the sentiment with Glue Dots, ensuring the Sprigs do not overlap the outer edges of the card
  • Attach the sentiment pieces to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Cut a card insert to 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Adhere a strip of leftover D.S.P. to the card insert and to the flap of the envelope

Peaceful Noel

What You Will Need

Peaceful Noel

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 in my Live With Libby, I will be featuring the Take Your Pick Tool. I have also decided it’s my product of the week. If you purchase it this week through my Online Store, I will send you a Clear-Mount Stamp Case to store it in. (Only available in Australia as per Stampin’ Up! Policy)

Hope to see you for Live with Libby at 12 noon Sydney time. Come and:

  • chat with me
  • stamp with me
    laugh with me
  • have some fun
  • participate and you may win a prize

     Take Your Pick Tool

Take Your Pick Tool

 

Every so often, Stampin’ Up! comes up with a tool that is a game changer. We demonstrators have been asking for this sort of tool for a while and now we’ve got it!

The last “game changer” type (in my humble opinion) was the stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. It made two, three, and four step stamping SO easy for my customers. If you’re not familiar with that tool, I’ll have a video farther down in this post where you can check it out, while back to the Take Your Pick Tool.

This little gem is designed to make working with small embellishments so much easier. The “putty” end is perfect for picking up sequins and placing them perfectly on your projects. The flat, a spatula is designed to easily slip under adhesive backed elements such as rhinestones, pearls and enamel dots. There is also a paper piercing tool AND two sizes of stylus tips. Seriously, this is A-MAAAA-ZING! I grabbed a video done by one of our product specialists in the home office. Check it out:

This is a great tool which should be in every paper crafters stash. It’s invaluable for card makers and scrapbookers alike.

Take Your Pick Tool

If you notice in the Holiday catalogue this tool is on page 30 and you have the replacement putty refill. It comes with 1 refill included. Trust me it will last quite a long time, well all depending on how much putty you squeeze out and how much you use it, but overall, it should last for months.  The refill comes in a pack of 2. Make sure you place the cap on when you are not using it so it will be free of dust. 🙂 Dust would stop the stickiness.

What all this tool can do?

Here is what you can use the took for and I am sure many of you will have more suggestion if so please leave a comment.

  • Putty to pick little punch out, sequins.
  • Spatula un-glue layers.
  • scoring tool to score your cardstock. I use the big tip for Designer Paper and the small tip for card stock
  • Paper piercer, you can make the holes for decor or holes for brads.

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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This page will let you know the details of the Stampin Blends Club. It’s a great way to increase your supplies on a monthly basis.

When you click on the image, it will take you to a sign-up form. When I receive that, I will invoice you for the amount required each month.

Stampin Blends Club

Stampin Blends Club

Stampin Blends Club

2018 STAMPIN’ BLENDS MARKER CLUB

What

  • Do you want ALL the Stampin’ Blends markers but don’t know where to start?
  • I take all the thinking out of it with my Stampin’ Blends Club!

How long

  • The club runs for a minimum of 3 months.
  • There are 2 in each colour family (light & dark shade) & you will receive 3 colour families each month = 6 markers every month!

Cost

  • Cost is $50 per month (including postage)
  • You can choose the colours you would like each month OR just let me pick them for you!
  • If you already have some of the Stampin’ Blends, just let me know which ones so I don’t include them in your order.
  • Let me know as soon as possible if you would like to participate.
  • I place 1 bulk order at the end of every month.

Rewards

Sign up for 6 months and receive a $20 Stampin’ Up! Shopping Voucher. Redeem it through me when you shop with me. Use it for anything except postage. & you can choose if you continue after that or not.

Payments

  • Please put your name as the reference
  • If you require a PayPal Invoice there will be a $1 extra charge to cover fees
  • All payments are due by the 20th of each month. This gives me time to remind people about payments. If all payments are made by the 20th of each month the bulk order will go in a little earlier.
  • I will only send you a reminder if your payment hasn’t been made by the 20th of the month.

Please Note:

If you want extra products e.g. adhesive, card (especially Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock, Very Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock or Shimmery White A4 Card Stock, paper etc, just email me your list and I’ll let you know the extra amount you need to deposit.

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…

Here’s another of my current classes – Classes By Mail Dashing Deer. Everybody loves deer, on cards at Christmas. Start your Christmas cards early with this class by mail.

Classes By Mail Dashing Deer

Classes By Mail Dashing Deer

Available NOW!! Only for a limited time 

Option 1

Buy the bundle at A$87.25 (plus postage) and receive 6 tutorials using both stamps and dies plus card, Designer Series paper and ribbon/Baker’s twine to make  to make 2 of each project (enough for 12)

Dashing Deer

Option 2

Buy the Stamp Set only A$52 (plus postage) and receive 4 tutorials using the stamped images only and product to make 2 of each project (enough for 8)

Option 3a

Already have the product? Spend a minimum of A$87.25 in my Online Store and receive all of the product for Option 1

Option 3b

Already have the product? Spend a minimum of A$52 in my Online Store and receive all of the product for Option 2
  • Shop Online and email me which option you’d like
  • Have me shop for you and have it delivered straight to you. You will need to email/message/text/phone your order through. I will let you know a total which you will deposit into my bank account

Tip: Shopping in my Online Store saves you extra postage from me to you. Don’t forget to use the current Hostess Code to get extra rewards from me XHCCVYFQ

Scrapbookers Note

This bundle is great for those Christmas Scrapbook Pages also. I am happy to swap a couple of card tutorials for scrapbook page tutorials if you would prefer

Option 4

Just the pre-cut kits and directions $20

Option 5

Tutorials Only

  • 6 tutorials @ $10 or
  • 4 tutorials @ $8

Please Note:

  • Product may only be shipped within Australia as per Stampin’ Up! Policy
  • Tutorials can be emailed worldwide

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…