Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bee Card Inspiration with Dragonfly Dreams from Stampin' Up


Bee Card Inspiration with Dragonfly Dreams from Stampin' Up



You all know that I love the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and have been using those dragonfly stamps a lot since I got my hands on them last year.

It is only recently however that inked up the little bee that also comes in that set - and I really don't know why I waited so long!

Isn't he a beautiful little fellow.

The little feature bee pops out from the crumb cake on crumb cake stamped background.

I used the Stampin' Write markers to highlight his yellow stripes which really helps to pick out the yellow card base.

Hope you like it too.

Just a little mention that at the moment you can buy the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and matching dies together with a 10% discount.

This offer expires on 1st June however so if you have your eyes on these sets and would like to get them at the discounted rate - act soon!


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team.

Caroline x x

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Drop front gift box using Rose Wonder by Stampin' Up, ideal for wedding favours.

Drop front gift box using Rose Wonder by Stampin' Up, ideal for wedding favours.


I love the way today's project has turned out, it was one of those projects which perfectly evolved as I was crafting. 

In fact, the box you can see in the picture above with the gorgeous rose inside was an idea I had in my head but tried out for the first time on camera as I was filming the tutorial.

I love the way the front of the box drops down as you open it but the idea for stamping inside evolved from a mistake.


I made the blue version first and the stamped design you can see inside, was actually going to be the outside originally but I decided it was a bit too much.

As I was just playing around with ideas, an not wanting to waste the card stock, I flipped it over and tried it again with the flower from Rose Garden. 

I liked that pattern much better so continued on making the box - once it was constructed I was pleasantly surprised by how well the pattern worked inside the box.



I think it would work really well as a wedding favour box, the fold down front really does add a special wow factor.

For a closer look at the box and to see how I made it, click HERE for my YouTube video.


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team.

Caroline x x

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Dimensions:

Card Stock:
9 by 7 inches

Score long side at 1, 3, 5 and 7 inches.

Score the short side at 2 and 5 inches.

Score down two score lines at 1-1/4 and 5-3/4 inches.
See the video of explanation. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Birthday Blast Watercolour Wash Card Inspiration with Stampin' Up Products.


Birthday Blast Watercolour Wash Card Inspiration with Stampin' Up Products.


As I said on Thursday, Birthday Blast really is a fantastic stamp set that does all of the work for you. If you didn't see that card, click HERE to view it.

Here I started by heat embossing the lovely large sentiment in gold onto some water colour paper - the picture doesn't show it too well but the sentiment really does shine - it doesn't matter how often I do it, the magic of heat embossing never seems to fade for me. 

I then added a simple wash of Peek-a-boo Peach on top - I used my Aqua Painter and ink pad to do this. 

A little bit of gold metallic thread pulled it all together.

Remember you can grab your own Birthday Blast stamp set at a great price at the moment in the Retiring Products sale.


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team.

Caroline x x

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Happy Birthday Double Embossed Birthday Card - Male Card Inspiration with Stampin' Up Products.


I always struggle with birthday cards for the guys in my life - so much in fact that sometime (don't shoot me), I end up buying them a card or even worse not sending one!

I was therefore quite pleased with this card that I came up with recently.

It features two types of embossing, heat embossing for the 'Birthday' word and I used an embossing folder for the word 'Happy'.


I really like this embossing folder, in fact it is really a debossing folder, it imprints the word rather than lifting it up. 

It was part of the thank you gift pack I sent out to all of my customers last month and it is great to know you are liking it too. Most people had over looked it but have enjoyed playing with them.

What are the colours I used?
Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise.


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team.

Caroline x x

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inspirational Card Swap Showcase, Episode 6




I have some more inspirational cards for you all from my card swap last month. 
Click HERE to watch my video showcase.

It is lovely to know that some of you have now recieved your swaps back, I am show a lot more will arrive once the Easter break is over.

Thank you to everybody that has shared the swap you recieved on my dedicated Facebook page HERE. 

It is lovely to see just how far the cards have travelled.















If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team.

Caroline x x

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Cards and Tags Gift Box with Timeless Tags Thinlet Dies from Stampin' Up


I always find it interesting how projects evolve when crafting. The box I am sharing today came about after I made these tags using Timeless Tags dies and the matching That's the Tag stamp set.


From there I made three matching cards - using the same dies and stamp set. I love how they have some out.

And if you have followed me for a while - you will know what is coming next - I had to make a matching box so they would make a lovely gift set - and that is exactly what I did.



Timeless Tags and That's the Tag are retiring at the end of May - the good news is however that the dies are reduced in the retiring sales at the moment - they are really versatile dies and well worth grabbing before they disappear.


The cards are a bit of an unusual size, the base is a 6 by 6 inch card stock peice folded in half, so the end card is 3 inches wide by 6 inches tall - the box is a little bigger than this to accomodate the envelopes you can make to match on the envelope punch board. 


What do you think of the colour combination?

Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry is an old favourite of mine that I haven't used for a while.

If you would like to see exactly how I made the box, and how the dies and stamps work together - click HERE.


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team.

Caroline x x

https://ida.stampinup.com/?demoid=5010183






Dimensions:
Card Stock 9½ by 8-1/4 inches
Score long @ 2,3,6½ and 7½ inches
Score short @ 6-1/4 and 7-1/4 inches

Small Box Card Stock - 9½ by 3 inches
Score long @ 1, 4½, 5½ and 9 inches
Score short at 1 inch

Belly Band - 10 by 1½ inches

Matts - 1-3/4 by 6 inches
1½ by 5-3/4 inches

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Inspirational Card Swap Showcase - Episode 5


Two blog posts in a day - what is that all about?

I hope you enjoyed the card I shared earlier, as I said, I  made them for my team members that had recently promoted but made a few extra to send out with the card swap.

I thought I would share a few more of the gorgeous cards that I received as part of the swap this afternoon - a nice little surprise inspiration for a Thursday afternoon. 

Click HERE to view my video showcase.



I am really glad that some of you are starting to recieve your swaps, thanks to everybody that has shared on my dedicated Facebook page, I am really enjoying seeing just how far the cards have travelled. 

Click HERE to visit and join the Facebook Page.