Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop – Carry Over Event

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Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop and our May Carry Over Event. This month our team are creating projects to demonstrate at a class or workshop featuring products that have carried over to the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I think it took me all of three minutes to choose my preferred stamp set for this blog hop.  First Frost Stamp Set is such a beautiful set and so very versatile with assorted sentiments.   Stamp sets with sentiments that cover more than one occasion is great, but when there’s three sentiments – I’m all in and that stamp set needs to be in my next order.

First Frost Stamp Set coordinates perfectly with Frosted Bouquet Dies.  I’ve demonstrated both of these products for my class cards and tags.

 

When I’m planning a class I use the same colour combinations and use the same stamp sets for all the projects I am demonstrating.  Why add more colours and stamp sets to the mix? The more you add, the heavier your load is to carry!

 

The colours I’ve used on my projects are:

  • Calypso Coral
  • Grapefruit Grove
  • Basic Gray
  • Crumb Cake
  • Black Memento Ink for sentiment stamping

 

I designed my cards for the following occasions:

  • Birthday
  • Wedding
  • Christmas

 

To start off this class, I will get the attendees to stamp the following images on an A4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock:

4 large flowers in Calypso Coral Ink

3 small flowers in Grapefruit Grove Ink

2 leaf stems in Basic Gray Ink

1 leaf stem in Crumb Cake Ink

Ink up 4 flower buds by applying Calypso Coral & Basic Gray Markers directly to the stamp, huff on the image and stamp on to cardstock

 

Wishing You All The Best Card & Tag

I used the two framelits to create a frame with Calypso Coral Cardstock.  I kept the centre of Calypso Coral Cardstock frame to use on my Christmas card. I then added a thin strip of Basic Gray Cardstock.  With my 2 ½ inch Circle Punch I cut a Whisper White Circle.  I then layered the flowers, leaves and diecut under the sentiment. For that little bit of sparkle, I added one Basic Rhinestone.

To create the tag I stamped the ink splashes stamp from Swirly Bird Stamp Set. I cut a Whisper White Cardstock circle with my 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, added a strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock and layered everything together.  Because I can’t leave a tag unfinished at the top, I added some Braided Linen Trim and tied a piece of Linen Thread in a bow to hold the Braided Linen Trim place.

 

Congratulations – Wedding Card and Tag

For my second card, I created the Silver Foil frame in the same way as it was created for my first card.  As with the first card, I kept the centre of the frame for my Christmas card.  I added a thin strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock and layered the flowers, leaves and die cut around the sentiment. I then added a Linen Thread and Bakers Twine bow and three Basic Rhinestones. Wedding cards next that little bit of extra bling.

The tag was created with the same background stamp, layering, flower, ribbons and die cuts as my first tag.

 

Christmas Card & Tag

I took my two leftover frames from the previous cards and layered them to my card. I then took some Linen Thread and adhered a strip across my card.  Using the marker direct to stamp technique, I created the four flower buds and cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with my 2 ½ inch Circle Punch.  The girls in my class know that this is my most favourite and most used punch I own.  I then layered the leaf and flowers and added a Linen Thread bow.

To create the tag I added everything the same as my previous tags, except this time the sentiment has been stamped on a 1 3/8 inch Whisper White Cardstock circle. In addition to the Calypso Coral Cardstock, I added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Rochelle Blok is the next Artisan on our blog hop, so be sure to head over to her blog and see what she has created. Click on the button below and you will be taken to Rochelle’s blog.  From there you can check out all the amazing projects the team have created.

 

2019 Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock, Silver Foil Cardstock

Stamp Set: First Frost Stamp Set

Ink: Calypso Coral Ink, Basic Gray Ink, Black Memento Ink, Crumb Cake Ink, Grapefruit Grove Ink, Calypso Coral Marker, Basic Gray Marker

Other Products: Linen Thread, Frost Bouquet Dies, Braided Linen Trim, Basic Rhinestones

 

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle

Dear Doily

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Doilies. Who would’ve thought I’d be in love with them like I am?  I’m sad that the Dear Doily Bundle will be retiring when the new catalogue comes out in June.

A long time ago, I created vintage-y cards and used only Neutrals Cardstock.  I veered from this style to a more cleaner style, but wanted to re-visit vintage for my projects today – not completely vintage, but a vintage feel with the colours I’ve used, texture I’ve added and my use of doilies.

I created two cards and a pillow gift box with this bundle.

For my first card, I embossed the Crumb Cake card base with my Lacy Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added a circle of Fresh Fig Cardstock behind my lace doily cut with my Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then took my Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink Markers and directly coloured the flower stamp from Dear Doily Stamp Set.  After huffing on it with my breath, I stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock.  These flowers are so easy to cut out when there are matching dies – no fussy cutting!  I then stamped the small doily in Fresh Fig Ink and punched out with my circle punch.  I added an edgelit of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and a torn piece of Powder Pink Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from the Dear Doily Stamp Set.

I added a lot of layers to this card, so I kept a white background to let all of the elements be the focus.  This time I stamped the small doily in Fresh Fig Ink directly to the card base.  I then added the fresh fig backed doily, the flowers and the two-part sentiment.  The second part of the sentiment is embossed on Crumb Cake Cardstock.

I am loving these little Kraft Gift Boxes.  Super easy to decorate and are perfect when you realise you have no wrapping paper…..that’s me every time…..

I added all the same images and elements to my pillow box that I’d given to my cards.  I then added some Whisper White Flax Ribbon and some Linen Thread to create a bellyband that I tied at the top of the pillow box.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Needlepoint Nook Suite

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Welcome to my blog and a new Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  This month we are featuring projects made with the gorgeous Needlepoint Nook Suite.

 

There are so many pretty colours in Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, but I chose to use an Old Olive sheet as the main colour for my cards.  I’ve combined Old Olive with Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake for my flowers and leaves.

I really like the stitched line image in the Needle and Thread Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped this twice in the background of my first card – once facing upwards and then downwards.  I liked the fullness it gave the background under my flowers and leaves.  I stamped this stitched line in Black Memento Ink.  I then stamped the flowers in Powder Pink and Crumb Cake Inks.  I love buying suites as there is always matching dies to save me time so I can make more cards! The die set is called Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies.

The sentiments for my cards have been heat embossed on Basic Black Cardstock with White Embossing Powder.  The frame that the sentiment is on is also from the die set. I couldn’t resist adding Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons to my cards, as they are just the cutest!

One of the dies in Needlepoint Nook Framelits Dies is a swirly stitched die.  I cut a thin strip of Whisper White Cardstock and placed the die on one side and ran through the Bigshot. I then repeated this process for the other side of the cardstock.  It gave the swirly stitched edge that you can see in my photo.  I then adhered this piece to larger pieces of Whisper White Cardstock to create the base for my flowers and leaves.

The Artisan Team have all created amazing projects that will no doubt inspire you.  The next hop along the way is the fabulously talented friend Rochelle Blok.  Click on the badge below to continue the hop and check out all the gorgeousness of her cards.

Here’s a list of all the Artisan’s names in case you get lost along the way.

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team – Classic Garage Suite Blog Hop

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The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a hop featuring projects made with the Classic Garage Suite.

We all have need for masculine cards at some stage throughout the year – whether it be for a birthday or for Father’s Day.  I’ve created cards for both occasions, but you can easily change out the sentiments as needed and swap the occasion.

I used to struggle with masculine cards, so to overcome my fear of them, I keep a mostly white card base so that I don’t overcrowd them with too many layers. You probably all know by now that I love my layers, but sometimes they just don’t work for man cards.

I decided to start off with a Father’s Day card.  I love the shape of this sentiment and love the fact that there’s a matching die for it! This sentiment was the starting point for my card.

On the card base I randomly stamped the three nuts as a background stamp in Smoky Slate Ink.   I then added two strips of DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock.  To add some colour I took some Crushed Curry Cardstock and cut out the car badge with a thinlit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.  I also looped some Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon and placed it to the side of the sentiment.  It still felt a little bare, so I cut some cogs in Basic Black Cardstock with various sized cogs from Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.

For my second card, I took the oil stain like background stamp and stamped it on card base with Smoky Slate Ink.  I then took some DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and the large cog die and ran it through the Bigshot.  I placed a strip of Crushed Curry DSP and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock across my card and then added a circle.  On the circle I placed my lightly coloured vintage card, from Geared Up Garage, and added the sentiment.  I was determined to add one of these cool Classic Garage Metal Elements on one of my projects.  This card will be the one I give to my husband for his birthday.  We have two vintage cars, so I know he will LOVE this card.

The Artisans have created amazing projects using this suite.  Make sure you visit the teams blogs and see what they’ve created.  The next talented cardmaker on the hop is my friend is Rochelle Blok.  You will absolutely love what she has to show you.

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Cardstock

Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage

Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Smoky Slate Ink

Other Products: Classic Garage Metal Elements, Black/Silver 1/’4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon, Garage Gears Thinlits Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop – Painted Seasons

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Welcome to my blog.  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design are back with a hop featuring cards from the Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure and Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion. The products I’ve used on my cards are from both of these promotions.  These products are available to demonstrators and customers for only a short time. So be quick to order before 31st March so you don’t miss out!

 

My cards are featuring gorgeous flowers and designer series paper from the Second Release Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  This bundle is called Painted Seasons Bundle and can be yours in Australia by spending $180.  Of course I was beside myself receiving another flower-y stamp set.  I can never have enough flower stamp sets.  The colour scheme for my cards was inspired from the papers from Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

I gave the card base on my first card a bit of a watercoloured background.  I applied a very watered down Call Me Clover wash over my Watercolor Paper and waited for it to dry.  I then moved on to stamp my flowers from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set in Mango Melody Ink.  To give definition and depth to my flowers, I took my Journalling Pen and went to town around the centre of the flowers and to each petal.  After each flower was cut out, I stamped some leaves from the stamp set in Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam Inks.

Once the card base was dry, I stamped the ink splatter type stamp on to my watercoloured background with Black Stazon Ink.  Not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to do this in case the black ink bled, but it all turned out ok….  I then added some strips of Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam Cardstock under my sentiment to tie all of my colours together.

One of the fabulous products from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion I’ve used on this card is the matching die set to Painted Seasons.  These dies are called Four Seasons Framelits Dies and are a combination of flowers and leaves.  I actually couldn’t believe how many dies there are in this set.


For my second card, I started with this amazing graphic DSP matted with Call Me Clover Cardstock.  As with my previous card, I used the same flowers and leaves, but instead of fussy cutting them, I ran them through the bigshot with these dies.  The sentiment I’ve used on my cards is from All That You Are Stamp Set.

For my layering under the sentiment, I added a strip of Call Me Clover Cardstock and some White Burlap Ribbon and some Braided Linen Trim.

The next amazing Artisan Team Member on the hop is the very talented Rochelle Blok.  Click below to take you to her blog to check out her gorgeous projects.

If you get lost along the way, I’ve listed all of our fabulous Artisan’s links to their blogs below.  All you need to do is click on their name to visit their blogs and their fabulous creations.

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Call Me Clover Cardstock, Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

Stamp Sets: Painted Seasons, All That You Are

Ink: Stazon Black Ink, Call Me Clover Ink, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Mango Melody Ink

Other Products: Bigshot, Journalling Pen, Four Seasons Framelits Dies, Circle Punches, White Burlap Ribbon, Braided Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Dear Doily Bundle

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Welcome to my blog.  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a blog hop.  This month, my cards are featuring the Dear Doily Bundle from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

As soon as I saw that we were going to use this set, I wanted to create “pretty cards”.  You all know by know that I love, love, love anything floral.  I didn’t know I was going to love, love, love doilies just as much!

For my first card, I started with the the sentiment.  I wanted to showcase how amazing it is and how it can be paired with a second sentiment from the stamp set. I stamped the small doily in Flirty Flamingo Ink on the base of the card. I then layered the large doily in Whisper White and tucked the medium sized Flirty Flamingo Doily underneath the top corner.  I then layered my sentiment over the top.

The flowers were coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Markers. I applied the markers directly to the stamp, huffed on them with my breath and stamped them on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  Normally I would have to fussy cut them out, but luckily there is a die to cut them out.  This die is from a set called Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then cut a strip of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and a strip of Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the second sentiment.  All I had to do then was pop some Dimensionals underneath them to raise them up and this card was finished.

The second card I’ve made shows off the gorgeous flowers from Dear Doily as well as this oh-so-pretty Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon.

For this card, I stamped the large doily stamp in Flirty Flamingo from Dear Doily Stamp Set on the card base.  I then cut a strip of this pretty ribbon and stuck it across my card. I tied a bow on my fingers (I had to remind myself how to do this as I haven’t done it in ages!) and adhered it to my card with a Glue Dot.

I then cut a medium doily with my die set in Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and then the edge die in Old Olive Cardstock. The sentiment I’ve used is also from Dear Doily.  This sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink.

The flowers were also inked up with markers as my previous flowers were done.  Both cards would be great cards to do at a workshop, because even though they look detailed, there really isn’t a lot to them.

The next hop along the way is my very talented and very lovely friend from Melbourne – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle really does create the most gorgeous and elegant cards.  Click on her name above or on the badge below to continue to her blog.

Here’s a full list of our amazing Artisan’s

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Dear Doily Stamp Set

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock

Ink:Basic Black Ink, Flirty Flamingo Ink, Flirty Flamingo Marker, Old Olive Marker

Other Products: Doily Builder Thinlits Dies, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle