Artisan Design Team – Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and the very first 2020 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!  But first, have a look at the gorgeous colours they’ve used in the Artisan picture above. They’re so pretty that I think I may have to combine these colours on a card soon!

The Artisan Design Team are featuring products from the Coordination Product Release. The Coordination Product Release is an exclusive, limited-time collection of products that has everything you need to let you celebrate your creativity. These products are available for demonstrators to pre-order from 3rd January-3rd February.  Preorders are limited to one per demonstrator. By getting your hands on these products now, you can demonstrate to your customers how they coordinate with items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  Let them know that these goodies are available to order from the 4th February 2020 and that these products are available for a limited time, so they won’t want to miss out.

The cards I’ve created feature the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  These dies coordinate with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set which is available to purchase now from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  You might know I’m a fussy cutter, but I’m not now with these dies! From beginners to the avid crafter these dies will make creating cards a breeze.

I had fun with colours and layering with the cards below: 

To create the first card, I daubed the background Whisper White Cardstock with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I stamped two fern fronds on to Whisper White Cardstock with Pear Pizzazz Ink and used the coordinating die to cut them out. I then stamped two Smoky Slate flower images and cut them out with the coordinating die. To add some definition to the flowers, I took my Journaling Pen and added some dots to the centre of the flowers.  I then added the sentiment with a strip of Mint Macaron Cardstock and a strip of Smoky Slate die cut with another die from the set.

For my second card I matted the daubed Whisper White Cardstock with some Smoky Slate Cardstock. I wanted to create a frame with the frame die in the set.  I used my trimmer to cut the centre out of the die cut to create a thin frame.   I then stamped and cut two fern fronds and layered them in the frame.  I fell in love with the butterfly from the stamp set and wanted to use it on my second card.  I gave my butterfly some colour with my Mint Macaron and So Saffron Blends. Lucky for me, there’s also a framelit for this butterfly in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I then added a strip of Mint Macaron Cardstock and a Smoky Slate Cardstock edgelit under the sentiment.

These coordination products are amazing and save you fussy-cutting time – that means you can spend more time creating fabulous projects!  Don’t forget, Demonstrators have exclusive access to these products now, so why don’t you give yourself a little New Years present and put in an order?

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here or click on the badge below to take you to her blog and to continue on the hop.

 

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Smoky Slate Cardstock, Mint Macaron Cardstock

Stamp Set: Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Mint Macaron Blends, So Saffron Blends

Other Products: Nature’s Thoughts Dies, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dauber, Journaling Pen

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Tiny Keepsakes Bundle & Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle

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The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping for the final time this year.  It wasn’t until I started typing that it felt real and realised that year has gone by in the blink of an eye! I’ve had the BEST time with these fabulous and very creative gals.  We may’ve even had more than a few laughs. Actually, truthfully we’ve had a ton of laughs……mostly at me when Jackie was involved…… For the bottom of my heart I want to thank them all for their friendship, support, love and fun times and also a big thank you to Stampin’ Up! for this amazing opportunity xxx

 

The projects I’ve created for our final hop have been made with the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle and the Tags Tags Tags Bundle.

Next year we have a wedding in the family.  As the best aunt ever, I decided I would play around with wedding favour ideas just in case I’m asked to provide some. If not, then I’ll offload them throughout the year with a Ferrero Rocher inside them.

I’ve created two different types of favours cut with my Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies because I couldn’t decide which I liked best – Crumb Cake Cardstock or Vellum Cardstock.

For the Crumb Cake ones, I added a Whisper White Cardstock tag cut with my Trio of Tags Dies.  I added a sentiment stamped from the Mini Keepsakes Stamp Set on Crumb Cake Cardstock and cut with my 1″ Circle Punch.  I took a strip of Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon and wrapped it around the box and tied a bow on top. Because I couldn’t stop there with embellishments, I added some Braided Linen Trim, a vellum sprig and created some roses and leaves to pretty up my tags.

The vellum boxes have been created in the same way as the Crumb Cake ones. For these ones, I added a Crumb Cake Tag and the sentiment stamped on Whisper White Cardstock.

The roses have been made by punching a Blushing Bride Cardstock 1 1/2″ Circle.  I then used my scissors to cut in a circular motion until I got to the centre of the cardstock.  I scrunched up the circle in my hand to loosen the fibres and rolled it in to shape. Tombow Liquid Glue is the best thing to hold these roses together.  The leaves have also been created with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch.  Once the Mossy Meadow circle was punched, I then used the same punch to cut out three leaf shapes from each circle.  All roses and leaves have been adhered to my tags with the holder of everything – Tombow Liquid Glue.

The next hop along the way is the very talented Rochelle Blok. She has created the sweetest projects that you will want to see.

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

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

You may’ve seen my earlier post with some exciting news for 2020.  In case you didn’t, I shared that I was chosen to stay on the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team for 2020!  Still can’t quite believe it, but seing my photo in the grid below kind of makes it more real!

I’m beyond thrilled to be creating with this amazing team.

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock

Stamp Set: Tags Tags Tags Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink

Other Products:  Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies, Trio of Tags Dies, Braided Linen Trim, Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Tags, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Sprig Punch, Tombow Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Sale-a-Bration 2020 Sneak Peak Blog Hop

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We have a special hop for you today!  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have created projects using various stamp sets from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Sale-A-Bration pre-earn is finally here from 3 December 2019 to 2 January 2020! This means that demonstrators can earn items in the Sale-A-Bration Shop offering early. For every $90 AUD/$110 NZD or $180 AUD/$220 NZD you spend, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure that matches the level you spent. Demonstrators can even use the pre-order of the January–June mini catalogue and purchase items from that catalogue or any other current catalogue, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products! If you aren’t a demonstrator yet, this is a great sneak peek to see what is in store for Sale-A-Bration beginning 3 January 2020!

The card I created is made with the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set. Before designing my card, I googled waterlilies to get some ideas on colours and how I would use this stamp set.  My initial thought was to use the waterlily stamp and create a flowery/leafy creation, but instead I went with a realistic waterlily pond card.

I started with some Balmy Blue Ink and a dauber.  I daubed until I had a background that I was happy with and that would give my waterlilies and lily pads a watery base.  On my google search, I found that waterlilies can be many colours, so I went with a deep red.  I stamped the outline of the waterlily with Black Memento Ink and coloured the petals with Cherry Cobbler Blends.  To give depth and definition to the flower, I added shadows to the centre of the waterlilies with my Smoky Slate Blends. The leaves have been coloured lightly with Mint Macaron Blends.

One of the best things about this stamp set is that it has reversible stamps! You might be wondering what that is, so I will explain how I used them on this card.  Once you’ve stamped your outline of your image and clean it off, you can turn the stamp over on your block and it will stamp the solid image.  Each of the stamp set images have the reversible solid stamp, so if you’re not a colourer like me, then you can let the stamp do all the work!  I think this card is suited more for the avid crafter with all the colouring, daubing and fussy cutting.  But you can simplify this card using the reversible stamp to colour the image and the matching dies that are also available during the Sale-A-Bration period.
I used the reversible stamp on each of my lily pads to give them Mossy Meadow centres.  Because I wanted a deeper colour for them, I inked up the image and stamped it three times. It then gave me a variance in the ink and a shadowy look on the pads.
I then added a sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set as I felt it matched my card and a single rhinestone from Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration pre-order for demonstrators starts today (3rd December).  This is an exclusive benefit for demonstrators to get your hands on these amazing products early.  For your customers and friends, they will be able to order from 3rd January.

The next project featuring SAB products for you to see if my friend, Rochelle Blok.  I know she has created the most gorgeous card for you to see.  Click here or on the badge below to take you to her blog.

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

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

Stamp Set: Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Perennial Birthday Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Smoky Slate Blends, Mossy Meadow Ink, Balmy Blue Ink

Other Products: Noble Peacock Rhinestone, Dauber

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Sydney Onstage Live Event 2019 & My Exciting News

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I’ve been spending the last few days in Sydney to attend the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Onstage Live Event with fabulous friends (and as you can see in this photo of the Opera House, about 3000 tourists…….) These events not only give me the chance to see and touch all the new products available soon in the 2020 Mini & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues, I also use this time to laugh, eat loads and maybe even have a gossip or two with my roomies.

You will probably all know that I was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of an amazing design team for this year.  I’ve been a member of the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team creating alongside 15 other incredible crafters from around the world.  It was a dream of mine to be on the team and I’ve had THE best time!

I can now let you in on my news.  I was chosen for the 2020 Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team! When the call came, I was almost a little teary and I can’t remember most of the conversation. This has been a sad year for me after losing my dad 5 months ago, so the call from Stampin’ Up! to let me know I was staying on the team for one more year, completely made my day.

Here’s a list of names of the talented Stampin’ Up! Artisans I will be creating with – I’m so looking forward to getting to know all of this team!

Some more good news is that I get to create alongside my Melbourne girl Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle and I have been on the current design team together and I’m super excited that we will be continuing on the team next year.  If only she learnt how to scooch for a photo ……. Massive congrats to you Rochelle!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Toile Tidings Suite

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop.

The projects I’ve created feature cards and gift boxes using the Tidings All Around Bundle. I’ve designed matching cards and gift boxes to give to loved ones who I know will cherish them and all the details I’ve added to them.

I’ve used the pretty Real Red striped paper from Toile Tiding Designer Series Paper on this card and box.  The wreath on the card is has been cut with my All-Around Wreath Dies.  Initially I was going to go with a stamped wreath for the card, but I liked how the solid Mossy Meadow Cardstock stood out more.  I stamped the little flowers in Elegant Eggplant Ink and fussy cut them out. I then added some foliage cut with my All-Around Wreath Dies. I trimmed some Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon and bunched it together with Linen Thread and tied one of these cute Jingle Bells to it.

The gift box I’ve created starts with a Gold Mini Pizza Box.  After adding some Toile Tiding Designer Series Paper, I adhered my wreath from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set.  I may’ve then gone a little crazy with my ribbons….. I went for a looped double bowed Burlap Ribbon effect. Because you can’t have too much ribbon, I then added some Real Red Ruched Ribbon to the mix. If the recipient of this gift box, doesn’t intend to keep it, I think I’ll ask for the ribbon back…

Red or green for Christmas?  I can’t decide. I like both.

 

The next hop along the way is my friend Rochelle who has created gorgeous projects that I know will WOW you! Click here or on the badge below to take you to her blog.

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

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, Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock

Stamp Set: Tidings All Around Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink

Other Products: Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, Jingle Bells, Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, All-Around Wreath Dies, Garden Green 3/8″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Garden Lane DSP & Band Together Stamp Set

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Woohoo! It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. I’m always super excited the team gets to share what they’ve created.

This month I’ve created cards featuring the Band Together Bundle as well as the gorgeous Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. This is a great month to buy Designer Series Paper Packs, because if you buy three packs, you get one pack free!  This special is only available until 30th September, 2019, so you might want to think about putting in an order soon.

I like to design ranges of cards using the same products but all with a different look.

My first card has a strip of DSP from the Garden Lane Designer Series pack matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock across the centre of the card.  I tore the bottom of the Sahara Sand Cardstock for a vintage-y feel. I really, really love Stampin’ Up!s Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim (as you can tell as I used it on all three cards!) and I think this works well with the vintage-y feel.  Because I can’t have enough details, I threw in some Linen Thread strips and tied a bow.

The pretty flowers from the Band Together Stamp Set have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and watercoloured with Elegant Eggplant Ink.  I added a heavier touch of ink with my Aqua Painter to the creases of the petals to add depth and dimension.  I then added Ivory and Daffodil Delight Blends to colour the centre of the flower. The stems were also lightly watercoloured with Mint Macaron and Old Olive Inks.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set and is matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock.

For my second card, I added a rectangle of DSP and layered strips of Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock over the top.  And, as you can see, my favourite lace trim is there – it’s all about the details!  The flowers have been given the same treatment and the sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set.

My final card (and I think my favourite layout) has three strips of DSP, a Whisper White Cardstock circle, Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock strips, some Linen Thread and of course, THAT ribbon!  I chose the flower buds image from the Band Together Stamp Set for this card and added some Mossy Meadow leaves cut with my Detailed Bands Dies.

I hope you like what I’ve created!  The next creative Artisan along the way is my friend Rochelle Blok – she creates projects that I’m always in awe of. Click on her name or the button below to take you to her blog.

2019 Stampin’ Up! 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

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock

Stamp Set: Band Together Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Ivory Blend, Mint Macaron Ink, Old Olive Ink

Other Products: Linen Thread, Detailed Bands Dies, Aqua Painter, Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Team Blog Hop -Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

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Welcome to my blog and the newest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring projects using these amazing Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  We’re pairing these detailed sheets with various stamp sets.  The stamp set I’m using is the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  This stamp set is soooooo very pretty and has a mix of flower single flowers and long stemmed flowers.

All  four of my cards feature backgrounds cut from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  These squares are easy to cut out from the sheet and create a beautiful background for your cards.

For my first card I’ve stamped the single flower stamp three times and gave it them some watercolour with Highland Heather Ink.  I added more ink in the crease lines to give definition to the petals. I then added Daffodil Delight Ink to the centre of the blooms with my Daffodil Delight Blends.

The leaves I’ve used are a combination of leaves from the stamp set and also leaves that I’ve trimmed from the laser-cut sheet.  There are so many leaves that you can trim from the sheets with just a snip here and a snip there.  I gave these leaves colour with some Pear Pizzazz and  Mossy Meadow Inks.  The sentiment on this sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship. I layered the sentiment on a strip of Highland Heather Ink – a little bit off centre.

This second card was created with the long stemmed iris stamp.  I had fun colouring these flowers with Elegant Eggplant Ink and Daffodil Delight Blends for the centre.  The leaves have been lightly watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  Again I added a strip of Highland Heather Cardstock under the sentiment.

These background laser-cut outs do all the work on my cards.  I matted this cut out with Highland Heather Cardstock so it shows through the intricate panel.  I then added flowers and leaves as created on my first card.  The sentiment is also from the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.

For my final card, I daubed the background with Highland Heather Ink so it peaks through the cut out. I then layered the fussy cut irises as well as leaves with the sentiment from Rare Blessing Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment, I added a Whisper White Bakers Twine strip and bow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created.  The next Artisan in the hop is my amazingly talented friend, Rochelle Blok. Click on her name or the badge below to continue on the hop.  I’ve listed all the names of the team below if you get lost along the way.

2019 Stampin’ Up! 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

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Highland Heather Cardstock

Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris Stamp Set, Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set, Rare Blessings Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Highland Heather Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Mossy Meadow Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink

Other Products: Shimmer Detailed Lasercut Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Team Blog Hop – Perennial Essence Suite

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The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping again today.  We have beautiful products to show you from the Perennial Essence Suite.

Perennial Essence Stamp Set consists of gorgeous flowers and leaves.  One of the things that I love about the flowers in this stamp set is that there are flower petals that can be punched out with the matching Perennial Flower Punch, flowers with a solid image and flowers that are perfect for watercoloring.  I’ve created cards with each of the different flowers for you to see.

The first card has flowers on it that were made by stamping the image twice, giving them a light colour with Bermuda Bay Ink and then punching them out with my Perennial Flower Punch. I then adhered them together at different angles to create the flower. The centre of the flowers were given a watercolour with Crushed Curry Ink.  The larger leaves were stamped with Smoky Slate Ink and these were punched out with my Leaf Punch.  The smaller leaves were given a light watercolour with Bermuda Bay Ink.  The DSP I’ve added to the background is from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I am totally in love with the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, so I made sure I added some to my card.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from this stamp set – it really makes me smile when I read this.

The next card I created has a background created with my Tin Tiled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. I brayered Petal Pink Ink over the folder before embossing.  The flowers I’ve used on this card are the solid image stamp.  I actually tried quite a few colours before I settled on Bermuda Bay.  I think they’re quite striking in this colour.  The centre of the flowers have been stamped in Crushed Curry.  I’ve used the same leaves and ribbon as my previous card and added some Basic Pearls.

My final card showcases the largest flower image and one that I like to watercolour.  Again I’ve used Bermuda Bay Ink and Crushed Curry Ink for the centre of the flower. For consistency to my cards, I’ve added the same leaves and the ribbon as my previous cards.  The main feature on this card is the pretty DSP in the background.  This gorgeousness comes from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the cards I’ve shared today.  I know you’re going to love what the whole team have created.  To continue on the hop, click on the next button below to take you to my super crafty friend, Rochelle Blok’s, blog.

 

 

2019 Stampin’ Up! 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

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stamp Set: Perennial Essence Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Bermuda Bay Ink, Crushed Curry Ink, Smoky Slate Ink, Petal Pink Ink

Other Products: Brayer, Tin Tiled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder, Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, Perennial Flower Punch, Basic Pearls, Leaf Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Punches

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Needlepoint Nook Suite

Hey Everyone

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