CI14 – Hello Friend

Today I am playing along with the Colour INKspiration Challenge.  The colours chosen for this challenge is Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Soft Sky.

I used the Hello Friend Stamp Set.  That’s the stamp set that goes along with the Hello Friend Embossing Kit.

How I Made This Card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White.
  • Night of Navy background, randomly stamped the background image with Night of Navy Ink.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies I cut out a circle of Soft Sky and Smoky Slate.
  • Using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies I cut out a scalloped circle of Soft Sky that was slightly larger then the Smoke Slate circle.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.
  • I Cased Denita from the Colour INKspiration design team and inked my Very Vanilla Lace Trim with Rich Razzleberry.
  • I then adhered everything together.
  • To finish off I took my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker and coloured the lace where you could see Very Vanilla.

Here is the challenge if any of you are interested in playing along.

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

 

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CTC139 – Everyday Occasions

Today I played along with CASEing the Catty.  CASEing the Everyday Occasions pages from the Annual Catalogue.

I picked the card from page 27 that features the Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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I chose Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for the main colours.

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How I made this card:

  • Thick whisper white card stock A6 (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm);
  • Bermuda Bay background (144 x 100mm), Stamped Burlap Background Stamp in Bermuda Bay.
  • Bermuda Bay banner is 5 x 2in cut with the Banner Triple Punch and embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Pool Party banner is 4 x 2in also cut with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • I use the Label Me Pretty Bundle for the sentiment.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers in Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.
  • I attached some Linen Thread to the back of the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And adhered everything else down.

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I really love how this card turned out.  I only just bought the Label Me Pretty Bundle and have fallen in love with it.  And I love the texture of the linen thread, I’m not big on using ribbons and trims but I really want to get into using them more.

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Here is the challenge if you wanted to play along with CASEing the Catty.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

The Holiday Catalogue is Coming!!

carols-of-christmas.pngWe’re just one month away from the launch of Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  Now with that Stampin’ Up! has decided to release one of the bundles early starting today!!  This bundle is apart of a mega suite from the upcoming holiday catalogue that starts September 1st.

Here is a sneak peek of the stamp set and dies…

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You can check out some of the beautiful samples from Stampin’ Up! in the video below:

You can shop the bundle here!

I can’t wait to get my hands on my first order from the catalogue hope that it comes before the weekend!! Who doesn’t love playing with new goodies!!

If you can’t wait until September to get your hands on all the new holiday products, your only option is to become a demonstrator.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,

Lauren

CTC136 – Thanks

Today I am playing along with CASEing the Catty challenge… CASEing pages from the Thanks section of the Annual Catalogue.

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I chose the card on page 128.

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I cased the colours and layout of the card.  I used the Eastern Beauty and the You’re Delightful Stamp Set.

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How I made this card:

  1. A6 Card base in Pool Party.
  2. Whisper White matte cut to 10 x 14.4cm, I die cut sections out with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies.
  3. Behind the Whisper White piece I cut small pieces of Vellum and Lemon Lime Twists and adhered them to the back.
  4. I stamped and die cut the Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach pieces.
  5. I die cut the Calypso Coral piece.
  6. I cut 2 x 1cm strips of Lemon Lime Twist.
  7. The sentiment is from the You’re Delightful stamp set, stamped on to Pool Party with Emerald Envy and cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes die set.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this card.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

Happy Catalogue Launch Day

First day of winter here in Australia and there’s no better way to celebrate then to curl up with the brand new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue which launched today!!!

I’m pretty sure you would have seen the front cover and projects using the some of the items that were available to demonstrators.

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Here is top 5 things I’m looking forward to trying

1. Embossing Paste – I have always wanted to try playing with mix media but never new where to start and now I will have a chance.

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2. Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit – In the last couple of months I have fell in love with heat embossing but this could project kit could expand my love of heat embossing even further.

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3. Love Today All Inclusive Planner Kit – I have never been a planner person but if I was to get this kit I think I would want to attempt a photo a day project.

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4. Eastern Palace Suite – This suite has already been available for preorder, which I am regretting not getting, especially after seeing all the beautiful things that other demos have created. My favourite item from this suite is the thinlits dies, you can make so many different combinations.

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5. Pick a Pattern Suite – One of my favourite design concepts/looks is the offset look, which is the main design concept for the entire Annual Catalogue and this style is carried onto the suite.  My favourite items from this suite is a tie between the Designer Series Paper and the Paper Clips.

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I hope you enjoy the new Annual Catalogue as much as I do!!

Until next time…

Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

Mixing Brand New and Retiring

This stack of cards was created for a breast cancer fundraiser at my Mum’s work.

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I wanted to start to have a play with the new items from the Annual Catalogue 2017 – 18 that launches 1st June plus work in current/retiring items.

I picked four different pinks Powder Pink, Berry Burst (these are two new In Colors 2017-19), Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette, plus Basic Black and Tranquil Tide (also a new In Color).

I used an entire packet of Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.

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1 – Frilly Berry Burst

This card is matted with Berry Burst Card Stock. The frill is created by cutting blocks of colour of the Berry Burst sheet from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set, I stamped twice in Berry Burst, then fussy cut both out.

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2 – Pocket Change

I used another sheet of Berry Burst from the Color Theory DSP Stack but this time I used the watercolour effect one.  This is perfect for making it look like jeans that have faded in places.   I managed to fit four pockets from the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set on one 6×6.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals so an actual note could still fit in the pocket.  The note is stamped in Tranquil Tide, the pocket tag is stamped in Berry Burst and Basic Black.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set.

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3 – A Lifting Note

This card uses the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Dies and Stitched Shapes.  I stamped the balloons in Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette.  The Balloon Die was cut out in Whisper White and using Dauper I sponged Flirty Flamingo on the top half.

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4 – Blast of Berry Burst

This card uses the Birthday Blast Stamp Set and the matching Star Blast Dies.  The sentiment is from the Window Shopping Stamp Set.  I stamped the background stars in Powder Pink and the star die is cut out in Berry Burst.

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5 – Flirty Flamingo Flamingo

This card uses the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set, stamping in Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette and Basic Black.  The leaves on the background were stamped around the edge in both pinks.  The Flamingo is stamped in Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

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6 – Decked out in Powder Pink and Berry Burst

This card uses Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  I created the background by taking the A Clear Block and inking it in Powder Pink then swirling it around the card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set.  The chair is cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

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7 – Piece of Cake

These cards use all Powder Pink and all Pink Pirouette.  I inked up the doilies with the colour ink pads then with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Blast sentiment, I fussy cut them out.  The cake dies are left overs from the Bithday Bright Project Kit, the pieces were not the same white as the note cards so used dauber and sponged the matching colours onto the cake dies.

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8 – Super Duper Doilies

These cards use all four pinks.  I took my ink pads of Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo and inked up the Lace Doilies (which I am so upset they are retiring)… And by the way is it just me or does that Berry Burst Doily look like Blackberry Bliss?

I also used Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder to almost reinforce the doilies because they become super fragile from being inked up.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set, I stamped in all four pinks, then cut the ‘Birthday’ out of the lighter colours.

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9 – Super Simple I Love You

This card is really simple, I used Pink Piroeutte Ink Pad to stamp the background.  Flirty Flamingo to stamp ink the doily.  The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set, which was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my nine cards, and until next time…

Happy stampin,

Lauren

Two Challenges, One Card

Can you believe that I have never created a card that fit into two challenges?

Well today I decided to take the plunge and play along with both Colour INKspiration’s Colour Challenge and Can You Case It’s Sketch Challenge.

Here is my card:

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How I made this card?

  • Thick Whisper White Card Base A6;
  • Background is 6×4 Project Life card from the Good Vibes Project Life Card Collection, I cut 1/4in off the long side;
  • The PL card is embossed with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder;
  • The Square piece is Mint Macaron cut to 7 1/16in, layered on top of that is Pink Pirouette cut to 7in;
  • The sentiment is from Super Duper Stamp Set, stamped in Pink Pirouette. On a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock I stamped the same sentiment in Daffodil Delight and fussy cut the banner section out;
  • The balloons are from the same stamp set and are stamped in Tip Top Taupe on Tip Top Taupe;
  • I finished off the card with Urban Underground Embellishments.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren