Category Archives: Stampin Up – stamps

One Sheet Wonder… thanks to Karamiasu

So as I’ve rejoined Stampin Up I’ve already made new friends in the SU teams that I’ve joined. One of which, Karen, did a Facebook live and then her YouTube video of her One Sheet Wonder and I of course had to join in…

First decision was which paper to use. I didn’t actually have any current 12 x 12 paper as it’s so long since I’ve bought papers at this size… I still have a massive stash to work through so trying not to go for papers when I buy (even though they are some lovely looking ones!).

So I plumped for a yellow (I think it is so saffron) old style dsp and chose the striped side.

I then hunted through my cardstock for colours that would work with this… again I have a mish mash of old colours and they aren’t labelled as to which colour they are.. so I chose a couple of different yellows and a couple of greens.

I then made card blanks in smoky slate, basic grey, white and a couple of yellow ones too to mix up the blanks a little.

Right next to the cutting… here is the template Karen made for us to use…

As you can see it’s quite fiddly with lots of small bits and you have to be quite methodical in which you cut. I advise watching her video for the best instructions.

Here is mine cut out…

I then started pairing the papers with the card and cutting them out with a small border. Most pieces were cut about one quarter inch bigger to give a sense of the size of border. I did each of the pieces that were one a card design as one colour of mounting cardstock to make sure they looked uniform.

Then I started putting them with the card blanks. I didn’t adhere anything … just put them together.

Next I grabbed my stamps and started stamping and colouring and punching and die cutting till I had enough focal images for each of the cards.

I also did the same with some of the left over cardstock to create some stitched circles as they always look nice as background.

Then I started putting them together.

Some I added texture with embossing folders. I know some I used are old ones and one wasn’t a SU one but just adding some texture helped step up the card. I also added ribbon and gems and pearls and enamel accents…. all to add texture and some embellishment.

So here is my pic of all I made… but I will group them into stamp group for the next few blogs to share them all properly… after all 21 cards is a lot to blog in one go!

Really loved this One Sheet Wonder play… looking forward to grabbing more of my old DSP and doing something similar with it.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday: Arrange a Wreath

Hello! Here with another SU project using current SU products… this time Arrange a Wreath stamps… but I am not using the stamps to create a Wreath… instead a masking technique to create a fun border.

I masked a strip and then stamped alongside the strip and blended some ink before I removed the masking strip. I then used the Forever Fern stamp for the sentiment.

I also used a gold gelly roll pen to edge the strip and add some dots.

I also added some enamel dots to embellish!

Obviously I will make the stamps to do a wreath at some point but it was good to use them differently for this card.

So if you fancy this stamp set, just drop me an email and I will order it for you. (Catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk)

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Everything is Rosy … Stamping fun

Another card using the Everything is Rosy suite…

I chose all the leaves in the set and added the foiled die cut and a rose gold embellishment and some off cuts of ribbon. I also splashed some of the rose gold liquid ink. Simple to make!

Simple, but effective!

Not sure how much longer this suite will be available for… So shout if you want me to order it for you.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Everything is Rosy stamps

When I played with the Everything is Rosy suite the other day I didn’t really do anything with the stamps except for the sentiments… So decided to go a little mad with stamping for this card…

Pretty pink flowers and gorgeous green leaves all over the front of the card blank… then another panel for one flower and let and the sentiment! Gorgeous! And simple!

Not touched the dies in this set yet… really need to play with them too soon!

Remember this set is currently reduced to £40.70 until stocks last so if you want this (reduced from £74) let me know … catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk 😀

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday – Jar of Flowers

So guess what folks… I’ve rejoined Stampin Up as a demonstrator. Not likely to do much in the way of in person classes, especially in light of Covid-19 but thought I would do a weekly post using current SU products.

Of course if anyone wants to order any SU products, please consider asking me to order them for you.

So here is my first project…

For this card I used the Jar of Flowers stamps to create the focal point. I love these stamps and the coordinating jar punch.

Now on this card the only current SU product apart from the Old Olive cardstock is the Jar of Flowers stamps… I used Dapper Denim cardstock and some retired DSP plus the border dies are from the Everything is Rosy kit which is also now retired. I also used very old sparkly washi tape too!

So basically for my first post using current SU products only this is fairly poor show. But I can confirm that I did use only SU products so it’s a starting point.

Ordering details…

Jar of Flowers stamps, page 12 annual catalogue

As I said… if anyone wants to order anything SU from me, just let me know. Email contact is inkyfingeredcat@yahoo.com

See you next week for my next SU Sunday project.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Happy Planner spreads… change of month

So I did something a bit different for the end of June and beginning of July in my happy planner… I did two spreads…

This is what I did for the final days of July… and love these super shiny stamps as I embossed with a pearl finish before I stuck down the stamp centres.

And this is the after the pen…

And then for July I started on a whole new spread… but forgot to photograph before I had added pen…

Different in style for the two spreads but I like them both! And again the carabelle stamp stamp came in to it’s own!

And finally the after the pen for the previous week with the robots…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels tag book

Chris challenged us to use tickets and tags in some way as a journalling project. I slightly veered off the brief as it was meant to be expandable, but mine is just a little book…. But I used tags on every page so I think it’s close enough to the brief!

I decided to make the whole thing using gelli prints, and stash from the box of bits I have that included some preprinted quotes and some random bits of stash. So no new bits were really used. I also only used 1 stamp throughout which was the ticket stamp… very rare for me, but there was so much pattern going on with the gelli prints there was no need to add much more!

So here is a little video flip through… and then I have detailed pics later..

I started by having a good time gelli printing… mostly onto bookprint, but also some random scraps of paper too.

This gave me enough to cover the pages of the little journal signature and some tags from the stash…

Next I set to with 4 posca pens, an grey Pitt pen and some ink for edging and adding colour (black soot distress ink, black archival ink, peacock feathers distress oxide) and some scraps of book print or cream card and made each page up. I did each page as an individual page so although the patterns and colours repeat across the journal, each page has its own identity.

Super happy with this little project. Each page is 5×5 inches so similar to card front size I usually work on but nice to create with no specific aim and get a bit grungey!

Was also good to use some bits up I’ve had in a box for ages… the box however is still very full! Maybe I need to do more projects where I restrict myself to using stuff from the stash boxes and I might actually get them used up!

So that’s my project I’ve been making this Easter weekend whilst staying home. I am very glad my mojo came out to play and distract me. My anxiety has been kept at bay as I’ve avoided the news for 2 whole days! Now to eat some chocolate!

Happy crafting! And happy Easter!

Catherine

Seriously the best project kit

I bought the Seriously the best project kit when I did my little SU splurge the other day, again to make life simple for a few projects… I call it my stick and go time! Gives my brain a break!

Here’s the pic from the catalogue of the contents…

Here are the first few cards I made using it…

One of the cards I added the Magnolia Blooms stamped flower too, and one I pulled in another patterned paper from my stash, but otherwise I kept it pretty simple using mainly items from the kit!

Simple! And my brain got a rest!

Happy crafting!

Catherine