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What Will You Stamp? #141 – Labels to Love

Who doesn’t love a stamp set that has loads of versatility for holidays all throughout the year. The “Labels to Love” stamp set is perfect for exactly that and it is also perfect for #wwys141 this week!

Today I chose to use the super cute Mini Pizza Boxes for my project and then made some equally as cute (and quick) 3″ x 3″ cards to go inside my mini pizza box.

To decorate the box, I cut a piece of DSP 8.4cm x 8.4cm and adhered to the top of the mini pizza box using snail adhesive.

I teamed the Labels to Love stamp set with my favourite Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalogue – Around The World. It has lots of great patterns to use, it is hard to decide which is my favourite! I showcased some more of the DSP with my 3×3 cards:

I must admit when I opened the DSP and saw the “soldier” paper, I gasped. It is such a fun and adorable piece of DSP. The “food” one (top left) is super fun as well.

I can’t wait to create more gift card packs using the mini pizza boxes… if you haven’t got them, you MUST get them now. And just before you do that, don’t forget to pop on over to the WWYS blog and check out more Labels to Love creations.

Happy Crafting,

 

 

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

What Will You Stamp? #140 – Letters for You

I’m excited to be back today with the What Will You Stamp? Design Team… I haven’t had a chance to play along lately so was excited to get back on deck today!!! I even managed to get 3 other challenge creations made as well. WOO HOO!

So today we’re up to #wwys140 and we’re showing you just how versatile the Letters For You stamp set can be. The possibilities are endless due to the individual letters! You can check out all the Design Team creations over on the What Will You Stamp? blog. 

I love to show my appreciation and thanks to those that help me or my family and today’s project was created exactly for that. I decided to steer away from a “traditional” card and created a special project for a special someone.

I love that you don’t have to you use stamps on a card and can create so many party decorations or supplies.

I used the cute “bow builder” punch to decorate the top of the bamboo skewer and added some retired Bermuda Bay sequin trim to match the stamped images and bow.

Underneath that delicious vanilla buttercream icing was an equally scrumptious marble cake (vanilla & chocolate) and you can’t have a cake without sprinkles!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you can play along with our challenge this week over at What Will You Stamp? Be sure to upload your creation if you can!

Happy Crafting,

 

Create this project at home using these products:

Letters For You Photopolymer Bundle

Letters For You Photopolymer Bundle
[142348]
$231.25

Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim

Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim
[137910]
$8.75

Big Shot

$159.00

Glue Dots

$8.00

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Stampin' Up!, What Will You Stamp?|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Santa’s Suit – (wash, fold, dry, repeat)

I told you I’d be back with another card with the awesome Santa’s Suit stamp set and Santa Builder framelits and here I am!!! I can’t take credit for today’s card; it was created by Stamp, Pray, Love. It was such a fun card, I just had to CASE it… CASE stands for “copying and share everything”… most creators are happy for your to CASE their cards, as long as you give credit is given where credit is due.

Who doesn’t love imaging Santa getting ready for his big night once a year? Well, I’m sure Mrs. Claus does the boring mundane chores like washing in preparation… or does she get the Elves to do it? Either way, it was great inspiration for this card!

This stamp suit is great for two-step stamping; stamp the outline in Basic Black and then stamp the infill in Real Red (or Crumb Cake for the pegs).

We created this card at a recent Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class and the participants loved it so much it made their shopping list! Has it made yours or does it now?

Happy Crafting,

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Stampin' Up!|0 Comments

Stained Glass Technique

Before I spend the next few weeks bombarding you with Christmas projects, I thought I’d share a card I made recently to experiment with the Stained Glass technique. I used this technique by Susan Lacroix as inspiration and I cased my card based on a gorgeous card on the internet (which I can’t now find to give credit to!!)

It was great to get my Stampin’ Up! Many Marvellous Markers out, which I don’t do enough! For this card I used Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive for the leaves and Melon Mambo and Blushing Bridge for the petals. The flower is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. It was the perfect flower to stamp for this technique.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m enjoying being back blogging, so I hope you’re enjoying my projects!

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Crafting,

 

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Colouring, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Santa’s Suit (a piece of magic is a hat)…

Sometimes you just make a card that you (a) LOVE! and that (b) sticks with you forever and that is what today’s card is based on. I made a similar card many moons ago (before I was blogging actually) and I have never forgotten. It is simple, yet so effective and even more important… so FUN to make.

I’m a sucker for a Santa stamp… not a traditional old-style Santa, but a fun, modern, cute on and that is what you’ll get when you use the new Santa’s Suit stamp set with matching framelits. Today’s card was so fun to make and anyone can make it. There is no “right” way to create this card, you just stamp, stamp, stamp until your cardstock is full! And then stamp, stamp, stamp some more for your two-step stamping technique to fill the hats in. I stamped the hats in Basic Black, then Real Red and if I didn’t happen to stamp so accurately, I used my Real Red marked (featured below) to touch up my images. Easy Peasy!

I used the Santa Suit stamps and Santa Builder framelits to “build” my Santa on the tag. I love how you can give him a little dimension by “building” him. I made sure he wasn’t too white and coloured his face in with the Calypso Coral watercolour pencil and an aqua painter. Just takes the edge of the stark white.

 

I see this stamp set getting a very big workout from me this Christmas. I’ve got another card to share with you next week… so stay tuned.

Happy Crafting,

 

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Christmas, Christmas, Colouring, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Peek-a-boo Moon Baby

I just couldn’t wait to share today’s card with you (hence we have an extra blog post this week!)

Moon Baby was a stamp set I put off purchasing for so long, but every time I use it now, I’m so pleased I bought it. I’ve combined it today with a fun technique called a “peek-a-boo slider card”. You can check out the easy, fun, technique here by Meg Loven.

When you see the front, it looks like a sweet baby card… but look at the rest of the photos below and watch the tutorial to see how it changes (still sweet but an extra sentiment appears).

I  chose Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight for my colour scheme with a hint of Melon Mambo on little bubs (lets hope someone has a baby girl soon!) I stamped the stars on Daffodil Delight cardstock to make them nice and bright.

Now that I’ve shown you the outside…. I’ll show you the inside.

Don’t forget to check out Meg’s awesome tutorial and give the Peek-a-boo Slider card a go. It is surprisingly easy and would make an fun festive Christmas card.

Happy Crafting,

 

 

By | October 14th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Blog, Cards, Colouring, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Heartfelt Sympathy – Watercolour Technique

Yes! I made it as promised… Wednesday afternoon and I’m back! Today I’m sharing a card which is never fun to make… a sympathy card. They’re not the type of card you have a lot of in your collection (well I don’t), and whenever the time comes that you need one, you don’t really feel like making one for obvious reasons. I loved the colour combination in the card I made for the Colour INKspiration challenge, that I thought I would use it again for this card.

I LOVE! the look of a “watercolour wash” but I could never get it the way I wanted until I found this awesome technique by Kim Williams. It is SO easy. We recently did it at one of my Stamp Clubs and the ladies loved it.

The best thing about a watercolour wash is no two cards will EVER be the same. This one depends how you “smoosh” in the technique.

I heat embossed my sentiment from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set using black embossing powder; this sentiment is beautiful yet simple which is perfect for a sad occasion.

Would LOVE it if you gave this watercolour wash technique a go. If you do… please please please, share you cards with me over on the INKreations Facebook Page by private message or email me at olivia@inkreations.com.au.

Happy Crafting!

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments