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What Will You Stamp? #161 Bird Banter

The Design Team and I are back today and we’ve had some fun with the cute #birdbanter stamp set for #wwys161. I hadn’t had a chance to use this set yet but I had seen loads of projects with it, so I was excited to get it a go!

I had made a simple three colour card today but I got to use my STAMPARATUS!!! Yes, I finally cracked it out of the box (it has been neglected for about 2 months now!) and I have to say it was once of the easiest stamp placement tools I have ever used. I LOVED that you can move the plates around without having to move the stamp. Don’t know what a Stamparatus is? Check it out here.

I used the Stamparatus, to place my little birds, one on top of the other for my card. It was so quick and easy! I even remembered to stamp one on the inside of my card!

I used the new Stampin’ Blends to colour my birdies in; a little bit of Pool Party for the head & body and a cute daffodil delight beak! The Stampin’ Blends have been SO popular they are no unable to be ordered as we (yes, you too!) have depleted the stock levels! At this stage, to keep my with demand, the Blendswill be back in stock around May 2018.

I love that this card is a great one for my “male” stash. I always seem to never have those on hand when I need them!

Hopefully you’ve got this stamp set in your collection and can join us this week for our #wwys161 challenge! Create your card and upload it to the WWYS blog. We love seeing what you create.

Happy Crafting,

What Will You Stamp? #159 – You Deserve This

Welcome back to this week’s What Will You Stamp? challenge. This week we’re challenging you to use the “You Deserve This” stamp set for #wwys159. This is such a fun stamp set to use to congratulate or encourage your friends and family. The cute little pattern stamps also make for a great background stamp!

I contemplated cutting up the larger stamp (with 5 images; just for you, you deserve this, hooray, thumbs way up and woo hoo) but I chickened out! lol. So instead created my card with the large stamp as the centre piece.

I love to congratulate my INKy team members but always find I never have a card on hand to quickly pop in the post. So today, I used the same design and made a very different coloured versions of the card so I can have these on hand when I need them. I decided that the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper (DSP) was the perfect choice to celebrate an achievement, so chose to use it in Berry Burst, Tangerine Tango and my favourite, Lemon Lime Twist for my cards. I don’t use DSP anywhere near as much as I should so that was the challenge I gave myself today.

I love how they are all just a little different depending where the stamp was positioned. I think I love it in Lemon Lime Twist the best? What about you? Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

Thanks for stopping by today to see my cards. Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what others have made and if you’ve got this stamp set in your collection, it would be great for you to come and join us over at What Will You Stamp? and play along with this week’s challenge.

Happy Crafting,

 

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What Will You Stamp? #156 – Magical Day

I’m so excited to be back this week for #wwys156 as we are using one of my favourite stamp sets out of the new Occasions Catalogue – Magical Day! I think I screamed out loud when I saw this product suite back in November at our On Stage event.

Even though I love this suite so so so much, I hadn’t actually used it until this week’s challenge came along! Thankfully I had a team craft day on Saturday to help me get the mojo going and give me some valuable craft time.

I chose to feature the gorgeous, fun spirited unicorn from the suite for my card today. I decided to keep my card in one colour scheme for some reason…. not sure why, but I love how it turned out.

I coloured my unicorn in using the light & dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I added a little bit of wink of stella to her mane and tail to give her some “pizzaz”.

I combined her with the clouds and rainbows from the new Rainbow Builder framelits. These are just so cool!!! Luckily, there was the super cute cloud designer series paper in the Myths & Magic suite to match!

I haven’t placed a sentiment on my card yet… as I don’t know what I want to use it for!!!

The Magical Day stamp set has been hugely popular (actually more than I imagined)… so if you don’t have it, you should really get it! And if you have it already.. get creating and join in our #wwys156 challenge this week! I’d love to see what you create. I try and pop by on a Sunday night (EST) and check out all the challenge entries and make a comment… so if you create, I’ll comment.

Happy Crafting,

 

What Will You Stamp? #155 – Picture Perfect Birthday

WOAH! I just realised that it has been a little while since I played along with my design team buddies at What Will You Stamp but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to use the new Picture Perfect stamp set for #wwys155. I’m just not sure where the time is going and how we are in mid February already!

I had a lot of fun making the card for today’s challenge for a few reasons. Not only do I love the effect of the white heat embossing on the black cardstock, I do love how quick it was for such an awesome result! Plus, it has a great range of sentiments and greetings for your birthday cards and the font is pretty cool too!

To fill some space between the greetings and to break up the words, I used the striped and the spotted “candle stalks”. I did manage to squish a flame onto the spotted one.

To create the effect so that I could stamp the sentiments in one go, I used the clear (E) block and arranged the photopolymer stamps on it. I managed to fit 8 of the stamps on it. I stamped the grouped images twice on my card using Versamark ink and then covered in white embossing powder.

I’m definitely going to make more of these… and speaking of that, if you have this stamp set in your collection, I would love you to play along with this week’s challenge over at What Will You Stamp? Would love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting,

 

What Will You Stamp? #145 – Christmas Sweaters

Over here in Australia, Christmas Sweaters are not a “huge” thing… however I have one wonderful friend who absolutely loves them so much she even has MATCHING Christmas Rashies (beach attire) with her partner!! So once I saw this stamp set, I knew it would be high on her wish list and lucky for us it is the feature set for this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge.

It was such a fun stamp set to use for #wwys145 that I will definitely be thinking about adding it to my collection before the end of the festive season.

I think the sweaters speak for themselves, so I wanted to make a simple yet effective card. I was originally going to do a clothes line full of the sweaters, but Santa kept jumping out at me. So I made this instead:

I used tone-on-tone (crumb cake) stamping for the background (so fun!) and then stamped the image in basic
black ink on whisper white cardstock and coloured it in with my Real Read Stampin’ Marker. You can’t see here, but in person, his beard and moustache and eyebrows shimmer. I added some Wink of Stella to make Santa a little bit extra special.

I would love to see what you make with this funky stamp set. I’m definitely going to be stamping with it a bit more before I have to return it to my friend! Pop on over to the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Blog and see who else had some fun this week. Then… I encourage you to have some fun and create you own project.

Happy Crafting,

 

What Will You Stamp? #144 – Santa’s Suit

You can imagine my excitement what I saw what this week’s feature stamp set was!!! I just adore this set as you can see in my previous blog posts here and here.

For #wwys144 we’re creating with the super cute Santa’s Suit which has coordinating framelits as well to perfectly cut out the big red man’s wardrobe! I just love everything about this set and I love the notion of Santa getting ready for his big trip… so I thought I’d put together a card that features his wardrobe and help him get dressed, so I created this fun waterfall card.

Simply pull the ribbon down and the card “flips” so that different items of Santa’s wardrobe appear. I tried to pop them in the order I thought he would get dressed. 🙂

                  

I used this great tutorial from Dawn at Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts. She makes it so easy to create awesome interactive cards! I stuck with the very simple colour theme of Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. I did emboss the red card base to give the card some more texture.

I cannot wait to see what challenge entries we have this week over at What Will You Stamp? Be sure to pop by the blog and see all the Design Team creations and then play along with us too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting,

 

What Will You Stamp? #143 – Text Ya Later

Ask most people who know me and they’ll tell you that yes, yes I do spend A LOT of time texting. I have been known to type complete messages without even looking! My excuse is the keyboard is the same as a computer and I spend a lot of time on a computer for work (and have done for most of my life!)

It was fun to create today’s card for #wwys143 using the Text Ya Later stamp.

I loved using the symbols and text that you use when sending a text message on a card and I love the colour combination I have used for my first card as well. It was Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist & Pool Party. Give it a try!!! You won’t regret it.

I think tone on tone stamping is really effective on any card. I use it a lot with the neutral colour Crumb Cake and it makes a quick and effective background for any card. For this card however, I used Berry Burst. Lemon Lime Twist has quickly become my favourite new colour… here it is close up!

 

I was having so much fun with this stamp set, that I thought I’d make another card for the challenge today. This time I thought outside the box a little bit! For some reason, the outline of the phone made me think of an oven! I love cupcakes as much I love texting! 🙂

I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to create my delicious cupcake. To get the effect of the oven door, cut out the inside of the “phone screen” and adhered a piece of vellum cardstock on the underside of the screen. I used a slim piece of silver foil paper to create the “shelf” in the over. A quick stamp using the Labeller Alphabet stamp to say “BAKE” and my oven was underway. I used the gorgeous Berry Burst colour again combined with Basic Black and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by today to share in this weeks’ What Will You Stamp? challenge. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Design Team’s challenge. It is such a fun stamp set to use. If you’ve got this in your stash or can get your hands on it (once you’ve finished texting), then please join in our challenge. We’d love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting,