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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

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

Quriky Critters & Ronald McDonald House

A little background on today’s card… Each quarter, some of my team members and I head into the Ronald McDonald House at Monash Hospital and participate in their Make-A-Meal program for which we make a 3-course dinner from the families staying at the house. We absolutely love being able to provide these families with some home cooked food during a challenging time. We also donate our cards as well for the families and staff to use, but we wanted to do more and that is how we started participating in the make-a-meal program.

Each new annual catalogue, Stampin’ Up! creates one specific stamp set, where they donate $3 from each set purchased to Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, they have donated over 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS worldwide. AMAZING! This year’s stamp set is Sharing Sweet Thoughts found on page 233 of the annual catalogue. Unfortunately, I forgot to add it to my recent order (it was late at night!), so I’ll definitely have to add it to my next one!

Considering I forgot to order it, I had to use another stamp set for my surprise thank you cards to the team members who participate with me, so I chose my the fun Quirky Critters stamp set.

When I saw the Narwhal stamp I was SO excited. They’re amazing animals and lets be honest, you’ll probably never find another Narwhal stamp anywhere! I wanted to create an “ocean” look for the background of my card, so I used the “faux woodgrain” technique I used on the piggy and wreath cards but switched the colour tones to blues…. I think it works a treat! See for yourself…

I coloured the Narwhal in using an aqua painter and Smoky Slate ink. I added a little Wink of Stella pen to his horn to make him “shine and sparkle”.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you and your friends or work colleagues are interested in volunteering at your local Ronald McDonald House, check out their Make-a-Meal program. It really is a small commitment that can make sure a difference. You can see what some other business and community groups have been doing at the Ronald McDonald House in Monash by following their Facebook page.

Happy Crafting,