Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Framed Love

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit included three stamps (a pattern, Happy Mother's Day and For You), two ink spots, a frame, two text banner stickers, 12 tags, several hearts of different sizes, two buttons and Linen Thread. The project shown in the kit is below:

Anyone who subscribes to the kit through me also got the supplies and instructions to make the projects below:
 A few tag ideas

Three cards

 And a panel that can replace the one you make with the kit.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Introducing Project Life by Stampin' Up!

So excited!!! Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins to offer Project Life products that coordinate with Stampin' Up! colours! A selection of products will be available May 1st, and the full line will be in our new Annual Catalogue (June 2nd). You can see a bit of what it's about in the video:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Deco Label Concertina Card (feat. Backyard Basics)

I saw a card similar to this by Belinda Neil, and had to make one for this month's Big Shot Class!

The Hardwood Background stamp from the Occasions Catalogue just might be my favourite (and is definitely well used--I think I've used it in every class since January!) and with some post-it notes, I was able to stamp the whole card base with it... this is Smoky Slate card stock stamped with Smoky Slate ink. You could use any Framelits that nest inside each other for this type of card, and I decided to use the Deco Labels. To get these half cuts, the key is Cutting Plate placement. You centre the Framelit over your score line. You have your Cutting Plate as the bottom layer (just like normal), but you place the top Cutting Plate on one side of the score line so it only cuts half of the Framelit shape. Repeat with every other score line, using the smaller Framelits as you go.

We'll be making this card in my Big Shot Class this weekend, and there's still time to sign up!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Around the World Challenge #14 - Colours!

Hi! It's the first of the month which means it's time for another Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge! Challenge #14 is a colour challenge (So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White):

Here is the card I created for this challenge:

I used the Hexagon Hive thinlit to cut a mask from a large post-it note (you could use copy paper and add temporary adhesive if you can't find a large post-it note). After placing the mask on my Whisper White card stock, I sponged the three colours through the mask, blending them where they met. I also stamped the dots from Happy Watercolor in the same inks, with the mask still on the card stock. I stamped the tulips from Blessed Easter with StazOn Jet Black (using a mask to create the layered look) and added a little more Blushing Bride Stampin' Write marker to fill them in. I also added Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Write marker to the leaves. The sentiment was stamped onto a banner cut from So Saffron card stock and I threaded some ribbon through holes I punched to create a faux bow. A few pearls finish it off!

I hope you like my card, and I hope you might check out the challenge and play along. You can find all the details on the Around the World Challenge Blog!