Stamptastic Friends October 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the September Blog Hop by the Stamptastic Friends, an amazing group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their creations with you all. Whether you have come straight here to me, or hopped from somewhere else, be sure to hop on over to the rest of the team to see some fabulous makes. Box Frame My first thought when I hear the words Box Frame are of samplers, usually a 12″ x 12″ frame with lots of different patterns of DSP, showcasing all the elements of a suite of products or a range of […]

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Casually Crafting Designer Series Paper Showcase Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘Designer Series Paper Showcase’ and boy, have I got a great project for you today with my Peony Garden Mini-Album! There is a Paper Offer on at the moment, with 15% off 15 selected Designer Series Paper packs, so this hop is perfect to get those creative juices flowing and to help you see just what can be made with a bit of paper! The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that want to share our take on casual […]

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beautiful daisy thank you card

Beautiful Daisy Thank You Card…

I was asked by a crafty friend of mine to do a Facebook Live Demonstration using the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality Designer Series Paper, and out of that came this beautiful daisy thank you card. Not the first thing I would have imagined when I started looking at the papers, but it just goes to show how versatile they are! I just love how this turned out, using the Daisy Lane stamp set and co-ordinating Medium Daisy Punch, with the In Good Taste Elements (the wooden leaves) and the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality DSP. Believe it or not, […]

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A handmade luxury Christmas card and matching gift tag

Handmade Luxury Christmas Card…

I have been playing with the Poinsettia Dies recently, and really wanted to use the Plush Poinsettia Speciality Paper, with its sumptious soft flock feel, to make a handmade luxury Christmas card. You get six 12″ x 12″ sheets, 2 each of 3 designs, for £10.25. I have used it as the background for my large 7″ x 7″ card here, cutting it first to 14.4cm x 14.4cm and matting it onto a layer of Gold Foil sheet measuring 14.8cm x 14.8cm. I also used the paper to make the base for my matching gift tag, it really adds a […]

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A Wintry Christmas Card…

So, I know that Poinsettias are supposed to be red, and leaves green, but one of the things I love about crafting is that we don’t need to stick to rules, so I have chosen Pool Party as my main colour for this Wintry Christmas Card. I absolutely love the Poinsettia Dies from the August – December Mini Catalogue, they make such stunning flowers and I have seen them made in a whole host of different colours, but there is something about these Pool Party ones, isn’t there? I have sponged the edges of them in Frost White Shimmer Ink, […]

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Zany Zebras do Christmas…

I absolutely adore these cute little zebras playing in the snow, in this card which I have dubbed ‘Zany Zebras do Christmas’. It is easy peasy to make, and I will show you how in the video below… I made the card several weeks ago, after a flash of inspiration one day and it has been so popular that I decided to re-make it during one of my recent Facebook Live videos. Don’t follow me on Facebook yet? Find me here, as The Songbird Stamper. Make sure that you follow me so you don’t miss out on any upcoming tutorials […]

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Stamptastic Friends September 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the September Blog Hop by the Stamptastic Friends, an amazing group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their creations with you all. Whether you have come straight here to me, or hopped from somewhere else, be sure to hop on over to the rest of the team to see some fabulous makes. Autumn We are slowly but surely slipping into Autumn, though with the temperatures this week in the UK you might not think it! There was only one choice for me with regards to this theme, and that was to use the […]

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Casually Crafting Black and White with a Pop of Colour Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘Black and White with a Pop of Colour’. I must admit this had me stumped for a little while, until a flash of inspiration hit me just in time! The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that want to share our take on casual crafting with you all. We will be sharing what we love every 3rd Friday of each month. Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team’s creative projects from the photo links at […]

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Poinsettia Place…

As soon as I saw the Poinsettia Place suite in the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue I just knew that I was going to get it. The stamps are absolutely gorgeous and the dies are so easy to work with but I will be honest and say that I struggled to use the Designer Series Paper. I had some out on my desk last night and there was one sheet I looked at and thought “I will never use that”. But then I looked a little closer and saw the most gorgeous individual flowers so I took out my […]

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Quick and Easy Christmas Cards…

I knew I was going to love the Freezin’ Fun bundle from Stampin’ Up! as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue and I love it even more now I know it makes the most fabulous quick and easy Christmas cards. I have teamed it up with the GORGEOUS snowflake splendor Designer Series Paper here and these cards really did come together like a dream. These cute little critters are a delight to colour in, with whatever colouring tools you have to hand, but I took out my Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers and got to work. Such a […]

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