Stampin’ Up! In Colors Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop May 2022…

The Creativity Abounds theme for this month’s blog hop is Stampin’ Up! In Colors Cards. We were tasked to make a card to showcase one of more of the new 2022-2024 In Colors, and I wanted to show how these colours can work with our existing colours. The new Stampin’ Up! In Colors are Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet. I’m guessing these names might not mean a lot to you so I thought I would make a little graphic to show you which colours they actually are! I decided to use two of these […]

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How to make an Accordion File style Gift Bag – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop May ’22…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘friendship’, and what better way to celebrate friendship than to gift someone this cut accordion file style gift bag, filled with goodies and treats, a handmade card and maybe even a note to show them how much they mean to you. To make this accordion style gift bag you will need to choose two colours of co-ordinating cardstock. I chose Basic White and Melon Mambo for mine. Take one of those sheets cut two pieces measuring 9cm x 18cm out of it, then score each of them every 1 1/2 cm. Fold […]

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How to make a vellum wrap – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop April ’22…

Hello and welcome, thank you so much for stopping by this blog post today, where I am going to show you how to make a vellum wrap for your cards. Vellum is an awesome product, but it can be hard to know how to use it, so do read on to find out more! This month is the Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp, featuring the Symbols of Fortune suite. If you purchased the suite from me you will have automatic entry into this awesome event, for no extra charge, and this project is the one that I will be sharing how […]

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Card Design Inspiration – CASE a Colleague – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop April ’21…

Sometimes it can be hard to get that all important card design inspiration, so the Stamptastic Friends are here to show you one way you can make a start when you are really struggling for what to create, with our CASE a Colleague blog hop. The Stamptastic Friends are a friendly bunch of talented crafters who come together once a month to share their passion for all things crafty with you. We would love you to be inspired by our ideas, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post to see what […]

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Stampin’ Up! Colour Co-ordination – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop April ’21…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘Pretty in Pink’, so it seemed an ideal time for me to tell you all about Colour Coordination by Stampin’ Up! If you were to ask people what they love about Stampin’ Up! craft supplies you would probably get two answers… 1. Quality (it really is outstanding) and 2. Colour Coordination. Only a crafter will understand the pain of trying to find different pinks to match, so what a joy that you can get it all in one place, in the colour of your choice! Who are the Tech 4 Stampers? We […]

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How to colour Rusty Robots…

Hello and welcome to my blog post all about showing you how to colour Rusty Robots using the fun Nuts & Bolts stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Firstly, my thanks to Artisan Design Team member Kim Fee for the inspiration here, I just loved how she had coloured in her robots and I wanted to share that with you all too. There is a video tutorial showing you how I achieved this look and how I made the card, so please do have a watch if you have the time. Making cards for men, or masculine cards, can be really […]

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Make a Masculine Z-Fold Card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop March ’21…

The Stamptastic Friends have got a super hop for you this month as we all showcase our favourite tools, and I am demonstrating how to make a masculine z-fold card to highlight the awesome Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer. The Stamptastic Friends are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post for more ideas and inspiration. I must admit I have been absolutely blown away by the new paper offering, Waves of the Ocean. It is […]

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Subtle Embossing Folder Trick…

Hello and welcome back to my blog, where today I am sharing with you a top tip for how to make your embossed images less prominent using the ‘subtle embossing folder trick’. I must say the colour combination I used here was totally inspired by my lovely upline Emma Goddard, who stumbled across it during one of her weekly live crafting videos. Fresh Freesia, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake – who would have thought it! I wanted to keep lots of white space on my card, so I positioned all of the focal point over to the right hand side […]

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Spring themed greetings card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop March ’21…

The theme of this months blog hop is ‘Spring’, so I wanted to share with you this spring themed greetings card, totally inspired by all of the beautiful colours out there at the moment. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is […]

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How to make a simple and stylish card…

Sometimes, you need a simple and stylish card, and one that doesn’t take forever to make, especially when you just want to reach out to a friend to tell them you are thinking about them. The Forever Fern stamp set is a perfect set for this type of make, because the images are so beautiful that you really don’t need all the layers and embellishments. I wanted to play along with the Global Design Project GDP#333 this month, but when I saw the colours I must admit my heart sank a little! I am not really into greens, but when […]

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