Brilliant Blending Techniques – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop July 2021…

Welcome to this awesome blog hop by the Tech 4 Stampers group, where today we are showcasing Brilliant Blending Techniques. I have chosen to stick to some real basic blending, but I am sure that you will gather a whole heap of inspiration from our special group of talented crafters, so do hop around. I have combined my Brilliant Blending with the lovely Brilliant Wings Dies from Stampin’ Up! These never fail to help me make amazing projects, and they are a dream to cut on the Cut and Emboss Machine too. The base of the card is Thick Basic […]

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Bloom where you are planted…

One of the more unusual suites in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! is the Bloom Where you are Planted suite, with it’s natural papers and gorgeous houseplants. It makes a nice change from the flowers that I love so much! In fact, the only stamp that I have used on this card is the sentiment stamp, and there are plenty of other lovely sentiments in this set too, along with all of the plant images, but I chose to fussy cut the elements from the Designer Series Paper. Aren’t they the most gorgeous images? The base card is […]

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How to make a quick and easy notecard set…

This quick and easy notecard set is one of several projects that have been lying around my craft room waiting for me to finish. I had a tidy up of my shelving this week when I cam across it again and thought ‘today is the day!’ The box that holds the cards is one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes, so versatile and they make crafting a breeze, as all we need to do is decorate them. And they are very sturdy too, so make a perfect gift. The cards are also quick and easy, as these are the Notecards […]

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Colouring with Alcohol Markers – Casually Crafting June Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to another Casually Crafting Blog Hop, where today I am once again colouring with alcohol markers, my trusty Stampin’ Blends are back out on my desk, not that they ever really went away to be fair! The Casually Crafting Design Team have been busy this month creating loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! We are a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. The theme of this month’s hop is actually Tic Tac Toe. […]

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Make a Mini Stationery Set…

I had a fabulous time on my Facebook Live this morning demonstrating how to make a Mini Stationery Set, and I wanted to share the instructions here with you today. This is such a lovely little project, perfect for giving as a gift or for selling at craft fairs, which are starting up again now! These sets contain a notepad, a set of sticky notes and a pen, all presented in one of the Stampin’ Up! acetate card boxes. I used to sell these sets for about £5 in the craft fairs, but it depends on what your materials cost […]

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Multicolour Stamping with Markers…

This Multicolour Stamping with Markers technique is an oldie but a goodie, it is such a nice way of taking a single stamp and stamping it in a whole variety of colours. I have used the Shaded Summer stamp set for this card, I just love the flowery images that are in the set, as well as all of those gorgeous sentiments! I actually made this card for the Global Design Project #292, I love taking part in challenges because it can really inspire the creative person inside. This week’s challenge was to CASE the designer, Susan Wong. What a […]

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How to make an easel box card..

I have got a gorgeous project for you today, showing you how to make an easel box card, one that will fit a bar of chocolate making it a perfect thank you or birthday gift. I have used the new Sweet as a Peach suite of products, with amazing co-ordinating stamps, papers and dies. I love how all our products work so well together. You can shop this suite now over at my online store. To make the easel box card you will need a sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock and a sheet of A4 cardstock in the same […]

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How to make cards for men. A dark green and gold handmade card and matching envelope

How to make cards for men – Stamptastic Friends May Blog Hop…

I don’t know about you but I love making pretty cards with flowers and gems and bows, so how to make cards for men has always been a little bit of a conundrum to me, but over the last few years I have learn that colour, quality and simplicity are the three pillars for really good cards for men. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, and we are here today with a theme of ‘Masculine Makes’, so hopefully you will find plenty of […]

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How to create a field of Pink Pansies – Casually Crafting May Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to another Casually Crafting Blog Hop, where today I want to share how to create a field of Pink Pansies using the new Pansy Patch stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The Casually Crafting Design Team have been busy this month creating loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! We are a group of Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. To make this card I used one of my favourite techniques – masking. To create my ‘masks’ […]

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A very girly birthday card…

I made this girly birthday card for my niece’s birthday, I think it will be just perfect for her even though she isn’t a particularly girly girl. I was working on a project for my return to in person classes and this paper was out on my desk, just calling to be used. It is absolutely stunning, and from the new Expressions in Ink Designer Series Papers. These papers are absolutely gorgeous, and mimic an alcohol effect style, without the mess or the need to buy and learn how to use alcohol inks. And they have the most beautiful gold […]

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