How to make a Rainbow Card…

The Zany Zoo bundle is a new addition to my craft room, and as soon as I got my hands on it I just knew I wanted to use my Thursday night YouTube live to demonstrate how to make a rainbow card, using the cute characters in this set from Stampin’ Up! This bundle is part of a brand new suite of products, but I wanted to show how to use it without the papers, and was instantly drawn to that cute racoon holding the balloons. You can see how both of these cards were made by heading to my […]

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Marigold Moments – Artisan Design Team April Monthly Post…

My Artisan Design Team group were tasked to create with the Marigold Moments stamp set for our April monthly posts, and the team did an amazing job of showcasing the versatility of this stamp set. I was blown away with some of the projects that had been created! I opted for a very traditional colour scheme, with oranges and yellows, and added in a touch of gold, too. I actually had some gold foil wrapped chocolates left over from another project, and decided to make some treat packaging using the lovely press seal bags, to go with my card. I […]

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How to make a Tri-fold Panel Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop April ’23…

Our theme for this month’s Creativity Abounds Blog Hop is the Online Exclusives and I have got a lovely Tri-Fold Panel Card to share with you today. Do you know about the Online Exclusives? Additional products sold by Stampin’ Up! that are not available in any catalogue, but that you can see online at Stampin’ Up Online Exclusives. There are a real mix of products there and we are hoping to highlight some of them here for you today, so please do have a hop around using the links at the bottom of the page to see what everyone has […]

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Fresh as a Daisy suite from Stampin’ Up!…

The Fresh as a Daisy suite from Stampin’ Up! was one of the first suites that jumped out at me from the upcoming 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue, and I can certainly say that it didn’t disappoint! With its beautiful papers and gems, fun stamp set and GORGEOUS dies, this suite is fantastic for any level of crafter. Our Creativity Abounds July Stamp Camp is using this Fresh as a Daisy suite, so if you think you might like it, why not come and join us? All you need to do is purchase the suite (£69.50) through me, when the catalogue goes […]

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How to make a Diagonal Lid Box – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop April ’23…

The theme for this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is ‘Favourite Tool’ and I must say I was stuck for choice to begin with, as I love so many of our tools, but in the end I decided I would be lost without my trusty Paper Trimmer, so decided to make this Diagonal Lid Box to demonstrate just how useful a little paper trimmer can be. Every month the Stamptastic Friendse come together to share with you the very best of Stampin’ Up! with cards and projects on a specific theme. Thank you so much for stopping by today and […]

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How to make a flower filled box frame – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop April ’23…

Our theme for this month’s blog hop is something square, and this frame was just sat on my shelf shouting at me, so I decided to show you how to make a flower filled box frame, perfect as a gift of for keeping on display in your own home. The best thing? The flowers never die! I got my frame from Hobbycraft in the UK, and it is a 7″ frame with a 6″ aperture, just the right size for a wreath like this. To make my flower filled box frame I used the Two Tone Flora stamp set from […]

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How to use heat embossing and alcohol markers…

I was asked to create a tip/technique based post for the Artisan Design Team, and I knew almost immediately that I wanted to show people how to use heat embossing and alcohol markers together. If you were to stamp and heat emboss an image, and then try to colour it in, you have two big problems. Firstly, the alcohol marker ink would get onto the heat embossed image and make it look really messy, and secondly, the ink in the markers can react with the embossed area and damage the pens! This tip shows a way around both of these […]

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How to use the emboss resist technique in cardmaking…

Going through my stamp sets for inspiration for my YouTube live, I realised I hadn’t ever used the gorgeous Pretty Medallion stamp, so I thought what better than a little tutorial using this background stamp with the emboss resist technique, both with watercolouring and with ink blending too. Heat embossing is still like magic to me every time I do it, and I love how many different techniques you can use with it too. These are two fairly simple techniques but ones that really add a little wow to your finished project. The pretty medallion stamp set is perfect for […]

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Home Decor with Stampin’ Up! – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop March ’23…

The theme for this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is home decor, and I wanted to share with you how I created this home decor piece with Stampin’ Up! kit collections, combining two kits together to create one really special piece, that can be kept and treasured or given away as a gift. Every month the Stamptastic Friendse come together to share with you the very best of Stampin’ Up! with cards and projects on a specific theme. Thank you so much for stopping by today and please do hop around the rest of the blogs using the links at […]

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What is Stamping Off? – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Mar ’23…

The Creativity Abounds crew are focusing on the amazing Fancy Flora suite this month and I wanted to show you how to make this Two-Tone Flora card, focusing on answering that common question, what is stamping off? In short, it is a really super technique which will give you so many more options with your ink pads. I must say I absolutely love the Two-Tone Flora stamp set and love how easy it is to get real dimensional looking flowers using just one colour of ink, by ‘stamping off’. You absolutely can use these stamps with different coloured inks, too, […]

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