Cute Christmas Gift Bag – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Sept ’23…

Hello and welcome to this month’s Creativity Abounds Blog Hop where our theme is the AMAZING Winter Meadow suite and I am here to show you this cute Christmas gift bag made using one of my favourite sheets of paper from this new product line up. The Creativity Abounds blog hop team is a group of 13 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who come together each month to bring you creative inspiration and tutorials for your cardmaking and papercrafting. October is our Stamp Camp month, and this time we chose to work with the Winter Meadow suite of […]

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Rainbow Celebration Card – The Stamptastic Friends’ Blog Hop August ’23…

Ooooh, I have received some new craft products, super exciting, and this Rainbow Celebration Card basically sums up how I feel about all the new stamps, dies, papers and embellishments in the new Stampin’ Up! Sep-Dec Mini Catalogue! Our theme here this month at the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Team is Celebration, and I reckon new goodies is always a reason to celebrate! If you want more inspiration around the theme of celebration, why not check out the links at the bottom of the page! The card itself is a standard DL card, so 21cm x 21cm scored in half […]

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Suspended Book Fold Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop August ’23…

Our theme for this month’s Creativity Abounds Blog Hop is ‘Fancy Folds’ and I have got one for you that I have never seen before, a suspended Book Fold Card. I saw this card on Pinterest and the tutorial was from Jan B, using some lovely summer papers, but I decided it would look fabulous as a Christmas card, so I have chosen some brand new products to play with. The Creativity Abounds crew are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who love to share ideas and inspire creativity – please do have a hop around […]

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Easy Peasy Fun Fold Card – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop July ’23…

Now, I am not normally a fan of fancy folds, but this easy peasy fun fold card was actually really enjoyable to make, and I am giving you all the measurements you will need to be able to make one for yourself, too. And I am sure you will find lots more fun fold inspiration if you hop through the rest of the blogs using the links at the bottom. All you need to make one of these easy peasy fun fold cards is a piece of cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, a piece of the same colour card measuring […]

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Good Colour Combo for Masculine Cards – Stamptastic Friends’ Blog Hop April ’23…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘Cards for Men’ so I thought I would share a good colour combo for masculine cards, as I think colour is one of the most important things when making those difficult cards for the special guys in our life. The Stamptastic Friends are a wonderful group of Demonstrators who come together every month to bring you the very best of Stampin’ Up! Please do have a hop around the rest of the team’s posts using the links at the bottom of the page. For my card today, I decided to work with […]

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New Colours from Stampin’ Up!…

I don’t know about you, but it normally takes me a year or so to really get into any new colours from Stampin’ Up! but this year I have vowed that I will introduce them more quickly into my crafting, and I think the key is learning which colours go with each other, to make gorgeous colour combos. I did a little bit of exploration this week, trying to see which colours paired with each other, and focussed my efforts on the new In Colours. I created this fun chart, to help me see which colours might suit which others, […]

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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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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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