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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Spring Themed Card – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop Mar ’23…

The theme for this month’s Tech 4 Stampers blog hop is Spring, and I really enjoyed making this Spring themed card, though I must say at the time of creating it we were feeling any but Spring like here in the UK! I decided to use the Nested Friends bundle, mainly because it has been sat unloved on my shelf since I bought it, but also because it really is a sign of Spring for me when the birds start nest building. We are lucky to have a birds nest in our hedge, and excited to see if they come […]

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By The Bay Multi-Faceted Box – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Jan ’23…

We here at the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team had out 8th Stamp Camp this weekend just gone, using the By The Bay suite of products, and this multi-faceted box was the bonus project that I chose to demonstrate live on the day. So… What is a Stamp Camp? The Stamp Camp is available to anyone who purchases the corresponding suite (or equivalent up to the value of) from one of the 13 demonstrators who are participating. Once you have your suite, I send out enough cardstock and a PDF to make 13 tutorial led (including a YouTube video) Make […]

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Irresistible Blooms from Stampin’ Up!…

As soon as I was able to I just had to order this beautiful upcoming collection of Irresistible Blooms products from Stampin’ Up! The gorgeous flower stamps, co-ordinating dies, papers, sentiments and embellishments are just fabulous, but I must say that as soon as I sat down to create, all the ideas just vanished from my head! Don’t you hate it when that happens? So, I turned to the good old trusty Global Design Project (#GDP380) for some inspiration – this week’s challenge was CASE the designer, Janneke De Jong, with her wonderful subtle Christmas card, which you can see […]

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Regency Park Suite – Artisan Design Team Monthly Post Jan’ 2023…

Hello, and welcome, I am so excited to share these projects that I made with the Regency Park Suite, as this was my first post as for the Artisan Design Team this year! I must say, these really aren’t my go to colours, so I was definitely out of my comfort zone working here, but sometimes it is good to push ourselves though, don’t you think? The Regency Park suite is actually what I call a Mega Suite, as it has two stamp sets, a punch, dies, papers, speciality papers, ribbon and embellishments. You really have a lot to play […]

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Adorable Owls meets Ink Blending…

I knew I wanted to play with the new Adorable Owls stamp set from Stampin’ Up! during my weekly YouTube live video, but was in a bit of a creative slump last week, so off I went to Pinterest in search of some ideas – it really is a fabulous resource for cardmakers, especially with your Stampin’ Up! supplies, because there are just so many ideas out there for our stamp sets. All you do is type in the name and away you go! I was totally inspired by a card that was actually made by a friend of mine, […]

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Country Floral Lane Suite from Stampin’ Up!…

Now, I wasn’t going to get the Country Floral Lane Suite from the new Stampin’ Up! Jan – Apr Mini Catalogue but boy am I glad that I did. I absolutely love the colours, the papers, the stamps and the punch, and I can see loads of uses for this one, not just Valentine’s day. As soon as I had a play, I was away making lots of samples, I just fell in love with it. The Country Floral Lane Suite colours are Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron and Balmy Blue, thought I opted to stick with […]

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How to Make a Pull Tab Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Jan ’23…

So, I may have gone a little rogue today, as the theme for this month’s hop is actually ‘fancy fold’ cards, but I had an idea in my head that wouldn’t go away, so I decided to share how to make a pull tab card instead. It’s kind of like a fancy-fold, right? The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team are a team of global demonstrators who come together twice a month to share the very best of Stampin’ Up! with you all, once to create tutorials and once to share our inspiration in blog hops like this one. I must […]

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Baby-wipe Technique – Stamptastic Friends’ Blog Hop Jan ’23…

I have been playing with the baby-wipe technique for one my classes this month, and decided to share this card with you all today, using the new Thanks a Bunch stamp set, which you can earn for FREE with a £45 spend during Sale-A-Bration! It fits in perfectly with our theme of ‘Something New’ too. The Stamptastic Friends blog hop group may be small, but we are definitely mighty. Every month we come together to share with you the very best of Stampin’ Up! with cards and projects on a specific theme. Thank you for stopping by today and please […]

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