Hello! Thanks for joining me and my stamping friends around the world for a Stamp Review Crew hop. Today we’re all creating using the Have A Hoot stamp set and Peek-A-Hoot Dies.
I’ve blogged before about how much I love this bundle – so I’m excited to join in with a hop that celebrates it’s awesomeness!!!
My card is a Christmas card in non-traditional colours. I love the classic red & green combo but I really love Christmas in blue!
The base for this card is Misty Moonlight with a Seaside Spray mat. The top layer – cut with the awesome 3 part tag die from the Peek-A-Hoot Dies is Whisper White. The sentiments are white embossing on Night of Navy cardstock and the “OWL” letters are Flowers for Every Season DSP. They are of course the Playful Alphabet Dies (another favourite!) with Foam Adhesive Sheets to make the letters pop!
I love being able to customise cards so they are meaningful. For this card, I stamped the two owls together and also the owls on the branch and layered them to recreate my family dynamic. Any guesses who the rouge little one jumping at the back might be??? They are easy to colour using Stampin’ Blends.
The sentiment for this card appeals to my ‘punny’ side. Another variation is to leave out the little owls and use the two snuggly owls with “TWO” letters (‘from two of us’).
This stamp set has it all – images you can colour, super cute sentiments (in a fabulous font) and great accessory stamps. The fact that it has amazing coordinating dies (and the tag frame) is a wonderful bonus! The sentiments in the set also cater to Halloween – which is great for me because I rarely buy a dedicated Halloween set and then always end up wanting to make something at the last minute in late October!
I have one more card to share with you. This one combines the sweet little owl with the Gift Wrapped bundle (also from the 2020 Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue).
Next up on the hop is my beautiful and creative friend Lou Kitzelman.
The main post for this hop is available at the Stamp Review Crew blog (it may not be live until later today, so check back if it’s not up yet). You can also see previous hops where you’ll find inspiration for so many favourite stamp sets.
Thanks for hopping with us. Have a marvellous week!
Hi! Thanks for joining us for a team hop where our Paper Adventures team get together on a Friday night once a month and create projects with a shared theme. Today it’s a fabulous sketch and we’re lucky to be joined by Gail Ellis from Blue Rose Paper Treasures as our guest designer.
This fun sketch was designed by Narelle. I’m so excited to see what the team does with it. I’m either incredibly literal with sketches (for this one think holly, circle and rectangle) or I run away on a complete tangent!
Today’s creation is a little liberal with the circle turning into a square and the holly becoming a gnome.
I had an idea when I saw this sketch where the gnome was peeking out from behind a present with a tag saying “no peeking”.
How cute is the ruffles of the bow from the Gift Wrapped stamp set? I’ve paired it with Heartwarming Hugs DSP.
The tag is from the Little Treat Box Dies – such a cute little size with gorgeous stitched detail. And you’ll recognise the gnome peeking out from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set. I had to hunt a little for the sentiment – I knew I had a ‘no peeking’ somewhere and found it in the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.
There’s lots more of the team to share their creations if you keep clicking on the ‘next’ links to each blog until you get back to where you started. The full list of participants is below.
From here, you are visiting our amazingly talented guest designer Gail Ellis.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend filled with all the things that make you happy!
A gorgeous friend of mine celebrated her birthday last week. Together, with her family, she has been caught up in the chaos that is COVID. After many false starts, lots of tears and a great amount of hope, they have finally made it home to Australia from their working holiday in Canada. They are currently serving out their mandatory 2 week hotel quarantine period in Perth and I’m super excited that they’ll be back in Bunbury very very soon!!!
It’s not every year you have to spend your birthday in isolation, and although I had hoped not to again need the Sharing Sunshine pdf released by Stampin’ Up! earlier in the year, there seemed no other way to celebrate a quarantine birthday than with a Quarantini.
If you’re unable to breathe natural air and only see the sun through a window (that you can’t open), I thought some OTT rainbow glimmer was in order!
The sparkle on this glimmer (available in the Annual Catalogue) is unreal! The rainbow effect just adds to its awesomeness!
The background for this card was stamped using ink tones to match the rainbow glimmer. I had already cut this stamp from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set into three pieces (Happy + little-bit-late + Birthday) so I just took the Birthday stamp set and stamped it all over the background. The colours are Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape & Rich Razzleberry.
The “happy” for the card is a die set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue called Happy Dies. It comes with a great range of accessory dies including a stitched edge, banner pennant and cloud strip. I can’t wait to have a play with the rest of the dies in the set. It’s always nice to have a set with great potential for creativity.
Welcome home to my wonderful friends – there’ll be lots of post quarantine celebrations after your (hopefully) once in a lifetime COVID birthday experience!
I was asked by a friend to make a new house card. Is there a better combination for this theme than the In Good Taste DSP (filled with home textile patterns), Home Together Dies (I bought these for exactly this theme) and Playful Alphabet Dies (for making the sentiment perfectly customised!).
This card is very neutral in it’s tones and makes me thing of a display home with a fabulously neutral colour scheme ready to add some pops of colour and a personal touch!
The little home & heart die is my favourite in the set and just so cute!!
Although I almost always make standard A6 size cards (half an A4 sheet folded), I wanted the long space of a DL sized card (8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ folded in half).
Seeing all the earthy tones of this card makes me want to make another one in glorious bright colours! That might be a good project for today!
The Whiskey Business stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue is a wonderful mix of fun and serious all at the same time. It’s a great theme for anyone who loves drinks that come with ice in a lowball tumbler – or anyone who can appreciate this as a nostalgic nod to ye-old-timey symbolism.
The styling in this set is perfect and I couldn’t get away from needing to craft with rich colours and bold patterns. The DSP is from the World of Good pack – which has rich brass tones running through it and is perfectly moody for a whiskey card!
The whiskey bottle and glass were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in black. The colouring is Bumblebee ink which is a vibrant but deep yellow tone that looks like a good whiskey! I’m not a whiskey drinker personally, but a little internet search tells me that it comes in many colours from clear through to yellow, amber and brown tones. You could have some fun with colouring the variations!
The layout for this card was CASEd from Rochelle Blok. You can see her original card here. Rochelle repetitively stamped along the back panel which I loved – but particularly the way it all lined up down the left and created white space on the right. I’ve used the ‘cheers to you’ stamp in Misty Moonlight – lined up on my Stamparatus. The spacing of this stamp didn’t work for hinge stamping, so instead I’ve used the Grid Paper you can buy for your Stamparatus and while keeping the stamp in place on the Stamparatus, I’ve moved the cardstock up every 1/2″ until I’ve stamped all the way up the page.
I just love the sentiments in this stamp set – especially this one! There really is something special about getting an ‘old-fashioned’ birthday card in the mail.
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my Just Add Ink card for this challenge. It’s a fun sketch that you’ll be able to use for all occasions.
I’ve used it to create a Christmas card using fun new products. I think it’s time I embraced Christmas 2020 – I’ve been avoiding it so far!!! But it seems it’s time since Christmas treats are back in stores again – mince pies, fruit cake and puddings. I LOVE the iced fruit cake from Woolworths and would happily eat it all year if I could! What’s your favourite sweet treat that’s only available once a year?
This card features some of my favourite products from the 2020 Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue – Trimming the Town DSP and Joy Dies.
I cut three different patterns from the DSP using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, the sentiment from the page of text in the DSP and the ‘joy’ from the Joy Dies. The 3 step layering of the sentiments in this set is just magical!
I really love that the Trimming the Town DSP has red, green and blue as the main colours throughout the sheets. If you’ve seen my Christmas creations in previous years, you’ll know that traditional red & green is about my least favourite Christmas combination!
How is your Christmas card stock pile coming along? Hopefully this sketch inspires you to add a few more cards to your stash. We’d love for you to share your creation with us on the Just Add Ink blog. Click here to visit. You can also see all the design team cards there too for some extra inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend!
We live and work around a roster based system which means we sometimes need to shift special occasions. Father’s Day was slightly delayed for 2020, so I’m only just sharing the card I made for Mr Papercraft!
The last few months have been all about the chainsaw as we collect wood to get us through the winter cold. A punch art chainsaw in Husqvarna orange (aka Pumpkin Pie) was the perfect theme for this guy!
The wood themed DSP is from the retired Wood Textures patterns. I love keeping all my old DSP – it’s been handy for more than a few cards lately!
The punny sentiment (which Mr Papercraft was sure referred to his current “mop” of hair that he’s so proud of) is made using the Playful Alphabet Dies with Foam Adhesive Sheet and snipped letters from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set.
Happy Father’s Day to all the shift work Dads! I hope you enjoyed being celebrated – whenever that may have happened!!!
Today I’m sharing a creation in green tones that would work for girls or guys.
I cut a range of different sizes and the different types of triangles in Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Just Jade and Pretty Peacock and arranged them in an overlapping pattern on a Whisper White card base.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings – white embossed on Basic Black cardstock and cut using the Classic Label punch. A simple finish to go with the no nonsense triangles!
Ombre colour combinations have always been a favourite of mine, but I’m keen to try this in some different match-ups! I can imagine a yellow, black & gray version (another favourite combination of mine!!!). I probably need pushing out of my comfort zone. Leave your suggestions in the comments!
Although I’d love to hang out at the craft table all day (and night) I have two other jobs that keep me busy. They are both equally as fun and interesting with very different pay rates and job descriptions. My job as a Mumma to the three Mini Papercrafts pays in love and kisses. My job as a Speech Pathologist pays in gratitude and the satisfaction of being able to help children communicate.
Last week was Speech Pathology Week – a week of celebrating Speech Pathologists and the workplaces in which they help others. The theme for 2020 was Communicating with Confidence. This is me with my fabulous work colleagues in our Speech Pathology Week shirts.
Approximately 5% of the population have communication difficulties. Communicating with confidence is vital to enable everyone to participate fully in the social, educational, economic and sporting aspects of community life. We believe that families have the right to access the support and opportunities they need to help their children develop, learn, participate and thrive. It’s a pleasure to be part of the complex journey a family takes when their child has a communication difficulty.
A couple of weeks ago my love of paper and being a Speech Pathologist collided when a friend needed a card to thank the Speech Pathologist her son had been seeing. Speech Pathologists, affectionately known as “Speechies” love a good play on words, so gnome pun seemed like the perfect card for the occasion.
This card started with the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set – specifically the ‘like gnome other’ phrase. The base of the card uses the Peek-A-Hoot Dies to create some structure for the other parts of the card – and a window for the cute little gnome house to peek out. The DSP for this card is from the In Good Taste DSP.
The gnome has undergone a transition from Christmas gnome to garden themed gnome with some paper piecing on her hat and coordinating colouring with Stampin’ Blends.
The “Speechie” letters are cut from the Playful Alphabet Dies in Misty Moonlight cardstock with Foam Adhesive Sheets for extra impact and lots of Wink of Stella for the sparkle she deserves!
If you’re looking for a thank you stamp set for your collection to cover all types of thankful occasions, I really love the Massive Thanks stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.
Thank you to all the Speech Pathologists across the world – you are awesome! If you know a “Speechie”, let them know what a fantastic job they are doing!