Stamp Review Crew – Colorful Seasons

With a new catalogue to inspire, the Stamp Review Crew are ready for action!!!

If you haven’t seen a Stamp Review Crew before, you’re in a for a treat!  SRC is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, who, on the first and third Monday of the month, share projects inspired by a current stamp set.

Today, we’re creating using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating products from the Color Theory Suite including the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

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They all appear in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It was available on pre-order for demonstrators, so there has been some amazing ideas floating around already.  But, you’re sure to find lots more today!

The hop goes around in a circle, so for the full experience, keep hopping until you get back to where you started!

If you’ve already been hopping, then you’ll have seen the beautiful work of Artisan Design Team member Rochelle Blok!

I had a giggle on the weekend when I saw Rochelle’s Artisan Design Team projects using this stamp set.  My projects today are quite similar!!!  Snap Rochelle! #channelingmyinnerArtisan

I actually made these cards last week as I spent Thurs – Sat in Perth at a training course for my paid job as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist.

I’ve been trying to take photos in full sun (quite the challenge as we head into winter!), which has taken a lot of organisation!


My cards were inspired by two things –  winter started this week in the Southern Hemisphere, and as this blog hop goes live today, I’ll be on my way to Perth (again), to see the Frozen Disney on Ice show.

The two Little Misses love Frozen and can practically recite it word for word, and can certainly sing all the songs!  I’m sure it will be quite magical!

So, with a colour theme of Whisper & Shimmery White, Elegant Eggplant, Dapper Denim, the Color Theory DSP and Memories & More Cards, I created these two cards…

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

The first card uses a snowflake card from the Memories & More Card Pack.  I added extra snowflakes, embossed in white and a banner/ribbon flourish for my sentiment to sit on.

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

The sentiment is a combination of the ‘beautiful’ from the Colorful Season stamp set (I masked out the other words) and the happy birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

The Pretty Label punch is new (and gorgeous!).  I’ve added a shadow using the same punched shape, just slightly offset behind it.

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent


The second card uses white on white die cuts – which I love for a textured effect.  Depending on how you look at the card, it often looks like they’ve been embossed.

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

I used the Pretty Label punch again for the sentiment and more of the delightful Glitter Enamel Dots.

They come in four colours are I’ve been able to use them on all sorts of cards!  A princess needs a little glitter!

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

So, although we don’t’ have snow where I live, there’s always a use for snowflakes for Frozen inspired princess cards!

Next up on the Stamp Review Crew list is Juan Ambida who has something amazing to share using the Colorful Season stamp set.

Thanks for hopping with me!  I hope you enjoy the four seasons in one day concept!

Do you have a favourite season?  Mine is summer – I love the hot weather, and only just tolerate the cold!  We had such as cold winter in Bunbury last year, I’m really hoping for a milder one this year!!!


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Frozen Finale! Frozen Easel Card

It’s been a busy season of Frozen birthday parties.  I’ve come up with quite a few different Frozen designs over the past year – Sister Love, Elsa dress punch art, Anna dress punch art, Olaf punch art, Olaf shaker card

But there was one more Frozen card that needed making.  I’ve called on my Cameo for a little help to make this Frozen Easel Card.

Elsa, Anna & the ice castle are all downloads from the Silhouette design store.

This is what the card looks like when closed:

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The inside:

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The Easel:

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The card is full Frozen flight when open in easel format:

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Happy 4th birthday to Tayla!

Special little birthday princesses deserve special birthday cards.  Kelly & the little princesses x

As well as the Cameo downloads, I also used these awesome SU! products:

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The Olaf Series – Shaker Card & Curvy Keepsake Box

We’re about to enter another week of birthdays, starting today with the celebration of Kayla’s 4th birthday with a Frozen themed party.  It’s amazing that a movie that came out in 2013 is still going so strong in 2015!  But, if you’ve got a 2-10 year old girl, you’re probably quite aware of how popular Frozen is.  I hear there’s a sequel due out this year!

I wanted something new in the Frozen range, so I have gone with an Olaf shaker card (basic shaker card instructions here).

The makings of this Olaf card:

  • The Festive Flurry (snowflake) framelits are currently on the clearance rack at a bargain price.
  • The Frosted Sequins are now retired, but could be substiuted for whatever confetti material you have on hand.
  • Olaf is made from punch art – a smaller version of my original Olaf card.
  • The “Birthday” is courtesy of a “Frozen font” I downloaded and cut with my Silhouette.  I love how caring & sharing the internet can be, with so many great things available for free download.

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And of course, there’s a matching Olaf curvy keepsake box!

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Happy Birthday Kayla – the challenge of a ‘fresh’ Frozen card has been fun!  Kelly x

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Frozen Themed Cards – Olaf

The final card in the Frozen series is the very lovable Olaf.  There are lots of variations floating around cyberspace, here is mine to add to the mix.  Punch art characters remain my first love!  Kelly x

How to build your own snowman:

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punches: Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Accents, Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1/2″ Circle1-1/4″ Circle, 1-3/4″ Circle, Large Oval, Small Oval, Artisan Label

DSP: Winter Frost (retired)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo

Ink: Island Indigo

Stamp Set: Label Love

Accessories: Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue Pen

 

 

 

 

Frozen Themed Cards – Anna

Next on the big screen is Anna.  She is my daughter’s favourite and the hero of the movie!  One again, this princess punch art uses the Dress Up Framelits.  Princess cards are quite addictive!  Kelly x

How to make Princess Anna’s Dress:

  • Using the sleeveless dress framelit, cut out 2 Pacific Point dresses and 1 Basic Black dress
  • Cut 1 PP dress in half and leave one as is.
  • Either by freehand or using the Full Heart punch, create a ‘v’ shape in the middle of the BB dress.  Add Gold Foil to the back of the BB piece and cut around it to create a small gold border.
  • Using Rose Red, cut the largest die from the Apothecary Accents framelits set – cut this in half longways.
  • Cut two Rose Red 1-1/4″ circles.  Cut each again using the punch so you end up with an oval shape.
  • Cut a Tempting Turquoise 1″ circle for the neckline and a small strip of Elegant Eggplant for her cape (I used the now retired Horizontal Slot Punch).
  • Attach all the pieces together so they look like the picture below.  You may have to trim some of the pieces down so they fit better (especially the Apothecary Accent pieces).

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Dress Up (retired), Labels Collection

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punches: Full Heart (retired), 1-1/4″ Circle, 1″ Circle

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

DSP: Winter Frost (retired)

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil

Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Basic Black

Ink: Tempting Turquoise

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Frozen Themed Cards – Elsa

I made a series of Frozen cards in the lead up to Maddie’s party as part of the fun.  I’ll start by sharing Elsa with you as she is the ‘pin-up’ girl of Frozen.  I am so sad that the Dress Up Framelits are now discontinued – they are perfect for princess cards.  Maybe you still have them in your collection like I do and my cards inspire you to make a Frozen card for a special princess you know!  Kelly x

How to make Queen Elsa’s Dress:

  • Using the sleeveless dress framelit, cut out 3 Tempting Turquoise dresses
  • Cut the straps from one dress, cut another one in half and leave one as is.
  • Either by freehand or using the Full Heart punch, create a ‘v’ shape in the middle of the strapless dress.
  • Again using the sleeveless dress framelit, cut just the top section of the dress using Vellum
  • Using Vellum, cut the largest die from the Apothecary Accents framelits set – cut this in half longways.
  • Attach all the pieces together so they look like the picture below.  You may have to trim some of the pieces down so they fit better (especially the Apothecary Accent pieces).
  • Jazz up Elsa’s dress using glitter – I used Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter and Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Dress Up (retired), Labels Collection

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punches: Full Heart (retired)

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

DSP: Winter Frost (retired)

Specialty Paper: Vellum

Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate

Ink: Pacific Point

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details

No better friend than a sister …

The birthday fun continues throughout this week.  I’m going to share as much of my Frozen party with you as I can.  I hope you enjoy it – I’ve had so much fun using my Stampin’ Up! supplies to create a beautiful birthday party for Miss M.  Where there is colour coordination – I’m in!!!

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Today’s share is another birthday card.  I thought a Frozen themed Anna & Elsa ‘sister’ card was perfect for Alexa to give to Maddie.  I’ve added the custom ‘no better friend than a sister’ saying across the top as this truly defines the special relationship the girls share – they adore each other.  Later in the week I will share individual Anna & Elsa cards.  I just love the drawing Alexa did for the middle of the card with a picture of her & Maddie.  They are so precious at this age!  Kelly x

Elsa's Dress
Elsa’s Dress

 

Anna's Dress
Anna’s Dress
Alexa's Artwork
Alexa’s Artwork

Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Dress Up (retired), Bitty Banners, Apothecary Accents

Punches: Banner, Itty Bitty Accents, Horizontal Slot (retired), Full Heart (retired)

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Shimmery White, Gold Foil, Vellum

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Basic Black

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Glitz: Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter

Accessories: Paper Snips

Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects