More recently I create a fun fold using the stamped images from the set to create some birthday cards.
Today I’m sharing another project set using the stamps, dies and DSP. This one has a pet sympathy theme using the ‘sorry for your loss’ stamp. It’s never nice for a family to lose a beloved pet, but it’s a good opportunity to send a card to let them know you care.
You can see I’ve stayed with the colours of the suite – Real Red, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo and Basic White. I’ve also added in some Cherry Cobbler to add some contrast.
I’ve chosen to leave the cat & dog images from this card. Not only does it make the card more versatile in your stash, but it also avoids any possibility of offending if the stamped pet doesn’t resemble their pet.
The die set has 5 awesome dies – 4 pets to coordinate with the stamps and the super cute paw prints you see on these cards!
I’ve added in dies from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. These are my fave hearts and I’m sad to see them on the retirement list!
I’m excited for you to see what the rest of the crew have made with this stamp set.
Keep hopping and visit my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman on the east coast of Australia.
The theme for today is the Brights Colour Collection. I think this is the happiest range of colours and projects made with these colours are fun and bold and interesting.
I’ve used the Brights DSP Stack – which is currently available in the Starter Kit for anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration. Sale-A-Bration finishes tomorrow (9pm WA time) so please message me this weekend on Facebook, Instagram, leave a comment here or send me an email if you need more information. Or, if you know how it works and you’re ready to join my Paper Adventures team, you can purchase your Starter Kit by clicking here. If it doesn’t find me automatically as your demonstrator, you can search for me using my name “Kelly Kent’ and location “Dalyellup’.
I made two cards for this hop so I could use all 10 colours in the Brights collection – Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape.
The first card uses Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight.
I cut the Detailed Hearts Die in Basic White cardstock and then again in the DSP so I could layer the hearts within the frame. So I didn’t waste any of the DSP, I cut 1.5″ strips of each colour and then cut out just the segments of hearts I needed.
I won’t lie, this card was time consuming – but it’s worth placing each of those little hearts into the space and filling it up with pretty colour.
The sentiment for both cards is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set – white heat embossed on black cardstock as I love the contrast of black, white and the pop of colour from the Brights.
The second card has been swirling around my mind for a while – I’ve had feathers on the brain! And the combination of Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape seemed like the perfect colour combination to make it come to life.
The feather die is from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. The pretty scallop edge is from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. And the die I’ve used for the hello there sentiment is from the Hippo & Friends Dies.
Next up on the blog hop for some more bright creations is my gorgeous team member Lisa Whitehead. Lisa took advantage of a joining special with Stampin’ Up! a couple of years ago and has just celebrated her 2 year Stampinversary.
If you’d like to get your hands of 5 packs (200 sheets!) of DSP just for buying a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, then now is the time. This DSP will be available in the upcoming catalogue released in May 2021, so you’ll be among the first to have it in your stash. Click here to start adding items to the Starter Kit.
Thanks for hopping with us today. We look forward to sharing another colour collection again next month.
Hi there! Happy Valentine’s Day to those who are reading that are still in yesterday’s time zone! I hope you and all the already into Monday time zoners had a wonderful day of love!
There’s lots of love about today’s Stamp Review Crew hop where we share with you what we’ve been creating with the Kangaroo & Company stamp set. This set coordinates with the Kangaroo Dies for easy peasy projects!
I’m hopping with my friends on the crew from around the world and I can’t wait to see what they share with us today! Kangaroos are native to Australia and can be seen often in the wild, though it’s rare to have them in your back yard and it’s not very common to have them as pets (though occasionally people will keep a rescued joey – baby kangaroo). We have a local wildlife park where you can stop by feed the kangaroos. It’s so fun to have a stamp set in the catalogue with Australian roots. To see the full line up and links, please visit the Stamp Review Crew blog.
I’m taking a different angle on this one compared to the cards I posted last month for a Just Add Ink hop. Today it’s all about the punny cards. You know I love a card that comes with a smile!
The first one uses other supplies in my stash, together with the Kangaroo & Company bundle to create a “Happy Birthday to Roo!” card!
The stamp sets are Many Messages (happy birthday) & Itty Bitty Birthdays (to) – heat embossed in white on Rococo Rose cardstock. The ROO! letters are in Misty Moonlight cardstock using the Playful Alphabet Dies & Foam Adhesive Sheets.
The rest of the stamps you can see – kangaroo, presents & butterflies are all from the Kangaroo & Company stamp set. It’s the perfect builder set – you can customise for any mood or occasion. The DSP on this card is from the Fine Art Floral DSP pack and the embossing folder is Painted Texture 3D. I’m also loving having a white twine back in the range – available in a twin pack with a pretty Blushing Bride.
The second card is a play on the kangaroo method of getting around – “hoppy birthday”! With some help from my favourite set – Pretty Perennials, I have adjusted the ‘a’ to an ‘o’.
The super cute flowers – designed to be a pouch accessory, also work as a stand alone stamp. I’ve stamped several clusters in each corner and coloured them with Stampin’ Blends (Rococo Rose, Daffodil Delight, Just Jade).
Can you spot the boo boo on this card? I was making these late on Saturday night (yes, I’m motivated by a deadline) and didn’t notice til I was editing the photos! Mistakes on cards don’t worry me at all. This will still be ‘hopping’ it’s way over to a special birthday lady soon!
To see more kangaroo creations, it’s your turn to hop on over to the next blog. From here, you’re visiting the gorgeous Linda Callahan.
I hope your week is wonderful and includes stamping out some of cute Australian natives! It’s got to be a good week if there’s cute kangaroos involved!!!
Hello! Welcome to November and the first Stamp Review Crew hop for this month. I’m hopping with my lovely stamping friends from around the world. To see the full list of stampers who are participating today, visit the Stamp Review Crew main blog.
Today we’re showcasing the Love of Leaves stamp set and dies from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue.
If I’m honest, it was the dies that pulled me in for this bundle. They are beautifully designed with stitching on the outside which shows when you use the leaves for the negative space. And pretty stitching for the middle of the leaves, which add such a lovely level of detail.
I’ve created two cards to share with you today. The first card features the leaves stamped, die cut and layered on the card.
Remember I said how much I loved the dies? Look at the amazing detail of the die along the side of the card. Just magical!
I’ve used Mint Macaron, Just Jade and Crumb Cake for the leaves and layered them on a circle of Just Jade DSP (from the 2020-2022 In Color DSP).
The stamp set has some lovely sentiments – including one of my favourites – “hello”.
The second card wasn’t in my original plans to create but when I saw that the littlest of the leaves looked so much like a heart, this idea was born.
Rather than using the dies, I’ve hand cut the leaf into a heart shape and then added the stitched detail to the middle.
The font of this sentiment really tickles my fancy. I love the happy mix of upper and lower case letters.
Thanks for hopping with us today. To see more projects with this stamp set, please click on the next. Following on from me is the gorgeous Heidi Baks.
Hello! Welcome to Social Stamping #10! When I first suggested this to my stamping friend, I wasn’t sure where we were heading. It was a great way to keep us connect during the COVID-19 times and a way to share via our blog when we couldn’t share in person.
In most parts of Australia, we are easing back into the new normal. Where I live, we are one week away from phase 3 restrictions – which means playgrounds are open again, beauty salons can welcome customers, sports can start again and restaurants are able to run a full dining room. With everything crossed that we don’t regress, I am going to enjoy phase 3. I hope that wherever you are in the world, you are feeling safe and positive that your area has this under control.
The theme for today’s Social Stamping is “hearts”. Throughout this pandemic, I’ve seen so many examples of people with big hearts, acts of love & kindness and an outpouring of community spirit and togetherness. Please enjoy the projects the designers have put together and take inspiration for some craftiness this weekend!
If you haven’t seen the other Social Stamping Blog Hosts, check out the theme for each week by clicking on the links below:
I’m having one of those weeks, months, or is it years?!? where I can’t believe it’s the end of May! Time is just rushing by!
My stamping friends have now joined me for ten Social Stamping Blog Hosts – a big thank you to them for sharing in this with me. What started as a way to connect and share during COVID has now become a Saturday ritual.
The theme for today is hearts. You can see the whole list of designers who are participating by clicking here for the Blog Host post, or keep clicking on the next button to take the trip around.
The colours and styling for this card started with wanting the heart to be printed on Crumb Cake cardstock. So far, all the cards I’ve made and many of the ones I’ve seen other share have printed the sentiments on Whisper White cardstock. I wanted to try it out on Crumb Cake – and I love it!!! The sentiment is cut using the solid heart from the Heart Punch Pack.
One of my favourite combinations for Crumb Cake is Mint Macaron and Whisper White. I had the Forever Fern bundle delivered this week and I couldn’t wait to use the gorgeous leaves from the Forever Flourishing Dies. These dies were available as an early release to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. They can be purchased by customers from Wednesday (3rd June).
I’ve added in some Vellum leaves because I love how this softly fills out a leafy flourish. There’s also Nature’s Twine and Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon behind the heart for some lovely texture.
Here’s my little cheat trick for getting the twine on each side without looping across the back. This saves a lot of ribbon for big shapes! Add some Tear & Tape (or other double sided adhesive) to the back of the shape. Make a circle with the twine or ribbon and then fold it back on itself From the front, it will look like it loops across and back, but you’ll save yourself a heap of ribbon or twine (especially for large shapes).
You can add more ribbon behind the twine loops for extra texture, like I’ve done in my card using the Whisper White Polka Dot ribbon.
While I was taking photos of my cards today (because last minute is how I roll!), these little guys appeared on the fence. Native to Australia, Kookaburras have the most amazing ‘laugh’. We often hear them in the trees but we don’t see them as much.
One more share, since hearts are all about love – here’s an anniversary card I made for the Social Stamping May Kits.
Just one week til Valentine’s Day! With three kids in the mix, our recent celebrations have extended only to a card – which is a task I can live up to!
This Valentine’s Day card was the make & take project for our recent team meeting. I wanted to share the From My Heart suite with the team and also my current obsession with ink blending.
The background for this card was made using Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks – Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick & Real Red. I applied them using make up brushes – which are perfect for ink blending, and also super easy to clean.
Start with the lightest colour, making sure to swipe the brush on scrap paper first before adding ink to your cardstock. This helps to avoid harsh marks where you first put your brush. I find working in a combination of left to right and swirling circles helps me to build up the colour evenly.
Once you’ve got the desired depth of colour, ink up the brush with the next darkest colour and blend to overlap the first colour. Continue until you’ve got all colours. You can always go back and add more ink if you think certain patches or colours need it – but the trick to ink blending is to get your project to a point where the colour has been applied but it still looks a little rough and leave it to dry – that’s when the magic happens! The superior quality of our Whisper White cardstock makes it ideal for ink and it absorbs and settles beautifully. So, in this case, the advice to put down the brush and step away is worth listening to!
Although I love the smoothness of the ink layered together, I love the texture created by adding water droplets once you’ve finished with the ink blending. There are many different ways to achieve this effect – I like to squeeze water to the end of my Aqua Painter and then flick the brush end of the Aqua Painter across the lid and let the water flick everywhere. I find this gives me varying size water droplets.
With my background completed, it was time to assemble my loved up card. I cut the ink blended background with a Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted it on a Thick Whisper White base (half an A4 sheet). I then cut the Detailed Hearts Die on Whisper White and trimmed a portion to lay across my card. I love this die! I left some of the hearts in the die cut, rather than popping them all out.
And finally the sentiment – HVD was stamped from the Heartfelt stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and the arrow in Smoky Slate. I’ve cut the hearts using the Heart Punch Pack – it has both smooth and scalloped heart bundles. Buy the punches in a 2 pack ($A59), or together with the stamp set (bundle = $A80).
Hello! Happy Monday and welcome to the Stamp Review Crew blog hop. I’m joining a group of fabulous Stampin’ Up! demonstrators as we share projects we’ve made with today’s featured stamp set – Butterfly Gala!
The projects you see on today’s blog hop will definitely feature the stamps from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Some may use the coordinating punch – Butterfly Duet – isn’t it cute!?! So cute in fact, that it has sold out worldwide and Stampin’ Up! are waiting for more stock to arrive (expected end March 2019). So, make sure to save the projects that inspire you and be ready for when the punch is ordable again! Your local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can keep you in the loop. Until then, it’s totally possible to snip around those butterflies with scissors or you can stamp directly onto your project.
I’m a little late to share my Valentine’s Day card this year for Mr Papercraft because it was so perfect for this blog hop. Luckily it’s not specific to Valentine’s Day. This style of card would be great for a wedding, anniversary, appreciation or general “I love you” card.
I decided I wanted my card to be symbolic of the life Mr Papercraft and I have built together. The two hearts are us and the three butterflies are the little Papercrafts (two Lovely Lipstick girls & one Tuxedo Black boy).
The sentiment in Butterfly gala was just perfect for a card for Mr Papercraft. He’s my best friend and definitely makes me a better person. If I had to choose anyone in the world to spend time with – it’s him!
Thanks for hopping with us today. For more amazing projects, keep clicking the ‘next’ at the end of each post. I’m taking you to Holly Krautkremer in the US. I always love what Holly makes and can’t wait to see her butterfly inspired project!