Today’s Just Add Ink theme is about one of my favourite topics – FOOD!
My other favourite subject at the moment is the never ending question of ‘when will summer arrive’. So I’ve combined the two and created a sweet summery watermelon card.
The watermelon as my food item was inspired by the new Pigment Sprinkles. I had them on my desk from prepping a class last week and they were screaming watermelon to me! Pigment sprinkles are similar to Brushos – but made with Stampin’ Up! colours. Beautiful, intense Stampin’ Up! colours.
The watermelon is Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green on Watercolour Paper (different pieces). I sprinkled the powders, spritzed with water then left them to dry. The different crystals within the pigment inks give the most amazing colour variations. And the colours are so intense!
Once the watercolour paper was dry, I cut three ovals (Layering Oval Dies) – the largest from the Granny Apple Green pigment sprinkles, the next size down from Whisper White cardstock and the smallest from the Melon Mambo pigment sprinkles. I adhered the ovals together and then cut it in half giving me a cut watermelon segment. I prefer my real watermelon seedless – but a few black seeds on my craft version finishes it off nicely! The seeds are from the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.
Then all my sweet piece of watermelon needed was a card base to go on (Granny Apple Green). The bottom layers are Garden Green cardstock, Garden Green DSP from the retired Regals pack and Whisper White cardstock embossed with the Corrugated Embossing Folder (currently not available to order but hopefully it will be back soon).
The sentiment is from the Piece of Cake stamp set. The font is a little smaller than I would have liked, but I love the message! Besides, the watermelon is definitely the hero of this dish (any Masterchef fans???).
I can’t wait to see what food related stamping you’re going to show us! It’s going to be sweet!!!
Share your projects on the Just Add Ink blog and see all the yummy creations the design team have made.
Thanks for joining the Stamp Review Crew hop today as we share with you our projects using the Piece of Cake stamp set. Tour the world for some new ideas for this gorgeous set (and also the coordinating punch – Cake Builder).
I’ve used this hop as a chance to freshen up my use of this stamp set by mixing it with the new Stitched Lace Die.
It was also a chance to make a wedding card with this set. I’ve mostly used this for a birthday theme – but I just love the font & styling of the “Mr & Mrs” so when planning for this hop, I knew that’s the type of card I wanted to make!.Which was actually perfect, because the Stitched Lace Die just screams wedding!!!
My colour palette for this card is Whisper White, Seaside Spray (one of the new In Colors) and Night of Navy. Add in silver foil for the cake stand and a touch of Rococo Rose & Pretty Peacock for the cake flowers and we have a soft & pretty wedding card.
The Stitched Lace Die is a wonderful background for the cake. The bottom piece (Whisper White) is 5-5/10″ x 3-7/8″. I’ve then cut a piece of Seaside Spray at 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4.. Once cut, I lined it up with the pattern on the Whisper White piece and trimmed the excess from the top & bottom. I love the two tone effect when lined up seamlessly.
Cake are wonderful symbols of celebration, so I know you’re going to see many wonderful ideas for this set as you continue the hop with my sweet friend Cindy Elam.
Thanks for joining us today.
There’s nothing like a weekly blog hop to make you realise how quickly the weeks roll around. Hello March!!!
This week at CASEing the Catty we’re celebrating the Gingham Gala suite and subsequent pages of the catalogue.
Gingham isn’t usually my go-to favourite, but it’s growing on me! I loved the brightness of this card on page 34 of the Occasions Catalogue.
I used strips of Gingham Gala DSP across a landscape Whisper White thick card base and added a cupcake centrepiece
I’ve translated lots of elements from the original card into my version – the gingham DSP, use of white twine, flowers & Grapefruit Grove sentiment. They are now just in cake form!!! There’s so many options in the Piece of Cake stamp set, I feel like I’m still creating with new cakes for each card.
I’ve used the colours from the Gingham Gala suite to create the cake elements – Highland Heather for the swirly frame, Grapefruit Grove for the cake and coordinating flowers with Stampin’ Blends.
Although I’m generally a ‘straight’ kinda girl when it comes to adding pieces to my cards, I loved the wonky overlapping effect of layering the DSP. This came about because I cut the DSP into 1″ strips without doing the maths – and then they didn’t fit. I wasn’t cutting them again, so I just added them all on top of each other!
There’s more to this challenge than Gingham – be inspired by pages 34-37 of the Occasions Catalogue and share your projects with us on the CASEing the Catty Facebook page.
Thank you for hopping with us today. The next fabulous design team member is visit is Siobhan Fitzsimmons with her beautiful butterfly creations.
Have a great week! I hope it involves lots of stamping!
My east coast stamping bestie Miss Lou Kitzelman turned 21 last week… well, maybe not 21, but she did have a birthday!
Here is the card I made for her using some of my favourite products. The card layout was inspired by a series of Rachel Tessman cards I spied on Pinterest.
The theme was inspired by the gift which featured a whimsical dreamcatcher. Which led me to feathers! I love feathers on craft (not so keen on them in real life!). The feathers are from the Chase Your Dreams Framelits.
I cut the pink flowers from a sheet of the Tropical Escape and then spritzed them with Frost White Shimmer Paint.
The birthday stamp is from the Piece of Cake stamp set. Lou shared this with us at OnStage in 2018 – so it will always remind me of her every time I use it.
I don’t often decorate the inside of my cards, but I wanted to carry this theme through and include a dream catcher from the framelit set. It wouldn’t fit on the front – so middle it was!
And from there I just got totally carried away and made a coordinating tag for the gift bag too!
Matchy-matchy is my favourite!
Happy birthday to Lou! Here’s to a wonderful year filled with so much craft time you decide to read a book for a change!!!
8 years ago I was in labour with the first of our Miss Papercrafts. She took her time coming, so technically her birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but we’re back on deck with Colour INKspiration tomorrow so I thought I’d do a sneaky share today (thankfully she doesn’t read my blog!)
Usually for birthdays I match the theme of the card with the party or present theme. Now that she’s getting older, her presents are often experiences and opportunities – which don’t always translate well to cards.
So this year, I did something I’m not sure I’ve done before – I asked her what she wanted on her birthday card. No surprises from our future Vet, she asked for animals.
The Animal Expedition DSP made for a fun & pretty card base. This DSP is awesome – I just love the colouring, style and different animal choices.
I added a birthday sentiment panel using the large circle from Swirly Frames, words from the Piece of Cake stamp set and a glittery number 8 using retired Large Numbers and Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. I find myself using quite a few of my retired products lately – I love keeping things that are just perfect for a card down the track.
The stamps in the Swirly Frames set are fabulous for adding detail to plain shapes. It’s been on my shelf for a while, but it wasn’t until this week that I got it inky.
Here’s an iphone quickie (while it’s still on my work space!) of a card I made for a custom order during the week using the rectangle frame…
What stamp set is sitting on your shelf needing some love?
If there’s one thing stampers are good at, it’s collecting supplies and forgetting to send cards! I’m running behind on my February birthday cards – hoping to get them posted very soon!
Product List – Animal Expedition
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Hi there! Thanks for joining me for tonight’s CASEing the Catty blog hop. I love being part of this creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that share projects inspired by the pages of the catalogue.
This week it’s all about the How Sweet It Is section of the catalogue and following pages. There’s 10 pages of glorious colour, design & inspiration waiting for us all. The first few pages focus on the How Sweet It is suite but after that there’s a range of stamp sets, kits, punches & dies! Spoilt for choice this week!
I have been totally in love with the Cupcake Builder Punch & Piece of Cake stamp set this week. You might have seen the shaker card I posted on Thursday for Just Add Ink.
So, it was this page I was drawn to in the catalogue – and that amazing sparkly drip cake at the centre of the card below.
In an effort to be organised for a big week of celebrations ahead, I used this challenge to make a card for Mr Papercraft. It’s our 10 year wedding anniversary this week. 3 kids, 2 houses and 1 dog later, he’s still the one for me!
I didn’t want to CASE this whole card, but instead used the cake as the starting inspiration point for my card.
The cake, stand and heart were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured using Stampin’ Blends before liberally adding Clear Wink of Stella to make it all sparkly.
The sentiments for this card came from the Well Said stamp set (except the ‘happy’ which is from a cake in the Piece of Cake stamp set). Although it may seem like a bit of an outlay for this huge stamp set, the investment is priceless to have all the standard word sentiments at your fingertips plus a range of fabulous sayings to match. I just love the one I’ve used on this card!
I’ve layered the DSP on this card – something I always forget to do!!! The bottom DSP is Flirty Flamingo stripes from the Brights DSP Stack and the top layer is from All My Love. Mr Papercraft was hanging out watching tv in my craft room when I was making this card and he unwittingly chose his own DSP!
I’ll be the first to admit I’m very influenced by DSP colours. Flirty Flamingo wasn’t anywhere near my favourite colour before the All My Love DSP but the pretty tones of the DSP have me converted!!! Rich Razzleberry was the same until Share What You Love came along!
What’s a colour you’ve come to love recently? I love that favourites can come & go with Stampin’ Up! because they are all wonderful in their own way (and because the fabulous designers are always making pretty new DSP designs for me to fall in love with!).
Please join in with CASEing the Catty challenge and upload your card to our Facebook group. Click here to visit.
You’ll also want to keep hopping to see the other great projects by the design team. Next up is my gorgeous friend Tina Gillespie…
Thanks for visiting,
Every time I design for Just Add Ink I think about how much I love the variety of challenges! I can’t pin down a favourite but I always love the creativity that comes from a “Choose Two” challenge.
This week it’s a choice of embossing paste, colouring or sequins!
As always, I could have gone in so many different directions with this theme. I was tempted to dig my unnecessarily unloved embossing paste out, but in the end decided on colouring and sequins for a shaker card.
When Stampin’ Up! added rectangle framelits, I knew I was going to love them! They make everything pretty and shaker cards an absolute ‘piece of cake’.
I started by repeatedly stamping the candles across the bottom of the card base and coloured them with Stampin’ Blends – Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green. I chose these colours based on the DSP spots.
The frame was cut using two rectangle framelits (2 sizes apart) and backed with Window Sheet. To create the depth ready for my shaker sequins, I lined the back with a border of Foam Adhesive Strips and adhered it to a piece of How Sweet It Is DSP cut 1/4″ bigger than the frame size.
And then finished it off with a pretty drip cake and more candles from the Piece of Cake bundle. I love the variety of cakes and embellishments in the stamp set. And being able to cut it out with a punch is great for saving time and having a beautiful neat finish. I don’t mind fussy cutting, but give me a punch any day!
This bundle is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! So amazing in fact that it’s almost sold out in Australia and once current stocks have been depleted, it won’t be orderable again til new stock arrives in mid-late March. If you haven’t already added it to your collection, I suggest a quick little order! Click here to view in my online store.
If you still haven’t ordered Rectangle Framelits (WHAT???), you can add those from the online store too. Click here to visit. Then you can make as many easy-peasy shaker cards as you’d like. Full supply list at the end of this post in case you need other products too like foam adhesive strips & window sheets.
We’d love to see what this challenge inspires you to make. Head over to the Just Add Ink blog to upload your entry and see the full range of design team cards.
Thanks for being a fabulous part of Just Add Ink! We appreciate having such a diverse following!
January is always such an exciting time of the year on the Stampin’ Up! calendar as it marks the start of a new catalogue – Occasions 2019 – and combines with Sale-A-Bration!
Click here to download the new Occasions catalogue. Message me if you live in Australia and would like a copy posted.
Click here to download the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue.
As always, Stampin’ Up! have designed a sensational range of new products. It was so hard to choose just 3, but here are my top 3 choices for your first order..
- Rectangle Stitched Framelits – I cannot love these enough. They come in 13 different sizes, perfect for lots of different uses and layering options. Click here to order.
- Piece of Cake bundle – with stamp set and Cake Builder Punch. It was love at first sight for this bundle when I saw Lou Kitzelman showcase it at OnStage in November. Visit her blog here for lots more samples. Click here to order.
- Needlepoint Nook – one of my favourite DSP options from this catalogue. Another great presentation at OnStage by Liz Gross (see her blog here). Did you know the DSP was created in stages. First the concept art team designed the embroidery patterns, then they had them embroidered by a needlework expert, then they photographed them to be the amazing images we see on each sheet of DSP! Click here to order.
Here’s a quick card I made to show you my favourites in action!
Colouring the flowers on the cake was easy – I just selected the colours in the DSP!
I’m pretty sure you’re going to see those rectangles on every card I make this month!!!
Every order during Sale-A-Bration (3rd Jan – 31st March) earns your choice of reward from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There’s two levels of gift – spend $90 to choose a level 1 reward or $180 to choose a level 2 reward (or 2 level 1 rewards if you prefer).
Got a big shopping list? Every order of $400+ earns a bonus $40 of Stampin’ Rewards. Shop by yourself, or collect orders with family & friends. Click here to shop.
Local to Bunbury? I can come to you and run a specially designed Sale-A-Bration workshop and help you and your friends earn rewards.
And finally, the last piece of amazing Sale-A-Bration news is the fantastic Starter Kit offer. $169 gets you $315 of your choice of products, free shipping and a 20% discount to purchase more of your favourites.
There’s also the option to upgrade your Starter Kit to include the Craft & Carry Tote. This exclusive tote is only available to new demonstrators. The upgrade is $210 and includes the above items from the $169 kit plus the tote.
Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and join our awesome Paper Adventures team.
Please let me know via Facebook or email if you have any questions or if you need help with an order.
My online shop is available 24-7. Click here to browse.
I’m excited to have lots to share with you this Sale-A-Bration. If there’s anything you’d like to see in action, please let me know!!