Stamp Review Crew – Crafting Forever

Hello!  And welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew blog hop for September.  We (a fabulous group of international demonstrators) hop twice a month – all using the same stamp set.

If you’re already hopping, then you’ve visited the gorgeous Linda Callahan.  Next stop after me is over to Mike Funke who always makes great use of the stamp set!

Today, we’re sharing projects we’ve made using the Crafting Forever stamp set.

This set doubles as the Angel Policy copyright set available in the Annual Catalogue.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! encourages you to sell your handcrafted projects to family/friends, at markets and online?  All they ask is that you follow their Angel Policy and use a copyright stamp on your project.  The policy applies to both demonstrators and customers selling their creations made using Stampin’ Up! products.

Most of the time, this goes on the back of your card along with your contact information…

Crafting Forever | kelly kent

 

You can find more information about Stampin’ Up!’s Angel Policy here.


Now to the projects!

I haven’t made anything using shrink plastic in a while, so for my projects today, I’ve made some little scissor charms and added them to my creations.

These are super easy to make!  Simply stamp the scissor stamp on white shrink plastic (get this online or at your local craft store) in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Allow to dry (or not – but it’ll smudge….. I was a little impatient and you can see some of the smudging!).

Once dry, colour the image using Sharpies (or any other alcohol based markers you own).  Cut around the shape with your snips and if you want to be able to attach it, punch a hole in the corner.

Then place the pieces between two pieces of vellum on a baking tray into a pre-heated 150 degrees Celsius oven (check the instructions on the brand of shrink plastic you buy, but this worked for me) for a couple of minutes.

Voila!  You end up with cute little scissor charms.

Crafting Forever | kelly kent

You can also make decorative labels by stamping the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink and cutting with one of our punches (I used the Pretty Label Punch).

Once I had my charms made, it was time to add them to a pretty project!

The first one I had in mind was scissor charms!  Depending on who you hang out with, you might know a few stamping buddies that have scissors very similar to yours!

Add personalised charm to your scissors so you’ll know which ones to claim as yours – in the most stylish way possible!

Crafting Forever | kelly kent

I also added some of my favourite ribbons & trim to add some colour.  Apart from the pretty factor, I had an ulterior motive – my craft desk is black and I always seem to lose my scissors!!!  This will brighten them up and hopefully they’ll jump out at me when I’m looking.

Crafting Forever | kelly kent


The next project was, of course, a card – complete with one of my most favourite new DSP patterns!  This gorgeous green mix is from the Painted Autumn DSP that has just been released in the new Holiday Catalogue.

Crafting Forever | kelly kent

I love a good banner, ribbon & DSP card, and the scissor charm worked well with the design.

Crafting Forever | kelly kent

I wouldn’t have picked it at the start of the Annual Catalogue earlier this year, but Tranquil Tide is fast becoming a favourite of mine!!!

I was actually disappointed that I didn’t have any Tranquil Tide ribbon in my stash!  I’ll be fixing that little issue on my next order!

Crafting Forever | kelly kent

If you’ve never tried your Stampin’ Up! stamps with shrink plastic, then buy some soon and have a go!  It’s fun and give extra possibilities (smaller but awesome) to all the stamps you own!


To keep looking at wonderful creations with this stamp set, hop over to Mike Funke and see his fantastic creativity….

Thanks for joining us,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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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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