Hello – thanks for joining me & my international stamping friends for another Stamp Review Crew hop.
Today’s theme is Sweet Cupcake. This was one of the first sets I remember Stampin’ Up! releasing that had a truly 3D theme using 3 step stamping. When you get the cupcake & candle pieces lined up just right – the effect is amazing!
Both of these items are on the retirement list – and the framelits are available at a 20% discount in the South Pacific (Australian & New Zealand) market. Until 31st May 2018 or stocks run out.
I’ve used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set with some other retiring favourites to create a very pretty pink card!!! As well as Calypso Coral & Blushing bride for the cupcake, I’ve snuck in the new Petal Pink cardstock (available 1st June 2018).
I was a little stumped on what I could make with this stamp set that was different to what was already floating about on Pinterest. So, I left my creating til the very last minute!!! Inspiration did finally strike thanks to Katrina Duffell who was the guest designer for our team hop on Friday evening.
Katrina created a gorgeous card where she stamped directly onto a Delicate White Doily. The result was sensational – and I thought I’d try it out with the cupcake stamps.
Doesn’t it look cute!!!
The card was finished with pretty pink DSP from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP in the Occasions catalogue (also retiring), the happy birthday sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set (one of my favourite happy birthdays!) and some Glitter Enamel Dots (on the retirement list also!!). There was quite a liberal use of Wink of Stella to finish the cupcake (thankfully not on the retirement list – sparkles finish every card perfectly!).
I went from uninspired to loving the final product! Thanks Katrina. You can see her inspirational card by clicking here.
I can’t wait for you to see what the rest of the crew create using this stamp set! Next up is the amazingly talented Jay Soriano in the UK –
Thanks for hopping with us. Don’t forget to shop online for all your retirement list favourites before they are sold out.
avail 1st June 2018
This week at Just Add Ink, we are creating using this great sketch by Tina.
Did I mention how much I love sketches???
I have used this one quite literally and created a sweet cupcake birthday card using some of my favourite colours.
It always amazes me how realistic and beautiful the 3-step stamping ends up being.
The icing is Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Brie and the cupcake wrapper is Crumb Cake & Soft Suede.
I used ‘stamping off’ for the Sweet Sugarplum & Crumb Cake to achieve some colour variations.
And of course – I finished it all off with a liberal dose of clear wink of stella glitter!
Please join us this week & enter a card or project you’ve created using the JAI sketch. You can find the link-up here.
You’ll also want to check out the rest of the design team creations – so much inspiration! And that’s why I love sketch challenges!!!
Obviously you can’t own everything in the catalogue (well, most of us can’t!), and no crafter enough has ‘enough’ stamp sets…
But every time I think I’m at a point where there can’t be too many more sets on the wishlist, I get swayed to just one more!
I borrowed the Country Living’ stamp set from a friend so I could use the old truck for a card I had in mind.
And found that I *needed* to own this stamp set. Just three stamps… but so many uses! And a great option in your stash for male cards.
Here’s 2 cards I made with the truck…
A Fold Out Card
And a “Behind the Trees” card…
(the best instructions I’ve found for this type of card are on Ann’s blog – click here)
Can’t wait for my set to arrive so I can make more Country Livin’ cards. After all, I am a ‘country’ girl now!
I made this card for a soccer-loving teenager.
You are never too old for cards that spin!
I didn’t want the whole circle that the framelit in the Sliding Star Framelits gives, so I just cut to the half way point.
And I thought it would be a good mini-tutorial to share with you.
This works for any framelit where you only want to cut part of it.
The simple science is that you put the edge of the top plate at the point that you want it to stop cutting. And then roll through as usual.
The Big Shot cuts what is under the 2 plates and leaves the other part of the framelit uncut.
To finish it off, I snipped the edge of the semi-circle it created and made my spinner card as usual (with a soccer ball from the Silhouette Design store).
Too easy! You can now add another spinner ‘shape’ to your reportoire.
This tutorial also work for other shapes such as circles, butterflies & labels to create partial cuts on your cards & projects.
I got many beautiful birthday wishes this year including some lovely handmade creations. One of these was from a fellow demo & friend – Nicole Wilson – who made me a pop up slider card. It was awesome, and as much as I loved it, I confess to taking it apart to see just how it was made!
And since then I’ve been making lots of pop up slider cards for special occasions.
It didn’t surprise me when a Google search for ‘pop up slider card’ revealed that the original designer was Dawn Griffith! I love her work. You can find her video tutorial here.
So, I’ve made lots of these over the past few months, but this particular version was made for a special friend – and it included so many of my favourite new Stampin’ Up! products.
There’s Sweet Sugarplum (favourite colour), Jar of Love bundle (one of my favourite bundles) and Blooms & Bliss DSP (def in my top 3 DSP choices!).
As usual, I tweaked the measurements to make the most of the DSP & Australian cardstock sizes. So, my finished card front measured 4″ x 5-7/8″.
This meant that I had to make slight adjustments to the other pieces so it all lined up. Good thing I like maths & numbers!
My adjusted pieces were:
- Front (DSP) 4″ x 5-7/8″
- Back 4″ x 5-7/8″
- Scoring/cutting for the front panel 3/4″ from each edge
- Scoring of DSP (middle panel): 1-1/4″, 3-3/16″ from bottom edge
- Pull up piece (that sits in the middle of the card) 5-1/16″ x 3-1/16″
- Pop up piece (that sits on the middle front panel) 2-1/2″ x 3-13/16″
Note: some of the measurements are slightly wacky – I think this is due to “loss” that sometimes happens when scoring & cutting. If you follow the above measurements, it all works out in the end. Alternatively, you might like to visit Dawn’s video tutorial to take down the measurements she uses.
There’s something about this card that just tickles my fancy. I think it’s the combination between the colours, the style and the overall sweetness that makes it one of my most favourite cards (ever) to come from my craft table.
Thanks to Nicole for a fabulous birthday gift, to Dawn for her generous sharing of her ideas & designs and to Stampin’ Up! for putting together such an amazing line up of products for 2016. Feeling the love tonight! Kelly x
The colours this week for Global Design Project #041 are just up my alley – since I’m totally in love with Sweet Sugarplum!!!
I didn’t want to overdesign this card. The colours are a good mix between sweet & bold and it was the simple contrast I wanted to showcase.
So, it’s a Clean & Simple (CAS) creation…
Watercoloring often ends up with a slightly muted tone of the original colour, so it’s great to create contrast within the card.
This pink leaf pattern was created by stamping the Vintage Leaf onto watercolor paper 5 times in Versamark, covering with clear embossing powder, heat setting and then watercoloring in Sweet Sugarplum with my aquapainter. The clear embossing ‘resists’ the ink and leaves you with an outline & colour.
The leaves were cut using the coordinating framelit & then stuck to the Shimmery White panel. Trim the edges, add a sentiment and it’s all done.
Sometimes simple just works! Kelly x
Made using the new Sweet Cupcake bundle, this birthday gift set is a gluten-free, dairy-free & calorie-free scrumptious delight!
Buy the stamps & framelits as a bundle & save 10%!
There’s 3 steps to the icing & cake wrapper elements which creates a wonderfully 3-D effect.
This cupcake is Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
The wrapper/paper (what do you actually call it?) is Soft Suede & Crumb Cake (stamped off for the bottom layer).
Can you spot the other new products I’ve used for this card???
There’s the Layering Circles Framelits, Seaside embossing folder & Classic Label punch. Oh, and my very favourite Sweet Sugarplum cardstock!!!
Once my card was made, I wanted a little something to pop in the envelope to make it a birthday gift. And that little something was a bookmark.
I like it when things are all matchy-matchy, so I kept with the Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride & Silver glimmer colour theme. Plus the same Seaside embossing folder background, but I added the flower from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit set.
But no birthday sentiment on this one. I masked out the ‘you’ on the stamp and just inked up ‘happiness’. Punched it out with the Classic Label punch and snipped off the ends!
Sometimes it’s the little ‘hacks’ that makes for clever crafting. Do you have a great tip – leave me a comment & share your genius!
It’s always exciting to have parcels containing new products arrive on the doorstep. Yesterday I unpacked, sorted and repacked 6 boxes of fabulous new goodies!
They weren’t all for me! So this morning, I delivered stamps, paper and bags of fun to my lovely local stampers.
And this afternoon, I’ve had a chance to get inky and play with my new things!!!
What to ink first was an easy choice for me. My instant catalogue favourites were the Foxy Friends bundle(stamps, punch & DSP) and the Letters For You / Large Letters bundle (stamps & framelits).
And this is what they look like together…
Can you spot all the new products??? As well as the ones I mentioned above, there’s also the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, letters from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set and the Classic Label punch.
Back to the craft table now – I’ve got so many ideas and so little time!!! Kelly x
PS, so many thanks to my ever patient husband!!!
Tempted by any of the products I used?
Here’s the list with direct links to my online store.