Thursday, 31 January 2019

Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Hi again,

I am so happy that the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#147906) is still available from the Holiday catalogue as it is such a beautiful embossing folder. 



Using a Sponge Brayer (#141714), I rolled Soft Suede ink (#147115) over one side of the embossing folder. Then I gently placed the Very Vanilla card (#106550) into the embossing folder and embossed as normal. This transfers the ink to the card for this beautiful result. Depending on which side of the folder you ink, depends on the finished result. This was then attached to the Soft Suede base card (#119982). “Sending Love” is from the Climbing Roses stamp set (#cling148658), stamped with Soft Suede ink, then cut with a die from the Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (#148549). This was attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). The leaves were cut from Pear Pizzaz card (#131290) and Soft Suede card. These were cut with dies from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (#148529). The 1/4” Copper Trim (#144179) which has a loose weave, allows you to stretch it to shape it. The wooden element is part of the Butterfly Elements (#149711), one of the Sale-a-bration free products (with a $90 order).

Enjoy what you are doing today.

Monday, 28 January 2019

Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies

Hello,

With Valentine’s Day not far away, this card would be suitable for that very special person in your life. I love these beautifully detailed hearts which were cut with a die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits (#148527).




The Designer Series Paper is from the Petal Promenade pack (#146913). The scalloped pieces are also cut with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. I used Grapefruit Grove card (#146995) for this. The hearts were cut from the Gold Foil Sheets (#132622) which I had the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (#144106) adhered to the back. “I Love You” is from the Detailed With Love stamp set (#c146606, #w146603) and stamped with Grapefruit Grove ink (#147142). This was cut with a die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (#148551). These are my favourite framelits at the moment with 13 different dies. They have stitching on both sides of the cutting line so you can use both pieces of the card. I added a pearl to the sentiment from the Share What You Love Artisan  Pearls (#146927)


I hope you are having a great day.


Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

Welcome again,

I seem to use heat embossing on most of my cards, as I think it enhances the stamping. So today I thought I would try embossing on the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (#148812) and was very pleased with the results making it very elegant.





Using one of the pieces for cards, I  VersaMarked (#102283) the piece of detailed cut out, then covered it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129). I heat set this with the Heat Tool (#129056) and repeated again making sure the whole piece was covered. I then glued this to the Blueberry Bushel base card (#146991). There are 2 ways I find you can glue this, firstly with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) or using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) which I used here. The easiest way to use this glue on these detailed pieces is to squeeze some glue onto the Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853) and using a sponge, apply the glue gently all over the back of the paper. This will ensure all the little pieces will adhere to the card. The sentiment is from the Climbing Roses stamp set (#cling148658) and stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink (#147138), then cut with the label from the Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (#148549). This was attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). The leaves are from the Butterfly Elements (#149711),  a sale-a-bration product. I coloured them with Soft Sea Foam ink (#147102) using a Dauber (#133773). I used the Fine-tip Glue Pen to attach these. The ribbon is the Gold 1/8” cord (#147528). To finish the card I added some Gold Sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment (#144214) to the label.

Have a great day.




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lesleyjendra@bigpond.com.au


Scrapbook page

Hi friends,

I used the gorgeous leaf border from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (#148529) on this scrapbook page for my grand daughters confirmation. So pretty!!






The Designer Series Paper for the base page is from the Tranquil Textures (#146331). The card to matt the photos are Very Vanilla (#106550) and Balmy Blue (#147007). The leaf border was also cut from Very Vanilla card. The dove from Serene Garden stamp set (#p146501) was stamped with VersaMark (#102283) and heat Embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129). The co-ordinating die to cut the dove comes from the Garden Scene Framelits (#146355). The crosses are cut with the Cross Of Hope Framelits (#145654). I used Gold Foil Sheet (#132622) for the small cross and Very Vanilla card for the fancy cross. The Gold Foil oval under the dove is cut with a die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits. The rectangle cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (#148551) is for some journaling. The border and crosses were glued to the page with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309)

I hope your day has been great.





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lesleyjendra@bigpond.com.au




Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Meant To Be

Hi everyone,

I love elegant cards and this one doesn’t disappoint and is very easy. The Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (#148812) has been used for the background. This beautiful paper has Petal Pink colour on one side and white on the other. Of course you could colour the white side with any coloured ink to co-ordinate with any card colour. The pack consists of 4 sheets of one design in 12” x 12” size, and 4 sheets which can be cut for cards or scrapbook pages, in a variety of designs. I have used one of the card size designs here.




I used Gorgeous Grape card (#147011) for the base card and glued the Laser cut paper to this with the Fine Tip Glue Pen (#138309). The heart with the flowers is from Meant To Be Stamp Set (#cling148626) and stamped with Gorgeous Grape ink (#147099).  “Sending Love” can be found in the Climbing Roses stamp set (#cling 148658).  The hearts were cut with the co-ordinating dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (#148527). There are 16 dies in this set which cut a great variety of shapes and designs. The heart with the sentiment was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

Simply Beautiful!!

Monday, 21 January 2019

Tea Together & Tea Time Framelits

Hello,

There are so many beautiful products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. I have used a variety of products in this 12”x12” 3D framed project.
The Tea Together stamp set (#cling148779) from the Occasions catalogue co-ordinates with the Tea Time Framelits Dies (#149697) which are available from the  Sale-a-bration catalogue. This set of framelits are free with a $180 order. Products can be ordered from the Occasions Catalogue and or the Annual Catalogue. 



The marble background is from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (#146913). The teapot and cup & saucer are from the Tea Together stamp set. I stamped these with VersaMark (#102283) and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129) which was heat set with the Heat Tool (#129056). You will notice that I have stamped them as a mirror image. To do this I used the Stamparatus (#148187) and the Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853). Ink your image with VersaMark and stamp onto the Silicone Sheet which you have placed onto the Stamparatus. I stamped 3 times to get a good amount of VersaMark onto the sheet. Next I took the Whisper White card and carefully placed it on top of the stamped image and rubbed firmly to transfer the VersaMark to the card. Lift the card carefully and add the emboss powder to the card as normal and heat set as usual. Now to cut the mirror image with the framelit, place the framelit on the back of the card. You need to hold this to the light to line it up. Add a post-it- note to keep in it place and cut with the Big Shot (#143263) as usual. The flowers on the cups and teapots are also from the Tea Together stamp set. They were coloured with Stampin’ Blends - Light Daffodil Delight (#144586) Light Mango Melody (#147943) and Light Old Olive (#144574).
The lacey pieces cut from Daffodil Delight card (#121680) were cut with a die from the Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (#148549). The Lovely Lattice stamp set (#149730), also from Sale-a-bration, was also embossed with Gold Emboss Powder, then coloured with the same blends as on the cup & teapot, plus Light & Dark Rich Razzleberry (#144602) and Pink Pirouette (now retired). The corners of the Whisper White card were punched with the Detailed Trio Punch (#146320). This was attached to the Rich Razzleberry card (#119981) and Daffodil Delight card. The Rich Razzleberry ovals were cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (#145372). 

Enjoy your day.


Friday, 18 January 2019

Let It Ride

Welcome,

Another beautiful stamp set which is suitable for males or for any horse lover is the Let It Ride stamp set (#cling148765). 
I was having a bit of a clean up the other day (a never ending job around here) and came across the Embossing Paste which I haven’t used for a while, so thought it was time to do something with it again. I used it for the background for this card.










Using a mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks (#144103) and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste (#145645), I applied the paste with a Palette Knife (#142808) onto Whisper White card (#106549). I then decided to see what it would look like by adding some Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#141636). I added the powder while the paste was still wet, then heat set it with the Heat Tool (#129056) and I was very happy with the results. This was attached to the Soft Suede base card (#119982). The horse from the Let It Ride stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede ink (#147115), then VersaMark (#102283), then added Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109130) and set it with the Heat Tool. When stamping and embossing this way, use the Stamparatus (#148187) and don’t move the card or the stamp until all stamping is done. Also you need to clean the ink from the stamp before adding the VersaMark to ensure you don’t transfer the ink to the VersaMark. I fussy cut the horse and attached it to the Whisper White rectangular card using Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). This white rectangle, the sentiment and Soft Suede rectangle are cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551). The sentiment is from the Let It Ride stamp set and stamped with Soft Suede ink. The 1/4” Copper Ribbon was attached to the card. This is a loose weave trim which you can use straight or pull into various shapes. I added some copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment (#144214) using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) to complete the card.

Have a great day.




Wonderful Romance Bundle

Hello everyone,

Wow, isn’t this Wonderful Romance Bundle (#cling150592) just gorgeous. One of the dies cuts the border which I just love, especially with another colour underneath.







The base card is Very Vanilla (#106550). The die to cut the border is from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (#148529). I stamped the leaves and flowers from the Wonderful Romance stamp set (#148632) onto Very Vanilla card, using VersaMark (#102283) and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129). After heat setting with the Heat Tool (#129056), I cut it with the co-ordinating die. I coloured the leaves with Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (#144574), the flowers with Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends (#147943) and the small leaves with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (#144586). The small centre of the flowers were coloured with Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends (#147933).  I then added some sparkle to the Old Olive leaves with the Clear Wink Of Stella Brush (#141897). “Thinking Of You” is also from the Wonderful Romance stamp set, stamped with Mango Melody ink (#147093) and also cut with a die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. I attached this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). I added a strip of the Mango Melody card (#147013) inside the card behind the fancy border.

Have a great weekend.












Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Geared Up Garage Bundle

Hello everyone,

I never have enough masculine cards, but there are some fantastic products in the Occasions Catalogue which are great for the males in your life. The Geared Up Garage Bundle (#cling150610) is perfect, along with the Designer Series Paper and Metal Elements all part of the Classic Garage suite.



The base card is Tranquil Tide (#144252) and the Classic Garage 6”x6” Designer Series Paper (#148482) has been used for the cardfront. The Black/Silver 1/4” Striped Ribbon (#148486), also part of the Classic Garage Suite, was wrapped around the card where the 2 pieces of DSP are joined. I cut the gears using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (#148521) from Silver Foil Sheets (#132178) which has the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (#144106) adhered to the back. The tool box and oil can were stamped with Smokey Slate ink (#147113) onto Smokey Slate card (#131291) using stamps from the Geared Up Garage stamp set (#cling148590). These were cut with the co-ordinating dies from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. “Best Dad” is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708) onto Smokey Slate card. This was also cut with a die from the same die set. I then cut another piece from Tranquil Tide card  and glued it to the card front with the Fine - Tip Glue Pen (#138309). The sentiment, tool box and oil can are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

I hope you are having a great day, doing what you love.




Monday, 14 January 2019

Butterfly Elements

Hi friends,

This card uses 2 sale-a-bration products- the Butterfly Elements (#149711) and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (#149622). The butterfly elements are wooden and there are 84 pieces in the pack, consisting of butterflies, flowers and leaves. 





I attached the Designer Series Paper to a piece of Basic Black card (#121688). I wrapped 2 pieces of the Black/Silver 1/4” Striped Metallic Ribbon (#148486) around this before attaching it to the Whisper White base card (#106549). I coloured the Butterfly Elements using daubers with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708), Melon Mango (#147093) and Daffodil Delight (#147094). I added Pearl Basic Jewels (#144219) to the body of the butterfly. I glued the butterflies with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) to the Designer Series Paper. “Happy Birthday” can be found in the  Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp set (#c146667, #w146664). This set has 32 different sentiments, so is a great set for cards of all occasions. The sentiment was stamped with Mango Melody ink (#147093) and punched with the Classic Label punch (#141491). It was then attached on top of the ribbon with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (#144108).

Have a great day.



Saturday, 12 January 2019

Crackle Paint and Home To Roost

Hello again,

The Crackle Paint background stamp (#cling148752) will make great backgrounds for a variety of cards. I have teamed it up here with the Home To Roost stamp set (#cling149736) which is from the Sale-a-bration catalogue, which means it is free with a $90 order.




The Crackle Paint background was stamped with Crumb Cake ink (#147116) on Very Vanilla cardstock (#106550). This was attached to the Crumb Cake base card (#121685). The rectangle pieces are Early Espresso (#121686) and Pear Pizzaz (#131290). The grass from the Home To Roost stamp set was stamped with Pear Pizzaz ink (#147104). I stamped the rooster with Early Espresso ink (#147114), followed by VersaMark (#102283), then embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109130) which was set with the Heat Tool (#129056). I used one of the circle dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (#145372) to cut the rooster then attached it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). “Best Wishes” from Petal Palette stamp set (#c145788, #w145785) was also stamped with Pear Pizzaz ink, then cut with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die (#148551).

Enjoy your day.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Geared Up Garage

Hello,

The Classic Garage suite consists of a great range of products for men, from stamps, framelits, designer series paper, metal elements and ribbon. I am sure will find plenty of ways to use these for masculine cards.




The card stock is Real Red (#106578) and Whisper White (#106549). The Classic Garage 6”x6” Designer Series Paper (#148482) has a range of bold colours and images for the car or bike enthusiast. The car from the Geared Up Garage stamp set (#cling148590) was stamped with VersaMark (#102283) and embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#146956). There is a co-ordinating die from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (#148521) to cut the car. This was then attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) to the Real Red rectangle which was cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551), as well as the Whisper White rectangle. The gears are cut from Silver Foil Sheets (#132178) and attached to the Designer Series Paper. I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (#144106) on the back of the foil before cutting with the dies. These gear dies are from the same die set as the car. “You’re A Classic” is from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, stamped with Real Red ink (#147084), then stamped again with VersaMark and embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109130). You can emboss any colour by this method. You do need to use the Stamparatus (#148187) and not move the stamp or the paper between stamping with the ink and VersaMark. The sentiment was also cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and attached with Dimensionals. The ribbon is Black/Silver 1/4” Striped Metallic Ribbon (#148486). The cute little wrench and key are from the Classic Garage Metal Elements (#148485) and I attached these to the card with Mini Glue Dots (#103683).

I hope you have a great weekend.


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Lovely Lattice

Hello friends,

Another beautiful stamp from Sale-a-bration is the Lovely Lattice stamp set (#cling149730) which I have used on this card. This image looks great just stamped or you can colour it with Stampin’ Blends as I have here, or using your preferred colouring method.





I stamped on the Whisper White card (#106549) and this was attached to the Mango Melody base card  (#147013). The image was stamped with VersaMark (#102283) and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129). This was set with the Heat Tool (#129056). The Stampin’ Blend colours are Light & Dark Daffodil Delight (#144603), Light Old Olive (#144574), Dark Pumpkin Pie (#144577) and Dark Pink Pirouette (retired). Sending Love was also gold embossed and this is from the Climbing Roses stamp set (#cling148658). I added some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (#146927) to finish the card.

Have you got your Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration catalogue to check out all the fantastic new products. If you live in Australia, contact me for your copy or if you want any information regarding Stampin’ Up!

Enjoy your day.


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Tea Together

Hi again,

This beautiful tea pot and cup are from the Occasions catalogue and the framelits are available from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. The framelits are free with a $180 order.




The teapot and cup are from the Tea Together stamp set (#cling148778), as are the flowers. They are all stamped with VersaMark (#102283) and embosssed with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129) onto Very Vanilla card (#106550). This needs to be set with the Heat Tool (#129056). I coloured the flowers with Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends (#147943), Dark Mango Melody (#147944) and Light Old Olive (#144574). After cutting the teapot and cup with the Tea Time Framelits Dies (#149697), they were attached to the Melon Mango cardfront (#147013). I embossed this first with the beautiful Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#148530). The base card is Very Vanilla. “For You” is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set (#148726), stamped with Mango Melody ink (#147093) and cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551). I added a piece of the 1/8” Gold Cord (147528) under the sentiment. The sentiment was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).


Have a great day, hopefully doing what you love.



Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Home To Roost

Hello again,

As promised yesterday, there are no butterflies on todays card. Instead it is a cute Rooster from Home To Roost stamp set (#149736), which is another sale-a-bration product.




The rooster was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708). This ink is ideal when colouring with Stampin’ Blends which I have used to colour the rooster. The Stampin’ Blends colours I used are Light Night Of Navy (#144036), Light Pumpkin Pie (#144578), Light Real Red (#147933), Dark Crumb Cake (#144581) and Light Old Olive (#144574). I fussy cut the rooster and this was attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). The base card is Old Olive (#106575). The next layer is Early Espresso (#121686) and on top of that is a piece of Wood Textures 6”x 6” Designer Series Paper (#144177). The grass from the Home to Roost stamp set was stamped onto the DSP using Old Olive ink (#147090). I used the Stamparatus (#148187) using the “hinge method” to stamp the grass multiple times for perfect stamping. The sentiment from the Home to Roost stamp set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, then cut with the Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551) and attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

Don’t forget, for each $90 you spend you get a free sale-a-bration product. No limit the the number of products you can get.

Have a great day.



Monday, 7 January 2019

Butterfly Gala

Hello Ladies & Guys,

Yes! One more butterfly card, then I promise tomorrows will not be butterflies. This is an easy card but very pretty. (Also looks much nicer in reality).




The Designer Series Paper is Botanical Butterfly (#149622) and is a free product from Sale-a-bration (with a $90 order). This was attached to Lemon Lime Twist card (#144250) and this was attached to the Whisper White base card (#106549). The ribbon is also a Sale-a-bration product and part of the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (#149623). There are 5 ribbons in this pack - Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist. The butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (#p148580). There are 4 different designs of butterflies in this set, all with a large and small butterfly which you stamp together. After stamping the butterflies, the large and small butterflies can be punched together with the Butterfly Duet Punch (#148523). I stamped these butterflies with VersaMark (#102283) and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129). The large butterflies were attached with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (#144108) and Mini Glue Dots (#103683) for the small butterflies. Happy Birthday can be found in the Detailed With Love stamp set (#c146606, #w146603), and I stamped it with Lemon Lime Twist ink (#147145). I then used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551) to cut the sentiment, which was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).


Enjoy your day.




Sunday, 6 January 2019

Beauty Abounds

Hello friends,

The butterfly theme is continuing today with the Beauty Abounds Bundle (#c150617). This bundle consists of the Beauty Abounds stamp set (#c148726) and the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies (#148536). There are 20 dies in this set, so lots of variety of butterflies in all shapes and sizes.




I stamped the floral flourishes from the Beauty Abounds stamp set onto the Whisper White card (#106549). I stamped with VersaMark (#102283), then added the Pineapple Punch Emboss Powder from the 2018-2020 In Colour Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#146955). Each of the 2018-20 In Colours are included in this pack. This was then set with the Heat Tool (#129056). The sentiment and stamped butterfly are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (#p148580). The sentiment was stamped with Night Of Navy ink (#147110) and the butterfly stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708). This is the best ink to use when using Stampin’ Blends. The Stampin’ Blends used are Light Night Of Navy (#144039), Light Daffodil Delight (#144586) and Light Mango Melody (#147943). The butterfly is punched with the Butterfly Duet punch (#148523), then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). The small butterflies are cut with dies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies (#148536) from Night Of Navy card (#106577). These were glued with the Fine-tip Glue Pen (#138309). The base card is Night Of Navy and the yellow card is Pineapple Punch (#146994).

The red rubber stamps in the Occasions Catalogue are now referred to as “cling stamps”. These are the same quality rubber material as previously but with an adhesive that will cling extra well to the clear blocks or Stamparatus. When using these stamps, carefully pull the stamps from the blocks. If you need to clean the image labels, just rinse under running water and avoid alcohol-based cleaners. If you ever had a problem with stamps falling off the blocks, you will love these new cling stamps.


Have a great week.




Saturday, 5 January 2019

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

Welcome,

I think I will have to call this Butterfly week as I have another card with butterflies. Yes I do love butterflies!!! So I am enjoying making cards with all the new butterfly products.






This is a z-fold card. The finished size is still the normal 14.9 x 10.5cm. The base card is Whisper White (#106549) and the coloured card is Lemon Lime Twist (#144250). I cut the A4  Whisper White card longways at 10.5cm, then scored at 14.9 and 22cm. The Lemon Lime Twist is 27cm x 8cm and scored at 12.5 and 20cm. The Designer Series Paper is a free product from Sale-a-bration- it is the Botanical Butterfly DSP (#149622). The single butterfly is from the same pack of Designer Series Paper and punched with the Butterfly Duet Punch (#148523). This punch co-ordinates with this DSP as well as the Butterfly Gala stamp set (#148580). (I haven’t used this stamp set on this card). I embossed the base card with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#147906). This embossing folder has been carried over from the Holiday catalogue so is still available to purchase. The sentiment is from Still Night stamp set, (now retired) and stamped with Lemon Lime Twist ink (#147145). I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551) to cut the sentiment, then attached it to a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card which was attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). The Lemon Lime twist card is attached to the base card at each end.


Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing.



Friday, 4 January 2019

Butterflies

Hello again,

As I said yesterday, I just love the butterflies from the occasions catalogue, and couldn’t resist doing a shadow box with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies (#148538). The frame measures 12” x 12”.




The 5 butterflies in the middle are cut from Gorgeous Grape card (#147011) and Highland Heather card (#147010). For the butterflies in the corners I used the Grapefruit Grove Foil (##149712) and embossed them with the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#143706) before cutting each of the butterflies from the larger butterfly. The other 2 butterflies were cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch (#148523) from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (#149622). This DSP has coloured images on one side and black & white images on the reverse. Some of the butterflies co-ordinate with the punch, so makes cutting them so much easier. All the butterflies were attached to DSP from the Petal Promenade (#146913). I gold embosssed the beautiful image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set (#p148726) around the border of the DSP. This was stamped with VersaMark (#102283), and the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129) was heat set with the Heat Tool (#129056). This DSP was attached to a piece of Gorgeous Grape card from the Brights 12” x 12” cardstock (#147001). The background is Highland Heather card and DSP from the Botanical Butterfly DSP. The sentiment is also from Beauty Abounds stamp set, and stamped with Gorgeous Grape ink (#147099) onto Whisper White Card (#106549). These pieces were cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551) and attached to a piece of Highland Heather card, then attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

The Grapefruit Grove Foil is a Sale-a-bration product so free with a $90 order as is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.

 Have a great day.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies

Hello and Happy New Year,

I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas and New Year, ready for a fantastic year ahead. I had a busy but lovely Christmas & New Year with Family. It’s great to have all the family together at this time of year.

Today the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration has begun and there are so many gorgeous products in both these catalogues. During Sale-a-bration, (till 31st March 2019) you can receive free products with each $90 order, or if you host a qualifying party or join my team. If you want any more information on any of these, please contact me. Who doesn’t like free products!!

Anyone who loves butterflies, like me, will just love the gorgeous stamps, Designer Series Papers and thinlits in these catalogues. On this card today I have cut the butterflies using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies (#148536). 






These 5 butterflies are all cut with one die, but they can also be cut off easily and used individually. There are 2 dies, so you can use 2 layers, and aren’t they effective. You could also use just one layer, so there are so many possibilities. The base layer I cut from the Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet which is available from Sale-a-bration. This is in the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (#149712). This Grapefruit Grove foil has a beautiful rainbow effect, depending on the light. After cutting these butterflies, I embossed the foil with the Subtles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#143706).  For the top layer I used Basic Black card (#121688). I had applied the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (#144106) before cutting each of these. This is an easel card, so the base card is Very Vanilla (#106550) with Grapefruit Grove (#146995). I embossed the Very Vanilla card front with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#148530). The Designer Series Paper on the base is from Nature’s Poem (#146338). The sentiments are both from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (#148580) and stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (#132708). Both are cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551), then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

I am going to enjoy playing with these dies, so there will be lots of cards using them.

Have a great day.