Friday, 21 July 2017

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Fun Jelly Baby Kids Card

Just a quick video tutorial showing you that our stamp sets are versatile all year round and just at Christmas. The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch is fantastic for Christmas but the teddy bear is adorable all year round and the gingerbread man makes a great jelly baby card. Jelly babies are a candy sweet which are very popular in the UK.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Stampin Up Marble Background with Magical Mermaid

Stampin Up Marble Background with Magical Mermaid

Hello and welcome everyone. Stampin Up background stamps are absolutely gorgeous and so versatile to use in any colour combination of your choice.
Todays card is inspired by the breaking waves of the ocean. I love how the marble looks like the frothy ocean.
I used the torn paper technique, which is a firm favourite as it is so simple to achieve.

heres a video tutorial with step by step guide for those that haven't already tried this.

If you struggle with straight line masking then this is the technique for you.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Stampin Up Sheltering Tree and Sheet Music

Stampin Up Sheltering Tree and Sheet Music.

Hello everyone and welcome to amethystarcrafting.  Today is the second posting of The Joy of Sets Challenge Blog #002 The Letter 'S' and for those of you that followed the first challenge you will know that I am one of the Design Team.

So for this challenge I chose two stamp sets Sheltering Tree and Sheet Music.  One of my favourite techniques is the torn paper mask and stamped the Sheet Music in archival black ink and then sponged with Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Real Red.  I used Berry Burst cardstock to die cut some little hearts using the die from the Jar of Love set.

For those that haven't tried the Torn Paper technique here is a video tutorial which will give you a step by step guide to achieve this background.

It really is a great technique for any background as you can choose whatever colour tones you like.

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Sheltering Tree stamp set

Sheet Music

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Thank you for dropping by and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlets Die

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlets Die

Hello and welcome to amethystarcrafting.  Todays card is a fun way to work with the new Happy Birthday Thinlets Die.

How to create this card.
  1. Die cut the Happy Birthday Thinlets die through the Big Shot 3 times in whisper white cardstock.
  2. Using Jar of Love flowers and leaf stamp the bottom of one of the Happy Birthday die cuts. I used Fresh Fig and Emerald Envy inkpads.
  3. The using a sponge dauber, sponge the Happy Birthday in Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight to give a toned look.
  4. For the background stamp the Sheet Music background stamp in Powder Pink ink and then tear round the edges and sponge in Berry Burst ink.
  5. Take the three Happy Birthday die cuts and glue one onto the other.  This will give depth and allow it to pop up.
  6. Take a white card base and using a piece of Berry Burst cardstock measuring 5.5" x 3.75" adhere to base. Adhere the Sheet Music layer on top and then add the Happy Birthday.
This makes a great way to make a simple birthday card and obviously you can choose whatever colour tones to suit the recipient.

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Products Used
Happy Birthday Thinlits Die

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Stampin Up This Little Piggy Birthday Card

Stampin Up This Little Piggy Birthday Card

Hello everyone and welcome.  Today is a very special day for me as it is my grandson's 8th birthday.  I am very blessed to have 6 grandchildren and they bring me joy every day.

So the card today is This Little Piggy in blue for a boy.

is absolutely brilliant.  Use one of our lovely masks, I used the brick pattern, add a couple of drops of reinker  I used dapper denim and emerald envy and you have a lovely textured background.  I fussy cut the piggy and then took a combination of the sentiments plus a Happy Birthday from the Best Birds and added a number 8.  

I know that he will love it and will laugh at his Nanny saying "This Little Piggy say Happy Birthday Hogs and Kisses"

This Little Piggy is such a lovely stamp set and who doesn't love a smiling little piggy.

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This is the gorgeous This Little Piggy stamp set
If you haven't got hold of yours then pop over to my shop or click the highlighted link above and grab yourself this delightful set.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Stampin Up Love Today Planner A Great Working Tool

Stampin Up Love Today Planner A Great Working Tool

Hello and welcome everyone. Today is the last day (for now) of my Love Today Planner set up and ideas and tips for creating a working tool to carry with you in a car or bag and show off everything that Stampin Up has to offer.

This week's spread showcases the Crafting Forever Stamp set and this time I stamped everything onto cardstock first and then stuck to the page.  This works far better than stamping directly onto the page if you are showing water colour techniques.

I used the lovely Sheet Music background stamp with a torn vintage look and then masked the pens an water coloured.

Our Angel Policy stamp is included in this stamp set and is worth making customers aware.  A great set to promote if customers are looking to sell their cards and projects.

A view of both pages together.  So this gives a great view of how to showcase a stamp set Crafting Forever and allow customers to see how they can use this set and for any demonstrators to plan a class easily with some ideas.

I hope you've enjoyed this week of the Love Today Planner.  Please look at subscribing to my blog and YouTube channel as I post regularly and try and show up to date project ideas and tips for all you crafters out there.

If you live in and around the Farnham Surrey area in the UK then please get I touch as I hold regular classes and I'd love you to join my team.  If you've ever thought about becoming a demonstrator then again drop me a line and I'd love to have a chat with you.

Thank you for dropping by and look forward to seeing you all soon and remember Crafting Forever Housework Whenever.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Love Today Planner The Journey Continues

Love Today Planner The Journey Continues

Hello and welcome everyone. So today the journey continues with my Love Today Planner.  I cannot emphasise enough how much I am loving the Love Today Planner.  Each day I am looking forward to creating another page.  I am an avid crafter and if I don't craft every day I start to get withdrawal symptoms.  I have boxes and boxes of cards and projects and although I do send, sell and take to craft fairs I still have way too many.  Now with my Love Today Planner I can spend some time every day crafting in the Planner and making a valuable tool to promote everything Stampin Up.

So today my first week spread.  The thought process was to take one stamp set and showcase each stamp and how I would use them.  This then becomes a library resource that I can check back on to see what colours and ideas I used.  It also makes a great tool to show off a stamp set to a customer and create excitement.

So lets look at the first page layout.

If you click on the picture you should be able to see my comments and my thought process.

Firstly I put the name of the set This Little Piggy and where to find it in the annual catalogue.
Its a great set for watercolouring.
Powder Pink ink (in my opinion) is the most realistic colour for the piggies.

As I created each day I wrote the tips that I thought and so now the week is finished it gives a great overview of this great stamp set.

This first week was very much a journaling style.  I stamped and coloured directly onto the planner page, which works pretty well, but is not the best for the watercolouring and blending with the aquapainter, as it doesn't blend as well as our cardstock or watercolour paper.

So pop back again and see how I overcame this on my second week.

Thanks so much for taking this journey with me and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for the next instalment.

If you haven't got hold of your Love Today Planner then go to my shop button where you can order yours or click the highlighted link below.