Saturday, 23 September 2017

Simple eight page brag book

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. Todays project is a really simple way to create a little brag book using a sheet of cardstock or dsp in any rectangular size of your choosing.  Make a big one or a tiny little one the choice is yours.  Decorate as you wish using any of the great stamps and dies from Stampin Up.

This sweet little book was made using a piece of dsp that measured 6" x 3" With a piece so small which creates such a tiny book using a bone folder and creasing well is very important.  Spend time on each fold to crease with bone folder on both sides.

This little book was created with a piece of dsp measuring 6" x 4.5" and with this one I punch a hold in the corner to take a piece of ribbon so the book could be hung on a gift.

This book uses a piece of A4 cardstock or if you are outside the UK a standard sheet of cardstock.

The video below shows you how to make these book with step by step instructions. If you havnt already please subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel as I post regular techniques and ideas using the latest Stampin Up products.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin Up Painted Harvest

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting.  Today is Day 7 of my week of tutorials and ideas using the Painted Harvest bundle a stamp set and coordinating leaf punch.

How to make a modern twist on the sunflower using Painted Harvest bundle from Stampin Up.

Step by step tutorial using Painted Harvest Bundle.
  1. On a piece of whisper white cardstock sponge Real Red, Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach ink in a random pattern.
  2. Stamp the two step sunflower stamp in Basic Black ink on the coloured cardstock.
  3. Fussy cut the sunflower image out.
  4. Using a piece of Basic Black cardstock 5.5 x 3.75" adhere the sunflowers using dimensionals.
  5. Cut off the excess sunflower at the edge of cardstock.
  6. Using the Vintage Crochet Trim tie a bow round the bottom of the card and embellish with a few black sequins from the metallic sequins.
  7. Finish with a sentiment of choice. I used the I am Thankful for You from the Painted Harvest stamp set.
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Stampin Up Painted Harvest

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting.  Today is Day 6 of the Painted Harvest bundle and how to use this one set in many different ways. Go to my SHOP button to buy this great bundle with 10% off at £30 for both the stamp set and leaf punch.


How to make a wreath card using Stampin Up Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating leaf punch.

Step by step tutorial how to make a wreath card

  1. Use a card base of 5.25" square in whisper white cardstock
  2. Cut the mount 5" square using the Year of Cheer Speciality DSP
  3. Using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies cut a circle is whisper white cardstock and stamp the sentiment Happy Christmas from the Oh What Fun stamp set.
  4. Using the Leaf Punch punch out 12 leaves four each of three different designs. I used the Clearance rack dsp.
  5. Using dimensionals arrange in a circle tucking each stalk in as you go to give a seamless finish.
  6. adhere the leaves with dimensionals.
Check back on the past 5 days to see other ideas using this Painted Harvest bundle.


This Painted Harvest is a must buy as there are so many different projects and cards that will take you throughout the whole year.  Click on my SHOP NOW button above or click the highlighted link above.  You can by the stamp set and the punch separately but if you buy them both together you save 10%

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Stampin Up Painted Harvest

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How to create a Christmas wreath card using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up.

Today is Day 5 in the series of different card ideas using one bundle the Painted Harvest from Stampin Up.  This bundle can be bought now with a 10% saving from my SHOP for £30

Step by step instructions to create a wreath card using the Leaf Punch from Stampin Up.

  1. Cut the Year of Cheer dsp 5" x 5" and adhered to a card base quarter inch wider.
  2. Using the Leaf punch cut out 4 each of gold, silver and glitter cardstock and put dimensionals on the back of each leaf.
  3. Using our largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  4. Stamp in Crumb Cake your sentiment (I chose from the Oh What Fun set)
  5. Adhere your circle in the centre of the card.
  6. Arrange the leaves in a wreath using the edge of the circle as your guide.
All products used are from Stampin Up and available from my SHOP


Please check back tomorrow for another card and tutorial in the series using the Painted Harvest bundle.






Monday, 18 September 2017

Stampin Up Painted Harvest

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How to create a stepped up Sunflower Card

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of my week plus of fabulous cards using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set bundle from Stampin Up.  Click on my SHOP button to order this set now.

Now if you've been following my blog you will have seen how this set can be used for a sunflower and a clean and simple card.  Today we set it up.  

Step by step instructions how to create The Painted Harvest bundle gerbera and leaves.
1. Die cut a square of whisper white cardstock 3" x 3" using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and mount on a piece of Rose Red cardstock quarter inch wider for mount.
2. Stamp the two step flower image in Rose Red.
3. Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock 5.25 x 3.5" and mount on Rose Red cardstock quarter inch wider.
4.Take some washi tape of choice (check out my SHOP for latest washi) and adhere vertically down the centre of the card.
5. Punch out three leaves using the leaf punch and put two at the top and one at the bottom using dimensionals.
6. Stamp the sentiment in Rose Red and mount with dimensionals.
7. Add 4 metallic sequins to each corner.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Gerbera stamp set and Coordinating Leaf Punch

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Gerbera stamp set and coordinating leaf punch

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Painted  Harvest stamp set and coordinating Leaf Punch. I said that this set was versatile and could be used in so many different ways ensuring that you get great value for money.  This set Painted Harvest and the coordinating leaf punch can be bought as a bundle saving 10% for £30 and if you subscribe to my blog I will show you over the coming days just how versatile this set is.

Day 3 Gerbera card Clean and Simple.

This gorgeous two step stamp gives the most realistic gerbera which I stamp in Rose Red ink with Crushed Curry for the inside.

By just simply stamping the gerbera image in the centre of the card and adding a simple sentiment you have a classy clean and simple card which looks crisp and perfect for a birthday.

Join me tomorrow for Day 4 of the Painted Harvest how to create many different looks and styles using this one stamp set and coordinating leaf punch bundle.  Click the link below or go to my SHOP to my yours now.





Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sunflower Stamp set and coordinating Leaf Punch Stampin Up

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Sunflower Stamp Set and Coordinating Leaf Punch

Day 2
Sunflower card using Painted Harvest and coordinating Leaf Punch.
This beautiful stamp set Painted Harvest can be used in so many ways.  I have stamp the detailed leaf image in Wild Wasbi and Lemon/Lime Twist ink and then with an Aquapainter water coloured each leaf to give a soft water coloured look.  The sunflower from Painted Harvest has been stamped in Daffodil Delight with each of the two step stamps and then fussy cut and put with dimensionals over the leaves.

This Painted Harvest set can be used in so many different ways so makes a really versatile set to really get your moneys worth and at £30 for both the stamp set and punch buying it as a bundle you save 10%

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