Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Make a Christmas Star hanging ornament using Stampin Up Envelope punch board

This is a quick and simple tutorial showing you how to make a star hanging ornament using the envelope punch board by Stampin Up.

Now this may seem complicated, but it is really easy.  Follow my step by step video and make some for yourself.

To buy any of the products used just click on the Shop Now link above.

Buy the Envelope Punch Board for just £19 and make envelopes, boxes 3d projects, bows and now stars as well as hundreds of other project ideas.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

How to create a four container tag box using Stampin Up products

With Christmas fast approaching, this is a great project to put lots of homemade tags in.  This four container tag box will hold up to 30 tags of various sizes in each of the four little containers.  Maybe a few less if you heavily embellish you tags, but still lots of tag space.

You can make this tag box in either cardstock or designer series paper and then finish it off with a matching bow.  Coordinate your tags to match your box, or just add a lovely mixture of colours and designs.

As always here is a FREE step by step tutorial to help you create this box

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Stampin Up Clean & Simple Masculine Christmas Card using Making Every Day Bright

Making Every Day Bright is the stamp set we are using to create this clean and simple masculine Christmas Card.  Masculine cards can sometimes be a bit of a challenge.  However choose the right of combinations of colours like Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy and it is a breeze.

 These two examples I used a tiny strip of Cherry Cobbler in one and a piece of dsp in the other.  Just choose something which coordinates with the colours you are using.

The Everyday Label Punch gives the perfect border for the sentiment, keeping it clean and simple.

Choose and appropriate sentiment.  This card would  also look good as a birthday card.

Heres a FREE video tutorial giving you a step by step guide to making this card.

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Stampin Up Snowflakes using Brusho & Shimmer Paint for a night sky.

As promised yesterday, here is the second part of my lovely framed backgrounds using Brusho and Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint.

This is a snowflake card using the dies from the Seasonal Layers Framelits makes a beautiful clean and simple card by just putting the frame and a sentiment on a white card base.

I love the way Brusho and Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint work so well together to create a lovely background.

Good quality Water Colour Paper is essential and Stampin Up Watercolour paper is excellent.

As always here is a FREE video tutorial, to show you exactly how I made this card.

Stitched Shapes Framelits give you the picture frames.  Take the largest and second largest squares and follow the video.

Here is the first video in this series which shows you how I started the night sky background
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

How to create a stunning background using Stampin Up Brusho, Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint & Winter Woods

Creating backgrounds for cards can be great fun and easy to achieve lots of different looks.  In this tutorial and accompanying video I have used great quality watercolour paper as my base.  By using a good heavy weight water colour paper you achieve some lovely results as the water does not pill or breakdown the paper, which can happen if you use an inferior paper.

Brusho, five little pots of concentrated powdered ink, in this first example I have just used the Brilliant Red.  I will also show you in a further blog another lovely example using the Prussian Blue, so pop back to see this.

Vegsas Gold Shimmer Paint adds the gold shimmer and tones in beautifully with the Brusho.

To make the little frames I used the Stitched Shapes Framelitswhich are gorgeous circles, squares and oval dies, four of each shape with a pretty stitched border.

and finally the gorg0eus Winter Woods Bundle. If you love everything trees, then this is the bundle for you.

So here is a step by step video tutorial to show you how to make this lovely background and frame to put it in.  Please look at subscribing to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any up and coming videos.  I post regularly and have over 100 current videos with lots of tips and ideas for your crafting.

Thank you for stopping by and look forward to seeing you again soon.  Oh don't forget I will be posting another tutorial showing you what I did with the Prussian Blue Brusho with the Shimmer paint.  If you love snowflakes then you won't want to miss this one.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Stampin Up Winter Woods - How to make a quick & simple tree hanging ornament

Have fun with this project making a Christmas tree hanging ornament using the Winter Woods Bundle

This is a really quick and simple project to make. Once the tree is made you can decorate in whatever manner you like.

Heres a FREE video tutorial showing you step by step how to create this little hanging ornament.

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Make Christmas Tags using Stampin Up Winter Woods

The Winter Woods bundle is a great set for all those tree lovers.

I have made a lovely tag using the birch trees stamp and the filigree tree die.

The lovely copper glimmer paper is part of a pack of three different Christmas colours
Have a look and buy yours HERE

Here is a FREE video tutorial showing you how to create these lovely tags.

The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is a must to make quick and easy tags in any size you want.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Stampin Up Santas Workshop - How to create cute snowmen Christmas cards

Santas Workshop Speciality Designer Series Paper is such an amazing pack of flocked double sided 12" x 12" paper, 2 each of 6 different designs.  You can make well of a hundred cards with just a pair of paper snips and a little fussy cutting.  Snowmen, Santa, Elves, Rocking horses and so many different images for making Christmas cards simple, fun and full of love for Christmas.

These final two examples of how to make 18 cards from half a sheet of this gorgeous paper are my two favourites.

The first shows the snowman having a doze after his Christmas dinner of cookies and candies and reminds me of how we all feel on Christmas day after we have had our Christmas dinner.  I made the z's for him snoozing with a smoky slate Stampin  Write Marker.

The second card shows our little character with his heart full of love giving a present to the snowman.  Both the hearts and the present were fussy cut from this dsp.

Here is a FREE video tutorial to show you exactly how I made these cards.

Heres part two of this series of three videos showing you how to make 18 cards from half a sheet of the snowmen Santas Workshop Speciality Designer Series Paper

Heres part 1 of the 3 part series.  In this video I show you how you can use every scrap of this lovely dsp to create 18 cards from half a sheet.  

I have shown you how to make a few different ideas for the 18 cards, the rest is up to you with your paper snips and some fussy cutting to use your imagination and get creating. Enjoy x

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Stampin Up Santas Workshop. Making Every Day Bright snowman & penguins card

Santas Workshop Speciality Designer Series Paper and Making Every Day Bright make a cute snowman Christmas card.

From half a sheet of this dsp and a little fussy cutting you can make 18cards.  I have showcased a few examples of how you can take and image from the snowman sheet of Santas Workshop Designer Series paper and create some really fun and cute snowmen cards.

Here's a selection of three cards, the middle one using the penguins from Making Every Day Bright.  I love to mix and match our Christmas stamp sets from the Autumn/Winter catalogue getting the most from all of our lovely selections and using them as much as I can.

Here is the FREE video step by step tutorial to make the snowman and penguin card.

and here is a video showing you the first card with the snowflakes.

Make the most of your Christmas crafting and buy all your Christmas crafting HERE

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Joy of Sets Winter Catalogue Blog Hop

It is always a pleasure to be part of the Joy of Sets Blog Hop.  Joy of Sets is a friendly Facebook Group with hundreds of card ideas and projects in helpful albums to give all crafters ideas for creating with their stamp sets.  Stampin Up is featured heavily, but unlike many groups non Stampin Up is welcome too.  The Group is open to everyone, so pop along and have a look.

The stamp set I have chosen is Feathers and Frost.

This is a simple stamp set that lends itself to colouring, in whatever medium you choose. Want some ideas then look at some of the :-

Colouring tools that Stampin Up has to offer, from Blends, Stampin Write Markers to Water Colour Pencils there is something for everyone.

In this example I chose Stampin Blends double ended alcohol markers which come in a light and dark of each shade to help with perfect blending every time.

Heres a video showing you how to use this lovely stamp set for all year round card, not just for Christmas, colouring the birds and garden birds, instead of just robins.

Please click the links below to continue round the Blog Hop and see some of the other lovely talent and projects showcased for you.

Go forward and see Angie McKenzie by clicking HERE

Go back and see Andrea Parr by clicking HERE

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Make 18 cards from half a sheet of Santas Workshop Speciality Designer Series Paper

Santas Workshop Speciality Designer Series Paper 12 sheets of 12" x 12" at just £13 is a great buy and can make literally hundreds of cards.

Fussy cutting while sitting watching the television is an easy way to create some lovely elements for centre pieces on your cards.

Half a sheet of the lovely flocked snowman paper can make 18 different snowman elements to make 18 cards.

Here is a selection, some which I die cut and others which I fussy cut.

This was from just half a sheet of dsp, so you can see just how many cards you can make with these lovely images.

This little snowman was made using the edge of the paper and cutting a body from the top with a head from the bottom. My motto of waste not want not means every tiny piece of this lovely dsp can be used.

Here is a video showing you how I created this lovely card.

The embossed background was retired but this lovelySoftly Textured Impressions embossing folder is the one you want for the falling snow.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Stampin Up Feathers and Frost Christmas Robin with Sprig Punch & Speciality dsp

Feathers and Frost stamp set is the perfect Christmas stamp set as it has lovely robins which are just perfect to adorn any Christmas card.

Today is part 2 of the card I started to make yesterday, pop back and have a look as I show you how to make the sentiment in two tones using the Vegas Gold Shimmer paint for one and Cherry Cobbler ink for the other and of course the Stamparatus.

You can see how a pretty sentiment with some speciality dsp, the Sprig punch and some ribbon together with the lovely little robin makes a beautiful Christmas card.

The Sprig Punch gives lovely detail to the card in Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide.

Here is a step by step video showing you how to create this card.  My videos are and always will be FREE as I love sharing ideas with you all .I am approaching my 1000 subscriber, which I am absolutely delighted with and extremely thankful to everyone who has subscribed and made such lovely comments on my videos. If you haven't already then please look at subscribing to my channel and joining in with everyone. 

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Using the Stamparatus to create two toned Christmas sentiments

The Stamparatus and now with grid paper, extra plates, foam mat and magnets is a must have positioning tool.  Designed by crafters for crafters it is in my opinion, and many others, the best positioning tool on the market.

Looking for a 13 piece Christmas stamp set that can be used all year round then Feathers and Frost at just £20 is the set for you.

This is a two part project.  Part one is the sentiment stamping, using the Stamparatus to create a lovely two toned sentiment in two different ways.  Ideal for batch card making as once the Stamparatus is set up you can make as many as you want.

As always I have included a completely FREE video showing you exactly how to achieve this lovely two toned look, one in Cherry Cobbler and the other in Vegas Gold Shimmer paint - yes you can stamp with the Shimmer Paint. Buy yours HERE NOW

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

How to create a Christmas Tree with bows using Stampin Up Winter Woods & Cookie Cutter

WINTER WOODS bundle save 10% is such a lovely Christmas set with the most gorgeous 3d tree.  Combine it with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch and the Cookie Cutter stamp set to create a lovely tree covered in bows.

The gorgeous designer series paper is Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paperand it is covered with gorgeous copper foiled detail, s you can see by the picture.

Here is a video to show you step by step how to create this card

Want some discounted product? Need to stock up on dimensionals and cardstock? From 1-7th October to celebrate World Card Making Day there are some great discounts HEREso stock up now.  It is while stocks last so get in quick to avoid disappointment.