Never Ending Infinity Card Tutorial

Never Ending Infinity Card Tutorial

Hello to all my crafting friends!

Today I’m sharing a project I made for the Creative Eight Tutorial group. This is the January bundle I am sharing with you today – I have to admit that I actually didn’t realise February had already started! We were all running a little late last month with our tutorials while getting back into the swing of things after a crazy December so please forgive my tardiness with sharing this with you.

Each month Creative Eight Tutorial group has a theme that we all create a project for. This month we are all using FREE products from the 2021 SALE a-bration! Catalogue that finishes at the end of February.

Here’s a sneak peek at all eight projects.

The project I created for this tutorial is a never ending infinity card.

There’s a story behind why I decided to create this never ending infinity card tutorial. If you’ve ever tired to make an infinity card before you’ll know that one of the trickiest things can be knowing which panels you can place your sentiments on so they appear the right way no matter which way your card is folded.

I actually had to remake this card four times because I couldn’t find a tutorial anywhere that told me how to do this. So, if you’re like me and you’d like to get it right the first time, not on the fourth attempt!, this tutorial is for you. That’s right, I’ve done all the hard work for you because my tutorial explains exactly how to get your sentiments right way up for ANY sized infinity card!

The stunning Designer Series Paper I’ve used for this card is called Berry Delightful and comes in a bundle with the Berry Blessings stamp set, which I used for the sentiments on the infinity card. You can earn this amazing bundle for FREE during SALE-a-bration if you spend over $180 in a single order.

This tutorial and the seven other amazing projects in the Creative Eight Wow bundle is available now for for Australian customers FREE with any purchase over $50 in my online store. Or, if you live overseas (or in Australia if you prefer to purchase the bundle ) it is available here to purchase for $12.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, the 2020 Sale-a-bration catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

When you shop online in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store  don’t forget to use my monthly Host Code (if your order is between $50 – $250) and I will send you a thank you gift the following month. If your order is over $250 don’t use the host code because you will qualify for your own stamping rewards.

My February 2021 Host code is ZYAR6HTF and it is valid until midnight February 28.

Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order? Click here to join my team:

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back this Wednesday with the AWH Colour Creations Showcase – we are creating projects with Petal Pink this week.. 

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Welcome back to our Colour Creations Showcase in 2021 as we continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alpha order.

Night of Navy is one of my all time favourite colours and because it is a neutral it works so well with so many different colours. This week my colour combination was inspired by the stunning Paper Blooms DSP, one of the free SALE-a-bration items you can earn with any purchase over $90.

I made three cards today using the designer series papers in this pack that consist of mainly Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White…and just a touch of Old Olive. Isn’t this such a soothing and relaxing colour combination?

As well as the Paper Blooms DSP I’ve used another new SALE-a-bration product you can earn with any purchase of $90 or more – the “Heal Your Heart” stamp set.

What I like about this stamp set is the mix of fonts – I think it looks really visually appealing on a card.

Because there is a mix of large and small floral designs and more neutral graphic patterns I created three cards to show the different ways you can use this designer series paper to create both masculine and feminine cards.

The first card was super easy to make using 2cm strips of DSP evenly spaced on an angle on a base piece of Whisper White card stock. Adding strips on an angle immediately creates visual interest.

Once I’d added all the strips I used my paper trimmer to trim the rectangle to measure 14.5 x 9.5cm and adhered it onto a 15 x 10 cm card base.

I wanted to keep this card quite neutral and masculine so I didn’t add any ribbon or flowers. The “We’re in this Together” sentiment is punched out with the story label punch and layered on top of a Night of Navy stitched oval.

My “Sorry for Your Loss” card was inspired by a series of cards created by a German Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who fussy cut the flowers out of the Paper Blooms DSP and used them with the Wreath Builder Dies.

I’ve come up with a much simpler version today that doesn’t require as many layers or as much fussy cutting.

This close up shows you the detail of the Night of Navy flowers I fussy cut for my wreath – these were actually super quick and easy to cut out using my paper snips.

Probably my favourite stamp from the “Heal Your Heart” stamp set is the “Thank You” stamp with its large, elegant floral script. I decided make a super quick and easy thank you card with this sentiment, also adding a few left-over die cuts from my wreath card for extra dimension and interest.

The “Thank You” sentiment was die cut using the “Stitched So Sweetly” dies – I love how this sentiment and the pretty floral design of the DSP do all the work for you on this card.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Night of Navy today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

To purchase any of the products used in my project today, simply click on the links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, the 2020 Sale-a-bration catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

When you shop online in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store  don’t forget to use my monthly Host Code (if your order is between $50 – $250) and I will send you a thank you gift the following month. If your order is over $250 don’t use the host code because you will qualify for your own stamping rewards.

My January 2021 Host code is VWKV2Z69 and it is valid until midnight January 31.

Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order? Click here to join my team:

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back soon with another craft project but in the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting!

Cathy xx

January-June Mini and SALE-a-bration launches today!

January-June Mini and SALE-a-bration launches today!

Hello to all my crafting friends!

I hope you had a relaxing break over Christmas and the new year? I have had a very busy time with so many family birthdays on top of Christmas and ever changing lockdown rules but was so very grateful to be able to see some of my family over Christmas.

Today is an exciting day because it is the launch of two new catalogues: the 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue and the SALE-a-bration catalogue.

You can take a look and download the PDF for both of these catalogues by clicking on the images below. If you haven’t already received a free paper catalogues and you would like a copy please contact me and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

Earn Free Products During SALE-a-bration!

SALE-a-bration begins today and ends on 28th February. During this period there are several ways you can earn free product.

Place an order, combine an order with friends or host a party

Any order of $90 or more in one transaction earns you free product. And the more you order, the more you earn. There are two levels of SALE-a-bration products for you to chose from: level 1 is for orders over $90 and level 2 with orders over $180.

You can see the SALE-a-bration items HERE in my online store that you can earn for the $90+ or $180+ levels.

SALE-a-brations Items which can be earned with a $90 order (for every $90 you spend you earn a free item):

There are three stunning paper packs to chose from.

Or you can chose from these four stamp sets.

SALE-a-bration Items which can be earned with a $180 order: for every $180 you spend you earn a free item):

SALE-a-bration stamp set earned with a $500 order:

Whether you have a large order to place yourself, decide to host a party or combine an order with friends, you can earn this exclusive stamp set (in addition to your normal SALE-a-bration choices) when an individual order, combined order or party order exceeds $500. See it HERE in my online store.

PUNCH PARTY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

Join as a demonstrator

If you have a large wish list why not consider joining Stampin’ Up! for the discount? Hobby demonstrators are welcome to join for the discount and community – there is absolutely no pressure to sell or demonstrate to others and no ongoing commitment if you decide it’s not for you.

Starter kits cost just $169 and you get to choose up to $235 product of your choice for $169, a box of 8 catalogues and free postage AND during SALE-a-bration you get even more.

You will also get a bonus of 5 paper packs of 40 double sided colour group 6×6″ papers in all new patterns – that’s a total of $335 product for $169, saving you nearly 50%!

If you’d like to find out more about the new catalogues or joining Stampin’ Up! please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’ll be back this Wednesday January 6th with the AWH Colour Creations Showcase when we’ll be showcasing one of the Neutrals: Night of Navy. We hope you can join us all then.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Spreading Love and Sunshine with Under My Umbrella Cards

Spreading Love and Sunshine with Under My Umbrella Cards

How are doing right now? Are you okay?

Do you have family or friends that you cannot see at the moment due to COVID19?

Even when we can’t connect in person with the ones we love, we can still pick up the phone, use social media…or surprise them with the gift of a homemade card.

And the heartfelt sentiments in the Under My Umbrella stamp set are simply perfect for making a card that shows how much you care.

I made four cards using the Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes as my base. This pack of 20 cards with matching envelopes comes in four colours: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Powder Pink, and Terracotta Tile.

My first card uses the Balmy Blue base and the sentiment stamp: “Rain or Shine you’re always on my mind”. I coloured in my umbrella and gumboots with my light and dark Balmy Blue blends before punching out the umbrella and the umbrella handle and fussy cutting the gumboots.

Card two uses the pink card base, with some of the flowers stamped, coloured in with Calypso Coral and fussy cut.

Card three uses some of the Bird Ballad DSP and more fussy cut and coloured in flowers and gumboots on the Terracotta Tile card.

Card four is on the Old Olive scalloped notecard, with the umbrella, gumboots and flowers all coloured in with Balmy Blue and Old Olive. I love this colour combination.

I love this stamp set and matching punch because it’s suitable for both male and female cards, as well as cards for children and adults.

It’s also one of those sets you can colour in using any colour at all. Which colour combination do you prefer?

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020 Stampin Up! Mini Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue, or the Sale-a-bration catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

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Happy Birthday Card using the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper

Happy Birthday Card using the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper

As soon as I saw the Honey Bee bundle and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration catalogue I knew it would be perfect for making a card for my friend Amanda.

Amanda lives just around the corner from me and we quilt together, enjoy coffee catch ups at the beach and walk our dogs together. But the reason I was so excited about the Honey Bee suite is because Amanda has recently become the owner of a bee hive.

However, when it was Amanda’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to make her a bee birthday card, I realised I hadn’t yet ordered the Honey Bee bundle. Luckily, I had a packet of the beautiful co-ordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This paper is so elegant with its black and white designs highlighted with touches of golden foil and I wanted to make a card that really showcased the beautiful bee patterns on this paper.

And here’s what I came up with!

For the Happy Birthday I used the happy birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set, stamping it with Versamark ink before heat embossing it in white and fussy cutting it with my paper snips.

I used the stitched rectangle dies to create a frame for my card and attached the frame using adhesive strips. I fussy cut a tiny black and white bee from the the DSP, attaching it with a mini dimensional.

Here’s my finished card with the matching envelope I made from a different sheet of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The back of the envelope features another bee. This one is golden and larger than the one on the front of the card, but it’s also fussy cut from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used a sticky dot behind the bee to make the envelope seal resealable.

Here’s a picture of the back of the envelope with a mini jar of honey and a bee’s wax candle that Amanda gave to me … I love that I could make a card that is just perfect for her, even without the Honey Bee Bundle!

You can earn both the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Happy Birthday to You stamp set for free when you place any order over $90 in my online store during Sale-a-bration.

You can also purchase matching dies for the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and I’ll be sharing some more cards made with this set later this week.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020 Stampin Up! Mini Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue, or the Sale-a-bration catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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Art With Heart January Blog Hop: Sale-a-bration

Art With Heart January Blog Hop: Sale-a-bration

Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for 2020. This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-a-bration promotion.

Until the 31st of March for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products from our Sale-a-bration brochure.

Hostesses earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.

Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus a Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler and their choice of stamp set.

Now, let’s get to the projects! I can’t wait to see what everyone has made!

This month I was inspired by a male member of the international Artisan Design Team – his name is Martin Stone and he is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from the UK. He created a tattoo style card using the Honey Bee bundle, adding his own elements with a stencil as well as by doodling with the Stampin’ Up! journaling pens.

Isn’t this so cool? It is such a fresh approach and a totally different way to use your stamps.

I’ve always loved to doodle on my stamping and I just loved the sharpness of his geometric style so I decided to give this style a go using a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration: Lovely Lily Pad.

This technique is so fun I ended up making four cards for tonight’s blog hop. I also used some of my other stamp sets and my journalling pens.

My first card features the largest water lily image, along with a circle stamp and the longest straight line stamp from the Swirly Frames stamp set and the “swirly” stamp from the A Big Thank You stamp set.

I used the free lilypad dies (a level 2 Sale-a-bration item) to cut out a mask for my water lily before I stamped the Swirly Frames line over the top of it and then I drew the rest of the image freehand with my journalling pen.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder on black card stock.

For card two I used tiny freehand dots to shade my water lily, which I framed with a dotted circle. Geometric compass points were drawn with a ruler and finished off with more doodling.

I doodled lines and dots on the large water lily for card three, before adding doodle circles above and below. The striped black and white background DSP is from another free Sale-a-bration item: the stunning Golden Honey Specially DSP.

Finally, my smallest card uses the smallest water lily stamp, the swirly stamp from A Big Thank You and more free hand doodling and tiny dots.

Which of my cards do you prefer? Even though I need more practice to get to Martin’s standard, I had so much fun creating them all I can’t make up my mind!

The next demonstrator to share their Sale-a-bration inspiration with you is…..Michele Taylor.

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rebecca Jacovou

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Palmieri

Kimberly Hern

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Christina Barnes

Sujatha Harding

Andrea Sargent

Catherine Proctor

Michele Taylor

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