Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray – Week 3 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray – Week 3 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 3 of our Colour Creations blog hop format for 2020-21!

Today we are showcasing a very dark neutral – Basic Gray – and I’ve teamed it with other neutrals to make an all-purpose masculine slimline card. I’ve deliberately left the inside blank so I can use it for a variety of occasions.

My friend Kate has been making the most fabulous cards with the new Hats Off bundle so I finally caved in and bought it too. I’m so glad I did – what a great bundle for masculine, teenager (and feminine) cards!

There are so many cute little elements in this bundle and options for decorating the emblem on the front of the cap and you can make this cap in any colour you like! I’ve got some great ideas for this bundle…watch this space!

If you take a closer look at the emblem I chose for my cap I think you’ll understand why I decided to pair the Hats Off bundle with the Mountain Air Stamp set and Majestic Mountain dies.

They really were made to to be used together, don’t you think?

To make a quick and easy matching envelope for my slimline card I’ve simply decorated a standard business envelope by adhering a stamped panel of card Sahara Sand card stock to the front of the envelope. I deliberately trimmed the Sahara Sand card stock layer to be smaller than the envelope so there was a border of white that matched the design of the card itself.

The sentiment also perfectly matches the Mountain Air stamp set and was stamped in Basic Gray and die cut using a stitched rectangle die.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Palmieri.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Kristine D’Auria

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Di Furniss

Claire Daly

Christine Blain

Fiona Ryan

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Rosa Leyden 

To purchase any of the products used in my cards today simply click on the images below.

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Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue – Week 2 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue – Week 2 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

This week we’re showcasing Balmy Blue for week two of our Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop 2020-21.

Balmy Blue is a lovely soft and powdery blue and part of the subtles family. It is available in the following products.

Today I’m sharing a card that uses two really versatile new products from the 2021-22 Annual catalogue: the Basic Border dies and the Biggest Wish stamp set.

To make an ombre card you simply chose a colour and fade from dark to light. Balmy Blue is our colour this week so I’ve paired it with the other blues as well as black and white to get an ombre effect.

Balmy Blue colour combination

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Each strip of card stock was die cut using one of the Basic Borders dies at approximately 3cm wide. Once all my card stock strips were die cut I carefully lined them up in ombre order, then adhered them to a piece of Basic White card stock. This ombre layer was then die cut using the largest stitched rectangle die. (Tip – if you place your rectangle die and card stock on a angle it is much easier to die cut.)

These Basic borders dies are incredible – there are six different shaped dies and the die I’ve used on my card leaves a stitched pattern on one side and a dotted pattern on the other side of the die cut.

My Stamparatus made creating an ombre sentiment quick and easy. I lined up the “happy” and the “birthday” stamps and then used sponge daubers and the Stamparatus to repeatedly stamp and gradually build up ombre colour. The ombre effect was created by stamping in Night of Navy, then Pacific Point and finally Balmy Blue.

A slightly smaller stitched rectangle die was used twice to die cut the sentiment and a single layer of Basic White twine from the Bakers Twine Essentials pack was wrapped around the side of the card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Michele Taylor

Rachel Palmieri

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Caroline Manwaring

Sharon Davern

Christine Blain

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Ros Davidson

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Woollard

Rosa Leyden

Fiona Ryan

Vicki Boucher

To purchase any of the products used in my cards today simply click on the images below.

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Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colors – Week 1 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colors – Week 1 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to the very first week of our new Colour Creations blog hop format for 2020-21!

From today we are reverting to a traditional blog hop format, starting with a showcase of ALL FIVE 2021-23 InColours, followed by the rest of our beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in individual alpha order at 8pm every Wednesday.

If you haven’t already seen them, here are the five new 2021-23 In Colours.

And here are the cards I’ve made to showcase these beautiful 2021-23 InColours using the Colour & Contour bundle. I love how the graphic quality of these floral images really make these colours pop.

When I first saw the Color & Contour bundle I was immediately drawn to the scalloped layering dies but not so sure about the stamp set. After just one use I am totally sold on this stamp set! Although I’ve used the new InColour Stampin’ Blends to colour in the flowers and leaves the stamp set comes with stamps you can use to stamp the colour into the flowers and leaves if you prefer.

Polished Pink is the brightest of the new 2021-23 InColours – it’s a slightly “redder” pink than Magenta Madness. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this card beside some camellias I’ve just picked from the trees in my back garden – how good do these pinks and reds look together?

This close-up shows how stunning the largest scalloped contour die is and gives you a better look at the new 2021-23 InColour Jewels and 2021-23 InColour Polished Pink open weave ribbon. The leaves are coloured using another new 2021-23 InColour – Soft Succulent.

I’m so glad I didn’t have to fussy cut this flower – there’s a die for both of the flowers in this bundle. The buds and the smaller leaves are stamped directly onto the Basic White top layer and then the die cut flower is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Fresh Freesia is my favourite 2021-23 InColour and this second card uses the other flower stamp, coloured using the Fresh Freesia InColour Stampin’ Blends and die cut with the matching die. The leaves are stamped onto the card front and coloured with the Soft Succulent InColour Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment stamp on the front of this card is card has a matching stamp that I’ve used on the inside of the card.

For my final card I’ve paired the lightest 2021-23 InColour (Pale Papaya) with the darkest (Evening Evergreen) but I think they really complement each other.

I’ve fussy cut 4 buds as well as the larger flower image (after I die cut it) to create a different floral shape for this card. Did you notice the splattering on the card – it’s another stamp in this really versatile stamp set.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kate Morgan.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Palmieri

Michele Taylor

Diane Furniss

Andrea Sargent

Ros Davidson

Cathy Proctor – you are here!

To purchase any of the products used in my cards today simply click on the images below.

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Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede – Week 50 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede – Week 50 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Welcome back to our 50th week of Colour Creations Showcase for 2020-21!

Today we are showcasing Soft Suede, and it is our final week in this present Colour Creations Showcase format. But don’t worry – we’ll still be sharing weekly colour inspiration with you, going forward!

From next week we will be reverting to a traditional blog hop format, starting with a showcase of ALL FIVE 2021-23 InColours on Wednesday 2nd June, followed by the rest of our beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in individual alpha order at 8pm every Wednesday.

For my final card in our AWH Colour Creations Showcase I’ve used one of my favourite bundles from the new Annual Catalogue, the What’s Cookin’ bundle.

I bought this bundle with the intention to make a kitchen scene bench fold card, however I thought the scale of the elements would work better as a kitchen bench scene in a slimline card.

I’m so glad the In Good Taste DSP has carried over to the new catalogue because it is just perfect to create a tiled splash back and wooden kitchen bench.

How adorable is this chopping board in Soft Suede! The die embosses the board at the same time and I’ve tied some of the new Crumb Cake bakers twine through the handle. In fact I’ve kept the colour combination for this card entirely from the neutrals family.

After making and photographing my card I realised the Silver foil I used for the whisk, knife and slotted turner is not in the Annual Catalogue – if you don’t have a scrap of silver foil left over, use Basic Gray card stock for the knife blade and any colour for the whisk and the slotted turner as they could be made of coloured silicon.

I die cut the knife twice to create a wooden handle to which I then added three dots with my Basic Black marker for the screws. The utensil holder is die cut using a stitched rectangle die and 2 matte black dots are the “hooks” for the whisk and the slotted turner.

A single slit in the front curve of the the bowl (use a the sharp blade of a craft knife) allows the rolling pin, spoon and spatula to sit inside the bowl.

I’ve deliberately left the inside of the card blank so it can be used for any purpose or any gender.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Soft Suede today!

We will return next week on Wednesday 2nd June in a traditional blog hop format with the new 2021-23 In Colours.

To purchase any of the products used in my card tonight, click on the links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual 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

Stampin’ Up! Soft Sea Foam – Week 49 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Soft Sea Foam – Week 49 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

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

This week we are showcasing Soft Sea Foam, the palest green in the Stampin’ Up! colour range.

I’d love to claim credit for the idea for my card today, but sadly I’m not that clever! One of the incredible Artisan Design team members, Martin Stone, originally came up with this super creative use of the grid pattern paper from Handsomely Suited DSP. As soon as I saw his card I knew I just had to make one too.

The design is inspired by needlepoint charts and I based my design on a Cath Kidston needpoint chart.

My colour scheme pairs Soft Sea Foam with Mint Macaron (I love these two greens together), Flirty Flamingo and Real Red.

I used blends to colour my grid paper but markers or watercolour pencils would also work well. The advantage of using blends is that you get a light and dark blend for each colour.

The “you’ve been on my mind sentiment” is from the Simply Succulents Stamp Set, die cut using a stitched rectangle die.

A soft bow using the Blushing Bride bakers twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack completes the card.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Soft Sea Foam today!

We will return next week on Wednesday 26th May when we’ll be showcasing our last colour in alphabetical order: Soft Suede. We will then return on 2nd June to showcase our new 2021-22 In Colours.

To purchase any of the products used in my card tonight, click on the links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini 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

Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air Masculine birthday card

Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air Masculine birthday card

Hello to all my crafting friends!

Today I’m sharing my entry for the CASEing the Catty Challenge #CTC317 – Say Hello to the New Catalogue. Just in case you haven’t heard the term before, to CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit.

This week our challenge is to case a project from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The project I chose to CASE is the Fathers Day card (bottom right in photo below) from page 9 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue – this is one of the new “kits collection” that will be available to purchase from June 1.

As soon as I saw this card I thought of the Mountain Air stamp set and its co-ordinating Majestic Mountain Dies.

I flipped the layout of the card from vertical to horizontal, but I CASEd the basic design and the colours: Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Gray Granite, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand.

The card I CASEd is a Father’s Day Card, however I didn’t need a Father’s Day card so I made a birthday card instead using the Handsomely Suited stamp set.

I have to confess the extra Mossy Meadow tree dies on the bottom of my card were added to hide a mistake – I accidentally got glue on the front of my card when I was assembling it! However, I actually like the dimension and height they add to my Mossy Meadow layer.

The inside of my card was finished off with a stamped a die cut row of Mossy Meadow trees.

Just a heads up – as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I get to order new products early and I have already received the kit for the card I CASED on page 9 of the Annual Catalogue – it is a fantastic kit for masculine cards and comes with EVERYTHING you need to make 10 cards with matching envelopes, including this versatile masculine stamp set.

I’ll share some cards I’ve made with this set very soon; however, I’ll be back this Wednesday with the AWH Colour Creations Showcase – we are creating projects with Soft Sea Foam this week. 

To order any of the products I’ve used today, click on the links below.

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

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

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