Stamparatus Technique ~ Wreath Video Tutorial

This is the 8th in my series using the Stamparatus by Stampin’ UP!  The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’

I am using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set for this technique as I find it I get a better result  if I have a lot of smaller images rather than a few larger ones.  It also gives me the chance to use lots of different ink colors as well.

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Perennial Birthday Fancy Fold

I cannot believe it is a month since I was in Orlando Florida at Stampin’ UP!’s annual get-together for demonstators, celebrating our 30th anniversary,  Where did that month go?

One of the traditions of our OnStage event is to make cards and swap with other talented demonstrators – so to give us a little break from Christmas themes I though I would share my swap, the theme being ‘Celebration’.  There is a perfect ‘celebration’ greeting in the Perennial Birthday Stamp set and as I was going to make quite a few cards I used the image stamps to create my own decorative paper.

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Sweet Soiree Super Cute Gift Bag

This is the 4th project I have shared using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit from the  2018 Occasions catalog.  It  is a packet of the cutest little embellishments ~ just perfect for quick and very pretty decorating of cards and other paper crafting items.  The packet included ribbon, tassels, mini clothes pins, washi tape, die-cuts on card and vellum, which include cakes, flowers, leaves and numbers.

I have been enchanted with them and have been sharing some cards over the last few weeks which have also featured the Sweet Soiree DSP and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set, today I have a little bag to share which will easily hold 6 handmade cards and matching envelopes, making a really pretty gift. Continue reading

Sweet Soiree Embellishments # 3

Just cannot keep my hands of this beautiful embellishment kit from the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  This time I made a very pretty, gentle card using the vellum, laser-cut pieces along with the Washi Tape from the Embellishment Kit.

This card also serves as a fond farewell to the ‘soon-to-be-retiring Marina Mist ink and paper  as well as the 1/8 silver ribbon.

I can see this as an anniversary , graduation as well as a birthday card.

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Sweet Soiree Embellishments # 2

A week or so ago I shared a card made with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit which is tucked away on page 13 of the 2018 Occasions catalog.  It  is a packet of the cutest little embellishments ~ just perfect for quick and very pretty decorating of cards and other paper crafting items and  includes ribbon, tassels, mini clothes pins, washi tape, die-cuts on card and vellum, which include cakes, flowers, leaves and numbers.

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Sweet Soiree Embellishments

Tucked away on page 13 of the 2018 Occasions catalog is a packet of the cutest little embellishments ~ just perfect for quick and very pretty decorating of cards and other paper crafting items.  The packet included ribbon, tassels, mini clothes pins, washi tape, die-cuts on card and vellum, which include cakes, flowers, leaves and numbers.

I have been enchanted with them and have made some cards and bags to share over the coming weeks, which also feature the Sweet Soiree DSP and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. Continue reading