Monday, 24 June 2019

Wow Make ' n Take 3D Card , Pinkies Team Event And The Stampers Showcase!





I am so excited to be part of the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and very honoured to be in amongst some very talented stampers from around the world! If you are starting here or continuing to hop, hello and welcome to my blog. 


For our hop this month the theme is 3D! The perfect excuse to show you this fun "springy" card I made using the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Suite.

Magnolia Lane Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, used ti make a 3D card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. Stampin Up


I made this card for a WOW Make n Take for a team event this weekend! We had a whole weekend of crafting, laughing and sharing inspiration and projects. This weekend was run by my lovely team leader for our Pinkies Team. There were around 50 of us and I was absolutely delighted to take some of my own Inkredible Team members along too!

Magnolia Lane Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, used ti make a 3D card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. Stampin Up

It's a fun springy card but folds flat to go into an envelope.

Magnolia Lane Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, used ti make a 3D card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. Stampin Up

The magnolias are stamped and cut out using the dies and coloured in with Blends - my favourite kind of colouring medium right now. I used a little Flirty Flamingo at the base of the petals, then Petal Pink, leaving the tips white. The leaves are coloured in Mossy Meadow. 


Watch out for a YouTube video coming up in the next few days showing how it's made.


I can't wait to see what all the other people taking part in the hop have come up with for the 3D Project  theme. There are some super talented people taking part so grab a cuppa and hop around for some fabulous inspiration.



 Next up is Sue Vine at MissPinksCraftSpot.
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Here are all the products I used to make the card with clickable images straight to my online shop





I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.

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Kate x


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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Good Morning Magnolia Wedding Acceptance. Inspire Create Challenge #45



Hello, welcome to my blog. I am just loving the new catalogue that has just launched and specifically the Magnolia Lane Suite. It's beautiful and with this week bringing us an embossing theme for the Inspire Create Challenge I couldn't resist using the Magnolia stamps.



Good Morning Magnolia . Wedding acceptance card. Silver embossed magnolias on crumb cake


Aren't they stunning, I took inspiration from the Kraft Magnolia Lane cards we have. They come with silver frames and wouldn't work for what I wanted so I recreated the idea with Crumb Cake card instead. I added a Petal Pink Layer underneath and used one of the dies to make a pretty border at the bottom in Petal Pink also.

My hubby is very excited to have been asked to be best man for a dear friend later in the summer and I'm also excited to be going. Maybe a new hat is in order! I've made this card for them to accept and say thank you for the invitation to their wedding. I hope they like it.


Good Morning Magnolia . Wedding acceptance card. Silver embossed magnolias on crumb cake


Heat embossing is totally my thing. I just love to see the powder melt and go all glossy. It was one of the first techniques I used years ago when I first started crafting and it never gets old. The small magnolia stamp is just stunning embossed in silver. Quite an easy card to make really. A few layers of card, some embossing and a Thanks sentiment with a little of the beautiful new ribbon to finish it off. I LOVE this font! I hope you like the card. Do leave me a comment, I love to read them.

You can hop over to the Inspire Create Challenge here and see what all the other awesome Design Team members have come up with for the Embossing Challenge. You can get lots of inspiration and join along too. We'd love to have you and it's great fun.

Here are all the products I have used on my card, including the gorgeous Magnolia stamps. Clickable images will take you straight to my online shop.






I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.




I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Card In A Box With Come Sail Away - Wow Project



I am so excited to be part of Kylie Bertucci's June Blog Hop! We are an international group of demonstrators all working towards growing our business's and sharing ideas and inspiration along the way.  Thank you so much for joining us!



This is a card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up

This card was really fun to make.  Yes, it is a card. It's called a card in a box and folds completely flat to pop into the envelope!

This is the side view of a card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up


My fabulous team leader Michelle Last showed us how to make this type of card last autumn at a team event using the cute snowmen we had in the Christmas catalogue. I loved it and when I saw the Sail Away Suite in the new Annual catalogue I thought it would look great with the boats sailing in it. The Sail Away stamps and dies have gorgeous matching papers, perfect for this project.


Here is my YouTube Tutorial showing exactly how I made it.



I hope you like it. Please give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Oh, and don't forget to click the little bell for notification of future videos.

This is a card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up


I have added the new Bakers Twine to the anchor and the "seaweed" to give texture, and the compass needle moves around with the help of the tiny brad.



This is the back view of a  card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up

The back is in Balmy Blue, stamped with the birds and boats, also in Balmy Blue so that the writing for the recipient can easily be seen.



For how to make it, see the video tutorial.  Here are the measurements you will need.

Dimensions

Box 

A4 Night Of Navy card. 
Scored with the long side at the top at:
7cm, 14cm, 21cm, and 28 cm.

Score with the short side at the top at:
7cm.

Cut at 15 cm along the short edge. KEEP the discarded piece of card.

Decorating the box

Balmy Blue card - Cut at 6.5cm x 14.5 cm - round the top two corners.

Designer Series Paper.
1 piece at 6.5 x 14.5 cm rounded at the top two corners (Inside the back of the box)
3 pieces at 6.5 x 6.5 cm rounded at the bottom two corners of each ( Box flaps)
3 pieces at 6.5 x 7.5 cm.  (box sides)

Bridges inside box

From the discarded Night Of Navy card, cut a piece which is 10.5 cm wide, ensuring that the scored 1.5 cm section is on the left. Cut in half at 3 cm so you end up with two pieces with scored ends. 

This type of card is sure to get a Wow! from the recipient and whilst make take a little longer isn't more difficult. It's more fun to make and give than a flat card. Do have a try. I'd love to hear if you like it so please let me know in the comments.


I do hope you like my card. You can start or continue hopping around here, so grab a cuppa, and enjoy!






Here are all the products I have used on my card with clickable images that will take you straight to my online shop.






I am of course, very grateful for your custom if you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.

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Hello Magnolia Lane Featuring Magnolia Lane Cards And Envelopes.



Hello and welcome, thanks for stopping by. Our new Annual Stampin' Up Catalogue launched this week and I have a long list of favourites already. The Magnolia Lane has to be up there.


Magnolia Lane Hello Card Featuring Magnolia Lane cards and Envelopes




Magnolia Lane Memories And More Cards And Envelopes


I wanted a sweet card to say hello that wouldn't take long to make,  so reaching for the ready to go Magnolia Lane card bases and matching lined envelopes was the obvious choice and a great excuse to get playing with the stamps, dies and papers again.


You can see how I made it here in my YouTube tutorial.



I hope you liked the video. Do give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do, oh and don't forget to press the little bell for notification of future videos.


You can stamp, colour and cut out the Magnolia using the dies or as I did here, you can use the die to cut the magnolias from the patterned paper. A little heat embossing, layering and some of the Mossy Meadow Bakers Twine and the card was done.


Magnolia Lane Hello Card Featuring Magnolia Lane cards and Envelopes


Here are all the products used to make the card with clickable images to my online shop.


I'd love to hear if you liked the card so leave me a comment at the bottom and If you'd like a catalogue, let me know and I will get one out to you.

I am of course, very grateful for your custom if you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next and you can click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x


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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Window Birthday Card - Inspire Create Challenge #044


Birthday card with a window and flowers using the Everything Is Rosy medley. Stampin' Up


Over at the Inspire Create Challenge this time, we have a sketch and it's a pretty simple one too, leaving lots of room for creativity!






Birthday card with a window and flowers using the Everything Is Rosy medley. Stampin' Up

I decided the square shape would make a great window and these gorgeous flowers won't need any water!, so I pulled out my current favourite,  the Everything Is Rosy Medley. It's a whole collection of products that all match, in Rose Gold, Night Of Navy and Melon Mambo. I decided to stay with this colour theme too. I just needed the stamps, dies, a couple of the die cut flowers, a mirror dot and a little of the Rose Gold Foil Sheet.


Birthday card with a window and flowers using the Everything Is Rosy medley. Stampin' Up

I used a couple of stitched shape squares to cut the window aperture and frame in Night Of Navy and cut the same size aperture in the Whisper White layer to create the window. The flowers and leaves around the window are a mix of stamped and die cut and the pre-cut flowers from the Medley. 


Birthday card with a window and flowers using the Everything Is Rosy medley. Stampin' Up

I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo through the window to ensure correct positioning and added a couple more of the stamped and die cut flowers and leaves.

Birthday card with a window and flowers using the Everything Is Rosy medley. Stampin' Up

There are some Rose Gold framed card labels in the kit that have little holes as a pattern, so I used the tiny gold dots that would usually be left behind as waste, to scatter across the card to finish it off.

I absolutely love this Everything Is Rosy Medley, it's a limited time, exclusive and only around for the month of May.






You can see what the rest of the awesome Design Team came up with for this sketch here at the Inspire Create Challenge #044. Do pop over for a ton of inspiration and you can play along too. We'd love to have you!

Here are all the products I used on my card with clickable links to my online shop.





I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.



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Monday, 27 May 2019

Good Morning Magnolia Fancy Fold Card - Stampers Showcase Blog Hop




I am so excited to be part of the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and very honoured to be in amongst some very talented stampers from around the world! If you are starting here or continuing to hop, hello and welcome to my blog. 


For our hop this month the theme is Fancy Folds florals and the perfect excuse to pull out this gorgeous brand new bundle Good Morning Magnolia




How stunning is this large Magnolia stamp?! I have stamped it in Black Memento and coloured in with Blend Markers, Petal Pink with a tiny bit of Flirty Flamingo at the base of the petals. The tips I have left white and the leaves are coloured in Mossy Meadow.

So how is it a Fancy Fold card?



A Z Fold card is actually quite simple to construct.


With lots of panels for stamping and creativity. The small magnolias here were stamped and coloured just like the large one but there are two on the panel that says "Thinking of You" that stand out a little. That's because they are cut out of the patterned paper that goes with this bundle using the matching die! How cool is that!






Before the scored base layers were glued together I stamped the large magnolia in Mossy Meadow ink onto the back so that there is detail from each angle.


I hope you like my fancy fold card using the new Good Morning Magnolia Bundle. It's gorgeous and will be available very soon from June 4th in the new Annual Catalogue.





I can't wait to see what all the other people taking part in the hop have come up with for the Springtime Floral theme. There are some super talented people taking part so grab a cuppa and hop around for some fabulous inspiration.



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I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.



I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x



Wow Make ' n Take 3D Card , Pinkies Team Event And The Stampers Showcase!

I am so excited to be part of the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and very honoured to be in amongst some very talented stampers from ...