Wednesday, 20 February 2019

You're Inspiring! Mothers Day Card. Inspire Create Challenge #037

You're Inspiring! Mothers Day Card 


Inspire Create Challenge #037



Mothers Day Card with you'Re Inspiring stamp set. You're Inspiring. Stampin Up





This week on the Inspire Create Challenges we have a colour challenge. I have to admit that I was definitely a little challenged with it and was looking around for inspiration. It's still cold around here but spring is definitely in the air so I brought home a couple of bunches of daffodils with me from the shops this morning. And so the inspiration for this card! This stamp set is called You're Inspiring, which is completely appropriate don't you think!



Mothers Day Card with you'Re Inspiring stamp set. You're Inspiring.


I just love daffodils, they are one of my most favourite flowers, they herald Spring and Mothers Day which for us in the UK is just next month. The bright yellow trumpets are just so cheerful.


Mothers Day Card with you'Re Inspiring stamp set. You're Inspiring.Stampin Up


How I met the Colour Challenge


The card base is Mint Macaron with a layer of Pool Party. I have stamped on Whisper White and coloured in the daffodils with the Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends - these are alcohol markers and blend beautifully. The stems and leaves are coloured in with a Mint Macaron Stampin Write Marker. I thought colouring the leaves in this colour ( as there was no green in the challenge) might be a bit of a stretch but it seems to fit quite well.



Mothers Day Card with you'Re Inspiring stamp set. You're Inspiring.Stampin Up




How I made the card/dimensions

It's got a fun opening which is very simple to make. The card base in Mint Macaron is A4, cut in half at 10.5 cm and scored in half at 14.9 cm. the front side of the card, I then cut in half using my trimmer at 5.2 cm.
Each layer is then approx half a cm smaller.
Front Panel:
Pool Party - 14.3 cm x 4.8 cm
Whisper White - 13.8 cm x 4.3 cm
Inside Panel:
Pool Party - 14.3 cm x 10 cm
Whisper White - 13. 8 cm x 9.5 cm
I added the sentiment in Mint Macaron and a few rhinestones dotted about to finish it off.

Have you thought about Mothers day yet?  There's lots of other occasions you can use this stamp set for too. It has Happy Birthday, Kind Thoughts For You and You're Inspiring. 

I hope you like the card. Here are the products I used with clickable links to my online shop. Don't forget to use the Hostess Code when you shop with me. 
This month's code is AHY2UK9H









The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with a whole new host of additional Saleabration items coming on February 15th.  It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H



I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - there's nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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 




Monday, 18 February 2019

Home To Roost Note Cards And Gift Box - Saleabration Sunday


Home To Roost Note Cards And Gift Box


Saleabration Sunday



Thanks for joining me for Saleabration Sunday, bringing you a new project every Sunday throughout Saleabration.



Note card and envelopes and gift box using Home To Roost and Gingham Gala


I really love the Rooster image in the Home To Roost stamp set. When I saw it I knew I wanted to team it up with the Gingham Gala papers for a farm house feel so I created these notecards and a box for them too.


Note card and envelopes and gift box using Home To Roost and Gingham Gala


There is a good selection of sentiments in this set to create with and with a variety of colours in the Gingham Gala DSP it's easy to create a set of note cards with.

Note card and envelopes and gift box using Home To Roost and Gingham Gala



I used the notecards and envelopes. They are so handy. They come in a pack of twenty in either Whisper White or Very Vanilla. They measure 31/2 " x 5 " so my Gingham Gala front panel is 3 1/4 x 4 3/4. The Rooster is stamped in Memento ink and coloured in with just a few Blend pens. I have used one of the circles from the Stitched Shape Framelit Dies. I love them but you could use a circle punch just as well.

Note card and envelopes and gift box using Home To Roost and Gingham Gala
The box is super simple to make using the envelope punch board. If you don't have one, put it on your list, There are so many boxes you can make apart from envelopes.


You can see my You Tube Tutorial here showing how I made both the cards and the box too.I hope you enjoy it. Do 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.

Box Measurements-
Card stock at 8 1/4 x 8 1/4
Score and punch at 3 1/8 and 4 1\8 on both opposite sides
Turn the card 180 degrees and following the score lines, punch and score again. Repeat in the opposite side.
Corner round the corners.

Here are all the products I used to make the notecards and gift box with clickable links to my online shop






The great news is, If you buy the envelope punch board, the Note Cards and Envelopes, the DSP and a coupe of the Blends you will earn the Home To Roost stamp set for free!




The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with a whole new host of additional Saleabration items coming on February 15th.  It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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 












Friday, 15 February 2019

Gingham Gala Rainbow Card ! - A Little Note

 

A Little Note - Gingham Gala Rainbow!

Global Design Project #176



The challenge over on the Global Design Project this week is to case the designer Steffi Helmschrott who has made a beautiful rainbow card.


The Gingham Gala papers are so pretty I couldn't decide which to use when I designed this card for my class. So I used them all! 




Rainbow butterfly card using Gingham Gala papers from Stampin Up


They come in a stack of bright, fresh spring colours. Daffodil Delight. Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue and Grapefruit Grove. I decided on a rainbow and coloured in my stamped butterflies to match. The butterfly punch has been so popular we are waiting for it to come back into stock but you could just as easily have balloons or flowers to make a gorgeous rainbow.



Rainbow butterfly card using Gingham Gala papers from Stampin Up


Whichever image you choose, don't forget to stamp the inside too!





Daisies made using Gingham Gala papers and the Daisy Punch from Stampin' Up!



 These papers are so versatile. they look amazing with the Daisy Punch - another favourite of mine.



Twist and Pop card made using Hello Cupcake stamps and Gingham Gala papers from  Stampin' Up!



 And I made Twist and Pop cards using the Hello Cupcake stamps and the Gingham Gala papers in all of the colours. You can see that post and the Tutorial on how to make those here.

I hope you have got some inspiration on how to use these lovely papers. You can see all the products I used to make the rainbow card here with clickable links to my online shop.







The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with a whole new host of additional Saleabration items coming on February 15th.  It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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 






Monday, 11 February 2019

Butterfly Beauty - Kylie's International Demonstrator Training Blog Hop


Butterfly Beauty!


Kylie's International Demonstrator Training Blog Hop




I am so excited to be part of Kylie Bertucci's February 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 !



You may be starting here or have come from another blog. The list is at the end of the post do you can hop along from blog to blog getting lots of ideas and inspiration as you go.





Delicate butterfly card using the Beauty Abounds Bundle from Stampin' Up!

I've been playing with the new Beauty Abounds stamp set and Butterfly Beauty Thinlt Dies. These dies are gorgeous!

I made a few of these for a team event I have just been to for a swap - we love to share inspiration and ideas.

Delicate butterfly card using the Beauty Abounds Bundle from Stampin' Up!



Here is how I made it

Thick Whisper White Card cut in half at 14.9 cm and scored in half at 10.5 cm.
Whisper White card panel. 14.3 cm x 10 cm.
Butterfly layers cut out in Powder Pink card and Vellum.
The butterfly dies are different, allowing you to layer them.
Stamping in Powder Pink, Smoky Slate and Black Memento
Needlepoint Nook mini buttons with a bow from linen thread.
Circle of Whisper White card 3/4 "
Circle og Vellum 1 "
White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to finish it off.

Delicate butterfly card using the Beauty Abounds Bundle from Stampin' Up!
I do hope you like my card. You can start or continue hopping around here, so grab a cuppa, and enjoy!



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





The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with a whole new host of additional Saleabration items coming on February 15th.  It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H



I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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 






Sunday, 10 February 2019

Twist And Pop Card Made Easy - Hello Cupcake!


Twist And Pop Cards Made Easy - Hello Cupcake!


Open twist and pop card using Hello Cupcake stamps




Thanks for joining me for Saleabration Sunday, bringing you a new project every Sunday throughout Saleabration.



I loved these Twist and Pop cards when they seemed to be everywhere a while ago. I'm going to a team day today where we make cards and swap with each other to give inspiration and share ideas and I thought it would be nice to do something a little different.  

There are lots of tutorials out there but here is my version. There are quite a few tutorials out there in inches but I couldn't find it in metric so I made my own. 

These cards look complicated but there is really three steps to it and if you just take it step by step it's surprising how it comes together.



Cupcake card, Stampin Up




Twist and pop card mechanism



Twist and pop card mechanism



Twist and pop card mechanism





Here is my You Tube tutorial, It's a little longer than my usual videos but I have kept it simple, so grab a cuppa and enjoy. 





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


Dimensions


For Mechanism - 
Gingham Gala Card 29 cm x 21 cm
With the short side at the top, score in from either side at  5 1/2cm and the middle at 10 1/2 cm 

With the long side at the top, score in from either side to 11 cm, and in the middle to 14 1/2 cm

Cut away the corner rectangles and fold as shown in tutorial

DSP Inside - 
Gingham Gala 13.7 cm x 9.5 cm, (see tutorial to trim to fit)

For Pop Out - 
Card at 28 cm x 8 1/2 cm
Score at 7 cm, 14 cm and 21 cm.

For Panels - Whisper White card or DSP
8.2 cm x 6.7 cm.

For Card Base - 
A4 card cut at 10.5cm and scored at 14.9 cm

For Front Panel
Whisper White Card 10 cm x 14.3 cm





The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure has now LAUNCHED! It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H



I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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 



You're Inspiring! Mothers Day Card. Inspire Create Challenge #037

You're Inspiring! Mothers Day Card  Inspire Create Challenge #037 This week on the Inspire Create Challenges ...