Christmas, Global Video Collaboration, Tutorial

Global Collaboration Video Hop – Stampin’ Up! Demos across the globe

November’s Theme is Perfectly Plaid

Hello and welcome to another monthly Global collaboration video hop tutorial blog. This month we are all concentrating on showcasing the lovely Perfectly Plaid suite.

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What a fun project for you today. This was my first practice run at this adorable four sided handmade cracker.

The colours I chose to go for co-ordinate with the suite and are Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy.

Instructions and Measurements:

You will need a piece of DSP that measures 6″ x 5 1/4″
With the 5 1/4″ side at the top of your score board/trimmer score at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″ and 5 “
Turn once clockwise and score at 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″ Flip over and score the same on the opposite side.

Fold and burnish all lines.

Cut your cracker folding area as directed in the YouTube video below – it’s a bit technical!

If you have an envelope punch board (retired) you can use this to cut your cracker folding areas rather than cutting by hand.

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Products Used:

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You Tube Tutorial

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Smiles in the Mail, Tutorial

Simple Handmade Nautical Themed Cards

Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards

I just love to make things look clean and simple, like these four cards made for today’s project which is “Handmade Nautical Themed Cards”.

I often buy memories and more card packs and use a few then put them to the side so I challenged myself to pull out the Come Sail Away Memories and more card pack to make not one but four cards.

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These cards were really easy to make, I simply picked out four of the 3″ x 4″ cards and from there, I picked the co-ordinating cardstock, inks and matt layers. I hope you enjoy today’s tutorial.

The colours I chose to go for Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla….. oh and the new blue in-colour seaside spray 🙂

Look how gorgeous these turned out.

Instructions and Measurements:

Card Base
All card bases measure 4″ x 6″ today.

Matt Layers
Matt Layers measure 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″

Card Pack Layers
All of the card top layers from the memories and more packs measure 3 x 4 inches so I layered them on cardstock an eighth of an inch bigger ie 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

I think this was a relatively easy project to make with stunning results – if you have these supplies please do try this card and please share with me so that I can see your creations. If you do not have the supplies and would like to order through me, please click on the product images directly below.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Products Used:

Product List

You Tube Tutorial – Simple and Easy Handmade Nautical Themed Cards

Join me at 6pm tonight during the airing of this pre-recorded tutorial – live chat with other viewers and myself 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope that you enjoyed this project and can take something away from today to try at home.

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Crafty Stamping Club - Smiths Crafty Creations, Tutorial

Kids Birthday Card (Card Sketch Challenge)

Week 18 of Crafty Stamping Club’s Card Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to Week 18 Card Sketch Challenge. For this card I have used the See A Silhouette DSP as well as the lovely Family Party Stampset. All products are linked below for your information. I hope you like today’s Card.

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What a fun, bright and adorable card.

The colours I chose to go for are pineapple punch, real red and night of navy.

Instructions and Measurements:

Card base measures 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
DSP layer measures 4″ x 5 3/4″
Inner matt DSP measures 2 1/2″ by 3″
Inner Stamping layer measures 2 1/4″ by 2 3/4″

I used both the starburst punch and the 2″ circle punch for the front sentiment and added some of the gorgeous denim ribbon 🙂

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Products Used:

Product List

You Tube Tutorial – Kids Birthday Card

Entries for this week…

Entry 1a and 1b – Karen Jane Tilley of tilleykrafts.co.uk Karen has submitted two entries for this challenge and I love these cards! What awesome design and colours for Christmas. Thank you Karen.

Entry 2 – Heather Forgen of stampwithnellie.com Heather I just love Autumnal cards thanks for your interpretation of this week’s sketch – I love your card.

Entry 4 – Elaine Thomson Smith of thepetalpumpkin.wordpress.com – I love your take on this week’s sketch Elaine, I love the butterflies. And that sentiment love love….

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope that you enjoyed this project and can take something away from today to try at home.

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Smiles in the Mail, Tutorial

Autumn Themed Handmade Card (Thanksgiving & Fall)

Autumn Themed Rustic Style Card

I just love to make things look rustic and Autumnal… like this card I have made today.

I decided to make this handmade Autumn themed card using the Gather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set and co-ordinating Gathered Leaves Dies – namely the trio of dies that not only die cut, but emboss too! They are just remarkable.

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This project was inspired by many similar projects that I have made before but the reason for making another is that this card is for a card swap that I have signed up to for the month of October – the theme being Autumn, perfect!

The colours I chose to go for were Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry – a perfect combination of autumn colours.

Look how gorgeous a stamp set this is and how effective I was able to stamp my own background, just like a dsp!

Instructions and Measurements:

Card Base
Card base is Mossy Meadow and measures 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
The Stamping layer is 4″ x 5 3/4″ – I stamped the larger of the stamps, the Maple leaf in Crushed Curry. I then added the little sprinkle effect stamp in between to fill up some space.

Sentiment Section
Sentiment Matt layer is Mossy Meadow and measures 4″ x 1 1/2″
The stamping layer for the sentiment strip is 4″ x 1″ and I stamped the Season of Thanks sentiment on the left side in Soft Suede.
Circular layer is very vanilla punched out with the 1 3/4″ retired circle punch and I added some soft suede ink around its edges.

Die Cut and Embossing
I then die cut some leaves using the dies that not only die cut, but emboss too! Great huh?
I adhered this to the circle section and secured to the right side of the sentiment banner.

I think this was a relatively easy project to make with stunning results – if you have these supplies please do try this card and please share with me so that I can see your creations. If you do not have the supplies and would like to order through me, please click on the product images directly below.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Products Used:

Product List

You Tube Tutorial – Autumn Themed Card Stampin’ Up!

Join me at 6pm tonight during the airing of this pre-recorded tutorial – live chat with other viewers and myself 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope that you enjoyed this project and can take something away from today to try at home.

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Home Decor & Upcycling, Tutorial

Handmade Photo Frame Gift Idea

How to make a handmade photo frame gift easily

Handmade Photo Frame

How to make a Handmade Photo Frame Gift – tutorial including full YouTube Video – Made using Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Stamp Set

I just love how we can use our stamp sets and inks and cardstock to make more than just cards, boxes and other papercraft items.

You may remember I made myself a photo frame using the To A Wild Rose set a while back and I made one for my mother too – well she loved hers and, mine, I gifted it to a friend.

So…. I thought time to make another photo frame for myself, one that co-ordinates with my decor and is fresh and autumnal looking.

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This frame was super easy to make.

Handmade Photo Frame

The colours I chose to go for So Saffron, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. A good combination to match my living room decor.

Handmade Photo Frame

Look how gorgeous the frame turned out.

Instructions and Measurements:

Stamping Base
This photo frame insert measures 6 x 8 inches and I simply cut a piece of whisper white down to that size and stamped my images. I used both the gather together set and also the Strong and Beautiful set. I finished off by adding some adhesive backed sequins.

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Products Used:

Product List

You Tube Tutorial – Photo Frame Gift Idea

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope that you enjoyed this project and can take something away from today to try at home.

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Handmade Photo Frame