Monday, 17 April 2017

Custom Tee Love Note

I've made several cards using the Custom Tee stamp set, so I thought I would share this one with you today.

The card base is 10.5cm square, so makes a cute sized note card, and is very quick and simple to make - no colouring, just the use of red ink and card!

Sadly both stamp sets, and the framelits are on the retiring products list, so will only be available until 31st May while stocks last - some retiring items have sold out already, so if you love these sets pop on over to my shop to take a look.

Stampin' Up! Materials:
Stamp sets - Custom Tee, Sealed With Love
Dies - T-Shirt Builder framelits
Card - Real Red, Whisper White thick card
Ink - Real Red, Basic Black
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

Friday, 14 April 2017

OnStage Amsterdam 2017

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you have the opportunity to attend OnStage Live or OnStage Local events a couple of times a year.  This April it was Europe's turn to host the OnStage Live event, and I was lucky enough to join a few hundred other people in Amsterdam for fun and inspiration and to see some of the gorgeous products coming in the new annual catalogue (you really will love them!)  You even get some of the new stamp sets as attendee gifts/prizes so I will be making some cards with those and sharing them with you soon!

We spent two and a half days oohing and ahhing over yummy new goodies and samples, meeting up with friends - old and new.  I then stayed a couple of extra days to take in the sights and sounds of beautiful Amsterdam!

Trams, canals, bicycles and friets - though I had mine with ketchup rather than mayonnaise!

I went on a tour to the Flowerfields in Lisse, and to Keukenhof close by which is a beautiful spring garden only open for a couple of months of the year when the flowers are all in bloom and has the most stunning flowers.

On my last day I took a stroll through the Albert Cuyp Markt, a street market selling bread, cheese, fish, fruit, snacks, clothes, bags, souvenirs and fabric!  As a fabric lover I did have a look around those shops and even bought a few pieces to bring home - I may write a separate post to share all of that fabric goodness!

I hope you have enjoyed this little peek of my time in Amsterdam.  If you love Stampin' Up! products as much I do and would like the opportunity to attend the events where you can find out about upcoming products, purchase some of them early and with a discount (you get discounts on all orders as a demonstrator) then you may want to consider joining up!  If you would like to join my team, you can sign up here or email me for more details.

Happy crafting!
Mandy x

Thursday, 13 April 2017

1 Stamp Set 5 Ways - Pop of Paradise

Hi!  I thought it was time to do another 1 Stamp Set 5 Ways post as I haven't done one for ages - since July last year!! And that too was using the Pop Of Paradise set, but a completely different colour palette, and featured the pineapples.  So, today its the turn of the flamingo - that was the reason I bought the set afterall!

The first card, above, I have used the inks to create a background, stamped the flamingo and leaves in a dark ink and added some highlights using the white craft ink and the chalk marker.


These next two cards are quite similar, but changing the ink colour, ribbon and sentiments you can create something different!

Then it was time to bring in the Swirly Scribbles dies as I just love these, and I know a lot of you did too!

I also snuck in some other sentiments, and a bit of the Pop of Pink paper as I just love the melon mambo and black combo!

You can see that I have used quite a lot of supplies, but you could skinny that down a bit by just using sentiments from one stamp set, and less colours of ink if you don't have them all. 

I am adding this to:
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 11/04 - 17/04 2017
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stamp It Challenge 
Double "D" Challenges - Neon/Brights 
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - #35 Anything Goes with optional add a sentiment 

Stampin' Up! Materials:
Stamp sets - Pop of Paradise, Better Together, Party With Cake (retiring)
Dies - Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
Ink pads - Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Craft White
Card - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Whisper White thick card
Designer Series Paper - Pop of Pink (retiring)
Ribbon - Melon Mambo stitched ribbon (retiring), Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon (retiring)
Other - White Stampin' Chalk Marker, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Tombow, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

No Bones About It Custom Tee

Today I'd like to share with you a card made using a couple of retiring items - the Custom Tee stamp set and the Tee Shirt Builder framelits.  Personally I am gutted that these are going as they are great fun and you can make super cute cards for kids and teens (and probably just about any one!)  I'm happy to say the dinosaur set I have also used here is staying!

As I write this post they are still available, but if you want to get these then head on over to the online shop as the retiring items are moving fast - some have even sold out already!

Stampin' Up! Materials:
Stamp sets - No Bones About It, Custom Tee
Framelits - Tee Shirt Builder
Ink - Soft Suede, Old Olive, So Saffron
Card - Old Olive, Whisper White thick card
Other - Tear & Tape adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer