Monday, 15 May 2017

Sneak Peek #2 - Delightful Daisy

Time for another sneak peek of some of the products in the Delightful Daisy Suite coming 1st June. There are 12 designs in the paper collection - 6 different papers each double sided and you get two of each - and I really am rather taken by this navy blue design with the daisies on it.  Generally yellow is not a colour I pick to use, but this combination of navy, yellow and white just works so well as its fresh and sunny!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp set - Rose Wonder (sentiment)
Designer Series Paper - Delightful Daisy
Punch - Daisy
Dies - Stitched shapes framelits, Banners framelits
Markers - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, blender pen
Card - Nighty of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Whisper White thick card
Other - Tear & Tape, multipurpose liquid glue, Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer

Items available at time of posting


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Eastern Palace Suite #1

Well I thought it was about time I started to share with you some ideas for the Eastern Palace Suite selection of goodies.  I wanted to make something very simple and clean so chose to use the new Very Vanilla thick cardstock (that comes as a free gift in the Premier Bundle that you can order until the end of May), the stickers, stamp set, tassels and dies, and teamed it up with some gold card and embossing powder.

The stickers are gold on a clear background and are super sticky, so you need to make sure you know where you want to put them as they don't budge once stuck.  Ask me how I know... but I think you will agree they do look great!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp set - Eastern Beauty
Dies - Eastern Medallion thinlits, Layering Circles framelits
Ink - Versamark
Card - Very Vanilla thick cardstock, gold foil sheets
Embellishments - Eastern gold vinyl stickers, mini tassels assortment
Other - gold embossing powder, Bigshot, heat tool, Stampin' Trimmer, Tear & Tape, mulitpurpose liquid glue

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Sneak Peek #1 - Delightful Daisy

Well as you may know, goodies from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue will be available from June 1st.  As a demonstrator you get chance to order some of the new products before they go on sale.  I've resisted sharing any sneak peeks until now, as it always feels a bit mean to show things you cannot buy yet - but today I had a bit of a play with some items in the Delightful Daisy Suite and just had to share these cards with you.  There is a stamp set, Designer Series Paper (DSP), a daisy punch, as well as some embellishments and ribbon that co-ordinate perfectly!

For this card I used a piece of DSP, the punch and a sentiment from the stamp set, along with some markers and also a die from a current set to make the center of the flower.

I have to admit that this card did not turn out how I first planned it - I started off with stamped daisies in Daffodil Delight (they will be used on another card) plus the strip of DSP.  Then I was drawn to the colour of the daisies on the paper and decided to try to make my punched daisies look the same.  I used Soft Sky on one set (which you will see in the card below), Smoky Slate on another, and then finally Night of Navy applied with the blender pen which I used on the card.

Time to make the centre of the flower - I discovered that all my circle punches and dies were either too small, or mostly too big!  Thinking there must be something I can use instead of having to try to hand cut a circle, as I knew that would not go well...  so I had a look through my die collection and chose one of the squify circles from the Swirly Scribbles set.  I used the Daffodil Delight marker to colour it - making small dots on the die cut, then colouring all over and then adding another layer of colour in a semi-circle fashion on one side.

Then I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy, added the DSP and the flowers and there you have it!

Here is the other version I made using the daisies I made using the Soft Sky marker, Peekaboo Peach ink for the centre and a different piece of the DSP. 

I hope you have enjoyed this peek at some of the new goodies that will soon be available - make sure you pop back on June 1st to see the new catalogue!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp Set - Daisy Delight
Designer Series Paper - Delightful Daisy
Punch - Daisy
Dies - Swirly Scribbles thinlits
Ink - Night of Navy
Markers - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, blender
Card - Whisper White thick card
Adhesive - Tear & Tape adhesive, multipurpose liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot

Products available at time of posting

Monday, 1 May 2017

Reason For The Season

I made some Christmas cards recently, which I haven't had chance to share until now - plus as these stamp sets are sadly retiring at the end of this month I thought I had best write this post now incase you want to get hold of the gorgeous Reason For The Season stamp set before its gone!

The poinsettias are layering stamps and ones that don't need to be lined up perfectly so if you feel that you are not the best stamper in the world, or in a hurry you can still can great results with these. Then, unusually for me, I stuck to using a sentiment included in the stamp set rather than picking one from a different set!

Stampin' Up! Materials Used:
Stamp sets - Reason for the Season
Dies - Stiched shape framelits, layering circle framelits
Ink pads - Real Red, Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Card - Real Red, Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Whisper White and Whisper White thick card
Other - Tear & Tape Adhesive, liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer