Welcome to Creative Stamping.
I offer workshops and demonstrations all focused on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here to showcase Stampin' Up! products, share special offers and give you fun project ideas. I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity.
I really like the new, limited-edition Sent with Love stamp set and designer paper. These gorgeous products are only available until 15 June...
Pretty Bundle - $55.25 (20%-off retail value!)
I used the Pretty Bundle to create my husband's birthday card last week. Here's my creation...
Stamps: Sent with Love (clear: 131847). Ink: Island Indigo (126986), Pool Party (126982), Calypso Coral (126983). Card/Paper: Island Indigo (124390), Whisper White (106549), Sent with Love DSP (132182). Accessories: Hung Up Cute Clips (129389), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (125573). Tools: Big Shot (113439), Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127022), 1-3/8" Square Punch (119877), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
The layout of this card was inspired by Katherine's Sent with Love card, but I stepped her design up by adding more stamping and dimension, the arrow from the Hung Up Cute Clips and texture using the Cloudy Day embossing folder (both on page 28 of the Seasonal Catalogue)...
Chevrons, flags and arrows are popular trends in card-making and scrapbooking, and this card has bucket-loads...
My husband really liked this card, and once I have shown everyone, he can have it back!
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Here's another secret message card like my daughter's birthday card. This card is for a friend who had a baby girl a couple of weeks ago...
Stamps: Baby Bundle (wood: 121482, clear: 120576). Ink: Primrose Petals (126858), Baja Breeze (126960), Pink Pirouette (126956), So Saffron (126957), Jet Black StazOn (101406). Card/Paper: Baja Breeze (126960), Pink Pirouette (126956), Very Vanilla (106550), Primrose Petals Core'dinations (129322), Watercolor Paper (122959). Tools: Big Shot (113439), Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Blender Pens (102845), Stampin' Sanding Block (129367), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
I again used the Primrose Petals core'dinations card stock on the card front, this time with the Honeycomb embossing folder (page 6, Seasonal Catalogue).
And when you open the card...
How can you go past the Baby Bundle stamp set, it is so cute! See it on page 61 of the Annual Catalogue.
Last week was my daughter's 12th birthday. Wow, where did that time go! She is now a young lady, so I made her a very pretty card using gorgeous, feminine doiles and flowers from the Seasonal Catalogue (page 5)...
Stamps: Memorable Moments (wood: 126680, clear: 126682), Flowering Flourishes (wood: 126365, clear: 126367). Ink: Primrose Petals (126858), Baja Breeze (126960), Primrose Petals Stampin' Write Marker (In Colors 2012-2014: 126856), Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Marker (Subtles: 119700). Card/Paper: Baja Breeze (126960), Primrose Petals Core'dinations (129322), Naturals White (129588). Accessories: 5/8" Flower Trim (126869), Paper Doilies (129399), Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (122331). Tools: Big Shot (113439), Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die (127005), Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127749), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Stampin' Sanding Block (129367), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
The Primrose Petals card stock is from the core'dinations range, and when you distress it the inside layer is a lighter monochromatic colour. This piece was die-cut using the Oval Accent Bigz die, embossed using the Chevron folder and then sanded to reveal the card stock core and enhance the texture. You can see the core'dinations card stock range on page 12 of the Seasonal Catalogue.
There is a little peek-a-boo window on the card front with the number "12". But... my daughter got a lovely surprise when she opened her card, because inside is a secret message...
When fully open, the "Happy Birthday" slides over the the "12"!
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Many have heard the well-known bible verse...
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
But have you read on further?
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
Now that is a reason to celebrate today!
May you know God and His richest blessings this Easter.
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10 NIV)
Here's some more butterfly notepads like the ones I made for my guests at the Hamilton Extravaganza...
Card/Paper: Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (126922), Melon Mambo (119980), Whisper White (106549). Accessories: Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon (129292), Pearls Basic Jewels (119247). Tools: Big Shot (113439), Needlepoint Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (129383), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (120805), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
This time, instead of fabric, I covered the front of the notepad with Sunshine & Sprinkles designer paper. I finished it off with gorgeous Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon and a touch of embossing using one of the Needlepoint Border embossing folders, all from the Seasonal Catalogue. Check these out on pages 5, 28 and 30.
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