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Hello stampin’ friends! I hope you are finding some ways to take care of yourselves (particularly with mental and emotional health) during these enormously challenging times. No surprise that I have turned to crafting as a good way to keep myself busy and soothed during our self-isolation. Remember that crafting stimulates dopamine production (meaning, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and worth) not only when you’re actively engaged in the creative process, but also upon completion or when you share your creation with others. Meaning, put that lovely card in the mail and brighten someone’s day!

This month’s Blog Hop is all about Easter!

For my card, I hand-coloured the background of the gorgeous Flowering Foils paper to really make those flowers pop. This paper is truly stunning, featuring rose gold foil and silver foil on every sheet! Then I used my Medium Daisy punch to create some bigger flowers to decorate, and added a simple sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set!

I coloured a whole collection of card fronts in different colours. I just love the look it creates! I’ve finished two more of them for specific people/occasions, and have three more on hand for whatever inspires me next. Which colour do you like best?

This gorgeous paper is a Level One Sale-a-Bration reward item, meaning you can get it free with your qualifying purchase – but only until March 31st, just a few days away! Stampin’ Up! has also added a third release of free items for us to earn, all from the annual catalogue. You can check them out here on my website. It’s a fun collection, with a little something for everyone!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Easter themed creations. Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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This week I’m participating again with the crafting blog hop, “As You See It” Challenge. These weekly challenges are meant to inspire creativity and encourage participants to interpret the theme as they wish. Anyone is welcome to participate!

This week’s theme is “Fragile Flames”, named for the colour scheme of Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove, and Mango Melody.  I decided to experiment with a technique I just recently learned, using a baby wipe and ink refills to pull colour across the cardstock (watch for an upcoming blog post on how to do this technique!).

I used the Stitched All Around stamp set for the sentiment, and the co-ordinating Stitched Labels dies for the little hearts. It’s a little hard to see in the photo above, but the black layer is also embossed with the stitched detail dies from the same set, to add texture.

 

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don’t forget to click on the image below so you can visit the other blogs and see their projects using this same colour scheme. If you like my project, you can see the products I used in the shopping list at the bottom of the post.

If you’re interested in playing along next time, visit the Facebook page or the blog for the As You See It Challenge and get inspired!

Happy Stampin’!

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The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is one of the most gorgeous papers in the catalogue, and this fold is the perfect way to showcase it as you can use three different paper designs on your card!

The cardbase for this fancy fold (Double Dutch Door) is made of two pieces of Early Espresso cardstock. The long strip is scored in two places (8.5 x 2”, scored at 2-1/8” from each end), so that the two ends will fold around the front of your card. The larger piece is scored once (9 x 4-3/16”, scored at 5.5”), for the panel to fold down in front.

Here are the rest of the measurements:

Petal Pink cardstock:
2 x 1-7/8” (2)
5-3/8 x 4-1/16” (inside card)
4-1/16 x 3-3/8”

DSP:
1-7/8 x 1.75” (2)
3-15/16 x 3.25”

White insert:
5.25 x 3-15/16”

Attach Petal Pink cardstock to large upper panel. Attach cardstock to two lower panels. Add DSP pieces to these three panels.

Apply adhesive to the middle panel of your long thin strip of Early Espresso, and attach to the back of your card. Layer white cardstock and Petal Pink cardstock and put on the inside of the card. Stamp white cardstock if desired.

Stamp large magnolia stamp in Memento Black ink on white cardstock and colour with Blends. Cut out with Magnolia Memory dies.

Use Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut shapes from DSP and Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Layer behind magnolia and add to card. When attaching to card, be careful to put adhesive only on the top half.

If desired, stamp a second magnolia and fussy cut out only the centre. Use your bone folder to curl the petals, and embellish with pearls if you wish!

Add this layer to your flower for extra dimension.

Have you made any projects with the Good Morning Magnolia bundle? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I don’t know about you, but from my neighbourhood in South Nanaimo, I can see a winter wonderland as I type this blog post! Schools, including the university where I work, have been shut down for the last few days as the roads have been unsafe; however, it looks like we’re past the worst of it now (knock on wood) and we’ll soon be back to school/work/business as usual.

Having a few extra days at home was just fine by me, as I got to spend some time in my craft room designing cards for upcoming events and classes. Years ago, before I became a papercrafter, cross-stitch and embroidery were my crafts of choice, so I was excited to see photos online of people using the beautiful heart doilies to create string art. I just had to try it for myself!

It is really quite easy to do (even, I think, if you are not an experienced needleworker) and using the metallic thread creates a stunning effect. The fact that the doily already has all the holes there for you to work with definitely makes this easier! In fact, the only reason I opted not to teach this card at a class is that I don’t have enough needles for everyone.

I finished the card with rhinestones and Real Red ribbon, along with a stamp from the Meant to Be stamp set. I like how simple yet striking this design is!

I’ve put the shopping list for the card below – it’s a short list as you really don’t need much to create this card! I hope you enjoyed my project and that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Valentine creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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It’s the last blog hop of 2019! As another year draws to a close, I am so grateful for the customers, teammates, and class attendees who choose me to be their demonstrator. With your support, this year I got to:

What an amazing year it’s been – and I couldn’t have done it without YOU! Thank you for making me a part of your stampin’ life!

The theme for this month’s blog hop is New Year’s, and I’m sharing a project that was a big hit at my recent craft fairs. I CASE’d this project from Jeanette Cobb, a demonstrator in the US. It is so easy to make, and it’s a fantastic gift item – with a post-it notepad, a pencil, and a 2020 calendar, it’s so useful to have! Best of all, it folds up into a super portable – and, as Jeanette would say, ‘purse-worthy’ – package!

The thing that really makes this project pop is the finished edges on the DSP. This is achieved by scoring along the long side of your DSP so you can fold in those edges. This makes it so sturdy and attractive!

I buy my calendars from Tricia’s Custom Treasures, a crafty friend of mine who lives in Nanaimo but will mail anywhere in Canada. Her calendars have all the Canadian holidays marked on them, and she can even customize the font to match your business branding! I’m happy to support another small business with my crafting creations!

I think Jeanette used magnets for her closures – I experimented with both magnets and velcro dots, but ultimately found that the most elegant solution was also the simplest. I’ve attached the punched shape with dimensionals, and positioned it so I can slide the top flap behind the punched shape to keep it closed. Low-tech to the rescue! (And yes, I used some retired punches – but I’ve included some current ones in the product list below which would do just as well for this project!)

I hope you enjoyed my project! I’m sending warm wishes to all my readers, viewers, customers, and stampers for a wonderful holiday season and all the very best in 2020. Whatever your year may hold, I hope you’ll continue to make time to stamp, create, and connect with others!

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other New Year’s projects! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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It’s time for the Seashore Stampers to get blog-hopping again! Today’s theme is Christmas, the happiest time of the year (and the busiest, especially for us crafters!).

This beautiful card features a selection of products from the annual catalogue. At this time of year, it’s so easy to get swept away in all the holiday-catalogue goodness – especially this year, with a holiday catalogue that just might be the best I’ve ever seen! But there are still lots of amazing products in the annual catalogue to enjoy as well; some of which are specifically holiday-themed, while others can do ‘double duty’ for holiday use as well as the rest of the year.

This is one of the cards we’ll be making in the Christmas mega-class I’m hosting on November 16th. You’ll get to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and enjoy a delicious hot lunch as well, all in a comfortable and accessible venue. There are just a few spots left, so register today to ensure your spot! Registration closes on Friday, November 1st.

Here’s a pic of all the cards we’ll be making together:

I hope you enjoyed my project! You can check out the shopping list below to see what products I used to create it. Then be sure to click on the buttons to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Hello Stampers!
For my regular readers, you may recall that a few weeks ago, I asked you to vote for my card in Kylie’s International Highlights competition. Well, I’m absolutely tickled to say that I placed in the top ten! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. If you missed it, here is the link to the card I used for the entry.

As a Top Ten winner, we are invited to participate in a separate blog hop and that is what I am sharing with you today. I am honored to participate in this blog hop with so many creative and dedicated Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and grateful to Kylie Bertucci for hosting this monthly event!

If you’ve come to this post by way of the blog hop, Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. There is a link at the bottom of this post to view all of the other winners – I just know you’ll want to see what they’ve been creating too.

The card I’m sharing today uses the beautiful Come Sail Away suite, and one of my favourite things – a fancy fold. This fold is called a centre panel easel. It’s quite easy and fun to create! Start by creating your cardbase as usual, measuring 8.5 x 5.5″. Score in the centre, then line up your cardstock in your trimmer at 1.5″ and cut from the edge of the card only to that centre score line. Do the same on the other side; now you have created three flaps on the front of your card.

To add the scoreline on your centre flap, line up your cardstock with the centre score line at 2″ and score only the centre flap. Here’s the visual:

Use adhesive to attach the side flaps to your cardbase – these panels don’t need to open.

Here’s how the card looks when it’s closed.

I have decorated the side panels with 4-1/8 x 1-3/8″ strips of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, while the two centre panels have pieces measuring 2-3/8 x 2-1/8″ and 2-3/8 x 1-7/8″. Then I stamped and die-cut some images with the Sailing Home bundle to embellish the card. I even added the Sail Away trinkets and the Baker’s Twine that co-ordinates with this suite. I don’t know why, but I just love using the Take Your Pick tool to fray the ends of that twine – to me, it looks so much more like old, worn rope when I do that!

On the bottom, I used Dimensionals to raise the sentiment so that the easel would stay in place. I really love the look of the finished card, especially the stamped images. The Sailing Home stamp set uses the Distinktive texture, which really adds dimension and realism to the images.

I sure hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks again for stopping by today! Leave a comment below to let me know what you think, and how you found me. If you’re in Canada and feel inspired by this project, you can visit my online store to buy any of the products I used – just check out the product list below.

And be sure to check out the other amazing projects in today’s blog hop!

 

Happy Stampin’!

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