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I’m so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight event for September 2019. The theme is Encouragement.

This card is for my dad. When I was growing up, we spent a lot of time in a beautiful, relaxing location just like this. I hope this card reminds him of those good memories we built together!

I used a few different stamps to create my card. The Birch background stamp is one of my recent favourites – it’s so quick and easy to create a striking background on any project. Then I created the lakeside scene using the Waterfront stamp set. This is such a beautifully versatile stamp set, where you can create any scene you can imagine! Finally, I added an image from A Good Man, coloured in with my Blends markers and then cut out to attach to the card.

I hope you like my project and Vote for my card! You can do so here:


At the end of the voting the top ten winners will get the chance to be part of an international blog hop that will happen at the end of September. I would love to take part in the hop, so I would really appreciate it if you would visit the gallery and vote for my card. Have a look at all the amazing creations in the gallery, because you’ll get to vote for your favourite five projects. I hope mine is one of them!

If you’re feeling inspired by this project or any other, remember that you can find all the supplies at my online store. Remember to use the current hostess code when you order and you’ll receive a free gift from me!

Happy Stampin’!

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Welcome back to another month of blog hopping with the Seashore Stampers! How appropriate that our theme this month is 3D projects. As you know, I’m teaching a class on 3D projects this very day! (Thank goodness for the wonders of technology, allowing me to schedule this post ahead of time!!)

I love making 3D projects and small gift items. I often give them to my workshop guests and hostesses, and they are great sellers at the seasonal craft fairs I do as well. As we head into the autumn and winter season, there are so many occasions for gift-giving: welcome back to school gifts for students and teachers, hostess gifts for when we attend parties, stocking stuffers, table favours, trick-or-treat goodies … the list goes on! Here’s the gift I made for today’s workshop attendees.

The bag is made with a single sheet of 6″x 12″ DSP. I’ve used the beautiful Mosaic Mood specialty paper. It’s hard to see from a photo, but this amazing paper has a raised texture to it, and shiny accents.

Along the short side of the paper, score at 4″, 5-3/4″, 9-3/4″and 11-1/2″. Rotate and score along the long side at 1-3/4″.

Cut each short score line up to the 1-3/4″ score line to create flaps as below. Assemble your bag by adding Tear and Tape as shown, then decorate as desired.

I learned how to make this project from Nancy Forsberg at Stampin’ BAE (BAE stands Before Anything Else – how clever is that?!) who used the beautiful Come Sail Away paper for her project.

To finish off the bags, I added a shape cut from the Stitched Labels dies, and a stamped image from the Memorable Mosaic stamp set. I filled the bags with all the items my attendees will need for their workshop this weekend, plus a few extra treats!

If you love making 3D gift items like this one, you might want to purchase my 3D Tutorial Package! You can purchase the written tutorials, complete with colour photos, for $12. Or, you can purchase the tutorial package plus supplies – meaning, a pack of Designer Series Paper of your choosing, and co-ordinating cardstock, all cut, scored, and prepared for you – for $30. Just email me to make arrangements! Here are the projects you’ll get to make:

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this fun and simple gift bag! Thanks so much for reading. Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other 3D projects! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created! These ladies are super talented and creative so I know you will love their projects!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

 

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I’m so excited to be participating in the Seashore Stampers Blog Hop once again, and I’m sharing a card that’s very special to me. This month the theme is Wedding, and it just so happens that a dear friend of mine got married last weekend, so I get to share the card I made for her!

Christina and I first met in late 2016, at a cardmaking class. We hit it off right away and found out we’re even from the same hometown – what a fun coincidence! She soon started asking questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, and we met a few times to make sure all her questions were answered and that she felt confident taking that next step. In November 2017 she jumped in, and since that time she has been unstoppable! She reached both her Quick Start goals easily, and then reached another stampin’ milestone when she promoted to Silver …. all at the same time as she and her partner planned a wedding, bought a house, and adopted a new dog into their family! She gets more done in a day than most people do in a week and I have so much admiration and respect for her!

I knew right away that I wanted to make her a really special wedding card, and I thought the Magnolia Lane suite would be just perfect. I don’t have the dies for this set (yet!) but it was easy to do a bit of fussy cutting on the large flower. I CASE’d this design from two different cards that I saw online, and I loved the technique of stamping two flowers and cutting out the centre of one, to add a three-dimensional feel to the multiple petals. I think it turned out really well!

I didn’t have a lot of room to add a sentiment on the front of the card, so I stamped one from Beautiful Bouquet on the inside.  That stamp set has so many lovely sentiments, perfect for a wide variety of occasions!

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 wedding theme creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

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How did another month go by already?! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of June, with Canada Day just around the corner. When I found out the theme for this month’s Blog Hop – Red and White/Canada Day – I knew right away what I was going to use to create my card!

I just love this Adirondack chair die from the Seasonal Layers set. It reminds me of summer afternoons spent by the lakeside, enjoying a glass of lemonade, the natural beauty of the landscape, and the companionship of those around me.

I sure hope you have some time to kick back and relax in a comfy chair this summer! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to enjoy the rest of the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Red and White projects! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what Bruni has created!

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Welcome to the Seashore Stampers’ Father’s Day Blog Hop! I’m excited to participate in this group and I hope you’ll click through to enjoy the projects by my fellow hoppers 😀

Have you heard the news? Lovely as a Tree is retiring! This must be the longest-lived Stampin’ Up! stamp set ever, with ~20 years of history behind it. But all good things must come to an end, and with the end of the current annual catalogue we must say a fond farewell to this beautiful set.

I couldn’t say goodbye to it without featuring it at my workshop one last time, so this month I taught my attendees how to use the reflection technique to make a lovely masculine card.

Today, I’m going to show you how to use the reflection technique to make a similar card using Rooted in Nature, because that stamp set ISN’T retiring in ten days! In fact, both the stamp set and the co-ordinating dies are carrying over into the new catalogue …. but if you want that 10% bundle pricing, you’ve gotta order before June 3rd!

All you need to create a reflection is a piece of window sheet (I cut mine to card-front size of 4 x 5.25″) and your choice of ink. Best of all, the window sheet can be used and re-used; just spray some Stampin’ Mist and wipe with a cloth or paper towel to clean it.

Start by stamping your tree right-side-up on your cardstock. Then re-ink your stamp and stamp it onto your window sheet. It doesn’t matter where you stamp on the window sheet, but be careful: window sheet is more slippery than paper, and you don’t want your stamp to slide as you apply it. (If it does, just clean off your window sheet and try again.)

Once you’ve stamped the image on the window sheet, flip the window sheet over and place it as desired on the cardstock where you already stamped your right-side-up image. I like to leave a bit of space between the two images so I can use my green sponge dauber to add some ‘ground’ between them.

Press the window sheet down, taking care that it doesn’t slide across your cardstock, and use your fingers to press down all around the image to rub the image onto the cardstock. You’ll notice that the image will be a bit blurry and perhaps lighter in colour than your original; that’s totally okay, that’s what reflections look like!

Now use sponge daubers to add some colour: I used Old Olive for the ground, and Balmy Blue for the sky and water.

Have you made any projects with the reflection technique? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to enjoy the rest of the blog hop! Today’s theme is masculine cards, so you’re sure to find lots of inspiration for Father’s Day, male birthdays, and great cards for all the awesome guys in your life!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

 

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Today I’m trying something new, participating in a blog hop! I belong to a fun and inspiring group on Facebook called “SU Style Home Decor“. Participants post all kinds of beautiful home decor items they have created with Stampin’ Up! products. Today is their first ever blog hop! If you’re hopping along, welcome to my page!

I’m fairly new to creating home decor items, so I wanted to start with one of the most basic items: a framed piece. I’ve created a few framed pieces before and for someone who is just branching out from cardmaking or scrapbooking, it’s a really easy way to get into creating beautiful decor projects.

For this piece, I used the very fun Lemon Zest stamp set and the Lemon Builder punch. I’m so glad these products carried over into this year’s annual catalogue, because to me they are perfect to create with at this time of year! It was very fun to use this stamp set with all the gorgeous new colours – it makes me think of pink lemonade, lemonade stands, and those tart fruit gummies sprinkled with sugar.

I used Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green, as well as black ink. In addition to the Lemon Builder punch, I also used the 1 3/4″ circle punch, which lines up perfectly with the round lemon stamp!

If you’re wondering how I created that stripey background, it’s a new technique I saw recently that I really like! Use one of your long acrylic blocks (F or H). Using the edge of the block (the groove where your fingers usually go) as a stamp, press gently into your inkpad and then onto your cardstock. This is one of those techniques that isn’t about perfection; don’t worry about making every stripe evenly spaced, as whatever you do will look terrific.

I’m very pleased with the finished piece, and will be using it as a giveaway item on my Facebook page! Be sure to like and follow Inkyfingers Papercrafting on Facebook so you don’t miss any posts!

If you enjoyed stopping by my blog today, please leave me a comment below! And be sure to check the links to see the other amazing Home Decor creations on the blog hop!


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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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