Saturday, 6 April 2019

Sweet Little Easter Basket with Fable Friends

Class project this week was a return to using the Gift Bag Punch Board with papers from the Needlepoint Nook DSP range.
The Gift Bag Punch Board is a great tool to create bags of varying sizes - we made the smallest one.
We combined the little bag with a tag and water-coloured rabbit from Fable Friends.

The image was stamped with Early Espresso onto water colour paper. Colour was added using water colour pencils and an Aqua Painter.  This is a quick and easy way to colour.

The tag was stamped in Memento Black ink onto whisper White card, die cut with the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and matted onto a circle of Poppy Parade.

I filled the basket with Ready Shreddie from the Clearance Rack, and topped with a chocolate bunny.  

You can find products used in this project on my Stampin Up! On-line Store 

This is a good project to do with children,

Until Next Time,
Stay Crafty.

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Friday, 5 April 2019

Stampin' Up! Storage Solutions

Have you been waiting for convenient and stylish storage for your inks, Markers and Blends?

How about this modular storage system from Stampin' Up! ?
New to the market - you can purchase modules as you need them, then arrange and re arrange to fit your crafting space.


Have a look at this quick video to get ideas of how to assemble your unique storage.

The storage can be customized to your requirements.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Simple Stamping Techniques - Easter Greeting Side Step Card

Hello, and welcome once again to the Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop. Today we are showing you samples using the Side Step Technique used to construct the card. You can achieve many variations of the side step, depending on the measurements you choose to use. 

As Easter is fast approaching, I used an Easter theme for my card with images from Fable Friends, by Stampin' Up! You can find this adorable set in the Occasions Catalogue. I teamed this set with the Gingham Gala 6 x 6 inch DSP.

I love water-colouring so it was a obvious to me to use that technique, but I made it simple for myself by using the Stampin' Up! Water Colour Pencils. They are so easy to use and work very well on Stampin' Up! water colour paper.

 The first photo shows the method I use for applying the w/c pencil. I leave plenty of white space because the colour will blend. 

I stamped the figures using Early Espresso as the outline colour will then form a slight shadow at the edges. It is water based so will dissolve a little when water from an Aqua Painter is added.

 I fussy cut out the images  with using my Stampin' Up! paper snips, and used the Stitched Rectangle Framelit dies to create a little interest around the edges of the background paper. 

The dimensions I used for my card are:
15cm x 22cm
Turn the paper to landscape orientation and score at 11cm
Then score across to 9 cm from RHS
@ 2.5cm, 5cm, 8cm and 16cm.
Turn the paper to portrait orientation
 Cut from 2.5cm mark to 16cm mark 9cm in from Right Hand Side.
Crease folds with a Bone Folder

I hope you've enjoyed this card. You can find the products used in my Store. 

It is now time to follow the links to the next sample of a Side Step Card. Enjoy hopping!

·       Ann Craig - Australia
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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

April Scrap Page Layout.

Hi Scrappers! Welcome to my April Scrap page design. 

I decided to keep it simple this month and use mainly card stock, Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up! and a little bit of stamping. 

I had in mind the technique of Faux Embossing where you cut out shapes in the same colour as the background and adhere them to create texture. As you can see I've loosely interpreted this technique. I wanted to add a little interest so I used tonal colours and the fabulous Gingham Gala 6 x 6 inch patterned paper.

I'm in love with Stitched Framelits of all sizes and find myself constantly using them for cards and scrap pages. Perhaps it's because I used to be a mad keen sewer, but they are simple to use and give a great effect. 

This is my layout.

I decided all the geometric shapes needed a little softening, so I used this retired Stampin' Up! stamp that has some lovely little stitched areas in the design. I stamped it full strength and half strength, by stamping a second time without re-inking. I really like the contrast of the flowing lines and the geometric shapes.

The colour palette is 
Night of Navy 
Balmy Blue
Soft Sky (retired) 
Highland Heather
Whisper White

I hope you enjoy the layout and perhaps will give something similar a try. I've listed the products used below and if you live in Australia, you are welcome to purchase them from my On-Line Store

Best Wishes and Stay Crafty!

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