Floral Thanks

I first made this box on the day my pre-order from Stampin’ Up! arrived. The grey background on the paper with the bright colours instantly drew me in. I didn’t know what I was going to make, but knew it had to be with that particular pattern. The grey background contrasts beautifully with Coastal Cabana, so that formed the colour theme of my box.

Using Fine Art Floral and some two step stamping, the picture really shines on the box. The colour theme also allowed me to bring out one of my favourite sets in the Annual Catalogue – Playing with Patterns, using both the embellishments and the ribbon.

And the best part? The darker shades on each of the flower heads is the same stamp. It has been designed to work with all three flowers, which I think is pure genius! And the box itself, well as the video shows – this can be made in bulk as it’s easy peasy to put together.

Which colour do you prefer, Coastal Cabana or Real Red?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 91/2 x 71/2 inches
  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 12 inches
  • Cardstock Scrap = 31/4 x 23/4 inches
  • Basic White Scrap = 3 x 21/2 inches

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Cardstock:

  • Long Side = 3, 41/2, 71/2, 9 inches
  • Short Side = 11/2 inches

Designer Series Paper

  • Long Side = 51/4 inches on both sides
  • Short Side = 11/2 inches on both sides

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Happy Birthday, Slim

We all love an easy project, right? Something that we can pull together in a moments notice if a last minute need crops up. Well this is perfect for exactly that reason. A full 12 x 12 sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is used to create this tall slim bag, which can be made up in minutes ready for filling and a label being added.

The label is made from two stamps from the You are Amazing stamp set – which I just can’t get enough of. It adds an occasion to the bag meaning you can switch it up as needed.

The paper on this particular bag is from the Paper Blooms DSP pack, which can be earned for free when purchasing £45 worth of craft goodies from the catalogue. It is absolutely gorgeous and is definitely a favourite with other demos and customers alike.

What quick and easy projects do you reach for when working against the clock? Have you placed your order from the new catalogue to earn this paper? If not, why not?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 12 x 12 inches
  • Whisper White Scrap = 2 x 3 inches

Scoring:

  • First side = 13/4, 53/4, 71/2, 111/2 inches
  • Second side = 13/4, 101/4 inches

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Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!

Happy Boho News

Stampin’ Up! make simple cards so easy – the products in the Annual Catalogue are beautiful and co-ordinate with one another perfectly. To make life even easier, they bring together Product Medleys – one of which is used in this project. The Boho Indigo product medley is gorgeous, full of floral patterns, shades of blue and finished with gold accents.

This card uses three simple items from that medley – a piece of Designer Series Paper, a gold edged die cut for a sentiment and two gold pop out die cuts for decoration. All I added was the card base and stamp a sentiment – which is ideal for those last minute cards that are needed or for someone who is new to crafting and isn’t sure where to start.

But I think you would agree – Boho Indigo makes great projects every time?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Tone on Tone Falling Flowers

Tone on tone was introduced to me in my early days as a demonstrator by my lovely upline, Pootles. It is the amazing technique where you stamp onto cardstock with the same colour ink as the card. My example shows the GORGEOUS Highland Heather, teamed with the Falling Flowers stamp set.

I don’t know why, but I always reach for the floral stamp sets when doing tone on tone cards. But I’m sure you’ll agree that the Falling Flowers set suits this perfectly. You can’t go wrong with flowers stamped in random patterns.

Why not have a go yourselves?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Frosted Floral Box

O M G! The new Autumn / Winter 2018 Catalogue has some of the most gorgeous suites and this one has to be my own personal highlight. When looking at the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the catalogue or online, you do not see the sheer beauty of this paper series. If there’s any paper series that you love so much that you don’t want to cut into it, then it’s this one. The picture below shows you the sheer beauty of the paper with its pearlescent shine.

Gorgeous, isn’t it? Because of its sheer beauty, I wanted to showcase the paper so that it took centre stage, rather than cutting it into small pieces and using as card fronts. This box is a good size measuring 4″ x 7″ and a lovely 2″ deep. The decoration is simplistic, ensuring the focus remains on the paper. Some of the new cord has been added, which in my opinion is better than any of the cords Stampin’ Up! have previously had.

The sentiment may as well be speaking about the paper, but of course, can be about the intended recipient! Absolutely gorgeous!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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