Bright Birthdays

As part of the joining offer during Sale-a-Bration, you can earn a FREE set of Designer Series Paper (DSP). When I say set, I mean 5 PACKETS!!! of yet to be released paper from the upcoming Annual Catalogue in June. That’s right, you can get them ahead of everyone. Even demos can no longer get their hands on these, as the pre-order time period is over. So if you join my team before 28th February 2021, you can earn the paper that made this card.

Of the five packs, I chose to go with the Brights collection. I usually fall into the trap of sticking to the Subtles or the Regals, so took a bit of a lane swerve. I love the colours that I chose, they go together so well; Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.

I wanted to match the stamping to the strips in the background, so used the same technique seen yesterday on my Simple Sunday series by using Stampin’ Write markers to colour sections of the sentiment. Which I think stamped rather well!

Have you seen the joining offer and been tempted? Ask me how before it’s too late!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Supplies:

Ombre Day

Now I’ve made no secret of the fact that this paper has to be my absolute favourite from all of the Sale-a-Bration events that I have been a demonstrator for – I just love it! The colours, the paper patterns, everything. Especially as one of the four colours is Blackberry Bliss!

My project was going to be a lidded box that was reinforced with a card base, but I couldn’t decide between the two designs, so opted for both (one for the lid, one for the base). The best part about using Designer Series Paper (DSP) for a project like this is the design on the inside of the box as well as the outside – winner!

I was able to use the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon on this box, which is also one of my favourite ribbons (anything Blackberry Bliss is my favourite!). The bows you can tie with this ribbon are so beautiful, I love them!

Which of the four colours do you prefer; Rococo Rose, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green or Bermuda Bay? Let me know in the comments.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • DSP Piece 1 (Lid) = 6 x 6 inches
  • DSP Piece 2 (Base) = 6 x 6 inches

Scoring:

  • Box Base = 11/2 inches on all four sides
  • Box Lid = 3/4 and 11/2 inches on all four side (watch my video for a tip!)

Supplies:

Bermuda Birthday

When I get stuck in a phase of using the same colours, I take a good look at my ink shelves and take five colours that I haven’t used recently and use at least one of them on the next project. I did go through a stage of using Bermuda Bay all the time, it was my colour of choice – it’s also my daughter’s favourite Stampin’ Up! colour.

So with Bermuda Bay chosen, I set out to make a monochrome card. It’s pure coincidence that Bermuda Bay happens to be one of the colour choices in the Oh so Ombre FREE Sale-a-Bration paper, and I course went with my favourite design – the bubbles (as I call them!).

And rest, as they say, is history. The card brought itself together and made a brilliantly monochrome birthday card.

What colour would you have chosen?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Fabulous Year Older

Excited doesn’t even come close – yesterday the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue for January to June 2021 launched – eek! So in true fashion, today’s project features new product. But this new product isn’t available to just anyone, oh no. The Designer Series Paper shown on the exterior of this box is part of an amazing gift to anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-Bration. You can read more about this by clicking the button below!

The paper used is Crushed Curry from the Regals collection, but in my video I used Granny Apple Green which is from the Brights Family. Both of them are gorgeous colours to showcase this paper. I kept my box simple, as I want the DSP to really be shown off and take centre stage. With ab bit of white edging, I’m sure you would agree that the pattern of the paper really makes the box look fabulous!

Of course, to finish the box I have used one of my fave stamp sets from the new Mini Catalogue / Sale-a-Bration brochures called ‘Approaching Perfection’. The sentiments are just perfect and I find myself reaching for them again and again, as the jokey nature of the sentiments are my style all over.

Which colour do you prefer from the two showcased? If I made a third box – what colour would you like to see me use?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 81/4 x 113/4 inches
  • Whisper White (1 piece) = 41/8 x 25/8 inches
  • Whisper White (2 pieces) = 41/8 x 13/4 inches
  • Whisper White (2 pieces) = 13/4 x 25/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (1 piece) = 37/8 x 23/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (2 pieces) =23/8 x 11/2 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (2 pieces) =37/8 x 11/2 inches

Scoring:

  • Long side = 2, 47/8, 67/8, 93/4 inches
  • Short side = 2, 61/4 inches (or 2 inches on both sides)

Supplies:

Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!
Please note, the paper can only be obtained by joining as a new member!

Mini Wine Bottle Wrap

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Ahh, so it’s coming to that time of year when you’re starting to contemplate Bonfire Night, Christmas, Halloween.. Perhaps you’ve already received invites to parties around those times and are wondering what to do for gifts etc? This is a quick idea which can work for all occasions.

The wrap I have made suits a miniature bottle of wine and rather than being circular, wraps around the bottle in a hexagon style shape allowing panels of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to be displayed beautifully. To follow the shape of the bottle, the top edges are scored  and held with a vanilla twine bow.

To finish it off, I used a sentiment from the Treat Time stamp set and some bling in the form of Rhinestones – GORGEOUS!

Let me know how you get on with yours.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne


Tutorial

Supply List:

Measurements:

  • 7″ x 7 1/4″ piece of card stock.
  • 6 pieces of 1″ x 4 1/2″ Designer Series Paper.
  • A scrap of card stock for the 1 3/4″ Circle.
  • A scrap of card stock for the Darling Label punch and Stamping.

Scoring:

  • LONG SIDE: 2″, 61/2″
  • SHORT SIDE: 11/8″, 21/4″, 33/8″, 41/2″, 55/8″, 63/4″