Simple Sunday #8 – Art Gallery

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the brand new Art Gallery bundle, which is part of the new catalogue which launched on 5th January.

The stamp set is gorgeous and features beautiful two tone flowers, which are so easy to line up and create gorgeous designs. I love them! I’m not a massive fan of flowery sets, but this absolutely sung to me in the catalogue as it’s part of a larger suite (Fine Art Floral) with co-ordinating ribbon, dies, paper and golden speciality acetate

As you can see from this card, the flowers lend well to simplicity and the varying sentiments allow you to switch up the design for a large variety of occasions. I did a second colour way in my video – which one do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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

Simple Sunday #5 – Moving Along

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Way to Go! stamp set, which is so versatile for many different themes – children, welcoming new babies, car / train hobbyists or for those setting off on their travels.

As you know, I love getting my blends out to colour in. However, this stamp set also features two step stamping. Meaning you don’t need to use blends like I have, meaning the one less item from the list of items used. And in true style, I have shown a second colour way in my video below.

I love the dimension of the fussy cut train against the stamped background, highlighting the sentiment and tying the whole project together. For the baby boy version, I used Balmy Blue where I featured Petal Pink for a baby girl inspired card. But you may not wish to follow the traditions and go with something a little brighter.

And best of all? You don’t even have to use a train, the stamp set also features a car and a helicopter! Perfect! But I think I prefer the train – reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine that I used to watch as a child. Which do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping

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Simple Sunday: Butterfly Gala

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Butterfly Gala stamp set, which has a matching punch with it! LOVE punches!

For the stamping, I used memento ink and randomly stamped across my 3×3 piece of cardstock – watch my video to see how I do this. My sentiment is stamped onto an additional strip of cardstock and stuck onto the 3×3 layer. I’ve then used Calypso Coral to stamp the inners of the large butterfly’s wings and stamp the tiny butterfly too.

Both butterflies have been adhered to the card with a single glue dot each, so that I could shape their wings off the card – I love how its finished!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches
  • Sentiment = 3 x 7/8 inches

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Wild Hedgehog

This stamp set was the first one from the Annual Catalogue to make it on my ‘wish’ list. I absolutely love hedgehogs and this one is so cute! I love the sketched nature of the stamp set and the free reign it allows me for art materials – the imagery would suit Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Blends, using ink with an Aqua Painter or just left as outline images.

For this particular card, I chose to use Stampin’ Blends as I wanted to play around with the colours and the shading. The image shown is made up of three separate stamps – the mushrooms, the hedgehog and the leaf. Only the mushrooms came with grass as part of the image, but the versatility of my Stampin’ Blends allowed me to replicate under the hedgehog and leaf also – barely noticeable too?

I wanted to keep this card simple to show off the coloured image, so backed it onto a single piece of Just Jade – which I think it absolutely gorgeous. Don’t you agree?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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From All of Us

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Good Morning! It’s the start of a brand new week – how are we all doing?

Today I wanted to share a card that is a bit different from the others that I make – this card is very simple and a great card for a beginner to make. It uses a single stamp set (From All of Us) , a single sheet of A4 Whisper White card stock & some Stampin’ Blends.

I absolutely love the larger outline images such as the one on this stamp, I find colouring them in therapeutic and a way of decompressing if I’ve had a hectic time in my day job. Plus it reminds me of simpler times when my only worries in life were focused around which shade of red I was going to use on my picture.

This card was quickly turned into a birthday card for a colleague and the sentiments in the stamp set made is easy to show it was from multiple people. I love the font the sentiments are written it, the cheeky faces on the animals and the whole sense of fun this set brings to any project.

How adorable? I hope you like it as much as I do!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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