Prism Congrats

How amazing is the new Hydrangea Hill Mercury Acetate? I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pack of it – not only because it contains purple either! The pack contains two different colours, Highland Heather & Rococo Rose, both equally beautiful. My box is made from Highland Heather and during my Facebook Live, I made one using Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Snail Mail suite.

The box is a prism slider, where the acetate or DSP acts as a ‘wrap’ around the inner card box. It’s a good size and will hold a varying amount of sweet treats or jewellery – perhaps even stationary. Because of the acetate and how stunning it looks, I didn’t need to add much more to get a gorgeous finish to the project.

A quick bow using the Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon, a couple of flowers from the Hydrangea dies and a sentiment from the ‘You are Amazing’ stamp set. Quick and easy project which showcases the suite perfectly.

Which way did you prefer – acetate or Designer Series Paper?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 63/4 x 8 inches
  • Cardstock = 71/2 x 113/4 inches
  • Scraps for stamping.

Scoring:

  • 21/2 inches on all four sides

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Simple Sunday #9 – Hydrangea Heaven

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 week’s project features a stamp and die bundle that you can earn during Sale-a-Bration between 5th January and 28th February.

This bundle is absolutely gorgeous and brings back memories of gardening with my Grandma as a young girl. At a car boot sale, my Grandma and I found a beautiful Hydrangea plant being sold which had the bluest, most gorgeous flowers. The soil conditions in my garden at home meant it remains the most beautiful bright blue for years to come. Whilst I didn’t use blue for the flower head on this card, I feel Gorgeous Grape is a beautiful substitute.

For the flower itself, I used the dies – aside from the sentiment there is no ink used to bring this together. I love how the flower head die gives you the petal detail allowing you to add some dimension to your projects.. and I’m in love with the suite as a whole.

What other colours would you use for the flower heads?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Butterfly Wishes

There are times when I sit in my craft room and I have absolutely no idea what I want to make or have any plan behind the projects I finish up with. This card is a great example of that! When I made this card, all I wanted to do was stamp the gorgeous images from Touch of Ink stamp set and see how I can play with the blending of them and different colour ways.

On a separate thought pattern, I wanted to use the paper from Fine Art as a background on a card but didn’t know where to progress from there. So far, I had two separate ideas and no way forward – or so I thought.

As you can see, in the end I pulled the two ideas together (after my daughter suggested it – credit goes to Mia) and I really happy with the end result. Perhaps I should just let my daughter do the crafting next time?

What do you think?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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

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!

Blueberry Make My Day…

Now, I will be the first to admit that I was pleasantly surprised at just how gorgeous the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Berry Blessing stamp set are. The colours on the page are far more vibrant than any camera can give justice, and the blueberries shown on this card has to be my favourite from the entire pack of paper.

And the best bit? This paper and stamp set are not only a free choice in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, but they also co-ordinate with the Sweet Strawberry bundle from the Mini Catalogue – bonus!

I love the fonts – I love how they have picked a mixture of a script and serif font and bundled them together with a lovely play on words. And of course, no sentiment is safe without some form of embellishment. Instead this time, I paired it with some small blueberries stamped and popped up on dimensionals rather than the traditional rhinestones or pearls.

What do you think? Berries on a card, I think it’s a resounding yes…

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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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!

Pull Toys Love

They’re back – the cute little animals from the Baby Pull Toys stamp set are back. It doesn’t take long for me to reach for this stamp set again and again, it’s almost addictive! You have to admit that the little animals are the cutest things ever, and they’re so easy to colour in with Stampin’ Blends.

I took inspiration from the Mini Catalogue and stamped all three animals in a row to form a gorgeous little train. I chose to colour these ones with blends using an assortment of different colours. In my Facebook live yesterday, I put together a baby girl version of the box using Blushing Bridge – but you could of course make this box from any colour (although I personally love the subtles!)

The box is so simple to put together and has the most adorable finish to it. What colour would you choose to make it in?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Measurements:

  • Base Cardstock = 8 x 5 inches
  • Lid Cardstock = 41/2 x 71/2 inches
  • Whisper White = 23/4 x 53/4 inches

Scoring:

  • Lid = Score @ 3/4 inch on all four sides
  • Base = Score @ 1 inch on all four sides

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You are Amazing!

Here’s a card to show that you don’t always need to throw the kitchen sink at a project to make it pretty. Paper, stamps and ink are all you need (and on this occasion, a punch too!). I didn’t purposely set out to make this card so simple, my aim was to showcase the ‘Oh So Ombre’ paper that you can earn for free during Sale-a-Bration and I reached for the ‘You are Amazing’ stamp set, which is quickly becoming a firm favourite of mine!

Rococo Rose is a colour I haven’t used as often as I should have, so of the four colours available in the paper stack, I chose that one and paired it up with a matching card base. I felt the paper was a little lost when directly on the card stock, so added a matt layer of Whisper White.

The cute little hearts on the bottom half of the card were made with a new punch available in the Mini Catalogue. I love the size of them! Very easy to mass produce and the sentiment can be changed to suit the occasion.

Which colour would you use?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Berry Best!

Every now and then you need a teeny tiny project to come into your life and remind you that they’re just as cute as their large project counterparts. My inspiration for this cute little clutch bag-esque design was from Angelina over at Intatwyne Designs who made a very similar project a few years ago now.

Using the Berry Delights FREE goodies earned from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue, I used both the paper and the stamp set to bring together the project. Using the key colours of Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade, and a new gorgeous punch from the Mini Catalogue. .

This close up picture shows you the beautiful detail of the paper and shows that even though it’s a free product, the quality is still the same high standard.

Which Sale-a-Bration items will you be choosing?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 51/2 inches
  • Scrap of Basic White
  • Scrap of Poppy Parade / Rich Razzleberry

Scoring:

  • Long side (6″) = 21/2 and 31/2 inches
  • Short side (51/2″) = 1 and 41/2 inches

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