Today I am sharing a tall card made with the Northern Flurry Embossing folder. I used the Wishing You stamp set on the outside and the inside. That little gift image is part of the set - punched out with a circle punch.
Love the luxury of the Cherry Cobbler ribbon. Inside I did a panel of Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to stamp the greeting and gifts upon.
Well I am just back from an AMAZING European Stampin' Up! Convention. My team is called the Dazzling Dreamers and 10 of us went along and had a ton of fun and learned loads of fabulous things to share with you. In the photo you can see Sara, Nichola, Nina A, Tracey W, Naomi, Tracy L, Me, Carolyn, Leigh-Anne and Nina C.
Now the MOST exciting thing for our team at convention is that we WON THE CONVENTION VIDEO COMPETITION! We are so excited about it - so today I have two videos to share. Scroll down to see a cute Santa project - and click right below to watch our very hammed-up contest winning video! (BTW, for my non-European blog visitors, 2007-8 was the very first catalogue released in Europe when the market opened here).
Did you spot some of my lovely girls from the photo above - and of course my fabulous upline Amanda Fowler?
I hope the video made you laugh and smile - and maybe it made you think about your journey with Stampin' Up!? I am beyond grateful to Amanda and my team and everyone at Stampin' Up! for enabling me to share all that I love with my friends, customers, blog readers and YOU!
If you are a Stampin' Up! customer and you think it is time to start your journey as a demonstrator - why not join the Dazzling Dreamers? You could be in next year's team photo from Stampin' Up! Convention which is going to be in Brussels. Contact me and we can have a chat about your crafting business hopes and dreams.
So - after that excitement - down to business! Today's video was inspired by a project by France Martin - thank you Frenchie for the fabby idea. Enjoy the video.
Today I am sharing a project using the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching framelit dies. I first adhered a strip of Winter Frost DSP to a piece of Naturals White cardstock. The card was just a little smaller than base card I was using. I then cut out a snowflake shape.
I stamped and cut two smaller snowflakes and layered them up using dimensionals. The greeting stamp comes from the Wishing You stamp set. I finished the outside with a rhinestone.
I didn't waste that snowflake I cut from the card front... I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set and it became the inside of the card.
Have you see the Festive Flurry ornaments in the Autumn/Winter catalogue. I loved them, but didn't know how they had been put together. I had a play and came up with this video to show you how I made mine.
A close up for you...
So - are you off to make your own decorations now? :)
Today I am sharing another of my special Christmas card projects. More silver embossing and a fancy fold on this one.
We used the Wonderful Wreath stamp set which is set of beautifully agains the Bermuda Bay background. We layered up on the fabby silver foil sheet from the Autumn/Winter catalogue, (and we didn't waste the middle bit that you can't see - check back next week and I will show you where we used it).
You can see the fancy fold element better on this picture. We used the Winter Frost DSP for the panels which gives lots of silvery shine. The greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
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I am so excited to be sharing a video about a brand new tool from Stampin' Up! It is called the Label Card Thinlet die - but I am calling it the fantastic flip card set!
As you will see in the video - it makes flip cards, but with all the accessories you can make so much more. Contact me today if you want to order yours. (It could make a great Christmas gift for a crafty friend - or for you!!!)
I hope you enjoyed today's video. If you are coming to my upcoming classes and workshops you will see this for real very soon!
Today I am sharing a video of a card I made up as I went along. This is really the way I create...changing my mind as I go. Like many of us, a mistake becomes a happy accident, or an embellishment opportunity!
When you have watched the video, scroll down to the bottom of this post and see the mess I was working in...then you will understand why I kept losing things! LOL
Today I am sharing two ideas for using the Tag a Bag gift Bags from Stampin' Up! As you may know I LOVE the gift boxes, (also on page 158 of the big catalogue), but I had some questions about how to use the bags - and here is what I came up with...
The first idea is actually to snip off the bottom of the bag, snip up in four corners, fold in and create a bag that stands up. I have decorated with the lovely Chalk Talk stamp set cut with the matching framelits.
My second project is my favourite. By simply placing the paper bag inside one of our large cello bags, you get a luxury look! Again I finished with a Chalk Talk label, Natural Trim Ribbon and Linen Thread.
There are lots of other ways of using these cute bags - will you be adding them to your wish list? :)
I had some giveaway projects on display for my team recently including a Hexagon Gift Box that I made some time ago. My lovely downline Sara picked up the box and was trying to figure out how to make it. You can see the box below on the left.
So I thought it was time to do a festive re-design and share it at my September classes. This box is made using the Mini Milk Carton Bigz die from Stampin' Up!
For the festive one I used the Season of Style DSP and Merry Minis Punch Pack, (in case you can't see this in your catalogue, these and other festive goodies are carried over from last year - ask me or your demo for details).
I also used the Christmas greeting from That's the Ticket and finished with the truly gorgeous Silver Ribbon from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue.