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Swimming by

Featuring: Seaside Shore Stamp Set and Acetate Window Card

Hey there, If you caught my last blog post you may recognise this next card I am going to show you.

Another Seaside Shore "acetate window card".
This time I rotated the design 90 degrees and turned it into a landscape design.

The measurements for the card: Base card- Dapper Denim - 15.5cm x 15cm - score down at 10.5cm along the 15.5cm side. Acetate - 5cm x 15cm End piece 2.2cm Embossed pieces : Marina Mist - 5cm x 15cm                                Dapper Denim - 2cm x 15cm White insert: 14.5cm x 10.2cm

I chose to ink the stamps in individual colours instead of stamping in black and colouring each one with Stampin Write markers, like I did last time.  It worked just as well, I think.

Products used: Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Whisper White Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Crumbcake, Emerald Envy, Black. Embossing Folder: Seaside Stamp Set: Seaside Shore  Acetate, Pearls and Wink of Stella.
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By the Seaside Shore

Featuring: Seaside Shore, Acetate Window Card

Can you believe it is only days away until the new 2017-2018 Catalogue goes Live!
So exciting!
While it is a little sad to be saying goodbye to some is also nice that some are still going to be staying around.
Including this little wonder...Seaside Shore Stamp set.
Admittedly I have come a "little late to the party" of being in love with this set...but now I am totally on board and "whooping it up" so to speak.
So many possibilities for techniques and truly a great all rounder set for just about every age.
Here is a card we did a couple of weeks ago.

It has an acetate panel in the front so you can see through to the inside.
 I have used Basic Gray for my base card and Sahara Sand for the top layer.
Sahara Sand pieces are embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder.
The acetate is attached between the two layers.

 Inside was a lot of fun stamping  and a bit of colouring with the Stampin Up markers.

To add s…

Shaker Shaker Fun

Featuring: Shaker Card, Papillion Potpourri, Petite Petals

I haven't done Shaker cards for such a long time.
But now that Stampin Up sell Foam Adhesive Strips I think it is time I started making some.
These Adhesive Strips (main catalogue p.182) make it so easy.

With less than a month before the new catalogue starts I thought I would use some of my favourites that are retiring.
Blooms and Bliss designer paper. This is the last little piece I had left from my two packs.
Petite Petals and Papillion Potpourri stamp sets and matching punches. Oh how I am going to miss these two sets!
Colours : Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum.

I made my shaker card using the square framelits from the Stitched Shapes for my top layer. 

Here are the layers to make the shaker which is a seperate piece. 1.  I cut out a frame using two sizes of the square stitched shapes framelits. 2.Then acetate slightly smaller than frame attached with white glue.  3.Place your Foam strips around the edges of …

Dragonfly Dream of a Card Fold

Featuring: Dragonfly Dreams, Grateful Bunch Stamps, Petal Burst EF, Special 3-Fold Card)
A special card for a special friend. I had so much fun with the layout of this card.

 When you open the front piece you find this inside...
 Then you lift up that layer and you have your final greeting.
Such fun!
 What I have done is create a card folded lengthways and then added an extra piece.
(You could of course cut this from one layer of A4 cardstock) but I already had cardstock cut and waste not want not as the saying goes.

I will have to make another one now out of one piece just to show you that I can. LOL. Stay tuned.

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum and Very Vanilla.
DSP-Falling in Love (all Occasions catalogue)
Stamps: Grateful Bunch
             Beautiful You and Balloon Adventures ( all Occasions catalogue)
Dragonfly Thinlets
Delicate Doilies

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon.

Double Z Fold meets Card in the Box

Featuring: Double Z Fold Card, 3D, Grateful Bunch, Blossom Bunch punch

Today I would like to show you a card that is a slightly different take on a Double Z Fold (which I love doing by the way). Here are some samples. Here and Here of some I have done previously.

 What do you think of my hybrid Double Z Fold to go with my Detailed Floral Thinlets Box I made last time? Greens, oranges and browns...reminds me of the 70's! haha.
( I have seen similar ideas on Pinterest)

I have made a little box filled with flowers to fit into the corner of the fold.
So when you open the card the box and flowers pop out.

I created a box shape (with no lid or base) out of Crumbcake card stock and stamped in Choc Chip Ink with the Woodgrain Background Stamp.

The box is 6cm x 6cm.
28cm x 5cm - scored at 6cm, 12cm, 18cm, 24cm.
Inside I placed 3 small strips 1.5cm x 9cm. Scored at 1.5cm, 7.5cm.

 Flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set and Blossom Punch Bunch. Leaves from Botanical Gardens. 
Colours: Cucumbe…