Wednesday, 30 December 2020

CASE Yourself | Be Inspired Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to my last blog post for 2020 and this month's Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. Today's blog hop theme is CASE Yourself and for this time of year, when everyone is getting over the busyness of Christmas, it's the perfect theme. For anyone who is new here CASE stands for Copy And Selectively Edit and it refers to when you take a  project previous created by yourself or another designer and create a your own different version of it. For me CASEing is a great creative go-to when my mojo is lacking or when I'm playing with new products, which is the case with this project.

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I am able to preorder products from upcoming catalogues and at the beginning of December I ordered a selection of products from the new January - June Mini Catalogue. However due to delivery delays and pre Christmas preparations the box has sat virtually untouched so of course I had to unbox a few of my new goodies for today's project. But before I share the details of this card here is the project I chose to CASE.

As you can see I have chosen to CASE the layout and elements of this card using a different colour palette, different Designer Series Paper and some floral images in place of the boats. A funny thing to note is that this card that I created a couple of years ago was actually a CASE of a project in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 

Getting back to the project I created for today's blog hop, I've used a few new products from the Jan - June Mini Catalogue starting with the Pretty Perennials stamp set and coordinating Perennial Petals Dies to create this arrangement of flowers. The DSP banner is one of the gorgeous patterns from the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper pack which is one of the exclusive free product available in the Sale-A-Bration promotion and the sweet "a little note..." sentiment is from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set.

Now that my creative juices have starting flowing again and I have a box of new goodies screaming out to be played with I'm going to sign off, but don't go anywhere as the rest of the Be Inspired Design Team have also been busy CASEing themselves so make sure you check them out, starting with my lovely friend, Janneke Dijkstra de-Jong.

Be Inspired Design Team
Tanya Rees

Friday, 20 November 2020

Beautiful Thank you | TGIF Challenge #291

Whoop whoop it's Friday!! Wow the weeks are flying by! It feels like I was only just posting my last TGIF post a few days ago. This week is an inspiration challenge and my project has been inspired by a couple of elements of the challenge graphic

Firstly the theme of the challenge is being "Thankful" and since my stash of Thank you cards could do with a top up I thought I'd create a simple Thank you sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set.

Secondly I was drawn the the arrangement of flowers in the graphic and the stunning bright colour combo. I absolutely adore the sunflowers in the image so initially I had my Celebrate Sunflowers set on my desk, but as I started pulling out the bright summery colours of Melon Mambo, Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green, I changed my mind and went with these gorgeous florals from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. It's been a little while since I played with this set and I really love how it looks in a bright colour combo instead of the softer subtles I've used in the past. 

If you've not checked out how the rest of the TGIF crew have been inspired by this challenge be sure to pop over to the TGIF Challenge blog and if this challenge has inspired you to create something please share it with us.

-Tan xx

Monday, 16 November 2020

Gift Box Tags | Let's Get Hopping

Welcome everyone to another Let's Get Hopping Blog Hop. The festive season is fast approaching and it's got myself and the rest of the Let's Get Hopping team thinking about gifts. I really enjoy using my Stampin' Up! supplies to create gifts and gift packaging, it's my way of adding a little some special to a gift. If you have been following me for a while you may recall I also enjoy baking and baked treats are my go-to gift for my children's' amazing school teachers each year. This year the kids thought cupcakes would be the perfect treat so today I'm sharing the embellished cupcake boxes that are ready to be filled with some delicious cupcakes at the end of the school year.

The patterned papers from the Trimming the Town DSP are the perfect base for a belly band and I used the Wreath Builder dies to create this Granny Apple Green wreath. With the addition of a couple of ornaments and a sentiment from the Tag Buffet and a little gold thread the belly band is complete. 

Next up in the hop is my friend Alicia Yap, who has just announced that she is going to be part of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team for 2021. When you hop over to her blog be sure to leave her a little congratulations in the comments.