Friday, 18 January 2019

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Forever Lovely

Welcome to my very first post as a member of the 2019 Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team! I am so honoured to be part of this team of amazingly talented stampers from around the world and am excited for our first blog hop today. 

Today we are showcasing the beautiful products in the All My Love Suite in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, in particular the Forever Lovely Stamp Set. 

I love the gorgeous floral images and script fonts in this set and while it is perfect for Valentines projects, it is also perfect for weddings, engagements, even a pretty feminine birthday card.

When creating this card I took my colour cues from the All My Love Designer Series Paper and  chose to embellish the card with some flowers die cut with the coordinating Lovely Flower Edgelits and a little Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack.

Now, when I am giving someone a handmade card as an accompaniment to a gift I can't help but coordinate the gift wrapping with the card. My base was the same floral print from the All My Love Designer Series Paper as a belly band wrapped around and Kraft Pillow Box, however, with this project I chose to add some die cut hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and the sentiment came from the Meant To Be Stamp Set. 

Next on the hop is my lovely friend Angela Meiritz-Reid from New Zealand. Click on the link below to check out Angela's amazing project and be sure to continue along the hop to see what my fellow teammates have created.

Since this is the first hop, I've added the names of all the designers for the Artisan Design Team for 2019.

Angela Meiritz-Reid - Stamping Beauty
Ashley Van Camp - Design with Ink

Aurelie Fabre - Aurelie Fabre
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter
Jackie Aitken - Jaxx Crafty Creations
Jennifer Picard - A New Ink on Life
Kaylee van Es - Creative Watermelon
Lauren Alarid 
 - The Crafty Little Peach
Maike Beimler - Kreativ Format
Manuela Geiswinkler - Melo Makes
Mikaela Titheridge 
- The Crafty Oink Pen
Narelle Farrugia - Narelle Farrugia
Rochelle Blok - The Stamping Blok
Stesha Bloodhart 
 - Stampin Hoot
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel einfach
Tanya Rees (You're here)

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Happy crafting 
- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Forever Lovely, Meant To Be
Card: Soft Seafoam, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White,
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam
Accessories & Tools: Lovely Flowers Edgelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo, Burlap
 Ribbon, Whisper White Flax Ribbon

Friday, 4 January 2019

Butterfly Gala

Happy New Year to you all. 

2019 is going to be such an amazing year, especially since it's the year I will be adorning my photos with this very special watermark!! 

I've been a bit quiet here over the past month but I have still be busy working on some super secret projects that I can't wait to share with you so be sure to pop back in the next couple of weeks.

Enough teasing though... I have also been working on some projects that I can share with you and here's one of them.

It's been a while since I've had butterflies in my collection of craft supplies but I just couldn't resist the Butterfly Gala set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.

The design for this came about quite accidentally. I was working on another project when I noticed a couple of the little punched out butterflies sitting face down on a piece of white cardstock.  Don't you just love the white on white effect? 

You may also be wondering where the black and white gingham pattern is from. Well it comes from the exclusive Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can only get as a free Sale-a-bration reward.

What is Sale-a-bration? 
Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin Up sale event of the year! Customers can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order, get bonus hostess reward dollars for qualifying workshops or get extra product in your Starter Kit if you join Stampin Up. 
Click on the image to go to my Stampin' Up! website and view the Sale-a-bration catalogue

If you live in Australia, don't have a demonstrator and want to take advantage of these great offers get in touch via the details in the "CONTACT ME" tab at the top of this page.

Happy crafting everyone
- Tan xx

Supplies used

Stamps: Butterfly Gala, Incredible Like You.
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Vellum.
Ink: StazOn Black, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark.
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon, Butterfly Elements, White Stampin' Emboss Powder,  Aqua Painter

Thursday, 6 December 2018

All About Tags | Let's Get Hopping #16

Hello, and welcome to the last Let's Get Hopping Blog Hop for 2018.

This month's hop is all about gift tags. Who doesn't love a gift tag? Not only are they the easiest way to dress up a wrapped present or gift bag but add a card base a perhaps a little Designer Series Paper and you have a beautiful card. December craft for me is usually always all about tags for Christmas gifts so I've taken this opportunity to make a start on tags for this years gifts.

I have a confession to make, I'm one of "those" people who has a colour theme for their Christmas wrapping each year and this year my colour combination of choice is Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Poppy Parade. I also wanted to personalise my tags this year so I chose to go with a monogram style tag using the Large Letter Framelits from Stampin' Up!. 

Because I wanted my tags to be the focal point of my gift wrapping this year, I've kept the wrapping paper simple and am sticking with plain white paper and with touches of kraft. For smaller sized gifts Stampin' Up! offer so many packaging options to make gift wrapping quick and easy. A few of my gifts this year are the perfect size to fit in either a Kraft Pillow Box or an Acetate Card Box so once I had finished creating my tags, wrapping these gifts was done in no time.

You may have also noticed I've pulled out my new favourite Textured Impression Embossing Folder to add a little extra detail to the background of my gift tags. How great does this Tin Tile pattern look with the simple die cut letter and holly berries? A little traditional touch to a modern Christmas colour combo.

Thank you for joining me again this month. Myself and the gals from Let's Get Hopping will be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period so there will be no hop in January but we'll be back in February with more fun and inspiring projects. 
Next up in the hop is the fabulous Jennifer Frost. You are going to love the tags she has created this month.

Supplies used
Stamps: Peaceful Poinsettia.
Card: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Shimmery White.
Ink: StazOn Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade.
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circle Framelits Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Large Letter Framelits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits
, Poppy Parade Mini Striped RIbbon, Whisper White Bakers Twine, White Stampin' Chalk Marker, Aqua Painter
Adhesives: SNAIL or double-sided tape,Stampin' Dimensionals.