Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Designer Series Paper | Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another Be Inspired Design Team blog hop. I really enjoy hopping with this fabulous team of designers and this month we are sharing projects created with Designer Series Paper as a focus.
Designer Series Paper is such a fun and fuss free way to add colour and detail to a project and the team at Stampin' Up! make it easy by incorporating pages of simple patterns with pages that have more theme specific detailed images.

To create this card I fussy cut the penguin and polar bear images from the new FREE Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper available in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration and used the coordinating spots and stripes patterns from the same pack for the background and banner. Don't you just love the colour combo on these papers?

Next up in the hop is the fabulous Janneke Dijkstra de Jong. Click the button below to see what Designer Series Paper inspired project she has created.

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Roll


Friday, 23 July 2021

Decorated Envelopes | TGIF Challenge 326


Whoop whoop! It's Friday! If your week has been anything like mine I'm sure you are as happy to see Friday as I am. I have, however, found a few moments to get crafty this week, just in time to create for this weeks TGIF Challenge.

This weeks challenge is to create a decorated envelope and it gave me the perfect excuse to get organised with a little thank you gift I've been meaning to get together for a special someone. 

Hands up if you often give people Gift Vouchers/Certificates. I've always had mixed feeling about gift vouchers as I always like to put thought into the gifts I give people and a voucher can sometimes be seen as a bit of a "cop out" and rarely do stores issue beautifully packaged gift vouchers. However, this dilemma can easily be solved by creating your own decorated envelope. 

To create this envelope I used a sheet of the Sweet Symmetry DSP and added an embossed cardstock belly band and a simply stamped tag. By using DSP for the envelope, not only is the envelope decorated on the outside, but beautiful on the inside too.

To see what the rest of the TGIF Challenges team have created be sure to pop over to the TGIF Challenges blog and why not take up the challenge to create your own decorated envelope.

Monday, 19 July 2021

Favourite Occasion | Let's Get Hopping #44

 Hello everyone and welcome to another Let's Get Hopping blog hop. This month we are all sharing projects created for our Favourite Occasion. Aside from birthdays and Christmas, there are so many reasons or occasions to create and give a handmade card; weddings, a new baby, sympathy, thank you, a new home; but at the moment my favourite reason to make and send a card is just to say hi.

There's no doubt that receiving a "just because" card makes your heart smile, but for me I feel equally as good making and sending a card just to say to someone and in times like now when we are more distanced from each other what better way to connect.

Next up in the hop is my friend Megan Teare. I'm looking forward to seeing what she and the rest of the team have created for their favourite occasion.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Farmhouse Chic - Designer Takeover | TGIF Challenge 322

 Hey hey, it's Friday!!! And time for another TGIF Challenge. This week's challenge has been set by Andrea Tracy-Tucker from One Stampin' Mother Tucker.

Admittedly Farmhouse Chic is not a style that I'm familiar with but after a little scrolling through Pinterest pointed me in the right direction and I relished the opportunity to ink up my Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set again. I chose to stick with the natural feel of the timber and fabric from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and added a little gingham ribbon and a splash of gold foil. 

If like me, you are intrigued to see what the rest of the team have created based on this theme make sure you pop over to the TGIF Challenges blog and if your are inspired to create your own Farmhouse Chic project we'd love you to share it with us.

- Tan xx 

Friday, 4 June 2021

Night of Navy Beauty | TGIF Challenges #319

Happy Friday everyone. It's time for a colour combo challenge this week and we are challenging you all to create a project with Night of Navy, Basic Gray and White. 

With a combo like this I'd normal go towards creating a mostly white project with touches of the navy and gray but in this case I've made Night of Navy the hero of my project.

How pretty is this Night of Navy patterned paper from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper? The lighter shades of Night of Navy in the pattern tie in perfectly with the water coloured butterfly.

To see what the other TGIF Designers have created make sure you check of the TGIF Challenges blog and if you've been inspired by this challenge please share your creations. 

- Tan xx