Friday, 22 February 2019

Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog Post | Amazing Life, Three Ways

Hello everyone and welcome to a very special blog post, my very first Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog post. 
As part of the Artisan Design Team, each Artisan is asked to design and share 3 blog posts throughout the year for the Stampin’ Up! Blog/Facebook page. These are shared via the notes area of the Stampin’ Up! official page so be sure to check it out and while you are there give the page a like to ensure you don’t miss out on anything shared from Stampin’ Up! 
Here is my post that was published today, I hope you find it to be inspiring.

In this post I’m sharing with you some examples of how you can CASE your own work, using the same set of supplies and techniques, to create multiple cards, each with their own unique look.

For these projects I chose to feature the Amazing Life Stamp Set (#148750) and the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (#148750), along with some Whisper White Bakers Twine (#124262), Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon (#144235), Colored Doilies (#146935) and some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment (#144212) to add some extra detail.

If you take a close look at all the cards, you will see that they each feature a tone-on-tone stamped background and a fussy cut sentiment embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132).

This first card also features a fussy cut cake image coloured with a Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker (#147156) and a little extra detail has been added to the sentiment panel with a scalloped edgelit from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits (#148527)

The same techniques have been repeated on this second card, except this time the tone-on-tone background was achieved with stamping the sentiment in VersaMark (#102283) on Balmy Blue Cardstock (#147007) rather than using a Balmy Blue ink pad (#147105).

In this last card colour has been added to the four-leaf clovers by stamping the image in Jet Black StāzOn (#101406) on some Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper in Lemon Lime Twist and a little extra detail has been added with some background stamping behind the sentiment panel.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed these projects and that they have inspired you to CASE your own work to create new and fun projects

- Tan xx

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Dear Doily

Welcome to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team blog hop. Today we are showcasing the products in the Dear Doily and Well Said bundles from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

If you were to see all the projects I have been creating of late, you would know that I am currently drawn to combining Poppy Parade with soft pinks and I just couldn't resist going with this combo with these projects. For these particular projects I teamed the Poppy Parade with Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and a touch of Pear Pizzaz.

For my first project I chose to compliment the intricate details of the die cut doily from the Doily Builder thinlits with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Did you notice the panel of wood grain paper under my sentiment? This paper is from the Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper pack. I'm sure I'm not the only person who is stoked that Stampin' Up! have included another light toned wood grain in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

In my second project the centre panel features one of the printed vellum patterns from the Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper pack and I created the sentiment using the Well Said Stamp Set and the Well Written Framelits.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Happy crafting 
- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Well Said, Dear Doily
Card: Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper
Ink: Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Versamark, Sahara Sand
Accessories & Tools: Doily Builder Thinlits, Well Written Framelits, Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Pretty Label Punch Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Petal Pink /Whisper White Variegated Ribbo
n, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Whiite Stampin Emboss Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Incredible Like You | Just Add Ink #444

Hello and welcome.

Well with my youngest child off to kinder this week I was able to have a little "me" time yesterday morning and I decided to spend the time crafting. For the first time in a few weeks I was able to take a break from my other crafting commitments and just have some fun playing with my supplies. As a starting base I chose to play along with this weeks Just Add Ink colour challenge and this is what I came up with.

The parameters for the Just Add Ink challenge were

I am really loving the combination if soft pinks with Poppy Parade at the moment, and for this challenge I also included some Soft Seafoam. 

The background on this card was created with the stripes stamp in the Incredible Like You stamp set. I love that the stripes are all just a little wonky so you don't need to be too perfect when lining them up. The sentiment also came from this same set and of course I've gone with my go-to flowers from my favourite, Jar of Love set.

If you're looking for some colour inspiration this weekend, why not try take up this challenge. For more inspiration head over to the Just Add Ink blog to see what the designers have come up with. 

Happy stamping
- Tan xx

Thursday, 7 February 2019

#simplestamping | Lets Get Hopping #17

Hello and welcome to another Lets Get Hopping blog hop. Today the very talented ladies in the Lets Get Hopping team are sharing some #simplestamping projects.

The #simplestamping trend is a challenge focus issued by Stampin' Up! for the year of 2019, where demonstrators are encouraged to go back to basics and showcase projects using the basic stamping supplies most stampers start out with.
For example the monthly challenges so far this year have been;

  • January - create a Thank you card using only a card base, ink and one stamp set. 
  • February - create a Valentines Day card using only stamps, paper, ink and one punch
  • March - create a Birthday card using only stamps, paper, ink and one layer of Designer Series Paper (Patterned Paper)
These are the challenges are also the challenges that have been issued to the Let's Get Hopping team; create a card that meets the brief of one of the #simplestamping challenges.

Given that I am incredibly behind on my birthday cards this year I chose to take on the March challenge and create a Birthday card using stamps, paper, ink and a panel of DSP. I have to admit, this was an extremely tough challenge for me as my creative style leans towards lots of little details and layers. However, I was so happy with the first card I created I decided to make four more using the different colours featured in the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack. 
So what do you think?

Okay, so I may have broken the rules just slightly and added a bow in Whisper White Bakers Twine and a Candle Embellishment to this cute little cupcake from the Hello Cupcake stamp set (another Sale-A-Bration freebie). However, when I first discovered Stampin' Up! it was the little embellishments and the beautiful ribbons and twines that I couldn't wait to get my hands on and they are the cheapest and easiest way for a beginner stamper to add a touch of something special to their projects.

I hope I've inspired you to have a go at a little simple stamping in your crafting. 

Next up is fellow aussie Teresa Brown. I can't wait to see what she has to share with us today

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion | Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop and today we are sharing projects created with products from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination promotion.
The Sale-A-Bration Coordination promotion features brand new products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration items. These products are only available for a limited time.

The products I am showcasing today are the new More Than Words stamp set and new the Story Label punch which will both be available to purchase from the 1st to 31st March, or if you are a demonstrator the Pre-order period starts on the 1st February.

When creating my project I was drawn to the beautiful font of this senitment and I really wanted the wording to stand out, so I started by stamping and embossing the sentiment in white on Night of Navy cardstock and punched it out with the new Story Label punch. I then teamed it with some Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, a panel of my favourite white wood grain pattern from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and some fussy cut flowers from the All My Love Designer Series Paper. I also really loved the "Because Adulting is Hard" sentiment and felt it went perfectly on a gift tag with some chocolates.

As you can see in the image below, the sentiments in the More Than Words stamp set coordinate with several of the Sale-A-Bration products currently available. I love that with this stamp set I've got the versatility to get more use out of my Sale-A-Bration freebies.
If you are a demonstrator you can get your hands on these limited time products when the Pre-order period starts on February 1st, non-demonstrators will need to wait until the promotion starts on March 1st. (If you live in Australia, click here to find out how to get access to the Demonstrator only Pre-order). 
Remember these are only available for a limited time so be sure to get your order in as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out

Next up in the hop is my Kiwi friend Angela. I bet she has some amazing project to share with us

Thank you for joining me today

Happy Stamping
- Tan xx

Supplies used

Stamps: More Than Words 
Card: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy , All My Love Designer Series Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.
Ink: Versamark.
Accessories & Tools: Story Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, Linen Thread, White Stampin' Emboss Powder,  Gusseted Cellophane Bags