Wednesday, 25 September 2019

CASE the Catty | Be Inspired Blog Hop

Hello everyone. Welcome back to another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop and to another CASE the Catty themed hop. I have to admit having a couple of CASE the Catty themed hops has made the task of designing projects just that little bit easier. This time, however, I chose to CASE a project from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I'm predicting that this jolly Santa in the Holly Jolly Christmas stamps set is going to get a decent work out this festive season. He is so fun to colour and with the coordinating Jolly Season Dies there's no need for fussy cutting.

My inspiration for this card came from this project in the Bundle Index on page 3 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue

As you can see I have used the same layout with a DSP panel at the base of the card, a Stitched Shapes circle and a banner for the sentiment. However this card created by the Stampin' Up! concept artists also uses my go-to Christmas Colour combo of Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade so I really couldn't go for a different colour palette, although I did substitute the Poppy Parade with Real Red to tie in the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper.

My first project came together so quickly I decided to create a few more cards using the same layout and colour combo

This second card features the stocking images the Holly Jolly Christmas. I love that all three stocking images are on the one stamp but can be die cut separately, such a time saver.

Lastly I pulled out my Christmas Gleaming stamp set and coordinating punches to create this third card. Kudos to the concept artist at Stampin' Up! head office who created the original catalogue sample that set in motion a wave of creativity.

That is all from me today. I hope I have inspired you to also CASE a project from the Catalogue, it really is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Next up in the hop is Janneke Dijkstra de Jong, I'm sure you are going to love her CASE the catty project as well

- Tan

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Friday, 20 September 2019

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Woven Threads Designer Series Paper

Hello everyone and welcome to another Artisan Design Team blog hop. This month we are all sharing projects that showcase Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. One of my favourite things about Stampin' Up! products is the coordination between inks, ribbons, accessories, stamp sets, tools and paper and I've always felt the Designer Series Paper in a suite is the product that ties everything together. Whether you are a Beginner, Casual or and Avid crafter, Designer Series Paper (or DSP) can add pattern, colour and wow factor to any project. 

The Designer Series Paper I have chosen to showcase today in the Woven Threads DSP and I have teamed it with the coordinating Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set that is also part of the Woven Threads suite.

For these projects I chose to work with only three of the different patterns, sticking with the colour palette of Pretty Peacock and Purple Posy and I've added some elements of Copper using the Celestial Copper Ink from the brand new Delicata Metallic Ink range in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. However as you can see in the image below the Woven Threads DSP features a beautiful range of colours and patterns.

For my first project I added some texture to the DSP using a mask from the Basic Decorative Masks and some Embossing Paste and once the paste was dry I then laid the mask back in position and sponged some Celestial Copper ink over the embossed pattern.

With this second card, again using Celestial Copper ink, I added some extra detail to the DSP with one of the patterned stamps from the Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set and then layered some embossed vellum, a strip of DSP and some ribbon and lace under the sentiment circle.

Lastly I created this little gift bag from another piece of DSP. Once again I used my new favourite ink (yep the Celestial Copper) to stamp some flourishes on the DSP before constructing the bag and then, because I wanted the DSP to be the feature I then added a small simple tag and some lace. 

Now that I have hopefully inspired you with just a few ideas of how to use Designer Series Paper I have some exciting news to share. For the month of September only, Stampin' Up! are offering Buy 3, Get 1 Free on a selected range of Designer Series Papers, including the Woven Threads DSP. So if you are keen to get your hands on these gorgeous papers, now is the time to do it.

Thanks for stopping by. Next up in the hop is Angela Meiritz-Reid and you are going LOVE what she has created.

- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Woven Heirlooms
Card: Whisper White, Gray Granite, Sahara Sand, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Vellum
Ink:Pretty Peacock, Versamark, Celestial Copper Metallic
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Nesting Label Dies, Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Embossing Paste, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Scalloped Lace Trim, 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon (Pretty Peacock and Purple Posy), Woven Threads Trim,Whisper White
 Bakers Twine, 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Leaves Trinkets, Pearlized Doilies

Monday, 16 September 2019

CASE the Catty | Let's Get Hopping #24

Hello and welcome to another Let's Get Hopping blog hop. This month we are using the Stampin' Up! Catalogue for inspiration and are casing the stunning projects created by the amazingly talented concept artists at Stampin' Up! head office. 

When designing this project I took inspiration from this project on page 115 in the Annual Catalogue. 

I was particularly drawn the layout of this card with the banner of DSP in the background and the sentiment on skinny stiched rectangle and I immediately thought the Sailing Home Suite would work well in a CASE of this card. 

To add a little extra detail to the background I added some tone on tone stamping with this heringbone pattern from the Gallery Grunge stamp set and the die cut seaweed and wheel. 

Well that is all from me today. Next up is Nina King McMillan and I cannot wait to see what she has CASEd for today's hop. 

- Tan xx

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Mercury Glass Acetate | Stamping Sunday Blog Hop

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. For those of you who are unfamiliar to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop, it is a hop hosted by the extremely talented Sara Levin and features so many amazing demonstrators from across the globe. 

This time of year is my favourite for papercraft, can you guess why? If you guessed it was because it is the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue sales period then you would be correct. Now for most of those non-crafty people out there, it may seem ridiculous to be thinking about Christmas craft in September but I think the most of you guys would agree that it’s the perfect time to make a start. To help you all with your Christmas crafting plans the Stamping Sunday team are sharing projects featuring a new product from the Holiday Catalogue, the Mercury Glass Acetate.

Confession time, normally as part of this blog hop I’d be sharing three projects with you, one each for a beginner, casual or avid crafter but when creating these I felt that there was something about the Mercury Glass Acetate that ramped up a beginner project to a casual level and a casual card to an avid level so I left it at two project for today

This first project was designed for a beginner level in mind. I chose to use the Mercury Glass Acetate as a background for this card, adhering with Tear’n’tape and being careful to place the adhesive where it will be covered by the top layers. I took my colour cues from the plaid patterned banner from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and thestamped ornaments and sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set in Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce. Lastly, to tie is the Real Red in the DSP I added a length of Real Red Cotton Ribbon.

This second project was more geared towards the Casual-Avid crafter. I chose to stick to the same, very versatile layout as the first card and I also stuck with the same Wrapped in Plaid DSP and Christmas Gleaming Ornaments. However, this time I used the Mercury Glass Acetate to create the ornaments. When stamping on any form of acetate I’ve always found it best to use Stāzon Jet Black ink otherwise you may find yourself left with a messy smudged image.

That’s all from me today, thank you for joining me. Please make sure you click on all the links below to check out what the other design team members have come up with. 

-Tan xx

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