Monday, 6 April 2020

Colour Block Technique with "Welcome Easter" Stamp Set



Hi Friends! The cards I'm sharing with you today feature the adorable "Welcome Easter" stamp set and an easy technique known as 'colour blocking'. I made my cards very simple but this is a technique that could easily be 'stepped up' by using metallic embossing, colouring the stamped images, etc. This is also great card layout to use up scrap bits of leftover papers. 


Details:
  1. Stamp three (or more) images onto Whisper White card stock. Trim and glue to card stock panel (I used Rococo Rose card stock cut 4" x 5 1/4")
  2. Use random pieces of card stock to fill in the areas, cutting to size and spacing approx. 1/8" in between each one.
  3. Use a pencil to mark the card stock to fit onto the panel.
  4. I used Versamark ink to add random stamps on some of the pieces.
  5. Once done, simply glue the panel to card base.
  6. Instead of using card stock, try using a variety of Designer Series Papers!


Supply List:

Here's another card I made using the "Colour Block Technique" and the "Seaside Notions" stamp set:




  • All online orders will receive hand stamped card in the mail (as long as I have your address!) and 12 step-by-step stamping tutorials will be emailed to you as token of my appreciation for your online order!
  • At the end of each month everyone who ordered with me has their name put in a draw for a gift of Stampin' Up! product (winner is chosen via random.org). 
Simply enter this month's special host code 
prior to submitting your order through my website.
  
If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the Host Code 
so that you will also receive your stamping rewards 
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Enjoy the day, stay safe & HAPPY STAMPING!

Sunday, 5 April 2020

French Dip in the Slow Cooker | Perfect for Stamping Days!




Hi Friends! I stepped outside of my comfort zone and filmed a second cooking video! My first one was for my overnight bread, which I shared this past summer (you can see it here). Since I posted this (and shared on my FB page) I've gotten all my friends hooked on it! I can't believe how many people have been making it, especially now, as more and more are staying home and baking their own bread.

Next to stamping, cooking (and baking) is a huge passion of mine.  Creating cooking videos though is a lot different than stamping videos. For one, due to overhead cupboards in my kitchen, I have no room on the counter to set up a tripod. This means I am holding the camera at the same time I'm filming - so that only leaves me one hand to use! LOL 

Secondly, for some reason, I am really nervous to make cooking videos. Truth be told, friends, I ALWAYS feel a little vulnerable when I post ANY video to YouTube, even after all the years I've been doing it. There's something about 'putting yourself out there' to the masses and perhaps it's the whole bit about 'being judged and criticized'. However, it's more important to me to bring a little joy into someone's world, if I'm able to, by sharing stamping, crafting and even travel and cooking videos! When I know I've inspired someone, made them smile or just brightened their day - THAT is when I know I'm doing something right. 

So on that note, if you're feeling like having an easy meal that is super delicious for your supper tonight - or any night - I'm pretty certain you'll love this French Dip as much as I do!




You can find my recipes for the French Dip, homemade hoagie rolls and oven fries here.



On my blog tomorrow I'm sharing a fun technique called "Colour Blocking" with the adorable "Welcome Easter" stamp set. Until then....

Saturday, 4 April 2020

"Ornate Style" Card Tutorial




Hi Friends! The card tutorial I'm sharing with you today was created by my friend and fellow, Stampin' Up demo, Jenn Tinline. It features products from our newly released "Ornate Garden Suite", which you can see/purchase here.


Measurements:
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 5 ½ x 8 ½” (scored at 4 ¼”); 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”; scrap
  • Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 3 ¾” x 4 ½”
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4 ¼” x 3”
Instructions:
  1. Fold the Whisper White cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. Stamp the flower image with Memento Black ink.
  3. Use the Blends Markers to colour in the image. Finish the colouring by around the outside of the image with the light Pool Party marker.
  4. Run the Granny Apple Green card stock through your die cutting machine with the embossing folder.
  5. With the border die, cut the edge of the Daffodil Delight cardstock.
  6. Attach the embossed cardstock to the card base.
  7. Attach the Early Espresso cardstock to the front of the card with dimensionals.
  8. Attach the stamped image to the Daffodil edge. Then attach to the Early Espresso mat with dimensionals.
  9. Stamp the word “hello” with Early Espresso ink on the scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
  10. Cut out the saying with your Paper Snips scissors.
  11. Attach the saying to the front of the card.
Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets – Ornate Style Stamp Set (Cling 152572); Label Me Bold Stamp Set (Cling 151631)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Card Stock (100730); Early Espresso Card Stock (150881); Granny Apple Green Card Stock (142020); Daffodil Delight Card Stock (152312)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708); Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad (147114)
  • Misc. – Ornate Border Dies (152724); Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder (152725); Stampin' Blends Color Lifter (144608); Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker (144607); Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends (147945); Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack (147274); Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack (144605); Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack (145058); Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack (144597); Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack (144603); Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Snail (104332); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Scissors (104430); Paper Snips (1035790); die cutting machine


  • All online orders will receive hand stamped card in the mail (as long as I have your address!) and 12 step-by-step stamping tutorials will be emailed to you as token of my appreciation for your online order!
  • At the end of each month everyone who ordered with me has their name put in a draw for a gift of Stampin' Up! product (winner is chosen via random.org). 
Simply enter this month's special host code 
prior to submitting your order through my website.
  
If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the Host Code 
so that you will also receive your stamping rewards 
(I will still send you the PDF tutorials). 


Enjoy the day, stay safe & HAPPY STAMPING!

Friday, 3 April 2020

"Pedal to the Metal" Card Tutorial




Hi Friends! I was thinkin' that I was due to make a masculine card, so I pulled out the "Pedal to the Metal" stamp set and this is what I came up with:



Nothing fancy - but honestly, most guys don't 'do' fancy, right? Regardless, we need simple and easy cards sometimes, and this one not only fits the bill, I think it came out not too badly. Here is the inside of the card:


Measurements:
  • Crumb Cake – 11” x 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 2 ¼” x 5 ½” & 4” x 5 ¼ “ plus scrap pieces for Classic Label Punch & 1 ½ “ Circle Punch
  • Early Espresso: 2 ½” x 5 ½” plus 1 ¾” x ½”
  • Merry Merlot: ½” x 2”
Instructions:
  1. Fold Crumb Cake card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Place Basic Pattern Mask (trees) on front of card and apply Soft Suede Ink with Sponge Brayer. Repeat on 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla (for inside of card).
  3. Ink truck image from “Pedal to the Metal” with Merry Merlot and stamp on let side of 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Very Vanilla. Stamp twice more, without reinking, moving towards the left.
  4. Use Blender Pen to pull in the ink on the stamped trucks. Use blender pen to pick more ink from Merry Merlot ink pad to first stamped truck. *If desired, place stamped card stock in stamparatus, positioning truck image over the darkest truck. Rub card stock with embossing buddy, ink stamp with versamark and stamp. Sprink clear embossing powder over top, shaking off excess, and set with heat tool.
  5. Glue stamped layer to Early Espresso card stock and adhere to front of card.
  6. Stamp “To a great guy” with Merry Merlot ink onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla. Cut with Classic Label punch, trimming off one end. Glue to Merry Merlot card stock and place on card with a stampin' dimensionals.
  7. Stamp “Hope your day...” with versamark onto Early Espresso card stock. Heat in white and place on card with Stampin'Dimensionals.
  8. From the “Itty Bitty Grettings” set, stamp happy birthday onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla, using Merry Merlot marker (ink 'happy' with marker, stamp and clean, repeat with 'birthday'). Glue to bottom of card, trimming off excess.
  9. Use Merry Merlot ink pad to stamp sentiment from “Lots of Happiness” set on 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla and adhere piece inside card.


Supply List:


  • All online orders will receive hand stamped card in the mail (as long as I have your address!) and 12 step-by-step stamping tutorials will be emailed to you as token of my appreciation for your online order!
  • At the end of each month everyone who ordered with me has their name put in a draw for a gift of Stampin' Up! product (winner is chosen via random.org). 
Simply enter this month's special host code 
prior to submitting your order through my website.
  
If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the Host Code 
so that you will also receive your stamping rewards 
(I will still send you the PDF tutorials). 



Enjoy the day, stay safe & HAPPY STAMPING!