Monday, 14 September 2020

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop September 2020


Hello and welcome to my blog. I am thrilled to be taking part in a blog hop with fellow demonstrators, from around the world, who are part of Kylie Bertucci's training program. There is no theme for the hop, but there is sure to be a wealth of inspiration for creating with Stampin' Up! products.


I have learnt so much through this training and although this is the last hop for this group, I have already joined for the next year and I am sure that there will be more blog hops! The card I have to share with you today uses the fabulous Snowflake Splendour Suite from the August to December Mini catalogue - you can see the products and samples on pages 36 - 38. The colours used on the patterned papers are just beautiful together - Highland Heather, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Misty Moonlikght and Night of Navy - cool yet pretty. My go to winter colour combination is blue, white and silver, so this combination is right up my street! Even though I haven't used the papers on this card I have used some of the colours.

This set is perfect for getting a head start with your Christmas cards, but there are also non-Christmas sentiments that are fabulous to celebrate special friendships and to say thank you too. I have combined Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy with Whisper White for my wintry card, and I must admit that I really like the minty, crisp combination.
 

The Whisper White panel is stamped randomly with the larger of the snowflake splatter stamps. It nestles neatly within the stitched edge of the Stitched So Sweetly die which is popped up with Dimensionals over the Winter Snow embossed layer. I have layered two ribbons up across the middle of the white panel - the Snowflake Splendor one is iridescent and teams up really well with the narrow navy ribbon from the Playing with Patterns combo pack.
 
The die cut snowflakes are decorated with Basic Rhinestones and a layer of glimmer from the Wink of Stella pen. Sparkles are obligatory snowflakes aren't they?
 
We are currently enjoying some very sunny weather, for the time of year, here in Hertfordshire so it seems very strange to be making and sharing cards featuring snowflakes! However, I am glad to be able to add another Christmas card to my pile and I have my fingers crossed that the warm weather continues for a while longer.

 
Thank you for visiting my blog today - you are currently visiting Karen Henderson. Please look at the list below to see who to visit next. I am sure you will find lots of inspiration on your journey around the hop. Make sure you don't miss any!


Blog Hop List:
 

If you want to purchase the items used for this card, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop. You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.


Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator. Use the hostess code W47PB949 to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards. To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:
 





















 
 
 
 
 
I'm really excited to be a member of the All Star Tutorial Bundle Team. The team comprises 12 Demonstrators from all over the world, and each month we publish a fabulous Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials compiled into a PDF).


From July 2020 the tutorial bundle is changing to be a VIDEO tutorial bundle. Going forwards, each month the tutorial bundle will include a PDF providing photos, a link to how-to video instructions, a list of supplies used and measurements in both Metric and Imperial.

How can you get your hands on this month's PDF of video tutorials?


Shop with me - if you order from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for FREE. Be sure to use the Monthly Host Code W47PB949
 
Join my Team - team members will receive the tutorials for FREE.

Purchase - Buy the Bundle for £11.50. You can buy in any currency and PayPal will do the conversion for you.

Your tutorial Bundle will be available from the 1st of the month and will be sent to the email address you provide to PayPal.
 

Don't forget about the special September joining offer.


The Starter Kit is always an amazing opportunity - it's £99 and it's fully customisable. You choose catalogue merchandise, of your choice, up to the value of £130 and the kit also includes a business supply pack (valued at at least £25).

During September, in addition to the regular starter kit, new recruits will also receive two stamp sets (So Much Love and Queen Anne's Lace), enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, with envelopes, and a pack of Rhinestone jewels. You can choose how to replicate the samples with you friends, family or customers.

You can join HERE to take advantage of the Get & Go promotion. 
 
 

Monday, 7 September 2020

Thanks a ton using the Whale of a Time Suite

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for September and sharing with you a couple of cards using the Whale of a Time Suite.  

Initially, I passed over this suite and concluded that it wasn't for me. How wrong I was! A card I received (and Pinterest!) changed my mind completely and now I am literally having a whale of a time creating with this suite!

 

Our catalogues are fillied with inspirational projects and I often use them as my starting point when I start using a new stamp set. Making something sparks creativity and sometimes sends you off at a tangent, but that doesn't matter! I've used the gorgeous array of mini 3" x 3" cards on page 96 of the Annual catalogue as my starting point today.

The patterned paper in this suite comes in a 6" x 6" stack, which lends itself perfectly to mini 3" x 3" cards. They can be used as tags and little notes or packaged up for gifting in mini pizza or acetate card boxes. I wanted a slightly bigger 4" x 4" card, and I've two versions to show you. Making a bigger card gives extra opportunities to utilise more of the suite!


Card one used a quarter sheet of DSP layered onto a slightly bigger square of Just Jade that is then mounted onto an embossed sheet of Vellum using dimensionals. The Seabed embossing folder is delicate and detailed and the white highlights through the Vellum are superb. Layering it onto a dark shade adds to the drama and shading. 

The suite includes a stamp set and coordinating punch bundle - the punch can be used to crop out the largest of the whales from the DSP as well as the stamped image. So, I punched the largest of the whales and fussy cut the smaller two. The bubbles are fun and are just sequins adhered using the fine-tipped glue pen. The thanks a ton is white heat embossed on a strip of Pretty Peacock card with a flag end.

The second card has similar elements, but they are presented differently. The card base has a section of the front flap removed and a reverse opening card folds around it. I believe that this is called a Joy Fold card. This version has a Pool Party 3" x 3" card as the reverse opening element sitting on a Pretty Peacock 4" x 4" card base. I have utilised some bubbles in the pattern on the embossing folder as a background for the whale, which if I'm honest are probably supposed to be seaweed, but it looks right!

 

The inside of the card has some stamped decoration, a whale fussy cut from DSP and room to write a message. I am thrilled with them - there is an Ahh factor and the colours are fabulous. Pretty Peacock, Just Jade and Pool Party has just become my new favourite colour combination!

 



I'm showcasing these cards in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for September. The
gallery is filled with projects with the common theme of gratitude and saying Thank You. When you visit the gallery you will see that you can participate by voting for your favourite five projects. At the end of the voting the Top Ten inners will be invited to take part in an International Blog Hop at te end of September. I would love to take part in the hop, so I would really appreciate your help. Please would you visit the gallery and vote for my card?



If you want to purchase the items used for these cards, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop. You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator. Use the hostess code W47PB949 to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards. To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:





























 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm really excited to be a member of the All Star Tutorial Bundle Team. The team comprises 12 Demonstrators from all over the world, and each month we publish a fabulous Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials compiled into a PDF).


From July 2020 the tutorial bundle is changing to be a VIDEO tutorial bundle. Going forwards, each month the tutorial bundle will include a PDF providing photos, a link to how-to video instructions, a list of supplies used and measurements in both Metric and Imperial.

How can you get your hands on this month's PDF of video tutorials?


Shop with me - if you order from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for FREE. Be sure to use the Monthly Host Code W47PB949
 
Join my Team - team members will receive the tutorials for FREE.

Purchase - Buy the Bundle for £11.50. You can buy in any currency and PayPal will do the conversion for you.

Your tutorial Bundle will be available from the 1st of the month and will be sent to the email address you provide to PayPal.
 

Don't forget about the special September joining offer.


The Starter Kit is always an amazing opportunity - it's £99 and it's fully customisable. You choose catalogue merchandise, of your choice, up to the value of £130 and the kit also includes a business supply pack (valued at at least £25).

During September, in addition to the regular starter kit, new recruits will also receive two stamp sets (So Much Love and Queen Anne's Lace), enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, with envelopes, and a pack of Rhinestone jewels. You can choose how to replicate the samples with you friends, family or customers.

You can join HERE to take advantage of the Get & Go promotion.