Wednesday 10 July 2024

Full of Life Suite - All Star Video Class Bundle Blog Hop July 2024



Hello and welcome to my blog. I am delighted to be part of the All Star Video Class Group. We create a Video Class Bundle with
exclusive tutorials complete with photos, video directions and a supply list that includes both Metric and Imperial measurements, and we also hop together each month sharing another, new project using the same suite.


This month we are using the Full of Life Suite and this
is a sneak peek of the projects included in this month's bundle of video tutorials.


Here is a closer look at the sneak peek of my project in the tutorial bundle.


To enjoy the video class bundle of tutorials you have several options:

  • shop with me -  if you order from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for free
  • purchase - buy the bundle for £11.50 
  • Join my Team - team members will receive the tutorials for free

During July 2024 a subscription option is also available - you purchase five months you receive the sixth month (December 2024) for free.

Every month for the next six months we will be using current Stampin' Up! Suites to create a Video Class Bundle, each containing 12 exclusive video classes. We will be using products from both the Annual Catalogue and new upcoming releases:

  • July 2024 - Full of Life Suite
  • August 2024 - Mediterranean Blooms Suite
  • September 2024 - Unbounded Beauty Suite
  • October 2024 - Suite to be announced
  • November 2024 - Suite to be announced
  • December 2024 - Suite to be announced


Thank you so much for joining me today for the All Star Design Team Video Class Bundle Blog Hop for July 2024.
At the start of each month, each of creates another project using the featured suite of products to give you even more inspiration. Here is my additional Full of Life Suite project.


I was on a mission to use an entire sheet of paper for my project today - I wanted minimal waste (without saving left over pieces to use another day!) and this is what I came up with. The small, bright tiles of colour really appealed to me. The spectrum of colours provides you with so many choices for coordination. I plumped for Coastal Cabana.


The sheet of DSP is cut vertically into two evenly sized pieces from which I trimmed one of the rows of tiny squares (note to self - cut them off before splitting the paper in two and then they can be used to decorate the inside!). 

I created a landscape cardbase from Thick Basic White card, choosing the height to accommodate the shortened DSP. The side flaps house the half sheet of DSP which creates an overlap over the middle of the card. Before adhering the DSP to the card I added texture using the Distressed Tile 3-d embossing folder - it gives them a mosaic feel.


I stamped and white heat embossed the so excited for you words on to Coastal Cabana card a couple of times. Then, I snipped them apart into smaller sections and
arranged them on two nesting circles, cut using the Spotlight on Nature dies together with some foliage from the Full of Life bundle and a Bakers Twine bow.  To add this decoration to the card I used some of the left over Basic White to create a belly band - it's about three squares deep. The circles sit proudly in the middle of the card front.


This suite caught my eye right from the start - the heart die cut did it! Now I have had a chance to create with it, I love the whole suite. The brightly coloured papers, the shimmery gems and of course the die cuts are all fabulous to work with. I hope you feel inspired to create with it too. Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you would like more ideas using this suite you can purchase the tutorial bundle (along with previous tutorials) HERE

Thank you so much for visiting today. Click on the names below to hop around and see all the other amazing projects. Enjoy! If you live in the UK you can purchase these products below.

Blog Hop List:

Do you need any of the products  used on today's cards? If you live in the UK 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 current hostess code (July 2024 code: DC2X7RAY) 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 the 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

All Star Video Class Bundles 

The Video Class Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month. This month we are featuring the Full of Life Suite from the Annual Catalogue.
 

Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store

Bonus Days

Bonus Days are back! Stampin' Up! is running this popular promotion once again. For every £45 spent on products between 3rd - 31st July you will earn a £4.50 coupon to redeem between 1st and 31st August

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.

July 2024 code: DC2X7RAY











Wednesday 19 June 2024

New at SU! - A Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am participating in the New at SU! blog hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative papercrafting ideas to share with you to get you crafting. We are using the sketches on page 22 of the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire us this month.

Quite by chance, the sketch I chose to use to kick start my creativity is also one of the featured sketches in Stampin' Up!'s creative challenge for June. This is one of their interpretations of the sketch.


Whenever I am lucky enough to visit a butterfly house I always hope that I will be able to see one of the stunning Blue Morph butterflies - they are huge and their wings are the most beautiful shade of blue. There is such a gorgeous iridescence to them. So, with that in mind, I used the
Sketched Butterflies bundle for my card. Together with  some circles cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.


I began with a top folding Thick Basic White card base. For the central pannel shown in the sketch I added a layer, embossed with one of the Fun Patterns folders, with a slightly wider layer of Boho Blue card. The Fun Patterns folders, which come as a pair, are part of the Online Exclusive offering and their narrow width is perfect for this layout.

The largest butterfly is stamped in Basic Gray and coloured with Blends - I used both Balmy Blue and Boho Blue - together with a liberal coating of Wink of Stella to create the sheen!


The other butterflies are also treated to a coating of Wink of Stella before curling the wings between my thumb and bone folder and mounting them on my card. I decided to adapt the sketch slightly by mounting the smaller stamped butterfly on a dimensional, but without another die cut circle. The shape of the layout is still the same! Finally, I added a trio of Iridescent Faceted Gems.


I hope that you have been inspired by my card and the sketch today. Continuing along the hop to the others you will find more inspiration and project ideas - you are currently with me, Furry Cat Designs by Karen Henderson - but before you hop on to the next post, please take a moment to leave a comment. We love reading your comments!

Blog Hop Index

Do you need any of the products  used on today's card? If you live in the UK 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 current hostess code (June 2024 code: S7DXQ73E) 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 the 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 of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.

June 2024 code: S7DXQ73E











Thursday 23 May 2024

A Colour Challenge for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop featuring Simply Zinnia - May 2024


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am delighted to be taking part in the Ink and Inspiration blog hop for May 2024.


This month we have a bright colour palette together with gorgeous floral image to inspire us. I knew instantly that I was going to use the Simply Zinnia bundle, from our Online Exclusives range, although I was a little out of my comfort zone with the bright colours!


I began by stamping multiples of the single flower images onto some Thick Basic White card using Black Memento ink and then had lots of fun colouring them in with my Blends. I pulled out the complete array of Blends together with Melon Mambo and Garden Green watercolor pencils.


The centres of the flowers are coloured using both the light and dark shades of Peach Pie. The petals themselves are built up using at least three layers of colour from a light shade through to a darker shade, sometimes adding a little Melon Mambo pencil for added dimension. The leaves are coloured with both light and dark shades of Granny Apple Green Blend and then I added definition using the Garden Green pencil.

As I used the bright colours they grew on me - it's a really rich, vibrant colour palette. Just like real life Zinnias! I selected a trio of flowers and leaves and mounted them on two layers of card, the uppermost one being embossed using the Zinnia folder. These layers are framed on the base card, leaing a chunky, wide border.


The sentiment is white heat embossed on a narrow strip with flagged ends and there's a hint of sparkle from the adhesive sequins and a the wink of stella added to the flower centres. These Zinnia cards have a real zing!


Not content with the two different versions of the same card, I wanted to try out the colour palette using the decorative die cut flowers. 


Not only do the dies cut the petal edges, but they also score and cut textural details. So although the cards come together very simply they a lot of texture and dimension. Using the colour inspiration as a guide, I added layers of petals to build up the flowers varying the shades to add depth. To add a darker
yellowy orange tone to the flowers I coloured some of the Peach Pie card with a Peach Pie Blend and it worked a treat. Two shades of Peach Pie card! Again, the sentiment is white heat embossed. The happy birthday from the Best Family Ever set fits perfectly on the long, thin banner from the Stylish Shapes set.


I hope that you are inspired by my cards today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too - click on the names below to enjoy their  projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment.

Blog Hop Index


Do you need any of the products  used on today's cards? If you live in the UK 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 current hostess code (May 2024 code: MQ2V6VWV) 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 the 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 of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.

May 2024 code: MQ2V6VWV