Friday, 15 October 2021

Scalloped Contours two ways!


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am casing myself and using the Scalloped Contours dies and making a tried and tested card layout. There is no shame in using a card sketch or casing a card - absolutely no need to reinvent the wheel!  When I am short of time, or inspiration, I often look through the cards I have made in the past to help me get started. I've already used this layout to make a batch of cards for a swap and for thank you cards, so I thought I would try it again using completely different products.

One of my jobs to do this weekend is to plant up some pots for the garden to give us some Autumn colour. I like pots with a variety of foliage and maybe a splash of colour from some heathers or cyclamen, but I also adore bowls of pansies. Their nodding heads bring a smile to my face whether they are blooming in the Spring or the Autumn!


So, out came the Pansy Suite! The papers are just so cheerful and I've teamed this colourful sheet up with Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Blackberry Bliss layers. To embellish the card I picked the coordinating Polished Pink ribbon and gems. The Hello sentiment from the set is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on a skinny Soft Sea Foam banner. I do like all the nesting layers!

And, now for another take on the same card using the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite. There is still plenty of time to make Christmas cards and with each one I make I feel closer to my goal of being prepared and not leaving things to the last minute!


This time the colours are Real Red, Basic White, Old Olive and Early Espresso - quite traditional Christmas colours! It's exactly the same arrangement of layers on the card, but doesn't it look different? The sentiment is white heat Embossed on a label from the Pretty Pillowbox dies and adorned with a single red rhinestone.

The Scalloped Contours dies create such beautiful layers and I love using them time after time. Hope you feel inspired to create somthing today. Wish me luck with planting up my pots at the weekend!  


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
KT396GPK 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

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Monday, 11 October 2021

Customer Thank You cards for October 2021 - Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop


Hello! I am participating in a blog hop organised by Kylie and Bruno Bertucci as part of their Demonstrator Training Program.
We are a group of Demonstrators from around the world who are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and to reach some goals that we have set. 

It's the first blog hop for this new training program, as well as being the beginning of the new  Stampin' Up!® year, and I couldn't be more excited to be participating. So, whether you are a regular visitor or if you have hopped in from another blog, I am delighted to welcome you here to my blog!  


Throughout the hop we are sharing ideas and inspiration for Thank You cards to send to our customers during October.  For today's project I wanted to highlight the same suite that is featured in the All Star tutorial of the month - Blackberry Beauty Suite.

This suite is awash with beautiful images and the richness of the colours in the Designer Series Paper is stunning - just perfect for Autumnal projects! To purchase the suite you can click HERE

If you place an order with me during October 2021 you will receive one of these cards as a thank you for your purchase together with one of the video tutorial bundles as a gift.


I selected my favourite sheet of DSP and used a simple layout to create my Thank You cards. I confess to being a hoarder of DSP - too pretty to cut in to and I don't want to spoil it are a couple of the excuses that I often come up with! However, occasionally a pack of paper contains a design that just screams to be made into a card front! This one wouldn't be out of place if it were framed.

The DSP is layered onto a piece of Early Espresso to frame it before it is mounted onto the matching card base. The Biggest Wish stamp set has a variety of messages in two styles and I chose to use the simple handwriting style, rather than the bold, block font. The thanks is gold heat embossed to echo the gold within the DSP and edged with a strip of the gold shimmer vellum.


The simplicity of this card really appealed to me so once I'd started I cutting I reached for another sheet! The DSP on second card I'm sharing has an all over design, but still has some of the lush gold detailing. The only difference between the layouts is that this time I added some die cut foliage and a stamped image behind the gold thanks.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you have been inspired! As mentioned at the beginning, this is a blog hop so make sure you hop around to see the other amazing projects on the hop! Click on the links below to visit them.

Do you need any of the products used on today's card? Click on the shopping links below to add them to your collection now.

Blog Hop List:

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
99QUTV4T 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 below to purchase them in my online shop:









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store
 

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - October 2021


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products. This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is all about Harvest Time.


The hum of the combine harvester marks the end of the long summer days and the start of Autumn. There are many signs of the progressing seasons. As I sit in my craft room I can see the ploughed fields in the distance, the school children have had their Harvest Festival service in church and the nights drawing in. The nip in the air tells me that Autumn is well and truely here. 

The leaves on the trees in my garden are just beginning to turn. I love the rich colours that nature gives us and falling leaves always reminds me of long walks and scrunching throught the leaves with my Mum and Grandad. So, happy memories and rich colours inspired my card today. The Love of Leaves set sprang to mind immediately and I've teamed it up with the both the coordinating dies and a fabulous new die called Stitched Greenery. It creates an absolutely stunning textured background.


The colour combination is Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler which, I have to admit, is a little out of my comfort zone. The colours are so rich and say Autumn to me, so I am glad that I challenged myself. The edges of the leaves are  inked using Cajun Craze ink and a blending tool, then curled between my thumb and a bone folder for a natural, more rustic look.

To add to the richness I've added some metallic elements - the brushed metallic cardstock makes the most beautiful die cut leaves! Pulling apart some of the Cherry Cobbler and Gold Metallic ribbon allowed me to add strands of gold behind the leaves and to finish off I also added some of my favourite metallic pearls. (I think there is a place for those on almost every project!)


I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment.
 
Do you need any of the products used on today's card? If you live in the UK you can click on the shopping links below to add them to your collection today.

Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. 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
KT396GPK 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 below to purchase them in my online shop:









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month.


Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store