Thursday 15 April 2021

Whale Done!


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today, my card features the fabulous Whale Done suite. I pulled this set off the shelf so that I could create something for the Global Design Project theme challenge #GDP287 this week. The theme is By The Sea, so there are lots of beach, sea and seashell cards to look at in the gallery.


I love making fun fold cards, and this is a new one to me. It's a twisted easel card and I was inspired by examples I'd seen by Emma Goddard and Kim Fee - their cards were totally different to each other, and mine is different again; smaller and uses different products!


Some of the products in this suite are retiring when the 2021 Annual Catalogue ends on 3rd May, and are now only available while stocks last - this applies to the embossing folder and the DSP that I have used. However, the stamps and the builder punch are carrying over into the new Annaul Catalogue, but the bundle discount will no longer apply.


The card base is made from Thick Basic White card that measures 10cm x 20cm and is scored at 10cm. For the twisted easel part there is an additional diagonal score line on the card front that extends from the fold line to the outside corner. The decorative part of the card is formed with another square, measuring 9.7cm x 9.7cm made from Balmy Blue card and decorated with DSP - remember to only apply glue to a triangle section, not the whole sqaure!

I have used the Layering Circles dies to desorate the front of the card and to act as the prop to stand the card up. The whale was punched from DSP, although it could have been stamped and punched instead, and sits on an embossed circle of Balmy Blue - I positioned the bubbles to look like they were escaping from the whale and added some Wink of Stella glitter too. 


To add to illusion of water I added some Metallic Mesh Ribbon and some of the clear Elegant Faceted gems. The sentiments are stamped in Pacific Point and there are also some tone on tone fishes and bubbles stamped on the smaller circle.

This was such a fun card to make and I will certainly be using this fun fold template again. I hope you have been inspired! 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,


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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Paper Pumpkin Bouquet of Hope


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today is exciting because we have a brand new Paper Pumpkin available to purchase! It's available from today, 13th April while stocks last. For those of you that aren't sure what Paper Pumpkin is, this is what Stampin' Up!® says about it:

"What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service that offers a unique variety of paper projects for crafters of any skill level to enjoy! These all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in paper-crafting. For now, Paper Pumpkin is only available as a subscription in North America. But, every now and then, we like to offer a Paper Pumpkin kit to demonstrators and customers in our markets all around the world!"

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in America and Canada you don't actually know what the projects will be - a surprise box of goodies in the mail! But, here in the UK you'll be able to see the kit contents before you buy.

"The Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, this kind-hearted kit will allow you to soothe others’ sorrow and share your sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way! While you can create nine comforting cards—three each of three designs, plus coordinating envelopes—with the kit’s components, the versatile stamp set included in the kit can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time. And, if you snagged a stack of Flower & Field Designer Series Paper during Sale-A-Bration, you can combine it with the kit’s extra elements and enjoy even more coordinated cardmaking!"


Bouquet of Hope

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards - 3 each of 3 designs - and coordinating envelopes.
  • card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (10.8cm x 14cm)
  • Envelope size 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" ( 11.4cm x 14.6cm)
  • Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, which was a Sale-A-Bration item.
Kit Contents
  • The Bouquet of Hope Stamp Set: an exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else!
  • A Stampin’ Spot
  • Enough materials to create nine cards, including patterned card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more!
  • Nine coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesive
The Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin kit is £20, and only while stocks last. Purchase your kit HERE.
 
In addition to that excitement the Clearance Rack has been updated! Some items are heavily discounted, but remember they are only while stocks last.

Happy shopping! 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

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

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Monday 12 April 2021

Customer Thank You cards for April 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 the training that is helping us with our Stampin' Up!® business. 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!


We are sharing ideas for Thank You cards to send to our customers duing April 2021. If you place an order with me during April you will receive one of these cards as a thank you for your purchase!


Butterflies are the focal point of these thank you cards - they are so pretty! The fabulous Butterfly Brilliance bundle from the new Annual Catalogue has been released for sale ahead of the launch of the new catalogue on 4th May and is available to purchase right now!


In a supporting role, I used the Ornate Thanks stamps, the Ornate Layers dies and the Layering Circles dies together with two embossing folders; Tasteful Textile and Brick & Mortar.

I stamped the large background stamp twice in Melon Mambo - one to create the tone on tone layer and the second for the fluttering butterfly in the centre. Firstly, I used the largest of the Ornate dies and selected the section I wanted to act as the background. Then, using the second stamped image and the large, one piece coordinating die I cut out the individual butterflies. In addition, I used one of the detailed single dies to cut the intricate butterfly overlay from Vellum.


The pretty Opal Rounds decorate the butterfly's body and hide the glue dots attaching the Vellum! The Ornate Thanks stamps allow you to create a variety of thank you messages - I chose to pair ever so much with the large THANKS. They are both stamped in Melon Mambo for the totally coordinated look! 

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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Saturday 10 April 2021

Stamping Inkspirations - April 2021 Blog Hop


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


Sending out happy post is such a joy. M
aking and sending birthday cards is always a pleasure - especially when it has been impossible to meet up in person and share the celebrations of a special day.


The In Bloom bundle is fabulous, but it is the Pierced Blooms dies that have really caught my attention! I love all the stitched details! 

I took a pile of card offcuts and cut a heap of flowers and leaves. I ended up with quite a few and a dilemma...should I group them by colour or style? Today I have used predominately pastel colours, including two of the retiring InColors Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose. There is also some Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Basic Black for the centres. Pastel colours and Spring go hand in hand, don't they?


The Soft Sea Foam card base is covered with a matching layer that has been embossed with the Brick& Mortar folder. The flowers are displayed on a Basic White panel (embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder). This panel and the Happy Birthday sentiment are outlined with black to make them pop - the black layer is only marginally bigger, but it makes such a difference.

I'm not sure if the flowers are botanically accurate, although the So Saffron ones remind me of English Primroses, but they are pretty. Fingers crossed that these flowers bring a smile to the birthday recipient!

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 - Susan is next. 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.

 

 

 

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

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
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:









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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