Monday 15 August 2022

Customer Thank You cards August 2022 - 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. 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 August 2022. If you place an order with me during August 2022 you will receive one of these cards as a thank you for your purchase together with this month's All Star Tutorial Bundle, which features the He's the Man Suite, as a gift.

This month's Thank You cards began with inspiration from page 16 of the July to Decemer Mini catalogue. My card doesn't feature any of the products used in the samples displayed on the page, but I loved the layout of one of the cards. It's exactly the same sketch, but I've used different, non-Christmas, stamps! I like the design so much, that by just changing the sentiment, I've made it into a birthday card too.


The card bases are the popular Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam Sale-A-Bration item - they coordinate with the Splendid Day Suite, and indeed, I have used some of the foliage die cuts as an accent. I think these die cuts work really well with the imagery in the Full of Love stamps too.


The floral image is stamped in Black Memento, die cut with the largest of the circles from the Stylish Shapes dies and themn coloured with Blends. I used colours that would coordinate with both the card bases: Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. I also added a swoosh of sparkle from the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the smallest of the leaves.

This circle is lifted on Dimensionals over a panel of coordinating card stock, that has been embossed with the Stitched Greenery die, with the die cut foliage pieces tucked underneath. The Charming Sentiments bundle provides the neat Thank You accent, which is stamped using matching ink. Finally, I added a bit more sparkle by adding a trio of Iridescent Gems.


Phew! That's a lot of different sets of dies, but they all do coordinate wonderfully. 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 ar0und 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:

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
6TUXZXEC 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

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
 

Sale-A-Bration


Sale-A-Bration continues until the end of August. There are several ways to benefit from this promotion
 

 Shopping 

Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every £45 or £90 you spend (catalogue prices, before shipping and handling).
 

Host 

When you shop BIG you and your guests, if you host a creative gathering with friends, can benefit and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products. Personal or party orders over £275 or more receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate stamp set for FREE.
 

 Join 

During Sale-A-Bration the Starter Kit is even better. Select £130 in products for only £99 and you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for FREE.

 

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









 

Saturday 13 August 2022

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - A Technique Challenge


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. We have a Technique Challenge for this month's Stamping Inkspirations blog hop. It's all about Blending.


I began my process with some Basic White card, some ink pads, Blending Brushes and the Artistic Decorative Masks. Even though I had a lovely time creating patterns, mostly with a selection of the InColors, the finished backgrounds didn't speak to me. So, I've added them to my bits and pieces pile for use another day. 


After a rest, I regrouped and began on a completely different project. I pulled out the Snowman Magic stamps with the coordinating Snowman dies and thought about the simplest kind of blending possible. I switched out the Basic White for Shimmery White card to add sparkle on
a Christmas card. I die cut the snowflake layer and an additional piece of a similar size. I stamped the sentiment towards the top of the plain layer using Versamark ink and silver heat embossed it. A Christmas card really shouts out for heat embossing, doesn't it?

As I already had my blending brushes out I began creating a background with them - I swirled some Balmy Blue ink over the layer, concentrating on the upper portion. The heat embossing resists the ink. Once I felt there was enough colour I added the die cut snowflake layer and the other elements to complete the scene - a snowman, the cutest little rabbit and a tree. The little scene was then mounted onto an embossed layer of Night of Navy and a Night of Navy card base. It's the one on the right handside.


I was happy with my Christmas card, but I wanted to experiment with the blending theme a little bit more, so I tried creating a hue of colour for the background in another way. The starting point was the same - two pieces of Shimmery White card, one die cut with snowflakes, the other plain. As before I silver heat embossed the sentiment and then spritzed lightly with water before adding a light wash of Balmy Blue ink over it. The spitzed water helps the ink wash to flow over the paper. For the inky wash, I squished some ink from my inkpad onto a large block and mixed it with water from the wide, flat bristled Aqua Painter. It makes it easy to apply the colour.

After allowing the layer to dry (and flatten out a bit), I applied a second inky wash, but concentrated on the area where the words appear. After adding the other elements into the scene, this time I added a skinny layer of Balmy Blue around it before mounting it onto the Night of Navy card base. You can see this version on the left handside in the picture above.

I got a little carried away and continued to make a few more cards, but I mixed and matched my favourite bits - my final combo has a watercolour washed background on an embossed Night of Navy layer, and there is a trio of sparkles too. Of course there is, it's a blue, white and silver Christmas card! By the way, I used adhesive sheet on the Pear Pizzazz and Basic Gray card to make it easy to adhere the tree and the stick arms to the card. The rabbit, the snowman and his features are stamped in Basic Gray ink, the little heart is stamped in Poppy Parade and the carrot nose is coloured with a Cajun Craze Blend. Here is the pile of cards altogether.


I hope that you are inspired by my cards (and my indecisive thought process!) 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. 

 

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Teri West  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Mo Rootes

Lorraine Tierney  ●  Leonie Stuart   ●  Marieke Bart

Linda A. Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Gez Carpenter

Ann Krucek  ●  Vickie Littlewood



Do you need any of the products used on today's cards? 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
6TUXZXEC 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

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
 

Sale-A-Bration


Sale-A-Bration continues until the end of August. There are several ways to benefit from this promotion
 

 Shopping 

Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every £45 or £90 you spend (catalogue prices, before shipping and handling).
 

Host 

When you shop BIG you and your guests, if you host a creative gathering with friends, can benefit and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products. Personal or party orders over £275 or more receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate stamp set for FREE.
 

 Join 

During Sale-A-Bration the Starter Kit is even better. Select £130 in products for only £99 and you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for FREE.

 

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









 

Monday 8 August 2022

A Fish & A Wish for Kylie's International Project Highlights for August 2022


Hello and welcome to my blog. This is my card to entry to Kylie Bertucci's International Project Highlights for August 2022 - the theme is Thank you.


My card features the A Fish & A Wish stamp set together with some Designer Series Paper from the Texture Chic pack. It's ages since I have made a fold out swing card, and I had so much fun making this one. 


I've added tone on tone stamping on the Bermuda Bay base card and embossing on the Stitched Rectangle die cut layer to add as much texture as I could. To encourage the dimension of the Seashells embossing to pop, I swirled some Pool Party ink around the edges using a Blending Brush - I loaded more ink at the bottom of the scene to imply deeper water.

The square aperture was cut using the second largest of the Stylish Shapes dies to keep the stitched edge theme going. Then I used the coordinating fish punch to cut out some stamped fish which I used to decorate the little scene in the middle of the card as well as the concertina panels. To pretend that there were bubbles in the water I tapped my Wink of Stella glitter pen over the card to create splatters!


The Texture Chic papers create a really effective deep sea scene!
Here is the card laid out flat.


I hope you like my fun, fancy fold card. As mentioned at the beginning I am entering Kylie's International Project Highlights and you can follow the link to the gallery where you will find heaps more inspiration AND you can vote for your favourite five projects. At the end of the voting the Top Ten winners will be invited to take part in a blog hop at the end of the month.


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? Click on the little heart on my card, which is number 8.


Thank you so much for stopping by today.
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
6TUXZXEC 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

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
 

Sale-A-Bration


Sale-A-Bration continues until the end of August. There are several ways to benefit from this promotion
 

 Shopping 

Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every £45 or £90 you spend (catalogue prices, before shipping and handling).
 

Host 

When you shop BIG you and your guests, if you host a creative gathering with friends, can benefit and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products. Personal or party orders over £275 or more receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate stamp set for FREE.
 

 Join 

During Sale-A-Bration the Starter Kit is even better. Select £130 in products for only £99 and you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for FREE.

 

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