Stampin Up Vintage Leaves Wreath

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Stampin Up Vintage Leaves Wreath

When I first looked through the new annual catalogue I complete dismissed these gorgeous leaves.  It never dawned on me that I could make a beautiful Stampin Up Vintage Leaves Wreath, let alone the beautiful cards that have also been made.  All I saw was leaves not potential.

How many of you have been uninspired by what you’ve seen, or thought I can’t use that in lots of ways so I’m not going to get it.  I have come to the conclusion that these are the sets that we go back to time and time again.  I have loved using these leaves.

I have stamped them, die cut them, coloured them, heat embossed them, emboss resisted them, you name it I’ve done it to these Stampin Up Vintage Leaves.  They are a must have.
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Heres my gorgeous wreath.  I have used Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip in this one.  It is absolutely gorgeous.

Stampin Up Vintage Leaves Wreath

As you can see I stamped every leaf in Early Espresso, and then cut using the matching framelits. I am so in love with my Stampin Up Vintage Leaves Wreath that I have made two.  One for local shop display and one for my home.

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To finish off I used the stunning Watercolour Wings.  This fantastic triple stamping set is done in Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon.  I have layered three butterflies and finished off with Pearl Basic Jewels.  Of course, when the seasons change  I can remove the leaves – I have made this possible, and then add a winter theme, spring or summer theme as need be.

I am running a couple of classes on these.  If you would like to join in please get in touch.

 

 

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Stampin Up Bohemian Dsp meets Wetlands

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Stampin Up Bohemian Dsp meets Wetlands

Some time back I showed you some lovely cards and a bag made using the bohemian dap from Stampin Up.  Stampin Up Bohemian Dsp meets Wetlands is a continuation of this.  I love the colours in it, and it works so well for a masculine card.

Here’s the envelope first.  This is for my Step-Dad, “P”, I made this using the wonderful Envelope Punch Board.  It makes making matching envelops super easy.

Stampin Up Bohemian Dsp meets Wetlands

 

I stamped the little tag with the birds from the Wetlands set as well.

Next is the card.  I used the same DSP,

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matted and layered it.  I then used the co-ordinating cardstock in Blackberry Bliss and Delightful Dijon and the Square Framelits to cut the centre piece.

The very middle has been sponged with our wonderful inks and then stamped.

 

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The inside has a repeat of the front but also has a money pocket.  This is because my Dad had Euros for his holiday spends.

Have you seen the new Holiday Catalogue yet?  No, click on the link in the sidebar to start your holiday craft shopping.  If you havent got your copy  and would like one then please drop me an email and I will get one posted to you.

 

 

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Stampin Up Awesome Bokeh

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Stampin Up Awesome Bokeh

A new technique today,  in my Stampin Up Awesome Bokeh technique class.

Do you know what Bokeh is?  Its a technical photographic term and refers to the light bubbles seen in photographs.  This is a great technique to try and its one that gets very messy.  So there were lots of inky fingers around.  My perfect kind of day.

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I will be doing a photographic tutorial on this in a future post so you can see how its one.  (One day I may pluck up the courage to do videos.  Would you guys like that?)

 

Stampin Up Awesome Bokeh

 

I just love the colour combinations used in these cards.  Adore how the awesomely artistic stamp set is ideal for this technique.  The ferns and dragonfly are just perfect for this kind of card.

Today is Wednesday, so the new Weekly Deals are launched today for this week.  Click this link to see what’s there and place you order through my online shop.

 

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Stampin Up A Tissue

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Stampin Up A Tissue

A tissue, a tissue, we all fall down.  Memories of childhood nursery rhymes come to mind when I titled this one Stampin Up A Tissue.  But seriously today’s make is using the resist emboss technique.  Its a really cute tissue box cover to match the gift card I made yesterday.

Again I have used the lovely Tip Top Taupe from the 2015/17 In Colours and Blackberry Bliss from the 2014/16 In Colours.  These two sets of colours (10 in total) blend seamlessly together to give an amazing colour palette.

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How gorgeous is that.  It fits over a standard size square box of tissues (available in most Supermarkets)  Again I have used the new labels thinlets dies to create my tissue hole and the surrounding trim.

I love the emboss resist technique and adore how the shading with the sponges highlights different ares of the box.  I have used blackberry bliss, tip top taupe and crumb cake to do this.  I have also stamped over the top as well.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more inspiration.

 

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Stampin Up Double Butterflies

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STAMPIN UP DOUBLE BUTTERFLIES

Have you been enjoying the butterfly basics cards I have shown this week. Todays card, Stampin Up Double Butterflies is something a little bit different.  Its an A5 card, and I have used Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, and So Saffron.  I cut two butterflies using the butterfly thinnest dies and then stamped the front piece of the card.  I left the butterflies plain, but then covered them with with dazzling diamonds to give them sparkle.stampin up double butterflies

I also created stained glass panels to fit behind each butterfly.  The itty bitty butterflies were punched out and made 3d as well.  Its such a pretty card and I know thats it on its way to a customer in Australia as i speak.

Don’t forget to look at this weeks weekly deals, there are some amazing offers.

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Blue Shoes with Stampin UP Guy Greetings

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STAMPING UP GUY GREETINGS BLUE SHOES

So are you loving the other cards in this series of cards.  I have been having great fun using the Guy Greetings stamp set from Stampin Up.  Today’s card is Blue Shoes and has been made using the Stampin Up Guy Greetings stamp set.

I have changed the colours again and this time have used pool party.  I used the gorgeous large dots embossing folder to create the background.  Isn’t this just too cute.
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The base of my card is very vanilla and I have stamped the shoes directly onto the inside of the card.  The front was matted and layered.  The shoes were stamped in a line using my Stampa -ma – jig.  This is a great tool for being able to line up stamped images and get them exactly where I need them to be.

I also used it put the sentiment onto the top of the shoes.

The little banner sentiment was stamped and then I used the snips to cut the banner ends into it.  The edges of the matting and layering have been distressed with the same colour ink to give definition to the card.

This would make a great birthday card for the fashionista male in your household.

 

As always all the products used to make this card can be purchased from my online shop simply by clicking the link in the side bar.

 

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Guy Greetings from Stampin Up – Day 2

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Guy Greetings from Stampin Up Day 2

Welcome back to my Week of Guy Greetings from Stampin Up, created for you by Crunchie Crafts Lisa Cornwall.

Today’s card is a little different to yesterdays and is in the most beautiful pale blue you will ever find.  This card was a commission order and I really enjoyed working in the Soft Sky colour.  It works so well alongside Very Vanilla to give this really classy combination.

 

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Don’t you just love these anchors?  The Guy Greetings set is just so versatile and the sentiments are just perfect for those special occasions in any man’s life.

 

On this card I have used the “You’re my Anchor” sentiment and added “Dad” at the bottom.  The main card was randomly stamped using soft sky ink and the anchor stamp.  The gorgeous wall was created using our new 6″ x 6″ embossing folder.  I then gently sponged the embossed piece of soft sky cardstock to create this really cute wall.  The two anchors were stamped onto very vanilla cardstock and then fussy cut using my Snips.  These little scissors are just perfect for fussy cutting this kind of shape.

Don’t forget that all the products used in this card can be purchased by pressing the Shop with Me button in the sidebar.

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Guy Greetings from Stampin Up – day 1

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GUY GREETINGS from Stampin Up created by Crunchie Crafts – Day 1

Apologies for the absence, but family life has not been easy and I needed some time out.  But i’m back with lots of lovely projects to show you and hopefully inspire you with.  Today I am showing you the first of 5 projects that I used the Guy Greetings stamp set from Stampin Up for.    I made these for fathers day, but you can change the greeting for birthday, or for any special occasion for that wonderful man in your life.

 

Guy Greetings from Stampin Up created by Crunchie Crafts Lisa Cornwall, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

To make this I used the lovely new thick Whisper White Cardstock for my card base, cut to 11 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.  Folded in half to create a 5 3/4″ square card.  Then I added some Typeset DSP, which had been ink distressed.

This DSP (Designer Series Paper) is really lovely to use and is slightly lighter in weight than our other DSP, but the designs are really beautiful and very versatile.

I stamped onto whisper white and cut the gorgeous frame using a rectangle of DSP and our square framelits.  Its easy to create this lovely polaroid photo effect in this way.  To create the banner I cut a 1″ strip of cardstock, stamped my sentiment and then using Snips cut the banner end.  I stuck this onto my card using dimensionals.  Everything has been distressed with crumb cake ink, before I added some burlap ribbon and some chevron ribbon, and finally stuck my polaroid style stamped topper.

 

All these products can be purchased from my online store by clicking the link in the sidebar or here

Check back again to see the next of my 5 projects using this stamp set.

 

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Papillion Potpourri Catalogue Casing

Morning lovelies.

How are you all today.    I am loving the new annual catalogue and there are so many great ideas that it is an ideal way to creative.  One of my favourite stamps has been carried forward and has been featured on page 107.  So I decided to get creative.

Casing the Catalogue in the New In-Colours.

I recreated this card using Tip Top Taupe as my base and then the other new colours, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron.

Here’s my take on the card.  I hope you like it.image

 

 

 

 

and whilst I was about it I decided that the inside of  my first card was so beautiful I would recreate it as a front………. so here’s card number 2.

 

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To create this I have used

Papillion Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Cherry On Top DSP, and Gold thread.

all of these can be found in my shop.

 

Don’t forget about the fantastic new joining offer that is available at the moment.

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Become a demonstrator for £99 and get up to £209 of goodies for that amount.  Want to know more then please get in contact or go to my Join page.

Let me know what you think.  I always love getting your comments.

 

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