Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalogue Launch Party

The new Jan – June 2022 Mini Catalogue and Jan – Feb Sale-a-bration catalogues are both in full swing, so I thought I’d take some time to walk you through and show some of the projects I have created with these new products.

During this launch party I also created 4 fabulous cards and am offering a kind of reverse card class. You’ve seen me make them – now with a $60 order before Jan 24th – you can receive the make’n’take pack for FREE so you can make these cards for yourself.

Here are the 4 cards I created:

I love using card sketches to create cards. Most of these cards were created using old favourites – but one of them was inspired by the TGIF Sketch Challenge #351

To see all the details of these cards you can watch my video below.

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Right now there are so many perks to ordering. You get SAB rewards (free items for every $60 or $120 cdn you spend), AND for any order over $60cdn placed this week you will get the make’n’take kit for these cards. PLUS I am emailing out a special Tutorial Bundle for orders over $65!

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*please note – cards in image are not the cards from the stamp camp –
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Perfectly Plaid Card

This week the TGIF Challenge (#tgifc342) was a great sketch that worked perfectly with some pieces I already had on my desk top.

The background of this card was created by smooshing basic white cardstock into some leftover watercolour reinker. I then used Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Balmy Blue inks with a blending brush to create some soft colours on which to heat emboss the trees in white. All the layers were put together using Dimensionals. Then some bling was added.

You may want to stock up on some of the inks and cardstocks now while they are on sale!

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Sunny Sentiments Thank You Card

All week I am creating using the Sunny Sentiments cling stamp set. Today I created this card for the TGIF Challenge #340.

I used the mash up of :

  • Color Challenge – Basic Black, Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss
  • Sketch Challenge

The three background panels on this card were created by stamping leaves and dots from the Christmas Season stamp set using Blackberry Bliss Ink on Very Vanilla CS.

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Paper Trimmer
$34.00

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Frosted Gingerbread Challenge Card

One of my favourite parts of Christmas time is baking/decorating cookies with the kids. This Frosted Gingerbread bundle reminds me of those days and of my Nana’s Gingersnaps. I couldn’t resist creating with it when I saw this week’s colour challenge at Global Design Project (#gdp313) and the sketch challenge for TGIF Challenges (#tgifc337).

My original design used a slightly larger layer and I accented with Rhinestones. The card I created in my live video, I trimmed the Sahara Sand layer to be a bit smaller and I got bold with the Matte Black Dots. The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was used to sparkle up the card a bit on both.

The black layer behind the sentiment was placed there more for function than design. It was used to create a wider base on the sentiment so I could attach it with Dimensionals and it would stick to the card base rather than the ribbon that runs behind it.

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Product List
Paper Snips
$13.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

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3X3 Strawberry Gift Card

Before the pandemic, I loved to keep small gift cards on hand to pop into a bouquet of flowers or on top of a box of chocolates. Now that restrictions are lifting here in BC I am hoping to do a lot of visiting with friends this summer – which means I’ll need these little cards again. Yay!!

If you know my stamping, you’ll know I always look for inspiration around me, today I found it on these two blogs:

Some times I’ll even make a stack of 3X3 cards and package them up with the small square envelopes and give that as a gift to the hosts. These are quick and simple to make. If you want to make some yourself – check out the full supplies list below.

Product List
Blender Pens
$16.25
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Simply Scored
$41.00

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Sweet Strawberry in a Farmhouse Chic Style

Summer is here!! The crazy heat here in BC (over 41C) meant no school today (the last day of school for my own class and my younger kids). It was too hot to even go outside and swim – so of course I went to the basement to stamp 🙂

This card was inspired by the delicious strawberries growing in my yard and by these two challenges:

I love creating cards with lots of layers, textures and colours. This one is no different. I used blending brushes, an embossing folder, water painter, DSP, punches and embellishments. A full list of supplies is below. Basically though, the white layer was lightly coloured using Highland Heather with a blending brush and then embossed with Brick and Mortar. I should have splattered it all with Gorgeous Grape ink at this point ( but I forgot so had to do it at the end and cover up the strawberries with scrap paper so they wouldn’t get splattered). The strawberries were inked with Poppy Parade (full strength for the outline and 2nd generation for the inside). The stems are Granny Apple Green full strength for outline and inside. They were attached with Dimensionals.

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Linen Thread
$6.75
Genial Gems
$11.00

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Daisy Garden Peek-a-boo window card

The hot weather is here and summer vacation is about to begin. I love this time of year since everything starts to feel a bit more relaxed. I can even usually find a few minutes in the morning to get into my garden before going to work. This is the first year ever I have actually grown daisies in my garden. I LOVE them!! A beautiful pop of white amongst what is mostly green at this time of year.

Today’s card was inspired by my garden and the two challenges below. Click the images if you want to see the full challenge.

Here is the card I created. To see a full video with all the details of how I made it scroll down.

Using a mix of colouring tools (Stampin’ Blends, water painter, blender pens) allows me to create exactly the look I want. Plus this card is simple enough that can make a bunch of them to quickly send out to customers and my stampin’ team. What other colour scheme can you imagine these flowers in?

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Stamparatus
$67.00
Blender Pens
$16.25
Paper Snips
$13.50

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What’s Cooking? – spoon full of love

All week ( well, whenever I can sneek into my craft room between writing report cards and helping the kids with year end projects) I am playing with the What’s Cooking bundle by Stampin’ Up! The stamps are great because they essentially colour themselves – so it’s quick, gorgeous stamping.

Today I got a bit into using the dies as well. It made it a snap to create this card using a sketch challenge from TGIF (TGIFC320)

I love that the dies cut and emboss on the cutting board. So much texture to add interest to the card. I also love that I can create kitchen utensils of ANY colour. The soon to be retired (and currently on sale) Resin Heart embellishments were perfect for this card and sentiment!

If you don’t have this set yet you should definitely grab it! Below is a full list of supplies and if you live in Canada and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’d love to help you get these supplies. Click the links below to get in touch!

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Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
What's Cookin' Bundle
$62.00
Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Linen Thread
$6.75
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$8.25
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Resin Hearts Embellishments
$9.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$163.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Biggest Wish – Acetate Transfer Technique

This was created for the TGIF Challenge #318. The challenge was to use Stampin’ Blends. I decided to try out a technique I’ve wanted to try for awhile called Acetate Transfer Technique.

To create this background I scribbled on a piece of acetate (just a piece left over from one of my stamp sets) with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend and a Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend. Then I spritzed the coloured acetate generously with Rubbing Alcohol and flipped it over onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. You can get a different look every time using this technique. I love how the colours blended to create a purple too.

After it dried, I stamped the sentiment using Night of Navy ink, flicked Wink of Stella across the card and then continued with all the normal, ribbon, layer, embellish stuff. You’ll find a whole supply list below.

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Paper Snips
$13.50

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Biggest Wish

Today’s card was a bit of a journey. I started out trying to create just a quick Catalogue Inspiration card for the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC317

Instead, I ended up smudging some black ink on the DSP of this card. I have to add some extra stamping to the card to cover up my smudges. In the end, it’s not my favourite card – but better than a nice card with a smudge on the front.

Here you can see the card I had envisioned, and the card I ended up creating to save the DSP.

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Paper Snips
$13.50

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