Painter’s Palette Shaker Card

Now for anyone who has become familiar with the new 2016 – 2017 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue may recognise todays card:

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Yes that’s right I’ve CASE’d it right from the catalogue example on p119. I’ve used a different colour scheme and substituted the black metallic twine for Melon Mambo thick baker’s twine.

I’ve wanted to try shaker cards since this catalogue launched as there are loads of fabulous products which make them quick and easy, especially the new sets of layering Framelits and the foam adhesive strips which seal up the sides super quick.

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Here’s a close-up of the shaker part and as you can see I haven’t got the foam adhesive 100% correct as my sprinkles were sticking to the edges, any suggestions on how to improve this gratefully  received!

If you’d like to see the original card then click on the pdf link at the side or if you’d prefer to view in your own copy of the catalogue and  haven’t yet got a copy then drop me an email at:

dibbystamps@gmail.com and I’ll pop one in the post to you.

Happy crafting,

Joanne x

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Love You Lots…Hedgehogs

Today’s card features probably the cutest stamp set in the whole catalogue, Love You Lots. Now you might have missed this stamp set when browsing the catalogue because it is a hostess stamp set and is right at the back on page 199.

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I stamped the cute little hedgehogs in Soft Suede and then coloured them in with the Clear Wink of Stella, this adds a watercolour effect with a lovely shimmer and is one of my favourite techniques at the moment. I masked off the hedgehogs then stamped the background line from Basket For You (another hostess set) in Pear Pizazz. The card was finished off with a panel of paper from the Pop of Pink dsp and some thick bakers twine in Melon Mambo.

June is the ideal month to get your hands on both of these stamp sets as Stampin’ Up! are giving every hostess with a party/order of over £250.00 an extra £25.00 of freebies, that means £50.00 altogether, which means you can buy both of these hostess sets and still have £29.00 to spend on other goodies, more if you choose the clear mount set.

See below for more details on these amazing promotion:

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Joanne x

 

Hello In-Colours 2016-2018

Firstly apologies for being missing for over a month, I think I under-estimated how busy I would be in May, we had birthday parties every weekend which left me with not much spare time and even less energy to create anything. So I’m very behind in working on my new catalogue goodies, most of which have sat in their box since the beginning of May.

The first finished cards I’ve made with my new products have been these little notecards featuring the new In-Colours, the new layering squares Framelits and the stamp set I was most drawn to when I first saw the catalogue, Blooms & Wishes.

incolourbloomandwishesnoetcardsEach card is 4″ square and is made using just one of the ink colours. I just love how I have been able to get three different shades of the same colour just by stamping off onto scrap paper once or twice before stamping onto my whisper white panel.

Which one is your favourite? Mine was the Dapper Denim version as you can see all the watercolour detail of the large flower really clearly.

dapperdenimbloomsandwishesnotecardThank you for stopping by today, happy crafting

Joanne x

 

Monday Mix-Up with It’s My Party Designer Series Paper

Today I’m going to start a series where I take a certain focus product and create two cards with different looks. I’m focusing this week on the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper as this is on the retiring list and I have a lot to use up. I also decided to have a play with my circle punches. Here’s the first card I came up with:

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Scalloped Serene Silhouettes

The first thing that caught my eye when I opened my new demonstrator kit was the gorgeous Pool Party Glitter Ribbon. It’s really soft which was not what I was expecting at all and its very sparkly.

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To make the card I pulled out Serene Silhouettes which is a set I’ve had for a few years and sadly not used very much. This stamp set has now retired and has sadly sold out in both the clear mount and wood options (sorry..).

I also decided to use my favourite and also sadly now sold out 1 ¼ scallop circle punch. Luckily there is a scallop circle making option in the new catalogue which looks even more fun to use.

I teamed these which the utterly gorgeous Birthday Bouquet designer series paper, some blushing bride and pool party ink, a little old olive cardstock and one of my favourite embellishments the basic pearls.

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The result I think is a pretty little card suitable for many occasions.

Joanne x

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome…

Thank you for stopping by my shiny new blog. My name is Joanne and I am embarking on my second journey as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I have been buying their products for my own crafting since they entered the UK market back in 2007 and was a demonstrator previously between 2008 and 2012. You can see some of my previous projects on here www.stampinwithjo.blogspot.com but I will be posting all my new creations here.

I’d love you to come back and share my new creative journey as I update my dusty but much loved craft cupboard with some brand new products.

 

Joanne x