Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Case the Catty

Hello everyone,
Well this month, we decided to case the catalogue. That means you find a card or project picture in the catalogue for which you have all the materials - for example, the exact colours of cardstock, the exact designer series paper, the exact ribbon, embellishments, etc. and you make it.

Now some of us don't always have the exact products so we did allow a little discretion but we must all use current Stampin' Up! products.

I cased the cute card on page 38 of the Holiday catalogue using the Spirited Snowmen stamp set.

Unfortunately I ran out of Granny Apple Green cardstock so rather than stamp the Buffalo Check stamp on a 4 x 5-1/4 inch panel, I stamped it directly onto the card front. I used a piece of Poppy Parade and Whisper White cardstock that measure 3-1/2 x 5 inches. The colouring was done using the Stampin' Blends which I absolutely love and I added some Wink of Stella. You cannot have a snowman without glitter.

I didn't have the Galvanized Clips from page 43 so I used a paperclip in its place. I think it turned out great and I hope you do too.
So you see, you don't have to have any design experience or a great aptitude for design, just copy what you see in the catalogues. Stampin' Up! encourages a copy and share everything attitude.

Now, why don't you go and make something from one of the catalogues. And any questions, please don't hesitate getting in touch with you. I'm your forever helpful and creative coach.

Should you choose to purchase anything, remember to use this month's Host Code: 3CP4CW77 and get entered into this month' prize draw.

Happy stamping!

Head on over to the next or previous blogs.

Bruni P.
Miran B.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Halloween Card

Hello my fellow stampers and lovers of all things paper crafted.

This month, we are making projects using products from the Holiday Catalogue. I chose one of the four Halloween stamp sets featured on pages 48-51, the one called Cauldron Bubble. I purchased the bundle so I got the framelits as well and I just fell in love with the designer series paper. Stampin' Up! chose two of their newest colours, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green to include in the colour scheme and wow, these pack a punch together with the always popular Pumpkin Pie, a favourite for the fall.

These are the pieces you need to create this card:

Thick Whisper White, 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
Granny Apple Green, 5-1/4 x 4 inches
Piece of DSP, 5 x 3-3/4 inches
A strip of Gorgeous Grape, 3/4 x 5-1/4 inches. Run this through with an embossing folder; I used the Quilt Top embossing folder.

Using Memento Black ink, stamp the ghost and the cat and colour. I used the Stampin' Blends markers as I love how they blend the colours into each other. Creates amazing shading.  Cut them out with the coordinating framelits.

Stamp the greeting on a piece of scrap and flag the ends.

Using the spider web framelit cut this out in silver foil. Now here's my sales pitch: I am now using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets found on page 213 of the Annual Catalogue. These sheets are made by Sizzix, the same company that makes our embossing folders and thinlits/framelits. You simply cut a piece to the same size of the cardstock you plan to cut the framelit from and stick them together. Run the die through the Big Shot and then simply peel the backing off. And voila, the framlit is covered with adhesive making it much easier to adhere to your project.

To get the two circles cut in the DSP piece, I pulled out my 1-3/8" circle punch. Holding the paper upside down, I aligned the edge of the punch with the edge of the paper, inserting the paper to the end of the punch.

Now, the fabulous thing about this suite is that some of the images on the papers can be cut out using the framelits. I cut out a cauldron from one of the sheets. Since I wanted to stick the cauldren down with a couple of dimensionals, it needed to be a little more sturdy so I also cut the cauldron on whisper white thick cardstock.

Now that you have all your pieces ready here is the assembly.

On the back of the DSP piece, run a piece of tape just below each circle and stick the ghost and the cat onto each, just so they peek out of the window.
Adhere this DSP onto the Granny Apple Green piece.

Adhere the Gorgeous Grape strip, then wrap a piece of the ribbon; I use Scotch Tape to glue the ends to the back.

Adhere this Granny Apple Green piece to the card base. Use dimensionals to pop on the greeting and the cauldron.

Have fun making this card.

Any questions, post in the comment section.

Happy stamping everyone!

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue Cards

Hello everyone.
I cannot believe how quickly a month has passed since our last blog hop. Well, here it is, the end of August. It's sad because it means the end of summer. It's happy because the release of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue is just around the corner.

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I have the privilege to  pre-order from new catalogues before they are released to customers. That gives me the chance to play with new products and create samples for my catalogue launch. This event gives my customers an opportunity to pick up their own copy of the catalogue, take a look at some of the new products and see samples. So save the date:

Holiday Catalogue Launch

Friday, August 31, 5 - 8 pm
Saturday, September 1, 10 - noon and 1 - 3 pm

I purchased quite a few items and have been playing. So many beautiful stamp sets with matching framelits, punches, and embossing folders. And of course, absolutely gorgeous designer series papers. I did my first unboxing video which, if you didn't see on Facebook, can be viewed here.

Now for the blog hop. Our theme was to make a project from anything from the catalogue. I chose to use products in the Festive Farmhouse suite which includes the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and coordinating framelits, the designer series paper and the corrugated embossing folder.

I participated in a card swap for one of my Demonstrator gatherings and had to make two cards - and here they are:

For the swap, I chose not to colour the house but to leave the colouring to the recipient - to match the colours to those of their own home. So basically, it was a black and white house. I coloured my card using the Stampin' Blends. I'm in love with colouring. The card base is Basic Black with a piece of the plaid designer series paper as a backdrop. I punched the greeting out using the 1-1/4" circle punch and mounted it on a Mossy Meadow piece punched out with the Tailored Tag punch.

For the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the same designer series paper, stamped the tree and added another greeting from the same stamp set.

Here is the second card.

I just love this old truck. Note the corrugated Crumb Cake piece behind the truck. This was achieved with the new embossing folder. I have to tell you that I had to make 12 of each so I used the Stamparatus in order to stamp all the trucks. I first cut the truck out to create a template and placed the template in the Stamparatus. I then cut out 12 trucks (without stamping them first, which is much quicker). I then took each truck and placed it in the template, lined up the stamp, inked it up and stamped. Wow, I just love the Stamparatus for this purpose.

Note the flagged greeting. Stitched framelits are all the rage and Stampin' Up! is including them in many stamp sets.

And here is what I did on the inside (similar to the first card):

I'm looking forward to making more cards with this set. There is a thinlit to cut out a fence and the suite has a red and white striped burlap ribbon, cotton twine in three colours, galvanized buttons and some wooden words - merrry, noel and joy that you can use to embellish your cards or add to some gift tags.

I hope you join me at the catalogue launch for some fun. You can register via my Events page or text, call or email me.

Thank you for taking the time to read to the end.
Adrienne H.
Miran B.