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

Monday, 27 February 2017

New Glimmer Paper and March Host Code

Just a quick post to send you a video from Stampin' Up! on one of the new items they have added to Sale-A-Bration. You can earn this pack of three delicious colours for free with your next $60 order.

Order online through my store and use March's Host Code, JSVA4KRT, to your cart and your name will be entered into the monthly prize draw. Oh, and speaking of monthly prize draws, I will draw from the four names entered from January in mid March.

There are so many ideas for using this glimmer paper. Check out YouTube by searching 'stampin up glimmer paper'.

To see the other two new items, check out this flyer.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop-Something to Frame

This month's Blog Hop theme is to create something for a frame. There have been quite a number of You Tube videos of hand-made square frames made with card stock but I decided to go with a frame that I had tucked away from a summer visit to Ikea. It's a shadow box frame that measures 8 x 10 with a 5 x 7 center.

Continuing with my obsession with chickens and the fabulous Hey Chick stamp set, I created this:

The other stamp sets used were Butterfly Basics for the chicken wire, In the Meadow for the grass and flowers, Gift from the Garden for the flower pots and the Hardwood stamp for the bottom of the chicken coop.

The background paper is from the Serene Scenery paper stack. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut out the chicken coop windows from Always Artichoke card stock. I stamped the chickens onto Whisper White with Memento Black ink and used an aqua painter and ink pads for colouring. I then hand cut the chickens and slightly curled them to add dimension. After stamping the grass and flowers, I added a strip of Crumb Cake that I stamped with the Hardwood stamp to create the base of the chicken coop. After stamping the flower pots with Cajun Craze on Crumb Cake card stock, I added shading with the Cajun Craze marker. I also cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock and cut the edge with a pair of fringe scissors.

And last but not least, I just had to add the little hatching eggs to the grassy area -- mamas watching over their little ones.

I have to admit to you that I was pretty thrilled with how it turned out and thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating it. I hope you enjoy looking at this and will give some thought to creating your own framed art.

Enjoy hopping though the other demonstrators posts. Happy stamping.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Chicken Coop Card

Continuing with my chicken obsession, I made this card after watching France Martin's card video on make a 'chicken coop' using the Hey, Chick stamp set, one of the items you can earn during Sale-A-Bration.

It may look complicated to make but really is easy to put together once you have prepared all the pieces. I'm going to make another one with only two chickens (male and female) in the coop for good friends of mine who are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year. It would also be a perfect card to send to someone who has just purchased a new home or moved into a new apartment, or for a wedding.

Here is the first card I made after viewing France's video. I made a mistake positioning the door on the chicken coop but since it was a lot of work, I fixed it by adding the chicken's names to the coop.

Here is the second version I made with a peep hole in the door.

And this is the last one I made and recorded a video tutorial so you can see how to make one for  yourself.

I hope you enjoy this project.

I'd love to hear what you think, so please post comments below. And if you have any questions, post there are well.

Card Base: 4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2"
For the chicken coop: 2 pieces that measure 4-1/4" x 5'1/2"

from the double-sided piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cut:
3-1/4" x 4" for the door
1/2" x 3-1/4" for one of the horizontal boards for the front of the door
1/2" x 1" (2 pieces) for the hinges

from the single-sided piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cut:
1" x 5-1/4" (2 pieces) for the inside side panels
1/2" x 4 (3 pieces) for the frame of the door opening
1/2" x 3-1/4" for the second horizontal board for the front of the door

One piece of shimmer white card stock cut to 4" x 5-1/4" to stamp the chickens on
One piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 4" x 5-1/4" for the inside of the card