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

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Paper Pumpkin Cards

I wanted to share with you the cards I made using the April Paper Pumpkin kit. This was a special kit because the CEO of Stampin' Up!, Sara Douglass, had a hand in designing it. The kit featured white embossed watercolour paper, a small set of watercolour pencils and a paint brush.  And the glimmer  flowers are gorgeous. It's bright and edgy with a different box from the regular orange Paper Pumpkin box.


The box included instructions for making multiples of 3 designs. Here are those three designs:


The next three are other designs I created using the watercoloured heart:


From the watercoloured grid design, I created these three cards:

 And lastly, I made these cards to use up all the contents of the kit:




This kit was so much fun. If you are new to stamping and want to give it a try, a subscription to Paper Pumpkin will get you off to an easy start. To subscribe through my store, visit this link.

To see samples of past Paper Pumkin kits, visit the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel.

As always, happy stamping!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Mother's Day


I miss commemorating Mother's Day. I always did something special for my mom and even during the years since I moved away I made sure to send a card and a gift and a call to tell her how much I appreciated her and all she had done for me. I miss doing that.

All I can do now is to remember those times and remember some of her favourite things - blue was her favourite colour. When my mom and dad renovated their bathroom, Mom wanted everything blue: tub, sink and toilet.

And when the princess style telephone came out - it was the blue one that she picked.


Her favourite flower - Forget Me Not.



And her favourite fine bone china teacup ... the Forget Me Not pattern by Royal Albert.



And I remember the stories she told of walking in the English woods enjoying the thousands of bluebells at her feet.



And my mom loved jewellery. Never a day went by without a pair of earrings and a gold chain around her neck. I guess that's where I get my love of jewellery (and my Dad's mom also loved jewellery). So it's in my genes to wear jewellery and my sister too. We both love it. But it's skipping a generation because both our daughters are not so keen. Oh sorry, I digress.

So this Mother's Day, I have a card I made especially for my mom that I will place on my mantel to express how much I miss her and love her. I used three blues in the Stampin' Up! collection: Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Pool Party. The stamp set is Special Reason - so popular it is now completely sold out.


So if you are lucky enough to have your mother still present in your life, sit down and make a special card for her. It will bring her back in time to your earliest works of art that she held onto so dearly. Truly a special gift!

Now please go to the next blog to see our wonderful Seashore Stampers contributions.

Bruni P.

Jean M.
Please visit this month's contributors:
Adrienne H.
Bruni P.
Erica - you are here and welcome
Jean M.
Mi Ran B.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Watercolour Balloon Background

Hello and welcome once again to my blog. I got the inspiration to make this card from France Martin. She did a balloon background with a simple embossed greeting over top. You can see her video here.

I started with one card and loved it so much I just had to keep going with other colours. So these are the three cards I made complete with ribbon, dimensional balloons, Wink of Stella and I used the enamel embellishments as well. The stamp set is Balloon Celebration and the greeting banners are from the Cards & Labels framelits.

Card One     

Card Two

Card Three


Card Four


I video taped the making of Card Four to share the technique with you. As I was filming, I started to recognize the number of tips I was passing on so be sure to grab a pen and paper so you can take some notes.

Enjoy the video and scroll down to get the card measurements and ink pad colours used.


Cutting Measurements and Colours

Card One
Card Base: Crushed Curry 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored in portrait position at 4-1/4" for a side fold card
1st Layer: Island Indigo 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Island Indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron

Card Two
Card Base: Pink Pirouette 4-1/4" x 11" scored in landscape position at 5-1/2" for a top fold card
1st Layer: Rich Razzleberry 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz

Card Three
Card Base: Cajun Craze 4-1/4" x 11" scored in landscape position at 5-1/2" for a top fold card
1st Layer: Daffodil Delight 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Mint Macaron

Card Four
Card Base: Pacific Point 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored in portrait position at 4-1/4" for a side fold card
1st Layer: Soft Sky 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

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Happy Stamping!