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

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th

Hello my fellow card-makers,

My downline, Adrienne, hosted a card class featuring Canada Day cards using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. Adrienne designed four fabulous cards, one of which featured a cute beaver using the Fox Builder punch. So cute!!! This stamp set is perfect for Canada Day because it has two different sized maple leaves with coordinating framelits. Check out Adrienne's blog post here.

One card is scored multiple times along the horizontal edge and then folded to create waves in the flag. I made another card using this same folding design and am sharing it here with you.

To make this card cut a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock to measure 4-1/4" x 11 and score and fold at 5-1/2".

Along the horizontal side, score at 3-3/4", 5-1/2" and 8-1/4".
Flip the card stock over and score at 6" and 8-3/4".

Now, to avoid the card stock from cracking, be sure to fold and burnish on the mountain sides of each score line.

Your card should look like this:

Decorate it however you want. On the one I made, the two red strips measure 1-1/2" x 4" and I ran them through the Seashore embossing folder.

I then stamped the large maple leaf from the stamp set - it's a double stamp. I first stamped the outline and then I stamped the solid image after stamping on a scrap piece to remove some of the ink.

I then added Wink of Stella. The lettering on the inside of the card comes from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

If you'd like any of the products featured in this card, you can find them in my online store. If you have trouble finding anything, drop me a comment here and I'll give you a hand.

Whatever your plans, have a wonderful Canada Day.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Wedding Theme

Welcome back to this month's blog hop - the month of weddings. My parents were married in June, June 24 to be exact and they would have been married for 64 years if they had lived on into their eighties. My husband and I will have been married for 30 years this August, August 15 to be exact.

Today, with so many couples already living together, they already have so much of the basic items that were traditionally given as a wedding gift. Now couples seem to be struggling to make ends meet so a gift card or cash seems to be appropriate and much appreciated.

And for this reason I chose to create a gift card wedding card in monochromatic tones using Whisper White and Tranquil Tide. The gift card is held in place by a panel that slides into the envelope. The envelope is made using the designer series paper on top of which you layer a piece of Tranquil Tide. Then, rather than a flat one-dimensional greeting piece, I decided to create a small card for the front.

 Here are the card supplies I used:

Floral Phrases stamp set
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Tranquil Tide card stock
Whisper White card stock
Tranquil Tide stamp pad
VersaMark stamp pad
Silver embossing powder
Word Window punch (retired) or Classic Label punch
1-3/4" circle punch
Hole punch
Layering ovals framelits
1/2" finely woven ribbon in Tranquil Tide

Cutting Measurements (CS = card stock; DSP = designer series paper) and Assembly

For the card envelope:

Tranquil Tide DSP : 6" x 9", scored in landscape position at 4-1/4" and 8-1/2". In portrait position score at 1/2" on left side.
Top layer: Tranquil Tide CS: 5-1/4" x 4"

Burnish the score lines on the DSP envelope. I suggest using Tear & Tape for the adhesive.
Adhere the Tranquil Tide card stock on top.
Using the circle punch, punch half a hole on the top half of the opening.
Set aside.

For the small card:
Whisper White CS: 7-1/2" x 2-3/4" scored at 3-3/4"
1st layer: Tranquil Tide CS: 3-5/8" x 2-5/8"
2nd layer: Tranquil Tide DSP: 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"

Adhere the card stock piece followed by the DSP piece to the front. Cut a 1/2" slit along the spine of the card to thread the ribbon through and tie a knot. Stick a glue dot beneath the ribbon to hold in place.
On scrap Whisper White card stock stamp the floral image in VersaMark, cover with silver embossing powder and heat set. Cut out, add dimensionals and stick to card front.
Stamp the 'wedding wishes' greeting and cut out with one of the oval framelits. Cut out a corresponding scallop. Stick the two together then stick on top of ribbon using glue dots.
Stamp a corresponding greeting on the inside.

For the gift card insert:
Tranquil Tide CS: 5-1/4" x 4"
1st layer: Tranquil Tide DSP: 5-1/8" x 3-7/8"
2nd layer: Whisper White CS: 5" x 3-6/8"

Repeatedly cut a slot using the Word Window or Classic Label punch making it wide enough to hold a gift card which typically measures 3-3/8" x 2-1/8".
Stamp and emboss the floral image.
Adhere the layers to the base. Be sure to only stick adhesive around the edges of the Whisper White layer to ensure the insertion of the gift card.
Punch a hole on the right side and thread the ribbon through and knot.

For an envelope to put the entire project in, I found that a regular A2 envelope was too small so I make one using the Envelope Punch Board and selected the Card Size of 4-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Now go and make one as this design can be used for any occasion but before you do that, please be sure to visit our other demonstrator's submissions.

Jean M.
Bruni P.

Participants this month:
Adrienne H.
Bruni P.
Erica E. (that's me)
Jean M.
Miran B.
Happy stamping everyone!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Catalogue is Live Today!!!!!

Exciting news to share - the products featured in the new catalogue are now live

Click on the image to view the online catalogue or come to my Open House on Sunday, June 4 from 1:00 - 4:00 to get your own copy. Make sure to register for this event by noon on June 2. Register here. Registration ensures your catalogue is reserved along with a catalogue survival kit, supplies for the make & take and a thank you gift for attending.

If you like to feel and touch before you buy, I will have a number of products and projects on display

To wet your appetite for the exciting new products check out several videos by Stampin' Up!

Designer Series Paper Stacks

Designer Series Specialty Papers

Exciting New Products Not Seen Before

New to Stampin' Up! - a planner

Embossing Paste

Bundles (stamp sets and framelits/thinlits/embossing folders) 

A Little Wild Bundle

At Home With You Bundle

Coffee Cafe Bundle

Eastern Beauty Bundle

Home Life Bundle

Oh So Eclectic Bundle


Color Theory Suite of Products

Wood Textures Suite

Embossing Folders

Remember that fabulous Cable Knit folder that came out last Christmas? Many of you purchased it. Then in the spring catalogue, the Hexagons embossing folder came out. This was a fabulous folder creating not only a masculine texture but a great background for anything 'bee' or 'nature' related. Well they are back again along with thee new ones. You must build your Big Shot sandwich a little differently from the other embossing folders and this video shows you how.

3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Brand New or Back from Years Ago

A really exciting new product are the smaller version of the dimensionals on page 203. Imagine - no more cutting them in half.

Item #144108

Another new product is embossing paste on page 201. This has been around for a while and Stampin' Up! has recognized its popularity for adding dimension to projects. And the best thing - you can colour it using your re-inkers. I will have a class on this for sure. Other must have for using this paste are the palette knives, decorative masks and the silicone craft sheet.

Item #141979
Item #142808
Item #144103
Item #127853

Stampin' Up! used to carry glossy paper on page 194 - fabulous for inking techniques - and now it's back.

Item #144420
Oh and I have to tell you about the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. You know those intricate details dies? Examples are the Butterflies Thinlits, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits and the Detailed Floral Thinlits (to name a few) and any word dies. Well these have presented challenges with how to both cut them out and adhere them to our projects. Well, to cut them out, you really should have the the Precision Base Plate and the Big Shot Die Brush. And for sticking them down - no matter which glue we use, the glue seems to seep out leaving a glossy mess. This is where the adhesive sheets come in - no more mess and they ensure better adhesion. Check out this new Happy Birthday die.
Item #143700

I could add a few more things here, but I think I've taken up enough of your time. I'm hoping you have enjoyed this preview. Now go on, register for my Open House. I'd love to see you!