Inspire.Create.Challenge #096 – Casing the Designer

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another Inspire.Create.Challenge.

This time we are casing the designer, Denita!

See the other projects and join in at the blog!

I have used the Sending Hugs stamp bundle to create my project. An embossed panel adds interest to the background!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I love the classic look of grey and purple….

This combo is Crumb Cake and Flirty Flamingo!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code YESHEZSG when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Bold Die Cut Poppies

Hello Everyone,

So how many of you have supplies you’ve never used?

These dies have been on my shelf for the longest time, so I thought I’d get them out to make this card!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I’ve stuck with traditional reds for my poppies, but they can come in all sorts of other colours too!

This combo is Poppy Parade and Real Red.

I also used an alternative embossing folder and added some Soft Sea Foam ink over the top.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code YESHEZSG when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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No Stamping Card using Floral Squares Dies

Hello Everyone,

How gorgeous are these cards… And not a single stamp used!

I’ve used the Floral Squares Dies to make this card. With four distinct designs they would make a fun gift set…..

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The embossed square in the background adds another level of interest to the si.ple layout!

You could add some ink to this too if you wanted to.

Here’s my original sample using Melon Mambo!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Monday Colour Challenge with Beauty of Friendship

Hello Everyone,

This week’s Monday Colour Challenge is….

  • Garden Green
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Early Espresso

I took the opportunity to use a new stamp set called Beauty of Friendship.

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I decided to emboss the panel for some extra interest on this simple layout.

For an even more clean and simple look, skip the additional layer of Flirty Flamingo card stock.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #094 – Thank You

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog and my design team project for the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog.

The theme for this challenge is “Thank You”!

You can see all the other design team projects and add your entry to the gallery at the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog here

We would love to see your thank you themed projects!

I am using these wonderful Many Blossoms dies to make my cards.

I’ve done a few of these before using bright colours, but today I’ve chosen some softer muted tones for a vintage look!

You can see how I made my card in my video tutorial….

This combo uses Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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The Project Share Project Blog Hop – Birthday Theme

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s Project Share Project blog hop.

You will find links to the projects made by Jill, Heather and Gez at the bottom of this post…. It would be great if would stop by their blogs too!

Our theme is “birthday” – I’m sure the ladies will have some great ideas for this theme, but I’m sticking to a pretty floral card!

My card features the Art Gallery stamp set and coordinating dies.

I’ve also thrown in some embossing to add interest to the background.

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial…

A touch of ink rubbed over the embossing with a blending brush emphasises the texture!

This sample was made with Mango Melody and Mossy Meadow….

Which do you like best?

Project Share July Roll Call

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

I hope you enjoyed my project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Something Different with the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle

Hello Everyone,

I’m trying something different with gorgeous Pearlescent Speciality Paper which has carried over to the 2021 Annual Catalogue!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial…

I definitely prefer the addition of the Calypso Coral to the seashells and card base.

My original sample using Crumb Cake ink and gives a much more subtle effect.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Quick Cards with Layering Hugs

Hello Everyone,

If you’re looking for die bundle that covers arrange of occasions then this is worth some consideration… And of course you save 10% when you purchase them together!

Make cards using the stamps, the dies, or both!

My card today firmly focuses on the dies

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The Melon Mambo is so striking with this set. There are loads more colour combos I’d like to try out with this set.

I really like this version. The white really stands out against the background!

The matte black dots finish it off perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Embossed Rose Gold Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

Did you spot this gorgeous speciality Designer Series Paper?

Each sheet has a beautiful brushed texture to it. I thought I’d add some extra texture with the Pretty Floral embossing folder.

I took the opportunity to use the Delicate Petals set once more too. The flowers were coloured very simply to coordinate with the card base.

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I used a different layout for my original sample as another option.

This piece was embossed with the Stitched Greenery die. Look out for more projects with this in the future!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Using Masks to Make a Fun Geometric Embossed Rainbow Card

Hello Everyone,

I had some fun today with this awesome new mask, inks and embossing powder!

This card used colours from the Subtles collection;

  • Calypso Coral
  • So Saffron
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Balmy Blue
  • Highland Heather

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial…

I was really pleased with how this turned out.

It occurred to me later that the Stitched Triangles would have continued the geometric theme.

This card uses the Brights collection.

Mix and match your supplies and create a completely different look!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Simple Friendship Card with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder

Hello Everyone,

I’m doing something really simple today.

In the same way Designer Series Paper can make a card front, so too can embossing folders.

Today I have embossed Very Vanilla card stock. For a different look, you can use coloured card stock or designer series paper!

The texture created with these folders is incredible to see.

I have emphasized the detail by applying some ink over the top with a blending brush.

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

All that is needed is a sentiment. For this card I used dies as I had the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine out. You could equally use punches.

Some coordinating ribbon completes the card. You can also colour ribbon with Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers or even Stampin’ ink pads!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code QACFP2SJ when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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One Card, Three Ways with the Art in Bloom Bundle

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited about this new product from Stampin’ Up!

The Art in Bloom bundle includes a stamp set, dies and a hybrid embossing folder!

The products can be used independently or in combination to make simple effective cards.

1. Simple stamping – use the stamps alone and colour them with your favourite medium or the two-step elements in the stamp set! I used Stampin’ Blends for my card.

2. Just emboss – use your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss to emboss your card stock. I’ve used Basic White and added colour with Blending Brushes. Why not try other card stock colours?

The ink picks out the embossed details.

3. Stamp, cut & emboss – easily line up your stamped images with the die and embossing folder. The die sits inside the folder which is specifically designed so that it is not damaged in the process – it’s so clever!

(Do not try this with your other embossing folders)

I raised the die cut pieces up on to dimensionals.

You can see how I made these cards in my video tutorial….

This shows just 3 options, but there are so many other combinations to try!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Introducing the Simply Elegant Suite

Hello Everyone,

Oh wow! This new product suite is stunning!

This is called Simply Elegant and is made up of

  • Elegantly Said stamp set,
  • Elegant Tag Punch,
  • Simply Elegant Speciality Paper
  • Simply Elegant Trim

All the papers have one foiled side and are printed on Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and Basic Black. And there is something for the guys too!

I’m keeping it simple for today’s cards.

You can see ho I made them in my video tutorial…..

The gold heat embossing compliments the foiling of the paper….

This one would look good with silver too!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Using Masks with Emboss Resist to Make Beautiful Backgrounds

Hello Everyone,

Two retiring stamp sets are being used today with some embossing, ink blending, colouring and punching!

A Little Lace is a hidden gem in my opinion and Butterfly Gala has some beautiful element as well as the main butterfly images. Both sets are on sale too!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Terracotta Tile goes so well with Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee…

This sample uses Magenta Madness, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Friends are Like Seashells – Stamp, Die cut and Emboss!

Hello Everyone,

I’m using something new today. This suite is intriguing as it not only has coordinating dies, but a coordinating embossing folder too!

In my experiments with these products, I discovered that you can get great results whether you use the die or embossing folder first.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Look out for more projects to come with this collection!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this week’s Project Share. As always my friends have created some lovely work. Please use the links to visit their blogs and read more about their projects.

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Jill has created her card using the paper piecing technique. Looks fantastic in these bright colours with the black outline!

Visit Jill’s blog here to see more

Heather has used one of my favourite techniques, emboss resist. It’s now even easier to do with the blending brushes!

Visit Heather’s blog here for more

Gez has made this lovely presentation box for her note card set I shared last week. This would make a great gift!

Visit Gez’s blog here for more

I hope you enjoyed these projects. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Using the Emboss Resist Technique with Background Stamps

Hello Everyone,

This background stamp is so beautiful! I was so excited to receive it and I knew I wanted to use the emboss Resist technique.

These large stamps are easier to handle with the Stamparatus tool!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I also made samples using different colour combinations. Which do you like best?

This card uses Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…

And this one uses Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this week’s Project Share. As always my friends have created some lovely work. Please use the links to visit their blogs and read more about their projects.

Jill’s style really suits this pretty stamp set. I love the colour choices too!

Visit Jill’s blog here for more details!

Heather’s card is packed with texture. I love the embossed dragonfly!

Visit Heather’s blog here to see more!

Gez has taken a different look at this stamp set to create this striking masculine card!

Visit Gez’s blog here for the details!

I hope you enjoyed these projects. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this week’s Project Share. As always my friends have created some lovely work. Please use the links to visit their blogs and read more about their projects.

Jill’s style speaks volumes in this clean and simple card….

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather’s card uses dies to create an interesting layer….

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has used one of the main images to create a harmonised card design….

Visit Gez’s blog here

I hope you enjoyed these projects. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Sale-a-bration is HERE! featuring Oh So Ombre and Corner Bouquet!

Hello Everyone,

Today is the day! New mini catalogue is live and Sale-a-bration has begun!

This is one of the biggest events in the Stampin’ Up! calendar….. Earn FREE products with qualifying orders, extra rewards for hosting a party and an extraordinary joining offer!

All new recruits will receive FIVE PACKS of 6 by 6 designer series paper, (200 sheets)…. That will make a lot of cards…. A great way to get started!

There are some gorgeous paper packs that can be selected as a freebie….. Today’s project features the Oh So Ombre collection along with the Corner Bouquet stamp set.

See how I made these cards in my video tutorial…..

Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay are two of my favourite colours!

And here are the Rococo Rose and Granny Apple Green versions….

Do you have a favourite?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code W7ZJNXEV when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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