Inspire.Create.Challenges 098 – Sketch Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

There’s a brand new challenge starting today over on the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

This time it’s a sketch challenge, and is great one for all skill levels to join in… Post a picture of your creations in the gallery and we’ll pick a winner!

My cards have been kept very simple focusing on the fabulous designer series papers Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

The narrow section is the perfect place for a bold sentiment. I used the Ornate Thanks set.

You can see how to make theses cards in my video tutorial…..

With so many papers to choose from, I went to town and made a whole bunch of cards in no time!

The paper packs I used were;

  • Simply Elegant
  • Expressions in Ink
  • Hand-penned
  • Sweet Symmetry
  • Pansy Petals

I made 10 cards altogether! Which cards do you like best?

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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The 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’s card this week showcases the superb colour coordination of Stampin’ Up! products!

Visit Jill’s blog here

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Heather has made this sweet little birthday card using free patterned paper!

Visit Heather’s blog here

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Gez has also used patterned paper to make this beautifully peaceful Christmas card!

Visit Gez’s blog here

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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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Easy Cards using Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

Well this suite really had me sitting on the fence, I really wasn’t sure I would use it.

The papers have a mix of designs that can be used to make effective cards with no hint of Gingerbread or Peppermints!

With that in mind, this is today’s creation!

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

Mix and match all the paper designs to create your Christmas cards this year!

Here is the Real Red version. 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 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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Simple Stamping with Sweet Symmetry

Hello Everyone,

Wow wow wow! I love this stamp set and Designer Series Paper!

I had lots of fun creating these cards. The stamp set is really easy to use if you are a beginner stamper.

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

Using the colours from the designer series paper gives each cars a coordinated look.

If you go for the suite, there is a cute metallic ribbon in 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 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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#StampAroundUK – New Catalogue Inspiration!

Hello Again,

1st of the month means a #StampAroundUK video hop!

This month everyone will be showcasing new catalogue goodies!

I’ve chosen the Expressions in Ink suite for my cards.

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

Don’t forget to use the links on the description on You Tube to see everyone else’s videos!

This is just 4 examples of these cards. Just one pack of designer series paper will make 72 card fronts to decorate as you wish…. Excellent value for money!

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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Scrapbusting with the Tailored Tag Punch

Hello Everyone,

I don’t know about you, but I have a tonne of designer series paper to use up.

The papers currently available in the annual catalogue are likely to retire to make way for more beautiful things to come, so if there are any you want to stock up on, now is the time before they sell out!

A personal favourite is the Playing with Patterns pack. It’s full of bright colours suitable for all occasions.

I have used the Tailored Tag Punch to make a fun background with these papers. I used most of the designs for my card, but you could pick out a colour theme just as easily!

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

Orientating the punch shapes gives each card a different look.

The sentiment is taken from the Round of Applause stamp set.

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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – Favourite Designer Series Paper

Hi Everyone,

It’s the first of the month which means another #StampAroundUK video hop!

Links to the other tutorials are below!

This month everyone is using their favourite Designer Series Paper!

I’ve chosen to use Hydrangea Hill papers and acetate!

The hydrangea was coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers. The acetate can be used colour side up or down, stretching it’s use to other projects!

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

Which is your favourite Designer Series Paper?

Here are the links to all the other participants. Please stop by, like and subscribe!

Donna Lester – Taffy Crafting https://youtu.be/waoA83899bU

Tricia Smith, Smiths Crafty Creations – https://youtu.be/amonKegqZ3U

jazzledazzlecraft with Janice https://youtu.be/CvBIR9qy9uE

Esther – stampin star creations https://youtu.be/bQ5twkLy73Y

Yvonne Flitton – Crafting 4 Everyone

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting https://youtu.be/euMXOFLl1eE

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie https://youtu.be/1zeNDA_JSu8

Karen Egan – Craftykarendesigns

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates https://youtu.be/um5SQvxQ6HY

artful stampin with ruth

Mitosu Crafts with Barry & Jay Soriano https://youtu.be/N1yevwFNDZw

Kate Bolt – Ink Stamp Share https://youtu.be/53gSiA-WES8

Eimear Carvill – Stamp in Colour

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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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Cardmaking with the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

Something completely different to my usual style today, but it thought I’d give it a go!

There’s no real “formula” that I used for the measurement of each piece of paper, I just went with what I thought looked good!

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

I resisted adding any embellishments as I thought this could be given to a guy too!

Here is the original card. The layers are slightly different, swapping the Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight.

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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Origami Card Holder with the Peony Garden Suite

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday I made cute little note cards, so today I am bringing you this origami project to hold them!

You will need a full 12 by 12 sheet of Designer Series Paper.

Using the Simply Scored (or paper trimmer) score the paper at;
1-7/8, 5-3/4, 6-1/4 and 10-1/8
Turn 90 degrees and score at;
2-1/2 and 8-1/4

See how to fold the paper in my video tutorial….

Three card and envelopes fit inside each of the pockets.

Here’s another version I made with the Poinsettia Place DSP.

This one has an extra leaf inside and filled with journalling cards and tags instead of cards!

You can use use any of the gorgeous DSP available and filling with whatever you want!

Some papers are available at reduced prices in the close out sale!

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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Stamp Around UK Video Hop – Designer Series Paper Showcase

Hello Everyone,

Here’s a surprise! An extra post and video from me today as I take part in my first video hop with the Stamp Around UK group! I’m so excited!

This month it’s all about Designer Series Paper! I chose to work with the Playing with Patterns collection.

Here is the link to my video.

Links to the other contributors are listed in the description and below. Please check them out!

Tricia Smith [https://youtu.be/blsMUcrudgs]

Karen Egan [https://youtu.be/am1vExBQAdk]

Gez Carpenter [https://youtu.be/CNuPL8q0rbM]

Janice Thomson [https://youtu.be/bacegPeHbko]

Heather Forgan [https://youtu.be/s-qgB_ikmxM]

Jill Chapman [https://youtu.be/thO9A_HscbU]

Donna Lester [https://youtu.be/c8j057W6JDU]

Karen McDonald [https://youtu.be/zWJpOzSUixQ]

Ian Potter [https://youtu.be/4MT_bo-UFEU]

Heidi Smith [https://youtu.be/CqCa8JDfxUY]

Esther Howard [https://youtu.be/nCcsKeIUtwQ]

Joyce Jev [https://youtu.be/S1lPAxJHsmk]

Eimear Carvill [https://youtu.be/YXs2qeKkO78]

Ruth Trice Magness [https://youtu.be/-sUUvOH-tt0]

Mitosu Crafts [https://youtu.be/liQkYVGLl5A]

Kate Bolt [https://youtu.be/kMXkybDOrCU]

I used the Best Plaid Builders dies to create this topper. The patterned paper was adhered into the spaces with multipurpose glue.

With all the left over pieces I also made this card. Love how it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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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Paper Trimmer

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Pootlers Blog Hop – New Annual Catalogue Goodies!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this special post as part of our team blog hop.

Be sure to click the blue box at the end of this post to see all the other wonderful creations!

I have chosen to work with the Flowers for Every Season Suite of products. Stunning florals, coordinating Designer Series Paper and cute gingham ribbon featuring the new 2020 In Colours.

The base card uses Misty Moonlight card stock and layered with DSP.

The jar of flowers were stamped on to Whisper White card stock with Gray Granite ink.

The flowers were stamped twice more and coloured with Stampin’ Blends.

The large blooms were fussy cut and layered over the base image “decoupage style” with dimensionals.

There are no sentiments in this set, so I borrowed one from the new Field of Flowers set. The end were cut with my star product in the catalogue… The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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

Use the Hostess Code VKY3SPC7 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.

All feature new products that launched yesterday – so exciting!

Jill’s rainbow has been delicately constructed with the Flower Confetti Punch….

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather is showing every side of the new in colour designer series paper stack….

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has her box decorated with the versatile Lovely Labels Pick a Punch….

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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Lovely Lipstick Friendship Card

Hello Everyone,

Have you checked out the Last Chance products yet?

The new annual catalogue launches next month which means making room in the warehouse and retiring some products.

There are a few things to consider when looking at the list;

1. Bundles will retire, but may still be available as individual items in the new catalogue.

2. 2018 In Colours and anything with those colours included, (DSP, ribbon, embellishments etc.) will retire…. But don’t worry new colours are on the way!

3. Individual Stampin’ Blends markers will no longer be available.

You can view the retiring products here

So this card uses retiring items, Lovely Lipstick ink and card stock, Best Dressed DSP and the Honey Bee stamp set.

The DSP panel measures 2 by 5 inches and was adhered to Lovely Lipstick card stock cut 1/8 inch larger on both sides.

I adhered this panel to a preprepared card base with dimensionals.

The sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set was stamped with Lovely Lipstick ink and cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies…. Thankfully these dies are staying, I use them so much!

A scattering of clear rhinestone jewels finished off the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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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