Using Punches to Create Pretty Floral Cards

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is all about punches! They are quick and easy to use and even better, some coordinate with stamps too.

I’m using two different flowers from the Sweet Strawberry and Flowers of Friendship stamp sets.

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

The colour combination is inspired by a recent challenge that I missed out on participating in. It’s so pretty!

The vellum doilies create an interesting backdrop for the layout. They can be coloured to match your project 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 PBNW9JZN 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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Creating Subtle Backgrounds with Decorative Masks & Pastels

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing a technique to create backgrounds using the Soft Pastel Assortment.

Using this medium gives a much softer colour to the background than can be achieved with inks.

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

The piece was simply layered with coordinating cardstock with a die cut sentiment added with dimensionals

This card used a different mask but the same pastel colours. This time the sentiment was cut with the Double Oval punch.

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 PBNW9JZN 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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Creative Colour Challenges #8

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is for teammate Vickie’s Creative Colour Challenge….

Find out more and participate HERE

I have made my card using the Very Versailles stamp set. The muted colours lent themselves to a vintage look, so I stamped on to Very Vanilla cardstock.

Second generation ink softens the images and adding some ink around the edges gives an aged feel.

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

The Real Red ribbon and sentiment introduces a pop of colour to the design.

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 PBNW9JZN 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’s card uses the classic combination of black and gold for this graduation card. Change the sentiment for any occasion!

Visit Jill’s blog here

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Heather has made this gorgeous home decor piece. The pearl Designer Series Paper makes the seashells look so realistic!

Visit Heather’s blog here

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Gez is using a colour challenge as inspiration for her card. These black and white designs are perfect for colouring!

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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Simple Stamping with Treasured Medallion, (& Colour Challenge)

Hello Everyone,

Isn’t this stamp set gorgeous? I don’t recall seeing any samples using it and I am so sad I haven’t used it sooner…..

This colour challenge was a perfect opportunity to work with the set…

The colours I’ve used are;

  • Crumb Cake
  • Crushed Curry
  • Early Espresso

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

What do you think? Which colour option do you prefer?

I love how the Wink of Stella add shimmer and colour at the same time!

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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Bright Patchwork with the Right Triangle bundle

Hello Everyone,

To continue with the retiring product showcase this week, today’s project uses the Right Triangle and Rustic Retreat stamp sets.

Both sets are a little overlooked in the annual catalogue but I really enjoyed using them.

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

I think this would make a great card for a guy too by switching Brights for neutrals!

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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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.

This week, the ladies are making sweet treat wrappers ready for Easter!

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Jill’s Easter treats are perfect for table favours. These can be made in any of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! colours!

Visit Jill’s blog here

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Heather has been very inventive with this little box. Perfect for these Hippo treats, but would make a lovely box for any occasion!

Visit Heather’s blog here

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Gez has made these super cute treat sliders. These are great projects to use scraps of paper and leftover ribbon!

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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Using Die Cuts and Punches to Make Beautiful Cards

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to make something really special and extravagant.

I pulled out the gorgeously detailed Many Medallions dies and the coordinating stamp set.

With a trim, this die cut fits a UK card base perfectly. Adding some ink with a blending brush highlights the details!

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

This combination of punches makes quick and easy embellishments.

I love this version of the card made in Blushing Bride!

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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #085

Hello Everyone,

Today I am delighted and honoured to be sharing my first project as an Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team member!

This time it’s a 3D theme challenge. The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

Why not give it a go? We’d love to see your 3D creations!

3D projects aren’t my forté… I hope you enjoy my effort with this mini album. I learned to make these many years ago. They make lovely gifts!

I made my samples with the Paper Blooms Sale-a-bration designer series paper pack. I just love the colour palette in this collection!

Each “page” uses a 6 by 6 piece of paper so you can get 4 out of each 12 by 12 sheet. This project requires 6 pages.

To make each square;

  • Fold in half and reopen, bring each side to the middle fold to create 4 sections
  • Turn 90 degrees and repeat. You should have 16 squares, measuring 1-1/2 inches, in your paper
  • I like to use a scoreboard to create these first set of squares, (score at 1-1/2, 3 and 4-1/2 inches)
  • Fold each corner to the centre point, crease and reopen
  • Turn in each corner to the first 1-1/2 inch intersection, then fold in to the centre

  • Turn over the folded paper
  • Fold each corner the the centre point and reopen
  • Turn it back over
  • On three sides, lift and fold back on itself – this is called a squash fold

  • Insert a square of cardstock that measures just under 3 inches.
  • Use the exposed points to join the pages together with wet glue

To make the cover;

  • Cut a piece of cardstock 7 by 3-1/4 inches
  • Score on the long side at 3-1/5 and 3-3/4 inches
  • Cut a layer in coordinating cardstock 3-1/8 square, and designer series paper 3 inches square
  • Round the corners and adhere the pieces to the front cover
  • Add ribbon across the inside of the cover
  • Add white cardstock to the inside back cover, over the ribbon
  • Decorate the front using the Double Oval, Small Bloom and Sprig Punches!

Adhere the pages to the inside front cover of the album. If preferred, the back page can also be adhered in place.

Tags and other embellishments can be added to the inside.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

I have created 2 videos showing the page folding and making the cover.

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’s card really caught my eye this week. Loads of texture from the stamping, layering and inking! I do love these colours together!Visit Jill’s blog here!

Heather has made this Designer Series Paper match her card project by adding some colour with Stampin’ Blends!Visit Heather’s blog here!

Gez has combined die cutting and ink blending to create this fabulous effect for her card. I love the purple colour it has made!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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Pootlers Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue Products!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Mini Catalogue blog hop.

You will find loads of ideas to use your new mini catalogue products, just follow the links by clicking on the blue button below! There are two pages of links so be to check them all!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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I chose to make my project using these fantastic products!

The Stitched with Whimsy dies added stunning detail to my background layer. The set has 6 dies, 3 squares and 3 rectangles!

The layer was matted with black cardstock. Daffodil Delight ribbon was added before adhering to a Daffodil Delight card base with dimensionals.

The Delicate Petals bundle has some beautiful stamps, but the dies are amazing! The dimensional flowered were easy to create with Basic White and Daffodil Delight cardstock. The stitched lacy details are incredible.

Soft Sea Foam ink was used to stamp over the background too.

The sentiment was stamped in Daffodil Delight ink. This fitted nicely in the Double Oval punch. I love the wavy edge rather than a scallop.

I used the Black Matte Dots for the centres which pulled in the black layering. The matte finish makes these perfect for male cards too.

Here’s a close up of those stitched details!

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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Dragonfly Garden Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I love colour challenges… This time the challenge was to use Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana and Cinnamon Cider!

I chose to work with the Dragonfly Garden bundle!

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

I think I like the Coastal Cabana dragonfly 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 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 is sharing some Valentine’s Day ideas. I love this card which steps away from the traditional reds and pinks!

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Heather has used a sketch challenge as inspiration for her card. This gorgeous paper is available for free with a qualifying order!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez is making her patterned paper go further with this one sheet wonder technique. Imagine how many cards you could make!

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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Using Watercolour Pencils with the Celebrating Sunflowers bundle

Hello Everyone,

This card project has been made for a colour challenge…. The colours were perfect to go with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

The flowers were coloured using watercolour pencils and blender pens!

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

The Double Oval punch fitted the sentiment beautifully, this is such a useful punch!

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.

This week, everyone is busy using new stuff and free stuff! New mini catalogue and the Sale-a-bration event launched on Tuesday!

Jill’s beginner series continues with the wonderful new Pretty Perennials stamp set. Coordinating dies are available too for those wanting to step this up a level!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather is in love with the Paper Blooms designer series paper. This collection is completely free with a qualifying order! It is so pretty!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez’s card also features free designer series paper. This time it’s Oh So Ombre, and it comes in two of my favourite colours!

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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