Shaded Summer Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

We are into the last few days of Sale-a-bration so I wanted to use the Summer Shadows dies again.

This time I’m using them alongside the metallic speciality papers and the Encircled in Beauty dies.

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

The coloured embossing worked out so well. It really helped to keep the coordinated look of the original black and gold design.

The different colour ways give the cards a completely different feel!

The black and gold is very striking and the gold shimmer ribbon looks fabulous!

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 YKD92HEX 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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Emboss Resist Delicate Dahlias

Hello Everyone,

Have taken a look at the Sale-a-bration products yet?

Delicate Dahlias is a distinctive photopolymer set that can be earned with a £90 order!

I am using it today with the emboss resist technique.

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

It turns out dahlias come in all sorts of colours!

Which is your favourite?

I used So Saffron and Calypso Coral for this sample which came out much paler.

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 YKD92HEX 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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Merriest Moments Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

There’s a little team challenge going on at the moment, and it’s my favourite kind…. A colour challenge!

  • Highland Heather
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Mint Macaron

I decided to try and use some of my new supplies to make my card.

Who said Christmas has to be red and green?

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

I used a cluster of tiny pearls for the centres of the flowers.

Which card is your favourite?

Here is the Mint Macaron version.

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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Pootlers Video Hop – New Product Showcase – Merry Snowflakes!

Hello Everyone,

I’m showcasing some new products in a You Tube Video Hop today! There are a number of ladies in our team participating, it would be great if you would take the time to view their channels, like and subscribe!

You can start with my video tutorial featuring the Merry Snowflakes bundle…..

I love the emboss resist technique. It’s simple to do but so effective!

I’d love to know which card is your favourite!

For this sample I used Blushing Bride, 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 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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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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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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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 has made this lovely bright fancy fold card with the Pansy Petals designer series paper.

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather’s card has a simple layout and designed with Pride Month in mind!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has been inspired by a colour challenge to create this card with the Flowers of Friendship bundle

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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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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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 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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Beautiful World Gatefold Card

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card had a more masculine feel and features the Beautiful World bundle and coordinating designer series paper.

To make the gatefold card base, cut the card stock lengthways at 5-7/8 inches and trim down to 8-1/2 long.

Score at 2-1/8 on both ends of the cardstock, fold and burnish really well.

The left over pieces can be used to make the topper which can be sized as you want.

Cut the DSP at 5-3/4 inches, turn and cut pieces at 2, 4 and 2 inches. These will fit the front panels and inside.

See how I put the rest of the card together in my video tutorial…..

I added a white panel inside the card to write a message.

These papers are really pretty with the brass foil!

My original sample was made with the opposite side of the paper and Basic Black cardstock.

Have you shopped the sale yet?

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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Mixed Metallic Heat Embossing with Joyful Holly

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to my You Tube followers for the idea for this card!

These were really easy and fast to make and look fantastic…

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

Which combo do you like the best?

A scattering of rhinestones adds another bit of sparkle to the design.

Sale still on!

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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