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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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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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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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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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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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 card has the wow factor, combining deep Night of Navy with classic silver and white!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has stretched her supplies to use this “Christmas” stamp set for something entirely different!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez’s card shows the impact of white space in card design with a simple but effective layout using punches and patterned paper.

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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Do More with Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

Let me ask you… Have you got Designer Series Paper in your stash that you just don’t like? I mean, I know it’s rare but maybe it’s just not your favourite colour.

Have you considered stamping on it? Or even heat embossing it like I have today?

This simple modification has turned what could have been a very plain card in to something more interesting.

See the whole process in my video tutorial….

The Artistry Blooms sequins tone in to the colour of the paper beautifully.

Here are the original samples. The blue version used clear embossing powder, but I felt it didn’t have as much impact as the white.

I’d love to know if you give this a 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 FYP3NJFR 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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Monochromatic Cards featuring the Lovely You stamp set

Hello Everyone,

Today’s project demonstrates that beautiful cards can be made with limited supplies.

Monochromatic designs can still have depth and interest by using second generation ink, blending and layering.

The stamped border has been heat embossed to add texture, but this step could be left out!

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

Here is my sample made with Just Jade.

The sentiment could be punched or cut down with a paper trimmer.

Tell me which is your favourite and if you try this I’d love to see them!

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 FYP3NJFR 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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Double Emboss Resist featuring Dandelion Wishes

Hello Everyone,

Today’s project uses the emboss resist technique with a bit of a twist!

I love how it turned out!

See how I achieved this look by watching my video tutorial….

Using the direct to paper inking method gives a stronger, more solid colour to the background.

Here are both cards side by side for comparison.

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 FYP3NJFR 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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Arranging a Springtime Wreath

Hello Everyone,

It may be turning chilly with autumn approaching, but I thought I’d make a little reminder of the bright colours of spring!

I’ve used the Stamparatus tool to stamp the wreath, first in Granny Apple Green ink and then again with versamark.

By heat embossing with clear powder, a glazed look can be achieved.

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

Here’s a close up of the glazed wreath and the shaped flowers!

This is the Christmas version…

And here they are together. Just shows how versatile this set can be.

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 HS9XUAG2 when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Don’t forget to check out the amazing joining offer running during September! Two free stamp sets, pre-cut cardstock and a pack of rhinestones will be added to your custom Starter Kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Stamparatus

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£6.50

Inspired Thursday – Stylised Trees

Hello Everyone,

Here’s another card I’ve made using inspiration from the Project Share Project.

You can see the original post with the source cards here

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

Here a close up of those embossed “trees”…!

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 HS9XUAG2 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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Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

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 the ladies have been embossing this week!

Jill’s gorgeous little trees look amazing in blue and framed with snowflake designer series paper for a really frosty feel!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has used both dry and best embossing in her Snowflake card. By partially embossing the front panel, there was still somewhere flat for the sentiment.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has used both dry and best embossing in her card too. She has chosen to use a single heat embossed layered snowflake as her focal point.

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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Tone on Tone Stamping with the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set

Hello Everyone,

I’m working with Queen Anne’s Lace today and you can get this set for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up! during September! Follow the link at the bottom of this post…

I chose to work with a tone on tone technique, using Gray Granite and Basic Gray.

A pop of Petal Pink and white lift the layout and give the card a feminine feel.

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

The sentiments in this set are amazing 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 HS9XUAG2 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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Double Heat Embossing with the Today’s Tiles stamp set

Hello Everyone,

I trying out something fun with heat embossing today, I’m calling it double embossing!

Step one, heat emboss with clear powder.

Step two, heat emboss with coloured powder.

In this example I chose silver, this could also have been white!

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

I ended up using Rich Razzleberry card stock, but would have preferred to use Blackberry Bliss.

This is the original sample using Very Vanilla, Terracotta Tile and Cinnamon Cider.

I used gold powder for step two!

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 HS9XUAG2 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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Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00