Inspire.Create.Challenges #102 – Sketch Challenge using the Mountain Air Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog post today showcasing my Design Team project for the new Inspire.Create.Challenge.

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge….

Stop by the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see all the Design Team projects and upload your entry.

I have chosen to work with the Mountain Air Stamp Set and coordinating dies to create a mini scene inside the circle….

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

I think this card could be sent to a guy too?

Which colour way 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 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #101 – Colour Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog post today showcasing my Design Team project for the new Inspire.Create.Challenge.

This time we have a colour challenge! (My favourite kind)

Stop by the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see all the Design Team projects and upload your entry. We’d love to see your creations.

I have chosen to work with the Daisy Lane stamp set to make my project today.

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

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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 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge 100 – Celebration!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog post today showcasing my Design Team project for the new Inspire.Create.Challenge.

It’s the 100th challenge so this time we are all making projects with a celebration theme!

Stop by the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see all the Design Team projects and upload your entry. We’d love to see your creations.

I have chosen to work with the Create with Friends stamp set and some fun party colours!

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

The Stitched Stars dies were perfect to add some celebratory details. The die cuts were lightly inked using blending brushes.

This example also has some embossing in the background for even more texture fun to this layout.

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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Inspire.Create.Challenge 099 – Case the Designer!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog post today showcasing my Design Team project for the new Inspire.Create.Challenge.

This time we are casing the designer – Hannah McCurley!

Stop by the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see all the Design Team projects and upload your entry. We’d love to see your creations.

I have chosen the Merry Snowflakes bundle to work with along with a variety of designer series papers….

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

The glitter in the ribbon complements the Fresh Freesia cardstock and Penguin Playmates paper beautifully.

Some sparkle was added with some Basic Rhinestones.

This design uses the Peaceful Prints paper and the Black and White Gingham Ribbon.

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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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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #097 – Colour Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

It’s time for a new Inspire.Create.Challenge! And this time it’s a colour challenge, my personal favourite!

The design team have provided some inspiration cards which you can see over on the blog post.

I have chosen to work with the Flowers of Friendship bundle for my project, opting for a clean and simple layout!

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

The flowers have been enhanced with Wink of Stella glitter and some Elegant Faceted Gems!

Here’s a close up of the stepped up version that I feature in my tutorial!

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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #095

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am featuring my Design Team project for the Inspire.Create.Challenge

Our challenge this time is a sketch!

You can see all the other design team projects here You can also add your own project to the gallery!

My card uses the Pansy Patch stamp set and Pansy Petals designer series paper. I have rotated the sketch to make a portrait design.

I love the gingham prints in the paper pack!

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

The ribbon was the perfect width to cover the gap across the middle of the card and the scalloped edge of the layering circles dies draws the eye to the sentiment.

Here are the Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent versions!

My favourite is Fresh Freesia, which is yours?

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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Inspire.Create.Challenges #092 – 2021 In Colours

Hello Everyone,

A new Inspire.Create.Challenge is available to take part in…. and this time it’s a colour challenge!

You can see the other design team projects on the challenge blog post here

We would all love to see your projects using these colours! Just add a photo of your project using the link in the challenge blog post!

I am working with the In Bloom stamp set for #simplestamping card. Ink, Stamps and Paper are all you need!

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

Changing the colour used for each of the stamps gives each card a different look, no additional supplies are needed.

Evening Evergreen is a great colour to use for sentiments as an alternative to Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

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 #090 – Home Decor!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing my contribution to the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team!

This time it’s something a bit different. 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 home decor creations!

My project isn’t a new idea, I’ve seen various versions online, but this is my spin on it using the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.

The paper strips measure 6 inches by 3/4 inch and secured with multipurpose glue.

The Playful Alphabet dies were perfectly sized to make the banner for the centre, making this a customisable gift for any occasion.

I made these versions with the Hydrangea Haven papers!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The video tutorial for this project is available here

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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #087 Sketch Challenge with the Peony Garden Suite

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing my project for the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team!

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here not give it a go? We’d love to see your creations!

I have chosen the Peony Garden Suite for my design and went for a gatefold card to complement the sketch layout.

There were some tricky measurements in making this particular card, but these can be adjusted slightly to meet your needs.

Gray Granite ink was used to stamp the peony image which was coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and die cut.

Elegant Faceted Gems added a touch of bling, I did manage to get my Wink of Stella working (maybe it was camera shy?) and added a bit of that too!

I hope you enjoyed this project. You can see the video tutorial here!

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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #086 – Anything Goes!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog! It’s time for another Inspire.Create.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 creations!

It’s funny, I could make whatever I wanted for this challenge, but somehow that made it harder to decide what to use!

In the end, I chose the Delicate Petals bundle. This set makes incredibly detailed dimensional florals.

The background was easier to stamp than it looks.

I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to cut the sentiment.

A matte black dot completed the card!

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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Inspire.Create Sketch Challenge with the Vine Design Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

When I saw the circle in the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Vine Design Bundle for my project!

I used blending brushes to add some colour to the detailed die cut.

The flowers were stamped with Seaside Spray ink and also die cut for layering over the top.

See how the card was put together in my video tutorial….

The label me fancy punch was perfect for cutting the sentiment.

Rhinestones were added to the centre of each flower. These could be substituted with pearls or other embellishments.

This sample used Rococo Rose. Which is your 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 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 #064

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

My choice of colour was Lovely Lipstick. I thought this would add some contrast to the otherwise neutral pallette.

The base card was prepared using Crumb Cake card stock. Layers of Night of Navy and White were cut with Stitched Rectangle dies.

I picked a bold sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set. This was cut with the coordinating die. Before sticking this down, I first added foliage images from the Pop of Petals stamp set and Crumb Cake ink.

Three flowers were stamped with Lovely Lipstick ink and cut with the coordinating punch.

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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Inspire.Create #055

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

This was quite a tricky combination! Once I decided that Lovely Lipstick and Old Olive would be used for a floral, I picked out Pop of Petals to create my design.

I used Blushing Bride card stock to make the card base which I stamped with coordinating ink.

Leaves were stamped on the topper panel with Old Olive ink and layered with Night of Navy card stock.

The flowers were stamped on to some scrap card stock using Lovely Lipstick ink and cut with the coordinating punch.

The Well Said stamp set provided the sentiment which was stamped with Night of Navy ink. The Classic Label punch fits over this perfectly and was adhered with mini dimensionals.

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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Inspire.Create #054

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

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

And this is what I created!

This challenge was the perfect excuse to use the Christmas Layers Die.

I originally thought I would use white on white but the detail didn’t shine as much as I wanted.

Instead I chose a super bright background and sponged the card stock with Melon Mambo ink.

The sentiment was also stamped with Melon Mambo Ink.

Stitched Rectangles dies were used to cut the sentiment and some vellum.

These were adhered with dimensionals and embellished with Melon Mambo glitter enamel dots.

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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Inspire.Create #052

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

I used the Modern Heart stamp set for my design, Stamping the outline with Gorgeous Grape and adding colour with Coastal Cabana. The panel was added to a Melon Mambo card base.

Melon Mambo Ink was used to stamp the sentiment which was cut with a 1-1/2 inch circle punch.

This was adhered to a 2″ circle of vellum and then to the card with dimensionals.

Gorgeous Grape glitter enamel dots completed 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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Inspire.Create #051

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a themed challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

I chose to work with the Good Morning Magnolia bundle and matching Designer Series Paper.

The background was kept simple using the paper with a vellum Stitched Rectangle over the top.

The sentiment was cut with the Tailored Tag Punch. Two black shapes were secured behind the first and adhered with dimensionals.

I added a bow tied from Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon.

A small bloom was coloured with Stampin’ Blends and die cut before adding to the card with dimensionals.

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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