Going Monochrome with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

If you’ve just started on your cardmaking journey, it may be that you have a limited choice of supplies.

My cards today show that you can still create beautiful card designs with just a couple of inks.

I used the Free Textures & Frames stamp set, with a favourite set of mine from the annual catalogue…. Positive Thoughts.

I decided to use Very Vanilla cardstock for a vintage look. I think it looks great with both the Merry Merlot and Night of Navy variations.

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

I love how these cards turned out…. Do you have a favourite?

Here’s a close up of the original sample!

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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The Project Share Project Blog Hop – Sale-a-bration!

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s Project Share Project blog hop.

Our theme this month is Sale-a-bration! If you don’t know already, this is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale events of the year … And this year we have this summer event too!

Everyone in the hop today will be featuring at least one of the FREE products you can earn during the Sale-a-bration event.

You can see those projects using the links below or scroll through using the “next” button;

Jill Chapman -Paper Daisy Crafting

Gez Carpenter- Nigezza Creates

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

I’m working with the wonderful Summer Shadows dies which coordinate with the Shaded Summer stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, and throwing in some Be Dazzling speciality papers.

The flowers are layered with vellum and Gray Granite card stock.

The sequins are added to the card with multipurpose glue and the Take Your Pick tool.

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

I love the Metallic Mesh Ribbon for texture!

Here is my original sample using a white on white technique!

Which is your favourite?

Click below to move on to Jill’s blog!

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 Stampin’ Blends with A Touch of Ink Sale-a-bration stamp set

Hello Everyone,

I can’t believe Sale-a-bration is almost over! You have until Sunday to get your orders in and qualify for free items – while stocks last!

Thinking of joining? You’ll get 200 double-sided sheets of 6×6 patterned paper absolutely free included in your custom starter kit! Click the button at the bottom of this post to find out more!

I have used the stunning Sale-a-bration stamp set A Touch of Ink for today’s card project.

Whilst this is a two-step set, I wanted to get my Stampin’ Blends out and doing some colouring!

The colours I used were;

  • Old Olive / Granny Apple Green
  • Bermuda Bay / Pool Party
  • Mango Melody / Daffodil Delight

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

The Pool Party card base complements the humming bird. A touch of sparkle was added with some clear rhinestones.

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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Super Fast Cards with Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

The end of Sale-a-bration is fast approaching so I have some super fast cards to share today!

I’ve chosen the Oh So Ombre paper to work with but you could use this simple layout with any of the patterned papers available.

The topper uses the Approaching Perfection stamp set which is also part of the promotion.

I did not add any extra ribbons or embellishments to these samples, the idea was to keep them very simple on this occasion.

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

I made this card using all four colours in the Oh So Ombre collection!

Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss are two of my favourite colours!

And here are the Rococo Rose and Granny Apple Green versions!

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 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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Berry Blessings & Sweet Strawberries

Hello Everyone,

So would you have used Pacific Point card stock with this patterned paper?

I thought it would make a change to add this in to the colour palette… I quite like it!

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

Which option 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 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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Corner Bouquet Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Here we are, another week, another colour challenge.

The colours to work with today are Bumblebee, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo.

I also wanted to pull out some Sale-a-bration stamp sets. These sets are free with qualifying orders until 28th February! View the details with the Promotions button at the end of this blog post.

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

The stamparatus produced a much better result. It is a real advantage being able to stamp the image a number of times!

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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Creating with FREE Berry Blessings Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Wow, this is amazing value….. FREE! With a £90 order! This set coordinates perfectly with the Sweet Strawberry bundle in the January to June Mini Catalogue!

See how I made today’s card in my video tutorial….

I know which is my favourite, 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 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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Pootlers Blog Hop – Sale-a-bration 2021

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Sale-a-bration blog hop.

You will find loads of ideas to use your free products, just follow the links by clicking on the blue button below!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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I’m working with this amazing paper pack called Flower and Field. The pack has two each of six double sided designs, there’s something for the guys too!

I call these inside out cards. I’ve use both sides to make each card!

I added a sentiment from the A Touch of Ink stamp set, (also free!) using a coordinating ink colour!

I think this one is my 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 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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Sale-a-bration is HERE! featuring Oh So Ombre and Corner Bouquet!

Hello Everyone,

Today is the day! New mini catalogue is live and Sale-a-bration has begun!

This is one of the biggest events in the Stampin’ Up! calendar….. Earn FREE products with qualifying orders, extra rewards for hosting a party and an extraordinary joining offer!

All new recruits will receive FIVE PACKS of 6 by 6 designer series paper, (200 sheets)…. That will make a lot of cards…. A great way to get started!

There are some gorgeous paper packs that can be selected as a freebie….. Today’s project features the Oh So Ombre collection along with the Corner Bouquet stamp set.

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

Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay are two of my favourite colours!

And here are the Rococo Rose and Granny Apple Green versions….

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 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 Blog Hop – Sale-a-bration!

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s Project Share Project blog hop.

This month everyone is making their projects using Sale-a-bration products. These can be earned with qualifying orders beginning on 5th January, but, as demonstrators, we were able to get hold of ours early!

Links to the other projects in this blog hop are listed below, or click the next button at the bottom of this post!

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

I chose to work with the Touch of Ink stamp set…

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

The vellum layer diffuses the background!

Wink of Stella is the perfect finishing touch!

Here are all the other colours I used, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Blushing Bride.

Which is your favourite?

Click the button to move to the next project!

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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