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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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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Layered Die Cuts with the Forever Greenery Suite

Hello Everyone,

To continue with my theme this week, here’s another couple of cards using the retiring In Colours!

I’m working with the Forever Greenery Suite today. This is an annual catalogue suite, so is it gonna stay? Who knows? It’s so beautiful, so I hope it will!

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

The gold die cuts look amazing!

These blue greens make a lovely combination!

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 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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Scrapbusting with the Tailored Tag Punch

Hello Everyone,

I don’t know about you, but I have a tonne of designer series paper to use up.

The papers currently available in the annual catalogue are likely to retire to make way for more beautiful things to come, so if there are any you want to stock up on, now is the time before they sell out!

A personal favourite is the Playing with Patterns pack. It’s full of bright colours suitable for all occasions.

I have used the Tailored Tag Punch to make a fun background with these papers. I used most of the designs for my card, but you could pick out a colour theme just as easily!

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

Orientating the punch shapes gives each card a different look.

The sentiment is taken from the Round of Applause stamp set.

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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Monday Colour Challenge with the Waterfront stamp set

Hello Everyone,

It’s colour challenge Monday…. This one had me thinking!

I decided to use the Waterfront stamp set. This set is one of my older sets, and it’s a real possibility that this will retire when the new annual catalogue launches in May! Watch this space for more info!

This layout uses first, second and third generation stamping to create depth with a single colour ink pad.

See how I made my card in my video tutorial…

I hope you liked my tip on using the ink pad to make the edge of the panel more defined.

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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Mini Cards with the Peony Garden Suite

Hello Everyone,

We are making some mini cards today!

These were hiding in a drawer so I thought I would get them used up… Though these are no longer available in the online store, these could be made from white card stock or scaled up for a regular card base.

The cards are really easy to put together. You can see the process in my video tutorial….

With lots of designs in the Peony Garden paper collection there are lots of ways to create these simple cards.

Stop by tomorrow for another Peony Garden project!

Sale is 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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Just for Fun Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

This project was made as a bit of fun after a little Facebook Challenge so I recreated the card in a different colour way.

I chose Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay, (never sure if this a blue or a green?)

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

The original colour challenge used Merry Merlot, Real Red and Magenta Madness!

The vellum helps to diffuse the brightness of the pink.

There’s still time to look through the sale items!

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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Inspired Thursday – Playing with Poinsettias

Hello Everyone,

Did you see the Project Share Project blog post this morning? If not you can see it here

From Jill’s card I am using the striped layout with the Dainty Diamonds embossed centre panel.

From Heather’s card I am using the Playing with Patterns designer series paper and embellishments.

From Gez’s card I am using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.

And this is the result!

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

So pleased with how this turned. The red card stock was definitely the right choice.

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 3MA77KE6 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

Clean & Simple featuring Butterfly Gala

Hello Everyone,

White space gives cards a simple but sophisticated look.

I have used my usual ‘card formula’ for today’s project…

Card Base, A4 cut lengthways at 4-1/8 inches and score at 5-7/8 inches.

Card Layer, 4 by 5-3/4 inches

Small Mat, 3-1/8 by 4-7/8 inches

Small Card Layer, 3 by 4-3/4

The card layer was embossed for texture and interest.

Outline images don’t have to be stamped in black ink, I used Basic Grey and Early Espresso.

See how I made today’s cards in my video 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 3MA77KE6 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

First Peek at Forever Fern

Hello Everyone,

This has to be one of the most beautiful suites from Stampin’ Up! I just adore it! And it takes away the pain of losing Tropical Chic.

This is first play with the products in the suite and I love what I created!

In the video I take you through all the elements of the suite and how to put together the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

New products will be available from 3rd June.

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

Bone Folder

[102300]

£6.50

CAS Colours and Sketches #356

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing my project for the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

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

I wanted to create something different…. And this is it!

I used the Tailored Tag punch to cut shapes from Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Silver Glimmer card stock. These were adhered to a piece of white card stock.

The excess was trimmed away and layered with more glimmer paper before adding to a white card base.

Real Red ink was used to stamp the sentiment which was also cut with the Tailored Tag punch. This was adhered 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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Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

InspireINK Blog Hop – Back to Basics!

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a theme challenge to play with.

“Back to Basics”

  • One stamp set
  • One Ink pad & card colour
  • One punch or die set
  • Optional ribbon & gems

Please be sure to click through all the projects in the hop by clicking on the link below.

I chose one of my favourite stamp sets for this challenge, I find it so versatile.

So Tropical Chic with a Purple Posy colour theme.

The card stock panel was randomly stamped using Purple Posy ink. This was layered on to matching card stock.

Some Polka Dot Tulle was tied around the panel before adhering to the card base.

The sentiment was cut using the Tailored Tag Punch. Some Purple Posy card stock was also punched and layered together with dimensionals.

Finally, some frosted Epoxy dots completed the card.

Click here for the other projects in the hop!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to see the other projects

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

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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Keeping it Simple – Part 5

Hello Everyone,

If you follow my blog you will have seen that I have doing a series of simple cards with minimal supplies.

The card base was made with Whisper White card stock.

I added a smaller panel layered with Rick Razzleberry card stock with Polka Dot Tulle tied around the middle.

On some scrap card, I stamped some leaves. I cut two portions with the Tailored Tag Punch. I also stamped and punched the sentiment.

The pieces were positioned a bit like a jigsaw puzzle around the knot of the ribbon using dimensionals.

A few rhinestones finish 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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Keeping it Simple – Part 4

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to part 4 of this series all about keeping it simple. Limited supplies doesn’t mean limited options!

So today, it is the layout that has been changed, opting for a square stamped panel as the focal point.

As before, I used Rich Razzleberry Ink to stamp the leaves from the Tropical Chic stamp set and layered this on to matching card stock.

The tulle ribbon was wrapped and tied around the panel before adhering to a white card base with dimensionals.

Also, as before, the sentiment was cut with the Tailored Tag Punch and some rhinestones finished 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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Here’s a reminder of the previous cards made with these supplies!

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.

Heather has made this sweet little gift wrap. Just think how many different designs you could make with Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous designer series paper!

Jill has made this superb gift box. This is such a novel way to use dies making the investment even better value for money.

Gez is making the most of her free Sale-a-bration paper by punching out butterflies for her cards. With so many images on the sheet there are dozens of quick and simple cards you could make.

I hope you enjoyed these projects. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Good Morning,

Welcome to another Project Share. This week I thought I would share some non seasonal ideas.

First this week is Helzie. She has used the stunning Beautiful You stamp set.

See how Helzie made this card here

Heather has made this great masculine card with Best Route Designer Series Paper.

See how Heather made her card here

Gez has gone to town making this card for her son. Double Z cards are so effective.

See how Gez made her card here.

I hope you enjoyed these projects.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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A Big Thank You

Hi Everyone,

Today’s card is really easy to make…. Great one for beginners!

I picked out this designer series paper for the background.

The topper was made using the reverse side of a coloured doily as the base.

The sentiment, taken from the A Big Thank You stamp set was stamped using Grapefruit Grove ink and cut with the Tailored Tag Punch.

A bow tied from Grapefruit Grove grosgrain ribbon was added. Some Artisan Pearl’s and Basic Sequins provided some bling.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Nature’s Hello #GDP144

Hi there,

This week’s Wednesday challenge from the Global Design Team is to “case the designer”. Charley has made this great card… What would you make?

The rest of the design team have made some fantastic samples which you can see here!

This is my design, combining Rooted in Nature, Wood Textures and Accented Blooms.

2-1/2 inch strips of Wood Textures and Nature’s Poem designer series papers were adhered to a Whisper White card base.

The Pearl Doily was substituted for the large tree ring image from Rooted in Nature. This was fussy cut and added to the card with dimensionals.

A scrap of Whisper White card stock was stamped with the gorgeous tree using Tranquil Tide ink. The corners were rounded with the Detailed Trio punch.

The Tailored Tag punch was used to cut the sentiment which was stamped with Crumb Cake ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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