Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Peek-a-Boo Slider Card

Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are an International team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. I'm from London, Ontario, Canada and today our design team is excited to showcase the Peek-a-Boo Slider card!

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Gina Connor's blog. If you're just joining, no problem! Just use the "Next" Button below and hop all the way around!

So... I have actually done this style of fold before... however it was a portrait card and not landscape. It you would like to check it out, click HERE. As for my card today, I followed the instructions out lined in a video tutorial by Dawn Griffith. I'll admit that it does seem like a tricky and complicated card at first, but if you take your time, stop and pause the video as you go, you'll get it. Once you see how it all comes together and why, you'll be good to go. Just one small note: in Dawn's video she uses a 2" punch, but I used a 2-1/4" punch to allow my greetings to fit. Luckily it still works with all the other measurements.

My card today showcases the NEW: "Share What You Love" Bundle available to customers RIGHT NOW! This bundle is featured in the up coming 2018-2019 Idea Book & Catalogue, set to be released on June 1st! It's beautiful: the colours are beautiful, the paper is beautiful, the accessories are beautiful! It's just BEAUTIFUL!

My colour combo is Mint Macaron (Coming back in the NEW catalogue!) (cardstock, ink), Tranquil Tide (ink, baker's twine), and Whisper White (cardstock).

The cardstock is embossed with the Lovely Floral 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (say that 3 times fast... yikes!), which is included in the "Gotta Have it All" Bundle. The little flowers in the back ground and the sayings are from the "Love What You Do" stamp set, and those beautiful flower and leaf embellishments are actually cut from the "Share What You Love" DSP (Gotta Have it All Bundle)



Well, thank you for hopping in, I hope you like my Peek-a-Boo Slider Card. Up Next is the Talented Satomi Wellard. Enjoy!

1.Gina Connor(UK)
2.Martha Inchley (Canada) You are here!
3.Satomi Wellard (Japan)
4. Tanja Kolar (Germany)
5.Aude Barbara(France)
6. Astrid Hofman(Austria)
7.Connie Stewart(USA)



  

You asked... I listened! My Pineapple Treat Boxes WITH VideoTutorial!

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing my Pineapple Treat Boxes that I made a few weeks ago, for my demonstrator friends at OnStage: London, ON. Canada.

I made 32 of these to give away and although they look quite complicated to make, they're really not. Yes... there are quite a number of steps to making them, but the over all, faceted technique, isn't really complicated... It's just folding lines one way and other lines, the other way. (You'll see what I mean in the video.)

Anyway, I made the mistake in thinking that I could hand out my treat packages without including "how-to" instructions and BOY, was I WRONG! Right after the "Thank You" was: "How did you make this?" "Do you have a Tutorial?" Honestly... I was SO focused on getting them completed in time, that I didn't even think about a tutorial. LOL! Yes, I completed them, very late, the night before.

Well, it didn't end that day. I have received emails/ FB messages/ customer leads/ comments etc, all inquiring on how I made them. So... I decided that the easiest way to share this with you is with a video tutorial! Now, I'm by no means a professional when it comes to video tutorials, as I've only done a handful over the years. So please be kind, forgive my stumbles and lost of memory for product names. (LOL! I think it's just a guarantee for demonstrators that if you're videoing, you will automatically forget the names!)



In my video I refer to my template, which I promised to post, so here you go:

I also promised a supply list, which you will find below. Each items is linked to my on-line store.

 

Well... I think I covered everything. So here you go! Enjoy!



Oh! I forgot... I had played around with the colouring of my pineapple (just using ink and a sponge dauber on the outside), trying to make it a little more realistic... it was cute and everything... but it wasn't what I was going for. but I thought I would share it with you anyway, just incase it inspires you!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Z-Fold Spinner Card


Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are an International team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the Z-Fold Spinner Card!

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Gina Connor's blog. If you're just joining, no problem! Just use the "Next" Button below and hop all the way around!

I was really excited when I saw this months feature fold! I have seen a Z-Fold before but NEVER with a spinner! After watching the following video, I was ecstatic that it was SO easy to do!


So, I really... really...  REALLY tried to resist the "Magical Day Bundle". I really did! I was adamant that I didn't need it, - wouldn't have a use for it, - and I didn't pre-order it... but after seeing many adorable creations... I gave in! It's just too cute to resist. So as soon as it arrived I knew I just had to use it!

The colours I used for my card are: Soft Sky (cardstock & ink), Smokey Slate (cardstock, ink & blends), Whisper White (cardstock), Daffodil Delight (cardstock & blends), Real Red (ink & blends), Old Olive (blends), Pumpkin Pie (light blend) Crumb Cake (dark blend), Ivory (blend) and Basic Black (momento ink).


To colour my characters, of course I HAD to use my blends! I absolutely LOVE them and they make colouring SO easy and enjoyable! The outlines are a little thin on these guys and I had a couple of little oops... but nothing to noticeable.

So for this card I decided to do a circle that spins. I know the video shows a symmetrical image, and I did that in my practice card (check out my video of it on my FB Business Page, HERE), But I wanted to use images that weren't symmetrical and the circle was a perfect solution.  So on one side of my circle is the Dragon and on the other, is the Knight. Once they open the card, the message: "I hope your day is Magical" is revealed. I think the sentiment is perfect for this card!

Well, I hope you like my take on the Z-Fold Spinner Card, Check out my video below, to see my card in action!

Up Next is the Talented Satomi Willard in Japan! Enjoy the rest of the hop and Happy Creating!

            

1.Gina Connor(UK) 2.Martha Inchley (Canada) 3.Satomi Wellard (Japan) 4. Tanja Kolar (Germany) 5.Aude Barbara(France) 6.Miranda Mols(Netherland) 7. Astrid Hofman(Austria) 8.Connie Stewart(USA)


Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Shadow Box Card

Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are an International team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the Shadow Box Card.

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Gina Connor's blog. If you're just joining, no problem! Just use the "Next" Button below and hop all the way around!

Today, I've used the adorable stamp set: Garden Girl. I just had to have this set when I heard that Stampin' Up! was coming out with the Stampin' Blends, as it's perfect to colour.

My card doesn't really have a colour combo per say, but I used Whisper White cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Wood Texture DSP, Basic Black ink (for the greeting), Black Momento Ink (for the colouring images) and the Stampin Blends.

To be honest, at first I didn't really get the point of this fold... it seemed kind of under whelming. But after creating a card with it, I really like it and can see the potential for it.

If I were to do my card over again, I might actually change up my dimensions a bit. For this fold, it was scored at 1/2" and 1" on each end of my 2 pieces of cardstock... I find with those measurements it leaves quite a bit of space (1" to be exact) in between to embellish. I think next time, I might try 1/2" and 3/4" on either end, creating only a 1/2" space. Oh! and I'd also colour behind my flowers before popping them up. (face palm! I don't know where my head was at for those!)

Well, Thanks for hopping in. I hope you like what I created with the Shadow Box Card fold and hope you'll give it a try. Up next is theTalented Satomi Wellard. Enjoy!




1.Gina Connor(UK) 2.Martha Inchley (Canada) 3.Satomi Wellard (Japan) 4.Shannean Moncrieff(Australia) 5. Tanja Kolar (Germany) 6.Aude arbara(France) 7.Miranda Mols(Netherland) 8. Astrid Hofman(Austria) 9.Connie Stewart(USA)

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Bella & Friends


OOPS! OOPS! OOPS! I have been so distracted by the holidays that I completely forgot about this hop. Horrible, I know! But I must admit, I've been really enjoying my time, unplugged and playing with my boys.

Luckily my procrastination skill have saved my butt again!!! I went and checked my "to be blogged" photo file and BA-DA-BOOM!  3 cards - all done with the Bella & Friends stamp set; our featured set! Awesome!

These 3 cards are actually from a "Coffee & Create" class that I held a long time ago.  For this class, I was featuring how you could use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to "water colour" your images.  To do this, you simply squeeze your ink pad before opening and then dip your glitter brush into the ink that was transferred to the lid. It's the same way you colour with a blender pen only glittery! My customers loved it!

Since the majority of the class time would be colouring, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple to allow for completion. I kept to the Crumb Cake cardstock base with a colour cardstock and Burlap Ribbon strip.

Well, Thanks for stopping in, I hope you like my little trio of cards. Up next is the talented Yapha Mason's Blog! Enjoy!






Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Merry Café

Hello and Welcome to the 2017 - Artisan Design Team's Final blog hop. I cannot believe that it has been a year already, since I started hopping with such a talented group of ladies. It has been a wonderful experience and I feel that my creativity has grown so much because of it.

For our final hop we are featuring the Merry Café stamp set. How fun is this little set!?! It's Perfect for all you Holiday treat giving and it coordinates perfectly with Coffee Cups Famelits.

Speaking of holiday treat giving,  I found these plastic, little "Mason" jars at my local dollar store and couldn't resist creating little hot chocolate treat packages with them.

My colour combo is Crumb Cake (cardstock), Early Espresso (cardstock), Real Red (cardstock, ink, and marker), Garden Green (ink and marker) and Gold (foil snowflake). I also used Basic Black ink and Whisper White cardstock.


Do you like my little coffee cup sleeve? Do you know how I did it? If you guess with the Corrugated Elements, you would be correct! I simply used the tiny coffee cup die and die cut the sleeve portion out of the embellishment. It works perfectly!

Well that's it from me, but before I pass you on to the Talented Mercedes Weber, let me introduce you to the NEW Artisan Design Team for 2018! Congratulations to all the new team members. I can't wait to see what you create!

United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Canada
Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom

France

Netherlands

Germany
Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Austria
Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Australia
Jennifer Frost (returning)