Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Fragrant Flowers Bundle | Mini Catalogue | Positive Inkers Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!  Our Positive Inkers Design Team has been busy creating beautiful cards for our Feb 1st blog hop!  This month our theme is the Jan-April Mini Catalogue, and to use 2 products. 

Here's my finished card!  I've been asked, 'Where do you get your ideas for cards?'   I'll let you in on my secret....I go to Instagram and search for the name of the stamp set I'm using for my card, and then take pics of the cards I like.  Next....I create something completely different. 😁 True story.  I get the inspiration I need, and start the card(s).

I love the floral images in the Fragrant Flowers Bundle from Stampin' Up! Gorgeous!  I found myself visualizing several different ways I could use this bundle!  

My cardbase & layer are both Basic Gray, and I stamped the large flowers on the layer.  Next, I stamped the flowers on Basic White, using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  If you haven't used Stampin' Blends - you need 'em!  I used Smoky Slate & Mossy Meadow.

Once I finished colouring, I used one of the Fragrant Flowers dies to cut the floral image. And if you know know I had to pop it up with Dimensionals!


A few finishing touches included embossing Basic White using the Cane Weave folder which I cut using the large circle die in Stylish Shapes, adding silver Elegant trim and Milky Dots.

I would love to hear from you.  Do you like/love the card?  Leave me a message!

Please continue with our blog hop:

Sandy McCullough – Canada - you are here

 MaheswairRajaguru - Australia 

 EllyRijnvis – Netherlands 

 Anne MarieHile – USA 

 Jo Blackman – UK


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Sunday, 15 January 2023

Beautifully Happy | Favored Flowers | Sale-a-bration | Blog Hop

 Hello Friends!  It's the 15th of the month and time once again for our team blog hop!  Our theme is to use 2 Sale-A-Bration freebies in our projects and I can't wait to see what everyone has created!

New to Sale-A-Bration? 

Here's my card....

I fell head over heels in l-o-v-e-with the depth of colours in the Sale-A-Bration Favored Flowers paper from Stampin' Up!  The flowers are stunning!

I'm not the best fussy cutter in town, but this paper made it so easy!  I cut out each of these flowers from the edge of the paper.  Watch my YouTube video below for full details and measurements.

Do you decorate the inside of your cards?  I do!  And I went a little bold, but can you blame me? 😊  

My 2nd Sale-A-Bration freebie I used is one of the sentiments from the Beautifully Happy stamp set!  Another gorgeous Sale-A-Bration offering!

YOUTUBE VIDEO (click on image to view)

I'm so delighted with my finished card and I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave me a comment. 😄

If you live in Canada and wish to order the products I used for my card, or any other Stampin' Up! products, visit my ONLINE STORE or scroll down and click on any of the product pics.  Please use Host Code 3NMXGFDV if your order is under $200.

Continue on our hop to see what everyone else has created...

Leena – A La Cards 

Sandy – Lolly & Sand - you are here

Barb –  JustBStamping 

Jen – Stamping with Jen 

Laurel – Laurel Davis Crafted 

These are the products I used to create my card.  Click on any pic to view details and shop.
I thank you for your support.

Monday, 2 January 2023

Adorable Owls | Sneak Peek | Sale-a-bration | Blog Hop

 Happy New Year crafty friends! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. This is another exciting day as it's our Positive Inkers Design Team Blog Hop and you're getting another Sneak Peek! Our theme this month is Sale-a-bration and I've used the uber cute Adorable Owls from Stampin' Up! It's one of the FREE choices with your $60 order!

Here's my card!  And guess what!!  You're getting 3 Sneak Peeks - woohoo!  See the full stamp set, patterned paper & dies in my video further below in this post -  will be posted after 9pm EST on Jan 2.

First - how cute is this owl!  There are 3 cutie-pie owls & 3 greetings in the set that are perfect for many occasions.  My grandson's 3rd birthday is coming up and he loves all types of critters so I'm certain he'll love an owl card!

Those eyes had me at first glance!  I coloured them using my light Soft Succulent blend.  For the rest of the colouring I went with 'less is more' and left lots of white on the owl.  I used Crumb Cake & Smoky Slate blends and kind of mixed them for a unique colour.

Sneak Peek #2 is one of the dies from Conversation Bubbles - be sure to watch my video (below) for a good look at that bundle!  I was super delighted to see the greeting from Adorable Owls fit into one of the dies! 

Sneak Peek #3 - the cool patterned paper is from Ready to Ride.  When you see this paper in the new Mini you might think it's for masculine card, but I beg to differ. 😊 It has an awesome shine to it, that gives the card a soft look.  However, to give the card a bit of an edge, I cut the paper using one of the Basic Border dies. And again, to soften the card, I used Pool Party Sheer Ribbon - my fave ribbon from the Annual Catalogue!

(click on image below to view)

I would love to hear your thoughts on my card, the 3 cards in the video, and the new products so please leave me a comment.


Mini Catalogue - Jan 5 to April 28, 2023

Sale-a-bration - Jan 5 to Feb 28, 2023



Please continue on our hop: 

Sandy McCullough – Canada - you are here

 MaheswairRajaguru - Australia 

 EllyRijnvis – Netherlands 

 Anne MarieHile – USA 

 Jo Blackman – UKl

LIVE IN CANADA?  Shop with me!

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- please use my current Host Code 3NMXGFDV if your order is under $200

Not shown: Adorable Owls stamp set, Conversation Bubbles dies, Ready to Ride DSP

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Sneak Peek | Love for You Bundle | Friend Card

Welcome lovely stamping friends to my 3rd Sneak Peek from the upcoming Jan-April Mini Catalogue!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

We've just had white-out blizzards and lots of snow, so to lift spirits I've created a colourful card using the Love For You Bundle from Stampin' Up!  This card makes me so happy!  

Watch my video tutorial further down in this post for measurements and card details, plus a look at more cards I made using this bundle! 

Suprise!  Another Sneak Peek! If you don't recognize the Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used - that's because it's new, and free from Sale-a-bration with a purchase of $120.  This is the Dandy Designs DSP and the designs are dandy, and versatile for many occasions!

I love decorating the inside of cards - a lovely surprise for the recipient!  

(click below to view video)

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