Only just got the Yummy in My Tummy set from Stampin' Up! and immediately thought I had to make a springy monster. With Mother's Day next weekend here in the UK I thought it best to get crafting. Although I think this design would work for Valentines, Birthdays or just to send someone a hug, that's often just what you need. I made a paper spring from two pieces of pattern paper 12" x 1/2". I remember doing this as a kid when we would make spiders with springy legs! This packs a wow so if you would like to have a go here are the instructions in PDF format. I have also created a video on how to make the spring which you can find below. Full video instructions to follow shortly!
Mouse Critter - Up and away Thinlits
This week I am using Lift Me Up bundle, thinking outside the box coming up with new ways to use the set. I like to show customers you are getting value for money when purchasing a Stampin' Up! bundle. That's not only with a 10% saving but also the variety of projects you can use a set for. Showing the versatility of a set can have it's advantages too! This card with my little mouse critter uses just 4 of the dies from the set. The large and small balloon for the body, ears and balloons he's holding. The heart for feet, another heart cut in half for arms and finally the clouds to add the extra something on those ears!!
Lift Me Up Clear Mount Bundle 144712
Up and Away Thinlits 142748
Lift Me Up Clear Mount Stamp set 142896
This month the Earning Alaska Blog Hop is focusing on the countdown that sees Stampin' Up! Sale A Bration finishing on the 31st March 2017. So if you have fallen in love with the chickens from the Hey Chick set (143331) which at a recent class was a big hit, coloured using the watercolour pencils and an aqua brush. Or perhaps you want to feel uplifted with the Carried Away DSP (143608) which includes 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double sided designs in 12" x 12" co-ordinating perfectly with the Lift Me Up set. Whatever you prefer the clock is ticking so if you want to take advantage of the amazing freebies including the latest additions you can find all the information here
The only problem I think there may be, is having to choose just one of these amazing products but I suppose that all depends on how many things you have on your wish list!
So please hop along to see what craft creations Megan has to share with you.
I have been using the Urban Underground Suite for a week in preparation for my class which I held on Saturday. This is one of the projects we made using the Build it Framelits along with the Nailed it stamp set and also sentiments from Urban District. We created our own background paper stamping on half a sheet of Whisper White (A5) which we used on this card and another set of 4" x 4" cards. I used Pacific Point card and layered using Delightful Dijon. I 'borrowed' some sandpaper from my hubby and discovered that you find all sorts of bits and bobs in the toolbox so I added a couple of bits of wood which were off cuts from another project we made using the Hardwood stamp. The screw head embellishments I added to each of the bottom corners are made from the 'waste' when you die cut the nut from the Build it framelits. I just scored each one straight across the centre to make it look like a screw. Here are a set of PDF instructions giving measurements and details on how to make this style of card.
The Urban Underground is orientated more for making male cards but don't let that hold back your creativity as I was able to introduce girl power making a nail file holder using the DSP, Embellishments and Nailed It stamp set.
I have been working on a template all week to make a Pop Up Cube. I wanted to create a simple to follow set of instructions as I would like to use for a craft workshop. So I really did have my engineer head on and was helped by hubby too as I bounced ideas around.
I am preparing for a class using the Urban Underground suite from Stampin' Up! and I really wanted to be able to include this project. I have also created my first video which I will share with everyone before the class. Hopefully this will help on the day!
So I used Delightful Dijon and Basic Grey card. I created a shaker card using the Hexagon in the Build It framelits set and I used both stamp sets from the suite to decorate the cube and the Wallet.
I have created a set of PDF instructions which are available free if you sign up for my monthly newsletter. Please note I will never pass your details to anyone else.
Window box - wooden box!
This is my first blog hop so it's all very new and exciting. The theme is Sale-A-Bration Anything Goes! As I have been having a play with the Window Box Thinlit dies (142762) from Stampin' Up! I thought I could share my latest projects. I have to say the dies are so versatile. I keep looking at my paper crafted 'wooden' box and still can't quite believe it isn't really wood, the effect is really amazing. I used Crumb Cake card stock (121685) and stamped using the Hardwood stamp (133035) with Soft Suede ink (126978). It is really possible for you to create beautiful gift boxes, card holders, tealight holders, even fun characters, using this set. The list just goes on and is only limited by how many hours you have left in the day and there is always Pinterest of course! For my first project using the Window Box Thinlits I created a contemporary style box with a shaker lid.
I used the amazing Foam Adhesive Strips (141825) and I have to say they really do make shaker style projects so much easier as you don't have to spend time placing the individual foam pads! The box used Marina Mist card stock (121682) and Brights Sequins (138389) to add the WOW for the shaker lid! The box can be tricky to put together for the first time but I have created instructions and hope they help to make it easier because this really is a great set.
I have been using the Sealed with Love suite and tried to create some projects that were not the conventional Valentine theme. I found the Emoji mugs at a local discount store and created a whole gift package. (Home Bargains if you are in the UK) The set consists of the mug, a tag and a card all matching.
I used the framelits to create the set. I have attached instructions to show everything you will need for this project. I am sure you could think of quite a few, young and old who would appreciate this gift set! I filled the mug with Chocolate hearts and Love Heart sweets although I have also seen Emoji sweets in stores so they would also work well.
I also created little hearts that I glazed to add to the ends of the ribbon using Real Red card layered with DSP from the suite. I used the 3D glaze that Stampin' Up! has now retired although I hear that the Fine Tip Glue works just as well. Just don't be tempted to touch it before it's dry. It will need a good few hours to be safe!
I created a stand for the mug using a Pizza style box and just die cut a circle from it to hold the mug in place. I wrapped the mug in cellophane. If you have any of the larger clear bags from the Christmas Seasonal catalogue they work well or A4 clear seal bags also work.
Today I am sharing the pop and twist mini card I created for a recent swap I took part in. I know the pop and twist panel card is not new however I have made it in miniature and it is so so cute. I am back using the Sending Love Suite from Stampin' Up! a new set which will be available in the Occasions catalogue due out 4th January 2017. I have used the DSP and the Sealed with Love stamp set to make this card and I have attached PDF instructions so you can have a go at making a mini pop up card too! If you need any further help making the card please do get in touch, I am always happy to help.
I have been crafting using some new products from the upcoming Occasions (Sale A Bration) catalogue from Stampin' Up! Over the coming weeks I am going to share and give you a sneak peek of products from the new catalogue. I had the great privilege to be part of On Stage at Telford this year and I demonstrated the potential of the Sending Love Suite. The sentiments are beautiful and offer a range of fonts and coordinate perfectly with the matching framelits. It is a set definetly for Valentines Day but I am also going to share projects to show this set can be used all year round.
The suite offers the following
• Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
• Sending Love Glassine Sheets
• Love Notes Framelits Dies
• Real Red 12"x12" Cardstock
• Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack
• Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack
• Sending Love Embellishments
The card I have made uses the Sweetheart Punch to punch out two DSP hearts to add colour to my Crumb Cake based card. The wooden embellishments are very versatile as they can be used as individual pieces or slot inside each other to create a solid heart or flower shape.
Full instructions can be found here
This week I made a box frame from an A4 sheet of cardstock. I have done this before using the Butterfly framelits but this time I have created a Christmas theme using the Sleigh Framelits from Stampin' Up! I also used the Soft Sky card with the Woodlands embossing folder and white card with the Waves embossing folder to create the snowscape. The box frame is very easy to create and I have provided full instructions for the frame and the layout. With all the embossing I thought I could enter this into the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge for this week which is all about Embossing. Instructions can be found here for the box frame and details on putting the picture together.
Hi, my name is Pauline Barnfather and I am a Stampin Up! demonstrator in Basingstoke, UK. Welcome to my Blog!
I get excited about any style of paper crafting so enjoy having a look. I hope my projects inspire you to get crafting!