Saturday, 23 May 2020

Seashore Stampers Monthly Blog Hop - May



Hello all,

Welcome to the Seashore Stampers Monthly Blog Hop. This month we're featuring Father's Day (or masculine) cards.

Even though my Dad passed away a few years ago, I enjoy making Father's Day cards and remembering my Dad. He was an amazing man and unlike many of the Dad's I knew. He wasn't into sports but loved making music. (We had an incredible variety of instruments in our home at any given time.) He decided corporal punishment wasn't appropriate and made us talk things out. As a teenager, that was not fun, but it made me a better person. 

I am ridiculously embarrassed to admit where the actual inspiration for this card came from. Here's a hint, it is insanely popular right now and has sold millions of copies. If you think you know, message me and I'll let you know if you're right. Otherwise, it'll be a mystery.


The greetings for this card come from the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written Dies. To create it,  I used Basic Gray Cardstock, (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") and embossed the front with the new Old World  Paper 3D Embossing Folder, from the World of Good Suite. (I don't have the suite yet but it is GORGEOUS!) The Silver Foil Sheet leaves also come from the Well Written dies. You'll need a 4 3/8" x 3 1/8" piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock and 4 1/4" x 3" piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. This DSP is my absolute favourite from the new catalogue. It is incredibly versatile, featuring photographic images of wood grains, tile patterns, etc. In fact, I love one of the tile patterns so much, I briefly contemplated ordering a bunch more and redoing my kitchen back splash for cheap. (He said no.)

Use the Layering Oval Dies in the centre of the DSP and then cut the fish out of the oval. The fish body is made with the Layering Circle Dies and for fishes tail I used the Tulip Builder Punch. After punching out the first piece, be sure to turn the DSP over to punch out the second piece. The eye was made with a standard hole punch. I coloured it with our black Stampin' Write Marker. I assembled it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For easy assembly, when you cut out your foil leaves and greeting, use our new Adhesive Sheets on the back of the foil. It is brilliant. No more wet glue messes - woo hoo! Peal the backing off the leaves and attach it onto the centre of the Bashful Blue piece. Next, using your liquid glue, attach the DSP rectangle on top of the Bashful Blue. With Stampin' Dimensionals, attach the fish into the centre, over the silver leaves. Attach this piece to your card front with your liquid glue.

Stamp your greeting, in Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad, on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. Use Clear Stampin' Embossing Powder on top of this to make it stand out. I punched out the greeting with the Classic Label Punch. The Basic Pearl Jewels were coloured with the darker of the two Bashful Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack. Attach the greeting to the card face with your Dimensionals and apply the coloured pearls. If you need any more help, please ask.

My shop is here for all your papercrafting needs. Please use the current Host Code found to the right of this post, underneath the picture of the catalogue (if your order is under 200.) If your order is around the 100 mark, JOIN THE FUN for only 135. You'll choose 165 worth of product and pay NO tax and NO shipping. You'll get a 20-25% discount on your future purchases and become part of an incredibly friendly and supportive crafting family. Message me if you want more information or have any questions.  

Be sure to visit all the other blogs. See you next Wednesday. Be safe, be grateful and share sunshine. 

Cheers,
Adrienne


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Thursday, 14 May 2020

Thinking of You

Hello and welcome back to my blog,

This card was created for a member of the crew of the HMCS Fredericton, which experienced a tragic accident last week. I live in a town with a Naval Base. These amazing people help weave the fabric of our community and it's hard to seem them hurting.

To create this card I used uses the Rooted in Nature and Good Morning Magnolia stamp sets.


Start with a Whisper White Cardstock base, measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored in the middle at 4 1/4".  From your white, you'll also need a 2" x 5 1/4" piece, a 2 1/2" square (for the greeting) and a scrap (large enough for the flower.) Trim your Basic Black Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4", 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" and a 2 3/4" square (for the black circle behind the greeting.)

For the one leaf that overlaps, I used the fabulous Stamperatus to line it up. Use your Embossing Buddy on the right hand side of the large black rectangle. Stamp your leaves with Versa Mark. Heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Repeat the process on the 2" x 5 1/4" piece of white. This time, heat emboss with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder. Do your greeting on the white square and heat emboss with black. On your scrap of white, stamp and heat emboss the flower bud in black. I used Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends to colour the flower.

The greeting was cut out with the Layering Circle Dies. From your little black square, use the Stitched Shapes Dies and cut out the circle. With the Magnolia Memory Dies, cut out the bloom. 

For assembly I use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue because it gives you that moment to adjust. Attach the black piece with the white embossed leaves onto the front of the card base. Then attach the white piece, with the black embossed leaves, to the the white smaller rectangle of black. Make sure the right hand side is flush and has no margin. Attach this piece to the left had side. I also used liquid glue to attach the flower bud. Stampin' Dimensionals were used under the greeting.

My shop is here for all your papercrafting needs. Please use the current Host Code found to the right of this post, underneath the picture of the catalogue (if your order is under 200.) If your order is around the 100 mark, JOIN THE FUN for only 135. You'll choose 165 worth of product and pay NO tax and NO shipping. You'll get a 20-25% discount on your future purchases and become part of an incredibly friendly and supportive crafting family.* Message me if you want more information or have any questions.  

See you next Wednesday. Be safe, be grateful and share sunshine. 

Cheers,
Adrienne




Wednesday, 6 May 2020

So Grateful

Hello Wonderful People,

Welcome back! This week's card was inspired by a friend who does so much for others. I am very grateful to so many people in my life and feel now is the time to say so, with a card.

Like last week, most of what I used in this card came from the fabulous new Ornate Garden Suite and I've highlighted them in green.


Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Whisper White Cardstock base, scored at 4 1/4". Trim a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5". You'll also need some Silver Foil (big enough to die cut 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"), Whisper White (approx 3 1/2" x 4 1/2") for the image and a strip of Vellum (approx 1 1/4" x 4 1/4".)

Using the Rectangle Stitched Dies (the 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" one), cut out your Silver Foil. With the rectangular die from the Ornate Style Bundle, cut out the Vellum Strip. Run your Bermuda Bay through your  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

Prepare your Whisper White and Vellum rectangle with your Embossing Buddy (which is retiring), Stamp your large floral image, from the Ornate Thanks, on the Whisper White and you greeting, from the Ornate Style Bundle on the vellum with Versa Mark. Heat emboss both with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder. Tip: Remember to stop as soon as it turns shiny.

Colour your flowers with your Stampin' Blends. I used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight,  Granny Apple Green and Pool Party. And now for the fun, fussy cut the flower.

With your Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach the embossed Bermuda Bay to the card front, and the silver foil to the Bermuda Bay. I used the liquid glue to attach the flowers but you could also use Dimensionals. To attach the greeting, use the Mini Glue Dots. Tip: Place them behind the letters so they don't show.  

Early this morning, the pre-order opened and I ordered my new Annual Catalogues (along with some other AMAZING new products.) Those of you on my mailing list, who let me know last month, will be receiving your copy in the mail. If you want me to save one for you, please message me. They are available for pick up for no charge.

My shop is here for all your papercrafting needs. Please use the current Host Code found to the right of this post, underneath the picture of the catalogue (if your order is under 200.) If your order is around the 100 mark, JOIN THE FUN for only 135. You'll choose 165 worth of product and pay NO tax and NO shipping. You'll get a 20-25% discount on your future purchases and become part of an incredibly friendly and supportive crafting family.* Message me if you want more information or have any questions.  

See you next Wednesday. Be safe, be grateful and share sunshine. 

Cheers,
Adrienne

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

My First Peek-a-boo Card

Hello all,

We're more than a month into this strange new world. I hope you and the people you love are doing okay. Staying active and creating is helping to maintain my sanity. This card was created for a swap which is happening later today, from a safe physical distance and precautions. We're each making enough of the same card to trade with each other. The fun thing about this swap is that all the cards must be created from the Ornate Gardens Suite. To make things easier, I've highlighted all the items from that suite in green.


Trim your Old Olive Cardstock base to 5 1/2" x 11". Score at  4" and 8". To get the card to fold properly, depending on the alignment of your score lines, you may need to trim 1/16" off the 4" side. Cut your Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2". If you trimmed the Old Olive, reduce your DSP measurement by 1/16" on the  3 3/4" cut as well.

On the short end of your cardstock, on the 5 1/2" side, make a mark in the middle (at 2 3/4") on the edge with a pencil or erasable pen. In your Paper Trimmer, position your paper at an angle to the closest scored edge and cut. Repeat these on the other side to create the point. Tip: Erase any marks before you emboss. Save the triangle scraps for later.


With the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, emboss the pointed edge of the card. Tip: To do this you need to put your embossing folder into your Cut & Emboss Machine sideways. Please be careful, if you catch the edge of the folder, you could damage it.


Since you have your Cut & Emboss Machine out, from a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, use the 1 1/4" square from your Stitched Shapes Dies, cut it out. Also using the medium sized flower from the Ornate Border Dies, cut out from Old Olive Cardstock. With your 1 1/2" Circle Punch, punch out the centre of the point. I went in from the tip of the point.


Trim two pieces of 5" Old Olive from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack. Attach them on the pack of the DSP with cello tape. Using your Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach this to the card front.

Stamp the greeting in Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad on the white square. Since it's a photopolymer stamp (you can see through it), I just lined up the "you're" and then the "amazing" - be sure to clean your stamp in between each word. Line up your stamped rectangle like a diamond on the centre right of the card front (over the DSP.) Fold the peek-a-boo over to make sure it's in the right place. Apply your liquid glue to the back of the square. Tip: Leave a 1/4" border unglued around all the sides. This way if you need to move it a bit, you won't get glue marks. The little flower was fussy cut from the same DSP. I attached it with a Mini Glue Dot.

Fold the peek-a-boo over and see where the point lands. You want to have the edge of your flower catch the tip of the point. Attach your green cardstock flower to a Stampin' Dimensional. While holding the peek-a-boo end down, attach the flower. And last but not least, I stuck on one of the Gilded Gems.

My shop is here for all your papercrafting needs. Please use the current Host Code found to the right of this post, underneath the picture of the catalogue (if your order is under 200.) If your order is around the 100 mark, JOIN THE FUN for only 135. You'll choose 165 worth of product and pay NO tax and NO shipping. You'll get a 20-25% discount on your future purchases and become part of an incredibly friendly and supportive crafting family.* Message me if you want more information or have any questions. 

I know I sound like a broken record but receiving a homemade card is touching. We make all these cards but the need to be sent. For the price of a stamp, you can let people know you care or are thinking of them.

See you next Wednesday. 

Cheers,
Adrienne

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Saturday, 25 April 2020

Seashore Stampers Monthly Blog Hop - April



Hello Wonderful People,

Welcome to the Seashore Stampers Monthly Blog Hop. This month we're featuring all things Mother's Day/Feminine.

Mother's Day brings out mixed feelings for me. I'm so happy to be Mum to an amazing daughter. My own Mum died suddenly and in 2003. She was an incredible woman and I still miss her terribly. Most of us are surrounded by beautiful women who mother. This Mother's Day, I encourage to make a few extra cards to share. Let those women know you see them.


My Mum, author Monica Hughes, and Dad.

I used the adorable Fable Friends Stamp Set to create this card. And am sad to say it is retiring. I won't be selling my set anytime soon (it's way too Beatrix Potter for me to let it go). So if this is one you've been pining for, order it now! The greeting comes from the Dressed to Impress Bundle.


To create this card, trim your cardstock: Granny Apple Green Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; Whisper White 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", 4 1/4" x 3" , 3 1/4" x 1 1/2"  ; and Granny Apple Green Designer Series Paper (from the Brights DSP collection) to 5 1/4" x 4". You'll also need a scrap of white for the greeting.

Score the green cardstock, in landscape, at the 4 1/4" mark and fold. On your little green strip, score at 1/2" and 1" on each end. Fold them both like a step.

In Black Memento Ink, on the 4 1/4" x 3" piece of white, stamp your mamma duck. On your small piece of white, stamp the baby ducks. On a scrap on white, stamp your, "Happy Mother's Day" greeting. Both the greeting stamp and die come from the Dressed to Impress bundle.

Using the 3 3/4" x 2 3/8" Rectangle Stitched Die, cut out the mamma duck. Colour her and the baby ducks with your Stampin' Blends. I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather and Pool Party. Fussy cut the top bit of the baby ducks. I used Wink of Stella on the Mamma Duck's ribbon

The Petal Pink Vellum (from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock) flowers were made using the Flourish Dies and the little Petal Pink Cardstock hearts were made with the Dog Builder Punch.

For assembly, attach the pink flourish to the DSP with Mini Glue Dots. I tried to place most of them where they wouldn't be seen. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the back of mamma duck to attach her to the DSP, then the DSP to the white and the white to the green card base. With liquid glue attach the baby ducks to the centre bottom of the green strip. On the outer two 1/2" tabs apply liquid glue. I attached this piece about a 1/4" from the bottom.


The two pink hearts were attached with liquid glue and for the one by the mamma duck, I used a Mini Dimensional. Finally, the greeting was attached with two regular Dimensionals. And yes, it does fold flat for mailing.

The retired list is out and we're having to say good bye to a LOT of products. If there is anything in the current or mini catalogues you want, message me and I'll let you know if they're carrying over into our new catalogue or not. A few of the discontinued items are on sale. Please remember to order your 2018-2020 In Color items, especially the reinkers. Historically, they disappear pretty quickly and these colours were VERY popular.

My shop is here for all your papercrafting needs. Please use the current Host Code found to the right of this post, underneath the picture of the catalogue (if your order is under 200.) If your order is around the 100 mark, JOIN THE FUN for only 135. You'll choose 165 worth of product and pay NO tax and NO shipping. You'll get a 20-25% discount on your future purchases and become part of an incredibly friendly and supportive crafting family.* Message me if you want more information or have any questions. 

At any time, receiving a homemade card is touching. Now, it's even more meaningful. For the price of a stamp, you can let people know you care or are thinking of them.

See you on Wednesday. Be sure to visit the other blogs.

Cheers,
Adrienne

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Facebook Live!

Hello and Welcome to Wednesday,
 
Today I'm giving you the written instructions for a Facebook Live video I am doing tomorrow. It's my very first Facebook Live and I thought I better have a back up, just in case it doesn't work. Since we're still having to craft together from afar, I'm keeping things very general. This way, as long as you have paper, ink and a stamp set, you can still craft along.

If you have any questions on the supplies I used or want more information, please let me know. These are the cards I made. From left to right: the "Beginner" card (no fancy equipment required); the "Casual" card (I used a punch, did a little colouring and threw on a couple embellishments); and the "Avid" card (I used my Cut and Emboss Machine.)


You'll need a coloured cardstock cut into a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square, a 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" piece and a 3" x 3" square. Trim 2 pieces of coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 5 1/4" x 1". For your Whisper White cut a piece down to 5 1/4" x 4" and 2 3/4" x 2 3/4". Select a stamp set(s) and coordinating inks for the 2 3/4" white square and a greeting that will fit into a 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" space.

Score your 5 1/2" square on one side at 1 1/4". Fold it over from the indented side. Attach your pieces of your DSP to this small edge and the 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" strip. Stamp your image(s) onto the 2 3/4" square. Attach this to the 3" square of coloured cardstock and set it aside. Stamp your greeting on the middle of the  right hand side of your 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White. Attach this inside your card. Turn over your 3" square and apply liquid glue to just over a 1/4" of the top and the bottom only. Flip it over and attach it to the left side of the card, leaving about 1/2" on the left. Tada! You did it!

Today the New Annual Catalogue will be revealed to all Stampin' Up! Members/Demos. A new catalogue means a LOT of new product. But all this new product means a bunch will be retiring. If there is anything in the current catalogues you really want, let me know and I'll let you know whether or not it carries over. Anything with the gorgeous 2018-2020 In Colors will be gone. This includes Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. The Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, reinkers, will likely be the first thing to go.

My shop is here for all your papercrafting needs. On orders under 200, please use the current Host Code found to the right of this post, underneath the picture of the catalogue. If your order is around the 100 mark, JOIN THE FUN for only 135. You'll choose 165 worth of product (and you pay NO tax and NO shipping.) Once you've signed up, you'll get a 20-25% discount on your future purchases and become part of an incredibly friendly and supportive crafting family.*

Making and mailing cards and is an amazing way to stay in touch and let people know you care.
Message me if you want more information or have any questions. Be safe.

See you Saturday for the Seashore Stampers Monthly Blog Hop. 

Cheers,
Adrienne

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Small Blooms

Hello and Happy Wednesday,

Right now a lot of people are taking up new hobbies or looking for ways to entertain their kids. If you're new to card making or want some direction, I'm here for you. Feel free to message me.

This fun and easy card was the result of a demonstrator based challenge. We were to create a card using at least one of these colours. Despite having an abundance of time on my hands, I somehow still managed to procrastinate. With the deadline only an hour away I quickly created this card, using ALL the colours.


The card base is a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at the 4 1/4" mark.) Next, I took a piece of regular Whisper White Cardstock, trimmed down to 5" x 3 3/4". I embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The flowers were punched out with the Small Bloom Punch. I used Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Cardstocks. (This is a fabulous way to use up scraps.) Tip: To give the flowers a 3D look, use the back of the old pokey tool or a rounded pen lid. On your Stampin' Pierce Mat make small circles in the centre of each flower. This breaks down the fibers and the petals should rise up.

The flowers were attached to the embossed piece of Whisper White using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Tip: To create a relatively even spacing, I put the four corners on first and then filled the rest in. Using the same glue, attach this to the card front.

"Happy Birthday" comes from the Special Someone Stamp Set and was stamped with Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad. I used the greeting die from the All Dressed Up Dies. I attached this to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. Tip: Make sure to space the dimensionals so they attach to the Whisper White rather than the flowers. And last but not least, I attached a couple Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

My shop is here for all your papercrafting needs. On orders under 200, please use the current Host Code found to the right of this post, underneath the picture of the catalogue. If your order is around the 100 mark, JOIN THE FUN for only 135. You'll choose165 worth of product (and you pay NO tax and NO shipping.) Once you've signed up, you'll get a 20-25% discount on your future purchases and become part of an incredibly friendly and supportive crafting family.

Making and mailing cards and is an amazing way to stay in touch and let people know you care.

Message me if you want more information or have any questions. See you next Wednesday. Be safe.

Cheers,
Adrienne