Sunday, 24 September 2017

It has been a while .....

A quick post today to share a couple of special cards that I've made recently for friends .....


Here is a special card for a dear friend to help her celebrate a "big" birthday - I used an 8" x 8" card base and the Daisy Delight and Butterfly Basics stamp sets by Stampin' Up! using Dapper Denim and Garden Green classic ink pads and Large Number Framelits using some of the Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper left over from SAB for the numbers.

This is such a lovely layout and my friend loved her card.


The next cards are for another dear friend who celebrated her 1st wedding anniversary today. I love how the cards turned out and so did she!

The first uses the Hardwood background stamp, one of the Sweet & Sassy framelits. I used the retired Itty Bitty flower punch and the So in Love stamp set for the sentiment.  The second card uses Number of Years and Bloomin Love stamp sets and Layering Oval framelits. The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.


That's all for now! Click here if you'd like to browse round my Stampin’ Up On-line store,

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As always, thanks for popping by.

LynnieC
xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Flower Shop and Butterfly Basics - classic stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

The first stamp set I bought when I became a UK Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator was Flower Shop Wood-Mount Stamp Set which has a matching Pansy Punch.  There are six lovely flower stamps in the set and I love them all.

Here is another card we made at my card classes last week.


Supplies:-

Melon Mambo cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Flower Shop Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set
Versamark pad
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
Old Olive Classic Stampin' pad
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Pansy Punch
Pretty Label punch
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Pearl basic Jewels

At first it was a real challenge to line up the stamped flowers with the punch but after watching a YouTube video and speaking to my lovely Up-Line, Victoria, she helped me work out how to mark the wooden blocks to make it easy peasy to stamp and line up every time. You can see how I marked up my blocks below.

I have lots of other examples but I won't show them to you now as I'm trying to keep my posts shorter - hahaha! I will just share a couple of 3D frames I've made where I've used Flower Shop.


This frame was made back in 2015 when I became a demonstrator with a couple of other sets that retired earlier this year. I still have Flowering Flourishes, Petite Petals and Papillon Potpourri on my shelf to play with when I get nostalgic!

The words are made up with Scrabble letters and is the Stampin' Up! tagline INSPIRE. CREATE. SHARE. which is something I try to remember when I'm struggling with my creative mojo. 

The frame now hangs on the wall in my craft space so I can see it as I create, video, prep for class etc and I'm really pleased with it not least because it makes me realise how far I've come if that makes sense?




This frame was made for my best friend's birthday last year.  I made all the flowers dimensional. I punched several flowers, wet and scrunched them up and then let them dry before layering them.

I didn't take any photos when I  made the frame so think that is something I will do one of these days so I can share what they look like.



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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

Monday, 14 August 2017

Beautiful You by Stampin' Up!

I fell in love with the Beautiful You Clear- Mount stamp set when I saw it at my first Stampin' Up On Stage in November last year.

I especially like the sentiment "Life may not be the party we had hoped for, but while we're here, we might as well dance." The whole stamp set has an artistic feel with lots of lovely sentiments in a lovely font and is, in my humble opinion, a must have set.

This simple card is one we made at my card class last week.


The sentiment and lady were stamped using Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad, on Crumb Cake cardstock and colour added with several of the Watercolour Pencils. As I love a bit of sparkle, who doesn't, I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the dress and hat.

The stamped matting layer is cut at 10 x 14.3cm and is added to a standard A6 Crumb Cake card base.

To add a bit of interest, I decided to round the corners on the right hand side of the card base and matting layer using a We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. I like to do this as it adds something a little different. The inside sentiment is again stamped in Momento ink on to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut to 10 x 14.3cm.

Here are two other cards made using this wonderful stamp set. I'm sure you've seen lots of other examples. I know I will enjoy using this set for years to come.


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If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Get Well card - Emboss Resist Technique

Happy Saturday folks

I've been a busy bee this week running two card classes. I had four ladies come to class on Thursday evening and one this morning. I was a little nervous about Thursday evening as I had never met three of the ladies but there was no need to fret as they were all absolutely lovely.

I worried about overwhelming my new ladies, because we used four different stamp sets, velum cardstock, designer series paper, watercolour pencils, DSP as well as dry and heat embossing. One lady had never done any cardmaking before but I can honestly say everyone did an amazing job!

My video today shows one of the cards we made using the Hopeful Thoughts Clear Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Supplies
Whisper White Thick Cardstock measuring 21 x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm
Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.3 cm for matting layer plus scrap for sentiment
Hopeful Thoughts Clear Mount Stamp Set
Embossing Buddy
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Versamark
Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad
Iridescent Sequin Assortment
Banner Triple Punch
Simply Scored
Heat Tool
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Rub embossing buddy across cardstock. Stamp image twice down the left hand side of cardstock in Versamark. Pour embossing powder over the stamped images and tap off excess to pour back into container. Heat with a heat tool until it melts / turns glossy. Add ink using a sponge dauber. Create a border by dry embossing two lines on each edge of the cardstock using the Simply Scored tool. Stamp sentiment in Versamark and cover with embossing powder. Heat emboss and add ink as above. Trim to required size and add with dimensionals. Adhere sequins as required. The sentiment inside is stamped in Fresh Fig.  Such a pretty card don't you think?



Here are all the cards we made at class.


Over the next few days, I'll post details.

Just click on the highlighted links above if you want to look at the products used in my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click on the following link.

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Blooms and Wishes with 2017-19 In-Colours !!

Hi folks

I will show you the rest of the cards from the all-inclusive Soft Sayings Card Kit but today I wanted to share a couple of cards made using Blooms & Wishes stamps, I'm so glad this set carried over from our last annual catalogue as it is one of my favourites - I feel like I say that with every stamp set but doesn't every lady love flowers!

Both are CAS cards - clean and simple!

The first is inspired by the card on page 23 of our current annual catalogue - I just updated the colours, added some embellishments and a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set using the new Pretty Label punch (but in all honesty I only added the sentiment to cover a smudge!)


Supply list:-

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer stamp set
Tempting Turquoise cardstock base cut at 14.8 x 21cm scored at 10.5cm
Whisper White cardstock cut at 14.3 x 10cm
Classic Stampin' Pads in Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Old Olive
Flirty Flamingo Baker's Twine
Flourishing Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Pretty Label Punch
2" (5.1cm) Circle Punch
White Perfect Accents
Pearl Basic Jewels
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Stampin' Dimensionals

For the second card, I masked off an area with a strip of sticky note before stamping the smaller images from the stamp set. To finish off I heat embossed a sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in silver embossing powder, added a few embellishments and a bit of glitter using clear Wink of Stella.

Supply list:-

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer stamp set
Whisper White cardstock base cut at 29.7 x 10.5cm scored at 14.8cm and a matting layer cut at 14.3 x 10cm
Classic Stampin' Pads in Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set
Versamark Pad
Silver Stampin' Embossing Powder
White Perfect Accents
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Here's a quick video tutorial showing you how I made the second card - if you enjoy it please leave a comment below and subscribe to my YouTube channel or sign up by email to follow my blog.


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If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and see you again soon.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

4 cards from the Soft Sayings Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

Hi folks

Hope your weeks are going well so far.

As promised, I wanted to share with you some of the cards that come in the amazing Soft Sayings Card Kit from Stampin' Up!


The kit comes with instructions for assembly with photo's which I've followed as closely as I can. I separated all the elements so assembling the cards was fairly quick and easy. All I needed to add from my stash of craft supplies was my favourite liquid glue! Here are close ups which show the gorgeous gold glimmer elements.





I've also uploaded a video on my YouTube channel - 273 followers - how amazing is that!


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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Xxxxxxx

Saturday, 29 July 2017

A quick introduction to the Soft Sayings Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

Hi friends

Something a little different from me today. I wanted to share a quick video introducing one of the amazing card kits from Stampin' Up!

The Soft Sayings All-Inclusive Card Kit is fantastic value at £31.50, which makes it easy to create a stack of cards with this all-inclusive kit. It comes with everything you need to make 20 cards - 2 each of 10 designs. The kit includes the Soft Sayings Stamp Set, which has 15 photopolymer stamps, a clear stamp block, 20 card bases (in 3 different sizes) plus co-ordinating printed envelopes. There are some lovely die-cut accents, a Stampin' Spot, some Bakers's Twine, washi tape, Stampin' Dimensionals and a gorgeous giftable kraft box.

Just add your choice of adhesive and you are ready to go. There also very clear instructions so you can make the suggested cards or you can use the elements to create your own designs!


You can even buy a refill for £19.00 so you can make another 20 cards using the stamp set and ink from the original kit.  I just love it!

Over the coming week I will show  how quick and simple it is to make the cards from the kit as well as my own.

Just click on the highlighted links if you'd like to look at the products on-line at my Stampin' Up! On-line store.

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Quick tip to Straighten Ribbon and 6 One Sheet Wonder cards

Morning folks

I've been giggle to myself because not only did I make my video public by mistake when I uploaded it last night but when I watched it this morning I realised I'd only painted the nails on my left hand !!

So the video is slightly different from my usual card making ones because although I show you some of my recent makes, it starts with a quick tip. You can watch it below - I'd love to know what you think!


I needed to make some thank you cards and thought I'd try a One Sheet Wonder so I could use some of the new DSP. They can be complicated but this is what I came up with. The cards are simple and quick to make.

I made a set of 6 cards using 3 sheets of Whisper White card stock, 1 sheet of 12" x 12" DSP, half a sheet of  matching card stock and Whisper White card stock for embellishments plus some ribbon, basic rhinestones and liquid glue.

The card bases are half a sheet of A4 either landscape or portrait and scored in the middle. I then cut a sheet of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack at 14.3 cm and 28.6 cm and cut those down to 10 cm wide - I've tried to show what I did below on some retired DSP:-


I used a panel of DSP on each card. There are so many different designs you can come up with here is the set I made using the Berry Burst paper, card stock, ink and ribbon.


I also used  Label Me Pretty Clear Mount BundleStitched Shape Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits Dies. As I needed thank you cards, I used a sentiment from the Fabulous Flamingo Photopolymer Stamp Set. The cards are finished off with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


Here 's the set made using Lemon Lime Twist paper, card stock, ink and ribbon. The layouts are a little different - there are so many different options!



On these cards I also used Bold Butterfly Framelits and the Decorative Ribbon Punch.

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If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx



Saturday, 22 July 2017

Do you struggle with Sympathy cards?

Happy Saturday!

I'm a little late posting again - sorry about that. This week has been a little hectic with my day job taking priority, which is only right.

Luckily, I also found time to do some crafting .... I try to be creative every day even if it's only cooking dinner! I also managed to learn how to add some social media icon's to my blog (still a few to go) and how to create a wifi hot spot from my mobile phone - I'm quietly chuffed with myself lol!!

Today I wanted to share some simple and elegant sympathy cards made using the versatile Flourish Phrases clear mount stamp set from Stampin' Up! I often struggle to make sympathy cards - I try to keep them clean and simple and with this stamp set that's easy.





All four cards are made with Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstock (standard A6 card bases, which is half a sheet of A4, either landscape or portrait). I used Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad to stamp the images on each of the cards, either full strength or stamped off once. I, of course, stamped envelopes to match the cards. 



I made a quick YouTube video tutorial for the last card.

Supplies used;-

Top folding Crumb Cake A6 card base - 10.5 x 29.7m scored at 14.85cm
Whisper White matting layer - 10 x 14.45cm
Whisper White strip for the sentiment - 3.81 x 9 cm
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
Banner Triple Punch
Blender Pen - they come in a pack of 3 which is great value!
Stamping Sponge
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin Dimensionals

You can watch the video below:-


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I would love to know what you think so please leave me a comment if you have time.

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Xxxxxxx




Wednesday, 19 July 2017

It really is Fabulous Flamingo!!

Hi folks

I'm sorry my post is a little later than usual - I know I've said it before but I don't know where the time goes!  I've been working on my blog - there's still a way to go as the tabs don't work properly but it's getting there!

Today I wanted to share a clean and simple single layer card using the Fabulous Flamingo photopolymer stamp set from Stampin' Up! (Sorry about the quality of the pics - it is shocking!)

I just love the images and the way you can create a scene really quickly. I did use one of the stamps from the Timeless Textures wood mounted stamp set to create the sandbank but other than that I've only used the one stamp set.

I usually try to limit the colours of ink I use for a card but this one just cries out for lot of colours - it feels tropical, don't you think?



Supplies used; A6 Whisper White card base with a matting layer of Whisper White; Classic Ink pads in Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and three of the new In-Colours Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

To slightly step up the card, I cut down the stamped panel to 7 x 14.85 cm and added a strip of Flirty Flamingo card stock to either side. Before adhering the panel to the card base, I stamped the leaves in Crumb Cake to create a background on a A6 Crumb Cake card base. To finish off I added three sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment pack.



For the final version, the extra elements are using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Crumb Cake card base, adding some  Flirty Flamingo Bakers Twine to the bottom of the card base, When I make the card again, I think I'll pop up the panel onto dimensionals and tie the bakers twine just around the panel. I also added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flamingo to add a bit of sparkle.

Here are all three cards together - I love them all (but then I am biased). Which is your favourite?



I made a quick tutorial for the first card which you can see below. I'm so grateful to everyone that has subscribed to my YouTube channel and hope I can keep growing my audience and sharing my passion for card making.

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I really hope you enjoy these projects so leave me a comment if you have time.

If you have any questions, live in South East of England and would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com and you can now sign up to my blog so you receive an email every time I post something here.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Pretty gift box for Daisy Delight cards

Hello there

I hope you've all had a wonderful week.

As promised, I'm sharing with you today a quick video of a flip top box which comfortably fits 5 standard A6 cards and envelopes.



Supplies :-

Blushing Bride cardstock measuring 8" x 11 3/4" for box
Whisper White cardstock measure 2" x 5 3/4" for gift card
Whisper White cardstock scrap for 2 x punched daisies an
Blushing Bride scrap for 1/2" circle
Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon (retired)
Blushing Bride classic ink pad
Sweet Sugarplum classic ink pad
Daisy Delight photopolymer stamp set
Teeny Tiny Sentiments Wood Mount Stamp set

Stamp cardstock with the daisy and centre stamps
Score on long side at 2 1/2", 3 1/4", 7 7/8" and 8 5/8"
Score on short side 3/4" turn 180 degrees and score again at 3/4"

Click below to watch my video tutorial on my YouTube channel - bloopers left in:-


I hope you enjoy this project - it is my first 3d video so I'd love to hear what you think? 

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If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Daisy Daisy give me your answer do .....

Hello there!

Here's the final card in my gift set of 5 using the lovely Daisy Delight Photopolymer stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I love love love this very clean and simple card!!


Supplies are minimal - A6 Blushing Bride card base, Whisper White mat 14.3 x 10cm, strip of Whisper White 10.4 x 1cm and a scrap of Whisper White for the daisy, Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight classic ink pads.

I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me align the daisy stamp so that it makes a fuller flower - I try to do it without by my eyesight isn't that good so this tool is an essential in my kit. In fact I'm not sure how I copied before I found it!

Here's a link to my video tutorial - I'd love to get your feedback.


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link. There are lots of lovely deals including a Bonus of £4.50 for every £45 order to spend in August.

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
Xxxxxxx

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Do you love a clean and simple card?

Hello my friends

A real quick post today to share the next card in my gift set of 5 cards using the Daisy Delight bundle from Stampin' Up! I'm afraid that the Daisy Punch is still unavailable.

Supplies used - A6 Sweet Sugarplum card base, Whisper White mat measuring 14.3 x 10cm, scraps of Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive cardstock, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry classic in pads, White Perfect Accents, Daisy Delight photopolymer Stamp Set and Flourish Thinlits and last but by no means least the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.


Here's a link to the video tutorial - I hope you like it:-


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If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper!!!

Hello my crafty friends

Today I'm sharing the third card in gift set of 5 made using the Daisy Delight stamp set and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

The paper pack contains 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm). Acid and Lignin free and coordinates with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White. I can also see a hint of Wisteria Wonder. 


Supplies:-
A6 Pool Party card base; Night of Navy layer 14.3 x 10cm; strip of Wisteria Wonder 14.3 x 2.5cm; scraps of Whisper White, Pool Party, the gorgeous Delightful Daisy DSP and Night of Navy Classic Ink pad.

The large daisy image from the Daisy Delight Photopolymer stamp set was stamped randomly on the Night of Navy cardstock in Night of Navy to give a subtle background. The strip of Wisteria Wonder nicely divides this and to finish off three of the Layering Ovals Framelits were used to create the focal point on the card, which is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I always love to decorate an envelope to match the card so here, I covered the flap of the envelope with the DSP.

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial:-


I'd love to hear what you think, so please feel free to leave a comment.

If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link.

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Xxxxxxx

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Daisy Delight meets Detailed Dragonfly from Stampin' Up!

Hey folks

I hope you have all had a good week? What is it about the English Summer - after a 5 day heatwave the rain has returned and its been very grey!!

Today's card is the second in a set of five using the Daisy Delight Stamp set . We made a version of this card at our team meeting at the beginning of June and it is CASED from Lisa Curcio, who is a talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Florida, USA.

The first card I made used retired Mint Macaron cardstock for the base so this time I used Very Vanilla but I'm not sure there's enough contrast between the background and the white flowers - what do you think?

I decided to add a gorgeous die cut bumble bee to the card using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and stamped one on the envelope using the Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set.

The frame is created by drawing round a piece of backing board from a pack of DSP cut to 13.4cm x 9cm - I tried a Stampin' Write Marker but made a mess of it so ended up using a black biro. 

I used 3 daisies punched from Whisper White cardstock using the Daisy Punch, which sadly is currently on backorder as it's been so popular, and layered two slightly offset to create the fuller flower and cut the other into three petal pieces and glued two bits together to create the smaller flower. 2 x 1/4" circles from Basic Black cardstock create the centres of the flowers.

The flower stems are stamped in Old Olive. As the stamp set is photopolymer its really easy to manipulate the stamps to create a curve in the stem.

The bumble bee is die cut from Basic Black. I didn't have any Daffodil Yellow cardstock so I stamped a few circles onto whisper white and cut them out to layer behind the die cut so the yellow shows through. I stamped the bumble bee from the stamp set on the envelope, I just love him!

Anyway, here's the video - enjoy!



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If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

Xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A lovely set of 5 cards using the Daisy Delight stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Happy hump day peeps!

Today I wanted to share the first in a series of video tutorials for a set of 5 cards made using the lovely Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set - sadly the matching Daisy Punch is currently unavailable as it has been so popular.

Nevertheless, I wanted to show you my cards - you can always fussy cut the flowers until you can get your hands on the punch!

All the cards are fairly simple, using minimal supplies - each a different design, some CASED and adapted from Pinterest - I'm slightly obsessed with that site and can spend hours drifting from one topic to another! After I've shared them all with you with matching envelopes, I'll show you the gift box I made to put them in. They really do make a lovely present - who wouldn't love to receive a set of blank cards - or is that just me?

So I'll stop waffling(for now) and show you the first card. I love how it turned out.


Supplies and instructions below:-

An A6 Whisper White card base - half a sheet of A4 measuring 14.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm
A strip of Delightful Daisy DSP - measuring 14.8cm x 6 cm
The largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies in Chocolate Chip cardstock
Two Daisies stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink (one with the centre stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink), cut/punch out and layer together - I may also have added a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brushto give it a bit of sparkle!!
I stamped the left hand bottom corner of the Whisper White C6 Envelope to match the flower - isn't it pretty!
Finally the three daisy image is stamped at the top left hand and bottom right of the card front.

If you want to purchase any of the products used, they are all linked above.  Here's the video - I'd love to hear what you think so please feel free to leave me a comment either on the video or below.





If you'd like to  browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click here.

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

xxxxxxx

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Another card using the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampn' Up!

Happy Sunday one and all

I wanted to share one more card based around the final project we made at my recent classes. As mentioned in my last post all the cards used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle.

This card is CASEd (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING) from the very talented Sam Hammond aka Pootles. I really love clean and simple cards without too much layering as I'm always conscious of postage costs in the UK which are extortionate!

In the class, the colours we used were Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry so this time, I decided to use Tempting Turquoise and Dapper Denim - don't they go well together?

I actually made three versions (as you can see below) as I love showing how to step up projects but just changing or adding a few extra embellishments or embossing.


The first card (bottom left) is clean and simple and very like the original although I decided to offset the Dapper Denim matting layer to change it up a little. The second card (bottom right) is stepped up by adding some stamping (the bubble balloon stamp from the set) to the base to create a background and the Dapper Denim and Whisper White panels are smaller (7.4cm x 9cm). I love the way it turned out.

The final card and the one I filmed is the most detailed with the card base embossed using the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, The Dapper Denim and Whisper White panels are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals and the final addition is some Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine. Here's the video on my YouTube Channel.


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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Back again - two days in a row, I know what is going on!

An even quicker post today to share the card I made and gave to my lovely Dad for Father's Day today. I used a recently retired Stampin' Up! stamp set called Nailed It that I bought as a bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue with some matching framelits.


I'm gutted it hasn't carried over to the new Annual Catalogue as I think both the stamps and dies are great for male cards, which I often struggle with. Oh well, I'll get over it as there are so many fantastic sets in the new catalogue!


I also wanted to share another video - I thought I should film a few while I'm on a roll as I've been so slack of late! This is another card made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle and the Number of Years stamp set with the Large Number Framelits. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple with minimal colours but wanted to add a bit of texture to the background so used the Brick Wall Textured Impressions embossing folder I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out.

I used Soft Sky for the base, Night of Navy for the first matting layer and whisper white for the top mat. I cut the Happy Birthday from the matting layer to be frugal and then a scrap to die cut the numbers and little banner. Inside has another mat of whisper white which is stamped with Night of Navy and Pool Party ink. I embossed the flap of the envelope to with the same embossing folder as I love to match the envelope with the card in some small way.



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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - new stamp set by Stampin' Up!

It has been a while - there just have not been enough hours in the day!

Last weekend I spent two days at a local music festival with a dear friend and her teenage daughter. It was great fun - got to see Pete Tong, Rag'n'Bone Man, Dizzy Rascal, Chaka Khan to name a few. Lots of dancing, fun and laughter!


I had my monthly card classes on Thursday evening and this morning. Three ladies came on Thursday evening and we had a great time. There was supposed to be two today but unfortunately, one of my ladies was rushed to hospital last night - luckily she's back home and doing ok after a night of observation. Here are the projects we made, all based around the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle .


My next few tutorial videos will show you how to make these cards. Hope you like them.


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Daisy Delight by Stampin' Up card tutorial

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry I've not been about for a few weeks. Life and work has been a bit hectic and I failed to find time to blog or do any new YouTube videos!

With our new annual catalogue launching on 1 June, I wanted to make a card using the gorgeous Daisy Delight stamp set (#143669) and matching punch (#143713). There are lots of cards using the large daisy image so I decided to use two of the smaller stamps and I'm really pleased with the way they turned out.


This is the card I made in the video - its a basic card but I love the way it looks and I thought it would be helpful to step it up a little for all the experienced and avid crafter's. I hope you like them all?


The card bases are all standard A6 using whisper white card stock. The panel is made using Elegant Eggplant measuring 5.5 cm x 14.5 cm. The three stamped panels are 5 cm x 4.5 cm. The decorative element on the stepped up versions are cut using one of the Flourish Thinlits dies cut in half. Here's the video - enjoy!

I had several important birthdays at the end of May but couldn't show any of the cards I made until they had been received.  My gorgeous nieces and nephew became teenagers on 27th May - here are the cards I made for them.

Katie loves birds so the hummingbird from the retiring Picture Perfect stamp set was just right so I paired that with the Number of Years (#140653) and Timeless Textures (#140517) stamp sets.

The retired Everyday Hero stamp set was perfect for Cooper and with that I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous (#143662).

For Kendal I decided to use the new Happy Birthday Thinlits die (#143700), Lots of Labels Framelits (#138281) and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

The Labeler Alphabet (#141936) stamp set is perfect for personalising cards.

If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link . You can have a look at all the lovely new products in the annual catalogue and lots of items that have carried over. Oh I can't wait to make and share more projects with you.

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or are interested in holding an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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