Sunday, 26 March 2017

Designer Series Paper - #loveitchopit

Happy Mother's Day!

Here are the cards I made;

One is for my Mum - I usually give her a soppy, pretty card but love the cartoon images in the Everyday Hero Stamp Set #143080  and sentiments. The other is for my second Mum (my Mother-in-law) - you might recognise it from an earlier post. It uses the SAB Avant Garden stamp set #i43272

Today's video is another quick card and follows on from my last  Lynn's Lesson video, which was all about SU cardstock and Designer Series Paper. I confess that I have trouble cutting up and using DSP because it is just too pretty, which is just silly! So I'm making a conscious effort to make cards and videos using some of the gorgeous DSP we stock.

I have a few friends who are new to crafting and there are so many different products out there it can be overwhelming. I hope to show them that it is easy to create beautiful cards with minimal supplies.


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Lynnie C
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

How to step up projects using Avant Garden a Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bratiion stamp set

Happy Sunday folks!

A different video for you today. I wanted to show three cards I made using the same stamp set and basic design and how making some simple changes you can step up your cards.

All of the cards use one of the flowers from the Avant Garden stamp set (#143272). This is a SU Sale-A-Bration (SAB) set that is free with a qualifying £45 order from the annual or Spring/Summer catalogues. On the first card, the flowers are stamped in Island Indigo ink (stamped 3 times without re-inking to get the different colours) on a Whisper White A6 card base, leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink. The front two flowers are fussy cut and attached using dimensionals. The flower pots are all die cut from Tip Top Taupe card stock using one of the dies from the Window Box Thinlit dies (#142762)

The second card uses a Very Vanilla A6 card base that is embossed using the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#141493). The flowers are stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink with the leaves in Mint Macaron on a square of Very Vanilla mounted on Elegant Eggplant cardstock. The front three flowers are fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals. The sentiment is mounted on Elegant Eggplant too. Clear Wink of Stella (#141897) brushed onto the flowers adds a lovely shimmer.

The final card is a Sweet Sugarplum A6 card base embossed using the same embossing folder. The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum (again more than once without re-inking to get different colours) with Mint Macaron leaves. All the flowers and leaves are fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals to some of the gorgeous SAB Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper that has been cut out with the largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits (#138281). The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (#130042).


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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Saturday crafting! Stampin' Up! Make A Medallion

Hi Folks

I've been itching to have a play with a couple of Sale-A-Bration items; the gorgeous Glimmer Paper (6" x 6" sheets in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum - 143831) and the beautiful Make A Medallion stamp set. - 143274.


Today's video shows you how I made one of these cards in Elegant Eggplant and Sweet Sugarplum. The background is embossed using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - 143231, which creates amazing texture whether using the embossed or de-bossed side. I also used one of my new favourite tools the Stamp-a-ma-jig - 101049 - to help me line up the second image. It didn't quite go to plan but I left in the blooper to show how easy it is to flip the card and try again.


My second monthly card class was on Thursday night and I was so pleased my friend Nicky came back. We had a lovely evening making three card projects. I really need to spread the word and find more people to join the fun and find their creative side.


If you'd like to purchase any of the items I used or browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=5018829. 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, 6 March 2017

Quick Butterfly card using Stampin' Up Products

Happy Sunday folks!

Today, I'm sharing a pretty butterfly card, inspired by one I found on Pinterest created by the very talented Julie Kettlewell, one of the top UK Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

I love butterflies and one of the first SU stamp sets I purchased when I discovered SU was Papillon Potpourri (123759) and the matching Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526) and the Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406) from the SU annual catalogue.


The base is a standard A5 size with Very Vanilla card stock. The butterflies are stamped down the right hand side of the card in Watermelon Wonder and Pacific Point in and then fussy cut around the outside edge. I used a Stamp-a-majic (101049) to position the butterflies exactly where I wanted them. I stamped them again adding a bit of sparkle with a Wink of Stella Brush, which acts like a blender pen pulling ink onto the butterfly wings. Using the matching punches, the butterflies were punched out and glued using Tombo multipurpose liquid glue. The sentiment is from the Special Reason stamp set (142902) from the Spring / Summer Occasions catalogue stamped in Pacific Point and layered on a piece of Watermelon Wonder card stock. These were both die cut using Stylish Stems Framelits (142750) and stock onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's a video tutorial


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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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Friday, 3 March 2017

The Paper Mates monthly get together

Hello!

When I signed up as an independent Stampin' Up! (SU) demonstrator in October 2015, I joined a fantastic team of ladies called The Paper Mates, led by the lovely Victoria McLafferty (aka Very Victoria Crafts). We are a small team based in Sussex, mostly hobby demo's. I was welcomed into the team and have really enjoyed getting to know everyone and love the time we spend crafting together.

Anyway, Victoria is having some building work done so our monthly team meetings / crafting sessions have temporarily relocated to my home. We were thinking about what projects to do at our February get together when we saw an amazing project initially on a closed Facebook Group for SU Demonstrators, designed by another very talented UK Independent SU demo, Sanjay Soriano from Mitosu Crafts - I hope he won't mind me adding the following links:-

Mitosu Crafts fb page and Mitosu Crafts YouTube tutorial

Well we  decided we just had to make our own version and I love an excuse to play with my craft supplies!! It uses the wonderful Window Shopping bundle from the SU Spring / Summer catalogue.


and the Botanical Builder framelits from the SU annual catalogue.

Here's my prototype - the base is Night of Navy card stock with Wisteria Wonder panels cut using the Stitched Shape framelits, the floral die cut panel is Whisper White and has a piece of vellum on the back coloured with Stampin' Write Markers. The flowers and leaves are die cut in Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Rose Red and Old Olive.  White enamel dots finish it off nicely.

The big shot is an essential tool for making this as there is so much die-cutting but hope you'll agree it turned out really well and I've given this one to my Mum as she needed a bit of cheering up! This is definitely a card for the more experienced crafter but is well worth the effort.

This is the version we made on Wednesday evening a slightly different colour scheme - Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry instead of the Wisteria Wonder and Rose Red.

The back of each has a panel where you can write your message.

The great thing is it folds down and can fit into a 6" x 6" envelope. There is some dimension but not too much and in any event it would be easy enough to build a matching envelope box with the SU Envelope Punch board.

Here they are side by side - I love them.#hexagonalpopupcard


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As always thanks for popping by.

LynnieC
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