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

xxxxxxx

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

xxxxxxx

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
xxxxxxx