Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Customer Goodie Bags !

I recently had a little brainstorm !   Amazing, according to the hubster, as he considers I don't have one...... Boom boom !!

I challenged myself back in November to try and Blog regularly/daily with different project ideas.  Well I have been so successful in meeting my own challenge that I have shelves full of my projects and cards.

I do try and use them myself for various occasions, but I will never in a million years use all that I make.  My family cadge the odd card for the odd occasion also, but I am still left with a glut of cards and boxes that may go unused and into the bin eventually.




So , I recently decided, whilst preparing to send out a batch of "Thank You's", to create little Goodie Bags.   In each Thank You Pack/Goodie Bag, I have selected a recent card/3D project featured here on my Blog or on You Tube which I hope will should survive the batterings of the Royal Mail, to go to my customers.   No two bags are the same.  It's kind of a "lucky dip" !!!

Of course, as always, each customer will still receive a little handmade gift and an extra useful little surprise gift.

Better get back in the old craft room and rustle up some other projects before those goodie bags run out !!

Have a lovely day, and please pop back again for my next project.

Linda xx













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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Using my Detailed Floral Thinlits as a Stencil for a Heat Embossed Background

I saw the lovely Gina K from Stamp TV doing a tutorial promoting her stencils in which she demonstrated using them to create heat embossed backgrounds which made me think about using my Detailed Floral Thinlits in much the same way.



So I die cut the pattern onto a piece of scrap card.   Then I used that as a stencil, placing it at an angle over a piece of Whisper White card stock and holding it in place with some washi tape.  I then took my Versamark Pad and pressed it all over the top of my die cut, pressing down nice and firmly, so the glue from the Pad carried through onto the card base below.

I  removed and discarded the die cut card, applied Gold Stampin' Emboss powder to the Versamarked image and heat embossed it.   It was very simple, but I do love the pattern which transferred through my makeshift stencil.



I chose a sentiment from my Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and die cut a butterfly from a Gold Foil Sheet.

I layered my heat embossed card onto a Gold Foil layer and then applied this to a Note Card base.

I have to say I am pretty chuffed with how it turned out.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you will pop back again.

Linda xx

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Monday, 29 January 2018

Monotone Definitely Dahlia & Touches of Texture

I do love monotone cards and tone on tone stamping.

That to me is the beauty of Stampin' Up!   Its fabulous how you can use card stock and the exact same colour ink for perfectly coordinated cards.

For this tent card, I stamped up my card base in Flirty Flamingo ink on Flirty Flamingo card stock (I just love this colour).



Then I stamped the floral image from Touches of Texture onto a piece of Whisper White, again in Flirty Flamingo. I used a blender pen to add some ink to each of the flowers and leaves and cute little bee.

I die cut the topper using my Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals Framelits.  Its very hard to tell from the photo, but I layered each of  the Whisper White ovals onto a couple of layers of Flirty Flamingo ovals.  The topper resembles a wall plaque - its very 3D !


I decided to add a sentiment and used a teeny weeny stamp from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, setting it on a slight curve on my acrylic block so the stamped sentiment is curved to reflect the shape of the oval topper.

I was ever so pleased with how it turned out.  I am going to replicate this card in some other bright colours.  I think the formula works really well.

Thanks for looking.

I can't believe it's Monday already !  Have a great week everybody.

Linda xx

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Tree Builder Punch for Punchy Details - A Sweet Little Valentines Card

I had completely overlooked the sweet little flower in the Tree Builder Punch, until I saw a pretty card posted by Pootles !

So I grabbed my punch and sat punching out loads of the little flowers for this Valentine themed card.  It's not a card to tackle if you don't have much patience !! 



Once I had them all punched it was then a case of adhering them all to a die-cut heart.  If you are a fan of quick cards, then its probably not a project for you.  But I actually like to take my time and watch a card or an idea steadily evolve.  After they were all stuck down, I used a white gel pen to ink in the centre of each little flower.

I chose a Crumb Cake card base for this and mounted my pretty heart to a circle die.  I also used the leafy detail from the Painted Harvest stamp set and punched using the coordinating Leaf Punch.



I love how it turned out.

Valentines Day is not far away now - time to start thinking about that you crafty peeps.

Thanks for looking.  Please pop back again.

Have a lovely lazy Sunday.

Linda xx

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