Welcome to my blog on this second sunday of February 2019. Today I am hopping with the Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team, hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker. We are featuring products from the Amazing Life Bundle (which includes the Rectangle Stitched Framelits … and I guess were bundled with the Amazing Life Bundle because they are “amazing”!). You can find them in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue (page 28).
Beginner, Casual and Avid Crafters
Our new mission (should we choose to accept it) for this blog hop is to create projects for the different levels of crafter …. Beginner, Casual and Avid.
Amazing Life Bundle
The Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies are fabulous and have been getting a real work out since I opened them. The stitching on both sides of the cut line means you have lots of options. You can cut rectangles with stitching along the inside of the edges. Or you can cut rectangular frames with stitching on both edges.
For the Beginner Crafter …
One Whisper White layer and inks, add a strip of Designer Series Paper (this is one of the black and white designs in the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper) and a length of Basic Black Baker’s Twine. …. a perfect #simplestamping project.
I don’t normally create simple cards, I will admit. So I am totally enjoying this challenge … it is almost like I can give myself permission to stop and let the card alone.
For the Casual Crafter …
This card is for the slightly more experienced crafter, stepping it up just a little. Cutting two rectangles together from Daffodil Delight cardstock create this double stitched frame … superb!! I put a small strip of washi tape on the two dies to hold them in place so the resulting frame is even all the way around. Die cut the stamped piece of Whisper White with the larger of the two stitched rectangles, so it fits exactly behind the frame.
The black and white spotted paper layer is again from the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. The framed greeting piece is popped up on dimensionals over the Basic Black Baker’s Twine. I went hunting for a suitable bit of adhesive bling in yellow. The best I could come up with was some of the Frosted and Clear Epoxy Drops (carried over from the Holiday Catalogue), which I coloured with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.
For the Avid Crafter
For my Avid Crafter’s projet, I have created a fun fold card (I think it is a flap fold card). It is the same front as on the previous card, however it is mounted onto a “flap” which sits on a larger 15cm square card back.
The black and white spotted paper now has an extra dimension. There is a small Fleur d’lis stamp in the Amazing Life stamp set and I repetitively stamped it with Pumpin Pie ink, using the dots on the paper as a guide.
The embossed dots on the inside layer, show through to the front of the card and this embossing folder is the Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Occasions Catalogue (Page 25). I used one of the large Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a piece for the insert and stamped it up with the Happy Birthday greeting and another yummy cake.
How fun is this!! I don’t often do fun fold cards, but this one was super easy because it is all based around the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.
Which is your favourite?
The Stamping Sunday (second Sunday) team have more great ideas for you using this fabulous bundle from the Occasions Catalogue. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.
The Stamping Sunday teams create a tutorial bundle each month. This month the tutorial projects feature projects created with the Envelope Punch Board, using current Stampin’ Up! products. Seven fantastic, detailed tutorials with step by step pictorial instructions. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.
The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and have both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.
All currencies accepted. Paypal will do the conversion for you.
If you are making a purchase from me during February, you will receive the Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle for free. And if you are an Inks and Whimsy team member, you will also receive this tutorial bundle for free each month. And of course it is Sale-A-Bration, so now is the perfect time to join Stampin’ Up!
If your wish list is $169 or more, the best deal for you is to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration. For an outlay of $169, you will get to choose $315 worth of product from either the Occasions or Annual Catalogues. Postage is free and honestly, if you ask any of my team if they regret joining Stampin’ Up!, the answer will be a resounding
All the ladies in my Inks and Whimsy team enjoy the creative community and the friendships formed all over the country. Crafting days at my place are very special, and for the girls in different areas of Australia, we have local get-togethers in different areas. We also get together on facebook every week and at the Stampin’ Up! events twice annually. Many of my team are not operating a business, they are just crafters who like to be in charge of their own crafting spending (and get a great discount).
And of course, there is a second saving option when you join. For just an addition $41 spend with your starter kit, you can grab this amazing Craft and Carry Tote Bag as well as all that free product! AMAZING! Remember, this craft tote is ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN YOU JOIN STAMPIN’ UP! DURING SALE-A-BRATION.
Click here to see the Sale-A-Bration flyer PDF if you want to see what is available for free right now.
Check out all the tutorials on my Online Class and Tutorial page.