Inspire.Create.Challenge #088

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing my Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team Project!

This time it’s a case the designer challenge. The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

Why not give it a go yourself? We’d love to see your creations!

Isn’t Jo’s card just fabulous!

I tuned the layout on its side for a different look and used the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. The Tailored Tag was dubbed with the retiring Story Label punch

This a great way to use up your left over scraps of paper! Which paper would you use to make this card?

I also made these versions with the paper strips at the bottom as Jo did in her sample.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

You can see my video tutorial here!

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Using Masks with Emboss Resist to Make Beautiful Backgrounds

Hello Everyone,

Two retiring stamp sets are being used today with some embossing, ink blending, colouring and punching!

A Little Lace is a hidden gem in my opinion and Butterfly Gala has some beautiful element as well as the main butterfly images. Both sets are on sale too!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Terracotta Tile goes so well with Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee…

This sample uses Magenta Madness, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Simple Stamping with the Fancy Phrases bundle

Hello Everyone,

If you are wanting to create beautiful, simple stamping cards, Fancy Phrases is for you.

The bundle retires soon, but never fear, the Fancy Tag Topper will be carrying over!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I do love purple and grey together! I hope you like this alternative way to use a tag topper punch!

Here is the Blushing Bride and Early Espresso version. Another great combination.

There are many more you could use!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Monday Colour Challenge with Today’s Tiles

Hello Everyone,

We have an interesting set of colours to work with this week….

  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Seaside Spray
  • Pear Pizzazz

I wanted to use the Today’s Tiles stamp set before it retires.

This set lends itself to use with the Stamparatus tool slowing the repositioning of the stamp to create this background.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

It’s a tough call to pick my favourite with this one!

Here’s a close up of the Pear Pizzazz version!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #087 Sketch Challenge with the Peony Garden Suite

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Today I am sharing my project for the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team!

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here not give it a go? We’d love to see your creations!

I have chosen the Peony Garden Suite for my design and went for a gatefold card to complement the sketch layout.

There were some tricky measurements in making this particular card, but these can be adjusted slightly to meet your needs.

Gray Granite ink was used to stamp the peony image which was coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and die cut.

Elegant Faceted Gems added a touch of bling, I did manage to get my Wink of Stella working (maybe it was camera shy?) and added a bit of that too!

I hope you enjoyed this project. You can see the video tutorial here!

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Layered Die Cuts with the Forever Greenery Suite

Hello Everyone,

To continue with my theme this week, here’s another couple of cards using the retiring In Colours!

I’m working with the Forever Greenery Suite today. This is an annual catalogue suite, so is it gonna stay? Who knows? It’s so beautiful, so I hope it will!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The gold die cuts look amazing!

These blue greens make a lovely combination!

Do you have a favourite?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Scrapbusting with the Tailored Tag Punch

Hello Everyone,

I don’t know about you, but I have a tonne of designer series paper to use up.

The papers currently available in the annual catalogue are likely to retire to make way for more beautiful things to come, so if there are any you want to stock up on, now is the time before they sell out!

A personal favourite is the Playing with Patterns pack. It’s full of bright colours suitable for all occasions.

I have used the Tailored Tag Punch to make a fun background with these papers. I used most of the designs for my card, but you could pick out a colour theme just as easily!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Orientating the punch shapes gives each card a different look.

The sentiment is taken from the Round of Applause stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Using Die Cuts and Punches to Make Beautiful Cards

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to make something really special and extravagant.

I pulled out the gorgeously detailed Many Medallions dies and the coordinating stamp set.

With a trim, this die cut fits a UK card base perfectly. Adding some ink with a blending brush highlights the details!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial…..

This combination of punches makes quick and easy embellishments.

I love this version of the card made in Blushing Bride!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #086 – Anything Goes!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog! It’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge.

The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

Why not give it a go? We’d love to see your creations!

It’s funny, I could make whatever I wanted for this challenge, but somehow that made it harder to decide what to use!

In the end, I chose the Delicate Petals bundle. This set makes incredibly detailed dimensional florals.

The background was easier to stamp than it looks.

I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to cut the sentiment.

A matte black dot completed the card!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Tranquil Thoughts Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Monday is here again, the weeks just seem to be flying by!

This week’s colour challenge is all the “M”s;

  • Merry Merlot
  • Misty Moonlight
  • Mint Macaron

I have a new bundle to use for this challenge. This is called Tranquil Thoughts. There are some beautiful sentiments and I can’t wait to try the dies!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Don’t you just love the embossed background!

So which is your favourite?!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Friends are Like Seashells – Stamp, Die cut and Emboss!

Hello Everyone,

I’m using something new today. This suite is intriguing as it not only has coordinating dies, but a coordinating embossing folder too!

In my experiments with these products, I discovered that you can get great results whether you use the die or embossing folder first.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Look out for more projects to come with this collection!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #085

Hello Everyone,

Today I am delighted and honoured to be sharing my first project as an Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team member!

This time it’s a 3D theme challenge. The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

Why not give it a go? We’d love to see your 3D creations!

3D projects aren’t my forté… I hope you enjoy my effort with this mini album. I learned to make these many years ago. They make lovely gifts!

I made my samples with the Paper Blooms Sale-a-bration designer series paper pack. I just love the colour palette in this collection!

Each “page” uses a 6 by 6 piece of paper so you can get 4 out of each 12 by 12 sheet. This project requires 6 pages.

To make each square;

  • Fold in half and reopen, bring each side to the middle fold to create 4 sections
  • Turn 90 degrees and repeat. You should have 16 squares, measuring 1-1/2 inches, in your paper
  • I like to use a scoreboard to create these first set of squares, (score at 1-1/2, 3 and 4-1/2 inches)
  • Fold each corner to the centre point, crease and reopen
  • Turn in each corner to the first 1-1/2 inch intersection, then fold in to the centre

  • Turn over the folded paper
  • Fold each corner the the centre point and reopen
  • Turn it back over
  • On three sides, lift and fold back on itself – this is called a squash fold

  • Insert a square of cardstock that measures just under 3 inches.
  • Use the exposed points to join the pages together with wet glue

To make the cover;

  • Cut a piece of cardstock 7 by 3-1/4 inches
  • Score on the long side at 3-1/5 and 3-3/4 inches
  • Cut a layer in coordinating cardstock 3-1/8 square, and designer series paper 3 inches square
  • Round the corners and adhere the pieces to the front cover
  • Add ribbon across the inside of the cover
  • Add white cardstock to the inside back cover, over the ribbon
  • Decorate the front using the Double Oval, Small Bloom and Sprig Punches!

Adhere the pages to the inside front cover of the album. If preferred, the back page can also be adhered in place.

Tags and other embellishments can be added to the inside.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

I have created 2 videos showing the page folding and making the cover.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Using Stampin’ Blends with A Touch of Ink Sale-a-bration stamp set

Hello Everyone,

I can’t believe Sale-a-bration is almost over! You have until Sunday to get your orders in and qualify for free items – while stocks last!

Thinking of joining? You’ll get 200 double-sided sheets of 6×6 patterned paper absolutely free included in your custom starter kit! Click the button at the bottom of this post to find out more!

I have used the stunning Sale-a-bration stamp set A Touch of Ink for today’s card project.

Whilst this is a two-step set, I wanted to get my Stampin’ Blends out and doing some colouring!

The colours I used were;

  • Old Olive / Granny Apple Green
  • Bermuda Bay / Pool Party
  • Mango Melody / Daffodil Delight

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The Pool Party card base complements the humming bird. A touch of sparkle was added with some clear rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Berry Blessings & Sweet Strawberries

Hello Everyone,

So would you have used Pacific Point card stock with this patterned paper?

I thought it would make a change to add this in to the colour palette… I quite like it!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Which option do you like best?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Cardmaking with the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

Something completely different to my usual style today, but it thought I’d give it a go!

There’s no real “formula” that I used for the measurement of each piece of paper, I just went with what I thought looked good!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I resisted adding any embellishments as I thought this could be given to a guy too!

Here is the original card. The layers are slightly different, swapping the Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Creating Floral Cards with Punches

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to bring you some cards that feature some of the amazing punches!

My personal favourites are the florals and foliage.

Here I am using the Medium Daisy, Small Bloom and Sprig Punches.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The Rectangular Postage Stamp punch worked well with the sentiment from the Fancy Phrases stamp set.

Here is the original pink version ….

And here is another version I made for a colour challenge.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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All the “C”s Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Wow… What a challenge this was!

I was completely thrown by the Coastal Cabana but I like the end result! Ideally I think I would have used this as my layer instead of the Crushed Curry!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I’m still unsure whether I prefer the Coastal Cabana or Crushed Curry resin dots – what do you think?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Pootlers Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue Products!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Mini Catalogue blog hop.

You will find loads of ideas to use your new mini catalogue products, just follow the links by clicking on the blue button below! There are two pages of links so be to check them all!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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I chose to make my project using these fantastic products!

The Stitched with Whimsy dies added stunning detail to my background layer. The set has 6 dies, 3 squares and 3 rectangles!

The layer was matted with black cardstock. Daffodil Delight ribbon was added before adhering to a Daffodil Delight card base with dimensionals.

The Delicate Petals bundle has some beautiful stamps, but the dies are amazing! The dimensional flowered were easy to create with Basic White and Daffodil Delight cardstock. The stitched lacy details are incredible.

Soft Sea Foam ink was used to stamp over the background too.

The sentiment was stamped in Daffodil Delight ink. This fitted nicely in the Double Oval punch. I love the wavy edge rather than a scallop.

I used the Black Matte Dots for the centres which pulled in the black layering. The matte finish makes these perfect for male cards too.

Here’s a close up of those stitched details!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Dragonfly Garden Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I love colour challenges… This time the challenge was to use Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana and Cinnamon Cider!

I chose to work with the Dragonfly Garden bundle!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I think I like the Coastal Cabana dragonfly best!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this week’s Project Share. As always my friends have created some lovely work. Please use the links to visit their blogs and read more about their projects.

Jill is sharing some Valentine’s Day ideas. I love this card which steps away from the traditional reds and pinks!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has used a sketch challenge as inspiration for her card. This gorgeous paper is available for free with a qualifying order!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez is making her patterned paper go further with this one sheet wonder technique. Imagine how many cards you could make!

Visit Gez’s blog here

I hope you enjoyed these projects. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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