Introducing the Simply Elegant Suite

Hello Everyone,

Oh wow! This new product suite is stunning!

This is called Simply Elegant and is made up of

  • Elegantly Said stamp set,
  • Elegant Tag Punch,
  • Simply Elegant Speciality Paper
  • Simply Elegant Trim

All the papers have one foiled side and are printed on Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and Basic Black. And there is something for the guys too!

I’m keeping it simple for today’s cards.

You can see ho I made them in my video tutorial…..

The gold heat embossing compliments the foiling of the paper….

This one would look good with silver too!

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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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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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.

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Jill has created her card using the paper piecing technique. Looks fantastic in these bright colours with the black outline!

Visit Jill’s blog here to see more

Heather has used one of my favourite techniques, emboss resist. It’s now even easier to do with the blending brushes!

Visit Heather’s blog here for more

Gez has made this lovely presentation box for her note card set I shared last week. This would make a great gift!

Visit Gez’s blog here for more

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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Using the Emboss Resist Technique with Background Stamps

Hello Everyone,

This background stamp is so beautiful! I was so excited to receive it and I knew I wanted to use the emboss Resist technique.

These large stamps are easier to handle with the Stamparatus tool!

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

I also made samples using different colour combinations. Which do you like best?

This card uses Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…

And this one uses Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry!

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’s style speaks volumes in this clean and simple card….

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather’s card uses dies to create an interesting layer….

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has used one of the main images to create a harmonised card design….

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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Beautiful World Gatefold Card

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card had a more masculine feel and features the Beautiful World bundle and coordinating designer series paper.

To make the gatefold card base, cut the card stock lengthways at 5-7/8 inches and trim down to 8-1/2 long.

Score at 2-1/8 on both ends of the cardstock, fold and burnish really well.

The left over pieces can be used to make the topper which can be sized as you want.

Cut the DSP at 5-3/4 inches, turn and cut pieces at 2, 4 and 2 inches. These will fit the front panels and inside.

See how I put the rest of the card together in my video tutorial…..

I added a white panel inside the card to write a message.

These papers are really pretty with the brass foil!

My original sample was made with the opposite side of the paper and Basic Black cardstock.

Have you shopped the sale yet?

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 W7ZJNXEV 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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Mixed Metallic Heat Embossing with Joyful Holly

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to my You Tube followers for the idea for this card!

These were really easy and fast to make and look fantastic…

See how I made these cards in my video tutorial….

Which combo do you like the best?

A scattering of rhinestones adds another bit of sparkle to the design.

Sale still on!

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 W7ZJNXEV 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’s card has the wow factor, combining deep Night of Navy with classic silver and white!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has stretched her supplies to use this “Christmas” stamp set for something entirely different!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez’s card shows the impact of white space in card design with a simple but effective layout using punches and patterned paper.

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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Do More with Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

Let me ask you… Have you got Designer Series Paper in your stash that you just don’t like? I mean, I know it’s rare but maybe it’s just not your favourite colour.

Have you considered stamping on it? Or even heat embossing it like I have today?

This simple modification has turned what could have been a very plain card in to something more interesting.

See the whole process in my video tutorial….

The Artistry Blooms sequins tone in to the colour of the paper beautifully.

Here are the original samples. The blue version used clear embossing powder, but I felt it didn’t have as much impact as the white.

I’d love to know if you give this a try!

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 FYP3NJFR 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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Monochromatic Cards featuring the Lovely You stamp set

Hello Everyone,

Today’s project demonstrates that beautiful cards can be made with limited supplies.

Monochromatic designs can still have depth and interest by using second generation ink, blending and layering.

The stamped border has been heat embossed to add texture, but this step could be left out!

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

Here is my sample made with Just Jade.

The sentiment could be punched or cut down with a paper trimmer.

Tell me which is your favourite and if you try this I’d love to see them!

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 FYP3NJFR 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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Arranging a Springtime Wreath

Hello Everyone,

It may be turning chilly with autumn approaching, but I thought I’d make a little reminder of the bright colours of spring!

I’ve used the Stamparatus tool to stamp the wreath, first in Granny Apple Green ink and then again with versamark.

By heat embossing with clear powder, a glazed look can be achieved.

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

Here’s a close up of the glazed wreath and the shaped flowers!

This is the Christmas version…

And here they are together. Just shows how versatile this set can be.

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 HS9XUAG2 when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Don’t forget to check out the amazing joining offer running during September! Two free stamp sets, pre-cut cardstock and a pack of rhinestones will be added to your custom Starter Kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Gilded Gems

[152478]

£6.50

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.

All the ladies have been embossing this week!

Jill’s gorgeous little trees look amazing in blue and framed with snowflake designer series paper for a really frosty feel!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has used both dry and best embossing in her Snowflake card. By partially embossing the front panel, there was still somewhere flat for the sentiment.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has used both dry and best embossing in her card too. She has chosen to use a single heat embossed layered snowflake as her focal point.

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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Inspired Thursday – Playing with Poinsettias

Hello Everyone,

Did you see the Project Share Project blog post this morning? If not you can see it here

From Jill’s card I am using the striped layout with the Dainty Diamonds embossed centre panel.

From Heather’s card I am using the Playing with Patterns designer series paper and embellishments.

From Gez’s card I am using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.

And this is the result!

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

So pleased with how this turned. The red card stock was definitely the right choice.

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 3MA77KE6 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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Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

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 has been paper piecing to create these adorable Christmas stockings. The embossed strip and velvet paper add tons of texture too.

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather’s card is playful and colourful. The alphabet dies are so versatile and a great size to make any sentiment.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has been having fun with this stamp set and the coordinating punch to make cheeky Christmas tipple!

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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Jar Punch

[152703]

£17.00

Emboss Resist with So Much Happy

Hello Everyone,A fun simple card for you today using the emboss resist technique.Embossing first reduces the chance of stray powder sticking to ink that may not be completely dry.I made the set using the 2019 in colours.See how I put them together in my video tutorial…..https://youtu.be/wrFj3oTfipEI 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 3MA77KE6 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 xxProduct List

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

Inspired Thursday

Hello Everyone,

This set of cards was inspired by the Project Share Project I participate in each Thursday.

From those projects I picked out, Jar of Flowers, Ornate Thanks and the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

You can see the original cards in this blog post….

https://inkybutterfly.wordpress.com/2020/07/30/project-share-project-105

I added the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and used the 2020 in colour inks and ribbons.

See how I made these cards in my video tutorial….

So which is your favourite?

This layout could be used for masculine cards too!

I really like this embossing folder!

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 BREHFN2Q 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 spoiling her customers with these gorgeous cards. The foiled DSP is so pretty!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather was inspired to try some masking. A fantastic way to build a complete background!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has used a simple layout for her thank you cards. This works with just about any colour!

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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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.

This week all the ladies have made some masculine cards. These are always a little tricky so hopefully their work will give you some ideas!

Jill has used the power of geometry to create her card. The sentiment cleverly combines two different stamp sets.

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has gone for an automotive theme. I love how the heat embossing adds interest to the background.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has gone for a vintage style. The embossing folder adds texture, and the inked edges give it that old world look.

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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Introducing 2020 In Colours

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday!

I thought I would introduce the new 2020-2022 In Colours and coordinating products today! They are gorgeous!

You can see also new punches and stamp sets too!

And here they are;

Bumble Bee

Cinnamon Cider

Just Jade

Magenta Madness

Misty Moonlight

See more about these new colours and how I made these card in my video.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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In My Heart

Hello Everyone,

All the projects I am sharing this week will feature at least one retiring product.

Today it is the Modern Heart stamp set.

I kept it simple heat embossing the image with clear powder.

The facets were coloured with watercolour pencils, though I think a “real” watercolor effect may have been more successful to achieve the rainbow look.

The sentiment was added with black Memento ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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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Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00