Inspire.Create.Challenge #090 – Home Decor!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing my contribution to the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team!

This time it’s something a bit different. 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 home decor creations!

My project isn’t a new idea, I’ve seen various versions online, but this is my spin on it using the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.

The paper strips measure 6 inches by 3/4 inch and secured with multipurpose glue.

The Playful Alphabet dies were perfectly sized to make the banner for the centre, making this a customisable gift for any occasion.

I made these versions with the Hydrangea Haven papers!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The video tutorial for this project is available 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #087 Sketch Challenge with the Peony Garden Suite

Hello Everyone,

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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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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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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Inspire.Create Sketch Challenge with the Vine Design Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

When I saw the circle in the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Vine Design Bundle for my project!

I used blending brushes to add some colour to the detailed die cut.

The flowers were stamped with Seaside Spray ink and also die cut for layering over the top.

See how the card was put together in my video tutorial….

The label me fancy punch was perfect for cutting the sentiment.

Rhinestones were added to the centre of each flower. These could be substituted with pearls or other embellishments.

This sample used Rococo Rose. 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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Inspire.Create #064

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

My choice of colour was Lovely Lipstick. I thought this would add some contrast to the otherwise neutral pallette.

The base card was prepared using Crumb Cake card stock. Layers of Night of Navy and White were cut with Stitched Rectangle dies.

I picked a bold sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set. This was cut with the coordinating die. Before sticking this down, I first added foliage images from the Pop of Petals stamp set and Crumb Cake ink.

Three flowers were stamped with Lovely Lipstick ink and cut with the coordinating punch.

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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£23.00

Inspire.Create #055

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

This was quite a tricky combination! Once I decided that Lovely Lipstick and Old Olive would be used for a floral, I picked out Pop of Petals to create my design.

I used Blushing Bride card stock to make the card base which I stamped with coordinating ink.

Leaves were stamped on the topper panel with Old Olive ink and layered with Night of Navy card stock.

The flowers were stamped on to some scrap card stock using Lovely Lipstick ink and cut with the coordinating punch.

The Well Said stamp set provided the sentiment which was stamped with Night of Navy ink. The Classic Label punch fits over this perfectly and was adhered with mini dimensionals.

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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Inspire.Create #054

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

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

And this is what I created!

This challenge was the perfect excuse to use the Christmas Layers Die.

I originally thought I would use white on white but the detail didn’t shine as much as I wanted.

Instead I chose a super bright background and sponged the card stock with Melon Mambo ink.

The sentiment was also stamped with Melon Mambo Ink.

Stitched Rectangles dies were used to cut the sentiment and some vellum.

These were adhered with dimensionals and embellished with Melon Mambo glitter enamel dots.

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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Inspire.Create #052

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

I used the Modern Heart stamp set for my design, Stamping the outline with Gorgeous Grape and adding colour with Coastal Cabana. The panel was added to a Melon Mambo card base.

Melon Mambo Ink was used to stamp the sentiment which was cut with a 1-1/2 inch circle punch.

This was adhered to a 2″ circle of vellum and then to the card with dimensionals.

Gorgeous Grape glitter enamel dots completed the card.

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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Inspire.Create #051

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a themed challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

I chose to work with the Good Morning Magnolia bundle and matching Designer Series Paper.

The background was kept simple using the paper with a vellum Stitched Rectangle over the top.

The sentiment was cut with the Tailored Tag Punch. Two black shapes were secured behind the first and adhered with dimensionals.

I added a bow tied from Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon.

A small bloom was coloured with Stampin’ Blends and die cut before adding to the card with dimensionals.

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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Inspire.Create #050

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

As you can see, I opted to change the circle to a star….. I have been itching to use the new So Many Stars Bundle!

I prepared a Night of Navy card base and added to this a white layer stamped with the tiny stars in the set using Pacific Point Ink.

A smaller panel was masked off with post it notes and inked with Pacific Point. Stars were stamped over the top with versamark and embossed with clear powder.

The section was inked again, this time with Night Of Navy. Additional stars were embossed with white powder.

The sentiment was added with Pacific Point Ink. The panel was matted with Night Of Navy card stock and adhered to the base with dimensionals.

A large star was stamped and die cut and adhered to the card with dimensionals. A few adhesive sequins completed the card.

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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Inspire.Create #049

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

I prepared a Basic Grey card base and added a white card layer.

A smaller layer was used to stamp a background with Pool Party Ink using the Verdant Garden stamp set. This was matted on to more Basic Grey card stock and adhered to the card base.

Mango Melody ink was used to stamp the floral from the To a Wild Rose stamp set. The centre portion was stamped again and layered onto the first.

The sentiment was stamped with Basic Grey ink and tucked behind the flower.

As finishing touches, I added some die cut leaves, frosted epoxy dots and some Wink of Stella Glitter.

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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Inspire.Create #048

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

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

And this is what I created!

I have used the Beautiful Day stamp set for a simple feminine card.

The butterfly was coloured with watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

The image is easy to cut out. The wings were shaped with a bone folder. Dimensionals were placed behind the wings to keep the shape.

For a multi coloured sentiment, the stamp was inked with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Double dimensionals added extra lift against the butterfly.

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

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£11.25

Inspire.Create #047

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge.

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

And this is my card…

The sketch reminded me of the sun so I cut a circle from some scrap paper and used it as a stencil.

I added Daffodil Delight ink first, working from the edge of the stencil to the centre. I then moved to Pumpkin Pie and then a touch of Poppy Parade around the edges.

To continue the tropical sunset feel, I chose to add the palm trees from the Friend Like You stamp set using Memento Ink. The sentiment in the set fitted in nicely too.

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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Inspire.Create #046

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

If I’m honest I wasn’t sure what I wanted to create to begin with, I don’t have all the ink colours. But I have the card stock! I already had these Stitched Rectangles left over from another project.

For some added interest, though it is not clear on the photos, I stamped the script image from the Very Versaille stamp set with versamark and heat embossed with clear powder.

The coloured rectangle was added towards the right hand side of the card with dimensionals.

I wanted a bold sentiment, I picked this one from Rooted in Nature.

This was stamped with Memento ink and die cut with a Stitched Circle. Each circle was mounted on to a Pearlized Doily.

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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Inspire.Create #045

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a theme challenge.

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

I have used the emboss resist technique for my project;

I picked out the Stargazing stamp set…. I thought the stars would be perfect for this technique.

First, I applied Balmy Blue ink to some white card stock where the sentiment would be. I then used versamark ink to stamp the images. These were embossed with clear powder.

I then added Pacific Point and Night of Navy ink over the top. A damp cloth rubbed away the excess ink.

The panel was die cut with a Stitched Rectangle and layered on to Whisper White card stock.

A Night of Navy card base was embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder before adding the topper with dimensionals.

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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Inspire.Create #044

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge.

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

This is my project. I have chosen a new stamp set to work with called Floral Essence. This will be available from 4th June as a bundle with a cute coordinating punch.

The card base was layered with this beautiful new designer series paper.

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A frame was created using Petal Pink card stock which was interlocked with a white Stitched Square.

Flowers and leaves were stamped and cut with the coordinating punches.

The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive ink. This fitted perfectly inside the Darling Label punch.

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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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Leaf Punch

£15.00

Inspire.Create #043

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a colour challenge.

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

I have used the Abstract Impressions bundle to create my project.

I began by Die Cutting the butterfly and sponged over this with Poppy Parade and Pumpkin Pie ink.

While this dried, I stamped some grass on a Whisper White card panel with Granny Apple Green ink. This was layered on to some Poppy Parade card stock and adhered to a white card base.

The sentiment was stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink and trimmed to size. After layering with Poppy Parade card stock, this was adhered to the card with dimensionals.

The butterfly was shaped and adhered to the card. I used Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends to colour some rhinestones to complete the card.

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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Inspire.Create #042

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

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

I have used the adorable Little Elephant bundle to make today’s project.

I opted for a gender neutral colour featuring the retiring Gingham Gala designer series paper.

The background panel was embossed with the Seaside folder.

The elephants were stamped with Gray Granite ink. These were cut with the coordinating punch. The ears were cut separately in matching gingham DSP.

The sentiment was stamped on to a strip of card stock and cut with the Everyday Label Punch.

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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Inspire.Create #041

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

Sketch challenges can be interpreted in so many ways.

This is my project….. And no stamping!

I prepped a Basic Black card base. Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper was added to a Basic Black card layer.

Some black glittered Organdy ribbon was tied in to a bow and added to the middle to hide the join between the papers.

A 2 inch panel of DSP was cut and layered on to Basic Black card stock and added to the card with dimensionals.

A die cut dragonfly and sentiment was then adhered to the card.

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.

Don’t miss out on these last chance items…. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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