Celebrating Sunflowers

Hello Everyone,

Another new stamp bundle to share with you today.

This is Celebrate Sunflowers! Beautiful large focal image with lovely sentiments too.

The dies will offer lots of options, but today I’m keeping it simple.

See how I coloured the sunflower with Stampin’ Blends in my video!

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

New products will be available from 3rd June.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

Peacock Duo

Hello Everyone,

This week I’m doubling up! Two cards each day with the same or similar products!

Today, it’s the Royal Peacock stamp set and matching dies with Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel retiring In Colours.

For the first card, the peacock was stamped with the assistance of the Stamparatus, first with Blueberry Bushel for the head and body and Call Me Clover for the tail.

The details were heat embossed with copper powder, (also retiring), and then die cut.

Some additional feathers were die cut to embellish the sentiment. This was stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink and cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

The second card is completely different!

Four large feathers were die cut from Blueberry Bushel card stock and adhered together to form an oval-ish shape.

Stitched Square dies were used to cut the green frame and the stamped sentiment.

A few rhinestones added some extra interest to the background.

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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You Are…..

Hello Everyone,

This has to be my favourite stamp set in the annual catalogue. I love the versatility it offers for so many occasions.

Today, I chose bright colours to brighten the day during the lockdown.

I stamped the leaves first. I used my Stamparatus to layer the inks, applying them to the stamp with a sponge dauber. I started with Bermuda Bay, wiped the stamp clean, then added Granny Apple Green. Each leaf was die cut ready to add to the card later.

A simple background was stamped on to a Whisper White card panel with Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo inks. This was secured to a Melon Mambo card base with snail adhesive.

The sentiment was stamped separately and cut with the Timeless Label punch. This and the die cut leaves were added 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

Product List

Tropical Dies

[146831]

£25.00

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

Pretty Pink Peacock

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would do something different with the Royal Peacock.

I switched up the colours and used Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo to stamp the peacock.

The details were added with versamark and embossed with copper powder.

I cut a Nested Label from a white card layer and added to a Melon Mambo card base.

The peacock was adhered to the Label with dimensionals. This in turn was repositioned on the card also with dimensionals.

A heat embossed sentiment and some Die cut Feathers 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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Royal Peacock

Hello Everyone,

When I first saw the new catalogue back in April, this suite was top of my wish list. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive and start playing with it!

I wanted to showcase the stamp set alone with this card, there are many more stunning items in the suite which I shall use in future projects… Watch this space!

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the main image so I could use several colours and repeat stamp. Sponge daubers allowed me to apply the ink where I wanted it to achieve a gradient.

The complimentary stamp was positioned on to the main image and stamped with versamark ink so that these details could be heat embossed with gold powder.

A touch of Wink of Stella pulled ink in to colour the bird’s body. The sentiment was added with Bermuda Bay ink and embellished with blue rhinestones.

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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Blue Marble

Hello Everyone,

Today’s project uses one of the gorgeously detailed background stamp. This stamp retires at the end of May.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the background image. Sponge dauber were used to apply the different coloured inks, working from light to dark and cleaning the stamp each time.

The sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set was stamped onto vellum and heat embossed with copper powder.

The vellum was wrapped around the background and adhered to a Night of Navy card base.

A pearlized Doily was added behind the vellum. A scattering of sequins finished 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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Monochrome Koi

Hello Everyone,

You will all know, I love this stamp set, it was one of the first I purchased when the current annual catalogue went live.

Sadly, this set will be retiring at the end of May, so if you love it too, grab it while you can.

So today, I thought I would try a monochrome look with this set.

Once again, with this detailed stamp, I used the Stamparatus tool to add layers of ink without the worry of misaligning the image.

I started with Smoky Slate, then used a dauber to add Tuxedo Black Memento to the areas I wanted it darker.

The layering was simple on to Basic Black card stock and them Smoky Slate 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.

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

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Bermuda Leaves

Hello Everyone,

This card was inspired by a card I saw by Karen Varley at Donemark Papercrafts. You can see the original here.

I just love Bermuda Bay so I used this as a starting point to make the frame with my Stitched Rectangles dies.

I knew I wanted a sentiment for the middle. I picked out this one from the Seize the Day stamp set. This fitted perfectly onto one of the smaller rectangles.

After fiddling around with the layout, I decided I wanted to stamp around the frame. I used the Stamparatus for this so I could use 2 ink colours. I find this works best using sponge daubers to apply each colour. This stamp was from the same set. I was so pleased with the result.

I layered this panel on to Bermuda Bay card stock and then to a white card base.

The frame and sentiment were added with dimensionals.

To complete the card I added some vellum leaves. This softened the edges of the frame without being distracting.

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

Product List

Leaf Punch

[144667]

£15.00

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Lots of Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Have you seen the Stamparatus tool? I couldn’t have made this card front without it!

I started at the bottom of the card stock, stamping first with Night Of Navy ink.

Keeping the card in place, the stamp plate was moved up on the hinge. I stamped the next row with Pacific Point twice.

The plate was moved up again, and stamped with Pacific Point once.

The next two levels were stamped without reinking the stamp.

The rest of the card was made by matting and layering with glimmer paper and Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.

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

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Wonderful Doily #GDP184

Hello Everyone,

This week is a Case the Designer challenge!

See what the Design Team have created with the sketch here

This is what I made…. I used the idea of layering a Doily, a label and another focal element and added a bold sentiment to the bottom.

I die cut the large doily from a white card layer and adhered this to a Berry Burst card base. The sentiment was stamped at the bottom of the card with Berry Burst ink.

A Pretty Label was punched from Sahara Sand card stock and added with dimensionals.

The blooms from the Dear Doily set were stamped using the Stamparatus tool with Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst inks. I secured these to the card with Multipurpose glue.

A die cut bow was added along with some pearls to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Your Thoughtfulness

Hello Everyone,

Today, I have inking this gorgeous koi carp from the All The Good Things stamp set.

I used the Stamparatus to create the mottled Colouring of the fish. Using a sponge dauber to apply the ink where I wanted it, I stamped with Poppy Parade ink first. I repeated this with Gray Granite ink.

I layered the stamped card on to Poppy Parade card stock and adhered this to a Whisper White card base.

The sentiment was heat embossed in gold and added along the bottom 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.

Don’t forget to check out Sale-a-bration and the free products available when you spend multiples of £45.

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Coming soon……. Brand new storage solutions for your favourite Stampin’ Up! products. Launches 1st April.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Snowy Tree

Good Morning,

Tomorrow sees the launch of limited edition products, available during November only.

Today I have used this lovely snowflake tree to make little cards with matching envelopes.

The cards themselves are the cute narrow note cards. The tree fitted perfectly.

To make sure the images were the same on each card, I used my Stamparatus tool.

First, I positioned the trunk, and used Crumb Cake ink. On the other plate, I positioned the tree, which I stamped with Call Me Clover ink. Using the tool meant I could make up all the cards very quickly, perfect for batch making.

Shaded Spruce ink was used for the sentiment.

The envelopes were stamped with Lemon Lime Twist 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

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Wonderful Fall #GDP159

Hello Everyone,

This week’s Global Design Project challenge is a cute seasonal theme; the design team have made some very varied projects as inspiration. You can see them here.

I have chosen to work with Colourful Seasons.

I created a heart shaped mask from post it note paper.

Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz inks were used to stamp the three different leaf images from the set.

The sentiment was taken from Rooted in Nature. I used the Stamparatus to ensure a crisp impression.

A few sequins completed the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Rainbow Fishes

Good Morning,

I have shared a few cards with this set already, I just love these fish. Today, I am going for a little more fanciful look, using a rainbow colours.

I have used the Stamparatus again to ensure the images stamp well. I have used two colours for each fish too, though it doesn’t show particularly well in the photos;

  1. Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler
  2. Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie
  3. So Saffron, Crushed Curry
  4. Granny Apple Green, Garden Green
  5. Balmy Blue, Pacific Point
  6. Highland Heather, Blackberry Bliss

The sentiment was added simply with black ink.

Some Pearly White sequins and clear rhinestones added some sparkle and shine.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

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

Don’t forget to check out the amazing designer series paper sale…..

And the fabulous joining offer! No obligation to sell, get a discount on your purchases and see new products and catalogues before everyone else at exclusive demonstrator events! Win Win!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Bone Folder

[102300]

£6.25

Bokeh Love & Thanks #FMS345

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another Freshly Made Sketch challenge entry.

This is the sketch that has been provided by Jen Mitchell.

The design team have created some superb projects for added inspiration. You can them all here!

And this is my card!

I wanted to use Bokeh Dots to create the central rectangle. For this to work with the sketch layout, I rotated the design to a landscape orientation.

The image was stamped with the help of the Stamparatus using Mint Macaron ink.

A 1-1/4 inch strip of Share What You Love designer series paper was adhered along the left hand edge.

The florals from the Love What You Do stamp set were stamped over the Bokeh panel with Tranquil Tide ink.

The same ink was used to stamp a sentiment from the Tropical Chic stamp set on to a 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White card stock.

Some Artisan Pearls finished the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Perseverance

Good Morning,

I love today’s project! It turned out just as I had hoped. I had seen a short video clip of swimming koi and noticed many of them had large areas of white on them.

I thought about how I could achieve this.

As with my previous card using the smaller fishes; I used the Stamparatus to build the layers.

Using sponge daubers to apply the ink; I started with a little bit of Gray Granite. Added Poppy Parade around the head and tip of the tail, then added some Pumpkin Pie.

I was careful not to add ink to the middle of the body. The final step was inking the whole thing with versamark. This was stamped twice to ensure good coverage and then heat embossed with clear powder.

Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam ink was added around the fish to bring out the “white” parts and the illusion of water. A light spritz with water added to the effect.

The final piece was mounted on to Gray Granite card stock and then a Soft Sea Foam card base.

Ihope you like this as much as I did.

The supplies used are listed below and linked to my 24/7 online store.

Please use the host code 4QCQ4HPT when placing your order during June.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Detailed with Love

Good Morning,

I have created my very own background for today’s card. Ordinarily, this would have been very challenging but using the Stamparatus made it so much easier.

I would recommended practising first.

To begin, the stamp was placed on the left hand edge of the white card stock.

The stamp was picked up on the door of the Stamparatus, inked up with Lovely Lipstick ink and stamped on to the card.

Using the hinge step technique, the stamp was repeated along the card.

The stamp was repositioned to create the next row, and so on until the card was covered.

Some metallic edge ribbon was attached below centre before adhering to a Lovely Lipstick card base.

The feature stamp was inked with Lovely Lipstick and stamped on to Whisper White card stock. This was die cut using the Layering Ovals framelits. These were also used to cut a scalloped layer too.

Once assembled, this was was attached to the card with dimensionals.

A small bow was added to the ribbon to complete the card.

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

The hostess code for June is 4QCQ4HPT.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00