This is one of the Thank You cards I sent out to my customers last month. I’ve made cards before using the Oh So Eclectic bundle, but this time I also used the Naturally Eclectic DSP as a background.
I am completely won over by this bundle, after being luke warm about it to begin with. Three of the Thinlits dies emboss rather that cut, and you can see that I’ve used the leaf embossing thinlit on this card.
If I could remember which set the Thank You set came from I’d tell you! It’s a current one, but I can’t remember which. The punch is of course my current favourite, the Pretty Label punch.
Stampin’ Up! have made a video to tell you all the wonderful things you can do with this bundle:
I think I’d better get back to the Autumn/Winter catalogue soon!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or want to order from me. You can order if you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria and you don’t have a demo you already order from.
I had been wanting to use some of the new embossing paste for a while and I thought it would work well on this card as clouds.
The stamp set I have used is Lift Me Up with the matching Up & Away thinlits dies.
Using the embossing paste is very easy. You will need a spatula, or something to spread the paste, and a stencil. I used the cloud stencil, one of four in the Pattern Party decorative masks set – they are inexpensive and the designs are all different.
Adding the paste was easy, it is soft and easy to work with. Make sure you hold tight to the stencil, or secure it down somehow. The paste dries fairly quickly, and you’ll need to clean off your stencil and spatula straight away or it will dry on.
You can colour the embossing paste with reinker or by smearing some ink from an ink pad onto a slick surface and adding some paste. As I wanted my clouds to be white I didn’t on this card, but I will try colours at a later date.
To finish off my card I stamped the sentiment (from Happy Birthday Gorgeous), and punched it out with the Pretty Label punch. I added some linen thread behind it and voilà, finished.
Stampin’ Up! have made a video about the embossing paste which tells you everything you need to know:
This is the first of no doubt many using some new products from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue
This is the Christmas Quilt bundle. Now, I am not a quilter but I loved this suite as soon as I saw it. One of the reasons for that is that although you can see I’ve made Christmas cards this time, you could use the bundle all year round – I’ve already made some non-seasonal cards with it.
The Framelits dies cut out the pinwheel and you can fit in different colour/design pieces. I’ve also used the Quilt Top embossing folder, which you can see above, which is also not just for Christmas!
What made piecing this altogether an easy process was using some of the new Mulitpurpose adhesive sheets – they have adhesive on both sides and are so useful.
I made these cards for a swap, hope the recipients like them!
To see more uses of this versatile bundle watch this Stampin’ Up! video
This is what I used to make the cards. Please contact me if you have any questions about them. Clicking on the products below will take you to that item in my shop should you wish to order.
I know you could already buy this bundle in August, but I think it deserves another outing because it is so diverse. I have seen lots and lots of different cards made with it, each different, and each beautiful.
This is what I’ve made with my bundle. I have plans for more designs so watch this space!
In the example above I’ve also used the beautiful Softly Falling embossing folder, and a stitched oval framelit as well as heat embossing the sentiment.
This card uses the frame, which you could easily use on non-seasonal cards. I’ve used Old Olive cardstock and ink here but it doesn’t show up as well on the photos as it does in real life.
Here’s the video Stampin’ Up! made to go with the bundle:
So – if you’d like a Seasonal Catalogue and you don’t already have a demonstrator I can send you one. You need to live in France, the UK, The Netherlands, Germany or Austria – I can’t send one outside Europe, sorry!
I’m off the Cornwall for a couple of weeks, I’ll still be posting with new catalogue goodies, as well as some from the Annual catalogue.