I can’t believe it, my last week on the Pootler’s Design Team. Thanks so much to my wonderful upline Sam for giving me the chance to bring these projects to you – 5 projects made using The Little Things stamp set.
This week I’ve made a box in a card that you may have seen on Pinterest or other social media. I have to give my credit to Dawn Griffiths for the box, but I think Rachel Tessman may have been an earlier designer.
For the box I used the Clear Tiny Treat boxes – they are 2″ x 2″ x 2″ (5.1cm x 5.1cm x 5.1cm) so just the right size to fit something tiny but delicious or adorable, or both in. They also fit in the card beautifully.
To make this card you need to cut a 2″ x 2″ (5.1cm x 5.1cm) hole out of the card 1″ (5.1cm) in from the edge. Cut through both pieces of card.
For the DSP background I used the Lemon Lime Twist from the Fresh Florals DSP, and added some red berries with my Real Red marker to make it look more festive. The trees along the strip at the bottom are from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.
I heat embossed the sentiment in gold, and die cut it using the Layering Ovals framelits.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I’ve enjoyed making them!
Look out for Christmas ideas coming in the next few weeks.
Following on from my last post, here’s another card I made using the lovely Remarkable You stamp set and Blends pens.
For this one I made a mask from a Post It note and stamped the middle flower first, then the two behind it, and the leaves.
I used Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette to colour the flowers. They really pop off the page don’t they.
Although I’ve done some colouring before, I’m certainly not an expert, but these pens make it easy for you to get a great finish. I used both the dark and light pens in each colour. Maybe just having the two pens to blend with is what makes the difference. You can get a darker look by colouring over the top several times.
Again I used Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp with, and this time used the silver embossing powder and card for the little bird.
The DSP background is from the Fresh Florals stack it is Powder Pink but goes well with the Pink Pirouette pens I used.
One last thought about the Blends pens for now. While you can buy the complete set, which is obviously an investment, they are available separately too. This means you can buy a couple at a time to test them out if you want to. You can buy pairs of the light and dark too.
If you have any questions about them, or anything else to do with Stampin’ Up! please contact me.
Oooh, I love this card! I wanted to try out my new Blends pens and thought the Remarkable You stamp set would be a good one to use because the flowers are quite large. I used both the light and dark Pumpkin Pie. I love orange and think this looks great.
I paired it with the Lemon Lime Twist DSP from the Fresh Florals DSP – the orange and green go well together don’t they.
I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the image on Whisper White cardstock and gave it a minute or two to dry.
It doesn’t matter whether you use use dark pen or light pen first, you can still blend with them. It is easier though if the ink is still wet. It is normal to get some bleed through of the ink so remember to put something under your card.
Then I added gold accents. I’d always choose silver before gold, but this needed a warm gold to complement it.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set. I heat embossed it, and while I had the set out I remembered that there was a little bird in the framelits which could sit next to the sentiment. Et voilà finished!
I have another card using Remarkable You and Blends pens for my next post. Be sure to check in and take a look.
Here’s my project for week 4 of my time on the Pootler’s Design Team – 5 Thursdays during November where 5 members of the Pootler’s team share projects made with The Little Things stamp set.
This week I’ve made 2 gift bags, one of them using the Gift Bag punch board:
I don’t use the Gift Bag punch board as much as I should so after making one bag with the score board I thought I’d get out the punch board for the other.
Can you guess which is which? Hard to tell isn’t it – the black and white was made with the Gift Bag punch board.
I used the Merry Little Christmas DSP to make the bags. The cardstock is just the right weight, not too flimsy, and not too thick either.
For the ribbon I used the Shimmer Ribbon in black, and also the Striped ribbon. The Striped ribbon is wired and so I used the Shimmer ribbon to go around the bag, then added the Striped ribbon bow on top.
The sentiments are heat embossed in gold. I think this sentiment is lovely, and you could just use the For My Sweet if you didn’t want the top.
Both bags are the right size for putting some sweet goodies in – a lovely surprise for someone for Christmas!
Next Thursday is my last week on the Design Team. It’s gone so fast. Please come and and see what my last project is – hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss it.
Here’s what I used to make these bags (clicking on each image will take you to that item in my shop should you want to buy anything).
I have some exciting news for you today, about the new Stamparatus stamp positioning tool that Stampin’ Up! is releasing!
It’s something that demonstrators have been asking for for a long time, and now we are going to get one. This is what it looks like:
It has a magnetised bottom and comes with two bar magnets to hold your card in place. Plus, it has two removable flaps to do the stamping.
There is a mat to add for photopolymer stamps that you can take out if you want to use rubber stamps.
The cost is €59/£44.
So, down to the nitty gritty. How do you get your hands on one?
Well, Stampin’ Up! are trying a new system because they know how popular this product is going to be. You can reserve one. There are three reservation windows – 16- 30 November (for delivery approx 1 Feb 2018), 5 – 30 December (for delivery approx 19 March 2018) and 15-30 January (for delivery approx 15 April 2018).
You can reserve one Stamparatus during each window. You won’t be charged until the product is actually available, when you will receive an email about it. You can cancel a reservation at any time.
To reserve one you will need a customer account – click on the link in the sidebar to go to my shop and open one if you don’t already have one.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Demonstrators are getting their hands on this new piece of kit at the same time as customers so we won’t have used it before you!
Stampin’ Up! have released a video telling you everything you need to know about it:
Welcome to my second project for the Pootler’s Design Team. I’ll be posting a new project each Thursday in November using The Little Things stamp set.
This week I have used the December Deliciousness stamp – what a great sentiment!
I wanted to make some little treat bags and thought I’d make some tags to hang around the top.
I love those little candy canes and ginger bread men. I heat embossed the sentiments in gold, copper and silver, and used the Stitched Framelits to die cut them. Then I added some sweets to clear bags and attached the tags using either gold metallic edge ribbon or black shimmer ribbon.
As you can see I also made some crates using the wood crates framelits. I wanted to see what different designs would look like so I made three crates, each different.
I used wood textures DSP on one (with a foil snowflake), Merry Music DSP on another, and more wood textures DSP that I stamped for the third.
I glued each piece of DSP to a piece of carstock before I die cut them to make a very sturdy crate – you will need to burnish well if you try this.
I think I might take these to a Christmas craft fair where I have booked a table at the beginning of December. I hope you like this week’s project – don’t forget to come back and see what I have made next week.
Hello! Today’s post is part of a blog hop to say thanks to Sarah Reynold who has helped a group of use start, or like me, move our blogs. Sarah has the patience of a saint and has answered all our questions without grumbling (not that we heard anyway!) So, thanks Sarah.
My card combines the Painted Harvest and Large Letter Framelits, and uses the popular eclipse technique.
As you can see the sunflowers don’t have to be sunflowers – here I’ve used Powder Pink and Berry Burst to make a beautiful colour combination.
The eclipse technique that is so popular at the moment is easy to do – simply create your design, or use some DSP, then die cut your image, word, number or whatever, then pop it up and fit it back into the image.
It’s easier to see the effect from the side. I added some Wink Of Stella to make the letters really pop but it doesn’t show up well in the photos.
The Large Letter Framelits are fabulous, but are a real investment. You can fit 4, or at most 5 letters on a standard size card, but they do also look effective on a longer one. Expect to see more projects from me that use them – now I’ve got them they have to be used!
We’d love it if you had time to visit all the blogs in today’s hop. Thanks again Sarah!