Monday, July 31, 2017

Thinking of You: GDP098

Hello Friends!     

I needed a break from designing and decided to play along with my friends at Global Design Project. As I don't have to think too much, the sketch is already done for me.



My card for today is working with the Climbing Orchid stamp set.


I love working with layers and sponging to give the realistic look of the orchid. I am an orchid lover, and when I saw this set, it is a must have stamp set.


I had remnants of DPs leftover from other projects, and this was perfect layout for it. The leaves were remnants of Birthday Memories. The wider strip of Pear Pizzazz stripes is from the Coffee Break DP. The sentiment is from remnants of Rich Razzleberry cs. NO WASTE! Instead of using another DP, I used the Burlap Ribbon my ribbon element.

Stamps: Climbing Orchid
Inks: Black Archival Ink, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Pick a Pattern DP, Coffee Break DP, Birthday Memories, Watercolor Paper, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Sheila!

Hello Friends!     

I have another birthday celebration, and it is all about my sister-in-law who turned 55!



We are celebrating her birthday in Troll's HIGH-TEA style as she is a big fan of HIGH-TEA! We made Troll hats!



What's really nice is that my family is big enough, that we always have so much fun and it is hard to find time for great gatherings. Lots of laughters. This is mom and I.

Time is essential and the clock is ticking away, I created a fast clean easy card for my SIL. This has to be a special one as she has a shoebox full of my cards given to her.

Those that knows me, I am a WOW factor gal, and love interactive cards.


I am using the birthday memories suite and I love the vertical lines. I wanted the clean & easy look. The card is cut at 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4", and then I took of 1/2" off on the right to expose the vertical DPs.

Here are the rest of the details:
  1. Die cut the Birthday from the Happy Birthday die, trim, and overlay the "Birthday" over the ovals. 
  2. Strings several gold cords through the words and fussy cut the balloons. 
  3. Stamp "Happy" from Bring on the Cake stamp set (retired) using the Whisper White craft, and then embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Trim to fit.
  4. Add glitter enamel embellishments. 


My sister-in-law is 55, and I made a pop-up card.



  1.  When creating a pop-up, you can cut a strip of Whisper White remnants at 1/2" x 5", and score at every 1/2". Then you want to glue the ends to create a box.
  2. Secure the pop-up mechanism to the bottom and the side of the card, butting at the fold.
  3. I cut 4 layers of "5" from the large number framelits dies, and stack them together for sturdy.
  4. Stamp and cut the Marquee, trim, and weave the ends through the 5s and secure it together with your favourite adhesive.
  5. Glue the 5 onto the pop-up square. Add Basic Rhinestone Jewels. 


I wrote a fun sentiment at the bottom arrow pointing to the handwritten word.





Stamps: Bring on the Cake (retired), Marquee Messages

Papers: Birthday Memories Suite, Real Red, Whisper White, Dapper Denim

Inks: Whisper White Craft

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Happy Birthday Framelits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Heat Tool, Adhesive Sheets, Glue Dots, Gold Thread, Oval Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Number Framelits, White Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by ...

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Celebrating Success!

Hello Friends!     

This blog post is celebrating my downline success in achieving Silver level. I am so proud of her! All the hard work she has done.

To celebrate her Silver title achievement, I made this congrats card for her. I want to keep in line with the color Silver but with an added pop. Here is what I came up with last night! So awesome!



Can you see all the details? The idea came from the Lovely Words framelits die, and I wanted to see if I can do this with our Sunshine Wishes Thinlits with the die "Congrats" and the Layering Ovals. It is fussy die cutting but it is doable.




I stamped the tulips and fussy cut them, and then intertwine the leaves through the word before adding the window sheet behind it.

I decided to add some fun to this card and turned the main focal point to a shaker. I used the Silver sequins as my shaking elements and used the Jewel Rhinestone Basic for textures on the base card.




Just to make it more exciting, just an added bonus gift for her. Everything in Silver to celebrate her achievement! Way to go Helen!
 


This month, we have two promotions I want to talk about.

Promo 1: For every $60 you spend between now to the end of July, you will receive a $6.00 spending spree that you get to spend in August. Not only that, I will double your spending spree to make it a $12.00 spending spree in August, but you must place an order with me (not valid with any other demos).

Promo 2: Join the my team between now to the end of July, you will receive these stamping essentials FREE. The FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $68 CAN! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, you will also get the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($26 CAN)!

As an added bonus (only valid me - get your bone folder, paper snips and acrylic blocks engraved).

I hope you enjoyed this project. Live in Canada? Come shop with me and you will have access to the StampersPlus VIP only FB group. This holds all my 3D templates, and exclusive videos for members only and other perks.!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July CCDT Blog Hop - “Summer Fun”

Hello Friends!



Summer time, Summer is here, and it is time for Summer Fun! Welcome to my blog and it is time for the Creative Circle to put on their thinking caps again for some Summer Fun! Remember we hop once per month on the first Thursday of each month. Want to get updates when I post? Click on my business FB page. Each time I post, it will link to my FB business page and it will direct you to a specific post.

This month's theme is called "Summer Fun!" I actually had a hard time with this piece as I really didn't know what the outcome was. Normally designing cards come naturally for me when my mojo is turned on. With this month's hop, I want a fun interactive card and must have something to do with sun.

I decided to use the Pocket of Sunshine (143719) on page 64 and it comes with the coordinating Pocket Framelits (143750) which can be purchased as a bundle.
I decided to work with the sunglasses only and to see what I can come up with. I call this piece the "fashion statement sunglasses hut!" using the Color Theory Paper Stack (144193) on page 187. Sunglasses for all genders.

When I first stamped the sunglasses, and added the framelit to it, I realized that I wanted a different color lens. The sunglasses framelit does not cut out the lenses, so I created a file to work with my e-cutter.

If you don't have an e-cutter, simply stamp the sunglasses on different color cs, and fussy cut each of the lens out and glue the lenses on.


But wait, where is the FUN part? Take a closer look below? Now how did she do that?
As you pull the tab, behind the glasses reveals a phrase from the Flourishing Phrase (141534 (c) "I THINK it more often than I SAY it, but I just want to make sure you KNOW it."
The bottom glasses, I decided I want a reading glasses and rather than making a solid lens, I placed a clear window sheet behind the frames and popped them up with mini dimensionals.  I used the Jar of Love (141587) set and stamped on the left side with a sentiment "Life Feels Empty Without You" and on the right side "You Fill Me With Happiness".

I then die cut the word "sunshine" from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (141489) and mounted onto the base card.

I cannot tell you how many times I rip this card apart and I wish I had more time to explain it here how this was made. Now that I have one made, it can be reduplicated again with lesser pain.

Until next time ... Click on the icon below, and check out what Lynn has for you!


https://lynnzcrafters.com/2017/07/06/summer-fun-with-the-creative-circle-design-team/

Sandy Mott
Liz Holloway <-- you are here
Lynn Streifert
Kate Creasey 

Laurence Mirman

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

You Move Me

Hello Friends!    

OMG! I am totally in love with this new card I created yesterday and one of the new toys I recently received. At first glance on page 70 of the Annual Catalogue, I was not sold but I had to try. I am so glad that I bought the set, and this will be one of my keeper sets.


Click on the image below and it will take you to a short video on my FB Business Page how this hummingbird maneuvers.


This set is called the You Move Me Bundle set on page 70 of the Annual Catalogue.

Base card Crumb Cake: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" score at 4-1/4"
Focal base Crumb Cake: 5-1/4" x 4"

As this is so fun to make, I am now introducing a new line called MASS PRODUCTION Kit. What is it you ask? I am glad you asked!

I like to see my clients make multiple cards as do I, so I have decided that I will do all the fussy cutting for them as part of my customer service. That means any base cards, layer cards, items that need die cuts or punched out, it is all done for you, and it includes envelopes too! All you need is the coordinating stamps, inks, color medium and your favourite adhesive, dimensionals, etc. to create the same card (5x). 5 cards one of a kind, and it will come with additional samples that you see in the Canadian Papercraft Cards Scrapbook page.

Edited: July 8, 2017 - Video Tutorial here.




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Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!
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I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Christmas in July!

Hello Friends! 




Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion is here! Offers valid from July 1-July 31.

Sign up to be demonstrator through me, and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips*, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks* (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder*. That’s an added value of $68 CAN!


* can be engraved on with your name/initials (see sample below)




And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, a Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($26 CAN) will be included in your kit! With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your new business off to a fast start—Host a workshop and you can save your host rewards towards the Starter Kit dollars on things like their favorite stamp sets and accessories!
  I hope you enjoyed this project. Live in Canada? Come shop with me and you will have access to the StampersPlus VIP only FB group. This holds all my 3D templates, and exclusive videos for members only and other perks.!   
Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!
You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 
I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 
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