Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #7 Botanicals For You Mother’s Day Shaker Card

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

So this is week 7 in our challenge and the sketch comes from the lovely Hannah from StampingwithHannah.com!

So for today’s sketch….

Today’s sketch caused a stir I can tell you, the ladies in the group were all saying “What???” but I knew straight away this sketch only meant one thing, Shaker card!!!! I also knew what stamp set I was going to use, the Botanicals For You Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration catalogueyou still have one month left to take advantage of the Sale-a-Bration promotion. I have gone in to more detail about the Sale-a-Bration promotion at the end of this post if you need to know more about how to bag these bargains.

For my card base I used Watermelon Wonder A4 Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches.

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I took a piece of Window Sheet cut to 4 1/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches and stamped the sentiment from the Botanicals For You Stamp Set in White Stazon Ink.

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While I waited for that to dry I took a piece of the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper cut to 4 1/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches and sponged on some Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink  on to the larger rose images on the paper.

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I adhered my DSP to my card base. Taking another piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock cut again at 4 1/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches I die cut out a frame with my Bigshot and the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits using the partial die cutting technique to get the right size of frame. I then adhered my window sheet piece using some Fast Fuse Adhesive. I popped on some Stampin Dimensionals all around my frame with no spaces so my sequins would not fall out.

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I then placed some Sequins on my card front and popped on my frame. Using some more white stazon ink I used the small floral images from the stamp set in the corners of my frame and finally added some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen to finish. I then used the Project Life Corner Punch to round off my corners.

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I stamped another sentiment inside my card with white Stazon ink and another floral image and that finishes my card for this week’s sketch challenge.

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, and don’t forget to go and grab those Sale-a-Bration items before they are gone for good!Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Colour Throwdown Challenge Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love Valentine’s Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I couldn’t not share a Valentine’s Card on Valentine’s Day! I don’t feel like I have made that many this year, compared to last year. You know those memories that you get notified of on Facebook, well I have had one every day this week and they have all been cards that were published on my blog last year, I was obviously feeling the love!!

For today’s card I have tried a bit of a different challenge. I have noticed a few people taking part in this challenge on Instagram and I am always looking for ways to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to colour combinations so I thought I would give it a whirl…..

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So I chose Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock for my base, cut at 4 1/8 inch and scored at 5 7/8inches. I then cut a mat from Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches which I adhered a mat of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over measuring 3 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches.

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Using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and my BigShot I die cut the heart from Gold Foil Sheets. The matching Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and Die set are available as a Bundle saving 15% and it is gorgeous, I will not be parting ways with mine for a long time to come!

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I stamped the accent flowers in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink on to some more Blushing Bride cardstock and die cut them and adhered them on to my gold heart. I then adhered some gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. I popped my heart up on some Stampin Dimensionals and popped my card front up on to my card base.

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Finally breaking out the stamps in the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set I stamped the Banner stamp and my sentiment inside my banner in Melon Mambo Classic Ink on some more Blushing Bride cardstock. I also stamped three hearts and fussy cut these out with my Paper Snips. I popped my banner and hearts up on dimensionals and covered my hearts in Dazzling Details and my flowers on my heart in Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen for that extra bit of glitter!

I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s weekend whatever you are up to and don’t forget to go and grab those Sale-a-Bration items that retire for good on Monday 15th February!

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Hello Birthday Card

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

It has been a while since we did a Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge, with Christmas etc. but we are back on track now and will be “hopping” regularly on a Saturday and bringing you some amazing products!

So for today’s sketch….

For today’s cards I used the brilliant Hello Stamp Set  from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue which is only available until 15th February so you need to get in quick! I have gone in to more detail about the Sale-a-Bration promotion at the end of this post so don’t forget to stay until the end to see how you can qualify for this stamp set and more gorgeous products.

I used a piece of Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and I scored both card bases at 5 7/8 inches.

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For my “birthday girl” card, I stamped the small party hat image randomly all over my card base in Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink and So Saffron Classic Ink. This is one of my favourite colour combinations! It is quite difficult to get the right amount of pressure with these little stamps so have a practice on some scrap paper first. I found I was either applying too much pressure or not enough but you get the hang of it soon enough.

Then using one of my Circles Framelits Dies and my Bigshot I die cut a circle out of Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock for my centre piece.

For my “Birthday Boy” card I used Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink and Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink and Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock.

On my circle pieces I stamped the “Hello” sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my heat tool. I popped these on to my card bases with some Stampin Dimensionals.  I finished my circle piece with a couple of the 1/8 inch Mini Brads.

To finish my cards off I stamped my “Birthday Girl” sentiment on to some Whisper White Cardstock in Wisteria Wonder Ink, and my “Birthday Boy” sentiment in Watermelon Wonder Ink. I punched these out with the Washi Label Punch and popped them up with some dimensionals.

I finished off with a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. That’s it for my take on this weeks sketch but I think this stamp set is a must in everyone’s collection so get it quick!!

Thanks for hopping by today, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Stampin’ Up’s Number of Years 21st Birthday Shaker Card

We had a big birthday in the family this weekend, our Nephew turned 21! It is scary, the younger generation have started coming of age, I feel so old! It kicks off a year of big birthdays in our family, we have two 21st’s, three 18th’s and my best friend turns 40! So I will be busy, anyway todays card is the card I designed for our Nephew using the Number of Years Stamp Set and Framelits Bundle, buying the bundle of the dies and the matching stamp set saves you a massive 15%. If you want to see what other stamp sets are on offer as a bundle click HERE!

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Firstly I wanted to make my main focal piece for the card front, the shaker element. I took a 6×4 Project Life card from the Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection and die cut 21 with the Large Number Framelits Dies and my Bigshot. I adhered a piece of Window Sheet to the back of the card with some Multi Purpose Liquid Glue. I created an area around my numbers using Stampin Dimensionals for my shaker sequins to go in, making sure there were no gaps between the dimensionals for any stray sequins to fall out of. I popped in my sequins and added some dimensionals on the rest of the piece and added a piece of Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock cut to 6×4 inches to close my piece up.

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For my card base I cut two pieces of Daffodil Delight A4 cardstock, the first to 5 x 7 1/2 inches and the second to 5 x 7 inches. On the bigger piece I scored a line at the half inch mark and folded along my score line. I then added some Fast Fuse Adhesive, and adhered my first piece to this making a 5 x 7 card base. Taking the number images from the Number of Years Stamp Set I stamped 21 in the matching Daffodil Delight Classic Ink all over my card base. Before adhering my shaker element I adhered a piece of the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack to the back at an angle.

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To finish my card front off I die cut two more 21’s from some Daffodil Delight cardstock and some Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered these together and onto my card front. Then taking one of the smaller 3×4 Project Life cards I cut out the “Today” sentiment and adhered this to the right of my silver 21.

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For the inside of my card I again used some tone on tone stamping with Daffodil Delight Classic Ink and the stars image from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set, this stamp set is without a doubt the most versatile to have in your collection. I then stamped my sentiment using the Number of Years Stamp Set and some Basic Black Archival Stampin Pad. I popped a few random sequins on the front of my card and we are all done!

I hope this has given you some inspiration and I love using Project Life cards for more than just Project Life so why not try them out!?

Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Cheerful Critter’s Shaker Card Pootlers Blog Hop

 

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Today I am taking part in a blog hop alongside my fellow “Pootler’s”.

I decided to go with a Shaker card, as it seems that these have become very popular, so for my first blog hop my first shaker card.

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I stamped the three adorable critters from the Cheerful Critters Stamp Set from the Spring and Summer Catalogue on to some Whisper White Cardstock in Memento Black Ink and coloured them in with some Stampin Up Blendabilities and used some of the Bast Year Ever Designer Series Paper to paper piece their clothing.  I then went on to make a frame for my shaker card front which I used the Project life Cards and Labels Framelits and some partial die  cutting to customise my frame out of a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP.  For my card base I took a piece of Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock cut it at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored it at 4 /1/8 inches.

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To build a background for my shaker card I stamped the cards that the critters are holding up onto some more DSP and popped these up on the inside of my shaker card i.e. my card front aligned with where my critters will be.  I adhered my critters to the front of my shaker frame and on the inside I adhered a piece of Window Sheet cut at 5 1/2 inches x 3 3/4 inches and then some strips of foam tape creating a rectangle on the back of my frame with the foam tape, making sure there are no gaps for any of my sequins to fall out of.  So I filled my frame with some of the In Colour 2013-2015 Collection sequins and popped my card front on to my shaker frame.

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For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and adhered three strips of DSP and there we go my first ever shaker card showcasing the Cheerful Critters Stamp Set and the Best Year Ever DSP.

We’ve got some Blog Candy up for grabs – to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of goodies, including the Best Day Ever stamp set, the Best Year ever paper set and the co-ordinating ribbons and buttons, all you have to do is work your way through the hop before midday on Sunday and leave a comment on every blog.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced in the Pootles Craft Forum and here on Tuesday, 3d March

Scroll down for link to the next Pootler along on our blog hop, or if you missed it back to the previous Pootler! Thanks for joining us today, Louise xx

 

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

 

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