Sunday, 25 September 2016

Stampin' Up! Playful Palette Iris Twist Technique

      Hi everyone! I have just a quick post to share with you today, showcasing a variation of the "Iris Twist" technique. There was lots of folding and taping that went into the making of today's card. If you are interested in instructions on how this technique works feel free to send me an email. I'd be happy to share the details. 

     Our family has a lot of reasons to celebrate in the next couple of months, meaning I think we have about 7 birthdays coming up! I'm sure this card will come in handy. I just found out that my daughter wants to have a "Monster High" birthday party for her 6th birthday. I think the designer series paper (DSP) I've used on today's card would go well for that theme. Check out the other great prints from the Playful Palette DSP in the image below.


https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141657&demoid=2120365


     Today's card was inspired yet again by the Global Design Project Challenge this week. This week's challenge is another sketch challenge. This sketch was created by the lovely Teneale Williams, hence how fabulous it is! #GDP054. 
http://www.global-design-project.com/2016/09/global-design-project-054-sketch.htm

     My previous post was also based on one of Teneale's sketches, and I am excited to say that I was chosen as one of the GDP winners for that round! Thank you Teneale for all of your great inspiration! 
http://www.global-design-project.com/2016/09/winners-global-design-project-052.html
      Well that's it for today! Thank you again for stopping by, and if you are interested in making your own "Iris Twisted" card, check out my online Stampin' Up shop by clicking the shop button to the right hand side of this post. There are so many great designer papers to choose from! 

     Bye for now!

     Carolynn

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours Washi Tape

     Hi everyone! The card I'm sharing with you today features one of my favourite go-to products....drum roll please .... WASHI TAPE! I have a washi tape addiction these days! Why you say? Well because it is so versatile! By slapping some washi tape on your project, you have a quick and easy way to add that extra little something, without taking too much time or effort. I decided to use my washi tape to make a striped background for my project today, but you could apply it in any which way you prefer! Check out the assortment of tape that comes as a bundle from Stampin' Up in the picture link below. This is the "Affectionately Yours" bundle of tapes. If you are in Canada, you can purchase yours via my online 24-7 Stampin' Up shop!
https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141635&dbwsdemoid=2120365
     I had this washi tape hanging out for a wee while until I decided to play along over at the Global Design Project this week. #GDP52
http://www.global-design-project.com/2016/09/global-design-project-052-case-designer.html
       This week's theme (as you can in the link above) is to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the designer. This means you can pull anything from Teneale's lovely card pictured above as a piece of inspiration for your project. This week I decided to CASE the layout, as well as the baby theme. I changed up quite a few elements of course. These challenges are always so great, as you get to see all of the very similar, yet very different alternatives that everyone comes up with. If you click on the picture link above you'll see what I mean.
      Well thanks for stopping by! I don't have many other tips to share for this one, as this card is pretty quick and easy! I may have to think up a boy version now, as I'm expecting a brand new baby nephew in November! I seriously can't wait!

     Cheers!

     Carolynn

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Sweet Thanks - Work of Art Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


      Well tomorrow marks the 1st day of school & the last day for summer holidays with my babies home. We are rather excited in our house, or mommy is anyway (wink wink). I will miss my babies being home but I have a laundry list of things to do around here (including laundry)! I am sure I will be much more productive while the kids are all learning away at school! And I may just have a wee bit more time to stamp too! Yahoo!

   
       I am super-dee-duper excited to share with you today this sweet thank you treat I created while playing in my craft room today. Doesn't it look so yummy? It kinda follows the back to school theme that's happening right now, as it displays all the fun primary colours! Not gonna lie, but these sour jelly belly beans were the inspiration for my card today, so why not pair the two together for a nice thank you? As for the mason jar display, who can resist? Mason jars are so cool these days! To be honest I never thought the words "mason jar" and "cool" would ever go in the same sentence, but they so do!

     The stamp set I used for today's project is actually one I've had for quite a while but never really put to good use. I'll have to ink it up some more as the possibilities are endless with this one. Have a peek at the "Work of Art" Stamp set below and you'll see what I mean.
https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=134114?dbwsdemoid=2120365
 
       Here's another card sample from the Stampin' Up website which displays this great set.


      As for today's Stampin' Up colours I went for Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, and Dapper Denim. Again the rainbow I chose today was inspired by the sour jelly bellies I picked up in the bulk section of my local grocery store. Yummy!


    


      Now to decide who I should shine some thanks on! For now I will thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a virtual treat on me! And if you are interested in stamping treats then just click on the supplies below. They will take you to my online 24-7 Stampin' Up shop!

     Happy Back To School!

     Carolynn