Month: January 2018

Musical Epic Celebrations

Bold colours for a musical masculine card

Getting ready for an epic celebration here with the new Sale-a-Bration Epic Celebration stamp set. This is such a great set for teenagers, young men and women and anyone musical. I couldn’t wait to get it out of the case and start stamping.

Quirky card featuring guitars
www.crafty-rootes.com – Epic Celebrations by Stampin’ Up!

My card today is designed with my cousin in mind; he is a guitarist in a local band. I started by taking Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Perfect Plum cardstock and cutting one panel of each at 3⅜” by 1⅝” using my Stampin’ Trimmer.

Epic Celebrations for Sale-a-Bration
www.crafty-rootes.com – Epic Celebrations by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the ‘guitar’ image on each panel using Archival Basic Black ink. I can’t wait for my Stamparatus to arrive in February as I would have liked to re-stamp on the Dapper Denim again as the colour was a little light. I mounted the panels, using Tombow Liquid Adhesive onto a layer of Basic Black cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” starting with the ones on either side, finishing with the middle one. I find this the easiest way to get even spacing between the panels.

Bold colours for a musical masculine card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Epic Celebrations by Stampin’ Up!

I only wanted the word AWESOME so masked off the word ‘you’re using a Post It Note. I inked up the sentiment with Archival Basic Black ink and removed the Post It Note before stamping onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. I trimmed the sentiment down with scissors and added it to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The whole piece was then added to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base.

Love that this is such a great masculine card, hope he likes it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Epic Celebrations
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Archival Basic Black
Tools
Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
C &H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Whisper White Envelopes

Bubble Over for January Classes

Bubble Over Stampin' Up!

For January’s classes we used the very quirky and versatile Bubble Over stamp set and the co-ordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelit dies, the ladies loved them. As their table gift I gave each lady as 6” by 6” sample pack of the co-ordinating Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (dsp) which is available as a free Sale-a-Bration item with a £45 order.

Bubbles and Bottles on a card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Bubble Over stamp set and Bottles & Bubbles dies by Stampin’ Up!

We started the first card by die-cutting a large and small bottle from one of the Bubble & Fizz dsp sheets. I love that the dies can be used to cut out the dsp patterns in this way. We stamped the ‘bubble’ image in Lemon Lime Twist ink randomly across the upper third of a strip of Whisper White cardstock 5⅞” by 2½”. The prototype card in the picture shows the bubbles in Daffodil Delight ink but we decided we preferred the Lemon Lime Twist.  The sentiment – either Love You or Thank You – from the Baby Bear stamp set was then stamped at the bottom of the panel in Bermuda Bay ink. We took a small piece of Lemon Lime Twist striped ribbon, about 4”, and wrapped it around the white panel securing on the back with Sellotape. The ladies then chose a pattern from the dsp and cut 2 strips each 6” by ½”, they then glued the strips on either side of the Whisper White panel. This panel was then adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The die cut bottles were then adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Have a birthday brew card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Bubble Over stamp set and Bottles & Bubbles dies by Stampin’ Up!

For the second card the ladies chose a piece of dsp and using the Stampin’ Trimmer cut it to 5⅜” by 3⅝”. This panel was then added at an angle, or catawampus to a Lemon Lime Twist card base. On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock the ladies stamped the larger bottle using Archival Basic Gray ink and a Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a good image. We also stamped the label in Lemon Lime Twist ink and the sentiment was added on top in Archival Basic Gray ink. These pieces were then die cut using the Big Shot and they also die cut one of the cute little bottle caps. The label and bottle cap were glued to the front of the bottle using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Taking a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” the ladies die cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies. This panel was added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the die cut bottle was added using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Tombow glue.

Bright and colourful bottle tag
www.crafty-rootes.com – Bubble Over stamp set and Bottles & Bubbles dies by Stampin’ Up!

Thirdly we made a bottle tag starting with a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock 8¼” by 2½” which we scored using the Stampin’ Trimmer (love that it cuts and scores) at 5½”. Taking a 1¼” Circle Punch we punched a hole roughly in the centre of the smaller side. At the bottom of the longer side we cut a shallow banner using scissors. The ladies then chose a piece of dsp and cut it to 4½” by 2⅜” and adhered it above the banner point. Bubbles were then stamped in either Lemon Lime Twist ink or Bermuda Bay ink across the top and down one side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4¾” by 1½” and this piece was added to the tag on top of the dsp. Taking a scrap Whisper White cardstock the ladies stamped the larger bottle in Archival Basic Gray ink, the label in Calypso Coral ink and the sentiment in Archival Basic Gray. These pieces were then die cut using the Bottles and Bubble Framelit dies along with one of the cute straws.  The labels and straw were then added with Tombow Liquid Adhesive to the die cut bottle and the bottle added with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the bottle tag.

Bubble Over Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Bubble Over stamp set and Bottles & Bubbles dies by Stampin’ Up!

To finish off the projects the ladies added some of the mini sequins taken from the Silver Sequin Trim using the Fine-Tip Liquid Adhesive.

The ladies loved the projects and I want to thank them for all the fun, laughter and chat this week.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Bubble Over & Baby Bear
Dies
Bottles & Bubbles, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Bermuda Bay, Lemon lime Twist, Basic Gray & Calypso Coral
Punches
1¼” Circle Punch
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, B, C &H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Fine-Tip Glue Pen & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon, Mini Silver Sequin Trim, Whisper White Envelopes

A simply Beautiful Peacock

Feathery peacock for a thank you card

OMG I am in love with a Beautiful Peacock. It comes from the aptly named Beautiful Peacock stamp set which is one of the free choices with a £45 order from the new Sale-a-Bration brochure.

I stamped the body of the peacock in Bermuda Bay ink onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5” by 3¼”. Using Lemon Lime Twist ink I stamped the image of a ‘spray of feathers/leaves’ twice to form the tail of the bird. I then stamped the ‘flourish’ style image in Bermuda Bay ink to give the effect of a full, luxurious tail.

Thank you card in lovely peacock shades
www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful Peacock by Stampin’ Up! for Sale-a-Bration

I stamped the dotty image in Pacific Point ink before randomly stamping the ‘tiny flower’ image in the same Pacific Point ink. The sentiment from the same stamp set was added in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I felt the peacock needed ‘grounding’ and added a swipe of Smoky Slate using the light Stampin’ Blend.

Beautiful, graceful peacock card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful Peacock by Stampin’ Up! for Sale-a-Bration

I added the stamped panel to a layer of Pacific Point cardstock 5⅛” by 3⅜” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive before adhering the whole panel to a Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Feathery peacock for a thank you card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful Peacock by Stampin’ Up! for Sale-a-Bration

I think this card is gorgeous, loving those 3 colours together. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Beautiful Peacock & Bird Banter
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Pacific Point & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Bermuda Bay, Lemon lime Twist & Pacific Point
Stampin’ Blends
Light Smoky Slate
Punches
Corner Rounder
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, B, C, G &H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Whisper White Envelopes

A floral Perennial Birthday card

Pretty feminine card using Stampin' Up! product

I was playing with the Perennial Birthday stamp set today. This set is paired with the lovely new Perennial Birthday Project Kit but it offers so many more opportunities.

I started by stamping the large, bold ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment onto a 3⅝” by 1” piece of Whisper White cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

Soft, subtle colours for a feminine birthday card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Perennial Birthday stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Taking a 5¼” by 3½” panel of Whisper White cardstock I lightly drew 2 pencil lines across the card front an inch apart. I then randomly stamped the flower and leaf images above and below the pencil lines in Peakaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo & Pear Pizzazz ink. When the ink was dry I rubbed out the pencil lines.

Sweet pastel birthday card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Perennial Birthday stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I took an 8” by 1” strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch punched along the length. I adhered the small scalloped edge to the top of the sentiment strip using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I trimmed off the excess and used it to edge the bottom of the sentiment strip and trimming off the excess with scissors.

Pretty feminine card using Stampin' Up! product
www.crafty-rootes.com – Perennial Birthday stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Iridescent Sequins.

I love the fresh colours of this card. So very pretty.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Perennial Blooms
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Peakaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo & Pear Pizzazz
Markers
Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo & Pear Pizzazz
Punches
Decorative Border Punch
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder, a pencil, a rubber and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, A, A, B, C &H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Iridescent Sequins, Whisper White Envelopes

Heartfelt Blooms with added colour

Soft pastel shades for a thank you card

Heartfelt Blooms is a fab new stamp set which will be available from tomorrow, free in Sale-a-Bration with £45 order from my online store.

When I took the stamp out of the case I was a bit surprised to see that the face of the rubber stamp had very little texture, I wondered if it was defective. I inked up the image using Smoky Slate ink and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and WOW the image had so much definition, I loved it.

Gorgeous soft pastel thank you card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Heartfelt Blooms by Stampin’ Up!

I took the gorgeous new Stampin’ Blends in light & dark Pink Pirouette, light & dark Old Olive, light Daffodil Delight, light Rich Razzelberry & light Calypso Coral and coloured in the flowers and leaves giving the image a really soft look.

Soft pastel card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Heartfelt Blooms by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Old Olive ink and added the piece to a layer of Daisy Delight dsp using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I wrapped a piece of Silver Edged Metallic Ribbon to the bottom of the piece then added the whole panel to the front of a Pink Pirouette card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off I added some Clear Epoxy Shapes to mimic dewdrops – Gorgeous.

Soft pastel shades for a thank you card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Heartfelt Blooms by Stampin’ Up!

I love this card, so pretty and fresh looking. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Heartfelt Blooms
Cardstock
Pink Pirouette & Whisper White
DSP
Daisy Delight
Ink Pads
Smoky Slate, Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz
Stampin’ Blends
Light & Dark Pink Pirouette, Light & Dark Old Olive, Light Daffodil Delight, Light Rich Razzelberry & Light Calypso Coral
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder, Corner Rounder (retired) and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
C & E
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Silver Edged Metallic Ribbon, Clear Epoxy Shapes Grid Paper, Sellotape, Whisper White Envelopes