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Hometown Greetings Edgelit picture

Stunning lit up snow scene

On Tuesday a lovely group of ladies gathered at my house to make a stunning illuminated picture using the gorgeous Hometown Greetings Edgelit dies which have thankfully carried over and are still available to purchase in my online store.

mounting a picture
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hometown Greetings Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

The ladies began by taking apart the Ikea picture frame, removing the plastic film from the Perspex panel, placing the cardstock picture mount directly onto the Perspex panel and adding the MDF frame on top. They used some Tear & Tape to adhere the cardstock picture mount to the MDF frame but did not remove the backing from the tape.

Next the ladies glued a 6” by 6” piece of the Merry Little Christmas dsp (retired) to the centre of the piece of white paper which came inside the frame.

Die cuttig Hometown Greetings
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hometown Greetings Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

Taking 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock 6” by 5” and 1 piece of Whisper White cardstock 6” by 3” the ladies die cut the 3 rows of houses using the Big Shot. Each Whisper White panel was place landscape style – with the 6” wide edge at the top, onto the Big Shot cutting platform. The dies were then placed so that the roofs of the houses/church were right at the top of each panel and roughly in the centre from side to side. The dies will not cut right to the edge of the Whisper White panels. When the rows of houses were die cut they were then trimmed free of the cardstock using Scissors.

Punching a hole
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hometown Greetings Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

The ladies then laid the tallest panel with the smallest houses on top of the dsp panel to work out a rough positioning. When they were happy they punched a hole in the white paper panel using the 1/4″ Hand Held Circle Punch on the left hand side and just below the level of the Whisper White cardstock.

Next they removed the clear protective strip from the LED lights and switched them on to check that they worked. The string of lights was then fed through the punched hole until they reached the thicker piece close to the battery pack. The battery pack was then brought round to the back of the MDF panel where the corner had already been removed. The thick piece of cable was then adhered to the other side of the MDF panel with Tear & Tape; again the backing was left on. The battery pack was then secured to the outside with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Battery pack for picture
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hometown Greetings Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!
Stampin' Up! Hometown Greetings
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hometown Greetings Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

The white piece of paper with the attached dsp was then glued to the MDF panel hiding the thicker end of the wiring. The tallest layer of die cut Whisper White was then laid on top whilst the ladies worked out the positioning of the lights behind each house and secured the lights in position with Mini Glue Dots. It is easier to do this with the lights switched on and to use all the lights up they needed to place 2 or 3 lights under the church and some of the houses in all the layers. When they were happy with the positioning of the lights the second panel was laid on top to work out the positioning and a hole was then punched below the top of the second panel so that the string of lights would not be seen. The tallest layer was then added over the top of the dsp using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The lights were then placed behind the houses and the church and attached to the first layer with Mini Glue Dots. At the end of this row the smallest layer was laid on top and a hole punched below the top line to allow the remaining lights to be fed through. The second layer was then added with Mini Glue Dots. After the remaining lights were positioned the smallest layer was added on Dimensionals.

Beautiful lit picture
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hometown Greetings Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

The whole panel was then added to the base frame and the tabs pressed down to secure it in position. The ladies were delighted with their pictures which all looked amazing. Thank you to my lovely upline Mikaela Titheridge for the inspiration.

Stunning lit up snow scene
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hometown Greetings Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

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:
Dies
Hometown Greetings Edgelit dies
Cardstock
Whisper White
DSP
Merry Little Christmas (retired)
Tools
Big Shot, Standard Cutting Platform or Precision Base Plate, ¼” handheld Circle Punch (retired), Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Ribba 9” by 9” (23cm by 23cm) Shadow box picture frame from Ikea, LED Starry String Lights – 20 lights from https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073CHL32X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hometown Greetings for a secret Santa box

Wintery box

Today I am sharing the box I made for my team secret Santa gift. This box proved amazingly popular with the team members.To make it you will need the following;
Night of Navy cardstock 10¾ by 10¾
Whisper white cardstock 7⅜ by 7⅜
Whisper White cardstock pieces 4” by 3” x 5
Emerald Envy cardstock 3″ by 3″
Night of Navy cardstock 3″ by 3″
Whisper White cardstock 3″ by 3″
Scraps of Emerald Envy cardstock

I have added photo’s to the description but have used lighter coloured cardstock as the score lines show up better.

Score Lines for a box base
www.crafty-rootes.com – Secret Santa box made using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Start by using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score the 10¾” by 10¾” piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3¾” and 7” then rotate the cardstock 90⁰ and score at 3¾” and 7” again – ignore the extra partial line on the right, it was a mistake!!!

Making a box base
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Using scissors cut up each of the vertical lines but only as far as the horizontal line – see picture. Then take a small wedge from the right and left side of each of the 4 tabs and trim about 1″ from each tab to make them shorter. Fold and burnish on the score lines. Using strong adhesive, Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse; stick each of the tabs to the inside to form a sturdy box base.

Making a box base
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Next, score the 7⅜” by 7⅜” piece of Whisper White cardstock at ½” and 2” on all 4 sides.

Making a box top
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Cut the tabs as shown in the picture.

Making a box lid
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Fold and burnish on all the score lines. Apply a strong adhesive, Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse to the back of the 4 tabs and to the front of the 1/2″ score lines which will be folded over inside the lid to re-enforce the top.

Using the Hometown Greetings dies and the 5 pieces of 4” by 3” Whisper White cardstock and a Big Shot, die cut out the rows of houses.

side of a box
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

I cut out the church row once, the row of larger houses 3 times and the smaller houses once. The pieces will be longer than you need, you can trim them to size. Also die cut the trees using a scrap of Emerald Envy cardstock, these can be glued on top of the white trees with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Box side 2
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up
Christmas scene
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!
Christmas box
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Take one of the rows of larger houses and die cut with a 2¾” Layering Circle Die. Glue this to the same size die cut circle from Night of Navy cardstock. Then add this to a slightly larger scalloped circle die cut from Emerald Envy cardstock and the Layering Circles dies.

 

Winter themed box lid
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box made using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

I took each of the die cut rows of houses and ‘scribbled’ all over them with Tombow Liquid Adhesive and sprinkled them with lots of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  The gorgeous, glittery houses can then be added to the sides of the box with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The Layered Circles were then added to the top of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The box held a gorgeous candle surrounded by a wintery scene.

Wintery box
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box made using Hometown Greeting dies by Stampin’ Up!

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:
Dies
Hometown Greetings Framelits & Layering Circle Framelits
Cardstock
Night of Navy, Emerald Envy & Whisper White
Tools
Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Stylus, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Adhesives
Fast Fuse, Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Grid Paper

Swaps from OnStage local

I have had the most fantastic time over the weekend with my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators at our twice yearly convention. This time I was lucky enough to be invited to CentreStage where Demonstrators who are Silver Elite and above are spoiled with a lovely meal, business training and lots of special treats. It was amazing to meet up with other demonstrators, share experiences and ideas and especially lovely that I was accompanied by my fantastic upline Mikaela Titheridge.

My upline and I at CentreStage
www.crafty-rootes.com – CentreStage Mikaela and 1

On Saturday 11 members of the team joined Mikaela and I for a full on day of crafting and business. One of the best things about the day is the swapping…….we love swapping. Many demos make card fronts or 3D projects to swap with each other. This means we come home with loads of ideas and inspiration and loads of samples to show at class often using stamp sets and dies we don’t have. Here are a couple of photos showing the swaps I received.

card front swaps from OnStage
www.crafty-rootes.com – Stampin’ Up! swaps from OnStage
OnStage in Solihull Nov 2017, 3D swaps
www.crafty-rootes.com – 3D swaps from OnStage Nov 2017

Lots and lots of lovely inspiration there.

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.

Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Happiest of Days – Team Training

Today I am sharing one of the cards which my team will be making at our Team Training session today. It was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest designed by one of my German demonstrator colleagues Cornelia Janssen. I loved the simplicity of her card. I have to admit I completely missed the Happiest of Days stamp set when I looked through the catalogue; luckily one of my lovely ladies (thank you Ola) ordered it……..as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. I love the unfussy images which are great for colouring.

For my version I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and stamped randomly all over it using the cake image and Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay ink pads and a Blender Pen I coloured in part of each cake, concentrating the colour on the right hand side of each image. I love these 2 colours together; they look so fresh and summery.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I mounted the whole stamped panel onto a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 5½” by 3¾” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I liked the look but felt the panel still needed something extra. So, I took a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock approx. 6” by ¾”and punched it using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I added it to the left side of the panel with the small scallop edge showing and trimmed off the excess with my Scissors. I really felt the Night of Navy grounded the panel. I love that we have a couple of new border punches in the new catalogue.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Carrying on with the Night of Navy I took another scrap of cardstock, wiped it over with my Embossing Buddy before stamping the sentiment using Versamark ink. I covered the ink with White Embossing Powder and melted it using the Heat Tool. I trimmed the piece down and flagged the end using the Banner Triple Punch before adding the piece to the front of the stamped panel.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The whole piece was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love it, love the simplicity, the colours and summery feel of this card. 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. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

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
Happiest of Days
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White and Night of Navy
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay & Versamark
Punch
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch & Triple Banner Punch
Tools
Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
C & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Bloomin’ Love for 2 gorgeous rustic style wedding cards

I was lucky enough to be invited to 2 weddings over the last few days, how fortunate am I, love a wedding. Both couples had a rustic theme, kraft cardstock, very vanilla and a pop of colour. With that ‘natural look’ in mind I made a wedding card for each couple.

Both cards are very similar and start with a Crumb Cake card base. Next I took a Crumb Cake panel 5” by 3¼”and stamped randomly all over the upper two thirds in Crumb Cake ink using many of the small images from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set to create the effect I wanted and I was really happy with the result.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bloomin’ Love by Stampin’ Up!

I took a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 3¼” by 2”and ran it through the Big Shot using the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, love the effect this gives, and added it to the lower third of the panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I added the whole piece to a Very Vanilla panel 5⅛” by 3⅜” then to a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 5¼” by 3½” to match the colours the bride had chosen for her theme. I used some of the lovely soft Very Vanilla Lace Ribbon to tie into a bow around the topper which gives the card a more finished look, tying the top and the bottom together.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bloomin’ Love by Stampin’ Up!

The whole piece was added to the Crumb Cake card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and trimmed with scissors. It was added to the card front using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bloomin’ Love by Stampin’ Up!

For the second card I substituted Old Olive ink and cardstock instead of the Night of Navy and added an extra Very Vanilla cardstock panel between the topper and the Crumb Cake card base.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bloomin’ Love by Stampin’ Up!

I was really happy with the way the cards turned out, I hope you like them.

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. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

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
Bloomin’ Love Dragonfly Dreams & Beautiful You
Cardstock
Card 1 – Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Card 2 – Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink Pads
Card 1 – Crumb Cake & Night of Navy
Card 2 – Crumb Cake & Old Olive
Embossing Folder
Ruffled
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Big Shot, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, A, A, B & D
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Accessories
Very Vanilla Lace Ribbon & Very Vanilla Envelopes

Banners for You makes lovely anniversary cards

It is my brother and sister-in-laws’ wedding anniversary later this week and today I am sharing the card I made for them using the Banner For You stamp set. My inspiration came from a card I saw on Youtube, designed and demonstrated by the very talented Dena Rekow  – click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1 to see her original project. I have changed the card base and the colour palette used for my version.

I cut the 2nd largest Lots of Labels die from Whisper White cardstock using my Big Shot machine. Onto this Whisper White piece I stamped the flowers, randomly using Flirty Flamingo ink. I then added the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink and the little circles in Wisteria Wonder ink. To fill in the gaps I stamped the cluster of 3 dots using Peakaboo Peach ink. Love these colours together, they look so fresh and summery.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Banners For You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the banner image in Pear Pizzazz ink before stamping the words onto the banner image and running it through the Big Shot with the co-ordinating Bunch of Banners framelits.

I ran a layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock through the Big Shot using the Ruffled Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder to give it some dimension. These dynamic textured impressions folders are fabulous, they add such a wow factor to a project.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Banners For You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

To assemble the card I used a Thick Whisper White card base and added the embossed Pear Pizzazz layer to the front using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I layered the stamped label on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals with the banner added on top with another layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals. Love the clean and fresh look of this card. In fact I loved it so much that I made another version for my cousin and his wife who also celebrate their anniversary later this week. Let’s hope both couples like their cards. Which colour combo do you prefer?

www.crafty-rootes.com – Banners For You by Stampin’ Up!

 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. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

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
Banners for You
Dies
Bunch of Banners & Lots of Labels
Cardstock
Card 1 – Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White
Card 2 – Thick Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum & Very Vanilla
Ink Pads
Card 1 – Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
Card 2 – Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Pool Party
Embossing Folder
Ruffled Texture Impressions embossing folder
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Big Shot, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, A, A, B, D & E
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Crafting Forever Pot of Brushes

I am loving the Crafting Forever stamp set from the new Annual Catalogue. There are so many fab images for all the crafty people in my life; I can see I am going to get a lot of use from this set.

I stamped the pot of brushes in Momento Tuxedo Black onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the pot onto a piece of the Color Theory dsp and cut it out using sharp scissors.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Crafting Forever by Stampin’ Up!

Using Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake & Smoky Slate ink pads and a Blender Pen I coloured in all the brushes. I love how bright and colourful the image looked when finished. I added the paper pieced dsp pot to the stamped pot using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. And added some ‘ground’ beneath the pot using Crumb Cake ink and the Blender Pen.

I rounded the upper left corner before adding this layer to a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock, with a rounded upper left corner, using Tombow Liquid Adhesive before adding the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I rounded the upper left hand corner of the card base as well.  To finish off I added some Brights Enamel Shapes.

Love the fun colours in this card, so fresh. Hope you like it as much as I do.

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. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

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
Crafting Forever
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
DSP
Color Theory stack
Punches
Project Life Corner Rounder (retired)
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake & Smoky Slate
Tools
Blender Pen, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B & E
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Brights & Regals Enamel Shapes, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Sneak Peek – Fabulous Flamingo

Whilst I was at Onstage Live in Amsterdam earlier this month I won a new stamp set called Fabulous Flamingo in a prize patrol. I have to admit, my first thought was ‘what on earth am I going to do with this’. I think my team mates were having very similar thoughts as well………..So today I got the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set out and started to play.

When I have a new stamp set I usually ink up all of the images and stamp them onto scrap paper or the fantastic Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper. This lets me see what the images look like and how they fit together, especially if the image is made of multiple layers. It took me a while to work out how the flamingo builds up and the various options available. Then I was ready to make a card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo by Stampin’ Up!

The first card was pretty straightforward. I stamped the ‘feathery outline’ image from the stamp set using Soft Suede ink onto a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock. I then inked up the ‘solid body’ image with Crushed Curry Ink, stamped it once on my Grid Paper and then onto the ‘feathery image’ give a paler golden shade.  Next I covered the legs of the ‘full flamingo’ image with a post it note, inked up the main body part with the Crushed Curry ink, I didn’t want yellow legs! I removed the post it note and stamped the image, full strength over the top of the images I have previously stamped. I then stamped the separate ‘leg’ image in Soft Suede ink. The flamingo was now complete and looked great.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo by Stampin’ Up!

I added the water using Marina Mist ink, reeds using Garden Green ink and the leafy bough using Crumb Cake ink. I layered the stamped panel onto a strip of Delightful Dijon cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive I took a Crumb Cake card base and stamped the ‘leaf’ image down the right hand side using Crumb Cake ink before adding the Flamingo panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals! It looked a little plain so, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the body of the Flamingo after all, everything looks better with a bit of bling.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Check back to see what else I make with this set, I have some great ideas.

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
Fabulous Flamingo
Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla & Delightful Dijon
Ink Pads
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist & Garden Green
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Project Life Corner Rounder, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B, C, D, D, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Clear Wink of Stella & Very Vanilla Envelope

Moon Baby for a precious baby girl

Today the Moon Baby stamp set was out on my desk and I couldn’t resist having another play with my Watercolor Pencils. This is what I came up with, hope you like it.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Moon Baby stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the cute floating baby image from the Moon Baby stamp set using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock. I added a sprinkling of stars to the top of the panel. I coloured the images in using the gorgeous Watercolour pencils and a Blender Pen. I used Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral pencils.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Moon Baby stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The Whisper White panel was mounted onto a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The whole piece was then added onto a Crumb Cake card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I die cut some clouds from Vellum cardstock using the Up & Away Framelit dies and added them using Mini Glue Dots. Then some stars punched from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Star Confetti punch to make stars.

Such a cute card, I just need to find a baby girl to give it to!

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
Moon Bay stamp set
Dies
Up & Away Framelit dies
Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Whisper White. Melon Mambo, Vellum & Gold Glimmer
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black
Watercolor Pencils
Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay & Calypso Coral
Punches
Star Confetti
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
C, D & E
Adhesives
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid, Stampin’ Dimensionals & Mini Glue Dots
Sundries
Whisper White Envelope

High Tide for a monochromatic birthday card

Yesterday was my husbands’ birthday and today I am sharing the card I made for him. He really likes clean and simple cards, so with this in mind I hit Pinterest and did a little searching. I wanted an outdoor, wildlife theme for the card and found a link to a video by a lady called Esther of Stampin Star Creations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqKkyG59UeE – . She used the High Tide stamp set to make a beautiful, understated card which was just what I was looking for.

www.crafty-rootes.com – High Tide stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and die cut a circle from the upper half of the panel using the Layering Circle Dies and the Big Shot. I left the die cut circle in-situ and stamped the ‘sandy bank’ image in Basic Gray ink overlapping both the circle and the layer from which the circle was cut. I added some texture by stamping over the sandy bank with the smaller sand image in the Basic Gray ink which also covered the indent where the lighthouse stamp fits.

www.crafty-rootes.com – High Tide by Stampin’ Up!

I lifted out the die cut circle and, using a Sponge Dauber, inked around the edges in Basic Gray bringing the colour around the top of the circle to give the look of a cloudy sky. Using the Basic Gray ink, I inked up and stamped off the ‘sea’ image before stamping it onto the circle above the ‘sandy bank’. The grasses were also stamped in Basic Gray onto the ‘sandy bank’. Next I added the birds using the Basic Black Ink to give them more depth…….I think they look amazing. I added the ‘birds in flight’ image to the top of the Whisper White panel creating the frame frame. At  this point I notice a small smudge above the birds and to disguise it I cleaned my ‘birds in flight’ image really well using my Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, inked up the last, smallest bird in flight and added it over the smudge, it looked fantastic though I say so myself……… I added the sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set to the lower left corner using the Basic Gray ink pad.

www.crafty-rootes.com – High Tide by Stampin’ Up!

I adhered the Whisper White panel to a layer of Basic Black cardstock and then to a  Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the stamped circle using Stampin Dimensionals.

I am really happy with the card and my husband loved it, I hope you do too. Thanks you for visiting my blog today, come back soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
High Tide and Balloon Adventures
Dies
Layering Circle Dies
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink Pads
Basic Gray and Basic Black
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Big Shot + Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber, Bone folder and scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, B, C, D, D and H
Adhesives
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Sundries
Whisper White Envelope