Hello and welcome to my blog which tonight comes from the other side of the world in Seattle. Normally when I am on holiday I don’t take part in the team blog hop but this is one that I couldn’t resist. I am in Seattle in September getting ready to board a cruise Ship on Saturday to Set Sail on the Sea, have you worked out the theme yet, yes it is the letter S.
As I will be sailing away into the sunset both of my cards are based on the Sea. My first card is made from the Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack, this pack is ideal for beginner stampers as you don’t have to do any stamping to make a beautiful card.
My second card is intended to show what Australians love doing best, relaxing on the beach on a sunny summers day. Once again I used the Come Sail Away Memories and more pack along with A Good Man stamp set, this set can be used for so many different occasions. I have used my blends for the sand, sea and sky.
I hope you enjoyed my take on this month’s theme, I know I certainly had fun making them. Please follow the link below which will take you to our next talented designer – Lisa Whitehead.
Hi everybody and welcome to our Paper Adventures August team blog hops and a big hello to Ellen Woodbridge who is our guest designer for this blog hop. The theme for this month is Photo Inspiration using this photo to inspire us.
I decided to use the Pressed Petals Speciality DSP from the new catalogue. I must admit that when I first saw this in the new annual catalogue it wasn’t high on my wish list of must haves, but after seeing so many wonderful projects using it it quickly went on my list.
My project today uses Crumb Cake for the 5” square card base and I topped it with a layer of Merry Merlot DSP from the new Neutrals Colour Collection. The flowers were lovingly fussycut from the Pressed Petal DSP and layered to give depth with a touch of Wink of Stella to finish. I attached the heart with dimensional to a Whisper White Matt and matted onto Merry Merlot. I added a piece of Burlap to give the card a rustic look.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed my project, next is the talented Mandy.
Hello and welcome to our Paper Adventures team blog for June. A big Australian welcome to Jan Brown from JanB cards who is our guest designer for this month’s blog, I was super excited when I heard that Jan was joining us this month as I am a devotee of hers and have CASE’d many of her fancy fold cards.
If you have arrived here from Mandy’s blog post you would have seen her wonderful projects, her designs are stunning. If this is your first stop you are in for a treat with all the wonderful designs you will see as you work your way through the blogs.
One of my favourite DSP’s is Petal Promenade which unfortunately was retired at the end of May, I love roses which is probably why I like it so much. I used Grapefruit Grove cardstock and matted the patterned paper with whisper white, I think it looks very summery which is just what we need on this cold, wet and windy winters day. For the front I used the Stitched Labels Framelits which are a new product in the 2019/2020Stampin’ Up catalogue which was launched on June 4th, the sentiment is from the Everything is Rosy stamp set and the roses are from the Climbing Roses stamp set. As Jan’s card was a butterfly design, I added a few random butterflies.
I was so happy with this card that I decided to make another but couldn’t decide on a design. I have two friends who will be welcoming their first grandson in the coming month and in a flash the design was created.
I hope you like these cards as much as I enjoyed making them. Please contact me if you would like more information on Stampin’ Up, or would be interested in attending a workshop.
Thank you for joining us Jan and best wishes for your wedding next week ❤️
Next on the blog hop is Narelle who is a good friend of mine, you will love her designs.
On Tuesday I participated in Kelly’s Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop and asked the question of whether my design was going to be Kelly’s actual birthday card. Now that the big day is over I can reveal that it wasn’t, here is the card that her dad and I gave her.
I am not sure what to call this fold, maybe a card, on a card, on a card – any suggestions.
The colours used are:
Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam and All my Love DSP
Numerous stamp sets, blends and the Envelope Punch Board were used.
I am so excited to be taking part in Kelly’s Stamping Friends Birthday Blog for the first time. If you have arrived here from Julia Quinn I know that you would have seen an amazing project.
A testimony to Kelly’s talent and creativity is to see how many demonstrators immediately put their hands up to be involved as soon as the blog hop is announced. I feel very privileged to be a part of this amazing group.
I have had my design planned for quite a while, it is based on a tutorial by Jackie Bultje, also known as The Pampered Stamper. I almost had to completely change my plan as Mr. Australia Post wasn’t playing nice and I was thinking that my new goodies wouldn’t arrive in time. Fortunately the BBB arrived yesterday afternoon and I was able to finish my design.
I really like the style of this Double Point fold card, and there is room for three lots of sentiments, one of which is hidden. I used the Everything is Rosy stamp set and dies, and the Stitched Nesting labels from my pre-order, I think both of the items are going to get a huge workout in my craft room.
A big Happy Birthday Kelly and I hope you enjoy your special day … week…month. Is this your birthday card, well you will just have to wait and see.
Next on the blog hop is Leonie Schroder, you will be blown away by Leonie’s work.
Hello everybody and welcome to my first blog post as the Stand Up Stamper. If you have already visited my friend Narelle’s post I am sure you loved her design.
The theme for this month is Goodbye. Stampin’ Up will be retiring many of my favourite products at the end of May but the good news is that there are lots of beautiful new items being added to the new catalogue.
Being born and up in the UK I used to love seeing hedgehogs in the hedgerows so I was very happy to see the Hedgehugs stamp set when it was added to the catalogue and will miss it when it retires at the end of May. With this in mind I decided to make a card using the Hedgehugs stamp set and also another retiring product, the Animal Expedition DSP. One of my sisters-in-law in the UK is having health issues at the moment so I am sending her “Hedgehugs” from Australia. Thank you to Klompenstampers for inspiring me with her tutorial for a Triangle Fold Card.
Another favourite of mine that is also retiring is the All My Love DSP, as it is Mothers’ Day on Sunday in Australia I made this very pretty corner fold card to say goodbye to this very pretty DSP, many thanks to Jan Brown from JanB cards for her amazing tutorial.
Next on the blog hop is the very talented Mandy Depiazzi, I know you are going to love her design.
Hello and welcome to my new blog. After much deliberation I have decided to venture into the world of blog hopping. I am still learning the ins and outs of blog posting so please bear with me if I make mistakes.
I chose the name of my blog based on how I usually craft, which is standing up, this is mainly because I am on the shorter side and find this easier hence the name Stand Up Stamper.
I made this card to say hello to all my stamping friends, my aim to do a lot more blogging.