Friday, 23 June 2017

Easy quick mini album using "Whole lot of lovely" by Stampin' Up!

todays project was inspired by my friend Heidi who was making similar projects a few weeks back at a team retreat. I have always wanted to get into albums so what better way to start than a very simple basic brag book style mini album.

The style is very easy for you to replicate measurements are below along with a list of supplies I used. There is a step by step Youtube tutorial on this project too. Just visit my channel by clicking the Youtube link in the right tool bar.

I used basic black card 12 x 12 size and cut three strips each measuring 4" x 12" and score each piece at 4" and 8". The three sections were then simply glued together. I added ribbons front and back and then I layered a front and back cover using soft sky card stock. This was simply decorated by cutting flowers from the DSP pack Whole lot of lovely and using half a stamp from the label me pretty set which created my corners. 

                                         back view                                     front view when tied

After layering 12 pieces of DSP from the same paper line on each panel and at each side your pretty much done. This is the base on which to build. This model and be extended to incorporate flaps, tuck spots and indeed a much more elaborate mini album.... but for a starting point this basic design is awesome. A great gift for any occasion. have fun and ......
                                                    ....... Happy Stamping xx Amanda


cut 3 pieces at 4" x 12" score each piece at 4" and 8"

cut two pieces at 3 7/8ths for front and back cover

cut 12pieces at 3 7/8ths to layer each panel of your album front and back 

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

How to use Stampin' Up! masks and embossing paste...

Time to get messy !!! A quick blog post today to showcase the Stampin' Up decorative masks and the new embossing paste. I have done a demonstration video to show you just how easy these products are to use and what amazing results you can achieve. I will be back with some samples of projects I have created using both these products...i'm going to get inky and messy yayyyy !!!!. 

So here is an instructional video for you to watch and below are two photo links to the product which if you click will lead you direct to take a look.... lets get messy ...Happy stamping xxx Amanda

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Background bits and a special flower

Morning everyone and happy Monday. Before I start can I just point out a new feature on my blog. After my post and before the video you will now find a list and photos of products I use these are all clickable links incase you wish to purchase anything you see me use....just click the items photo to go direct to the item in my shop so you can add it to your basket. Im trying to improve my technological know how ...slowly getting there.

So todays project is a quick simple card using the Background bits set which is the most stunning set ever. Its quite exclusive as its a hostess set , this means you can only get it for free using your Stampin' rewards these are earned on all orders £150.00 or over.

Te set contains a fantastic selection of stamps and boasts some of the prettiest fonts and decorative scrip I have so far in my collection .Being photopolymer its easy to use too for positioning the background elements. 

Even though Sunday was SOOOOOOOO hot in my craft room I thought I was going to melt I still had awesome fun wth this set. I did use the daisy punch to create my flower, I am afraid this punch is so popular stampin' Up! have literally run out  but as soon as its available again I shall let you know.

I created a Youtube tutorial for you to follow along to so you can recreate my card. Feel free to case, copy, recreate any of my projects for personal use. If you start selling my ideas down the market it might be polite to ask or slip me odd fiver in royalty but in the main case away and have fun and ...

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda

Crd base cut at 11 1/2" x 4" score at 5 3/4" fold to make card make following layers 1/4' smaller each time .

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