Friday, 16 March 2018

Shabby chic inspired card ...

I am a shabby chic girls a heart. Pretty shabby, floral chintzy I love it all. I have often heard shabby chic crafters say Stampin' Up! is not their style.... and this makes me sad. I created this to show that Stampin' Up! products don't have one specific style.... you create with them to your OWN style. 

It is my mission to spread the notion that Stampin' Up! is NOT a style we provide amazing quality products that are great for any genre of crafting. Mixed media, Shabby chic, Vintage ... there is something for everyone.

Let not limit ourselves and our creativity by thinking we have to all create the SAME ..... create whatever comes into your head. That's what I do. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but hey .... there is no right or wrong in creating right !!!.

So if you ever thought Stampin' Up! wasn't for you or not your style .... take another look and you will find Stampin' Up! caters for everyone and anyone.

This card is a simple fold over design . Stat with a 12 x 12 sheet cut it to 12 x 4" and score at 4 and 8". Then take the two far panels and fold them inwards on the diagonal. If the card is thick you may need to trim a sliver off the under laying section so it closes nicely. Layer with DSP and cut a large tag to fit inside. I cut mine to 5 7/8" square, but this means it protrudes from the top. If you don't want that cut half an inch or so off the bottom. Layer with DSP and decorate as you please.

I Used Blossoming basket stamp set and various punches and the stitched shapes framelits. But you can use just about anything just use your imagination .

I hope this project will make you think ... and consider the endless possibilities of the beautiful products we carry. Check out the link to my Youtube video below to see this card in more detail...

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

DIY mini shabby chic paper bags

A late in the day upload to my Youtube after receiving the Mini treat bag thinlits today . Totally fallen in love with these . Take a look at my video to see the many ideas i thought of how I can use this set.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

Large picnic basket box ..

I just love creating 3d projects and this one is my latest favourite. Its quite a large project and end measurements are 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" so a great size for many things. This will hold your C6 size cards and envelopes, and lots of them. You could make this into a stationary set adding notebooks or writing paper. Use as a gift box add tissue and then any item even sweet treats. Also a 4 x6" mini album would even fit in here. And due to its construction its really sturdy.

I used the white card which comes in the back of Stampin' Up! DSP packs, it's amazing for creating boxes, super sturdy and adheres well. I used two for this so you would likely use just under two 12 x 12 sheets to create the box, base, lid, handle and middle support.

I decorated with Crumb cake card run through the Basket weave embossing folder and decorated the sides with Springtime foils... both are free Sale-A-Briton items so my project is very frugal. The crumb cake card once embossed is inked around the edges and lightly over the surface to accentuate the pattern. The flowers I did have in my crafty hoard, I can make my own but was feeling lazy. Leaves are made from the Stampin' Up! leaf punch. The Lace entwined around the handle is Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla lace trim, super soft, pretty and delicate.

I have two video tutorials on this project ... number one shows the construction and number two is a run through of how I decorated it. Box construction measurements are listed below and you can purchase any of the items used by visiting my online shop via the link to the right.

So grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video. ....Happy stamping xxxx Amanda

Part one
Part two

Measurements for construction

Box 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 score on all four sides at 2"
Base 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"
Lid 10 3/4 x 5" score at 2", 4 7/8", 5 7/8", 8 3/4"
Handle 1 1/2" x 12"
Middle support 1" x 9" score each end at 2"

if you wish to layer with dip just cut each piece 1/8" smaller on each side 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

My NEW On line card making master class..

Its here after a fair amount of planning ...and a few days late !!! we are up and running for our new On line card making master class. A monthly on line card making class from the comfort of your own home. All for the fantastic price of £15.00 per month.

I have formulated a comprehensive class model to help you with your card making. Each class will contain six card designs for you to create and two technique classes for you to follow and learn. Everything you need is included in our class price excluding the Stamp set or dies. These can by added onto your class purchase and posted along with your class components. You will be provided with all the materials needed to create the six cards. You will be collecting a wide range of card making templates/ ideas and techniques to help you master your card making.

Along with the class comes a full PDF download and printable instruction and photo sheet as a visual aid. Each card will also come with a video tutorial , totally private and exclusive to the class members. 

An on line support group is provided to give you a social element to the classes as you can meet other class members , display your work and receive any one to one support you may need from me.

The classes are taken at your leisure, do them at your own pace in the comfort of your own craft space.

Class registration for March is open now and the ultimate deadline to register and pay for the March class is 24th March. This class will be posted on the 31st March. Payment is via Paypal or bank transfer.  Class cost is £15.00 per month. Class registration for April opens 10th April.
Class contents:-

March Apron of Love class

1. Six special designed cards to follow.

2. PDF downloadable instruction sheet with photos.

3. Three private videos covering all six cards.

4. All components needed to create six cards as per each design ( all card bases, ribbon, die cuts etc etc)

5. Postage.

6.Two card creating technique videos.

7. On line support group.

8. facility to upgrade order the co-ordinating stamp and/ or dies earning a small reward.

9. Option to add other items to your class pack. If there are other items you wish to order just let me know asap.

If you wish to register for my On line card making master class simply email me here or contact me on Facebook here