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June 16, 2014

Pretty bookmarks using stippled blossoms by Stampin’ Up …

I was inspired by the colour challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSSCC187) this week – such a pretty colour combination…


I got out my inks and made this pretty bookmark using the stippled blossoms stamp set by Stampin’ Up, in strawberry slush, pistachio pudding and blushing bride inks … 

stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up pink

Don’t you just love getting a new stamp set?  I love all my stamp sets (they are stroked and used often) but getting a new one to play with is always such fun! So this is my latest favourite thanks to my lovely friend, Vicky, from Crafting Clare’s Paper Moments (thank you Vicky –  I love you for this!) And oh my word!  What a lovely stamp set it is!  The pretty, floral images in this two-step stamp set are just gorgeous…  

  stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up bookmark

I stamped a variety of verses from the Trust God stamp set in early espresso ink, it’s a little less harsh than using black and tones more easily with the soft pastel colours of the flowers.  The fonts in the sentiments are so pretty – love all that gorgeous calligraphy …

Stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up verses

These bookmarks would make a great little thank you gift, or maybe a get well wish for a friend. 

I love how they turned out, so stamped some more in soft sky and smoky slate too … 

stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up blues

I’m not sure which is my favourite, but I think maybe the pink … or the blue … or the pink … What about you?

stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up pink and blue

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white;

stamp sets: stippled blossoms, trust God;

inks: early espresso, strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, blushing bride, soft sky, smoky slate;

punches & dies: tag topper, corner rounder;

accessories: stamp-a-majig, ribbon from my stash.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated.

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September 14, 2013

Pinkies Stampin’ Up! autumn/winter seasonal catalogue blog hop …

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!  

If you’ve arrived from Sarah’s blog, a big hello to you.  

There are so many lovely new products to choose from in the seasonal catalogue that I was spoiled for choice. The winter frost designer series paper really caught my eye as it is just beautiful.  The designs are so gorgeous – I love it all. After stroking the paper for a while (I know, us crafters love to stroke paper!) I cut into it to make this pretty gift box, ideal for holding personalised stationery, recipes or greetings cards … 

winter frost gift box and dividers

It will make an ideal Christmas gift and I know just who I’m going to give it to. 

I added some matching dividers with space to write notes such as birthdays and important dates …

box dividers

To make the box, you need just one 12”x12” piece of cardstock and one sheet of designer series paper, with a little extra for embellishments and dividers if you wish.  

The box holds standard sized cards and envelopes.  I have a tutorial available if you would like to make one yourself, with sizes in both inches and centimetres. 

There was enough designer paper left to also make a 6″x6″ card and matching gift tag …

Winter frost card and tag

Here’s what I used to make today’s projects – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: smoky slate 12″x12″ co-ordinations, whisper white; stamp sets: festive flurry, wishing you; ink: soft sky, basic grey; punches/dies: 1” circle, festive flurry framelits, hole punch; accessories: frosted finishes embellishments, whisper white baker’s twine, winter frost dsp, stampin’ dimensionals, tombow multi purpose glue, anywhere glue stick,  simply scored scoreboard, adorning accents edgelits, paper cutter, paper snips, bone folder, bigshot machine.

I hope you have a great weekend and do make sure you stop by the next stop in the hop which is Lisa’s blog, as I know she has so much to inspire you too.

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