I finally had a chance to quickly play with this new stamp set Brightly Lit. I like it as it is something a little different for Christmas. Not that we have lamp posts like these ones but that’s OK.
Usually when I first play with a set I head to Pinterest and CASE a card. For this card I CASED one of Amanda’s cards at the Craftspa.com. You can see her card HERE.
I liked it as it had a masked sponged background. This was my version.
To create your sponged area: first cut a rectangle in your piece of copy paper. I used the Stampin’ Trimmer to do this. You could cut any shape you like with the Framelits too. Below is the rectangle I had. It is 2cm border each side (or 3/4″). Have the piece of Copy paper the same size as your card mat (whisper white) to be sure you cover the whole piece. You can adhere the piece on your card with some non-permanent adhesive in a couple of spots or hold the frame in place where you are sponging at the time so it doesn’t move.
I will try to do a video soon but just a note with the sponging: Start with your lighter colour and start off the inside framed area each time you pick up ink. Move in a circular motion from the outside moving in and along. I used Marina Mist. Then pick up a darker colour and just sponge near the edge in a circular motion once again. This time I used Dapper Denim. You can lift off an edge carefully and see how it is looking if you like to. You want to leave a lighter area in the middle.
To finish the card I adhered this to a Dapper Denim card base. Then add the light post and lamps cut from Smoky Slate. The centre lights were cut from Daffodil Delight. The sentiment stamped in Real Red and then cut with the matching Framelits. I added a Silver Taffeta bow to finish.
I have another card with this set to share next time.
The Brightly Lit Bundle is available in my store Now -> HERE for $72. Please use the HOST CODE: HSVFAXRX
Another retired set that will be leaving us very soon is ‘Kinda Eclectic’. I am a little sad about this one. I must say I haven’t used it too much recently but I did use it a lot when it first came out.
This card was the Make And Take everyone made at the Catalogue launch back in 2014 when it was released. The original post is HERE.
These were the Thank You bags I made at that launch with the set. 🙂
This next card I was pleased how it turned. I think it has been popular on Pinterest to as it has been repinned 1.4K times!
This card is one of my most recent makes with this set. I only made these late last year for some customer cards. You can see that post HERE.
This set is still available to buy but don’t wait long. You can order it in store HERE. Wood mount $49 Clear Mount $33.
Have a great weekend. It looks like it could be a wet one here this weekend. But not much time for crafting though. (or maybe just a little …)
I have wanted to make a Bendi card for some time. I had actually forgotten about it until I saw it on Splitcoaststampers last week. I thought this would be a great idea for this week’s Colour Inkspirations Challenge #07 and Carousel Birthday set might just work well for it. Why not use it too when it will be leaving us very soon. Boo Hoo!
So here are the colours for this week.
And here is my card…
Can’t you just hear that Carnival music playing. 🙂
If you would like to make your own Bendi card then you can find the tutorial HERE on Splitcoaststampers.com.
Just a tip with the tutorial: I spent a lot of time stressing about where to line the slits up and how long the tabs should be. Don’t worry too much about it though. If you mark the pencil lines as it say on the tutorial. Mark the tabs in first that will slide in your slits. Make them how wide or the angle you want then cut the tabs. Then line up the tabs on the pencil line where the slit is to be and mark the widest part of the tab in pencil on the line. I then cut the slits with my Stampin’ Trimmer.
Have fun making your own,
Get your Carousel Birthday set in store ->HERE while it is still available. Wood Mount $47.00 AUS Clear Mount $33.00 AUS
Yes! Stampin’ Up! are so generous. New products choices have just been announced for Sale-A-Bration AND they are catalogue products. How cool is that! I will tell you about that but first I wanted to share this card for you using the Sale-A-Bration set Avant Garden.
I haven’t used this set nearly enough over the last few months. (Maybe I was a little discouraged because I have lost the little stamen stamp). Never mind, there are still some gorgeous creations you can make without that little stamp. This card is another card we are making at Card Class this Friday along with the Dragonfly card I shared last post. Check back on the earlier posts if you want to see that.
I was inspired by a card on Pinterest to stamp the flowers as a background. This card took a life of it’s own after that.
If you are in the Wollongong area come and join in the class this Friday 24th 10am or 7pm. Lots of fun and creativity.
Now to those new products Stampin’ Up! are offering.
For every $90 order you can choose one of these catalogue choices as your Free option. Here they are. Which choice do you like? Paper, Embossing Folder or the Washi Tape.
Just a note: If you are ordering Online (which is HERE by the way!) and you are choosing one of these please be sure to use the Item Codes shown below.
I need to get creating with this set more before it goes. How about you?
Have a good rest of the week,
Have you loved Sale-A-Bration so far? Getting those free products when you place your order. That’s always exciting to get something free isn’t it??
Well today Stampin’ Up! have released 3 new products for you to choose from. As if it wasn’t hard enough!
Here they are for you.
Make a Medallion
I just love the new sparkly Glimmer Paper. The Glimmer Paper comes in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum. There are 12 6″x6″ pieces. (4 of each colour). Just gorgeous! Add that to your list. 🙂
Just a reminder as to how you can get these – for Free mind you!
Place a minimum $90 order and you can pick one of these or any other of the choices. It’s really that easy. And it is so easy to get to $90!
You can order directly from me by emailing me or Shop at my Online Store HERE. Please use the Host Code this week: S7PNC7CT
Thanks for shopping with me.
Have a great day.
The Online Extravaganza has started today with a ONE DAY SALE BLITZ. There is 20-35% off select items for just today.
Here they are for you:
- The Metallic Enamel Shapes Bundle (Metallics, Subtles, Brights, Regals and 2016-2018 In Color) 35% off = $48.91
- Ombre Inkpads Bundle (Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Emeral Envy, Basic Black) 30% off = $55.13
- Embellished Ornaments and Delicate Ornament bundle
* (Wood) 20% off = $78.40
* (Clear) 20% off = 67.20
- Gift Bag Punch Board 30% off = $22.40
- Gift Bag Punch Board 30% off = $22.40
You can ORDER ONLINE HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: YTKD9JKB
OR EMAIL/MESSAGE your order. (Before 8pm).
Extravaganza will continue for the rest of the week with huge discounts ending with another ONE DAY BLITZ next Monday the 28th. Check out the whole list in a previous post HERE.
GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN!
Every order over $20 this week will enter the draw to win the cute set ‘COZY CHRISTMAS’.
Off you go shopping now. You might have to buy yourself a Christmas present 😉
I realised I hadn’t posted these cards yet. They have been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks! Oops! Now you can get to see them. 🙂
I didn’t get this set, Star of Light at first when the Holiday catalogue came out. I wasn’t sure about it and after all I still had the star framelits from the Annual Catalogue. I got to play with this set at our stamping weekend, and well … I kinda liked it. I may have this set now. 😉
This is the first card I made.
The “swirly” star pattern is heat embossed in Copper. The sentiments and small stars are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I cut one of the larger stars in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the smaller one is cut from Copper Foil sheet with the matching Starlight Thinlits. A pearl is added for some glam.
This is quite a simple card really but makes and impact I think.
For the next card the layout is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #217.
The base card is Real Red and the paper is from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack. I heat embossed the “dots’ in gold on white card. There are so many star shapes in this Thinlits pack to give you so many options. (You can see them down below). I cut a large one in Real Red and the more detailed on in Gold Foil. Before I added it to the card front I looped around some Gold thread.
The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold onto vellum. Just be gentle when heat embossing the vellum. 🙂
Here is the set and the Thinlits if you haven’t noticed them yet. What combinations can you make?? Can you see the sentiments in the set too? They are really lovely. With these gorgeous sentiments and the varying shaped Thinlits, it doesn’t take much to make quick fancy cards with them.
They are available for $84.50 as a bundle in my store HERE. So why not go and grab them.
Don’t forget with a minimum order of $55 you will receive the limited edition Pop Up Scrap Bin for Free from me as a Thank you!
See you soon,
These great Weekly Deals are coming to an end VERY SOON. There are some fantastic bargains on this week’s Weekly Deals. Check these out!
Lots of ribbon and embellishments BUT… have you got the Watercolor Wings stamp set yet or the Curvy Corner Trio Punch. These are must have’s I think and they are at 25% off. Don’t miss out on them.
You can order directly to me
OR Shop Online HERE Please use the Host Code: 79ED92rU
Thank you kindly 🙂
Stampin’ Up! have released a new card kit which I think you will love. I can’t wait to get my kit. This is the ‘Hip, Hip, Hooray’ kit. This comes with your card, envelopes and embellishments to make 20 cards PLUS a Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pad) Plus a great stamp set (available in clear mount only). It also includes instructions to make up the 20 cards but you can create them how you like. Then when you are done you have the cute stamp set and Stampin’ Spot to make lots more cards. All this for only $34.95.
Here they are in detail.
This is what you will get in your ‘Hip, Hip, Hooray’ Kit.
Check out the cool stamps in the kit.
And look at all you can make.
So message me to order your kit or you can shop online at my store right now here. Don’t forget when your order reaches $90 then pick your free Sale-A-Bration gift.