My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 16 March 2018

Home Decor with You're Inspiring Stamps

I made this for my wonderful Mum for Mothering Sunday, but didn't share on my blog before as she visits my blog, but not social media so I was safe sharing there.  

She was absolutely delighted with it I'm pleased to say and in particular because long time ago when I was a small girl I would bring a Daffodil home from Sunday School for Mothering Sunday. She tells my kids the story every year and they say 'Yes Nan, you told us!!' .  Like me, Mum loves spring flowers and in the UK nothing is more iconic that the Daffodil.  Here in Lincolnshire they are grown for the bulbs for the following season, but also for the supermarkets.  We often drive by the fields and see them being picked ready to be shipped out.  

For my home decor piece I used Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring set which is full of lovely Daffs and nice sentiments.  However I created the Mother using the eclipse technique and the large letter dies and the amazing is from Celebrate You thinlet dies that you can until the end of March get free with a qualifying order.   

You'll find it easier to stamp the mother section first before die cutting the letters. I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour the flowers so stamped them on thick white card and in memento black ink.  The bottom trio were done in the same way, but I used different colours as Daffodils aren't always just plan yellow.  I added fussy cut butterflies which were taken from the Blossoming Basket stamp set another promotional freebie and added them with dimensionals or glue dots.  They are great for hiding those occasional mistakes one makes!!! Oops yes a finger smudge no less.  

The frame is from IKEA and is a 9" x 9" deep one, but you could go for bigger to create a more impacting piece.  For demonstrators where Mother's Day is celebrated later in the year, this would make a fabulous class.  It's very therapeutic and easy to do. Of course you don't have to do for Mother's day you could turn it into an Easter home decor piece or something completely different lol.  

Thanks for checking it out and do come by again soon. 

Zoe xx

PS the large letter dies are £89 to buy, but if you join Stampin' Up! you can choose £130 of product for just £99 with no shipping.  Join us before the end of March and you'll be able to choose the matching stamp set, Letters for You (worth £44)  and one other stamp set in addition to the £130 worth of stampin' loveliness.  Need more information because you're tempted please email me at or call 07717855179.

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See you again soon Zoe x

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Easter - Join us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge

Easter Basket with Stampin Up Delightful Daisy Designer Series papers and a 'CHICK'

Easter is our challenge theme at Moving Along with the Times this fortnight.  You can see mine and the other DT designs here.  We'd love you to join in our challenge which is almost as easy as Anything Goes, just needs to have an Easter theme running through it.

I made this basket following on from a youtube tutorial I shared a couple of weeks back.  You can click   Easter Basket tutorial to see the video and other ideas for decorating it.

To make this one I used the Delightful Daisy papers from the Stampin Up annual catalogue which are really popular along with the stamp set Daisy Delight.  Night of navy gingham ribbon is tied in 'bunny ear' bows and attached to the handle with glue dots. You can also add a tag and slot it in the side panel on the basket.  In the dimensions in my video tutorial you end up with a basket that is 3 inches wide and deep.  It's just the right size for mini eggs or a larger single egg.

If you would like it slightly smaller then you can used a piece of A4 card cut to 21cm x 28cm and then score at every 7cm on each side before following the instructions in the video.

Here's a trio of cards with the matching Stampin Up set Daisy Delight and the daisy punch.

Don't forget to join in the challenge and share your Easter projects over Moving Along with the Times.

Thanks for visiting today 
Hugs Zoe x