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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

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

How to make a grid card with a medley of Stampin' Up! stamps



I had a lot of fun making this card.  I used a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper called Feels Like Frost from the upcoming Stampin' Up! winter catalogue. It's a stack of papers of the same size which feature on one side stunning prints of frosted scene photographs and on the other white with hand drawn silver designs.  

I took just one sheet, after all it does plenty, and stamped 2nd and 3rd generation ink over it using the Birch background stamp and also stamps from the beautiful Very Versailles stamp set in shades similar to those in the paper.  I then cut 9 11/4" squares and white and copper embossed different images on to the squares.  You could also do this prior to cutting the squares.  


I stuck the squares onto a piece of thick whisper white card that was 43/4 inches square.  I've done the sticking by eye and so it's not quite perfect, but if you are a neat freak then you could measure and get it spot on.  I  added another whisper white layer that was 5" square adhering my art piece on with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The whole piece was then stuck to  base card that is A5 in folded size.  I added a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings which is heat embossed in copper.  

The final touch was to add a handful of self adhesive sequins.  


There is lots of inspiration on Pinterest for this type of card and it packs a wow without too much effort or skill required.  Have a go and see what you can make.  There are endless possibilities as you can reduce the number of squares, change the sizes whatever you choose really.  



All the products I used are Stampin' Up! of course and can be bought in my online shop.  The papers will be available to order from 4th September when the Stampin' Up! Winter catalogue goes live.  

Stamps used included 
Birch (149256)
Sequins (146933)
Feels Like Frost Papers (150444) 

Happy crafting 

Zoe x


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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Back to School card challenge


We are sharing Back to School cards for the new MAWTT challenge.  You can join us with your card over at Moving Along with the Times challenge blog.

I've used simple shapes perfect for a new adventure and a water coloured pot of paint brushes from the Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp set.  It also has a sentiment that say 'Crafting forever, housework whenever!' which is just right for mums who've taken their kids back to school on the first day of the new school year whenever it may be. 

I stamped the pot with black Staz On ink and then used my aqua painter to pick up ink from the inside of my ink pad lids to carefully water colour the pot and brushes. I did the same with the scissors and then once dry I fussy cut them out.  As they are relatively small images I was able to just use very vanilla cardstock as it didn't get too wet with the limited areas requiring colour. 

My sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and that is white heat embossed on black card and punched out with the classic label punch. Some retired enamel shapes add to the theme of new school and new shape names. 

Check out the challenge and I hope you'll join in with us with this simple fun theme.

Happy crafting Zoe x