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

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

My Beautiful Girl with Needlepoint Nook Suite

I was invited some weeks back to be a presenter at the Stampin' Up! UK Onstage event at The Vox, in Birmingham.  I was given a suite of products from the Spring 2019 catalogue to share with over 500 UK demonstrators and a brief about other information to give including my tips for demonstrators for their business and using this suite.

Part of my presentation was to share a project that showed why I loved the Needlepoint Nook Suite of products and I decided that the best way was to share a scrapbook page or two of my amazing children.  This is the page I did for Olivia and you can see the page I created for Charlie on my #onstage2018 30th Stampin' Up! birthday post.

You can see in the bottom right hand corner the stitched image underlying the stamped and die cut flowers and this is a new exciting feature of the new Needlepoint Elements framelits dies.  It adds a stitched pattern.  You need to use it on the Bigshot and so to make this possible I cut the base of my page in half and then used tear and tape to adhere the pieces together on the back  leaving the backing tape in place.  On the front I covered the join with the designer series paper from the suite also called Needlepoint Nook just like the suite.

I've used the Stampin' Up! Celebrate You dies to add part of my journalling, the Make A Difference alphabet stamp set for the 'are' which is embossed with copper powder and also the Friendly Expressions set from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue for the 'you make me proud'.  You might notice the pretty label punch on which this sentiment is stamped and adhered to has a stitched edge and this is another die in the suite which you can use to add a stitched border to the punched shape or to add a stitched frame on your project.

The Needle and Thread stamp set is a new photopolymer DistINKtive set that means that the actual strands of the embroidery are visible when stamped.  The set was designed by Stampin' Up! who teamed up with an expert embroiderer. Once the design was embroidered it was photographed and the image was recoloured to the Stampin' Up! colours and printed for the DSP.

I hope you like it.  It will be available to order from 3 January 2019.

I'll be sharing more of my projects using it very soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Zoe x

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Christmas Card Club - Gifts

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for yesterday's presentation at Stampin' Up! UK Onstage event.  If you missed yesterdays post I shared a scrapbook page for the Stampin' Up! Needlepoint Nook Suite.  Today's card features on stamp from the same set and again uses one of the coordinating punches of the suite the Pretty Label Punch.  It also coordinates with the Label Me Pretty set from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue and I've used one of the stamps to decorate it.  

The theme for our Christmas Card Club is to share projects with gifts or ornaments on and the label is pretty enough to be an ornament and really makes this sweet little gift pop. Both it and the sentiment are from the At Home with You set.  I used Stampin Blends to get some shading on the gift and although you might not see it here it is covered with Wink of Stella for a subtle sparkle. 

I matted the stamped layer onto a piece of gold foil to make it a little more special.  Just simple stamping and punches to make a pretty card.  

Thanks Rita for a fun challenge.  Don't forget you can visit all the other CC Club ladies blogs via the page at the top to see their take on our challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by and if you like the Pretty Label Punch and/or the Label Me Pretty stamp set you can buy those along with most of the other products featured right now in my shop. 

Thanks for visiting today.  Hugs and best wishes for the week ahead. 
Zoe xx