I have an amazing up-up-line! She is one of the most creative people I know, and her eye for detail is faultless. At a class I attended last year, Judy May taught me how to make an adorable flowerpot card which I have not had the heart to give away yet as it is too lovely to part with!
I have taken Judy’s flowerpot and flowers and added it to a card base – it is all Judy’s idea, but made simpler by sticking it onto a card.
Thanks, Judy for your inspiration. Go and check out the other amazing projects Judy has created here for more inspiration!
This is the most adorable card I have made in a long while. Thanks to the inspiration by Julie Kettlewell I created my own, simpler version of this card and used sentiments from the Party Wishes stamp set.
It’s a great idea to pull out your punches and to see what you can create using the various shapes on offer. Thanks to Julie, here is an example of such.
‘Happy Birthday’ from Party Wishes and Big Day (retired) stamp sets
Valentine’s Day is drawing near, so at my recent 2016 January Crafternoon Class, I decided we would all make a Valentine’s Day card. This card idea was CASEd from Tina Rappe from her ‘Stampin’ Studio’ blog. Thanks, Tina, for the inspiration!
The card base measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, and the Whisper White mat is 5″ x5″. As the Happy Heart Textured embossing folder measures 4 1/2″ x 6 3/16″, it has been embossed to the right hand side of the white mat, leaving a smooth strip to the left – perfect for a piece of ribbon.
For a sentiment, you can add whatever you like to the front of this card. I chose LOVE YOU for Valentine’s Day, but also made one with CONGRATULATIONS on the front, for an upcoming Engagement Party I am attending.
I hope this card inspires you to create your own Valentine’s Day card for Feb 14!
I have really enjoying adding ink to paper using the watercoloring technique. Using the Stampin’ Up stamp, Vivid Vases, and the new Basic Black Archival ink (which is water resistant), I was able to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) this card from Linda Gutierrez from her ‘Stamping Year Round’ blog.
To add dimension to the card, once it was watercolored and allowed to dry, Crystal Effects was added to the top of the vases and the flowers. There are a couple of air bubbles in my example which I have left as is to show what happens if you don’t pop the bubbles with a pin as you are applying the Crystal Effects. I will remember this for next time!
Rather than mess up my ink pads, I choose to gently tap a section of a stamping block onto the pad and use this as my colour palette. As well as keeping my ink pads clean, I was able to add several colours at the same time.
My niece is an amazingly creative young lady, and did a fabulous job with her version of the Vivid Vases card. She chose to only place the Crystal Effects to the right of the vases, adding extra light to one side and thus enhancing the shading to the left.
Inspired by the 2015 Catalogue (p69), I created these tags for my December Crafternoon Class. They were quick and easy to make and certainly added the finishing touch to my Christmas gifts under the tree this year.
I used Whisper White and Cucumber Crush cardstock to create the tags. The thicker Whisper White card works better for this project. I also used rhinestone embellishments for added sparkle.
I found this design online and decided to CASE it (Copy And Share Everything). There are endless ways that you can decorate the front of this holder – the best thing to do is to look at the stamps and punches you have in your own stash and to get creative with what you have at hand.
Thanks to my upline, Judy May (www.judymay.typepad.com) , for teaching me how to make this calendar. I still have the one I made at one of her classes on my desktop.
To change it up a bit, I have decided to go with butterflies as my decoration. The great thing about this calendar is that you get to choose what you want to decorate the front with. Where Judy encouraged our class to use the Owl Builder Punch to create a fun decoration to go next to the calendar tabs, I wanted to use butterflies instead. Stampin Up! have so many great punches and framelits to choose from – it’s simply up to your own imagination.