Saturday, June 30, 2018

Woodgrain Waterfront

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper has stuck around in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue! There are so many neat designs on these pages it can be hard to choose one - for this card I used 2 different ones.

Stamps: Waterfront
Colours: Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver & White Baker's Twine

~ Amanda

Thursday, June 28, 2018

June's Crop - Make A Wish Foundation

At the crop we made projects using the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack and, gasp, no stamping! The first project is our pocket page. Punched and cut up some of the 3x4 cards to create this page.

Little flags that can be used in so many ways! But on Saturday we had Chocolate, Vanilla and Red Velvet cupcakes to go with them, yummy! We cut up some of the 4x6 cards and used the cardstock stickers to embellish the flags.

Lisa designed this wonderful scrapbook page. You can change the cards simply by using a punch - the Tag Topper Punch to create the great backdrop to the cute photos of her son.

Cards are really easy and quick to make with a pack (or two) of the Memories & More Cards and Envelopes with a Memories & More Card Pack. You only need a little adhesive and you can make 10 or more cards quick and easy!

Thank you to all who joined us at the Crop on Saturday! We raised $161.29 for Make A Wish!
Join us on Saturday July 18th at St. Lawrence College for our next All Day Crop in support of Loving Spoonful - registration is open until July 7th!

Stamps: none
Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack, Memories & More Cards and Envelopes, Ribbon, Everyday Label Punch, Tag Topper Punch

~ Amanda

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Grey Heron with Blends!

Have you tried Stampin' Up!'s Blends? I'm starting to fall in love with them. I might just have to order some. To be honest I never thought I would like them! But at the crop this past Saturday I borrowed Lisa's Blends to colour in the images for this card and wow, definitely changed my mind! If you haven't tried them yet let me know. They are on my next order so watch for more projects soon featuring them! On a side note, I also borrowed a friend's Stamparatus to line up the Thinking of you sentiment and it was perfect!. Another item I mistakenly thought I didn't need. That's on my next order too... 

Stamps: Lily Pad Lake
Colours: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Lakeside Framelits, Stampin' Blends: Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive and Smokey Slate

~ Amanda

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ocean Picture Frame

Creating this project makes me think of the trips I've taken down east. My mom and I are headed to Nova Scotia at the end of this month. I'll put my favourite picture in this frame after our trip. T minus 10 days!

The Under the Sea Framlits makes this project easy! The only freehand cutting I did was around the back seaweed. For the sand dollars I stamped the net onto Whisper White cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot with the sand dollar framelits, then used my Aquapainter with a small amount of Crumb Cake ink to muddy the lines a bit.

Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Granite Gray, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Tranquil Textures Sprinkles, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Circle Thinlits, Under The Sea Framelits, Seaside Embossing Folder

~ Amanda

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Birthday card for me!

Wow, what a card eh? This wonderful creation was made by my husband for my birthday last week! He did a wonderful job.

Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Colours: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Punches, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder

~ Amanda

Monday, June 11, 2018

A piece of Tropical Paradise!

Yesterday I participated in a demonstrator training day put on by my upline Lisa Henderson and another demonstrator Michelle Stenson. It was a lovely day to hang out with the others and learn new things and be creative with new products! The first project we worked on was this lovely bundle of 3" x 3" cards and a pizza box to hold them. I love all the little accents on each card!

Our second project was this little box to hold our cute little succulent! The main greeting was stamped and cut out with the Stitched Shape Frameltis. But the leaves were all cut out using the Tropical Thinlits and 2 pieces of paper from the Topical Escape designer series. It's great that the thinlits can do double duty and cut out images both stamped and from the designer series paper!

Stamps: Tropical Chic, Detailed With Love
Colours: Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Sprice, Whisper White
Accessories: Tropical Thinlits, Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Tropical Elements (wood flower), Nature's Twine - Crumb Cake, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gift Box Punch board, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tailored Tag Punch

~ Amanda

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Octopus Shoebox Swap

This past weekend my upline hosted a Shoebox Swap - Case the Catalogue event at her home. It was fun to create cards and hang out!

It was really hard to choose a sample from the catalogue I wanted to make my own! I was finally able to decide on the Sea of Textures stamp set. The top image is from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on page 154 where my inspiration for this card came from - the white gable box on the bottom right corner.

Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours: Mint Macron, Powder Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy
Accessories: Under the Sea Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda

Friday, June 01, 2018

New Catalogue! Global Stamping Friends

So many fun things happening today! The 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue starts today, information about Paper Pumpkin's coordinating suite in the new catalogue, it's FRIDAY and it's Blog Hop day!

The new Sea of Textures stamp set is awesome! There are so many projects I want to make using it! I made this card for a demonstrator swap last month. It was really quick to put together and make 5 of them since I was making them the day they were needed. But that's ok, I love how the card turned out! What about you? Do you find yourself making a card just before you need it?
Need one of the new catalogues and live in Canada? Make sure to contact me to provide your information so I can send you one!
If you would like to download the PDF of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue you can do so here:

Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours:  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Under The Sea Framelits

Thank you got stopping by! Enjoy all the wonderful projects!
~ Amanda
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