Saturday, February 26, 2022

Awesome Otter in the Water

To show off this Awesome Otter I went digging through my designer series paper looking for something that would inspire a card. I keep my DSP in big zipper bags in a drawer. Pretty sure I pulled out all the packs I have and didn't like any that I saw! Have you been that way? Went looking for something but then nothing works for what you imagined or wanted? No? Just me? Then I remembered the Stampin' Up! order that arrived last week with the Abstract Beauty 4" x 6" designer series paper

To make the gold splatters pop I added a piece of gold foil from the Brushed Metallic cardstock and some gold Metallic Pearls. The water was coloured using the Night of Navy Stampin' Blends and the otter was coloured in with Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends. The little hat was added to make this card a birthday card but it could be left off and used as a thank you card.
This pack of designer series paper is a different size than we normally have. It is 4" x 6" in size, perfect for card fronts or to cut up for card elements. The designs are artsy swooshes, splotches and patterns in a variety of colours. It was hard to choose between the different designs. And the pop of gold on many of the sheets was shiny and fun! It's also a great size for pocket scrapbooking. The Abstract Beauty DSP is part of the Abstract Beauty Suite. If you like the look of the DSP you might enjoy receiving my 2 card tutorial that uses items from this suite, subscribe to my emails and you can have the tutorial for free. Subscribe here http://Subscribe.FromWhereIStamp.ca
Stampin' Up!'s Awesome Otters stamp set is free during Sale-A-Bration with a minimum $60 order. And only available until Feb 28th! Have you added these cuties to your craft stash yet? 

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda

Stampin' Up!'s best deal of the year is happening now until Feb 28, 2022! Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $60 or $120 you spend (before shipping and taxes). Learn about Sale-A-Bration here: http://SaleABration.FromWhereIStamp.ca
The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And paper pieces that perfectly coordinate with the New Horizons Suite Collection in the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait - this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! Subscribe by March 10th. Learn more about Paper Pumpkin at this link: http://PaperPumpkin.FromWhereIStamp.ca
Would you like to learn how to create quick and fun cards? Receive a free card tutorial using the Abstract Beauty Suite including the Hello Beautiful stamp set when you sign up to receive my emails. Sign up here for free: http://subscribe.fromwhereistamp.ca
Discover the depths of the ocean, and your artistic abilities, with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Learn more: http://waves.FromWhereIStamp.ca

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Sailing Home Lighthouse Card

This week I'm sharing projects with a water theme. Today's card was created using inspiration from my upline, Lisa Henderson. Each month she gives her team a creative and business challenge with different themes or ideas. A great way to keep us crafting and maybe try something new! For this month's creative challenge we needed to create a project inspired by the beach using the colours Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Silver. For silver the Silver Foil Specialty pack was perfect to provide 3 different shades behind the image along with a strip of Night of Navy and Smoky Slate. I had a hard time figuring out where the Coastal Cabana would fit but I'm ok with it being the card base colour, I think. Sometimes its easier to roll with using a colour as the base even if you think it might be wrong. What do you think? Was Coastal Cabana the correct one to use as my card base or should I have used a different colour?
Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set reminds me of trips to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Every few years I'm down there to visit family or take a vacation. When I was a teenager my mom and I travelled all over PEI to see lighthouses. It was so much fun to take a trip that was just the two of us! 
The Sailing Home Stamp set has coordinating dies, the Smooth Sailing dies. The lighthouse was die cut using the lighthouse image. You could die cut a banner for the greeting but I forgot there was a die for a banner until after I had created the flag. If you do not have a Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine I would suggest trying out the smaller Mini Machine. The Smooth Sailing dies will fit through the 3.5" opening.  
I used Night of Navy ink on this card but you could use Memento Black ink instead or another colour that coordinates. As the photo above shows I stamped and die cut both the lighthouse and sailboat to see which would work better and I asked over on Instagram which one to use! 67% of people voted for the lighthouse image.

Product List - click on any of the pictures below to be taken to my online store to pick up the supplies you need to recreate this project.
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda
 
Stampin' Up!'s best deal of the year is happening now until Feb 28, 2022! Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $60 or $120 you spend (before shipping and taxes). Learn about Sale-A-Bration here: http://SaleABration.FromWhereIStamp.ca
The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And paper pieces that perfectly coordinate with the New Horizons Suite Collection in the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait - this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! Subscribe by March 10th. Learn more about Paper Pumpkin at this link: http://PaperPumpkin.FromWhereIStamp.ca
Would you like to learn how to create quick and fun cards? Receive a free card tutorial using the Abstract Beauty Suite including the Hello Beautiful stamp set when you sign up to receive my emails. Sign up here for free: http://subscribe.fromwhereistamp.ca
Discover the depths of the ocean, and your artistic abilities, with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Learn more: http://waves.FromWhereIStamp.ca

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Rainbow Of Happiness Card

What do you think of the bright pink and mango with the softer blues and greens on this card? It makes me think of a stormy day then the sun pops out from behind the thundering clouds, creating a beautiful rainbow overhead. The blue clouds aren't stamped but found in the Sunshine & Rainbows designer series paper. And you can punch the clouds out using the Cloud Punch.
Would you like to receive the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set for free? Until Feb 28, 2022 you can select this stamp set along with a second stamp set for FREE when you purchase the starter kit. The starter kit is completely customizable. You choose which Stampin' Up! products you would like that add up to at least $165, you pay $135 and your kit ships free. And you choose two stamp sets to add to your kit for FREE (cannot add Host nor Sale-A-Bration stamps). Head over here to learn more about the starter kit!
Interested to see what is in the Sunshine & Rainbows designer series paper that is free during Sale-A-Bration and how to use it with the Cloud Punch? Watch this video to learn more about what products coordinate with the Rainbow of Happiness bundle.

Product List - click on any of the pictures below to be taken to my online store to pick up the supplies you need to recreate this project.
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda

Stampin' Up!'s best deal of the year is happening now until Feb 28, 2022! Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $60 or $120 you spend (before shipping and taxes). Learn about Sale-A-Bration here: http://SaleABration.FromWhereIStamp.ca
The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And paper pieces that perfectly coordinate with the New Horizons Suite Collection in the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. Subscribe by March 10th. Learn more about Paper Pumpkin at this link:  http://PaperPumpkin.FromWhereIStamp.ca