Saturday, June 12, 2021

Create Using Black & White Designer Series Paper

There can be a striking and bold impact when using only black and white. And it can be fun to create with limiting your colour choices. A great way to get started is to look for black and white designs in Stampin' Up!'s designer series papers. There are a few you could use, such as the True Love designer series paper from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue or use the Pattern Party designer series paper in the Annual Catalogue like I have for this card.
While creating today's card I tried to not include other colours but the Gorgeous Grape ink pad sitting on my desk had other plans. Originally my vision was to stamp a black butterfly, die cut it using the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine then adhere it to the front of the card. Except the black butterfly didn't cooperate was lost amoungst the flower design! Then I spied that Gorgeous Grape ink pad. A quick dab of the stamp into that fateful ink pad, down onto Basic White cardstock, a zip in the machine and plop onto the card! And viola it worked! If you had to choose 1 colour to pair with black and white what would it be?

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

The adventure beings with the July Paper Pumpkin kit. This kit will help you celebrate those exciting  new chapters in a creative way with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come.  To receive this kit you will need to subscribe for this kit by July 10th by visiting this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
Crop Kingston's next crop will be the Bloom Where You're Planted Virtual Crop on Saturday July 17th! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes July 4th. See more here: https://www.fromwhereistamp.ca/p/crop-kingstons-virtual-crops.html








Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Simple Birthday Wishes

Today is my birthday! Of course I started thinking about birthday cards and how easy or intricate in design they can be. A quick and easy card sometimes is needed. Using some designer series paper along with a bold greeting stamp you can create one or a few relatively quickly.
Found in the Annual Catalogue, the Biggest Wish stamp set has 2 different fonts where you can mix and match them together like I have on these cards. What do you think of the bold and scripty fonts?

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

Discover In Color with June's Expression's In Color Paper Pumpkin kit! This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box. To receive this kit you will need to subscribe for this kit by June 10th by visiting this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
 
Crop Kingston's next crop will be the Bloom Where You're Planted Virtual Crop on Saturday July 17th! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes July 4th. See more here: https://www.fromwhereistamp.ca/p/crop-kingstons-virtual-crops.html
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Thanks #SimpleStamping

An easy and simple way to create a card is to use only one stamp set, a few shades of ink and matching cardstock. As a beginner stamper or one who has many tools, creating a simple card can sometimes be a challenge. If you are starting out you might can be overwhelmed with all the choices. Or if you have a larger collection and been stamping for years it can be a hard choice what to create with first.
 
One idea to start being creative is to select the colours you will create with. This #SimpleStamping features a new In Color - Polished Pink. One of the great resources that Stampin' Up! provides demonstrators is the In Color combination chart. There are three suggested combos listed for each new In Color and it's a great way to help decide which colour to match with others. For this card I picked the combo of Polished Pink, Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate. Do you like these colours together? I'm undecided. Mostly because of the bright pink. I'm #TeamPurple 💜

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Pretty Cards & Paper May

Hi there! Welcome to May's Pretty Cards & Paper Blog Hop. Our projects today are created with either the Pattern Party designer series paper or any of the packs that were available during the preorder. 
The Pattern Party designer series paper can be found on page 171 in the Annual Catalogue and is a hefty pack of paper with 48 sheets! This pack of designer series paper is not one you can order but can earn for FREE! 
I love this pack of DSP as one side is black and white making it perfect to accentuate the other designs or to colour in. Then the opposite side of each piece is a colourful pattern! Today's cards show off my favourite designs from this pack.
Did you notice the sentiments? They are from the Lighthearted Lines stamp set. The second one makes me think of my Grandmother and her advice: "don't ever get old" along with a line from Star Wars - Return of the Jedi "It's a trap!". The sentiments in this stamp set are quirky and fun. A great addition to your collection.
Interested in earning the Pattern Party designer series paper FREE and connecting with some friends to do some virtual crafting? Stampin' Up! is offering additional host rewards of $30 with qualifying orders. Connect with me to secure your spot on my calendar today.

Next up you can visit these other blogs to see what they are sharing with us today: 
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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda