December Host Code, Tutorials Bundle and December Special Gift

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – December Host Code, Tutorials Bundle and December Special Gift

The new month has started and it means new Host Code and new exclusive gifts from me.

Did you know that each month we have a brand new tutorials bundleannafor you? You really don’t want to miss them!

December’s Special

HOST CODE for the month of December is ZANRKQ3X. 

All orders of £25 – £74.99 (excl.p&p) will receive from me:

  1. Exclusive PDF Tutorials Bundle for the month of December
  2. A beautiful handcrafted card with envelope

Orders of £75+ (excl.p&p) will receive from me:

  1. A brand new pack of Gold Library Clips (20 clips in a pack)
  2. Exclusive PDF Tutorials Bundle for the month of December
  3. A beautiful handcrafted card with envelope

How it works –

  • Place a product order of £75 or more (excl. shipping) in my online store in the month of December. 
  • Add Host Code ZANRKQ3XTo claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This December Special will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code ZANRKQ3X  between 1 December – 31 December.
  • If your order is £150 or more please do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Monthly Special Host Gift is mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-January
  • PDF’s will include the photos of the finished cards, a list of products used and step by step instructions.

HOW TO USE HOST CODE

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Still in need of Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter 2018 Catalogue?

I have a few seasonal catalogues left, so if you need one, request your FREE copy from me by filling this form

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Hello everyone! I hope you all have an amazing time with your family and friends. I definitely enjoy these extra few days we get to spend together.

Today I’ve got for you beautiful yet clean and simple card using Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

This set is featured in Autumn Winter 2017 catalogue and now you can get it at discount during End-Year Sale. It’s truly stunning, 2-step stamp set.

I’ve used a slightly unusual colour combination for my card but I really like how the colours complement each other.

First, I cut and prepared all my layers and run the Whisper White panel with Polka Dot Basics embossing folder through my Big Shot.

Next, I stamped all my images. For the leaves, I’ve used Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads. Holly berries are stamped in Real Red. For the first step image I stamped it off, the second image is at full strength. The branch is stamped in Soft Suede. And again for 1st image, it’s stamped off, and 2nd image at full strength.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black and die-cut using the largest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I fussy-cut the holly berry branch and assembled my card. I’ve used snail adhesive for the layers/panels and stampin’ dimensionals for a circle with the sentiment.

I didn’t forget about the inside of my card.

I stamped the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set in the middle of my Whisper White panel in Memento Black.

To add some interest, I also stamped the smaller holly berry images in the left bottom corner of the sentiment. using same colours.

And that’s my card done. I really hope you like it.

I’ve entered my card in the:

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code GK3G3AR3 to receive a gift from me

Just a reminder: Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set is still available at a fraction of a price! But only until the 2 January. After 2 January 2018, it will no longer be available. So if you waited for a better moment to buy this set – this moment is now.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Cookie Cutter Peek-A-Boo Baby Cards

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Cookie Cutter Peek-A-Boo Baby Cards

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Thank you for joining us on our Creative Flow Blog Hop. Each month we are set a challenge to creatively stretch our imaginations. To hop along, please use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping.

For this month we’ve been set a challenge to use any carry-over holiday-themed stamps to create a non-Christmassy project.

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I knew straight away I wanted to use Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set to create some super cute baby cards.

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I chose rather traditional baby colours: pink and blue. For the pink, I’ve used beautiful dusty Blushing Bride, and Pool Party seemed just perfect for a baby boy card.

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Girl card dimensions:

  • Blushing Bride cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21 x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (11.1 x 9.2 cm)
  • Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper from Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack: 4-2/8″ x 3-1/2″ (10.7 x 8.8 cm)
  • Scraps of Whisper White and White Vellum cardstock for die-cutting and sentiment
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon: approx 6″

First, I stamped the little bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, in Blushing Bride, onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. For the little face, I’ve used Basic Black Archival Ink Pad. I die-cut the bear image using the second largest oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I also die-cut the same size stitched oval shape from White Vellum. Next, I stamped ‘peek-a-boo’ sentiment from Suite Sayings Stamp Set, also in Blushing Bride, on a strip of Whisper White, and cut it into a banner. A baby card can’t go without a little bling so I added a tiny rhinestone to the sentiment banner.

To add some interest (and cuteness) to the card base, I pull out long forgotten Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks. For the girly card, I’ve used hearts stencil. First, I thought to add some sparkle through the stencil, but at the end, I decided for tone on tone effect and sponged hearts with Blushing Bride Ink.

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Boy card dimensions:

  • Whisper White cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21 x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Pool Party cardstock: 4-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (11.1 x 9.2 cm)
  • Pool Party Designer Series Paper from Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack: 4-2/8″ x 3-1/2″ (10.7 x 8.8 cm)
  • Scraps of Whisper White and White Vellum cardstock for die-cutting and sentiment
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon: approx 6″

This card was made similarly to the baby girl one. The only significant change, except colour combo obviously,  was that I stamped the bear and his ears separately as I planned to punch the bear using Cookie Cutter Bilder Punch. 

It turned out that the bear has a slightly wider ‘body’ than the other images from this stamp set and you can’t punch it without losing a little bit of his chubby shape.

At the end, I had to fussy-cut the bear but it’s quite a straightforward process. I punched out his ears and using snail adhesive I glued his ears behind his head and next I glued the bear flat onto the stitched oval shape.

Assembling these cards was pretty easy. First I adhered DSP panels to the cardstock. I added the ribbon at the bottom of my panels. I secured it at the back of the panels using snail adhesive and glued it to the card base.

Next step was to assemble my little bears. I glued the ovals with bears to the vellum ovals, offsetting them slightly. I adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some extra dimension. Sentiments are adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals too.

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I truly hope you like my cute ‘peek-a-boo’ baby cards. They are not only adorable but also very easy to recreate.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely and talented Heidi.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #16 – I’m Here For You

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #16 – I’m Here For You

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We are so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Welcome to our 16th sketch challenge blog hop! Today’s sketch has been designed by Amanda Charlesworth.

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For a long time, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to create a 3D project or a card for this sketch. But because I definitely feel more confident as a card maker, I saved myself some stress and decided to make a card.

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I altered the sketch a little bit and added my own twist to it. The base of my card is Whisper White Thick A4 cardstock that measures 8-1/4″x 5-7/8″, and folded in half at 4-1/8″. Next, I cut two panels: one from regular Whisper White and one Smoky Slate. Both measured 4″x 5-6/8″. I took the Smoky Slate panel and using a multi-wave die from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, I die cut one piece of ‘waves’.

Savvy Tip: Save the bottom scrap piece for some masking later on.

I took scribble circle stamp from Swirly Bird Stamp Set and stamp it repeatedly in Smoky Slate over the Smoky Slate panel, overlapping and stamping off until the whole piece was covered.

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Now I took Whisper White panel and that Smoky Slate scrap piece I saved earlier to create glimmer bottom layer for my wavy die-cut. I lined up the straight edge of my scrap with a bottom edge of Whisper White and squished Versamark pad over the bottom piece of that Whisper White panel. I didn’t want to cover entire panel, only the part that will be peaking through the ‘wavy’ piece. I sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder over it and heat embossed until melted. Next, I added Dazzling Diamond Glitter over it and heat embossed again to secure glitter in place. But why I used that leftover scrap of Smoky Slate, you may wonder? I’ve used it to make sure the very bottom of my WW panel won’t be covered in glitter, so I had a nice spot for my sentiment.

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I adhered Smoky Slate panel and ‘waves’ to the Whisper White panel. To finish off my card, I took a beautiful ‘I’m here for you’ sentiment from Weather Together Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Black at the bottom left corner of my panel. I also added a couple of rhinestones at bottom right corner for a good measure. I’ve mounted the whole piece to the card base using dimensionals.

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I really like how this card turned out. Clean and simple. I hope you like my take on the sketch too.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely Jillian.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

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Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle
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£42.25

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
[141497]
£24.00

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set
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£23.00

Weather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set

Weather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set
[141543]
£19.00

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
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£6.50

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock
[106549]
£8.25

Card Stock A4 Smoky Slate

Card Stock A4 Smoky Slate
[131291]
£7.25

Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad
[131179]
£6.00

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
[140931]
£6.50

Versamark Pad

Versamark Pad
[102283]
£7.75

Heat & Stick Powder

Heat & Stick Powder
[100625]
£4.00

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
[133751]
£4.50

Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments

Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
[119246]
£4.50

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Liquid Multipurpose Glue
[110755]
£3.75

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals
[104430]
£3.75

Heat Tool - Uk Plug

Heat Tool – Uk Plug
[129054]
£27.00

Big Shot

Big Shot
[143263]
£99.00

 

Snow Friends For The Holidays!

Howdy friends! How’s your weekend going? I had a lovely and quick crafty session with my little sister on Friday morning. She badly wanted to play with Snow Place bundle from Stampin’ Up before back home for a half term break at uni. So I sorted out some time to make a little crafty mess at my kitchen table.

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Last time I used cute little snowmen so this time I decided to use Mr Penguin, or shall I say Mr & Mrs Penguin? haha Yep, I decided to make cute Mrs for our handsome friend, so he’s not feeling lonely at a Christmas time.

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The card layout is pretty straightforward: top-folded base and a piece of the white panel inside for your writing. You also need a piece of white card for snow bank at the front of your card. You can die-cut it or use your scissors, but I just simply tear it. It adds some fun texture to the card.

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You also need a piece of card for your stamping. And I have to mention here that there’s a lot of black in penguin, and it’s not that easy to get perfect impression/coverage. I tried two black ink pads I have: Memento Black and new Archival Stampin’ Up! Basic Black to get the best possible image. And although I love my Memento Black the best black and the really crisp impression I got while using Basic Black Archival ink.

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When we had all of our images stamped we took it to my studio to die cut it with matching framelits. If you don’t have framelits or die-cutting machine fear not. Images are so simple that you can easily cut them by hand with a pair of good scissors. I actually hand-cut leaves with berries that Mrs Penguin has in her hair lol

I also used clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush to add shimmer to snowflakes, berries and leaves, Mrs Penguin’s beak and cheeks as well as white stripes on the candy cane.

Now just wanted to show you a project that my sister created. Firstly she wanted to make a cute card for her boyfriend. But when the card was finished she asked if there’s a way to make it into gift card holder, haha But hey, everything is possible! So I made a pocket to hold a gift card and attached it inside of her card. It may not be perfect but it’s made with love and that is what really matters.

That’s it from me for today. I really hope you like our cute little projects. We definitely had lots of fun crafting, getting inky and making a mess.

Have a blessed day,