For The Love of Creating Blog Hop

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – For The Love of Creating – Beautiful Day Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to our very first For the Love of Creating with Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop run by the amazing Australian demonstrator, Kim Oliver. We are super excited to share with you an array of creations showcasing products from 2018 Occasions (Spring-Summer in the UK) catalogue and Sale-A-Bration freebies too. We hope you find great inspiration from our projects. If you have arrived here from Jay Soriano a big welcome to you. You are currently visiting Anna Krol from the United Kingdom.

I really want to encourage you to hop along with us – you are in for a real treat, as we are demonstrators from all over the world. Below is a list of all designers, but you can also use the NEXT  button further down to continue your journey on this blog hop.

For my projects today I decided to showcase beautiful stamp set called (not mistakenly) Beautiful Day. I will show you how to achieve stained glass effect using two different mediums.

Stained Glass Effect With Brusho –

I love these bold images with its stained glass look – perfect for techniques and colouring. And that’s exactly what I did.

I stamped the flower and the butterfly on a piece of watercolour paper in Versamark and heat embossed them in white. Next, I filled them in with water and sprinkled Brusho Crystal Colour over the top.

Heat embossing creates a barrier for the water and colour, so you can easily control how the colour spread. I’ve also used the aqua painter to move the colour around.

For the flower, I’ve used Brilliant Red, Gamboge and Moss Green for the leaf. The butterfly is a mix of my favourite Prussian Blue and Moss Green.

Once the flower and butterfly were dry I fussy cut them. To add that stained glass look, I smooshed Versamark on top of both images, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I love this rough texture of watercolour paper!

I kept the rest of design very clean. I sprinkled some brusho on Whisper White panels and spritzed with water (very, very lightly) before assembling my cards.

The edges of both card bases are stamped with three tiny flowers from the same stamp set, and I’ve used Versamark ink. Sentiments are stamped in Archival Basic Black ink. Few pearls finish off the look. I love these vibrant colours.

Stained Glass Effect With Stampin’ Blends –

First, I stamped both images onto two pieces of vellum using Versamark ink and heat embossed them in gold.

Next, I  colour on the back of te vellum with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers as follows:

  • flower – Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive
  • butterfly – Pool Party, Night of Navy & Old Olive

I even used Stampin’ Blends to dye Whisper White Organza Ribbon so it coordinates with my bookmarks – so much easier and quicker than using reinkers!

I fussy cut my images.

I die-cut four labels using Lots of Labels Framelits dies – two in Very Vanilla, one in Pink Pirouette and one in Night of Navy so they would coordinate with colours on the images. I die cut the Very Vanilla pieces slightly shorter.

I stamped, repeatedly. greeting from You’ve Got This Stamp Set (without re-inking) on my Very Vanilla pieces: For the butterfly bookmark using Old Olive ink pad; and for the flower bookmark in Rich Razzleberry.

I assembled my bookmarks and adhered butterfly and the flower in the middle using Fast Fuse.

Hope you like my little showcase and that you give the stained glass technique a go.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Below is the list of all the participants but you can also use the buttons to keep hopping. Your next stop is lovely Pia Gerhardt from Germany  go and see her beautiful projects

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 RRMR76JH to receive a gift from me.

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Product List

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Tag-tastic Festival of Trees by Stampin’ Up!

Hello everyone! A quick post from me today – or tonight I shall say 😉 I’ve been playing with Festival of Trees stamp set lately and I have to tell you I’m addicted!!! In a positive way of course 😉 I think this stamp set is very versatile and I’m sure I’m gonna use it many more times. But today I wanted to show you some tags.

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Aren’t they darn cute??!! To make them you don’t need any fancy equipment. All you need is a piece of card stock, ink pad, pair of scissors, Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating punch, some dimensionals and ribbon.

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For the base of each tag you need a piece of card stock that measure 2 6/8 x 5 4/8″ which is 7 x 14 cm. You can use any colour you like but I have used Whisper White.

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When it comes to stamping possibilities are endless with this set. For the tags I show you today I’ve used not typical christmas colours:  Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Real Red and Lost Lagoon. And for each one I’ve used different stamp from Festival of Trees. This set consist 13  stamps and is fabulous 🙂


Now you only need to punch the trees out. If you don’t have a punch you can use scissors, but trust me the punch will make your life way much easier 🙂 To jazz up my tags a little bit I’ve stamped the sentiment and a bird that comes with a set using the same colours I’ve used with a trees. I fussy cut the birds…

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…and sentiments turned into nice tiny banners 🙂

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I’ve assembled tags using dimensionals, but if you want everything more flat you can use any adhesive. But I really wanted them to stand out. Now just punch a little hole, tread some ribbon and tags are done! For mine I’ve used a piece of silver 1/8″ ribbon.

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I really hope you like my little project. It really doesn’t take much time to put a bunch of these together. So if you like it please live a comment. Or maybe you want to try them yourself? Please share your pictures with me on my facebook page

Thank you for stopping by,

Wise Owl Chocolate Wallet for Your Favourite Teacher

Have you ever wondering what to give to your child’s teachers, assistants, head teacher etc at the end of school year and don’t ruin your budget?! Here’s my idea: Super cute wallet/holder for chocolate bar. It’s a card and a treat all in one. Quite easy to make and perfect as a thank you gift: because chocolate bar don’t have to be boring! And because my project is a thank you gift for a teacher hence the Wise Owl 🙂

For the base I’ve used a piece of  cardstock that measures 7 1/8″ x 7 3/8″ and scored it ( on shorter side) at 3 3/8″ and 3 6/8″. Then I assembled the ribbon before decorate it with DSP.


For the pocket which holds chocolate I’ve used a piece of cardstock that measures 4 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ and scored it (on wider side) at 3/8″, 6/8″, 3 7/8″ and 4 2/8″. Then turnon the shorter side and score it at 3/8″ and 6/8″. The sentiment on the pocket I’ve found and printed from internet. Loved this chalky handwriting 🙂


The second pocket if flat and can hold gift cards, but I’ve used it as a tag holder. The base for this pocket measures 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″. Tag measures 2″ x 6″ and you can either decorate it or write your message on.


To add some detail to both pockets I’ve used Retired Scallop Trim Border Punch. But it’s still available in digital. I will post details in the list below. I’ve also punched a single flower in DSP to add some interest.


I truly hope you enjoy this project, and that it will inspire your creativity 🙂

Thank you for stopping by