Stampin’ Dreams August Blog Hop

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Country Home Stamp Set with Country Lane DSP & Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Stampin’ Dreams August Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly blog hop! And today we have a real treat for you: a sneak peek of products from Stampin’ Up!®Autumn Winter Catalogue (also called a Holiday Catalog in other parts of the world). You are currently visiting Anna (me) and my Stampin’ Cave, up here in the UK. I hope you’ll enjoy coming to my blog today.

For today’s blog hop I decided to use products from one of my favourite suites from the catalogue, called Country Lane. Isn’t this bundle amazing!?

And here’s my card.

I’ve used Crushed Curry for the base.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Country Home Stamp Set with Country Lane DSP & Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

To create this card, first, I run card front through the Big Shot with brand new Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To bring out the beautiful detail of this folder, I used one of  Stamping Sponges and a Crushed Curry ink pad and sponged the surface to add more dimension.

Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

Next, I stamped my images: the milk can on a scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock, and flowers on a piece of Whisper White.

To colour in the flowers I’ve brand new Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2 and also added some shimmer to them with Clear Wink of Stella.

These pencils are available for purchase this month only as a part of Colour Your Seasons promotion (but we’ve heard they may come back in a future catalogue).

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Country Home Stamp Set with Country Lane DSP & Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

Fussy cutting

For the focal composition, I fussy cut the flowers and milk can. Next, I cut a piece of Country Lane DSP (with Blackberry Bliss polka dot design) and mount it flat on my card base.

I die-cut the biggest of four circles from Stitched Frames Framelits Dies from a Whisper White cardstock, cut off a slice and adhered it to patterned paper with a straight edge to the right.

Galvanized

There was one product or I should rather say a family of products that I was especially happy about – new ‘galvanized line. Galvanized Clips and Galvanized Buttons will soon join our embellishment assortment. But we will also have a new paper in our speciality papers assortment – Galvanised Metallic Paper. It’s just gorgeous in a real life and most importantly it’s double-sided!! Yay! I just had to use it

So I took a 1″ strip of Galvanised Metallic Paper, lay it flat over the card front, marked where the circle begins and using paper snips I cut out the concave shape. I slide in one of the Galvanised Clips to the edge of my strip. A tiny bow created using Linen Thread adds to the rustic theme of the card. I adhered it, to the left from the stitched circle, using dimensionals.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Country Home Stamp Set with Country Lane DSP & Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

To finish assembling the card, I mounted my fussy-cut elements in the middle of a Whisper White circle. I’ve used liquid glue for the can and dimensionals for the flowers.

I stamped ‘Happy Harvest Blessings’ on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut it to the thin strip backed it with a piece of Crushed Curry and adhered it to the card just below the galvanized clip.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Country Home Stamp Set with Country Lane DSP & Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

The inside

For the inside of the card, I decided to stamp the milk can and part of the bouquet. I stamped them off first with Crushed Curry ink pad. Using aqua painter I slightly washed out my images and once dry I sponged the inside of the card around all edges.

I really hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today and I would love to encourage you to hop along with us and see the rest of beautiful projects designed by amazing artists. Please be sure to continue to hop using the list below. You don’t want to miss any!

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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 store.

HOST CODE for the month of AUGUST is U6KK4ACY. Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive a pack of Stampin’ Up! Pearlised Doilies!

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Linen Thread

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Big Shot

£102.00

 

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My exclusive special offer this month only: FREE Stampin’ Up! Pearlised Doilies

How it works…

  • Place a product order of £50 or more (excl. shipping) in my online store in the month of August. 
  • Add Host Code U6KK4ACY. To claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This August Special Offer will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code U6KK4ACY between 1 August – 31 August.
  • If your order is £150 or more do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Special Host Gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-September.

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Clean & Simple New Home Card For #GDP123

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Clean & Simple New Home card featuring ‘In The City’ Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Hello and welcome! I’m so happy you popped in to visit my stampin’ cave. Today I’ve got for you beautiful, clean & simple cards using ‘In the City’ Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

My hubby’s younger sister & her husband are in the middle of buying their first house, hence the theme of my cards. There are still few weeks, maybe even a month until the completion date, but we are so, SO happy for them!

Dimensions for both cards:

  • card base: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm) – Whisper White Thick & Crumb Cake cardstock
  • colour cardstock panels: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (11.4 cm x 8.9 cm) – Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide
  • Whisper White panels: 4-1/2″ x 3″ (11.4 cm x 7.6 cm)
  • scraps of cardstock & vellum for die-cutting and stamping
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine: 20″ (approx)

For this first card, I decided to use soft colours. Smoky Slate and Pool Party accompanied by Whisper White make such an elegant combination.

First, I adhered all panels to the card base with snail adhesive. To add some interest to the layout, I assembled them at wonky angles.

I stamped two tiny houses from In The City Stamp Set in Versamark ink; taller on a scrap of Pool Party cardstock, and lower one on Whisper White; and heat embossed them in white. This set stamp set doesn’t come with coordinating dies, but images are so easy to fussy-cut I did it in no time.

Sentiments are stamped in Versamark on two separate pieces of cardstock: I stamped ‘congratulations’ from Petal Palette Stamp Set on a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock, and ‘happy for you’ from In The City Stamp Set on a smaller strip of Pool Party and heat embossed both in white.

I die-cut a square of vellum using 2nd largest square die from Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies. While playing with placement, I thought it would look cool if the square was kinda wonky too (to echo panels) so once happy, I adhered my tiny houses briefly in the middle of that’ wonky’ square. Next, I adhered them to the card and added sentiments using dimensionals.

I know this card supposed to be CAS (clean & simple) but too much white hurts my eyes, honest haha. So before I finished assembling it, I took Smoky Slate ink pad and transferred some ink onto an acrylic block. Next, using aqua painter I flicked few tiny ‘splatters’ of ink into the top Whisper White panel.

For this second card, I decided to use brighter colours. I chose Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist for some fun pop of colour. The base is Crumb Cake.

I wanted to add some extra texture and interest to this card. I really like the Simply Stripes Textured Embossing Folder from Spring Summer catalogue. But because I don’t have it yet I decided to imitate the look. I took my Tranquil Tide panel and with a help of Stampin’ Trimmer, I scored it every 1/4″. I love how it looks.

I also added Lemon Lime Twist splatters to Whisper White panel and adhered all the layers to the card base.

To soften up wonky angles I die-cut a circle from vellum using the 2nd largest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around my fingers to create ‘wreath-like’ shape, and add it in the centre of the vellum circle with a dab of glue (snail adhesive).

I took tiny buildings and simple sentiment strip, put dimensionals to the back and mounted them onto my circle. Dimensionals not just keep all elements together, but they also secure twine from slipping off. I adhered my circle to the card with snail adhesive.

I love how these cards turned out. And to be honest, with a little tweak, they could easily fit any occasion really.

As always, I really want to encourage you to visit the Global Design Project challenge blog to see other beautiful projects from all around the world. Just click on their logo below to visit the website

I’m also adding my cards to Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes Challenge

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. Just a reminder that In The City Stamp Set is an exclusive Hostess Set, which means you can’t buy it, you can only earn it (choose) free when you spend £150 or more in my online store.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for February: RRMR76JH – Use this code in the month of February and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
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Aqua Painters

£15.50

Big Shot

£99.00

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Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

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Today Is All About You Card Using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Today Is All About You Card Using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Hello and thanks for stopping by today!

Today I’ve got for you lovely card using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set. Did you know that during Sale-A-Bration you can earn this stamp set (and many other goodies) for FREE?! You can check all the details HERE –>

Today Is All About You card dimensions:

  • Night Of Navy cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock two panels: 5-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (14.1 cm x 9.9 cm)
  • Pool Party cardstock: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (7.3 cm x 7.3 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock piece for the stamping

Night of Navy and Melon Mambo (together with Cherry Cobbler) are the colours I use and like the least, from Stampin’ Up! colour families but it’s good to challenge yourself once in a while to do something differently. And this unusual for me colour combination comes from The Color Throwdown Challenge #475.

This card was pretty easy to put together. First, I prepared my base by cutting and scoring a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Next, I stamped Watercolor Wash background stamp on one of my Whisper White panels in Night of Navy ink.

Tip: To get good, even stamped image with large background stamps use paper to stamp technique. Just put your stamp on your work surface, image facing up, ink it well, and press your cardstock to the inked image, face down. Use some scratch paper to rub over the top. Make sure you apply pressure around the corners too, so that it’s even. When it’s done just lift your cardstock. Perfectly stamped background every each time.

It’s especially helpful technique if you suffer some medical conditions, like arthritis or like me – I lost the feeling sensations in my arms and hands three years ago, after one of the MS relapses, and since it’s really for me to hold anything heavy. Or even ultimately heavy. This technique is a real …umm… ‘craft-saver’?! haha, you know what I mean.

Once I had my background out of the way I stamped the peacock in Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and Pool Party, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I’ve used Stamp-a-ma-jig to help line-up all the images. Next. I die-cut the image using the largest square from Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies (2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ [6.6 cm x 6.6 cm]) and stamped my sentiment in Night of Navy.

I also stamped the body of the peacock separately, fussy cut it and added to the image with dimensionals. To jazz-it-up, I’ve added lots of shimmer with Clear Wink of Stella to this little guy. Three little pearls finish off the card.

I hope you like my little card. 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 for the month of January GK3G3AR3 to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

 

Hostess Code for January 2018 GK3G3AR3 Use this code in the month of January and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Clear Block F

£15.50

Big Shot

£99.00

Don’t forget to check:

Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration is LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

 

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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