Sunday, 9 December 2018

How to make a hand crafted Christmas Bell Ornament

Do you ever see something and just have to give it a go? Well, that happened for me yesterday when I saw a Facebook post from Céline Sérougne in the Demonstrator Planning Place that had a tutorial link to some amazing paper craft Christmas Ornaments made by Janas Paperdreams, so much so that I just had to give these a try, and here is what I created.



How awesome are these, and it only takes a 10 cm (or 4 inch) square piece of Designer Series Paper or card stock to create your own. You could make your ornament any size, as long as you use a start with a perfect square, the other item I noted is that it's a good idea to have an embellishment that has some weight, this helps your ornament to hang nicely on the tree.


I've used the Joyous Noel Suite for the above creation, Snowflakes & Stars Wire Embellishments look lovely combined with the Merry Merlot & Copper ribbon with Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.



For this one I stamped Pool Party Cardstock using Coastal Cabana and Star of Light, I used a Snowflake Trinket that retired last week as my weighed embellishment and Polka Dot Tulle ribbon.

I've made a few now (I just can't stop, I love them so much). The Designer Series Paper ornament is easier to fold, but with a little patience you can also create your ornament using cardstock - as cardstock is a heavier weight to the paper it takes a little more "persistence" to do the secondary folds, but is totally possible.

As Jana's tutorial is in German, I decided to make my own for those who would prefer  English, as these ornaments are just to wonderful for anyone to miss out on making!




Stampset: Star of Light
Cardstock or DSP: Pool Party, Joyous Noel
Embellishments: Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Snowflake Trinkets (retired), Merry Merlot & Copper RibbonSnowflakes & Stars Wire Elements, & thread or twine
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper-Piercing Tool


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Friday, 7 December 2018

Seasons Greetings with Wishing You Well

How quick the weeks go by, it's that time again, a new tutorial and the Design Team Blog Hop!  

Have you tried the DistINKtive Stamp sets? They are just beautiful, the detail is amazing, creating a 3D feel to your stamping. Today I've created a non traditional Pink themed Christmas project using one of these sets.



How gorgeous is the Iridescent Wreath? When I saw it, I'm sure it ask me to just add Melon Mambo, so I did! The detailed Stitched Label Framelit worked a treat with my design I decided to mount on a Silver Foil edged card.



Wishing You Well stamp set has a number of images and sentiments, the delicate font pairs wonderfully with the detailed stamping. I've stamped the "bunch" 3 times, masking using a postit note over the lower stems so they didn't poke out through to the other side of the card. 

I ever so slightly offset the Melon Mambo die cut to make the Whisper White stitched labels die pop. Lastly I added some Rose and Silver Metallic Thread to the wreath, then adhered it using mini glue dots.

I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, hop around to all the designers in the list below for crafty inspiration, you are currently visiting Sue Vine at Miss Pinks Craft Spot




Stamp sets & Framelits: Wishing You Well, Stitched Label Framelits
Ink: Melon Mambo


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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Seasons Greetings with All is Bright

I'm on a roll with the All is Bright DSP, today I'm combining it with the DistINKtive Wishing You Well stamp set.



I always knew I wanted to put Red Rhinestones on this DistINKtive wreath, and it is even better than I imaged when paired with the All is Bright DSP, just love those little Christmas lights poking through.



I've used Gold Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes for the base of the project, after all they just make it so easy to add a touch of bling, and yes I do love a bit of bling! 

The wreath and sentiment are stamped with Garden Green, then I wound Gold Metallic thread around the Very Vanilla layer and tied a bow, then mounted on a piece of cardstock I'd embossed with the Corrugated embossing folder, lastly applying the Red Rhinestones for a little more bling.

Why, oh why did I wait so long to cut into the All is Bright DSP?  #loveitchopit




Stamp sets & Framelits: Wishing You Well DistINKtive Stamp set
Ink: Garden Green

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Elegant baubles with All is Bright

Woohoo, another DSP design with All is Bright, and I must confess - I love this card!



I've also utilised the Gold Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes for the base of the project, just love the bang of elegance that the foil gives your cards, and the matching envelope too - a great package.

The strip of DSP is adhered directly to the card, the I Gold embossed the sentiment, using 2 of the words from Merry Christmas to All - a great set with versatility to make many sentiments of your choice as all the words are separate stamps.


The Whisper White layers being mounted on a layer of "corrugated embossed" card stock, alternatively you could use Dimensionals to raise your layers. Here's a quick video explaining how you can use the corrugated embossing folder to raise your layers



Now I'm back in the craft room to create all with the All is Bright Suite and to cut into some more All is Bright DSP #loveitchopit




Stamp sets & Framelits: Merry Christmas to All Stampset
Ink: VersaMark


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


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And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my group - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW

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When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


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Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
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