Monday, 27 May 2019

Share What You Love Simple Z-Fold card


Welcome to this month's Stampers Showcase Blog hop featuring FUN & FANCY FOLD themed projects, this is going to be such a fun hop! 

I do love a fun fold, it's a great way to add a WOW factor to your cards, I've created a simple Z-Fold card, and it shows of the gorgeous (retiring) Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.


My card is a metric take of the 6" x 6" card, I adjusted the measurements to fit a standard A4 cardstock by starting halving the width of the full sheet and going from there. Once I had the base elements, I layered each panel with a piece of DSP, here's a view of the fold from above.


The Specialty DSP brought the card to life with a little shimmer here and there. For the focal point of the card front I used the Love What You Do stamp set (carrying over, yay), embossing the sentiment with clear embossing powder to give it a little shine. The new Stitched Nested Labels were perfect for a contrasting shape to the floral paper, with a Pearlised Doily and Shimmer paint on the flowers for a touch a bling. 


The nested label die cuts on the front are slightly bigger than the writing panel inside, this is so when the card is closed the inner panel is completely hidden. I used 3 of the nested dies, the largest 2 for the front, then used the same smaller die to cut the larger layer for the back and the next size down for the Whisper White writing panel.

Next on the hop is amazing Amy Koenders form America, you are probably familiar with her blog, Stamp with Amy K; click on the icon to be taken to her blog and see her fabulous project. 

 on to AmyK

Measurements for Simple Z-Fold card as above:

  • 1 piece of 29.7 cm x  14.8 cm cardstock, score along the long side at 7.4 cm then flip your cardstock over still along the long side and score at 14.8 cm - by flipping the cardstock this will help prevent any cracking
  • 1 piece of 29.7 cm x 5cm cardstock for your strip along the bottom, score along the long side the same as above.
  • 1 piece of 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm Designer Series Paper to decorate the main inside of your card.
  • 2 pieces of 7.1 cm x 14.5 cm Designer Series Paper to decorate the front two folds of the card.
  • 1 piece of 14.5 x 4.7 cm & 2 pieces 7.1 cm x 4.7 cm of Designer Series Paper to decorate your strip.

This is the basic design of the card, additional card stock is required for the focal point and writing panel, this will vary dependant on the nesting dies used.


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. I hope that you have enjoyed my project for this month’s blog hop. If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7. You will find a list and links of the supplies used below. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours! 



Ink: Memento Black, VersaMark


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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Share What You Love for a Friend

I'm taking control of my DSP situation, creating a quick and easy card with 2 scrap pieces of Share What You Love Specialty paper.



I made a card using the reverse side of this gorgeous DSP a few weeks ago, you might recall it:


I popped up the inner rectangle with dimensionals and all that was left to do today was a sentiment, how easy was that! Super easy with the Well Written Framelit dies!



Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my super quick DSP 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. 






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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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Got lots of DSP? Create a Mini Album

I had the perfect excuse to try a project that's been on my list for sometime, you see, I watched a Facebook Live from fellow demonstrator about using DSP before it retires, that made me really think about my DSP "situation"


Oh dear, Houston we have a problem ran through my head, I've had a desire to create an album for ages, but just not got around to it (watched lots of videos of how to though...hahaha), so I did it, I started small with a mini album, here's what I came up with using the Best Route Designer Series Paper.



I used the design of a zig-zag album and converted measurements to metric, the inside pages were simple enough, but it was a little trial an error when I made the album front, but on the 2nd attempt it worked, yay I was on my way to cutting into DSP!  I used as many of the patterns as I could, and the great thing about Stampin' Up! DSP is the coordination is done for your already.

The idea is at add your photo where the larger panel of DSP is, depending how your trim your photo down you can also leave a border of DSP around the picture as well as the little side panels of DSP, I also added a couple of pockets with tags for either photo's or writing. Here's a quick view of the inside of the album:


I used Washi Tape to reinforce the spine of the album too, not sure if it was really needed, but I had the washi so I used it :) 


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. 



Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Best Route Designer Series Paper
Embellishments: Best Route Washi Tape


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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Look what's on offer from the All Start Tutorial Bundle this month! 



If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.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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Friday, 24 May 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! New Catalogue preview!

Welcome to this months Ink it! Stamp it! 2019-2020 Catalogue preview, so exiting to see creations with new products.

As Demonstrators we are lucky to be able to pre-order some of the items before a catalogue's launch date, and today we are sharing creations with these products. I had my daughter assist me with my pre-order.... the agony of choice had me soooo confused - she was my voice of reason, and her stamp set of choice was Free as a Bird. She is a gentle soul and loves all animals, her little squeal of excitement followed by "birdie,... awww cute" was the clincher.



The stamp set can be purchased as a bundle with the Stitched Nested Label dies - the new style dies available from June 2019. As described they do feel a little thinner, but I had no problem at all cutting exactly the same as with previous dies, I didn't even require a shim (but this could differ as each BigShot can be calibrated slightly differently). The best thing...... they easily come of the backing sheet in the packaging with no sticky residue.... YAY!

I was in my element with these cards, layers and cut elements, and of course a little embellishment! I showcased each of the new In Colors in this design along with Sahara Sand. The background is first and second generation stamping in which gives more dimension and depth, and is super easy to do. Here's a close up  of the design in each of the In Colors:


-oOo-  Seaside Spray  -oOo-

-oOo-  Rococo Rose  -oOo-

-oOo- Purple Posy -oOo-

-oOo- Pretty Peacock -oOo-

-oOo- Terracotta Tile -oOo-

Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects & tips. You are currently visiting Sue Vine at Miss Pinks Craft Spot, to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.



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. 


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.


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 




Join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for only $169..... 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 team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW




Look what's on offer from the All Start Tutorial Bundle this month! 



If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.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
(no product purchase required)




The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)