Love Faux Metal Embossing! Using Stampin’ Up! Products

Hi everyone!

I hope you have had a good weekend.  I’ve spent it still recovering from a virus and an ear infection, I’ll be glad when I can hear properly out of my left ear again!

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Today’s card features not a new technique, but one I’ve not used up until now.  Wow! I think I’m in love! This is such a fun way to create your own embellishments to add to a design.  If you want to learn how to do it, I used this Stampin’ Up! tutorial.

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The photos really don’t do the shininess of the copper or the black justice.  The Love embellishment was done by cutting the sentiment (from the Sunshine Wishes Dies) three times in Basic Black card stock and then sticking them on top of each other.  I then glossed them with the ‘Fine-Tip Glue Pen’.
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I hope you have liked this card, and if you decide to give faux metal embossing a try please do share your projects in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x

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Flamingo Thank You using Stampin’ Up! Products

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share with you this cute thank you card I made for a special friend of mine.

I recently went up to stay with her for the weekend and she always makes me feel so welcome so I wanted to show my gratitude.

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How adorable are those Flamingo’s! or as my friends daughter calls them, ‘Mingo’s’!

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I cut out one Flamingo, a water image, and a grass image, and stuck them to the cards using Dimensionals to create the 3D effect. I then topped the water image with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to create the glossy shine to the water.

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I wanted to make the inside of the card match the outside, and the sentiment, I think, matches my friends personality!

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Apologies for my absence of late, I’ve been really struggling to get into the crafting mindset and have numerous projects in my office that I’ve started but not found the inspiration to finish.  I’m very lucky though that my boyfriend is encouraging and is inspiring me to be more creative, so hopefully the crafters’ block will pass quickly!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x

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Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker

Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker
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Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
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Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker

Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker
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Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker

Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
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Triangle Box

Hi everyone

Something a little different from me today, I was messing around with some Easter Eggs I bought and knew I wanted to make a box for them.  Yes I’m a little late putting this up but it’s perfect for little gifts too!

I hope you enjoy this VIDEO (I know! First video in 3 years!) please do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Sam x

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Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’S Twine

Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’S Twine
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The Creative Flow – Foxy Winter Wishes!

15037240_10209733097277490_1526821120512193101_n.jpgThank you for joining us on our Creative Flow Blog Hop. Each month we are set a challenge to creatively stretch our imaginations. The products we have used are all available in the current Annual and/or seasonal Stampin’ Up!® catalogues. To hop along, please use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping.

Wow what a challenge Jerim set us this time! The theme was “create something winter themed but not Christmas”.  I thought it would be fairly straight forward but with Christmas having been so recent I could not shift my head away from thinking about it!After a searching through my stamp sets and punches I finally found some inspiration with the ‘Foxy Friends’ stamp set

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I love the wreath effect on this, wish I’d thought of it for some Christmas cards but I have a few ideas brewing for it now!

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I hope you’ve liked my contribution to the hop, use the buttons to hop forward to Anne or back to Keila.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge No. 8!

My Project 6-001

Hi everyone!

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re 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!

What an exciting month I’ve had! Two of my oldest (known the bride since I was 3!) friends got married, and I went to training in Telford with Stampin’ Up! Was so lovely to see my second family!

Today’s sketch was provided by the lovely Karen McDonald.

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I will admit I struggled with this one but have attempted it! Was torn between several stamp sets, but decided to stick to Balloon Celebration because I LOVE it!!

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For the four that needed highlighting as per the sketch I attached bakers twine and sequin trim, they are also mounted with dimensional foam pads.

I really hope you like today’s offering, don’t forget to carry on hopping along to Kathleen’s blog, she has something wonderful to share with you all!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam xx

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My Project 5-001My Project 4-001

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Balloon Celebration

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Party Wishes

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Bakers Twine Combo Pack

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Basic Black Cardstock

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It’s My Party Cardstock Pack

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Crushed Curry Ink Pad

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Melon Mambo Ink Pad