Flashbacks & Sneak Peaks

Welcome to another blog post.  Today I thought we’d have a look back in time at some projects I have created in the past and also some new projects that include as special sneak peak of products from our new Occasions Catalogue which starts on the 3rd January 2018.

Let’s start with a scrapbook page for all of our scrapbook fans …

You may recognise a few products in this page, however the main one you will notice that you haven’t seen before will be the roller coaster in the top left of the page.  This is from the upcoming Occasions catalogue and is the Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and Let the Good Times Roll Stamp Set.  The pop up is designed for the inside of a card, however I think it works well on this page also.

The ferris wheel was made using the Berry Burst sheet from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I made a rosette with this and then adhered the cutout from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies at the centre.  I have also used the Balloon Bouquet punch and Frozen Treats Framelits.

Here are few cards which you may have seen previously if you follow my blog.  You can easily use these cards as inspiration for your own work.  You could copy the card exactly, use the layout, colour combination or a technique used in the card.

This card uses the emboss resist technique.  I love this technique as it is easy to create your own backgrounds using any stamp set.  For this card I stamped the leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. I then sponged the background in Crumb Cake & Old Olive using my Sponge Daubers.  To see the full blog post, click here.  Why not show me what you’ve made using this technique?

This was a card for a friend’s baby shower.  This is a simple, yet effective card fold that can be used for any occasion.  I created this card using the Moon Baby stamp set, watercolour pencils and the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  If you would like to see the full post, click here.

When looking at your dies, don’t just look at them for the image they are. What else can you make using the whole or part of the die?  On this card, I changed the hot air balloon from the Up and Away Thinlits and turned it into a parachute.  This was perfect for this card as it was given to someone who was getting a skydive voucher for their birthday. So next time you look at a set of dies, think outside the box and what else you might be able to make using them.  Click here, to see the full post.

I know some of you like making 3D papercraft items, and I haven’t forgotten about you.  Let’s start off with a new creation of mine using some of the items in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.  As soon as I saw the Sweet Soiree Suite, this idea popped straight into my head.  Why not make a 3D cake?!?!

I’ve created this using the new Shimmery White Embossing Paste that I then sponged in Powder Pink and Calypso Coral.  The greenery/leaves is from the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies and I made the flowers from the Oh So Succulent dies as I really wanted a full looking flower rather than a 2D look.  These were sponged in Powder Pink & Calypso Coral also.

Here’s another photo to show the top better.

One of my favourite sets was the Oh So Succulent bundle which I used on the cake above, but when they were current in the Occasions Catalogue at the beginning of this year, I also created a terrarium full of succulents and cacti.

The cacti are made using circles and pearl top pins to create the flower at the top and the succulents were made by sponging various colours to the edges of the various levels.  Don’t they look so realistic?  My father in law asked me if they were real or plastic when I showed it to him!  To see the full post, click here.

 I hope that this has inspired you to create your own scrapbook page, card or 3D item.  If you would like to get together with a group of family of friends for a few hours of fun creating, contact me today.

Until next time, happy stamping

Michelle

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