Sunday, 25 September 2016

Global Stampers - September 2016

It's that time of the month again for the Global Stampers Blog Swap. This month we opted to go with a colour theme. The colours being -

I'm sharing a projects that I've made using products from the Petals & Paisleys Suite, which I am so in love with.

I started with a blank piece of A4 Very Vanilla cardstock and using the three colours and the Paisley & Posies stamp set I made this. Please note it's important that when stamping the images, that you cover as much of the cardstock as possible. Don't leave any large blank spaces.

I then cut the sheet up. With the addition of some Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry cardstock along with some Cooper Foil Paper, I made four cards and a holder for them.

On this first card, I also stamped some additional images on some scrap Very Vanilla and die cut them using the Paisley Framelits Dies. The embossed layer is the de-bossed side of the Mint Macaron that I had embossed with the Lovely Lace folder.

The second card is very simple. The four pieces of Very Vanilla were simply adhered to a piece of Copper Foil Sheet. The whole thing was then added to the Mint Macaron with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On this third card I stamped on the Rich Razzleberry cardstock with Rich Razzleberry ink before adhereing the two pieces. The long strip is simply glued to the front and the larger rectangle is adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

On this fourth card I simply added some Mint Macaron 3/8" Ribbon from the Trio Pack (Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry).

The last two pieces of Very Vanilla were glued to the front and back of a bag made to hold the cards. The bag is made out of one sheet of A4 Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

If you are interested in seeing the cutting template I used, it was one given to me at a recent training event. I have traced it back to a post by Paula Reid back in September 2014 - got to love Pinterest.

I hope you like these projects and please feel free to leave comments.

Tomorrow I'll be posting photos and links to the projects from the other global stampers so please check back to see what everyone else has been up to.

Fiona xx

If you are interested in making these cards, these are the products I used

Friday, 23 September 2016

Training Swap

I promised the other day to share the swap that I had made for training. Here it is along with a photo of the display I now have set up in my craft studio.

I love, love, love the new Paisleys & Petals stamp set.  I'm such a sucker for all things paisley that I knew I had to get it.

For training, I decided to make my own backgrounds and then turned a card into a desk calender. Each piece of Very Vanilla measures 9.0 cm x 13. 4 cm, and each was stamped individually so no two cards are identical. There is a little piece of scored and folded Rich Razzleberry inside the card to stop it from opening too much.

My display now has both cards and projects I've made, along with the swaps I receiving from training. Not all the swaps are there because I wanted to keep the display solely things from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Everyone coming to class in the next couple of months will be able to see everything first hand. If there is something you are intrigued about in the photo drop me a line to find out more. I'm more than happy to answer questions.

Fiona xx