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Gorgeous Gifts:

Show how much you care.

A handmade gift is priceless and these beautiful little butterfly brooches will impress and delight friends and family.

 

Papillon Potpourri brooches

Delight your friends with these beautiful little brooches.

 

I made these little brooches for some friends recently and I was so pleased to see their delighted reaction to receiving them.

It must be stated that the picture does not do them justice.

So easy to do.

Simply stamp, colour, then glaze with about 5 coats of Crystal Effects.

I left one full day between each coat just to be sure it was fully hardened.

“to be sure to be sure” as they would say over here

Try different techniques for your butterflies.

I stamped one with Papillon Potpourri.

Another I simply punched butterfly out of Very Vanilla Cardstock and glazed.

And another I punched from Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped over with Hopeful Thoughts – 129582.

This little stamp set is a MUST HAVE for all creative crafters and I know you will LOVE making these little butterflies.

 

 

Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 123759

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Elegant Butterfly Punch – 127526

Crystal Effects - by Stampin' Up!

Crystal Effects – by Stampin’ Up! – 101055

 

Brights Stampin' Write Markers

Brights Stampin’ Write Markers – 131259

 

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Perfect Blend

 

 

Perfect Blend with Gorgeous Grunge

Perfect Blend with Gorgeous Grunge

 

Hi Stampers!

 

Today I wanted to show you this beautiful card we made at our craft class last night. It is a very simple technique that results in a ‘braided’ edge.  Once I’ve got my head around video blogging I will post a video tutorial on it, so watch this space.

 

Basically…….

stamp front and reverse of folded card using the ‘Dictionary’ stamp (make sure to take note of which end of ‘writing’ is up and which is down)

overstamp that with ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ stamp.

stamp inside card with ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ stamp to get the stamped effect on the folded down parts of the ‘braid’

use braid template to cut braid along spine – cut off the very bottom slice of braid (carefully as this will then be restuck to top)

fold down and tuck in every other slice of braid to create the braid effect. take your little cut off piece and glue to the top section and tuck in.

use ‘Tag Topper Punch’ to create your topper – layered with ‘Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake’ card stock. ‘Crumb Cake layer needs to be stamped with ‘Gorgeous Grunge’.

stamp ‘Perfect Blend’ coffee cup image on to very vanilla card stock twice – 1 for ‘Tag Topper’ and 1 to overstamp the label with Dictionary’ stamp. cut this out and adhere to cup image.

decorate with ‘Strawberry Slush Bakers Twine’, Strawberry Slush Itty Bitty Accents’ punched pieces and ‘Rhinestone Basic Jewels’ and you have one gorgeous little card. (picture doesn’t do it justice, believe me)

 

Any questions or comments, I would LOVE to hear from you. 🙂

 

Don’t forget to ‘follow my blog’ to enter the GIVEAWAY DRAW this Sunday 14th September.

 

PRODUCTS USED: (some of below images are duplicated to show you the various options for purchasing).

Don’t forget, with a spend of £150 + you start earning FREE products so start investing today in your Crafting Materials using the Beautiful Stampin’ Up! products.

chocolate chip card stock 108599

chocolate chip card stock 108599

crumb cake card stock 12 x 12 - 124274

crumb cake card stock 12 x 12 – 124274

crumb cake card stock A4 - 121685

crumb cake card stock A4 – 121685

daubers 133773

daubers 133773

dictionary clear mount 130351

dictionary clear mount 130351

dictionary digital 137948

dictionary digital 137948

Dictionary wood mount 130348

Dictionary wood mount 130348

early espresso ink pad 126974

early espresso ink pad 126974

gorgeous grunge clear mount 130517

gorgeous grunge clear mount 130517

gorgeous grunge digital 137939

gorgeous grunge digital 137939

gorgeous grunge wood mount 130514

gorgeous grunge wood mount 130514

Itty bitty punch pack 133787

Itty bitty punch pack 133787

perfect blend clear block - 131392

perfect blend clear block – 131392

perfect blend digital - 135242

perfect blend digital – 135242

perfect blend wood - 130745

perfect blend wood – 130745

perfect blend

perfect blend

scalloped top tagger punch 133324

scalloped top tagger punch 133324

sticky strip 104294

sticky strip 104294

strawberry slush A4 card stock 131300

strawberry slush A4 card stock 131300

strawberry slush thick bakers twine 135637

strawberry slush thick bakers twine 135637

tombow adhesive 110755

tombow adhesive 110755

very vanilla C6 envelopes 106589

very vanilla C6 envelopes 106589

very vanilla card stock 12 x 12 - 124301

very vanilla card stock 12 x 12 – 124301

very vanilla card stock A4 - 106550

very vanilla card stock A4 – 106550

Vivid Vases – Coastal Cabana

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Good Afternoon All,

Not such a nice day here this afternoon. How is it with you?

GIVEAWAY on Sunday 14th September.

As a Thank You to those who have chosen to follow my blog this week, I will have a GIVEAWAY on Sunday 14th September.

This will be one of my handmade Greetings Cards and some fab Stampin’ Up! (c) product.

So don’t forget to [ FOLLOW ] me before you leave today.

Winner will be notified on Sunday by email.

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As you have no doubt guessed, Vivid Vases is the Feature Stamp this month and I just love it!

I had a play around with it earlier this morning and thought I would go for ‘less is more’ this time. What do you think?

I haven’t put any colour on the flowers as I quite like the clean look of the line art however I did glitz it up a bit with my favourite Crystal Effects.

I’ve attached a quick brief if you would like detail on dimensions and products.

Blog project Vivid Vases (Coastal Cabana)

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Don’t forget to check out the current promotions too!

 

Good Greetings FREE stamp set promotion

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/card-crafts-by-lilli/promotions

Swallowtail Desktop Notebook/Journal


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swallowtail notebook

I love this little notebook. (you could use it for a journal if you like)

It was quick and relatively easy to do.

I did make a couple of mistakes (like forget to use my embossing buddy before heat embossing!!) but nothing too drastic. It’s the mistakes that make it uniquely mine   🙂

Using the ’emboss resist’ technique (emboss then use a sponge/dauber to colour in image and wipe away excess with a piece of kitchen towel) is really easy and effective.

And I also used a neat little trick using bleach in an Aqua Painter (keep this one solely for this purpose). Credit for this little tip goes to the lovely France Martin.

You could use Stampin’ Up! traditional Stampin’ Write Markers or the new Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to add stronger colour where required.

This technique is such fun to play with.

Go ahead! Give it a go!

I’ve attached a brief doc to detail products used etc.

I would love to hear from you so, any comments or questions, do drop me a line.

Happy Stampin!   🙂

Blog project swallowtail notebook2

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Love & Laughter

Wedding Card

Wedding Card created using Love & Laughter Stamp Set from Stampin Up UK

This is one of my favourite stamp sets. I like the subtle and simple elegance of this little card.

Refreshingly simple yet very impressive.

Novice card makers will easily be able to make this and feel justifiably proud of their efforts.

NB: – For reference; I’ve listed every single Stampin Up item used to make this card however most card makers will already have the basic tools etc required for making this card.

Enjoy!

 

Stamps

  • Very Vintage Stamp Wheel  – 117693
  • Love & Laughter – 125477/128433

Paper

  • Card Stock – Whisper White – Neutrals Collection – 106549

Ink

  • Smokey Slate  – Neutrals Collection – 131179
  • Versamark – 102283
  • Stampin embossing powder – Smokey Slate – 129396

Stampin Up Accessories

  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels – 119246

Stampin Up Basics

  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755
  • Stampin Dimensionals – 104430
  • Snail Adhesive – 104332
  • Stampin Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin Mist – 102394
  • Sponge Daubers – 102892
  • Embossing Buddy – 103083

Die Cutting – Trimming – Punching – Embossing

  • Labels Collection Framelits – 1125598
  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder- 117335
  • Stampin Trimmer – 129722
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine  – 113439
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