Simple Sunday #19 – Artistically Inked

Welcome to my Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This week’s project features the Artistically Inked Bundle that you can purchase from the Annual Catalogue.

The suite that this bundle forms part of caught my eye immediately, it is absolutely gorgeous. The stamps, the dies, the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the ephemera are individually and collectively stunning. It was the first thing that went onto my wish list – mainly because it features on the front cover of the catalogue itself. But that side, it is simply gorgeous.

With its dist-INK-tive stamps, you get a lot of texture and layers on your card with the smallest amount of effort, and beautiful results every time. I don’t think I’ve made a card using this set that hasn’t looked nice because of the stamp set.

Have you bought anything from this suite yet?

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

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Friend Forever Fold Flat Box

There are occasions when you need a box that’s already prepared and ready for you to pop a gift inside. Perhaps you know you are gifting multiple items in the future and need to store the boxes ahead of buying the gifts to go inside? Box storage can take up quite a bit of space within a craft room, so these boxes are ideal for that purpose as they fold entirely flat and can be made up when ready to gift.

Don’t be scared by it’s small size, it can fit a nice amount in and is very easy to open and close. Made from Designer Series Paper, it means you can switch out the paper to suit the occasion, along with the sentiment, colours – absolutely everything! Very, very adaptable and customisable.

There aren’t many boxes that I make from paper, I usually make bags or pouches with paper. But it works really well and holds it’s shape with the belly band. The sentiment makes me giggle too! Which colour way did you prefer and will you be making one?

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Belly Band = 6 x 11/2 inches
  • Scrap for stamping & flowers

Scoring:

  • Notch @ 2, 3, 4 inches on all four sides.
  • Join the notches each with a score line diagonally (see video)

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Artistic Thanks

Sometimes the prettiest things happen by accident, you had something completely different in mind or you didn’t know what the finished project would look like but you had a play anyway. Today’s card is one of those moments, whilst on the phone to a friend I was distracted by the conversation taking place and randomly stamped images from the Artistically Inked stamp set on a sheet of Basic White card stock, then cut them out with the co-ordinating dies.

I didn’t know where I was going from here, but I knew that I loved the colours used and the stamped images – they are so pretty and they’re ‘disinktive’ which means a single stamp gives you all the different layers and texture with very little effort, which is the best kind of crafting.

Whilst placing the images onto another sheet of Basic White, I couldn’t help but think it was missing something, so I stamped So Saffron on the background to give some dimension to the other flowers. But again, it was still missing something and then I remembered the Expression in Ink Suite comes with an ephemera pack!

The Gold frames and floral shapes as part of the ephemera pack really gave the ‘wow’ factor to the card and finished it off – I absolutely love it! The sequins are also from the ephemera pack, so really ties the whole project together. A beautiful suite and one well worth the money, I can see myself making a lot more of these cards and gifting them to friends / family / work colleagues.

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Colours Used:

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Succulent Contours

From the new 2021-2023 Incolors, I think Soft Succulent is my favourite. I’m not normally a green fan, but there’s something about the muted green shade that I simply cannot stop using. When the demonstrator pre-order opened up, the first things to go in my basket were the new incolor ink pads, card stock, ribbon and the Colors & Contours stamp set.

I teamed Soft Succulent up with another green shade from the new Incolors, Evening Evergreen, acting as an accent colour for the stamped layer and sentiment. I know you don’t get many green flowers, but I wanted to keep my card to just the two colours (and white).

In the stamp set, you do get both the outline stamps and the inner shading – but I chose to colour mine in using Stampin’ Blends. Keeping it quite simple so that the main card base would be the focal point using some tone on tone stamping. I think it has come together pretty well.

What is your favourite colour from the New 2021-2023 set?

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project.

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Colours Used:

Supply List:

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Shimmering Incolor Birthday

Whoop! Everyone loves a project with something that shimmers, right? I know I do. What’s more, it’s one of the new colours and it uses a full sheet to showcase the gorgeousness (that’s a word) of the paper. The new Incolor Shimmer paper is beautiful and whilst my photos don’t quite capture just how beautiful it is, my video certainly does – so be sure to watch it!

The colours within the new 2021-2023 Incolors are absolutely gorgeous and so no great work is required to make a project look stunning – I decided to team mine up with the Artistic Dies and the Tailor Made tags, keeping them as basic as possible to let the paper do all the talking.

To help stick the gorgeous leaf motif from the Artistic dies, I used the Adhesive Sheets. It prevents all the mess that can be made when trying to get liquid glue in the right places. Then to give the label a bit of ‘pop’ and tie it in with the colour scheme, I’ve added some of the co-ordinating ink around the edges with a blending brush.

…and no bag is finished without some bling on there, so the Silver and Clear Epoxy essentials give it a gorgeous finish. In the video I make a Pale Papaya version – which do you prefer?

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Belly Band = 6 x 11/2 inches
  • Scrap for stamping & flowers

Scoring:

  • Notch @ 2, 3, 4 inches on all four sides.
  • Join the notches each with a score line diagonally (see video)

Supply List:

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Blended Butterflies

Welcome to my Butterfly Bouquet spotlight week – this week will feature 7 video tutorials posted back to back to spotlight this early release collection from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The collection is made up of several components – Stamps, Dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Specialty Paper.

It’s time to get a bit messy / creative as today I have been blending with brushes using a mask. I was inspired by this idea following a craft session making tomorrow’s box. A leftover section of tomorrow’s project works really well as a mask, but needed to be a little bigger so I set off making another. Using the dies from the Brilliant Wings set (which forms part of the Butterfly Bouquet collection), I used the largest butterfly to make my mask – be sure to make it large enough that you don’t risk blending off the mask like I did (see my video).

On Monday, I used my blending brushes with three colour – Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight & So Saffron, so I stuck to that colour choice for today’s project too. They go together so well, so as they say “why fix what isn’t broken?”. The colours blend beautifully together and get a lovely sharp edge thanks to the mask.

Finishing off the card with some contrast by heat embossing a sentiment in white onto black cardstock gives it a great finish, with some matte black dots of course! I love it…and the best thing about it? You will never get two cards the same because of the blending technique used.

In my video I did a bright version and a more subtle version, which did you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Simple Sunday #11 – In Bloom

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This week’s project features a stamp and die bundle that you can purchase from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

My main focus of today’s project was the dies, they are absolutely gorgeous and the pierced detail on the flowers really adds a beautiful touch to your project. The dies contain varying leaf shapes, flowers of varying size plus their middles so you can really build up a bouquet or arrangement or any shape or size.

I stamped my sentiment to the 3×3 panel and then just die cut flowers and leaves in vary colours to build up the floral arrangement. I took my colour inspiration from the co-ordinating Designer Series Paper which you can earn for free with a qualifying £45 purchase.

How gorgeous is the finished card?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Simple Sunday: Snowflake Wishes

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Snowflake Wishes stamp set which is absolutely gorgeous!

For the stamping, I used two different shades of blue and used the ‘Stamp Off’ technique to get the first and second generation shades of each colour – watch my video to see how I do this. My sentiment was stamped first and then 3 differing snowflakes stamped around using this technique.

Once completed, it looked a little ‘flat’ so I grabbed my Wink of Stella and gave each of the snowflakes and the sentiment a touch of glitter – which has made the card so sparkly! I love it.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches

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Halloween Bright

Yes, this paper is making an appearance on my blog again. I just cannot stop using it and find myself reaching for it more than any other Designer Series Paper (DSP). Whilst on this occasion, I was thinking of Halloween – I didn’t want to go full Halloween and wanted to introduce a colour not often linked to the occasion. So I reached for another fave of mine, Magenta Madness. I’ve already had to top up my Magenta Madness cardstock as I’ve used it that much!

This little pouch was made with trick or treating in mind, we get quite a few visitors each year and always give our little treats or gifts to the children who knock on our door. However, this year we may have to adapt our gifts to suit the restrictions that Covid-19 has brought about – this is where I have introduced the pouch. It is a good size for a pack of small sweeties or a fun size chocolate bar to fit in, but means you can pass them out without others touching them.

I decorated mine with matching Magenta Madness ribbon and a sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set. The sentiment is such a perfect fit for the pouch and looks pretty finished with the Iridescent Pearls.

Do you do anything for Halloween at all? Or is it perhaps an occasion not celebrated by yourselves?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Whisper White = 13/4 x 11/8 inches
  • Magenta Madness scrap piece

Scoring:

  • Side 1 = 3/4, 23/4, 31/2, 51/2 inches
  • Side 2 = 3/4, 5 inches

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