Monday, 21 January 2019

Beautiful Butterflies

Do you love butterflies as much as I do?
If you answered yes, then you will love the new butterfly stamp sets, punch and Thinlits dies in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

I made this pretty butterfly card in lovely soft pastels, though the photos don’t do it justice and it’s hard to capture the true colours on film (unless you are a professional photographer of course, which I most definitely am not).

I have used both butterfly bundles for this card. The Butterfly Gala bundle, consisting of the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch, as well as the Beauty Abounds bundle, consisting of Beauty Abounds stamp set and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies. 
These bundles can be found in the 2019 Occasions catalogue on pages 13 & 35.

Below are photos of my finished card and how I created it.



I  just love these gorgeous butterflies.



These pretty pastel colours coordinate beautifully and I loved colouring with the Stampin’ Write Markers, using the brush tip end.
 The colours I have used are Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam and Powder Pink.



I created the background by randomly stamping the flourish from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set, all over the Powder Pink cardstock using Versamark ink, then embossed with white Embossing powder.


I then stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock, using Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad and coloured them with the Stampin’ Write Markers. 
I wanted the colours to be soft with some white showing through as well, so I used a gentle flicking motion starting from the centre of the butterfly as I coloured, rather than colouring the images solidly. 
I then punched out all the butterflies with the Butterfly Duet punch. 
Next came the shaping of the butterflies, using the bone Folder and then the large stylus end of the Take Your Pick Tool. For the shaping of the flowers I used the stylus.

I also die cut some flourishes and blossoms from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and some little flowers from the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, also in the Occasions Catalogue. 
The sentiment was stamped from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set in Soft Suede and die cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits dies which can be found in the Annual catalogue.
I finished off with some pretty pearl embellishments, because I feel no card is complete without some bling. 

*** A little note about the cardstock - I used a piece of Stampin' Up! Vellum cardstock over the Pool Party Cardstock to soften the blue slightly.

A list of products I have used can be found below.

Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Bone Folder
[102300]
$12.00

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*** Remember to use my January Host Code FZC7X7RA to get extra rewards from me. 

(Use this code at the register if your order is under $250AUD. If your order is over $250AUD don't use the host code but rather keep the Stampin' Rewards for yourself to earn FREE products). 


If you live in Australia, do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like a Catalogue, please contact me and I would love to send one to you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this project and it has helped and inspired you to get creative and crafting. Please feel free to share it with your friends.


Have a great day and Happy Crafting.

Mandy Witherby
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Australia
Email: mandyspapercraftcreations@gmail.com
Ph: 0411846692


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Monday, 14 January 2019

Beautiful Rooster

We usually associate roosters with the loud cock-a-doodle-do at the crack of dawn, but have you ever actually looked closely at a rooster and noticed how beautiful they are with all their beautiful and varied colours they have in their feathers? I know I hadn’t. Well that was until yesterday anyway.
Well, when I went to colour a stamped image of a rooster for the very first time yesterday, I had to look on Pinterest to see what colour a rooster actually is and WOW! So many colours!!! I was blown away by their beauty. Who knew?

I was playing with the very lovely new Home To Roost Stamp Set that is available as a FREE item until 31st March 2019 during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration period. When you spend $90 or more on any catalogue products you can choose this or one of the many other FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Who doesn't love FREE products?

- Did I mention our new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue? Full to the brim of gorgeousness! You NEED to see it! Ask me for your copy today (if you live in Australia).


Of course the rooster is fitting for a country style card, which I love because I could do lots of ink distressing and use natural twines, trims and buttons. Oh, how I love buttons. 



The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper is from the new 2019 Occasions Catalogue and comes in a 6"x6" pack of 5 beautiful colours with large check on one side and small check on the other side. 
The colour I used was Grapefruit Grove.



I coloured the rooster using various colours of our awesome Stampin' Blends.
I used the Crackle Paint stamp for the background, also found in the 2019 Occasions catalogue. 
Doesn't it stamp well? Looks just like crackled paint.
The Rectangle Stitched Framelits are also in the Occasions Catalogue and come in a huge set of many sizes.



Do you like country style themes? Do you like roosters and chooks? Let me know in the comment box below. I'm just loving this Rooster.

The full list of products I have used is below.

Product List



SHOP by clicking on the product images or click here on the SHOP button, or at the top of this page.
*** Remember to use my January Host Code FZC7X7RA to get extra rewards from me. 

(Use this code at the register if your order is under $250AUD. If your order is over $250AUD don't use the host code but rather keep the Stampin' Rewards for yourself to earn FREE products). 

If you live in Australia, do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like a Catalogue, please contact me and I would love to send one to you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this project and it has helped and inspired you to get creative and crafting. Please feel free to share it with your friends.


Have a great day and Happy Crafting.

Mandy Witherby

Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Australia
Email: mandyspapercraftcreations@gmail.com
Ph: 0411846692


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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bloom by Bloom


Hi and welcome to my blog. 



I am part of a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all around the world who are training together in Kylie's Demonstrator Support Program 2018-2019 to grow and improve our Stampin’ Up! Businesses. Each month we join in a fun Blog Hop together, sharing our creations with each other and with many other people around the world. 
After viewing my blog, please click on the blog links at the bottom of the page to see the awesome creations of the other Demonstrators in our training group.


My card for this month's blog hop was inspired by some beautiful packaging I saw while shopping recently. See image below. I loved the combination of colours and knew it had similar images to one of our new stamp sets in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. I take a lot of photos when I am out and about and I see something that I find creatively inspiring.



Do you like bold images? If you answered yes, then you will love this stamp set.

I thought I would try something a little different for this card. It isn't my usual style I prefer, but it's always good to try new things, don't you think? It is an easy card to create, using Simple Stamping techniques with a few additional embellishments and would be great for all levels of crafters from beginners to experienced. 

I have used the Bloom by Bloom stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue for my card today. This stamp set has a lot of bold images and is lots of fun to create with. 
The Occasions Catalogue is available from 3rd January until 3rd June 2019.

I teamed it with a sentiment from the Part of My Story stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This is one of the FREE products that you can choose when placing an order of $90AUD or more during the Sale-A-Bration period 3rd January to 31st March 2019. 





There's a lot of colour going on in this card. It's a cheery, happy card that I hope will brighten someone's day. 
The colours I have used are Balmy Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Gray Granite, Sahara Sand and So Saffron. I sponged some Balmy Blue ink in the background to resemble the blue box, which was my inspiration. 
I also added the Braided Linen Trim beneath the sentiment and a couple of True Gentlemen Buttons to the large flowers to add some natural elements.





I've layered my stamped panel onto Calypso Coral, then mounted that piece with Dimensionals onto a Memories and More Card from the Happiness Blooms set, found in the Occasions Catalogue. My base card is Balmy Blue.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below. 


If you live in Australia, do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like an Occasions Catalgoue, Sale-A-Bration brochure or Annual Catalgoue, I would love to hear from you.

Sale-A-Bration is an AWESOME time to SHOP and/or JOIN with Stampin' Up! 
There are so many added extra FREEBIES during this time. ASK ME ABOUT IT TODAY.

You can contact me at mandyspapercraftcreations@gmail.com or via Facebook, Messenger or Instagram.

If you would like to have a look at the brand new products online in the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure, go to my ONLINE STORE, by clicking the SHOP button at the top of the screen. 
When you SHOP with me online, please use my HOST CODE to earn an extra thank you gift from me. This month's Host Code for January is FZC7X7RA. Use this code at the register if your order is under $250AUD. If your order is over $250AUD don't use the host code but rather keep the Stampin' Rewards for yourself to earn FREE products. 

Now please visit the other Demonstrator's blogs participating in this Blog Hop, by clicking the links below. I know they will appreciate it. Thanks.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today.


Have a great day and Happy Craftin'
Mandy Witherby

Beautiful Butterflies

Do you love butterflies as much as I do? If you answered yes, then you will love the new butterfly stamp sets, punch and Thinlits dies in ...