Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sweet Talk Shaker and a Blog Hop

 Happy Saturday! If you're surprised to hear from me on the weekend it is because it is the 15th and once again time for our Stamping Symphony Blog Hop!

This month we are about Saleabration or Love and, since I've been all about the Sweet Talk Suite all week, I went with love as my theme and designed a cute shaker card. Check it out...

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I fussy-cut several of the candy images from one of the DSP patterns to act as the filling for my shaker. The little candies and lollypops are perfect! To create my shaker I began with a 3" x 4" piece of DSP, which I inserted into a clear envelope. Then I added my shaker bits, trimmed the excess off the envelope and sealed my shaker using Tear 'n' Tape. This is a super-quick and easy way to make a shaker that has no bulk and mails easily. 

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I layered my shaker on a scalloped border cut using the Scalloped Contours Dies and then adhered it to another piece of Sweet Talk Designer Paper. I added some Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon and a cute tag cut using the Sweet Hearts dies. 

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On the inside I added a piece of Basic White card stock on which I stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Conversations set in Basic Gray and the hugs and kisses image in Real Red. 

Be sure to check out the other amazing creations in our hop...

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Thanks for stopping by today...have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Sweet Talk Fun Fold

Happy Tuesday from frigid southern Ontario! It is soooooo ccccold here this morning, I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever get warm! I can't wait for spring...just a couple more months to go! Weather this cold can only mean Valentine's Day is coming, so I thought I would turn my attention to the adorable Sweet Talk Suite in the new mini catalogue this week and work on projects to share the love on Feb. 14th. Check out this adorable fun fold card I made:

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Isn't that fun?? I had never seen this fun fold before until last weekend when I happened upon a blog that had a cute Christmas card using this fold. I searched high and low for a tutorial, but couldn't find one, so I figured it out myself. I was shocked that it only took me two tries to get it right...it's a surprisingly easy wow!

Here's a side view...

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It folds flat and fits in a standard envelope for mailing. The finished size is 4" x 5-1/2"...I tried to make it a standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" but was ending up with some crazy measurements, so I opted to keep it simple and go with a slightly narrower card. When the card is open and standing up, you'd never know it is 1/4" narrower than standard.

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I used two patterns from the  Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper to decorate the various panels on my card...I love that this paper pack is more than just pink and red...the pop of purple is a welcome surprise for Valentine's Day. The focal panel measures 2" x 3", making it the perfect size to showcase the cute little tag die-cut from the Sweet Hearts Dies. I stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Conversations stamp set and a few hearts in Blushing Bride and Real Red ink, added a sweet bow and some yummy iridescent rhinestones.
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I think the best thing about this card is that it is just as cute from the back as it is the front! I added some more DSP and some Basic White panels, allowing lots of space to write a loving message. 


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I can't wait to demonstrate this card in today's Facebook Live @ Five on my business page! You'll be as amazed as I was at how easy this fold is to create! If you miss the live broadcast, you can catch the replay shortly afterwards on my YouTube channel. 

Thanks for stopping by today...be sure to come back on Saturday for our monthly Stamping Symphony Blog Hop...see you then!



 

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

It's New Catalogue Time!

Happy Tuesday...and happy new catalogue! The 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue is now LIVE! This not-so mini catalogue is jam-packed with fantastic new products and, EXTRA BONUS...you'll earn Saleabration freebies for every $60 you spend! Click the images below to view the online PDF of the new mini and Saleabration brochure and start your Wish List!



Today is also my Live Launch party! I'll be hosting a Facebook Live starting at 7 pm ET where I'll be showcasing tons of new product, project ideas and demonstrations. Check out these fun projects I'll be demonstrating:







You can check out the recorded replay of my Launch Party below:


Happy shopping!


Monday, January 3, 2022

Saleabration Countdown Day 7: Friendly Hello

 Happy Monday! Just one more sleep until the launch of the new January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration 2022...who's excited??

Today is the final day of my week-long countdown to launch day...and I've saved my very favourite Sale-a-bration freebie for last! The Friendly Hello bundle includes a fabulous stamp set and coordinating Designer Paper pack and is utterly FANTASTIC! Check out some of the samples I've made:

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This is a swap card I received recently...love all the pattern and texture

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Another pretty swap card

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I am so IN LOVE with this Designer Paper pack! So many beautiful patterns in soft pastels and bright spring-like colours. It sure makes me dream of warmer days on this frigid January morning! I used two different patterns on this simple fun fold. I absolutely love the combination of Pool Party, black and white...it's such a stunning palette!

I used the new Hive 3D embossing folder on the white inset panel...this is one that is going to get A TON of use in my studio! The flowers are stamped in black and then inked using a sponge dauber...super quick and easy way to colour! The leaves and sprigs behind the flowers are punched from Basic Black and Pool Party card stock using the Bough punch...another must-have from the new Mini. I used the Potted Succulents Dies to cut the sentiment label.

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Can you see the hint of sparkle on the black leaves? I added Wink of Stella and they really shimmer in real life...it is so hard to capture that with a camera.  I added some Sheer Pool Party ribbon and some new Classic Matte Dots to embellish.

I demonstrated this card in the video below:




Thanks for following along with my countdown for the past week. I hope you're inspired to create pretty things with all of the Sale-a-bration freebies you are going to earn!

See you tomorrow for launch day!

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