Friday, August 03, 2018

Drinks Galore - Global Stamping Friends

Welcome all to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Drinks Galore! So glad you are taking some time to visit our blogs and seeing all our wonderful projects. I had to think and do a lot of Pinterest searching for ideas for today's theme! Although I knew that I wanted to use the Coffee Cup Framelits.

My original plan was to make a card but none of my ideas worked. So I dug through my other items to see what I could make for a 3D project! Decided to use the very versatile 3" x 6" gusseted cellophane bag and a coffee pod. Although my husband was concerned that I took his last coffee pod to make this project! I'll make sure to buy him more for this weekend. :)

Supplies
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Colours: Whisper White
Accessories: Coffee Cup Framelits, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, gusseted cellophane bag, Rhinestone, Everyday Label punch, Stampin' Dimensional, Tear & Tape Adhesive

Thank you for stopping by!
~ Amanda

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Delightful Cards!

At the crop this past Saturday I challenged myself to create 2 cards using only a few products: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack, a card base from the two Memories & More cards and envelope packs, Stampin' Dimensionals, Faceted Dots and Silver & White Baker's Twine. I shared the above photo on Social Media on Sat. Below are the 2 cards I made:

It's great the Stampin' Up! has these card and envelopes that work so well with the 4"x6" and 3"x4" cards from the Memories & More card packs! No additional cutting to make the cards work! On the purple card I started with the Mint Macaroon water washed card and added the intricate Blackberry Bliss laser cut design overtop.

Each pack of Memories & More includes sticker sheets. For both cards today the greetings are from the sticker sheets! Make assembly nice and quick! I did cut down one of the 3"x4" cards so I could have the lace design show on the right.

Supplies
Stamps: None!
Colours: Mint Macaroon, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack, Memories & More cards and envelope packs, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver & White Baker's Twine, Tailored Tag Punch, Faceted Dots

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Memories Frame

A cute little frame made using the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack. The predesigned cards and the laser cut sheet work so well together and make this 3D project pop!

Supplies
Stamps: None
Colours: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack, Four Petal Punch, Faceted Dots, Silver Ribbon, Glue Dots, 4"x6" Picture frame

~ Amanda
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

July Crop - In Support of Loving Spoonful

Thank you to everyone who registered for July's Crop Kingston All Day Crop in Support of Loving Spoonful!
I wasn't able to find the zoo pictures from our visit to the zoo in Winnipeg years ago but someday I will find them and put them into this layout!

This month we paired the 3D project and the card together. A nice little gift to someone so they have cards to give away!


Lisa designs fantastic scrapbook pages! I love how she can take a sketch and make it her own! And the pictures are a perfect fit.
Our next All Day Crop will be Saturday August 18th - Supporting Kingston Animal Rescue. To find out more information check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/390948728094267/

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The Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper is part of Stampin' Up!'s Buy 3 get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale on until July 31st! Place your order online here.

Supplies
Stamps: Tropical Chic, Detailed With Love
Colours: Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce
Accessories: Pizza Box, Granny Apply Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Tropical Thinlits, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, Metallic Pearls, Linen Thread, Gold Faceted Gems, Label Punch, Tailored Punch

~ Amanda
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Blackberry Bliss - Wonderful Purple!


Blackberry Bliss is a wonderful deep purple! And I love that Stampin' Up! used it for the pretty Delightfully Detailed Suite! Especially paired with Mint Macaron the note cards are perfect starting point for card making. This card was a make and take at Onstage in April.

Supplies
Stamps: Detailed with Love
Colours: Grapefruit Grove
Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes, Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper, Detailed Trio Punch, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Faceted Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Designer Series Paper Sale


A little stamping for the flowers and the greeting and some beautiful pieces of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper to create this stunning card.


Now and until July 31, 2018 when you buy 3 select Designer Series Paper - you earn 1 free! Order online here:

Supplies
Stamps: Detailed with Love
Colours: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper,

~ Amanda
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thanks with no Stamping!

Sometimes stamping is not required on a card! Stampin' Up!'s Memories & More card packs and the Memories & More cards and envelopes make it really easy!

Supplies
Stamps: none
Colours: Mint Macaron,  Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Faceted Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Memories & More card packs, Memories & More cards and envelopes

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blooming Summer Savings - Paper Pumpkin!

From July 11 until August 10 sign up as a new Paper Pumpkin subscriber and your first kit has a 50% discount!

Paper Pumpkin is a creative monthly box delivered directly to your door with everything you need to make the projects in the box! This would be a great time to try it out for a month to see what you think with the discounted price. You may cancel your subscription anytime or suspend it for a month if you want.


~ Amanda
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Woodgrain Waterfront


The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper has stuck around in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue! There are so many neat designs on these pages it can be hard to choose one - for this card I used 2 different ones.

Supplies
Stamps: Waterfront
Colours: Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver & White Baker's Twine

~ Amanda
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

June's Crop - Make A Wish Foundation

At the crop we made projects using the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack and, gasp, no stamping! The first project is our pocket page. Punched and cut up some of the 3x4 cards to create this page.

Little flags that can be used in so many ways! But on Saturday we had Chocolate, Vanilla and Red Velvet cupcakes to go with them, yummy! We cut up some of the 4x6 cards and used the cardstock stickers to embellish the flags.

Lisa designed this wonderful scrapbook page. You can change the cards simply by using a punch - the Tag Topper Punch to create the great backdrop to the cute photos of her son.

Cards are really easy and quick to make with a pack (or two) of the Memories & More Cards and Envelopes with a Memories & More Card Pack. You only need a little adhesive and you can make 10 or more cards quick and easy!

Thank you to all who joined us at the Crop on Saturday! We raised $161.29 for Make A Wish!
Join us on Saturday July 18th at St. Lawrence College for our next All Day Crop in support of Loving Spoonful - registration is open until July 7th! https://www.facebook.com/events/242646219810918/

Supplies
Stamps: none
Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack, Memories & More Cards and Envelopes, Ribbon, Everyday Label Punch, Tag Topper Punch

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Grey Heron with Blends!

Have you tried Stampin' Up!'s Blends? I'm starting to fall in love with them. I might just have to order some. To be honest I never thought I would like them! But at the crop this past Saturday I borrowed Lisa's Blends to colour in the images for this card and wow, definitely changed my mind! If you haven't tried them yet let me know. They are on my next order so watch for more projects soon featuring them! On a side note, I also borrowed a friend's Stamparatus to line up the Thinking of you sentiment and it was perfect!. Another item I mistakenly thought I didn't need. That's on my next order too... 

Supplies
Stamps: Lily Pad Lake
Colours: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Lakeside Framelits, Stampin' Blends: Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive and Smokey Slate

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ocean Picture Frame


Creating this project makes me think of the trips I've taken down east. My mom and I are headed to Nova Scotia at the end of this month. I'll put my favourite picture in this frame after our trip. T minus 10 days!


The Under the Sea Framlits makes this project easy! The only freehand cutting I did was around the back seaweed. For the sand dollars I stamped the net onto Whisper White cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot with the sand dollar framelits, then used my Aquapainter with a small amount of Crumb Cake ink to muddy the lines a bit.

Supplies
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Granite Gray, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Tranquil Textures Sprinkles, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Circle Thinlits, Under The Sea Framelits, Seaside Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Birthday card for me!

Wow, what a card eh? This wonderful creation was made by my husband for my birthday last week! He did a wonderful job.

Supplies
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Colours: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Punches, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Monday, June 11, 2018

A piece of Tropical Paradise!


Yesterday I participated in a demonstrator training day put on by my upline Lisa Henderson and another demonstrator Michelle Stenson. It was a lovely day to hang out with the others and learn new things and be creative with new products! The first project we worked on was this lovely bundle of 3" x 3" cards and a pizza box to hold them. I love all the little accents on each card!

Our second project was this little box to hold our cute little succulent! The main greeting was stamped and cut out with the Stitched Shape Frameltis. But the leaves were all cut out using the Tropical Thinlits and 2 pieces of paper from the Topical Escape designer series. It's great that the thinlits can do double duty and cut out images both stamped and from the designer series paper!

Supplies
Stamps: Tropical Chic, Detailed With Love
Colours: Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Sprice, Whisper White
Accessories: Tropical Thinlits, Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Tropical Elements (wood flower), Nature's Twine - Crumb Cake, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gift Box Punch board, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tailored Tag Punch

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Octopus Shoebox Swap

This past weekend my upline hosted a Shoebox Swap - Case the Catalogue event at her home. It was fun to create cards and hang out!

It was really hard to choose a sample from the catalogue I wanted to make my own! I was finally able to decide on the Sea of Textures stamp set. The top image is from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on page 154 where my inspiration for this card came from - the white gable box on the bottom right corner.

Supplies
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours: Mint Macron, Powder Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy
Accessories: Under the Sea Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Friday, June 01, 2018

New Catalogue! Global Stamping Friends

So many fun things happening today! The 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue starts today, information about Paper Pumpkin's coordinating suite in the new catalogue, it's FRIDAY and it's Blog Hop day!

The new Sea of Textures stamp set is awesome! There are so many projects I want to make using it! I made this card for a demonstrator swap last month. It was really quick to put together and make 5 of them since I was making them the day they were needed. But that's ok, I love how the card turned out! What about you? Do you find yourself making a card just before you need it?
Need one of the new catalogues and live in Canada? Make sure to contact me to provide your information so I can send you one!
If you would like to download the PDF of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue you can do so here: https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2018-2019%20Annual%20Catalog/20180404_AC18_en-CA.pdf

Supplies
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours:  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Under The Sea Framelits

Thank you got stopping by! Enjoy all the wonderful projects!
~ Amanda
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May's Crop in Support of Relay For Life

Thank you for those that crafted this past Saturday at our all day crop in support of Relay For Life! I was able to work with May's Paper Pumpkin kit - Manly Moments and put labels on my new ink pads. It looked like a lot of others were busy creating all day as well!

Not sure why I didn't add journaling to my pocket page. These pictures are a few events rolled into one page since each event wasn't enough to do a whole page for. Except perhaps the bumper picture on the bottom middle. I might have to do a whole page on that one. That's when a new driver was practicing parking in the grocery store parking lot and hit the truck. Thankfully only the bumper was damaged but I think I'll go back and change this page. That's one of the perks of creating pocket pages! If I want to change or switch out something it is really easy to do that!

The 3D project this month is a small 3" x 4" mini album or thank you journal. Everyone could add as many cards as they wanted. You could also use the 4" x 6" cards from a Memories & More card pack to create a larger version. We used ribbon to tie all the cards together after they were hole punched in the top left corner but you could also use what I call clasp rings.

Lisa did an excellent job with the scrapbook page! Hard to believe she used two 4" x 6" cards to create the flora main piece on the left. And her son is an adorable subject to scrap about as well!

These 2 cards Lisa designed were made using the new Whisper White Memories & More cards & envelopes that will be available starting June 1st in the new 2018-2019 Annual catalogue. There are 2 packs of cards and envelopes: one that will fit the 4" x 6" cards and the other smaller pack will fit the 3" x 4" cards.

At each all day crop each attendee will receive a grab bag containing product from the catalogue. This product is then used to create the projects like the ones I've shared above. Please join us at our next crop on Sat June 23rd in support of Make A Wish. Deadline to register is June 14th. You can register following this link on Lisa's website or you can contact me directly!

Supplies
Stamps: Prennial Birthday (stamp set in everyone's grab bag!)
Colours: Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry, Marina Mist, Berry Burst
Accessories: Sweet Soirée Memories & More card pack (Extra gift in everyone's grab bag from Sale-A-Bration), Berry Burst Ribbon, Sale-A-Bration Ribbon pack

~ Amanda
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin


Today at the crop I created projects using the Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin Kit. My first card followed the directions of the kit, aren't those mountains and trees great - pre-cut and sticky! Perfect card for Father's Day! And it was so simple to make!

In the kit there were some envelopes - solid on the outside and patterned on the inside, very awesome! Envelopes are great to cut up and use the patterned paper on a card! The strips of colour are cut from the bottom of the mountains and lake adhesive pieces (the other parts I used on another card).

You won’t want to miss June’s Paper Pumpkin kit! That’s because June’s kit coordinates perfectly with a whole suite of product in the new, upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog going live on June 1! Subscribe by June 10: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916 for this show-stopping kit and check back on June 1 to find out which suite it will coordinating with!

Supplies
Stamps & Accessories: Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin
Colours: Crumb Cake, Granite Gray, Smokey Slate, Soft Sea Foam


~ Amanda
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get Well Soon with Share What You Love Suite


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There is 1 week left to take advantage of the Share What You Love Bundles! You can purchase these bundles until May 31 but then when the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is live on June 1 you can order these items individually.

This card was our Make & Take at my upline's monthly demonstrator meeting! A Z-fold card showcasing the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. When I was assembling the card it was a tough decision on which side of the paper to glue down to the card! I love that the flowers have a silver sheen to them, it really makes the card pop!

Would you like to join my team and receive a discount on your Stampin' Up! purchases? Join my team and Stampin' Up! by purchasing the Starter Kit for $135. You can choose new product including some of the Share What You Love bundles. Click here to join today!

Supplies
Stamps: Love What You Do
Colours: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Rich Razzelberry
Accessories: Circle Punches, Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Love What You Do Frame

A few weeks ago at my upline's monthly demonstrator meeting Lisa had a great make and take during the meeting! She was wonderful to provide each of us with a great wooden frame. We covered it with our choice of the Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Pape. After I stamped the sentiment I coloured the heart in Cherry Cobbler to make it pop! At home I added some Fine Tip Glue to make the heart stand out more.


Supplies
Stamps: Statement of My Heart Photopolymer Single Stamp
Colours: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Pape, Fine-Tip Glue, wooden frame

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Creativity Starts Here - Paper Pumpkin!


I love April's Paper Pumpkin! The anchor and lighthouse! My coworker's birthday was the end of April and I made this card for her. Had to create a large enough card so that each person could write a greeting. Last year I created a regular 5.5" x 4.25" card with Whisper White flaps that opened, but this year I created a double card. Each card base was trimmed and then glued together to create the longer card - perfect for our birthday greetings!

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet? Now is a perfect time! New subscribers save 50% off their first 2 months! Sign up with me here:https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
and make sure to enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418 to receive your first 2 kits at 50% off!

Supplies
Stamps: Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor
Colours: Calypso Coral, Pacific Point
Accessories: Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor

~ Amanda
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Saturday, May 05, 2018

April's Crop

Thank you all who participated in our April Crop in support of Partner's in Mission Food Bank, we raised $95.00. Next month we are supporting Relay For Life - details can be found here.

In this month's grab bag was the Bundle With Love Memories & More card pack. For the two projects I designed for our make and takes there is no stamping! The cards and stickers included in the card pack make this projects easy and quick! The blue elephant image on the bottom right pocket is punched from one of the 3x4 cards. This card pack has blue on one side and pink on the other! So the above pocket page can easily be created for a girl instead!

The box below was created using the envelope punch board and instructions were from another demonstrator: Sam Hammond Donald from the UK. We used the beautiful, thick designer series paper that was a Sale-A-Bration item this year. It was the perfect weight for the box but it was a little hard to score properly.


Lisa created the card and 12x12 scrapbook page. Love her card! The patterned paper is one of the 4x6 cards cut down and them stamped with the leaf. She finished off the card with the flamingo, a strip of paper from another of the cards in the pack and a punched greeting.


On her scrapbook page she changed the look of the cards by sponging the Very Vanilla with a blue ink. The Memories & More card packs are so versatile!

May's crop is fast approaching! We will be celebrating International Scrapbooking Day (it is today, May 5th but we are still celebrating!) and it's in support of Relay for Life! Check out the details over on Facebook and we look forward to seeing you there. Deadline for registration is May 14th.

~ Amanda
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