Sunday 27 September 2020

Festive Sunday Inspiration Week 7 - Snowflake Wishes

Hi crafters,

Today is the next installment in my Festive Sunday Inspiration series.  There is still time to catch up though, take a look back at the first post.  I will be bringing you a post every Sunday until 29 November featuring festive projects to spark your creativity.  Projects will feature Stampin' Up! products from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue, using a variety of techniques.  If you would like to purchase any of the products for yourself, please visit my online shop which is open 24/7. 

It's the return of the Snowflake Splendour Suite this week and I have two cards that feature the same die.

The first card is a glittery version.  I used the largest snowflake die to cut from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper.  However, I didn't realise that the die didn't have an outer cutting edge so I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind each individual piece before laying this onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock and then removing the outer layer.  I loved the result so this turned into a happy accident!  I stamped the sentiment below the snowflake in Balmy Blue ink and then mounted the panel onto a Balmy Blue card blank.  

My second card today features the negative portion of the same snowflake but this time I used Whisper White cardstock.  I popped the panel up with Stampin' Dimensionals after using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies to trim the panel to size.  I layered this onto a panel of the Snowflake Splendour DSP embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.  The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy ink to match the card blank.  I finished with a Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem in the centre of the snowflake for added sparkle.  

I hope you are enjoying this festive series.  Christmas is sooner than we think!  Especially when the supermarkets are already stocking chocolate Christmas treats!  If there is anything you'd like to see, there is still time to drop me a comment or email to let me know.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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Saturday 26 September 2020

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop - Halloween

Hi crafters,

Welcome to another blog hop and this time it is the turn of the Hopping Around the World team.  We hop on the last weekend of every month and showcase creativity from around the globe using Stampin' Up! products.  Our theme this month is Halloween, so prepare for all things spooky!  If you've come from Rebecca-Jo's post, you are on the right track.  There is a full list of participants at the end of this post.

I'm a huge fan of the film Hocus Pocus and used this as my inspiration for a Halloween card.  The Sanderson sisters sure had their own kind of crafting!

I made a card blank from Basic Black cardstock.  The panel of Whisper White cardstock was embossed using the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder and then I ran Smoky Slate ink over the top of the raised areas to make them pop.  I cut the border die from the Halloween Magic dies in Black Glitter Paper and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I used some of the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper with the label die from the same Halloween Magic dies and this became my topper.  I added letters in Basic Black cardstock from the Playful Alphabet dies.  I also stamped and fussy cut a secondary sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also stamped and die cut the spider to match the cobweb background.  I finished with a bow made from the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon.  

I hope you are enjoying our Halloween hop.  To keep hopping, head to Mo's post.  We would love to hear from you too, so don't forget to leave a comment below to let us know you've visited. 

Happy crafting,

Rachel x 

Roll Call List

1.      Claudia Christensen (D)

2.     Rebecca-Jo Unwin (Australia)

3.     Rachel Macleod (UK) ***You are here***

4.     Mo Rootes (UK)

5.     Susan Simpson (UK)

6.     Maureen Rauchfuss (USA)

7.     Sheila Turner (Canada)

8.     Pamela Poli (FR)


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Monday 21 September 2020

Stampin' Up! Stamp Sale - 15% Off for 24 Hours Only on Wednesday 23 September 2020

Hi crafters,

I have exciting news!  Stampin' Up! are hosting their annual stamp sale on Wednesday 23 September.  It will only run for 24 hours from 11 p.m. on Tuesday 22 September to 10.59 p.m. on Wednesday 23 September.  Selected cling and photopolymer stamp sets will have a 15% saving.  Be quick!  There is a full list of English stamp sets below and don't forget to visit my online store to shop the sale.  

Happy shopping!

Rachel x

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