Monday, September 4, 2017

Lesson 168

We will be starting our Christmas card preparation in this lesson with the set Carols for Christmas.




The second set for this lesson, Colourful Seasons,  is a must for all Stampin' Up! enthusiasts.


I was inspired by Nicole Julie Wilson to make this stunning leaf card.


Lesson dates are September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lesson 167

In this lesson we will be using the Hostess Set: In the City
I am not usually a fan of tiny photopolymer sets but this one is a winner.
Sadly, I think that the plane is upside down but otherwise I love it!


My grandson loves cars and trucks so this will be perfect for his birthday.


The second set is Oh So Eclectic.
Mixed metals are on trend at the moment.




I had a play with Gloss Cardstock and the new Mini Pizza Boxes.


Finally, as promised, we will revisit the Star Album.



Lesson dates are August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lesson 166

Tranquil Tulips is a hostess set. Is is a set for those who love playing with colour combinations.






The second set for this lesson is Happiest of Days. I was inspired by Dawn Olchefske's set of cards. I used Washi and have also made a matching bag.



This was Molly's present and card. We share a birthday. She loved her present and I loved mine too!

Lesson dates are July 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1 and 2.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lesson 165

In part 1 of this lesson will be using the Pieces and Patterns Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Pick a Pattern DSP.




 In part 2 we will be using the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and the co-ordinating May Flowers Framelits.


Lesson dates are June 27, 28, July 4, 5, 11 and 12.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lesson 164

Now that the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has gone live and most of you have your copies we can delve into some new and exciting stamp sets and accessories.
The first for this lesson is the Daisy Delight Suite (p 126, 127). I think that it was the DSP that originally drew me to this suite. It appeals to my sense of colour and style.




Part 2 of this lesson is Happy Celebrations and although not a new addition to the catalogue it has the potential to be a keeper.



Lesson dates: June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lesson 163

In this lesson, we will be working with two fabulous sets from the Occasions Catalogue. Both will be retiring at the end of this month but are still available at the time of writing this post. Some are even on special.
Carousel Birthday is a gorgeous stamp set but I must admit that it was the matching paper stack that originally caught my eye. It has been a favourite in many lessons.


The second set is the Custom Tee Bundle. It was one of the first things that I bought from the Occasions Catalogue and I really have enjoyed playing with it. I have incorporated my new obsession, Washi Tape into quite a few cards.





Lesson dates are May 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lesson 162

Following on from the intricacies of Make a Medallion I have selected Cake Crazy for this lesson. It is once again a multiple step stamp set. As you can imagine the possibilities are endless.



We will use the Window Shopping Bundle in the second part of the lesson.





Lesson dates are April 26, 28 and May 2, 3.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Lesson 161

During the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! released 3 more items. One of these really took my eye. I made some great cards and boxes with Make A Medallion. Most of you took advantage of this also.
This little box is made with the Envelope Punch Board and it holds 5 cards with matching envelopes. I made a variety of sentiments with the Classic Label Punch and a section in the box for them. The recipient of this box of cards can attach the sentiment to suit the occasion.


Would you believe that this little pizza box holds 8 cards with matching envelopes!

I have been busy with the Basket Bunch Bundle making bags, boxes and baskets.




Lesson dates: 4, 5, 11, 12 April