Thursday, 31 January 2019

Just Add Ink #442 - Just Add a sketch - Butterfly Gala



I promise I won't say this at the start of every month ... but.... how did February get here aleady! This week at Just Add Ink we are hoping to tempt you with a fun sketch.


I know I am a bit creatively quirky but for some reason I looked at this sketch and saw a 3D design and decided I just had to make an Adapted Easel Card. You can find out how to make one here.


This is such a fun and easy card fold that allows for your creative efforts to be boldly put on display.


I've used the fabulous new Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch. That bundle coordinates with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - you can get it free with order over $90 AUD until the end of March or while stocks last. The punch and paper are selling fast so don't wait around! The DSP is  a fab mix of black and white designs and colour - so versatile!


I added in some vellum swirls from the Well Written framelits set to be the swirly part of the sketch.


Such a neat fold!



And did you notice that lovely Highland Heather Organdy ribbon? It is part of a pack of 5 that you can also get for free as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion. Another one selling fast so get it now if it is on your wish list.


And of course the card easily folds flat to fit into the envelope.


Make sure you pop on over to the Just Add Ink page to see how all the other Design Team members used this sketch in their creations. Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!


Lou

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Monday, 28 January 2019

Stamp Review Crew - Sale-a-bration goodies



Welcome back to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop. The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world that get together on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for a blog hop. Each hop we showcase one stamp set and show you just how much you can do with it. Get ready for lots of inspiration and lots of reasons to use (or buy😊) this stamp set! Currently you are visiting Lou Kitzelman on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Hi!

For this hop we are featuring the free Sale-a-bration products.
As I am writing this post (at the last minute) it has just dawned on me that we are supposed to be featuring a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration promotion. I am actually using framelits and ribbon .... oops ..... you'll have to forgive that mistake! Here are the fun adapted easel cards that I came up with.


I have used this gorgeous Organdy Ribbon Combo pack (free if you spend over $90 AUD) and ....

.... the fabulous TeaTime framelits (free if you spend over $180 AUD) which coordinate with the Tea Together stamp set in the Occasions catalogue.


They are perfect for these adapted easel cards. I wanted the pot and cup to look like it was on a table. You might have seen my first version here. I tweaked the card fold until I was happy with it - you'll find the details at the end of this post. 


The Gingham Gala DSP comes in the same 5 colours as the free Organdy ribbon pack so it just makes putting together a card a breeze.


The stamp set has this fabulous rose that I just had to colour with Stampin' Blends. Makes a perfect accent for the inside of the card.


The Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set has lots of fab sentiments to use on the cards. And of course the card folds flat to fit into an envelope too.


Before I came up with my finalised card fold, I tried it with the score lines in a different place. Not quite as I had hoped but still pretty. I love this Daffodil Delight version.



And why not do a Balmy Blue version too???


Here's what you need to know to make the adapted easel card. I have 2 versions for your - one for Letter size cardstock and one for A4.

1.   Fold on each score line and crease with a bone folder.
2.   Adhere the large DSP piece to the card front and refold and score.
3.   Adhere the card insert inside the card. Trim if needed.
4.   Adhere the DSP strip to the easel strip. Add ribbon if desired then attach to the front inside of the card with foam adhesive strips.
5.   Attach the die cut elements near the first score line so that they stand upright.
6.   For added strength you can add a raised element near the easel strip inside the card. This will allow the folded edge to wedge in between the two raised pieces.
Have fun with this design and experiment with different die cut elements.  

Make sure you hop around to see what all the crew have done with this gorgeous stamp set. Next up is Debra.

Lou


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