Friday, January 17, 2020

Daisies From My Heart for As You See It Challenges

It's time for another As You See It Challenge! And this week, it is a Theme Challenge by our Design Team member, Jan Clothier. The Theme is Love and I really love the inspiration photo she picked for the Challenge banner for this week:

It reminds me of picking daisies as a young girl and pulling off the petals while chanting, "He loves me, he loves me not..." and hoping the last petal would end up with "He loves me!" if you were thinking about your crush while you performed the ritual. Of course, it had very little to do with reality, but, like all similar love rituals, it was fun and hope inspiring! What little rituals did you have to determine if your crush was interested in you romantically? Tell me in the comment section.

I kept the Hearts and Daisies theme for my Design Team sample, using the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper from the new Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue and bringing out both Daisy Punches from the Annual Catalogue.

  • The background DSP is the From My Heart series mentioned above. Its colour palette is Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and White and some of the designs are foiled. This particular design is so busy that I added an oval of Whisper White to mount my daisies on just so they don't get lost.
  • The two daisies are made with the different sized Daisy Punches: the Daisy Punch is the larger one and the Medium Daisy Punch is the smaller one. I punched two of each size from Flirty Flamingo card stock and glued them together, off-setting them to get a fuller looking flower.
  • The centers are made with the 1/2" Circle Punch in Real Red cardstock with an added From My Heart Faceted Gem in Flirty Flamingo or White.
  • The leaves are in Pear Pizzazz cardstock and are punched using the Sprig Punch.
  • The embellishments are 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and the From My Heart Faceted Gems.
  • The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Stamp set and it's stamped in Real Red ink. 
Maybe you can carve out some stamping time for yourself this weekend and enter our challenge here.

It's Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up!, the biggest promotion of the year and there are three ways to be rewarded during this great promo:

The first way is to shop with me! For every $60 you spend on each order, you will be eligible to receive a free reward from the the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, and the rewards are amazing this year. Here are just a few of them:


The second way is to host a party. By being a host, you are eligible to win the coveted Little Ladybug stamp set if your sales reach the $375 level, over and above your regular Host Rewards. There are different ways of being a host. Contact me to find out what ways would suit you best.

The third and best way is to join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the Starter Kit for only $135. When you do that ordinarily, you get $165 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products you choose, with no shipping charge, which is the best deal there is! $30 worth of free stuff, plus all your business supplies free. But during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! has sweetened the pot by throwing in a free Mini Paper Cutter, A 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Sampler from the Mini Catalogue and your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogues (host and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded.) (Cost is no object) By joining my team, you'll get a minimum of at least 3 months of 20% discounts on your favourite Stampin' Up! Papercrafting products and access to a great community of like-minded crafters and great resources! Then, if you decide to drop, there are no strings attached, but if you love everything you have, I can show you how to keep it by building your business in a way that suits you!

If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my OnLine Store.

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Daisy Punch
Sprig Punch

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Honey Bee Circular Slider Card

Just a quick post, written last night after my class was over and before bed, to show you another sample of the Honey Bee stamp set and the Detailed Bee Dies, but this time in a Circular Slider Card formation that I tried to figure out how to create on my own.

Of course, I used the gorgeous Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure with any $60 purchase* on one order. And I put the Honey Bee bundle to good use to created the Bee Slider! I did make a video to show the action, but I was trying to film it one-handed and the action is a bit stiff on my slider card so it was a slight disaster as far as an action film goes!

  • The bee itself rotates around the hive and spins on it's own axis. You can see on all the photos that it is in different positions.
  • I made a panel of the honeycomb paper mounted on Gold Foil Sheet and then die cut it with two of the layering circles nested together to get the track for the slider bee.The circles need to be two sizes away from each other to make the track wide enough to work, but the inner circle has to be large enough to fit the bee hive, which I embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, the die cut and glued onto the inner circle. The inner circle is glued to the backing using dimensionals or adhesive strips, arranged to give the maximum clearance space so that the bee can move easily around.
  • This panel is backed with Basic Black cardstock behind. A dime is placed behind the slot and two Mini Stampin' Dimensionals piled on top of each other. The bee is die cut and adhered with a glue dot to another dime which is then attached to the dime behind the slot using the mini glue dots. This gives added weight to allow the bee to turn and move around the circular slot.
  • The bee is heat embossed in black on Gold Foil Sheet and die cut. The die cut honey comb has been die cut from Gold Foil Sheet which was backed with the retired Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, so that it would be easily adhered to the front of the project, like applying a sticker.
  • The sentiment, from the same stamp set, is heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Click on the links below to take you to my OnLine Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today. 

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Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets