Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Gorgeous Posies


Hello and welcome. Today I thought I would show you the Gorgeous Posies Project Kit. Well the name says it all, it is definitely gorgeous. Not only are the cards you create from it gorgeous, but the box is too. And it is nice and sturdy too. My box is actually storing my quilt binder clips at the moment. 




This kit makes 16 beautiful cards which I have made up so you can see them up close.






Aren't they just gorgeous! They are so quick and easy to put together too. Just pop out the die cuts, stamp the sentiment and attach the ribbon and twine. Such little effort for a big impact.

You can buy the coordinating stamp set or use your own. The stamp set is used only for the greetings in the kit, so you can easily use your own greetings. But the stamp set is really pretty and can also be used without the kit to make your own projects.


Get your Gorgeous Posies stamp set here - https://bit.ly/GorgeousPosiesStampSet


Get your Gorgeous Posies Project Kit here - https://bit.ly/GorgeousPosiesKit


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Monday, 29 June 2020

Simply Inked Team Highlights - Embossing Folders


Hello and welcome.It is time for another Simply Inked Team Highlights. Our theme this time around is Embossing Folders. These add lots of texture simply and quickly, and can make quite an impact to any project.


I love the look that embossing folders give, but must admit, I tend to not use them a lot. I think that is something I need to change because the use of the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder on my project today certainly adds an extra beautiful element.


Embossing folders create detailed embossed designs. Stampin’ Up! offers two types of embossing folders: standard and 3D. Both types make crisp, clean impressions but are manufactured using different processes so the 3D folders are thicker. 3D embossing folders have “3D” in their names. 

Use Impression Mats to add more embossed texture to your crafting. Depending on the die, you can cut and emboss or you can use dies instead of embossing folders. Use with dies that have decorative ejection holes for additional embossing, or use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut.

Tips

 • Always run embossing folders through the machine hinge-first. This keeps the folder aligned while it goes through the machine. If you insert it open-ends first, the two sides might not stay aligned, which can damage the folder and the hinge.
 • Place the hinge edge of the folder approximately 1" (2.5 cm) from the end of the Cutting Plate. If it’s placed too close to the end of the plate, it’s harder to turn the handle to run the sandwich through the machine. 
• If you’re not getting a deep enough impression on the cardstock, you can ะพ Spritz the cardstock lightly with water, put it in the embossing folder, then run it through the machine. This weakens the fibers in the cardstock and allows for a better impression. 
  • Add a shim. Be sure that the sandwich is not too high. If it is too high and you force it through the machine, you can damage or ruin the machine. 
• With dense designs, you might see some cracking on the embossed cardstock. To prevent this, break the fibers in the cardstock before you put it in the embossing folder. 

You can * Spritz the cardstock lightly with water (you can use a Stampin’ Spritzer, item 126185). 
* Bend and curl the cardstock with a Bone Folder (item 102300) or against the edge of a table.

Here are all the amazing embossing folders that we offer at Stampin' Up!



You can see the Dainty Diamonds folder above that I have used on my card. I have fallen in love with this design and can see me using it quite a bit.


Beryl has played along this week and made a couple of pretty awesome cards. I love how she embossed the patterned paper. What a great idea. And the versus she made for inside are just so special.







You can purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies from Beryl here, or from my shop here.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



Product of the Week - Gorgeous Posies Project Kit



Product of the Week - Gorgeous Posies Kit

 This kit is absolutely stunning. The cards are gorgeous and it comes in a stunning and very sturdy box that can be used for storing your completed cards, or  for storing other things. My box is being used currently to store my quilting binding clips. You can see the box in the top right of the image below. It is just as beautiful as the cards.


 Makes 16 cards: 4 each of 4 designs. Folded card size:
4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm). Complete using the
Gorgeous Posies Cling Stamp Set (sold separately). Includes
6-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 3" (16.8 x 13.7 x 7.6 cm) designer box.
Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, gold, Gorgeous Grape,
Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Purple Posy, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, white.
Below is everything you get in the kit.



You can buy the coordinating stamp set or use your own. The stamp set is used only for the greetings in the kit, so you can easily use your own greetings. But the stamp set is really pretty and can also be used without the kit to make your own projects.


Get your Gorgeous Posies stamp set here - https://bit.ly/GorgeousPosiesStampSet

Get your Gorgeous Posies Project Kit here - https://bit.ly/GorgeousPosiesKit

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Sunday, 28 June 2020

Field of Flowers


Hello and welcome. Today I have a card for you using the Field of Flowers Bundle. When I sat down to play with this it was a cold and miserable day, so I decided to make a bright and cheery card hoping it would brighten my day. And it did just that.



I love this bundle because it is floral but also has the best punch that comes with the stamp set. You can do so much with the punch, like punch out the stamped images, make confetti or bits for a shaker card, and also create great borders.  Here it is in case you haven't seen it yet.


And think of all the fun you could have with the Confetti Flowers Border punch.



Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle