Saturday, March 28, 2020

Social Stamping Hello from Mae!

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I am joining in with Kelly Kent (who is our Blog Host) and many other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to simply say 'Hello' and connect with you through my blog and love of stamping.

In the current climate many people are isolating or practising social distancing and so we can not gather together in the groups that we used to to stamp, create and share. Therefore, Kelly has organised this blog hop for those of us who would like participate and share with you all here online.

We were given the brief to create a project and share it online at the same time (hopefully mine hits the 7 pm deadline as I am currently multi-tasking with home duties and getting this post finished!) and so I found some time today to create not one but three projects from the beautiful sheet of Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper that I started colouring the other evening.

I also needed to create a card for a friend who is one of a group of demonstrators that I try to gather with once a month to share our love of Stampin' Up! and stamping and so one of these cards will go to that lady.

Here is my first card...

I used my Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends to colour these bold flowers and leaves on one of the sheets of Flowering Foils Specialty DSP.

I then layered a panel onto Granny Apple Green cardstock and raised it up off my Daffodil Delight card base with some Stampin' Dimensionals. Before adhering it to my card front I wrapped some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around the front panel and tied a little bow.

I stamped a suitable sentiment to fit the 'Hello' theme and die cut it with a small Stitched Nested Labels die, again raised with Dimensionals. I added a few Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and then decorated the inside of my card to finish off.

My second card fit the 'Hello' theme spot on with my greeting...

I used a Thick Whisper White card base and attached a panel of Soft Sea Foam vellum from the new So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (free until 31 March with a $90 order). I used some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it down and placed the glue under where my flower panel would cover it, in case any showed through the vellum, however, I found it wasn't too noticeable anyway.

I fussy cut out one of the flower and leaf bunches that I had coloured and used Dimensionals to raise this up off the vellum panel. Using a piece of scrap Pear Pizzazz cardstock I used Versamark ink and White Embossing Powder and heat set my 'hello' greeting. Die cut it again with an appropriately sized Stitched Nested Labels die and added silver thread under the panel before using Dimensionals to adhere it to my card. A few rhinestones added the finishing touches as well as a panel decorated for the inside of my card.

The third and final card I made was using a design layout that I saw come through my Facebook feed from Stampin' Up! with a sample card for the Botanical Prints Product Medley (you have an opportunity to win one of two of these product bundles from Stampin' Up!, just check my demonstrator FB page or Stampin' Up!'s to enter, good luck!).

I would have loved to have added some of the cute little bee embelishments from the medley but alas, as yet, that is one product medley that I do not own. So instead I selected a few embelishments from the Bird Ballad Trinkets pack that I do have!

Thanks so much to Kelly Kent for organising this Social Stamping Blog Host event and I hope you have found some inspiration from what I have made and shared with you today!

There is actually 31 one of us participating and you can find the complete list here or you can click on the next button below to be taken to Chantell Randall's projects.

I will get this live now as I am about 10 minutes behind time and will come back later and edit it with links to products used and to proof read my quick typing!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mandy Depiazzi said...

Gorgeous cards! The second one is my favourite! This DSP is perfect to colour in to de stress and zone out for a bit. I love the colours you chose for such lovely bright cards. Mandy x

Rebecca said...

I love all three cards!! I love the daffodil delight flowers, so bright and cheerful. I can't choose a favourite.

CatherineC said...

All 3 of your cards are gorgeous!!! But I love how the flowers just 'Pop' on the second one....I really struggle to use yellow, but these are perfect!!

Julia said...

Love your colour choices and this DSP is just divine! Love all your cards.

Stampin' Up Australia: Independent Demonstrator Lisa Whitehead said...

Great idea creating an inset of the paper-very effective!

Vicki Boucher Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia said...

Beautiful colouring with the Blends they are all lovely cards

Leonie Schroder said...

oh Mae your cards are lovely .. I especially like the second one :) Hope you and your family are well and safe x

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards Mae, the three backgrounds create a very different look x

Relle24 said...

Hello Mae :) three very different cards but all gorgeous, I especially like your third card with the circle of DSP.

Michelle Strazds said...

Great trio of cards showing how different they can look with the same DSP and colours.

Sharni Haines - Australia said...

Your cards are just lovely Mae, you have brought these flowers to life and made 3 total different looks which is inspiring and a great display of versatility. fabulous!

Richelle said...

These cards are all really great, and yes, the bees would work on the last one, but I still really like the trinkets you did use!!


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