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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Flower Shop & Teeny Tiny Sentiments Meets Gorgeous Grunge in Watermelon Wonder & Crumb Cake

Oh my Goodness! 
I have been trying to type up this blog post all day, bu we have had one visitor after another.
Not that I am complaining, as I adore seeing family and friends.
But I am also a little hung over as it was one of my younger brothers, Shaun's 50th Birthday Party last evening. We have a BIG family and are known locally as the Elliott Mafia
No we do not run cartels, neither do we smuggle drugs, or any other illegal practices.
But we are a big family originating from London Boroughs, and we look after out own, but also welcome new members of the family with open arms

I know 100% that my parents and 3 brothers, and my 4 children will jump into action when any member of our family needs support, help or similar, we will all come together
No arguments, no angst ... just love and respect for each other!

Anyway he he

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of today's blog post for a sneak peek of the new catalogue

Now, if you haven't seen a Stampin Up! Catalogue before, you won't be aware that the catalogue is filled with many, many creative ideas
That makes it really easy to get ideas for cards and gifts on days when creativity seems in short supply
 & so I have CASED this card from the new catalogue.

I decided to go with the Flower Shop & Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Sets
And the Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
With Crumb Cake and Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink Pads
I also snuck in a teeny tiny Stamp Set sentiment
The card was embellished with the assistance of the Hearts Confetti Border Punch (you saw the punched out hearts in my granddaughters card that I posted yesterday)
Plus a heart shape cur from the Whisper White Jute Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim and a Designer Very Vintage button

Below you can see all the products used in todays card
Just click on the product icons to view them in more detail / or order online

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I began by creating a 6" (15 cm) square card base using Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
I then trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 11,4 x 11.4 cms
This was then randomly stamped using a couple of stamps from the Flower Shop Stamp Set and a combination of Crumb Cake and Watermelon Ink.
I then stamped the 'THANKS' stamp 3 times in the bottom right corner of the card front, again using a combination of the two ink pads.
I then stamped another flower onto Whisper White Cardstock using Watermelon Wonder ink.
INext, I punched the flower out using the Pansy Punch and using a finger dauber, added some ink to the centre of the flower

The next job, was to use the fine splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set using 1st & 2nd generation stamping (i.e. don't re-ink the stamp between stamping the cardstock twice).

Trim a strip of Watermelon cardstock to 1.4 cm wide and punch the length of cardstock with the Hearts Confetti Border Punch. Lining up the pattern using the marks on the base and front of the punch,
Adhere the heart strip to the cardstock using a smapp amount of Chrystal Effects as it dries clear.
The attach a strip of Venetial Crochet Trim using sime Fast Fuse Adhesive.
Using a piece of the Whisper White Jute Ribbon trim, cut a heart shape and fray the edges a little.
Thread a piece of the jute ribbon cut offs through the button, secure the ends on the back using a Stampin Dimensional and attach to your card front.

And breath!!!!! she says, letting out a long slow relaxing breath 

Oh ... and guess what?
Yes, the new Stampin Up! Catalogue goes live in 2 days time!!
And here is a sneak peek of the catalogue with me (in the wheelchair) and my colleague and friend, Donna

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