My Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer Top 10 – No.7 Chalkboard Paper and ColorBox Chalk Ink

Stampin’ Up! Chalkboard Paper and ColorBox Chalk Inks

Hi, I’m back with No. 7 from my Stampin’ Up! ® Spring/Summer  Catalogue Top 10! Today’s projects are all made using the fabulous new Chalkboard Paper and ColorBox Chalk Inks. There are 3 colours available in the inks: Citrus Yellow, Aquamarine and Rose Coral.

There is a smooth side to the Chalkboard paper which is for stamping with the ColorBox Chalk Inks. The results are a lovely muted chalky effect. The other more slightly coarses side of the Chalkboard paper is ideal for stamping with the Stampin’ White Craft Ink.

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I made this card using the Big Day! stamp set, which you can choose as one of the free Sale-a-bration gifts with a £45 order.

Don’t think the ColorBox Chalk inks can only be used with the Chalkboard paper. I teamed them up with velum and Whsiper White card stock. You get a completely different look – the colours are strong and vibrant.

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This is a “tongue-in-cheek” card for my sons to give their grandfather. He’s really not into birthday cards but he’s getting one anyway! I used the Hooray It’s Your Day set again – No. 3 in my list from the Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer Catalogue

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Another little velum gift bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. Have a great weekend. I hope you get the chance to do some crafting. Thanks for stopping by


Vintage Beautifully Baroque – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Good morning everyone. Today is the first day of the school Easter holidays for us here in London and I will be off out and about all holiday keeping the Bedlam Brothers entertained.

Last week I was playing around with more backgrounds, some of them watercolour, some of them not. Today’s project is one of the non-watercolour backgrounds I came up with. This is the second version though. The first one I was trying for shabby chic but ended up with just shabby! Lol.

Stampin Up Vintage Beautifully Baroque Tracy May Card making ideas

I lightly sanded a piece of Bermuda Bay Core-dinations card stock from the Brights Core-dinations collection. I then stamped Beautifully Baroque (wood only) and the swirls from Everything Eleanor (available in wood or clear) in Tsukineko’s Encore Metallic Gold from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. I adhered the mat to a Crumb Cake card blank.

Stampin Up Vintage Beautifully Baroque Tracy May Card making ideas

To decorate the card, I layered a piece of 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon sponged with the gold ink, under some Gold Baker’s Twine. I then stamped “hello” (from Happy Day available in wood or clear) in Bermuda Bay ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch and layered this on top. I finished off with a flower from Petite Petals stamped in Gold onto Bermuda Bay card stock. I punched the flower out with the co-ordinating punch. The Petite Petals punch and stamps are available as a bundle in wood or clear.

I hope you like today’s project. Its a bit different from my usual style but I love how its turned out.

A Venetian Romance – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Continuing with the Romance theme (ok, ok, tenuous link I know), today’s project is a birthday card I made for my Mum. I have been trying to overcome my aversion to cutting into sheets of DSP. I  just love, love, love, LOVE DSP and find it really hard to cut the sheets up to use, daft I know but there you go!  I now have a stack of papers sitting unused, but at least not unloved! 

I used Very Vanilla as the base to co-ordinate with the colour scheme of Venetian Romance. I popped a panel, that I paper-pierced round the edges, up on Stampin’ dimensionals to give the card a bit of ….well dimension – sorry struggling to think of a better word. I haven’t even had my first cup of coffee yet this morning!

The design on my Mum’s card was my favourite from the pack, even though it was for my mum I was still so reluctant to cut the beautiful sheet up – sorry Mum J. I steeled myself though and then carried on with making a batch of customer thank you cards too. I’m continuing my DSP cutting aversion therapy as and when I can so watch out for more projects using DSP!

I hope you like them. 

For these cards you will need:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White note lets, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangerine Tango.

DSP: Venetian Romance
Ink: Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, Four You
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, Decorative Label
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Candy Dots