Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!


So it’s week two of our CASE the Catalogue month over at Create with Connie & Mary! For those of you who don’t know CASE stands for Copy & Share Everything and is at the very heart of the Stampin’ Up! ethos amongst Demonstrators. We love what we do and share what we love! This week I’m actually using DSP! I know, I’m as shocked as you are to be honest! But I do love this new DSP – Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

Pick a Pattern by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

As you can probably tell from the picture, I’m sticking with CASEing the layout again! And just like the label in the catalogue says, this card was Quick & Easy! And I really like it too! Added bonus!

I decided to use Sahara Sand for my card base as it’s one of the focal colours in the DSP. Just like the card in the catalogue, I stamped tone on tone. Basically meaning, I stamped Sahara Sand ink onto the Sahara Sand card base. I used the Painter’s Palette stamp set for the background.

I then stuck on two strips of DSP from the lovely new Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up! DSP. It’s a really versatile DSP pack. Hopefully I will actually use the whole pack this time! Hi my name is Tracy and I am a DSP hoarder! Lol!

I tied some black metallic twine around the second strip of DSP. I am ordering the new mini sequin trim from the new catalogue so looking forward to using that in the future. The sentiment is from Eastern Promise just like in the card in the catalogue. What do you think? It really was Quick & Simple!

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week.

P.S. I have sent out catalogues to all customers who spent more than £20 with me in 2017. If you would like a copy but don’t fall into this category, I’m still happy to send you one. Please just email me with your details and I will post one to you (UK only).


Eastern Promise by Stampin’ Up!

Eastern Promise by Stampin’ Up!

I finally had the chance to play with Eastern Promise by Stampin’ Up! As a demonstrator we get some perks. The option to pre-order from new catalogues being one of them. So, I bought the whole Eastern Promise bundle, which will be available in the new annual catalogue. And I can tell you it’s lovely! I had fun playing around with options for this week’s colour challenge from Create with Connie & Mary. I was surprised that a few of my options turned out quite well with these colours. In the end though I stuck with my favourite which is as usual clean and simple.

Eastern Promise by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC454

I’ve been trying out my hand drawing mandalas on notebooks. I’m not confident enough to try out my own designs from scratch,  but I find ones I like on Pinterest and then follow them loosely, so this suite of products is perfect for me. The Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies used to cut the shapes above are beautiful. Some of the dies (like the one above) only partially cut out the shapes, whilst others cut out the shapes completely and can be layered with one another. Theco-ordinating Eastern Beauty stamp set contains simple shapes that can be used to decorate the die cuts.

I used Flirty Flamingo and Island Indigo for the stamping in the mandala and then used Tempting Turquoise underneath. I also added a strip of Island Indigo down the side as I wasn’t sure it was obvious enough I had used all 3 colours.

Well I hope you like my card! Please do pop over and see what the rest of the talented design team have come up with this week at Create with Connie & Mary!