Everything Eleanor from Stampin’ Up!

Super quick thank you cards using Everything Eleanor from Stampin’ Up!

Now these cards are the quickest of quick to make seriously. I will be making a bunch of these as this month’s thank you cards as not only are they super quick, I think they are lovely too! Well I’m biased – what do you think? I used Everything Eleanor from Stampin’ Up! and I am entering them (well one of them) in to the Less is More One Layer “Stem” challenge this week.

Everything Eleanor from Stampin' Up with Gorgeous Grunge UK Demonstrator Tracy May LIM

I was toying with the idea of adding a border around the flower for some extra interest but when I tried a couple of un-inked stamps to see what they would look like I decided Less is definitely More in this case.

I would describe Everything Eleanor from Stampin’ Up! as a more traditional stamp set and I tend to have a more modern style, but I thought I could team it up with the ink splat from Gorgeous Grunge to give it a more modern twist that would work well. I stamped the first ink splat in Real Red on one card blank and then Watermelon Wonder on the other, after stamping off to get a lighter shade for the second card.

Everything Eleanor from Stampin' Up with Gorgeous Grunge UK Demonstrator Tracy May LIM

I haven’t used Everything Eleanor for an age but this week, it’s been grabbing my attention every time I look down my rack of stamp sets, so I thought today would be the ideal outing for it. At first I was going to stamp, colour and cut out the flower to stick over the ink splats, but luckily remembered it was a one layer (clue being in the title duh!) challenge this week. Lol!

Everything Eleanor from Stampin' Up with Gorgeous Grunge UK Demonstrator Tracy May LIM

I must admit I am dying to add some sequins or rhinestones to bling them up a bit, but I’m resisting the temptation to stick with the one layer theme! Lol!

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Bling It On – Card Swap Challenge Stampin’ Up! Style

Bling It On Card Swap Challenge Stampin’ Style with Everything Eleanor – a card swap challenge!

Good evening peeps, a little late in the day for me, but I’m back with a quick post of a card I recently made for a card challenge swap I’m a member of on Facebook.

Stampin' Up! Everything Eleanor

The card had to be made a certain way – on a stand which is part of the card base and use black, gold and white and have swirls on it and bling!  Luckily I have the Every Eleanor stamp set (available in wood or clear), which has this gorgeous swirl in it. I heat embossed in black for extra bling factor and added some gold sequins I had left over from an old Stampin’ Up! memory book kit from last year. Overall I was really pleased with the result. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Four Seasons Card using Stampin’ Up! products

I recently joined a monthly card swap challenge group on Facebook. It’s great fun, although I must admit I was a bit daunted by my first challenge. The card had to be a 5″ square card, with 4 panels – one for each season along with a number of other criteria. After much head scratching, this is what I came up with. I used all Stampin’ Up!® products and it was a real stash raider of a card.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas DSP
I decided to base the four season panels on Designer Series Paper, primarily because of the leaf patterned paper from Motley Monsters and also the “snowy” patterned paper from the All is Calm Speciality DSP, both from the Autumn-Winter 2014 Catalogue. The spring panel uses Park Lane DSP and the Summer panel is from the All Abloom DSP stack in the Annual 2014-2015 catalogue. 
I used a variety of embellishments from both the Autumn-Winter catalogue and the Annual Catalogue. The tags are spelt out using the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet rubber stamp set. 
stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas DSP
I decided to make a special envelope for the card using the same DSP as the Autumn panel on the card – for no other reason than autumn has well and truly kicked in now! 
I hope you like today’s project. Thanks for stopping by

Off the Grid with a Spiral Rose – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

I’ve been trying to get more organised since the new year. It was one of my resolutions. So far it’s happening in fits and starts. One of the areas in dire need of sorting out was my crafting space, which has taken over two corners of my dining room. So I recently bought a DVD holder to store my Stampin’ Up! Clear stamp sets in. They were piled high one on top of another and it was getting difficult to extract a set from the bottom of the pile, without the other tumbling down. Anyway, once assembled and all the stamp sets neatly stored, there was (glaringly) one empty space left. Hmm – calls for a new stamp set me thinks, be rude not to wouldn’t it?

Anyway long story short, I ordered a new stamp set gleefully ha ha. A few days later Everything Eleanor arrives – only one problem. It’s in two cases!! Doh!!! I should have paid more attention to the detail!!

Nevermind, I love it! And I’m sure I will end up with another DVD holder at some point anyway! Te he!!

And here is the result of my first play with the set. I used the gift box template I had come up with here. It’s based on the one from the Annual catalogue, page 36.

Stampin Up Off the Grid Spiral Rose Everything Eleanor Tracy May
I have had the idea of a swirl in the middle of the Off the Grid stamp, ever since I first laid eyes on it but hadn’t got the swirl stamp until now to give it a go. I’m really happy with the result. The addition of the pearls was an idea from INKsationalDesign, from when I posted a picture on Instagram. I wasn’t sure about the colour of the embossed swirl, but I think the addition of the pearls lifts it.
I have seen the two tone flowers made from the Spiral Flower die a few times now on Pinterest, but here is a tutorial on how to make them from a fabulous fellow Pinkie Traci Cornelius. 
To emboss the swirl I first covered the stamp with Versamark ink then Real Red on top. When you stamp onto the card stock the Versamark is the top layer and so the clear embossing powder sticks to that. Once you heat and the clear powder melts you can see the Real Red colour underneath. Clever huh? 
For this project you will need:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor clear or wood, Off the Grid (wood only)
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Real Red (Brights) and Crumb Cake (Neutrals) Core’dinations