Rainbow Flower Shop from Stampin’ Up!

A brightly coloured rainbow of flowers using Flower Shop from Stampin’ Up!

Morning peeps, how’s you? I’m back today with a very quick post, although I keep having to break in writing it, to chivvy the boys along on tidying up their playroom, so it’s not that quick really. Seriously I could have tidied the playroom ten times myself by now, but I’m trying to teach them not to pull every single toy out and just dump it on the floor. I think I may be fighting a losing battle!

I got out my old alcohol markers the other day and sorted them out. I thought one of the flowers from  Flower Shop from Stampin’ Up! would be perfect to practice with. I stamped on two sticky notes to create masks so I could overlap the flowers.  I love the bold, bright colours don’t you? I decided on the colour scheme from the children’s rainbow song – red and yellow and pink and green….

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tracy May Flower Shop coloured with alcohol markers

What do you think?

By the way, Whisper White card stock is great with alcohol markers. I hope Stampin’ Up! bring out some new alcohol markers soon.

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For today’s card I used the following products:

Sending Good thoughts with Stampin’ Up! Perfect Pennants

Who would have thought one little card could cause so much trouble? Well not really the card’s fault – more my distracted fuzzy head! We made this card in my class last month. Trouble was I had to dash back twice for forgotten items. Luckily I have a super bunch of ladies, who were very forgiving. That will teach me to try to multi-task and pack my class bags, when the boys are in full swing holiday mode! Lol!

I used this card to teach the shadow stamping technique.

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Have you tried it? It’s super easy – especially with the stamp-a-majig!

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I stamped the flower in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake card stock, then stamped over the image again but slightly off centre with Craft white.
I used the following products:
Stamps: Perfect Pennants wood or clear, Flower Shop wood or clear
Tools: Stamp-a-majig, Banners Framelits (available as a bundle with Perfect Pennants wood or clear until June 30th)
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A quick and easy card using Stampin’ Up! products

Good morning everyone. How are you all today? Today’s card is a quick and easy card, completely different from the card I posted on Monday (here). If you follow my blog (and thank you, by the way, for those of you who do!) you will know that I love my little sewing machine for stitching round the edges of card/DSP. Well I have to hold my hands up and admit the stitching on today’s card is fake! The reason being, that I wanted the stitching to be black and I have not yet learnt how to transfer the cotton onto the spool that goes underneath the needle! I know terrible – I’ve had the machine for a couple of months now, you’d think I would have gotten around to that by now!! Lol!

Anyway, here is today’s project. A quick easy card, with faux (forgive me) stitching! I pierced around the edge first and then joined the dots with a black fine tip Sharpie Stylo pen.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May flower shop papillon potpourri pansy elegant butterfly punch card making in colour green
For today’s card I used:
Stamp sets: Flower Shop wood or clear, Papillon Potpourri wood or clear, Blooming with kindness
I hope you like today’s simple card. 
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School’s Out for Summer!

Yes I have the Alice Cooper song running round and round in my head this morning. It reminds me of breaking up from school each summer when I was younger.

Now it’s my eldest son’s turn. This morning is his last day at nursery and he is excited about it, as it means he will be going to “big” school and the Shark’s class. Poor little love doesn’t realise that he has a 7 week gap first, which I need to fill with things to do!

I made some gifts for him to give to his teacher and the teaching assistants. This seems to be much more the done thing than when I was at school.  As we had a joint collection from the whole class anyway I kept it simple by with a re-covered notebook, post it note holder and a pen with the barrel covered in the new 2013 – 2015 In colours DSP (designer series paper).

Stampin Up Brights DSP paper craft Flower Shop Tracy May

 I followed a tutorial by the lovely Sam Hammond Donald (a fellow Pinkie) for the notebooks. You can see her tutorial here.

 For the sticky note holders I simply made it up. I knew I wanted a flap over the bottom as well as the top so I played around with some card stock until I had what I wanted.

The measurements are for a 7.5cm x 7.5cm sticky note pad. Cut your card stock to 19.5cm x 8.5cm. Score at 4cm, 5cm, 13cm and 14cm. You then cut three panels of DSP to 8cm x3.5cm, 8cm x 7.5cm and 8cm x 5cm.  I then stamped and punched out a flower from the Flower Shop stamp set and glued it on the front slightly hanging over the top flap. Inside I have used some velcro circles I got from Amazon to keep the flaps closed.

The pens were amazingly the trikiest part. I had wanted to insert a roll of DSP into the barrel but the ends of the pens would not come out so I ended up glueing the paper onto the outside. A bit messy but I think they look great.

The products I used for the gifts are all Stampin’ Up!:

In colours 2013 – 2015 DSP 130136 £19.50 | 25,95 € (40 sheets), In colours 2013 – 2015 Cardstock and Pad kit 131293 £27.95 | 36,95 € (includes 5 ink pads and pack of 20 sheets A4) all items can also be bought separately – ink pads £4.95 | 6,50 € and A4 x 24 sheets cardstock £6.25 | 8,50 €, Stamp Sets: Flower Shop (W) 130939 £21.95 | 28,95 €, (C) 130942 £17.95 | 22,95 €, ABC – 123 Sketch Alphabet & Number (C only) 130565 £19.95 | 26,95 €.  Punches: 3/4″ (1.9cm) Circle 119873 £11.50 | 15,95 €, Pansy 130698 £14.25 | 19,25 €. The pansy punch and flower shop stamp set can be bought as a bundle saving 15%.

If you would like to order any of the products used or would like more information about Stampin’ Up!, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07788746908 or tracyj.may71@gmail.com

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