My Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer Top 10 – No. 4 Confetti Heart Border Punch

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Tracy May’s Top 10 favourite from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue 2015

Good morning everyone, how are you all today? If you’ve been following my Stampin’ Up! ® Spring/Summer Top 10 series of posts so far, you will already know that I have been posting projects using my favourite products from the new Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer Catalogue 2015.  Today it is No. 4 which is the Confetti Heart Border Punch.

I could sit and make projects with this punch all day. It as much loved as the Confetti Star Border Punch is, which I am happy to say has been carried over from the Autumn/Winter catalogue – woohoo! Fingers crossed these two make it into the Annual Catalogue due out at the end of May!

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May Confetti Hearts punch card making ideas Valentines

This is the first card I made. Can you spot another new product used on this card? I don’t mean the Washi tape – although that is new too. It’s the Stacked With Love Designer Washi Tape which co-ordinates with the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack. I love this card and how clean and simple it looks!

I then decided to make another variation of the same card but make it a shaker card this time. What do you think?

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May Confetti Hearts punch card making ideas Valentines

These are perfect Valentine’s Day cards, but they can be used for other times of the year aswell don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Don’t forget to check out Sale-a-bration. Get shopping and choose yourself some free product. Click here to shop or contact me for more details.


Groovy Love from Stampin’ Up!

On Saturday evening, my upline Michelle Last, held an online party on our Facebook group. Wow – it was so much fun. She ran some card making challenges and games to win prizes. It was fast and fabulous! I am thinking of doing one on my own Facebook page sometime – after the Summer holidays I think!

One of her challenges was to make a card using DSP, one stamp set, one punch, it had to have some pink in it and also a button. There was a time limit too! I’m no good when it comes to crafting to a time limit but I threw something together that wasn’t too bad.

I used the new Groovy Love rubber stamp set from Stampin’ Up!® available in wood or clear.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May groovy love card making ideas

I also used the new Typeset DSP! I have since changed the card I made by adding the black heart cut using the hearts framelits and I took off the button and replaced it with a Melon Mambo candy dot to match the heart.

Another challenge was to make a tag that had to use a border punch. I decided to stick with Groovy Love and grabbed the new Hearts Border punch to create a little trim. I used Blushing Bride as the colour scheme and finished off with some Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May groovy love tag gift ideas
Not too shabby considering the adrenaline was pumping – it was such a fun event though!
It’s the last day of term today. I’m making a quick trip to Ikea to stock up on their box frames for some gifts I need to make over the summer, before preparing for an end of term BBQ for the boys and some of their friends. The Mum’s are invited to stay as well – my husband is convinced the event is more for me than for the boys!! Lol – he’s probably not wrong.
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3 ways with Stampin’ Up Washi Tape

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a fantastic weekend. It’s a bit of a grey start to the week here but I am ever hopeful the sun will be back soon.

Today’s projects are 3 examples of cards I have made using Stampin’ Up!® Washi tape. My upline Michelle, hosts a bi-monthly challenge on our team Facebook page. The current challenge theme is wash tape. I love all the SU patterns and I use them in my This & That journal and also in my Filofax to brighten up my diary, but other than one of my very first blog post cards (which you can see here), I have not used them much on my cards.

I recreated that first card using the Watercolour Wonder Designer Washi tape. I stamped Gorgeous Grunge in Encore Gold ink for the background.

Stampin up Watercolor Wonder Washi tape Tracy May card making ideas
My second card is a more simplistic card altogether. I used the Hearts framelits to cut out an aperture in the top layer and stuck some Gingham Garden Washi tape behind it. I stamped the Washi chevrons using the Tape It stamp set. 
Stampin up Gingham Garden Washi tape Tracy May card making ideas
Finally my favourite card of them all, not least because I love the On Film Framelits, as well as the bright colours in the Retro Fresh This & That Washi tape, I used to stick the polaroid frame to the card. I stamped the background card behind the frame using Gorgeous Grunge and then stamped the bicycle and sentiment from Cycle Celebration.
Stampin up Retro Fresh Washi tape Tracy May card making ideas
I hope you like today’s projects showing 3 different ways of using Washi tape. The links to all the products used are below. Hope you have a good day. Thanks for stopping by – see you soon. 
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge wood or clear, Cycle Celebrations wood or clear, Tape It wood or clear

3×3″ Notelets & holder Hostess Gift – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Hey there. Do you remember last week I posted a video tutorial for a little notelet holder I made using the Envelope Punch Board? (Click here to view). Well last night was the party I had made the box for.

Stampin up sale-a-bration envelope punch board notelet holder Tracy May card making gift ideas

I demonstrated how easy it was to make the notelet holder at the party and together with a set of 6 3″x 3″ cards I had pre-made to go in it, presented it to the hostess as a thank you gift for hosting the party.

Stampin up sale-a-bration envelope punch board notelet holder Tracy May card making gift ideas
I couldn’t resist getting the sewing machine out again for the two cards below! I’m still not quite straight enough, but personally I think the beauty of handmade is sometimes in the little imperfections you can get. 
Stampin up sale-a-bration envelope punch board notelet holder Tracy May card making gift ideas
I used the free card kit you can choose as a SAB gift for the card below. I just cut the card base down to size. I think it looks really cute. 
Stampin up sale-a-bration envelope punch board notelet holder Tracy May card making gift ideas

Everyone enjoyed the evening and I had a great time too – I LOVE my job! What’s not to like? I get to meet lovely people and have fun sharing something that I love doing! I completely forgot to take my camera with me (big school girl error!), so unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the evening to be able to share with you.

The envelope punch board proved to be a hit and the Hip Hip Hooray Card kit was also very popular. The other products I used were:

Card stock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango (for the sentiment on the SAB card kit card)
Tools: Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punch, 1 3/8 circle, 1 3/4 scallop circle punch, Hearts Framelits, Scallop TIEF
SAB items: Sweet Sorbet DSP, Cork embellishments, twine and card kit, Banner Blast, Banner punch

Hearts En Français – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

I had a fantastic class last night. It was the first time in a new venue, Eastcote Community Centre. There were 11 lovely ladies there, so we wouldn’t have all fit in my dining room, hence the change in venue.

It was great seeing new faces and welcoming back some of my regular ladies. So thank you ladies for coming and for making it such a great class. I look forward to seeing you all next month (February 27th). If you are local and would like to join the class you can find more details on my Class page here

As Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I decided one of the cards should be a Valentine’s card but also one that could be used for other occasions. This is what I came up with.

Valentine's Day Card Stampin' Up!  Tracy May

I cut a heart shaped aperture in a card blank with the Hearts framelits and then cut out the heart frame using two framelits at the same time. I then cut a heart out of vellum and stamped over this with the En français background stamp. The banner stamped in real red is from the Banner Blast set, which you can earn free during Sale-a-bration. There is a co-ordinating banner punch, which you can also earn for free! How cool is that?

Valentine's Day Card Stampin' Up!  Tracy May

I had tried out a variation on the colour scheme. Which one do you prefer? I like the black heart with the red banner (which is why I chose it for the class – it’s so great being my own boss! lol)

For these cards you will need:

Stamps: En français background stamp, Banner Blast
Inks: Stazon Black, Real Red
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Vellum paper
Embellishments: White Baker’s twine and Rhinestones

XOXO! using Stampin’ Up! ® products

I have made a few more heart themed cards this week. I was dithering over my 3rd project for my class next Thursday evening. I wanted a Valentine’s card for one of the projects but one that could also be used for an occasion other than Valentine’s. I came up with a couple of designs.

The card below is one of them. I decided not to use this in the class as the other design used the new SAB Banner Blast stamp set and I want to show the ladies some of the gorgeous new products available from next week! I’m so excited. I love Sale-a-bration! The parties are fantastic fun, with everyone deciding what free gift to get and anyone wanting to join as a demo can get extra free goodies in their starter kit. Give me a call if you would like more information.

For this project you will need:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Petal Parade (SAB freee gift)
Ink: Real Red, Staz On Black
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Tools: Hearts Framelits, Circles Thinlits (for the xoxo)
Embellishments: Rhinestones
I don’t know what I’ll do with all the other Valentine’s cards I’ve made. The husband only needs one. Mind you, I could always give one to him, to give to me. That’s probably the only way I will get one! Where’s the romance gone? LOL! 
Come back again tomorrow as I will have a fantastic project for you for the Pinkies Blog Hop!!!