Number of Years by Stampin’ Up!

Dream Theme Blog Hop #3

Welcome to the second Dream Theme Blog Hop. It’s a monthly blog hop featuring some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators from around the world. This month we are sharing amazing, inspirational New Years Eve card ideas. Currently you’re visiting me, Tracy May from London, UK. To continue along the blog hop, please use the links below.

I’ve combined a number of stamp sets for today’s card starting with Number of Years by Stampin’ Up! with the coordinating Large Numbers framelits. There is even a sneak peek from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue 2017 due in a couple of weeks! The Balloons are from a Fabulous new set called Birthday Bright!

I don’t usually make New Years Cards as we don’t really send them in the UK, so I’ve stuck with a fairly traditional Christmas Colour scheme of red and gold. I used gold embossing powder and versamark as a base ink before inking the stamp in red so that I could get a two tone look – what do you think?

Number of Years by Stampin' Up! Tracy May Dream Theme

Thank you for stopping by to see my New Years Eve card idea. I hope you’ve found it inspiring. Please do hop along to see what my lovely and fabulously talented friend Delphine has made and keep hopping around the wonderful creations from the rest of the Dream Theme Design team!

Full list of demonstrators:

  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
  2.  Tracy May (UK)
  3. Delphine Lorelli (France)
  4. Amy Koenders (USA)
  5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
  6. Sabrina Radeck (Canada)
  7. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

 

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Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products

Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products for #SS002

I’m back today with a Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products, that I’m entering the lovely Sarah Berry’s Strawberry Sketch Challenge this week!

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As soon as I saw those butterflies, I knew I would keeping it simple and going with the sketch as-is. It’s the school holidays so I don’t have as much time to craft now the Bedlam Brothers are off, so having sketches like Sarah’s are a big help to speed up my crafting time. I can spend hours agonising over the tiniest little details! Now I don’t have the luxury! LoL!

Butterfly Card using Stampin' Up! Products Tracy May #SS002

 

I cut out an oval of Soft Sky using the new Layering Oval Framelits, and embossed it with the Fluttering Embossing Folder. Then I stamped the little butterflies you see at the top of the oval. I used the stamps from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. I love the Melon Mambo with the Soft Sky don’t you? The butterflies are punched out of Melon Mambo card stock and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.

So what do you think? I hope you like my project today! Pop over to Sarah’s blog to have a look at the other entries. Why don’t you have a go too?

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#GDP012 – Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

#GDP012 – Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

Now I’ve finished the prep for my class tonight (well mostly), I managed to have a little play along for the CASE the designer challenge over on this week’s Global Design Project blog. I had to be quick, as have a loooong to do list today and no time! I used Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up! and have not only cased the challenge host this week – Brian, but I inadvertently managed to case one of the design team, Jessica, too! Love her card, it’s stunning, go check it out! 🙂

Here’s my quick card.

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator

I used the colour scheme (Pool Party, Whisper White and Cherry and sloping panel from Brian’s card. As I was in a hurry I didn’t think I’d be able to do a great slope free hand, so I used the houses edgelit from the Sleigh Ride edgelits dies set and just cut the houses off. Then I stamped the snow flakes from Perpetual Birthday over the panel and slightly embossed it using the Softly Falling embossing folder – yes I stood on it again!! Lol!

I added a bit of bling with sequin trim and glimmer paper – well it is nearly christmas and you can never have too much bling can you? 🙂

The final touch was the sentiment stamped in Cherry Cobbler. What do you think?

I am now have ideas for variations of this card buzzing around in my head. Hopefully I will get the chance to have another play when I’m all packed up for my class – got to run out now to buy some mince pies for the ladies – yes I know it’s not even December yet but its the last formal class before Christmas. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits & Perpetual Birthday Calendar card

Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits & Perpetual Birthday Calendar card

Do you remember these cards?  The first one in the post was one of my most pinned and CASE’d cards ever. I was amazed how popular it was. Ok so I wouldn’t exactly say it went viral, but I was contacted by demonstrators here and in the US who wanted to use it in their classes and wanted to check I didn’t mind. Of course I didn’t, I was totally flattered! Well I ended up with a very similar watercolour background when I was playing around with a set of watercolour paints. I was stuck what to do with it, so I decided to create an updated version of my original card.

Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits & Perpetual Birthday Calendar card by Tracy May

I used the Bold Butterfly framelits to cut out a butterfly from vellum and another from silver glimmer paper. I watercoloured the vellum to match the background. I stamped the cluster of butteflies over the bakground using Night of Navy – it’s not normally a colour I use, but I seem to have been using it a fair bit recently.

I love the new Silver Cording trim in the Autumn/Winter catalogue – fingers crossed it will be carried over. Are you listening Stampin’ Up!? Please, please, please 😘

So what do you think? Hope you like it.

Oops I’ve just noticed the rhinestones down the centre of the butterfly look a bit wonky! Oh well – handmade after all, doesn’t have to be perfect does it?

So here’s to a fabby, crafty weekend. See you next week xx

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Project Life meets Stampin’ Up! Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Project Life Birthday Book created using Stampin’ Up! Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Morning peeps! Well I’ve survived the first couple of days of the school holidays, but there’s a long way to go yet lol!

A while back my friend asked me to make her a birthday wall hanging like this one I made for myself last year, but then changed her mind as she has no where to hang it. She says she’s always forgetting birthdays and wanted something to be able to write them down on but wasn’t sure what would work. As it was her birthday this week I came up with a solution for her as my birthday gift.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tracy May Project Life Perpetual Birthday Calendar Birthday Book

I took a Stampin’ Up! Project Life 6″x8″ album and page dividers and using the Stampin’ Up! Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set, created a set of cards (one for each month) on which she can write down the date and name of people with birthdays in that month.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tracy May Project Life Perpetual Birthday Calendar Birthday Book

The pockets in the page dividers are double sided. I think my favourite month card is April.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tracy May Project Life Perpetual Birthday Calendar Birthday Book

I also included a couple of envelope pages with some cards and envelopes in to get her started. There’s one for adult cards and one for kids cards.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tracy May Project Life Perpetual Birthday Calendar Birthday Book

She loved it!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tracy May Project Life Perpetual Birthday Calendar Birthday Book

I hope you like it too! You’ll find the list of products used just below. Thanks for stopping by x

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Perpetual Birthday Calendar from Stampin’ Up!

Birthday card using the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Good morning peeps, I hope you are all well and had a fantastic weekend. It was yet another busy one for us, with the boys’ school’s summer fair on Saturday and then Father’s Day yesterday. To top all of that off, my youngest son decided to cut his own hair yesterday afternoon! He snuck upstairs and dragged a stool over to the very high chest of drawers in my bedroom, to snaffle the hair cutting scissors, that I keep in a pot up there. A few minutes later, he popped down to show me the result – two large bald patches and no fringe! I ended up having to shave his head with my husband’s clippers. He was very upset, but his big brother decided to have his done too, to keep him company. We couldn’t help but laugh as I think he’s learnt his lesson!

Anyway on to today’s card, that I made for a friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s birthday, using the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Perpetual Birthday Calendar Independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas

I stamped onto a layer of velum and then attached that over the card base. I love this set. It co-ordinates with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar kit. You’d think I’d never miss a birthday now with one of these, but ahem……. mine is still showing March’s birthdays. Eek! I will get round to completing the kit soon. Note to self – get more organised!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon x

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My Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer (Occasions) Catalogue 2015 Top 10

My Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer (Occasions) Catalogue 2015 Top 10 – No. 8 Hello You Thinlits Dies

Good morning peeps, hope you all had a fine and dandy weekend. I’m kicking off the start to the week with Number 8. from my own personal top 10 favourites from the new Stampin’ Up! ® Spring/Summer (Occasions) Catalogue – the Hello You Thinlits Dies.

These were on my wish list as soon as I saw a sneak peek of them from the US Founders Circle get together in the autumn (or Fall, for those of you visiting from across the pond).

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I teamed the sentiment up with Painted Petals Photopolymer stamp set. This set is also available in wood and clear if you prefer.

stampin up independent demonstrator Tracy May Hello You card making ideas

I tried to make a mask with the word “happy” but I didn’t stamp enough for it to work properly. I “saved” the card though by sticking layers of the word on top of each other. I think it’s a rather bright and well….happy card, don’t you?

stampin up independent demonstrator Tracy May Hello You gift ideas

Finally I made a little gift bag for the raffle prize for my class last week. Very cheery!

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. There’s only two to go now from my Spring/Summer (Occasions) Catalogue 2015. If you don’t want to miss a post, then please do sign up to follow me by email!

Have a happy, crafty day.

Thanks for stopping by.

P.S. Don’t forget about Sale-a-bration, which runs until the end of March. There’s some fantastic free gifts to choose from.

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