Seasons Greetings from Bedlam & Butterflies

Seasons Greetings from Bedlam & Butterflies

Well it’s the big day and all that’s left for me to say is Seasons Greetings, peace and goodwill to all! However you may be celebrating or otherwise spending today I wish you a happy and peaceful day with much as much merriment as you desire!

I have a round up of my favourite Christmas cards I have made using Stampin’ Up! products from the Autumn/Winter 2015 catalogue. I’ll kick off with this one, using Wonderland, which is my absolute favourite and seems to have been yours too – it’s been pinned over 1000 times – I don’t know exactly how many but it’s the largest number of pins of a single project of mine – thank you very much! 😀

Watercolour Wonderland from Stampin' Up! by Tracy May

 

My second favourite is this one using the Sleigh Ride edgelits!

Stampin' Up! Sleigh Rides Edgelits & Sparkly Seasons by Tracy May

And here’s a medley of some of the others…

Christmas Cards using Stampin'  Up! products

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects using Stampin’ Up! products from the Autumn/Winter 2015 catalogue. There’s still time to get hold of the retiring items and some of them are greatly reduced too. Check out the big year end sale!

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Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

Last minute Christmas card using Wonderland by Stampin’ Up!

Last minute Christmas card using Wonderland by Stampin’ Up!

I knew that I would forget a couple of Christmas cards. My phone contacts list and computer contacts list are supposed to be synched but I have discovered they aren’t. The ones I need to post will be getting Happy New Year’s cards instead though. I will be sharing those next week in the run up to the new year. In the meantime, I cased my own tag, for the design of this last minute Christmas card using Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Last minute Christmas card using Wonderland by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

 

I’m sad that Wonderland isn’t being carried forward in to the new catalogue, I think it’s one of my favourite sets from this season’s Autumn/Winter catalogue. You can get hold of it until January 4th. Check out the rest of the retiring list and don’t forget about the year end sale either!

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Christmas Tag featuring Stampin’ Up! Wonderland

Christmas Tag featuring Stampin’ Up! Wonderland & a massive Year End Sale

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Well I almost managed a week without a Christmas project, but I couldn’t resist much longer, so I ‘m back today with a gorgeous tag (oh how modest of me lol!) I made using the Stampin’ Up! Wonderland – what do you think? Gorgeous isn’t it?

Stampin' Up! Wonderland Christmas Tag Tracy May

It was sooooo simple too – it just required a little drying time as I used the Craft White ink pad, which is a slow drying ink. Simply stamp the background trees in a strong green, I used Mossy Meadow, then stamp over the top with the Craft White ink. Mine was a bit juicy and mixed with the Mossy Meadow on the card stock but I love the effect. I stamped the ink splatter from Gorgeous Grunge, also using Craft White ink to create a blurry snowy effect. I decided to add the sentiment to a long banner that I punched a hole through and threaded on to the same ribbon as goes through the main tag, I love the look!

Stampin' Up! Wonderland Christmas Tag Tracy May

If you don’t already own Stampin’ Up! Wonderland stamp set, go check out the End of Year Sale – it’s included in there along with lots of other gorgeous stamp sets. Last orders for guaranteed delivery before Christmas is Sunday 13th December! The sale runs until 4th January 2016. And don’t forget to add the code if your order is under £150 to receive a free gift from me too. (Link on side bar for more information).

If you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

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Simple Tree Punch Card Design

Simple Tree Punch Card Design – one design, multiple variations.

How are you getting on with making all your Christmas Cards? I’m not doing too badly for once. I have about 55 completed and just need another 30-40 I think. I need to check, the numbers to make sure, but I’m on track with the help of some simple card designs that are easily repeatable. Now I get easily bored making the same card over and over again, so I only tend to make up to about maximum 6-7 of the same card if I can help it.

Simple cards like the set below, using the Tree Punch from Stampin’ Up! are easy to make in batches and you can also vary the design slightly on each one if you like!Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Star Metallics Sequin Assortment Tracy May

 

I made a bunch of these cards at the same time. I just stuck the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum over a piece of Whisper White card and when the glue had dried I punched out the trees using the Tree Punch. I lined up the 3 trees at the back and stuck them down, before adding the two trees to the front and finishing off with sequins.

You can stick all the trees to the card blank, or raise the front row or all of them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Star Metallics Sequin Assortment Tracy May

 

If you don’t have stars for the tree tops you could use round sequins instead.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Sequin Trim Tracy May

This design can be made in any colour scheme. It could be stamped using the Festival of Trees stamp set, or use different DSP (Designer Series Paper). There’s a variety of possibilities – try different things out, have fun!

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Christmas gift packaging using Wonderland Square Pillow Box

Stampin’ Up! Wonderland Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die – clean and simple Christmas gift packaging!

Why oh why oh why did I decide to use Wonderland again? Now I have the christmas song going round and round in my head again! Grrr – anyway on to the actual project for today which is gorgeous and lovely as well as clean and simple Christmas Gift packaging! Actually I do know why I used Wonderland again for this project. It’s a beautiful stamp set and the ladies in my class were very taken with the card we made in the September class using it and so I decided to use it again for the 3D project. I always do two cards and one 3D project in the class.

Stampin' Up! Wonderland Square Pillow Box Tracy May Clean and Simple Christmas gift packaging
I stamped the trees from Wonderland first in Smoky Slate and then over-stamped them using StazOn white. I would have used the Craft white ink ordinarily but it takes a while to dry. I then decorated the box with a strip of White Jute ribbon, silver ribbon and the sentiment heat embossed on to Vellum, all finished off with a few sequins from the Silver Sequin trim. I love it and I’m pleased to say so did all the ladies in the class. I hope you like it too.

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Celebrate Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Clean and simple greetings card created with Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

For some reason this morning, I have Boogie Wonderland going round and round my head and I couldn’t remember who sang it! I’ve just looked it up and it’s by Earth, Wind and Fire in case you’re interested. It’s obviously linked to today’s card, but the previous times I have used this set it’s been the Christmas song (Welcome to a) Winter Wonderland that has sprung to mind. Anyway I am bopping along with Boogie Wonderland playing as I type! Ha ha ha 🙂

Today’s project was created at a scrapbooking crop, that I had helped a friend organise at the end of September. I completed a few Project Life pages in the morning, but I was struggling with the photos I had printed out. I wanted to use photos on every page that I hadn’t actually printed, but thought would look better on the page than the ones I had printed! Lesson learnt – just print loads more out than you think you will need! And also check when ordering online that the photos haven’t automatically cropped and cut people’s heads off – this happened to a good 10 – 15% of mine! Grrr – you can tell I’m a novice scrapbooker but Project Life is so easy if you’re just a little bit organised! 🙂

I had brought along some card making items as a back up just in case, so I whiled away the afternoon making some Christmas cards. I was playing around with the Wonderland stamp set and my marker pens and came up with this clean and simple card. The sentiment is from Expressions Natural Elements wooden 3D greetings embellishments. I’ll send this card as a Christmas card, although I think it could be used for other occasions – a male birthday card maybe? What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Wonderland Expressions Natural Elements Tracy May

 

I hope you like today’s project and I hope I haven’t infected you with Boogie Wonderland going round and round your head all day! If you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop. Thanks for your support! 🙂

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(Walking in a) Winter Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Winter Wonderland from Stampin’ Up! – Starburst Christmas card using Winter Wonderland DSP and Wonderland rubber stamp set – created by Independent Demonstrator, Tracy May. 

I now have the carol going round and round my head… Sleigh bells ring are you listening…. Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

At least it’s one of the good Christmas carols. Mind you by the time Christmas comes, I’m usually so fed up of them. They are played too early here. Seriously I’ve heard Christmas carols played in shops in August!  Usually when I’m shopping frantically for my holiday (vacation) or school shoes for the boys!

Today’s card is one I made for my August class (ha ha ha I’m just as bad aren’t I?), which got postponed to September. One of my ladies had requested some more projects using DSP (which I’m totally guilty of hoarding #itstooprettytocutup). I thought a Starburst card would be good as I hadn’t done one with this class before.  I used Dawn Olshefske’s Easy Starburst (Sunburst) video on YouTube to get the layout and measurements.

 

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland DSP & Stamp Set Christmas Card by Tracy May

 

I heat embossed the antlers from the Wonderland set using black embossing powder and the sentiment is embossed with gold powder. I love the colour scheme. The Winter Wonderland DSP is so beautiful – it was really hard to cut this one up. But I was strong and did it lol 😆.

Hope you like it. It was definitely worth it as the ladies who made it loved the paper and the technique. I love my job!

Here’s the list of products I used:

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Watercolour Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Watercolour pine trees using Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Good morning, how was your weekend? It just flew by for us. I had a kit card class on Saturday morning, which was great fun. For once I actually completed a whole kit myself mostly following the designs on the instructions. The other ladies came up with lovely new designs using the kits, some of which I will CASE and show you at a later date, no doubt.

Well on to today’s project. I have a thing about Watercolour and have been pinning lots of art tutorials recently. I came across one, which was a group of brightly coloured fir trees. I was sat looking at it wistfully, wishing I could paint like that, when I remembered Wonderland from Stampin’ Up! ®. I got out the Stampin’ Marker pens and a water spritzer and hey presto here’s sthe result!

Watercolour Wonderland from Stampin' Up! by Tracy May

I love it. I finished it off with a sentiment from Wonderland and some Melon Mambo sequins.

What do you think?

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