Category Archives: Craft

I have a love of making things, so in this category I will be talking about the craft projects I am currently doing/have recently done & about different crafting techniques.

Stampin’ Up #2 – First Demonstrator Order

The Video below is about all the goodies I got in my latest Stanpin’ Up Order which also happens to be my first demonstrator order. There is also a list of all the products that I ordered and that I mentioned in the video just before the video.

Videos Associated with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbHpqruWGA

Product Information
All products listed below are in the 2017 – 2018 Annual
catalogue
Things Order                                                                                                                                                  Be Merry Suite [pp 112 – 113]
144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper £10.00
Naturally Eclectic Suite [pp 132 – 133]
143940 Oh So Eclectic Clear Mount Stamp Set                                                                          £21.00
144185 Naturally Eclectic 12×12 Designer Series Paper                                                           £10.00                   12 Sheets (2 sheets each of 6 designs) Colours: Berry Burst,                                                                    Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Like Twist, Night of Navy,                                                      Color Theory Suite [pp. 146 – 147]                                                                                                                 143726    Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set                                                              £21.00
144195    A4 Color Theory Cardstock Pack                                                                                                                   (24 sheets – 8 each of Berry Burst, Dapper Denim &                                                                                 Old Olive)                                                                                                                       £7.25    134579    Old Olive Bakers Twine                                                                              [p.199]      £2.75
140926    Basic Black Archival ink Refill                                                                    [p.201]      £5.00
129026    Fast Fuse Adhesive (12m)                                                                          [p.202]      £9.00
106576   Brights Collection Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad                                  [p.186]      £6.00
131288   Regals Collection Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad                         [p.185]       £6.00
144033   2017 – 2019 In Color Collection Stampin’ Write Markers                                                                              (Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder                                                                                  Pink, Tranquil Tide)                                                                                  [p.184]       £13.50
Things Mentioned in video                                                                                                                             Naturally Eclectic Suite                                                                                                                                145356   Oh So Eclectic Clear Mount Bundle                                                                                                                (Oh Eclectic Clear Mount Stamp Set & Eclectic Layers Thinlets                                                                dies)                                                                                                                                               Color Theory Suite [pp. 146 – 147]
145348    Colorful Seasons Bundle                                                                                               £48.50                          (Colorful Seasons Stamp Set & Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies)
144193    Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack                                                         £9.00                         (48 sheets – 16 each of 3 designs)

 

Stampin Up – Demonstrator Starter Kit

Stampin’ Up is a Paper crafting Company (Stamping/Planning/Memory keeping) who began in the US and then came over to Europe in 2007. It is based around people interested in Paper crafting being Demonstrators and holding Paper craft parties in their or other peoples homes or now on line through You tube videos and blog posts. At/on these events the Demonstrator
will show the people attending/watching how to use products that can then be purchased from them as well as different techniques.

I recently decided that I was going to sign up with Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator again which I did on Monday the 17th of July and I received my Demonstrator starter Kit on the Thursday afternoon which is what the video below is discussing.

 I am showing all the items that I received in my Stampin’ up Demonstrator starter Kit.

 

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What Collage Cards

How to make Collage Cards
Materials etc.

  • Card Stock
  • Scissors and ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Bone folder
  • Thread
  • Fabric scraps
  • 505 spray or glue stick

Instructions.
Make a Blank Card:

  • Begin by cutting and folding a few blank cards out of heavy paper. Available at art-supply stores in various weights and in a range of neutral shades, printmaking paper is best. You can also buy blank cards, but be sure the paper stock is not too lightweight.

Step 1: Cut blank cards

  • For a distressed look, use a ruler as a guide, and rip toward you. For clean, cut edges rather than the feathered edges that tearing produces, cut along the ruler with a rotary cutter.
  • Tear the edge with a ruler for a distressed look.
  • For easy cutting, try a rotary cutter and a mat.

Step 2: Fold the cards

  • To make the centre fold, use a bone folder (or any tool with a smooth, rounded end) to press and set the fold.
  • Score the fold with a ruler<span style=”font-style:italic;”

Create a collage
Try out various arrangements before you commit to one and glue. Use bits of paper, fabric, ribbon, and trim for your design. Japanese and art papers, pictures pulled from magazines, old calendars, postcards, and even paint chips will fit the bill. Add bits of velvet, silk, wool, and snazzy print fabrics for tactile quality and to add dimension.
Step 1: Cut out and test trim

  • Fringe fabric ends, and tear paper shapes for interest. With burnout velvet fabric, as shown below, you can cut off the sheer backing.
  • Cut shapes from fabrics, paper or mahazines.

Step 2: Glue trim to cards

  • Either spray your shapes with a spray adhesive, or brush the shapes over your glue stick. Press them onto the paper. Lay a heavy book on top of the card while it dries.
  • When decided on design glue it to the card with adhesive.

Step 3: Use your sewing machine!

  • If you have a sewing machine then make use of all the fancy decorative stitches on it. With the right side facing up, sew over and around the fabrics and papers in a loose pattern.
  • Add machine stitches to the project if own a sewing machine.

Step 4: Add beads or buttons

  • Glue on three-dimensional objects: beads, buttons, or even shells and charms. If you plan to mail your card, make sure that the items will fit in your envelope and won’t be crushed.
  • Add 3D objects to the project for added dimension and texture.

Step 5: Cover the stitches

  • You might like the look of the stitching on the inside cover of your card. If not, simply glue a rectangle of decorative paper over it.
  • If stitching has been used on the card then hide the internal ones with some paper.

Make Custom Envelopes:
If you don’t have an envelope into which the new card will fit, just make one. Take apart an old envelope to use as a pattern.
Step 1: Create and cut out a pattern

  • Take apart an old envelope. Enlarge or reduce the envelope across the width or length as needed. Trace it on decorative paper, and cut it out.

Step 2 Create a more interesting envelope.

  • Add decorative stitching
  • If decide to add decorative stitching to the envelope do so while it’s still flat and unglued. Then fold it, and glue.
  • If you used a large button or delicate beads as accents, wrap the card in bubble wrap or tissue paper before you put it in an envelope to mail it.