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  1. Stamped-off Avant Garden + MORE Sale-a-Bration Gifts!
  2. Colour Your World March Blog Hop!
  3. I got Carried Away!
  4. Guest Artist – Donna Griffith
  5. Thinking of You Box
  6. More Recent Articles

Stamped-off Avant Garden + MORE Sale-a-Bration Gifts!

There is now only 1 week of Sale-a-Bration left!  We have already given away thousands of FREE gifts but now, to put the cherry on top of the final days of Sale-a-bration, Stampin’ Up! have released another 8 products that you can earn FREE!  That gives you a total of 20 great products to choose from!  Check out these great new options from the Occasions & Annual Catalogues:

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The Avant Garden stamp set for the Sale-a-Bration catalogue has been VERy popular and you can see why with today’s card.  I designed this card for a Stampin’ Party I demonstrated on Saturday, and it is just perfect for showing how versatile just stamps & ink can be.  The layout is very simple and replicable making it great for mass producing if you need a heap of cards in a hurry, and you can also easily keep the layout and just change the stamp set that you use. Avant Garden_Stamped off_Magpiecreates
I shared how to ‘stamp-off’ to achieve multiple shades of colour from just one inkpad – did you know you can get 5 (6 if you are lucky) shades from one inking of your stamp?  Simply ink your stamp once from the inkpad and then stamp it 5 times without re-inking – for best results, ‘huff’ over your stamp between each impression.

If you want to add this great Avant Garden tamp set to YOUR collection you will need to get in quick as there is only a week of Sale-a-Bration left and this set WILL NOT be available after 31 March.  Get your set FREE with any order over $110

Stamps: Avant Garden
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Serene Scenery DSP
Ink: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Other: Whisper White Bakers Twine



Colour Your World March Blog Hop!

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Yep, it’s the third Tuesday of the month so that means Colour Your World Blog Hop time!  Check out this killer colour combo for the month:

Yikes! What on earth am I going to do with this combo is what I have been asking myself all month while I quietly procrastinated making today’s project!  In the end I decided to choose the Remarkable You stamp set and make something work with that – watercolouring to the rescue!

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I was really happy with how the colouring turned out on this so decided to keep the rest of the card quite minimal so as not to detract from the main image. The strip of Razzleberry directly below the sentiment is just the off cut from the watercolour paper I stamped the main image on.  I washed it with Razzleberry ink and my Aquapainter – it softened the bold colour nicely and just seemed to work better than a strip of solid cardstock.  I finished off with the Blushing Bride Enamel Accents – in case you can’t tell these are my ‘go to’ embellishments at the moment!

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If you would like to learn how to do this style of watercolouring, I will be teaching it at my May technique classes so keep an eye out for details about that!

Did you know YOU can now join in our colour challenge each month?  Head over and check out our Colour Your World Challenge Group here, and then get creating – we would love to see what you create with these colours!

Well that’s it for me this month – be sure to hop around the world and check out all of the other great projects to inspire your crafting.  You can start with the lovely Sam Hammond in the UK.

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Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Sharlene Meyer - New Zealand   <<——- You Are Here
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria
Anna Sposato – Germany

Stamps: Remarkable You
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
Other: Aquapainter, Subtles Enamel Accents



I got Carried Away!

I got a little carried away making a wedding anniversary card for my hubby this year.  I knew I wanted to create a suspension card with the hot air balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set, but then I decided to suspend some hearts from the balloon as well – lets just say getting the hearts right took longer than creating the rest of the card!  It was worth the effort though as the card looks great and hubby loved it!

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I’ve created suspension cards before and although they look fantastic they are actually quite easy to create.  The Layering Circles Framelit Dies certainly make it a lot easier too!
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I used the free Sale-a-Bration Carried Away Designer Series Paper as the starting point of my colour combo and just switched a couple of the colours out.

Stamps: Lift Me Up
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White, Carried Away DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pool Party, Real Red
Other: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Brights Enamel Accents, Silver Metallic Thread, Dental Floss

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Guest Artist – Donna Griffith

I have another fabulous card from a guest artist to share today.  I completely unexpectedly received a birthday card from Donna Griffith, one of the fabulous staff from Stampin’ Up!’s Utah office.  I have no idea how she knew it was my birthday, but she did and it was such a lovely surprise!

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Donna used the Penned & Painted stamp set from the Annual Catalogue and stamped it directly on to the fabulous Serene Scenery DSP which is such a fabulous idea – I have never thought of doing this before but it adds such great texture!  Thanks so much for the card Donna!

Stamps: Penned & Painted, All Wrapped Up
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Serene Scenery DSP
Ink: Peek-a-Boo Peach, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry
Other: Circle Punch, Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Stapler


Thinking of You Box

This fabulous hexagonal box is part of the Window Shopping Bundle.  There are so many fun ways to use the box and the other dies that come with it, combine it with the stamp set and you have even more options!

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You can never go wrong with adding a metallic in with any colour combo, so I combined gold with Rose Red, Night of Navy & Whisper White.
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Stamps: Window Shopping
Cardstock: Rose Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Window Box Thinlits Die, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Metallic Thread



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