Sunday, 24 June 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Mary Deatherage

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Mary Deatherage - we are thrilled to have Mary join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.

Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey through the blog hop.

I really like the layout of this card combined with the simple colour scheme and use of patterned paper.

I've gone for a bolder look as this card is for my brother-in-law's 60th birthday.  I'm besotted with the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper which I find really versatile.
#thecraftythinker  #masculinecard #foliageframes #stampinup #cardmaking , 60th card, Broadway Bound, Beautiful Layers, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine 60th birthday card featuring Broadway Bound paper and some dies

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Thanks for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie



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Friday, 22 June 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop : Theme - Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  Today we are highlighting products from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  We are also welcoming our new international team members, Jenny Hall, Amy Koenders and Angela Meiritz-Reid!

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.

I'm having so much fun with the Delicate Lace Edgelits!  These cards are perfect for when you don't feel like doing much stamping or perhaps you're just starting your creative journey and want to use minimal products.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A flirty, pretty but simple card featuring the Delicate Lace Edgelits

The ombre effect on this card is achieved with two strips each of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  These are all mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock 6.75" x 4.5".  The Lovely Lipstick base card is made from an A4 sheet cut to
7" x 9.5" and folded in half.

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Delicate Lace Edgelits: giving a slight curl to the lace provides interest and dimension

I used my bone folder to slightly curl the lace before I adhered it for a pretty, dimensional look.  The greeting, which is white heat embossed, is from the Floral Frames stamp set and is quite general, creating an all-purpose card.  I used the Pretty Label Punch to cut out the greeting.

The With Sympathy version is created in the same way using a greeting from the Painted Glass stamp set.  However, I used layers of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Very Vanilla for this card.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A sympathy card made with the Delicate Lace Edgelits

The finishing touches are the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon and the matching Glitter Enamel Dots.  The base card is made from Basic Gray cardstock.

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Side view of the sympathy card shows the dimension given to the "lace"

Before adhering the lace, I did a little trimming on all but the top layer.  The photo below illustrates the process I used.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The process I used to trip the lace before I curled and adhered it

I trimmed off the top edge and then, using snips, I smoothed off the "V" shapes at the top of the lace.

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Placement of dabs of glue on the back of the "lace"

After giving the lace a slight curl, I added some Multi Purpose Liquid Glue to the back as shown in the photo above.  I overlapped and off-set the layers as I adhered them
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Position the strips as you want them and trim off the excess later

Once the glue was sufficiently dry, I trimmed away the excess lace from the edges - I used a guillotine but it can also be done with a pair of snips.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Turning the project over to the back makes trimming off the excess strips easier

It doesn't have to be monochrome!  For this last card, I used layers of Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.  The greeting is from the Floral Frames stamp set, cut out with the coordinating Foliage Frame die (available as a bundle for 10% saving)
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #ombre  #delicatelaceedgelits #cardmaking , Ink It Stamp It Blog Hop, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Pretty Label Punch, Ombre, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Find colours that work for you!

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month! I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

Thanks for visiting
'Til next time
Stephanie


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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Theme - Birthday

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Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month our theme is birthdays.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.  I hope you enjoy my card.

This theme is very timely for me as in my family, a lot of birthdays fall in June! This card is for my son - I'm hoping the graphic look of the candles and hat as well as the black and grey colour scheme sufficiently offsets the lace edge that I couldn't resist using!

#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A youthful masculine - ish card featuring the Broadway Bound paper, Delicate Lace Edgelits and Subtle embossing folder

I cut an A4 piece of Basic Black cardstock to 11.5" x  6" and scored the long side at 4" and 8" which left a third section of 3.5", the edge of which I cut with one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

I attached a piece of the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper to that piece and a narrow strip of Gold Foil Sheet.  I cut some black and gold ovals with the Stitched Shapes dies and added a birthday hat that I fussy cut from another piece of that beautiful paper.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Keeping the inside of the card clean and crisp with a simple yet elegant colour scheme

To decorate the first flap, I ran a piece of Gray Granite cardstock through the big shot in the the new Subtle embossing folder which leaves an elegant and "subtle" linen look.  I also added a little offcut of the DSP.

One of the inside flaps is decorated with another piece of the DSP and in the centre is a piece of Gray Granite on which I gold heat embossed the birthday greeting.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The inside of the card showing that gorgeous lace edge and another piece of the Broadway Bound paper
As a bit of a last minute thing, I added a black and gold frame to the inside to which I later added a hand-written note.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The black and gold frame is made with the Foliage Frame Framelits

 I used the Foliage Frame Framelits to cut the black layer of the frame and some of the smaller dies in the set to cut the gold foliage which I stuck to the frame.  I hid my mess with a circle of Gray Granite cardstock which I cut with one of the Layering Circles dies.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A close up of the black and gold frame made with the Foliage Frame Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits
I hope the project you've seen here on my blog today has inspired you and brightened your day.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie



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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Pick A Pennant For You - Hinge Step

Having used the Pick A Pennant stamp set and Hinge Step Technique with the Stamparatus for this black and white card, I decided to try something similar with some colour.
#thecraftythinker  #cardmaking  #rubberstamping  #pickapennant  #darlinglabel #hingestep #stamparatus , Darling Label Punch Box, Pick A Pennant, Hinge Step Technique, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Hinge Step Technique with the Stamparatus and Pick A Pennant stamp set
The base card is Coastal Cabana with layers of Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla under the decorated Gray Granite layer which is stamped with Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral inks.

It doesn't show in this photograph but I added a layer of Wink of Stella to the pennants before I added the spots and stripes.

The birthday greeting is one of the stamps included in the Darling Label Punch Box and I punched it out with the coordinating punch which is also included in the box.  The tin itself is so gorgeous that one could be forgiven for buying it just for pleasure of having the box!

There are so many rectangles on the card that I chose to adhere the Darling Label onto a circle of Coastal Cabana cut with one of the Layering Circles dies.  This is adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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