Monday, 22 August 2016

Thoughtful Branches Birthday

My team members and I had a crafting session the other day (well, OK, it also involved a lot of cake and tea!).  One of them cut a tree from Watermelon Wonder cardstock with the Thoughtful Branches dies and did it so neatly that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use that negative space.

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Such a quick and easy card with the Thoughtful Branches dies

So I cut another tree from a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock, fit it into the space and layered it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, adding a birthday greeting and some Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon.  

The card base is made from Flirty Flamingo cardstock with a layer of Flirty Flamingo patterned paper.

Exceptionally quick and easy!

If you like the Thoughtful Branches sets and don't yet have it - act quickly!  It's only available during August.

Thanks for visiting!
'Til next time
Stephanie

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Merry Mouse - Traditional - Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Here's my furry little friend again ... but this time I painted him in more traditional Christmas colours.
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The Christmas greeting is from the Hostess set "Time of Year"

The gingerbread house and gingerbread man are both cut out from the Candy Can Lane DSP - I simply added som Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

The gingerbread man is sitting on a disc of Early Espresso cardstock.  To give it a glazed look, I used the fine-tip glue pen to add a layer of glue which dried quite quickly to leave a shiny appearance.

These are the Sneak Peek Products from the new Holiday Catalogue:
Merry Mice (142145)
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (141981)
Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon (141984)
3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack (141989)

If you don't yet have a copy of the 2016 Holiday Catalogue and meet the following criteria, contact me to request a copy.  (Available to Australian Residents who are not Stampin' Up Demonstrators and do not currently have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator).

Thank you for visiting!
'Til next time
Stephanie

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Cupcake shaker card

With two weddings coming up in the near future and associated kitchen teas - I've been quite busy producing happy cards!

This card is for one of the kitchen teas - a cupcake seemed sort of appropriate.
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The greeting is from Designer Tin of Cards
I decided to make a shaker card because I seem to have quite a collection of sequins these days!

I made some adjustments to the largest of the circular dies in the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits set so that it would fit around the sentiment.

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'Til next time
Stephanie


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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop August 17 - Dawn Olchefske - Fish Bowl


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Dawn Olchefske - we are thrilled to have Dawn join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her .  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.
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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 on this blog hop.

This is the card by Dawnthat I have chosen to CASE. As soon as I saw the card I started thinking of things that I could fit into the gap!
This card features some sneak peeks of new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue that will be available from 1st September 2016.
Eventually I decided to create a little living room scene with a bowl of fish!  I used the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set (142238) to create the wall and "curtains".  This is a new set in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.
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I used Dawn's tutorial to make the basic card but added a couple of layers
I used my usual method to put the fish into the gel. (see here , here and here).  I used the Sprinkles punch with Basic Gray and Sahara Sand cardstock to create some stones for the bottom of the fish bowl.
To create the bowl shape, I used the largest of the Layering Circles dies - partially cutting with it and then cutting the straight edges with a craft knife.
The bows are dies included in the new Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851) in the new Holiday Catalogue.

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Squeezing (gently!) the gel makes the fish move around the bowl!
I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 

Thanks for following our blog hop. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so click on the next name in the list to ensure that you don't miss out of seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration they contain.

'Til next time.
Stephanie

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