Friday, 18 August 2017

Painted Harvest on Cherry Cobbler

This card is entered into the Crazy Crafters Team Highlights this week - click here to see all the great entries and vote for your favourites.

The sentiment for this card is from the Count My Blessings stamp set and the flowers are from the Painted Harvest stamp set - both new and available from 1 September to 2 January in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.
#thecraftythinker, Count My Blessings, Painted Harvest, Sneak Peek, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Sneak peek at products in the new 2017 Holiday Catalogue
The base card is Peekaboo Peach with a layer of Cherry Cobbler.

The flowers that are fussy cut were stamped with Peekaboo Peach and Berry Burst with Fresh Fig centres.  I also sponged over the petals with some Crushed Curry.

The label is a piece of watercolour paper  with a failed watercolour background.  I sponged over it with Crushed Curry and then stamped the flowers with Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  I cut the shape with one of the Lots of Labels dies and sponged the edges with some Berry Burst ink.

The sentiment is stamped with Fresh Fig ink.  The leaves were cut with one of the dies from the Flourish Thinlits from Tranquil Tide cardstock, adhered to some Wild Wasabi card and cut out.

If you're an Australian Resident without a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would like a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, contact me with your details.



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'Til next time!
Stephanie 

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Favourite In-Colour

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Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop, running monthly. You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer from Australia. I hope you enjoy my card showcasing my favourite In-Colour which is Berry Burst.  The truth is that even though this is my favourite, I like all the 2017-2019 In Colours - even Lemon Lime Twist which didn't immediately appeal to me! 
2017 Holiday Catalogue, Count My Blessings, Sneak Peek, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Count My Blessings stamp set will be available from 1 September 2017 to 2nd January 2018
in the new Holiday Catalogue

I find that these In-colours actually work well with each other, so there are guest appearances here from Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig (Powder Pink missed out this time!).

I white heat embossed the Berry Burst base card with the foliage from the Count My Blessings stamp set in the new Holiday Catalogue (current from 1 September to 2 January)

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with one of the Lots of Labels dies and stamped the floral image from the Count My Blessings stamp set with Basic Black ink.  The image is watercoloured using all the In-Colours except Powder Pink.

I coloured a length of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon with Lemon Lime Twist ink and added it to the label before I adhered it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
2017 Holiday Catalogue, Count My Blessings, Sneak Peek, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I added some more Berry Burst flowers to the inside of the card

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek - Merry Little Christmas card stack

I really enjoy card making: learning new techniques, perfecting older ones and taking as much time as necessary to do it.  Somehow I find myself loaded up with the patience that I don't seem to be able to summon in other aspects of my life!

BUT ... occasionally time is not on my side and I just need to make some cards quickly and easily.  Enter the Memories & More Card Pack called Merry Little Christmas!  I haven't yet developed a taste for memory keeping but this card pack is also great for card-makers.

These four cards basically assembled themselves in a matter of minutes!  They're simple, require minimal equipment but are still imbued with the Christmas spirit!
www.thecraftythinker, Memories & More Merry Little Christmas, Sneak Peek, Xmas card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Memories & More card packs are great for making quick & easy cards
 
The large sentiment is from the new Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (available from 1 September) and the small one is from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set in the Annual Catalogue (available now).

I trimmed the decorative cards to size, stamped a greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink, layered them onto a piece of cardstock and adhered them to the card fronts.

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Stephanie


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Monday, 14 August 2017

Cheery Swirly Snowflake - Sneak Peek


This elegant Christmas card was soooo quick and easy to make!  Most of the products belong to the new Year of Cheer Suite in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue and will be available from 1 September 2017 to 2 January 2018.
Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, #thecraftythinker, Year of Cheer Suite, 2017 Holiday Catalogue, Sneak Peek, Xmas card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
It's hard to go past the elegance of the Year of Cheer suite - suitable for many occasions

To the black card base I adhered the snowflake trim.  This is cut from the new Champagne coloured Foil Sheet using the new Swirly Snowflakes thinlits.  

To the other side of the card front, I adhered a piece of the gorgeous new Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and added a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape over the join.

I silver heat embossed the greeting from the Cheers To The Year stamp set onto a small square of Basic Black card and added the little swirls cut with the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits.

To add the final bits of bling, I used Clear and Gold Faceted Gems.

If you're an Australian Resident without a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would like a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, contact me with your details.


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Stephanie

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Martha Inchley

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Martha Inchley - we are thrilled to have Martha join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.  As a member of the Artisan Design Team, Martha is the source of much inspiration!
 
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.

I have turned the design onto its side and replaced the bow with some shells.
#crazycraftersbloghop, So Many Shells, Color Theory, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
So Many Shells with Color Theory paper
My plan was to make life easy for myself and use the Color Theory paper to reproduce the strips of paper in Martha's card.  In my mind the ocean effect would be enhanced by using the Ruffled 3D embossing folder.  In reality, it looked like a confused mess!  Faced with the choice between starting again or finding a way to rehabilitate the existing mess, I used my Stampin' Trimmer to remove the white stripes and glued the remaining strips to my Dapper Denim base card.

I'll admit that I struggle a bit with two-step stamps (we all have our own strengths and this is not one of mine!) but I was quite happy with the results.  For the largest shell I used a mixture of Calypso Coral and Early Espresso.  The two scallop shells are Powder Pink and Soft Suede.  For the spiral shell I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and the Sea Urchin is Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede.
#crazycraftersbloghop, So Many Shells, Color Theory, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine card despite the flash of pink in the shells

I stamped the greeting with Soft Suede ink onto a piece of the Color Theory paper and hand cut the banner end.
#crazycraftersbloghop, So Many Shells, Color Theory, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I made some more shells for the inside of the card

I used similar shells to decorate inside the card except for this large shell I combined Powder Pink and Soft Suede. 

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.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Half Full on Wood Textures - Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

This card is entered into the Crazy Crafters Team Highlights this week.  Click here to see all the wonderful entries and vote for your favourites.

One of the really great things about the new Holiday Catalogue (runs from 1 September to 2 January) is that there's something for everyone and it's not all Christmas and Halloween!
Wine bottle, Half Full, Sneak Peek Holiday Catalogue 2017, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine card for a red wine lover

These images are from the new Half Full stamp set which has 10 rubber stamps and is versatile enough to be suitable for Christmas cards, Birthday cards and Friendship cards - pretty much most occasions, really!
Wine bottle, Half Full, Sneak Peek Holiday Catalogue 2017, Masculine card, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The new mini dimensionals are perfect to support the neck of this bottle!

I stamped the bottle and the sentiment onto Whisper White card with Fresh Fig ink and the glass with Smoky Slate ink.  

I used the Out of the Box technique and one of the Layering Circles dies to cut out the bottle and glass then watercoloured the little still life with Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Tranquil Tide, Smoky Slate and Sahara Sand inks.

The top of the sentiment is cut with the Tag Topper Scallop Punch and sponged with Sahara Sand ink.  For the Rich Razzleberry layer under it, I cut a strip of card to 2" and cut the top with one of the Lots of Layers dies.

The base card is Sahara Sand with a layer of Rich Razzleberry topped with the layer of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  

The still life is propped up on Stampin' Dimensionals (the new mini ones fit beautifully under the neck of the bottle) and the sentiment is partially popped up.
  
If you're an Australian Resident without a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would like a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, contact me with your details.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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