Friday 28 February 2020

Floral Essence Black & Gold

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Gold embossed images from the Floral Essence stamp set combined elegantly with the
Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that's FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration
When I first saw the Annual Catalogue, I immediately knew that I had to purchase the Perennial Essence Suite - its beauty captivated me.

The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper has been my go to paper since it arrived and the coordinating Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon has decorated many of my cards.

But, here's the strange thing, I'd never used the Floral Essence stamp set, Floral Centres or Perennial Flower Punch until this week!  It's incomprehensible!

So I found myself on two quests: use as much Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration) as possible and use the Floral Essence stamp set!

Et voila!  Some Versamark, gold embossing powder, a heat tool and a bit of judicious masking was all that it took.  I did use a different stamp set for the greeting though.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Monday 24 February 2020

Lovely Lily Pad Dutch Door Fun Fold

#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #saleabration #funfold #dutchdoorfold #lovelylilypad , Sale-A-Bration, Lovely Lily Pad, Fun Fold, Dutch Door fold, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Impressions papers to make a Dutch Door fun fold card
These products are FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration
Just when I thought I'd seen and tried every fun fold, I discovered the Dutch Door fold!  It's a very simple fold but I did make it a bit more complicated for myself that it needed to be!

I stamped and watercoloured an image from the Lovely Lily Pad set that's FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration and paired it with the coordinating Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper - also Free in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue!

#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #saleabration #funfold #dutchdoorfold #lovelylilypad , Sale-A-Bration, Lovely Lily Pad, Fun Fold, Dutch Door fold, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
With this fun fold, only half of the interior of the card is available to write on -
this could be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on how much you like to write in cards!
I cut a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock to 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" and folded it in half at 4 1/4".

I then scored the front at 2 1/8" only as far as the fold.

The next step would usually be to cut away this top section of the front of the card and, after decorating, adding a piece that's attached to the remaining card front but sticks up over the decorated top half of the card interior.

But I experimented with half cutting a circle.  I've included a picture of the method below but I wouldn't really recommend it because I had to fold the card over the top cutting plate and it did do a little damage to the card that's noticeable if you know what you're looking for.

Lastly, I adhered the lily pad to the front of the card, lining it up with the half circle I'd already formed.
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #saleabration #funfold #dutchdoorfold #lovelylilypad , Sale-A-Bration, Lovely Lily Pad, Fun Fold, Dutch Door fold, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The finished Dutch Door card

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I  positioned the top cutting plate so that it only covered the top half of the die (ie only as far down as the score line)
But I had to fold the 2nd page of the card over the top cutting plate to avoid also cutting it
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday 21 February 2020

Ink it! Stamp it! International Design Team Blog Hop - Birthday: Free As A Bird On Golden Honey

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 our theme is: Birthday.

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line up of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #saleabration #inkitstampitbloghop #cardmaking #freeasabird , Sale-A-Bration, Free As A Bird, Painted Labels Dies, Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A versatile card featuring the Free As A Bird stamp set, Painted Labels Dies and the gorgeous Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that's FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying purchase
Well, I'll admit it - I cheated a bit for this card and CASEd one of my own cards!  But I'm very happy with result as I think it's quite versatile - I think it would make a good birthday card for either a male or a female recipient.

I stamped and watercoloured the bird and then cut it out using a Layering Circle die and the Out Of The Box technique (to free his tail).

The gold swirl is cut with one of the Painted Labels Dies (part of the Painted Poppies Bundle).

I sponged the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration) with Bermuda Bay ink.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when our theme will be "Thank You".

I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around, click on the next person in the list below to see another great project.

Thanks for visiting
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Monday 17 February 2020

Free As The Birds and The Bees

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Free As A Bird stamp set paired with an inked-up piece of  the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that's FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration
Continuing with my quest to use my FREE stash of Golden Honey Designer Series Paper, I used the Free As A Bird stamp set using much the same approach as I did for this card.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Thursday 13 February 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Valentine's Day - Rooted In Nature

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.

Our theme this month is Valentine's Day and this is my card. I've never been more grateful that my husband doesn't know the names of any of my stamp sets!
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #valentinecard #rootedinnature #sdbh , Valentine Card, SDBH, Rooted In Nature, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine Valentine Card with no hearts in sight!
I'm not really one for hearts and pink (or even traditional red) for Valentines day.  This has a masculine, non-frilly approach to saying the most important thing.

The last year has been extremely difficult and my wonderful husband has been there beside me the whole way: holding my hand, supporting me; reminding me who I am, who we are and that life is good.

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Stephanie
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