Friday, 31 July 2020

Prized Peony die cut flower on Plush Poinsettia paper

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I like the versatility of many of the items in the latest Mini Catalogue
It's not all Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween!

There's always a niggling concern in my mind that the Mini Catalogue is going to be only about Christmas, Thanksgiving (which is not an Australian holiday) and Halloween (also not widely celebrated in Australia).  

So it gives me a lot of pleasure to find the versatile products.

The background for this card is one of the designs in the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper pack.  I've combined it with the Peony Dies to make  pretty birthday card.

The banner under the peony was created with the Banners Pick A Punch with is an incredibly useful tool!  And I added some Elegant Faceted Gems and Snowflake Spendour ribbon for bling!

Items from the August-December Mini Catalogue will become available in my online store next week.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Monday, 27 July 2020

Christmas cards: Heat Embossed Poinsettia Petals Bundle with Plush Poinsettia

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Poinsettia Petals Bundle with Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper in traditional colours

Following on from Friday's card, more fun with the Poinsettia Petals Bundle from the Poinsettia Place Suite.

This time I heat embossed the images from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Poinsettia Dies before arranging them onto a layer of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper.

For both cards I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut the label out with one of the Ornate Frames dies.  For the top card I also used Shaded Spruce card and ink, All The Trimmings ribbon and Wonderful Gems
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Slightly less traditional colour scheme for this Xmas card made with Poinsettia Petals Bundle

For the second card I used  white heat embossing, Pretty Peacock card and ink, Beaded Pearls, Elegant Faceted Gems and Snowflake Splendor ribbon.

Items from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue will be available from 4 August. 

If you live in Australia and would like a copy of this gorgeous catalogue, please contact me.

Items I used from this new catalogue are:
Poinsettie Petals Bundle (Poinsettie Petals stamp set and Poinsettia Dies)
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
Beaded Pearls
Snowflake Splendor ribbon
Wonderful Gems

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!  (when I'll be sharing more fun with the Poinsettia Place Suite of products
Stephanie

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Friday, 24 July 2020

Christmas cards: Poinsettia Petals Die Cuts on Plush Poinsettia


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Poinsettia Place Suite and Red & Green Foil:
the shiny foil and soft, velvety Plush Poinsettia paper look stunning together!

Back to the Christmas focus!

I LOVE easy,quick but beautiful cards - especially at Christmas when I'm making lots!  So I'm really grateful for the Poinsettia Petals Bundle - in fact, I purchased the entire Poinsettia Place Suite and I'm so glad I did!  It makes Christmas cardmaking effortless as well as stylish!

For the first card, I used the new Red & Green Foil Sheets for the poinsettia.  For the second I used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

For both, I added elements of Gold Foil Sheet and a greeting stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink.
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The Poinsettia Place Suite - makes Christmas card-making soooo easy!

I cut the banners with the new, incredibly useful, Banners Pick A Punch: one punch that offers two end shapes in three sizes each.

Also from the Poinsettia Place Suite are the gorgeous Beaded Pearls (what perfect Poinsettia centres!) and Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper.

In an upcoming post, I'll be sharing another card that I made with the Plush Poinsettia paper that illustrates that it's not just for Christmas!

In next week's posts, I'll be sharing more Christmas cards that show how cleverly the products in the suite work together.

The Poinsettia Place Suite Comprises:
Poinsettia Petals Bundle (Poinsettia Petals stamp set & Poinsettia Dies)
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
Beaded Pearls
Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 
Real Red 3/8" (1cm") Sheer Ribbon

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - These products are currently available in my online store.  The products from the August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue will be available from 4 August 2020.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Old Fashioned Whiskey Business


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A masculine card made with the Whiskey Business stamp set and Tasteful Labels Dies

This is the second card I've made with the Whiskey Business stamp set, last time I used the decanter image.

The base card is Early Espresso to which I added a layer of Cinnamon Cider which I randomly stamped with Versamark.

The label layers were cut with the Tasteful Labels. I cut the Cajun Craze label in half and attached one half at each end.  I used a piece of Faux Suede Trim to tie it all together.

I stamped the glass first, masked it and then stamped the shelf so that the glass sits on the shelf.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Thursday, 16 July 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Masculine Card - Sailing Home 3D Cube Pop Up Card


Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month our theme is: Male card (any occasion).

You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.  I hope you enjoy my card and then click on "Click here to enter" and click through the little images to see all of the other great projects in the hop!
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This Sailing Home 3D Cube Pop Up card is a suitable masculine card

I have cheated a little bit with this entry.  I do believe it's a good masculine card, however, I actually made it as a Bon Voyage card for my wonderful Stampin' Up team member and friend, Satomi Wellard who is about to call a yacht in the Mediterranean home for an adventurous new phase in her life!
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The closed 3D Cube Card fits into a square envelope

This fabulous fold is called a 3D Cube Pop Up Card and I learned how to do it from this video tutorial by the very talented Jay and Barry at Mitosu Crafts.  Jay also made a special box for the card but, as I was sending it through the mail, I just popped mine into a square envelope.

I hope you've enjoyed the card you've seen here on my blog today.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer.  

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Stephanie

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Monday, 13 July 2020

Snowflake Wishes Bundle - First Christmas Card of the Year!


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My first Christmas card made this year!  Snowflake Wishes Bundle and Plush Poinsettia paper

I'm normally eager to start making my Christmas cards in July - I can showcase the lovely goodies in the new "Holiday" catalogue while building up the stock of cards that I need for December.

I'll be honest with you though, I've never felt less full of the Christmas spirit!  I love the products that I've received from the new catalogue and am really excited to share them with everyone and that's the only thing getting me into my craft room to make Christmas cards at the moment.  Perhaps I'll have to make an effort to somehow ingest some Christmas spirit ..... now you're talking!

Now for my second confession .... I really fluffed up on my first use of that snowflake sprinkled frame!  However, I pressed on regardless because I didn't want to waste any of that gorgeous Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper!  Never mind - it may not be perfect but it's still festive!

The base card is Pretty Peacock and I added a layer of the stunning Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper.  This particular piece doesn't feature flowers or leaves, so it's pretty versatile.

I added some of the new (and stunning) Iridescent Pearls as well as some Adhesive Backed Snowflakes.  Together with the new Snowflake Splendor Ribbon, they soften the card and ramp up the Christmas sparkle.

The products in the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue will be available for purchase from 4th August.

The products that I have used are:
Snowflake Wishes Bundle (comprising coordinating stampset and dies)
Snowflake Splendor Ribbon
Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
Iridescent Pearls
Adhesive Backed Snowflakes

If you live in Australia and would like to receive a copy of the catalogue - please contact me.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 10 July 2020

Whiskey Business Decanter


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A masculine card made with the Whiskey Business stamp set

A quick masculine card!  I had intended this to be for my son, who is employed as a Spirits Expert (some have all the luck!) and whose passion is Whisky - but, sadly, the set didn't arrive in time for his birthday.  

The card and layers are Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider and Whisper White.  The white layer is cut with Stitched Rectangle dies that I shortened into a square (the stitched square dies weren't quite big enough!).

In order to have the decanter sitting on the shelf, I first stamped the decanter, masked it and then stamped the shelf.

I stamped the decanter with Smoky Slate and the shelf with Cajun Craze. The greeting is stamped with Early Espresso ink.  I then used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers (seemed appropriate!) to colour the images.  The colours I used are Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie.

To achieve the lighter shades in the decanter and whisky, I scribbled some marker onto an acrylic stamping block then picked it up on the tip of my Color Lifter to apply it,

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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