Bright and Cheery Slimline Card featuring In Bloom Bundle

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Hey crafty friend!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I'm sharing a card I made using the new In Bloom Bundle from the Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. When I saw the gorgeous Pierced Blooms Dies that coordinate with the In Bloom Stamp Set, I knew exactly what I was going to do first!

I'm a HUGE fan of black and white backgrounds with a pop of colour. In fact, every time I get a new set of flower dies - cause you can't just have one, right? - I make a black and white card with bright flowers. For the slimline card layout, I played along with Freshly Made Sketches, I just love this layout!

Here's the sketch:

Here are the cards I made:


Don't they just make you so happy? I love the fun background pattern with a hint of Magenta Madness peeking out between the layers. Those pierced flowers are just so gorgeous. And I just LOVE the fun and playful! I'm saving one for sure for a special friend who I know is going to crush a huge goal soon :) Can't wait to give it to her!


I really can't decide which background I love more, they're both so eye catching! These papers are from the new True Love Designer Series Paper, which is a full pack of black and white patterns...oh my heart! In addition to various geometric patterns, there are gorgeous floral patterns just begging to be coloured. On my card, I've also used the new Matte Black Dots - they add a fun, modern look to the projects. I see myself ordering many packs of these in the next few months!



Here's a video of the Facebook Live Replay of me creating this card, enjoy!


If you live in Canada, don't already have a demonstrator and would like to order any of these products, you can do so from my Online Store, I would love to be your demonstrator! 

Please leave a comment below and let me know which of the two backgrounds you like better! Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a fabulous day!

Love,
Zahra

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All-Star Tutorial Blog Hop: Fine Art Floral

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Hey there (again) crafty friends! 

You might be thinking: two blog posts in one day? Can't be! Well, it is...

I was honoured to be invited to join the All-Star Tutorial Bundle Group for the next six months and can I say, I am OVER THE MOON excited?! So many of the stampers in this group are an inspiration for me and my crafting so to be able to create and share my work with you alongside these amazing peeps is just so awesome! Today, we are inviting you to join us for a Blog Hop, featuring projects from the Fine Art Floral Suite in the new January to June Mini Catalogue.  If you wish to subscribe to receive these amazing monthly tutorials or just wish to try it for the month of January, you'll find details HERE.


This suite of products is simply stunning with gorgeous handpainted floral designer series paper, beautiful ribbon and a versatile stamp set with coordinating dies. Check out some of the gorgeous samples using this suite:


Here's the project I'm sharing with you today


I can't lie, I'm kinda smitten by how it turned out. It's not at all the colour combination I had originally envisioned for the card but I do love it! I love the bright Poppy Parade card base paired with the subtle pink (Petal Pink) and green (Mossy Meadow). I stamped the large flower from the set in Poppy Parade to add a tone on tone background. I wanted to add some tiny hits of gold to the card and used my Wink of Stella Brush to do so, along with some heat embossing (thank you) and gold pearls.



I love die cut words, so when I saw the 'just want to say' in this die set, I was sold! It pairs so well with all of the sentiments in the set, although they can be used without the dies too. I used a pretty detailed border from the Ornate Borders dies and added the Fine Art Floral ribbon for some texture and extra sparkle.

You can find all the supplies for this project below, all products can be purchased from my online store. Here are the measurements:
  • Poppy Parade card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
  • Designer Series Paper strip: 5" x 1"
  • Petal Pink Ornate Border: 1 1/4" x 4 7/8"
  • Mossy Meadow Stitched Circle: 2 1/2"
  • Fine Art Ribbon: 7"
  • Scrap of DSP for 'thank you' - heat emboss and hand cut
You are definitely going to want to add this suite to your craft supply shelves! You'll get our tutorial bundle for FREE when you purchase it from my online store or place any order over $50. This tutorial bundle includes 12 amazing projects and tutorial videos walking you through, step by step, how to create the projects. You can read more about how to get your hands on this month's tutorial bundle here.


Here's a sneak peek of my project for the bundle this month:


I hope you enjoyed this project, be sure to hop along with the rest of our group to see even more amazing inspiration using this suite! Thank you SO much for stopping by today, have a fabulous day!

Love,
Zahra





 



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Darling Donkey meets Oh So Ombre!


Hey there crafty friend!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I'm hopping along with my Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle friends to bring you some project inspiration! This month, we're featuring products from our amazing limited time promotion, Stampin' Up!'s SALEABRATION! It's truly the most wonderful time of year for crafters, as we get free product with a qualifying order and who doesn't love getting FREE stuff??

We've put together an awesome bundle of tutorials featuring some of our favourite Saleabration products, I chose the cute Darling Donkeys stamp set and the beautiful Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper. Here's the sneak peek of the project I created for our tutorial bundle:


And here's the project I've created for today's blog post:

Darling Donkeys, Oh So Ombre, Hippo & Friends, simple card, donkey card, birthday card, handmade card


Here's the scoop:
  • I used a Coastal Cabana card base, I love this bright cheery colour (8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4")
  • I added a panel of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (3 3/4" x 5 1/2")
  • I used a strip of Soft Seafoam (3 3/4" x 1") across the middle section of the card
  • Using striped twine, I wrapped a piece over the Soft Seafoam cardstock and tied it in a bow
  • The Hippo & Friends Dies were perfect for creating a label to stamp the donkey on as well as some cute flowers to add pops of colour
  • I stamped the donkey in Memento Black and coloured it in using Stampin' Blends
  • I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a small strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • I embellished using rhinestones
Darling Donkeys, Oh So Ombre, Hippo & Friends, simple card, donkey card, birthday card, handmade card

Isn't this little guy so cute?? He just makes me so happy 😊I hope you enjoyed this project!

If you liked this card, you'll LOVE the inspiration in this blog hop as well as our Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle:


You can get this tutorial bundle for FREE with any size order placed in my Online Store or you can purchase it for $22. 

Be sure to click here to check out the other amazing projects in this hop: 

Thanks again for stopping by!

xo
Zahra

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