Here we are on the first Monday of February and that means it’s time for another IDEAS team blog hop. One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! is the product coordination. As a crafter I love that Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to design projects without worrying whether the colours will match. But you may not know they’ve also made it easy to order complete suites of products. So we’ve decided to focus on these today and I couldn’t resist breaking out the New Horizons suite for my projects.
NEW HORIZONS MULTIPLIED
But before we get to the Tutorial Bundle, I have two other cards for you today. Although they both use the same Z-fold card base, one is quite simple while the other uses the entire suite.
For both cards I used just half of one of the 6″ x 6″ pieces from the New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. It’s a complete scene with grassy mounds, water and a peachy sky. All I did to start was to cut the sheet into four 3″ x 3″ pieces. Now I had four smaller, but still recognisable scenes and for my first card I wanted the one from the top right corner.
Next I stamped the birds image from the On The Horizon Stamp Set onto the sky using Evening Evergreen ink. With that done I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to mount the scene onto a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Evening Evergreen Card.
To complete the scene I needed the VW beetle image from the Driving By Stamp Set. First, using Evening Evergreen ink I stamped it onto a scrap of Thick Basic White Card. Then I coloured just the car using Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Once the colouring was done I cut out the car with Paper Snips and added it to the scene with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the second scene I took the DSP piece with the flowers on the right. I decided not to do any stamping but immediately mounted it onto a layer of Evening Evergreen Card.
Z-FOLD CARD BASES
Now I wanted two Old Olive Z-fold card bases. Each one was made from a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card. After cutting the card I placed it on my Paper Trimmer with the long side at the top. Then using the scoring blade I scored it at 4-1/4″, just like a normal card base. This time however I flipped the card over to the ‘back’ and with the long side at the top I scored at 2-3/4″. Once done I folded each card into a Z shape and sharpened the creases with a Bone Folder.
Before moving on I wanted the 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack from the New Horizons Suite. First, I cut a 12″ piece of Misty Moonlight Ribbon and wrapped it around the narrow section on one of the card bases. Then I fixed the ends of the ribbon in the front with some Tear & Tape Adhesive. To add the car scene I put Stampin’ Dimensionals under just the left half so it was only attached to the folded-back section of the card base.
For the second card base I cut a 24″ piece of the Petal Pink Ribbon. This time after wrapping the ribbon around the narrow section I tied it in a simple bow. Then I added the second scene to this card in the same way as the first.
To complete the scene on the second card I used the larger fence die from the Horizon Dies to cut some Crumb Cake Card. Then with a Blending Brush I added a little Crumb Cake ink to the die-cut piece. Once that was done I glued the fence to the left of the grassy scene. Finally I added some self-adhesive Pebbles Enamel Shapes at the base of the fence.
I loved the scenes on these cards and decided not to distract from them. So instead I opted to stamp the sentiment on the inside. To do this I began by cutting two 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Very Vanilla Card.
Next from the On The Horizon Stamp Set I chose “Relax & enjoy your day” and “Thinking of You”. Then using Evening Evergreen ink I stamped one sentiment in the centre of each of the Very Vanilla layers. Using liquid glue I added the “Thinking of you” layer to the inside of the card with the car scene. I followed this by fixing the other Very Vanilla layer inside the second card. The placing of the sentiments meant that when the cards were closed they were completely hidden.
All that was left was to decorate the Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes. For this I went back to the On The Horizon and Driving By Stamp Sets.
First I inked up the car image with Evening Evergreen ink, but I covered the gifts on top of the car with sellotape. Then when I stamped onto the envelope only the car appeared.
To coordinate with the second card I chose the grassy image from the On The Horizon Stamp Set. After stamping it onto the other envelope with Evening Evergreen ink my two cards were complete.
NEW HORIZONS AND MORE
So let me tell you a little more about this month’s IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. The February “That’s So Suite Of You” PDF contains a whopping 84 pages, featuring more than 41 projects from 15 different designers. There’s cards, boxes, packaging ideas and more, using a variety of current product suites from Stampin’ Up! The collage below provides a little sneak peek of what’s inside.
If you’d like a copy of the Tutorial Bundle for your own personal use, or even to use in your classes, there are three different ways to get it:
- Place an order via my online store for $45CAD (before shipping and taxes) using my February Host Code DNAVCQF3. Make sure to allow Stampin’ Up! to share your contact details so I can e-mail the tutorial to you. If your order is over $200CAD don’t use the Host Code or you’ll miss out on Stampin’ Rewards. However, so long as I have access to your contact details I’ll still send you the PDF.
- Join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team, and you’ll get this IDEAS tutorial for free.
- Buy the tutorial. Contact me at email@example.com for more information.
Once you’ve received the bundle, please remember not to share or distribute printed or electronic copies of the tutorials. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your own use. If you know someone who would like to purchase the tutorial bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their own copy. Thank you for your support.
So that’s it from me for today but please visit Sara Rayner on the next leg of the blog hop by clicking on the ‘NEXT’ button below.
If you’re specifically interested in the products I used to create the cards shown here on my blog today, you’ll find the links below.
BUNDLE BONUS – Did you know that if you want both the On The Horizon Stamp Set and coordinating Horizons Dies you can get them at a discount? Simply place your order using the ‘bundle’ item number. and you’ll save 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately.
WANT THE WHOLE SUITE? – The purpose of the ‘suite’ item number is to make it easier to order the entire New Horizons suite. So if you order using that you’ll get the stamp set and dies bundle, plus one pack of the New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP, the 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack and one pack of Pebbles Enamel Shapes. While you do get the stamp set and dies at a 10% discount, no further savings apply to the suite. You’ll see I’ve included all the options so you can explore these further if you wish.
DRIVING BY – Sadly the Driving By Stamp Set cannot be purchased, however you can still get it for free. Simply place an order for $60 of Stampin’ Up! products (before shipping and taxes). Then when prompted during the checkout process choose this stamp set as your free gift. There’s also other paper and exclusive stamp sets to choose from too, and no limit on how many you can earn. Check out the Sale-A-Bration Brochure for all the details. Otherwise you can view all the free products in the Sale-A-Bration section of my online store. Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th and products are only available while stocks last.