Today’s the day! Finally the September to December 2023 Mini Catalogue is live for customers. I’ve added a link to the digital version of the Canadian English catalogue in the column on the right. Next, the Online Exclusives section has some new Christmas paper (only available while stocks last). Plus there’s a new Christmas card kit in the Kits Collection, and we’re also starting to think about World Card Making Day! More about all that in the coming days, but first it’s the IDEAS blog hop and some Whale Watching.
As well as the obligatory whales, the new Whale Watching Stamp set has some other lovely images. One of my favourites is this rocky shoreline. It definitely reminds me of the whale watching tour my granddaughter and I went on last month. So this card design was most definitely inspired by her and that wonderful trip.
MY HAPPY PLACE
I began by cutting a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Basic White Card. Using Pebbled Path ink I stamped the shoreline image in the bottom right-hand corner. Then from the Happy Labels Stamp Set I chose “you are my happy place” and stamped it over towards the left.
Next I cut and scored some Pebbled Path Card for my A2 card base. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Now from the new Winter Meadow 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack I chose the Pebbled Path background pattern. This reminds me of a moody cloudy sky and all I needed was a 6″ x 6″ piece. That would be enough to decorate the card front, inside and envelope.
First from my DSP square I first cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece from my DSP and glued that onto the card base, up against the crease. Finally I trimmed the 3/4″ strip that was left to 5-1/4″ long. I glued this strip along one long edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. This would provide a place to write once I’d glued the assembled layer inside the card base.
To finish I cut some Pebbled Path twine from the 2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim pack. I wrapped it round the front of the card base about 1/4″ from the bottom edge of the DSP layer. Then I tied it in a simple bow on the left-hand side. That only left the stamped layer to add with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and with that my quick but heartfelt card was complete.
WHALE WATCHING & MORE
So with my blog project out of the way let me tell you a little more about this month’s IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. The September “Family Celebrations” PDF contains 61 pages featuring 27 projects from 12 different designers. The collage below provides a little sneak peek of what’s inside and I’m pretty sure you can spot mine.
For my PDF Tutorual projects I created a different card and a 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page using lots more images from the Whale Watching Stamp Set.
If you’d like a copy of the IDEAS 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 September 2023 Host Code 6VPGMKX2. 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. The IDEAS Team works hard to provide these exclusive projects for your own personal use. However, if you know someone who would like their own copy of the tutorial bundle, simply ask them to contact me about it. Thank you for your support.
For more “family celebrations” projects from the IDEAS team simply click on the links below or use the Previous Blog and Next Blog links.
That’s all from me for now. Until tomorrow, happy crafting!
These are the Stampin’ Up! products used to create the card shown here on my blog.