Looks Like Spring

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Some different projects

No post yesterday but I’m going to make up for that now I hope.

It was my regular fortnightly stamp night with friends on Friday night and we also stamped on Saturday night too this week.  Friday night I spent the evening catching up on some Friendship Books that I needed to create pages for, so I won’t show you those even though I did use Stampin’ Up products, as I’m going to recreate them as cards which I will then share with you (hopefully I’ll get those done today). However last night I was very productive and completed 4 weeks of projects that another demonstrator, Makeesha Byl, graciously shares with us on an Australian Demonstrator Group each Monday. Makeesha also puts these on her blog so you can locate the tutorials there if you are interested in making them yourself.

The first project Makeesha shared with us was a Gift Card Holder. I decided to make mine also using our latest Colour Challenge which was River Rock, Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla. I’ve used one of the new Spring Mini Catalogue stamp sets and matching wheel to make mine.

A Beautiful Life Gift Card Holder


A Beautiful Life Gift Card Holder Open copy

Stamp sets: A Beautiful Life, It’s Beautiful (Jumbo Wheel)
Card: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Inks: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Metal Edge Circle Tag, Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle PunchPretties Kit (1/2 back very vanilla pearl), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The 2nd weeks project was a CD Holder. I decided to use some Designer Series Paper that I hadn’t used yet and went with Spring Fling. I love how this turned out.

CD Holder - Spring Fling

Stamp sets: Little Pieces, Priceless
Card: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Spring Fling DSP
Ink: Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Rich Regal Brads (So Saffron), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Week 3 was to make a Horizontal Pocket Card. Again we used some Designer Series Paper for this one so I went for an old favourite and matching stamp set that I haven’t used in a while. I loved how this one turned out too.

Horizontal Pocket Card - Looks Like Spring

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Card: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Spring Showers DSP**
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana
Accessories: Slit Punch, Tool Kit (Paper Piercing Tool), Round Tab Punch, Rhinestone Brads – Fire & Ice, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

**Spring Showers and Spring Flowers Designer Series Paper is still available however it does not appear in the current catalogue. Please speak with your demonstrator if interested in ordering.


Last weeks project was a Lettering Set. I’m really happy how this one turned out too. Yes we used more Designer Series Papers so I picked which one I was going to use and then selected my Textured Cardstock to co-ordinate.

This is how it looks closed

Lettering Set- Fall Flowers & All Through the Seasons

and then this is the inside

Lettering Set - Fall Flowers & All Through the Seasons Open

Stamp sets: All Through the Seasons, Carte Postale.
Card: Old Olive Textured Cardstock, Fall Flowers DSP, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, White Parchment paper (non -SU)
Inks: Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: Antique Brass Hodgepodge, Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Small Corner Rounder Punch, Whisper White Envelopes, Earth Elements Brads (Old Olive), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


So what do you all think? Was I productive last night?? Aren’t Makeesha’s projects wonderful and she is so generous for sharing the tutorials with us. Don’t forget you can view them on her blog if you wish to make some, or all, for yourself. I know I’ll be making more and can’t wait to see what this weeks project will be.

Emerging Colour 1

I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a while and now that I have Fabulous Flowers what better time. You can find a tutorial for this technique here on SCS and many other techniques can be found here.

I’ve made 2 cards using this technique but I will post 1 each day and give you more info on how I made the cards.

For my first card I thought I would use Looks Like Spring. It’s been a while since I have used this set and seeing how it has co-ordinating Designer Series Paper, that I also haven’t used in a while, I have taken my colours from the Spring Flowers pack and I have incorporated some of them into my card.  I’m quite happy with the results but I think I would have stamped the larger flower closer together so more colours would emerge….. Let me know what you think.

My first step is to create my focal image using the Emerging Colour Technique.

I started out with an A6 piece of Whisper White cardstock which I trimmed down later. Using the trio flower stamp from Looks Like Spring and the Cameo Coral, Barely Banana & Mellow Moss Stampin’ Write Markers, I’ve inked up the flowers and randomly stamped onto the Whisper White card. (Remember when using markers to huff on your stamps to re-moisten before stamping.) Allow to dry.

Once dry I inked up the large flower with Versamark and raLooks Like Spring - Emerging Colourndomly stamped onto this same piece of card overstamping some of the trio flower images. Apply clear embossing powder and heat with heat gun. Once cool, I inked up my brayer with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and applied over the top. Keep applying until you are happy with the colour. Allow to dry and then using a tissue, wipe off any colour from the embossed images. The colours have emerged. I have then used the Chocolate Chip inkpad again and the small swirl image from Priceless and randomly stamped the card. Again wipe off ink from embossed flowers.

This completes your Emerging Colour piece.

To make the card I’ve started out with an A5 piece of Chocolate Chip card which I folded in half to form my card. The edges have then been sponged using a sponge dauber and Chocolate Chip ink. I have then cut a 144mm x 101mm piece of Spring Flowers DSP and sponged using Sahara Sand ink and a sponge dauber. Adhere to main card.

Next I cut a 40mm x 101mm piece of Spring Flowers DSP (Cameo Coral colour) and layered onto a 43mm x 101mm piece of Barely Banana cardstock. This is then adhered to card as shown. I have set 3 Mellow Moss eyelets on bottom of last layer. (Template guide is great for even placement of eyelets.)

I have then cut down my Emerging Colour piece to 120mm x 50mm. Layer this onto a 123mm x 53mm piece of Mellow Moss and then onto a 127mm x 57mm piece of Barely Banana. Layer this piece onto card as shown using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I stamped ‘best wishes’ from Short & Sweet onto Sahara Sand cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink. Punch out using Large Oval Punch and sponge edges lightly using a sponge dauber and Chocolate Chip Ink. Punch out a Label Punch from Chocolate Chip cardstock and layer oval on top. Adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I’ve inked the trio flower image from Looks Like Spring using Cameo Coral, Barely Banana & Mellow Moss Stampin’ Write Markers and then punched out using the Spring Bouquet Punch. Adhere to card using Mini Glue Dots.



Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Priceless, Short & Sweet
Card: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Spring Flowers DSP
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana & Mellow Moss Stempin’ Write Markers.
Accessories: Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Spring Bouquet Punch, Soft Subtles eyelets, sponge daubers, clear embossing powder, heat gun, brayer, Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tool Kit, Mini Glue Dots.