Friday, July 1, 2016

Foxy Friends Fun

I have not been THIS ga-ga over a stamp set for a long time. Foxy Friends, I love you! As my ladies made their frames up at class last night, I played with this Christmas version of the project we were doing. You should have seen me giggling over how cute these little legs are. Really! I know you'll love it too...

Christmas Reindeer Frame with Foxy Friends by Stampin' Up! ~ Susan Wong

Christmas Reindeer Frame with Foxy Friends by Stampin' Up! ~ Susan Wong


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Foxy Friends, Labeler Alphabet
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Cucumber Crush
Papers: Whisper White
Accessories: Fox Builder Punch, White 8x10" Frame

Here's the project I cased from the Stampin' Up! Concept Artists. It has mostly punch work and the reindeer version has more stamping work. Such a hugely versatile range. Loooove it!!

Foxy Friends Frame by Stampin' Up!


And just for my Aussie friends (and especially my koala-mad friend Cindy), here's a little guy in a Eucalyptus tree. The nose is hand cut and lacquered with glue from the fine tip glue pen. He's sweet don't you think?

Koala with Foxy Friends by Stampin' Up! ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Labeler Alphabet
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach
Accessories: Fox Builder Punch, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Linen Thread, Fine Tip Glue Pen

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Hope you have fun with Foxy Friends. It's not too hard ;)
xx


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Peace This Christmas Card - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Christmas in July. Do you do it? For us it's as simple as a festive meal with friends at a time of year where we want to be cosy inside. You just omit the stress of the actual season. For others it means getting ahead on their Christmas crafts... Yes, really! Here's a simple Christmas card idea that you could easily replicate however many times you need. Then when November rolls around all you have to do is slip them in the post. Tick!

Peace This Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Peace This Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong



To stamp the wreath I used the Peace This Christmas Stamp Set and a stunning new colour combo. Emerald Envy with Mint Macaron? Yes please! 

Christmas Colour Combo ~ Susan Wong



I used the new Layering Circle Framelits for the sentiment then traced around the inside of the circle one size smaller to use as a guide for stamping the wreath. Easy as!

Peace This Christmas Tip ~ Susan Wong



Supplies Used:
Stamps: Peace This Christmas
Inks: Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron
Papers: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Watercolour Paper, This Christmas DSP (on envelope)
Accessories: Layering Circle Framelits, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Handheld Stapler, Gold Wink of Stella Brush


Tune in for our Facebook showcase this time in two weeks for heaps more Christmas in July ideas! But right now, let's go see what Val has made... I can't wait :)



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Love & Affection Cards - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Originally inspired by the incredible Kylie Bertucci, I let the Affectionately Yours designer papers speak for themselves on these cards. Make them super simple like she did, or step it up a tad with some basic layering. Either way you can get 72 card fronts out of one pack of designer paper! And remember, no hoarding (we're all guilty of that when it comes to designer papers right?). If you love it, chop it! #loveitchopit :)

A very warm welcome to my blog if you've clicked through from our Stampin' Up! Artisan June Facebook showcase. Be sure to have a hop through all 20 Artisans and check us out on Pinterest!

See how I made these washi circles below!

Love & Affection Cards ~ Susan Wong

Love & Affection Cards ~ Susan Wong

Love & Affection Cards ~ Susan Wong

Love & Affection Cards ~ Susan Wong

Love & Affection Cards ~ Susan Wong


To make the washi circles, I used the punch-twice method below. This was particularly good for the slimmer width washi as my sentiment strips were 1" wide (and 2 3/4" long FYI) and the middle gap needed to be just right so no white would show. Leave questions in the comments if you need :)




Supplies Used:
Stamps: Love and Affection
Papers: Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Inks: Tuxedo Black Momento
Accessories: Tags and Labels Framelits Dies, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, 2" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Dimensionals



I can't wait to see what Val has made - let's go!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Love & Affection + Moments Like These Mini Album - Stampin Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to June!! It's such an exciting month at Stampin' Up! with the brand new Annual Catalogue. Squeee! The team and I have lots of new products to show you... so have a hop :)

Here's a quick and easy way you can create mini albums with designer papers and Project Life 3x4" cards. This came together in one afternoon! I used the new Affectionately Yours papers for the covers and the rest is from the Moments Like These card collection and coordinating accessory pack. Oh yeah, plus a little gold metallic thread.

Love & Affection + Moments Like These Mini Album ~ Susan Wong

Love & Affection + Moments Like These Mini Album ~ Susan Wong

Love & Affection + Moments Like These Mini Album ~ Susan Wong

(Special thanks to my 2-yr-old hand model. Xx)

Covers:
Take a 6x4" or two 3x4" Project Life cards. Cut two pieces of designer paper 4x5" and wrap around two 3x4" pieces. If you want to stick in a tab like I did, put it on at this point. Use another 3x4" card to cover the edges of the paper inside. 




Supplies for This Project:
Stamps: Love & Affection
Inks: Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Affectionately Yours, Moments Like These Card Collection
Accessories: Moments Like These Accessory Pack, Gold Metallic Thread, Dimensionals, Project Life Journalling Pens, Ring. 



I can't wait to see what everyone else has made. Such fun! Valerie is up next...




Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Flowers - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

The Artisan team are pouring our hearts out to you this week with a bunch of flower creations! Oh yes, it's a May Flowers theme! For those in the Northern Hemisphere that might mean pretty bright Spring colours and melting snow. Over here we're just cooling off so I've dipped into a warmer cosy palette with this birthday card I made for a beautiful friend of mine. With the Grateful Bunch stamp set and co-ordinating Blossom Bunch Punch, this little flower garland was a breeze.

Enjoy - and don't forget - we love to hear from you in the comments as you hop through!

Grateful Bunch + Blossom Bunch Punch ~ Susan Wong

Grateful Bunch + Blossom Bunch Punch ~ Susan Wong


Supplies Used: (Some of these are retiring soon - get in quick!)
Stamps: Grateful Bunch (140691), Awesomely Artistic (139950)
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Crumb Cake, Project Life Grid Cards, Tangelo Twist, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Accessories: Blossom Bunch Punch, 2014-2016 In Colour Designer Washi Tape, Gold Metallic Thread, Expressions Natural Elements



Let's go see Valerie's blossoms...


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Botanical Builder Congrats - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop! So glad you joined us. Don't forget you can save ideas for later by checking out our projects on Pinterest *HERE*

This week, I needed a card that was a little bit special so I paired the Sparkle and Shine stamp set with the Botanical Builder Framelits for something fresh and bright. It's 5x5" if you're wondering ;)
Hope you like!

Botanical Builder + Sparkle and Shine ~ Susan Wong

Botanical Builder + Sparkle and Shine ~ Susan Wong

Tip - For the background, stamp several times before re-inking to get several shades of the same colour.


Supplies for this project:
Stamps: Sparkle and Shine (140733)
Inks: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Papers: Calypso Coral, Watercolour Paper, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Cucumber Crush, Gold Foil Paper, Basic Black
Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625), Basic Jewels - Pearls, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Metallic Thread, Aqua Painters, Dimensionals



Let's go check out Val's amazing creation!!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Purrrfect Packaging - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

This week on our Artisan Blog Hop we're focusing on hand-crafted packaging. Let's face it, a gift is always a million times cooler if it looks pretty right? Here's a baby gift I did up recently with a fun shaker card and matching wrap. I always keep some of the brown paper from my Stampin' Up! orders on hand ;)

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Kitty Card ~ Susan Wong

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Baby Gift ~ Susan Wong

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Envelope ~ Susan Wong

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Kitty Card ~ Susan Wong



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Now let's go see what the talented Valerie has made...



Supplies used for this project:
Stamps: Circle of Spring (138964), Made With Love (138662)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black Archival
Paper: Water Colour Paper, Thick Whisper White (card base), Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie (hearts)
Accessories: Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Window Sheet (acetate)