Thursday, September 1, 2016

More Flourishing Phrases - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

I've been cranking out a few birthday cards recently. Since it's Open Project week for the Artisan team, I used what I had from our current box and I get to share them with you!

Naturally, I can't go past a bit of Project Life so these first two cards have backgrounds from the Hello Lovely card collection. Place them with Flourishing Phrases and Thoughtful Banners and..... I'm head over heels.

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong



Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong



Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases, Thoughtful Banners, Touches of Texture, Labeler Alphabet
Inks: Basic Black, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake
Papers: Kraft, Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection, Pool Party, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo, 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Metallics Sequins, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Duet Banner Punch


Now let's go see what Valerie has to show us!



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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! 

When it comes to getting off on the right foot, Project Life cards are a great way to suss your colour combos and style even before you get stuck in. Here I've paired the All Year Long Card Collection and accessory pack with our Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Flourish Thinlits. A match made in heaven!! Throw in a bit of Envelope Paper for matching stationery and you're away...

Let me know what you think! And a big hello if you've clicked through from our August Artisan Facebook Showcase :)

Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 1 ~ Susan Wong


Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 2 ~ Susan Wong


Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 3 ~ Susan Wong


Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 4 ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Tuxedo Black
Papers: All Year Long Project Life Card Collection, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, 2015-2017 In-Color Envelope Paper, Delicate White Doilies, Glassine Gift Bag
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, Tip-Top-Taupe 5/8” Mini-Striped Ribbon, Silver Metallic Thread

Have you heard?
I'm so excited about *THIS* awesome collaboration.


Next we'll go see what the amazing Val has made!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Exclusive Tutorial Bundles!


I have teamed up with 11 other INCREDIBLE designers to bring you a Tutorial Bundle once a month for the next six months: August 2016 - January 2017. You will receive TWELVE tutorials in the bundle every month, one from each of these wonderful Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators:


The Tutorial Bundles are based on current bundles in the Stampin' Up!® catalogues and will have both Metric and Imperial (inches) measurements so that everyone around the world can use these them. And if you are currently a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - these tutorials will be such a great way for you to get some awesome ideas.

THE GREAT NEWS is you can pre-purchase your bundle right now! We'll be releasing our first one on Tuesday 23rd August.


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How else can I get this exclusive Tutorial Bundle?

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Touches of Texture - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop. This week we have an open project - which means we use anything we like from our box of goodies! I'm ready for a whole bunch of variety so I can't wait to hop through - will you join me?

Here's what I made using the Touches of Texture stamp set.

Tips to Get the Look: Sunshine Card & Matching 3x3" Gift Set
- Stamp the flowers then lightly brush the centres with an aqua painter.
- For the Flirty Flamingo splatters/bees, stamp off on scrap paper first.
- Insert a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock into the Glassine Gift Bag to strengthen it.


Touches of Texture Birthday ~ Susan Wong

Touches of Texture Mini Cards (3x3) ~ Susan Wong

Touches of Texture Mini Cards (3x3) ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Touches of Texture, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Gold Wink of Stella Pen
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Gold Foil Paper, Watercolour Paper, 2016-2018 In Colour Envelope Paper
Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Glassine Gift Bags, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Linen Thread, Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine, Envelope Punch Board

Now let's jump on over to Val! I bet she has something awesome to show us :)


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MORE Thoughtful Branches

Get the Limited time Thoughtful Branches bundle before its gone! Available August 2nd - 31st.

If you earned in any coupons during the July Bonus Days promotion, the Thoughtful Branches bundle is a great choice to use it on.



Get the Look - Card One
- Layer two flower heads together slightly off centre - one Peekaboo Peach and one vellum. I sponged a bit of peach onto the vellum too.
- Use words as a background in the same colour as your base (Soft Sky) and splatter with the Gold Wink of Stella pen by tapping firmly on the barrel.
- Tie a messy double bow on your tag with Linen Thread.

Thoughtful Branches Card ~ Susan Wong

Thoughtful Branches Card ~ Susan Wong

Thoughtful Branches Colour Combo ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Inks: Emerald Envy, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach
Papers: Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Vellum, Shimmery White
Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread, Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine



Get the Look - Card Two
- Wet Shimmery White Paper with your aqua painter (not all the way to the edges)
- Add 2-3 drops of Island Indigo reinker to your paper and spread with aqua painter for your moody night sky.
- Sprinkle on a bit of salt on (for the snow) while wet and let dry.
- Stamp trees when background is dry and add Dazzling Details for Christmas pizzazz!

Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Island Indigo, Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Smokey Slate
Papers: Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Shimmery White
Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dazzling Details, Aqua Painter, Classic Label Punch, Salt


Now let's go see what Val has made :)
Be sure to hop through all 19 blogs for loads more Thoughtful Branches inspiration!!
And check out the Thoughtful Branches board on the Stampin' Up! Pinterest page *HERE*







Thursday, July 14, 2016

Christmas in July - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Ok, bit of a cultural fusion on this post. Our theme this week on the Artisan Blog Hop is Christmas in July and I've come up with some Asian-inspired decorations to add that finishing touch to your mid-year festivities.

Hi if you've come through from our July Facebook showcase! So glad you stopped by :)

Because This Christmas Specialty designer paper is lighter weight than our usual packs, I decided to have a go with some origami. The best thing is, there are 24 sheets per pack. Pretty awesome if you need to mass produce anything! So here's my origami fortune cookie. This is made using three of the basic origami sonobe units and has a ribbon through the middle you can use to hang it.

Origami Fortune Cookie / This Christmas DSP ~ Susan Wong

Origami Fortune Cookie / This Christmas DSP ~ Susan Wong

I used 6x6" squares in different patterns and embellished with some fussy cut, gold-embossed stamps from the Peace This Christmas stamp set. You could easily pop a chocolate inside along with your 'fortune'. 






And now for some REALLY quick and easy fortune cookie place names. I used the biggest circle in the new Layering Circle Framelits...
Easy Fortune Cookie / This Christmas DSP ~ Susan Wong

Click on the image below to see Jessica Hill's fortune cookie tutorial in more detail.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Peace This Christmas
Inks: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits



Next we're hopping over to Val. Happy 'Christmas' to you...

Friday, July 8, 2016

Introducing Thoughtful Branches

Here's a sneak peek into a new exclusive and limited-time stamp set that will be available for purchase next month.

If you're a demonstrator, pre-order the bundle during July and receive a Bonus Day coupon that you can use toward the Holiday Catalogue pre-order during August.

All of the Stampin' Up! Artisans have been going wild with great ideas for this stamp set and thinlits - we can't wait to show you! Have a hop through our blogs and join us for ANOTHER Thoughful Branches blog hop on August 2nd (August 3rd NZT).

Thoughtful Branches 3x3 Boxed Set ~ Susan Wong

Did you see Artisan Joyce Fowler's tip on the @stampinup Instragram? Colour on your clear block with markers, spritz with water then stamp. Great for backgrounds and no two cards are the same! Once the backgrounds were dry I embossed with copper, flicked on some extra colour with the markers and Gold Wink of Stella Brush.

Thoughtful Branches 3x3 Boxed Set ~ Susan Wong


This Emerald Envy box for 3x3" cards and 3 1/4" envelopes is easy to make.

Open Box for 3x3 Cards ~ Susan Wong


Thoughtful Branches 3x3 Boxed Set ~ Susan Wong

3x3" Set Supplies:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Inks: 2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, Versamark, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Papers: 2016-2018 In Color A4 Cardstock, Shimmery White
Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Stampin' Spritzer, Envelope Punch Board



And here's a thank you card! When I looked at the tree I thought Flirty Flamingo and cherry blossoms blowing away in the breeze. I sponged Soft Suede behind the blossoms to make them pop and added a layer of designer paper from the A Little Foxy paper stack.

Thoughtful Branches Thank You Card ~ Susan Wong

Thank You Card Supplies:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Linen Thread




Next we're hopping through to Val. Ready to be inspired? Let's go!