Four Panel Card – Stampin’Up! Lift Me Up Bundle & Naturally Eclectic DSP

Another birthday in our household, this time my eldest son! Time was on my side, so on on my day off I got to and created this card for him instead of reaching into my big box of class and blog samples.

I ordered the bundle of Lift Me up stamps and Up and Away thinlits last year when they were released in the 2017 Occasions catalogue. Thank goodness they carried over into the current Annual catalogue! Due to my very bad habit of ordering stamps I love and ordering too many to be able to spend my time creating with, the bundle has sat on my desk for a year awaiting it’s turn for stardom on my blog.

Yesterday I saw my chance and went for it. By happy coincidence when searching through my Designer Series Papers I found that there is a sheet of perfectly patterned paper in the Naturally Eclectic pack of DSP that works spot on with the hot air balloons in the Lift Me Up stamp set.

 The paper has the appearance of water colouring , so you get the effect without all the effort! When stamping the balloon I inked it all up in Emerald Envy then with a tissue wiped away the ink from the basket area and added Early Espresso marker to get the two colour image. The same process for all the other balloon images.

Also check out the Glitter Epoxy Shapes used as an accent. The glitter in them is blue and green perfect for my card. You will find these fun new accents in the 2018 Occasions catalogue.

Here is my card in it’s full inner four panel glory. The final panel has the hot air balloon die cut using the Up and Away thinlit die.

To make the card extra special for DS I added the banner from the Guy Greetings stamp set and added “son” from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Of course the card was a big hit with my eldest. I’ll have to come up with another card just as worthy for my youngest son’s birthday next month now!

I really enjoy making the Four Panel Cards as you can use so many of your ideas for a card on the one card! Try one out some time and see what you think. I’d love to know how you go so leave a comment below.

Cheers!

Janine

Let’s Celebrate Designer Series Paper – October Class

I did not realise it was so long since my last post! My time has been taken up with work and preparing for Picture to Page Show which was on last weekend. Now that the show is over and done with I can focus on my October classes which are being held next week. Oh my it has been hectic here!

To tie in with this months special from Stampin’Up!, which is buy three packs or stacks of selected Designer Series Paper and get the FOURTH ONE FREE, I decided to focus on our gorgeous papers this month. I wanted to make the papers the star of each card this month. As card makers we all love paper and often have to convince ourselves to use it. Well here are some great fun fold card designs you will want to add to your collection of card styles. You will really enjoy the cards we are going to create in this months class. Plus they are quick to create.

A good class to attend if you are new to card making.

Class dates are :- Thursday October 26 at 7.30pm
                           Friday October 27 at 10am
                           Saturday October 28 at 1.30pm
                           Tuesday October 31 at 10am

Class fee is $20 and you will make 2 – 3 cards of each card style. Please bring a paper trimmer.

To book email me jannic@bigpond.com

Let’s have some fun making cards!

Janine

Stampin’Up! Delightful Daisy DSP Card

I am so in love with this gorgeous Delightful Daisy Designer series Paper from this years annual catalogue. I don’t normally get overly excited about papers ( well maybe a little bit ) but really do love this one. The designs are so vibrant and pretty!

I’ve seen several cards on Pinterest using this particular paper as a card front and love how it looks. It is also so easy to create, so great for a card in a hurry.

It is so pretty and happy to look at! No matter the greeting receiving this card would brighten anyone’s day.
This greeting is from the stamp set Rose Wonder, my go to set for greetings.

You can see all the other designs in the Delightful Daisy DSP by clicking on the image below. And they are all lovely!

Cheers!

Janine