Appliqué Backgrounds

Here are the cards I made during my Facebook Live session last week.  You can watch the replay on Facebook or YouTube.  Be sure to join me this week at 10:00 am AEST (you can see when that is where you are here).

​My theme this week was applying die-cut images to the background layer of my cards.


This one used the Abstract Impressions stamp set with its coordinating Springtime Impressions dies.  I woke up one morning with this idea in my head, and while the final product turned out the way I envisioned, the quick-and-easy application of the die cut during the session wasn’t!  Isn’t that always the way with the cameras rolling?

 did a second card later on and can say that with the use of a shim for more pressure, and probably another pass of my ageing (and therefore looser/less pressure) of my die cutting machine, the die cuts released their scraps easily and it all came together quickly.

Note:  these coordinating items are on the retiring products list…if you want them click on the images below to add them to your shopping cart.


This card is a CASE of one that Sara Douglass (Stampin’ Up!’s CEO) posted on her Facebook page.  I changed it a bit to suit my tastes and time limitations (I used Stampin’ Blends rather than watercoloring the flowers).  The card features the Timeless Tropical stamp set and coordinating In The Tropics Dies.  I will confess that I used the flower die from Bouquet Punch Dies as it had multiple flowers that cut as one piece and was less time-consuming to apply.  But, since the centre panel is so large, there is no need to cover most of the background layer, so it wouldn’t take very long to place the individual flowers (the die cuts 3 flowers at once).  

Two pieces of happy news from the upcoming Annual Catalogue that relate to these cards

  1. We’ll be getting  new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machines!
  2. The double-sided adhesive sheets that make applying the die cuts like these so easy are making a comeback!

So if you need a 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and aren’t already working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator give me a shout and I’ll get one to you next month.

​Here’s a complete supply list for these cards:

May Monthly Card Class
I will provide a kit and written instructions to make 5 cards.  Participants will be able to add sentiments as desired with their own stamps and inks.  Kits can be picked up from my residence in Melbourne using safe, social distancing protocols, or I can ship via Australia Post tracked satchel.  Come give this a try – perfect if you’ve always wanted to try my classes and can’t attend in person.  

​Online (Zoom) Group Assembly Session: Saturday, 9 May, 1:00 pm AEST (optional – click here to find your local time).  Meeting link will be shared when you place your order.

Card Kit:  includes all the pieces and printed directions needed to create 5 cards.  You will need to supply your own stamps and ink for sentiments, as well as having basic adhesive (like Multipurpose Liquid Glue) for assembly. 
​Cost: $30 + $8.95 optional shipping (Australian crafters only, sorry)
RSVP & Payment Deadline is Wednesday, 29 April to ensure timely delivery.


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