Last Wednesday I hosted my first Facebook Live crafting session. Here are the cards I made:
The images and sentiments are from the new Bloom and Grow stamp set and coordinating Budding Blooms dies. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them quickly with my Stampin' Blends. The cards are made using the Floating Die Cut Frame technique, popularised by Jennifer McGuire, Bruno Bertucci and several other card crafters. The key to making these cards easily is using Glad Press'n Seal plastic wrap to hold the die cuts in place as you work with them.
One of the neat things about this technique is that it makes 2-for-1! The centre that is cut out to make the frame for card 1 is affixed to another card base to make card 2.
Then I filled in some of the white space between die cuts with retired black rhinestones, and added sentiments.
Here's another set of cards I made using this technique as a dry run for the FB Live:
This one uses the flowers from the Rose Trellis stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue. I think it's interesting the different effects the more- and less-closely-spaced flower clusters give. Do you have a preference?
Unfortunately, Press'n Seal isn't readily available in Australia the way it is in the United States. It's available at Costco in 3-packs, and through a few online retailers. When I attended OnStage Live in New Zealand earlier in the month another demonstrator discovered that a local grocery store carries it...
We didn't buy out this store, but we should have! The extra rolls she did buy were snapped up by other demonstrators. She even placed an online delivery order with the supermarket, who couldn't fulfil our quantity request (who orders 27 boxes of plastic wrap???) but did get some for more demonstrators.
If you want to see how this product is used to make the cards, feel free to watch any of the videos I've linked to in this post...including my Facebook Live video. Also, see below for how to tune in to tomorrow's Live!
Each week I'll be hosting a crafting session on my Nancy's Nifty Notes Facebook Page. I'll start at 10:00 am on Wednesdays and will probably run for 30-45 minutes. You can tune in live or watch on replay! Add comments and questions and I'll respond either orally during the broadcast or in the comments afterwards.
Here's some help for my friends in the USA:
Melbourne, Australia Wed, 8 May 2019 at 10:00 a.m. AEST
New York, USA Tue, 7 May 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
Chicago, USA Tue, 7 May 2019 at 7:00 p.m. CDT
Denver, USA Tue, 7 May 2019 at 6:00 p.m. MDT
Phoenix, USA Tue, 7 May 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST
Los Angeles, USA Tue, 7 May 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PDT
I've been spending some time using retiring favourites this month. Today's card is CASE'd from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.
I stamped the rose image on the So Saffron card base in So Saffron ink. Looking again at the catalogue photo I think they must have applied So Saffron ink very lightly to a Whisper White card base, probably with a sponge brayer, then stamped-off the rose image.
The Daffodil Delight pennant was embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. I inked up the rose stamp again with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin' Write Markers and cut it and the leaves out with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.
Can you see the Gold Metallic Thread in the picture? It's much more visible, and the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins more muted in real life. It's funny what the lighting will cause the camera to emphasise.
Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up!'s monthly paper crafting kit that has been available in North America for 6 years. This special kit, designed in conjunction with SU!'s co-founder and chair, Shelli Gardner, is a one-off global offering.
The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin includes the following:
I will be creating a Pinterest board with alternative project ideas for using the contents of the Hugs for Shelli Kit. I will also offer a session in my craft room for customers who purchase it to come assemble their kit and make some alternatives if they like.
When I lived in the U.S. I really enjoyed both the original designs and creating alternatives with my Paper Pumpkin kits...I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity!
I fully expect this kit to sell out quickly...you may pre-order with me now, and I will collect payment from you before placing an order on May 15. This will save you having to remember on the day!
This is the final card we made in my Monthly Card Class. Unlike the others, it features items that are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue - yay!
CASE'd from (ugh - I can't find it! If it's you let me know and I'll update!), this card has a panel of Whisper White embossed in the Lace embossing folder and mounted on a Grapefruit Grove mat. The sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink and is from the Piece of Cake stamp set.
The butterflies are cut with the Butterfly Beauty dies from Grapefruit Grove Foil that was available paired with Lovely Lipstick Foil during Sale-A-Bration. It has a holographic finish that gives a rainbow effect in the light - very cool. We snipped off the two lower butterflies and added them to the inside of the card.
A note on carry-over products:
Products that are offered in bundles (which save you 10%) in current catalogs and are carrying over will NOT be offered as bundles in the next catalog, even though both items will be offered. Therefore, if you have bundled items on your wish list it may be prudent to go ahead and order them before June 3.
Examples of bundled items used on this card:
Same products, un-bundled:
Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!