Friday 30 September 2016

World Card Making Day Blog Hop - With Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone! Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop! If you're looking for some great card making inspiration you need not look any further. This world wide blog hop is a fantastic way to celebrate what we all love to make and share ... CARDS! By clicking on the blog hop list at the end of this post you will be able to skip around the globe & check out lots of fun paper crafting ideas! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander's blog in Canada, and you will be visiting lots of different places on your hop today. As I mentioned previously, there is a list at the end of this post which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you can see many amazing projects that I'm sure will spark your creative interests! I hope you enjoy my creation today as well as all of the others!

The card I'm sharing with you today is pretty simple to make! I took a basic stamped background, added in some gold glimmer cardstock, took out my fringe scissors, and Sha-Bam! Stampin' Up makes it so easy to whip together a simple, yet beautiful card, when they offer such a great array of coordinating products! So thank you Stampin' Up! & Happy World Card Making Day to all! Feel free to message me if you have any questions on the details of today's card.

Thanks for stopping by & remember to check out all of the blogs on today's hop by clicking on the list below. You are currently at my blog (Carolynn Sander), so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next. Have fun hopping!

Carolynn 💖

1. Kylie Bertucci 
2. Cathy Peck
3. Bec Ross
4. Janneke de Jong
5. Natalie Vijlbrief
6. Sue Vine
7. Kim Oliver
8. Juana Ambida
9. Jeanne Moss
10. Sue Parker
11. Narelle Fasulo
12. Allison Okamitsu
13. Julie Davison
14. Lou Kitzelman
15. Louise Sharp
16. Nicole Anderson
17. Lissa Carter
18. Sandra Collett
19. Sandra Mastello
20. Kirsteen Gill
21. Ilse van Vliet
22. Carolynn Sander
23. Tina Hewett
24. Vicki Hunter
25. Carolina Evans

Sunday 25 September 2016

Stampin' Up! Playful Palette Iris Twist Technique

Hi everyone! I have just a quick post to share with you today, showcasing a variation of the "Iris Twist" technique. There was lots of folding and taping that went into the making of today's card. If you are interested in instructions on how this technique works feel free to send me an email. I'd be happy to share the details. 

Our family has a lot of reasons to celebrate in the next couple of months, meaning I think we have about 7 birthdays coming up! I'm sure this card will come in handy. I just found out that my daughter wants to have a "Monster High" birthday party for her 6th birthday. I think the designer series paper (DSP) I've used on today's card would go well for that theme. Check out the other great prints from the Playful Palette DSP in the image below.

Today's card was inspired yet again by the Global Design Project Challenge this week. This week's challenge is another sketch challenge. This sketch was created by the lovely Teneale Williams, hence how fabulous it is! #GDP054.
My previous post was also based on one of Teneale's sketches, and I am excited to say that I was chosen as one of the GDP winners for that round! Thank you Teneale for all of your great inspiration!
Well that's it for today! Thank you again for stopping by, and if you are interested in making your own "Iris Twisted" card, check out my online Stampin' Up shop by clicking the shop button to the right hand side of this post. There are so many great designer papers to choose from! 

Bye for now!

Carolynn 💖

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours Washi Tape

Hi everyone! The card I'm sharing with you today features one of my favourite go-to products....drum roll please .... WASHI TAPE! I have a washi tape addiction these days! Why you say? Well because it is so versatile! By slapping some washi tape on your project, you have a quick and easy way to add that extra little something, without taking too much time or effort. I decided to use my washi tape to make a striped background for my project today, but you could apply it in any which way you prefer! Check out the assortment of tape that comes as a bundle from Stampin' Up in the picture link below. This is the "Affectionately Yours" bundle of tapes. If you are in Canada, you can purchase yours via my online 24-7 Stampin' Up shop!

I had this washi tape hanging out for a wee while until I decided to play along over at the Global Design Project this week. #GDP52

This week's theme (as you can in the link above) is to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the designer. This means you can pull anything from Teneale's lovely card pictured above as a piece of inspiration for your project. This week I decided to CASE the layout, as well as the baby theme. I changed up quite a few elements of course. These challenges are always so great, as you get to see all of the very similar, yet very different alternatives that everyone comes up with. If you click on the picture link above you'll see what I mean. 

Well thanks for stopping by! I don't have many other tips to share for this one, as this card is pretty quick and easy! I may have to think up a boy version now, as I'm expecting a brand new baby nephew in November! I seriously can't wait!


Carolynn 💖