Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - Stampin' Up! Hey Love Cling Stamp Set

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the wonderfully talented Cathy CainesI have a feeling that she left you feeling pretty inspired today!


The theme for today is "Love & Friendship"! Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to make a pretty card for that special friend.💖



The Stampin' Up! "Hey Love" Stamp Set is in the current Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue, and it is by far a favourite of mine! The sweet little critters in this set make creating a few cards for your loved ones easy oh peasy! Check out the images that come in this set in the photo below! Aren't they the cutest?


I chose to go with the "I'm APE over YOU" sentiment for today. I deliberately placed the APE image over top of the YOU die cut to add more fun to today's pun! The APE is over You! Get it! 😂😂😂 I couldn't help myself!


The YOU die cut on today's project was created with the Stampin' Up! Celebrate You Thinlit Dies! This set of dies matches so well with a variety of other Stampin' Up! products! You won't regret purchasing them. They are worth the investment!


Aren't they fabulous? Another favourite of mine by far!

Well thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed today's lovie project! For a complete list of the Stampin' Up! products that I used today, check out the supply list below. Up next in today's blog hop is my talented friend Janneke de Jong! I can't wait to see what she has to share with us today!

Thanks again! If you have any questions in regards to today's projects feel free to contact me! As well, if you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I would love to have you visit my Stampin' Up! online shop! Just click on the shop button below if you wish!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Friday, 18 January 2019

Stampin' Up! Layering Circles Framelits Dies - #TGIFC195

Hi everyone! My name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The TGIF Team is at it again with a fun Disney theme! Come on over to theTGIF Challenges site and have fun creating with us! We would love to see how today's theme inspires you!


I enjoyed playing around with today's Disney theme! I had actually created a card very similar to this one a few years back for my nephew who LOVED Mickey Mouse at the time. I figured I would mix it up a wee bit and make a similar Minnie Mouse card for today!


I analyzed my Stampin' Up! Stash when I was conjuring up today's project! Red polka dot DSP was perfect for my Minnie Mouse. I went with the 2018-2019 In Color DSP and chose Lovely Lipstick to add some character. 



As for the Minnie I took my Stampin' Up! Layering Circle Framelits Dies and did some fancy cutting to create the Minnie Mouse shape. Have a look at the templates below and you will see how I cut into my Pineapple Punch Cardstock with my Layering Circle Framelit Dies, and then layered my Basic Black Cardstock behind it to fill in the negative space. This creates a seamless look. 



This is pretty straight forward. I cut the circles in the numbered order you see above. I then layered Basic Black Cardstock behind it, as you see below. 


The rest of today's card comes down to the little details. I created the bow using one of my favourite retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets, the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set. The coordinating punch came in handy too of course. This is a reminder to hang on to some of those old favourite retired goodies. You just never know when they will come in handy!  

The Stampin' Up! Celebrate You Dies were also perfect for today's Minnie Project! 


What do you think? Isn't this Minnie Mouse the cutest? I kinda think so! Now I just need to find a special person to send this card to! 

Thank you so much for visiting today! Remember to stop by the TGIF Challenges site to join in the fun this week! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. As well, if you are from Canada check out my online 24/7 Stampin' Up! supply shop below! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

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Friday, 4 January 2019

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily Stamp Set - #TGIFC193

Hi everyone! My name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The TGIF Team is at it again with another inspirational colour combo! Come and visit the TGIF Challenges site and have fun creating with us! We would love to see how today's brights inspire you!
I took a wee crafty break over the holidays so it was fun to get inky again! Today's card is pretty basic. I think it would be great for all levels of stampers. The Lasting Lily Stamp Set is so pretty that I didn't feel the need to overdo it today.


What do you think? Less is more today is what I would say. I am sure I could have added in some dry embossing, or another layer to spice up today's card. But I liked it as is. If you have any thoughts on how you would spice up today's project feel free to leave a comment below! I'd love to hear from you!  

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope that you leave here feeling a wee bit inspired. Remember to stop by the TGIF Challenges site to join in the fun this week! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. As well, if you are from Canada check out my online 24/7 Stampin' Up! supply shop below! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

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