I recently back in May had the absolutely fun pleasure of meeting up with some other Tasmanian demonstrators and one of the Australian DDM’s Clare Langsford to have a demonstrator get together which was so much fun. It is always fun to get back to the roots of I love Stampin’ Up! and that is the connection with others that love this same hobby. Friendship and connection is my big why – it has kept me coming back after all these years!
Clare asked me to do a little demonstration which was such an honour. What a pleasure to be asked and WOW I was so nervous. It has been a wee little while since I have presented or taught any kind of crafting.
I had one day to prepare as I had been away for a month and so quickly dug into a brand new box of supplies and got to work.
We have not long had a whole new colour refresh and some brand new In Colours introduced at Stampin’ Up! and so that was my inspiration but I also got to thinking about the economics of crafting and all these scraps laying around the craft room and partially inspired by one of my inspirations Bruno Bertucci and his papers strips and scrappy strip technique and I wanted that to inspire my cards along with the idea that nothing goes to waste!
How many different things could I make with the idea of using these new colours, playing with new colour combinations and showing that everything can be used? – do not waste a thing?
I have included some pictures taken on the day of the lovely little group we had attend.
Tassie is a small little place with some lovely little crafters. I live up on the smaller end of the island (not the capital city end) so it is a small little group but such lovely ladies. I hope that we can gather some more.
My first card that I made was actually inspired while I was creating my cards and popped up on my feed in between creating some others and was totally CASE’d with some changes by the lovely Kylie Henshaw who goes by Hello Crafter online. Her use of bright colours and the paper strip technique was exactly what I was doing at the time and she was using the same bundle, so I CASE’d her card and showed the ladies another sample of just how to use the paper strips.
Here’s a look at few of her social media accounts. You should go and give her a follow – she is amazing and does great videos and has an awesome Instagram!
Kylie Henshaw’s Instagram Page
Kylie Henshaw’s YouTube Channel
Here is a look at the finished card.
I just love how Kylie does the paper strips and then stamped the images in black over the top – what an awesome technique!
Here is the colour combo I used for this one. I didn’t actually use the new colours for this one – just some bright & happy colours!
Here is a close up look at the finished card. Sometimes it is a good idea when stamping a card like this that uses strips to use a stamp alignment tool because you will have a slight ‘bump’ or definition difference between where the cardstock joins are. Otherwise just make sure you stamp slowly and apply an even pressure to your stamp. These are cling mount stamps and so do stamp nicely.
Here is a look at my card inside.
If you are familiar with my work, I generally do not keep my cards naked on the inside. Haha! I love a good decorated inside. I added some strips to the inside of my card – this is great for using scraps. Another great way to use those leftover bits and it helps to follow through those colours or designs from the card front! I have added some more stamping and some spritzing with a Stampin’ Write marker.
P.s. I am so thrilled that those little Loose Daisies carried over to the new Annual Catalogue. They are ADORABLE!!
Here is a look at the my second card that I demonstrated and this is still using paper strips but with a completely different technique with the same bundle.
Here I have several different paper strips from the new colours in Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty Peacock (P.S. Two of my absolute FAVOURITE colours) and also some strips from the Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper from the new Bright & Beautiful 6×6 Designer Series Paper and then what I did was create a paper weaving design.
This is a great way to create a textured background using up those paper scraps & it is so much fun!
To add some extra texture, once it was done – I also tore some of the edges!
You can create these designs as loose or as tight as a weave as you like but something to note is that the tighter the weave the easier it will stay together when working with it.
I may just have to make a little video demonstration of this one – stay tuned!
Here is a look at my fun colour combo!
A little close up of the finished card.
I went with using the Classic Matte dots, which to get my own little colour combo – I have coloured them with the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Blends.
I am little obsessed also as there is some gorgeous ribbon from the Zoo Crew suite which comes in the LLT and that was perfect for this card.
I have snuck in some elements in Blueberry Bushel and Berry Burst and some die cut elements and my card was complete.
A little look at the inside. Some more paper strip elements to use up those left over scraps and some more spritzing and the card was complete.
These cards are perfect to give to any of my crafting enthusiast friends.
I absolutely adore this bundle. It is definitely a firm favourite from the new Annual Catalogue!
I hope that you enjoyed looking at my cards today. I was so thrilled to get the opportunity to demonstrate. I actually have two more cards to share, but I have saved those for another post coming tomorrow – stay tuned.
You can see all today’s project supplies linked below which are available in my store here.
Until next time,
Crafty hugs. xx