Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Card kits/Project Kits





Welcome to the June, 2018 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Karen Farquhar from Australia and this month's theme is 'Card Kits/Project Kits'. I hope you are inspired by my projects today. 



The brief for this month's Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop is to take a Stampin' Up! Card Kit or Project Kit and to either make it up or create alternative cards/projects from it.
I was so temped not to mess with perfection in the beautiful Notes of Kindness Card Kit and make it up as per instructions. But I bit the bullet and with a little of fussy cutting I ended up with a framed decor wreath, a scrapbook page, a thank you card and a lot of extra supplies left over for more projects.  




My granddaughter asked if I could use this photograph of herself and two aunties to make a Scrapbook page for her Scrapbook album. The day was a special treat of High Tea for her from her aunties to celebrate her 18th Birthday. The roses on the china tea service inspired me to use the roses from the card kit to create this page.





My second project is a wreath of succulents and roses also die-cuts from the card kit. You can see how many supplies are included in each kit. Enough to make 20 cards in total.





With so many extra supplies left over I thought my Granddaughter may want to thank her Aunties for giving her such a special outing so I have made a simple little card for her to give them as well.




I think the kits Stampin' Up! have designed are perfect for people just being introduced to card making. Everything you need is included in the kits to create 20 beautiful cards. Including card bases, coordinating printed envelopes a stamp set, ink, clear stamp block, die-cut stickers and accents, pearls and dimensionals.

Thank you for visiting me today. I am Karen Farquhar and I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!  
  



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Global Design project #GDP146 Sketch Challenge






Hello and welcome. Global Design Projects #GDP146 is a sketch challenge. It is my husband's Birthday this week and I needed to make him a Birthday card. So for his card I have used the sketch challenge layout but changed the hearts to gift bows and have tried to stay with a masculine colour scheme.  





I stamped the gift bows from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set using my Stamparatus. Using my Stamparatus made positioning the inside of the bow so much easier.
I moved the stitching on the sketch to divide the image into quarters. I am so thrilled to see straight stitched framelits in the Stitched Labels Framelits. I can see me getting a lot of use out of this set.

 


Having my two step bow stamps positioned on my Stamparatus meant I could just go ahead and stamp out a few in different colours to make tags for future use.







I would like to say thank you to those visiting me today. I hope you find inspiration from my projects. All of the products I have used today are available in our new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. Just click on the thumbnails below and they will take you straight to my online store. 

For even more inspiration pop on over to the Global Design Project page here.




Also don't forget if you join my team this month you will receive 10 ink pads absolutely FREE. Click here for details.




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Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges Challenge #022



Hello and welcome. You are currently visiting Karen Farquhar from Australia for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges. For challenge #022 we have a colour challenge. The colour combination is Powder Pink, Coastal Cabana and Shaded Spruce.




My eldest granddaughter is heading off to the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland this weekend for a short break from our chilly winter weather here on the South Coast of N.S.W. 
I have created a card for her to hold a little bit of spending money to take with her. (Nana's do that). The trip is a small milestone in her life. It will be her first holiday and air flight without her parents. She is so excited!
For my card I have used the stamp set Pocketful of Sunshine and it's coordinating Pocket Framelits.
With cash, sunglasses and ticket in her pocket she is all set for a fun time. The beauty of the Stampin' Up! Pocket Framelit is the little tabs at the sides which when folded under and adhered to your card create a 'pocket' into which you can slip extra gifts such as a gift voucher, notes or a small treat as an extra surprise. 






I have also created two little gift cards from the same stamp and thinlit die set. These cards could be attached to an envelope when giving money as a gift as well.










You may have already seen the little carry bag in the shape of a pocket on other demonstrator websites but I thought I would include one in this post.
To make the little carry bag cut 2 of the pocket dies and a strip of cardstock 1" (2.5cm) x 7 1/2" (19cm).
Score your 1" (2.5cm) strip at 2 1/4" (5.7cm), 3 3/4"(9.5cm) and 
5 1/4"(13cm).
Adhere the scored strip to the flaps on both of the pocket diecuts working your way around the pockets to form a box. 
Attach another 1" (2.5cm) strip of cardstock as a handle adjusting the height as desired.
These would make cute little party treat bags for kids parties. You could coordinate the colours with the party's theme.

Thank you for visiting me today. You are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here we would love to see your creations. Also have a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase the products I have used today just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
Have a fun time shopping. 
(Sorry Australian residents only).  


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Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges Theme: Kids Challenge: #021



Hello and welcome. You are currently visiting Karen Farquhar from Australia for Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges #021 and todays challenge has the theme 'Kids'.


OK so I am a little late to the game! The Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges #021 has the theme 'Kids' however I wasn't able to get my project completed in time for the Wednesday go live deadline, but I couldn't let a chance to create kids cards pass me by.

I have been itching to use my stamp set Let the Good Times Roll and it's coordinating Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits Dies ever since they first appeared in the last Occasions Catalogue and I can't tell you how excited I was to see them included in our 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. It is such a fun set to play with.
This is the outside of my card. I chose to section it off so I could use as many of the elements contained in the set as possible I love the sweet little food card.







Then inside we have the pop-up part of the card. As a child I would be fascinated by pop-up cards so I think this would delight any child or even an adult. I know my 40+ year old daughter loves roller coaster rides so she may be the recipient of this card for her birthday next week.




Below I have framed up the pop-up die cut. I will more than likely be offering a class for this in the next few weeks. It is a little tricky to put together but well worth the effort.
A little advice if you purchase this set only use the thin whisper white cardstock for your roller coaster. It is a little more compliment than regular cardstock when you are trying to make the score lines. Plus make sure you view some of the excellent YouTube video instructions available   





Thank you for visiting me today. You are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here we would love to see your creations. Also have a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase the products I have used today just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online StoreYou may notice there are quite a few supplies but really most of the cardstock I have used were small left over scraps from other projects. Plus you could always use colours you have on hand.
(Sorry Australian residents only).



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