Friday, 24 May 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: New 2019-20 Annual Catalogue


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects created with products in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

For my new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue sneak peek, I have used the gorgeous Free as a Bird Bundle which includes the Free as a Bird Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.






The layout for my card today was inspired by the latest Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #389


I have also entered my card in the latest Stampin' Up! Only Challenges #SUOC223: It’s Spring! Challenge along with the latest Stamp Ink Paper #200 Designers Choice Challenge - as the Free As A Bird set is definitely a new favourite and I've used my favourite colour..... blue :)






The images in my card come from the Free As A Bird stamp set (available in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue from 4th June 2019) and were stamped in Memento Black ink on to some Whisper White cardstock.

The birds were cut out using a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and then coloured using my Stampin' Blends. The colours I used were: Balmy Blue (Dark & Light), Call Me Clover (Dark & Light), Night of Navy (Light), Pineapple Punch (Dark), Pool Party (Light) and Soft Suede (Dark & Light). The leaves were also coloured using Blends and then fussy cut with scissors.

My sentiment also comes from the Free As A Bird stamp set and is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on to some Whisper White card stock. I have cut out the sentiment using one of the new Stitched Nested Label Dies. The size I wanted to use wasn't quite long enough for the sentiment, so I partially cut it and then moved the die and partially cut the remainder (so I have a longer label than the standard die). I added some linen thread under my sentiment before adhering it to my card front with some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

I really love the clean and simple look of this card and I feel my colour palette, that I was originally really struggling with, worked out really well. I am super happy with how this card turned out and I hope you like it too :)




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Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Kids/Male inspired projects.


Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.



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You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

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Free As A Bird Bundle (Cling 151123)#

Free As A Bird Stamp Set (Cling 149468)#

Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638)#

Layering Circle Framelits (141705)

Linen Thread/Twine (104199)


Stampin' Blends: Balmy Blue (Dark & Light), Call Me Clover (Dark & Light), Night of Navy (Light), Pineapple Punch (Dark), Pool Party (Light), Soft Suede (Dark & Light)

* = Products retiring 3rd June 2019 (Available while stocks last)
# = Products available from 4th June 2019


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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Lots of Happy All Inclusive Card Kit | Alternate Ideas - Part 5 | Lots & Lots of Happy Card

Welcome to Part 5 (the final one) of my Lots of Happy All Inclusive Card Kit alternate ideas series.

Back in October I shared a post regarding alternate ideas for the Lots of Happy All Inclusive Card Kit. In that post I shared my coloured pre-cut images that are provided with the kit, where I had used alternate colours to what the instructions suggested (see below).



Well I am finally here to share what my completed cards ended up looking like....

They all use the same layout/designs as per the kit instructions, but I have changed up the colours and for some changed out the ribbon for some from my large ribbon stash.

I am excited to share that the Lots of Happy All Inclusive Card Kit is carrying over to the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. Unfortunately the Lots of Happy Refill Kit is retiring and so will not be available after the 3rd June (or sooner if stocks run out), so if you have the kit or want to get the kit and think you'll want to make more sets of these cards, I can highly recommend stocking up on the refill kit while you still can.

If you would like to see what the cards would look like if you follow the instructions included, please check out my initial post regarding this kit, by clicking here.

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I decided to break up each of the 5 different cards into a separate blog post, so here is Part 5 with the 4 remaining "Sending You Lots + Lots of Happy" cards from my initial kit.













This is the stunning decorated envelope that comes in the kit for these cards.


As mentioned, I have broken my alternate cards in to 5 parts. You are currently viewing Part 5 which is the final in my series. If you would like to view my previous posts, please select from the below:

Part 1 - Here For You Cards
Part 2 - You Deserve The Best Cards
Part 3 - Thank You Cards
Part 4 - Happiest Birthday Cards
Part 5 - Lots & Lots of Happy Cards



Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
If you enjoy what I do, I would love you to Like and Follow my Facebook page, and Pin my cards on Pinterest (or you can follow me on Pinterest). 

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If you like these cards, it would make my day if you left me a comment. 
Just scroll to the bottom of my post, leave your comment and you will put a smile on my dial :)


You too can make these ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
**If you do make a purchase, be sure to use the current Hostess Code on your order to receive a free gift from me. Click here for the current code.**


Lots Of Happy Card Kit (146388)

Lots Of Happy Card Kit Refill (145605)*

Watercolor Pencils (141709)

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014)


* = Products retiring 3rd June 2019 (Available while stocks last)



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