Sunday 13 November 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Amy Koenders

Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special Crazy Crafters team blog hop.

We are hopping with a special guest - The inspiring Amy Koenders.

The theme of this blog hop was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Amy's cards.

Here is the card of Amy's that I chose to CASE:

To checkout Amy's card in more detail click here.

I only recently purchased the new 2016-2018 In Colour collection, and they are such an awesome collection of colours, I just can't understand why it took me so long. So .... like Amy, I decided to make a set of cards using all of the colours in this collection.

Here are my versions:

Flirty Flamingo

Sweet Sugarplum

Emerald Envy

Peekaboo Peach

Dapper Denim

I just loved the layout of Amy's cards as well as how she stamped the images in the same colour ink as the cardstock.

To make mine, I cut out 3 different sized rectangles (see below for the sizes**) in each of the new in colours, and stamped one of the small flowers from the Blooms & Wishes sets in a random pattern on the largest pieces in the matching ink colour. The middle sized pieces were run through my big shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder. For the smallest pieces I used the stamp off technique (to get the lighter images) with one of the bud branch images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set and just stamped the image a number of times in the same area.

My sentiments also come from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set and were stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed using White embossing powder.

I adhered my coloured cardstock pieces on to some Whisper White cardstock and then trimmed them all to have a small white border.

Before assembling my cards using snail, I cut a small DSP strip of each colour from the In Colour Designer Series Paper stack, and used the Triple Banner punch to cut the bottom of each strip.

I am very happy with how these turned out and I hope you like them too :)

(**My cardstock sizes: Large 9.5cm x 13.8cm, Medium 6.5cm x 9.5cm & Small 4.5cm x 7cm)

So..... in addition to only recently getting the new In colour collection, I took advantage of the current 25% off sale to get my hands on the gorgeous Blooms & Wishes stamp set. Check out the sale details below - but you can get this and a number of other stamp sets at 25% off, that co-ordinate with the newly release Stitched Shapes framelits (which I also purchased :) )

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

Click on a product link to head on over to my Australian online store to purchase your supplies.

Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set (Photopolymer 141784)

Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (141493)

Big Shot (143263)

Triple Banner Punch (138292)

Snail Adhesive (104332)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

2016-2018 In Colour A4 Cardstock (141434)

2016-2018 In Colour Designer Series Paper Stack (141408)

Dapper Denim A4 Cardstock (141419)

Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad (141394)

Emerald Envy A4 Cardstock (141420)

Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad (141396)

Flirty Flamingo A4 Cardstock (141421)

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad (141397)

Peekaboo Peach A4 Cardstock (141422)

Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad (141398)

Sweet Sugarplum A4 Cardstock (141423)

Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad (141395)

Embossing Buddy (103083)

Versamark Pad (102283)

White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)

Heat Tool (129056)

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I have also included these cards as my entry for this weeks Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight.

Click Here to view the projects submitted by the very creative Crazy Crafters Team, and to vote for your favourite projects. (Link goes live 18th November at 7pm AEDT)

If you love my cards, I'd love it if you voted for me :)

Stitched Shapes Framelits are here!
Plus get 25% off selected co-ordinating stamp sets during November.
 Purchase the new Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their release in the 2017/2018 Annual catalogue, from 1st November 2016.
 For the month of November, you can also purchase selected co-ordinating stamp sets at 25% off.
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The new holiday catalogue started on 1st September.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creations.

If you enjoyed my cards, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters 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.


  1. These cards are great the colours you chose.....they all look wonderful together

  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVE these! The embossed panel is perfect and they're beautiful in the In Colors! Thanks for hopping with me! :)

    1. Thanks so much Amy. My first play with the new In Colours and I am very happy with how they look. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for hopping with us :)

  3. Love your CASE of Amy's card and the long banner of print paper adds interest to them.

  4. Great set of cards Kirsten! Shows off the new in colours really well & the petals EF looks great in them too xx

    1. Thanks so much Jessie. I'm loving the petal burst embossing folder - one of my new faves :)

  5. What a great collection cards to have on hand and showcases the colours brilliantly as well.

    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I agree, these are a great way to show off this gorgeous colour collection :)

  6. Wow!! These are awsome Kirsten!! Fantastic cards - TFS.

  7. Great idea for stamp a stack Kirsten, Fun bright and cheerful. These cards will bring a smile to the faces of those who receive them!

  8. Gorgeous collection and such a great way to show all the beautiful coordinating colours and dsp. :)

  9. I love these Kirsten! How good do they look in all 5 new In Colours, well done.

  10. These are awesome. Before I read your blog I thought you'd stamped them with versa mark to get that effect. Love the idea of stamping with matching ink on the card stock. Don't think I've ever tried this. They all look so fabulous!

    1. Thanks so much Louise. Give it a try, a great effect and you don't use up your Versamark :)

  11. These are fantastic. What a great monochromatic way to feature the In Colours. That's genius. I love the use of different textures to make the layers stand out even more. xx

    1. Thanks so much Kayla, I was happy with how all my layers turned out :)

  12. These are awesome! I love the in colours and this does them so much justice.

  13. What a great way to showcase in colors!!


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