Sunday 11 February 2018

Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop | Theme: Occasions Catalogue

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Today I am participating in the Stamp 'N Hop blog hop, where every month a number of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe will be sharing projects to help inspire you in your paper crafting journey.

My name is Kirsten, and I am from Canberra, Australia. And as we Aussies like to say...... "G'Day" and thanks for popping by :)

This is our first hop and we are all very excited to be sharing our projects inspired by this months theme: Our favourite Occasions Catalogue products.

I am finding it hard to pick just one favourite product from the Occasions catalogue as I have so many, however for todays card I have used the Magical Day Bundle, to make a 1st Birthday card for my nephew.

I have gone with a simple colour palette for my card of Whisper White & Bermuda Bay (one of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours).

The wizard image has been stamped in Memento Black Ink and coloured using my Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray (hair & moustache) and Calypso Coral (face & hands) Watercolour pencils.

My Bermuda Bay cardstock layer uses the larger sparkle stamp from the Magic Day stamp set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink along the edges.

The sentiment, also from Magical Day, is stamped with Bermuda Bay ink and the "Magical" was stamped separately and then cut out using the co-ordinating banner framelit from the Magical Mates dies. I adhered a piece of Bermuda Bay Stitched Satin Ribbon to the back of my die cut banner before adhering to my card front using mini dimensionals.

The number one (1) comes from the Number of Years stamp set and is cut out using the co-ordinating Large Numbers framelits. Before adhering this to my card using mini dimensionals, I stamped the smaller sparkle image from the Magical Day stamp set a number of times to give it a magical/sparkly look once complete.

I decorated the inside of my card using sentiments from the Pretty Kitty stamp set, and to highlight my cardstock layer, I added a little ink to the edges using a sponge dauber.

Now... what do you do when you stamp a sentiment slightly crooked?

Being a little bit of a perfectionist, I couldn't adhere my layer with the sentiment crooked, so I layered the piece on an angle and added some sparkles in each corner to make it look like it was planned all along :)
It worked out perfectly. Yay!

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Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Stampin' Up! demonstrators participating in this months Stamp 'N Hop blog hop have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see all the hop participants.

Up next is Linda Handford. You can click on the below image to be taken to Linda's Blog or click on the link from the participants list below.

Mikaela Titheridge
Kayla Adams
Laurie Mackie
Joanne Hodge
Amy Grendel
Andre Gordon
Tracie Evans Langley
Kirsten Aitchison           < You are HERE :)
Linda Handford
Rachel Traudt
Eva Pottsova
Melissa Tennison
Melissa Kerman
Lisa Kmiec
Christina Walker
Karen Pearmain
Joyce Whitman
Bobbi Miller
Ilka Teschke
Danielle Kassing
Terry Montgomery
Tracey Gouraud
Kat Spencer
Mo Rootes
Laurie Meier
Georgia Gaydos
Courtenay Heuston
Jessie Holton
Susan Simpson
Shannon Cole
Linda Richenberg

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

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Magical Day Bundle (Clear 145985)

Magical Day Bundle (Wood 145984)

Magical Day Stamp Set (Clear 145857)

Magical Day Stamp Set (Wood 145854)

Magical Mates Framelits (145660)

Number of Years (Photopolymer 140653)

Large Numbers Framelits (140622)

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set (Clear 141864)

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set (Wood 141861)

Watercolor Pencils (141709)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock (131286)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad (131171)

Bermuda Bay Stitched Satin Ribbon (144183)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

SU Paper Snips/Scissors (103579)

Sponge Daubers (133773)

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108)

SU Snail Adhesive (104332)

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  1. What a fun card! Love how you used the Number of Years stamp set!

  2. Adorable card Kirsten! I'm sure your nephew will love it!

  3. I loved that you combined the Magical Day Bundle with the birthday # :-) Super cute card!

  4. Great card Kirsten, your nephew will love it x

  5. This set is most definitely at the top of my wish list! I must say, I LOVE the sentiment inside. Those sparkles really add to the whole effect! I might just stamp my next card inner crooked so I can copy your technique 😁

  6. Wonderful card, love your fix for the crooked sentiment!

  7. Looks “magical”! I love this set and have yet to get it! Thanks for giving me that push to do so!

  8. beautiful card using my favourite set and favourite colour too. What's there not to like. Great job!

  9. Great card. Love this stamp set also. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. I just got this set and love the inspiration you have given me!

    1. Thanks so much Pryl. I'm so happy I've been able to inspire you :)

  11. What an adorable card! I have not played with this set yet. Will be pulling it out soon.

    1. Thanks so much Robbie :) You'll have so much fun with this set.

  12. Such an adorable card! Love the colors!! TFS! :)

  13. Oh wow, love it, thank you for sharing Laura x

  14. This is absolutely adorable! Happy birthday to your nephew xx

    1. Thanks so much Jessie :) And Happy Birthday to your little one too.

  15. Your card is truly brilliant, and I bet your nephew will LOVE it! Your color choice is great (love Bermuda Bay also!!). And, the details that you added are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Laurie. His Mum definitely loved it :)

  16. What a fabulous card and one that I believe you nephew will love. TFS x

    1. Thanks so much Mikaela. My sister (his Mum) was super excited when it arrived :)


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