Wow swap for Stampin’ Creative blog hop team


I recently attended team training in Telford, as did all the other members of the Stampin’ Creative blog hop team.  We agreed to meet up (in some cases, for the first time) and swap cards.  The brief was a “wow” swap, which filled me with some trepidation, as I’m not sure I would describe my style as “wow”!  Anyway, I put my thinking cap on and came up with this:

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It’s quite complicated and certainly has a lot of layers!  I’ll be honest, once I’d made nine, I was wondering why I hadn’t gone for something a little simpler!  I *love* square cards, so that’s where I started.

I stamped “do more of what makes you happy” from the Hello Life set in Versamark (after using the embossing buddy) on Melon Mambo and heat embossed it in clear.  I cut it out using the (sadly retiring) Windows framelit dies.  I cut two squares to frame the framelit, in Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.  I cut a larger framelit in Basic Grey.  The DSP was homemade too!  See what I mean about complicated?  To create the DSP, I took a square of Smoky Slate cardstock, then lined up three photopolymer stamps (“so sweet”, “love this” and “good times”) from the So You set on a clear block and stamped in Smoky Slate. The card base is Melon Mambo.  Finally, I stamped “the little things”, also from the Hello Life set in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using a framelit from the Curvy Keepsake Box set.  I threaded some (non Stampin’ Up!) silver thread through an embellishment (also non SU), used a glue dot to secure it and then used tom bow glue to construct the card.  The new annual catalogue from Stampin’ Up which goes live on 2nd June has some new metallic thread which would have been perfect here.

I was really pleased with this – hope you like it too!

See you soon – come back next Saturday for the next Stampin’ Creative blog hop – our theme is sneak peaks from the new catalogue!


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