Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Scrapbooking New York City #3

Another couple of layouts of my scrapbooking of the trip to New York City with Genny.  We had a 7+ hour flight from Heathrow to Newark, NJ and after getting our luggage we headed to the shuttle I had booked.  I had toyed with the idea of the transit but went for a shuttle, plus I managed to book using TopCashback which was a result!  We headed out from NJ with some other travellers who were dropped off at their various hotels and we were the last stop.  We settled in to the room and checked out the view.  It wasn't much but we were in NYC!


We stayed at the Wingate by Wyndham, W 35th St, in the garment district.  We were up on the 17th floor and had a great room which suited our needs.  We were close to links to get the subway and also close to other sights, the Empire State Building just a few blocks away and Macy's at the 'bottom of the road'.  We had a bit of a rest and then headed out into the unknown!


For these layouts I have used the broadway bound and best route papers and also some of the cards in the best route memories and more card pack.  I'm also loving the galvanised clips which have been used also.

I've still got lots of photos to get through!

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Quick crafting with Timeless Tidings & the Stamparatus

Don't you just love having the tools to do a job.  I am working through the Timeless Tidings kit and getting the sentiments where I want them has been helped with the stamparatus.

I was lining up my stamp for the 'merry christmas' and really wanted the sentiment to be consistent with the cards.  The  stamparatus has saved the day, it is great help when you want to do bulk stamping.  I was stamping onto the die cuts that form part of the kit and this is a nifty trick as I used the die cut sheet as a template.

I lined up my 'merry christmas' onto the die cut.


Pick the stamp up with the clear plate.


Ink the stamp and then, stamp.



I then took the die cut out out of the sheet, carefully as I didn't want to move the sheet, and moved the die cut below up one.  When using the magnets, make sure you don't get them too close, they are very strong.  I have just used the one magnet as it did the job.


I did the same with the sentiment I wanted on the circle.  No lining up by eye each time, I simply stamped and then replaced the diet cut with the next one.


Now I have a nice pile of stamped sentiments that took no time at all to stamp.  Just another thing, if you haven't done a good stamp impression, simply re-ink the stamp and stamp again.


Friday, 19 October 2018

Broadway bound

I do scrapbook and enjoy scrapbooking when I get the chance.  The pictures arrived of 'the trip' and despite it being late in the day for me, I couldn't resist getting started.  It was the moment when you tell your daughter, at the airport, having asked if she could find the flight check in and she couldn't, that you let on that you had been telling fibs for several months and that she wasn't going to Paris.  I had said she would go up a tall building, on a river and see Vincent van Gogh, not quite in Paris though, but in New York City.  It did sink in eventually that she was going the other way around the planet and that the flight was 7+ hours and not a couple!

Here is layout number 1.

I've used the broadway bound papers and just done some matting and that's it for this layout.  I just wanted this to be clean and simple.  I'll be wading through the other photos to create the memories of this trip.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Timeless Tidings Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Having thumb issues at the moment means going easy and typing without trying to use the right thumb is interesting, you don't realise how many times you need it!  Also, holding things is a bit iffy right now, so, to help with limiting the use of said thumb, I have got out my timeless tidings project kit.  With pre-cut elements and just needing to stick and do a little bit of stamping, my love of crafting can go on!

I love this kit, it is full of nice things.  What with the gold edged envelopes and gold die cuts, this is shiny heaven!

Stampin Up timeless tidings project kit

If you are worried about just being sent a project kit and left to 'get on with it', Stampin' Up! help you out and the kit comes complete with a leaflet with directions on assembling each card.  You don't have to follow these and can of course do your own thing.  The kit doesn't come with a stamp set but there is a coordinating set available in both clear mount and wood mount.

Watch this product presentation from Home Office for a closer look at the project kit.


A great idea that Stampin' Up! had was to add some guide lines to some of the cards, very handy if you are not very good at lining things up straight!

I hope you love the project kit as much as me and are inspired to get crafting.



Snowflake Showcase - Limited Release

WOW!  This is a beautiful promotion from Stampin' Up! If you love snowflakes then this is a must have in the crafting supplies. The snowflake showcase promotion has five NEW limited release items and they will only be available from 1 -30 November (or while supplies last).  Watch the Stampin' Up! video to see these beautiful products and be prepared to fall in love with them and to be inspired to get crafting!


These five products which are part of the snowflake showcase are great for the winter and holiday period, but many can be used all year round.   Take a look at the snowflake showcase flyer here and be inspired by the card samples below.  As you can see, you can use the stamps and dies in different ways.

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You can order these time limited products though my Stampin' Up! shop from 1 November if you had a delivery address in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands.

Project supply list. Click the items to shop on-line from 1-30 November 2018)

Monday, 8 October 2018

Stampin' Up! fancy fold stable door card

I've no idea of the actual name for this type of card, it's one I've seen on my crafting travels.  To me it's kind of like a stable door, although the top opens upwards!  Maybe it should be cat flap or something.  This is how I've made it using some of the Stampin' Up! Memories and More cards.

One sheet of cardstock trimmed, and scored as follows:

One piece trimmed to 10" x 4", score at 6"

One price trimmed to 7" x 2" - score at 1.5" at each end

Place glue on the centre of the 7x2" strip and adhere this to the back of the main card.



I then decorated the card using the Memories and More Santa's Workshop card pack and some paper from the all is bright pack.  This is the outside.


And inside, I used one of the full sized cards from the memories and more pack.


I hope this inspires you to get crafting.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Pinwheel card using the Stampin' Up! envelope punch board

It's been a while, I've had my head in the law books and done some intermittent crafting but thought I'd get something made that I've wanted to try for a while.  Here is a pinwheel card and I have used the envelope punch board and the score board to make this.

I've made a pinwheel card that is 4" square and for this you need an 8" square of paper.  Just a note, you are not going to be punching using the envelope punch board, just using it as your diagonal scoring tool.

Line your paper up at the 3.5" mark and score.

Rotate your paper and as we are not making an envelope, you line your paper at the 3.5" mark and then score. Repeat for all sides and you should end up with your paper looking like this.

Next, cut away the 'triangles'.

Now using the score board, you create your 'flaps' and I found the best way to do this was to score upwards from the point of the cut away triangle.

Turn your paper over and then fold over the flaps.

Finally, with the paper face down (ie on this sheet, the spots were face down), you then fold over the 'envelope' edges and tuck in the folds.  You can use it as an envelope or turn it into a card itself, simply create an insert (4" square for this card).

Have fun, if you make one do share.  Here's the inside of mine.