Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Hello - my friend... Stampin' Up's Spring Mini Catalogue

Well hello lovely Blog followers... I can't believe how fast January is going. At this rate I won't have enough time to craft - heaven forbid!!


So today, I want to share with you the swap I made for the  "Pink Ladies/Lads" Stampin' Up Demonstrator only Quarterly training held last Sunday (15th Jan 2012) I warn you, there are lots and lots of lovely pretty step-by-step pictures to share with you how I made it. I do hope you like it... it's my first picture tutorial... what do you think? comments greatly appreciated :)


Here is the finished swap...


Step 1 - Stamp the circle in the middle of the Whisper White card stock, I used Baja Breeze ink and then at the "12 o'clock" position stamp the gorgeous single flourish stamp. Both stamps are from the "Charming" set in the Spring mini catalogue.

Step 2 - continue using the single flourish stamp at the 3 o'clock, 
6 o'clock and 9 o'clock position

Step 3 - Now fill in the 4 spaces in between the first 4 just stamped 

I was making 6 at a time as I had 20 swaps to make!

Step 4 - Now, using the same single flourish stamp, inked up in Island Indigo, stamp in the 8 gaps. It doesn't have to be perfect or line up.

Step 5  - Here you can see I have stamped it 8 times.

 When I saw this picture, I thought,
 "Ah - this would make great Christmas wreaths"!! 
Change the colours to Red and Green and Viola!

Step 6 - I then stamped the "Hello" and "my friend" from the "My Friend" stamp set in Early Espresso.

They are really starting to come together aren't they..

Step 7 - I decided it was missing something in the top left corner, so I used the butterfly from the "Charming" set and worked out where I wanted it using Stampin' Up's Stamp-a-ma-jig... this tool is a must have!
If you want to know more, search on youtube for stamp-a-ma-jig .
I highlighted this screenshot (click on this picture to zoom in and you'll see it better) with a red and white circle to show
 you where I wanted the butterfly to go.

Step 8 - Then I stamped the butterfly using Island Indigo

Step 9 - So here you can see the butterfly resting on the tip of the flower.

Step 10 - Mount the Whisper White card stock on to
 Baja Breeze card stock.

 Step 11 - Finally... cut out the scallop square Bigz clear die 
from Early Espresso card stock, and you are done!


If you've got to here... Thank you for taking the time, it was a long posting, but I hope you found it easy to follow and that you've been inspired to give it a go! If you do, I'd love to hear from you and see what you've created....


Have a great day, stay safe and warm, and see you here again tomorrow as I'll share with you another card.


If you would like to place an order, ask a question, or ask me about becoming a Demonstrator - I'd love to hear from you! 
lynne.fahey@gmail.com  or  07828 149666.


Thanks for popping by today,
Luv Lynne
xxx

11 comments:

  1. Fab Lynney and tutorial's great!
    Hope you had a good time on Sunday
    Margaret x

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  2. Great to see you on Sunday and great swap card Lynney - loved the pattern and it was good to see the size of the scallop square in real life - will be adding this to my next order now! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Gill x

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  3. Hi Margaret - missed you on Sunday! Glad you like the card and tutorial... should I do more of them?

    Gill - I love the scallop square die, isn't it a great size and it cuts 2 sheets of card stock at once, and perfect every time! So pleased my swap was well received :)

    Luv Lynney
    xxx

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  4. Hi Lynney - what a great tutorial, clear and precise. You should certainly do more. Can't come to the quarterlies anymore as I am not a demo but looking forward to meeting up at the Retreat.
    Luv Linda James

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  5. Hello Linda, great to hear from you, and thank you so much for your kind words regarding this tutorial.
    I am so looking forward to the Retreat, and it'll be good to catch up with you again.

    Take care and watch out for more tutorials...
    Luv Lynney
    xxx

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  6. Oh my word - what a FABULOUS card! I saw it on Pinterest and had to pop over and say how much I love it - great job on the tutorial as well!
    Ruth x

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  7. Hello Ruth M - thank you for taking the time to come here and leave me a comment.... so glad you liked the card and tutorial. What's pinterest? can you send me a link to my picture on there, I'd love to know what people think of my card :)
    Hope to see you back here again soon!
    Luv Lynne
    xxx

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  8. Hello- I'm a frequent visitor to your site - your ideas are solo lovely. This one is particularly lovely - I love the tutorial - its breaking down each step makes it so simple.
    Look forward to your next creation x

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  9. Hello Carol - thank you for taking the time to comment. I always love to hear what people think and like, so I am glad you found the tutorial helpful and clear, fab news!
    Are you in the UK?
    I have another tutorial in the making, so watch this space. Do you have a blog too?
    Have a great day and I'm so pleased you like my blog!
    Luv Lynne
    xxx

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