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!  or  07828 149666.

Thanks for popping by today,
Luv Lynne


  1. Hi Nicky, glad you like it, thanks!

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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


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