Thursday, 16 May 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop - Carry Over Event

Good Day Crafty Friends

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Welcome to the May Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. Our format this month is a little different from previous ADT Blog Hops, as we will be focusing on products that are carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. For this months assignment we were asked to chose products that are carrying over and prepare a blog post showing how our Artisans would use the products in a class or workshop situation.

I love fancy fold cards and knew I would want to include one in my Workshop. My Various Vases Workshop showcases two amazing stamp sets - Varied Vases and Vibrant Vases. This 2-3 hour class is perfect for the casual to avid crafter with a few fun folds teamed with some simple stamping. Each attendee makes two basic cards, a 3D project and two fancy fold cards. None of the projects are overly difficult (except the template needed for the Poppin' Box card) and could be simplified for a beginner by omitting layers or some of the stamping.

The main items used for this workshop are:

#146644 Varied Vases Stamp Set
#148656 Vibrant Vases Stamp Set
# 145372 Stitched Shapes Dies
#145486 Acetate Card Boxes
#106577 Night of Navy Card Stock
#106549 Whisper White Card Stock
#147110 Night of Navy Ink Pad
#147277 White Craft Ink Pad
#132708 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
#144040 Stampin' Blends - Night of Navy Combo,
#144601 Stampin' Blends - Crumb Cake Combo

At first glance you may notice I have not used any DSP for the projects in this Workshop, that is because we will making it ourselves - back to basics with simple stamping!! This also reduces the costs involved or reliance on having the right amount of DSP.

Each attendee creates a Poppin' Box Card, A Folder Card and a decorated Acetate Box that contains two simple cards and envelopes as shown in the photo below:

First up, is what appears to be a basic tri-fold card. The Poppin' Box card is one of my favourite "wow" cards. The rubber band mechanism allows the cube to fold flat and pop open when its released from the card. The cube is not difficult to construct, however, it does require a set of instructions and templates which I prepare in advance for class attendee's, otherwise this avid fancy fold is a class on its own. You can find the tutorial and templates for this card by talented U.K. Demonstrator Gemma Clarke from the Inspired Stamper here.

With all the measuring, cutting and scoring done this project focuses on decorating the cube and card that holds the cube, with stamps and ink. The card front has been created using the scalloped border image, stamped repetitively with White Craft Ink onto Night of Navy Card stock. Before adhering the stamped panel to the card base, wrap some ribbon or bakers twine around the card - this will help keep the card closed when the cube is inside.

The vases and sentiment have been stamped in Night of Navy ink with the floral images coloured using Stampin' Blends. All images have been fussy cut before adhering to the Stitched Oval die cut.

The cube has been kept fairly simple with all four sides lined with Night of Navy card stock and then decorated with heat embossed vases, stamped and fussy cut floral images and stamped sentiments. As tempting as it was to add layers and embellishments, remember to allow enough room for the cube to fit inside the card.

Up next is the decorated Acetate Box. These Card Boxes are perfect to fill with handmade cards for gifting to friends and family.  You could omit the box and use the design as another card creation.

The Night of Navy card stock has been stamped repetitively with white craft ink. A frame has been created using the Rectangle Stitched Dies with a few fussy cut stamped images applied to the bottom edge of the frame with dimensionals.

The acetate box contains three cards and coordinating envelopes.

The first card is a clean and simple beauty which uses the Tufted Embossing Folder for the Night of Navy card front. A simple stamped greeting has been die cut using the Oval Stitched Framelit and the fussy cut stamped images adhered with dimensionals.

Handy Tip - Die cut the Oval shape from the Whisper White layer before adhering to card base. Use die cut for sentiment on the front.

For the second card use the paper saving hint shown above to cut a rectangle from the centre of the Night of Navy Card front before adhering to the base. The Whisper White rectangle you apply next will cover the missing panel. 

Place the three little stamps onto one block and with White Craft Ink, stamp the die cut panel made in the step above and adhere to the Whisper White layer. Fussy cut images and sentiment have been added with Dimensionals over a die cut piece of vellum.

The third card is actually a little folder that contains a card. To create this card all you need is two card bases. Take one card base and remove roughly 2/3 of the card front to create the folder. The second card base will need trimming down slightly to fit perfectly into the folder. Decorate the side panel before adhering ribbon.

To create the floral paper, stamp the image in first and second generation Night of Navy Ink onto Whisper White card.

The card inside the Folder is designed to hold a gift card. Simply done by adhering a strip of card stock on three sides. A heat embossed vase and coloured/fussy cut stamped image has been added over the card strips.

If you have never made your own DSP, I hope you will give it a go. It really doesn't take a whole heap of supplies. Just a couple of colours in card stock, ink pads and blends with two amazing stamp sets, and the options are endless!

To complete the Acetate Card Box Gift Set, stamp plain white envelopes in Night of Navy ink with coordinating stamps.

Contact your local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to see what type of events they hold. Attending a workshop or class is a fantastic way to connect with other crafty minded people in your community. Most Demonstrators provide everything needed to create amazing projects so don't think you need anything special to attend a class. You will learn fun and possibly new paper crafting techniques while making new friends and creative projects.

Be sure to follow the Blog Hop all the way through for even more amazing projects and class/workshop ideas. Up next in the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop is Jennifer Picard.

Artisan Design Team Blog Roll

 Jackie Aitken - that's Me :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We appreicate the time you have invested to visit our blogs and hope you have enjoyed what we have to share.  All the items used to create the projects in today's post can be found in the product list below.

Product List
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad


  1. I love this class idea Jackie and I adore your choice of using Night of Navy and White. Such a sophisticated colour combo

  2. Beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing such lovely ideas.

  3. Beautiful project collection.
    Everything suits so well together and I like the flowery look!


  4. Hey Jackie! These projects are incredible! I like how you used the stamps to create original and sweet backgrounds at once! Night of Navy is unrecognizable, I thought it was Blueberry Bushel.


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