Sunday, 6 June 2010

Have a wander through our bloghop to see the new products

Hello and welcome to another Stampin' Up! bloghop. Today we're showcasing our latest products, including inks, cardstock, DSP, polka dot ribbons and printed window sheets.

If you're already on your way then you'll have joined me from Pat. Isn't her work lovely. Don't worry if you're starting with me and haven't seen it yet, the link at the end of the post will pass you on to the next person in the loop and so on until you get back to me, at which point you've completed this loop.

They're all gorgeous new products and colours (I also used some of them for the Stamp With Us challenge earlier today - scroll down or click here to see) but I thought I'd focus on the printed window sheets for this bloghop. I know these are one of those items that I've been guilty of buying in the past because they look good but then when I get them, I'm not sure how to use them. So here are a few "ways with window sheets" to hopefully inspire you.

Stamp set: Oval All
Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Punches: Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Flower Fantasy Window Sheet, White EP, Crop-a-dile

I started with an Old Olive card blank and cut decreasing size mats in Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery. The Rich Razzleberry mat was adhered to the card blank with snail. Two Scallop Circles were punched from Pale Plum, scored and folded in half. A portion of Flower Fantasy sheet was cut to the same size as the Certainly Celery mat and adhered to it with a little snail hidden behind the folded Scallop Circles. Using the Crop-a-dile I punched two of the larger holes evenly in the half-scallops, threaded and tied a double knot with the polka dot ribbon and trimmed the ends to finish. These layers were popped up on dimensionals on the card front. With versamark I stamped the Just for You onto Rich Razzleberry and heat embossed with White EP. This was punched out with the Scallop Oval. With Rich Razzleberry ink I stamped the Fabulous Friend and punched out with the Large Oval. A blender pen was used to pick up ink and shade the flower. The ovals were layered with dimensionals and popped up with more dimensionals on the front of the Window Sheet.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Cottage Wall
Punch: Scallop Circle
Other: Flower Fantasy Window Sheet

The box base is the origami box from over at Splitcoaststampers here and I started with a 28cm x 28cm square which creates a 10cm x 10cm box base. For the lid I cut a 14cm x 14cm square from the Flower Fantasy Window Sheet, scored at 2cm on every side (this was a little snug so I'd suggest scoring at 1.8cm for a more generous fit). I snipped along one of the short score lines at each corner to create a tab, folded in and adhered with sticky strip. Four Scallop Circles were punched from Rich Razzleberry card and scored into quarters.

Each Circle was snipped from the outside edge to the centre along just one of the score lines. Sticky strip was added to each quarter, one was folded on top of another to create a pyramid and then one was stuck onto each corner of the lid. These decorative corners provide additional reinforcement to the box lid and help hide the sticky strip visible through the acetate.

Here you can see the printed design a little more clearly:

This final card uses a tiny portion of the window sheet to create a simple shaker card.

Stamp sets: Frames with A Flourish, Sincere Salutations (sentiment)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Cottage Wall
Punches: Eyelet Border
Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Flower Fantasy Window Sheet

I started again with an Old Olive card blank and matted and layered with Certainly Celery and two different pieces of Cottage Wall DSP. Using Rich Razzleberry I stamped the sentiment onto the DSP layer in the bottom right corner. The join in the DSP was covered over with strips of Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum punched with the Eyelet Border (save the dots punched out) and wrapped with polka dot ribbon. A flat bow was added to the centre of the ribbon. The floral frame from the Frames with a Flourish stamp set was stamped with Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White, trimmed with a narrow margin and the centre cut out with a craft knife. A small piece of Flower Fantasy Window Sheet was adhered behind it with sticky strip and the narrow outside edge from a sheet of dimensionals added along each edge. The dots leftover from punching the eyelet border (and a few extra) were dropped behind the window and sealed in with a Whisper White backing square before adding a Pale Plum mat and popping up on dimensionals on the card front.

Tip - remaining unprinted areas of the window sheet can be stamped with black or white Stazon to create your own printed sheets (be careful not to skid when you stamp - stamp straight down and be ready for the suction when you lift up again).

Thanks for stopping by. Please become a follower if you like what you've seen.

I'll pass you on now to my friend and downline, Jan. I've seen a sneak peek and she's got some beautiful and bright creations all lined up for you.

Bye for now.

Sara xx


Pat said...

Wow! Love what youve done with the window sheets! Particularly like the last card. Georgeous

Sharon said...

Wow - fab projects here!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects Sara...i love the little corners on your box, fab idea!

Carol xxx

debbi taylor said...

as always your projects are truly gorgeous x

Anne said...

Lovely projects, especially the shaker card and little box. How clever are you to make those little corners like that! x

Teri said...

Beautiful projects as always Sara! The last card is just stunning!

Teri xx

Vicki said...

Oh Sara clever you, love what you have done with the window sheets and the little corners on your box are a great idea ;)

Vicki x

Bekka said...

Stunning projects Sara - I especially love the shaker card.

Thanks for sharing


Jo said...

Stunning as ever Sara! Fabulous.

Vannessa said...

Fantastic idea for these window sheets - might actually get some now!

Dawn said...

Ooh WOw your works is stunning Sara, I love what you have done with the frames with flourish frame.

Anonymous said...

Such great ideas- love how you've used the window sheet in the shaker card, the box is amazing!

Shaz said...

Stunning cards and box, love them.

Shaz xxx

Erika said...

Great projects, loving the new colour scheme with SU.

Brenda said...

Lovely projects. Thanks for sharing how to make the corners with the scallop punch.

Sandra Roberts (Sarnie) said...

Love your collection. I have been meaning to do something with those lovely dots from the Eyelet border punch and you've shown me ! I was thinking of using for centre of flowers piled up on blog of wet glue. Fab.

Becki Ritson said...

Ooh lovely! I never know what to do with acetate and you've given me some brilliant ideas - these are just gorgeous!



Dawn said...

Stunning Sara love the box and the corners

BecksCraft said...

Lovely Projects, especially love the shaker card!

Jenny said...

That would make a lovely gift box to put some cupcakes in!