Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Springtime Butterfly Birthday

Hello! Today I thought I would share a birthday card that I made for a friend whose birthay was today - so yes I can share the card now!

I have used the butterfly die from the Springtime Impressions dies and the gorgeous Delicate Lace Edgelits which you could easily miss in the new catalogue - I almost did, but very glad I spotted them as I think they will be very useful dies, for all sorts of cards - I have ideas for more birthday cards and wedding cards that I will be sharing with you soon!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamps - Your'e Inspiring
Dies - Springtime Impressions, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stitched Shapes, Layering Ovals
Designer Series Paper - Tea Room, Brights 6x6
Card - Very Vanilla Thick card, Very Vanilla, Highland Heather
Ink - Tuxedo Black Momento
Other - Big Shot, Big Shot die brush, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, multipurpose liquid glue 


Friday, 1 June 2018

The 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue is here!

It's time!!! Yes, it's the 1st of June, so that means a new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue full of lots of yummy goodies!  Lots brand new colours, stamps, papers and much more!

If you would like to take a look at a pdf of the catalogue please click here, or if you are ready to shop please pop on over to my online store.

Over the next few days I will be sharing projects using some of the new products and colours, as well as some old favourites.  In the meantime, happy crafting!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Whole Lot of Lovely Butterfly

Hi!  Today I thought I would share a card made using some retiring products - marked (R) - as well as some that are staying.  I know that we are all looking forward to getting our hands on goodies from the new catalogue, but there are still some awesome products that you get now, and only until the end of May or while stocks last.  In fact, in the time it took me to make the card, take some photos and get this blog post written I think a couple of items have already sold out, so if you want to get your hands on the retiring items don't leave it too long!

The Watercolor WIngs stamps and dies have been a great favourite of mine, so I just had to get them out one more time and share a card made with them.  These will definitely be staying in my collection and will still get a lot of use!
Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp sets - Watercolor Wings (R), Beautiful Bouquet
Dies - Bold Butterly Framelits (R), Butterfly Thinlits (R)
Designer Series Paper - Whole Lot of Lovely (R)
Ink - Basic Black, Tangerine Tango (R), Pear Pizzazz
Card - Whisper White Thick, Basic Black
Other - Trimmer, Big Shot, Liquid Adhesive, Blocks, Stamparatus

Monday, 14 May 2018

2018 - 19 Catalogues

New 2018 -19 Stampin' Up! catalogues are going out!  

If you would like one and don't already have a designated demonstrator that you order from please contact me, and I'll send you a catalogue, a wish list to write down all those goodies you would like, and a bookmark showing the new InColors.

Contact me by using the "Contact Me" form over on the right hand side of the blog home page, or email me at mandy@stampwithpaperpanda.co.uk

And if you would like to get a preview of some of the gorgeous stamps, dies and papers that you will be able to purchase from 1st June, take a look at my latest YouTube video.


Friday, 13 April 2018

Onstage Swap Number 1 using the Stamparatus!

Hi again!  Today I thought I would share one of the card designs that I made as swaps for Onstage, and how I changed the greeting which is part of the stamp image for one in another set - all using the Stamparatus!

Ok, so where did I start.  Well the flower stamp that I wanted to use has the greeting "Amazing You" in it, but I wanted to make this a birthday card.  So I used markers to colour the stamp making sure that I did not ink up the greeting in the middle.  This gave me a nice blank space to fill with a birthday greeting.

Once I had die cut the stamped flowers, I was left with pieces of card with the outline shape in them.  I put one of these pieces on my Stamparatus (L photo), placed a stamped and die cut image into the empty space (centre photo).  I was then able to lay down a clean stamp into the space in the flowers where I wanted to place the birthday greeting, pick it up with the stamparatus plate and stamp in the perfect position each time (R photo)!  In the last photo you can see that I have put the foam mat underneath the card as I ended up using a photopolymer stamp.

Without the Stamparatus I would not have been so confident about getting the placement of the greeting right on each of the stamped images, and I am pretty certain that I would have ended up with a few that I would not be able to use, but not this time!  Perfect, easy, stress free stamping!

I also used the Stamparatus to stamp the zig zag line stamp on each card front - again all in exactly the same place on every card!  So loving my Stamparatus! 

If you did not manage to get your Stamparatus during one of the pre-order windows you will be able to order it from the 1st June when the new annual catalogue launces - not long to wait now!  For everything else, please pop on over to my online shop to take a look at all the lovely goodies - and don't forget that some of these are retiring at the end of May.

Materials Used:
Stamp Sets - Grown with Love, Ready to Pop, Work of Art
Dies - Garden Grown framelits
Ink Pads - Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Markers - Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist
Card - Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Stamparatus