Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

Thursday 17 August 2017

Welcome to the fourth Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. I hope you enjoy my project which showcases my "Favourite Incolor" from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue.
Yes I've picked Berry Burst as my favourite! It will be interesting to see what colour comes up the most!  This super cute little box is from the Creativity Delivered 2017 Holiday Catalogue. It's a Mini Pizza Box. I've decorated it with paper from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series, a piece of co-ordinating Berry Burst 1.3cm Finely Woven Ribbon and the "for you" sentiment has been stamped in Berry Burst then clear embossed. And on the inside ...

I've made six little cards to go in the Whisper White 7.6 x 7.6cm (3" x 3") envelopes that fit perfectly in the Mini Pizza Boxes.

Both designs are using the Colorful Seasons stamp set with of course co-ordinating Berry Burst ink and cardstock.

The Thanks (from Weather Together) and Celebrate (from Beautiful You) are stamped in Basic Black for some contrast.

A little Color Theory DSP on the envelope flap finishes it off. I think a collection of cute cards in one of these super cute Mini Pizza Boxes would make a great gift.
I hope the project you've seen here has inspired you and brightened your day. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid. Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You won't want to miss any!
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Global Design Project 100 | CASE the Designer Celebration

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Wow this week celebrates 100 GDP Challenges! I can hardly believe that in 4 weeks I will have been participating in these challenges every week for 2 years! Yip I haven't missed a week although there have been some close calls! Every Monday night I eagerly await the new challenge going up and start planning what I'll do.
To celebrate 100 Challenges there's a twist - pick which designer you'd like to case (or more than one)! I've chosen to CASE Louise Sharp's gorgeous Christmas card.

I don't know if I've done Louise's card justice! I love her style and while she's a pink fan I'm more of a blue fan so that's where I started. I used the embossing paste just changed the mask and made mine into a birthday card. I'd love to CASE some of the other cards too but it depends on how my week goes! Everyone on the Design Team are amazingly talented and creative - I just love following them every week and taking part - wouldn't miss it for the world!
Have a fabulous week and see you again soon.
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CASEing the Catty #141 Birthday

Sunday 13 August 2017

Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today's cards is from the Birthday section (pages 68-85) of the Annual Catalogue.

There is so much to see in this catalogue and even though I'm looking over each section we are CASEing each week with a "fine tooth comb" I still manage to miss things. I love making my way around the hop to see what everyone has created - the possibilities are endless!
My inspiration comes from this super cute card - I love the layout.

Aren't the little animals cute? These have been cute out from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. The piece of black and white DSP is also from this set. I used a piece of washi tape along the top - it's from the Basics Pack 3.
"Time to Party" is from the Confetti Celebration stamp set and I've coloured it using Stampin' Write Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand and Bermuda Bay to co-ordinate with the DSP and washi tape. The balloons and yay have been stamped in Flirty Flamingo on the card base and the other little extras include a piece of the Delicate White Doilies and Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine.

And of course it wouldn't be a completed card without the inside getting a touch of DSP and washi!

Next on the blog hop is Peta Stephen - you're going to love her project!
And we'd love you to play along, you can join the challenge here:
Have a great week!

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Global Design Project 099 | Theme Challenge

Thursday 10 August 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog - thanks so much for stopping by! My card today is for the latest challenge over at the Global Design Project. This week's challenge is a Wedding/Anniversary theme.
One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator is that you are able to order products early - I still get excited when a big brown box is delivered to my door!
The wedding/anniversary challenge immediately made me think of the new "Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper" in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (Sales Period starts 1 September 2017)! As this DSP has such a cute design I didn't want to cover it up so I kept my sentiment and embellishments small.
The Silver Foil Heart is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and co-ordinates perfectly with this DSP.
I added a twist of Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Mini Sequin Trim and a piece of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon. The DSP has been layered on a piece of the Silver Foil Sheet too! "Oh happy day" is from the Happiest of Days stamp set and is embossed in the Silver Emboss Powder.
I think this card could be either a wedding or anniversary card.
Tip: To keep the Sequin from falling off the end of the cotton when you cut it, drop a little of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto it - it dries clear so it won't be seen!
If you are looking for Wedding/Anniversary ideas then pop over to the Global Design Project blog - there'll be lots of inspiration there!
See you soon.
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CASEing the Catty #140 For Babies & Kids

Sunday 6 August 2017


Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today's card is from the For Babies & Kids section (pages 102-111) of the Annual Catalogue.
My girls are teenagers so my cards for their friends have to be a bit more sophisticated now otherwise they won't use them! So I love every opportunity I have to make cards for babies and kids.
This week's I've chosen to CASE the tepee card at the bottom right hand corner. I love this cute tepee in the "Little One" stamp set.
I kept the layout of my card close to the one in the Annual Catalogue, just changing the position a little bit and the colours! I used the new Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape for the strips down the side of my card and then co-ordinated the colours of the tepee and sentiment with the Dapper Denim, Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay from the washi tape.
The sentiment has been embossed in white on a piece of Bermuda Bay and a piece of Linen Thread tied down the side in a bow adds the last touch!
The inside got a couple of strips of washi tape and some Linen thread too!
Next on the blog hop is the lovely and talented Julia Quinn - you'll love her card!
And we'd love you to play along, you can join the challenge here:
Have a great week!
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Global Design Project 098 | Sketch Challenge

Saturday 5 August 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog - thanks so much for stopping by! My card today is for the latest challenge over at the Global Design Project. I love their challenges and haven't missed a single challenge yet - 98 and counting!
This week it is a sketch challenge. I decided to use the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack to create a male card.
This DSP makes great male cards, actually it's great for any kind of card and I've just about used up my stack!  I've teamed it up with Basic Black Cardstock and Solid Baker's Twine. The cardstock has been embossed using the Sparkle Embossing Folder and the Happy Birthday is from the Number of Years stamp set. The black embellishments are Basic Rhinestones coloured black using a Sharpie.
I've used a strip of the DSP and a piece of twine to finish off the inside!
Pop over to the Global Design Project Blog to get lots of fabulous ideas using this sketch.
Have a great weekend and see you tomorrow.
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Dragonfly Dreams Card: Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop

Tuesday 2 August 2017 

Welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for August. I am thrilled to be part of this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who have created an amazing bundle of tutorials using products from the 2017-18 Annual Stampin' Up!® catalogue.

Each month I will be hopping with these talented Stampin' Up!® designers and we will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial. The tutorials are based on current products available in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and have both metric and imperial measurements so wherever you are in the world you can purchase and create these exclusive projects.

Each Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free.

In my card today I've used the same Dragonfly Dreams Bundle that I used in the tutorial. Please remember that it isn't the same project. The projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.

My card uses the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. This is one of my favourite sets in the catalogue - it's so versatile! I've also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the circle and embossed that using the 3D Dynamic Textured Hexagons Impressions Embossing Folder. The DSP is from the gorgeous Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper!

A sprinkle of Rhinestones Basic Jewels that I've coloured using a black Sharpie and some Black Metallic Thread completes my happy card!

Here is a sneak peek of what is included in this month's tutorial bundle:

To purchase the Tutorial for $20.00 NZD click here:
Next on the hop is the very talented Constanze Wirtz. Enjoy! 

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Global Design Project 097 | Colour Challenge

Monday 31 July 2017

Welcome to my blog today! My card is for this week's Global Design Project Colour Challenge and yes I'm just scraping in!
Colour Challenge time means that one lucky person gets to be a Guest Designer for the next colour challenge. How much fun would that be?
My inspiration came from page 97 of the Annual Catalogue for this card. I'd been looking through it for ideas and this box caught my eye.
I stamped the hearts from the "Weather Together" stamp set in Crumb Cake onto the Crumb Cake card base. "Thanks for being a great friend" from the "Window Shopping" stamp set is stamped in Wild Wasabi and layered with Wild Wasabi cardstock and vellum.
The Berry Burst hearts have been cut using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and once glued on I covered them with Fine-Tip Glue to give them lots of shine and dimension. A piece of Berry Burst ribbon folded in half under the sentiment completes my card.
Make sure you pop over to the Global Design Project for lots of inspiration using these colours.
Happy Monday!
P.S. Pop back on Thursday - I've got something super exciting happening and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you!
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CASEing the Catty #139 Everyday Occasions

Sunday 30 July 2017

Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today's cards are from the Everday Occasions section (pages 18-67) of the Annual Catalogue.
I love the three cards on the right hand side and started just CASEing the top one but it was so quick and simple I was worried it wasn't enough! So I ended up making all three and came to the conclusion that sometimes quick and simple are just what you need!
All these cards have two things in common - they all use some of the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and the base cardstock is Soft Sky.

This card's sentiment is from the set that comes in the "Oh Happy Day Card Kit". I stamped it in Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso to co-ordinate with the DSP. A sprinkle of Garden Green Enamel shapes and a bow in Whisper White Baker's Twine finishes it off.

This card has the Coffee Break DSP down each side and the Naturally Eclectic DSP in the centre of the card. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the inside square then cut a slightly larger square in Peekaboo Peach to border it. The "birthday wishes" sentiment is from the "Happiest of Days" stamp set - it's just missing the flower and greenery which I masked before I stamped it. Again I used Enamel Shapes, this time in Night of Navy and another bow in Whisper White Baker's Twine.

The coffee pots and cups from the Coffee Break DSP have been covered in Fine-Tip Glue Pen to give them some dimension and shine. I've used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the DSP and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.

I hope you've been inspired to create some quick and easy cards too!
Next on the blog hop is the very talented Bronwyn Eastley - love her style!
And we'd love you to play along, you can join the challenge here:
Have a fabulous week and see you soon.

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