Inspire.Create.Stamping Challenges Blog Hop - 'CASE the Designer' Challenge #088

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Hello, and welcome to my blog.

The inspire.create.stamping Challenges Design Team have a 'CASE the Designer' Challenge. CASE = Copy And Share Everything!, and we have been inspired by one our NEW Design Team Members, Jo Blackman, and her amazing project.

We would love for you to be inspired by Jo's card, and add your project to our gallery here.


I love the patchwork look of the Herringbone pattern from Jo's card, and it did take me some time to arrange my pieces of Designer Series Paper.
My pieces of the retiring 'Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper' measure 1cm x 3cm, and once I found my groove, I added the pieces to 'Crumb Cake' cardstock.

'My friend' - sentiment from the 'Ornate Thanks' stamp set.
I stamped the sentiment onto 'Crumb Cake' cardstock, and die cut using a circle from the retiring 'Stitched Shapes Dies'.
I embellished the sentiment with the stitched heart from the retiring 'Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies', and the flowers & leaves from the 'In The Tropics Dies'.
And if you know me, a 'Linen Thread' bow is the finishing touch of detail to my 'Bumblebee' stitched heart.

I embossed the retiring 'Terracotta Tile' cardstock card front using the retiring 'Subtle 3D Embossing Folder', to add some fabric like texture.
The retiring 'Braided Linen Trim' is a lovely element to finish my creation.


Below are all the products used for my 'inspire.create.stamping Challenge 'CASE the Designer' #088 creation. 

Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store for all the products I have used.

 You can also browse the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, as well as 
the January-June Mini Catalogue available now finishing June 30th, 2021!
Have fun shopping. 
 *Australian Residents only.
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Just Add Ink - 'Just Choose Two' Challenge #549

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 Hello, and welcome to my blog.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have a 'Just Choose Two' Challenge for you... Feathers - Petals - Leaves.

We can't wait to see what you choose, and you can add your project to our gallery here.


I have chosen Leaves & Petals for my 'Just Choose Two', and I have used a combination of floral stamp sets for my creation.


I was inspired by Ruth Trice to get making for this Challenge.
Ruth is the queen of one sheet wonder and wreath stamping, and I have included a link to her blog with 2 videos for you to see how she does it. 
Click here to go to Ruth's 'Speeded up Summer Wreath Stamping'.
Bare in mind, I have used 1 piece of A4  'Basic White' cardstock, where Ruth has used 1 piece of 12" x 12" 'Basic White' cardstock.

I started out finding my favourite floral stamp sets, and commenced stamping with the flourish from the 'Forever Blossoms' using 'So Saffron' ink.
Next, adding the large flower from the 'Pretty Perennials' stamp set in 'Poppy Parade', and stamping other flowers and leaves to complete my sheet.
I have cut the A4 piece into 4 card fronts.

A close up of the combination of stamps and colours. Lots of layers, and a lot of fun too.
'Hello Beautiful' - from the retiring 'Butterfly Gala' stamp set.
I have used the 'Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack' underneath the sentiment element.

These are the colours I have used for my background, and I have stamped off the ink prior to stamping onto the 'Basic White' cardstock to create a softer look; 
'Balmy Blue', 'Blushing Bride', 'Highland Heather', 'Old Olive', 'Pear Pizzazz', 'Pool Party', 'Poppy Parade' and 'So Saffron'.
You can use any combination of colours, and stamp sets that your heart desires.


Thankyou so much for paying me a visit and make sure you visit the blogs of our Design Team for more inspiration. 
Looking forward to seeing your project in our gallery.
Until next time. D x


Below are all the products used for my 'JAI Just Choose Two Challenge #549' creations. 
 Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store for all the products I have used.
 You can also browse the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, as well as 
the January-June Mini Catalogue available now finishing June 30th, 2021!
Have fun shopping. 
 *Australian Residents only.
Product List:

'Sweet Treat Packages' - Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop

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Hello, and welcome to my blog.
It's the Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop, and this month we are creating 'Sweet Treat Packages'.
I am Denita, and I live in Australia. You may have joined me from the lovely Kerstin, from Germany?, and wasn't that a treat? (No pun intended).

I have made a handful of 3D items; a lidded Gift Box, Treat Box and Mini Curvy Keepsake Box.
I have used the 'Dragonfly Bundle' and coordinating products.



First up is my lidded Gift Box - with thanks to Sam Hammond for her tutorial (grab it here!)


The lid is 1 piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, and the bottom is an 8" x 8" piece of cardstock.

I love that a whole piece of Designer Series Paper is used for the lid and no scraps! And if you use 1 piece of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, you will have 4 lids!


I stamped the floral image using 'Bumblebee' ink - stamping off once before stamping onto the 'Basic White' cardstock.
I also added an embossed 'Crumb Cake' belly band to support the sentiment element.

And those 'Vellum' punched mini dragonflies - too cute!

Can you believe these little Treat boxes are made from a card within the 'Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes'?
It's true, and I have added a guide below to show you the 'how to' and measurements...
(I was inspired by Renate who made this darling mini packaging - get the tutotrial here!)

I coloured the dragonfly using 'Watercolor Pencils' and a 'Blender Pen.

I made a mini 'Crumb Cake' belly band to attach the dragonfly element.

This is my rough guide, using computer paper, to get the measurements just right.
I flipped the card over so the pattern is on the right hand side, and the tab that folds over is the 2nd large rectangle at the top.
The cards measure 10.8xm (21.6cm) x 15.9cm or 4-1/4" (8-1/2") x 6-1/4"
Score landscape: 0.8cm/7.7cm/10.8cm - the scored line on the card/17.5cm/20.8cm - turn clockwise.
5/16"/3-1/16"/4-1/4" - the scored line on the card/6-7/8"/8-3/16" - turn clockwise.
Score Portrait: 3.2cm x 12.5cm or 1-1/4"/5"
Cut the left hand side away - 0.8cm or 5/16" piece.
I have added lines to be cut to the first score line from the bottom, and the dotted lines are notched to form tabs.
The solid lines at the top are cut away, and the fold over topper remains intact - as explained in the beginning of my  blurb.
'Tear & Tape Adhesive' is applied to the tab on the far right.

Does that make sense? If not, message me or check out Renate's tutorial for her Mini Packaging here.

Lastly, this little bit of cuteness to package up some cuteness?
And a very beautiful and colourful dragonfly to grace the sweet box.

I trimmed the dragonfly in half, and adhered to either side of the slot.
I added another head (stamp and punch) and adhered beyond the opening, so it looks like a proper dragonfly.


Next up is Kathy - I can't wait to see her Sweet Treat Packages'.

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Thankyou so much for getting this far - I did have a ton of fun making my 'Sweet Treat Packages' and I hope to have inspired you with some creating too.
Creating is good for the soul.
Until next time, enjoy the hop, and see you soon. D x


Below are all the products used for my 'Creation Station Design Team 'Sweet Treat Packages' creations. 
 Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store for all the products I have used.
 You can also browse the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, as well as 
the January-June Mini Catalogue available now finishing June 30th, 2021!
Have fun shopping. 
 *Australian Residents only.
Product List:
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