Thursday, August 17, 2017

Eastern Spring Fold card

The spring fold card is one of my favourite special fold card styles.  It folds flat for posting then springs up when taken out of the envelope.  A message can be written on the base of the card or inside the diamond centrepiece - the choice is yours.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallions card by Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts
Front view - Eastern Palace Spring Fold Card by Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts

This spring fold card was made using Stampin' Up! Fresh Fig card stock.  I then layered some Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (DSP) onto the card base corners.

To create the focal centrepiece, I diecut some Powder Pink card stock using the largest scallop circle from the Layering Circles framelits set. The banner was made from the same Eastern Palace DSP and punched using the Banner Triple punch  The floral medallion was diecut using a combination of dies from the Eastern Medallion Thinlits die set.  The sentiment comes from the co-ordinating Eastern Beauty stamp set.  A couple of pearls at each banner end completes the card.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallions card by Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts
Side view - Eastern Palace Spring Fold Card by Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit

A couple of demonstrator friends and I regularly display and demonstrate Stampin' Up! products on a popup stand at our local shopping centre.  I always enjoy this day as we chat with the local shoppers and get to share our passion for papercrafting and Stampin' Up! products.

Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


This week I took the Soft Sayings Card Kit to demonstrate. This was my first time using this kit and I fell in love with it.  The colour combinations are gorgeous and the cards in the kit go together so easily plus everything you need is in the kit - card bases, envelopes, embellishments, stamp set, acrylic block to use with the stamps, Basic Gray inkspot, bakers twine, washi tape and foam dots/dimensionals.   During the day I managed to get 11 of the 20 cards in the kit completed as can be seen below - which is a great outcome for me as I do spend a lot of time speaking with people at the stand.

Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts, Stampin' Up! Soft Sayings Card Kit

This kit is perfect for a beginner crafter as everything, including the instructions on how to assemble the cards is in the kit. It would also suit an advanced crafter who doesn't have a lot of time to spend on creating cards.  Why not get your kit today and enjoy some creative fun.  Best of all, if you like the kit you can buy refills to make more cards without having to buy the stamp set, ink & acrylic block again.   If you'd like to see more, Stampin' Up! have released a video showing the kit contents and how to assemble each card.

If you have any questions about the kit, please let me know.  Workshops and papercrafting classes are available - please contact me for details.  If you enjoy papercrafting and the Stampin' Up! products you may want to consider joining my team.  Click on the Join My Team link at the top of this page for more information or feel free to contact me to discuss the joining benefits if you live in Australia.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Floral Thanks

If you need Thank You cards, you can't go past the Stampin' Up! Floral Statements stamp set.  This set has both floral 'Hello' and 'Thanks' stamps.


Stampin' Up! Floral Statements Thanks card by Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts

I used the Stampin' Up! Whisper White Notecards to create these cards.  The Notecards are the perfect size for thank you cards and also come with co-ordinating envelopes in the packet.  I stamped the Notecards using the Floral Statements 'Thanks' stamp in Archival Basic Black ink and quickly watercoloured them in a variety of colours using ink refills and an Aqua Painter.  You can also use ink from your inkpad to watercolour too.  I used a little drop of ink refills in a paint palette as I was making a lot of these cards. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements Thanks card by Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts

Click here to see how I used the 'Hello' stamp from a few weeks' ago.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Deck the halls

Too early for Christmas cards?  No, it's never too early to start making your cards so there isn't a last minute rush.  The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue starts on 1 September and to help us get started on our cards early, they've released the gorgeous Carols of Christmas stamp set and co-ordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits dies now instead of waiting until 1 September


Carols of Christmas Stampin' Up! bundle available from Angela Lovel, AngelasPaperArts

Here's one of the cards I've made using this bundle.

Deck of Halls card features Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas bundle made by Angela Lovel, AngelasPaperArts

To make the Deck the Halls card I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base.  I then used the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper which I diecut using the decorative edge die from the Card Front Builder Thinlits set.  I used the die twice to diecut the top and bottom of the card to get that beautiful decorative edge with the card base colour peeking through.  This decorative edge die is versatile and can be used on any occasion card including birthdays, weddings etc.

To create the centre focal sentiment I stamped the Deck the Halls sentiment onto Very Vanilla card stock.  It was diecut using the Stitched Shapes square die and layered onto Gold Foil and Cherry Cobbler card stock which had both been diecut using Layering Squares framelit dies.  A Gold Natural Trim bow was then added to the sentiment.  To complete the card, I adhered the small floral cluster which had been stamped using the poinsettia and leaves from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and diecut with co-ordinating dies from the Card Front Builder Thinlits set.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like the Holiday Catalogue which starts on 1 September, please contact me as I'd be happy to send you a copy.

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You may also be interested the moon baby card from a couple of weeks ago which featured the moon/stars thinlits die from this bundle.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Happy birthday

I thoroughly enjoyed making this birthday card.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday thinlits and embossing paste card by Angela Lovel, Angela's PaperArts

To create this card I started with a Stampin' Up! Thick Whisper White card base.  I then embossed some of the standard Whisper White card stock using the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and layered it onto the card base.

To create the copper side panel, I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste on some Whisper White card stock.  The paste is very easy to use and if you can butter your toast, you can use the Stampin' Up! embossing paste - just keep your palette knife flat when applying the paste and you'll get a nice smooth finish.  When the paste was still slightly damp to touch, I brushed some copper pigment powder onto the paste and it immediately adhered to the paste.  It only takes a few minutes for the paste to dry and lock in the pigment powder.  As an alternate to pigment powder you can for example use glitter, paint or ink to colour the paste. Heat embossing with Stampin' Up! copper embossing powder would also work too!  Once dry, I layered the embossed panel onto a slighty larger Basic Black card stock panel and adhered it to the left side of the card.

To complete the card I diecut the Happy Birthday sentiment using the Happy Birthday Thinlits die and adhered it to the card.

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