Thursday, 27 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Product Purchase Premiere Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Crazy Crafters blog hop showcasing a sneak peek of our Product Purchase Premiere. Attending Onstage in Sydney was so much fun and not only were we able to see the new annual catalogue, we also got to play with some of the new products as well as win some great prizes.

I was so lucky to have won the Birthday Delivery stamp set from the table I was sitting in. Upon seeing this wonderful bundle I just loved it immediately and almost a wish come true winning it. :)

This is the card we all got to make at Onstage using this bundle and have used it as an inspiration for the cards that I'm showcasing today.


As you can see, the fox is so cute and has a nostalgic quality. The bundle consists of the Birthday Delivery stamp set, Birthday Friends framelits, 12x12" Birthday Memories designer series paper. It also comes in a coordinating cardstock pack, ribbon and honeycomb embellishments. The images from the Birthday Memories designer series paper is similar to the Golden Books imagery. Some of the framelits coordinates with the dsp. The fox and the banner is one of them that's featured on the card above.

I had so much fun playing with this bundle and have created three cards to show the creative fun...




Let's Celebrate Your Day card

This is a landscape top folding A2 pop up card. The fox and banner is from the stamp set and has been die cut using the coordinating framelits. I have used copic markers to colour in the images as it's quick and easy, alternatively you could use any colouring media of your choice. The faux stitching is created using Lawn Fawn's Lawn Cuts Rectangle and Hillside stitched dies. The cloud background has been ink blended using a mask die cut from Lawn Fawn's cloud border die with Soft Sky ink and just gives a great subtle interest to the background.


I have popped up all the images you see here from the Birthday Friends dsp, all but the fox and banner has been fussy cut as there are no matching dies to cut them out with. The pop up hillside is from Lawn Fawn. It's a perfect way to create a fun scene that's quick and easy and complete with faux stitching.

Cardstock used are Old Olive and Whisper White. Soft Sky ink for the background with the sentiments white heat embossed allowing for ink resist blending.



Special Delivery Card

• The French poodle is from Birthday Memories dsp and has been die cut using the coordinating framelits.
• Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White cardstock used.
• Soft Sky ink blending for the background.
• Stitched hillside created using Lawn Fawn die.
• Sentiment has been white heat embossed.
• Balloons stamp and die cut using framelits and mounted with foam dimensionals
• The front panel has been mounted on with fun foam to give an even, sturdy raise.
• Poodle inside the card has been fussy cut and the cake has been die cut with coordinating framelit.




Birthday Greetings Card in a box pop up

• Cake, chef and present are stamped and die cut from the bundle.
• Copic markers used for colouring in the images.
• Cardstock is Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black.
• Chef and cake motif pattern is from Birthday Memories dsp and coordinates with Crumb Cake card base.
• Additional images used are from Birthday Memories dsp and has been fussy cut.
• Sentiments both white heat embossed and Peekaboo Peach ink blending used for Happy Birthday.
• This sentiment coordinates with the chef using the icing pump lol.
• Basic Black baker's twine, used to tie the flaps of the card in a box for a decorative look.
• It folds flat and can fit in a standard A2 and C6 envelope.






I hope enjoyed and found inspiration. The Birthday Delivery is a fabulous bundle with lots of creative possibilities. It will be available to order 1st June and by purchasing it as a bundle you can save 10% and is well worth getting. You'll be able to make cards quickly and easily using the whole set - the patterned paper is just amazing!

Make sure to continue to see the rest of our team's creative projects for more inspirations by following the list below.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 



Sunday, 23 April 2017

Lovely Inside and Out bundle sneak peek 2


Hello and welcome. Here is the second installment to the Lovely Inside and Out bundle sneak peek.

I have based the card inspiration from the Global Design Project Sparkle/Bling Theme #GDP083 with the use of gold foil, embossing, thread, sequins and was a fabulous way to dress up the set.



Sending Hugs and Kisses card 

• Gold foil polka dot from Pop of Pink Specialty designer series paper. It is retiring sadly so get it before it's gone for good.
• Gold foil sheet for the 'Hugs' sentiment - nested with Layering Circles framelits.
• Gold thread looped around underneath.
• Basic black cardstock for top folding A2 card and for the white heat embossed sentiment. It has been die cut out using complimentary layering circles framelits.
• Hugs window frame die cut twice to create thickness using gold foil sheets.




Thanks, Friend card

• Gold heat embossed blooms from Lovely Inside and Out stamp set on basic black cardstock,
then die cut out with Stitched Shapes Oval to match the 'Friend' window frame.
• Additional gold heat embossed blooms added and die cut using layering circle framelits to add dimension to the existing blooms.
• Friend window frame die has been nested with Stitched Shape Oval frame using the new glossy cardstock.
• Mounted on black fun foam for an even raise.
• Polka dot basics embossing folder used on the card base for added interest and texture.
• Gold thread and sequins used for bling.




This is the inside of the cards - gold heat embossed to reflect the front. Using gold heat embossing and the complimentary framelits and embossing folders truly steps up the card by adding so much interest. 


Here are the combinations of what I have created using Lovely Words thinlits, As you can see, there are so many ways it can be used. Not only can it be used to die cut a window frame with the wording, it can be used with out current dies to dress it up. The words can be cut out and used on it's own and also the negative space can also be used to give a different look altogether. It truly is versatile and using specialty papers and bling just adds wow.

Die cut combinations



I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. This bundle is available to order on 1st June and if you cannot wait, why not join and be demonstrator to get the perks of being able to order first with the added discounts as well. For more examples using this bundle please see my previous post here.   

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 


Products Used

• Lovely Inside and Out bundle (Available 1st June)




Friday, 21 April 2017

Lovely Inside and Out bundle


Hello and welcome. One of my pre-order goodies from the new annual catalogue has arrived yay! and wanted to have a play with the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set. As you may know, I previously posted this set from the display samples I did at Onstage in Sydney, but only the Lovely Words thinlits. Now I can showcase the Lovely Inside and out bundle in more detail.

Here's a sneak peek...


The Lovely Words thinlits is just wonderful and creates this eye catching window frame, that allows you to see the inside of the card and becomes part of the design.

The Sweet and Sassy framelits coordinates with this set and creates a thin frame around it and makes a separate die cut piece. The photo below shows how the dies nest together and is a perfect fit. It can be used on it's own or placed over the top of the existing die cut window frame as per my card example. The black makes it pop as well as coordinate with the multi stamped 'Lovely' background. The design possibilites are endless and any cardstock would work well.

The large sentiment from the set works well with this design and can be used in many ways, I just love this multi stamped background quick and easy. Memento tuxedo black in has been used.  


The 'Inside and Out' has been white heat embossed on Wild Wasabi cardstock and have die cut with a banner die then mounted over the top with dimensionals. 


Here's a pic of  the inside and can see the back of the die cut window. 

It is a separate stamped die cut panel and have used the matching Sweet and Sassy heart framelit to create the window on the card base.   


The floral images have been stamped in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo inks and kind of reminds me of a stylised bottle brush flower. 


I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. The Lovely Inside and Out bundle is truly versatile and works so well with many sets with endless creative possibilities. It will be available to order 1st June. I will be making more samples with this set, so stay tuned. :)


This card has been entered in the Crazy Crafters team project highlights. Be sure to check out the creative entries and vote for your favourites.


Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Creative Crafting! :) 

Products used:

• Lovely Inside and Out Bundle (Available 1st June)


Monday, 17 April 2017

Display Samples for Onstage Sydney


Hello and welcome. I was so fortunate to have been able to be a display stamper for Onstage in Sydney and am excited to share the display samples that I worked on.

I was given quite a mix bag of new goodies from the new catalogue to work with.

The main sets are:

"Text Ya Later" and "World's Best Trophy". 

and dies: The Lovely Words Thinlits, 

Papers and Inks: Foil Frenzy designer series paper, A4 glossy white cardstock, Striped Treat Bags,  The New 2017-2019 In Color 12x12 paper collection along with Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig Stampin' ink pads.

Embellishments: 
Hearts and Stars Elements, Mini gift bows, Soft Sky 3/8" (1cm) Classic weave ribbon, Powder Pink 1/2" (1.3cm) finely woven ribbon and Smoky Slate 1/2" (1.3cm) gingham ribbon. Flirty Flamingo Baker's Twine and Washi tape - Basic Pack 2. Here's an example of the washi tape pack below, with Tranquil Tide cardstock.


Last but not least, the new Ticket Tear Border punch featured on the card above. 


Here are the finished samples combining all the sets and goodies provided...

I have also used some of the current products that you might be familiar with.

The gift bag and the hexagon window box features the new Foil Frenzy designer series paper.

Gift bags created using the gift bag punch board. 


The Lovely Words thinlits coordinates with our current dies, the stitched shapes framelits, layering circles, oval and sweet and sassy framelits. They help accentuate and dress up  the die cut window sentiments.

The gold stripe paper bag is the new striped treat bag and have decorated it with the Lovely Words thinlits with vellum overlay, gold mini gift bow and hearts and stars elements.

The card beside that features the World's Best Trophy set. I have chosen make a Mother's Day card as it's coming up and is a great example of what can be made with the set. There are so many sentiments on these sets that can be used for many occasions. All the new goodies have been used with the exception of Smoky Slate cardstock, Oval stitched shape framelits and clear glossy accents for added dimension and shine to the images.


Below is another way that the set can be used using the Foil Frenzy dsp and Ticket Tear border punch in vellum.


The new Ticket tear border punch has been used to create the decorative edge on the front panel for this shaker window using  the Lovey Words thinlits. The glossy cardstock is also featured along with the Foil Frenzy dsp and perfectly coordinates with the gift bag.


Another example of the Foil Frenzy with Lovely Words thinlits and have added the lovely flower from the Birthday Blooms set for a decorative feature.


Here are the rest...


Close up of the rest...

Featuring the new In colors Lemon Lime Twist, perfect for the Text Ya Later set, new washi tape also coordinates to create a partial custom dsp. The speech bubbles have been hand cut and mounted on foam dimensionals.


More of the Lemon Lime Twist color with ink blending using a circle mask. The 'friend' has been cut out from the lovely thinlits showing it's versatility of use. The asterisk border is the new coordinating color washi tape.


Example of how the new in colors Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink works with our existing ink colors. A clean and simple design using the Happy Celebrations set and the Celebrations Duo Embossing folder. Powder Pink cardstock and the new Flirty Flamingo baker's twine. The ticket tear border punch adds a lovely finished edge. :) 


This last card sample is a close of the new glossy cardstock and have used the Hexagons 3D dynamic embossing folder. It gives a brilliant finish and shine on this cardstock.  



Apologies for the long post and being picture heavy, as there was a lot to show, hope that you have enjoyed it. It was truly an honor to have been able to do them and was a lot of fun creating with these fabulous new goodies that I'm sure you will enjoy.

 Thank you so much for taking the time to have a look at the samples, hope that you have been inspired. The new products will be available to order from 1st June.

Till' next time Happy Crafting! :) 



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Billie Moan





Hello and welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. You may have just come from the previous person or you may be starting here at my blog Juana Ambida. If you lose your way and get off track, there is a full list of this hop's participants at the bottom of this post. I hope as you hop around you find lots of ideas and inspiration for your projects.


Our special guest the for this hop is the wonderfully talented US demo Billie MoanAs part of the hop, we get to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) any cards/projects that has been created by Billie Moan. When you get a chance, take a look at her blog for some wonderful ideas. Love her work and especially love the B-ism on each post - great positive outlook. 



I have chosen to CASE her fabulous jeans pocket card below using the Nailed it set bundle.



I love the layout of Billie's card and is perfect for this new set that I won at Onstage, called Pocketful of Sunshine. The set has coordinating dies but will get them eventually. The images are quite easy to cut out and have made a shaker card for some fun and show the goodies inside the pocket.

I have used the Swirly Scribbles thinlits for the sun and makes a great alternative to the one in the set.  It really adds that whimsical feel and a great way to make the most of the dies.



Below is the side view of the card, showing the layers and how the pocket window has been constructed. Foam adhesive strips are perfect for creating shaker windows on cards.



I have white heat embossed the sentiment and stitched pocket image on heat resistant acetate. Just need to take care when stamping on acetate as it can get slippery, as I have found out when stamping the smaller portion of the sentiment, "Pocketful of" doesn't turn out too well. To rectify this, I have white heat embossed it on black cardstock and mounted it over the top covering up the little mishap hehe and looks so much better don't you think? 

The patterned paper is from Party Animal designer series paper and is sadly retiring so best to make the most it - waste not, want not right? The shade and pattern (Pacific Point) just goes so well with this shirt front that I was aiming for. 



The sunglasses has been coloured in with copic markers using an ombre look with orange and adds a warm glow to the card. Colours are YR65 and YR68. Clear Wink of Stella has been applied over the top for added shimmer.



Metallic sequins used for the shaker goodies and a small silver enamel dot, great for covering up the the not so well stamped smaller images hehe. I previously white heat embossed the small button from the set but once again proved hard to get a good impression on acetate. The enamel dot looks more effective in the end. 

The cute stitched trim makes a great scalloped border to dress up the inside of the card and have added the sunglasses to tie it to the front. The little stamped sequins images are from the set and makes a great decorative addition. 



I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration. It was so much making fun this card and thanks to Billie for the inspiration. The Pocketful of Sunshine is a fun set and is very versatile.

Make sure you continue to hop all the way around and see all the amazing inspiration from the Crazy Crafters team. You are going to love what our team have come up with using Billie's cards. Currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida - so check the list to see who is up next. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :)