Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Alaska Achievers Global Blog Hop - March 2018

Hello and welcome to my post for March's Alaska Achievers Blog Hop. 

This month we are featuring projects made using products from the 2018 Spring/Summer and/or the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

My project for this month features the Amazing You stamp set (available for free with a £45 order). I've also used the 2016-2018 In Colors that will be retiring at the end of May.

In fact, I've gone a little mad because I made three cards (all the same) using different combinations.

This first one uses some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the frame and also Sweet Sugarplum ink for the flower.

This second one use Flirty Flamingo instead of Sweet Sugarplum.

This third card features Peekaboo Peach instead of the Sweet Sugarplum.

To make the card 
  • Start with a 10.5 x 29.7 cm piece of Dapper Denim cardstock, and score and fold this card at 14.9 cm to make the card base.
  • Take a 8.5 x8.5 cm piece of Dapper Denim and run this through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (available as part of the Blossoming Basket Bundle a Sale-A-Bration option which you can get for free with a £90 spend)
  • Cut a square hole in the front of the base card - the Layering Square Dies are great for this.
  • From a piece of Sweet Sugarplum (or Flirty Flamingo or Peekaboo Peach) cardstock, cut a large scallop square using a die slightly larger than the one for the square hole in the card base. Then cut a smaller square in the centre using the same die as the front of the card to make a frame.
  • Glue the embossed Dapper Denim to the reverse side of the front of the card front so that it can be seen through the square hole.
  • Glue the frame to the front of the card around the square hole.
  • Stamp three lots of the flower/leaves onto some scrap Whisper White - once in Emerald Envy and twice in the same colour ink as the frame.
  • Fussy cut the flowers as follows - Emerald Envy the whole thing, whole of the first flower head and then just the middle section of the last flower head.
  • Use a bone folder to curl the top part of the flower head.
  • Glue the flower together.
  • Stamp both parts of the sentiment in Archival Black Ink
  • Add the flower to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Finish off the flower with a clear Faceted Gem.
  • Decorate the inside of the card with a 10.0 x 14.4 cm piece of Whisper White stamped with the same flower in the same colour as the flower on the front of the card.
Don't forget the amazing offers available at the moment. If you live in the UK you can -
  • Shop with me (use March's monthly code RYRCQGNC if your order is less than £150 and you will receive a little something extra from me) and for each £45 spend you can choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue, or better yet
  • Join my group of Acorns. Now is such a great time to join because not only do you get to choose £130 worth of product for just £99 but you also get to choose 2 EXTRA stamp sets (from either of the Annual or 2018 Spring/Summer Catalogues) for FREE. You can squirrel those extra sets away to play with on a rainy day or start playing with them the minute you receive them.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my project. You are currently with me - Fiona Whitten so don't forget to click on the next person's name on the list below to see what fabulous project that they have to share. Also, don't forget that you can continue with the hop anytime, so feel free to pop back.

Happy stamping

Fiona xx

Ways to shop & save this month

Use the Oak Leaf Club Code - RYRCQGNC when checking out of my online store and receive a free gift from me
Sale-A-Bration - Free product with every £45 spent. No limits. Ends 31 March.

Live in the UK and interested in purchasing any of the supplies I used? Click on any of the pictures below.

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