Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; All things Crafty


Thanks so Much for stopping by!

For those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball, I am an Independant Stampin' Up!®
 Demonstrator in Canada.  Welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  And Welcome to the First Ever Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!! We are a group of Demonstrators from around the world coming together with what we hope is a Unique way to Share what we Love.

Thanks so much to Angie McKenzie for inviting me to participate in the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!!  I was so excited to be asked!! 

Today's Theme is All things Crafty
Must Haves for Your Creativity

So as not to bore you with the necessities I thought I would pick three Favourite "Must Haves"

1. Vellum; I Love Vellum so I was pretty happy when the annual catalogue came out with the Floral Essence Vellum  in Saffron, Petal Pink and Old Olive and then when they had coloured vellum as an SAB Freebie.  Well I had to have it!! And of course Stampin' Up!® has white vellum.



2. Rhinestones; every card needs a little sparkle and Stampin' Up!® has a variety of colours








3. Stitched so Sweetly Dies; that scalloped rectangle is a staple in my cardmaking right now and I am hoping they make it to the new Annual catalogue!!



These are by no means all my 'Must Haves' but you are here to see some cards so I kept it to just 3.  

Instructions:
I used a Whisper White card base. 
The coloured vellum is 4" x 51/4"
The Whisper White piece is die cut from the largest Scalloped Rectangle.  I used the Thoughtful Blooms SAB freebie and Granny apple green ink and stamped the large vines at the top and the bottom turning the stamp around.  I then used a sponge dauber and added some green for dimension.  
I used the small flower in Petal Pink, Highland Heather and Mango Melody wherever I thought a flower should be.  I also stamped and punched out the large flower and punched the flowers out of vellum as well.  Layering the flowers I arranged them around the rectangle attaching them with Multi purpose adhesive.  The Thank you was inked with basic gray and punched it out with a 3/4" circle punch.  I also stamped a few flowers on the Thank you stamping off first so they were transparent. Adding Rhinestones to the center of each flower




As I was taking the pictures I noticed that the yellow card is made for left handed people, so I took the top picture thinking I would not include it in the post.  But hey I am human and we all make mistakes.  And I Love my Mango card.  Here are a few up close pictures.





I hope you enjoyed my cards as much as I enjoyed making them!! Everything used is available at my online store if you live in Canada, just click on the Canada Flag on your right.

Please keep hopping to see every one else's beautiful creations!!



33 comments:

  1. Lovely cards Annette. The colour palettes are so beautiful. Great to hop with you x

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  2. Beautiful cards - love the colours too! Happy to be hopping with you!

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  3. Stunningly sweet cards Annette!! xxxx

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  4. Lovely cards......especially love that vellum....hope we get similar stuff in the new June catalog...fingers crossed.

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    1. Thank you! Exactly or I may have to go back to colouring my own!!

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  5. The color palette is so soft. Great idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I didn't play with this set enough during Sale-A-Bration, you inspired me to play with them now. Love the colors you used!

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    1. Awe Thanks!! The best part of this bundle is that the punch is going to be in the Annual catalogue!!

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  7. Annette, I LOVE your trio of cards! The colors are so soft and pretty. I did not use the SAB vellum as much as I wanted to and now I'm ready to get it out and make some cards. Thanks for the inspiration and it was so awesome to hop with you today!

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    1. What a Lovely comment from someone I admire!! I love your style!!

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  8. So pretty! I love the SAB vellum, too. I love it so much that I am hoarding it!

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    1. Thank you! LOL!! You gotta use it!! It feels good to share it!!

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  9. Oh so pretty and beautifully filled with texture too. All so sweet xx

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    1. Wow Love that you commented!! I Love your cards and your video's!!

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  10. This is such a pretty little trio, Annette! Your color combinations are truly precious.

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  11. Beautiful, Annette! Three lovely cards - even the "left-handed" one LOL!! - that are each unique and wonderful. Enjoyed hopping with you this month!

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    1. LOL!! I Love that you actually read my post!! Thanks so Much!!

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  12. Your cards are so pretty Annette, the soft colours are perfect x

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  13. Love your left handed card! The colors that you chose are so soft and perfect for this time of year! Thanks so much for sharing sunshine Around the World on Wednesday with me! (((HUG)))

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