Flirty Flamingo - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Friday, February 24, 2017


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From blushing bride to melon mambo, pink tones are fun, feminine and romantic!

I chose to play with the bright flirty flamingo from Stampin' Up!'s in-colour collection for today's Fancy Friday 'Think Pink' blog hop.

Watercolour effects are very trendy in cardmaking right now. This project features a fun, easy watercolouring technique inspired by *THIS TUTORIAL* from the talented Cindy Schuster.

When you create a fun background like this you want it to stand out!  When planning the rest of the design, I was cautious to choose elements that would allow this watercoloured panel to shine.  The Bold Butterfly shape added interest.  The black and white strips added some contrast and allowed the little Ready to Pop sentiment to stand out without covering the main panel too much.


The little flourish thinlet flower was a nice finishing touch!

Follow the link below for more pink-spiration!  Next up is the super talented Alison Okamitsu, she will not disappoint!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Diagonal Stripe, Ready to Pop
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, VersaMark
Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Metallics Sequin Assortment, Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Flourish Thinlets

Beautiful You Shaker

Monday, February 20, 2017


The Beautiful You stamp set has been one of the top-selling sets so far from the Occasions catalogue.  It's really no wonder! The set's imagery is pretty and perfect for colouring, and it's matched with a bunch of fun, versatile sentiments.

In today's project, I thought it would be fun to step-up the stamped imagery with a little shaker feature!  So much fun to make...


The layout was inspired by the current sketch challenge over at the Global Design Project blog.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Beautiful You
Inks: Memento Black, VersaMark, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Papers: Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Papers, Gold Foil Sheet
Accessories/Tools: Window Sheet, Sprinkles Embellishments, Delicate White Doily, Gold Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (retired), Heat Tool



Basket Bunch, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Basket Bunch, Thank you card, Succulent Garden DSP, The Crafty Carrot Co, Customer rewards program, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Hello!  Today The Crafty Carrot Collective team is sharing some projects featuring the Basket Bunch stamp set.  This is just a taste of the ideas we have in store for you using this great product!  We are working on a bunch (pun intended) of gorgeous tutorials showcasing this featured item to share in our exclusive customer rewards program next month.

Of course, it's not too late to get FREE access to this March 'Basket Bunch' program.  All you have to do is buy the Basket Bunch stamp set (or product of equivalent value) at the Stampin' Up! online shop of one of our participating Crafty Carrot demonstrators.  Don't miss out! Shopping details below!

Thanks a bunch, Watercolor, Carrots, Basket Bunch, Thank you card, Succulent Garden DSP, The Crafty Carrot Co, Customer rewards program, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

I decided to create a little thank you card to share with you today!  The super cute carrots in this set are a great match to The Crafty Carrot theme and I couldn't resist creating a basket full of them for you.  But if carrots aren't your thing, I made a version with succulents too - how on trend are these right now?!

Thanks a bunch, Fussy Cut feature, Basket Bunch, Thank you card, Succulent Garden DSP, The Crafty Carrot Co, Customer rewards program, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper pack is on our recommended shopping list for buyers this month.  Those who join us in the March program can expect to see, not just lots of beautiful Basket Bunch designs, but also a heap of ideas for using this pretty paper pattern collection too.

Basket Bunch, Thank you card, Succulent Garden DSP, The Crafty Carrot Co, Customer rewards program, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Whilst the carrots in the first project are stamped and watercoloured, the succulents here were fussy cut from the DSP.

Behind the scenes, Fussy Cut feature, Thank you card, Succulent Garden DSP, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

I hope you've enjoyed these cards.  Up next on the hop is Krista Frattin in Canada.  I've had a sneak peek of her project and you will definitely want to see the cute creation she is sharing today!


Shopping details:
(Qualifying purchase for access to our March Program for those in Australia):
HOST CODE: JNYGHJJC

Buy the Basket Bunch Stamp Set (or item/s of equivalent value)
There's a bundle with dies... just saying!  

And because we know you'll want your FREE Sale-A-Bration item, we recommend:
Basket Builder Framelit Dies
Succulent Garden Designer Series Papers
And the 'Any Occasion' Sale-a-bration stamp set.

If you live outside Australia, please shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators. Simply follow the hop for more details :)

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Embellishing with the Party Pop-Up Thinlet Die

Monday, February 6, 2017


The Party Pop-Up Thinlet dies are a super fun way to create a little surprise for your card recipient when they open your card.  But they also make for a cute embellishment for the front of your project, as I've done here.

I've simply trimmed the die cut "happy birthday" and layered it over patterns from the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper pack.  I'm always a bit excited when I find a nice design to use up decorative papers - I have such a large stash and I think this would be simple to adapt to suit other paper collections.

I've made a little video of this project to share with you.  I hope you enjoy making this along with me.



Supplies Used:
Stamps: Weather Together, Confetti Celebration
Inks: VersaMark, Pool Party
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats Designer Series Papers
Accessories/Tools: Party Pop-Up Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Pool Party Embossing Powder (retired), Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (retired), Heat Tool


Love You, Weather Together

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so I thought it would be fitting to make a little love themed design to share with you.

The Weather Together Stamp set has the beautiful 'love' sentiment.  It seemed perfect for this occasion.

I've gone with lots of layers of white - folded white card base, a texture embossed falling softly panel and a sunburst thinlet layer.  Then I've embellished with some stamped clouds, and the pretty black embossed Umbrella Weather framelits.

There is a lot of detail in this one project.  I decided to make a video to share with you how I put it all together.  The Big Shot certainly got a work out with this one!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Weather Together
Inks: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Smoky Slate
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pen, Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies, Falling Softly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sunburst Thinlets Die.


Pieces of the Story, Weather Together - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Friday, January 27, 2017

Weather Together, Umbrella Framelits Dies, Sunburst Sayings, Labeller Alphabet, Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!, Fancy Friday, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Happy Fancy Friday!  The theme for this blog hop is "Just Because...".  I decided to create a scrapbook page to share just because I'm looking for any excuse to catch up on a bit of memory keeping.

Weather Together, Umbrella Framelits Dies, Sunburst Sayings, Labeller Alphabet, Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!, Fancy Friday, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

The Weather Together stamp set has been getting quite a workout at my craft desk this month.  It's been January's product of the month focus over at The Crafty Carrot Collective.  This has inspired me to create a heap of projects with it!  Of course, it's imagery is the perfect fit for this cute umbrella moment.

Weather Together, Umbrella Framelits Dies, Sunburst Sayings, Labeller Alphabet, Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!, Fancy Friday, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

I can't wait to see what the other Fancy Friday team members have created. Be sure to hop on over to see what my talented friend Susan is sharing today. She is amazing!



Supplies Used:
Stamps: Weather Together, Back to Basics Alphabet (Retired), Labeler Alphabet, Sunburst Sayings
Inks: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Papers: Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Papers (Retired), Watercolor Paper
Accessories/Tools: Watercolour Pencils, Aqua Painter, Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies

Suite Sentiments, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Hello! Welcome to the second Crafty Carrot Collective blog hop.  Five Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe, five fun ideas showcasing the Suite Sentiments stamp set!  Of course, this hop is just a teaser.  During February, our January customers will receive a full program of inspiring samples, free online classes and exclusive tutorials featuring this, our product of the month.


So, this is how our program works... during the month of January you purchase the Suite Sentiments stamp set (or product of equal or greater value) from a participating Crafty Carrot Collective demonstrator using the host code.  Then, in February, you will receive the program completely FREE!

Now we know that you are going to want a FREE Sale-a-bration item when you are shopping!  After all, it is Stampin' Up!'s most wonderful time of the year.  With every $90aud you spend in Stampin' Up! merchandise, you will receive a free product of your choice.  So we have offered a few extra shopping suggestions - optional products that you could add to your shopping cart to get that exclusive product of your choice.  For more details find the full Sale-a-bration flyer  HERE.

If you've missed my classes, this program brings video tutorials and written instructions into your own home so you can stamp in your own time. Plus, by making the qualifying purchase, you are building a personal collection of Stampin' Up! goodies you know you will find good use. 

Live in Australia?  Use this host code to qualify.

If you live outside of Australia, please shop with one of my Crafty Carrot team members: 


Still not sure this program is for you?  Throughout this month we have been offering a taste of this wonderful program for FREE for all to enjoy.  This teaser program features the Weather Together stamp set.  Like us on Facebook HERE to access it today.

Next up in the blog hop is the talented Krista Frattin from Canada. You are going to love what she creates for you!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Suite Sentiments
Inks: Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder
Papers: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools: Linen Thread, Hole Punch, Watermelon Wonder Satin Ribbon (retired)