Cake Crazy, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cake Crazy, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Watercolor Pencils, Diagonal Stripe Background, Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Jennifer Frost

Hi there!  Welcome to the Crafty Carrot Collective Cake Crazy Blog Hop!  This stamp set is our product focus for our global Stampin' Up! customer rewards program next month so we are giving you a little teaser of what we can do with the set. I say 'teaser' because these are not our reward projects – those we save especially for our customer's eyes only in our exclusive Cake Crazy Facebook Group – but they give you a little idea of how fun this product can be!

Cake Crazy, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Watercolor Pencils, Diagonal Stripe Background, Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Jennifer Frost

For my project today, I stamped the cake layers in Memento black, applied clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I used my Watercolor Pencils to draw in some background colour which I washed over with my aqua painter.  The Watercolor Pencils are on our additional, optional recommended shopping list for the month.  As are the Cupcakes & Carousels embellishments, which is where the twine and tassels on this project come from. To see the full Crafty Carrot March shopping list click *HERE*.

Cake Crazy, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Watercolor Pencils, Diagonal Stripe Background, Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Jennifer Frost

Want to play along with us in April? We would love to get to know you and craft with you! All you have to do to is buy the Cake Crazy stamp set (or product of equal or greater value) with the Crafty Carrot demo for your country and you will be rewarded with access to a month-long program of amazing tutorials and crafting video’s brought to you by an experienced team of Stampin ‘ Up! Artisan award winners!
Next on the blog hop is my Crafty Carrot friend Krista Frattin from Canada!  Head on over and see her gorgeous Cake Crazy creation!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Diagonal Stripe, Cake Crazy
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Memento Black
Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories/Tools: Clear emboss powder, Heat Tool, Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit.

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


Make this along with me! Youtube Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Q52uPKy5xS8


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