Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - New Annual Catalog Sneak Peek

Welcome to Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop where this month
we are featuring the New Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak...
Such an exciting time of the year when we can pre-order new products from
a YET to be released catalogue and start making samples for our upcoming launches.

You may have just joined me from Vicky Wright's blog where I am sure her creation
will be AMAZING...Vicky and I have just become friends on FB and I have joined her
Sunny Stampers Group...She is one very talented lady <3

My card is for a group swap at our upcoming team meeting at Sutton's Beach, Redcliffe.
I created a prototype a couple of weeks ago and thought this would be a great card
for the swaps...BUT I didn't really think about making 20 of them!! Did I??

Anyways 240 pieces later... I had to begin construction!!
I used So Saffron cardstock and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper

I am making a Gatefold Shutter Card after finding
this tutorial on You Tube from Sandi MacIver

Cutting Instructions found on her blog
I added a couple of extra pieces to my card

Shutter Pieces:  – 3-1/2 x 4, (two pieces) – score on the left side at 1/2 inch
 This is the centre of the card that gives us the shutter fold mechanism.
One side has the points cut off, this overlaps the other side.
Next you add the Inside Centre piece
– base color 3 x 5-1/2
on top of that add
Designer Paper (DSP) 2-3/4 x 5-1/4

only sticking it at the bottom with dimensionals at this point.

This piece I created using the Lovely Floral TIEF embossing folder on Shimmer Paper
Once it was passed through the Big Shot I added Versamark Ink to the raised edges and
sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heat set it.  Then
I stamped
'Love What You Do' with Black ink and clear embossing powder and heat set it.

The finish on this piece was almost like Batik when I added water with an aqua pen
and Gamboge Brusho Crystals to it, then added extra water
with a Stampin' Spritzer to make the crystals burst.

Once these were dry I cut them with Layering Circle Framelits
Next I added my inside sentiment (behind the shutter fold mechanism)
Then I stuck down the top of the inside piece over the top of the shutters

This is where the magic happens,as you open the card the shutter opens from
smaller to larger shutter to reveal the hidden message

The colourful one was my prototype, this is actually the reverse side of the
patterned DSP that I used to make 20 of these.

For the belly band to hold this card together I cut 20 Very Vanilla circles
ran them through the Big Shot inside the
Lovely Floral TIEF embossing folder
and then used a dauber to add some colour to the embossed floral design.
Then I added 20 Scalloped Circles behind the embossed circular design and
attached to the belly band with some dimensionals.

 Up next is Kayla MacAulay, Kayla's creation will be stunning!!!
Kayla is a 2018 Stampin' Up Artisan Team Member.

Here are our upcoming themes for 2018, if you want to join in on a Blog Hop
simply join Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Group

and participate when and where you can... It is so much FUN!!!

Thanks for hopping along to my blog, please leave me some love in the comment box
below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3 Hope your
day was AWESOME  <3

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 All Products used to create this card
So Saffron A4 Cardstock - 108611
Very Vanilla Thick A4 Cardstock - 144238
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper - 146926
Shimmery White A4 Cardstock - 121717
Lovely Floral TIEF embossing folder  - 148048
Clear Embossing Powder - 109130
Versamark Ink - 102283

Brusho Crystal Colour - 144101
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad - 147109
Sponge Daubers - 133773
Aqua Painter - 103954
Stampin' Spritzers  - 126185
Heat Tool - 129056
Layering Circles Framelits - 141705
Big Shot - 143263
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430


  1. This is a beautiful design and card. Thank you for the inspiration

  2. Love your card! I bet your teammies will be impressed with your swaps! Thank you for hopping with us in the #SDBH this month xx

    1. Thanks Jessie, I am sure that they are <3 Cheers Shaz

  3. The reveal center is fabulous all by itself. I think your team is gonna love these!

    1. I LOVE the reveal centre <3 Plain and simple on the outside, WOW on the inside!!!

  4. WOW! Love your swaps. That was a lot of work!

    1. Thank you, a huge amount of work BUT they were fun!!
      Cheers Shaz

  5. Wow!! I love this card design!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial

    1. Thank Alejandra <3 Something I had never tried until I made this card
      Cheers Shaz

  6. Worth it Sharon - gorgeous as always. The swaps will go down a treat & they will all love them. Thank you for your lovely words too.

    1. Sooo worth it Vicky <3 They were well received.
      Cheers Shaz

  7. Such a beautiful card....and that sentiment....WOW Very nice job indeed

    1. Thank you Vicki, I love the sentiment too <3
      Cheers Shaz

  8. Fun card Sharon. I have yet to try one. I might just have to give it a go now. Thanks for your instructions.

    1. Thanks Jenny it was fun to make, lil bit fiddly BUT still FUN.
      Cheers Shaz

  9. Wanted to subscribe to your page, but couldn't find where?

    1. Thank you Gloria, I am trying to work out how you subscribe...
      I have set up a followers widget as well as a email subscription BUT I don't know how to link it all. I have sent you a request in Google
      Cheers Shaz


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