Sunday, 3 August 2014

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop~ Stampin Up Colour Combos!

Welcome again to our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!! This month we looked at Colour Combos! You should have just left the oh so inspiring Michelle Mills from Hello Day Cards, if you have you are in the right spot. If you are joining the blog hop for the first time, after my project will be a list of all of the awesome members of the blog hop, so be sure to check out their projects too!! This month was really hard because I have so many favourite colour combos and what made it even harder was having to choose one off the Stampin' Up's Pinterest Board, so I chose this one....  
Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Silver #stampinupcolorcombos

Now I am a HUGE fan of pinks! I love them! In fact when I was planning out my ink pad purchases before becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator, having pink in the colour collection was a very important influence in my purchases. This is not a colour combo I would use a lot though. I don't use a combination of many colours, so to make this work I chose a project that I knew I would be making a lot of at the end of the year..... Personalised Notepads!

I love doing things for my students at the end of the year, and settled on making little personalised notepads for them to take onto Secondary School or bring back for their work next year, so here it is!

 So basically I was also inspired by Sam Hammond Donald from Pootles Papercraft in the UK. The basis of the project is to buy just a ordinary, lined note pad (I used an A5 sized notepad, but you can use any size); measure the length, width and depth of the notepad to get your measurements; and then decorate accordingly! I used a base of Daffodil Delight cardstock, matted that with a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock 1/4" smaller than the base, and then made mats for the stamped name and stamped feature. The feature is stamped in Strawberry Slush ink onto Whisper White card using the Flowering Flourishes stamp set. The name was stamped in Versamark ink and coated with Silver Embossing powder. I stamped the name in the Notable Alphabet that is now retired. I decorated the name with stamped images using Daffodil Delight ink and Rhinestones. I also punched out some flowers out of the same cardstock using the Petite Petals punch to add some extra dimension. I adhered these using glue dots. I used Fast Fuse to adhere it all together, except the name which I popped up on dimensionals! The silver embossing and rhinestones give touches of silver, I didn't want any of the colours to over power each other.
Now I'm going to be the first to admit that I don't think this is perfect. After battling with the name and having to redo it three times, I wasn't going to redo it again... I thought it would look better with some sponging... I was wrong! BUT I wasn't going to redo all my Whisper White pieces again, so I've left it in. I felt it needed something else, the sponging around the edges wasn't it. It's only subtle so it's not a huge deal for me!

Although I plan to do smaller ones for my students, but the basis of the project is the same. Click below to view the video from Sam from Pootles Papercraft; Notebook Tutorial, she is just brilliant and she deserves the credit for the inspiration of this project!!!  Any questions, please email me at or leave a comment below! Your next stop on the blog hop is to visit the equally talented Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up! with Sarah..! Enjoy
Laura xx

Blog Hop List

Carolina Evans at Studio Evans 
Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
Nicole Spicer at Handmade By Nicole Spicer 
Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards
Laura Britten at Stamping with Laura Jane
Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up! with Sarah
Karen Coulter at Do Lally Crafts
Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
Rose Desmond at Stamping with Rosalie
Petra Tailor at Tailored Craftiness
Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft 2


  1. So pretty Laura and what a great end of year gift idea!

    1. Thanks Sarah! It was really good to do this and experiment with it so I have some ideas for the end of the year :) I'm hoping the kids will like them!!

  2. Laura, i love this combination and the card is sooo pretty, great job!

  3. You did a wonderful job on these Laura, and I'm sure the kids will love their gifts!

  4. I saw that notebook tutorial - it is awesome! Love the colours you have used - so bright and happy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great idea Laura! Beautiful colour combo

  6. They will love that. What a lovely personalised gift.
    Sue Madex