Sunday, 20 May 2018

Design Team Masking Project using Stampin' Up!® Products

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

Hi and welcome to my blog that is featuring the tutorial for the Design Team project from #stampinforall. The theme was masking. Click here to go to the group.

I had seen this type of masked background before and really wanted to give it a try. I didn't watch any tutorials I just got stuck in and had a go myself!


Nigezza Creates DT masking project #stampinforall


Stamp sets used

I used my most loved stamp set 'Butterfly Basics' for the focal point of this card. I used the masking technique to get the fern leaf behind the flower. I have done this many times so already had the flower fussy cut.

#toptip - keep your masks with the stamp sets to use again and again!

For the back ground I used 'Sheet Music'

I love this stamp and have used it on lots of cards, but never like this.

How I created the background 

  • Video tutorial link is below, this is quite hard to explain by writing down!
  • I used lots of scraps of cardstock that really were destined for the bin!
  • Washy tape
  • I taped the scrap down on my base exposing a section I wanted to ink
  • I stamped the music 
  • BEFORE removing the mask I got a sponge and distress inked the edges of what I had just stamped
  • I then covered this image up with another scrap and taped it down
  • I then moved the the original scrap to mask off another section I wanted to stamp
  • I needed to add quite a few scraps as I created more stamped sections
  • I kept going until the whole of the back ground was covered
  • I used Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla for this card
Nigezza Creates #stampinforall masking challenge


Stamping image

  • I stamped the image of the flower in Chocolate Chip
  • I them placed the mask of the flower over it and stamped the fern leaf in Mossy Meadow
  • I stamped the stripe and post mark in Blackberry Bliss
  • I am so glad to see these two colours back
  • I added the honeycomb image as well in Smokey Slate
  • I stamped the sentiment on Blackberry Bliss and added some fern around it in Mossy Meadow and some honeycomb in Smokey Slate around the sentiment
  • I used the Pretty Label Punch to cut it out
  • I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card
  • Distressed a doily with Crumb Cake and ripped if to add interest behind the sentiment 
  • This was then mounted not a Chocolate Chip card blank
  • I added a Very Vanilla mat to the inside which I distressed with Crumb Cake around the edges and stamped the fern leaf on as well
Nigezza Creates DT Masking challenge for #stampinforall

Nigezza Creates DT Masking challenge for #stampinforall

Nigezza Creates DT Masking challenge for #stampinforall

Video Tutorial 

https://youtu.be/jDXcP76ztq8

Press below to see the tutorial on my YouTube channel




I hope you enjoyed this, there were lots of people trying this and if you click here you can see the blog post with group members designs.

See you seen

Gez xxx

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Stampin For All Design Team Project: Masking

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator


Nigezza Creates #stampinforall Design team Masking

Hi and welcome to my blog that is featuring the card I made for the Design Team project from #stampinforall. The theme was masking. I had seen this type of masked background before and really wanted to give it a try. I didn't watch any tutorials I just got stuck in and had a go myself!


Nigezza Creates DT masking project #stampinforall

Stamp sets used


I used my most loved stamp set 'Butterfly Basics' for the focal point of this card. I used the masking technique to get the fern leaf behind the flower. I have done this many times so already had the flower fussy cut.

#toptip - keep your masks with the stamp sets to use again and again!

For the back ground I used 'Sheet Music'

I love this stamp and have used it on lots of cards, but never like this.

How I made this card


If you want to know how I made this card pop back tomorrow for full instructions and video tutorial. For now just enjoy all the creations by members of the #stampinforall Facebook group, it is a wonderful place to share and get inspiration. 


Cards made by group members


#stampinforall masking DT project


This lovely card was made by Gwenn Crawford, she used a stencil and masked off the middle section then added the sentiment. I love how clean and simple this card has turned out. Simply Stunning.

#stampinforall masking DT project

#stampinforall masking DT project


These two beautiful cards were made by Elaine Spencer. She was really clever with this card because the second card was made using the masked section of the first. Its a BOGOF (buy one get one free) I love it!

#stampinforall masking DT project


This beautiful card was made by Karen McClure she used a floral die as a stencil and a super soft brush and wisteria wonder ink to create the background. So effective, I would never have thought to use a die in that way. 



This lovely book mark was made using one of my favourite stamp sets, Waterfront. It looks like a mask was created using the Everyday Label punch and stamped through the aptitude, its really effective. Thank you Helen Chandler for this, I love it. 



This stunning card was made by Valerie Litten. When I first saw it I assumed the harlequin background was the mask and the rest was stamps, but its actually 3 masks. Amazing.



Here is a second card made by Valerie Litten, I love it when a circle is used on a white card and sponged around to create a moon, its so effective. Lovely landscape card. 



Thank you everyone for joining in with this DT Challenge :-) 


Looking forward to my June challenge, I hope you will join me again for that one.

See you soon 

Gez xxx

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stampin' Up!® Vertical Sayings: Customer Thank You Gifts

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

I have been having fun putting together my customer than you gifts. I have put together a selection of embellishments and dimensionals and presented them in a simple gift bag. I really like to show my appreciation to customers for choosing me as their demonstrator and if they use the host code then this allows me to buy product to send to them. I have also made a hand made gift of a note book which is in a separate post.

Stampin' Up!® Vertical Sayings: Customer Thank You Gifts Nigezza Creates


If you shop with me you can expect to receive a handmade thank you card, a handmade gift what ever you order and if you include the host code there will be some free product as well. This month it was Wink of Stella along with a share of embellishments and dimensionals.

As a customer you will also be among the first people to receive the new catalogue as you will be on my first round of mailing. I send catalogues out FREE and usually arrive about a week before they go live so you can start writing your wish list. With each catalogue I will also send a hand made gift as well.

Gift Bag

  • I used the Gold Striped treat bag and gold embossed on some Very Vanilla using the Vertical Sayings. 
  • I used the Triple banner Punch to flag the end
  • I folded it over the top of the bag and used a Library Clip to hold it in place
  • I tied some Gold Sequin Ribbon around that clip
  • Simple but still very nice. 

Video Tutorial 

Press play below to see the tutorial



I do hope that if you do not yet have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you would consider shopping with me. If you do please remember to use the host code so I can send you some FREE product as a thank you.

If you would like a copy of the new catalogue just let me know wand I will be very happy to send one to you :-)

See you soon

Gex
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

Thank you for joining me today with a #stampinforall Design Team Challenge, using scraps. I am sure that I am not the only one who keeps all their scraps, pretty soon there are so many of them that you find a box for them and then you forget what's in it, then you have another box and another! lol

Well I have been meaning to do something with my huge paper scrap mountain so when I was asked to set the Wednesday Challenge over at #stampinforall I was delighted that the theme was scraps. 

Nigezza Creates Scraps Challenge


What did I do?

  • I took a thin piece of A4 cardstock (standard 8 1/2" x 11" would also work) 
  • I glued the scraps down butting all the edges together
  • You could overlap if you wanted to but my scraps were all strips 
  • Once I had covered the card stock I trimmed the edges where the scraps had extended over the edge
  • Then I used the patchwork sheet as a single sheet of paper
  • I basically did a one sheet wonder
  • I created these 7 cards using different sized rectangles.
  • I just cut them up randomly as I was making it up as I went along, I love crafting like that!
  • I cut the first 2 rectangles by cutting 3" off the short end and cutting that strip in half
  • I matted it onto Whisper White with a 1/8" border
  • When I placed it on a card base with a sentiment that I had stamped onto Whisper White I felt it needed something behind it
  • I then remembered that I had some bigger strips and I layered them behind
  • I also added ribbons and glitter dots.

Supplies Used

  • Scraps from Floral Garden DSP
  • Card bases in Sweep Sugar Plum, Pool Party, Old Olive, Calypso Coral
  • Stamp sets, Stylised Birthday, Animal Outing, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Lots of Happy card kit stamps, Flower Shop
  • Glitter dots and ribbon scraps 
  • Leaf Punch, Daisy Punch, Stitched Framelits

Video Tutorial 

  • Click below to see how I made these cards



Ready for the close ups!

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall

Scraps Challenge Project using Stampin' Up!® Products for #stampinforall


I hope you will have a go at using up your scraps, please show me if you do I'd love to see them :-) 

See you again soon

Gez
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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Covered Notebook

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

Hi and welcome back for another Stampin' Up tutorial. Today I am using the stunning Fresh Floral Paper. I am really going to miss this paper but there are some equally stunning paper coming in the new catalogue.

I have made these note books for my new team members and to go out with the new catalogue. I thought a note book was a perfect gift to send as yo can write your wish list straight away, I may even send a pen as well!

If you would like a catalogue and live in the UK please let me know by filling in the contact form to the right of the blog and I will be very happy to send you one. If you have previously shopped with me then you should receive yours towards the end of May.

Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Covered Notebook

Measurements

To make a note book cover it does all depend on the original size of your note book. Here is how I came up with the measurements
  1. Measure the width of the notebook
  2. Measure the height of your notebook
  3. Measure the depth of your notebook
  4. Decide how much you with to over lap at the back
  5. Add measurements 2,3,4 together to give you the length of your cover
  6. So you need a base that is measurement 1 x measurement 5

My Notebook Measurements

  • Whisper White 2 15/16" x 9"
  • Score @ 8 1/4" fold over the back and burnish crease made
  • Lemon Lime Twist 2 5/8" x 7 7/8"
  • Fresh Florals DSP 2 3/8" x 7 5/8"
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Stamp Sets 'Label to Love' and 'Ribbon of Courage' 
  • Lemon Lime Twist Softly Woven Ribbon


Ready for the close ups!


Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Covered Notebook

Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Covered Notebook

Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Covered Notebook


Remember if you want a catalogue just let me know wand I will be very happy to send you one :-) 

See you soon

Gez 
xxx

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Stampin' Up!® Masculine Gift Bag using True Gentleman

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

Hi everyone, today I am bringing you another masculine project using Stampin' Up! True Gentleman Paper. I really love this paper pack and will really miss it when it is no longer available. I was going to make a male version of the fresh florals bag I shared on Tuesday, but it turned out quite different to what I thought when I started.

Stampin' Up!® Masculine Gift Bag using True Gentleman by Nigezza Creates


Measurements for Bag

  • 2 sheets of A4 (11 3/4 x 8 1/4) or your standard sheet will also work
  • Score both on the Long side @ 1/2" & 2 1/2"
  • Turn 90º and score @ 2"
  • Mats for the front - 2 pieces of patterned paper 9" x 6"
  • Mats for the sides - 2 pieces of pattered paper 1 3/4" x 2
  • (if you use a different size paper to start then adjust accordingly) 

Measurements for Bag Top

  • 1 piece of card stock that is the same as the base 9 1/2" x 6"
  • Score on the short side @ 1 1/2" & 3 1/2" 

Measurements for the Buckle closure

  • 2 x Pretty Label punch outs
  • 2 x 1 3/8" scallop circle punch outs
  • 2 x 1 1/8" scallop circle punch outs
  • 2 x buttons
  • 2 x 1 1/8 scallop circle punch outs for the inside
  • 2 pairs of very strong magnet closures
Stampin' Up!® Masculine Gift Bag using True Gentleman by Nigezza Creates


Measurements for the handle

  • I used 2 strips of card stock
  • 8 1/4" x 1 1/2"
  • 8 1/4" x 1"
  • Scored both strips the same @ 1" & 2" flip over and repreat
  • For the decorative fastening I used two 1/2" circles punched out
  • 2 small buttons
  • Sentiment from Picture Perfect birthday stamped onto Crumb Cake
  • Punched out with Everyday Label Punch
  • Another label punched from Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Up!® Masculine Gift Bag using True Gentleman by Nigezza Creates

Stampin' Up!® Masculine Gift Bag using True Gentleman by Nigezza Creates


Materials used

  • Chcoolate Chip Cardstock
  • Crumb cake cardstock
  • True Gentleman DSP
  • Buttons
  • Magnets
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • 1 3/8" scallop circle punch
  • 1 1/8" scallop circle punch 
  • Pretty Label punch
  • 1/2" circle punch
  • Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Ink

To see how I made the bag please press play on the video below :-) 




I hope you enjoyed this masculine project, I love how these papers make such good items for the men in your life. Hope to see you again soon with another tutorial.

Remember the new catalogue is coming gout and I will be sending copies out to my customers, if you would like one and are in the UK please let me know why completing the contact me section on the side bar.

See you soon

Gez xxx

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Large Gift Bag

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

I am so happy you have joined me today, I am using the stunning Fresh Florals Paper from Stampin' Up!®, I just love this paper it is so pretty. I am making a very large gift bag using 2 12" x 12" sheets. This bag is a really good size, it measures 9 1/2" tall, 9" wide and 2 1/2" deep. 

Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Large Gift Bag by Nigezza Creates

Measurements for Bag

  • 2 sheets of 12" x 12" 
  • Score both @ 1/2" & 3"
  • Turn 90º and score @ 2 1/2"
Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Large Gift Bag bu Nigezza Creates

Measurements for Top of Bag

  • I used another sheet of the same paper but the reverse side 9" x 5"
  • Score on the short side @ 1 1/2"
Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Large Gift Bag by Nigezza Creates

Products used

  • Powder Pink Fresh Floral paper
  • Picture Perfect stamp set for sentiment
  • Every Day Label Punch
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon
  • Whisper White Sheer Ribbon
  • Scrap of Whisper White card stock
  • Scrap of Powder Pink card stock
Stampin' Up!® Fresh Florals Large Gift Bag by Nigezza Creates

To see the video tutorial about putting the bag together please click below




I do hope you enjoyed this project, I will be back again with another one soon :-)

Cheers

Gez xxx

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