By Teneale Williams |Butterfly Basic Chalkboard Tags |  All Stampin Up! Materials Used

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, I spent mine with my family and the long weekend has been so enjoyable to catch up on all of “those” things I have been putting off.  I feel like I have not played along with the Creation Station design team weeks, but this post is linked into their blog hop.

This hop we are featuring, Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Berry Basket Bigz Die and Spring but I had in MY HEAD Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Berry Basket Bigz Die and Chalkboard Paper….Not sure where I got the Chalkboard Paper from! Until I realised it wrong I was SO proud that I included all 3 in my project. #WrongAgain

By Teneale Williams |Butterfly Basic Chalkboard Tags | Stampin Up! Materials Used

What I do have is a little something for a friend who always comments on my gift wrapping and is totally obsessed with the chalkboard trend. I love making up little sets of cards or tags, I feel like I am sharing my creative “passion” with the receiver then they are sharing it on even further.

By Teneale Williams |Berry Basket Tag gift set | Stampin Up! Materials Used

The “for you” tag is from Handpicked Framelits Die set, using what I call the bread clip and I have slipped this tag over my linen thread. I am going to make you guess what stamp set the “for you” is from :)

By Teneale Williams | Handpicked Framelits Dies | Stampin'Up!

There are three tag designs with 8 tags of each, all tags have the flower image from Butterfly Basics using Craft Whisper White Ink. First over the chalkboard paper I sponged a small amount of the White ink then stamped the flowers. Design one: Landscape with Happy Birthday which is also part of the Butterfly Basics set.

By Teneale Williams | Chalkboard Happy Birthday Tag | Stampin Up! Materials Used

Design two & three: Are “blank” with just a single flower image stamped down the side, in both orientations.  I would suggest heat setting the White ink as it took a while to dry.

By Teneale Williams | Chalkboard Cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink Stamped, | Image From Butterfly Basics By Stampin'Up!

I am a big fan of adding little details to cards and projects, you can see in the image below I have added texture to the berry basket by using the hexagon image from Butterfly Basics, I stamped a small sections of the image in VersaMark then clear embossed it after that I rubbed my Whisper White Craft Ink pad over the surface, wiped that away with a tissue and then a directly applied VersaMark to the surface and again wiped the excess ink off. This created the most wonderful texture, that very much look like the texture in a “real” berry basket.

Coasterboard Berry Basket Bigz Die | Texture added using Butterfly Basics Beehive image, clear embossed with white ink rubbed over

The texture not a visible next image of the empty berry basket. I have make this basket a little stronger by using Coaster board in place of a single sheet of cardstock, I have in fact used double the cardstock as I have attached a sheet of Lost Lagoon to each side of the coasterboard before cutting the basket with the Big Shot.

Use Coasterboard to create a stronger Berry Basket | Attach cardstock to each side of the coasterboard before cutting in Big Shot

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Mum's Love Stamp Set

April has arrived! It is a crazy busy month for myself with Easter, birthdays {including mine} and ending with South Pacific Convention! So exciting, speaking of exciting… we are changing this up a little this month with our Artisan Blog Hops, we all using the same stamp set of product in the same week, normally we have the same product we all show it on different weeks. I am excited for this change.

This week we are using Mum’s Love or for the North America’s Mothers Love, its a good little set but I wanted to use it in a non-mother kind of way! I have used the for you image on my Easter carrots.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Mum's Love Stamp Set

They are kind of cute! I have used Gold Soiree Specialty DSP, this paper as a smooth gloss finish with some of the sheets featuring Metallic Gold printing.  The colours were perfect in the range for Easter, with Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe, I am going to MISS all of the 2013/2015 in-color collections when they retire in May… I think they have been my favourite.

You know the thing that made me FALL in love with Stampin’ Up! when I first found them, was how it all coordinated and they are still doing it SO well, Hello… Crisp Cantaloupe Bakers Twine!

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Mum's Love Stamp Set

They look totally like carrots right?  These little punches are my go to {minus the green topper} when I need to give a little gift and need to package it FAST. You can pretty much make any size, in this case I used a 6×6 inch sheet because I could get 4 out of a  12 inch sheet.

Here I made 25 longer carrots for my niece to give away to friends and teachers at school, this held a pencil with Easter themed eraser so that is why they are long, the paper was 4×9 inches.

By Teneale Williams | Long Carrots

Just incase you have not seen this made, I took a few photos as I created.  As mentioned my starting paper size was 6×6 inch and the tip for getting this made fast and STRONG is Fast Fuse! This adhesive in THE BEST, really it is. Think Sticky Strip {the red tape} but on a runner, when you get to the end of the line that you are applying just give it a little “tick” motion to “cut” the tape.  #YouWillThankMe

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Tutorial making Easter Treat Pouch

Before I send you off to visit the next Artisan on the Blog Hop, I have one last thing, you can use the above idea minus the green for a simple elegant gift pouch.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Mum's Love Stamp Set

Use the same technique as above however you will just close the second opening after popping your item inside and not add the “grass”

By Teneale Williams | Packaging ideas

Now you can ran off and look at all the other ideas using this set. You are heading to Vicky next.

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By Teneale Williams |Hello You Thinlits Dies | Balloon Bash

The time has just flown, today {Tuesday 31st March} marks the last day of Sale-a-bration, the greatest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year. Before all the excitement is all over I had to share a card I made featuring the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) it is one of those products that you need to see used to realise how amazing it is! With a white base with a glossy clear design, you can then add ink to make the design “pop”. As you can see in my card below, I have used the star design.

By Teneale Williams |Hello You Thinlits Dies | Balloon Bash

I just adore this card. I do not say that very often as like many create people I am my  own hardest judge but this card looks amazing is real life with the exploding stars and what I have the most is that it is easy to make!

I first cut my base from Irresistibly Yours DSP and sponged Soft Sky ink starting from the center and moving out, I have not applied the ink all the way to the edges. Then I stamped the star burst from Kinda Eclectic in Soft Sky ink over the sponging. I cut happy from the Hello You Thinlits Dies in Lost Lagoon cardstock I used mini staples to attach it to the front of the card. I finished the greeting by stamping “birthday” in Jet Black StazOn, I used this ink as it was the only ink to cover over the gloss surface as normal die based ink will resist the surface.

The balloons are stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed, they come from the  Balloon Bash stamp set, the strings are thin strips of Basic Grey cardstock, you can see I have then going through the “Y” and they add a little movement to the design.  The glitter stars are punched from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Confetti Stars Punch.

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Cheerful Critters

I did warn you a few weeks ago that will be making LOTS of baby cards for all my friends who pregnant, so far only little boys have arrived but I have placed a receive for a little girl soon {wink, wink} girls are much more fun to make cards for.  Pretty much I was told to go away by one {but not quite using those words} and another said they just want a happy and healthy baby which really… how can I disagree with that.

This time around for little Cody I have used Cheerful Critters which is in the Occasions catalogue and TOTALLY CUTE. I used the other images in the set {bunny and chick} for Easter project which you will see in a very soon but I love stamp sets that I can use in different ways for many occasions, my nieces love this set also and they have added to their growing wish list of stamps {No really the youngest has a written wish list and Catalogue’s marked with what she owns already}

By Teneale Williams | Stampin Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Cheerful Critters

I felt that the bear needed a little more height so I stamped a extra image using only  from under the arms and down. I stamped the image on Crumb Cake cardstock in Jet Black StazOn and coloured the image with a blender pen in Whisper White and Island Indigo re-inker for the shirt, Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar for the fur and a little Blushing Bride on the ears. I really like the look of the watercolouring on the Crumb Cake cardstock.

I created the background by brushing Island Indigo re-inker with a aqua painter down Crumb Cake cardstock, the piece I coloured was larger then I needed so I could trim the edges giving me a full flow of colour.

Creating a watercolor background by brushing Aqua Painter Crumb Cake cardstock with Island Indigo re-inker
I added the pattern using the circle mask, attached to my work surface with washi tape. I traced the circle outline with a Lost Lagoon marker then did a little scribble through the center.

Creating background | Lay circle mask over the top , use  Stampin' Marker to trace circle out line then scribble

This blog post is linked into the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop, 16 designers from around the world, next up is the AMAZING Vicky from the UK.

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