You Can Create It
I’m so excited to be part of the international “You Can Create It!” group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. The group was started by German demonstrators Anja Luft and Heike Fallwickl as a challenge to see what different and beautiful projects can be created from the same list of just a few materials.
Every quarter there are 3 monthly envelopes plus a quarterly extra envelope. Each designer will use the monthly envelope, items from the quarterly envelope and anything else they wish to add to create projects that we will share on the 2nd of the month. You can join in by purchasing the quarterly project kit and if you submit photos of your project, I’ll add them to my blog post. See the registration form below to sign up.
“Mach was draus” translates from German to “Make something of it!”
October envelope contents and quarterly extras:
- 2 – (4″ x 6″) Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper
- 1 – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
- 1 – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Pretty Peacock Cardstock
- 1 – 3″ x 6″ Black Glitter
- 1 – 6″ x 6″ Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
- 2 – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White
- 1 – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Basic Black Cardstock
- 1 – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Real Red Cardstock
- 2 – Acetate Card Boxes(3 1/8 x 3 1/8)
- 3 – 3″ x 3″ Envelopes Whisper White
- 1 – Round Tin
The October package includes Halloween themed paper, but with this post going up after Halloween I decided I had to do a non-Halloween theme card(s). I didn’t have any ideas about what to create. I’m actually amazed and thrilled at what I came up with. My daughter (teenager) thought they would be great for an “alt” wedding/engagement/love. Some people just aren’t “traditional wedding colors” people.
The idea I came up with was to have flowers peeking out from behind a horizontal strip of cardstock that had the greeting while the base of the card base was the entire strip of the Designer Series Paper.
So I needed to find a greeting that was large enough to take up a good amount of space on this strip. Only after digging through my Stamp Set collection did I pull out Last A Lifetime Stamp Set Set. Guess I’m making a wedding/love card.
First I cut 2 of the thin flowers die from the Many Layered Blossom Die in Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
I cut two 1/2″ strips from the Pretty Peacock Cardstock and added them behind each side of the black harlequin pattern from Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper and attached that to a Thick Whisper White card base. In choosing a greeting, the large vertical stamp looked great, so I cut a vertical strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the greeting in Blackberry Bliss Ink and the flowers twice in Pretty Peacock Ink, stamped off one time. I added a small strip of Black Glitter Paper to the right side of the Whisper White panel and attached the flower outline die to the back with Stampin’ Seal before attaching it to the card base with Dimensionals.
For my second card, I decided to get back to the idea of the vertical greeting. I had cut an inch off of the end of the card base for the first card, I added a 1-1/2 strip of Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper to the inside of the card and added a thin strip of Black Glitter Paper to the inside of the front card opening. I placed the remaining Designer Series Paper on the front of the card base with the opposite side of the DPS panel showing. (Isn’t it hard sometimes to figure out which side of the Designer Series Paper to show off?)
I stamped the greeting in Pretty Peacock Ink and flowers, stamped off one time twice around the greeting in Blackberry Bliss Ink on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock. I added a slim strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and Black Glitter Paper under the greeting.
I cut off about an inch of the detailed flower die and only used the top and bottom to attach to the back of the greeting panel. The greeting panel was then attached with Dimensionals.
I added several Iridescent Pearls to both cards to finish off the look.
I hope you liked my projects. Here are the rest of the team’s projects with the same base supplies.
You Can Create It Team Projects
Click each name to go to their website to learn more. The link will take you to their main page. You will need to search each site for “You Can Create It”
- Heike Fallwickl – Germany
- Anja Luft – Germany
- Fanny Minne – Austria
- Simone Bartrum – Australia
- Karina Chin – Canada
- Mikaela Titheridge – UK
- Alanna Klemick Wharf – Canada
- Anne-Marie Breurkes-Rood – France
- Danielle Kassing – France
You can purchase the quarterly kit. Fill out the form below and I’ll get you signed up!
- For $20.00 you will receive the You Can Create It Quarterly Kit consisting of 3 different kits plus some additional items.
- includes shipping
- Inspiration can be obtained each month from me and the You Can Create it, Team. You can also submit photographs of your creations using that month’s kit, to have posted to my blog, to share even more inspiration.
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