Monday, July 18

BEST BIRDS STAMP SET BY STAMPIN' UP! GLOBAL DESIGN PROJECT COLOUR CHALLENGE GDP045


One of the most challenging things to do when designing a card is choosing the colour combo so  I love colour challenges because they make my work easier. 

And this week on  Global Desing Project we are launching a  beautiful Colour Challenge for you to enjoy or participate. 

For my entry today I have used Best Birds Bundle by Stampin' Up!  I used the colours in different ways and added a few different elements that give a complete look an feel to each project. 


Colour challenge: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo.

The challenge this week is to make a paper craft project using :Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo and Basic Black colours.  So you can use inks, paper, card stock,  embellishments,  ribbons, threads or washi tape in these colours.  

You can use a neutral card stock  background such as whisper white card stock, watercolor paper or shimmery white paper.  The possibilities are endless.

       Simple  CLICK HERE  or the picture below to participate 
 or have a look at  what everybody  is making!


This week  you will also have the opportunity to be chosen as guest designer  in the next colour challenge. 1 winner will be selected! so come and share your talent with us, showcase your work while promoting your blog  among our large community of paper craft lovers.

Cards size: 6"x 4.5" / 15 x 10 cm
For my cards today I used White Shimmery white paper. This paper is just amazing for stamping,  coloring  and water coloring as it really absorbs the ink evenly and keeps vibrant colours.

For the card base of the card above I  used the half of an  A4  black  sheet of card stock folded in half.

Using the background stamp in the set I stamped the background in Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo ink using the "marker to stamp technique", so I got the corners of this image in Melon Mambo while the rest of the image is gray .

 I used  Basic Black archival ink to stamp  the bird  (on White Shimmery paper ) and I cut the bird using coordinating dies. I coloured the bird  with  Smoky Slate and Melon  Mambo ink pads+  aqua painters and I passed over the Wink of Stella.

I splattered the background with  Melon Mambo ink using the  aqua painters, then I pasted the bird and the flowers with Stampin Dimensionals and I  used Rhinestone Basic Jewels to embellish.


For the card below I fallow the same steps than for the card above but this time I  used Gold  Stampin emboss powder  and clear Versamark ink to stamp the  background, the bird and flowers. 

 I used a smoky slate card base and  I  cut a quirky banner ( Foxy Friends DSP) and stamped the sentiment with Basic Black Archival ink and Melon Mambo ( I used the Misti stamping tool to stamp the sentiment in 2 different colours. This can also be done using Stamp to Marker Technique").








I  really hope you enjoyed my project,  If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click HERE  to go direct to my online shop 24/7.  

Check out promo available to buy Starter Kit HERE and don’t forget to use the current hostess code to get a free thank you gift from me for orders £25+.  Click here to find the code and customer perks!

Thanks for stopping by and do not hesitate to  leave a comment. I would love to hear form you! 

X Bibi




Friday, July 15

BIRTHDAY FIESTA BY STAMPIN UP tgif#64 theme Challenge

Hi there! I have the pleasure to invite you to enjoy or join a theme challenge this week  on TGIF.

In this opportunity we are making paper craft projects inspired by  "Summer & Sunshine"  and I  couldn't avoid thinking on  Birthday Party Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for my entry today.

Some of my lovely readers knows that I'm South American living in Scotland/ UK ( 3 1/2 years ago). I'm still learning the language and still trying to get used to the weather, but both has been very slow process.

I used to live  in a country with not seasons but a beautiful warmth weather all year round. Sometimes it rains there and there are fresh days to chill out and get cozy but I actually  didn't know what  it was to  miss the sunshine.

In my country Colombia we have sun from 6 am to 6 pm everyday. Here in Scotland getting sun is a luxury and  privilege of  summer days ... something to look forward! So  I have to say how much "I miss the sun" and the happiness it brings to everybody's lives.  It  has such a huge impact in the culture, in public health, in the mood of people in the flavor of the food, in everything! I love to see happy faces on a warmth Scottish day while I'm still wearing a cardigan.

So Birthday Party  Stamp set by Stampin' Up! is not a Sunshine/Sun stamp set but it evokes the happiness and festivity of the summer. It also evokes my Latin American culture as it includes images/icons from Mexican, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Bolivian and Chilean cultures: such as the llama, the cactus, the founts and the bunting. 

This stamp set is a party! it allows you to  add  vibrant summer colours to your paper craft projects but you can also go subtle and use any of the  21 individual  stamps in the set to make cards for any occasion.  This is  one of the most versatile stamp sets in the current catalog.  I have many reasons to love it!






I applied the technique marker to stamp  to the main sentiment in  different colours. You can also use your "Misti Stamping Tool" to get a sharper stamped image.
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To make the banner I use Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies.  I  cut the whisper withe label to adjust it to the sentiment size and  I stamped tone on tone  the Tangerine Tango one, to so this I used one of the small stamps in Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set. It really add a fun element to the banner.


I used this stamp set to  participate in a theme challenge  for Global Design Project and in that oportunity I applied the mirror image technique so I go the Llama facing in  2 different directions. CLICK HERE or  in the image below to see more details about The Llama Wedding card.


I'm preparing a new video to show you 3 ways to make a mirrored image  and it will be available soon in my Youtube Channel  HERE! I'm a bit slow editing my videos  so make sure to subscribe to be amongst the first in see how to achieve nice stamped mirrored images.  I made a precious video  about this technique HERE but my next one will be a bit more comprehensive and with voice over.


Supplies List
  • Paper:Whisper White Card Stock,  Tangerine Tango
  • Inks:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise,  Emerald Envi, Pumpkin Pie.
  • Embellishments: Rhinestones basic Jewels, Gold twine.







I  really hope you enjoyed my project,  If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click HERE  to go direct to my online shop 24/7.  

Check out promo available to buy Starter Kit HERE and don’t forget to use the current hostess code to get a free thank you gift from me for orders £25+.  Click here to find the code and customer perks!


Thanks for stopping by and do not hesitate to  leave a comment. I would love to hear form you! 

X Bibi




Monday, July 11

LAYERED VELLUM BUTTERFLIES TUTORIAL + GRATEFUL BUNCH STAMPIN UP

Hi there,  I'm  sharing another  project with similar features to  my entry for Global Design Project Challenge today. 

This time I used the little butterfly stamp  in  Grateful Bunch Stamp Set  to show you how I make layered vellum butterflies. I think these are  very simple and effective embellishments for your paper craft projects .  I hope you like them!


I used  1" circle punch + 1-3/ 4 circle scallop punch by Sampin' Up!  sorry this one  is retired now but you can use instead the new Layering Circles Framelits  Dies by Stampin' Up!   amazing value pack that includes  8 circles dies and 8 scalloped circles dies ( each kind from 1" to 3" inches) so you get pretty much all the standard sizes required for card making.

Vellum Butterfly tag in Delightful Dijon ink and cardstock
Vellum Butterfly in Water Melon Wonder ink and Cardstock
Vellum Butterfly in Bermuda Bay ink and cardstock



I stamped the butterflies on watercolor paper and on vellum with water based Stampin ' Up! inks. for better results please allow the ink to dry on the vellum for a while (over 5 minutes).

 Those stamped on vellum were hand cut using scissors then  I overlaid them one on top of each other  and using my sewing machine I apply a few stitches in the center of their wings. 

Glue or glue dots  can also be used  to assemble this butterflies. I just like the way the paper folds over the stitches so I prefer to sew them, it makes a pretty butterfly or wings. 





TIP: to stamp on vellum or glossy surfaces, including glass, I   use Jet Black Stazon ink as it dries fast and produce a more delicate, crisp and defined images and fonts. With slow drying inks the minimum wobble of the stamp on the card stock will spoil your work.

Archival inks are a bit thicker so the fonts will look  a bit bold as well. 


Supplies summary

  • Watercolour paper, vellum
  • Stampin Up inks and  Stampin' Up craft ink  (whisper white ink).  
  • Embellishment: metallic Silver Thread. 1/8 gold ribbon.
  • Stamps and tools:







* 16 dies
* size of the dies from 1" /2.5cm to 3" /7.5cm inches
* Use with Big Shot


I  really hope you enjoyed my project,  If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click HERE  to go direct to my online shop 24/7.  

Check out promo available to buy Starter Kit HERE and don’t forget to use the current hostess code to get a free thank you gift from me for orders £25+.  Click here to find the code and customer perks!

Thanks for stopping by and do not hesitate to  leave a comment. I would love to hear form you! 
X Bibi


FAIRY CELEBRATION BY STAMPIN UP ENCOURAGEMENT CARDS FOR GDP044 - Case the Designer

Hola! I made encouragement cards for Global Design Project this week and I have used a new and adorable stamp set called   "Fairy Celebration"  by Stampin' Up! This suit contains 8 individual stamps just perfect to send  best wishes to  that special person.

I  seriously think the word need a bit more of fairy dust nowadays so here you go ...



This week, you and I have  the challenge to CASE one of the beautiful cards made by Steffi Helmschrott‎. Steffi is a dear Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in Germany and her work  is amazing, outstanding, unique. Despite I  don't understand a word when I visit her blog  I  have so much fun looking at her stunning projects click here to visit Steffi's Blog.

This is Steffi's  card source of inspiration today:

Simple click HERE  to join us in this weekly challenge or to see what everybody is making!

As Steffi  I have used  gold metallic paper, butterflies, splattered background and I CADE her card layout  and colours. I stamped the leaves on Butterfly Basics Stamp Set on one of the cards just like Steffi did to approch even more to her design. Then I added  my quirky banners to both cards.


I love to add dimension to my cards so using the Bitty Butterfly Punch I punch out some butterflies out of  Vellum, Gold Foil Sheets , Silver Glimmer Paper  to create the fairy wings.  I overlay them and paste them using my sewing machine ( smoky slate card) and glue dots ( Crumb Cake card).


I also used the new Copper Stampin' Emboss power by Stampin Up! to stamp the fairy dust in the background.




Supply List all Stampin' Up! Products

  • PaperShimmery  white , Crumb Cake  and Smoky Slate Card stock. Gold Foil Sheets, Silver and Gold Glimmer Paper, Vellum.A little foxy DSP.
  • Ink colours: Smoky Slate, Sahara Sand. Black Archival ink.
  • Embellishments and accents: Copper and silver embossing powders, linen thread, Rhinestone Basic jewels.
  • Tools: Stampin Trimmer, Simple Score, Scissors, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Clear Blocks.






I  really hope you enjoyed my project,  If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click HERE  to go direct to my online shop 24/7.  

Check out promo available to buy Starter Kit HERE and don’t forget to use the current hostess code to get a free thank you gift from me for orders £25+.  Click here to find the code and customer perks!

Thanks for stopping by and do not hesitate to  leave a comment. I would love to hear form you! 

X Bibi


Monday, July 4

LLAMA WEDDING CARD + BIRTHDAY FIESTA BY STAMPIN' UP! GDP043 - Theme

I'm not sure if a Llama can go in a wedding card but I just thought it was fun! so this is my entry for today's weekly challenge on Global Design Project: Theme challenge/ Party

I made my card using "Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set" by Stampin' Up! using the mirror image technique.


Birthday fiesta from Stampin' Up! is a fun and unique stamp  set.  With 21 individual stamps you will be able to make original birthday cards.  Party buntings, flowers, a llama, a cactus and beautiful sentiments all these in one single suit.

You can mix the images in this set  with  sentiments  from other stamps as i did today. i have mixed Birthday fiesta from Stampin' Up! with " Better Together" Stamp set to make a wedding card. so that you can make cards from any occasion. Even Xmas!

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Simply click HERE or in the image below to join us in this weekly challenge or to see what everybody is making!


I'm preparing a new video to show you 3 ways to make a mirrored image  and it will be available soon in my Youtube Channel  HERE! so make sure to subscribe to be amongst the first in see how to achieve nice stamped mirrored images.  I made a precious video  about this technique HERE but my next one might be a bit more comprehensive.





Supplies List







Paper:Whisper White Card Stock,  Tangerine Tango
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise,  Emerald Envi, Pumpkin Pie, Old olive, Black Archival ink.

I  really hope you enjoyed my project, 
 If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click HERE  to go direct to my online shop 24/7.  

Check out promo available to buy Starter Kit HERE and don’t forget to use the current hostess code to get a free thank you gift from me for orders £25+.  Click here to find the code and customer perks!


Thanks for stopping by and do not hesitate to  leave a comment. I would love to hear form you! 

X Bibi




Monday, June 27

POP OF PARADISE BY STAMPIN UP FLAMINGO THANK YOU CARD GDP042 - Sketch Challenge

It is Monday of Global Design Project and this week we have a Sketch Challenge for  you to enjoy or participate.

I made the card below using the new Pop of Paradise Stamp set by Stampin' Up! 8 fun individual stamps: a pineapple, a flamingo, tropical foliage, cool sentiments  and a stunning banner. 



 Made by the super talented Australian Demonstrator Teneale Williams,  this is the sketch for the challenge this week.


This card measures: 4-1/2" x 6" inches - 10.5x15cm

I used Soft Sky card stock for the front panel of the card and I stamp it over using one of the leaves stamps of Pop of Paradise Stamp set and  craft ink ( whisper white ink from Stampin' Up!), then I created a window using the 3"circle die from Layering Circle Framelits Dies so I could paste the main image (flamingo) right behind using dimensional. 

I pasted the front panel on a soft sky card base and I embellished it with leaves, the banner, rhinestones and a piece of a paper doilies. I Stamped the leaves with Wild Wasabi ink on velum and hand cut it, I stamped the banner with Flirty Flamingo ink and I added shadows with Real Red ink

Whatch video tutorial to see how I stamped the flamingo and the banner HERE!




Below a picture of the inside of the card.  I also used craft ink ( whisper white ink from Stampin' Up! to stamp the flamingo.



Supplies list

Paper: Soft Sky card stock, Whisper white card stock, Black card stock and Vellum
Inks: Flirty Flamingo , Real Red, Whisper White craft ink, Wild Wasabi, soft sky, Archival black ink and Wink of Stella.
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic jewels, Gold Metallic Doilies.
Tools: Stampin Triummer, Simply scored ( scoring board) mini misti ( No Stampin Up product), envelope punch Board (to make the envelope), Layering Circle Framelits Dies.
Stamps: Timeless Textures, Better together and Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

I used a few stamps from 3 different stamp sets: 






Better together Stampin Up

I  really hope you enjoyed my project,  If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click HERE  to go direct to my online shop 24/7.  

Check out promo available to buy Starter Kit HERE and don’t forget to use the current hostess code to get a free thank you gift from me for orders £25+.  Click here to find the code and customer perks!