Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Wiper Card

Hi Crafty Friends,
Wow! 2 Blog entries in 2 weeks.  I'm beginning to make a habit of this, haha. I have been busy though.  I have recorded and uploaded my tutorial for how I made my wiper card.  I can't believe how supportive everyone has been.  I can't express enough how much I appreciate everyone's support.  This is quite a long tutorial so I've decided to cut out the colouring aspect and put that onto a seperate tutorial.  I am by no means any kind of an expert when it comes to colouring.  I just do what I love and if I am able to help others, then that makes me happy. 

I have also decided to share with you all my new storage system that I have put into place ready for the new Stampin' Up! year.  I knew I needed an overhaul when I prepped my area and found that I wasn't able to part with many (if any) die sets.  We currently get our dies packaged in super tough plastic envelopes that are made by Sizzix.  While these are great, they do tear over repeated use and they take up 3 times the room as my new system does. 

I not only made these little pouches, but I also labeled the dies with the name of the die set, the number of dies it contains, the name of the stamp set/s that it co-ordinates with and the year & catalogue it was first released in.  This way I am able to find the stamp set that co-ordinates with in no time at all.  I can also check back with old catalogues and see what the ideas and trends were at the time. 
I have also used this style of storage system for all my non Stampin' Up! stamp and die sets as well. 

I use a DYMO labeller to create my labels and I'm loving it.  Please share you suggestions or ideas.  As hoarders, sorry, collectors, of crafting awesomeness, finding a storage solution is almost the holy grail.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Out and About with Animal Outing

Hi Crafty Friends,

I hope everyone has had a great week.  Some days are better than others but thats what great friends and craft are for.  Earlier this month I went to Onstage in Sydney to celebrate our craft nerd fest! Soooo much fun. One of the free stamp sets that we received was the super cute, Animal

Outing.  I adore this stamp set.  Its not often that us Aussies get a stamp that perfectly displays 2 of our iconic animals, the Kangaroo and the Koala.  On Saturday, I spent the day with my bestie at her place as she is a golf widow every Saturday.  I made my first ever Impossible card.  I made this one for a special friend who celebrated a birthday during the week.  I wont name any names, but she will receive a surprise when she gets it. 

Today my bestie came to my place and I made another first.  This one is a wiper card again made with the Animal Outing stamp set.  As I coloured my animals, I decided to raise up certain parts on dimensionals to create extra depth.  I will create tutorials for my projects during the week.  In the meantime, please check out my Bench Fold Card on Splitcoaststampers.  I was so excited to be a guest artist and am very humbled to be a part of this amazing world wide resource for crafters. 

Until next time,
Stay Crafty,
XO Tan