Monday, 11 November 2019

Perfectly Plaid - November Blog Hop - Kylie's Demo Training

Hello everyone - Welcome to my Blog!

If you are a brand new visitor, I am so glad that you hopped on by.  My name is Lauren Hart and I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator here in the UK.

This year I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program and this is my first blog hop with the rest of the team in the program.  Each month we will be producing a post each to give you some creative inspiration with current Stampin' Up! products.  

You can then use the Blog Hop list at the bottom of this post to visit the next blog, and so on.  I hope you will visit regularly as I embark on this blogging journey to share what I love.

My project this time is a very simple card that celebrates colour.  I was inspired by the unusual kitsch colour combos from the Night Before Christmas Suite - I think it is my favourite this year!  I love the use of yellows and pinks amongst the more traditional reds and greens.  It gives it that retro feel that makes me feel very Christmassy and reminds me of my childhood enjoyment of the season. 

I decided to use these colours with a different set - Perfectly Plaid Bundle.  It features a selection of tree images and some wonderful sentiments and fonts.  I chose the two-sep tree and stamped the outline randomly over my whisper white card layer in my chosen colours - Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Pretty Peacock and Crushed Curry.  I did this by eye, but you could use the Stamperatus if you prefer a more ordered design.

I then stamped another tree on a piece of scrap Whisper White with the outline tree and then 'stamped off' with infill stamp.  I cut this out with the coordinating punch.  If you don't have this punch then pop it in your basket as is is super handy for so many projects!

To finish, I used some of the Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe Ribbon from the Night Before Christmas Suite to create a band, simply tied in a flat knot for a modern look.  I then fussy cut a white embossed sentiment on Pretty Peacock, and mounted it onto a Starburst circle in Real Red Glimmer.  I then placed my Granny Apple Green Christmas tree pride of place alongside.

I love how this card turned out and the colours really make me smile.  Have you tried a new colour combo recently that you just can't get enough of?

Here is my version of the card I CASED for this project too.  I found it in the Autumn/Winter 2019 Catalogue (pg 34).  I loved the colours and the modern block print look to it.  I altered the colours slightly but otherwise it is a pretty true repeat.  The tree card was a variation on this, moving some of the deign elements into new directions and that is what CASE-ing a project is all about.

Next time you are stuck for a project - try and recreate something you have seen and loved, then try it again with alterations and soon you have an entirely new, although related project of your own.

Check out the other Demonstrators in this month's Blog Hop.  The list is below just click along to the next person and enjoy your tour of creativity!

Below the blog list you can find some of the products I used for this project, if you should wish to make it yourself, and don't forget to let me know in the comments below what you think!

Product List


  1. Your cards are so happy looking, i love it :-)

  2. Love your card and I love your idea about CASE-ing it with other products too.

  3. I love the simplicity of this card Lauren! Reminded me of the year we had a bare gum tree branch sprayed silver for our Christmas tree!

  4. Lovely card Lauren. I love the colours. Great to hop with you.x


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