Tuesday, 22 January 2019

So Very Much - Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Stamp Set

Giving love a break after what a deem to be an amazingly successful week of Valentines Day cards. I have a little back log of card too choose from, one problem I have is that they are pretty much all on Whisper White bases. Which there isn’t a problem with that however I don’t necessarily want o bore you and give you a little something different!

So I’ve plucked this today’s card from my back log anf if you viewed my Facebook Live you might have spotted these butterflies. The butterflies are punched out from the the Free Sale-A-Bration 12x12 Designer Series Paper; Botanical Butterfly. Now this paper pack is free on all over over £45.00 should you want it to be. I love how is coordinates perfectly with the stamp set Gala Butterfly and Punch Butterfly Duet. Both items are available in in a bundle saving 10% so you will need to add a pack of paper as well as some adhesive to get this paper for free however it’s worth it!

The Butterflies were coloured using the Stampin Blends, I know it’s day two of you seeing the blends but they are versatile enough to use on any card. I do quickly run through how to colour the butterflies but I recommend you find a way that works for you. The video is available below:

Are you loveing this stamp set? I know I am. I honestly This it my most used stamp set of the Spring/Summer Catalogue. What’s yours?

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Love You More - Stampin’ Up! Tea Together & Wonderful Year Stamp Set

Say goodbye to Love Week! Don’t be sad as I still have plenty of ideas to share ready for Valentines Day, I promise you will have plenty of ideas ready for the day. If you don’t I promise to do better for next year. I’ll add it to my calendar...

Today card while it looks simple it does actually take a lot of time to do. Don’t let this put you off as as effect is astonishing. I think it’s try amazing the littlest thing can have such a massive impact. The flowers are found in the Tea Together Stamp Set, while this has sentiments for Mother’s Day I saw these roses and straight away though Valentine’s Day, this card can be adapted for Mother’s Day which isn’t that far away by making the flowers yellow. I know I plan of doing some yellow ones, join me? 

If you want to learn how I coloured the roses, I’ve done a little video:
The technique of making floating die cuts is super easy when you know how. Once to have the images all ready and cut out I recommend you have the a template to arrange your due cuts on so you have a rough idea on how it’s going to look. Try and find something that works with you, I have a massive roll of Masking Tape due to the Screeb Printing on the side. To learn the technique I have the video below:
So the real question is are you ready for Valentine’s Day? If not and you wanna have a chat about your opinions then let me know I’ll be happy to help. 

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Missing Piece - Stampin’ Up! Love You To Pieces

Whose enjoying Love Week? I hope you are all following my social media where you are getting a far more than here at my blog. For example I’ve already shared images and examples of stamp set you may not have considered using, examples of using blends etc. Make sure you head over.

Today’s card is another super simple but effective Valentine’s Day. The card is using a new stamp set in my collection ‘Love You To Piece’. It’s super cute with the way the wording and puzzle imagery all pieces together (get it, pieces, puzzle pieces). Just me laughing? Okay.

The stamp set has coordinating Framelitss which are also used to cut out the sentiment. Sometimes I know personally I can get a little overwhelmed when a card doesn’t fit a standard format. Like this one, the main focus of the is the sentiment where there is normally a focal piece complimented by the sentiment. As these are both together for this card you have two options go over the top with layers backing papers etc or go super simple like this one.

The video below demonstrates how super easy this card is to make:

A full list of items used in today’s card are listed below with links to the items at my online shop. I love hearing from you and happy to places orders from you.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Love You - Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits & Celebrate You Thinlit

Welcome to Love Week at Martins Mayhem! This week is going to be dedicated to Love in an attempt to get you ready for Valentine’s Day. Over Facebook/Instagram I’ll be sharing my must have items each day and hopefully pointing out some items you may have overlooked or missed completely. Make sure you head over to Facebook and Instagram by clicking the one you want!

Now my business is primarily selling stamps, shocking right? I make the cards to try and sell specific stamp sets. Today’s cards a little different. There is no stamping. I know, pick your jaw up off the floor because I still think it’s super cute and perfect for those of you who sell your cards. Each element to this card is done so by die cutting, making this easy to mass produce this design. I know if I was shopping for a card this would be in my basket!

What’s your favourite part of this card? I think mine if the vellum just overlapping the word love. Without this small element the card just wouldn’t be the same and if I’m honest, I struggled to as to where to put the ‘YOU’ as it didn’t stand out or looked out of place. By adding this element it adds the required third layer; in the background you have the ’LOVE’, middle ground is the vellum and foreground is the ‘YOU’.

A video as alway is available to view below. Did you know that my YouTube videos go live a whole hour before this blog? Why not head over and subscribe to my channel so you can see when the video are posted.

Make sure you stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day cards coming this week. Of course where will be more cards for Valentine’s Day before the big day but this week is just an attemp to get you ready.

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A full list of items used in today's card are available to purchase below or by contacting me direct:

Sunday, 13 January 2019

A Friend - Stampin’ Up Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

Now this really feels strange, it seems like forever since I’ve sat down to write a post. You might have noticed the last ones lack a little bit of ‘current event’ in the life and time of Me. This is because the last few post have been scheduled as I got a bit ahead of myself. This hasn’t lasted long as you can tell.

I’ve been having busy crafting using so many of the new goodies that are in the Spring/Summer Catalogue as well as the Sale-A-Bration. If you follow me on Social Media you would have seen me use the Beauty Abounds Bundle on a recent Facebook live. If you missed it is still available over at Facebook as well as YouTube. Make sure you pop over and check it all out.

Today’s card is using the same bundle; why you ask because it’s amazkng! I simply love the mixture of stamps as well as the fabulous Thinlits. In the thinlits set you get an amazing 20 dies; some are the same or have only slight differences however we all batch make cards at times and having multiples just making it so much easier! For today’s card however I took the largest die and cut it into individual butterflies, those way you can get so much more from the one die. The video is available below:

If you were to purchase the bundle you will qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration item! What would I pair with this stamp set? I’d go for the wooden elements or the Botanical Butterfly DSP. Lovely right?

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

OSAT - Sweet Wishes - Stampin' Up Hello Cupcake Photopolymer Stamp Set

So I have something a little different today. I have been offered to join up in a little blog hop each month. Now this is completely new to me however I’m sure you all our old pros at hopping. For those of you who this is new too (like me, yes I’m right here with you), it’s where you can jump from page to page seeing so many examples of amazing projects under one theme.

The idea of working to a theme gave me nightmares, I won’t lie to you. Took me straight back to University and sitting in lectures. Horrififing. This being said I just said down and tried to make some magic happen. It is stipulated that you need to make a card as well as something a little extra. As I’m sure you all would have noticed I tend to stick with Card Making as that is what I do best. So this presented a little challenge.

In circumstances like this I like to take things one step at a time. I know I wanted to use Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake and the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set that available in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I started with the card and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted but it’s better.

Now I had the card sorted, to take the pressure away all I needed to do with translate this design into a 3D item. As you can see I took all the same elements from the card and created a cute box. The mix is only 7cm squares so you can get two boxes from one sheet of A4, the piece of card required is 11x20cm. I scored around each side at 2cm and then taking the top of the card score at 9cm. The video explains it all don’t worry.

Now as previously stated this is a hop so you’ll be wanting to move onto the next post. All you need do is pop down to below my signiture where all participants are listed, you should pop over to see all the other amazing projects.

Now before I go I have to point out that the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set is only available as a level one Sale-A-Bration item. This means it’s free with every purchase of £45.00. Just by ordering some of the items detailed below you would qualify for this stamp set!

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Hey, Valentine - Stampin' Up! Hey Love Cling Stamp Set

Right you might not approve but it’s time we talk about love. That’s right I’m starting early with Valentines Day cards. Too soon? I don’t think so, I think sometime we forget the other people we care about other than our immediate partners. Plus it’s the perfect time to get crafting with kids to create some adorable gift for their friends.

On the subject of getting crafting with kid, the stamp set Hey Love is just perfect for children as it combines adorable cartoon like characters with ‘punny’ sentiments. This stamp set was straight in my basket as it’s just too cute. My thought straight away was that this is the perfect stamp set for getting out your blends and having a colouring session. Of course children can also partake in these activities, however I might bring out the felttipa rather than blends.

You all know by know my favourite card size is the Narrow Note Cards. I think it’s just the perfect size card for any occasion and is just a little expression of your love. With simple little guestire you can make a massive impact. One element of this card that makes an impact this the repartition of the sentiment in the background. I’ve seen this technique a lot from other cardmakers but now I’ve dont it I simply adore it. Why not give it ago yourself?
Sale-A-Bration is still happening. Don’t forget for every £45.00 you get a free item from the Catalogue. If you need more information please let me know I’ll be happy to help.

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A full list of items used in today's card are available to purchase below or by contacting me direct: