Monday, 24 August 2020

10 simple cards using the Whale of a Time Suite

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

How fabulous is the Whale of a Time Suite? I bought the whole suite collection, which is not something I’d done until this year. Now I’m all over it as a concept as it’s so easy!
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Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

Ok, onto the projects! Above are all of the projects were are currently making in this month’s remote workshops. Guests have had the choice of attending every Tuesday at 1pm, or coming to the Saturday morning class which was this past weekend. They could even attend both if they wished – and one lady turned up “just to watch and heckle”. 😂

Each week the ladies make two simple cards using the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, adding their own greeting stamps or using the Whale Done stamp set if they chose it as an optional extra. For eight of the cards we used Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes, with two shaker cards on a standard Pool Party card base.

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

We began with a double whale week and, thanks Stampin’ Up!®'s fabulous co-ordination, you can punch out the large whales from the DSP. Those who hadn’t upgraded to include the Whale Punch could fussy cut them instead. We set aside one of the whale patterned pieces to use just for this purpose. 

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

I love this Pool Party Sheer Ribbon, too – it’s so soft and shimmery.

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read
 Onto Week 2... which was turtle week and another opportunity to show off the gorgeous DSP...

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

To provide a cute focal point for the projects, we fussy cut the turtles from the DSP. Again, we set aside the piece with the turtles on to use for this. 

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

The Whale of a Time Sequins make great accents when stuck down with a Glue Dot. I love these tiny translucent shells. 

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

I had die-cut a series of labels using the Tasteful Labels Dies and Stitched Rectangles Dies. All different, so I could cut them all for each person in one go.
I did throw in a couple of shaker cards to mix things up a little, which meant some preparation time using the Snow Globes Scenes Dies but worth it I think as they look so fab with the sequins behind.

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

This was the first one; it’s hard to photograph a shaker card but you may just be able to see a cut-out turtle within the Snow Globe Shaker Dome.
This was accompanied by another turtle card; both show off the absolutely gorgeous Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read
This Tuesday we will be making another shaker card, this time with a sponged and embossed surround. Yes, more work for me die-cutting and embossing in advance but I really wanted to show off this gorgeous Seabed 3D Embossing Folder

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read
We’ll also be making this fab little notecard. I LOVE this piece of Designer Series Paper, it's so lovely. Guests at this series of classes received a quarter of a pack of the DSP; of course, if you have a whole pack, you get four pieces of this, so can make lots of lovely projects. 

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

To finish off, we will be making these cards – I left these to the end because they can be adapted to suit any leftover scraps. This is a great way of using up scraps of any Designer Series paper.

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

Whale of a Time Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

So are you inspired by this Suite? My customers have been loving it. If you’re inspired enough to buy it and are in the UK, you can shop the Suite here

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