Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Favourites Crafty Cupcakes Team Blog Hop

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for September 2017. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting Made by Gemma Crafts in the UK and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is Holiday Catalogue favourites.

For my card today I have chosen to use the Painted Autumn suite which is on page 48 of the Holiday Catalogue. It's such a beautiful suite and the Designer Series Paper is just stunning.

To make my card I stamped and fussy cut some of the leaf and acorn images from the Painted Harvest set. I then decided to tear the DSP for the front, Yes I tore it! I think it softens the edges and gives it a more rustic autumnal feel to go with the Jute Twine which I tied with some Crushed Curry Solid Bakers Twine. For the sentiment I stamped onto a strip of Very Vanilla card and then shaped the ends. For the card base I used Crumb Cake cardstock to make a standard sized card then stamped with Crumb Cake ink the leaves. There is a small dotty stamp in the set so I used this to fill in the gaps in Pear Pizzazz. 

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog Made By Gemma, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Snowflake Sentiments stamped candle and Gift Box

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

Well that was a long summer holiday with the kids! Over the holidays my subscribers to my YouTube channel hit over 1000! Thank you to everyone that has subscribed over the last year.

Today as a thank you to you I have made a special project for you. I have just discovered stamping onto candles and I have also designed a gift box for the candles.

I have used some of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue for my candle and box. To see the new catalogue click HERE


In November I have a stall booked at a local craft fair and I was thinking of different things to make and I have seen stamped candles a few times on pinterest etc and decided to give it a go. The candle below with the car on was the first one I attempted and I was really pleased with the results. For the candle in the video tutorial I decided to try heat embossing on the tissue paper first before transferring to my candle, I had no ides if it would work or just be a sticky mess! As you will in the video it worked! 

To add a stamped image onto a candle you will need a few things before you start. You will need some white tissue paper, greaseproof paper or wax paper, a heat gun just like you would use for heat embossing and most importantly a candle. My candle is from HomeBargains and cost 99p.  The process is fairly simple you just need to remember not to concentrate the heat gun in one spot for too long or you will melt your candle completely! 

In today's tutorial I am using the new stamp set called Snowflake Sentiments and also the Speciality Designer Series Paper, Year of Cheer. This DSP is all foiled and so pretty. Paired with the Champagne Foils sheets it's just stunning! 

To watch the full tutorial click below 

To make the box you will need

1 sheet of A4 card, I used thick Whisper White. This needs to be scored on the long side at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4" and 11"

On the short side score at 2 3/4" and 7 3/4"

1 piece of card, also thick Whisper White, that measures 2 3/4" by 3 1/2" scored at 2 3/4" on the long side.

4 pieces of Designer Series Paper that measure 2 1/2" by 4 3/4" and 1 piece that measures 2 1/2" by 2 1/2".

A piece of window sheet measuring 2 1/2" by 4"

A piece of  Champagne Foil sheet to die cut 2 ovals from to make a frame.

You will also need some layering dies, I have used the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies ovals to cut the front of the box out and also a frame to go around it.

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I have got quite a few new projects lined up ready to share and also film tutorials for you, which I am hoping to get done next week so stay tuned for them!

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 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx