Wednesday 8 March 2023

Forever Fern for Around The World on Wednesday


Doesn't a month roll around quickly?! It's already time for another Inspiration Hop with Around the World on Wednesday. On the second Wednesday of each month, the team put together a thematic hop to give you some inspiration for your own crafting. We love it when you try out something new or CAS(E) one of our projects. The team is truly international, with members from each time zone of the world that Stampin' Up! operates. You're with me, in New Zealand - the first place in the Stampin' Up! world to change the date. 😀

This month's theme is an interesting one. Our team leader, Angie, got us to vote for our favourite Stampin' Up! Colours. Then she put together the top picks and we had to use at least three of them in a project. 

To be honest with you, I'm something of a colour fickle-ist: my favourite colour changes with the day and I couldn't even tell you which colours I voted for in our poll! Probably Rich Razzleberry because I do keep coming back to that one but what the others were, I couldn't say!

For today's project I used Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam and Rich Razzleberry plus one of my all-time favourite bundles, Forever Fern. What will you choose?

For the decorative edge on the Basic White panel, I used the Blooming Happiness dies - the ones that bundles with Happiness Abounds. The sentiment is also from Happiness Abounds.

The label die is from the Something Fancy dies. The final touch embellishments are Iridescent Rhinestones.

Next up on the hop is the fantastic Leonie Stuart in Australia.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or on any of the products below. 

If you get lost in the hop, or want to quickly revisit, here's a list of the participants.

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  1. Beautiful card Jan ... The Layers, the colours and the texture are all so beautiful xx

  2. This is such a beautiful card Jan! I love the colour combination you have created x

  3. Gorgeous Jan ... and so lovely to see Forever Fern. That one feels like a familiar friend, and it is always a delight to see an old friend. xxx

    1. Agreed. And FF is certainly a good friend of mine! :-)

  4. Very pretty. Love that pop of Rich Razzleberry

  5. what a gorgeous card and a wonderful colour combo - love it!

  6. Nice card! The play between stamps and cutouts is great!

  7. The layered sentiment is lovely against the layers of leaves. You're similar to me with no particular favourite. Isn't it funny how this can change from day to day 😊

  8. Love this Jan - the border detail is a nice touch and those colours work so well, especially with the pop of Razzleberry - who knew?! I am falling in love with that sentiment and label set too ...