Monday, 15 May 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Retiring Products


Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop, running on the third Thursday of the month. You are currently visiting Juana Ambida from Australia. I hope you enjoy my project showcasing the retiring products.


It's oh so sad that the 'Oh So Succulent' set is retiring - how could they lol? One benefit is if you already haven't purchased this wonderful set, it's now on SALE! Only for a limited time or while stocks lasts though. The stamp and dies, as well as the gorgeous designer series paper are reduced and now is great time to snap up the bargain. Click here to visit my online store.

Even though this set is retiring, I will surely be keeping it as you can make the most lifelike succulent plants, as well as unique cards. These kinds of cards and sets are hard to find and truly one of a kind. If you love succulents make sure to purchase this set before it's gone for good. Click here to see my other card using this wonderful set. 

Here are the projects I have made both a top folding A2 card and pop up box cards, which I love making. I have used all the accompanying sentiments in the set, and having them in black reverse is a great way to highlight them and make it pop. 








The Hardwood background stamp has been used on the crumb cake card base on this card. Creating these succulent plants are so much fun. The dies makes it so easy to cut and assemble. All you need to do is sponge the edges to give it dimension. I have used Sahara Sand and Mint Macaron to give it that extra dimension. Foam dimensionals haven been used to give it a raise between each layer. 






I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Juana. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time Happy Crafting! :) 




Click here to visit my online store.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop. Whether you are starting with me or have hopped from visiting Cathy Pinchbeck, you are in for a visual treat as we're showcasing this beautiful new release. It's available in two bundles, the Starter and Premiere and are both great value. Click here to visit my online store.


To show the versatility of this set, I thought I might try a new card in a box fold that is a larger square size. It folds flat and fits in a 15 x 15 cm envelope, that you could custom make and would look great using the gorgeous designer series paper in this suite.


I have utilised the products that are in the bundles including the Eastern Beauty bundle stamp and dies, Tranquil Tide cardstock, Eastern Palace designer series paper and Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers.

The additional items are, Very Vanilla cardstock to coordinate with the patterned paper, vellum, gold emboss and the "Remarkable You" stamp set that's being carried over to the new catalogue yay!

The floral motifs on both the Eastern Palace designer series paper and the gold vinyl stickers became the inspiration on this card. To compliment this, I have used the gorgeous lotus flower from Remarkable You set. They are a perfect pairing as the petals reflect the stylised die cut floral of the Eastern Medallions thinlits dies.

Gold and Tranquil Tide are the main colours to keep with the designer series paper and the gold vinyl stickers.


The sentiment has been gold heat embossed on vellum and die cut out using the Layering Circles framelits dies.

The lotus has also been gold heat embossed on Very Vanilla cardstock. I was tempted to colour them in but wanted to keep to the same colours of gold and green of the papers used.



The back has also been decorated to have space to write a personal greeting. It's clean and simple and the partial die cutting of the flower gives another way to use the dies. 


I hope you enjoyed and  found inspiration. The Eastern Palace suite is truly versatile and can create so many wonderful variations using the intricate dies. It also coordinates perfectly with the Layering Circles framelits dies allowing far greater creativity and makes good use of the sets. I was pleased how it all turned out, love the Eastern inspired feel of the suite. Making a card in a box allows so much creativity and a unique representation of the suite. 


Now make sure you hop around to see what everyone else has created. Currently you are at my blog Juan Ambida. If you get lost each post has the line up so you can get back on track. Next you are off to see the great projects that Carly Middleton has got to show you. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time. Happy Crafting! :) 



Blog Hop Participants:

17. Juan Ambida ......... You Are Here





Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tutorial Bundle Design Team May Blog Hop - Eastern Palace Suite



Hello and welcome to the Tutorial Bundle Design Team May Blog Hop.

We are featuring the fabulous Eastern Palace Suite and there are so many wonderful ideas and inspiration in this month's tutorial bundle that you don't want to miss. Click here to purchase.



The Eastern Palace suite is available to purchase now and is available in both the Starter bundle and the Premier bundle and they are both great value! Click here to visit my online store.


At first I wasn't sure about this bundle, but once you get started, it all just flows. I was pleasantly surprise just how well the whole bundle works together. The dies alone are just fabulous and there are so many ways and combinations that they can be used. 

The cards I'm featuring, is to show another way that  the Eastern Medallions thinlits dies can be used together with our current Layering Circles framelits dies - they fit like a glove.

Not only can you create a window card front that allows you to see inside, you can also die cut another circle and use vellum or dazzling diamonds glimmer paper for added interest and makes the medallions pop as per my example. By die cutting several pieces you can build height and add dimension to the medallions.


The all inclusive Eastern Palace suite with the Eastern Beauty bundle, designer series paper, mini tassels, gold vinyl stickers are just amazing and can mix and match to create an endless array of variations. I have kept the card relatively monochromatic or just kept the similar colours to the dsp used.

The cardstock has been ink blended with the coordinating Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide inks to intensify and add contrast. 


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I love how everything coordinates and the ink blending really adds a nice tone to these cards and perfect for the white heat embossed sentiments. The mini tassels really adds to the Eastern decorative touch.


I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. Make sure to check out the rest of the design team's creative projects for more inspirations by following the line up below. You are current on my blog Juana Ambida and the next one up on the hop is the talented Kimberly Leggett Van Diepen, you will love her project. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by till' next time Happy Crafting! 

Blog Hop List

Allison Okamitsu
Angela McKay
Cornelia Janssen
Erica Cerwin
Janneke de Jong
Juana Ambida
Kimberly Leggett Van Diepen
Kylie Bertucci
Louise Sharp
Rachel Tessman



Monday, 1 May 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Nailed It Bundle





Hello and welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. This is my first one and I'm so honoured and excited to be taking part. It was such a lovely surprise to have been invited by Tanya Boser to join and be part of a wonderful team of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring the super fun Nailed It stamp set.

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, you arrived from the fabulous Heide Baks. Love her work!

I have made a Card in a box pop up as it would be a great way to showcase all the fun elements of the set and have a kind of custom made tool box. This is the Card in a box pop up in free form.



The photo below, I decided to tie the flaps down with linen thread, as it helps to make it look more of a tool box and keeps it all neat. 

The Nailed It Stamp set was featured in the Occasions catalogue early in January and fortunately I was able to grab it then, as sadly the framelits dies are no longer available.  However, you are still able to fussy cut out the stamped images with the exception of the nuts and bolts.



Fortunately,  the coordinating Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper is still available as well as the Urban Underground cardstock pack.

I have utilised these wonderful papers to decorate the project. The hexagon dynamic textured embossing folder has been used on the card base giving it an extra texture and interest and is currently available and is amazing!



The tools in the set has been stamped with black Stazon ink on Silver foil as it's quick drying and has better grip than the dye inks. Urban Underground dsp has been used for the handles.

The sentiment has been white heat embossed on basic black cardstock and die cut out with the frame from the set.


Here's a top view of all the inner workings of the card in a box with the bars that holds all the goodies in place.



It can be folded flat and fits in an A2 or C6 envelope. 


I have used the Stampin' Up! clear acetate envelope to seal it in and ready and perfect for the post.


It is sad that this wonderful set is retiring as it's perfect for making masculine cards and has so many creative ways that it can be used. Changing the colours up can be made for the ladies too. If you like this set, be sure to purchase it before it's gone for good. I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. Next on the blog hop is the wonderfully talented Rochelle Blok. I love her work and I'm sure you will too! Thank you for stopping by, till' next time Happy Crafting! :)  






A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #05 featuring Jo's Daffodils - Sheepski Designs


Hello and welcome. :)
My DT Project for A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #05
1st May to 27th May 2017


Come along and join in this "Open" Challenge, you can enter our fabulous Challenge right HERE


Our Sponsor for May is SheepSki Designs




The daffodil image has been fussy cut out to give dimension and contrast by layering it over the panel off set the card base with ink blended background and stamped textures. The panel has been mounted on fun foam to give extra dimension as well as an even raise.



Jo's Daffodils - Thinking of You card recipe:

• I have used Jo's Daffodils image no. 50 and you can find the lovely image here.
• Daffodils: Copics - YG00, Y13, Y19, YG03, G24 and W3.
• Daffodil image - fussy cut out.
• Vase: Prismacolor Pencil and  gamsol
• Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz distress ink for ink blended background
• Timeless Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up! using Crumb Cake ink
• Sentiment: Hello Stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts. 
• Basic Black cardstock and Versafine Onyx Black for sentiment
• Card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, Panel is Whisper White by Stampin' Up!
• Fun Foam used to mount front panel for an even raise.

I look forward to seeing your creations at "A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #05"

Thank you for stopping by till' time - Happy Crafting! :)



Thursday, 27 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Product Purchase Premiere Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Crazy Crafters blog hop showcasing a sneak peek of our Product Purchase Premiere. Attending Onstage in Sydney was so much fun and not only were we able to see the new annual catalogue, we also got to play with some of the new products as well as win some great prizes.

I was so lucky to have won the Birthday Delivery stamp set from the table I was sitting in. Upon seeing this wonderful bundle I just loved it immediately and almost a wish come true winning it. :)

This is the card we all got to make at Onstage using this bundle and have used it as an inspiration for the cards that I'm showcasing today.


As you can see, the fox is so cute and has a nostalgic quality. The bundle consists of the Birthday Delivery stamp set, Birthday Friends framelits, 12x12" Birthday Memories designer series paper. It also comes in a coordinating cardstock pack, ribbon and honeycomb embellishments. The images from the Birthday Memories designer series paper is similar to the Golden Books imagery. Some of the framelits coordinates with the dsp. The fox and the banner is one of them that's featured on the card above.

I had so much fun playing with this bundle and have created three cards to show the creative fun...




Let's Celebrate Your Day card

This is a landscape top folding A2 pop up card. The fox and banner is from the stamp set and has been die cut using the coordinating framelits. I have used copic markers to colour in the images as it's quick and easy, alternatively you could use any colouring media of your choice. The faux stitching is created using Lawn Fawn's Lawn Cuts Rectangle and Hillside stitched dies. The cloud background has been ink blended using a mask die cut from Lawn Fawn's cloud border die with Soft Sky ink and just gives a great subtle interest to the background.


I have popped up all the images you see here from the Birthday Friends dsp, all but the fox and banner has been fussy cut as there are no matching dies to cut them out with. The pop up hillside is from Lawn Fawn. It's a perfect way to create a fun scene that's quick and easy and complete with faux stitching.

Cardstock used are Old Olive and Whisper White. Soft Sky ink for the background with the sentiments white heat embossed allowing for ink resist blending.



Special Delivery Card

• The French poodle is from Birthday Memories dsp and has been die cut using the coordinating framelits.
• Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White cardstock used.
• Soft Sky ink blending for the background.
• Stitched hillside created using Lawn Fawn die.
• Sentiment has been white heat embossed.
• Balloons stamp and die cut using framelits and mounted with foam dimensionals
• The front panel has been mounted on with fun foam to give an even, sturdy raise.
• Poodle inside the card has been fussy cut and the cake has been die cut with coordinating framelit.




Birthday Greetings Card in a box pop up

• Cake, chef and present are stamped and die cut from the bundle.
• Copic markers used for colouring in the images.
• Cardstock is Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black.
• Chef and cake motif pattern is from Birthday Memories dsp and coordinates with Crumb Cake card base.
• Additional images used are from Birthday Memories dsp and has been fussy cut.
• Sentiments both white heat embossed and Peekaboo Peach ink blending used for Happy Birthday.
• This sentiment coordinates with the chef using the icing pump lol.
• Basic Black baker's twine, used to tie the flaps of the card in a box for a decorative look.
• It folds flat and can fit in a standard A2 and C6 envelope.






I hope enjoyed and found inspiration. The Birthday Delivery is a fabulous bundle with lots of creative possibilities. It will be available to order 1st June and by purchasing it as a bundle you can save 10% and is well worth getting. You'll be able to make cards quickly and easily using the whole set - the patterned paper is just amazing!

Make sure to continue to see the rest of our team's creative projects for more inspirations by following the list below.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :)