Friday, 20 April 2018

Ink It! Stamp It! - Technique




Hello everyone 😊

Welcome to another Ink It Stamp It blog hop. You are currently here with me Kim Oliver- KOCreations Cards. I have a list of the other talented blog hop participants closer to the end of this post.


Today we are focusing our energies on techniques.

Techniques are what all paper crafters use to creat their gorgeous prjects with.
My technique today is repeat stamping.
 Repeat stamping can be as simple as stamping an image in the same colour as your card stock to give a textured look or as complex as creating your own Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I have chosen to create my own DSP to aid my creating of a card and gift box set. I have a video further down on this post of the basic box directions from Pootles (Sam) This is where I got the directions from.


Wishing You A Lovely Day

Gift Set
#KOCreationsCards #3Ditems #giftbox #repeatstamping #techniques #InkItStampIt #papercraft #cardmaking #StampinUp

The next 3 photo's show the steps I used to create my own DSP for the milk carton lid.

The stamp set I used is called Lovely Wishes and is a two step stamp set.
This stamp set is retiring very soon! You can purchase your set by clicking

HERE

The colour I used are Basic Black (retiring), Berry Burst and Garden Green

Step 1

Stamp the images in your desired pattern.
If you aren't confident doing this the Stamparatus is a wonderful tool to aid positioning of your stamps and paper.
For me I just stamped my first image one way, turned my stamp around and stamped it as close to the first image as possible then repeated.

#KOCreationsCards #3Ditems #giftbox #repeatstamping #techniques #InkItStampIt #papercraft #cardmaking #StampinUp

Step 2

This step is part two of the two step stamp being put into use. 
Using Garden green I stamped the colours in the leaves.
I deliberately made sure that the colour could be seen by stamping twice, once int he image and again periodically outside the image.

#KOCreationsCards #3Ditems #giftbox #repeatstamping #techniques #InkItStampIt #papercraft #cardmaking #StampinUp

Step 3

For the last and final step (which is stall part 2 of the two step stamp set) I added the Berry Burst colour to the flower heads.

#KOCreationsCards #3Ditems #giftbox #repeatstamping #techniques #InkItStampIt #papercraft #cardmaking #StampinUp



Milk Carton topped gift box

#KOCreationsCards #3Ditems #giftbox #repeatstamping #techniques #InkItStampIt #papercraft #cardmaking #StampinUp


Below you can find the video from Pootles (Sam)
This is what I watched to learn how to create this adorable box from.





To continue seeing more fabulous tchniques and how they can be used please clikc the name directly after mine.







Below you will find a carousel containing links to items that were used to create the above project with, PLUS
 Hostess Codes and TUTORIALS. (Tutorial is at the bottom)
When shopping with me for the month of APRIL please use the hostess code below.

 SSMHTGAS



There is an amazing bundle that you can purchase atm for your kit, so now is the prefect time.


You can get all of this for $169.00 and FREE POSTAGE. This Share What You Love bundle includes 3 FREE items!
If this doesn't float your boat then choose your starter kit your way for $169.00 and get $235.00 of product with FREE POSTAGE. Contact me for more information.


Love Stampin Up! products and the current colours?? Then please be aware that these colours below are retiring soon. Get all of your retiring coloured products with me before they run out.



This lovely little picture below is of me with MY new catalogue.

I must say I L.O.V.E IT!

Sorry the front is all I can show you atm.

#stampingup30 #stampinup #colorrevamp #colourrevamp #retiringproducts #kocreationscards #2018annualcatalogue #joinmyteam
BUT
If you want to see whats inside NOW then JOIN!
It's obligation free to join.

You will get a copy of the new catalogue mailed to you in May if you have placed an order with me in the last 6 months. If you are not sure if you have placed an order with me you can contact me to find out or

SHOP NOW

to ensure you are on my mailing list PLUS grab those retiring products before they are all gone!

RETIRING OCCASIONS CATALOGUE  PRODUCT LIST

RETIRING ANNUAL CATALOGUE PRODUCT LIST

As an added bonus you get Free with any product purchase of $50 during the month of APRIL is this fabulous tutorial bundle using the Myths and Magic suite PLUS the True Gentleman suite.



Free with product purchase of:  $50 AU 

Or 

You can purchase this bundle separately just by clicking below.
Please add a note with your payment with the word 'APRIL' for my reference. 
I will then email you the complete tutorial bundle within 48hrs



This is TUTORIAL available for purchase world wide.

Thank you so very much for visiting today. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below.

I appreciate every comment made and I always respond to a question 😊




Thursday, 19 April 2018

Stampin' For Autism team blog hop.




Hello and welcome 😊
I am participating today in an Autism Awareness blog hop.
You are currently here with me Kim Oliver - KOCreations Cards. I am from Tasmania, Australia.

This condition is one that is close to my heart.
I have family that deal with this and reactions from other people on a daily basis.
So trying to create positivity and ensure greater public awareness of the condition is very important to me.

I have just a little bit more information about some of the behaviours of people on the spectrum and what we can do to aid and hopefully calm in times of distress.

People on the autism spectrum may be hyper sensitive to sounds, touch, taste, smells, light and or colours. For someone with hyper-sensitivity, sounds that others may not notice can become overwhelming or physically painful and they may need to wear ear defenders to block out the noise. Sometimes this isn't possible especially if they are hyper-sensitive to touch. Conversely people on the spectrum may be hypo (less) sensitive and/or indulge in self stimulatory behaviours, like hand flapping, spinning, opening and closing items/doors or head banging. 

This is quite commonly known as stimming and is used by those on the spectrum to self calm. You can offer stimming toys* to aid in lowering a child's or even an adults level of distress to surroundings or occurrences that may be upsetting to them. 
Keeping calm yourself is something that helps in these situations too. 
I know that sometimes stress can lead to a full blown tantrum and loss of control and that is something we all try to avoid for the persons sake.
Something we can do to help prevent (hopefully) an upsetting day is always talk about whats happening or going to happen and if possible have pictures available of new areas that you may be visiting. Let them choose a stimming toy* for trips and always have a spare toy or know where you can get another in case of breakages etc.

*Stimming toys are toys that can be turned, spun, shaken and/or open and shut.
Fidget spinners, Rubik's cubes, figit blocks, chewy/bendy chains etc.
Picture f stimming toys below.


I hope you found that little bit of info helpful.


Here is my project that I created for this Awareness hop.

Love Stimming

#KOCreationsCards #AutismAwarenessmonth #Stimming #StampinUp30 #Allforcharity #Donatetoday

This project was super simple. I used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits for the letters of LOVE and the Sweet and Sassy hearts framelits for the heart flower.

Angled View

#KOCreationsCards #AutismAwarenessmonth #Stimming #StampinUp30 #Allforcharity #Donatetoday

With the idea of stimming in mind, I made the inside of this card slightly interactive with coloured hearts that can be flapped/opened and closed.


The charity I have chosen to donate to help raise awareness and support is 


Autism Tasmania is a community based, not for profit, incorporated association and registered charity, established in 1992.
They are committed to improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, carers and to improve the community awareness and understanding of autism and related communication conditions.
They are guided by consultation with members of the Autism community in their advocacy for equity and fairness.

You can add your donation to mine just by clicking the picture above or

YOU CAN DONATE HERE

Thank you for your support today. You can continue visiting more lovely people with their own stories and projects by clicking the name directly after mine. If you have reached the end feel free to take another turn around and perhaps leave a supportive comment on those projects and posts that inspired you.







Love Stampin' Up! products and the current colours?? Then please be aware that these colours below are retiring soon. Get all of your retiring coloured products with me before they run out.



This lovely little picture below is of me with MY new catalogue.

I must say I L.O.V.E IT!

Sorry the front is all I can show you atm.

#stampingup30 #stampinup #colorrevamp #colourrevamp #retiringproducts #kocreationscards #2018annualcatalogue #joinmyteam
BUT
If you want to see whats inside NOW then JOIN!
It's obligation free to join.

You will get a copy of the new catalogue mailed to you in May if you have placed an order with me in the last 6 months. If you are not sure if you have placed an order with me you can contact me to find out or

SHOP NOW

to ensure you are on my mailing list PLUS grab those retiring products before they are all gone!

RETIRING OCCASIONS CATALOGUE  PRODUCT LIST

RETIRING ANNUAL CATALOGUE PRODUCT LIST

Below you will find a carousel containing links to items that were used to create the above project with, PLUS
 Hostess Codes and TUTORIALS.
When shopping with me for the month of APRIL please use the hostess code below.

 SSMHTGAS

As an added bonus you get Free with any product purchase of $50 during the month of APRIL is this fabulous tutorial bundle using the Myths and Magic suite PLUS the True Gentleman suite.



Free with product purchase of:  $50 AU 

Or 

You can purchase this bundle separately just by clicking below.
Please add a note with your payment with the word 'APRIL' for my reference. 
I will then email you the complete tutorial bundle within 48hrs



This is TUTORIAL available for purchase world wide.

Thank you so very much for visiting today. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below.

I appreciate every comment made and I always respond to a question 😊