Friday, October 13, 2017

Watercolor Christmas - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

This November, we at Crafty Carrot Co. can't wait to share with you the huge amount of fun you can get out of the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit! Sure, you could make a bunch of 20 simple cards with it (which is great) but you could also get a second kit and make a whole bunch of other stuff! See below for details on how to join our November Online Program :)

Today I've paired my kit with the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Watercolor Christmas stamp set to make an advent calendar. Stick a task, reading or treat inside and display them on a string or a in a basket for your Christmas countdown this year. This project uses 12 of the card bases in the kit if you repeat the designs up to 24. If you want a 25th - that's your call!


Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.


WHAT IS THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of 5 past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and then give you tutorials (with videos) so you can get lots out them. Throw in our month-long challenge and prizes (one per market) and you've got great incentive to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community. So how do you get on board? Glad you asked....

Join us this November 2017 for a month of online tutorials, videos, challenges and prizes at The Crafty Carrot Co.


YOUR OCTOBER GUIDE
Shop/subscribe before 31st October for entry into the November Online Program.

OPTION ONE - SHOP* to get FREE entry
*any order over NZD$21


Core Product for November Online Program:

Recommended Extras:
(NZD$38 clear mount, NZD$53 wood mount)
Whisper White Thick Cardstock

If you live outside New Zealand, simply shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators.

ENTER HOST CODE 7C9K49YN



OPTION TWO - SUBSCRIBE for USD$15
*great for our demo friends



Up next on our hop is my lovely friend Valerie!








STAMPING SUSAN WONG

Friday, September 29, 2017

Holiday in 3D - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Watercolor Christmas Pizza Box - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop! We're a group of past and present Artisan Design Team members and we're so excited to bring you some 3D inspiration this month for the holidays! My chosen 'holiday' is Christmas so here's a simple gift idea for a friend/teacher/colleague that's thoughtful but not too hard to make...


The new Stampin' Up! food-grade Mini Pizza Boxes are sized perfectly for 3x3" cards. Beyond delicious cookies or other baking this is the obvious use right? I've made some basic 3x3" Christmas cards to match the outside of the box. However, you can house a whole bunch more with them too! Mini albums, jewellery, stationery kits, mini survival kits and Christmas gift tags. 

Watercolor Christmas Pizza Box - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Hot Tip: Sprinkle on some gold embossing powder over part of your sentiment while the ink is still wet, then heat.

Watercolor Christmas Pizza Box - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Hot Tip: Subtle splatters give texture/dimension on single layer cards.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Watercolor Christmas
Inks: Real Red, Pool Party (+ marker)
Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White
Tools/Accessories: Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3" Envelopes, Solid Baker's Twine in White, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, 1/4" Natural Trim in Gold, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Wink of Stella Pen (retired)



THE CRAFTY CARROT COLLECTIVE

- shop/subscribe, create, share, win -

The Crafty Carrot Co. October Program - subscribe today!
*qualifying order in New Zealand = $21

ENTER SEPTEMBER HOST CODE XUN3B4VZ
[Not in NZ? Shop with one of my Crafty Carrot Co. friends!]

OR 

SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR US$15



So let's go see my wonderful friend Marisa in 3D next! ;)


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Top Thrifty Tips - Let's Get Hopping


My amazing friend Jennifer Frost created a Let's Get Blogging challenge group on Facebook throughout August. There are a bunch of bloggers on there from beginners to more experienced and it was such a fun community vibe. If you need some sound info from Jenn's blogging experience and a bunch of helpful links to get you started, I recommend you check it out! You can start *HERE* at her blog.

BUT, what's a blogging group without a 'call to action'? So, I'm supporting Jenn and her groupies (is that the right word? Haha) in what, for some, will be their first ever blog hop. The theme is 'Top Thrifty Tips' - so here's mine: Keep those little ribbon cut offs! I have a messy stash of ribbon pieces that I pick from to add a touch of texture and a bit of lift to my cards. The real trick is keeping it close by so it's in my line of sight when I'm crafting - otherwise they get forgotten. Here are two cards, pretty much the same design (just different stamps and colours) using some ribbon bits :)

Quirky Friends Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Quirky Friends Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Supplies Used (all from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Quirky Critters
Inks: Basic Black Archival, Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Papers: Smokey Slate, Delicate White Doilies, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolour Paper
Tools/Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (in Berry Burst), Stapler, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot Machine



Carols of Christmas Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Carols of Christmas Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Supplies Used (all from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Inks: Crumb Cake, Garden Green (marker), Real Red (marker)
Papers: Whisper White
Tools/Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon (in Soft Sky), Silver Metallic Thread, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Machine



THE CRAFTY CARROT COLLECTIVE

- shop/subscribe, create, share, win -

The Crafty Carrot Co. October Program - subscribe today!
*qualifying order in New Zealand = $21

ENTER SEPTEMBER HOST CODE XUN3B4VZ
[Not in NZ? Shop with one of my Crafty Carrot Co. friends!]

OR 

SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR US$15





Now let's go say hi to Verity Biddecombe in the UK!





Thursday, September 14, 2017

Labels to Love - The Crafty Carrot Co

Exciting news!! We want to help as many people as possible get in the festive spirit so this month at the Crafty Carrot Co. we have a BRAND NEW subscription option. Here's how it all works.

Our October Online Program consists of five videos with PDF tutorials and a month-long creative challenge - with prizes! Join Krista Frattin, Cindy Schuster, Jennifer Frost, Valerie Moody and I on this month-long crafting adventure!


1: For FREE access purchase your currency equivalent of minimum US$15 (hey kiwis - that's about $21 bucks) in Stampin' Up! product with your Crafty Carrot Co. Demonstrator

2: OR suss your own stamps and SUBSCRIBE for US$15 - wherever you are in the world! Click below!


3: Is your Stampin' Up! wish list looong? Enjoy a demo discount when you join my team as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and get FREE access to our Crafty Carrot Co. programs for personal use or to form your classes around.

Whichever option you choose - do so before 30th September for your access to our October creative community. We can't wait to have you on board! Shopping guide below :)


LABELS TO LOVE
This awesomely versatile stamp set is our core product choice for the Crafty Carrot Co. October Online Program. We know you'll get lots from our program even if you use other stamps but right now it's time to get you all inspired with our blog hop! Here's my warm climate Christmas card - with matching gift envelope. 

Labels to Love - Susan Wong for the Crafty Carrot Co.


Labels to Love - Susan Wong for the Crafty Carrot Co.

Labels to Love - Susan Wong for the Crafty Carrot Co.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Labels to Love, Touches of Texture, Fabulous Flamingo
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Tranquil Tide, Smokey Slate, Real Red, Basic Black
Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Year of Cheer Designer Paper, Delicate White Doilies
Tools/Accessories: Everyday Label Punch, Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Gold Library Clip, Wink of Stella Gold (retired).



YOUR SEPTEMBER SHOPPING GUIDE

Core Product for October Online Program:
Labels to Love Stamp Set


Recommended Extras:
Everyday Label Punch
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

If you live outside New Zealand, simply shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators.

ENTER HOST CODE XUN3B4VZ




Up next on our hop is the talented Valerie!








STAMPING SUSAN WONG