Friday, 29 November 2013

Stampin’Up! Undefined 2 Step Wreath

Hello there, its Friday again!!! Not long now and we will cross into December the last month of the year, how did that happen? This year has flown by so quickly.
While at convention last week Stampin’Up! have announced a new product release here in Europe. It is called Undefined and its a stamp carving kit.
That’s right, you can now carve your own stamps. Do you remember carving lino as a child?  I do, and I remember just how much fun it was.
We were given one Undefined kit on our visit to the Home Office in Riverton earlier this year and I have to say I was terrified of the prospect of coming up with a design myself, drawing it then carve it out.
Stampin'Up! Undefined-Carved 2 step Wreath_
I started working on one design then abandoned the idea and everything stayed in the box until this weekend. I was so inspired after Convention that on Sunday night I pulled out my box and gave it a go. This time I asked myself what would be my ideal stamp? one that Stampin’Up! doesn’t currently sell. And then it hit me, I love wreaths, love them and I also love 2 step stamp sets so how about?….
Stampin'Up! Undefined-Carved 2 step Wreath_-2
Make my own? And I did
Stampin'Up! Undefined-Carved 2 step Wreath close
I carved my own 2 step stamping set :)
Would it be a best seller if released? most probably not!! Do I love it? Oh yes, LOTS because I made it and no one out there has another one.  It took me 2 hours to decide, sketch and carve all 4 of my stamps. I made a bow as well :). The longest took deciding on my design then working out which bits I needed to carve out. The tools are very sharp and precise and glide through rubber smoothly. One thing, THEY DON’T LOOK PRETTY once carved :) but I can live with that
undefined Stampin'Up!
You get a kit then you can order a refill and you can even order separate foam to make your stamps clear mount. Here’s another card made with my masterpiece
Stampin'Up! Undefined Wreath carved by Monica Gale_
and closer
Stampin'Up! Undefined-Carved 2 step Wreath 2
I am definitely using this set for my cards this year :) I think I have said that  about 3 sets so far LOL, maybe I can have a variety. One thing for sure i need to get a move on :)
You can watch a quick video below, and pop one in your basket by clicking the product links below the video.
Thank you for the visit, have a fabulous weekend.
xoxoxoxo
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35 comments :

Elaine Harding said...

Genius! I love it!

Sarah said...

Wow Monica this is lovely. Very inspiring. I was really pleased with my super simple carved creation at Convention. But this is just fantastic. You are an inspiration as always ;0) Sarah xxx

Tracey Gardner said...

Wow Monica love this, much more creative than my attempt at convention lol x

Tracey Gardner said...

Wow Monica much better than my attempt at Convention, love it x

Moira said...

OMG I love it, you're so clever. My boys are better at drawing than me, maybe I'll let them loose with the designa part. Hugs

Joanne said...

I love this - what a fab stamp design!

Teneale Williams said...

Oh my goodness! AMAZING! WOW, this is the best creation I have seen with undefined! YOU my little friend have inspired me to find mine and come up with a design. Clever little cookie, you!

Ten xxx

Linda Higgins said...

Fantastic job with your Undefined kit! I havent made anything I am truly happy with yet... but Im getting better at it.. xxx

Victoria said...

I agree with teneale. Best carved stamp I have seen! Beautiful .

Nicky Dexter said...

Stunning! I would buy it - SU! are you watching!! x

Caroline Hallett said...

Absolutely AMAZING - hope we see you on stage at Brussels demoing this :-)

JoAnn said...

Wow, I love your wreath. You did a wonderful job with the design and your cards are beautiful.

Catherine Pooler said...

wow, wow, WOW! I love what you did here. I love wreaths like this. You NAILED it!

Titelaine said...

woooooowwww!!!!! love it!!

Anja Luft said...

I love the wreath!

Scrappy Géri said...

Wowwwww! Monica this is fabulous! I just love your stamps! And I would buy the set if it was for sale! You are so talented!!! And clever!!! I would have never imagined one could end up with something so pretty!

Diana said...

that's just briljant Monica....the best one i've seen!

diana van der Kooij (nl)

Martina said...

wow, monica, your stamps are absolutely amazing! love them!!!!!

Marelle Taylor said...

Gorgeous! I think it WOULD be a best seller!

mamaluke said...

Whst a fab idea. And such lovely cards!

Mary said...

Brilliant Monica, as with everything you do - quite amazing. Video not appearing on iPad so will have to watch it on computer, but not sure I would have the confidence to try this out.
Your cards look amazing and so very very original !!!!!
Mary

Paula Knall said...

This is stunning Monica!!! And thank you so much for visiting my blog - I hope Claire was pleased! xxxxx

Carolyn said...

I dislike all you people who are BRILLIANT with the undefined thing! I am so jealous, I could never come up with anything this FANTASTIC!!! Way to raise the bar of creativity Monica!!!! You rock it!

Amanda said...

OMG! WOW! What talent..... This carving blows me away Monica... Best I have seen too! And yes I would buy the stamp set too...but maybe I will have already carved one for myself too so I won't need it...! LOVE it..... Really can't wait for my Undefined set to arrive....

Traci Cornelius said...

Ok so first off YES I would buy it - it is stunning and secondly OMGosh you have so put my little cloud to shame! Although thanks as I hadn't thought of two/three step stampin so that is an awesome idea! TFS X

Lisa Barton said...

I think you can tell whether it was any good by these comments! I think your work is beautiful anyway but this is just spectacular - I'd certainly buy this if SU released! Your drawing and carving skills are something else! Thank you for inspiring me to order the undefined kit!

Grandma Karen said...

I absolutely love this!

Monica Gale said...

THANK YOU so much for your kind comments everyone, I am delighted you like it as much as I do :)
Big hugs xx

Ilene B. said...

I love it! Wish I could have you do one for me & send it! (I'm in the US)
I may have to TRY & CASE.

Ilene B. said...

I love it! Wish I could have you do one for me & send it! (I'm in the US)
I may have to TRY & CASE.

sucor said...

Beautiful cards! I would buy this if SU! sold it.

Leonie Schroder said...

Oh Monica this is just beyond awesome ... SU will be ringing you soon to go on the design team! Love it and you!!

Vi said...

Hi Monica
I would buy it in a heartbeat! Love it! Here's a thought - you should design for Stampin up! Just sayin'! This is the best design and execution I have seen so far!

scraphexe said...

wow - just great! i love it!

Highdesertstamper said...

Monica that is the best use of the Undefined kit I have seen... FABULOUS JOB!! Love the card and your own stamps!! Connie, USA