These cards were inspired by a challenge set by my upline in our Facebook group, the challenge was to create something floral, a challenge I can definitely get onboard with. I pulled out the Lots of Love stamp set as this is one I bought back in October and its yet to see any ink.
I wanted to use the big bold Sending Lots of Love greeting as that’s one reason why I bought this set. As I wanted this greeting to be the focal point I did struggle a bit when coming up with a background idea. I then decided to pull out Wood Words and the beautiful floral background stamp in that set.
I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink as I was planning to use the Stampin’ Blends on this card somewhere. I picked out the Dark Bermuda Bay and the Light Old Olive to highlight the flowers and some leaves on my stamped background. It has been so long since I used Bermuda Bay, it was right at the bottom of my inkpad pile. I’m not sure why I don’t use it more it such bright deep turquoise colour, I think it could be appearing again very soon.
I added the group of three flowers in the bottom left corner to give some more detail to the cards, notice they all have matching coloured gems for their centres? As Stampin’ blends are alcohol markers you can colour more than just card with them, so if you have the Metallic Enamel Shapes you can make them any colour you like.
So which is your favourite? I think the Bermuda Bay one is my favourite, there something quite striking about Bermuda Bay and Black as a colour combination.
Until next time,
This week the stamp “It’s The Little Things” was inspiring me to make a baby card. Now I don’t have any of the specific baby themed stamp sets in the catalogue so decided to use the teddy bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas. As you can see from my card the initial stamp doesn’t even feature on the end result but that’s just the way crafting ends up sometimes!
I chose to use a colour scheme of Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Powder Pink, just so I could add one of those cute little bows onto the teddy bear, doesn’t he look adorable.
The background was created with the small heart and star stamps, I’m really loving these for creating your own background paper, so very versatile. I also added a strip of the diagonal stripes for somewhere for teddy to sit.
As I mentioned I was going to add the “It’s The Little Things” stamp as a greeting but I just don’t think this card needs a greeting, what do you think?
Anyway, hope you can join me next week for my final project on the Pootler’s Design Team.
Last Christmas the Christmas Pines stamp set and matching die set was one of my favourite things from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and I was so happy it made it into our annual catalogue as its such a great set. Today I’ve pulled it out and made a very traditional looking card with a Real Red and Emerald envy colour scheme.
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Wow I can’t believe were are in the third week of November already, have you started getting ready for Christmas yet? I’m working my way through my list but one of the most difficult people to buy for is my husband as the only thing her ever want at Christmas is sweets. So this year I’ve decided to wrap some of his favourites up a little differently using my Stampin’ up! supplies and where better to start than the SWEETs stamp in The Little Things Stamp set.
As you can see I went with a romantic theme rather than a Christmassy one as that little heart stamp is just the cutest, I actually think I could have added a lot more hearts to my stamping as there are quite a few gaps…oh well.
To make the box I used Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and Calypso Coral ink and Ribbon. The inside draw of the box is made for a piece of cardstock measuring 4″ x 10″ . Score the short side at 1″ and 3″ and the long side at 1″ and 9″, which leaves you with a grid pattern.
Cut inside the score lines on the short side on the insides of the outer small rectangles and diagonally across each corner. Fold each triangle that is left in to create the ends of the box.
For the outer box take a piece of cardstock measuring 8 3/8″ by 7″. Stamp your decoration all over the card. Next turn your card on the 7″ side, then score at 1 1/16″, 2 1/8″, 4 1/8″ and 5 1/16. Burnish all the score lines and the run Fast Fuse all the edge of the largest section. Wrap this piece of card around the box to create a sleeve so the inside box can slide in and out.
To create the label I stamped the SWEETS stamp in Calypso Coral and punch out using the Pretty Label punch, to make it stand out I punched out another two labels in Calypso Coral and used them as a border.
To finish the box I wrapped some of the Ombre Calypso Coral Ribbon around and secured it to the top of the box behind the label.
Hope you enjoyed today’s project and look out for more sweetie packaging ideas in the next few weeks.
Today I am sharing another card I made last week with the Santa Suit Bundle. For this card I created a background with the Santa suit images. The jacket and trousers both have stamps for the outlines and for the insides. So you can choose to colour them like I did yesterday or fill in with stamps like I did today.
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Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, with just six weeks to go before Christmas I thought it was time we had a card featuring the special man himself. So today’s card is made from the Santa’s Suit stamp set and Santa Builder Framelits which I had loads of fun playing with last week.
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For this week’s project for the Pootler’s Design Team I really wanted to make something which wasn’t a card. When I look at The Little Things stamp set and that striped stamp images of decorated pegs keep coming into my head (don’t ask me why) so decorated pegs is what I have made.
I stamped out the stripe stamp eight times in Emerald Envy because I felt like giving the pegs a bit of a festive vibe. I cut these out and adhered them to normal washing pegs front and back using tear and tape. I went with this option as I have plastic pegs and thought it would be the least messy.
I next stamped out the gingerbread men and the stars and then punched them out using the 3/4″ circle punch. I then punched four 1″ circles out of Real Red and stuck my stamped image onto them. Again fixing them onto the pegs using the tear and tape.
I have used these pegs to fasten up bags of sweets, which we have loads of in our house as my husband has a massive sweet tooth. They could also be used to fasten up other food bags in the kitchen. I may also make a few more and use them to fasten Christmas cards to some hung up ribbon.
Hope you enjoyed today’s project and join me next Thursday for another project using The Little things stamp set.