Three Card Thursday: Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with products from the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite. I love the look of this suite as making gingerbread cookies and houses is one of my favourite holidaytraditions. However I did struggle to create with it, so these are three very simple cards that can by made in minutes and could easily be batch produced if your behind on your cards.

The main focal elements of this card are the peppermints, these are created with the Gingerbread dies. Use mulitpurpose adhesive sheets and the two seperate elements can be adhered together easily.

A little Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon and some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels finish off the card.

For this second card I simple fussy cut theee of the Christmas Tree cookies from the designer paperand adhered them to the Stitched Rectangle. They are hard to see but I’ve added Gold Foil stars to the top of each tree using the Starlit Punch.

This final card is my favourite, probably because I hats, scarves and mittens in the wintertime. These mitten were again fussy cut from the designer paper, I then added some of the Real Red Stitched Grosgrain from the Playful Pets Ribbon Combo Pack.

The little snowflakes stamped on the Stitched Rectangle come from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and are perfect for adding a little extra detail.

So thats my three cards with the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite, hopefully I’ll have chance to pull them out agin soon and have a more creative play.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card for #TGIF342

This week im joining in with #TGIF342 sketch challenge on TGIF Challenges this week its a sketch challenge:

So here’s my card using the Poinsettia Petals stamps set, Poinsettia dies and Seasonal Labels Dies:

I’ve embossed the Poinsettia flowers with gold on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the leaves in gold on Evening Evergreen. I stamped the greeting on a label from the Seasonal Labels dies.

I used some paper from the Ever Eden Speciality DSP as the background to match my greeting and leaves.

As soon finishing touches I added some loops of gold Simply Elegant Trim and some Gilded Gems.

I love how this turned out. If you want to check out the challenge and the other entries then click here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Seasonal Sale Starts Today!

From today until November 18th you can make some great savings on cardstock, inkpads and dies in the Annual Catalogue.

With 10% off cardstock, 15% off inkpads and 20% off dies in the Annual Catalogue now is a great time to stock up on some of those essential crafting products or perhaps try out a new die set.

This sale runs until 10.50pm on November 18th so hurry and grab those right here.

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Tuesday Inspiration: Eden’s Garden

Today I’m sharing with you some samples of projects from the Eden Garden Collection made by Stampin’ Up! I hope you’ll find some inspiration and spark some creativity to create your own projects with these products.

These first two samples use products from the collection to make two gorgeous cards, I love the layering on the card on the left.

This card uses the Merry & Bright from one of the baubles in the Delicate Dies set, showing you these products will easily work for Christmas projects too. The addition of a few Garden Gems also adds some festive bling.

These two are showing how you can create some gorgeous tags, this is something I never think of doing but I love the bauble tag and might have to make some of my own.

These two ideas show how to decorate our boxes for some extra special gifts. the box on the left is the Kraft Gift Box from page 11 of the July- December Mini Catalogue and the square box on the right is the Scalloped Kraft Treat box and can be found in the Annual Catalogue on page 137.

This sample shows a little home decor project. I love this wreath and wonder how many diecuts it took to layer up and put it togther.

Here’s links to the main products used in these samples:

Hope these samples have shown you how versatile the Eden’s Garden collection can be and hows its a great start to the new January – June Mini Catalogue….coming soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Three Car Thursday: Blackberry Beauty

Blackberry Bliss is my very favourite Stampin’ Up! colour so when I saw the Blackberry Beauty Suite I knew I had to purchase it all. It has been very hard for me to actually cut thepapers from the Blackberry Beauty DSP up and craft with them as they are so gorgeous. I have braved it and cut them up and here are three cards from my intial play with this suite, showcasing my three favourite paper designs.

This first card features my favourite design in the paper pack, the gold foiling on this is just so shiny. I’ve paired this with the laarge quote from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set stamped onto a matt from the Scalloped Contours Dies from the Annual Catalogue. I’ve finished the card off with the die cut owl from the Ephemera Pack, I’m a little sad that he didn’t come as a stamped image as I think he’s beautiful.

The main focal point for this card is again the designer paper and here I’ve simply added a gold foiled die cut from the ephemra pack and a little greetings label.

This final card also uses the Scalloped Contour dies as a matt for my stamping. I’ve also added two stamped and die cut birds to this card to compliment the paper. The ribbon on this card is actually the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which I’ve coloured with a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.

I love all three of these rich Autumnal cards, which is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x