Tuesday Inspiration: Friendly Hello

The friendly Hello Stamp set and matching designer paper is one of our Sale-A-Bration freedbies available with a £90 order or above and it is lovely, so here I am sharing some inspiration with you today.

All the designs below were created by Stampin’ Up! concept artists and can be found in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

These two cards use the main images from the stamp set, showing its quite a versatile set. I love the large flower image on the Highland Heather card.

These two cards show how the stamps and designer paper have been designed to be used together. The large flower stamp can be stamped onto the green designer paper to give an outline, like in the “Hello” card above and the leaf and frond stamps can be added to many designs to give extra dimension.

These two show how lovely the stamped images look with a little colour, added here with Stampin’ Blends.

These two cards show the sentiments in the stamp set and strips of the designer paper. I love this patterned paper as its full of the pastel shades of Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green with hints of Shaded Spruce and Basic Black.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this closer look at the Friendly Hello bundle, if you’ve got a large wishlist of other products its definitely worth an order to get this beauty free!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Hand Penned Z-Fold Card

For the first time in a long time I’ve made a fancy fold card, well a Z-fold card so its not that fancy!!

For this card I’ve used the Hand-Penned Bundle as my focal point.

To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.

I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.

On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.

I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.

I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.

I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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In The Moment Card Trio

These three cards have all been made using the In the Moment stamp set and the free Sale-A-Bration paper Daffodil Afternoon. I found the patterns and colours in the Daffodil Afternoon bold and bright so today I’m sharing some of the more subtle patterns with these very feminine feeling cards.

The images in the In the Moment are perfect for colouring in any medium, today I’ve chosen Stampin’ Blends’ as the are my favourite. Ive gone with a very muted palette of Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Pale Papapya with a hint of Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede.

I love how this pattern of paper matches the window behind the girl. I’ve added three of the Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink to the corner of this card.

For this card I added a little sparkle with the Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ Gold Metallic Ribbon.

Hope you like this little card trio.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Tuesday Inspiration: Catching Butterflies

Today I’m sharing a little inspiration using the Catching Butterflies stamp set which is another free stamp available during Sale-A-Bration. This stamp set is perfect for little girls.

I’ve paired the stamped image of the girl with two dies from the Nature’s Thoughts set. I love the detail in the white matt die and those little Bermuda Bay butterflies just finish the card off perfectly.

Here are a couple my ideas using this set from the Stampin’ Up! concept ideas, these images can be found on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

This simple card has used our watercolour pencils dry to colour in the girl and I love the mix of Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo for the butterflies.

I love the mix of Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight on this card to create the blended background for the butterflies. This is a combination I need to try. I also love how the Black Matt Dots really add a pop to the card.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas for using the Catching Butterflies stamp set. For more ideas keep following the blog or check out my Catching Butterflies Pintrest Board which is full of inspiration.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Simple & Stepped Up: All Squared Away

I love the simple elegance of the dies in the All Squared Away bundle. Cut in just black I think they make a great card.

If you want to step your card up a little then add some colour behind these black silhouettes. Here I’ve used the 21-23 In-Colour DSP sheets.

As a final flourish I’ve added some of the 21-23 In Colour Jewels to add a little sparkle to the card.

Simple or stepped us these are a great set a dies.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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