Happy Spring Squirrel with Fable Friends

I don’t know about you but I’m longing for Spring to arrive and for us to have more than a peep of sunshine. So today I’m sharing with you a card which I think just oozes spring with the fresh bright colour combination of Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist. I’ve paired this combination with the Fable Friends stamp set, mainly because it has the sentiment Happy Spring and thats what I’m wanting.

Fable Friends - Happy Spring Squirrel close up

How cute is this little guy with his sunflower, he was a joy to colour with the Stampin’ Blends. I love how his tail turned out with a mix of flecks in Crumb Cake and Cajun and Craze and isn’t Balmy Blue a perfect match for that famous Beatrix Potter blue.

Fable Friends - Happy Spring Squirrel flat

To finish the card I added a strip of an old favourite the Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon which has a different stitched effect on each side of the ribbon, today I’ve gone with the cross but the dashes are just as lovely.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Price: £46.00

 

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So Happy to have You Card

Today I just wanted to make a card which shows off my favourite pattern in the All My Love DSP, this red floral is gorgeous I would love to have it as wallpaper in my bedroom. I’ll have to settle for layers on cards though I think.

So Happy to have you card close up

 

I’m not normally a person who gravitates towards the stamp sets which contain large greetings as I struggle with how to use them but this greeting from Amazing Life works really well this paper and I feel it makes the perfect card to send to someone special to let them know you care.

I fussy cut out the banner part of the greeting just to add a little dimension to the card, maybe I should have done this in a different colour but I can’t decide, what do you think Lovely Lipstick or should I have chosen something to make it pop more.

So happy to have you flat

 

Do you have a favourite Stampin’ Up! paper, I’d love to know which is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Foiled Birthday cards with Jar of Sweets Dies

This pair of cards are made completely with die cuts and no stamps. I’ve paired the Jar of Sweets Framelits with the Happy Birthday Thinlits and the gorgeous free foil from Sale-A-Bration to make these stunning cards.

Foiled Happy Birthday Card -loveley lipstick

Firstly I cut my foil matt layer and then adhered it to a sheet of the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets, this makes sticking intricate die-cuts like the Happy Birthday Thinlits much easier than using other adhesives.

I cut all the shapes from my adhesive foil so I only used a piece 14cm x 10cm for each card.

Foiled Happy Birthday Card - grapefruit grove

I mixed and matched the two colours of foil between the two cards, for an additional finishing touch I added some of the Grapefruit Grove  Adhesive Backed sequins from the Gingham Gala pack.

I really love how these cards have turned out, the Grapefruit Grove Foil is stunning when the light catches it and makes it look iridescent. It’s free with any order over £45.00 and I think worth placing the order if you want cards with a bit of Wow Factor.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Jar of Sweets Birthday Card

Today’s card is focusing on the How Sweet It Is DSP and matching Jar of Sweets Framelits. I love that with these Framelits the jars were easy to cut out and then this card came together in a matter of minutes. If you prefer to stamp your own jars of sweets the Framelits match the stamps too so you can pick and mix to your hearts content.

Jar of Sweets Birthday Card - close up

I adhered my jars with Multipurpose liquid glue but you could add extra dimension by using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few strips DSP create the background and the stamped and die cut label adds a greeting.

Jar of Sweets Birthday Card - flat

Hope you’ve enjoyed this bright fun birthday card which I think would work well whoever the sender.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Tiny Treat Box Sweet Wrap

Surprisingly today I don’t have a card project to share with you, instead I’m sharing a simple way to decorate one of our Clear Tiny Treat boxes. With sixteen in a pack these  little boxes would make the cutest party favours. As their food safe you can fill them with any treats you like, obviously mine has been filled with jelly babies to match the paper.

tinytreatssweetywrap

To create the wrap you will need a piece of DSP measuring 2″ x 11″. Turn the paper so the side you want on the outside in face down on the Simply Scored tool. Score lines at 1″, 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″, 9″ and 10″.

Take the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch each end of the DSP. Fold along all score lines and then wrap around your Tiny Treat Box. Thread some Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon through the top of the wrap to secure it to the box. The wrap is secure enough to stay on, but easy enough to slide off when your ready to eat your treats.

tinytreatssweetytop

To decorate the wrap I added a label stamped from the Sweetest Thing stamp set and die-cut from the Jar of Sweets Framelits and then fastened onto the wrap with the Old Olive Linen Thread.

Hope you like this cute little idea, I’ll be back tomorrow with another card idea for you.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Simple Stamping – Sweetest Thing

I wasn’t sure if I could create a simple stamping project with the Sweetest Thing stamp set as for me I’m finding its a stamp set which needs you to do a bit of work to make a nice card. After trying various options I’ve found a simple card I can share with you that I like. The best thing about this card is it will look just as good whatever colour inks you use or how many different colours you use, so have a play and find your favourite colour combination.

simple stamping - sweetest thing close up

I stuck with a scheme closely matching the How Sweet Is It DSP but that’s just because those were the inks out on my desk. So I used Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo and I used Old Olive instead of Granny Apple Green simply because I wanted to use the Old Olive Linen Thread to attach the little greeting tags from the Sweet Pins and Tags set.

simple stampin - sweetest thing flat

Hope you can join me again tomorrow for another “Sweet” project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Marshmallows Anyone?

I don’t know about you but as soon as I started using the Sweetest Thing stamp set one of the sweet stamps reminded me of marshmallows. How about you? I know they could also be Midget Gems of Jelly Tots here in the UK, I’d love to know what this cute little stamp reminds you of?

With marshmallows on the brain it was only natural to think hot chocolate and to pull out the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching dies to make my marshmallow inspired card.

marshmallow treats close up

The background was created by randomly stamping those cute little marshmallows all over and then I coloured some in Dark Flirty Flamingo with the Stampin’ Blends to represent the pink ones which are a firm favourite in our house.

A little stamping and die-cutting and my hot chocolate cup was created along with a big dollop of cream and a straw in case you don’t want a creamy mustache.

marshmallow treats card flat

To finish the card a matted my hot chocolate cup onto and oval layer to help it stand out from my marshmallow covered background and then added some of the Stitch Edge Lovely Lipstick ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo pack to add a pop of colour.

I hope you like today cards and I don’t know about you but now I’m off to make my own mug of hot chocolate and yes there will be marshmallows too!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x