All Adorned Card

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card I made with the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set All Adorned. I love the simplicity of this stamp set, its perfect to work with when you just want to stamp and make pretty patterns, if like me you need this one in your collection then place a £45.00 order before the end of the month and its yours for free.

I picked a colour scheme of Soft Seafoam and Merry Merlot to work with today as these are my favourite colours from this catalogue’s colour refresh and I love how good they look together, this is the perfect combination for a male or female card and its one all definitely be using again soon.

All Adorned Card - Flat

I stamped the Soft Seafoam images first randomly all over my cardstock and then overstamped with the smaller medallion type stamp. These two stamps match up perfectly to create a lovely two-toned pattern. Simply line up the four outer dots on the smaller stamp with the circles on the larger stamp and hey presto, gorgeous background.

To help my sentiment stand out I used the Everyday Label punch and the starburst punch to create a couple of layers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick and simple project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Card Duo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, hope you all have a lucky day! I’m passing on the good luck by sharing this card duo I made with the Amazing Life stamp set and the brand new Sale-A-Bration Co-ordination Storybook Punch….gosh thats a mouthful!

Celebrating all things Irish i’m using a mix of Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green for colouring the shamrocks from the Amazing Life stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends for the colouring which did take me a whole evening but it was a very relaxing one.

St Patricks Day card 1

For this first card I covered my whole background in the stamped and coloured shamrocks. I used the Good Luck greeting from Amazing Life and stamped it in Call Me Clover. I punched the greeting out with the Storybook punch and then punched out an additional shape in Call Me Clover cardstock, cut in half this makes the perfect border to lift the greeting punch. To finish this card I added three of the enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms collection.

St Patrick's Day card 2

For the second card I added a strip of the Call Me Clover polka dot paper from the 2018 – 2020 In-Colour DSP stack to the bottom of the card and seperated this from my stamping with a strip of Granny Apple Green cardstock.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays projects and join me again tomorrow for some more Stampin’ Up! inspiration.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday: Lasting Lily Birthday Card

Yesterday it was my Aunt’s birthday and I thought the Lasting Lily stamp set would be the perfect choice to use for her card. The Lasting Lily is one of this years Sale-A-Bration stamp sets which are free with a purchase of £45.00 or more until the end of this month. We also have a matching Framelits die set available while stocks last so you can easily cu cut out those lily’s and make some beautiful cards.

Due to the nature of the photopolymer on long thin stamps these stamps can be tricky to line up with the Framelits as they have a tendancy to bend slightly. To rectify this simply follow these simple steps in the photo below

Lasting Lily Die-Cutting Tips

I love how this card turnedout and I’d like to thank fellow demonstrator Patty Bennett for my inspiration with the colour scheme and the use of that adorable bow from the Wishing You Well stamp set, you can check out here Lasting Lily post here.

Lasting Lily Birthday Card in Highland Heather - flat

Just hope my Auntie likes her birthday card as much as I do!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Geared Up Garage Birthday Card

Male cards are renowned for being tricky to make, particulary in my family I find as apart from working, driving or football nothing much is of interest. Thats why I love the Geared Up Garage suite of products as pretty much any male I know loves cars and driving so all the car themed mechanic images work wonderful for those tricky make birthdays.

Geared Up Garage Birthday Card -flat

By using the Classic Garage  6″ x 6″ DSP Stack this card pretty much made itself. I chose two different patterns to split the card up, the ribbon adds a line of definition between them and helped to line up my Happy Birthday sentiment perfectly. The ribbon I used was some retired Real Red Grosgrain but this could easily be swapped for the 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon in the Annual Catalogue.

Geared Up Garage Birthday card - inside

To decorate the inside of the card I added a matching sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and added some more nuts to the corners of the card in Basic Grey.

Hope this male card has given you a starting point for using the Geared Up Garage Suite of products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Simple Stamping – All The Good Things

I was mostly drawn to the All The Good Things stamp set because of the sentiments, for their meanings and the mix of capital letters with the cursive font which I think is a great combination, but now I’ve had a play with this set I’ve fallen for the fish too.

I’ll be honest and getting  the large fish image to ink up well has not been that simple. The sentiments are also part of the stamp so using the big ink pads always lefft me with splodges where I didn’t want them. I tried our Stampin’ Markers and although they worked you didn’t get the full beauty of the shading from this distinctive stamp. I was tempted to cut the stamp apart and then I tried using the sponge daubers.

I’ve not used these for years, but they are the perfect size for inking up small areas on a stamp and also you dont have the problem of excess ink.

simple stamping - all the good things card 2

For this first card I gave the large fish using the largest rectangle frame from the Swirly Frames stamp set. Using the card on the Stamp-a-ratus meant I was able to place the frame exactly where I wanted, i think this makes the whole thing look like a painting hung on a wall.

simple stamping -all the good things card 1

For the second card I added the smaller fish and then added some of the Pool Party sequins from the iridescent assortment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

“Peter Rabbit” Inspired card with Fable Friends

Growing up Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit was one of my favourite books and every time I look at the Fable Friends stamp set happy memories come flooding back to me, if your a Beatrix Potter fan, I’d definitely add Fable Friends to your stampsollection.

pR Inspired card with fable Friends - close up

I also love how Balmy Blue is the perfect match for Peter’s little jacket in the stories., so using the Gingham Gala DSP was the perfect choice for a background. Using the Stampin’ Blends that gorgeous little rabbit has come to life on my paper, how cute does he look?

peter rabbit inspired card with fable friends - flat

To embellish the card a little I stamped and die-cut three flowers from the Needle and Thread Bundle which I think works well with the images in Fable Friends.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quite monochromatic card and join me agin soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

By the Bay Thank You Card

Being a Yorkshire girl the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set immeadiatly made me think of some of my favourite coastal villages which I’ve visited over the years. Staithes and Robin Hood’s bay being two of my favourties.

I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured in select areas with the watercolour pencils. I’ve added more highlights of colour rather than a full coloured image as I wanted the image to stand out from my chosen background.

By the Bay thank you card flat

I added a slanted matt behind my image cut from the same size Stitched Rectangle in the Cajun Craze paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP . I then added this to a maated layer of
Old Olive cardstock which I’d run through the Bigshot with the Subtle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder to match the effect of the DSP.

A little Burlap ribbon adds to the rustic charm of the card and I think finishes it off nicely.

By the Bay may not be everyone’s first choice of Sale-A-Bration freebie but I think it worth a look, especially if your like me and love the sea.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x