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

Birthday Sheep Trio Card

Being a farmers daughter the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies were one of my first picks from this round of Sale-A-Bration, I can see these sheep being used for many birthday cards over the next few months.

Today’s card is for a young man but could easily work for just about anyone. I die cut three sheep and coloured their faces with a little light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends and their hooves with light Basic Black. Each sheep has a different coloured hat and balloon in Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade and a mix of Pear Pizzazz card and light Granny Apple Green Blends.

The background was created using Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz inks and blending brushes to colour each half of my cardstock. I love how the blue really does look like a cloudy sky.

To finish the card I added a fence cut from Cinnamon Cider and a label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

End result….three dancing sheep ready to party!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Pacific Point Pansy Card

I’m back with another card showcasing the Pansy Petal Suite today, this time I’ve used the Pansy Patch stamps and dies to create my card.

I’ve gone with Pacific Point as my main colour which is not a colour I reach for much but I love how this card has turned out. Along with Pacific Point I’ve used Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and a touch of So Saffron for the flower centres.

The only other thing I’ve added to his card is some of the Subtles Designer Paper to create my background. A simple card but think it shows how lovely these stamps are. I’m looking forward to having a play later with different colour combinations while I watch the football.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Blackberry Bliss Pansy Petals Card

This week I’m focusing on the Pansy Petal Suite, my favourite suite from the new catalogue as I love the colours and Pansies are one of my favourite flowers.

This suite features a stamp and die set, matching designer paper and cute little Bumblebee Trinkets similar to the ones in the Dandy Garden Suite. One of my favourite features of this suite is the options with the die set. You can cut from the matching designer paper, cut from stamped images and also simply use the dies to build your own flowers from cardstock.

Today I’m showing a card which has been created mostly from just die-cutting the designer paper, so was easy to make and looks great. I just used images which have Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen.

The background paper also comes from the Pansy Petals DSP, making this pack even more versatile as everyone loves a gingham don’t they. After stamping a sentiment onto one of the frames from the Scalloped Contours Dies I arranged my pansies over to the left of the card. As a finishing touch I’ve added some of the Fresh Freesia In-Colour Jewels,

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing more with this gorgeous suite so see you then.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Kits Collection: For the Guys

At the beginning of the month Stampin’ Up! launched their new kits collection, so today I thought I give you a deeper look at the For the Guys kit aimed at cards for the men in your life.

So here is what you can make with the kit:

Here is a look at the contents of the kit, enough to make ten cards:

And here is a closer look at the stamp set, which is the main reason I bought this kit for all the male relative stamps, just wish there had been one which said husband.

Finally here are two of the cards which I’ve made using the instructions in the kit, I just changed the sentimetns to be themed towards Father’s Day.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek inside the For The Guys Kit.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x