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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

Sweetest Thing Lollipop Card

This week all my projects will focus of the How Sweet It Is Suite of products which are perfect for birthdays, Valentine’s and anytime you want to share something sweet with someone. For today’s project I’ve made a very simple card featuring fussy cut lollipops from the How Sweet It Is DSP.

sweetest thing lollipop card close up

For a little extra something to add to the card I covered both lollipops in a thin layer of glue from the Fine-Tip Glue, this dries shiny and clear so gives the effect of a sticky lollipop, its very hard to see on the photographs though.

sweetest thing lollipop card flat

A simple strip of Whisper White helps the greeting to stand out. This card could easily feature any of the jars featured in the stamp set if you didn’t want to fussy cut the lollipops.

Hope you can pop back tomorrow when I have another project with this suite to share with you.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x