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

Floral Friday: Brushed Blooms

Today I’m showcasing a couple of cards with the Brushed Blooms Bundle. I’m sad this one is not carrying over into our main catalogue as with the mixture of flowers, sentiments and paint effects I think its quite a versatile set and one I haven’t had much time to play with.

These two cards today on the dies as I had a play and made a whole stack of them. I used the fine-tip glue when assembling them as I’m running low on adhesive sheets but they would have made things a lot quicker.

I used Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Polished Pink for my flowers and Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen for the leaves, on a card base of Very Vanilla.

For the background I’ve used a sheet of the Soft Succulent Designer Paper. I think this years designs are the best we’ve has as they are all very generic and easy to use on any project, I do struggle a bit when patterns have a lot of words on them.

To add interest to the backgrounds I’ve used the Basic Borders Dies, these are one of my favourite products from the new catalogue and they are the perfect size for card bases.

Which set are you most sad to see go from the Mini Catalogue?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Turtle Friends Birthday Card

How cute is this little turtle? Turtle Friends is definitley one of the first sets that caught my eye in the new catatlogue and the best thing about this stamp set, the matching punch so you can go turtle mad.

For this card I’ve stuck to just turtle stamped in our new Evening Evergreen onto Soft Succulent cardstock. I’m not usually a green person but I do love these two new colours, especially the Evening Evergreen which I’m hoping features heavily in the up and coming mini catalogue in July, it’s never too early to think about Christmas!

Anyway back to this card, the card base and background are both Fresh Freesia. The background layer I ran through the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder as I think it works perfectly with the pattern on the turtles shell.

I’ve added a few diecut balloons from the Hippo & Friends Dies and some of the new Loose Flower Flourishes in Pale Papaya, we need these in every colour I LOVE them!!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Back to Back Blooms Birthday Duo

I’ve got two cards today featuring the Back to Back Blooms stamp set from the January to June Mini Catalogue. This is one of our Reversibles stamp sets which means you can use both sides of the stamp to stamp.As these images are not symmetrical the back and front image won’t line up completly but will complement each other, perfect for when you’re stamping flowers.

I’ve kept to using Black, white and Magenta Madness for both cards. This first one uses Black as the outline and Magenta Madness as the background stamp.

After I’d stamped my background Magenta Madness image on the first card I re-stamped on a second piece of cardstock to create a lighter shade for this card. I then used full strength Magenta Madness for the outline.

The greeting comes from the Seaside Notions stamp set which is one the retiring list and I stamped this with White Craft Ink onto an Everyday Label.

I love the simplicity of the Back to Back Blooms stamp set, plus its a floral set which are always my favourites. Can’t wait to have more of a play with this one.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Subway Art Birthday Card

I’ve wanted to make one of these subway art style cards for a while and today I have to make a birthday card for my godson, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to try it out.

I’ve used the Family Party stamp set for the numbers and stars. This stamp set is on the retiring list but I higly recommend you grab it while you can, especially if you make a lot of cards featuring numbers or for family memebers. As a heads up there is nothing similar in the new catalogue.

Firstly I took a piece of Very Vanailla cardstock and gave it a very light layer of Sahara Sand using a Blending Brush, concentrating on the edges. I then took Real Red to add the numbers, Misty Moonlight to add the Happy Birthday and Mango Melody to add the stars.

The Happy Birthday greeting comes from the new stamp set Party Puffins which will be in the new catalogue released on May 4th.

Once all the stamping was complete I ran the sheet through the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing folder and the adhered to a layer of Real Red cardstock before adding to my Very Vanilla card base.

I hope my godson likes it and that I can give him this card in person as I haven’t actually seen him since he was 10!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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