Three Card Thursday: Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with products from the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite. I love the look of this suite as making gingerbread cookies and houses is one of my favourite holidaytraditions. However I did struggle to create with it, so these are three very simple cards that can by made in minutes and could easily be batch produced if your behind on your cards.

The main focal elements of this card are the peppermints, these are created with the Gingerbread dies. Use mulitpurpose adhesive sheets and the two seperate elements can be adhered together easily.

A little Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon and some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels finish off the card.

For this second card I simple fussy cut theee of the Christmas Tree cookies from the designer paperand adhered them to the Stitched Rectangle. They are hard to see but I’ve added Gold Foil stars to the top of each tree using the Starlit Punch.

This final card is my favourite, probably because I hats, scarves and mittens in the wintertime. These mitten were again fussy cut from the designer paper, I then added some of the Real Red Stitched Grosgrain from the Playful Pets Ribbon Combo Pack.

The little snowflakes stamped on the Stitched Rectangle come from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and are perfect for adding a little extra detail.

So thats my three cards with the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite, hopefully I’ll have chance to pull them out agin soon and have a more creative play.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Tuesday Inspiration: whimsy & Wonder Suite

Today I’m giving you a closer look at the Whimsy & Wonder Suite. This is one which really caught my eye in the catalogue as the colour scheme is very untraditional with Polished Pink, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight and Iridescent which I love.

Here’s a quick card I made with the stamp set and designer paper. I love the combinationation of pinks and Mint Macaron. I love all the trees in the Whimiscal Trees stamp set but this cute little tree has to be my favourite. I used the fine end of the Polished Pink Marker to add the little baubles.

Now I’m going to give you a closer look at the samples that are in the catalogue:

This is a simple card using the bauble stamp and a little colouring with Stampin’ Blends.

Love the use of the stars and ting baubles on these cards, these are included in the Christmas Trees Dies set.

This card highlights many of the patterns in the designer paper and I love the addition of the Genial Gems as an embellishment.

This card shows one of the Wonderful Snowflakes, these are made from Iridescent Foil and are seriously gorgeous in real life. I also love the use of the Misty Moonlight die cut from the Encircled in Beauty.

This cute little bag is embellished with the Blushing Bride Frayed Ribbon made into a decorative bow, love this!

This card has a more traditional colour scheme and I love the use of the tinsel dies as a background die, this is something I’d never have thought of doing and I love it.

Hope these samples have inspired you to take a closer look at the Whimsy & Wonder Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Supplies (for my sample):

Supplies: Whimsy & Wonder Suite:

Simple Snowman Season Card

Here is a quick card made with the Snowman Season stamp set and Snowman Builder Punch, I’m so glad these carried over into our main catalogue as they are great for making quick cards.

The background designer paper comes from the Pattern Party pack and I love how this pattern looks like snowballs.

I stamped the snowman onto the new Snow White Velvet paper to add to the snowy effect I wanted. I then added him onto two Layered Circles, one in Real Red and one in white stamped with Pool Party snowflakes.

For a final touch I added some of the Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon and a touch of Pumpkin Pie Blends as every snowman needs a carrot for a nose right?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Bright Baubles Simple Inlay Card

I love the inlay technique so as soon as I recieved the Bright Baubles set I knew that exactly what the first card would entail. Using the mulitpurpose adhesive sheets makes this an easy card to make as you simply run the die through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss one time for every colur you want to use.

I cut the main outline of the Bauble out of Shimmery White cardstock and then ran it through again with Mossy Meadow, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight for the star at the top.

I matted some of this Pear Pizzazz pattern from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP onto a layer of Mossy Meadow and on a Poppy Parade cardstock. I added a sentiment from the Bright Baubles onto some Shimmery White cardstock at the bottom of the card. As a final touch I added some of the Red Rhinestones as babules on the tree.

I love how this card turned out and hope to use the other baubles in the set soon and the same techinique soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Three Wise Men Card with Great Tidings

All the samples I’ve seen with the Great Tidings stamp set and dies have used Gold as one of the main colours. With this card I thought I’d change things up and use Silver instead and I’ve paired that with Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and a hint of Evening Evergreen and I love the colours togther.

I used the Brushed Metallic Silver Cardstock to cut out the intricate arch die. I wanted a subtle background behind this with a little colour so I cut a piece of the snowflake print from the Peaceful Place DSP. I added some colour with a blending brush and Pool Party ink. I adhered this to the back of my silver arch and the matted on some Blackberry Bliss cardstock before adhering to my card base.

I stamped and embossed the three wise men in Silver and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends in mainly Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and Evening Evergreen. after die-cutting I added them in a row along the bottom of the card.

I stamped the greeting onto one of the labels in Ornate Frames and added some ribbon behind to add a little texture. This ribbon is the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which I’ve coloured with the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.

What colour would you chose for these Regal Wise Men?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x