Santa’s Wishlist Bookmarks

Today’s project has been in my head since I first saw the catalogue back in August, a  little bookmark using the cute Santa from the Santa’s Workshop suite. I’ve seen a few variations on Pintrest so this must be a common idea amongst us crafters. It does help that this suite is perfectly co-ordinated meaning simple projects like this are easy to recreate and perfect for those up and coming Christmas markets.

The base of the bookmark measures 21cm x 5cm ( 8″ x 2″) and was cut from Poppy Parade. Each of the bottom corners were rounded using the new Detailed Trio Punch and for the top I used the Scalloped Tag Topper. The stripy layer is cut from the Santa’s Workshop Speciality Designer Paper and what’s so special about this paper is it has flocking on it, those stripes are actually flocking giving a lovely texture to the bookmark. This layer measures 19cm x 4.5cm ( 7 1/2″ x 1 3/4″) and has had all four corners rounded in the Detailed Trio Punch.

close up Santa's list bookmark

I stamped the Santa in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends before cutting him out with the matching die set. If your not a fan of colouring you can also die cut this Santa straight from the Designer Paper, making your project even quicker.

For some decoration I added some snowflakes from the same Santa’s Signpost Framelits set cut from the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. To finish off the book mark I threaded some of the new Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon through the slit at the top of the bookmark and secured in place with some Linen Thread.

Santa's List bookmark 1

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, pop back soon for more ideas with this suite as its my favourite from this years Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Pootler’s Team New Catalogue Blog Hop

It’s that time of year again when my team mates and I are celebrating the start of a new catalogue with a blog hop featuring our favourite new products from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. There are so many gorgeous products in this catalogue that it took me a while to decide what to make, but the gorgeous Dashing Deer bundle was calling to me so here’s what I came up with after a little play.

pootlers a-w blog hop

Teamed with the  Joyous Noel Speciality DSP and a basic layout using the Layering Ovals Framelits as a focal point I think I’ve created three lovely and very different looking cards. This gorgeous paper has copper foiling on one side of each sheet and is the perfect background for that deer die cut.

copper deer card

To finish off this first card I embossed the Happiest Christmas Wishes in copper and die cut from the label in the Petals and More Framelits set  and I also added three copper flowers which are dies from the Detailed Deer Framelits.

red deer card

For the second card I wanted the colour combo to be Merry Merlot and Gold, which shows that the back sides of the Joyous Noel paper are just as gorgeous. I love how well that deer stamped, I think its just beautiful. For the swirly corners I definitely recommend using the multipurpose adhesive sheets as those swirls are delicate.

Silver deer card

For my third card I wanted to add more interest to the oval in the middle so I created a background by firstly sponging on some Pool Party to the top of the oval. I then stamped three trees from the Timeless Tidings stamp set. To create the snowy effect I cut out another oval and then cut it in half using a wiggly line. I then took the bottom half and covered it in Wink of Stella which when dried gave a lovely glistening effect just like snow. I think the new Frosted White Shimmer Paint would also have a similar effect.

So thats my little celebration of the Dashing Deer Bundle from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue. If you’re looking for more inspiration ( and more products to add to your wishlist) then click on the link below which will take you to a list of all of my fabulous team mates who are taking part in today’s hop. I hope you pop by and give them some love too.

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

 

Christmas Deer with Rooted in Nature

For my final project focusing on the Nature’s Poem Suite I’m going all Christmassy and mixing in the Stitched Seasons Framelits and a brand new stamp set launching on September 5th Dashing Deer which is gorgeous and reminds me of a single deer stamp we had a few years ago.

I used the frames in the Stitched Seasons Framelits to create the window in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper and the red frame. I love the stitched detailing which is added around both edges of the frame by using the two largest dies together,

A couple of the fir trees from Rooted in Nature stamped in Shaded Spruce and some gold embossed deer create the main image for my card.

Christmas Deers with Rooted in Nature flat

To finish the card I stamped a greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Shaded Spruce and die cut it with a frame from the Petal & More Thinlits Dies.

I think the fir trees make the perfect background for these gorgeous deer and I can see myself using this combination for many Christmas cards.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my exploration of the Nature’s Poem Suite and I hope I’ve given you some different ways of using the Rooted in Nature bundle. It is a considered purchase but I think its worth every penny as its so versatile.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Eskimo Twins with Cookie Cutter Christmas

I’ve pulled out an old favourite today, Cookie Cutter Christmas which was released two years ago, I’m sure many of you have this stamp set and its matching punch in your collection. It’s the perfect combination for making quick Christmas cards.

I’ve focused my project today on the cute little Eskimo as I’m not 100% certain this one has seen ink yet and with the addition of our Stampin’ Blends its even quicker to make a lovely card.

cookie cutter christmas eskimo twins flat

A little Wink of Stella on the Eskimo’s fur adds a little frosty sparkle and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing folder adds a subtle snow effect to the background. Adding some Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party gives a more frosty effect. I love how this card turned out and its the perfect non-traditional Christmas card to share with one of your best friends.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Holly Berry Background Card with Blended Seasons

Today I’m sharing another Christmas card made with the Blended Seasons Bundle of products. This time I used the holly stamp to create a back ground for my card and then I coloured it with Poppy Parade and Garden Green Stampin’ markers.

The gold embossed sentiment comes from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, which again I have added to my card using the gorgeous stitched frames from the Stitched Seasons die set. I will really miss these next month when they’re no longer available, so if you’re thinking about making purchase I would hurry before they sell out.

blended seasons xmas 2 flat

I added the bow die cut and a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock to make the card look like it was a Christmas present.

blended seasons xmas 2 inside

A little holly and a sentiment finish off the inside. Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Water-Coloured Holly With the Blended Seasons Bundle

It may be too early for some people to even think about the big C word but it after my birthday now so I’m totally ready to embrace Christmas crafting and what better way to start than with the lovely holly image out of the Blended Seasons Stamp set, the perfect image for a spot of water-colouring.

I love how you can make different frame combinations with these dies and the double stitching means you have two pieces you can use with each cut. To make the Old Olive frame I used the two largest frames and placed the smaller one inside the biggest and then cut. I then mounted it onto the white frame after I’d stamped and coloured.

blended seasons xmas1 flat

The card was finished off which a layer of DSP from the Under the Mistletoe pack, this is a pack of paper which  looks so much better in real life, I really love the plaid patterns in this collection.

blended seasons xmas1 inside

I finished off the inside with some holly springs on the corners but left space to wite your own greeting.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this first Christmas project I’ve shared and look forward to many more coming soon as the Autumn/Winter catalogue is amazing!!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Modern Christmas Cards using Christmas Pines and Swirly Scribbles Dies from Stampin’ Up!

Hope you’ve all had a good weekend, here in Yorkshire we’ve had a few flurries of snow which has got my kids very excited, sadly I don’t share their enthusiasm. I’ve stayed inside by my very cosy fire and made this couple of very modern looking cards, something I struggle with but I do like this duo.

I used a colour combination Black, White, Silver with a hint of Melon Mambo to add some brightness. The Melon Mambo parts were die cut from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits which I think are great for adding accents and focal points to your projects.

modern xmas stampin up swirly scribbles

The patterned paper on each card comes from the Merry Music Speciality DSP and the stamped elements come from the Christmas Pines stamp set. I stamped the greetings on each in Versamark and embossed in Silver to add a bit shine.

modern xmas stampin up swirly scribbles 2

To add some extra bling I added some of the Silver Metallic Enamel shapes which are definitely my favourite embellishment from the annual catalogue, I can’t stop using them!

If your thinking of placing an order today is the ideal day to do as we have free shipping on all orders placed before 11pm tonight, so you could order just one pack of the Metallic Enamel Shapes to try them out.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x