Floral Friday: Hand Penned Z-Fold Card

For the first time in a long time I’ve made a fancy fold card, well a Z-fold card so its not that fancy!!

For this card I’ve used the Hand-Penned Bundle as my focal point.

To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.

I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.

On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.

I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.

I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.

I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Simple & Stepped Up: All Squared Away

I love the simple elegance of the dies in the All Squared Away bundle. Cut in just black I think they make a great card.

If you want to step your card up a little then add some colour behind these black silhouettes. Here I’ve used the 21-23 In-Colour DSP sheets.

As a final flourish I’ve added some of the 21-23 In Colour Jewels to add a little sparkle to the card.

Simple or stepped us these are a great set a dies.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Three Card Thursday: Sweet Conversation Bundle

This week I’m showcasing the Sweet Conversation Bundle along with the Sweet Talk DSP the perfect products to create some Valentine’s Day cards.

I’ve kept the colur scheme very simple with Real Red, Blushing Bride and a hint of Black.

This first card uses the lollipop paper from the Sweet talk pack and looking at it I knew I had to turn all those lollipops shiny with some Shimmery Crytal Effects. I love how this looks so just added a simple sentiment using the banner in the Sweet Heart Dies. To give it the banner edge on both ends make sure the edge of the die is hanging off the edge of the cutting plates on the first cut (so it doesn’t cut) and then flip it round so the middle part is over the edge before cutting again.

This second card uses a mix of paper and stamped die cuts to create the hearts and sentiment.

I went a bit crazy stamping and die cutting all the different hearts from the stamps and the paper so this card is a little collage of all my favourite hearts mixed togther, with a simple sentiment at the bottom to finish.

I love all these cards and can’t wait to play with these products again and use the other sheets of paper which are more colourful and more versatile.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Peep Hole Card with Cute Halloween

I’m not someone who typically crafts for Halloween or who buys a lot a Halloween themed products, so there wont be too many original Halloween projects on this blog. Although I’ve caved this catalogue and bought the Frightfully Cute stamp set and the Cute Halloween DSP as they are very cut!

So here is one card I’ve made with these products so far:

Along with the Cute Halloween DSP and Frightfully Cute stamp I’ved added in the Picture This Dies to create the windows inthis card. I love all the cute litter critters in this paper and they work so well with the little stamps in the set.

There might be more Halloween projects from me but I’m not promising.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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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

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