Today’s its my final project working with The Little Things stamp set for the Pootler’s Design Team. I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank the awesome Sam Hammond at http://www.pootles.co.uk for organising the design team and giving some of us the chance to be featured on her blog. I’ve had a great time working with this stamp set and can see those little gingerbread men featuring heavily on my Christmas cards this year.
Talking of the cute little gingerbread man he’s making one final appearance this week along with his big brother from Cookie Cutter Christmas.
The card base was made from a piece of Cherry Cobbler 12″ x 12″ card measuring 6″ by 12″ and is scored at 4″, 8″ and 10″. Fold the card to make two mountains. Take two pieces of Whisper White cardstock one measuring 3 7/8″ by 5 7/8″ and one 1 7/8″ by 5 7/8″ and randomly stamp the tiny gingerbread man and the star from The Little Things all over.
Next stamp two gingerbread men from Cookie Cutter Christmas in Crumb Cake and punch out with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. Also punch two bows in Cherry Cobbler. Adhere the bows to the gingerbread men and cover the buttons with the smallest gold enamel dots from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.
For the greeting stamp the Made Extra Special stamp from The Little Things and cut out with the second largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. Cut a corresponding scalloped oval out of Cherry Cobbler.
To finish the card fold both sections flat the run Fast Fuse adhesive along the top of the Scalloped Oval, stick into the centre of the card overlapping the front panel with the in-glued half of the oval. Add the two gingerbread men to each side of the oval on the bottom section with glue just on the bodies. Finish the card with a Gold Enamel star in the centre of the greeting.
Hope you enjoyed my last project featuring The Little Things, next week a different team will take over with a new stamp set so go check them out at http://www.pootles.co.uk
For today’s post I loved making these Coffee Cup Gift Card Holders so much that I’ve made two versions, a winter themed one and a Christmas one. I can’t decide which is my favourite.
For the gift card base take a piece of cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 28cm and score at 7cm and 14cm on the long side. Turn the cardstock round 90 degrees and make a score mark at 5cm. Cut the cardstock from the 5cm mark to the top of the 7cm scoreline, as shown in the picture below. Fold the gift card holder in half at 14cm and then fold inwards at 7cm, that completes the card base.
To make the front half section of the card cut a piece of Soft Sky to 6.5cm x 10cm and a piece of the Coffee Break DSP to 6cm x 9.5cm, layer them together and stick to the front of the card using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
For the coffee cups I used images from the Coffee Café and Merry Café stamps sets and stamped the in Early Expresso ink and then cut out with the Bigshot using the Coffee Cup Framelits. Assemble the cups as shown and fix to the front of the card. When sticking the first coffee cup down be care to only use adhesive on one side so the overlapping part is not sticky.
To make the inside of the card take a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 13cm x 9.5cm and stamp the greeting and snowflakes with Early Expresso. Matt the white stamped cardstock onto a layer of Soft Sky cardstock measuring 13.5cm x 10cm and adhere to the inside of the card using Fast Fuse.
To make the gift card holder part run fast fuse along the bottom of the inside flap and up to the 5cm, once stuck down this with create a triangular shaped pocket to insert your gift card.
To make the Christmas version use a Garden Green base and Cherry Cobbler instead of Soft Sky and replace the Coffee Break DSP with the Be Merry DSP. Use a combination of Basic Black Archival and Cherry Cobbler ink for the stamping.
So there are my two projects for today, which do you prefer? I love them both but think the Crumb Cake/ Soft Sky just has the edge.
For today’s card I decided to make a more complicated card than usual and try a Centre-Step card. I intend to do a full tutorial post on this soon but there are plenty of tutorials around Pinterest. Tranquil Tulips is one of the new hostess sets and I think it will be my favourite for this year as you all know I love my florals and Tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I wanted to make a bright and cheery card as the weather has been so miserable lately and all the rain we’ve had has given my flowers a bit of a battering. So I chose a colour scheme of Tempting Turquoise, Real Read and Lemon Lime Twist.
I think the water coloured effect of the Fresh Florals DSP compliments the Tranquil Tulip stamps perfectly. I think my favourite part of this card is the greeting from Dragonfly Dreams its fits the bottom panel perfectly.
Above is a side view so you can see the dimension of this card.