Jar of Love – Best Fishes Card

I haven’t made many blue cards recently so decided to use Blueberry Bushel and Pool Party as a base for todays card. I pulled out Jar of Love which is one of my oldest stamp sets but also one of my most unused sets, I just find it hard work. Any ideas greatly appreciated!

Anyway I decided to use the little fish stamp and create an underwater type card. For the background I ran the Dot to Dot Textured Impressions folder through the Big Shot with some Pool Party cardstock, I love how this created a bubbly background.

Jar of Love - Best Fishes card flat

 

For the centre of the card I stamped out the fishes in Pumpkin Pie and then cut masks out of post-it notes with the matching die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I’d stamp and cut out three fish before I realised I didn’t need the stamping on the post-it notes, oops!!

After covering all the fish with their little masks I sponged over a layer of Pool Party ink. I added a little greeting with the Classic Label punch and dave one fish some dimension with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

For a final touch  I added three little dots of the Fine-Tip glue nest to each fish which when complely dried looked like bubbles coming out of the fish, sadly these don’t show on the photos.

I’d love to see your creations with this stamp set as its one I struggle with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Meant to Be Engagement Card

So yesterday I had the fabulous news that one of my cousins has got engaged so I decided to make a card for her and her fiancé. I wanted to go for a romantic vintage feel se chose a colour scheme of Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla and paired them with the Meant to Be Bundle.

To create the background a stamped the circle pattern from Graceful Garden in Crumb Cake across two corners of the card. I then ran that through the Big shot in the Subtles Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder to give a worn look. A little sponged Crumb Cake around the edges adds to the vintage feel.

Meant to Be card flat

 

For the main focus of the card I cut some heart from the Be Mine Thinlits in Powder Pink and in Very Vanilla. I stamped the greeting Meant to Be from the stamp set in Crumb Cake and finished the card off with one of the tiny Heart Epoxy Droplets.

I love how this turned out and hope my cousin likes it too.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Fantastic Foil Doily Card

I really do think the free Sale-A-Bration foil sheets are fantastic in both Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove, I can’t chose a favourite and I have stocked up on mulitple packs of this gorgeous foil.

For this card I was inspired by the sample in Spring/Summer catalogue on page 47 which used the large doily from the Doily Builder Framelits to create a background. I wanted to use the foil so chose black for my die-cut layer to give the foil the biggest wow factor and boy does it shine, I love the colour changes of this card so so much.

Fantastic Foil Doily card flat

I didn’t want to add too much else to the card so used various circular dies to build up an area for the sentiment. For a final embellishment I added some of the Share What You Love pearls in Grapefruit Grove.

If you haven’t picked up any of this gorgeous foil yet and you’re in Europe then place a £45.00 order now and you can have a pack for free!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Country Floral Birthday Card

With the Annual Catalogue entering its last few weeks its time to start saying goodbye to some products, while the offical retiring list won’t be released just yet we know we’ll be saying goodbye to the 2017-2019 In-Colours. This makes me very sad this year as this collection has been my very favourite In-Colour collection so fingers crossed Stampin’ Up! are bringing us an even better collection to replace them.

My three favourites of this collection were Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink so today’s card features all three  and highlights how well they work together.

Country Floral Birthday Card 1

For the background of the card I used the Coutnry Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder with Whisper White,  I cut this into three panels measuring 4cm x 9cm and mounted these onto panels of TRaquil Tide measuring 4.5cm x 9.5cm.  The happy birthday greeting comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and I added a flower and leaves from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration set and cut them out with the co-ordinating Four seasons Framlits.

Which of the 2011-2019 In-Colours are you going to miss the most and what are you hoping to see in the new collection, I’d love to know?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

St. Patrick’s Day Card Duo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, hope you all have a lucky day! I’m passing on the good luck by sharing this card duo I made with the Amazing Life stamp set and the brand new Sale-A-Bration Co-ordination Storybook Punch….gosh thats a mouthful!

Celebrating all things Irish i’m using a mix of Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green for colouring the shamrocks from the Amazing Life stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends for the colouring which did take me a whole evening but it was a very relaxing one.

St Patricks Day card 1

For this first card I covered my whole background in the stamped and coloured shamrocks. I used the Good Luck greeting from Amazing Life and stamped it in Call Me Clover. I punched the greeting out with the Storybook punch and then punched out an additional shape in Call Me Clover cardstock, cut in half this makes the perfect border to lift the greeting punch. To finish this card I added three of the enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms collection.

St Patrick's Day card 2

For the second card I added a strip of the Call Me Clover polka dot paper from the 2018 – 2020 In-Colour DSP stack to the bottom of the card and seperated this from my stamping with a strip of Granny Apple Green cardstock.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays projects and join me again tomorrow for some more Stampin’ Up! inspiration.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

So Happy to have You Card

Today I just wanted to make a card which shows off my favourite pattern in the All My Love DSP, this red floral is gorgeous I would love to have it as wallpaper in my bedroom. I’ll have to settle for layers on cards though I think.

So Happy to have you card close up

 

I’m not normally a person who gravitates towards the stamp sets which contain large greetings as I struggle with how to use them but this greeting from Amazing Life works really well this paper and I feel it makes the perfect card to send to someone special to let them know you care.

I fussy cut out the banner part of the greeting just to add a little dimension to the card, maybe I should have done this in a different colour but I can’t decide, what do you think Lovely Lipstick or should I have chosen something to make it pop more.

So happy to have you flat

 

Do you have a favourite Stampin’ Up! paper, I’d love to know which is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Foiled Birthday cards with Jar of Sweets Dies

This pair of cards are made completely with die cuts and no stamps. I’ve paired the Jar of Sweets Framelits with the Happy Birthday Thinlits and the gorgeous free foil from Sale-A-Bration to make these stunning cards.

Foiled Happy Birthday Card -loveley lipstick

Firstly I cut my foil matt layer and then adhered it to a sheet of the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets, this makes sticking intricate die-cuts like the Happy Birthday Thinlits much easier than using other adhesives.

I cut all the shapes from my adhesive foil so I only used a piece 14cm x 10cm for each card.

Foiled Happy Birthday Card - grapefruit grove

I mixed and matched the two colours of foil between the two cards, for an additional finishing touch I added some of the Grapefruit Grove  Adhesive Backed sequins from the Gingham Gala pack.

I really love how these cards have turned out, the Grapefruit Grove Foil is stunning when the light catches it and makes it look iridescent. It’s free with any order over £45.00 and I think worth placing the order if you want cards with a bit of Wow Factor.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x