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.

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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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Floral Friday: Berry Burst Flowers from Nature’s Root Framelits

For today’s flowery themed post  I’m going to share with you some flowers I’ve made from the spikey leafed die in the Nature’s Root Framelits. I’m not sure if anyone else sees flowers when they look at that die but I did and after a little play I came up with these cute little flowers, that are quite simple to make.

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  1. You will need to cut four flowers in your desired colour for each flower you plan to make, I chose Berry Burst. You will also need to punch a circle from the 1/2″ circle punch, I chose Powder Pink.
  2. Scrunch up each of your leaves so your petals have more texture.
  3. Take a Stampin’ Dimensional as the centre of your flower and stick on your first petal. I would recommend using the Silicone Craft Sheet for this but mine’s gone walk about…if you find it please send it back 😉
  4. Layer all four petals around the dimensional and adhere using Mini Glue Dots, the new Take Your Pick tool was perfect for this. Finish the flower centres with the punched circle and a Clear Faceted Gem.

berry burst flower card flat

Here’s an example of a finished card to show you how lovely these flowers look when used, a few stamped leaves and you have a completed project.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick tutorial.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

You’re Inspiring Daffodil Card

Today’s card is much more suited to a spring day and not the middle of summer but I thought I’d share anyway. I coloured the daffodil image in ages ago, probably in the spring and I thought it was time it made its way onto a card. When I saw the new 6×6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks in the new colour collections I knew I had the perfect background.

you're inspiring daffodil card flat

I’ve left this card with no greeting as nothing seemed to fit how I wanted it too and to be honest sometimes its nice to have some blank cards ready to just send a quick not to someone.

Hope you like my simple project today.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week 4

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This week the stamp “It’s The Little Things” was inspiring me to make a baby card. Now I don’t have any of the specific baby themed stamp sets in the catalogue so decided to use the teddy bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas. As you can see from my card the initial stamp doesn’t even feature on the end result but that’s just the way crafting ends up sometimes!

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I chose to use a colour scheme of Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Powder Pink, just so I could add one of those cute little bows onto the teddy bear, doesn’t he look adorable.

The background was created with the small heart and star stamps, I’m really loving these for creating your own background paper, so very versatile. I also added a strip of the diagonal stripes for somewhere for teddy to sit.

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As I mentioned I was going to add the “It’s The Little Things” stamp as a greeting but I just don’t think this card needs a greeting, what do you think?

Anyway, hope you can join me next week for my final project on the Pootler’s Design Team.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

 

 

Copper & Fresh Fig Star Card

My final project for Stars and Snowflakes week feature the Starlight Thinlits once more but this time I have gone for a very modern look using Copper, Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla. I’ve not used a greeting on this card so it can be used for any occasion throughout the winter season. I think this card would work very well as a party invite or even as a thank you note for all those Christmas gifts.

This was a very quick and simple card to make but I think still have a wow factor because of the gorgeous copper foil used. To make the card first take a piece of Fresh Fig measuring 14.5cm x 8.5cm and take the die with many dots shaped as a star, lay this straight on the cardstock around 0.5cm from one edge, run through the Bigshot and  then repeat at the other side. Line the middle row of dots up with the previous cut to ensure the stars are straight.

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Next cut a piece of Copper foil measuring 14.5cm x 9cm and glue behind the Fresh Fig piece of cardstock, taking care not to get adhesive where any of the holes are. Then stick this to a Very Vanilla card base measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm.

For the focal point of the card cut out the star die which has embossed lines on it in Copper foil and the small detailed star in Fresh Fig, use the multi-purpose adhesive sheets to stick them together easily.

Use some Stampin’ Dimensional’s to stick the die cut star to the centre of the card, the outside of the card is now complete.

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To finish the inside of the card I stamped two of the medium solid stars from the Star of Light stamp set in Fresh Fig ink.

I just love the simplicity of this design, I think it could be my favourite card off the week.

Join me tomorrow when I’ll be starting Coffee and Cups week.

Happy Stamping

Joanne x

 

Rainbow Dragonfly Card

Hello everyone,

Hope you’ve all have a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. It’s lovely but today I’m thankful I live in a stone cottage and can cool off easily. Today’s card was inspired by the watercolour pencils. I was playing around creating rainbow in various patterns across watercolour paper and my favourite result was this rainbow stripe.

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I didn’t want to detract too much from the lovely rainbow effect so I chose to just use Basic Black ink and minimal stamping. The dragonfly is actually stamped twice as the first time he was very faint as I forgot to do the tap, tap, twist motion with the archival ink. Although with the photopolymer stamps this was really easy to do.

The leaves are from the Falling Flowers stamp set as I wanted a bold outlined leaf shape and this was perfect. I’ve not chosen a sentiment for this card as I think it could work for many occasions and doesn’t need anything else adding.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Scentsy Bar Bag with Delightful Daisy Suite

Today’s project combines Stampin’ Up! with my other passion Scentsy. A recent discovery for me but I just love these bars of wax so much and wanted to make a little bag to put one for a gift….if I can bare to part with them!

Taking inspiration from many of the bags over at http://www.pootles.com I came up with this bag which comfortably fits one bar of wax in.

To start with I took a piece of DSP measuring 10.5″ x 8″ and scored on the long side at 4″, 5″, 9″ and 10″

I also did two score lines at 4.5″ and 9.5″ down to 7″

For the short side I scored at 1″ and 7″

So you should have something like the photo below

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Next cut away the two small rectangles on the 10″ score line, shown above in cross-hatch.

Burnish all score lines with bone folder, except the  two vertical score lines which stop at 7″

Cut upto the 7″ score line from the bottom on each vertical line and then create notches as shown in the photo below.

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Next turn the paper over and run adhesive along the top 1″ section and fold it over, so its looks like the photo below.

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Add adhesive along the thin strip at 10″ and three of the bottom sections. Fold into a bag shape sticking the sides first.

Fold in the two small sections with  adhesive and fold the third on top. Finish by folding in the section with no adhesive. Now ready to decorate.

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To decorate my bag I stamped two of the large daisies from Daisy Delight in Calypso Coral and punched them out with the daisy punch and stuck them together slightly offset. I then cut out the largest squared from the Stitched Shape Framelits in Whisper white and the second largest Scalloped Square from the Layering Square Framelits in Calypso Coral.

I layered all of these elements up and stuck them onto my bag. Then final step was to add one of the large Gold Faceted Gems to the centre of the daisy. I really love how this cute little bag turned out and if you don’t have any Scentsy bars it fits four of our notecards and envelopes in perfectly.

Here is the finished project

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Happy Crafting

Joanne x