Ice Skater Birthday Card

The Free Skate Bundel and stamp set may have sold out here in Europe but as the dies are still available (as I write this) I thought I’d share this birthday card I made using them and the Born to Shine stamp set which features ballerina images.

This card is larger than my usual card bases so I could fit the boots and the two ballerina images. I cut a sheet of A4 to 18cm x 21cm  scored in half at 10.5cm. The Rococo Rose layer is 17.5cm x 10cm and the Whisper White layer I stamped on measures 17cm x 9.5cm.

Ice Skater Birthday Card- close up

The two ballerina’s were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then colured with Rococo Rose and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I then added the starry background in Petal Pink.

The skate was made from a Rococo Rose detailed outline and a Sparkle Glimmer paper solid layer which were glued together with Liquid Glue.

Ice Skater Birthday - flat

I adhered the Skate onto a background of Layered Ovals and then added some Rococo Rose laces and a Rhinestone to finish the card.

I’ve left a greeting off this card as I feel its finished as it is, plus there’s plenty of room inside to say exactly what you want.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Poinsettia Pillow Box

Today I’m sharing a simple idea to decorate our Kraft Pillow Boxes using a punch and some paper.

To make this Poinsettia flower simply punch six baubles from the larger punch from the Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack. I chose to use the Cherry Cobbler paper from the Christmastime Is Here Speciality DSP.  Scrunch each “petal” up to give that crinkly effect which Pionsettia’s have.

Poinsettia Pillow Box 1

Adhere all the red petals to a 1/2″ punched circle, overlapping each one a little. punch out another 1/2″ circle is Whisper white and adhere to the front of the flower. Cover this circle with the largest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to create the centre of the flower.

Punch and scrunch three green petals and add them to the back of the flower to create leaves.

Poinsettia Pillow Box 2

I added a length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the kraft pillow box and then adhered the Poinsettia to the top.

This makes the perfect little box for those small Christmas gifts or gift cards. I also love that these little boxes are small enough to hide amoung your Christmas tree branches if you want to make a few.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Three Little Elves Card

How adorable are these cute little Elves, can you just imagine all the mischief they might get up to when we’re not watching. I wanted to go for a non traditional colour scheme so chose Seasside Spray, Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo to add to the cute factor.

Three Little Elves Card close up

Stampin’ Blends, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and a little fussy cutting have really brought the little eleves to life.  I didn’t think the card needed much else so added a simple stamped snowflake background and a strip of the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon highlights the sparkle in the glitter.

Three Little Elves Card flat

I can’t wait to make more card with this gorgeous #Elfie stamp set in many more colur combinations, so keep an eye out for more Elfie cards coming soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Seaside Spray Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

Flirty Flamingo Layr: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Blackberry Bliss Inspiring Iris

I’m loving all the floral stamps sets in the new catalogue and Inspiring Iris is one of my favourites. I love Irises but have sadly never managed to grow any in my garden..yet, so for the time being I can now happily create as many as I like.

For this card I went for a simple colour scheme of Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive, mostly so I could use some of the gorgeous Noble Peacock Speciality DSP which is covered in foil accents and its stunning.

Blackberry Bliss Inspiring Iris- flat

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the three different sections of the Iris and although it’s not lined up perefectly (not sure if its meant too or not) I love it as it adds to that floaty floral feel. To finish the card I added some Blackberry Bliss twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and a little bow.

A gorgeous card for any occassion, I can see myself using this stamp set alot in the coming weeks.

Happy Crafting

Joanne

Basic Measurements:

Card Base:  Half sheet A4 card measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Blackberry Bliss Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

Foiled Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Goodbye….Foxy Friends

So today I’m saying goodbye to Foxy Friends and the Foxy Builder punch, its one that I don’t think is totally my style, but my five year old daughter has had loads of fun with it so its not one I’ll be saying goodbye too just yet.

This card came together very quickly with the help of some pos-it notes to mask off some of my background trees.  The little fox was stamped and the punched out with the punch but with the racoon I fussy cut him to show they are quite easy images to cut so you can layer up a little scene.

Foxy Friends Forest Card Flat

I’ve left this card without a greeting as think it could be suitable for many occassions

If you love this set then I suggest a look over on Pintrest, there are loads of great ideas for many different little critters which people have created.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Marshmallows Anyone?

I don’t know about you but as soon as I started using the Sweetest Thing stamp set one of the sweet stamps reminded me of marshmallows. How about you? I know they could also be Midget Gems of Jelly Tots here in the UK, I’d love to know what this cute little stamp reminds you of?

With marshmallows on the brain it was only natural to think hot chocolate and to pull out the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching dies to make my marshmallow inspired card.

marshmallow treats close up

The background was created by randomly stamping those cute little marshmallows all over and then I coloured some in Dark Flirty Flamingo with the Stampin’ Blends to represent the pink ones which are a firm favourite in our house.

A little stamping and die-cutting and my hot chocolate cup was created along with a big dollop of cream and a straw in case you don’t want a creamy mustache.

marshmallow treats card flat

To finish the card a matted my hot chocolate cup onto and oval layer to help it stand out from my marshmallow covered background and then added some of the Stitch Edge Lovely Lipstick ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo pack to add a pop of colour.

I hope you like today cards and I don’t know about you but now I’m off to make my own mug of hot chocolate and yes there will be marshmallows too!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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