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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No “Stamping” Detailed Deer Card

I didn’t realise until I’d finished this card that I didn’t actually stamp anything to make it, which just shows you how lovely cards can be with just some paper and die-cuts. The Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP is pretty special though with its gorgeous Copper Foil accents and many of you must agree as its flying out the doors of the Stampin’ Up! warehouses.

This copper deer was one of my favourite images from last years Autumn/Winter catalogue and I was so glad it carried over. It’s so beautiful that it doesn’t need any other images with it.

No Stamping Dashing Deer Card - flat

I added some of the Classic Weave Ribbon which has Merry Christmas running along it works as both an embellishment and a greeting. I finished the card off with three of the Star Designer Elements which I coloured with a dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends which gave them a gorgeous patina effect finish.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Thank You Thinlit Card

As promised here’s another project made using the Share What You Love Suite and the A Big Thank You Bundle. Today I’ve just used the Thank You Thinlit to make a card with no stamping, so if you need a thank you card quickly, this is the card for you.

Thank You Thinlit Card lfat

I would never have thought to put Rich Razzleberry with Grapefruit Grove but seeing them together in the Share What You Love Specaility DSP they really work. Thats why I love Stampin’ Up’s DSP whenever you’re stuck for a colour combination to work with just go and pull out some paper and you’ll soon find a great combination.

The flower on this card comes from another sheet of paper in this pack and was just fussy cut out and added with a Stampin’ Dimensional, I think it’s the perfect embellishment to finish this quick card.

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

 

Christmas Card featuring the Merry Christmas Thinlits

Following on from yesterday’s card I have another card to share which doesn’t use an stamping. Today its a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas Thinlits and some of the All is Bright Designer Paper.

To add some extra detail to the “Merry Christmas” greeting and the All is Bright background layer I made a layer from vellum. I used the Detailed Bauble Thinlits, first using the detailed doily image and embossing it with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and then cutting out the doily with the edging die.

Merry Christmas Thinlits Christmas Card flat

A simple card with a big impact which is fairly easy to mass produce if you don’t mind a bit of die cutting!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

September Customer Thank You Cards: Rainbow Blends

For my September customer cards I wanted to create so colourful rainbow cards so I got colouring with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background.  I used seven of the dark Stampin’ Blends in Real Red, Pumpkin pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss to colour stripes to create my background.

Rainbow background card

To finish off the card I cut out the Thank You Thinlit in Shimmery white cardstock and added some punched out some stars from the Twinkle Builder punch to embellish.

For my second card I switched things around and cut my “Thank You”  and gthe stars from some coloured cardstock and stuck onto a white card base.

rainbow thank you card

The best adhesive I’ve found for using these large delicate die cuts is the multipurpose adhesive sheets as no adhesive is shown, but be careful when placing your die cut as when they’re stuck down there’s no moving them.

I love how simple and bright these cards are, they could easily be turned into birthday cards using the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, you could also change up the colours to match any theme you like.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Seasonal Shapes Birthday Card

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you will know that I love Stampin’ Up! dies and use them on pretty much every card I make. So today I decided to challenge myself to make a card which was made purely from dies, no stamping at all. I’ve focused on the Stitched Seasons dies again as I just  love the frames you can make from them.

As a back ground to my card a did a bit of matting and layering which a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP stack, despite my love of florals I’m not a huge fan of these papers as they are a bit busy for my taste but I think they work okay here as a background.

The three patterned paper pieces measured 9.5cm x 4cm ( 3 11/16″ x 1 7/16″) and the matt in Melon Mambo measure 10cm x 4.5m ( 3 7/8 x 1 6/8″).

seasonal shapes dies card flat

For my greeting I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die which I adhered to my project using multipurpose adhesive sheets as this die is quite delicate and the adhesive turns it into a sticker, making it much easy to position. The flowers were made from two diecuts in Shaded Spruce and two in Petal Pink. With the pink ones I just chopped off the leaves and stuck them onto the Shaded spruce leaves. To finish the card I added some Petal Pink pearls from the Artisan Pearls to the centres of the flowers to cover over the small hole in their centres.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, I now think I need to challenge myself to make a card not using any dies, which I think will be much harder.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x