Parisian Blossoms Paper Strip Card

Today I’m using the Parisian Blossoms Speciality Designer Paper to create a card with a paper stip background. This techinque is a great way to use all those little scraps of paper which you have left at the end of a paper pack. For this card my strips measured 1.5cm x 8.5cm. Iused seven strips for this card and mounted them on a background of Champagne Foil measuring 9cm x 12cm.

Parisian Blooms Strip Card - flat

For the greeting I used the retiring Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching Pretty Label punch and I embellished the card with some Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon and a couple of Champagne Rhinestones, which I’m pleased to say are carrying over to the new catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Friday: Pop of Petals Floral Trio Card

It’s Friday so it’s time for my weekly dose of floral stamping, today I’ve pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set which hasn’t seen much ink recently. For today’s project I’ve used Petal Pink, Old Olive and Terracotta Tile, a colour I’ve not used much.

To create the flowers I pulled out my Stampin’ Markers in Petal Pink and Terracotta Tile. I coloured the centre of stamp with Petal Pink and the outer petals with Terracotta Tile to give a lovely two-tone flower when stamped. I stamped and punched out three of these. I then stamped and cut out six of the rose type leaves in Old Olive.

Pop of Petals Floral Trio - flat

I ran the Whisper White layer through the Subtle Embossing Folder to add some texture, sadly this doesn’t show up on my photos. I mounted this on a background layer of Terracotta Tile and ran a strip of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across the middle.

I stamped my sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto a Whisper White die cut from the stitched Labels Dies. I then arranged the flowers around the sentiment and added the leaves. For a final finishing touch I added Frosted Epoxy Droplets, coloured in Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, to the centre of each flower.

Have you pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set recently, I’d love to know what you made.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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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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Tailored Tag Patchwork Background Christmas Card

I’ve wanted to make a card with a patchwork background created with the Tailored Tag punch ever since I bought which was, a long time ago. Finally I’ve pulled out the Christmastime Is Here Speciality DSP and created this christmas card.

I used 18 punch out tags in four different designs, but you can use any number of patterns you like, just try not to put the same patterns next to each other when you form your patchwork. I adhered these by using Liquid Glue on the card base.

Tailored Tag Patchwork Background Christmas Card

I added a little swirl of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon to add some interest and then placed the large label from the Roses dies over the top with the greeting stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I finished with some of my favourite Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

The Christmastime Is Her suite is only available until the end of the month so if you still thinking about purchasing these products you only have a few days left, I’m just debating how many extra packets of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots I should order.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Silver Tree Card Trio

Yesterday’s card was a simple one layer of stamping, in contrast today I’ve used many techiniques on this little card trio.

Firstly I cut made my 3″ square card blanks and cut the first layers matts in Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose to 2 7/8″ sqaures. I then cut three sqaures of Fluid 100 watercolour card to 2 5/8″ squares.

Silver & Seaside Spray Tree Card

I then coloured a watercolour wash on each watercolour card layer using each of my three colours of ink and an Aqua Painter. I don’t have the reinkers for these three colours so just ran my aqua painter along the inkpad edge to pick up some ink.

Mint Macaron & Silver Tree Card.jpg

While my watercolour washes were drying I stamped three trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set onto vellum with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed these with Silver Embossing powder and punched them out using the Pine Tree Punch.

Rococo Rose & Silver Tree Card

For a greeting a stamped Christmas Cheer from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and punched them out with the Classic Label Punch. I adhered the trees to each card using Mine Glue Dots and then used Tear & Tape to attached my greeting labels.

To finish the cards I added some Silver Foil stars punch from the Twinkle Builder Punch.

I love how these turned out and as there small they will work as either Christmas cards or gift tags.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Christmas Baubles Card

Today I’ve been playing with the Christmas Gleaming bundle making loads of baubles, which is super easy with the punch duo and the gorgoeus Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP.  I love this paper and it seems everyone esle does to as Stampin’ Up! can’t seem to keep the warehouses stocked with it.

Christmas Baubles Card - close up

I’ve paired my gorgeous background paper with a matt layer in Pretty Peacock, I was tempted to use Copper Foil but thought that might ne a copper overload with the Celestial Copper ink and Brightly Gleaming Foil elements which also appear on the card.

Christmas Baubles Card - flat

Along with the baubles, one punched and one stamped, I’ve stamped the holly spring. I stamped this in Celestial Copper Delicata Ink and the coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The colours have gone a little muddy so I think next time I’ll use Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder if I want to colour an image.

A simple Merry Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock and the card is done.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Glitter Snowmen Card

What do you do when you want to make a card quickly? You use a punch and some paper and thats exactly what I did here.  The Let It Snow Speciality DSP has some wonderful festive patterns featuring snowmen, so of which can be punched out with the Snowman Builder Punch. Making cute snowmen in seconds and whats more some sheets of the Let It Snow DSP have glitter accents and so instant sparkle for your card.

Glitter Snowmen Card - flat

I used the punch to create some twig arms for the snowmen, cut in black cardstock to match the background paper. I also added a couple of the felt hats from the Let It Snow Embellishment kit to add a little more cuteness.

I also added some of the Real Red Rouched 1″ Ribbon for some additonal interest and texture and finished off the card by adding a greeting from the Greatest Part of Christmas.

A quick card to put together but plenty of interest when you use many of the products in the Let It Snow Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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