Simple Stamping: Rainbow Butterflies

Just a quick little project today to highlight our wonderful new Rainbow Glimmer Paper, something which is goregous no matter ho much you use.

I’ve stamp three butterflies from Butterfly Gala on the Glimmer paper with Jet Black Stazon. I then left my stamping to dry for ten minutes to make sure it didn’t smudge.

Rainbow Glimmer Butterflies flat

I then punched then out and added some stamped bodies. After stamping my greeting and the antenna’s, I added the butterflies with glue dots. Quick, simple and full of sparkle what more could you want.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Cabana & Calypso Under My Umbrella Card

I’m hoping today’s card will chase away the rain and bring us some sunshine as I’d love to wear something other than wellies when I’m outisde. Hopefully the bright fun colours of Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral will tempt that sunshine out.

Under My Umbrella Calypso Card (1)

Some punching and a little fussy cutting and you have this cute little card, perfect for sending to someone you haven’t seen for awhile to let them know you care.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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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