Floral Friday: Goodbye Tranquil Tulips

Today for my Floral Friday feature I’m saying goodbye to the set Tranquil Tulips, this has been my favourite host stamp set from the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalogue as tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I’m still waiting for mine to appear in my garden but in the meantime I’ve enjoyed making these two cards:

berry burst tranquil tulips

This first card uses shades of Berry Burst and Old Olive. The first layer was done with second generation ink from the Berry Burst. A simple greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and some background paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack finish off the front of  this simple card.

inside berry burst tranquil tulips

On the inside I added another stamped tulip and a matching strip of paper just  to add an extra touch.

dapper denim tranquil tulips

For the blue version I used Dapper Denim and Old Olive and stamped on the crackle glaze paper. To add some extra dimension to this card I stamped the second layer of the tulip petals on a separate piece of paper and layered them up with Dimensional’s. The greeting and label image on this card come from the Rose Wonder stamp set another of my favourites which is retiring.

Hope you enjoyed todays project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Bright and Cheery Birthday Card with Picture Perfect Birthday

For today’s card I used probably the brightest suite of products which are currently in the catalogue.  I think you can’t really go wrong with these products and any card made using them will brighten the recipients day. Here’s what I came up with:

Lemon Linme twist Happiest of birthdays to you

I love the combination of Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst together and think this card could work for males or females as its not overly feminine. The party blower stamps are really cleverly designed as the images all interlock making stamping a straight image super simple.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Magical Day Mermaid Birthday Card

Today I’m featuring the Magical Day stamp set out of the Spring/Summer catalogue, I love this set and was really hoping this would not be retiring, sadly it is so if you haven’t yet added it to your collection I highly recommend it.

I chose the little mermaid stamp as my focus as I wanted to use the bubble paper from the Myths and Magic Speciality DSP and the Glitter Epoxy Shapes. Here’s my card:

magical days mermaid birthday card

And here’s a close up of the mermaid:

close up magical days mermaid birthday card

And on the inside I added the cute little seahorse as a finishing touch:

magical days mermaid birthday card inside

Hope you enjoyed today’s look at the Magical Day stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Supplies

 

Fresh Florals Popcorn Daisy Box

Fresh Florals was one of those packs of paper I bought last year in the demonstrator pre-order period and haven’t used to its fully potential which is a shame as its beautiful paper. For today’s project I’ve teamed it up with the Popcorn Box Thinlits and the Daisy Punch to create a cute little box which would make a lovely wedding favour.

pinkpowdefreshfloralspopcornbox

To embellish the front of the box  I punched three daisies out of vellum and sponged them with powder pink ink before gluing together. I added a large faceted clear gem to the centre. I went round this gem with the powder pink Stampin’ Marker to added some more definition. To another bit of texture I added some loops of Silver Metallic Thread and secured behind the daisy.

I love how this turned out and think it’s looking very cute sat on my desk, unforntunatly my daughter also likes it so I’m not sure how long it will last.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Congratulations Card with Born to be Loved

Today’s card is showcasing three products which are retiring, two of which are low in stock so if you want them don’t wait. These products are the Born to be Loved stamp set, the Bundle of Joy Speciality DSP and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits which I’m surprised are retiring as I consider them a crafting staple.

Anyway here’s the card I came up, a very simple design which highlights these beautiful products.

borntobelovedanniversarycard

I love the mix and Gold and Very Vanilla and think this card could work for many occasions including Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements and new baby cards.

The heart stamp in the catalogue had the sentiment “Born to be Loved” on it which I didn’t want to use so I simply covered it up with some short strips of washi tape. I then inked the whole image with Versamark ink and then removed the washi carefully before stamping, leaving just the gorgeous border to be embossed.

I also embossed the “Congratulations” in gold to match the rest of the colour scheme, this greeting came from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, which I’m so pleased is staying around for the next catalogue as its one of my favourites.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Supplies

Father’s Day Trio using Urban District

With Father’s Day just three weeks away I decided it was time to add to my stash of male cards. I chose to use the retiring Urban District stamp set as this is a very male themed set. All three of the cards I made could be used for Father’s Day but also Dad birthday’s as I’ve not used the phrase “Father’s Day” on any of them.

urbandistrictno1card

For all three cards I kept to a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. I think you could replace the Cherry Cobbler with either Garden Green or Dapper Denim if these colours were more suited to your dad.

The first cards also uses the Labeler  Alphabet to create the DAD background. I stamped each letter individually as there wasn’t two “d” letters in either font. This took a little time but I think is a great effect. I then simply finished this card by stamping the hexagon in Crushed Curry and cutting it out ( if you have the Build It Framelits there is a matching die in the set). I then simply added a couple of strips of cardstock in Early Expresso and Cherry Cobbler as an anchor for my hexagon. To finish the card I added a few loops of linen thread behind the hexagon before I stuck in down.

urbandistrictreddadcards

With the second card I made I still wanted to create a background with words so I chose the “world’s greatest” and stamped in all down the card front in Early Expresso. Looking at the card now I wish I’d used Crumb Cake or Versa mark for a more tone on tone effect as I think the letters would have stood out more.

urbandistrictdadcard

This final card is my favourite because I love how much the Dad letters stand out and how you can really see what detailed stamps they are with all the little icons. I love that there is even a tractor on them, which makes them perfect for all the important men in my life.

urbandistrictfathersdaycardtrio

Here are all three together, I’d love to know which is your favourite?

Remember the Urban District stamp set is on the retiring list and only available until Wednesday 31st May.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Birthday Bright: Quick & Simple Birthday Cards

Today I’m highlighting the Birthday Bright set, a set which I love but think has been slightly overlooked in the catalogue. It’s supposed to compliment the Birthday Bright project kit but I feel its a great little stamp set on its own. It’s especially useful for making quick and simple birthday cards.

birthdaybrighttwinset

I choose to pair this set with the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, which now comes as loose sheets. I choose the Lemon Lime Twist sheets as its so bright and felt it matched the feel of this stamp set perfectly. I love how well it has worked with both Berry Burst and Pacific Point.

birthdayrightpacificpointcard

I think my favourite thing about the Birthday Bright stamp set is this Happy Birthday font, its big, bold and curvy meaning you don’t really need to add much else to make a great card.

birthdaybrightberryburstcard

I added the balloons to add to the birthday feel but think this card would have worked just as well without them. Bold and bright these cards make me happy when I  look at them. If you  like the Birthday Bright set then gab it quick as its only around for four more days!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x