Blueberry Bushell Balloon Birthday Card

I’m so so sad that the Happy Birthday Die is retiring, this is hands down my most used die, its so perfect for quick and gorgeous birthday cards. If you just buy one thing off the retiring list then make this the product, I think its a must have and will never part with mine.

For this quick birthday card I used the Best Route DSp as inspiration for a colour palette taking Blueberry Bushell as my main colour, the perfect boy birthday blue in my opinion and mixed it with some Mango Melody and Call Me Clover.

Blueberry Bushell Birthday card - flat

I finished the card off with some balloons from Birthday Banners another stamp set which is leaving us at the end of May.

This card is for my godson who is ten tomorrow, I hope he likes it.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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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

 

All That You Are Watercolour Card

Hiding on the inside cover of the Spring/Summer Catalogue the All That You Are stamp set might be one which you’ve over-looked, I know I did for a couple of months. It’s a stamp set which contains lovely floral images and the best thing is the two smaller flowers can be cut out with the First Frost dies which carried over from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

I love the main floral image so wanted to highlight that by creating a very simple card, so out came my Stazon ink and water-colour pencils.

All That You Are Watercolour card - flat

 

Using the Rectangle Stitched Dies to add a sentiment and some of the Black Cord finishes the card off and makes it look elegant.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Powder Pink Parcel Birthday Card

When I started making this card it was going to be similar to the sample on page 16 of the Spring/Summer catalogue but I was going to swap the black diecut for Silver Foil. I couldn’t find my Silver Foil so used Champagne Foil instead and ended up with this card.

I’d forgotten how much I love the Champagne Foil, it really does add a wow factor to your project and I think it looks gorgeous with my favourite In-Colours Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.

Powder Pink Parcel Birthday Card - flat

To make the different coloured parcels I simply placed small pieces of cardstock behind the foil die cut and secured them with some Tear “n” Tape, you could use your markers to colour in each different section.

Hope you can join me again for another project tomorrow.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Country Floral Birthday Card

With the Annual Catalogue entering its last few weeks its time to start saying goodbye to some products, while the offical retiring list won’t be released just yet we know we’ll be saying goodbye to the 2017-2019 In-Colours. This makes me very sad this year as this collection has been my very favourite In-Colour collection so fingers crossed Stampin’ Up! are bringing us an even better collection to replace them.

My three favourites of this collection were Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink so today’s card features all three  and highlights how well they work together.

Country Floral Birthday Card 1

For the background of the card I used the Coutnry Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder with Whisper White,  I cut this into three panels measuring 4cm x 9cm and mounted these onto panels of TRaquil Tide measuring 4.5cm x 9.5cm.  The happy birthday greeting comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and I added a flower and leaves from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration set and cut them out with the co-ordinating Four seasons Framlits.

Which of the 2011-2019 In-Colours are you going to miss the most and what are you hoping to see in the new collection, I’d love to know?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Get Well Soon Card with Healing Hugs

I’m sharing a get well card today which is something I don’t make enough of. For this card I’ve pulled out the Healing Hugs stamp set because I love that beautiful rose image and the best thing is you can get all that detail with just one impression.

Taking inspiration from the Tea Room Speciality paper I chose a colour scheme of Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry with just a hint of Pear Pizzazz. You wouldn’t expect these two colours to work but I love them together.

Caypso Coral Get Well Card -flat

The Rich Razzleberry background layer is the lattice die from the Rose Trellis Framelits. I love this die and if you do too I suggest you order it very soon as when our current supply of this Framelit set have run out it won’t be replaced.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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