Three Card Thursday: Rainbow of Happiness

Today I’m sharing three cards made using the Rainbow of Happiness bundle and the Sunshine and Rainbows Designer Paper, which is currently free with a £45/€60 order.

Theses products are full of bright bold patterns and fun sentiments which can’t help but make you smile.

For this first card I cut one of the rainbows out from the paper as a focal point and used a strip of the rainbow paper as a base. I also die cut nine clouds from Shimmery white cardstock. Before I adhered everything to my card I did some stamping. I stamped the tiny lines stamp all over in Pool Party to give a tone on tone effect. I then stamped my greeting before adhering everything to the card.

This card has used the dies to create a rainbow from the designer paper. I adhered the whole 6 x 6 sheet to multipurpose adhesive sheets before cutting so they are easy to stick to any card. As the stamp for the sentiment is photopolymer I was able to manipulate it to form a curve around the rainbow.

This third card uses up my remaining piece from the designer paper but you could swap for any of the other patterns.

Hope you enjoyed these three bright and bold cards with the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Tuesday Inspiration: Friendly Hello

The friendly Hello Stamp set and matching designer paper is one of our Sale-A-Bration freedbies available with a £90 order or above and it is lovely, so here I am sharing some inspiration with you today.

All the designs below were created by Stampin’ Up! concept artists and can be found in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

These two cards use the main images from the stamp set, showing its quite a versatile set. I love the large flower image on the Highland Heather card.

These two cards show how the stamps and designer paper have been designed to be used together. The large flower stamp can be stamped onto the green designer paper to give an outline, like in the “Hello” card above and the leaf and frond stamps can be added to many designs to give extra dimension.

These two show how lovely the stamped images look with a little colour, added here with Stampin’ Blends.

These two cards show the sentiments in the stamp set and strips of the designer paper. I love this patterned paper as its full of the pastel shades of Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green with hints of Shaded Spruce and Basic Black.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this closer look at the Friendly Hello bundle, if you’ve got a large wishlist of other products its definitely worth an order to get this beauty free!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

In The Moment Card Trio

These three cards have all been made using the In the Moment stamp set and the free Sale-A-Bration paper Daffodil Afternoon. I found the patterns and colours in the Daffodil Afternoon bold and bright so today I’m sharing some of the more subtle patterns with these very feminine feeling cards.

The images in the In the Moment are perfect for colouring in any medium, today I’ve chosen Stampin’ Blends’ as the are my favourite. Ive gone with a very muted palette of Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Pale Papapya with a hint of Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede.

I love how this pattern of paper matches the window behind the girl. I’ve added three of the Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink to the corner of this card.

For this card I added a little sparkle with the Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ Gold Metallic Ribbon.

Hope you like this little card trio.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Tuesday Inspiration: Catching Butterflies

Today I’m sharing a little inspiration using the Catching Butterflies stamp set which is another free stamp available during Sale-A-Bration. This stamp set is perfect for little girls.

I’ve paired the stamped image of the girl with two dies from the Nature’s Thoughts set. I love the detail in the white matt die and those little Bermuda Bay butterflies just finish the card off perfectly.

Here are a couple my ideas using this set from the Stampin’ Up! concept ideas, these images can be found on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

This simple card has used our watercolour pencils dry to colour in the girl and I love the mix of Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo for the butterflies.

I love the mix of Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight on this card to create the blended background for the butterflies. This is a combination I need to try. I also love how the Black Matt Dots really add a pop to the card.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas for using the Catching Butterflies stamp set. For more ideas keep following the blog or check out my Catching Butterflies Pintrest Board which is full of inspiration.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Tuesday Inspiration: Awesome Otters

How cute are these little otters? I love when Stampin’ Up! release a new animal stamp set and this one is no exception, my favourite stamp is the little otter with the fish…adorable!

Here is a quick card I made using the free Awesome Otters stamp set:

Here are some more examples that the Stampin’ Up! concept artists have created, these can all be found in the Sale-A-Bration brochue.

Love this card usin the Picture This die to create the peep holes for the otters and the use of the Simply Marbelous DSP and the Pebble Enamel Shapes really add to the watery feel of the card.

This card uses just the party hat to create a simple little birthday card, reminds me to take a good look at all the stamps included in a set not just the focal images.

This cute little otter has been added to a tag for this birthday gift.

Hope these cute little projects have given you a closer insight into the Awesome Otters set availble now until the end of February with a purchase over £45/€50.

If you’d like some more inspiration then check out my Awesome Otters Pintrest board here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x