Coastal Cabana Cupcake Card

Today I’m featuring a product made using one of this years Sale-A-Bration stamp sets Hello Cupcake. Sale-A-Bration is one of my favourite times of year as throughout January, February and March for every £45.00 you can choose one item from a selection of exclusive free items. Hello Cupcake is one of my favourites as its main images create these yummy looking cupcakes.

I’ve paired the stamped image with this  Coastal Cabana striped paper from the How Sweet It Is Designer Paper to create and bright and fun card.

coastal cabana cupcake card closeup

To add a little embellishment to the card I’ve added some Powder Pink Iridescent Sequins with the help of the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and my trusty Take You Pick Tool.

coastal cabana cupcake card flat

I’ve also added some layers using the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies which I think are a great addition to our die range and one I can’t wait to use on many more projects soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Simple Stamping – Vibrant Vases

So today I’m bringing #SimpleStamping to the Vibrant Vases set. I was so pleased to see this in the new catalogue as its adds even more versatility to using the Varied Vases Bundle which is one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue.

For this project I’ve used just four inks (Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Tuxedo Black Memento) and the stamp set.

vibrant vases - flat - simple stamping

Although these are photopolymer stamps and easy to line up  I would suggest using the Stamp-a-ratus if your going to create an image where things need lining up in straight lines like the vase on the shelf. This would also make creating multiples of this card very quick.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s #SimpleStamping and a quick look at Vibrant Vases.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Layered Vellum Card with Butterfly Gala

After I created my trio of cards for the Pootler’s team Spring/Summer blog hop I had this background piece made from the Crackle Paint stamp set in Gorgeous Grape so I decided to create another butterfly card.

I added a layer of vellum to the front of my Gorgeous Grape layer as it was a little over powering in such a bright colour and my butterflies were lost.

butterfly gala with layered vellum flat

I used the Stitched scallop boarder die from the be Mine Stitched Framelits to create a banner across the card for my sentiment.

The three punched butterflies created from the two-step stamps in Butterfly Gala finish the card off and add even more dimension with their wings.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday: Floral Background Card with Touches of Texture

For today’s project I pulled out one of my old favourites Touches of Textures to create a stamped background. I chose a colour combination of Fresh Fig for the flowers and Old Olive for some added texture. For the first layer of the flowers I stamped off the Fresh Fig ink on scrap paper before stamping on my project.

The outline stamp hasn’t lined up completely on any of the images, I’m not actually sure if its meant to or not because I really love the effect that this has created as I think it adds more texture and definition to the flowers.

fresh fig touches of texture card flat

I added a length of the gorgeous Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled Ribbon to give some more texture to the card. I finished the card off with a greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday mounted onto the frame dies from the Stitched Seasons dies.

Thanks for stopping by today

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

 

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

 

Tidings of Joy card with the Christmas Pines Stamp Set

Last Christmas the Christmas Pines stamp set and matching die set was one of my favourite things from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and I was so happy it made it into our annual catalogue as its such a great set. Today I’ve pulled it out and made a very traditional looking card with a Real Red and Emerald envy colour scheme.

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