Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week Five

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Today’s its my final project working with The Little Things stamp set for the Pootler’s Design Team. I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank the awesome Sam Hammond at http://www.pootles.co.uk for organising the design team and giving some of us the chance to be featured on her blog. I’ve had a great time working with this stamp set and can see those little gingerbread men featuring heavily on my Christmas cards this year.

Talking of the cute little gingerbread man he’s making one final appearance this week along with his big brother from Cookie Cutter Christmas.

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The card base was made from a piece of Cherry Cobbler 12″ x 12″ card measuring 6″ by 12″ and is scored at 4″, 8″ and 10″. Fold the card to make two mountains. Take two pieces of Whisper White cardstock one measuring 3 7/8″ by 5 7/8″ and one 1 7/8″ by 5 7/8″ and randomly stamp the tiny gingerbread man and the star from The Little Things all over.

Next stamp two gingerbread men from Cookie Cutter Christmas in Crumb Cake and punch out with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. Also punch two bows in Cherry Cobbler. Adhere the bows to the gingerbread men and cover the buttons with the smallest gold enamel dots from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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For the greeting stamp the Made Extra Special stamp from The Little Things and cut out with the second largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. Cut a corresponding scalloped oval out of Cherry Cobbler.

To finish the card fold both sections flat the run Fast Fuse adhesive along the top of the Scalloped Oval, stick into the centre of the card overlapping the front panel with the in-glued half of the oval. Add the two gingerbread men to each side of the oval on the bottom section with glue just on the bodies. Finish the card with a Gold Enamel star in the centre of the greeting.

Hope you enjoyed my last project featuring The Little Things, next week a different team will take over with a new stamp set so go check them out at http://www.pootles.co.uk

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week 4

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This week the stamp “It’s The Little Things” was inspiring me to make a baby card. Now I don’t have any of the specific baby themed stamp sets in the catalogue so decided to use the teddy bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas. As you can see from my card the initial stamp doesn’t even feature on the end result but that’s just the way crafting ends up sometimes!

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I chose to use a colour scheme of Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Powder Pink, just so I could add one of those cute little bows onto the teddy bear, doesn’t he look adorable.

The background was created with the small heart and star stamps, I’m really loving these for creating your own background paper, so very versatile. I also added a strip of the diagonal stripes for somewhere for teddy to sit.

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As I mentioned I was going to add the “It’s The Little Things” stamp as a greeting but I just don’t think this card needs a greeting, what do you think?

Anyway, hope you can join me next week for my final project on the Pootler’s Design Team.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

 

 

Jolly Santa Suit Christmas Card

Today I am sharing another card I made last week with the Santa Suit Bundle. For this card I created a background with the Santa suit images. The jacket and trousers both have stamps for the outlines and for the insides. So you can choose to colour them like I did yesterday or fill in with stamps like I did today.

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All Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

For today’s card I wanted to create a little scene with the houses in the Hearts Come Home stamp set. As these are quite small I decided to use the largest Stitched Circle Framelit to create a focus point.

I stamped the greeting “All Hearts Come…”  in Smokey Slate. I then stamped one of the small houses in Smokey Slate and one in Real Red and then cut them out. I cut the roof off the Smokey Slate house and adhered it to the Real Red House. I then stamped two trees in Garden Green and cut them out too.

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To create the snowy rifts I cut out another circle in Dazzling Diamonds and cut two curved sections to sit the house and trees on.

For the background of the card I cut a matt layer in Real Red measuring 10cm x 14cm and another layer measuring 9.5cm x 13.5cm from the snowfall paper out of the Christmas Around the World DSP.

To finish the card I added a strip of Real Red down the left side to attach the circle scene onto. I then added six silver dots from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack. I really love how this card turned out.

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Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Stampin Blends Now Available for Purchase!

Today Stampin’ Up! is launching a brand new product Stampin Blends, alcohol markers in twelve of our beloved Stampin’ Up! colours. Each of the twelve colours will be available in a light and dark shade and together as a colour duo. In additional to the twelve colours an Ivory and Bronze markers have been added to use as skin tones. Like other alcohol markers sets the Stampin Blends will also have a colourless blender to aid with shading and colour removal.

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As a demonstrator I’ve been lucky enough to have these pens to play with for a month and I can honestly say I love them and I think they’re worth every penny. Above is an image I coloured the first day I received them and I’m no colouring expert but I love how this image turned out, look out for it featured in a card soon.

Here are links to all the colours currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Blends line, you can order individually, as a duo or as the full 27 marker set. The full set £108.00, the duos are £8.00 each and the individual markers are £4.00

Look out for plenty of examples using the new Stampin’ Blends over the next few weeks.
Happy Crafting
Joanne x

 

Fresh Fig Florals from Painted Harvest

Painted Harvest was one of those sets that passed me by on my initial looks through the Autumn/Winter catalogue but once I started seeing projects made by other demonstrators and customers I realised it’s definitely one I needed to have a play with. I think I was put off by this set because I’m not a huge fan of yellow so sunflowers aren’t my favourite flower. After having a good play around with this set I can say that most combinations of colours work well, even the purples like on this card.

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To make this card I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm and sponged over it with Crumb Cake ink to give an aged look. Next I took the first sunflower stamp, the one with less detail and stamped randomly over my card in Sweet Sugarplum. I then stamped over these with the more detailed sunflower in Fresh Fig. I’m not entirely sure its lined up properly but I love how these flowers look. For the centres and the dotted detail I used Soft Suede. I added a few random dots with old olive to fill in the gaps.

The sentiment label was created from the blank label in Label Me Pretty. I used an Old Olive marker to ink just around the edge, so I didn’t have the extra swirls. I used Fresh Fig to stamp the greeting and the Pretty Label punch to cut out.

I added three rows of the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon for somewhere to ground the greetings label.

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I also decorated the inside of the card with a couple more flowers. I really love how this card turned out, probably because its using my favourite colour Fresh Fig. I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve created with this set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x