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

 

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All Stars Male Birthday Card

Today I’ve got a masculine birthday card, I really struggle making these as I’m definitely a floral girl but I think this turned out ok. I used a combination of the Wood Words and Confetti Celebrations on this card. I really need to add some more birthday sentiments to my collection I think  as I only have a couple suitable for males.

I went with the colour combination of Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze and Wood which I think have worked well together. To make the Happy Birthday rectangle have a stitched edge you can use the stitched shape dies and do you clever cutting. I used the third biggest square on this project.

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To make the rectangle place the die on the bigshot but leave one edge over-hanging the cutting plates, if the die has no pressure it won’t cut. Run through the bigshot and then move the die along to the uncut side. To line up you can use the slight indentation the die edge has left on the cardstock. For the second run through just make sure the opposite side of the die is over hanging the cardstock.

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To finish the card stamp and die cut some stars in Dapper Denim and Cajun craze and arrange randomly around the card front, allowing a couple to overlap the greetings panel.

Hope  you enjoyed this quick little project and join me tomorrow for more ideas using the World Card Making Day sale stamps.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Dragonfly Dreams Meets Star of Light

Hi Everyone,

If your anything like me then you are always looking for new ways to use stamp sets, I think this is particularly true for the Christmas themed sets which don’t get all year round use. Star of Light is a great example of a Christmas themed stamp set which can easily be used anytime of year and stars are a fairly versatile image.

For today’s card I took the large swirl stamp which is my favourite from this set and combined it with stamps from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

Here is the card I came up with:

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I chose to use Smoky Slate for the swirls and the little stars, which also come from the Star of Light set as I wanted to keep the background fairly pale.

I stamped the dragonfly wings with Wisteria Wonder and then stamped the whole dragonfly outline in Perfect Plum.

I added a greeting in the bottom left corner in Perfect Plum again and the card is done, quick simple and lovely.

Hope you like this card, do you have any more ideas for the Star of Light set?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Christmas in July and Bonus Days Promotion

Christmas may still be far away in the minds of most people but here at Stampin’ Up! they’re ready to start the Christmas preparations early with not one but two fabulous promotions during July.

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If you’ve ever thought about joining up with Stampin’ Up! and becoming a demonstrator then July is the perfect month to join as you get until December to meet your first quarter minimums of £270.00. That’s because July is the first month in a new quarter and when you join you have the remaining amount of time in the current quarter (Jul – Sept) plus all the next quarter (Oct-Dec) to meet your minimum sales amount.

If that wasn’t a good enough reason for July only when you join up you will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set (worth £18.00) which is not available to purchase until August. Also you will receive an essentials stamping pack worth £47.00.  So that’s a total £195 worth of product  (with the £130.00 normal amount)  for just £99 including free shipping, a deal not to be missed.

Here’s what Santa has included in the Essentials Gift Pack:

Item Number Description
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder

Click here (EN l FR l DE) to see a picture of the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (featured in the upcoming autumn/winter catalogue).

144804 Carols Of Christmas
145028 Cantiques De Noël (French)
145031 Wie ein Weihnachtslied (German)

Remember too you have no commitment with Stampin’ Up! so you can just sign up for this incredible offer and then never make another order if you don’t want. It will be harder to not order I guarantee!

So if you want to join up and you’re in UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands then I’d love you to join my team and share the joy of Stampin’ Up! with you. Just click the link here to sign up.

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If joining up is not for you then throughout July and August Stampin’ Up! are running the bonus days promotion. For every £45.00 you spend in July you will receive a discount code for £4.50 off purchases during August. So if you have things on your wish list now is the time to make an order and earn a bonus days coupon.

Click here to start shopping.

Here’s to a merry July

Joanne x

Three Card Thursday: Wood Textures

Hello Everyone,

For today’s post I have something a little different. I wanted give myself a little challenge and see if I could make three different cards using a very limited supply of products. This week I chose to focus on the Wood Words stamp set as it was the first one I found on my very messy desk. To that I added the Window Shopping stamp set as I wanted to use the Happy Birthday stamp, two sheets of paper from the Wood Textures DSP stack and Early Expresso cardstock and ink.

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This was the first card I made as I really wanted to do something with the stack of log paper which I think is gorgeous. I cut the smaller log off the bottom of the sheet and then used the pale wood sheet as a background. I used the Happy Birthday from Window Shopping as I wanted a big greeting to fill the space. The little chicken was added last to just add another focal point.

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For this second card I cut three of the large logs and stamped the chicken stamp in the middle. I stamped the floral stamp in the background and added a strip of Early Expresso cardstock to ground the three chickens.

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For the third card I cut out three more logs and stamped chickens on them again like the card above. I then cut up all the remaining paper and card into strips and stuck them along one edge to create like a log stack. I then placed the chickens over the top and stamped the greeting in the bottom right-hand corner.

This third card is my favourite of the collection, I love how the paper strips look like a log stack.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my three card Thursday post and join me next week when I pick another limited selection of supplies to create with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootlers Team New Catalogue Blog Hop – Beautiful Bouquets

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Today I’m taking part in the Pootler’s Team Annual Catalogue Blog Hop with my Stampin’ Up! team-mates where we are show casing our favourite products from the new 2017-2018 catalogue. Hopefully you’ve joined me from the lovely Fiona’s blog , if not please make sure you go back and check out her lovely project.  Please take some time to visit each of our blogs today and see the wonderful creations these super talented ladies have come up with, just follow the links further down this post.

My favourite stamp set from the new catalogue is Beautiful Bouquets. Its a great floral set with some beautiful sentiments in the most gorgeous font and after playing around with it for the last couple of weeks its definitely my new favourite set.

I created three different cards for todays hop in an attempt to try and use all the different stamps in this stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits, I had a good go but didn’t quite manage it as there are so many.

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This first card features the lovely two-step tulip stamps in Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist which is a gorgeous colour combination. What made these cards come together really quickly was the new Multi Purpose Adhesive sheets, which turn your die-cuts into stickers making them super easy to use  and the best thing is no messy glue!

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My next card is a wedding card using one of my favourite sentiments and my favourite paper from the new catalogue the Bundle with Love Speciality DSP. I love the colour combination of Powder Pink, Very Vanilla and Gold (also can you spot where Blushing Bride has accidentally made an appearance….oops!)

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For my final card I went full on floral and stamped and die cut loads of flowers in Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Powder Pink and created a huge bouquet of flowers. It may be a little over the top but I love it and its works great with the Thanks – A – Bunch sentiment.

If you love florals then I think Beautiful Bouquets is definitely one to add to your stash.

Please continue on with our blog hop by following the links below. The next button will take you on to Caroline’s blog and the previous button will take you back to Fiona’s blog.

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

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