Simple Bloom Where You’re Planted Card Duo

Today I’ve got a quick card made using the Bloom WhereYou’re Planted Designer Paper. This a great paper pack filled with images of house plants, pots and very versatile backgrounds. There is also a matching stamp and die bundle but today I’m just using the paper.

I’ve used the paper with all the potted plants on as my background, I’ve cut it so the large plant (sorry no idea of the name!) is central on the background. I then fussy cut out two extra plant from the paper.

Both cards have Evening Evergreen as the card base. I’ve then done one card with a Gray Granite layer and one with a Cinnamon Cider layer. Before adhering the designer paper to the matt layer I’ve added a length of the Evening Evergreen Chervon Weave Ribbon where I will place my sentiment.

I’ve stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen onto Gray Granite or Cinnamon Cider and then cut them out with the large label die from the Potted Succulents Dies.

To finish the card I’ve adhered both the extra plant and the labels to the cards with Stampin’ dimensionals. Remember the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Paper currently has 15% off the price so a perfect time to buy.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Designer Series Paper Sale Starts Today

Happy 1st July everyone! July is my favourite month as it includes my birthday, my wedding anniversary, the start of the summer holidays and hopefully lots of sunshine.

As an extra celebration this month Stampin’ Up! are having a sale with 15% off selected designer series paper packs until August 2nd. The packs includes are:

July is also a great time to join Stampin Up!, as you get until the end of the next quarter to meet your minimum amount, you have until the end of the year. So perfect if you want to start your own business or to simply spread the cost even further.

Also if your a demonstrator in July you get to order now from the new mini catalogue being released to customers August 3rd and pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products. This is my very favourite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator as I LOVE Christmas so the earlier and longer i can purchase the products the better.

If you’re interested in joining Stampin’ Up! I’d love to have you on my team, simply click here for more infomation and to join.

Right I’m off to place one of many orders containing Chrsitmas goodies

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Final Farewell to Pretty Perennials

As I mentioned yesterday the Pretty Perennials Bundle was my favourite from this years January to June Mini catalogue so here is one final card to say goodbye.

I’ve used all of the 21-23 In-Colour collection because I love them and they work so well for floral based cards having the pastel shades and two greens.

I used Fresh Freesia as my card base with a Basic White matt cut from the largest die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.

I used adhesive sheets to cut out the leaves in both Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. I first adhered the Soft Succulent outline and then filled in with the bits from the Evening Evergreen leaves, using the spatula end of the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up the little sections. This in-fill technique is one of my favourites to use on a dies like this.

The top layers of the flowers are cut from the new 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum and adhered to the bottom layer with Mini Glue Dots. I’ve then added a Matt Black Dot to the centre of each flower to match my stamped greeting.

I’ve added a Positively Pink VellumButterfly cut from the Nature’s Thoguhts Dies as a final flourish.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it. Now time to get ready for the July-December Mini Catalogue, available to customers on August 3rd.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


10 of My Favourites from the January to June Last Chance List

As tomorrow is the last day of the January to June Mini Catalogue I thought I share with you 10 of my favourite products that are still availble to purchase here in Europe.

  1. Pretty Perennials Bundle – I love this bundle inspired by Million Sales Achiever Dena Rekow, its fun and flowery with gorgeous dies and just the sort of set I could play with for hours. This one is my absolute favourite from this catalogue and the one I’ll miss the most. Pop back tomorrow for one final card with this set.

2. Brushed Blooms Bundle – Again this is another floral set I love. The dies to build up the roses are a little intricate but I love end result.

3. Kangeroo & Co – How can you not fall in love with these cute little Kangeroos? I think is a great all round versatile set and would be great if you love colouring.

4. Hey Girfriend Stamp Set – A great set for feamle birthday cards, alos think this works well with Prettiest Birthday, Dressed to Impress and Nothings Better Than. A great one if you love colouring.

5. Circle Celebration Stamp Set – If you creating your own backgrounds then this is a great set for you.

6. Vine Design – the dies may have sold out but don’t let that put you off this stamp setits great for backgrounds and has a variety of sentiments so good for beginners.

7. A Cut Above – This one fits the the men in my life so well I just have to keep it, I also love the sentiments in this one.

8. Snail Mail DSP – I wasn’t a fan of the Snails in this, being a gardener I do not find them cute at all but the reverse patterns in this pack are bright and fun and suitable for all types of cards. I may have more than one spare pack of this paper

9. Love You Always Foil Sheets – I have a serious addiction to Stampin’ Up! coloured foil sheets, I love looking at themand again I have sererval packs of this just it case…

10. Resin Heart – These were a great embellishment to use. Small and flat enough that they were still easy to mail. I’d love these again in a different colour combination.

So there are some of my favourites which will be leaving us tomorrow. Have you bought used any of them? What was your favourite product for this catalogue?

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Dragonfly Card with Suite Sampler and Inspired Thoughts

The Suite Sampler stamp set has been a host set for the January to June Catalogue, its featured right at the back of the catalogue on page 88 so some of you may have missed it. As its a host set its only available with order over £150/€200 but I think its lovely if you can stretch to a big order.

It contains images which coordinate with the Dandy Garden, Hydranga Hill, Love You Always, Fine Art Floral and Sand Sea suites of products, so greatif you want extra co-ordinating images.

Today I’ve used the large leaf stamp to create my background, stamping in Balmy Blue ink onto corresponding cardstock.

I’ve then used a diecut from the Scalloped Contours Dies and stamped the dragonfly and my sentiment which comes from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.

I stamped a seperate dragonfly on scrap basic white cardstock and then coloured the wings of both in Wink of Stella. After the scrap butterfly was dry I cut out the wings and adhered them to the other dragonfly. At the wing base I used Mini Glue Dots but at the tips I used Mini Dimensionals to give the illusion of fluttering as you can see the other set of wings underneath.

To finish off the card I added three adhesive backed sequins to the card, these are actually supposed to be Coastal Cabana but I think they’ve blended in perfectly.

Reme,ber there are only two more days to shop from the Mini Catalogue, so if there is anything you can’t live without now is the time to order.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x