Kite Delight, Simple to Stepped Up

For my Simple to Stepped Up project this week I’m using the Kite Delight stamp set and the new Cloud Punch.

For my Simple card I’ve just stamped onto Basic white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends.

For the second step I’ve added in some Pool Party clouds and then stamped the kites onto some of the Simply Marbleous Designer Paper, cut them out and adhered over the top of the clouds. I’ve also added a Pool Party matt behind the stamped to add some colour.

For my Stepped Up version I added in punched clouds from the Sunshine and Rainbows Designer Paper and used some black baker’s twine for the tail of the kite along with cut out bows.

Which is your favourite version? I like the middle version myself simple and stylish.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


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

Floral Friday: Hand Penned Z-Fold Card

For the first time in a long time I’ve made a fancy fold card, well a Z-fold card so its not that fancy!!

For this card I’ve used the Hand-Penned Bundle as my focal point.

To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.

I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.

On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.

I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.

I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.

I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.

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