Christmas Card featuring the Merry Christmas Thinlits

Following on from yesterday’s card I have another card to share which doesn’t use an stamping. Today its a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas Thinlits and some of the All is Bright Designer Paper.

To add some extra detail to the “Merry Christmas” greeting and the All is Bright background layer I made a layer from vellum. I used the Detailed Bauble Thinlits, first using the detailed doily image and embossing it with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and then cutting out the doily with the edging die.

Merry Christmas Thinlits Christmas Card flat

A simple card with a big impact which is fairly easy to mass produce if you don’t mind a bit of die cutting!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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September Customer Thank You Cards: Rainbow Blends

For my September customer cards I wanted to create so colourful rainbow cards so I got colouring with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background.  I used seven of the dark Stampin’ Blends in Real Red, Pumpkin pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss to colour stripes to create my background.

Rainbow background card

To finish off the card I cut out the Thank You Thinlit in Shimmery white cardstock and added some punched out some stars from the Twinkle Builder punch to embellish.

For my second card I switched things around and cut my “Thank You”  and gthe stars from some coloured cardstock and stuck onto a white card base.

rainbow thank you card

The best adhesive I’ve found for using these large delicate die cuts is the multipurpose adhesive sheets as no adhesive is shown, but be careful when placing your die cut as when they’re stuck down there’s no moving them.

I love how simple and bright these cards are, they could easily be turned into birthday cards using the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, you could also change up the colours to match any theme you like.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

New Year, New Products and a Sale!

October 1st is the first day in the Stampin’ Up! year and they’ve kicked the year off with a sale to coincide with World Card Making Day on October 5th which will run from today until October 7th, so now is a great time to stock up on some of those card-making essentials. Here’s links to the products in the sale:

If you’re a fan of the Stamparatus then Stampin’ Up! are releasing three new accessories to go along with this products as well as an accessory bundle pack:

Being the start of a new year its also the start of a new quarter in the Stampin’ Up! calendar  which means its the perfect time to sign up as a demonstrator as you’ll have even longer to meet your first quarter minimums. Plus there are some gorgeous new products coming in November which demonstrators can order now as part of their starter kit. If you’d like to join up simply follow this link here I’d love to have you in my team.

 

Joanne x

Santa’s Wishlist Bookmarks

Today’s project has been in my head since I first saw the catalogue back in August, a  little bookmark using the cute Santa from the Santa’s Workshop suite. I’ve seen a few variations on Pintrest so this must be a common idea amongst us crafters. It does help that this suite is perfectly co-ordinated meaning simple projects like this are easy to recreate and perfect for those up and coming Christmas markets.

The base of the bookmark measures 21cm x 5cm ( 8″ x 2″) and was cut from Poppy Parade. Each of the bottom corners were rounded using the new Detailed Trio Punch and for the top I used the Scalloped Tag Topper. The stripy layer is cut from the Santa’s Workshop Speciality Designer Paper and what’s so special about this paper is it has flocking on it, those stripes are actually flocking giving a lovely texture to the bookmark. This layer measures 19cm x 4.5cm ( 7 1/2″ x 1 3/4″) and has had all four corners rounded in the Detailed Trio Punch.

close up Santa's list bookmark

I stamped the Santa in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends before cutting him out with the matching die set. If your not a fan of colouring you can also die cut this Santa straight from the Designer Paper, making your project even quicker.

For some decoration I added some snowflakes from the same Santa’s Signpost Framelits set cut from the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. To finish off the book mark I threaded some of the new Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon through the slit at the top of the bookmark and secured in place with some Linen Thread.

Santa's List bookmark 1

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, pop back soon for more ideas with this suite as its my favourite from this years Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

August Customer Thank You Cards with Falling For Leaves

For today’s project I have my August customer thank you cards which you should have all received (hopefully as I gave them to hubby to post, fingers crossed). They are very simple cards which did take a little time to make as there is lot of colouring involved in each card.

I stamped the large maple leaf from Falling for Leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The edges used Black Bliss with the centres in Mint Macaron and the remaining details were coloured with Light Pumpkin Pie which looks similar to Grapefruit Grove which is the colour I wanted to use.

Falling for Leaves august thank you flat

After mounting on some Blackberry Bliss card the main card is finished. I stamped the lovely sentiment from the same set onto the second largest set of dies from the Layering Circles Framelits in Blackberry Bliss. Simple cards that were a joy to create.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Top Ten Autumn/Winter Catalogue Favourites

As the new Autumn/Winter catalogue has been live for a week now I thought I’d share with you my favourite products, some of which you’ve already seen and the rest you will see in the next couple of weeks.

  1. Buffalo Check background stamp

If you saw yesterday’s post you’ll know I adore this stamp and can see it been used many, many times over the coming months. This is the one stamp I’m really praying carries over to next years annual catalogue as I think its a crafting must have.

2. Dashing Deer Bundle

This gorgeous stamp and die set stood out in the catalogue from my first look and now I’ve had a play I know it’s definitely a keeper in my collection. If you were a fan of the Dasher stamp from a few years ago I’m sure you’ll love this updated version. I used this bundle in my team blog hop at the weekend, take a look here.

3. Joyous Noel Speciality DSP

For me this is the perfect paper for Christmas its rich and luxurious with Copper Foiling on half of the sheets and beautiful but simple Christmas patterns on the other side. I love it and can see myself buying many more packs of his paper. I used it as a background for these cards.

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4. Sprig Punch

Many regular readers know I’m more of a Big shot girl than a punch girl but this little Sprig Punch is one that I had to add to my collection as its the perfect accent for any floral arrangement, like I used here. And does it remind you of reindeer antlers? It does me.

5. Black Foil Cardstock

This is part of the Toil & Trouble Suite of products but I can see this being used for more  than just Halloween projects. Luxury birthday cards are what I’m planning to use this for. Although I love the idea of black foiled spiders webs.

6. Shimmer Paints

We had these in the catalogue a few years ago and I loved them, I was gutted when they retired so I’m over joyed that they’re back. My favourite’s are the Frost White and the Champagne Mist, but I’ll be adding the other two to my collection before this catalogue is over.

7. Frosted Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper

If you know me you know I love my florals so no list of favourites could be complete with featuring this paper pack. It’s truly beautiful each sheet is printed on shimmery paper meaning both sides have the gorgeous frosted effect to them. This really is a paper for all year round and if you’re a floral fan like me I think you’ll adore it.

 

8. Corrugated Dynamic Impressions Folder

If you like a bit of texture on your projects then this is the tool for you. Beautiful corrugated cardstock in any colour you like with just one run through the Big shot, this is another product I hope carries over.

9. Take -You-Pick Tool

This thing is genius, everyone should have one in their crafting arsenal. I’ve struggled with the Mini Glue Dots for years, I can’t even use the with the Paper Piercing Tool but with the Take-Your-Pick Tools flat mini spatula end I’m in Mini Glue dot heaven. I also love the putty end for picking up sequins which we all know can be a real pain!

10. Santa’s Workshop Suite

This is a bit of a cheat one as its not just one product its a whole suite of products but its products which are going to be the centre of my Christmas crafting this year that’s for sure. I love that not only do the dies in this set match the stamps they also match the paper, making quick and super cute cards really easy. It’s also the perfect stamp set for curling up with your Blends and indulging in some relaxing colouring. Every item in this suite has been beautifully thought out and I love Stampin’ Up! for that.

So those are my top picks from this catalogue, but actually its hard to find anything I don’t like as I love Christmas crafting and would buy the whole catalogue if I had the money.
I’d love to know what your favourite products are in this catalogue?
Happy Crafting
Joanne x

Baby Cards with Animal Outing

Ever since I first saw the Animal Outing set in the catalogue back in May I’ve wanted to create baby cards with that cute Kangaroo and Koala image but I’ve never found a background I was happy with, until now. The new Buffalo Check background stamp gives the perfect amount of detail without taking over from the cuteness of the Kangaroo and it can be any colour you want.

Animal Outing petal pink baby card

Petal Pink was my choice for a baby girl card purely because of the matching embellishments from the Twinkle Twinkle Suite. A little bit of bakers twine wrapped around the background layer helps to ground my focal point of the Kangaroo and also adds a little sparkle.

Behind the Kangaroo I added three layers to give some more interest to then card, the first is a circle of Whisper white cardstock punched from the 1 3/4″ punch, the second layer is Petal Pink cardstock punched from the Starburst punch and the third layer is Vellum which is cut from the second largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
animal outing pool party baby card

For the blue version I used Pool Party as I thought I had the matching twine aswell,  turns out I don’t or more likely I’ve lost it! So I used the silver and white bakers twine which looks just as good. To add some more bling to each card a added three stars from the Twinkle adhesive Backed Stars. I love these because half of the pack are iridescent and half are silver so match these two cards perfectly.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s cute little cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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