Bermuda Bay Bonanza Birthday Card

Today I’m sharing this bright and cheery birthday card made with the Bonanza Buddies stamp and die bundle and the matching Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper. I love the cute little characters these stamps and dies create, perfect for any kids birthday big or small.

I’ve used Bermuda Bay as my card base as I think its highlights how bright and fun the birthday parcel ppaer is from the Birthday Bonanza DSP. I added a little of ther Ruched Daffodil Delight Ribbon across my DSP before adhering to the card to add a little texture.

birthday bonanza birthday card - flat

The Koala and Lion were stamped and then die cut. I love how  the lions mane and tail end are on one stamp and die set so they line up perfectly. The Koala was stamped in Gray Granite and the Lion in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody. The die cut balloons were stamped in Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Terracotta Tile.

birthday bonanza birthday card - inside

To decorate the inside I added a row of Terracotta Tile birthday presents along the bottom of the card.

For this card I stuck to the colour scheme which matched the DSP but you could use any of our colours to make wonderful birthday cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Hello Fabulous Card

Here’s a simple card made using the Dressed to Impress stamp set and matching Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ designer paper. These products are perfect for all things girly and the paper has the perfect mix of girly items and gorgeous florals so is a winner in my book.

I’ve used Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss as my colour palette. On a Stitched Circle I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and added some texture using the splotches from the set stamped off in Mint Macaron.

Hello

To finish the card off I added a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, a Mint Macaron banner cut from the Best Dressed DSP and some rhinestones to add a little sparkle, which every girl needs.

This is a simple card which is quick to make with the designer paper doing all then hard work but I love it!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Lovely Lily Pad Birthday Card

Todays card features three products which are part of our Sale-A-Bration collection for 2020. The stamp set and paper pack are options which are available with a £50.00 order and the dies set is free with a purchase of £90 or more.

The Lily Impressions paper is stunning, it has so many of my favourite colours in it and I love its inspired by the painting by Claude Monet. This quick card highlights the paper and if you don’t like the pattern I’ve chosen, most of the other designs in the pack work just as well.

Lovley Lily Pad Birthday card - flat

The white die cut comes from the Wild Rose die set and the greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is part of our new Reversibiles range, this means you can use both sides of the stamp for stamping. This doubles the creativity and is great for floral images which I love.

I stamped the solid parts of the lily’s first using the flat/ back sides of the stamps and by stamping one layer of Melon Mambo ink on scrap paper first. I then stamped over with the outline, they don’t quite line up due to the uneven flower but give a lovley artisitc effect which I think adds to the floral feel of the stamping. I did the same with the laeves using Granny Apple Green.

After die cutting I assembled the card and added a final outline die cut layer to the Lily flower to add extra dimension.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Three Card Thursday: Painted Poppies

Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set, this is probably my favourite stamp set from the new catalogue. The focus of this stamp set may be poppies but I feel these flowers are versatile enough to be used to represent many other flowers too, just experiment with colour like I have here.

Painted Poppies Highland Heather

For each of these cards I used three stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Happy Birthday greeting comes from the co-ordinating stamp set Peaceful Moments, but you could use any greeting you have.

This Highland Heather card was the first I made. First I stamped the poppy outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento and then filled them in with Highland Heather and the large blob stamp. For the background I stamped off the Highland Heather once on scrap paper before filling in the background. The blob stamp (sorry I can’t think of a better name for it!) has a watercolour effect to it, so I think it makes a lovely background stamp as well as to fill in the flowers.

Painted Poppies Melon Mambo

For the second card I used Melon Mambo and used a similar technique to card one, except I didn’t leave any white space on the card and did much more overstamping.

Painted Poppies Bermuda Bay

For this third card I used Bermuda Bay and started the card the same way as card one. For the background I used the paint splash looking stamp to fill in the background. I don’t know if its the colour or this stamp but I really love how this card tured out, its my favourite of the three by far.

I hope these cards have given you a little inspiration for using colours other than red with the Painted Poppies stamp set, I’m loving creating with this set so watch out for more projects next week.

Happy Crafing

Joanne x

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Dino Birthday Card

Just a quick post today as I’m snowed under with Christmas wrapping. This is another birthday card made with the Dinoroar suite which has been one of my favourites for childrens cards.  These dinosaurs were cut straight from the Dinoroar DSP  with the Dino Dies, which makes putting a card together super quick.

Dino Birthday Card - flat

I’ve added a little shimmer to this card with the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversable Ribbon  and the greeting comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.

I think this card would be suitable for boys or girls because of the mix of colours and anyway who doesn’t love a cute dinosaur!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Happy Birthday Dad Card

Yesterday it was my dad’s birthday so I thought I’d share the card I made him with you. He’s a farmer so very rarely has time to rest so is unlikely to have spent his birthday like this. This image from A Good Man does remind me of how he used to look on beach holidays from when I was younger so hopefully he’ll remember this and enjoy his card too.

I coloured the image in Stampin’ Blends which are definitley one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! products as they make colouring a joy. The top line of the greeting comes from the same A Good Man set and the Happy Birthday comes from Perennial Birthday stamp set.

Happy Birthday Dad - flat

I finished the card off with three strips of the Blueberry Bushell Ribbon which I think highlights the stripes in the Come Sail Away Designer Paper. I also added some Blueberry Bushell Rhinnestones from the Noble Peacock collection.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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