Case the Catalogue: Stitched Stars Dies

Today I’m casing the catalogue and sharing with you my simplified version of the Stampin’ Up! original found on page 97. I’ve pulled out my Stitched Stars dies as they haven’t seen any love in a while and paired them with the Playing With Patterns DSP.

The original card uses Silver Foil and embossing folders for texture as you can see below.

As you can see I kept to a blue base but used Night of Navy instead of Misty Moonlight and used Costal Cabana and Calypso Coral as my other colours. I left off the twine as I want a quick card which was easy to replicate for when you need those last minute birthday cards.

I also used the Pick A Label Punch (my current favourite product) to stamp my greeting on which came from the Rustic Retreat stamp set.

So which do you prefer the Stampin’ Up! original or my simplified version?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Card with Birthday Jubilee

The Birthday Jubilee bundle from the Jan/June Mini Catalogue is probably the thing I wish was carrying over the most. I love the intricate dies in this bundle and the whimisical feel of the stamp and have not finishing playing with them both yet, so this ones definatley a keeper for me.

For this project I made a gatefold card by cutting a piece of card to 28 cm x 10.5cm. Taking the long side of the card score at 7cm and 21cm and then fold these two sections inwards to create your gates. I then cut two panels of Soft Sea Foam measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and adhered then to each gate on the front of my card.

Floral Birthday Jubilee Card - flat

Next I cut the intricate floral dies from the Jubilee Beauty dies out of Highland Heather with some adhesieve sheet to help it stick to my card front ( these are back in the new catalogue, yay!!).

I then cut the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies out of Whisper White and the largest scalloped die from the Layering Ovals Dies out of Highland Heather, these are currently sold out but will be back in the new catalogue. I stamped my greeting in Highland Heather before sticking the two ovals together. I put liquid glue on one half on my oval and adhered it to the left side of the card front, leaving the other side glue free so you can open the card.

Floral Birthday Jubilee Card- close up

The final step was to add the floral elements. These were stamped in Tuxedo Memento ink and coloured with Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends. I adhered one to each side of my card. The floral elemnt on the right side of the card is only attached with two Stampin’ Dimensionals at the top and bottom so you can tuck the oval underneath to close the card if you wish.

For a little finishing touch I added some Purple Posy Faceted Gems to the centres of the flowers, alternatively you could use the Pearl or Rhinestone Basic Jewels and colour them with Stampin’ Blends.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Floral Friday: Pop of Petals Floral Trio Card

It’s Friday so it’s time for my weekly dose of floral stamping, today I’ve pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set which hasn’t seen much ink recently. For today’s project I’ve used Petal Pink, Old Olive and Terracotta Tile, a colour I’ve not used much.

To create the flowers I pulled out my Stampin’ Markers in Petal Pink and Terracotta Tile. I coloured the centre of stamp with Petal Pink and the outer petals with Terracotta Tile to give a lovely two-tone flower when stamped. I stamped and punched out three of these. I then stamped and cut out six of the rose type leaves in Old Olive.

Pop of Petals Floral Trio - flat

I ran the Whisper White layer through the Subtle Embossing Folder to add some texture, sadly this doesn’t show up on my photos. I mounted this on a background layer of Terracotta Tile and ran a strip of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across the middle.

I stamped my sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto a Whisper White die cut from the stitched Labels Dies. I then arranged the flowers around the sentiment and added the leaves. For a final finishing touch I added Frosted Epoxy Droplets, coloured in Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, to the centre of each flower.

Have you pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set recently, I’d love to know what you made.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Dino Diecuts Card

The one thing I’ve always loved about Stampin’ Up! is the coordination between products. Most of the time this has been matching colours between cardstock and ink. Since the introduction of pruduct suite where we’ve had stamps, die sets ans even dsp that coordinated the project possibilities are endless and its actually hard to make a bad card.

Some of my favourite coordinating products from this years annual catalogue are products from the Dino Days suite, I love how the die set matches the stamps and even one of patterns on the dsp produces detailed die cut dinosaurs in seconds.

Dino Diecut Card - flat

This means when you’ve realised your out of birthday cards for the kids party starting in an hour you dont need to rush to the shops. Just pull out a die cutting machine, the Dino dies and the Dinoroar paper and you can make this card in less than ten minutes. Meaning you’ll have one happy birthday boy and won’t be late to the party.

Happy Crafting




Christmas Rose Birthday Card Duo

Today I’m sharing these simple cards which have helped bump up my birthday card stash. They took just ten minutes to make each and you could make them in any colour.

Christmas Rose Blueberry Bushell Birthday Card

I chose to use Blueberrry Bushell and Lovely Lipstick for these cards but you could use any colour you like.

Christmas Rose Lovely Lipstick Birthday Card

To add a little interest I’ve added a strip of the 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon to each card. The greeting comes from the Seaside Notions stamp set and is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x