Very Vintage Birthday Card

Today’s project was inspired by one in the catalogue on page 226, my version is much simpler and perfect for when you need a quick floral themed birthday card.

The Very Vintage stamp set is a hostess set so only available with orders over £150.00 but its one to consider adding to your stash as it has a lovely mix of sentiments and images. I chose to work with the two largest elements to make my card.

I created a tone on tone background with Old Olive cardstock and ink and the lace doily image. I love the distressed vintage feel of this image I think its made a great background for this card.

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A little colouring with the watercolour pencils and the blender created the focal point for this card and really reminds me of some china which my grandma used to have, if anyone’s in the UK and knows what I’m on about I’d love to know the name of the china?

I finished the card off with a simple Happy Birthday banner created from the Birthday Banners stamp set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.

Which do you prefer the catalogue version or my simplified version?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Price: £11.25

 

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Congrats Wreath made from Blended Seasons Bundle

For today’s project I pulled out the Stitched seasons Framelits and had a play cutting out the various shapes. To make the wreath I cut out eight of the leaves in Mint Macaron and five of the small flowers in Blushing Bride. I cut the leaves off the flower dies as I didn’t want pink leaves, not really sure why the flower isn’t a separate die.

To create the background I took some Blushing bride cardstock and stamped the leaves stamp randomly all over in Blushing Bride to give a tone-on-tone look which wasn’t going to detract attention away from my wreath.

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To make the wreath a cut a whisper white circle from the 6cm diameter Layering Circles dies and glued onto my card. I cut the berries section off all my leaves and then positioned them all round the circle, overlapping in some areas.

I then added the Congrats banner which was stamped  from the Banner for You stamp set and cut from the Bunch of Banners Framelits. I fixed the banner on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added the flowers around the wreath, tucking a couple under the banner. I added some Rhinestones to the flower centres as a final touch.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootles Design Team: The Little Things Week 1

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Today I’m super excited that I’m part of the Pootler’s Design Team for November, this month the stamp set that we have been given to work is The Little Things which is such a cute set for creating labels for all occasions.

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For this week’s project I have chosen to focus on the gorgeous “December Deliciousness” stamp, I have used it to create a set of notecards which would be suitable for my little girl to hand out to her classmates.

For some reason this stamp reminds me of lasts years Candy Cane Lane DSP so used this to create a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

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For these two cards I wanted to cover up the words so I took the stripe stamp and stamped in Real Red, I then cut this out using the Bunch of Banners. For the greeting I took the Made Extra Special stamp and just inked up the “Just For You” you with the Early Expresso marker and then punched this out with the Classic Label Punch.

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For this second set of notecards I wanted to use the same set but use a more Christmassy greeting. To make a space for a greeting I covered the December Deliciousness up with washi tape and inked up the stamp. Remember to remove the washi tape before stamping or you will have a big brown splodge….like I did the first time I did these cards.

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For this last set I still wanted them to match but didn’t want to use the big stamp. I used the same greeting as the previous two notecards with the stamps from Merry Café in the middle. I then stamped the gingerbread man and the star in Early Expresso and Crumb Cake. I love these little stamps, I mean is there anything cuter than a mini gingerbread man?

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, if you want to see what the rest of the team created the links can be found on http://www.pootles.com

Join me next week and see what else I create with this stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Nordic Inspired Stitched With Cheer Card

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I love the way the “Nordic” theme creeps into clothes and home décor at Christmas and the Stitched With Cheer set is perfect for creating your own Nordic inspired cards and crafts for Christmas. This card features a simple colour scheme of Cherry Cobbler and Crumb which I just love.

My Christmas tree line didn’t go quite to plan so I added the greetings panel to cover up a splodge, oops! I think its turned out okay though and can’t wait to pull this one out to play  again soon…hopefully before it sells out.

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Here is a close-up of the greetings panel. I  love adding the little pearls to cards as a finishing accent. The cherry cobbler layer of the banner was just a die-cut which I cut in half to lengthen the banner  and also to make the greeting stand out more against the background.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x