Three Card Thursday: Spirited Snowmen

So I’m back today with three cards using a limited number of products and featuring the Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. This is one of my favourite stamp sets to colour with the Stampin’ Blends as a little colour brings these cute characters to life.

Spirited snowmen Card 1

for the first card I used a Pool Party base stamped with snowflakes. The cute snowman was coloured with a mix of Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Bermuda Bay and the label is cut from the Petals and More Thinlits.

Spirited Snowmen Card 2

I used a layer of vellum stamped with Versamark to give this card some extra detail. I love how this one turned out and think I’m saving it to give to my husband for Christmas.

Spirited Snowmen Card 3

How cheeky does this little guy look? He’s guaranteed to put a smile on the recipients face I’m sure. I fussy cut some of the holly to create some added embellishments for this card.  These three cards use all the stamps in the Spirited Snowmen set which makes me happen as its something which happens so rarely, but does show what a great set this is to work with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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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

 

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

 

Autumn/Winter Catalogue Launch Day!!!

Today its my favourite day in the Stampin’ Up! calendar, the launch of the Autumn/ Winter Catalogue which is 56 pages of Christmassy goodness. I love Christmas crafting and I love, love, LOVE the new catalogue. I honestly want every single thing in it!! If you’re like me and love your Christmas crafting then click below to go directly to the catalogue PDF.

catalogue front

If you’re in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands and would like a paper copy then email me at dibbystamps@gmail.com with your contact details.

If you’ve got bonus days coupons to spend from last month then why don’t you treat yourself to something in this gorgeous catalogue.

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

 

Christmas Deer with Rooted in Nature

For my final project focusing on the Nature’s Poem Suite I’m going all Christmassy and mixing in the Stitched Seasons Framelits and a brand new stamp set launching on September 5th Dashing Deer which is gorgeous and reminds me of a single deer stamp we had a few years ago.

I used the frames in the Stitched Seasons Framelits to create the window in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper and the red frame. I love the stitched detailing which is added around both edges of the frame by using the two largest dies together,

A couple of the fir trees from Rooted in Nature stamped in Shaded Spruce and some gold embossed deer create the main image for my card.

Christmas Deers with Rooted in Nature flat

To finish the card I stamped a greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Shaded Spruce and die cut it with a frame from the Petal & More Thinlits Dies.

I think the fir trees make the perfect background for these gorgeous deer and I can see myself using this combination for many Christmas cards.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my exploration of the Nature’s Poem Suite and I hope I’ve given you some different ways of using the Rooted in Nature bundle. It is a considered purchase but I think its worth every penny as its so versatile.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Eskimo Twins with Cookie Cutter Christmas

I’ve pulled out an old favourite today, Cookie Cutter Christmas which was released two years ago, I’m sure many of you have this stamp set and its matching punch in your collection. It’s the perfect combination for making quick Christmas cards.

I’ve focused my project today on the cute little Eskimo as I’m not 100% certain this one has seen ink yet and with the addition of our Stampin’ Blends its even quicker to make a lovely card.

cookie cutter christmas eskimo twins flat

A little Wink of Stella on the Eskimo’s fur adds a little frosty sparkle and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing folder adds a subtle snow effect to the background. Adding some Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party gives a more frosty effect. I love how this card turned out and its the perfect non-traditional Christmas card to share with one of your best friends.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Holly Berry Background Card with Blended Seasons

Today I’m sharing another Christmas card made with the Blended Seasons Bundle of products. This time I used the holly stamp to create a back ground for my card and then I coloured it with Poppy Parade and Garden Green Stampin’ markers.

The gold embossed sentiment comes from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, which again I have added to my card using the gorgeous stitched frames from the Stitched Seasons die set. I will really miss these next month when they’re no longer available, so if you’re thinking about making purchase I would hurry before they sell out.

blended seasons xmas 2 flat

I added the bow die cut and a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock to make the card look like it was a Christmas present.

blended seasons xmas 2 inside

A little holly and a sentiment finish off the inside. Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x