Step It Up Sunday: Merry Moose

Who’s glad the Merry Moose stamp set and matching punch came back? Me definitely! I loved this bundle last year and was gutted when it sold out, so I’m excited its back and I can play again. Being in the UK the Moose is not the most obvious animal to stamp and send cards with, but there’s something about this set that just makes me happy.

Today I’m taking a basic card design and showing how you can step it up to a more detailed card, so whatever your crafting level you can enjoy this design.

For this first step or beginner card take a card blank in Crumb Cake, mine measures 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm. Next take the 6.7cm diameter circle die from the Layering Circles Dies and cut a Very Vanilla circle, cut a matching scalloped circle in Mossy Meadow. Also take the label die from the Most Wonderful Time dies, found in the product Medley. If you don’t have this you could use the Classic Label Punch or either of the Banner Punches.

On your Very Vanilla circle stamp the large christmas tree in Mossy Meadow and on your label stamp your greeting in Cherry Cobbler. Also stamp the solid moose in Early Espresso and then punch out with the Moose Punch. Arrange elements as shown above.

To take the card to the next level we’re going to add some detail to the background. Take a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock measureing 9.5cm x 13.4 and stamp it with the Buffalo Check stamp in Early Espresso. Add a layer of the Vanilla Open weave Ribbon from the Forever Greenery Suite across the middle of the Cherry Cobbler layer before you adhere to the card base.

For this card I’ve also stamped the outline of the Moose instead of the solid image to give more detail to the card.

For this final step of the card I’ve added a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock below the Cherry Cobbler layer that measures 14.4cm x 10cm. I also ran the Cherry Cobbler layer through the Sutbtle £D Embossing Folder, so the buffalo check looks like shirt fabric.

I’ve also added a little detail to the Moose himself by fussing cutting him som antlers from some Soft Suede cardstock, these were adhreed with the Adhesive Sheets. I’ve also given him a little scarf to keep him warm in the forest.

I love how all three of these cards turned out, so if you missed out on Mr Moose last year I highly recommend you add him to your stash this year.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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First Christmas Card of the season with Have A Hoot

It’s taken me a while to get crafting with the new August – December Mini Catalogue, mainly because the kids have been at home so much but now they’re back at school (well tomorrow) its time for me to get my Christmas craft and show you everything I love about this catalogue.

One of the first sets that caught my eye was the Have A Hoot stamp and die set I love these cute little owls that are perfect for Halloween, christmas and other occassions. Today I’m sharing the first Christmas card I’ve made this year featuring these cute owls and my very favourite Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.

Firstly I stamped and coloured the owls with the Stampin’ Blends and then die cut them. I really like how you can just cut out the owls and leave the branches off your card it you like, this means those little owls can sit anywhere you want them too.

To create the background I used the tags die to cut out of Window Sheet to give me a stencil to create the sponged background. I then used Balmy Blue to sponge through the “cut out windows” and create the background for my owls. I then stamped each owl image again so I had the branches in the background.

I then used the tag die again to cut out the windows in the green designer paper which is from the Flowers for Every Season Collection. I matted my stamped/sponged background to the dsp making sure my sponging lined up. I then matted this on a layer of Real Red cardstock before adhering to my card base.

I then added my three stamped owls onto their branche using Stampin’ Dimensionals or you could use the new foam adhesive sheets and to finish the card I added a greeting to the top left corner of the card using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.

I love how cute this card is and its definitely got my in the mood for more Christmas Crafting.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Glitter Christmas Tree Tags

So this week I’ve started my Christmas gift wrapping and these glittery Christmas Tree Tags are adorning some of them.  They’re quick to make and you can get eight from on sheet of A4 so cost effective too.

I’ve used Real Red and Shaded Spruce for that traditional Christmas feel. Firstly cut your cardstock in half on the short edge so you have two have eachmeasuring 105.cm in width. Now cut four tags from each half wth a width of 5cm each. At 5cm they will easily slide into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, giving a decorative top for each tag. To finish off the base of your tags use the Detailed Trio Punch to round off the bottom two corners.

Real Red Christmas Tree Tags

I used the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set to add a greeting to the bottom of each tag. I did use the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink, which is sadly no longer available but I’m hoping most of you were able to get your hands on it. On the back of each tag I used the to/from stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink so its easier to label.

For the Real Red Tag I used the Pine Tree Tag to punch trees from the Gold Glimmer paper and decorated them with Real Red Rhinestones and topped with a star from the Most Wonderful Time Medley which was coloured Real Red with a Stampin’ Blends Marker. I topped these tags with some Gold Metallc Edged Ribbon which is Very Vanilla in colour.

Shaded Spruce Gift Tags

For the Shaded Spruce Tags I used Real Red Glimmer paper for the Christmas trees. I decorated these trees with the tinsel ribbon again from the Most Wonderful Time Medley and topped with one of the gold stars. These tags were finished off with some of 3/8″ Real Red cotton ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed todays project and have a go at making your own gift tags.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Year-End Close Out Sale Starts Today!!

It’s here the Autumn/Winter retirement list has now being released so if there is products you’re still after then now is the time to grab them as once this stock has gone thats it!

Some of the products will carryover into our next catalogue and some are taking a longer break and will be back with our 2020 Autmn/Winter catalogue next September. I’m happy to report the Merry Moose stamp set and punch are on this list so you’ll have another chance to grab these popular products next year, yay!!

Shop the sale HERE now

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

 

Simple Foiled Merry Christmas Card

If you’ve not yet finished making your Christmas cards or you need to whip up a few extra really quick then this is the card for you.

I used the From Our House to Yours stamp set to create this little scene. The stamps are photopolymer so they line up really easily making stamping a scene quick and enjoyable. If your making a lot the using the Stampatratus is a good idea.

I stamped my scene on the 6cm square dies from the Layering Squares Dies and matted it onto the scalloped version which is slightly bigger.

Foiled Our House Merry Christmas -flat

To make this card really pop I’ve used some of the Noble Peacock Foil and run it through the Hammered Embossing folder which is part of the Brightly Gleaming Suite. I love this embossing folder as it creates a subtle but really effective background. I’ve also added a little bit of Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Striped Ribbon across the top of the card behind my little scene.

To change up this card you can easily change the foil colour and embossing folder to create many different background effects.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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