Pool Party Christmas Tree

Today I wanted to create a Christmas card that used a non-traditional colour scheme and had a more modern feel. I chose a colour scheme of Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla and paired them up with the Twinkle Trees Stamp Set.

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I love how this turned out and can see myself making a Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum version. The greeting which I think works really well on this card comes from the Star of Light stamp set.  I added a little ribbon to the edge but think the design could work just as well without.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Super Quick Santa Card

I love making quick and easy cards, especially at Christmas when we need more than usual. This super quick card just took a few minutes to make and can be easy replicated.

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The cute little Santa is made from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch simply stamped in the archival black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Markers.  He’s mounted on an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits which are possibly one of my favourite sets of Framelits. The banner was created by using banner from the Bunch of Banners and a greeting from Star of Light which is set I really need to play with more.

The background was a just three strips of the Candy Cane Lane DSP, which is included in this months special paper sale. Buy three packs of DSP and get a fourth pack for free, so its the perfect time to stock up on your favourites.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Candy Cane Lane Village Card

Today’s card was made using the Candy Cane Designer paper as a focus and was super quick to make. I took the paper with the little gingerbread houses and cut three out to form the main focus point.

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The background was created using the Softly Falling Textured embossing folder and some Whisper White cardstock. I then finished the card off with some of the gorgeous stitched grosgrain ribbon in real red and a greeting from the Star of Light stamp set which has been cut out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootles Design Team – My Hero Week 5

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So its my last week on the Pootles Design Team and I decided to  stretch myself and make a box. If you’d been in my house this weekend you’d know just how much this has stretched me, I am NOT a person whose brain works in 3D. Anyway I managed to make a box and I even have instructions for you to make your own version of what is actually a very simple project.

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I just adore this cute little snowman from the Christmas Magic stamp set and thought he worked brilliantly with the Christmas sentiment from the My Hero set.  Here is the box with the inner part peeping out so you can see in more detail.

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So here’s how to make the box, first you will need a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 20 x 14.5 cm, a piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 10.5 x 21.4 cm and finally if you want to decorate like I did a piece of dsp measuring 10.5 x 18.4cm

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To make the outer sleeve of the box take the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and score vertically at 8.2 cm, 10.2cm and 18.4cm, which should look like this (score lines are the black dotted lines).

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Fold over all the score lines and then run SNAIL adhesive down the small edge on the right hand side. Now fold over to create the sleeve.

Next take the Whisper White card and score vertically at 8cm. 10cm and 18cm.

Then score horizontally at 2cm and 12.5cm. So you should have the following score lines:

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Next take your scissors and cut along the red lines as shown above. So you should be left with this once you have cut off two of the corners.

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Turn the card so the outside edge is on top and the place SNAIL adhesive on the two small flaps and the first two long strips. Fold the two smallest flaps onto the other glued strips and then fold the other side up on the outside. So you should be left with a box which looks like this:

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Your now ready to decorate your box anyway you want. I took my piece of 10.5 x 18.4cm dsp and cut it into four strips. Two measuring 7.7cm x 10.5cm and two measuring 1.5 x 10.5cm. I then stuck these to each side of the cherry cobbler sleeve. The white box just slips inside the sleeve so doesn’t need decorating.

So back to the My Hero stamp set and how I made the topper. First I cut out the largest scalloped oval Framelits in Cherry Cobbler and then the oval which fitted inside in Whisper White. I took the greeting from the My Hero set and used Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Markers to colour different parts of the greeting. I love doing this as it really adds interest to the greeting. I then stamped the snowman from Christmas Magic in black archival ink and coloured with markers. I finished off the whole project by wrapping some 1/8″ gold ribbon around the box and securing on top underneath where I stuck on my topper panel.

So here is the finished project again.

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I hope you have enjoyed my Pootles Design Team projects as much I have enjoyed making them. Next week its the turn of the October team with a new stamp set so be sure to pop across to www.pootles.com to check them out and come back here to see what I’ve been creating with some other products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Merry Christmouse!

So here it is my first Christmas card of 2016 and what a cute stamp set to use Merry Mice. its so adorable!

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I used a base of Cherry Cobbler which has to be my favourite colour to use at Christmas and paired it with a matt of Crumb Cake which I embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. The mouse image was stamped onto watercolour paper and then coloured in using inks and the aqua painter. I then used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the image out and matt onto a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval.

The greetings banner was created using the Birthday Banners stamp set and the Bunch of Banners Framelits, I think the greeting from the Merry Mice set fits in perfectly.

I finished off the card with some White Perfect Accents which I just love for adding a little something to finish off a card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x