Peaceful Deer Card Duo

Happy October everyone! Where has this year gone? Now its truly Autumn its time to crank up the Christmas crafting so I’m starting off today with a fairly simple design which can be easily replicate, meaning you’ll soon have those Christmas cards made.

I’m using the Peaceful Deer stamp set along with the Deer Builder punch, both can also be bought as a bundle. Using the punch you can stamp out two of the stamped images and its also co-ordinated with the Peaceful Prints DSP from Sale-A-Bration which has now ended.

For this project I used a card base measuring 10.5cm x 21cm as I origianally wanted to fit all nine of Santa’s reindeer on the card, this sadly didn’t work so I’ve made two different cards. One with three reindeer and one with four.

For the background I used Misty Moonlight ink and blended it across the centre of the card. I then took the little star cluster stamp and stamped all over the blended ink.

For the deer I stamped them in Gray Granite ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and then punched them out. I adhered them on the card with liquid glue.

I stamped Merry Christmas in versamark onto Misty Moonlight cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I then cut into a banner using the Banners Pick A Punch. I cut a second red banner from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.

To finish off my card I added a red rhinestone to one reindeer on each card so each one has their own Rudolf.

I think I prefer the card with just three reindeer, how about you?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Designer Series Paper Sale Starts Today

Happy 1st July everyone! July is my favourite month as it includes my birthday, my wedding anniversary, the start of the summer holidays and hopefully lots of sunshine.

As an extra celebration this month Stampin’ Up! are having a sale with 15% off selected designer series paper packs until August 2nd. The packs includes are:

July is also a great time to join Stampin Up!, as you get until the end of the next quarter to meet your minimum amount, you have until the end of the year. So perfect if you want to start your own business or to simply spread the cost even further.

Also if your a demonstrator in July you get to order now from the new mini catalogue being released to customers August 3rd and pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products. This is my very favourite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator as I LOVE Christmas so the earlier and longer i can purchase the products the better.

If you’re interested in joining Stampin’ Up! I’d love to have you on my team, simply click here for more infomation and to join.

Right I’m off to place one of many orders containing Chrsitmas goodies

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Don’t Stop Believin’ Santa Card

I don’t think you can make Christmas cards without having a few that feature Santa himself. The Don’t Stop Believin’ stamp set has the perfect Santa image to create a focal point for your cards.

Here I’ve coloured him with Real Red Stampin’ Blends for his jacket and hat and Clear Wink of Stella to add a glittery touch to his furry trim. Now he’s all ready to deliver those presents.

The background paper comes from the ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series pack. This pack is full of a variety of Christmas themed imagary, if you only pick one paper pack this Christmas this would be my first choice. Until October 31st you can also recieve 15% when you purchase selected designer papers and this one is included, perfect!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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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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