Christmastime Rose Card

This is the first card I made with the new Christmastime Is Here Suite of products.  How gorgeous is that rose and its cut from the designer paper with a die so this stunning card came together in minutes.

I love that with the die you can cut the paper or stamp the rose outline and then cut that out so all the beautiful detail is kept and not lost with a fussy cutting mishap.

I’ve added some extra detail to this card by using the corner dies to cut some goild foil. I think they look like corners of an ornate frame and I was tempted to added a gold foil matt under the green layer but though that might be too much.

Christmastime Rose Card - flat

I added a little greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas. I stampe dit in Golden Glitz Delicata ink and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. To fix it to the card I cut a little slit up near the pine cone so  it could slot it among the foiliage and not detract too much from the goregous rose image.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Merry & Bright Christmas Card

I love fairy lights but I have a weird quirk in which I have coloured lights outside and I have white or blue-toned lights inside, this drives my family mad as they’d have full on coloured ones all over the house. This card is definietly celebrating those outdoor lights in my eyes but I may be persuaded to put this card on my mantlepiece.

It’s really a very simple card with a 8cm x 14.9 cm of Whisper Whisper cardstock stamped with the string of lights stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Each of the bulbs was coloured with Stampin’ Blends marker in the following colours: Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Night of Navy and Pineapple Punch.

Merry & Bright Card flat

I added a layer of Poppy Parade measuring 9cm x 14.9cm behind the stamped panel and then adhered it to a card base in Call me Clover measuring 14.9cm x 10.5cm.

For the greeting I stamped the greeting on one of the Layered Circle dies and then matted onto anothe circle of Call Me Clover. I love how the circle of stars stamps really pops off the card.

Merry & Bright Card inside

I must have been feeling very festive when I made this card as I’ve even added some coloured fairy lights to the inside of the card.

Happy Stamping

Joanne x



Patchwork Plaid Card Duo

Who doesn’t love cosying up under a patchwork quilt when its cold outside, I know I do and thats whats inspired this patchwork card. Each little patchwork square measures 4″ x 4″ and is cover with 16 1″ squares. I chose two patterns of the main colour, one of a contrasting colour and one white based pattern and I’ve used the same basic pattern for each card, just varied the papers used.

Patchwork Plaid Cherry Cobbler Card

I made one card in Cherry Cobbler and one in Night of Navy. Each card base measures 5″ and is made from Whisper White Thick Cardstock. I then cut a matt of either Cherry Cobbler or Night of Navy measuirng 4 3/4″ x  4 3/4″. I then added a Gold foil layer measuring 4.5″ x 4.5″ and onto this I added my little patchwork sqaures.

Patchwork Plaid Night of Navy

I finished each card off with a Gold Foil Circle, a cardstock tree from the Pine Tree punch and and a greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped on the small banner from from the Smooth Sailing die collection.

I love the patchwork effect and it’s the ideal way to use up all those little scraps we have left after a crafting session. I’m going to make some more cards with this effect very soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Christmas Parcels Card

Today I’m sharing another card made with the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley, I’ve changed things up a little and made a slightly different card base to my usual one.

I cut my cardstock to 28cm x 11cm, I then scored the card in half at 14cm. On the front I cut 7cm off, so I had half of the card base missing. I covered the front and the inside of the card with the gold star card. The front piece measuring 6.5cm x 10.5cm and the inside piece measuring 13cm x 6.5cm.

MerryXmas Parcels inside

On the inside I added a whisper white oval for the sender to write their greeting. On the front I stamped my greeting in Real Red on the same size oval. The Merry Christmas comes from the Christmas Rose stamp set which is available to customers starting November 1st. I then backed this with a larger oval in Old Olive and adhered this to the front of the card, overlapping the oval on the inside.

Merry Xmas parcels flat

I decorated the front and the inside of the card with a row of stamped and diecut parcels line-up along the bottom of the card. I also added three gold stars from the product medley to compliment the star background.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



No “Stamping” Detailed Deer Card

I didn’t realise until I’d finished this card that I didn’t actually stamp anything to make it, which just shows you how lovely cards can be with just some paper and die-cuts. The Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP is pretty special though with its gorgeous Copper Foil accents and many of you must agree as its flying out the doors of the Stampin’ Up! warehouses.

This copper deer was one of my favourite images from last years Autumn/Winter catalogue and I was so glad it carried over. It’s so beautiful that it doesn’t need any other images with it.

No Stamping Dashing Deer Card - flat

I added some of the Classic Weave Ribbon which has Merry Christmas running along it works as both an embellishment and a greeting. I finished the card off with three of the Star Designer Elements which I coloured with a dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends which gave them a gorgeous patina effect finish.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Simple Stamping: So Many Stars

I love the versatility of the So Many Sras stamp set it perfect for Chrsitmas of course but pair it with birthday sentiment and you have so many more options. Today I’m keeping it really simple with two inks and two stamp set, well technically I’m only using one stamp from Perennial Birthday.

Simple stamping_ So Many Stars 1

I chose a colour combination of Merry Merlot and Copper, mostly so I could use the Celestial Copper Delicata Ink.

Simple Stamping_ So Many stars 2

I’ve added one of the Star Designer Elements to each card as these are the perfect embellishments for these cards.

Simple Stamping_ So Many Stars 3

I think this last card is my favourite, which is yours? You can’t beat a bit of simple stamping, especially on a Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Blueberry Bushell Christmas Tree Card

The Perfectly Plaid bundle is one I’m just getting round to using and I’m finding it great for quick but stunning cards. This one took less than ten minutes to create and I think it looks fab.

I’m a huge fan of the Feels Like Frost dsp, it makes gorgeous backgrounds and I think this pattern works well with these tree stamps.

Blueberry Bushell Christmas Tree Card close up

I stamped the greeting on some seperate card and fussy cut round the “Christmas Cheer” and added this to the bottom of the trees with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Blueberry Bushell Christmas Tree Card flat

A few rhinestone from the Noble Peacock collection finish the card off beautifully.

I love how this card turned out. It’s simple but classy and think its adesign which would work well with most of our Stampin’ Up! colours, which colour would you chose?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x