Pootles Design Team: The Little Things Week 1

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Today I’m super excited that I’m part of the Pootler’s Design Team for November, this month the stamp set that we have been given to work is The Little Things which is such a cute set for creating labels for all occasions.

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For this week’s project I have chosen to focus on the gorgeous “December Deliciousness” stamp, I have used it to create a set of notecards which would be suitable for my little girl to hand out to her classmates.

For some reason this stamp reminds me of lasts years Candy Cane Lane DSP so used this to create a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

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For these two cards I wanted to cover up the words so I took the stripe stamp and stamped in Real Red, I then cut this out using the Bunch of Banners. For the greeting I took the Made Extra Special stamp and just inked up the “Just For You” you with the Early Expresso marker and then punched this out with the Classic Label Punch.

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For this second set of notecards I wanted to use the same set but use a more Christmassy greeting. To make a space for a greeting I covered the December Deliciousness up with washi tape and inked up the stamp. Remember to remove the washi tape before stamping or you will have a big brown splodge….like I did the first time I did these cards.

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For this last set I still wanted them to match but didn’t want to use the big stamp. I used the same greeting as the previous two notecards with the stamps from Merry Café in the middle. I then stamped the gingerbread man and the star in Early Expresso and Crumb Cake. I love these little stamps, I mean is there anything cuter than a mini gingerbread man?

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, if you want to see what the rest of the team created the links can be found on http://www.pootles.com

Join me next week and see what else I create with this stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Artic Inspired Reindeer Christmas Card

Today I’m going all artic and using a colour scheme of Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Whisper White. I’ve wanted to use the reindeer in the Merry Patterns stamp set with this colour combination but couldn’t settle on a design I liked, finally I’ve made one I like.  Continue reading “Artic Inspired Reindeer Christmas Card”

Thankful Acorn Card

For today’s’ card I fancied doing a little water colouring, so I pulled out the Count My Blessings stamp set and work with the acorn stamp. I used my aqua painter and inkpads to get the colours I wanted. The leaves are done in Old Olive and the acorns a mix of Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.

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I wanted the coloured acorn to be the focus of the card so used the second largest Stitched Shape Framelit to cut it out. To add some texture behind I took a Delicate White Doily and inked it with a mixture of Early Expresso and Chocolate Chip. Once dry I scrunched it up to create even more texture. I folded the doily a little to create folds within the circle to add some ruffles, I then attached this to the back of my acorn circle.

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For the greeting I stamped “gather together & give thanks” in Early Expresso on some Very Vanilla cardstock, I then cut this out using one of the banners in the Bunch of Banners Framelit set. To add some more texture I attached some pulled apart Copper Trim.

To finish the front of the card I cut a layer of the Painted Autumn DSP measuring 10cm x 14xm and sponged a little Early Expresso around the edges. I then attached this onto an Early Expresso card base using Fast Fuse. I mounted my acorn circle in the bottom right corner and then stuck the banner diagonally across the bottom.

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I added an extra stamped acorn to the inside of the card but left this one as just an outline.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Leafy Green Thinking of You Card

Today I’m sharing a card made with the Count My Blessings stamp set, one I bought for the font and beautiful sentiment. I love a good cursive font and this one is gorgeous.  I’ve gone for a very simple design which can easily be altered to fit any occasion or stamp set.

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I pulled out the Painted Autumn DSP to work with this stamp set, one because it woks well with it and two it is very autumnal here with lots mist and quite eerie light outside. I choose the green paper as I wanted to add the bow with my new Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, which has to be my favourite style of Stampin’ Up! ribbon ever made, I’m still in mourning over the loss of the Blackberry Bliss version.

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I’ve even decorated the inside of this one with a layer of Very Vanilla and some extra Garden Green leaves.  Hope you can join me again tomorrow for another autumn inspired card.

Happy Stamping

Joanne x

 

I Love Coffee Card

For today’s card I’ve gone for sharing the love. A perfect card to send to that special someone who knows how much you love all things coffee.

This card was really quick to make with just a few layers and die cuts. The card base is Early Expresso measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, folded and scored at 10.5cm. The next layer is Powder Pink measuring 14cm x 10cm and then there is a final layer cut from the Coffee Break DSP measuring 13.5cm x 9.5cm.

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Next add a strip of the garden green heart paper from the Coffee Break DSP measuring 14.5cm x 4cm. To get the ripped edge measure the paper 14.5cm x 6cm and then take an aqua painter and a ruler and measuring 1cm in from each edge, run the aqua painter down the line and then rip. The water from the aqua painter will soften the paper and give the ripped edges.

Cut the coffee cup out using the Coffee Cup Framelits and Powder Pink and Early Expresso cardstock. Cut out the largest oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits in Whisper white and stick to the middle of the card. Arrange the coffee cup elements on the card as shown in photo.

Stamp the heart from Merry Café in Powder Pink onto Whisper White and adhere to the coffee cup using Stampin Dimensional’s. To make the additional small hearts I used the Window Box Thinlits dies and Powder Pink cardstock. Similar items you could use are the hearts die from Everyday Jars or the heart on the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

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To finish off the inside of the card I stamped some hearts in Powder Pink in the bottom right hand corner of a piece of Whisper White measuring 14cm x 10cm and stuck to the inside of the card using Fast Fuse Adhesive.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s card and pop back tomorrow for my final card in Cups and Coffee week.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Thoughtful Branches Day 2 – Four Seasons Notecards

Today I’m featuring a set of four notecards I have made based on the four seasons which can be made so easily with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches thinlits. Here is a picure of all four cards together:

thoughtfulbranchesfourtreesAs you can see they all use the tree outline die as a basis for the tree in Soft Suede cardstock and then for Spring, Summer and Autumn I have just stamped a different coloured tree top depending on the season.

thoughtfulbranchesspringFor the Spring leaves I used a base of Pink Pirouette ink and then over stamped in Blushing Bride, the grass is Emerald Envy and the birds have been stamped in Early Expresso.

thoughtfulbranches4summerFor the Summer tree the leaves were stamped in Mint Macaron and then over stamped in Emerald Envy and the apple are of course…Cherry Cobbler.

thoughtfulbranches4autumnFor the Autumn card, which I think is my favourite the base leaves were stamped with Delightful Dijon and then a layer of Cajun Craze. The birds were stamped again with Cherry Cobbler.

thoughtfulbranches4wintertreeThe Winter card is probably one of the easiest cards I’ve ever made but I still like the simplicity of it. It’s simply the Soft Suede die cut placed on the stamped background of Soft Suede.

I thought about adding a greeting to these cards but I decided o leave them super simple, what do you think?

That’s all for today,

Happy Crafting

Joanne x