Tuesday Inspiration: Friendly Hello

The friendly Hello Stamp set and matching designer paper is one of our Sale-A-Bration freedbies available with a £90 order or above and it is lovely, so here I am sharing some inspiration with you today.

All the designs below were created by Stampin’ Up! concept artists and can be found in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

These two cards use the main images from the stamp set, showing its quite a versatile set. I love the large flower image on the Highland Heather card.

These two cards show how the stamps and designer paper have been designed to be used together. The large flower stamp can be stamped onto the green designer paper to give an outline, like in the “Hello” card above and the leaf and frond stamps can be added to many designs to give extra dimension.

These two show how lovely the stamped images look with a little colour, added here with Stampin’ Blends.

These two cards show the sentiments in the stamp set and strips of the designer paper. I love this patterned paper as its full of the pastel shades of Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green with hints of Shaded Spruce and Basic Black.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this closer look at the Friendly Hello bundle, if you’ve got a large wishlist of other products its definitely worth an order to get this beauty free!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Hand Penned Z-Fold Card

For the first time in a long time I’ve made a fancy fold card, well a Z-fold card so its not that fancy!!

For this card I’ve used the Hand-Penned Bundle as my focal point.

To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.

I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.

On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.

I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.

I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.

I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Simple & Stepped Up: All Squared Away

I love the simple elegance of the dies in the All Squared Away bundle. Cut in just black I think they make a great card.

If you want to step your card up a little then add some colour behind these black silhouettes. Here I’ve used the 21-23 In-Colour DSP sheets.

As a final flourish I’ve added some of the 21-23 In Colour Jewels to add a little sparkle to the card.

Simple or stepped us these are a great set a dies.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Tuesday Inspiration: Summer Shadows Dies

The Summer Shadows dies are one of our level 2 Sale-A-Bration rewards, availabel with an order over £90. I loved the look of them as I do all things floral but I did find them a struggle to work with.

Today I’m sharing a card a made using these dies and also the the very sparkly Be Dazzling 6×6 DSP. This simple card uses ones of my favourite techinques, the inlay techinque where you fill in a die cut outline with pieces from another colour.

I’m also going to give you a closer look at the samples in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue using these dies for a little more inspiration.

I love the colour combination of this last sample: Copper, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride definitely one I need to try.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Supples (For my card):

Final Farewell to Pretty Perennials

As I mentioned yesterday the Pretty Perennials Bundle was my favourite from this years January to June Mini catalogue so here is one final card to say goodbye.

I’ve used all of the 21-23 In-Colour collection because I love them and they work so well for floral based cards having the pastel shades and two greens.

I used Fresh Freesia as my card base with a Basic White matt cut from the largest die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.

I used adhesive sheets to cut out the leaves in both Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. I first adhered the Soft Succulent outline and then filled in with the bits from the Evening Evergreen leaves, using the spatula end of the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up the little sections. This in-fill technique is one of my favourites to use on a dies like this.

The top layers of the flowers are cut from the new 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum and adhered to the bottom layer with Mini Glue Dots. I’ve then added a Matt Black Dot to the centre of each flower to match my stamped greeting.

I’ve added a Positively Pink VellumButterfly cut from the Nature’s Thoguhts Dies as a final flourish.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it. Now time to get ready for the July-December Mini Catalogue, available to customers on August 3rd.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x