#Simple Stamping – Beautiful Friendship Card

I love Peonies, they are one of my favourite flowers and this year after waiting four years mine in my garden finally bloomed and wow was it a beauty. So today’s card was inspired by my garden flowers of  pink peonies and  lilac buddleia.

Simple Stamping Beautiful Friendship -flat

I’ve used the Beautiful Friendship which is full of gorgeous floral images which all work well together so grab your inkpads and have a play. For this card I used Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz and Highland Heather on a card base of Balmy Blue and I love the result.

Hopefully I wont have to wait for four more years for some peony blossoms!

Happy Crafting

Joanne

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Floral Friday: Peaceful Poppies Card Duo

Have you had a play with the Peaceful Poppies Elements yet? These are a pack of eight sheet of die cuts which coordinate with the images from the Painted Poppies stamp set. They are the perfect thing for whipping up lovely cards when you dont have much time. Today I’m sharing two cards using these elements as the focal points.

Peaceful Poppies Card Duo 1

For the first card I used three of the printed die cuts and arranged them around the circle swirl die from the Painted Labels Dies, for some extra embellishment I added some of the tiny Poppy Parade flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins collection.

Peaceful Poppies Card Duo 2

This second card took a little longer as I used four diecuts from the Painted Labels Dies to create the border along the edge of the floral paper. For the focal point of this card I stamped one of the die cut circle elements with Whisper White Craft Ink, make sure you give it time to dry so it doesn’t smuudge. Again a few sequins finish off the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Thinking of You Card with Beautiful Moments

The images in the Beautiful Moments stamp set are bringing back a lot of happy memories for me at the moment as I’m longing to go the the beach and feel the wind in my hair as I walk along the beach with my little girl…..one day soon I hope.

These images are also great for colouring which is what I’ve done here using Seaside Spray, Petal Pink, crumb Cake, Old Olive and Higland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  I’ve used the stitched rectangle die from the Nature’s Thoughts die set, this will be back in the new catalogue in June.

Thinking of You Card with Beautiful Moments - flat

For the background I used Rococo Rose cardstock in the new Ornate Flowers 3D Embossing Folder, which could be my new favourite as I love those cute little flowers.  I added some of the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon to finish the card off.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Card with Birthday Jubilee

The Birthday Jubilee bundle from the Jan/June Mini Catalogue is probably the thing I wish was carrying over the most. I love the intricate dies in this bundle and the whimisical feel of the stamp and have not finishing playing with them both yet, so this ones definatley a keeper for me.

For this project I made a gatefold card by cutting a piece of card to 28 cm x 10.5cm. Taking the long side of the card score at 7cm and 21cm and then fold these two sections inwards to create your gates. I then cut two panels of Soft Sea Foam measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and adhered then to each gate on the front of my card.

Floral Birthday Jubilee Card - flat

Next I cut the intricate floral dies from the Jubilee Beauty dies out of Highland Heather with some adhesieve sheet to help it stick to my card front ( these are back in the new catalogue, yay!!).

I then cut the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies out of Whisper White and the largest scalloped die from the Layering Ovals Dies out of Highland Heather, these are currently sold out but will be back in the new catalogue. I stamped my greeting in Highland Heather before sticking the two ovals together. I put liquid glue on one half on my oval and adhered it to the left side of the card front, leaving the other side glue free so you can open the card.

Floral Birthday Jubilee Card- close up

The final step was to add the floral elements. These were stamped in Tuxedo Memento ink and coloured with Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends. I adhered one to each side of my card. The floral elemnt on the right side of the card is only attached with two Stampin’ Dimensionals at the top and bottom so you can tuck the oval underneath to close the card if you wish.

For a little finishing touch I added some Purple Posy Faceted Gems to the centres of the flowers, alternatively you could use the Pearl or Rhinestone Basic Jewels and colour them with Stampin’ Blends.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Ornate Garden Simple Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing a simple thank you card featuring products from the new Ornate Garden Suite which went on early release last month. I think this suite has a very retro vibe with the Terracotta Tile and Old Olive and our new Bumble Bee In-Colour, in reminds me of curtains my grandma had when I was little.

This card was very quick to make as it involves one layer of dsp, two die cuts and one stamped greeting and a small amount of ribbon.  I used Terracotta Tile as my colour for this card as I think it makes this background paper look it very best,

Ornate Garden Simple Thank You -flat

I added a strip of the Terracotta Tile ribbon across the centre of the dsp before adhering to my card base. I then stamped the greeting in Terracotta Tile on Whisper White cardstock and adhegred it to the ornate frame cut again from Terracotta Tile.

I love how the “Thank You” greeting fits perfectly in the rectangle die-cut giving a great focal point to the card, meaning you can out this card together in minutes, perfect for those customer thank yous.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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