Be Merry Mistletoe Duo

Today I’ve got two cards for the price of one with the duo made from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and the Be Merry DSP. These products can both be found in the annual catalogue on page 113. Initially I overlooked Merry mistletoe but when it was in the sale last week I ordered myself a set and its growing on me. I love the Be Merry DSP mainly because I’m a real sucker for Cherry Cobbler, for me its the perfect Christmas red, but I  also love how half of these papers contain generic patterns which can be used all year round. My favourite sheet though is still the cute little reindeer paper which I’ve used both sides of in todays projects.

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What more do you need than some gold embossing powder and gold foil to make a beautiful card. I love the simplicity of this card and think it perfectly highlights the lovely reindeer stamp.

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The other side of the reindeer paper is this garden green hounds tooth pattern, which is a little full on when you look at a whole sheet but works well with small amounts here. I’ve added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the mistletoe berries to add a little sparkle, just wish my photography skills were better so you could see how lovely it looks.

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Here are both cards together, which is your favourite. Despite loving the reindeer paper I think the mistletoe one is my favourite, I just love the glitter.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Gold Graceful Garden

Happy World Card Making Day! Hope you’re all enjoying a little crafting today. For today’s card I chose to feature Graceful Garden, which has 15% off until Monday. As you know I love my floral sets and I particularly adore the rose images in this set, as soon as I get more watercolour paper I’m going to be colouring that gorgeous big rose. Today I chose to focus on the small rose image and use it more of an accent for the card.

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The combination of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold give this card a very luxurious feel and make it perfect to give as an anniversary card or birthday card for that special someone.

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I’ve added the Gold Metallic edged ribbon behind my circle to soften the card and add a little bit of texture.

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Inside I’ve repeated the same rose image on the bottom right corner. I really love how this card turned out and think its my favourite so far from this week.

Join me tomorrow for another project using the 15% stamp sets.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Christmas Sparkle Coffee Cup Card

When I think of Christmas I immediately think of all things sparkly, Christmas lights, stars, pretty packages so for today’s card I’m adding some extra sparkle to my project with the Gold Glimmer paper. This stuff is fabulous, super duper sparkly and hardly any glitter loss, plus a little bit really gives your project the wow factor.

Once again I’m using the Coffee Café bundle and the Merry Café stamp set for my card, I love how easy a card comes together with these products. I started today’s card with a card base in Cherry Cobbler measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm. I next took a strip of the black coffee cup paper from the Coffee Break DSP measuring 14.5cm x 8cm and stuck this to the card base.

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Next I took the Decorative Ribbon Border punch and punched a full 12″ length of Gold Glimmer Paper, I cut this to two strips of 14.5cm and stuck it onto the card front using multipurpose adhesive sponged on the back.

I next stamped and cut out the pieces for the coffee cup and the stitched oval, including a gold glimmer coffee lid for the cup. I glued these two the stitched oval  and finished the card off by adding the gold glimmer edging to the coffee cup wrapper. These gold strips were the offcuts from using the punch and fit the wrapper perfectly and also add some extra sparkle.

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I’m yet to decorate the inside of this card but I’m thinking one of the cute little coffee cups with the heart on which are on the black paper will look good in the bottom right corner.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Magical Mermaid Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope you’ve all managed to cool down a bit. Today I’m sharing a card made with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets that jumped out at me because of the number of different techniques which would go brilliantly with it. For this card I’ve just created a background for her on the new Glossy cardstock.

If you’ve been buying Stampin’ Up! for many years you’ll know we used to carry this product and I know many of us demonstrators are thrilled its back in the catalogue. The glossy cardstock makes creating blended ink backgrounds a dream.

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To make this card I firstly cut the glossy cardstock to 10cm x 8cm. On the bottom third a sponged Peekaboo Peach to create the sand. I then blended Pool Party down from the top so that the middle of the panel only had a very light coverage of ink. As the glossy cardstock makes the ink slip I then left this to dry.

Next I took a piece of Pool Party card measuring 14cm x 10cm and placed it in the Seaside Embossing folder and ran it through the bigshot. I then adhered a strip of Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon across this panel at an angle.

Next I created the mermaid by embossing her in gold. I then coloured her in using the aqua painter and  Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Suede inks. When she was dry I went over her with Wink of Stella to give her a sparkle.

To finish the card I picked up the now dry glossy cardstock ( if its not quite dry just run the heat tool over it gently) and stamped the shells at the bottom in Peekaboo Peach and the reeds in Tranquil Tide.

For the greeting I embossed in gold again to match the mermaid. I attached the glossy cardstock to my card base and then added the Mermaid with Stampin’ Dimensional’s. To finish the card off I added some iridescent sequins in Pool Party with the Fine-Tip glue.

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I really love how this card turned out, perfect for any magical little girl.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Mum’s 60th Birthday Card featuring Botanical Blooms

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any crafting, I just haven’t felt inspired recently despite having loads of gorgeous products to play with. Anyway it was my mum’s 60th birthday this weekend and I knew I wanted to make a special card for her that showed I cared, so I got out the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and matching Framelits and had a real good play making all kinds of flowers. Here is the card I came up with

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I really love how this card turned out and can highly recommend the Botanical Builder Framelits for bringing back you mojo if its gone walkabout. The colour scheme I chose came from the Falling In Love DSP which is just gorgeous, I need more before this catalogue ends. Along with Sugarplum and Very Vanilla I used the gold foil cardstock and some Mint Macaron as an accent colour.

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On the inside I just stamped a boarder along the bottom using the flowers from Botanical builders and the leaf stamp comes from Blooms and Wishes, which had to be part of the card as its my favourite set. The greeting in the card comes from Balloon Adventures.

The card base was an 8″ x 8″ one which I had in my stash from my pre Stampin Up days. You could make a similar one using two sheets of Thick Whisper White and joining together.

I’m pleased to report my mum loved her card and I hope you did too.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Romantic Watercolour Card with Sealed With Love

I  wanted to create a softer looking card today so chose to work with the gorgeous watercolour pencils. I really love how this card turned out and think its my favourite project with this stamp set to date. Continue reading “Romantic Watercolour Card with Sealed With Love”

So Very Much meets…Sealed With Love

For today’s project I wanted to make some really quick cards that had nothing to do with the love theme but still used the Sealed With Love stamp set. I chose to use the paint stripe stamp to make a background. Continue reading “So Very Much meets…Sealed With Love”