Powder Pink Parcel Birthday Card

When I started making this card it was going to be similar to the sample on page 16 of the Spring/Summer catalogue but I was going to swap the black diecut for Silver Foil. I couldn’t find my Silver Foil so used Champagne Foil instead and ended up with this card.

I’d forgotten how much I love the Champagne Foil, it really does add a wow factor to your project and I think it looks gorgeous with my favourite In-Colours Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.

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To make the different coloured parcels I simply placed small pieces of cardstock behind the foil die cut and secured them with some Tear “n” Tape, you could use your markers to colour in each different section.

Hope you can join me again for another project tomorrow.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Country Floral Birthday Card

With the Annual Catalogue entering its last few weeks its time to start saying goodbye to some products, while the offical retiring list won’t be released just yet we know we’ll be saying goodbye to the 2017-2019 In-Colours. This makes me very sad this year as this collection has been my very favourite In-Colour collection so fingers crossed Stampin’ Up! are bringing us an even better collection to replace them.

My three favourites of this collection were Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink so today’s card features all three  and highlights how well they work together.

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For the background of the card I used the Coutnry Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder with Whisper White,  I cut this into three panels measuring 4cm x 9cm and mounted these onto panels of TRaquil Tide measuring 4.5cm x 9.5cm.  The happy birthday greeting comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and I added a flower and leaves from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration set and cut them out with the co-ordinating Four seasons Framlits.

Which of the 2011-2019 In-Colours are you going to miss the most and what are you hoping to see in the new collection, I’d love to know?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

St. Patrick’s Day Card Duo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, hope you all have a lucky day! I’m passing on the good luck by sharing this card duo I made with the Amazing Life stamp set and the brand new Sale-A-Bration Co-ordination Storybook Punch….gosh thats a mouthful!

Celebrating all things Irish i’m using a mix of Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green for colouring the shamrocks from the Amazing Life stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends for the colouring which did take me a whole evening but it was a very relaxing one.

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For this first card I covered my whole background in the stamped and coloured shamrocks. I used the Good Luck greeting from Amazing Life and stamped it in Call Me Clover. I punched the greeting out with the Storybook punch and then punched out an additional shape in Call Me Clover cardstock, cut in half this makes the perfect border to lift the greeting punch. To finish this card I added three of the enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms collection.

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For the second card I added a strip of the Call Me Clover polka dot paper from the 2018 – 2020 In-Colour DSP stack to the bottom of the card and seperated this from my stamping with a strip of Granny Apple Green cardstock.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays projects and join me again tomorrow for some more Stampin’ Up! inspiration.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Early Release: Share What You Love Suite Bundles

With just a month left of the current catalogue Stampin’ Up! is giving everyone, yes even customers the chance to purchase some items from the brand new catalogue launching June 1st 2018.  The Share What You Love Suite contains some gorgeous new products and is available to customers from May 1st in three different sized bundles, one for every level of crafter.

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Doesn’t it look gorgeous and can you spot one of our new In-Colours for 2018-2020 the luscious Grapefruit Grove. Click here to see a video which explains the bundles.

Here are the links to purchase the bundles, including a bundle of the new 2018-2020 in-colours in our brand new inkpad style.

Check back throughout the month for projects using these bundles.
Happy Crafting
Joanne x

 

Introducing the new In-Colours

May is my favourite month in the Stampin’ Up! calendar and is when being a demonstrator really is the most fun. During May we have the retiring list which brings out the need in me to clear out the cupboards and that’s when you find those hidden gems which you’d forgot you bought but absolutely love, which brings on a whole wave of creativity. BUT that is not the best part, the best part is the pre-order list and being able to see the catalogue a month early (its amazing). The pre-order list means we can order a selection of products early and always (or has done as long as I remember) included the brand new in-colours and this to me is absolute heaven when that box of new coloured goodies arrives on the doorstep. This year we have five amazing new colours which I’m sure you’re going to love as much as I do. I’m sure you’ve seen three of them in the Eastern Palace Suite but here is a picture of all five together…lush.

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These cards were super quick to make and use a combination of retiring products, staying products and new products. The background paper come from the Irresistibly Floral dsp paper which is sadly retiring, but currently still available to purchase. I just used the aqua painter and the new in-colour inks to create a wash over the top and just embellished with a simple butterfly cut from the Butterflies Thinlits dies. Now lets take a closer look at each card.

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This card features Tranquil Tide which is a gorgeous rich green which is darker than Emerald Envy and a greener version of Island Indigo. I can see myself using this colour lot as its a shade of green  I’ve being longing for.

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This card features Lemon Lime Twist which is quite unlike any other colour in the Stampin’ Up range. It’s an almost neon its so bright ( much brighter than in the photo) and I think it will look gorgeous paired up with black and any of our pinks.

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This card features Powder Pink, yes it is very similar to Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride but it works beautifully alongside both colours and is the perfect baby pink colour.

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This card features Berry Burst which is a lovely Magenta colour with a similar brightness to Lemon Lime Twist I can see this working well with many of our colours as its has just a bit more zing than Melon Mambo or Rose Red.

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This final card features Fresh Fig which I think is my favourite colour. It’s a lighter version to Blackberry Bliss which I loved but did find a little too dark for some projects. Fresh Fig for me is the perfect purple and I’m already wishing I’d ordered more in my pre-order.

If you think you’d like to get your hands on these products earlier than June 1st then I’d  love you to join my team and then you too can order from our pre-order list and enjoy these wonderful products a little early.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Football Frenzy Birthday Card

One of my favourite sets from this years Spring/Summer catalogue has been the Custom Tee stamp set and T-shirt Builder Framelits, the combinations are endless with these products. I’m so gutted it didn’t make it one to next years catalogue as I have plenty more playing to do with these products. Today I’m going to show you a football inspired birthday card which I made for one of my son’s friends.

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Can you guess how I made the football? Yes that’s right I used the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, gosh that’s a mouthful isn’t it! I took a piece of Whisper white and then a piece of Basic Black and ran them both through the bigshot. I didn’t spritz the cardstock first as recommended as I only wanted a faint impression….it was still pretty deep.

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I then cut out seven black hexagons and stuck them on top of the Whisper White so they formed the following pattern, similar to a football.

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I then cut out a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits and my football was complete. The football shirt was stamped in Emerald Envy with stamps from the Custom Tee set and then cut out with the T-Shirt Builder Framelits.

The other elements on the card came from the Confetti Celebration stamp set which is one which hasn’t a had lot of love over the last year but is actually a very handy set to have in your stash.

To finish the card off I added a strip of Emerald Envy dsp from the 2016/2018 In-Colour stack and layered all the elements along the side. Here is a close up of the football

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So what do you think ? Do you like my football themed card, I’m really pleased how it turned out and now have a great card idea whenever there’s a football fan birthday insights.

Although the Custom Tee stamp set and T-Shirt Builder are on the retired list there were still available at the time of writing this post, so grab them quick if you like them.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Step It Up Sunday – Petals & Paisley’s Suite

Today I’m starting a new series Step It Up Sunday, where I take one design and take it from a basic design to a more advanced one in easy stages. The suite I’m going to focus on this week is Petals & Paisleys from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. I love this suite as it has as it has so many possibilities.

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Here’s the first card I made using a simple base of Delightful Dijon with a layer of paper from the Petals & Paisleys Speciality dsp. The greeting is from the Bella & Friends stamp set which is stamped on a Very Vanilla oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits set and matted on a Delightful Dijon scalloped oval from the same Framelits set. The card was embellished with a little Mint Macaron ribbon from the ribbon trio pack in the A/W catalogue.

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For the second card I added an extra layer of pattern paper matted on Delightful Dijon and also added a little stamp from the Paisleys & Posies set to add a little something to the greetings panel.

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The final card has some embellishments added which are cut from the Paisley Framelits Dies in Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron. So there it is one basic card, three different ways. Hope you like it.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x