Let It Snow Snowflake Card

Today’s card is featuring snowflakes instead of stars, which come from the Flurry of Wishes and Colorful Seasons stamp sets. I’m a huge fan of Pool Party and Island Indigo for wintery themed cards, especially snowflakes and love how the background of this card turned out.

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I then was struggling a bit with what else to add to the card to finish it off without detracting too much from the background, enter the Merry Little Labels stamp set and punch. I love this set and can see many uses for the various sentiment labels in the set, but the Let It Snow one was the perfect image to use as a topper for my card.

A quick stamp and punch with the Everyday Label punch which I love and the topper is done (Stampin’ Up! if you’re reading this please, please carry this punch over to the next catalogue!). I added a couple more punched labels in Island Indigo to give a border and a extra pop, simply glue the Island Indigo labels together along one edge and then pop the stamped image in the middle lining up with the oval at the top.

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A little strip of the super shiny Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and a few enamel dots and the card is ready, super quick and easy to mass produce for this years Christmas cards.

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For the inside of the card I added a Whisper White insert with a couple of snowflakes stamped in Pool Party.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Blue & Silver Star Spirit Christmas Card

For today’s card I chose a more traditional colour scheme for a Star themed card featuring blue and silver. I love how this card turned out, the swirly stripe die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits looks so striking in the silver and indigo and really makes the card “pop”.

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I took a Whisper White card blank and stamped the front all over with Pool Party using the second smallest star in the Star of Light stamp set.

To create the stripe I took some Silver Glimmer paper and some Island Indigo cardstock and stuck them onto the Multipurpose sheets. I then laid the silver wave across the middle of the card. To fill in the wave take the Island Indigo offcuts from the second die cut and fill in the gaps in the silver wave.

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To make the focal point of the card cut one of the largest scalloped ovals in Island Indigo and one of the largest ovals in Whisper White.  Take the small detailed star die and cut out of Silver Foil, stick this to the centre of the Whisper white oval.

Take the Pool Party ink and use the triangular line stamp around the star to create a glow effect. Take the greeting “A little Christmas Spirit brightens all the World” and stamp at the bottom of the oval in Island Indigo.

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Adhere the oval to the middle of the card and finish off the card with a pool party enamel star.

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To finish off the inside of the card I added some of the smallest stars to the top left and bottom right corners of the card base. Here’s the finished card again:

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Hope you enjoyed today’s project, pop back tomorrow for a more traditional inspired star Christmas card.

 

Modern Snowflake Cards

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I love snowflake images of any kind and have really enjoyed playing with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set to create some cards which have a more modern feel about them.

For these cards I chose two colours schemes, the first Island Indigo and Pool Party which I think is my favourite blue combination. The second I went for a more girly feel with Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.

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I finished each card off with some of the gorgeous Fancy Frost sequins which have the most delicious shine…I wish I had packets and packets of them to sprinkle over my table at Christmas.

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I love them both and can’t decide which is my favourite, which is yours?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday – Blooms & Wishes

Blooms and Wishes is probably my most favourite stamp set from the current Annual catalogue, I just love the slightly water-coloured look it gives to the flowers, making for some beautiful cards. This card is my October customer thank you card, so if you shopped with me last month one of these will be in the post to you.

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It was a very simple card to make just a couple of layers and some stamping but I think the end result is beautiful. I chose a colour scheme of Island Indigo, Mint Macaron and Pool Party and by stamping off some of these colours I ended up with a variety of shades on the card, which adds to the water-coloured effect.

The greetings panel matts were created from the Tags and Labels Framelits and I finished the card off with a little Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon and a few pearls.

I really love this card and hope my customers do too. If you would like your own handmade card from me next month all you have to do is place an order with me this month, here is the link to my online shop.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: 21cm x 14.8 cm, scored at 10.5cm

First Matt: 14.4cm x 10.1cm

Whisper White Layer: 14cm x 9.7cm

Supplies Used:

Thoughtful Branches Day 3 – Winter Scene Card

For todays card I wanted to create a wintery card suitable for any occasion, here is what I came up with:

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I started by cutting out the largest scalloped oval in Pool Party and the largest smooth oval in Whisper White. I torn some scrap paper and masked off an area for the snow at the bottom of the scene. To make the moon in the background I stuck some washi tape on scrap paper, punched out with the 1/2″ circle punch and then stuck down on the background.

I created the background by sponging on fist a layer of Pool Party Ink followed by a very light layer of Island Indigo. I then took removed the washi tape circle and then stamped the three tree stamp in black archival ink.

I created a card blank from Pool Party cardstock and then embossed a panel of Whisper White  cardstock with the Softly Falling Textured Impression Embossing Folder. I then finished the card off with a length of Pool Party Stitch Satin ribbon.

I really love how this card tuned out.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x