Christmas Candles Card

Today I’ve gone for another traditional colour scheme of Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, which the perfect combination for Christmas. I’ve used the candle stamps from Merry Patterns today and was surprised how much I loved stamping them. The candle image is built up from three steps, an outline and then two filler stamps for the candles so you can have alternating colours. They were so easy to line up too!

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I added a patterned background paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP paper and finished the card off with the Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon which had just arrived with some new goodies.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s project and join me for more inspiration tomorrow.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Sending Warm Thoughts Card

This card is very appropriate for today because warm thoughts and cosy drinks are just what we need in this house. We have one poorly mama and one poorly boy and one little monkey bouncing with energy, so I would love someone to come over and make me a lovely soothing drink.

So if you need a quick card to send to when someone is ill or just to let them know you’re thinking of them then this card and the Hug in a Mug stamp set is perfect.

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First take some Whisper white cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm and run through the Bigshot with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder. Take some of the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and fasten across the card in a cross pattern as shown above. Mount this layer onto a card base measuring 14.5cm x 10.5cm using Fast Fuse Adhesive.

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Next take the largest Stitched Shaped Oval Framelit and cut it out of Whisper White, then take the corresponding scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut that out of Real Red.

Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the greeting and cup outline and some steam. Take the inner cup stamp and ink with garden green, stamp off once onto scrap paper and then stamp in the cup outline. Finish the stamping by stamping a Real Red heart into the middle of the cup. To add a little sparkle I coloured the cup with the Clear wink of Stella brush.

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For the inside of the card I just stamped the cup image again onto Whisper White cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm. I love how versatile the Hug in a Mug stamp set is, the comforting sentiments and cute little mugs make it a great set to pick up for all year round.

Thanks for popping by today, I’m now off to hibernate in my duvet until tomorrow.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Swirly Snowflake Edged Card

Today I’m featuring another card using my favourite colour combination for snowflake themed cards Pool Party, White and Silver. I decided to pull out and have a play with the Snowflake Sentiments bundle today, this was one of the first additions to my wish list for the autumn/winter catalogue. I love the combination of the intricate dies and the gorgeous font used in the sentiments, for me its a winning combination.

Firstly I took a card base in Pool Party measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm and used the dotted edge die to created the detailed shaped edge.  I next took a piece of window sheet measuring 10.5 x 14.5cm and stuck this to the inside of the card using tear and tape, this was to give the card a straight edge to stand up with.

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I next adhered some silver foil onto the multi-purpose adhesive sheets and cut out the detailed snowflake die, this fits along the edge of the card base perfectly once cut out. If you have the die-cut brush available now is the time to use it, I don’t have one so spent a long time pushing all the little bits out with a cocktail stick.

Adhere the snowflake die to the card. Next take the silver foil and cut three 0.5cm strips which are 14.5cm in length and stick them across the top of the card. If you have the silver washi tape from the Year of Cheer suite that is an easier alternative.

Next the Pool Party shimmer ribbon and stick across the card covering one of the silver lines, I used the tear and tape to stick mine down. For the sentiment stamp the greeting on Whisper white cardstock in Pool Party ink and then cut out the second largest Stitched Shape Oval Framelit. Take the corresponding scallop edged die from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut that out of Pool Party, stick to the back of the greetings panel and then onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensional’s.

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For the inside of the card I took a piece of Whisper White A4 and stamped one of the greetings in the middle in Pool Party. I love how the Snowflake Sentiments set have sentiments which can be used on the outside of the card and has some which can be on the inside of the card.

Pop back tomorrow for my final card from Snowflakes and Stars week featuring the Star of Light set again.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

 

First Birthday Card with A Little Foxy Suite

Today I’ve been playing with the A Little Foxy Suite of products which includes the Foxy Friends stamp set, the Fox Builder Punch, the A Little Foxy designer series paper and the Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon. Sadly the paper and ribbon were on the retirement list and have already sold out but you could easily substitute with other products which you have.

I made a cute and very simple first birthday card for a little boy using the colour scheme of Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Calypso Coral. I’m not really a fan of Calypso Coral but it is the perfect fox colour.

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The little fox was created by stamping three different sections the head, the body and the tail, punching them out and then layering them together. Super simple and you have a cute little foxy in no time and if your feeling adventurous other animals can easily be made too.

The number comes from the Large Numbers Framelits and was layered with ovals from the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Layering Ovals, probably made favourite combination of Framelits to use.

The card was finished off with a greeting from the Number of Years stamps set and the lovely Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon which I was I used more as its added a lovely finishing touch to this card.

I’d love to know what animals you.ve created with the Foxy Friends Bundle of products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Sale-A-Bration: Tasty Trucks

Tasty Trucks was the first item on my Sale-A-Bration wish-list this year. With the cute little truck and plenty of sentiments and accessories this is the perfect set to make a variety of cards.

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I stamped the truck on the Shimmery White cardstock as my Watercolour Cardstock appears to have gone walkabout since Christmas. I coloured using the blender pen and the new Watercolour pencils which are just lovely to work with and available in thirteen true Stampin’ Up! colours so a must have for anyone who loves to colour.

The background paper comes from the Festive Birthday dsp pack which has a gorgeous mix of bright colours, perfect to brighten up the mood on a miserable January day. I finished off the card by layering it onto some die cut ovals which has been stamped in Melon Mambo with that adorable little cupcake.

I think Tasty Trucks is a great set to add to your collection. Plus if you picked up Glamper Greetings from the Autumn/Winter catalogue then this is the perfect accompaniment. Available free with a purchase £45.00 or more from any current catalogue. If you purchase everything I used to make this project below then the total is £92.50, meaning you can pick up Tasty Trucks and one other Sale-A-Bration item totally free!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurement:

Card Base: 14.5cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Matt Layer: 14.1 cm x 19.7cm

Nordic Inspired Stitched With Cheer Card

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I love the way the “Nordic” theme creeps into clothes and home décor at Christmas and the Stitched With Cheer set is perfect for creating your own Nordic inspired cards and crafts for Christmas. This card features a simple colour scheme of Cherry Cobbler and Crumb which I just love.

My Christmas tree line didn’t go quite to plan so I added the greetings panel to cover up a splodge, oops! I think its turned out okay though and can’t wait to pull this one out to play  again soon…hopefully before it sells out.

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Here is a close-up of the greetings panel. I  love adding the little pearls to cards as a finishing accent. The cherry cobbler layer of the banner was just a die-cut which I cut in half to lengthen the banner  and also to make the greeting stand out more against the background.

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