Happy Spring Squirrel with Fable Friends

I don’t know about you but I’m longing for Spring to arrive and for us to have more than a peep of sunshine. So today I’m sharing with you a card which I think just oozes spring with the fresh bright colour combination of Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist. I’ve paired this combination with the Fable Friends stamp set, mainly because it has the sentiment Happy Spring and thats what I’m wanting.

Fable Friends - Happy Spring Squirrel close up

How cute is this little guy with his sunflower, he was a joy to colour with the Stampin’ Blends. I love how his tail turned out with a mix of flecks in Crumb Cake and Cajun and Craze and isn’t Balmy Blue a perfect match for that famous Beatrix Potter blue.

Fable Friends - Happy Spring Squirrel flat

To finish the card I added a strip of an old favourite the Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon which has a different stitched effect on each side of the ribbon, today I’ve gone with the cross but the dashes are just as lovely.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Price: £46.00

 

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Pop of Petals Floral Trio Birthday Card

Can you believe I’ve had the Pop of Petals stamp set and matching Four-Petal Flower Punch and they’ve not been used, shocking right? So today’s the day I inked it up and created the simple but stunning birthday card.

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Three stamped and punched flowers in Berry Burst and a little foliage stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and you have the main part of the card.

Next simply add your chosen greeting to the centre of the stamping, my sentiment came from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, then you have an almost complete card.

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To finish the card I added a large Gold Facet Gem to the centre of each flower, aren’t they just the perfect fit?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Bright and Cheery Birthday Card with Picture Perfect Birthday

For today’s card I used probably the brightest suite of products which are currently in the catalogue.  I think you can’t really go wrong with these products and any card made using them will brighten the recipients day. Here’s what I came up with:

Lemon Linme twist Happiest of birthdays to you

I love the combination of Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst together and think this card could work for males or females as its not overly feminine. The party blower stamps are really cleverly designed as the images all interlock making stamping a straight image super simple.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Bee Unique Card for #TGIFC115

Hi Everyone,

This week’s challenge for TGIF Challenges was to use Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide, three colours which I love together. I’ve had this Bee Unique card idea in my head for a while and decided these bright colours would work perfectly with the black be background I wanted to stamp.

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After I had stamped out my black bee background it looked a little harsh against my Berry Burst matt and Tranquil Tide card base so I added a layer of vellum over the top.

I then took the Labeller Alphabet stamp set and carefully stamped out BEE Unique to be my greeting.

To finish the card I cut various shape from the May Flowers, Layering Circles and Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits sets, including a Berry Burst bee as a focal point.

To add a little more Lemon Lime Twist and to hold the vellum in place I added a striped punched from the Ticket Tear punch.

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If you would like to take part in this week challenge at TGIF Challenges or would like to look at the other entries then click here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Oh My Stars Embossing Folder Birthday Card

Today I’m featuring a product which I always seem to pass over in the catalogue, the embossing folders. However in this new catalogue there are quite a few which are on my must have list and even a couple of the older ones which I can see working really well with new stamp sets.

The “Oh My Stars” embossing folder was on our demonstrator pre-order list and is one which I think makes a lovely background all on its own and it helped inspire this bold and bright birthday card.

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The colour combination of Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist is perfect for this bright bold birthday card. I wanted to show also the Happy Birthday Gorgeous doesn’t just have to male floral cards and if you changed the colour scheme its perfect for male cards too.

Don’t you just love the Bermuda Bay Chevron ribbon too? The other colours are definitely on my wish-list. I love the ribbon selection in this catalogue, I just need to come up with more ways to use it so stay tuned…

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Tranquil Tulips Centre Step Card

For today’s card I decided to make a more complicated card than usual and try a Centre-Step card. I intend to do a full tutorial post on this soon but there are plenty of tutorials around Pinterest. Tranquil Tulips is one of the new hostess sets and I think it will be my favourite for this year as you all know I love my florals and Tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I wanted to make a bright and cheery card as the weather has been so miserable lately and all the rain we’ve had has given my flowers a bit of a battering. So I chose a colour scheme of Tempting Turquoise, Real Read and Lemon Lime Twist.

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I think the water coloured effect of the Fresh Florals DSP compliments the Tranquil Tulip stamps perfectly.  I think my favourite part of this card is the greeting from Dragonfly Dreams its fits the bottom panel perfectly.

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Above is a side view so you can see the dimension of this card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Fresh Fig with Eastern Palace Suite

Today I’m sharing my first card made with the Eastern Palace Suite of products and three of this years new In-Colours: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. I chose a basic card base in Fresh Fig as I wanted to focus on stamping with this project. I love how this turned out and feel this stamp set could very easily make its way into my favourites, I love it.

I choose to make my own patterned paper using the stamps and I split this down into four steps.

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Step 1. I stamped the large squarish shape in Tranquil Tide in a grid pattern across the Very Vanilla cardstock.

Step 2. I continued using Tranquil Tide and place the little flower shape in the centre of each square.

Step 3. I switched to Fresh Fig and stamped the corner flourish in each visible corner of each square,

Step 4. I finished off my pattern by adding a little square into the centre where each square met with Lemon Lime Twist. This really made the project “pop” as this is a bright colour.

To make the greetings panel I lined the squarish shaped dies on the bigshot:

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As you can see from the close up of the finished panel below the inner die only creates a partial cut, giving even more options with these dies. The circle was stamped with a Tranquil Tide greeting and a Lemon Lime Twist boarder, both from the same stamp set. The circle was then punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch and its fits exactly in the centre of the cut die shape.

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Finally here is the finished card:

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this first look at the Eastern Palace Suite, check back on Friday when I’ve gone for a totally difference look using some of these products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x