Floral Friday: Sweet Sugarplum Flowers using Botanical Builder Framelits

Today’s card was inspired from the leftovers of when I made my mum’s 60th birthday card a couple of weeks ago. I love how leftovers from one project can flow straight onto the next project, that’s probably why I’m very bad at tidying my desk up.

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The background paper comes from the Succulent Garden ds which is one of my favourite packs this year, probably because it has Mint Macaron and Sweet sugarplum in it.  All the flowers and leaves were created using whisper white cardstock and cut from the Botanical Builders Framelits. To make them look a little softer I inked the edges with Sweet Sugarplum ink and the stamping sponges. To make the sponges go further I always cut them into quarters before use so I can have four colours from one sponge.

The greetings panel was created exactly the same as my card from Monday using the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits over the top of a doily. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamps set which is one where I should use more than just the lovely sentiment stamps.

The lace doilies from the Spring/Summer catalogue and the Sweet Sugarplum enamel shapes in the flower centres just add a bit of embellishment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Hooray Card for my 1st Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

Today I celebrate my first full year with Stampin’ Up! , I’ve loved getting back to crafting with these wonderful products and hope to share many more projects with you over the next year. To celebrate my anniversary I made myself this card, ok I haven’t actually sent it to myself but you know what I mean.

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Obviously I had to make this card in Mint Macaron as its my favourite colour and I’m so gutter we’ve only got a few weeks left with this gorgeous green. Hopefully I will love the new in colours and find a new favourite among them. If you haven’t already stocked up then now is definitely the time as once that retirements list it will be no more.

I chose to use the Reverse Words stamp set which is one of the second release Sale-A-Bration freebies, I love that its such a big stamp and takes the focal point of the card easily. I also did some stamping with the Painter’s Palette set which is one I haven’t reached for in a long time, I love all the various paint swipes in this set.

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To add a little bit of sparkle I cut one of the flowers from the May Flowers Framelits in the stunning Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, oh how I love this stuff its so so beautiful. Definitely worth making a £45.00 order over the next couple of days to get it free.

Hope you have enjoyed this card and come back again to see what the next year of Stampin Up brings me.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Glimmer Flower Thank You Cards

One of the most popular freebiesfrom this years Sale-A-Bration has been the glimmer paper pack. This pack includes 12 sheets of glimmer paper in three gorgeous shades of Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron. This stuff is just stunning and a little bit really makes your card “pop”.

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The photo really doesn’t do these cards justice as that little bit of glimmer just makes these cards that little bit more special. I used the wave die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits as a trellis base for my little flowers.

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The little flowers were created from the Botanical Builder Framelits in Whisper White and the lovely glimmer paper.

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The cards were finished with a little greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set.

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Which is your favourite colour ? I think mine is the Mint Macaron version, I know I’m going to really miss this colour when it leaves us at the end of May. If you love this colour or any of the 2015 – 2017 In-Colours then now is the time to stock up as these products will be leaving in just over two months and nearly always sell out fast.

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

Floral Friday – Oh So Succulent Birthday Card

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Today its the birthday of one of my best friends and to celebrate I made her this card, I hope she has received it before she reads this. I chose to use the new Oh So Succulent bundle  from the new Spring/Summer catalogue. The stamps and dies have a mixture of combinations which can be used to make flowers and other succulent plants along with some greetings in two lovely fonts.

I stuck to a colour combination of Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral with a hint of Tip Top Taupe to match with the co-ordinating Succulent Garden dsp. Calypso Coral is not one of my favourite colours as I’m just not an orange/peach kind of girl but in small doses I think it looks okay. Here is a close up of the flowers

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I’ve added some enamel shapes just to finish the card off and keep it fairly flat  for posting. I’m looking forward to playing some more with this versatile new set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card base: A4 sheets cut at 10.5cm and folded in half.

DSP Layer: 10.1cm x 14.4 cm