Simple Encouragement Card with Tasteful Touches

Today I’m sharing a simple card made with the Tasteful Touches stamp set, Tasteful Labels dies and the In Good Taste DSP. I’m glad this paper is carrying over as its full of really useful designs for backgrounds or elements as I’ve used here. It’s also got twenty sheets in the pack so I have plenty left to use up.

The Tasteful Touches stamp set it one which can appeal to everybody, to I’ve paired it with Night of Navy and a touch of Seaside Spray for a masculine feel.

I cut out four of the large circles from the paper and two from cardstock to stamp a greeting and extra pattern. Then simply overlapped them down one side of the card. The circle with the greeting on is stuck down with Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise it up slightly.

I then finished the card with three Night of Night Rhinestones from the Holiday collection.

This card is for my son as he’s been working really hard on his maths and swimming since going back to school and I wanted him to know how proud we are of him.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Floral Friday: Boho Indigo Medley

For todays Floral Friday I’ve pulled out the Boho Indigo Product Medley to work with. The product medleys are boxes of full of crafting goodies which all co-ordinate meaning your creative options are endless. Just look how much product comes in the box:

Boho Indigo Products

To work along with the product medley I’ve pulled some Night of Navy, Whisper white and a touch of Shaded Spruce cardstock, some gold foil cardstock the Hippo & Friends dies to use the various frame shapes and some jewel embellishments.

Boho Indigo Card 1

I think the best and most fun way to work with the medleys is to stamp and die cut loads items first and then see what works well together, as its all matching you can’t really go wrong.

Boho Indigo card 2

I love how Stampin’ Up! have even made the sentiments match, “Sorry You’re Feeling Blue” just works so well with these producst doesn’t it.

Boho Indigo card 3

My favourite thing in the whole product medley is these large gold floral die cuts, they look stunning with a Night of Navy Rhinestone in the middle and really make this simple card pop. I would love a huge pile of these so  I could put them everywhere.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Simple Stamping: Power of Hope

As soon as I saw images in the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Power of Hope I was reminded of my childhood and her Willow Tree China. I was a very fussy eater and would only eat cheese sandwiches shaped as giraffes off the special blue plates at her house, bless her she made them for me every visit! So this one’s for you Grandma, thank you for indulging my childhood whims.

This is a very simple card using just Whisper White Thick cardstock as a base and Night of Navy cardstock and ink to create the image.

Simple Stamping - Power of Hope flat

I used a Blender Pen to pull some of the ink off the outline of the chinese lady to give her dress a very slight blue colouring. The little bush in the corner was created with the top of the tree image. I stamped it once and it turned out not so good, so I just overstamped with the leftover ink on my stamp a few times to fill it in and I actually like how this turned out.

Are there any stamp sets which bring back happy childhood memories for you? I’d love to know all about them.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Polka Dot Pillow Box

I’ve had the Kraft Pillow Boxes in my new goodies basket for ages and with the new catalogue approaching I thought it was time I did something with them. Going with the dots printed on them I decided to embrace the polka dots and work with similar products.

I knew I also wanted to use the wooden button elements out of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue as these will be gone next week. Looking for a dotty type paper I chose the Soft Soft Seafoam and Night of Navy pattern out of the Tranquil Textures DSP. This also worked well as meant I could colur my butterfly with the matching Stampin’ Blends.

Polka Dot Pillow Box Close Up

The Night of Navy layer measures 17.5cm x 8cm, scored at 8cm and 16cm enabling you to fold around the box and secure it closed with the additional little flap, for this I used Tear ‘n’ Tape. The DSP layer measures x 7cm and was again scored at 8cm and 16cm.

To create the ruffle at the edge I used the Whisper white Polka DotTulle Ribbon folded onto a strip of Tear ‘n’ Tape. To continue with the dotty theme I added a sentiment from Climbing Roses stamped on the dot edged fram from the Rose Trellis.

Polka Dot Pillow Box flat

To finish the box off I added the wooden butterfly which had been coloured with Stampin’ Blends. To give the Seafoam layer more definition I coloured it also with wink of Stella to give some sparkle. The butterfly was adhered with quite a few mini glue dots as I wanted to use a dry adhesive.

I love how this turned out and think it would make a lovely table favour for any special occasion or just filled with treats to give to that special someone.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Champagne Shimmer Snowflake Card

The pictures of today’s project don’t really do it justice as you can’t appreciate the gorgeous shimmer of the Champagne Foil layer and the stamping is done with Champagne Frost Shimmer paint.

Stamping with the Shimmer Paint is easy, just shake your bottle well then pour a little paint out onto a clear block and use  a stamping sponge or a sponge dauber to apply to your stamp and then stamp. The images I’ve gotten haven’t been as crisp as they are with our normal inks but I love the effect they create. I used very detailed stamps on this project, a better result might be gained from more solid images.

Champagne Shimmer Snowflake card flat

The combination of Night of Navy gives these cards a very majestic feel which I think is perfect for Christmas cards.  Have you had a go with stamping with the Shimmer Paint? If not I suggest you do as I love the shimmery effect it creates.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x