Daisy Delight 3 x 3 Notecard Set

Today I’ve made a set of six 3″ x 3″ notecards featuring the Daisy Delight set and the Wood Words set, both of these sets are currently 15% off in the World Card Making Day Sale.  The notecards are perfectly sized to coordinate with the mini envelopes and mini pizza boxes in the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

First I took Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Old Olive and made card bases measuring 3″ x  6″, scored at 3″. I made two of each colour. Next I took the Delightful Daisy DSP paper and cut matching squares measuring 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″, after inking around the edges in Daffodil Delight I adhered then to the front of my cards with Fast Fuse adhesive.  Continue reading “Daisy Delight 3 x 3 Notecard Set”

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Berry Burst Blossoms

This week I’m featuring cards with products in the World Card Making Day Sale and the DSP buy 3, get 1 sale. Today I’m using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Color Theory DSP stack, which I combined with a combination of Pool Party, Berry Burst and a hint of Early Expresso.

First I took Berry Burst cardstock and cut a matt layer measuring 14cm x 10cm and then took the Color Theory DSP stack and then chose the Berry Burst White crackle paper and cut this to 13.5cm x 9.5cm.

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I stuck a length of Pool Party Shimmery Ribbon across the middle of the Berry Burst crackle paper and then adhered this sheet to the Berry Burst cardstock layer. I fixed these onto a Pool Party card base measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm.

On a piece of Whisper white cardstock measuring 9cm x 7.5cm stamp the branch in Early Expresso and the greeting in Berry Burst. On a scrap piece of paper stamp five flowers in Berry Burst and add the stamens in Early Expresso. I fussy cut these out as I’ve lost my Seasonal Layers Thinlits, but if you have the dies use them.

I matted my stamped layer onto a piece of Berry Burst measuring 9.5cm x 8cm and then adhered this to the left hand side of my card. Add the cut flowers to the branch using Stampin’ Dimensional’s. To finish the card off add three of the Berry Burst Glitter Dots in various sizes to the top right hand side.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and join me tomorrow for another project inspired by the sale items.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pastel “Thanks a Latte” Card

Today I’m back with another card using the Hug in a Mug stamp set making a very girly pastel card using Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, and Pool Party, if we still had Mint Macaron then I would have used that too!

First take a piece of Powder Pink cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm and fold and score at 10.5cm to create a card base. Take the Powder Pink ink and randomly stamp the small twinkling star all over the front of the card base.  Continue reading “Pastel “Thanks a Latte” Card”

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

 

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.

 

Magical Mermaid Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope you’ve all managed to cool down a bit. Today I’m sharing a card made with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets that jumped out at me because of the number of different techniques which would go brilliantly with it. For this card I’ve just created a background for her on the new Glossy cardstock.

If you’ve been buying Stampin’ Up! for many years you’ll know we used to carry this product and I know many of us demonstrators are thrilled its back in the catalogue. The glossy cardstock makes creating blended ink backgrounds a dream.

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To make this card I firstly cut the glossy cardstock to 10cm x 8cm. On the bottom third a sponged Peekaboo Peach to create the sand. I then blended Pool Party down from the top so that the middle of the panel only had a very light coverage of ink. As the glossy cardstock makes the ink slip I then left this to dry.

Next I took a piece of Pool Party card measuring 14cm x 10cm and placed it in the Seaside Embossing folder and ran it through the bigshot. I then adhered a strip of Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon across this panel at an angle.

Next I created the mermaid by embossing her in gold. I then coloured her in using the aqua painter and  Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Suede inks. When she was dry I went over her with Wink of Stella to give her a sparkle.

To finish the card I picked up the now dry glossy cardstock ( if its not quite dry just run the heat tool over it gently) and stamped the shells at the bottom in Peekaboo Peach and the reeds in Tranquil Tide.

For the greeting I embossed in gold again to match the mermaid. I attached the glossy cardstock to my card base and then added the Mermaid with Stampin’ Dimensional’s. To finish the card off I added some iridescent sequins in Pool Party with the Fine-Tip glue.

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I really love how this card turned out, perfect for any magical little girl.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x