Four Festive Cards

For today’s post I have four cards featuring the Merry Patterns stamp set again and mixed it with the Christmas Around the World DSP pack. Now if I honest I don’t fully love this paper. The plainer B-sides I really like but the A sides with all the motifs are not my thing. So I decided to make a set of cards which feature the images, so I’ve at least used them once. If you love whimsical images then this may just be the paper set for you.

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I made two cards with Real Red card bases and two cards with Garden Green bases, each card base measured 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded in half at 10.5cm.

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For two cards I stamped on Whisper white and for two I stamped on Very Vanilla using the Tis the Season stamps from the Merry Patterns set.

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I added the “to be jolly” part of the sentiment on a stamped and punched out classic label. I also added a couple silver Metallic stars to the labels.

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The card above is my favourite with all the baked goods on….yummy!

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Here are all four together, which is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Reindeer in a Real Red Jacket Card

This week I’m going back to a week of Christmas cards featuring the Merry Mistletoe and Merry Patterns stamp sets. The Merry Mistletoe stamp set has 15% off if you order today and is a lovely Christmas set. The Merry Patterns stamp set is only available until the end of the month as a freebie with an order over £250.00. I love this set for the cute little reindeer alone and with his patterned body you can dress him up and give him a cosy Christmas jumper just like I have here.  Continue reading “Reindeer in a Real Red Jacket Card”

Hug in a Mug Hot Chocolate Card

I have a super quick card to share today using the Hug in a Mug stamp set. If you don’t have this set then this design can be very easily changed to suit any image or sentiment that you want to use.

I took a Thick Whisper White card blank made from card measuring 14.5 x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm. I then took a piece of the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack in Real Red and cut a piece 14.5cm x 4.5cm and adhered this to the front of the card using Fast Fuse Adhesive. To finish the basic card I added a strip of Real Red cardstock across the top of the patterned paper.

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Next stamp the hot chocolate mug from the Hug in a Mug set onto Whisper White. Use Real Red and Early Expresso ink to add the details. Cut out the image using the Layering Circles Framelits and mount onto a Real Red scalloped circle cut from the same set.

Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the card using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Next take the Versamark ink and the chocolate drop stamp and randomly stamp across the white section of the card, this adds a very subtle detail which I’m not sure is clear in the photos.

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To finish the card take the scalloped circle topper and stick to the card using Stampin’ Dimensional’s. Add a little Clear Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle.

Hope you have enjoyed me cards for Cups and Coffee week. Join me tomorrow for another Stampin’ Up! project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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

 

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

Sealed With Love, Love Notes Pouch

This little project was actually inspired by my husband, he has often joked about us not buying gifts but making promises and requests to each other. His favourite request being a home cooked roast lamb dinner, this happens very rarely as I hate the smell of cooking lamb.

Anyway I decided to produce something I could write these little promises on as a gift for Valentine’s Day. This little pouch was very quick to make and could be embellished any way you like. Continue reading “Sealed With Love, Love Notes Pouch”

“Hearts & Kisses” 3 in a Row Games using the Sealed With Love Stamp Set

Today is the first in my new week long series featuring the Sealed With Love Bundle from the Spring/Summer catalogue. I’m hoping to bring you some ideas and show you this bundle can be used for more than just Valentine’s cards.

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I thought I’d start the series off with something completely different, a love themed version of 3 in a Row, “Hearts & Kisses” made using the Sending Love dsp stack, Layering Squares Framelits and the Sealed With Love stamp set.

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To make the board you will need a piece of Real Red cardstock measuring 61/2″ by 6 1/2″

Take a piece of the Sending Love dsp stack, or any other piece of 6″ square patterned paper. Score on both sides at 2″ and 4″ to form a grid pattern.

Cut two strips of 12″ cardstock 1/4″ wide and cut in half so you have four 1/4″ strips each 6″ in length.

Stick the red strips along the score lines on your dsp piece to form the grid. Stick the whole piece to the centre of the Real Red piece, your board is complete.

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To make the playing pieces you will need to cut twelve squares from the 1 1/4″ scallop square Framelit in Real Red and twelve squares of Whisper White from the 1 3/16″ square die.

One six of the white squares stamp the lips images from the Sealed With Love stamp set in Real Red ink and on the other six stamp one of the Heart images. Stick the stamped images onto the red squares and your ready to play.

I loved making this little game and can see it transferring to a other stamp sets such as Beetles & Bugs or Day the Beach really well.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you join me tomorrow for my next Sending Love project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x