To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.
I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.
On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.
I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.
I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.
I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.
How cosy does this cute little fellow look all wrapped up in his scarf, he won’t be bothered by his frosty surroundings created from the Feels Like Frost Specilaity DSP. I added a little extra frostiness to the card by using a few drops of the Shimmery Crystal Effects.
The penguin comes from the Playful Penguins stamp set and after I fussy cut him out I added a little Mango Melody to his feet and and beak. His cosy scarf is stamped in Highland Heather.
The greeting also stamped in Highland Heather comes from the stamp set Greatest Part of Christmas, which is a hostess set from the Autmn/Winter catalogue and only available with Stampin’ Rewards gained from and order over £150.00.
I’ve never been much of a cycling enthausiast but this year I have been watching a little of Le Tour de France on the TV while crafting, its actually quite therapeutic. So what better stamp set to pull out than Enjoy Life with that cycling silhouette and great words for encouragement.
I went with a colour scheme of Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel and seaside Spray to give a french feel to the card. I wanted to add some yellow for the leaders tabard but its just didn’t work.
The two coloured frames are cut from the two largest sqaures in the Stitched Shapes die collection. I then cut two additonal large sqaures and sponged them with Seaside Spray ink before adding my silhouette stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The sentiments were stamped on the small thin rectangle from Stitched Rectangles dies, as they were a little too long for my sentments I placed one side of the rectangle back over the edge of the die to cut the recatangle smaller and leave a stitched edge.
To finish the card I stamped some of the foliage onto the card base in sEaside spray before I adhered all my other elements.
If you haven’t already why dont you give crafting while watching the cycling a go and see what you come up with.