Tuesday Inspiration: Catching Butterflies

Today I’m sharing a little inspiration using the Catching Butterflies stamp set which is another free stamp available during Sale-A-Bration. This stamp set is perfect for little girls.

I’ve paired the stamped image of the girl with two dies from the Nature’s Thoughts set. I love the detail in the white matt die and those little Bermuda Bay butterflies just finish the card off perfectly.

Here are a couple my ideas using this set from the Stampin’ Up! concept ideas, these images can be found on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

This simple card has used our watercolour pencils dry to colour in the girl and I love the mix of Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo for the butterflies.

I love the mix of Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight on this card to create the blended background for the butterflies. This is a combination I need to try. I also love how the Black Matt Dots really add a pop to the card.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas for using the Catching Butterflies stamp set. For more ideas keep following the blog or check out my Catching Butterflies Pintrest Board which is full of inspiration.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Tuesday Inspiration: Awesome Otters

How cute are these little otters? I love when Stampin’ Up! release a new animal stamp set and this one is no exception, my favourite stamp is the little otter with the fish…adorable!

Here is a quick card I made using the free Awesome Otters stamp set:

Here are some more examples that the Stampin’ Up! concept artists have created, these can all be found in the Sale-A-Bration brochue.

Love this card usin the Picture This die to create the peep holes for the otters and the use of the Simply Marbelous DSP and the Pebble Enamel Shapes really add to the watery feel of the card.

This card uses just the party hat to create a simple little birthday card, reminds me to take a good look at all the stamps included in a set not just the focal images.

This cute little otter has been added to a tag for this birthday gift.

Hope these cute little projects have given you a closer insight into the Awesome Otters set availble now until the end of February with a purchase over £45/€50.

If you’d like some more inspiration then check out my Awesome Otters Pintrest board here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Designer Series Paper Sale Starts Today

Happy 1st July everyone! July is my favourite month as it includes my birthday, my wedding anniversary, the start of the summer holidays and hopefully lots of sunshine.

As an extra celebration this month Stampin’ Up! are having a sale with 15% off selected designer series paper packs until August 2nd. The packs includes are:

July is also a great time to join Stampin Up!, as you get until the end of the next quarter to meet your minimum amount, you have until the end of the year. So perfect if you want to start your own business or to simply spread the cost even further.

Also if your a demonstrator in July you get to order now from the new mini catalogue being released to customers August 3rd and pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products. This is my very favourite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator as I LOVE Christmas so the earlier and longer i can purchase the products the better.

If you’re interested in joining Stampin’ Up! I’d love to have you on my team, simply click here for more infomation and to join.

Right I’m off to place one of many orders containing Chrsitmas goodies

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Flower and Field Designer Paper Card Set

The Flower & Field Designer Paper is one of the free paper packs available this Sale-A-Bration with an order over £45.00. It’s probably not a pack I would have purchased myself despite it being floral as it’s quite dark, however after making this set of cards I quite like it.

I’ve kept the cards simple and let the paper do the talking, with just a simple matt in a coordinating colour, which I think helps the patterns pop.

The sentiments come from the stamp set Heal the Heart which is also a free Sale-A-Bration set. To finish off the cards I added some of the Whisper white Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and some Basic Rhinestones.

These two are my favourites, probabley because they both feel very summery and I’m really missing the sun at the moment. Which one is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Hey Girlfriend Ombre Card Duo

I love the sassy girl images in the Hey Girlfriend stamp set, I think will make great cards for girls of any age to recieve. I know my seven year old has loved stamping with these more than me so far.

Today I’ve kept the cards fairly simple by just colouring with Stampin’ Blends and adding so of the Oh So Ombre 6 x 6 dsp pack as a background. This paper pack is availbale during Sale-A-Bration and is proving very popular.

I’ve used the largest scalloped square frame from the Stitched So Sweetly die set on this first card. I also had to add in the little dog as it reminds me of the one from Bella & Friends a couple of years ago, so cute!

For this card I stamped the sentiment using the Many Messages stamp and die set. This combo is great because with one stamp you get 19 messages and then simply place the die over and they all cut out in one go, so a great addition if you need a lot of sentiments quickly.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x