I’m Back… to Party with the Pandas

So if you’re a regular visitor to my blog you may have noticed that I’ve been away for the past couple of months, life got in the way and crafting had to take a back seat but I’m back now and ready to share plenty more crafty ideas with you all.

So today I’m sharing a quick and easy birthday card I made with the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Party Pandas, one of my favourites from this years selection.

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I used a Rich Razzleberry card base with a layer of patterned paper from the Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 dsp pack. This is a great paper pack as there are so many colours included with lovely cheerful patterns on one side and fruity patterns on the other. I have to be honest I’m not a fan of the fruit sides but the others I just love as they are so versatile.

I stamped the cute little panda on a Whisper White oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and matted on a larger scalloped one in Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the balloon on a scrap piece of the tutti-frutti paper and fussy cut it out to give the panda his balloon to pop over the layers.  I added a banner greeting stamped from the Birthday Banners stamp set and cut out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

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And here’s a look at the inside, where I stamped a couple of the panda’s balloon’s in the corner and coloured them with the Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and if you would like the Party Panda stamp set then just place an order of £45.00 or more before the end of the month and you can choose it as your Sale-A-Bration freebie.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Hooray Card for my 1st Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

Today I celebrate my first full year with Stampin’ Up! , I’ve loved getting back to crafting with these wonderful products and hope to share many more projects with you over the next year. To celebrate my anniversary I made myself this card, ok I haven’t actually sent it to myself but you know what I mean.

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Obviously I had to make this card in Mint Macaron as its my favourite colour and I’m so gutter we’ve only got a few weeks left with this gorgeous green. Hopefully I will love the new in colours and find a new favourite among them. If you haven’t already stocked up then now is definitely the time as once that retirements list it will be no more.

I chose to use the Reverse Words stamp set which is one of the second release Sale-A-Bration freebies, I love that its such a big stamp and takes the focal point of the card easily. I also did some stamping with the Painter’s Palette set which is one I haven’t reached for in a long time, I love all the various paint swipes in this set.

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To add a little bit of sparkle I cut one of the flowers from the May Flowers Framelits in the stunning Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, oh how I love this stuff its so so beautiful. Definitely worth making a £45.00 order over the next couple of days to get it free.

Hope you have enjoyed this card and come back again to see what the next year of Stampin Up brings me.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Glimmer Flower Thank You Cards

One of the most popular freebiesfrom this years Sale-A-Bration has been the glimmer paper pack. This pack includes 12 sheets of glimmer paper in three gorgeous shades of Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron. This stuff is just stunning and a little bit really makes your card “pop”.

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The photo really doesn’t do these cards justice as that little bit of glimmer just makes these cards that little bit more special. I used the wave die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits as a trellis base for my little flowers.

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The little flowers were created from the Botanical Builder Framelits in Whisper White and the lovely glimmer paper.

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The cards were finished with a little greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set.

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Which is your favourite colour ? I think mine is the Mint Macaron version, I know I’m going to really miss this colour when it leaves us at the end of May. If you love this colour or any of the 2015 – 2017 In-Colours then now is the time to stock up as these products will be leaving in just over two months and nearly always sell out fast.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

So Very Much meets…Sealed With Love

For today’s project I wanted to make some really quick cards that had nothing to do with the love theme but still used the Sealed With Love stamp set. I chose to use the paint stripe stamp to make a background. Continue reading “So Very Much meets…Sealed With Love”

Floral Friday – Inside the Lines Razzleberry Birthday Card

This years Spring/Summer and Sale-A-Bration catalogue have introduced a couple of products for those interested in adult colouring, the watercolour pencils and the Inside the Line dsp. As someone who finds colouring very therapeutic and has a very large collection of the colouring books I couldn’t wait to test out these two new products. Here’s the card I came up with using a Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive colour scheme.

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I loved making this card and love how it turned out even more and most of all I love just how simple it was to make. Just a little colouring and cutting of the flowers and a greeting stamped on one of the banners from the Banner Framelits set. I love how adding a little bit of Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Marker to the centre of the flowers has just given them a lift and finished off the card.

If you want to get your hands on this gorgeous card then simply make an order of £45.00 or above and you can choose this item for FREE. So simply click here to go straight to my online shop and get your set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: 14.5 cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

First Matt Layer: 14.1cm x 10.1cm

Second Matt Layer: 13.7cm x 9.7cm

Sale-A-Bration: Tasty Trucks

Tasty Trucks was the first item on my Sale-A-Bration wish-list this year. With the cute little truck and plenty of sentiments and accessories this is the perfect set to make a variety of cards.

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I stamped the truck on the Shimmery White cardstock as my Watercolour Cardstock appears to have gone walkabout since Christmas. I coloured using the blender pen and the new Watercolour pencils which are just lovely to work with and available in thirteen true Stampin’ Up! colours so a must have for anyone who loves to colour.

The background paper comes from the Festive Birthday dsp pack which has a gorgeous mix of bright colours, perfect to brighten up the mood on a miserable January day. I finished off the card by layering it onto some die cut ovals which has been stamped in Melon Mambo with that adorable little cupcake.

I think Tasty Trucks is a great set to add to your collection. Plus if you picked up Glamper Greetings from the Autumn/Winter catalogue then this is the perfect accompaniment. Available free with a purchase £45.00 or more from any current catalogue. If you purchase everything I used to make this project below then the total is £92.50, meaning you can pick up Tasty Trucks and one other Sale-A-Bration item totally free!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurement:

Card Base: 14.5cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Matt Layer: 14.1 cm x 19.7cm