Floral Friday: Hand Penned Z-Fold Card

For the first time in a long time I’ve made a fancy fold card, well a Z-fold card so its not that fancy!!

For this card I’ve used the Hand-Penned Bundle as my focal point.

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.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Three Car Thursday: Blackberry Beauty

Blackberry Bliss is my very favourite Stampin’ Up! colour so when I saw the Blackberry Beauty Suite I knew I had to purchase it all. It has been very hard for me to actually cut thepapers from the Blackberry Beauty DSP up and craft with them as they are so gorgeous. I have braved it and cut them up and here are three cards from my intial play with this suite, showcasing my three favourite paper designs.

This first card features my favourite design in the paper pack, the gold foiling on this is just so shiny. I’ve paired this with the laarge quote from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set stamped onto a matt from the Scalloped Contours Dies from the Annual Catalogue. I’ve finished the card off with the die cut owl from the Ephemera Pack, I’m a little sad that he didn’t come as a stamped image as I think he’s beautiful.

The main focal point for this card is again the designer paper and here I’ve simply added a gold foiled die cut from the ephemra pack and a little greetings label.

This final card also uses the Scalloped Contour dies as a matt for my stamping. I’ve also added two stamped and die cut birds to this card to compliment the paper. The ribbon on this card is actually the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which I’ve coloured with a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.

I love all three of these rich Autumnal cards, which is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Dragonfly Card with Suite Sampler and Inspired Thoughts

The Suite Sampler stamp set has been a host set for the January to June Catalogue, its featured right at the back of the catalogue on page 88 so some of you may have missed it. As its a host set its only available with order over £150/€200 but I think its lovely if you can stretch to a big order.

It contains images which coordinate with the Dandy Garden, Hydranga Hill, Love You Always, Fine Art Floral and Sand Sea suites of products, so greatif you want extra co-ordinating images.

Today I’ve used the large leaf stamp to create my background, stamping in Balmy Blue ink onto corresponding cardstock.

I’ve then used a diecut from the Scalloped Contours Dies and stamped the dragonfly and my sentiment which comes from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.

I stamped a seperate dragonfly on scrap basic white cardstock and then coloured the wings of both in Wink of Stella. After the scrap butterfly was dry I cut out the wings and adhered them to the other dragonfly. At the wing base I used Mini Glue Dots but at the tips I used Mini Dimensionals to give the illusion of fluttering as you can see the other set of wings underneath.

To finish off the card I added three adhesive backed sequins to the card, these are actually supposed to be Coastal Cabana but I think they’ve blended in perfectly.

Reme,ber there are only two more days to shop from the Mini Catalogue, so if there is anything you can’t live without now is the time to order.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Blackberry Bliss Pansy Petals Card

This week I’m focusing on the Pansy Petal Suite, my favourite suite from the new catalogue as I love the colours and Pansies are one of my favourite flowers.

This suite features a stamp and die set, matching designer paper and cute little Bumblebee Trinkets similar to the ones in the Dandy Garden Suite. One of my favourite features of this suite is the options with the die set. You can cut from the matching designer paper, cut from stamped images and also simply use the dies to build your own flowers from cardstock.

Today I’m showing a card which has been created mostly from just die-cutting the designer paper, so was easy to make and looks great. I just used images which have Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen.

The background paper also comes from the Pansy Petals DSP, making this pack even more versatile as everyone loves a gingham don’t they. After stamping a sentiment onto one of the frames from the Scalloped Contours Dies I arranged my pansies over to the left of the card. As a finishing touch I’ve added some of the Fresh Freesia In-Colour Jewels,

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing more with this gorgeous suite so see you then.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x