Floral Friday: Flowing Flowers

For today’s Floral Friday I’m sharing two very simple cards made with the Flowing Flowers stamp set, which has beautiful big flower images perfect for covering your whole card.

This first card uses Highland Heather and Soft Succulent inkpads to stamp the flowers with.

The second one was done with Stampin’ Markers brushed on the stamps and gives you a much bolder image. Which do you prefer?

The sentiments for both cards were stamped on diecuts from the Tasteful Labels Dies which have now unfortunately sold out. For an alternative you could use the labels in the Potted Succulents or Seasonal Labels Dies. In the new catalogue there is also a die set called All That which would also work.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Three Cards with the All Togther Designer Paper

Here are three ideas for you using the All Together Designer Paper all using the pattern with the row of hands.

For this first card I used most of the new Stampin’ Blends skin tone colours to colour the hands and then added the Here For You die onto some vellum just to help it stand out from the background of hands.

This second card uses the same layout but I’ve swapped the skin tones for a rainbow of hands in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss.

My third card was a happy accident as when I turned the rainbow hands sheet over to adhered to the Basic Black base I loved what I found…so made that into a card too!

This card is my favourite and think it shows the more you create the more the creative ideas flow.

There are plenty of other great designs in the All Togther Designer Paper which is fast becoming one of my favourites to reach for.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Simple & Stepped Up: All Squared Away

I love the simple elegance of the dies in the All Squared Away bundle. Cut in just black I think they make a great card.

If you want to step your card up a little then add some colour behind these black silhouettes. Here I’ve used the 21-23 In-Colour DSP sheets.

As a final flourish I’ve added some of the 21-23 In Colour Jewels to add a little sparkle to the card.

Simple or stepped us these are a great set a dies.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Tuesday Inspiration: whimsy & Wonder Suite

Today I’m giving you a closer look at the Whimsy & Wonder Suite. This is one which really caught my eye in the catalogue as the colour scheme is very untraditional with Polished Pink, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight and Iridescent which I love.

Here’s a quick card I made with the stamp set and designer paper. I love the combinationation of pinks and Mint Macaron. I love all the trees in the Whimiscal Trees stamp set but this cute little tree has to be my favourite. I used the fine end of the Polished Pink Marker to add the little baubles.

Now I’m going to give you a closer look at the samples that are in the catalogue:

This is a simple card using the bauble stamp and a little colouring with Stampin’ Blends.

Love the use of the stars and ting baubles on these cards, these are included in the Christmas Trees Dies set.

This card highlights many of the patterns in the designer paper and I love the addition of the Genial Gems as an embellishment.

This card shows one of the Wonderful Snowflakes, these are made from Iridescent Foil and are seriously gorgeous in real life. I also love the use of the Misty Moonlight die cut from the Encircled in Beauty.

This cute little bag is embellished with the Blushing Bride Frayed Ribbon made into a decorative bow, love this!

This card has a more traditional colour scheme and I love the use of the tinsel dies as a background die, this is something I’d never have thought of doing and I love it.

Hope these samples have inspired you to take a closer look at the Whimsy & Wonder Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Supplies (for my sample):

Supplies: Whimsy & Wonder Suite:

Subway Art Birthday Card

I’ve wanted to make one of these subway art style cards for a while and today I have to make a birthday card for my godson, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to try it out.

I’ve used the Family Party stamp set for the numbers and stars. This stamp set is on the retiring list but I higly recommend you grab it while you can, especially if you make a lot of cards featuring numbers or for family memebers. As a heads up there is nothing similar in the new catalogue.

Firstly I took a piece of Very Vanailla cardstock and gave it a very light layer of Sahara Sand using a Blending Brush, concentrating on the edges. I then took Real Red to add the numbers, Misty Moonlight to add the Happy Birthday and Mango Melody to add the stars.

The Happy Birthday greeting comes from the new stamp set Party Puffins which will be in the new catalogue released on May 4th.

Once all the stamping was complete I ran the sheet through the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing folder and the adhered to a layer of Real Red cardstock before adding to my Very Vanilla card base.

I hope my godson likes it and that I can give him this card in person as I haven’t actually seen him since he was 10!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x