Stocking Christmas Card with Hung with Care

Have you checked out the Hostess sets in the Autumn/Winter catalogue yet, I feel these often get overlooked as they are right at the back of the catalogue. This year we have two lovely offerings, my favourite being Hung With Care which features a collection of gorgeous stockings ready to hang up and wait for Santa to fill with goodies. If you want this set then simply place an order of £150.00 or more and choose this as part of  your Stampin’ Rewards.

I’ve kept today’s card fairly simple so you can see just how cute these little stockings are. I coloured them with our Stampin’ Markers in the colours Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake and then fussy cut them out.

hanging stockings card flat

I added a little sparkle to the card with two thin strips of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Suite and guess what…no glitter fell off when making this card!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Merry Merlot and Copper Snow is Glistening Collection

Today I’m back to share with you a few card I made with the new Snow is Glistening stamp set and matching dies, these products are only available during November while stocks last, so if you like what you see I urge you to place your order quickly and we’ve already lost one of the products in the showcase.

This stamp set is like a dream come true for me as I’m a huge snowflake fan and have quite a collection of various snowflake sets, these is my favourite though simply for that Christmas tree stamp its stunning and could be my favourite stamp of the whole Christmas releases this year.

So obviously this stamp had to be the focus of my projects right? So here are four different ways use that gorgeous stamp.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 1

First up is a simple card using just Merry Merlot ink and the Stamp-a-ratus to create this card front, this really highlights how detailed and beautiful that stamp is. I finished the card with a simple layer of copper foil to add a more Christmassy feel.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 2

For my second card I went a little more detailed and stamped the tree in Versamark and embossed in Copper embossing powder. I added a sentiment also from the Snow is Glistening stamps set and used the Tailored Tag punch to add some copper highlights to the card. I also stamped the large snowflake in Merry Merlot on the card base to give a subtle detail to the background.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 3

For the third card I embossed the tree again in Copper but this time I stamped it was on Merry Merlot cardstock, I then roughly cut the tree out. I created the background using the falling snowflakes stamp in two rows across the middle of the cardstock, with the Stamp-a-ratus  this was easy it line up and looks great. I added a strip of Merry Merlot cardstock across the middle to ground the tree when I adhered it. To finish the card I added the greeting “Seasons Greeting” from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set, which is another gorgeous snowflake set. As a final touch I added three copper snowflakes cut from the Snowfall Thinlits.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 4

This final card is my favourite, probably because it uses the gorgeous Merry Merlot and Copper Reversible Ribbon, this is in my opinion the most gorgeous ribbon Stampin’ Up! have ever created, I’m tempted to order more and use it with my Christmas wrapping.

The background of this card was created using the tree stamp vertically, I’m impressed I was able to line this up so you couldn’t tell where the join was, thank you Stamp-a-ratus!!

The main focal point of the card is the large snowflake, this was tricky to cut out of the foil without it ripping, but I finally got it to work by placing some greaseproof paper between the foil and the die and running through the Big Shot four times.

I have loved creating all of these cards and using the Snow is Glistening stamp set, pop back later to see more projects with this gorgeous set and the other set in the Snowflake Showcase, Happiness Surrounds.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Three Card Thursday: Spirited Snowmen

So I’m back today with three cards using a limited number of products and featuring the Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. This is one of my favourite stamp sets to colour with the Stampin’ Blends as a little colour brings these cute characters to life.

Spirited snowmen Card 1

for the first card I used a Pool Party base stamped with snowflakes. The cute snowman was coloured with a mix of Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Bermuda Bay and the label is cut from the Petals and More Thinlits.

Spirited Snowmen Card 2

I used a layer of vellum stamped with Versamark to give this card some extra detail. I love how this one turned out and think I’m saving it to give to my husband for Christmas.

Spirited Snowmen Card 3

How cheeky does this little guy look? He’s guaranteed to put a smile on the recipients face I’m sure. I fussy cut some of the holly to create some added embellishments for this card.  These three cards use all the stamps in the Spirited Snowmen set which makes me happen as its something which happens so rarely, but does show what a great set this is to work with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Very Vintage Birthday Card

Today’s project was inspired by one in the catalogue on page 226, my version is much simpler and perfect for when you need a quick floral themed birthday card.

The Very Vintage stamp set is a hostess set so only available with orders over £150.00 but its one to consider adding to your stash as it has a lovely mix of sentiments and images. I chose to work with the two largest elements to make my card.

I created a tone on tone background with Old Olive cardstock and ink and the lace doily image. I love the distressed vintage feel of this image I think its made a great background for this card.

Very Vintage Birthday Card flat

A little colouring with the watercolour pencils and the blender created the focal point for this card and really reminds me of some china which my grandma used to have, if anyone’s in the UK and knows what I’m on about I’d love to know the name of the china?

I finished the card off with a simple Happy Birthday banner created from the Birthday Banners stamp set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.

Which do you prefer the catalogue version or my simplified version?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Price: £11.25

 

Christmas Card featuring the Merry Christmas Thinlits

Following on from yesterday’s card I have another card to share which doesn’t use an stamping. Today its a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas Thinlits and some of the All is Bright Designer Paper.

To add some extra detail to the “Merry Christmas” greeting and the All is Bright background layer I made a layer from vellum. I used the Detailed Bauble Thinlits, first using the detailed doily image and embossing it with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and then cutting out the doily with the edging die.

Merry Christmas Thinlits Christmas Card flat

A simple card with a big impact which is fairly easy to mass produce if you don’t mind a bit of die cutting!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

September Customer Thank You Cards: Rainbow Blends

For my September customer cards I wanted to create so colourful rainbow cards so I got colouring with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background.  I used seven of the dark Stampin’ Blends in Real Red, Pumpkin pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss to colour stripes to create my background.

Rainbow background card

To finish off the card I cut out the Thank You Thinlit in Shimmery white cardstock and added some punched out some stars from the Twinkle Builder punch to embellish.

For my second card I switched things around and cut my “Thank You”  and gthe stars from some coloured cardstock and stuck onto a white card base.

rainbow thank you card

The best adhesive I’ve found for using these large delicate die cuts is the multipurpose adhesive sheets as no adhesive is shown, but be careful when placing your die cut as when they’re stuck down there’s no moving them.

I love how simple and bright these cards are, they could easily be turned into birthday cards using the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, you could also change up the colours to match any theme you like.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

New Year, New Products and a Sale!

October 1st is the first day in the Stampin’ Up! year and they’ve kicked the year off with a sale to coincide with World Card Making Day on October 5th which will run from today until October 7th, so now is a great time to stock up on some of those card-making essentials. Here’s links to the products in the sale:

If you’re a fan of the Stamparatus then Stampin’ Up! are releasing three new accessories to go along with this products as well as an accessory bundle pack:

Being the start of a new year its also the start of a new quarter in the Stampin’ Up! calendar  which means its the perfect time to sign up as a demonstrator as you’ll have even longer to meet your first quarter minimums. Plus there are some gorgeous new products coming in November which demonstrators can order now as part of their starter kit. If you’d like to join up simply follow this link here I’d love to have you in my team.

 

Joanne x