Happy Easter Card

Easter is not normally a time for sending cards in the UK but given the present circumstances it might be nice to make some and let those people we can’t see know we’re still thinking of them at a time when families are generally all together. For this Easter card I’ve pulled out the Welcome Easter set which I think has the some of the cutest little animals we’ve had in a stamp set. Although I love the lamb I chose to just use the Rabbit and Chick on todays card.

After stamping both the Rabbit and the Chick in Tuxedo Memento Ink I coloured them with Stampin’ Blends and then carefully fussy cut the out.

Happy Easter Card - flat

I cut a panel of Whisper white cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 6.5cm and on this I stamped my Happy Easter greeting, the tiny little bee and some grass and flowers for my Rabbit and Chick to sit among. I matted this on some Highland Heather cardstock measuring 11cm x 7cm.

The background layer of the card is made from a piece of the Subtles Designer Paper in Soft Sea Foam measuring 13.9cm x 9.5cm adhered to a layer of Highland Heather cardstock measuring 14.4cm x 10cm. This was then adhered to a Whiper white card base.

To finish off the card I added my Rabbit and Chick to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Friday: Pop of Petals Floral Trio Card

It’s Friday so it’s time for my weekly dose of floral stamping, today I’ve pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set which hasn’t seen much ink recently. For today’s project I’ve used Petal Pink, Old Olive and Terracotta Tile, a colour I’ve not used much.

To create the flowers I pulled out my Stampin’ Markers in Petal Pink and Terracotta Tile. I coloured the centre of stamp with Petal Pink and the outer petals with Terracotta Tile to give a lovely two-tone flower when stamped. I stamped and punched out three of these. I then stamped and cut out six of the rose type leaves in Old Olive.

Pop of Petals Floral Trio - flat

I ran the Whisper White layer through the Subtle Embossing Folder to add some texture, sadly this doesn’t show up on my photos. I mounted this on a background layer of Terracotta Tile and ran a strip of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across the middle.

I stamped my sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto a Whisper White die cut from the stitched Labels Dies. I then arranged the flowers around the sentiment and added the leaves. For a final finishing touch I added Frosted Epoxy Droplets, coloured in Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, to the centre of each flower.

Have you pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set recently, I’d love to know what you made.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Be As Bold As Your Lipstick Card

One for the girls today with this lipstick themed card made with the Dressed to Impress  stamp set and matching All Dressed Up dies. I’ve used the colour scheme from the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Paper of Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black and Purple Posy to highlight the femininity of the card.

I’ve used the tag die from the Bonanaze dies, this was the perfect size to fit my sentiment on and the die cut lipstick.

Be Bold As Your Lipstick - flat

I’ve finished the card off with some 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon in Lovely Lipstick and some enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms collection.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Early Release – Ornate Garden Suite, Available now

Sale-A-Bration may be over and the co-ordinating products may no longer be available but today sees the release of a brand new suite Ornate Garden. These gorgeous products will be available in the new 2020 Annual Catalogue so you’ll ave plenty of time to purchase and enjoy them.

This suite of products includes two stamp and die bundles, a new embossing folder, gilded gems, a ribbon duo pack and a designer paper pack featuring a brand new In-Colour from the 2020-2022 coledction, my guess is its the yellow colour.

Here are links to the  the new products:

Here are a few samples made by Stampin’ Up!:

 

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

 

Bermuda Bay Bonanza Birthday Card

Today I’m sharing this bright and cheery birthday card made with the Bonanza Buddies stamp and die bundle and the matching Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper. I love the cute little characters these stamps and dies create, perfect for any kids birthday big or small.

I’ve used Bermuda Bay as my card base as I think its highlights how bright and fun the birthday parcel ppaer is from the Birthday Bonanza DSP. I added a little of ther Ruched Daffodil Delight Ribbon across my DSP before adhering to the card to add a little texture.

birthday bonanza birthday card - flat

The Koala and Lion were stamped and then die cut. I love how  the lions mane and tail end are on one stamp and die set so they line up perfectly. The Koala was stamped in Gray Granite and the Lion in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody. The die cut balloons were stamped in Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Terracotta Tile.

birthday bonanza birthday card - inside

To decorate the inside I added a row of Terracotta Tile birthday presents along the bottom of the card.

For this card I stuck to the colour scheme which matched the DSP but you could use any of our colours to make wonderful birthday cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Purple Posy Floral Birthday Card

Purple Posy is not  a colour I’ve reached for much as we don’t have the inkpad but today I thought I use it in the Stampin’ Blends today to colour in this lovely floral birthday cake from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set. This is one of the current sets available free with a qualifing order of £45.00 until the end of Sale-A-Bration on March 31st.

This image makes a great focal point for cards and with the matching die from the Birthday Dies set its easy to cut out too. I’ve coloured the main flowers with Purple Posy, the little berries with Rococo Rose and the leaves with Mint Macaron and I’ve used Crumb Cake to colour the cake stand.

Purple Posy Floral Birthday Card - close up

For the background I ran some Whisper White cardstock through the Stone 3D Embossing Folder to add some subtle texture. I added a strip of Purple Posy In- Colour Designer paper to the bottom half of the textured cardstock and then added a stip of the 1/4″ Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon, before adhering it all to a Mint Macaron layer and then the card base.

Purple Posy Floral Birthday Card - flat

To finish the card I added a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather onto a die cut scalloped label from the Sending Flowers Dies. I then added another scalloped label in Mint Macaron cut in half behind the sentiment to help it stand out.  I finished the card by adding my coloured and die cut floral cake to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Perfect birthday card for any female in your life.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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#Simple Stamping – Male Themed Cards With Over the Moon

For today’s cards I’m going back to basics and just using paper, ink and stamps, okay and a few Stampin’ Blends to create these cute male themed birthday cards with the Over the Moon stamp set and the Country Club Designer Paper.

As these stamps are of cows I’ve often gone down a more female route for cards but today they are getting a male treatment as I need some birthday cards for my farmer friends.

Simple Stamping Over the Moon card 2

I’ve used the Country Club Designer Paper with the colours Garden Green and Night of Navy to create these simple matted and layered cards.

Simple Stamping - Over the Moon Card 1

The cows are coloured with the light versions of Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Basic Black with a hint of Ivory for the noses.  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Itty Bitty Birthday, which has the perfect font for male cards.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

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