“Hearts & Kisses” 3 in a Row Games using the Sealed With Love Stamp Set

Today is the first in my new week long series featuring the Sealed With Love Bundle from the Spring/Summer catalogue. I’m hoping to bring you some ideas and show you this bundle can be used for more than just Valentine’s cards.

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I thought I’d start the series off with something completely different, a love themed version of 3 in a Row, “Hearts & Kisses” made using the Sending Love dsp stack, Layering Squares Framelits and the Sealed With Love stamp set.

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To make the board you will need a piece of Real Red cardstock measuring 61/2″ by 6 1/2″

Take a piece of the Sending Love dsp stack, or any other piece of 6″ square patterned paper. Score on both sides at 2″ and 4″ to form a grid pattern.

Cut two strips of 12″ cardstock 1/4″ wide and cut in half so you have four 1/4″ strips each 6″ in length.

Stick the red strips along the score lines on your dsp piece to form the grid. Stick the whole piece to the centre of the Real Red piece, your board is complete.

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To make the playing pieces you will need to cut twelve squares from the 1 1/4″ scallop square Framelit in Real Red and twelve squares of Whisper White from the 1 3/16″ square die.

One six of the white squares stamp the lips images from the Sealed With Love stamp set in Real Red ink and on the other six stamp one of the Heart images. Stick the stamped images onto the red squares and your ready to play.

I loved making this little game and can see it transferring to a other stamp sets such as Beetles & Bugs or Day the Beach really well.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you join me tomorrow for my next Sending Love project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Modern Snowflake Cards

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I love snowflake images of any kind and have really enjoyed playing with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set to create some cards which have a more modern feel about them.

For these cards I chose two colours schemes, the first Island Indigo and Pool Party which I think is my favourite blue combination. The second I went for a more girly feel with Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.

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I finished each card off with some of the gorgeous Fancy Frost sequins which have the most delicious shine…I wish I had packets and packets of them to sprinkle over my table at Christmas.

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I love them both and can’t decide which is my favourite, which is yours?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Christmas Tree Wreath Ornament Video Tutorial

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So for today’s post I have a short video tutorial on how to make this little Christmas Wreath. You can use it as a decoration for your tree or as decoration to hang on its own elsewhere. I love how I used the circles Thinlits for a totally different project than what is highlighted in the catalogue. So if you have some dies just experiment and see what you can come up with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday – Blooms & Wishes

Blooms and Wishes is probably my most favourite stamp set from the current Annual catalogue, I just love the slightly water-coloured look it gives to the flowers, making for some beautiful cards. This card is my October customer thank you card, so if you shopped with me last month one of these will be in the post to you.

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It was a very simple card to make just a couple of layers and some stamping but I think the end result is beautiful. I chose a colour scheme of Island Indigo, Mint Macaron and Pool Party and by stamping off some of these colours I ended up with a variety of shades on the card, which adds to the water-coloured effect.

The greetings panel matts were created from the Tags and Labels Framelits and I finished the card off with a little Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon and a few pearls.

I really love this card and hope my customers do too. If you would like your own handmade card from me next month all you have to do is place an order with me this month, here is the link to my online shop.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: 21cm x 14.8 cm, scored at 10.5cm

First Matt: 14.4cm x 10.1cm

Whisper White Layer: 14cm x 9.7cm

Supplies Used:

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