Step it up Sunday: Nature’s Harvest

Today I’m sharing a three cards to show you how you can take a project from simple to stepped up, this week I’m using products from the Harvest Meadow suite.

For the first card I simply stamped the Black Eyed Susan’s onto a white tag and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The background is a layer of designer paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Paper. I then added a simple sentiment from the stamp set Nature’s Harvest and cut it with the Harvest Dies.

For the second card I stamped the flowers on seperate cardstock and then die cut them before adhering to the tag to add some height. I also added a Baker’s Twine bow in Crumb Cake.

For the final card I added a layer of the new Cork Speciality Paper, I love this paper it feels cork but is so so thin so doesn’t add much bulk to your proect. I also added a diecut of wheat behind the tag. As a final touch I added some of the Brushed Metallic Gems in Copper.

Which step is your favourite? I love all three and can’t wait to pull this suite of products out again.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Tuesday Inspiration: Summer Shadows Dies

The Summer Shadows dies are one of our level 2 Sale-A-Bration rewards, availabel with an order over £90. I loved the look of them as I do all things floral but I did find them a struggle to work with.

Today I’m sharing a card a made using these dies and also the the very sparkly Be Dazzling 6×6 DSP. This simple card uses ones of my favourite techinques, the inlay techinque where you fill in a die cut outline with pieces from another colour.

I’m also going to give you a closer look at the samples in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue using these dies for a little more inspiration.

I love the colour combination of this last sample: Copper, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride definitely one I need to try.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Simple Bloom Where You’re Planted Card Duo

Today I’ve got a quick card made using the Bloom WhereYou’re Planted Designer Paper. This a great paper pack filled with images of house plants, pots and very versatile backgrounds. There is also a matching stamp and die bundle but today I’m just using the paper.

I’ve used the paper with all the potted plants on as my background, I’ve cut it so the large plant (sorry no idea of the name!) is central on the background. I then fussy cut out two extra plant from the paper.

Both cards have Evening Evergreen as the card base. I’ve then done one card with a Gray Granite layer and one with a Cinnamon Cider layer. Before adhering the designer paper to the matt layer I’ve added a length of the Evening Evergreen Chervon Weave Ribbon where I will place my sentiment.

I’ve stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen onto Gray Granite or Cinnamon Cider and then cut them out with the large label die from the Potted Succulents Dies.

To finish the card I’ve adhered both the extra plant and the labels to the cards with Stampin’ dimensionals. Remember the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Paper currently has 15% off the price so a perfect time to buy.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Supplies

Thanks Card with Pansy Petal Designer Paper

Today I’m working with the Pansy Petals Designer Paper to show you the more floral designs in the pack. To show off this beautiful paper I’ve made some simple Thank You cards using the “Thanks” sentiment from the Biggest Wish stamp set.

I’ve matted each piece of designer paper onto matching in colour cardstock and then added a strip of the same coloured Open-Weave Ribbon about an inch from the bottom of each card.

The sentiments are stamped onto labels cut from the Potted Succulents Dies and embellished with some of the new In-colour Jewels.

I love all of these designs as they feature my favourite thing flowers but my very favourite has to be the design on the black background. This reminds me of the scene in Alice in Wonderland where Alice is walking through the woods about to meet the Cheshire Cat and film always makes me smile.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Kangaroo Thanks A Bunch Card

It’s Kangaroo & Co which has seen some ink today to make this thank you card, if you changed the sentiment it could easily be used as a birthday or get well soon card aswell.

I took one of the Ornate Layers dies and cut it out of Basic White. While the card was still in the die I used a Blender Brush and Soft Sea Foam to create the grass, with heavier blending at the bottom and a very light touch at the top. I then added a little bit of grass again using Soft Sea Foam.

I also stamped the butterfly and the greeting on this panel. I used the flower stamp and Versamark to create the subtle background on the Blamy Blue card base.

To finish the card I added a die cut Kangaroo coloured in Crumb Cake and a bunch of flowers in Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam and Daffodil Delight.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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