Three Card Thursday: Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with products from the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite. I love the look of this suite as making gingerbread cookies and houses is one of my favourite holidaytraditions. However I did struggle to create with it, so these are three very simple cards that can by made in minutes and could easily be batch produced if your behind on your cards.

The main focal elements of this card are the peppermints, these are created with the Gingerbread dies. Use mulitpurpose adhesive sheets and the two seperate elements can be adhered together easily.

A little Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon and some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels finish off the card.

For this second card I simple fussy cut theee of the Christmas Tree cookies from the designer paperand adhered them to the Stitched Rectangle. They are hard to see but I’ve added Gold Foil stars to the top of each tree using the Starlit Punch.

This final card is my favourite, probably because I hats, scarves and mittens in the wintertime. These mitten were again fussy cut from the designer paper, I then added some of the Real Red Stitched Grosgrain from the Playful Pets Ribbon Combo Pack.

The little snowflakes stamped on the Stitched Rectangle come from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and are perfect for adding a little extra detail.

So thats my three cards with the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite, hopefully I’ll have chance to pull them out agin soon and have a more creative play.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Three Card Thursday: Painted Poppies

Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set, this is probably my favourite stamp set from the new catalogue. The focus of this stamp set may be poppies but I feel these flowers are versatile enough to be used to represent many other flowers too, just experiment with colour like I have here.

Painted Poppies Highland Heather

For each of these cards I used three stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Happy Birthday greeting comes from the co-ordinating stamp set Peaceful Moments, but you could use any greeting you have.

This Highland Heather card was the first I made. First I stamped the poppy outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento and then filled them in with Highland Heather and the large blob stamp. For the background I stamped off the Highland Heather once on scrap paper before filling in the background. The blob stamp (sorry I can’t think of a better name for it!) has a watercolour effect to it, so I think it makes a lovely background stamp as well as to fill in the flowers.

Painted Poppies Melon Mambo

For the second card I used Melon Mambo and used a similar technique to card one, except I didn’t leave any white space on the card and did much more overstamping.

Painted Poppies Bermuda Bay

For this third card I used Bermuda Bay and started the card the same way as card one. For the background I used the paint splash looking stamp to fill in the background. I don’t know if its the colour or this stamp but I really love how this card tured out, its my favourite of the three by far.

I hope these cards have given you a little inspiration for using colours other than red with the Painted Poppies stamp set, I’m loving creating with this set so watch out for more projects next week.

Happy Crafing

Joanne x



Three Card Thursday: Petal Garden

This week for my Three Card Thursday challenge I chose to use the Graceful Garden stamp set. I really love the large rose stamp in this set, I think its simply beautiful and popped straight out at when I was looking at the catalogue. I also love the background stamp and can’t wait to use it on more projects.

I choose a colour scheme of Whisper white, Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive as it matches the Petal Garden DSP stack and also Sweet Sugarplum was the nearest colour to the roses I had at my wedding which were Ocean Song. I added a sheet from the paper stack and the Glitter Enamal dots from the Colour Theory Suite to the inkpads and markers for this challenge.

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Here’s the first card using the lovely background stamp and the Stampin’ Markers to add two colours to the rose stamps. A little matting for the rose image and I finished the card off with three of the Glitter Enamel dots.


For the second card I created a background by randomly stamping the small leaves all over the card. I then use the markers to colour the smaller rose image and stamped this three times. I added a little extra ink round the edges using the Sweet Sugarplum ink pad. I added a strip of paper behind these images just to ground them.


For my third and final card today I combined ideas from the first two cards. The leaves in the background were stamped a bit further apart to give a subtler effect and I added a paper layer behind my matted rose image.


Here are all three together, which is your favourite? I think mine is the first one as I just love all three of those stamps. I also think this would be the perfect anniversary card for my husband next month, but doubt he’ll remember the colour of my bouquet even though it wasn’t that long ago!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x