Nature’s Roots Birthday Card

For today’s project I’ve made a quick birthday card which will suit anyone who loves nature.  I’ve kept the colour scheme very simple with Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake but used different textures and layers to add interest.

The background was created by simply stamping the small leaf randomly all over my card base in Tranquil Tide to give a tone on tone look. The Simple Stripes Embossing Folder adds some texture to the Crumb Cake layer, a little inking to the edges adds a little more definition to the ripped edges.

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Some of the Nature’s Twine in Crumb Cake adds a final touch of texture along with the raised up Scots Pine die cut from the Nature’s Roots Framelits. The happy birthday greeting is from Perennial Birthday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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“Be Strong” Oak Tree Card featuring Rooted in Nature Bundle

 

After making yesterday’s card I had more of a play with the Rooted in Nature Bundle and coordinating products and came up with some more projects. So this week I’m dedicating my blog to all things inspired by the Rooted in Nature bundle.

The focal point of today’s card is the stunning oak tree stamp, with matching die! I used my Stampin’ Markers to colour the stamp so I could add some branch details among the leaves and I love how well the image has stamped. I added this to some a matt made from the largest scalloped and un-scalloped dies in Layering Circles Framelits.

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A couple of pieces of the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP created the background with a little Grapefruit Grove Mini Grosgrain to add some texture. I added the cut up words from the stamp “Be Strong Be Happy Be You” to finish the card, which I think fitted the “strong” feeling oak tree’s evoke in me at least.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and pop back through the week to check out my other Rooted in Nature projects.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootles July Birthday Blog Hop

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Today I’m taking part in the Pootles Team Birthday Blog Hop for birthdays in July, mine is on the 25th and for this hop I decided to use my favourite products to create a birthday card for myself…just in case hubby forgets!

So here is my card

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Can you guess how old I am? For this card I used my very favourite stamp set Blooms & Wishes and four of the new In-Colours: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. I used all three of the large flowers and a couple of the smaller ones and stamped them in a random pattern all over my card. I added some leaves in Tranquil Tide and to fill in all the little gaps I used the small dotted stamped from Birthday blooms in Powder Pink.

I die cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit in Copper Foil and cut it in half to create my greeting. I also cut out the numbers 3 and 4 from the Large Number Thinlits set. I made a middle strip to mount the greeting on with Powder Pink.

I cut out the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits in Powder Pink and the largest circle in Whisper White. I then took the “TH” stamp from Number of Years and embossed it in copper a the edge of the circle.

To finish the card I mounted the numbers on my circle and added it to the card.

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I hope you enjoyed me card today. To see other cards in the blog hop click the blue box below.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Bee Unique Card for #TGIFC115

Hi Everyone,

This week’s challenge for TGIF Challenges was to use Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide, three colours which I love together. I’ve had this Bee Unique card idea in my head for a while and decided these bright colours would work perfectly with the black be background I wanted to stamp.

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After I had stamped out my black bee background it looked a little harsh against my Berry Burst matt and Tranquil Tide card base so I added a layer of vellum over the top.

I then took the Labeller Alphabet stamp set and carefully stamped out BEE Unique to be my greeting.

To finish the card I cut various shape from the May Flowers, Layering Circles and Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits sets, including a Berry Burst bee as a focal point.

To add a little more Lemon Lime Twist and to hold the vellum in place I added a striped punched from the Ticket Tear punch.

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If you would like to take part in this week challenge at TGIF Challenges or would like to look at the other entries then click here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Quick card with Label Me Pretty Bundle

Hello everyone, hope you’re enjoying the Bank Holiday. Here in Yorkshire its raining, typical bank holiday weather but its made card making difficult as its so dark! Today I’ve pulled out the new Label Me Pretty Bundle to have a quick play with. If you’re mourning the lost of the Decorative Label punch then the new Pretty Label could be a great new alternative.

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I paired the Label Me Pretty Bundle up with the Eastern Palace DSP which I haven’t actually cut into  yet. I stamped out the lovely border stamp from the stamp set and chose the You’re the Best sentiment.  I placed this on my card and couldn’t work out why it looked wrong…yes I’d stamped on Whisper White but the background of the DSP is Very Vanilla, that’s how bad my light is today!

To create the Fresh Fig layer on the punch out I punched an extra label in Fresh Fig and cut it in half. I wanted quite a large amount of the Fresh Fig showing from behind the sentiment punch so I had a small gap in the middle. Solution: use some ribbon! I cut a length of the Tranquil Tide Woven Ribbon and stuck the sentiment to the front of the ribbon using Tear & Tape. I then turned the ribbon over and stuck my two Fresh Fig label halves on the back, the ribbon in the middle neatly hides the fact there is a gap.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

Sneak Peak: Happy Birthday Gorgeous

One of my favourite stamp sets from the new catalogue is Happy Birthday Gorgeous, it combines my two favourite things birthday stamps and flowers and I can see myself using it a lot. As a demonstrator we are able to order certain products early, imagine how I excited I was that this set was one of them, along with the matching and utterly gorgeous Happy Birthday Thinlits die.

Today’s project is a super quick one as its been my son’s birthday today so we’ve spent all weekend celebrating and I’ve had little time to craft.

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The card background was created using two of the flower stamps. First I stamped the outlines in Berry Burst and the stamped the centres in Powder Pink, I love how good these two colours look together.  The stamps themselves have little arrows on which makes lining them up easy.

To create the greeting I used the new Happy Birthday Thinlit cut out of Tranquil Tide, this is prefect for creating a quick focal point to any birthday card. I mounted the greeting on the largest oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits and finished the card off with a layer of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon which I’ve ruched up.

Hope you enjoyed this quick look at some of the new products coming June 1st.

Happy Crafting

Joanne

Eastern Palace Hexagonal Box

Today I’m showcasing a gorgeous box I’ve made using the Eastern Palace suite of products and the Window Box Thinlits Dies. I love how easily this box came together and how elegant it looks.

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Firstly I took some Tranquil Tide cardstock and laid out the hexagonal box die from the Window Box Thinlits, the large circle medallion and one of the small circle medallions from Eastern Medallions.

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I ran this through the bigshot once to create the top decoration. I then removed the large medallion die and moved the small medallion to the next square and ran through again. You will need to repeat this once more for one half of the box. To create the bottom use only the small medallion and run through the bigshot three times. When you have done this the pieces you have should look like this:

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As you can see in the above phot I have cut off the two side fold flaps on the bottom section as these won’t be needed. Add adhesive, I used the fine-tip glue, along each remaining flap at the sides and on the bottom piece. Do not put adhesive on the lid part of the box. Hold the box in place while the adhesive dries if you’ve used a wet glue like me.

To decorate the top of the box I cut the star shaped medallion out of gold foil and then created a flower using the dies and the vinyl stickers.

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Stick the gold flower sticker onto the Tranquil Tide cardstock and place the corresponding dies over it as shown above, run through the bigshot and one super quick flower is ready for the top of the box. I added a final touch of Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes to the centre of each side window circle.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this project, I’m loving using the Eastern Palace Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x