Three Card Thursday: Sweet Conversation Bundle

This week I’m showcasing the Sweet Conversation Bundle along with the Sweet Talk DSP the perfect products to create some Valentine’s Day cards.

I’ve kept the colur scheme very simple with Real Red, Blushing Bride and a hint of Black.

This first card uses the lollipop paper from the Sweet talk pack and looking at it I knew I had to turn all those lollipops shiny with some Shimmery Crytal Effects. I love how this looks so just added a simple sentiment using the banner in the Sweet Heart Dies. To give it the banner edge on both ends make sure the edge of the die is hanging off the edge of the cutting plates on the first cut (so it doesn’t cut) and then flip it round so the middle part is over the edge before cutting again.

This second card uses a mix of paper and stamped die cuts to create the hearts and sentiment.

I went a bit crazy stamping and die cutting all the different hearts from the stamps and the paper so this card is a little collage of all my favourite hearts mixed togther, with a simple sentiment at the bottom to finish.

I love all these cards and can’t wait to play with these products again and use the other sheets of paper which are more colourful and more versatile.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Tuesday Inspiration: Awesome Otters

How cute are these little otters? I love when Stampin’ Up! release a new animal stamp set and this one is no exception, my favourite stamp is the little otter with the fish…adorable!

Here is a quick card I made using the free Awesome Otters stamp set:

Here are some more examples that the Stampin’ Up! concept artists have created, these can all be found in the Sale-A-Bration brochue.



Love this card usin the Picture This die to create the peep holes for the otters and the use of the Simply Marbelous DSP and the Pebble Enamel Shapes really add to the watery feel of the card.

This card uses just the party hat to create a simple little birthday card, reminds me to take a good look at all the stamps included in a set not just the focal images.

This cute little otter has been added to a tag for this birthday gift.

Hope these cute little projects have given you a closer insight into the Awesome Otters set availble now until the end of February with a purchase over £45/€50.

If you’d like some more inspiration then check out my Awesome Otters Pintrest board here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Blended Hearts Valentine’s Card

Have you tried our new Blending Brushes yet? I love them, they are super soft and make making beautifully blended backgrounds much easier than using sponges as they leave no lines.

For this card I’ve used the Detailed Hearts Die as a stencil instead of a die. I first used the brushes to blend a layer of Flirty Flamingo all over the card. I then place over the die, held in palce with washi tape and used the brushes with Real Red, making the blending darker down the centre of the card. I love the effect this has created.

I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day from the Heart to Heart stamp set onto a label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I added a little touch of the Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon to the edge of the label and finished the card off with some of the little Real Red Resin hearts from the Snail Mail Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Forever Lovely Valentine’s Card Duo

I’m getting all loved up with the Forever Lovely stamp set today and sharing with you two Valentine’s cards which I’ve made.

I chose a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick which are all colours from the coordinating All My Love DSP.

Firstly I took out my Big shot and cut out seven of the 3cm squares in whisper white and then seven scalloped squares in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped hearts in Flirty Flamingo on each white square and glued them to the scalloped squares.

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For the first card I stamped a boarder of hearts down the left hand side of the card with Crumb Cake ink. I then added three of my squares at jaunty angles down the boarder and finished the card off with a greeting at the bottom.

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For the second card I stamped the Crumb Cake hearts in opposite corners and then arranged four of the squares in a grid pattern in the centre of the card. I finished the card off with a sentiment running across the middle of the grid.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s two Valentine’s cards and pop back tomorrow to see what else I have created with the Forever Lovely stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x