Last day of 2015-2016 Retiring List

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Just a quick reminder that today is the last day of the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue and also the last day of the 2016 Spring/Summer catalogue. Many of the retiring items have already sold out but you might still be able to bag a bargain if you’re quick 😉

Sara xx

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Layering Love Shaker card

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I hope you’ve had a great bank holiday weekend. I’ve had great fun crafting. Still working with Layering Love but this time combining it with the Layering Squares framelits to create a shaker card.

layering love shaker

The card base is an A6 portrait of Dapper Denim. A card front layer of Smoky Slate was run through the Big Shot with the Boho Chic embossing folder. Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon was wrapped around the lower portion of the ambushed layer and tied in a knot before adhering it direct to the card front. Layers and frames were die cut from Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Dapper Denim and Window Sheet using the Layering Squares framelits. Using Dapper Denim ink, a sentiment from Layering Love was stamped onto the Whisper White square and a few hearts stamped around with Watermelon Wonder ink. New Foam Adhesive Strips were used to attach the layered frames after sprinkling a few (too many) Brights Sequins inside.

layering love shaker inside

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from Layering Love was stamped in Dapper Denim and the heart coloured in with a Watermelon Wonder  marker.

Love how easy the framelits and the foam strips make shaker cards.

Just two more sleeps to go and the new catty launches!

Sara xx

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Sneak peek – Layering Love

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Another sneak peek for you today from the new catty, launching 1 June! This one combines the Layering Love sentiment stamp set, one of the new In Colors, Sweet Sugarplum and a new Specialty DSP pack, Pop of Pink.

The DSP is mainly black and white on one side, black and/or white with a pop of pink on the other and has two sheets of white with Gold Foiling on. We opted for a plain black and white pattern for this card, to show the Sweet Sugarplum off.

layering love

The card base is an A6 portrait of Sweet Sugarplum, matted with Silver Foil and then Pop of Pink Specialty DSP. Two labels were punched, one from Silver Foil and a slightly smaller one from Whisper White card, both using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. A sentiment from the Layering Love set was stamped on the white label with Basic Black ink and teeny hearts from the same set were stamped around in Sweet Sugarplum ink. After adhering the two labels together, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon was threaded through the labels and tied with a bow of Silver 1/8” Ribbon before popping up on the card front with dimensionals. It was finished with a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

layering love inside

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from the Layering Love set was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend.

Sara xx

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Sneak peek – Thoughtful plaid card

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More sneak peek goodies to share today. I did mention previously that I love the combo of Mint Macaron and the new Dapper Denim and you can see it in action here, with a small amount of Smoky Slate and Soft Sky added too.

This small masculine birthday card uses the new Layering Squares framelits to die cut a square frame but you could also achieve the same effect with a Stampin’ Trimmer. The Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the matching Duet Banner punch will be available as a bundle (from 1 June), saving you 10%.

thoughtful plaid

The card base is a small square of Mint Macaron. A card front layer of Whisper White was stamped with the deep solid line from Thoughtful Banners in Soft Sky, Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate in a cross-wise pattern to create a plaid background and adhered direct to the card front. A frame was created from Dapper Denim card using the Layering Squares framelits and popped up over the background with dimensionals. After stamping a sentiment and a frame from Thoughtful Banners onto a scrap of Whisper White card using Dapper Demim ink (curving the sentiment slightly), it was punched out with the Duet Banner punch and popped up on the card front.

thoughtful plaid inside

The Whisper White insert was simply stamped with another sentiment from the set using Dapper Denim ink.

More sneak peek goodness soon.

Sara xx

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Sneak Peek – Printed Washi Tape

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Even though I’m in the middle of a set of sneak peeks, I’m still able to bring you Washi-tape Wednesday 🙂

This time it’s how to use the design printed on the washi-tape. One of the new sets of Designer washi-tapes in the new catty is the Affectionately Yours and it includes a great design of lovely little stems of Mint Macaron leaves. You can simply lay this tape down to create leaves and stems for your flowerheads.

printed washi tech

The striped Watermelon Wonder tape is another one in the same set and simply separates the image from the sentiment.

printed washi

The card base is a small square of Watermelon Wonder, matted with Peekaboo Peach. A layer of Whisper White was taped with the Affectionately Yours washi-tape as detailed above and a sentiment from Tin of Cards was stamped below in Watermelon Wonder ink. Flowers from the Love and Affection set were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White card, coloured with a Peekaboo Peach marker and stamped with the centres again in Watermelon Wonder ink. These were fussy cut out and popped up over the washi tape stems with dimensionals.

printed washi inside

On the Whisper White insert, another flower was stamped and coloured, direct to the insert, to match the flowers on the front.

Hope you’re enjoying these sneak peeks!

Sara xx

 

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Sneak Peek – Perfectly Wrapped In Color cards

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I sent each of my downline team a little gift this week, including samples of the new In Color card and ribbon, some of the Affectionately Yours DSP, one of the sampler bookmarks I shared recently and one of these In Color cards. The Perfectly Wrapped stamp set is designed to go with a new packaging kit but of course it’s also great on its own for making cards.

perfectly denim

The card base is a small square of Dapper Denim. On a card front layer of Whisper White the two borders from the Perfectly Wrapped set were stamped around the edges with Dapper Denim ink (the spotted border was snipped in two to make it a bit shorter but can be combined together again on a block). After stamping the spotty circle in the centre, a sentiment was stamped inside and the medium flower over the edge of the circle, after stamping off once for a lighter shade. The teeny flowers were stamped in the corners and all the flowers finished with Basic Rhinestones.

perfectly denim inside

On the Whisper White insert, the spotty panel was stamped in a row and more of the teeny flowers scatter stamped over the top. A great simple card to make with just a few supplies; one stamp set, one card colour (plus Whisper White), one inkpad and a few gems.

Here’s the full set done in each of the In Colors.

perfectly incolors

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Sneak Peek – Floral Affection smile card

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More sneak peek goodies that I’m sharing with you today 🙂

This stamp set and the embossing folders are part of a suite of products, the Affectionately Yours suite, that also includes matching DSP, Washi Tapes, ribbons, thread and embossing powder. So pretty!

floral affection

The card base is an A6 of Peekaboo Peach (a new In Color). A layer of Mint Macaron was stamped with leaves and flowers from the Love & Affection set in Mint Macaron ink and leaving a space in the centre. This was adhered direct to the card front. An Oval frame was die cut from Smoky Slate card using Ovals Collection framelits (retiring) and popped up in the space using slivers of dimensionals. After embossing Peekaboo Peach card with one of the (two) Floral Affection embossing folders, the flowers were fussy cut out and popped up in the centre of the oval frame. A sentiment from the Love & Affection set was stamped onto Whisper White card with Peekaboo Peach ink, trimmed to a banner and popped up at the edge of the card front.

floral affection inside

On the Whisper White insert, more flowers and leaves from the Love & Affection set were stamped in Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron respectively.

This suite of products will be available on 1 June.

More sneak peeks coming soon.

Sara xx

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Sneak peek – In Color bookmarks

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I’m in the middle of my acupuncture exam revision at the moment but I do keep taking a bit of time out for crafting (it helps to exercise the other side of the brain too, lol). And I’m using my new goodies, pre-ordered from the new catty (out on 1 June).

First out of the box was the new In Colors. I’ve put them together on these bookmarks as samplers but they don’t look that great together, they work much better with colours from other families. For example the Dapper Denim is perfect with Mint Macaron (more of that combo another day).

in color bookmark

So let me introduce you – working from the top here we have Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach. The bookmark was punched from one of the In Colors (this one, Emerald Envy) and again from Whisper White card using the Scalloped Tag Topper. Each In Color was stamped onto a Whisper White layer with a spotty design from the new Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and a matching In Color Bitty Butterfly adhered over the top. Finally Ruched Ribbon to match the base colour bookmark was tied to the top.

Here’s the batch of them, two of each In Color.

in color bookmark batch

Have a great weekend and I’ll have more sneak peek projects for you as we lead up to the new catty launch.

Sara xx

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Balloon congratulations

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Today’s card is all about celebrating with balloons galore. Balloons in the DSP and balloons popped up on the front.

It has a mix of retiring and carrying forward products. The balloon stamps and matching punch will be available on the new catty out 1 June but they won’t be bundled, so it’s worth getting them now to save 15% on the duo.

balloon congrats

The card base is an A6 portrait of Mint Macaron, matted with Birthday Bouquet DSP (retiring). A panel of Whisper White was stamped with a sentiment from the Bravo set (retiring) in Mint Macaron and stars from the Balloon Celebration set added in Pool Party. This panel was adhered direct to the card front and edged with slivers of Pool Party. Solid balloons from the same set were stamped in Mint Macaron, overstamped with the spotty shadows in Pool Party and punched out with the Balloon Bouquet punch. After giving them some glitz with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and bows of Silver Metallic Thread, they were popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

balloon congrats inside

On the Whisper White insert another sentiment from the Bravo set (snipped apart) and the balloon and string from the Balloon Celebration set were stamped in Mint Macaron.  A bow was added in Pool Party and a strip of Birthday Bouquet DSP across the top.

Why the DSP? Well, it was to cover a boo-boo! I’d been lazy and used a large block that was to hand, instead of the right sized one and I caught the edge in ink which transferred to the insert. Oops!

balloon mistake

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

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In Color Cottage Garden thank you’s

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These are my thank you cards this week. Although these In Colors are remaining for another year, the Specialty DSP is retiring – and it’s half price if you grab it now, before it’s gone!

in color cottage thanks

The card base is a small square of Thick Whisper White, matted with Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP. After die cutting a label from Thick Whisper White card using a Deco Label Collection framelit (retiring – sold out!) it was stamped with a sentiment and small flower from the Cottage Greetings set using the corresponding In Color ink. Matching Dotted Lace Trim was wrapped around the Deco Label before popping it up on the card front with dimensionals.

in color cottage thanks inside

On the inside, another flower from the same set was stamped in the corner.

Here’s the batch of thank you’s which using all the different In Colors.

in color cottage thanks batch

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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