Masculine congratulations card

Today’s card is a masculine congratulations card using the Sale-a-bration freebie – Celebrate You thinlits on the outside and another Sale-a-bration freebie – Amazing You stamp set on the inside.

The stamp set and thinlits have been combined with the Wood Textures DSP and Copper Foil for just a touch of pizzazz.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Early Espresso. A large card front panel (we used Crumb Cake but any colour will do provided it won’t contrast too strongly with the papers you choose) was covered with Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet and strips of Wood Textures DSP were arranged over it in a diagonal pattern. The panel was trimmed down and an offset was retained for the inside of the card. The covered panel was die cut with the “Celebrate” sentiment from the Celebrate You thinlits and then adhered direct to a card front layer of Crumb Cake. Burlap Ribbon was wrapped below the die cut panel and the layers were then adhered direct to the card front. After die cutting the same “Celebrate” sentiment from Copper Foil it was adhered direct into the space left by the earlier die-cutting, creating an inlaid effect.

On the Very Vanilla insert, sentiments from the Amazing You set were stamped in Early Espresso ink and the retained offset of Wood Textures covered strip was adhered direct below.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

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Sale-a-bration 2018 – new products added today!

In case the current product offering wasn’t enough, or you’ve already collected all of them and need some new inspiration, Stampin’ Up! have released a second set of products that you can get free with purchase during Sale-a-bration (ends 31 March).

As before, you get a FREE sale-a-bration level 1 product for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up! goodies, whether those goodies are from the current main catalogue, or the new Spring/Summer catalogue. There’s no limit – for every £45 you spend, you choose another freebie. This year though, when you spend big (a purchase of £90) you can choose either two level 1 products or one level 2 product. Spend more and you can mix and match as you wish.

Click on the link here or click on the picture above to view the complete range of Sale-a-bration freebies through the store.

The new level 1 goodies include:

The Eclectic Expressions stamp set

Springtime Foils Specialty DSP

And a new level 2 bundle:

Blossoming Basket – with stamp set and embossing folder

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

 

 

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Tutorial to make a dinky box

As promised I’m back today with dimensions and instructions for creating a dinky box from a trimmed down sheet of 6″ x 6″ DSP.

The DSP needs to be 6″ x 5-1/2″. Trim away the extra 1/2″ from either the top of bottom of your 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP if there is a definite “right way up” to the pattern as here.

Step 1 – Start with a piece of DSP 6″ x 5-1/2″. With the 6″ side across the top, score at 1-3/8″,  2-3/4″, 4-1/8″ and 5-1/2″.

Step 2 – Rotate the paper clockwise and with the 5-1/2″ side across the top, score at 1-3/8″, 3-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. Prefold along all the score lines.

Step 3 – Turning the paper back around the right way snip away fully the bottom right corner piece along the score lines. Snip up the vertical scorelines from the bottom as far as the first scoreline (this is the base of the box).

Step  4 – Apply Tear & Tape to close to the scoreline on the narrowest (right hand) edge. Flip the paper over, remove the backing tape and fold the two edges so they meet in the centre and adhere.

Step  5 – Fold the base pieces in until the final one is remaining. Apply Tear & Tape to the inside of the final base flap. Remove the backing tape and fold the base in and adhere.

Step 6 – Fold the lid closed and clip.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Tutti-frutti DSP mini box

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today’s project is a cute and dinky little box made from a single sheet of Tutti-frutti DSP using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

I’ll be back to share the dimensions and instructions for the box tomorrow.

This one is decorated with a label die cut from another design of Tutti-frutti DSP using the Bottles & Bubbles framelits. A bottle lid was die cut from Real Red card and adhered direct to the label. Using Real Red ink a sentiment from the Bubble Over set was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White and die cut out with another framelits from the set. This was popped up on the labels with a mini dimensional and then all popped up on the front of the box with more dimensionals.

The box is clipped closed with a Birthday Mini Binder Clip, wrapped and tied with Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Eastern Mixed Medallions Card

Happy Shrove Tuesday – hope you’re enjoying your pancakes!

One of the Sale-a-bration freebies that I shared previously is the Mixed Medallions Card Kit. The kit is fully inclusive and can be used to make 8 basic trifold cards such as these:

But today I added the Eastern Beauty stamp set to step it up a little and create this card:

One of the ready printed sentiment centres was flipped over and a sentiment from Eastern Beauty was stamped in Berry Burst ink before layering up and adhering to the centre gatefold.

More Berry Burst ink was used to stamp flourishes in the four corners using two separate stamps from the same set and then Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins were added to finish.

The centre fold down panel was stamped with e centre flower and sprays between the petals, all with Berry Burst ink for a tone on tone effect.

Then on the inside of the card a circle design and curved text sentiment were all stamped, again in Berry Burst ink.

The Eastern Beauty set co-ordinates perfectly with both of the designs in the Mixed Medallions Card Kit.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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A toucan thank you card

One of the cute new stamp sets in the Spring/Summer catty is the Bird Banter set.

I used just 3 of the 19 stamps in the set for the front of this thank you card.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Lemon-Lime Twist. A card front layer of Bermuda Bay was run through the Big shot with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Lengths of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon and Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon (from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack – free with purchase during Sale-a-bration) were layered together and wrapped around the the card front layer before adhering it direct to the card front. A further couple of pieces of the ribbons were tied onto the front in a knot and secured with Mini Glue Dots. Using Tuxedo Memento Black ink, the branch, toucan and sentiment from the Bird Banter set were stamped in an arrangement onto a large scrap of Whisper White card and just the toucan was stamped onto a smaller scrap. After colouring in the leaves, the arranged stamps were die cut out with the Layering Ovals framelits and matted onto another oval die cut from Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. These were popped up on the card front with dimensionals. The toucan was coloured with Stampin’ Blends, fussy cut out and popped up over the original stamped toucan with mini dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert a budgie from the Bird Banter set was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and an off-cut from the embossed layer from the card front was adhered down the side.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Heartfelt Blooms reverse spotlight card

Today’s card uses a reverse spotlight technique for the sentiment.

It lines up two different shades of the beautiful photographic Heartfelt Blooms image. Heartfelt Blooms is a beautiful stamp set that you can get free with a £45 purchase during Sale-a-bration.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Berry Burst. Using Berry Burst ink, the flower image from Heartfelt Blooms was stamped onto a panel of Whisper White card. The same image was stamped again onto a scrap of Whisper White using Powder Pink ink and die cut out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits. After matting the main stamped panel onto Berry Burst card it was adhered direct to a card front layer of Powder Pink card. A panel of Berry Burst DSP was adhered direct to the card front layer below the stamp and matted panel. Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon was wrapped around the DSP layer and fastened behind before adhering the full card front direct to the card front. A bow of the same ribbon was add to the centre of the wrapped ribbon with Mini Glue Dots. Using Berry Burst ink, a sentiment from Heartfelt Blooms was stamped in the centre of the ice cut circle. This was then lined up with the original image and popped up on dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, a strip of the same DSP used on the front was adhered across the bottom and the flower image was stamped again with Powder Pink ink.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Coral Painted With Love Box

Back in January I made an Impossible Box with some Painted With Love Specialty DSP but because the lid reverses the pattern of the DSP which wasn’t what I wanted at the time I made a second box with Rich Razzleberry card.

Today, I’ve finished the box with the reversed lid 🙂

The original box was made following the instructions for an “Impossible Gift Box” by Paper Pixie on Youtube. You can access her video here. My box was made using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and with Painted With Love DSP. The “lid” was decorated with more pieces of Painted With Love Specialty DSP, matted on to Gold Foil (all following the dimensions given in the video). Using Rich Razzleberry ink a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White. This was overstamped with the confetti pattern from the same set using Calypso Coral ink, stamped off first for a paler shade. Layering Circles framelits were used to cut out the stamped sentiment along with circles from Gold Foil and more Painted With Love Specialty DSP. The DSP and Gold Foil circles were adhered direct and then popped up on the box front with dimensionals. The stamped circle was then popped up on dimensional in the centre. A teeny bow of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon was adhered to the “lid” of the box with Mini Glue Dots.

The lid simply lifts up rather than being removed, to put goodies inside.

The Gold Foil circle and Gold Ribbon pick out the Gold Foiling on the paper perfectly.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Happy Soiree birthday card

Today I’m back again with another card using the Sale-a-bration set – Happy Wishes – free with a £90 purchase. Yes, it’s a higher price point but you get a lot of great stamps with this set.

I decided to use heat embossing with Silver EP and so I teamed it with the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP. Each sheet has Silver foil on one side of it, so it was a perfect pairing.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Calypso Coral. A card front layer of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP had Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon wrapped across the upper left corner and adhered behind it, before adhering the layer direct to the card front. A teeny bow of the same ribbon was added to the centre of the wrapped ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot. Using Versamark ink, one of the large sentiments from Happy Wishes was stamped onto a panel of Whisper White card, covered with Silver EP and heat embossed. Small sentiments from the same set were stamped above and below with Calypso Coral ink to complete the message. A Blender Pen was used to lift ink from the lid of the Calypso Coral inkpad and colour the flowers in the heat embossed sentiment. The panel was matted onto Silver Foil and popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, another large and small sentiment from the same set were stamped in Calypso Coral ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Perennial Birthday Project Kit

Today I’m sharing the Perennial Birthday Project Kit. To be honest, I bought this kit entirely for the lovely box it comes in.

It comes with tabbed dividers for each month of the year.

It co-ordinates with the Perennial Birthday stamp set which is sold separately and has a variety of great images and sentiments, but you could use it with whatever you have in your craft stash already.

The kit contains all the elements to make a total of 16 cards, together with envelopes. Add stamps, ink and adhesive and you can make 4 each of the following 4 card designs.

This video shows one way to put the cards together and gives a few more tips on using the kit.

I made two sets of these standard cards and plan to use the other supplies in a slightly different way to create my own designs.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies included in the suggested bundle. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

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