Bubbles & Fizz Envelope

On Friday I shared a non-standard size card. One that I’d totally made up 🙂

I guess I could have put it in a standard envelope but then it would have been rolling around in there, possibly damaging it in transit – so I decided to make my own with the Sale-a-bration DSP – free with a £45 purchase.

The Envelope Punch Board takes all the guesswork out of cutting and scoring your paper. Simply look up the card size on the front of the board and it will tell you the size of paper you need to cut and where to line up the first edge to punch and score.

Bubbles & Fizz DSP was cut to a 7-1/8″ square and the left edge was lined up with the 2-3/4″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board. With the paper in place, the button at the top of the board was pressed to punch the paper and a line scored along the groove that runs diagonally from the centre of the button to the lower right corner of the Board. The paper was then rotated 90° counter clockwise and the scored line, lined up with the little pointer that juts out from the button (the score guide) then punched and scored again as before. This was repeated twice more. All the corners were then rounded by inserting them into the button from the opposite side and punching. After folding along the scorelines, the bottom corner was trimmed away for a neater finish and three sides of the envelope were adhered in place. The fourth had Tear & Tape adhered in place so that it can be stuck down once the card has been written and is ready for posting. Handwriting might be a little difficult to make out against the dark, stripey background and so a postage label was cut from Whisper White card and the corners punched with the Envelope Board before adhering it direct to the front of the envelope.

Here are the duo together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Lots of Happy Card Kit

Today I’m sharing the Lots of Happy Card Kit.

This is a fabulous all inclusive card kit that makes 4 each of the 5 designs pictured above.

The kit includes a stamp set, mini block, ink spot, four watercolour pencils (including two colours exclusive to this kit), all the elements for making the cards, together with matching envelopes, all packaged in a smart box. You’ll only need a pair of scissors and your choice of adhesive.

You can make the cards by following the instructions or you can alter them to your own design (there’s no “right” way, just your way).

For example I tend to use mainly birthday cards and so I repeated that sentiment over several cards instead of using the “here for you” and you deserve the best” sentiments.

I turned the hexagon card around so that it stands up rather than follow the instructions – it still works 🙂

Colouring with dry pencils creates a very soft effect.

Dampen the end of the pencil and you can get a very intense colour. Tip – keep a damp sponge in a saucer on your work table and dip the end of the pencil into it for the intense colouring.

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

It’s worth noting that you can also get a refill for the kit that just includes the bases, envelopes, accents and embellishments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Bermuda Ribbon birthday card

One of the Sale-a-bration goodies you can get free with a £45 purchase is a Shimmer Ribbon Pack – a trio of shimmery ribbon in a narrow Bermuda Bay, medium Basic Gray and wider Calypso Coral.

It’s nice to move outside the box occasionally and this card is a non-standard size of 5-1/2″ x 3″ to set off some woven narrow Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack.

The card base is made of Bermuda Bay card. Using Bermuda Bay ink, a sentiment from Perennial Birthday was stamped onto a panel of Whisper White card. Three strands of the narrow Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack were wrapped around the narrow end of the panel and adhered on the back. Another three longer strands of ribbon were woven through the short ones and also adhered on the back of the panel. This panel was adhered direct to a panel of Dapper Denim card and popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from Perennial Birthday was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Painted With Love Valentine Box

Valentine’s Day is less than 4 weeks away now and so I’ve made a little Valentine Gift Box to hold a sweet treat for my hubby.

It’s an all in one box (no separate pieces to fall off and get lost) and when you lift the lid the centre opens up so you can get inside.

I found some great instructions for making this “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 Rich Razzleberry card, decorated with pieces of Painted With Love Specialty DSP, matted on to Gold Foil (all following the dimensions given in the video). Using Rich Razzleberry ink, the spotted heart from Heart Happiness was stamped onto Whisper White card. Calypso Coral ink was used to stamp the heart from the Lots of Love set onto more Whisper White card and then the Sweet and Sassy framelits were used to die cut them out before popping them up on the front of the box with dimensionals. A Metallic Enamel Shape was added to the Coral heart and a tiny bow of the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon was added with a Mini Glue Dot to the “lid” of the box to finish.

I actually made this box as my second project. The first one started with a sheet of Painted With Love Specialty DSP (it’s definitely strong and thick enough to make small boxes with). But I hadn’t appreciated from Paper Pixie’s video that the “lid” of the box would show the reverse of the DSP.

Not quite the effect I was after … but I plan to decorate it up and use it for another occasion 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Tutti-frutti quick card

Back with another Sale-a-bration freebie to tempt you today 🙂 This one is ideal for keeping in your craft cupboard for when you need to make a quick card and today I kept my sample quite simple.

The Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes is a set of 16 printed cards and envelopes, 4 each of 4 designs in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party with a little Basic Black and Crumb Cake lining the envelopes. It’s free with a qualifying purchase of £45 or more.

Each version has a simple/subtle pattern that creates an ideal background. The insides of the cards are white.

The base card is the Daffodil Delight version from the Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes set. A sentiment from Petal Palette (snipped between the words so they could be stamped onto two separate lines) was stamped onto a square of Whisper White card with Tuxedo Memento Black ink. The large flower spray from the same stamp set was stamped onto Whisper White ink, coloured on with Stampin’ Blends and die cut out with the Petals & More Thinlits. After adhering the flowers direct to the sentiment square they were both popped up on the card from with dimensionals.

Buy the Petal Palette bundle and you’ll qualify for the Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes pack for free (or other Sale-a-bration goodie of your choice)!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Petal Passion thank you card

The Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack is so handy for making quick cards.

And the font in the card pack matches the font used in the Petal Palette stamp set (well they are in the same suite).

The card base is an A6 portrait of Daffodil Delight. A full size card with a sentiment on was selected from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, a little trimmed from the bottom and then adhered direct to the card front. A half size card from the same pack was stamped with a sentiment from Petal Palette in Basic Black before matting on a piece of Daffodil Delight card and popping up on the card front with dimensionals. A few Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins were added to finish.

On the Whisper White insert, a few leaves and a flower from the same Petal Palette set were stamped in Basic Black.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Heartfelt Blooms thank you card

Have you spotted our new “Distinktive” stamp yet? It’s a special design that lays down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth and a photographic look.

Great news –  you can try it out for free with any purchase of £45 or more during Sale-a-bration.

It’s so easy to use. Simply stamp in one colour as we did here, or stamp in a neutral colour and colour the image in, using your favorite shades.

I guess and hope that Stampin’ Up! have more of these new style stamps in the pipeline.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Berry Burst, matted with Lemon Lime Twist. A card layer of Whisper White was stamped multiple times around the edges, with the flower from the Heartfelt Blooms, using Berry Burst ink and rotating the stamp to get different portions of it. A sentiment from the same set was stamped in the negative space left, also with Berry Burst ink.

On the Whisper White insert, the flower was stamped again in the upper left and bottom right corners using Berry Burst ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Charming Cafe anniversary card

One of the first “gotta have” stamp sets for me from the Spring Summer was Charming Cafe. I love how little scenes can be built in multiple layers.

The friendly thank you sentiments in the set are great as they are but I think such a beautiful and clever set of images are suited to a more special occasion. And what could be more special than the wedding anniversary of my Mum and Dad?

The card base is an A4 of Shimmery White, folded into 3 panels and trimmed to a height of 5-13/16″ (to fit into a C6 envelope). An inner frame was die cut from the front panel with the Cafe Builder framelits. Using Basic Black ink, the frame was stamped onto a separate piece of Shimmery White card, coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers, die cut out and popped up on the card front with mini dimensionals. Sentiments from the Happy Wishes set were added above and below the frame with Basic Black ink and the flowers on the “happy” sentiment coloured in.

On the centre panel the table and chairs image and the topiary tree were stamped and coloured in. The floor was given a “wash” of Crumb Cake ink by scribbling the marker onto a slick surface, picking up the colour and painting it on with an Aqua Painter. Another centre frame was die cut out with the Cafe Builder framelits and sentiments from Thoughtful Banners were added above the frame with Basic Black ink.

On the final inside panel, a “wash” of Pool Party ink was added and a sentiment from Petal Palette was stamped below in Basic Black ink.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Simple Bubbles & Fizz birthday card

Sale-a-bration sample card time. Today’s quick and simple masculine birthday card uses the Bubbles & Fizz DSP – free with a £45 purchase.

The paper is full of bold, bright designs that are very cheery but I wanted to dial it down a little for this masculine card and so I teamed it with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Crumb Cake. A strip of Bubbles & Fizz DSP was matted onto a strip of Calypso Coral card and then a wider strip of Early Espresso card before adhering it direct to the card front. A sentiment from Bubble Over was stamped above the decorative strip using Early Espresso ink.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and a motif from the same Bubble Over set were stamped in Early Espresso ink.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Painted Valentine card

Today’s valentine’s day card uses the same mix of Painted with Love Specialty DSP and the Heart Happiness stamp set that I used last week, but to create an entirely different card.

Psst! Want to know where I found the inspiration for the card? It’s on page 20 of the Spring Summer catalogue – so many great ideas to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) in there.

A quick change of colour combo and DSP for the background and you have a different card.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Melon Mambo, matted with Painted With Love DSP that was first wrapped with 1/8″ Gold Ribbon. A variety of hearts from the Heart Happiness set were stamped onto Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Powder Pink card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP. A sentiment from the Lots of Love set was stamped onto Whisper White card with Calypso Coral ink. Sweet and Sassy framelits were used to die cut out all the hearts, which were then popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Hearts & Stars Elements were adhered direct and a tiny bow of the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon was added with a Mini Glue Dot to finish.

On the Whisper White insert, the striped heart from Heart Happiness was stamped in Calypso Coral ink. Smaller hearts from the same set were added with Rich Razzleberry ink, stamping off first for a paler shade. A sentiment from Petal Palette was stamped over the large heart with full strength Rich Razzleberry ink. A strip of the same DSP used on the front was added to the insert to finish.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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