Category Archives: Cards

Square Hearts Come Home Christmas card

I needed another quick batch of last minute Christmas cards today and so I made a slight variation to yesterday’s design – using up some more of the fabulous Year of Cheer Specialty DSP (although most of the patterns are great year round anyway).

As I was going for the gold and white check pattern I swapped to a square design for my main image. And because I was in a rush I used the Memento Black ink which dries quicker than our Archival Black.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black matted with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. A Layering Square was die cut from Basic Black card and adhered direct to the card front. After die cutting a Stitched Shape from Whisper White card it was also die cut with one of the Hometown Greetings Edgelits and stamped with a sentiment from Hearts Come Home in Basic Black ink. This was popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the Basic Black frame. A small bow of Gold 1/8″ Ribbon was added below the main image with a Mini Glue Dot.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and images from the Hearts Come Home set were stamped in Basic Black ink.

Enjoy the rest of your 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.

Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

Today’s card uses the Hearts Come Home bundle. Only one of the layers is popped up so that regular postage rates will apply.

The Hearts Come Home stamp set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits will both be available in the Spring/Summer catalogue but you will only be able to purchase them individually. If you would still like to get them as a bundle and save 10% then you will need to order them by 2 January.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black matted with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. A Layering Oval was die cut from Basic Black card and adhered direct to the card front. After die cutting a smaller Layering Oval from Whisper White it was also die cut with one of the Hometown Greetings Edgelits and stamped with a sentiment from Hearts Come Home in Basic Black ink. This was popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the Basic Black frame.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and images from the Hearts Come Home set were stamped in Basic Black ink.

Have 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.

Be Merry kit Christmas Card

Today’s Christmas card is definitely one for giving by hand rather than sending through the post.

It has the benefit of being a card and a mini gift at the same time as the decoration on the front can be unhooked from the brad inside, to be hung on the tree.

The dazzling decoration is one of two designs in the Be Merry kit (actually there are far more than two designs depending on how you choose to mix and match the different elements, more accurate to say there are two colour schemes 🙂 ).

The card base is an A6 portrait of Real Red. After making up a red rosette according to the video instructions, it was hung from a brad fastened through from the inside front of the card. After running a card front layer of Gold Foil Sheet through the Holly embossing folder this was adhered direct to the front of the card, covering the opened legs of the brad. (The decoration swings free apart from the brad anchoring it).

On the Whisper White insert, a sentiment and baubles from the Carols of Christmas set were stamped in Real Red ink.

You can currently buy the Wood version of the Carols of Christmas at a discount in our Year End Sale (while supplies last).

And of course we have FREE SHIPPING for this and/or any other crafty shopping you may wish to do until 10.59pm tonight!

You can access the Be Merry kit video below:

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.

Everyday Merry Little Labels

The Everyday Label punch is amazingly versatile. It doesn’t just punch out the ready designed labels made especially to co-ordinate with it but it makes great maxi and mini labels too.

Here we used the same standard label as a background for our stamped one, creating a maxi label.

The card base is a small square of Basic Black, matted with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. One of the Merry Little Labels was stamped onto Whisper White card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver EP. It was then punched out with the co-ordinating Everyday Label punch. Another Everyday Label was punched from Basic Black card and the two were adhered together with the Basic Black label rotated by 90°. The maxi label was popped up on the card front with dimensionals. To finish, a couple of Metallic Enamel Shapes were added, one either side of the stamped label.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from the same set was stamped in Basic Black ink.

You can currently buy the Wood version of the Merry Little Labels at a discount in our Year End Sale (while supplies last).

Alternatively, you can buy either the wood or clear mount bundle of Merry Little Labels together with the Everyday Label punch with 10% off. The Everyday Label will carry forward to the Spring/Summer catalogue at full price but you won’t be able to get the 10% off bundle after the new catty launches.

Enjoy your 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.

Year end sale – not just for Christmas

The Year End Sale isn’t all about Christmas products (although it is heavily geared that way 🙂 ). One of the non-christmas bargains is the Eclectic Layers thinlits dies. Reduced from £27 to £21.60!

Spoiler Alert!!

We used the on sale thinlits to make this birthday card but we also brought in one of the new stamp sets from the upcoming Spring/Summer collection, Petal Palette, for the sentiments and the inside of the card.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Rose Red. A card front layer of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP was cut horizontally approx. 3/4 of the way across and the cut edges folded back and secured with dimensionals. Using Rose Red ink, a sentiment from Petal Palette was stamped onto a card front layer of Whisper White card (in the area that the paper will reveal). The paper layer was adhered direct to the stamped layer and then direct to the card front. Leaves were die cut out of Pear Pizzazz card with the Eclectic Layers framelits. A base flower was die cut from Powder Pink card. A detailed flower was die cut from Rose Red card and adhered over the top of the Pink flower. The leaves were adhered direct to the back of the flower before popping it up on the card front with dimensionals. A Clear Faceted Gem was used to finish the flower.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from the new set was stamped in Rose Red ink. Leaves from the same set were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and a strip of paper to match the front of the card was adhered below.

Check out what else is discounted in our Year End Sale here.

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.

Stitched Felt Holly Christmas Card

More Christmas cards today, carrying on using up all my Stitched Felt Embellishments. This time the holly design.

Which was just crying out to be paired with the “Deck the Halls” sentiment and the Holly embossing folder.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Real Red, matted with a card front layer of Garden Green that was first run through the Big Shot with Holly embossing folder. A panel of Whisper White card was stamped with a sentiment from Carols of Christmas in Garden Green ink before die cutting out with the largest plain Layering Circle. This was adhered direct to the largest scalloped Layering Circle die cut from Real Red card and then direct to the card front. Smaller plain and scalloped Layering Circles were die cut from more Whisper White and Real Red card, layered together and adhered direct to the card front. To finish, a Stitched Felt Holly sprig was added to the centre of the smaller circles with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and the mistletoe bunch from the Merry Mistletoe set was stamped in Garden Green ink.

And I used the other holly leaves in the pack to make a small batch of cards of the same design.

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.

Stitched Felt Tree Christmas Card

Okay, hands up – who else buys embellishments and then hoards them? Surely not just me?

This year I’m making a determined effort to use up all my Stitched Felt Embellishments before Christmas 😀

And at the same time I’m using up some of the other supplies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue that may not carry forward.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Garden Green, matted with Quilted Christmas DSP. A panel of Whisper White card was stamped with a sentiment from Merry Mistletoe in Real Red ink and then it was wrapped with Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and another piece of it tied on in a knot, before adhering it direct to the card front. A tree from the Merry Mistletoe set was stamped twice in Garden Green ink, at different heights, onto a Layering Oval die cut from Whisper White card.  This was matted onto a Layering Oval die cut from Real Red card and then both were popped up on the card front with dimensionals. To finish, a Stitched Felt Tree was added with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a Star Element was added with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from the same Merry Mistletoe set was stamped in Real Red ink and then the bough and the tree added with Garden Green ink.

And I used the other trees in the pack, with other Garden Green patterns of DSP to make a small batch of cards of the same design.

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.

Sneak peeks from convention

One of the highlights of convention is getting to play with goodies from upcoming catalogues and Stampin’ Up! spoiled us with four projects that we got to make – all using supplies that won’t be available to our customers until January (you could get your hands on them by joining my team if you just can’t wait!).

Here’s what we made:

Tags – featuring cute new mini punches.

A card with beautiful embellishments and a DSP that is soooo versatile.

A bright, colourful card with cute little bubbles.

And a gorgeous box that arrives flatpack but is so easy to put together.

Love them all!

Don’t forget that the offers on our Extravaganza this week change daily so be sure to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Gold and Black Year of Cheer Christmas card

I’m back today with the third of the designs I made for my swaps last weekend.

More Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and more Foil Snowflakes but this time combined with the Merry Little Labels Bundle.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black. A card front layer of Year of Cheer Specialty DSP was wrapped with 1/8″ Gold Ribbon before adhering it direct to the card front. A small piece of the same Ribbon was tied on in a knot. One of the Merry Little Labels was stamped onto a scrap of Basic Black card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP. After punching out the label with the Everyday Label, a Foil Snowflake was adhered behind before popping up the layers on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, another of the Merry Little Labels was stamped in Basic Black ink and a scrap of the same DSP used on the front, was adhered below.

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.

Year of Cheer Christmas card

I’m back today with another one of the designs I made for my swaps at the weekend. In previous years I’ve generally made 50-60 of the same design. That’s easier for me in terms of time spent designing but it can get a bit too repetitive. This year I made 4 batches of 10-20 different designs. It needed a little more planning time but it was more fun 🙂

I used Year of Cheer Specialty DSP (because it definitely has the wow factor) and combined it with Merry Mistletoe as it has great sentiments.

The card base is a small 4″ square of Chocolate Chip card, matted with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. A sentiment from Merry Mistletoe was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Copper EP. This was die cut out with a Layering Circle Oval and matted onto another Oval die cut from Chocolate Chip card. A Foil Snowflake was cut into three pieces and one of the pieces adhered behind the ovals before popping the sentiment up on dimensionals on the front of the card.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and a bough from the same Merry Mistletoe set were stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Remember to pop back tomorrow evening to reserve your Stamparatus!

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.