Category Archives: Cards

You Move Me Simply Stamped

One of the new bundles in the catty is You Move Me. This is an amazingly creative bundle. When you use the slatted die and the stripey images (see the full stamp set image further down) it looks as the the butterfly or the hummingbird are fluttering.

But you can also use the stamp set and thinlits in the more usual way as we did here for this card.

The card base is an A6 of Tranquil Tide, matted with Fresh Florals DSP. A Layering Oval of Whisper White was stamped with leaves from the You Move Me stamp set in Tranquil Tide, flowers in Flirty Flamingo and stamens in Berry Burst. A frame for the stamped oval was created using the Layering Ovals and Simply Stitched Framelits with Pool Party and Tranquil Tide card. This was popped up over the stamped image with slivers of dimensionals. The hummingbird was inked with Berry Burst and then a little Fresh Fig sponged around the edges and Early Espresso coloured onto the stamp for the beak, before “huffing” and stamping onto Whisper White card. This was then cut out with the co-ordinating Move Me Thinlit and popped up over the oval frame with dimensionals. A sentiment from the set was stamped in Berry Burst ink onto a strip of Whisper White card, matted onto Pool Party card and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. The leaves and small flower were stamped as before onto Whisper White card, die cut out, a leaf trimmed away and the flower and remaining leaf adhered to the side of the sentiment.

This is the complete stamp set.

Some customers have wondered what the little stamp circled in red above, is for. Of course it can be anything you want it to be (crafters are very clever at repurposing items 🙂 ) but it is generally thought to be the sepal.

That’s how we’ve used it on our card, shown here circled in red above.

On the Whisper White insert the leaves were again stamped in Tranquil Tide, flowers in Flirty Flamingo and stamens in Berry Burst.

Enjoy your weekend.

Sara xx

Celebration Time birthday card

Today we have a birthday card to share. This uses another new bundle, the Celebration Time stamp set and co-ordinating Celebration Thinlits (save 10% when you buy them together). Ideal for birthdays, this set can also be used for weddings and Christmas if you combine it with other sentiment sets 🙂

The card base is an A6 of Berry Burst, matted with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP. Using Berry Burst ink, the It’s Your Birthday sentiment from the Celebration Time stamp set was stamped onto Powder Pink card and die cut with the matching Celebration Thinlit. Another cake thinlit was die cut from Berry Burst card and just the base trimmed and adhered over the Powder Pink version. Candles were die cut from Whisper White card, coloured with Pool Party and Daffodil Delight pens and adhered behind the cake. An extended mat for the cake was created by partially cutting the plain label from Copper Foil Sheet, rotating 180° and partial cutting again. The cake was popped up on the mat with dimensionals and both were popped up on the card front. After die cutting the gift tag from more Copper Foil Sheet, the top and base of the tag were trimmed away to leave just the pile of gifts. These were backed with a scrap of Powder Pink card trimmed to size and the layers were popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the inside the streamers from the same set were stamped in Pool Party ink and another sentiment was stamped in Berry Burst ink.

Looking forward to playing more with these tags!

Sara xx

2017 In Color Thank You cards

Whenever we get a new set of In Colors I like to make a set of cards, all identical, just switching out the In Color. It helps me get to know the new shades and start to plan what I might mix them with in the future. Here’s the full set of new In Colors:

  • Tranquil Tide
  • Powder Pink
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Berry Burst
  • Fresh Fig

I think that all these In Colors look great teamed with Smokey Slate. What do you think?

This new set of In Colors will be with us until 2019.

The card base is an A6 of Smokey Slate. A panel of In Color card was partially embossed with the Garden Trellis. A wide strip of Fresh Florals DSP was adhered to the non embossed portion of the card layer and a narrow strip of Whisper White card was adhered to the edge of the DSP before adhering the card layer direct to the card front. Two dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits were used to cut a medallion from In Color card and then the largest Layering Circle was used to cut out the medallion entirely. Another circle of the same size was cut from Smokey Slate and the two circles adhered together before popping up on dimensionals on the card front. In Color ink was used to stamp the sentiment and a circle motif from the Eastern Beauty stamp set onto Whisper White card and punched out with the 1-1/4″ Circle before popping it up in the centre of the layered medallions on the card front.

The Whisper White insert was stamped in each corner with a spray motif from the Eastern Beauty stamp set with In Color ink.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Sara xx

Window Box Birthday card

A few days ago we shared a Window Box made in an Early Espresso and Lemon Lime Twist combo. It proved pretty popular on Pinterest and so we decided to make a birthday card to go with it.

The card base is an A6 of Early Espresso. A card front layer of more Early Espresso was die cut with the Window Box Thinlits, stamped with a sentiment from the co-ordinating Window Shopping stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper EP. Copper Trim was wrapped around the layer and a bow of the same Trim tied on to it. A panel of Lemon Lime Twist card was adhered direct to the card front before popping the finished card front layer up on dimensionals over the top.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and cake motif from the same Window Shopping set were stamped in Early Espresso ink and the flower motif added to each corner with Lemon Lime Twist ink.

The Copper Trim ribbon can be pulled apart to create a netting effect which is what we did with just the bow element here.

We’re loving this colour combo – does it make anyone else think of Chocolate Limes? 🙂

Sara xx

Lovely Words

The Lovely Words thinlit dies create wonderful positive and negative pieces that you can mix and match and/or trim down to just the words if you prefer.

After die cutting the “friend” from both Color Theory DSP and Wood Textures DSP, the ombre positive version was added to the front of a Dapper Denim A6 card. A strip of another Color Theory design DSP was added to the left side of the card front and a narrow strip of Whisper White was adhered to cover the join. The negative pieces from the Wood Textures DSP were adhered in place in the spaces. A sentiment from the coordinating Lovely Inside & Out stamp set was stamped in Versamark above the die cut area and heat embossed with White EP. The lighthouse from High Tide was stamped with Marina Mist ink.

On the Whisper White insert more sentiments from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set were stamped in Dapper Denim ink.


Eastern Beauty notecard

This year’s exams will be done and dusted in a week and a half so I’ve had a break today and had a little craft – how I’ve missed it with all the studying – looking forward to a summer playing.

I used the Eastern Beauty bundle to make a little notecard.

The card is a small square of the new In Colour, Berry Burst, matted with Old Olive. A smaller square of Berry Burst was run through the Big Shot with one of the (14!) Eastern Medallions thinlits, stamped with a greeting from the matching stamp set in Berry Burst ink and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Two co-ordinating framelits from the set were used to die cut the flower from So Saffron, this partially cuts the petals so that they stand out. Two of the tiniest dies were used to cut the small star centre from Berry Burst. This was adhered to the flower and the flower popped up in the centre of the medallion with another dimensional. Finally a Rhinestone Jewel was added to the centre to finish.

The insert was just trimmed with a tiny stamp from the Eastern Beauty set, stamped in each corner with Berry Burst.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Beautiful You birthday card

I love this Beautiful You stamp set! It can be used in so many different ways – colouring, embossing, simple stamping, or paper piecing, as here. And there are a bunch of beautiful sentiments to fit a range of occasions.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Sweet Sugarplum. After adding a panel of Blooms & Bliss DSP to a mat of Rich Razzleberry card, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon was wrapped around and a knot added, before adhering the layers direct to the card front. Stitched Shapes framelits were used to die cut two different size ovals from Whisper White card. The elegant lady from the Beautiful You set was stamped once onto the larger oval with Black Stazon, again onto Blooms & Bliss DSP and again onto Rich Razzleberry card. The dress and the hat were fussy cut from the DSP and card respectively and adhered in place over  the stamped image on the oval. A Blender Pen was used to add Blush Blossom and Early Espresso ink to the stamped image for the skin and hair. Using Rich Razzleberry ink, a birthday sentiment was stamped onto the smaller oval. Both ovals were popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, two more sentiments from the set were stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and a small strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP was added to the bottom of the insert.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Last chance for Thoughtful Branches


Just a quick reminder that today is the last chance to get hold of the gorgeous Beautiful Branches stamp set and/or matching Thoughtful Branches thinlit dies.

I’ve just adored using this set, it’s so very versatile and can carry you right through the seasons for all occasions.

We had great fun using it in last weeks classes. Here are my versions of the projects – I needed a few extra thank you cards so I switched sentiments to suit.

thoughtful 3

thoughtful 2

thoughtful 1

What was really fun was seeing folks using products they haven’t yet tried (like the Bronze embossing powder and even the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush) and being blown away by the results. Always good to try before you buy!

So please – if you haven’t yet got this set and would like it then please place your order immediately – tomorrow will be too late.

Sara xx

Beautiful Branches xmas card

beautiful xmas close up

I’m back with our limited-time set again today, this time using just the Beautiful Branches stamp set, without the need for the matching Thoughtful Branches dies. This set is so very versatile, with designs suitable for all seasons – including Christmas.

We’ve used heat embossing against an elegant black background for this version.

beautiful xmas

The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black. Using Versamark ink, the tall single tree trunk from the Beautiful Branches stamp set was stamped onto a panel of Basic Black and heat embossed with Copper EP. Snowy banks and leaves were added, again with Versamark ink, this time heat embossed with White EP. Finally a star was stamped and heat embossed with Gold EP. After matting the stamped panel onto Gold Foil it was popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

beautiful xmas inside

On the Whisper White insert, a trio of winter trees from the same Beautiful Branches set and a sentiment from Oh, What Fun were stamped in Basic Black ink.

There’s still a chance to book onto one of my Thoughtful Branches classes if you’re quick.

Sara xx

Floral birthday in gold and orange

floral birthday close up

My friend’s favourite colour is orange and so it was an easy choice for the colour combo for her birthday card this last weekend. I say easy, but actually since SU! have so many different shades of orange I guess it’s not actually so easy after all 🙂 but I decided to go with Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango with a hint of Gold.

floral birthday

The card base is an A6 portrait of Peekaboo Peach. A card layer of Tangerine Tango was run through the Big Shot with the Detailed Floral Thinlits, top and bottom. Gold Satin Ribbon and Peekaboo Peach Ribbon were layered and wrapped around the negative space of the card front layer before popping it up on the card front with slivers of dimensionals. The same ribbons were tied in a knot on the front and secured in place with glue dots (so that the silky satin ribbon doesn’t unravel). Leaves from the limited-time Beautiful Branches thinlit set were die cut from more Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango card and a sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes was stamped on the solid leaf with Versamark ink before heat embossing with Gold EP. The leaves were tied onto the ribbon with Linen Thread.

floral birthday inside

On the Very Vanilla insert, the flowers from the Floral Phrases set were stamped in Peekaboo Peach and a sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes was added in Tangerine Tango.

Don’t forget – the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches thinlits are only available this month … or while stocks last (which could be before the end of the month) – so please don’t miss out.

Sara xx