Category Archives: Cards

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Wizarding birthday card

One of the fabulous new suites in the Spring Summer catalogue is the Myths & Magic suite. In addition to a stamp set and framelits there’s also co-ordinating Glimmer Papers, Washi Tape and Specialty paper with glittered designs on one side.

It’s a set full of mythical creatures including a dragon, mermaid, unicorn and dragon. But today I’ve just used the wizard.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Fresh Fig. Using Versamark ink, a sentiment from Magical Day was stamped onto a panel of Myths & Magic Specialty DSP and heat embossed with White EP. The panel was adhered direct to the front of the card and two skinny strips of the Iridescent Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper were adhered either side of it. Using Tuxedo Memento Black ink, the wizard from the set was stamped onto Whisper White card, coloured with Stampin’ Blends and then die cut out with the Magical Mates framelits. Mini dimensionals were used to pop the wizard up on the card front and a Clear Faceted Gem was added as a crystal ball, to finish.

On the Whisper White insert, sentiments from Perennial Birthday and star clusters from the Magical Day set were stamped in Fresh Fig ink. A strip of the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP used on the front was adhered across the bottom.

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.

Shimmer Ribbon birthday card

Back again with another card using a Sale-a-bration freebie. This is the Shimmer Ribbon Pack, free with a £45 purchase.

The pack contains three different ribbons – different colours and different widths. This card uses all three of them.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Calypso Coral, matted with Basic Gray card and Painted With Love Specialty DSP. Tear and Tape was applied along both long edges of a panel of Very Vanilla card and pieces of all three of the ribbons from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack were wrapped around at differing angles and fastened against the Tear and Tape. This panel was matted onto Basic Gray card. A sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday set was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card with Basic Gray ink and punched out with the Tailored Tag. The short ends of the tag were each trimmed a little and the stamped tag was matted onto a full tag punched from Basic Gray card. This matted tag was adhered behind the ribbon panel and then all were popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Some Basic Pearls were added between the ribbons to finish.

On the Very Vanilla insert, another sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday set was stamped in Basic Gray ink. The party blower was stamped in Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral inks. A narrow strip of the same DSP from the front of the card was adhered down the side to finish.

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.

Sequins and glitz for a manly birthday card

Can you use sequins and glitz and still create a manly birthday card? This is my take on it – what do you think?

I’m also using the Sale-a-bration Celebrate You thinlits – free with a £90 purchase (or they will be available for sale in the Annual catty when it comes out in the summer).

My hubby says he would be pleased to receive this card. He likes the bold colour combination and doesn’t find the sequins and glitter overpowering (but then he also feels comfortable wearing a pink shirt 🙂 ).

The card base is an A6 portrait of Lemon Lime Twist. A card front layer of Basic Black was run through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic embossing folder (you can just see the embossing towards the top of the card on the black but it’s clearer on the Whisper White insert below). Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon was wrapped around the embossed layer before adhering it direct to the card front. A further piece of the ribbon was tied on in a knot. The sentiment was die cut from Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper and adhered direct. To finish, some of the Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins were scattered around.

The right hand edge of the Whisper White insert was run through the Big Shot with the same Scattered Sequins Dynamic embossing folder. Sentiments from the Picture Perfect Birthday set were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black inks.

Pop the items used in the project (listed below) into your shopping basket and add an adhesive of your choice and you’ll qualify for the Celebrate You thinlits for free!

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.

A Perennial birthday card Painted With love

Just to show that our Painted With Love Specialty DSP isn’t only for Valentine projects, I’ve used it here to create a birthday card.

Two different papers from the pack were used and the colour combo was taken from the paper: Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Gold.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Rich Razzleberry matted with Painted With Love Specialty DSP. A sentiment and a flower from the Perennial Birthday set were stamped onto Whisper White card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP. The flowers and leaves were coloured with Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Powder Pink markers before die cutting the images out with the Stitched Shapes framelits. A smaller framelit from the same set was used to die cut two squares from another pattern of the Painted With Love Specialty DSP. All were matted onto Gold Foil before they were popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and some of the smaller flowers from the same stamp set were stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink. A strip of the paper left over from the front of the card was adhered below the flowers.

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.