Category Archives: Cards

Amazing rose card

Back again with another card using a Sale-a-bration freebie. This is the Amazing You stamp set, free with a £45 purchase.

The pretty little flower from the set has been decoupaged as a focal point for the card.

The card base is a large square of Rose Red. A card front layer of Pink Pirouette was stamped with sentiments from Amazing You in Rose Red ink. The flower from the Amazing You set was stamped twice onto Whisper White card with Rose Red ink. One was die cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits, matted onto Rose Red card and popped up in the centre of the card front. The other flower was fussy cut out to the inner petals. Blender Pens were used to add more Rose Red ink to the petals before giving them a slight curl with the bone folder and popping them up over the original flower with a dimensional.

On the Whisper White insert, the flower was stamped again in opposite corners, stamping off first for a paler shade.

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.

Lots of Happy Card Kit with Blends

I’ve been working with my Lots of Happy Card Kit again but this time instead of using the Watercolour Pencils that come with the kit, I added Stampin’ Blends.

The pencils are very pretty but I love the vibrant pop of colour that you get with the Blends.

Last time I forgot to share the envelopes with you but here they are with each card.

I’ve pretty much followed the suggested layouts again for this set of cards.

Although I have repeated sentiments that I use the most (eg. birthday and thank you) and on this card I rotated the square label to form a diamond.

Colours can be true to nature …

… or you can do your own thing 🙂

I just love this kit!

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.

Heartfelt thank you

I shared another thank you card made with this Heartfelt Blooms a week or so ago and it proved very popular. This version is just a little different.

The photographic look of this stamp is stunning and it’s so easy to use.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Berry Burst, matted with Sahara Sand. A card layer of Whisper White was stamped multiple times around the edges, with the flower from the Heartfelt Blooms, using Berry Burst and Sahara Sand inks 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. A few Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins were added to finish.

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

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.

Valentine heart shaker card

I can’t seem to get away from pairing hearts and the Painted With Love Specialty DSP for my valentine cards this year.

This time they’re combined with the Petal Palette stamp set and the lush Gold Glitter Flakes.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Rich Razzleberry. Two hearts from the Sweet & Sassy framelit set were used to die cut a frame and a centre from one design of the Painted With Love Specialty DSP. The smaller heart was then used to die cut an aperture in a card front layer of another design of the same DSP pack. The original heart was adhered direct to the card front behind the aperture. Window Sheet was adhered behind the aperture. Foam Adhesive Strips were used to attach the layered frames after sprinkling some Gold Glitter Flakes inside. The original die cut heart frame was popped up on the card front with Mini Dimensionals. Slivers of the same main pattern of DSP were flipped over and adhered direct to the aperture layer, top and bottom. A sentiment from Petal Pallette was stamped onto a scrap of Rich Razzleberry card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White EP. It was die cut out with the frame from the co-ordinating Petals & More Thinlits and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Two smaller Sweet & Sassy framelits were used to die cut hearts from more of the DSP and these were popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment and the border were stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink. A final Sweet and Sassy heart die cut from DSP was adhered direct to the insert.

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.

Lots of Lavender card

A different Sale-a-bration freebie to share with you today. This time it’s the Lots of Lavender set. You can get this set free with a £45 purchase during Sale-a-bration.

This is a two step stamp set with two outline stamps and a group of fill stamps. The fill stamps do not match exactly but are intended to give a watercolouring effect. I tried them out for this card but I’m a bit of a perfectionist and don’t like going outside the lines 😀

I’ll probably stamp with the outline stamps and colour them in by hand in future.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Wisteria Wonder, matted with Bundle of Love Specialty DSP. Using Basic Gray ink, the outline bunch of flowers was stamped onto Very Vanilla card. The flowers, leaves and bow were added by stamping over with the fill stamps using Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral inks respectively. This was then die cut out with a Stitched Shape oval framelit. A slightly larger Layering Oval was used to die cut a mat from Wisteria Wonder card. After adhering the two together directly they were popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

On the Very Vanilla insert, a sentiment from the Heartfelt Blooms set (another Sale-a-bration freebie) was stamped in Basic Gray ink. The other outline stamp from the Lots of Lavender set was stamped above and below the sentiment with Basic Gray ink and filler stamps were stamped over the top with Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz 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.

Tailored Tag masculine birthday card

We have a new punch in the Spring Summer catalogue, the Tailored Tag punch. It’s a symmetrical design and so it’s perfect for putting together a mosaic style pattern.

The True Gentleman DSP used here creates a masculine birthday card but a change of DSP would easily make a feminine version.

The card base is an A6 landscape of Tranquil Tide. A bunch of tags were punched from True Gentleman DSP with the Tailored Tag. The tags were adhered direct to a card front layer of Night of Navy, leaving a tiny margin around each one and leaving a full tag gap in the upper right quarter. This layer was adhered direct to the card front. Using Night of Navy ink a sentiment from the Lots of Happy Card Kit was stamped onto Very Vanilla card and punched out with the same Tailored Tag. This was then popped up in the space left with dimensionals.

On the Very Vanilla insert, another sentiment from the Lots of Happy Card Kit was stamped in Night of Navy 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.

Party Panda birthday card with balloons

Time for another card made with a Sale-a-bration set and I’m back again to the Party Pandas today.

One of the (3) pandas in the set is pictured holding a balloon and that made me think of our Balloon Bouquet punch. I used the punch to add a few extra balloons to his bouquet and as the punched version is slightly larger than the stamped version I added a punched balloon over the original so they’d all be the same size.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Peekaboo Peach, matted with Sweet Sugarplum and Tutti-frutti DSP. Using Basic Black ink, the balloon panda from the Party Pandas set was stamped onto a panel of Whisper White card and a sentiment from the set was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White. Both were matted onto Sweet Sugarplum card and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Three of the smaller balloon were punched from Tutti-frutti DSP with the Balloon Bouquet punch. These were popped up on the card front with dimensionals and extra strings were drawn from the ballon to the panda’s hand with a Journalling Pen. Some Subtles Enamel Shapes were added to finish the card.

On the Whisper White insert, another panda from the same set was stamped in Basic Black and another sentiment from the set stamped over the top of his envelope. A strip of the DSP left over from the front of the card was adhered across the bottom and a heart Enamel Shape added over the stamped heart.

These pandas are just so cute! I could stamp with them all day!

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.

70th birthday card and a guest crafter

Today’s card is from a guest crafter – my hubby! Today is my MIL’s 70th birthday – Happy Birthday Mari!

And my hubby always makes his own cards for his Mum and Dad – it’s become a tradition 🙂

After the usual preamble of something very specific – this time it was “have you got a stamp set with chickens in it” (anyone remember last year’s Sale-a-bration set? I don’t have it any more) we finally got back on track and he put together this very professional looking card.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Bermuda Bay matted with Picture Perfect Party DSP. Large Numbers framelits were used to die cut the “70” from Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper and then they were popped up on the card front with Mini Dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert a sentiment of Bermuda Bay card, die cut with the Happy Birthday thinlits was added along with a few Subtles Enamel Shapes.

All his own work and I’m so proud not just of what he creates but that he does it with love.

Hugs petal.

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.

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

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.

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

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.