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Sneak peek – Simple Winter Wonder card

Another sneak peek for you today … but you won’t be kept hanging long because the Autumn/Winter catty launches on Friday!

This card is a super-simple version that could be mass produced quickly with only a few supplies if you have lots of cards to make.

It features a new embossing folder (Winter Wonder) and the sentiments are from a new stamp set (Hearts Come Home) which also has matching framelits, though we haven’t used those here.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Island Indigo. A card front layer of Pool Party was run through the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder embossing folder. Using Island Indigo ink, a sentiment from Hearts Come Home was stamped in the lower right corner before adhering the layer (debossed side showing) to a mat of Whisper White card. A piece of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon was wrapped and adhered behind the layers before adhering them flat to the card front. A second small piece of the same ribbon was tied onto the front in a knot to finish.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from Hearts Come Home was stamped with Island Indigo ink.

I’ll be back with a stepped up version of this same card on Thursday.

Edited* to provide a shopping list with live product links.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. Click on any product to shop online.

Birthday Gifts card

Now this card isn’t really one that will go through the post (though you could exchange the middle bow for another ribbon if you need to mail it) but that dinky gift bow just looks so sweet I think it’s worth delivering by hand.

The foiled background paper and the foiled gifts add some real bling.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Soft Sky matted with the foiled side of Bundle of Love Specialty DSP. Different size rectangles were cut from Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP and popped up along the base of the card front with dimensionals. Knots of Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon and Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon were trimmed and adhered above the matching rectangles with Mini Glue Dots. A Mini Gift Bow was adhered above the middle rectangle. Two sentiments were die cut from Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist card (backed with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet) using the Happy Birthday thinlits. These were adhered above the birthday presents, slightly offset to create a shadow effect.

On the Very Vanilla insert, a sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous was stamped in Berry Burst ink and a strip of the DSP used on the front of the card was flipped and adhered to the insert.

Enjoy your extra crafting day tomorrow 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. Click on any product to shop online.

Large Climbing Orchid card

Back to birthdays today and this large (A5) card was to celebrate my Mum’s birthday, which was yesterday (so I’m safe to share it now 🙂 ). Apologies for the rather larger number of products used than usual, as it’s my Mum’s card I like to make it a bit more special and that usually means a few more elements.

The Climbing Orchid stamp set has two different size flowers (plus buds), two different petal patterns (in both sizes) and both full and decoupage layers allowing for a huge amount of diversity in finished orchids, especially when you add in the different colour combinations you can use. It’s also available as a bundle with the Orchid Builder framelits, so you can quickly die cut out all the stamped layers and save 10% when you buy the two together.

The card base is an A5 (i.e. a whole sheet of A4 folded only once) of Berry Burst card. A card front layer of Sahara Sand was covered with a Pattern Party Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste mixed with a little Cajun Craze ink (mixed direct on the Silicone Craft Sheet) was applied with a Palette Knife and left to dry. This layer was adhered direct to a layer of Chocolate Chip card, wrapped with shaped Copper Trim on one corner and adhered direct to the card front. More Copper Trim was tied in a bow, shaped and adhered in place with Mini Glue Dots. As this canvas is larger than usual, then rather than using the branch stamps from the Climbing Orchid stamp set, branches were die cut from Chocolate Chip card with the die from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  These were trimmed where needed and adhered direct to the card front. Various petals and buds from the Climbing Orchid set were stamped onto Whisper White card with Berry Burst ink and die cut out with the co-ordinating Orchid Builder Framelits. The flower centres were stamped with Crushed Curry ink, overstamped with the detail stamps with Berry Burst ink and die cut out. The orchids were assembled and popped up on the card front with dimensionals and the centres popped up with mini dimensionals. A sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous was stamped in Berry Burst ink onto Whisper White card and die cut out with a Layering Oval. This was popped up onto a Stitched Shape oval die cut from Berry Burst card and both were popped up on more dimensionals on the card front. Glitter Enamel Dots were added to the card front to finish.

On the Whisper White insert another sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and another orchid from Climbing Orchid were stamped in Berry Burst ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. Click on any product to shop online.

Sneak peek – Merry Little Labels

Today I have a little sneak peek of just a few of the products that will be available from 1 September when our Autumn/Winter catty launches. We have some gorgeous Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. The single sided sheets have foil designs in silver, gold, copper and champagne – lush! There’s a new punch on the block – the Everyday Label and we’ll have not just one, but two stamp sets to co-ordinate with it. Merry Little Labels is primarily a Christmas set and the Labels to Love set has a mix of Christmas, Halloween, Thanks and Valentine sentiments.

The card base is a small square of Thick Whisper White, covered with 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. This was popped up on the card front with dimensionals, trapping spools of Gold 1/8″ Ribbon. Basic Rhinestones were added to the centres of the full snowflakes showing on the card front.

On the inside of the card, a sentiment from the other label set, Labels to Love was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver EP.

Edited* to add a shopping list with live product links.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. Click on any product to shop online.

Tranquil Tulips birthday card

This hostess set is elegant, simple to use and just needs the addition of a few sentiments (which I’m sure you’ll have in your stash already – if not, I can help). Hostess sets cannot be purchased in the same way as regular products but you don’t necessarily need to have a workshop to qualify to purchase them if you meet the minimum purchase order level (£150 before P&P) in some other way (eg. gathering a few orders from friends or maybe shopping for a larger portion of your wishlist in one go). If you’d like to know more then please email me, or you can simply shop (don’t use my host code – when your order reaches the minimum amount you’ll get the opportunity to use your Stampin’ Rewards and can add the hostess set(s) to your order total).

The card base is an A6 portrait of Berry Burst. A card front layer of Old Olive was run through the Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder and adhered direct to the card front with the debossed pattern uppermost. A panel of Whisper White was stamped with the stems and leaves from Tranquil Tulips with some of the leaves overstamped with two-step shading stamps. The panel was adhered direct to the card front. The main flowerheads from the same set were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White and then overstamped with the detailed flowerheads, all with Berry Burst ink. Chocolate Chip ink was used to add the little stamens in the centres. These flowerheads were fussy cut out and then were popped up on the card front with dimensionals. A sentiment was put together using the Labeler Alphabet, stamped onto small strips of Whisper White card using Chocolate Chip ink and then popped up on the card front with dimensionals. The card front was finished with some of the Glitter Enamel Dots.

Admission – I caught the edge of one of the leaf stamps on my main Whisper White panel so I hid the booboo with the popped up text layers.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment was constructed  using the Labeler Alphabet and stamped with Berry Burst ink (tip – it’s easier to simply stamp one letter at a time, than try to put the letters together evenly on a block). The same Berry Burst ink was used to stamp the detailed dinky flowerheads and then stems and leaves (all from Tranquil Tulips) added with Old Olive ink.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

A Little Wild bear card

Now I have to be honest – when I first saw the A Little Wild set I kinda skipped over it. I don’t make many kids cards and this set is sort of in the kids stamp section of the catty. And then I saw what wonderful cards others were making with it and I was hooked.

Of course the set is ideal for kids cards and new baby cards … and tags as the matching Little Loves framelits cut out an entire tag for you. But I would love to receive these cards and I think I have plenty of adult friends who would too. How about you?

The card base is an A6 portrait of Early Espresso. A card front layer of Crumb Cake was spritzed with water, run through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and left to dry, before adhering direct to the card front. Using Early Espresso ink, a sentiment from A Little Wild was stamped onto a square of Whisper White card and adhered direct to the card front. A frame was die cut from Crushed Curry card using Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares framelits and adhered over the stamped square. Using Early Espresso ink, the front of the bear was stamped onto Crumb Cake card and the beehive onto Whisper White card. Little Loves framelits were used to die cut each out and they were popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Basic Black ink was used to stamp the trio of bees onto Whisper White card a couple of times. Once dry, the bees were coloured with Basic Black and Crushed Curry markers and die cut out with the matching framelits. They were then popped up on the card front using slivers of mini dimensionals and the wings painted with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

On the Whisper White insert the beehive and bees were stamped and coloured as for the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Carols of Christmas in Fresh Fig

A friend came over recently for a little crafting session and was interested in what the new In Color Fresh Fig looked like and so had a test stamp of it onto some Very Vanilla card. From that simple start, this card emerged – amazing how inspiration strikes isn’t it?

I loved the Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla combo and something about it made me think of Christmas, so I decided to keep the colour combo front and centre and keep the rest of the design simple for this card.

The card base is a small square (4-1/8″) of Fresh Fig. A small card front layer (4″) of Very Vanilla was die cut with the poinsettia corners from the Card Front Builder dies both top and bottom. A sentiment from Carols of Christmas was stamped in Fresh Fig in the centre (using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the placement right) and then the layer popped up on the card front with mini dimensionals.

On the Very Vanilla insert, more poinsettias from the Carols of Christmas set were stamped in the corners and a sentiment from Flurry of Wishes added, all with Fresh Fig ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

You Move Me butterfly birthday card

On Friday I shared some gift packaging and a tag. Today I have the card that matches the tag to share with you.

This one’s for a crafty friend who I know stops by here from time to time, so Happy Birthday Jan!

The design was CASE’d from Dawn Griffith following her tutorial here, though I have changed the dimensions slightly to end with an A6 design, rather than the US card size.

The card base is Tangerine Tango. A panel of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP was matted onto Basic Black card and then direct to the left front of the trio-fold card. Using the large butterfly die from the Move Me thinlit set, a fold over closure was partially die cut from the right front of the card following Dawn’s instructions. Whole butterflies were die cut from Tangerine Tango card with the Move Me thinlits and detailed butterflies from Basic Black card with the same. These were layered together with mini dimensionals and popped up on the card front with regular dimensionals and finished with Basic Rhinestones. A sentiment from Thoughtful Banners was stamped onto Whisper White card with Basic Black ink and punched out with the Duet Banner. More banners were punched from Basic Black and Tangerine Tango card, adhered behind the stamped banner, offset slightly and then popped up on the card front with mini dimensionals.

Here you can see the flap closure created by the right hand butterfly.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from Thoughtful Banners was stamped in Basic Black. The solid teeny butterflies from You Move Me were stamped in Tangerine Tango and then overstamped with the detailed butterflies in Basic Black. The insert was matted onto Basic Black card and adhered direct to the inside centre panel.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx

Blue Carols of Christmas

Have you checked out the early release Carols of Christmas product set that Stampin’ Up! have for us this month. Here we’ve used some of the smaller images to decorate our card front. The matching dies take all the work out of fussy cutting!

The card base is an A6 portrait of Island Indigo. A card front layer of Pool Party was run through the Big Shot with the Holly embossing folder and adhered direct to the card front. The little leaves and a trio of baubles from Carols of Christmas were stamped onto two separate scraps of Whisper White card with Pool Party ink and die cut out with two of the Stitched Shapes Circles. A sentiment from At Home With You was stamped onto Whisper White card with Island Indigo ink and die cut, again with a Stitched Shapes Circle. Each was adhered direct to a larger circle die cut from Island Indigo card with the Layering Circles Framelits. Using Island Indigo ink the poinsettia from Carols of Christmas was stamped onto Whisper White card and the trio of baubles was stamped with Pool Party ink. Each was die cut out with the Card Front Builder dies and popped up on the corresponding circle using mini dimensionals. The circles were popped up on the card front using regular dimensionals.

On the Whisper White insert, a sentiment from Carols of Christmas was stamped in Island Indigo ink and baubles and holly stamped across the top and bottom respectively with Pool Party ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

In the City Baby card

In the City is one of our fantastic new hostess sets in the Annual Catalogue. Although this set is only available to “hostesses” you don’t necessarily need to have a workshop or party to qualify. If you gather a few orders from friends or even if you have a big wish list of your own you may still meet the minimum £150 order (before p&p) and qualify. Please email me if you’d like more information.

In the City is a set of 60 photopolymer stamps (yes, 60!). It includes sentiments, outline stamps and fill-in stamps. You can stamp the outlines and colour them in with pencils or markers or you can use the fill-in stamps to stamp over the top.

The card base is an A6 portrait of Pool Party. A card front layer of Whisper White was run through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder and then adhered direct to the card front. Using Basic Black ink, the sentiment and outline stamps for the house, tree and stork from In the City were all stamped together on a large scrap of Whisper White. The fill-in stamps were stamped with Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party respectively before die cutting the images out with a Layering Circle. This was adhered direct to another, larger Layering Circle die cut from Pool Party card and then popped up on the card from with dimensionals. A bow of Shimmery Pool Party was added to finish the card.

On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from In the City was stamped in Basic Black.

I made a second card in pinks for a baby girl but as I don’t have any of the new pale pink ribbons I used a retired Pink Pirouette Seam Binding ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx