Lots of Lavender Gift Tags

After saying a week or so ago, that my next foray into using the Lots of Lavender stamp set would be to colour the lines cleanly, I have gone again for the quick and messy version 🙂

The monochromatic approach gives a pretty willow china pattern look but also helped speed up the process.

Don’t forget, this Lots of Lavender set is free with a £45 purchase during Sale-a-bration.

Two tags were punched from Whisper White card using the Scalloped Tag Topper and each was stamped with the outline image from Lots of Lavender in Night of Navy ink. Pacific Point ink was used for each of the fill stamps over the top of the outline. The same ink was also used with the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday, below the flower image and with the To/From sentiment from the Labels to Love set, on the reverse. Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon was tied through the tops of the tags.

To finish, the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush was used to add a little shimmer to the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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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

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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

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Petal Pair Gable Box

There are so many ways of decorating these Silver Mini Gable Boxes and each one of them looks great.

There are 12 boxes in a package. They’re food safe and can stay flat pack until you need them.

For this box a Silver Mini Gable Box was rung through the Big Shot in the flowered Petal Pair embossing folder. Stampin’ Blends were used to colour the embossed flowers. Using Tuxedo Memento Black ink a flower from the Petal Palette was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card and punched out with the 1-3/8″ Circle. Portions of two separate sentiments from the same set were stamped around the flower. More Blends were used to colour the flower on the tag. As the alcohol colours bleed through, another circle of Whisper White was adhered back to back with the coloured circle for a clean look. Silver 1/8″ Ribbon was used to tie the tag onto the box.

These boxes are just perfect for some sweet treats 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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