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

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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

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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

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Sweet Soiree Gable Gift Box

I’m back with another guest crafter post today. Still with my husband’s creative crafting, but this time a box.

He had a little help with this, as I’d already got as far as cutting and adhering the DSP to the box, but the rest of the decoration is all his own.

The Silver Mini Gable Box was covered with panels of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP. A sentiment from Perennial Birthday was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card with Marina Mist ink and punched out with the Everyday Label. Flowers and leaves from the same Perennial Birthday set were added with Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz ink respectively before popping the label up on the front of the box with dimensionals. A Petal Passion Embellishment was added to the front lid of the box with a Mini Glue Dot and then to finish, Basic Pearls were added to the centres of the label flowers and the metal flower.

There’s plenty of room inside to add some chocolate mints!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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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

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Bubbles & Fizz Envelope

On Friday I shared a non-standard size card. One that I’d totally made up 🙂

I guess I could have put it in a standard envelope but then it would have been rolling around in there, possibly damaging it in transit – so I decided to make my own with the Sale-a-bration DSP – free with a £45 purchase.

The Envelope Punch Board takes all the guesswork out of cutting and scoring your paper. Simply look up the card size on the front of the board and it will tell you the size of paper you need to cut and where to line up the first edge to punch and score.

Bubbles & Fizz DSP was cut to a 7-1/8″ square and the left edge was lined up with the 2-3/4″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board. With the paper in place, the button at the top of the board was pressed to punch the paper and a line scored along the groove that runs diagonally from the centre of the button to the lower right corner of the Board. The paper was then rotated 90° counter clockwise and the scored line, lined up with the little pointer that juts out from the button (the score guide) then punched and scored again as before. This was repeated twice more. All the corners were then rounded by inserting them into the button from the opposite side and punching. After folding along the scorelines, the bottom corner was trimmed away for a neater finish and three sides of the envelope were adhered in place. The fourth had Tear & Tape adhered in place so that it can be stuck down once the card has been written and is ready for posting. Handwriting might be a little difficult to make out against the dark, stripey background and so a postage label was cut from Whisper White card and the corners punched with the Envelope Board before adhering it direct to the front of the envelope.

Here are the duo together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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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

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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

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Painted With Love Valentine Box

Valentine’s Day is less than 4 weeks away now and so I’ve made a little Valentine Gift Box to hold a sweet treat for my hubby.

It’s an all in one box (no separate pieces to fall off and get lost) and when you lift the lid the centre opens up so you can get inside.

I found some great instructions for making this “Impossible Gift Box” by Paper Pixie on Youtube. You can access her video here. My box was made using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and with Rich Razzleberry card, decorated with pieces of Painted With Love Specialty DSP, matted on to Gold Foil (all following the dimensions given in the video). Using Rich Razzleberry ink, the spotted heart from Heart Happiness was stamped onto Whisper White card. Calypso Coral ink was used to stamp the heart from the Lots of Love set onto more Whisper White card and then the Sweet and Sassy framelits were used to die cut them out before popping them up on the front of the box with dimensionals. A Metallic Enamel Shape was added to the Coral heart and a tiny bow of the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon was added with a Mini Glue Dot to the “lid” of the box to finish.

I actually made this box as my second project. The first one started with a sheet of Painted With Love Specialty DSP (it’s definitely strong and thick enough to make small boxes with). But I hadn’t appreciated from Paper Pixie’s video that the “lid” of the box would show the reverse of the DSP.

Not quite the effect I was after … but I plan to decorate it up and use it for another occasion 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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Tutti-frutti quick card

Back with another Sale-a-bration freebie to tempt you today 🙂 This one is ideal for keeping in your craft cupboard for when you need to make a quick card and today I kept my sample quite simple.

The Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes is a set of 16 printed cards and envelopes, 4 each of 4 designs in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party with a little Basic Black and Crumb Cake lining the envelopes. It’s free with a qualifying purchase of £45 or more.

Each version has a simple/subtle pattern that creates an ideal background. The insides of the cards are white.

The base card is the Daffodil Delight version from the Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes set. A sentiment from Petal Palette (snipped between the words so they could be stamped onto two separate lines) was stamped onto a square of Whisper White card with Tuxedo Memento Black ink. The large flower spray from the same stamp set was stamped onto Whisper White ink, coloured on with Stampin’ Blends and die cut out with the Petals & More Thinlits. After adhering the flowers direct to the sentiment square they were both popped up on the card from with dimensionals.

Buy the Petal Palette bundle and you’ll qualify for the Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes pack for free (or other Sale-a-bration goodie of your choice)!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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