Monthly Archives: Feb 2020

Delicate tone on tone stamped card

Today’s offering is a wonderfully delicate card, suitable for Mother’s Day or any other female occasion.

On a piece of Purple Posy cardstock, I stamped the large floral swag from the Birthday Jubilee stamp set in Highland Heather ink and used a diagonal direction for the stamping. I cut this to 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″, so a gap of 1/4″ would be left around the edge of the completed card.

The sentiment is from the Floral Essence stamp set which was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White in Versamark and heat embossed in Stampin’ Silver Embossing Powder. I cut it into a diamond (square) shape. I wanted some colour behind this to make it pop, but I didn’t have any Highland Heather cardstock, so I used a piece of Whisper White and inked it in Highland Heather to complement the stamping. I mounted the sentiment on this, adhered the stamped floral image onto a Whisper White card base using an A4 sheet cut in half and scored in half. The sentiment panel and backing was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you for viewing my project today, if you wish to order any of the items used to create this card, make a note of the item number and use the Shop Now tab, not forgetting to use the Hostess Code located on the side menu if your order is under £150.

See you next time. Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:

  • Paper Trimmer – 152393
  • Bond Folder – 102300
  • Heat Tool (UK Plug) – 129054

Products I Used:

  • Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490
  • Purple Posy A4 Cardstock – 150887
  • Highland Heather Ink Pad – 147103
  • Stampin’ Silver Emboss Powder – 109131
  • Versamark – 102283
  • Floral Essence Stamp Set – 149450
  • Birthday Jubilee Stamp Set – 151571
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430
  • Liquid Glue – 154974

An Elegant & Simple, Wedding Day Card

Using the Jubilee Beauty dies, I cut two of the full rectangular dies in Whisper White cardstock, using the thicker version of card. Place them flat, together, straight edge to edge with the rear facing up. Lightly tape them together, taking care not to let the tape be seen from the front.

Cut a piece of thick Whisper White cardstock to 8 1/4″ x 4 7/8″. On the long side, score at 4 1/4″, fold in half and burnish to make a tent fold card.

Using enough glue, but not too much so it seeps out, add to the rear of the die cuts. Adhere to the card, leaving a 1/4″ gap around the four sides.

Also from the Jubilee Beauty dies, I cut four of each of the leaves, stacked two together for dimension and added to the card as shown.

From the co-ordinating stamp set, Birthday Jubilee, I stamped the small flowers twice in Versamark and heat embossed using Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then die cut them out.

The sentiment was taken from the Floral Essence stamp set and was also stamped in Versamark on a scrap piece of Whisper White, measuring 2″ x 4 1/4″ and heat embossed in the same powder. I punched out the sentiment using the Tag Topper punch, then cut off the outer edges on each side, to approximately 1 1/4″ (leaving this full size would have covered up too much underneath) and adhered the small flowers to each side. I then mounted this onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you liked my first project and if you wish to order any of the items used to create this card, make a note of the item number and use the Shop Now tab & don’t forget to use the Hostess Code located on the side menu.

Thank you for viewing and see you soon!

Equipment & Tools I Used:

  • Paper Trimmer – 152392
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch – 133324
  • Bone Folder – 102300
  • Heat Tool (UK Plug) – 129054

Products I Used:

  • Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490
  • Jubilee Beauty Dies – 151576
  • Birthday Jubilee Stamp Set – 151571
  • Floral Essence Stamp Set – 149450
  • Versamark – 102283
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430
  • Liquid Glue – 154974
  • Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109131

Welcome to Papercraft and Pizza

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Why Papercraft and Pizza? Well, what two pastimes could be better? Obviously I wouldn’t combine the two at the same time…… that would be really messy!

I started my craft journey many years ago when I used to sew cross-stitch, and, although the results were always impressive and the cards I did for family were always very well received and appreciated, (to this day both my Mother and Mother-in-Law still have many of these cards on display) I found the process to be so very time consuming.

When I became a mother to two lovely boys (now both young men) unfortunately, cross-stitch fell by the wayside. I then took to using my sewing machine a little more for small projects, but no larger projects were undertaken (although I would like to make a quilt at some point in the future).

I started to become increasingly unhappy with the choice and quality of greeting cards available on the high street, so I started making my own several years ago, using a small selection of paper punches, later becoming familiar with die cutting then leading to stamping and heat embossing. I also like to make my own gift boxes and bags and more recently I have made a few mini albums and would like to make more in the future.

I like to inspire creativity and have even got my husband making the odd Christmas and Mother’s Day card in recent years!

Thank you for your interest in my blog, and I hope you will visit again soon.

Angela x