Monthly Archives: Mar 2020

Woven Threads meets Terracotta Tile ‘Mandala Style’ card, Sale-A-Bration last day and my recent Stampin’ Up! order

Hello and thank you for your visit.

Last day for Sale-A-Bration!  With that in mind, here is today’s card using the Woven Threads DSP, a bit of fussy cutting, a little stamping and some die cutting, none of which was time consuming at all.

The card base was cut using Terracotta Tile cardstock, an A4 piece cut in half and scored in half then I adhered to this the Woven Threads DSP cut to 5 3/8” x 3 5/8”.  The two mandala’s above and below the sentiment were fussy cut with the sentiment itself and the small flowers belonging to the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  This was die cut using the second smallest circle from the Stitched Shape Dies, with Stampin’ Dimensionals placed on the back and adhered to the card as shown.

And that’s it!  Easy and quick, nice and simple, colourful and striking.

My recent Stampin’ Up! order was placed last Wednesday evening, hoping it would arrive despite all the uncertainty going on at the moment.  On Monday lunchtime, it arrived yay!  So as I type this, shipments are being dispatched and successfully delivered, but unfortunately, no-one can predict exactly how long this will continue for or even if there will be any interruption to normal delivery service at all.  On a more sombre note, I feel very sad that this virus has and will effect so many people, in some cases, with tragic consequences.  Stay safe everyone.

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the currentHostess Codewhich is UKHRQBWKif your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order but please don’tselect the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  Besides this you may also receive a few emails from me about your order.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,       

        Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Products Used:

Terracotta Tile A4 Cardstock 24 sheets – 150890

Woven Threads 12×12 DSP – 149497 –Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £45 (€60) spend

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black – 132708

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set – 152290 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £45 (€60) spend

Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Multi-purpose liquid Glue – 154974

Dotty Flowers Card

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Here is the second card using the dotty strips as shown yesterday.  The remaining strips from the previous card, as well as some additional ones stamped in Garden Green, Pretty Peacock, Real Red and Balmy Blue, were used to punch out flowers using the Small Blooms Punch.  I had already made a card base in Whisper White and cut the card front down to a width of 2 7/8”.  The DSP is from Birthday Bonanza, cut to 2 7/8” x 5 13/16” for the front section and 1 ¼“ x 5 13/16” for the right hand side interior section of the card.  I adhered the DSP to the card along with the punched flowers hanging over the edge of the card front, as shown.

For the front image I used a doily, snipping off the outer edge.  The doily was originally Old Olive in colour, but I wanted a stronger colour, so inked over the Old Olive side in Real Red, which gives a deeper colour tone than if it were stamped on white.  The doily was then adhered to the card.  Next, I used the Vibrant Vases stamp set and stamped the vase in Pretty Peacock with the co-ordinating leafy image stamped on top in Mememto Tuxedo Black. Unfortunately, I don’t have the vase punch as yet, so I fussy cut around the vase.  The single flower is from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, the leafy image stamped in Garden Green and the small flower stamped in Daffodil Delight. I fussy cut this from the larger stamped image and adhered to the rear of the vase, then placing them on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This image was stuck on top of the doily.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White cardstock and backed with a mat using Pretty Peacock cardstock.  Both pieces were cut into a side banner before being adhered together and attached to the card.

I’m happy to have made good use of the scrappy cut off strips which are normally thrown away!

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current Hostess Code located on the right hand side bar, if your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.

See you next time,       

        Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Small Blooms Punch – 152316 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £90 (€120) spend 

Products Used:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock A4 24 Sheets 270 gsm – 140490

Whisper White Cardstock A4 40 sheets – 106549

Pretty Peacock Ink Pad – 150083

Rococo Rose Ink Pad – 150080

Highland Heather Ink Pad – 147103

Balmy Blue Ink Pad – 147105

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Garden Green Ink Pad – 147089

Real Red Ink Pad – 147084

Colored Doilies – 146935 – currently on sale

Vibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set – 148656

Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set – 152290 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £45 (€60) spend

Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Multi-purpose liquid Glue – 154974

Dotty Background Card

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Today’s offering is the first of two cards using the same stamped dotty strips.  The two cards are very different though, as you will see with the second card tomorrow.

The dotty stamp is included with the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, and at first this particular stamp was overlooked by me in favour of others in the set.  

To start, I used some Whisper White cardstock strips which were off cuts from other projects, cutting them to 1” in width.  I inked up the dotty stamp in Highland Heather ink and randomly stamped all over a strip until suitably covered.  This was repeated on a second strip with Daffodil Delight ink, and again on a third strip using Rococo Rose ink.  A little tape was placed on the back to hold them together and then cut down to a length of 4 5/8”.  I stuck the dotty panel onto a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock measuring 5 3/8” x 3 5/8”.  I adhered this to a Whisper White card base made from an A4 piece, cut in half and scored in half.

From the same stamp set, I stamped the leafy image in Garden Green onto a piece of Whisper White, along with the small flowers in Real Red and Highland Heather.  This was the die cut using the largest oval shape in the Stitched Shape Dies.  The larger central flower was stamped in Rococo Rose, then punched out with the Small Blooms Punch, which was then adhered to the oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White cardstock and backed with a mat using Pretty Peacock cardstock.

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current Hostess Code located on the right hand side bar, if your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.

See you next time,       

        Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Small Bloom Punch – 152316 –Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £90 (€120) spend

Products Used:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock A4 24 Sheets 270 gsm – 140490

Whisper White Cardstock A4 40 sheets – 106549

Pretty Peacock A4 Cardstock – 150886

Rococo Rose Ink Pad – 150080

Highland Heather Ink Pad – 147103

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Garden Green Ink Pad – 147089

Real Red Ink Pad – 147084

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set – 151331

Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set – 152290 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £45 (€60) spend

Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Multi-purpose liquid Glue – 154974

THANK YOU CARD

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Today I am showing a thank you card I recently sent to my upline Pootles, for some lovely gifts which I recently received from her.

I made a card base from a piece of A4 Thick Whisper White Cardstock, cut in half portrait then scored in half landscape to make a tent fold card.

I started with a pack of colored doilies.  I snipped off the outer section to make it a little smaller, then using Daffodil Delight ink, used the doily as a stencil, inking through it three times onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3 5/8” x 5 3/8”.  I blended the remainder of the cardstock with the same colour.  Using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, I stamped one of the flowers onto Whisper White cardstock seven times in Versamark, covered with Stampin’ Emboss Clear Powder and set with a heat gun.  I inked over the top in Daffodil Delight ink.  I punched them out using the Small Blooms Punch then inked another piece of cardstock in the same colour and punched out six more flowers to use beneath the stamped flowers.  A thank you sentiment was added from the same stamp set, stamped in Versamark, and again in Daffodil Delight ink, covered in Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder and heat set. I punched this out using a 1” circle punch and adhered the card together as shown.

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current Hostess Code located on the right hand side bar, if your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.

See you next time,       

        Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Heat Gun (UK plug) – 129054

1” Circle Punch – 119868

Small Blooms Punch – 152316 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £90 (€120) spend 

Products Used:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock A4 24 Sheets 270 gsm – 140490

Whisper White Cardstock A4 40 sheets – 106549

Colored Doilies – 146935 – currently on sale

Versamark Ink Pad – 102283

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109130

Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set – 152290 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying £45 (€60) spend

Multi-purpose liquid Glue – 154974

Monochrome Flower Cards

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I can’t decide which I like best!  Two very similar cards using the same products.

I used Basic Black A4 card, cut in half, then scored in half.  A smaller black mat was cut to 2¼” x 4”.

Using the Golden Honey 12×12 DSP which is free with a Sale-A-Bration purchase of £45 (€60), cut a piece from the large flowered sheet measuring 35/8“ x 53/8“ and adhere to the card base.  Using the smaller flowered sheet cut a piece measuring 2” x 3¾”.  Adhere this to the smaller black mat, then adhere the black mat with DSP centrally on top of the card base.

The sentiment is from the Vibrant Vases stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  This was cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shape Dies, with a black mat behind, cut from the next oval size up.

The second card was made in the same way, just swap the larger flowered DSP for the smaller flowered DSP and vice-versa.

The cards were made with minimal effort but look quite stunning if you like the monochrome look.

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

See you next time,       

        Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Products Used:

Whisper White Cardstock A4 40 sheets – 106549

Basic Black Cardstock A4 24 sheets – 121688

Golden Honey 12×12 DSP – 152311 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a £45 (€60) spend

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black – 132708

Vibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set – 148656

Multi-purpose liquid Glue – 154974

Mother’s Day Cards in Tropical Oasis

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Today I thought I would share the Mother’s Day cards that I will be sending this year.  Neither my Mum or Mum-in-Law will see these on my blog so no problem!  To start with I created the flowers using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set.  I used Whisper White cardstock and used Versamark ink to stamp the flowers then covered them using Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder.  I heat set them, then sponged Daffodil Delight ink over the top (wiping any excess ink away afterwards).  I punched them out using the Small Blooms punch.  I also punched a plain unstamped image, roughly sponged in Daffodil Delight ink.

On Daffodil Delight cardstock I stamped the large leafy image from the same stamp set, again, in Versamark, immediately followed by Garden Green ink over the top (I used a stamping platform for accuracy). I covered the image in Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder and heat set this.  I cut the Daffodil Delight cardstock to measure approximately 115/16” x 5¼” and punched each end using the Tag Topper punch.

I stuck the flowers onto the punched leafy image, placing the plain unstamped image to the rear of the centre flower, the top and bottom flowers covered the Tag Top punch holes perfectly.  I pulled the edges of the flowers up very slightly to give some dimension.

I used Tropical Oasis DSP cut to 35/8” x 53/8” and stuck it to a Whisper White card base which was cut in half from an A4 sheet and scored in half.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, which has a wonderful choice of small sentiments should an alternative be required.  It was stamped in Garden Green ink onto Whisper White cardstock then die cut into an oval using the second smallest size from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I placed Stampin’ Dimensionals underneath the oval to raise this up slightly.

The card was adhered together as shown and job done. I like these a lot and I hope the recipients do too!

Some of the items were free from Sale-A-Bration with either a £45 (€60) or £90 (€120) spend – see below or click the link in my shop on the side bar on the left hand side.

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

See you next time,

  Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Heat Gun (UK plug) – 129054

Scallop Tag Topper Punch – 133324

Small Blooms Punch – 152316 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a £90 (€120) spend 

Products Used:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock A4 24 Sheets 270 gsm – 140490

Whisper White Cardstock A4 40 sheets – 106549

Tropical Oasis DSP – 151252

Brights Cardstock A4 20 sheets – 146997

Versamark Ink Pad – 102283

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Garden Green Ink Pad – 147089

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109130

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set – 151331

Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set – 152290 – Free in Sale-A-Bration with a £45 (€60) spend

Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Multi-purpose liquid Glue – 154974

Silver Heat Embossed “Celebrating You is the best” card

This card uses some serious heat embossing – I really like heat embossing and the results it produces.  I used the Floral Essence set and Birthday Jubilee set for the sentiment.

I used the mid-sized flower for this card, randomly stamping in Versamark on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then covered in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a heat gun.  The leaves are from the same stamp set and again randomly stamped in Versamark in the gaps in between the flowers, again this was covered in in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a heat gun.

I made a card base from an A4 sheet of Rococo Rose, cut to 4 1/8” and scored in half.  I trimmed the heat embossed image to 3 5/8” x 5 3/8”, leaving a gap of ¼” around the edge.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Jubilee stamp set, stamped in Rococo Rose ink and punched out with a 2” circle punch, mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you for viewing my blog and card 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 current Hostess Code located on the side menu if your order is under £150.

See you next time,

Angela.

Equipment & Tools Used:

Paper Trimmer – 152393

Bone Folder – 102300

Heat Tool (UK plug) – 129054

2” Circle Punch – 133782

Products Used:

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock –  140490

Rococo Rose A4 Cardstock – 150888

Rococo Rose Ink Pad – 150080

Stampin’ Silver Emboss Powder – 109131

Versamark – 102283

Floral Essence Stamp Set – 149450

Birthday Jubilee Stamp Set – 151571

Stampin Dimensionals – 104430

Liquid Glue – 154974