Monthly Archives: Jun 2020

Ornate Borders Dies with Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Very Vanilla

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

Today I made a card for a friend’s birthday using the Ornate Borders Dies.  The card base was made from an A4 sheet of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock which was cut to 8¾” x 6 1/8” and scored in half, the size of the card being determined by the length of the dies.  The background cardstock is Gorgeous Grape, with Highland Heather on top.  The mirror image of the die cut edging was achieved by die cutting one side, then flipping the cardstock to cut the second image from the rear.  After this I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot again to flatten out the image, so it wasn’t as obvious that one side was cut from the rear.  The central flowers were then cut using Very Vanilla cardstock.  Next, the sentiment, from Itty Bitty Greetings, was stamped in Versamark and heat set in silver embossing powder before being cut using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shape Dies.  The sentiment backing is Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut from the next larger sized circle and adhered to the back, before being attached to complete the card. I hope my friend likes it! 

Product List:

Ornate Borders Dies Item Number 152724

Stitched Shape Dies  Item Number 152323

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set  Item Number 151331

Very Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock  Item Number144238

Gorgeous Grape A4 Cardstock Item Number 147011

Highland Heather A4 Cardstock Item Number 147010

Heat Tool (UK plug) Item Number 129054

Heat Tool (EU Plug) Item Number 129055

Versamark Ink Pad Item Number 102283

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item Number 109131

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number 122334

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Flowers and Butterflies Thank You Card

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

I think this is such a nice pretty little thank you card! I made this quite quickly using the Field of Flowers stamp set for the flowers, with Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather inks.  The coloured backgrounds for the butterflies were cut from spare pieces of Whisper White cardstock inked in Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight inks, rather than cut into a new A4 sheet.  The background cardstock colour is Coastal Cabana, which is a lovely shade of blue. I did consider adding more butterflies but decided that two were just enough for this card, and attached them using dimensionals.

Product List:

Field of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set Item Number 152589

Butterfly Beauty Dies  Item Number 151819

Well Written Dies Item Number 151816

Whisper White A4 Cardstock  Item Number106549

Basic Black A4 Cardstock  Item Number121688

Coastal Cabana A4 Cardstock Item Number 131302

Notecards and Envelopes in Whisper White  Item Number 131527

Highland Heather Ink Pad Item Number 147103

Balmy Blue Ink Pad Item Number 147105

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad Item Number 147094

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Stampin’ Dimensionals Item Number 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Repetitive Stamping Heat Embossed Card

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

I like repetitive stamping, it’s so easy to do and can give great results.  For this card, I used silver embossing powder on the Whisper White background panel and clear embossing powder on the Basic Black central border.  Before attaching the border to the background, I edged it using a die from the Ornate Borders Dies.  I then heat embossed the sentiment in silver, which is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, before punching the ends in the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.  At the last minute, I decided to add four Pearl Jewels to the sentiment.

Product List:

Lovely Labels Pick a Punch  Item Number 152883

Ornate Borders Dies Item Number 152724

Field of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set Item Number 152589

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set  Item Number 151331

Whisper White A4 Cardstock  Item Number106549

Basic Black A4 Cardstock  Item Number121688

Heat Tool (UK plug) Item Number 129054

Heat Tool (EU Plug) Item Number 129055

Versamark Ink Pad Item Number 102283

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item Number 109130

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item Number 109131

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number 122334

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

Pearl Basic Jewels Item Number144219

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select  ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Butterfly Beauty Dies and Forever Greenery DSP

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

It’s nearly a week since I last produced a Stampin’ Up! project and I will admit that during that time I did use some non SU products to make some Father’s Day cards as sometimes, this just cannot be avoided.  So on with today’s project.

To begin, I created an inky background using Rococo Rose, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather ink, which was applied to Whisper White cardstock using a brayer.  

After this, I spritzed a little water over the top and left it to dry.  Using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, I cut both large images from Whisper White cardstock and layered them on top of each other.  Using a piece of Forever Greenery designer series paper, I die cut the butterfly image, discarding all the left over small pieces, as I needed the large negative space.  Using the inky background, I attached the Forever Greenery DSP onto it, then adhered the large die cut butterfly image into the negative space.  On a scrap of Basic Black cardstock, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder before using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shape Dies.  To finish, all the elements were adhered onto a card base made from Whisper White Thick cardstock.

Product List:

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set  Item Number 151331

Stitched Shape Dies  Item Number 152323

Butterfly Beauty Dies  Item Number 151819

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock Item Number140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock  Item Number106549

Basic Black A4 Cardstock  Item Number121688

Forever Greenery 12×12 Designer Series Paper  Item Number 152492

Rococo Rose Ink Pad Item Number 150080

Highland Heather Ink Pad Item Number 147103

Balmy Blue Ink Pad Item Number 147105

Heat Tool (UK plug) Item Number 129054

Heat Tool (EU Plug) Item Number 129055

Versamark Ink Pad Item Number 102283

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item Number 109132

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number 122334

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Sponge Brayers Item Number 141714

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

Stampin’ Spritzer  Item Number 126185

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Score Lines and Flowers for Every Occasion DSP

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

I really like the Flowers for Every Occasion designer series paper.  Such a shame I omitted to order the new In-Colour cardstock which would have co-ordinated perfectly with it though!  Not a massive issue, I did find a way around this by doing some scoring for the bottom half of the card on Whisper White cardstock.  I won’t bore you with all the card measurements, as I do this all too often, but I will explain the scoring.  First I decided upon the size of the card and then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the appropriate size, on which to do the scoring.  I scored three lines together, then left the next two measurements unscored, repeating the scoring on the next three measurements, so I scored at 1/8”, ¼”, 3/8”, (½” and 5/8” left unscored) scoring at ¾”, 7/8”, 1”, (11/8” and 1¼” left unscored) scoring again at 13/8” and so on.  I hope that makes sense.

Product List:

Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set  Item Number 149450

Stitched Shape Dies  Item Number 152323

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock Item Number140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock  Item Number106549

Flowers for Every Season 6×6 Designer Series Paper  Item Number 152486

Heat Tool (UK plug) Item Number 129054

Heat Tool (EU Plug) Item Number 129055

Versamark Ink Pad Item Number 102283

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item Number 109131

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number 122334

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Stampin’ Dimensionals Item Number 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

Silver 3/8” Metallic Edge Ribbon Item Number144213

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select  ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Ornate Borders Dies with Flowers for Every Season DSP

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

I’ve had the Ornate Borders Dies for a while now and this is the first time I have used them in a project (hanging my head in shame, especially as they are so nice!)  I do intend to make amends by using them more in the coming weeks though.  I made the card base first, using an A4 piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, trimming it in half, then scoring one of the pieces in half.  The DSP used is from one sheet, the patterns being back-to-back, so making sure the flowers were the correct way up on the wrong side, I cut the green background to 3¾” x 5½”, leaving the remaining 2¼” for the centre section on the flip side.  Using that left over 2¼” piece, the border die I chose was run through the big shot on each long side before being attached to the green background and then onto the card base.  The sentiment, from Itty Bitty Greetings, was stamped in Versamark onto Whisper White cardstock, then heat set after using gold embossing powder over it.  This was cut out using the smallest oval in the Stitched Shape Dies.  The green DSP backing for the sentiment was left over and cut down to 3½” x 1” and punched at both ends in the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. To break up the green, I added another strip measuring 37/8” x 1” in Whisper White cardstock, again punching the ends in the same punch.  The sentiment strip was adhered together before adding dimensionals to the rear and attaching centrally to the card.  To finish, I added two medium sized Pearl Basic Jewels to the sentiment strip.

Product List:

Ornate Borders Dies Item Number 152724

Lovely Labels Pick a Punch  Item Number 152883

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set  Item Number 151331

Stitched Shape Dies  Item Number 152323

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock Item Number140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock  Item Number106549

Flowers for Every Season 6×6 Designer Series Paper  Item Number 152486

Pearl Basic Jewels Item Number144219

Heat Tool (UK plug) Item Number 129054

Heat Tool (EU Plug) Item Number 129055

Versamark Ink Pad Item Number 102283

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder  Item Number 109129

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number 122334

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Stampin’ Dimensionals Item Number 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Happy Birthday using Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

Well, it’s the end of the week – so much to do but so little time!  I have used the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper today using blue tones and a doily which I heat embossed in silver embossing powder.  I think these doilies take on a whole new dimension when they are heat embossed.  I made a card base by cutting a piece of A4 Thick Whisper White in half, then scored one of the pieces in half.  I then added the background DSP measuring 3¾” x 5½”.  The floral DSP was cut out twice using the largest square in the Stitched Shape Dies then attached together to become a rectangle.  After adding the doily, I used the smallest circle to cut out the silver heat embossed sentiment and using the next sized circle up, cut a backing from the same paper as the background.  

Product List:

Flowers for Every Season 6×6 Designer Series Paper  Item Number 152486

Mini Colored Doilies Item Number146935 – CLEARANCE ITEM

Stitched Shape Dies  Item Number 152323

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set  Item Number 151331

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock Item Number140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock  Item Number106549

Heat Tool (UK plug) Item Number 129054

Heat Tool (EU Plug) Item Number 129055

Versamark Ink Pad Item Number 102283

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item Number 109131

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number 122334

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you directly to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today.  Have a good weekend everyone and stay safe.

               Angela x

Field of Flowers Stamp Set, a Brayer and a Punch

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

I’m so pleased with how this card turned out and I think the colours go so well together.  All of the stamping was done using the Field of Flowers stamp set.  To begin with, I made the background on which the flower is stamped.  On Whisper White cardstock, I used a brayer with Rococo Rose and Highland Heather ink. I then gave the cardstock a light spritz of water and left it to dry.  After this, I stamped the flower in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut the piece down to 2” x 3½”.  I saved an offcut from the background to back the sentiment and cut it down to 3¾” x 1” and punched both ends in the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.  Next I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut it down to 31/8” x ¾” and again, punched the ends using the same punch.  I glued the two pieces together and set it aside.  The larger background was stamped randomly using Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  This was cut down to measure 3¼” x 4¾” and adhered to a notecard base.  The flower silhouette was then attached, leaving the sentiment and backing, to which I attached dimensionals to the rear before attaching to the card.

Product List:

Lovely Labels Pick a Punch  Item Number 152883

Field of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set Item Number 152589

Whisper White A4 Cardstock  Item Number106549

Notecards and Envelopes in Whisper White  Item Number 131527

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black  Item Number 132708

Rococo Rose Ink Pad Item Number 150080

Highland Heather Ink Pad Item Number 147103

Real Red Ink Pad Item Number 147084

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Sponge Brayers Item Number 141714

Stampin’ Dimensionals Item Number 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

Stampin’ Spritzer  Item Number 126185

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Stitched Squares Card

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

Stitched squares are so nice and even more so when coupled with the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper.  Using the second to largest sized square from the Stitched Shape Dies, I cut four different patterns and attached them together at the back with a little tape.  I then made a card base using Thick Whisper White cardstock, measuring 4½” x 9” and scored the long side in half, before attaching the stitched squares. I then cut the largest stitched square in Daffodil Delight cardstock, followed by the next size down cut in Garden Green cardstock and glued these together before attaching them in a diamond orientation.  The ‘thanks’ sentiment, from the Well Written Dies, was cut in Daffodil Delight and adhered to the diamond.  Using the same Well Written Dies, I cut out the three small flowers and the butterfly using Crushed Curry cardstock and attached these around the sentiment.

Product List:

Stitched Shape Dies  Item Number 152323

Well Written Dies Item Number 151816

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock Item Number140490

Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock  Item Number121680

Crushed Curry A4 Cardstock Item Number 131288

Garden Green A4 Cardstock Item Number 108605

Flowers for Every Season 6×6 Designer Series Paper  Item Number 152486

Paper Trimmer Item Number 152392

Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number 122334

Bone Folder Item Number 102300

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 154974

How to Purchase:

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150. (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                  Angela x

Mini Coloured Doilies

Welcome and thank you so much for your visit.  Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

If you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

These doilies didn’t retire!  So many possibilities – stick, snip, chop, colour, heat emboss! Still on Clearance at £1.70 for a pack of 24, wow what a bargain!

The card I made today is on a notecard base, topped with Basic Black cardstock.  I adhered the doilies to the black cardstock then trimmed it down to measure 3 3/8” x 4 7/8”.  The sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, was stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black cardstock and covered with white embossing powder, then heat set.  I wanted to use the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch for the sentiment, so I cut it down to ¾” wide before punching the edges, then backed it with a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 1” wide and again punched the edges.  A glued them together before attaching to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Product List

Mini Colored DoiliesItem Number146935 – CLEARANCE ITEM

Lovely Labels Pick a PunchItem Number 152883

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp SetItem Number 151331

Whisper White A4 CardstockItem Number106549

Basic Black A4 CardstockItem Number121688

Notecards and Envelopes in Whisper WhiteItem Number 131527

Heat Tool (UK plug)Item Number 129054

Heat Tool (EU Plug)Item Number 129055

Versamark Ink PadItem Number 102283

White Stampin’ Emboss PowderItem Number 109132

Paper TrimmerItem Number 152392

Stampin’ DimensionalsItem Number 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid GlueItem Number 154974

How to Purchase

If you wish to place an order, click on the item and the link will take you direct to the Stampin’ Up! store, alternatively, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  Both methods require the next steps: On the next screen, at the top left hand side on the blue bar, there are three horizontal lines – click on the lines.  A column will then appear where you will need to select your country (only if the one shown is incorrect) and underneath it reads ‘Find a Demonstrator’.  Click this option and you will then need to select ‘Find a Demonstrator by name’.  Insert my name (Angela Hicken) and click search.  My details will then appear and you will need click ‘select’.  (If you click the three lines on the blue bar again, this will confirm that you are now shopping with me).  After selecting your items, insert the  Host Code  where prompted, which is  9XJE2ZJA  during the month of June, but only if your order is under £150.  (If your order is over £150 you will get to choose your own rewards).  Every customer will receive a thank you goody package the following month, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order.  If the contact/no contact option is shown, please  don’t  select  ‘No Contact’, as I won’t be able to send you anything!

If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to the goody package, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card bases, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

Thank you for viewing my project today – I hope you will visit again soon!

                                 Angela x