Category Archives: Cards

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

Confetti Flowers Border Punch Hooray Card

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

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.

Yay new products!  The Confetti Flowers Border Punch is just that, a totally brand new item. I like it a lot!  To begin I made a card base from a sheet of Thick Whisper White A4 cardstock, cut to measure 4¼” x 8½”, then scored it in half on the long side.  Inky stuff next – I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock (larger than I needed to cut down later) and blended Daffodil Delight, Rococo Rose, Real Red, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather ink.  I then tried something I haven’t done before – a verylight water spritz.  This gave a wonderful effect, which I will be doing more of at a later date, and it didn’t buckle the cardstock.  I then cut a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock to 4” x 4”.  I used the Confetti Flowers Border Punch in a random-ish fashion, by this I mean that I did a full punch on each side but then turned the punch upside down so I could see where the next punched images were going to land on the cardstock.  I did more punching in this manner, taking care not to overlap any areas, and not necessarily having the cardstock inside the punch straight either!  This meant that I could achieve a non-symmetrical look.  I then cut down the inky background to a very tiny fraction under 4” x 4” and adhered it to the back of the green punched cardstock.  I chose the hooray sentiment from the Well Written Dies, which was cut in Whisper White cardstock, then covered in Versamark and heat embossed using gold embossing powder.  I then punched more flowers using scraps of Daffodil Delight, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy cardstock.  I attached the sentiment to the card and arranged the punched flowers around it.  When I was happy with the look, I attached slivers of Stampin’ Dimensionals to the rear of them and adhered them to the card.  I put Pearl Jewels in the centre of each of the largest flowers.  A nice, easy, colourful project to start with for a new item!

Product List:

Confetti Flowers Border Punch – 152723

Well Written Dies – 151816

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Granny Apple Green A4 Cardstock – 147014

Rococo Rose Ink Pad – 150080

Highland Heather Ink Pad – 147103

Balmy Blue Ink Pad – 147105

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Real Red Ink Pad – 147084

Stampin’ Spritzers – 126185

Heat Gun (UK plug) – 129054

Heat Gun (EU Plug) – 129055

Versamark Ink Pad – 102283

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109129

Pearl Basic Jewels – 144219

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

How to Purchase

If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item number(s) and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above.  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 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

Small Circular Easel Cards

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

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.

Some of the products I have used are available as Last Chance Products – While Supplies last or until 2ndJune 2020.  See below for the specific products included. 

Following on from yesterday, I made three mini circular easel cards to attach the outer edge of the gold heat embossed doilies to. These have been around for a long time and prior to joining Stampin’ Up! I made some shaped ones a few Christmases ago, but I have not made a circular one before.  Obviously, you could use any die you wanted, but the measurements I have given will only be applicable to the largest circle die in the Stitched Shape Dies.  First I decided on which designer series paper to use, then chose a complimentary colour for the cardstock – for the photographic example, my choices were 2019-21 In Colour DSP in Rococo Rose with matching Rococo Rose cardstock (the other two examples in the photograph were Tropical Oasis DSP with Real Red cardstock and Best Dressed DSP with Old Olive cardstock).  The largest circle die in the Stitched Shape Dies I used measures a tad under 3” in diameter so I cut the cardstock to 3¼” x 6”, scored in half on the long side at 3”, then folded and burnished the scoreline.  Next, I placed the circular die falling a little off the edge of the cardstock over the fold.  You need it to be off the edge so the circles are joined together.

Place the die hanging off the edge, over the fold.

I ran it through my Big Shot.

On the front circle only (see the stitching to ascertain the correct ‘front’), score it in half (I put the connected circles flat onto my Simply Scored and scored at 13/8”), then with the scoreline facing me, I made a mountain fold, then burnished the scoreline.

Using the largest stitched circle again, die cut your chosen DSP and adhere the outer section of the doily onto it.  Attach this to the lower part of the scored and folded circle (below the mountain fold) on your cardstock.  As the DSP is of a good quality thickness, I decided that it needed no rear reinforcement and maybe it was helped by the doily being added.

Next, decide on a ‘stopper’ for the base circle – this will need to hold up the front of your card.  I chose the smallest Stitched Shape Circle Die and cut it using matching DSP. I did reinforce this by adding an identical sized circle on the rear.  The reason I reinforced this piece was because I wanted it to sit firm and straight as it would be raised up because dimensionals needed to be added to the rear. After adding the dimensionals I placed the stopper on the base circle at the front in the centre.

At this point I added a butterfly from the Butterfly Beauty Dies to the front, cut from Gorgeous Grape and Purple Posy cardstock. I chose not to add a sentiment to this card, but the other examples do have them and I found that the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set is perfect for this as the sentiments are all quite small. My choice for the front of the other examples were fussy cut images from the same DSP as their backgrounds.

Product List:

2019-2021 In Colour 6×6 DSP – 149617 – RETIRING SOON

Best Dressed 6×6 DSP – 151319 – RETIRING SOON

Tropical Oasis 12×12 DSP – 151252 – RETIRING SOON

Mini Colored Doilies – 146935 – SALE ITEM

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set – 151331

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Butterfly Beauty Dies – 148536

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Rococo Rose A4 Cardstock – 150888

Purple Posy A4 Cardstock – 150887

Gorgeous Grape A4 Cardstock – 147011

Real Red A4 Cardstock – 106578

Old Olive A4 Cardstock – 106576

Versamark Ink Pad – 102283

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109129

Heat Gun (UK plug) – 129054

Heat Gun (EU Plug) – 129055

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to a thank you card and gift, 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 base, 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.

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  which is PKH4JDUB  if 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’t  select the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,       

        Angela.

Gold leafy borders with doily flowers

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

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.

Some of the products I have used are available as Last Chance Products – While Supplies last or until 2ndJune 2020.  See below for the specific products included. 

Ok, it’s time to admit that I really like shiny things on black backgrounds!  (I’m sure that I am not alone on this).  I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock measuring 47/8” x 33/8”.  The leafy border is from the Budding Borders stamp set and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I stamped these in Versamark and added a covering of gold embossing powder to them, the excess was shaken off and heat set.  The doilies were originally the Grapefruit Grove colour, I used the Versamark ink pad directly onto them before covering in gold embossing powder and heat setting them. I repeated this process for the doilies to achieve a nice slick and even coverage.  The outer section of the doilies were then snipped off leaving the flowery centres, which I adhered to the cardstock, before attaching the panel to a 3½” x 5” Whisper White notecard.  In tomorrow’s project, I will show you what I did with the outer section of the doilies.

Product List:

Budding Borders Photopolymer Stamp Set – 149273 – RETIRING SOON

Mini Colored Doilies – 146935 – SALE ITEM

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set – 151331

Versamark Ink Pad – 102283

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109129

Basic Black A4 Cardstock – 121688

Notecards and Envelopes in Whisper White – 131527

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Heat Gun (UK plug) – 129054

Heat Gun (EU Plug) – 129055

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to a thank you card and gift, 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 base, 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.

If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers, which are listed above, and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current  Hostess Code  which is  PKH4JDUB  if 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’t  select the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,       

        Angela.

Hope You’re Feeling Better card using 2019-21 In Colours

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

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.

Some of the products I have used are available as Last Chance Products – While Supplies last or until 2ndJune 2020.  See below for the specific products included. 

The card today is made mostly from 2019-21 In Colours, in particular one of my favourite colours, Pretty Peacock and all the designer series paper used is from the same pack.  To begin with, I cut the Pretty Peacock designer series paper which measures 47/8” x 33/8” to fit on a 3½” x 5” Whisper White notecard. The coloured strips were cut to measure ½” wide x 21/8” and were attached together with tape at the back.  The background and coloured strips were both adhered to the card at this point.  Next, a piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped using the leafy border from the Budding Borders stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink and as I wanted two rows, I left a gap of ¾” then stamped a second row. The cardstock was then cut to measure 15/8” x 3¼” and attached to the card over the coloured strips. The two roses in opposing corners are from the same stamp set, which were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, then coloured in using my Stampin’ Write markers.  I then fussy cut these and adhered them to the card.  The sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink then cut out using the smallest oval in the Stitched Shape Dies, before being attached to the centre of the card.

Product List:

2019-2021 In Colour 6×6 DSP – 149617 – RETIRING SOON

Budding Borders Photopolymer Stamp Set – 149273 – RETIRING SOON

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set – 151331

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Stampin’ Write Markers 2019-2021 In Colours – 150079

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Notecards and Envelopes in Whisper White – 131527

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black – 132708

Pretty Peacock Ink Pad – 150083

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to a thank you card and gift, 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 base, 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.

If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers, which are shown above and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current  Hostess Code  which is  PKH4JDUB  if 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’t  select the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,       

        Angela.