Well it has been a hell of a week for me. 5 days of posts but I made it. I know I said a post every day of this week but I should clarify that I meant weekdays as I will be making lots of other fun stuff at the weekend. Not to mention writing a post for the next Pootles blog hop.
This final card uses the sentiment You’re On My Mind. I think this is a rather useful stamp as it can be used in a variety of situations with or without the combings sentiment But Not In A Creepy Way to show your thinking of someone in a difficult time or used on a Valentine’s day card or anniversary card.
I think with a design of the card above you could even use it as a birthday card for a guy, just write or stamp the inside with happy birthday and your good to go. The Card base is Mossy Meadow and the blue is Lost Lagoon. I’m totally in love with the Lost Lagoon colour at the moment but I will try not to over saturate my blog post with it too much as Stampin up has such a fantastic colour range and I should try more of the other colours and try to use the pinks (scrunches up face). I’m not totally against pink I like the bright Melon Mambo and Watermelon Wonder it’s just I have no idea what to do with Blushing Bride or Pink Pirouette.
If anyone has any suggestions of pink card I could try let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to come back next week for the blog hop.
So I had planned to have this and another two posts ready by Sunday evening and then just schedule everything but Sunday evening came and went and here I am typing the rest on a rather dreary Tuesday Morning.
Todays project is a card (I decided to alternate so tomorrow is 3d). Still sticking with that awesome stamp set That thing You Did.
For this card I tried out a technique I haven’t used before, no idea what it is called so if you know leave a comment below. Anyway, take the stamp of your choice, mine is High Five and pick 3 inks. Then ink the stamp in the lightest colour and then put a bit of the other 2 colours on either side of the stamp then stamp it down on your card stock. I wibbled a little when doing this so the H and the E became a little blotchy but I do like how the Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey blended together to make that nice blue/green colour on the left. To finish the center piece off I used another stamp from that set that looks like a dashed line and stamped it above in Tangelo Twist and below in Lost Lagoon. As the card base was also Lost Lagoon I stamped the bottom edge of the card using the same dashed line stamp. I also added a couple of stars which wasn’t part of the original design but i really liked the way it looked and I love stars.
I did a little something to the inside of this card.
A little bit of washy tap and a sentiment. The sentiment again is from That Thing You Did, I just love the versatility of this set and the variety of fonts it uses. As for the washi tape that’s from the 2014-2016 in colours washi tape set. I am really starting to like washi tape. I first I was a little unsure of how to use it but its so useful and fun and adds that little bit extra to a card if your not into ribbons and buttons this is definitely the way to go.
Well that’s it for today, come back tomorrow for my next project using this stamp set.
So for a couple of months I took some time out from my craft blog as I was getting a little stressed with work and learning to drive along with a multitude of other things that I wont bore you with. Needless to say my crafting suffered because of this and I just lost interest in posting all together but I think I have finally got my mojo back and I am ready to start posting again and to kick things off I have to decided to do a post every day this week all based around one single stamp set. After that things will go back to my three times a week schedule but I will be posting what every project I feel like on those day rather than trying to force a particular theme out like always birthday card this day and a 3d project this day.
So the stamp set I will be showcasing is the That Thing You Did” and the card that I made is cased right out of the catty on page 97 where you can find the stamp set, and yes I have made all three of these and over the next few days I will describe how I made each one. The cards are so cool looking I thought each one deserved its own post.
Up first is the Hello Honey vintage card.
I think this card is the one I found most tricky due to that lovely white center piece. I had no idea how to cut that the right shape. I am sure there is some easy way of doing but to start with I actually drew on the card base to figure out how wide I wanted it and the angle I wanted it then I cut a piece of whisper white to fit the desired shape that I drew out.
I then stamped on the white it in hello honey. Now in the catty that colour looks really bright but in reality it is a little darker. Thats professional photography for you. The blue used on this card is Lost Lagoon and I love this colour but this also looks darker than the catty version, maybe I’m just using too much ink? Anyway the card is really easy after this point so give it a go with your favourite colours and let me know how it turns out.
Hi and welcome to a Pootler’s Blog Hop. On this blog hope we will be showcasing some of the gorgeous new products from the new annual catalog that launched on 2nd of June. When you’re done perusing my site click on the button at the bottom of the post to head to the next post in the hop.
One of my favorite products out of the new catalog has been the I Think You’re Great stamp set and to show how fab it is I have created a little mini card collection to display its versatility. The stamp set consist of 5 stamps; three uniquely shaped sentiment stamps and 2 patterned stamps and what’s interesting about this stamp set is that it was designed with the kissing technique in mind. What that means is you take your sentiment ink it up and then press it to one of the patterned stamps to create a unique effect when you stamp your sentiment. This technique has been around for a long time so it’s nice to see new unique stamps being inspired by it.
To show off this wonderful stamp set I have created four 4×4 cards. I chose this size as it was perfect size to get out of a 12×12 piece of whisper white card stock. I could of gone for 3×3 but I thought it may have been too small for what I wanted to show.
So for the first card I started off simple and stamped one of the patterned stamps inked in Delightful Dijion straight onto the whisper white card stock. I then layered two strips of Tip Top Taupe envelope paper over the stamped image, I wanted to show of the different patterns on each side. For the sentiment I inked it in Cucumber Crush and just fussy cut it out and mounted on top of the strips of envelope paper using a dimensional.
Another simple card for you again. This time I have used a piece of Tip Top Taupe card stock and stamped that other patterned stamp in the center using Tip Top Taupe ink. I then wrapped some white baker’s twine round the middle of the card stock then mounded this to the white base using dimensional. To finish the card off I added a Hi cloud stamped in Mint Macaron.
For this next card I used so Cucumber Crush card stock and a piece of Cherry On Top DSP then stamped the I think You’re Great stamp in Watermelon Wonder and applied the kissing technique to this stamp using one of the patterned stamps. I was trying to go for a unique edge effect with the Cherry On Top DSP but I think I covered it up to much with the sentiment.
This final card is one of my favorites. I have layered a piece of the stripy Tip Top Taupe Envelope paper on top of some Watermelon Wonder card stock and stuck this to the base card. I then used some white baker’s twine to offset the sentiment that was stamped in Watermelon Wonder, I also used the kissing technique on this stamp too. After this point I still felt the card was missing something so I added a few flowers punched from the left over Watermelon Wonder card stock and added some rhinestones to their centers.
This stamp set I just one of the fabulous new stamps available in the new annual catalog and you can bet I will find ways of combining it with other stamps and projects so be sure to come back some time. Let me know in the comments which card design was your favorite.
Thanks for stopping by, come back again soon and don’t forget to check out the next blog post in the hop.
Yay its Tuesday that means tonight I get to play baseball!
Have a very fun card for you this week.
I just love our new in colors!
To start with the base is the usual half of A4. To make the floral background I cut a piece of whisper white to be a 1/4 shorter than the base on all sides. I then picked out a stamp from the Petite Petals and stamped that repeatedly in Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon and Mint Macron. For the center piece I cut a strip of Tip Top Taupe envelope paper and Watermelon Wonder card stock to make small banners and then glued a piece of the Mint Macaron 1″ Dotted Lace Trim on top. The Butterfly is cut from Crushed Curry using one of the butterflies from the Butterfly basics thinlits die. The happy birthday sentiment is from the butterfly basics stamp set and is inked in Mint Macaron.
For this weeks project I decided to have a go at making those cute tote bags everyone has been making but because I am so frugal with my supplies I wanted to get the most out of my paper so I made some mini tote bags with the help of the lovely Bibi Cameron and her wonderful video.
I love her video the process is so simple and easy to understand and it only uses one sheet of DSP for each bag, Embellishments require more of course but to make the initial shape you will just need a sheet of DSP that is 6 x 6 which is fantastic as that is the exact size of the new paper stacks. You can also make four from one 12 x 12 DSp which is great if you want to make lots for a party favors.
For me I made these lovely three below.
One of them is an impostor!
Yes I know very naughty of me to use a DSP that is no longer available but I had some left over and it was my test one and it turned out so well I posted it with the others. The other two are made from the new Cherry on Top DSP. If you have seen my Tuesday post then you know how much I love this paper stack and why it was the perfect choice for this project. One thing I will suggest is use a strong glue like Fast Fuse or Tombo as I used Snail at the time and they kept popping open.
If you have any suggestions for my next 3D project let me know in the comments below.
Today is the official launch day of the new catalog woooo!
There are so many great products in the new catalog and I want them all, I only wish I had a bank account to accommodate this haha. One of my favorite products has to be the paper stack Cherry on Top it has such cute designs that works well on any project one of which is the card I am showcasing today.
The card in question is actually a case of one on page 7 of the new catty that showcases a new stamp set Sprinkles on Top. I love this stamp set its cute and simple and I love the hand written happy birthday stamp.
The background paper is one of the ones from Cherry on Top and so are the donuts. See the original card uses the donut stamp from the Sprinkles on Top stamp set but I don’t have it instead I punched out 4 donuts from another sheet of Cherry on Top DSP. Such great paper I love it! The two strips in the middle are Cherry on Top washi tape matching paper and washi tape and coordinating coloured cardstock does it get any better?
The sentiment is two stamps from Crazy about you stamp set and yes thankfully that one and the Hello You thinlits are staying and the bundle too. The sentiment is also stamped in Cucumber Crush one of our new in colours, its actually a lot brighter than it looks in the picture and coordinates perfectly with the Cherry on Top paper, something I love about Stampin Up product coordination.
I am going to have so much fun with all these new products and I hope you do too.