Birthday Card Tuesday?

Its Birthday Card Tuesday…. Only joking as I said yesterday this week its all about That Thing You Did stamp set.

Todays project is a 3d project but its really simple and I really had fun making it.

I just love the petite cafe gift bags you can get because they are great for putting little gifts in especially edible ones and they are so fun and easy to decorate.

So to decorate this one I used Chocolate Chip ink and repeatedly stamped the But Not In A Creepy Way stamp all the way down the bag. Then I took a piece of Cucumber Crush and a piece of Watermelon Wonder envelope paper and stuck them together then notched each end to make a banner shape. With that done I wound some Whisper White Baker’s Twine round the middle a couple of times. For the center piece I stamped You’re On My Mind in Mint Macaroon ink on some Whisper white and rounded the corners with the corner rounder and stuck some pearls on two of the corners. The whole thing is stuck to the bag using dimensionals just to give it a bit more lift.

I am really pleased with the way this project came out. It is one of those projects where I just sat and messed around till I was happy with it. Usually I plan out exactly what I am going to make and find it difficult just to come up with something at random and have to peruse pinterest for inspiration, but not this one. There may already be similar stuff out there but even so I am happy to be making stuff again.

Thanks for stopping by, have fun crafting.


Birthday Card Tuesday

Oh dear I am a little behind this week and writing my post so today I am writing it live, which means it may be shorter than usual as I have about 10 mins to write this before I need to get ready to go to work.

So on with the show. For this weeks card I decided to keep the overall design simple with a touch of elegance.


In the middle of the card is a piece of watercolour paper that is coloured using Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush. I did want to add other colours but I didn’t pull the technique of quite right, probably because I was using a large clear block instead of an aqua painter (I really need to get one of those). I seen a beautiful multi coloured version of this on pintrest and that’s why I wanted to try it out but the owner didn’t have instructions on how to recreate the effect.

I’m sure there are plenty of videos on youtube thought so I will have a look on there and re attempt this card at a later date with recreation steps. Despite the colours not coming out the way I want it still looked really nice behind the white butterfly so I decided to use it anyway. Rather than cluttering up the front I stamped happy birthday on the inside of the card but this type of card could be used for any occasion.

Well that’s all I have time for have a fun and fabulous day.

Pootler’s Blog Hop

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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.

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Freshly Made Tree

These days pass in such quick succession it’s frightening but that’s also what makes those little moments special.

Finally used my tree builder punch!

Now I have had this punch and the matching stamp set sprinkles of Life since the pre-order began in may but I just haven’t had chance to use it and I was trying to come up with a card design that wasn’t CASED from somewhere. Theres nothing wrong with caseing in fact I do a lot of it but I really like this stamp set and wanted to make something that I came up with myself the first time I used it. I know I am using a Freshly Made Sketches for this card even though I say I want it to be original but they layout actually helps with that as they are different each week and the Sprinkles of life and punch have only been out a week so the competition would have been flooded with cards that use them.

So without further ado here is this weeks sketch.

And here is mine.

I found this weeks sketch rather challenging to be honest and struggled to come up with some that I 100% love. I think the reason I was finding it difficult was because of the circle as at the moment the largest circle I have is 2″ (really need to get those circle dies for my big shot). the whole idea behind the card is that it was meant to represent a hot summers day (don’t seem to get a lot of them here in the uk). I love the centerpiece I just think it’s a little small on this size card or I should of set it with a layer of white behind. I do love the way the sky and grass turned out, this was made using a piece of whisper white and two of the washi tapes from the Cherry on Top set.

Next time I think I will make a whole orchard of trees of a muffin or even an ice cream ooh I just love the versatility of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

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Birthday Card Tuesday

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.

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Freshly Made Lucky

Freshly Made Sketch post is back!

If you haven’t seen it already here is this weeks sketch.

And here is mine.

I just love bright cards and this week my card is showcasing some of the new products that will be available in the new catalog that comes out on the 2nd of June.

So the base is Tip Top Taupe cardstock which is one of the new in colors and the DSP I have used is called Cherry On Top and features some of the new in colours in the paper as well as some from other colour collections but it’s absolutely wonderful and is one of my favourites from the new catalog.

The butterflies are made using the butterfly basics framelits but the paper I used for the bigger butterfly is also from a new product which is envelope paper and comes in all of the new in colours and the little butterfly is cut from Watermelon Wonder cardstock.

As for the sentiment it is stamped in Cucumber Crush (new in colour) and it is from this years RMHC stamp set and it is absolutely adorable and is called Sprinkles Of Life and you can make cupcakes and ice creams and clouds and baskets of flowers and trees it such a versatile stamp set and I think it will be hugely popular when everyone sees it.

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