Back to the annual catalogue today so that I can use the beautiful Happiest of Days stamp set. I love the whimsy of it, and you can do lots with it.
For these cards I used the rose stamp to make a background. Then I coloured each rose with the Blends markers – Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Pool Party.
Because I liked the background I didn’t want to cover it up too much so I used a vellum strip heat embossed with the sentiment – that way you can still see what’s below.
There had to be cake! So I stamped and coloured it using Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight. I used the darker pens at the side to try to give the cake a rounded look.
I took one of these cards in pink to a craft fair the other week and sold it straight away. So I made these and my husband chose it to send to his sister. Obviously I’m not the only one who likes the set.
Plus, it’s another one of the few where I know I’ll use all the stamps which is always a bonus. Next time I have another card made with this set using a different stamp.
So here it is, my last Christmas card this year. Unless I change my mind and make more of course, but that is unlikely.
Like my last post, these cards also use the Hearts Come Home stamp set, but this time I’ve teamed it with the Hometown Greeting edgelits. Aren’t those egdelits wonderful? Love them.
I used all three of the detailed dies for these cards, and layered them up. They are so cleverly done, with the top layer having a little gap so that the church spire from the next row down can fit in.
For the sky I started with Pool Party card, then sponged some Dapper Denim on to it. It’s not completely smooth which gives it some dimension and it looks like a snowy sky I think.
You can see that I coloured the trees on one of the cards, and just added some Wink of Stella on the other.
What took the most time when making these cards was popping out all the little bits from the die cuts!
What’s coming next? I don’t know, you’ll have to come back and see.
This is the last but one Christmas card that I have to show you – if you haven’t made yours by now then you’re really leaving it til the last minute!
These cards use the Hearts Come Home stamp set. It’s available as a bundle with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies – buy the bundle and get 10% discount. See my next post for the Edgelits.
This is a simple card that looks great nonetheless. I die cut a circle from the Stiched Shape Framelits set and stamped in a house and trees from the stamp set. Not forgetting Santa of course!
Then I added a silver or copper circle around it and put that on Whisper White mat that I had embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder.
Add a heat embossed sentiment and you’re done!
A little tip regarding the ink pads. My Real Red ink pad has always been so juicy that I’ve rarely used it. Well, I got fed up with that, what’s the point of having it and not using it? So, I ran the open pad across my grid paper to soak up some of the ink, and now it works like a dream!
So, if your ink pads seem a little juicy – if the bubble when you use them – try getting rid of some of the ink.
My next card also uses the Hearts Come Home stamp set with the matching edgelits.
I wanted to make a Christmas card that used trees, and the only set I have that has trees is Lovely as a Tree. Then I wanted to use my lovely new Large Letters Framelits, and Softly Falling embossing folder. I had it all planned in my head, then found that Jan Clothier – a demo in New Zealand – had made the exact card that I had planned already! I guess that does happen sometimes.
This is such a striking card that I have made several to give to family members. You do need to make it in a certain way to get it all to work properly.
The first step is to blend in your snow banks, and then stamp your trees. I stamped mine so that that part of them would be cut out with the framelits.
Then add the Noel word from you Large Letter Framelits and die cut it out, making sure to keep the middle bit from the O.
Then, use the Softly Falling embossing folder to emboss the snow. Put the middle bit from the O in somewhere so that it fits with everything else.
Then you can add back your letters to the card. I used a Real Red background to contrast against the white.
The last step was to add some glitter to the trees which doesn’t show up well in the photos, but does make a difference.
Hope you like it!
This is what I used to make the card:
I CASE’d this card from one I found on Pinterest by Paula Dobson. I needed a birthday card, and this fitted the bill perfectly!
I’ve mentioned before how much I like this stamp set, not least because I know I’ll use every stamp in the set. There is usually a stamp in each set that you are unlikely to use isn’t there? Well not in this set – not for me anyway.
I used watercolour paper and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to repeatedly stamp out the bottle and glass with Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Then I used Aqua Painters to paint the bottle and glass. For the bottles I used Pear Pizzazz, and for the glasses Real Red and So Saffron. I used a watered down wash of Crumb Cake for the labels.
I popped up the sentiment – may your glass always be half full – on the front of the card.
For the cardbase I used Fresh Fig which seemed to go well with the wine theme, and added some Whisper White on the inside to write on.
I hope this set gets carried over to next year!
Here’s what I used to make the card:
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I can’t believe it, my last week on the Pootler’s Design Team. Thanks so much to my wonderful upline Sam for giving me the chance to bring these projects to you – 5 projects made using The Little Things stamp set.
This week I’ve made a box in a card that you may have seen on Pinterest or other social media. I have to give my credit to Dawn Griffiths for the box, but I think Rachel Tessman may have been an earlier designer.
For the box I used the Clear Tiny Treat boxes – they are 2″ x 2″ x 2″ (5.1cm x 5.1cm x 5.1cm) so just the right size to fit something tiny but delicious or adorable, or both in. They also fit in the card beautifully.
To make this card you need to cut a 2″ x 2″ (5.1cm x 5.1cm) hole out of the card 1″ (5.1cm) in from the edge. Cut through both pieces of card.
For the DSP background I used the Lemon Lime Twist from the Fresh Florals DSP, and added some red berries with my Real Red marker to make it look more festive. The trees along the strip at the bottom are from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.
I heat embossed the sentiment in gold, and die cut it using the Layering Ovals framelits.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I’ve enjoyed making them!
Look out for Christmas ideas coming in the next few weeks.
Here’s what I used to make this card:
Following on from my last post, here’s another card I made using the lovely Remarkable You stamp set and Blends pens.
For this one I made a mask from a Post It note and stamped the middle flower first, then the two behind it, and the leaves.
I used Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette to colour the flowers. They really pop off the page don’t they.
Although I’ve done some colouring before, I’m certainly not an expert, but these pens make it easy for you to get a great finish. I used both the dark and light pens in each colour. Maybe just having the two pens to blend with is what makes the difference. You can get a darker look by colouring over the top several times.
Again I used Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp with, and this time used the silver embossing powder and card for the little bird.
The DSP background is from the Fresh Florals stack it is Powder Pink but goes well with the Pink Pirouette pens I used.
One last thought about the Blends pens for now. While you can buy the complete set, which is obviously an investment, they are available separately too. This means you can buy a couple at a time to test them out if you want to. You can buy pairs of the light and dark too.
If you have any questions about them, or anything else to do with Stampin’ Up! please contact me.
Here’s what I used to make this card:
Oooh, I love this card! I wanted to try out my new Blends pens and thought the Remarkable You stamp set would be a good one to use because the flowers are quite large. I used both the light and dark Pumpkin Pie. I love orange and think this looks great.
I paired it with the Lemon Lime Twist DSP from the Fresh Florals DSP – the orange and green go well together don’t they.
I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the image on Whisper White cardstock and gave it a minute or two to dry.
It doesn’t matter whether you use use dark pen or light pen first, you can still blend with them. It is easier though if the ink is still wet. It is normal to get some bleed through of the ink so remember to put something under your card.
Then I added gold accents. I’d always choose silver before gold, but this needed a warm gold to complement it.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set. I heat embossed it, and while I had the set out I remembered that there was a little bird in the framelits which could sit next to the sentiment. Et voilà finished!
I have another card using Remarkable You and Blends pens for my next post. Be sure to check in and take a look.
Here’s what I used to make this card:
Here’s my project for week 4 of my time on the Pootler’s Design Team – 5 Thursdays during November where 5 members of the Pootler’s team share projects made with The Little Things stamp set.
This week I’ve made 2 gift bags, one of them using the Gift Bag punch board:
I don’t use the Gift Bag punch board as much as I should so after making one bag with the score board I thought I’d get out the punch board for the other.
Can you guess which is which? Hard to tell isn’t it – the black and white was made with the Gift Bag punch board.
I used the Merry Little Christmas DSP to make the bags. The cardstock is just the right weight, not too flimsy, and not too thick either.
For the ribbon I used the Shimmer Ribbon in black, and also the Striped ribbon. The Striped ribbon is wired and so I used the Shimmer ribbon to go around the bag, then added the Striped ribbon bow on top.
The sentiments are heat embossed in gold. I think this sentiment is lovely, and you could just use the For My Sweet if you didn’t want the top.
Both bags are the right size for putting some sweet goodies in – a lovely surprise for someone for Christmas!
Next Thursday is my last week on the Design Team. It’s gone so fast. Please come and and see what my last project is – hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss it.
Here’s what I used to make these bags (clicking on each image will take you to that item in my shop should you want to buy anything).