Precious Delivery

I fell in love with this beautiful stork as soon as I noticed him in the Precious Delivery Stamp Set in the catalogue. He is so adorable!

I paired my stork with some of the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed DSP, and chose a smoky slate card front to make my images really pop.

I used Stampin’ blends to colour him in, popped him up on dimensionals and finished off with some scattered iridescent sequins for extra sparkle and gorgeousness! ūüėć xx

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Petal Promenade with Beautiful Layers

It was my mum’s birthday last week, and this is the card I made for her. The Petal Promenade DSP is so stunning and I have been itching to use it since I got it! The mossy meadow frame was cut using the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies and the sentiment, from Stitched All Around is so perfect for my mum!!! A few petal pink sequins and some jute twine finished of this elegant card perfectly.

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All the Good Things – Bonsai Tree

Who knew this bonsai tree image from All the Good Things Stamp Set could be so pretty! I decided to mix up my colour palette and opted for a mint macaron, crushed curry, gorgeous grape and blackberry bliss blend.

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I sponge daubered the ink to the back of my stamp to achieve this look, one of my favourite techniques. Isn’t it amazing how this distinktive stamp shows the light bouncing off the plant pot?! Just love it x

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Gallery Grunge with a Lemon Lime Twist

I love so many of the new products in the Annual Catalogue, it’s hard to pick a favourite, but Gallery Grunge and the Stitched All Around Bundle are Up there! You can make beautiful cards so quickly just using these sets, and I love how easy it is to create your own homemade DSP with Gallery Grunge as I have done here.

Grey is my favourite neutral colour and I’m a big fan of the new gray granite colour. It’s much warmer than smoky slate or basic grey, with almost a taupey undertone – it’s great having another option!

Love how this card turned out and it was so quick and easy to put together.

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Lots of Happy Card Kit

Stampin’ Up! have some gorgeous card kits available this year, and the Lots of Happy card Kit is no exception! This Kit is perfect for if you want to be able to send a handmade card without buying lots of crafting supplies or having to agonise over design! All the hard work is done for you in this Kit and includes everything you need to make 20 cards including stamps, embellishments and even 4 x watercolour pencils in flirty flamingo, lemon lime twist, rich razzleberry and old olive. It also includes pictures of the cards to make so you can recreate them exactly. So helpful when you need a card in a hurry!

The card I’ve created here is the same design as one of the cards in the Kit, but I watercoloured the leaves in my own colours – daffodil delight, lemon lime twist and pacific point. I love how changing the colours makes the card look completely different which shows how versatile this kit really is.

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Picture Perfect Birthday

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If you’re looking for one simple stamp set to create beautiful birthday cards, look no further than Picture Perfect Birthday.¬† I love both the font and images in the set, and was very quickly able to throw these pretty cards together by just repeat stamping the bow image which is a two step stamp.

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I used a basic grey card base to make the bows pop even more.  Love, love, love a bit of easy crafting now and again!

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Animal Outing meets Delightfully Detailed Paper

It was little Sofia’s 3rd birthday at the weekend, and my family and I were invited along to celebrate this special event with her!¬† Since the party was being held at a farm, I decided to continue the animal theme by using the brand new Animal Outing bundle.¬† Oh my, this set is sooo adorable!¬† I decided to pair the gorgeous rhino with some of the stunning delightfully detailed paper. This paper is so beautiful and feminine- the creative possibilities are endless!

I carefully coloured the paper with daubers and just love the vivid flowers behind my smoky slate rhino!

I decided to make a matching gift box, and a gift card envelope using the retired Gift Card Envelope Dies Рthese dies cut a perfectly sized gift card holder and do all the score lines for you which makes for very quick and easy crafting!  They are currently still available on the clearance rack so be sure to click here to buy them from my online shop before they are gone!

I just love how easy it is to coordinate gift packaging with Stampin’ Up!¬† Looking forward to playing with this paper and stamps some more xx

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Share What You Love

There have been so many beautiful cards made using the Share What You Love DSP, I decided it was about time I had a go for myself.

These papers have been released in celebration of Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary, and as a result, have been produced with the most stunning pearlized effect.

I used the Lovely Floral embossing folder to achieve the large embossed flower to the left  of my card front.  The mint macaron ribbon was a retired one, but matched the paper perfectly, and the sentiment comes from Rooted in Nature.

I love the simplicity of this card – it was so simple to put together and this gorgeous paper does all the work for you.

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Sea of Textures

I adore all sea life so was drawn to this cute little octopus in the Annual Catalogue.  The Sea of Textures Bundle is just gorgeous and the intricacy of the octopus die is amazing!

I used sponge daubers to transfer the ink to the back of my stamp, and distressed the edges of my cardstock to create a kind of frame.¬† I focused the colour in mainly one area of the card, and kept a lot of white space around it so that the overall effect was all about the rainbow.¬† Think this octopus is just beautiful and can’t wait to do this again using different colour families.

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Bubble Over

I was asked to create a male 30th birthday card and I decided to it was time to bring out my Bubble Over stamp set and matching dies. Even though this was a male card, I didn’t want to keep the colours muted – 30 is a special birthday after all.

I inked up my pinewood planks embossing folder in a variety of colours before running it through my big shot to create this cool yet vibrant background. I adhered the bottles flat but popped the central numbers up on dimensionals for depth. A little wink of Stella on the numbers made the card really pop.

Love the way this card turned out – the perfect balance of fun and funk, just like its recipient!

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