A Rainbow of Rooster Thank you cards

It was my son’s 2nd birthday on Tuesday and for once, I was super organised and made an array of thank you cards in advance!

Our note cards and envelopes are the perfect size for a thank you card, and so much more appealing when you have a batch to make – no cutting or scoring cardstock involved as it’s all done for you, easy peasy which is what I love!

I had no particular design in mind, but I was on a mission to use up some of my DSP and knew I wanted to incorporate that gorgeous ‘thanks’ die from the Well Written dies.

I’ve no idea how that adorable rooster from Wood Words entered into the picture, but I’m pleased with how the card came together in the end!

I had so much fun making them, I got completely carried away and by the end I had myself a rainbow of rooster thank you cards!!!

I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour my rooster, and here are the colour combinations I used:

BLUE – Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana

PURPLE – Highland Heather, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry

PINK – Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lovely Lipstick

YELLOW – Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight

GREEN – Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Call Me Clover

Love how they turned out so much, I decided to make a box to hold them all in. I mean, wouldn’t they make for a gorgeous handmade gift for someone?

Hope you like the design for these sweet cards. Pop back tomorrow to see the box I created to hold them all in xx

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Grayson’s Geared Up Garage 2nd Birthday Scrapbook Page

My beautiful boy turns 2 today and I can hardly believe it. Just where has the time gone?! He is such a ball of energy and fun, it’s hard to remember what life was like before he arrived.

I wanted to create a scrapbook page to mark this birthday. Once I had decided on the photograph (which I cut out using a stitched rectangle die), I decided to frame the photo in words using various die sets and a mixture of fonts.

I used the Geared up Garage Bundle to add some color to the page. I must admit, I bought that set mainly for that gorgeous engine cog die, but I absolutely love all the dies and that stunning oil spill stamp too!!

I wanted the words to really pop against the white cardstock, so I used black foil. I am so happy that that stunning foil will be in the next catalogue!!! So lovely to work with.

Happy 2nd Birthday pumpkin 😘 xxx

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Floral Frames Easter Card

The Floral Frames stamp set is so pretty and versatile but for some reason it had never ‘clicked’ to me that you can literally insert any sentiment you like into to the Centre of the wreath – lightbulb moment 💡 !!!!

I’m such a fan of this gorgeous stitched label die and somehow it has made it onto almost all of my Easter projects! Its size works perfectly with this design and I love the fresh fig/lovely lipstick, pear pizzazz and mossy meadow colour way.

I left the flowers white and added clear wink of stella for some subtle shimmer. The finished effect of the cards is really fresh and clean.

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Creme Egg Exploding Easter Box

I love exploding boxes – they are fairly straightforward to make, and when you decorate them with beautiful papers and ribbons you can achieve such a wow factor!

I wanted to make an Easter gift box with a twist, and the How Sweet it is DSP has such a fun yet pretty vibe. I never thought I would like this paper as much as I do, and its set off perfectly by those gorgeous butterflies!

At the suggestion of my husband would you believe (!) I made these boxes slightly shallower at 3″ tall x 4″ wide and the insert provides a neat holder for those chocolate eggs.

I decided to use Cadbury Oreo eggs for this project as they were a good match to the DSP, but Cadbury Creme Eggs would fit just as well.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter 🐣 xx

MEASUREMENTS

BOX BASE

1 x piece of card stock measuring 10″ x 10″

Score at 3″ on all sides

BOX INSERT

1 x piece of card stock measuring 10″ x 5 3/8″

On LONG side, score at 3/4″, 4 5/8″, 5 3/8″, 9 1/4″

On SHORT side, score at 3/4″ – rotate 180 degrees, and score at 3/4″ again

BOX LID

1 x piece of cardstock measuring 7 1/16″ x 7 1/16″

Score at 1.5″ on all sides

To see how I made this Easter Project, click play on the video below:

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Gingham Gala Easter Bunny Pouches

When I spotted these adorable chocolate bunny paws in the supermarket, I couldn’t resist making these gorgeous Easter Bunny pouches to hold them. They couldn’t be simpler to make with the envelope punch board, and the finished size of the pouch measures 3″ x 4″.

I am so in love with that Easter bunny from Fable Friends and this time, I coloured him with crumb cake blends.

The gingham gala DSP is so perfect for Spring with its pattern and colour. I earned the matching ribbons during saleabration, but you could achieve a similar effect by colouring some whisper white ribbon with blends. This is also a really cost effective way of achieving ribbon to match your projects.

You can see how I made these Easter pouches by watching the video tutorial for my Beautiful Blizzard Snowflake treat pouches below – although the products used in the video are different, the method and dimensions are exactly the same.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter xx

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Fable Friends Easter Cards

I was a huge Beatrix Potter fan when I was growing up, and Fable Friends is reminiscent of Peter Rabbit and all his friends! It’s such a great Easter stamp set for any age.

I’ve become a huge fan of the double mat layered stitched rectangle look and can’t stop using this layout at the moment. I adore all of the stitched detail framelits by Stampin’ Up! in general, but I love how the rectangles provide a framed focus to the image, and they work so well on these sweet animals.

I stayed with a gray granite card base, sentiment label and ribbon to make the main image really stand out and really like the tone on tone look for the background.

Such a beautiful, classic stamp set that works well for many different occasions xx

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Floral Romance Easter Crackers

With Easter looming, I have been thinking of our family Easter lunch and table decorations.

I wanted to add a little sophistication to my Easter table this year with these gorgeous Floral Romance Easter crackers. Crackers for Easter? Well why not! These crackers fit a box of mini eggs perfectly 🐣 although there’s room for a few sweet treats of your choice!

Although by nature I’m usually attracted to bright, bold colours, there’s such a soft, feminine elegance to these stunning papers. The spring colours are just beautiful and perfect for this time of year.

To see how I made my Easter crackers, click play on the video below.

Measurements

  • 1 x piece of DSP/cardstock measuring 7″ x 7.5″
  • If using bellyband wrap around cracker this piece must measure 7.5″ x 2.5″
  • on LONG side score at 1.5″, 3″, 4.5″, 6″
  • on SHORT side score at 1″, 1.5″, 2″ – rotate cardstock 180 degrees and score the same again

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Sweetest Thing Birthday Cards

The Sweetest Thing Bundle is such a fun bundle to work with and perfect for making birthday cards for all ages. The How Sweet it is DSP is really bright and playful and this particular design was probably my favourite in the pack.

The design is simple so great for batch making a set of cards in one go. I’ve recently refreshed my craft room and my inspiration wall is full of hot pinks and cool teals – I think that’s why my eye was drawn to this gorgeous paper with its melon mambo and bermuda bay colour way.

I used some Moxy glitter glue by American Crafts to accent the jar for a little girlie fun – the pale pink shade worked beautifully with the pink ombre effect on the DSP.

Love love love how pretty and simple these cards were to make, looking forward to playing some more with this suite.

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You’re Inspiring Watercoloured Easter Cards

I love daffodils – they are such sunny flowers and remind me that Spring has sprung!

You’re Inspiring is the perfect stamp set for Easter Cards and I decided to watercolour the backgrounds for the back drop to my daffodils.

For this springtime colour combination, I used daffodil delight, lemon lime twist, coastal cabana, balmy blue and gorgeous grape.

I decided on a rainbow background for my second card and went with cherry cobbler, melon mambo, mango melody, daffodil delight, coastal cabana and gorgeous grape.

To achieve a crisp stamped image, I white heat embossed the daffodils onto the front panel and backed my image onto a daffodil delight mat.

So pleased with how pretty these cards turned out. Can’t wait to send them to the recipients xx

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Coffee Cafe 60th Birthday Card

It has been ages since I used coffee cafe and Andy, who was turning 60, loves her coffee so I knew it was the perfect set to use on her card.

To make it special and really pretty, I added some Share What you Love DSP which has a pearlised effect.

I love how fresh the rich razzleberry, crumb cake, black and white colour scheme is and adore this pretty, more feminine take on the coffee cup!

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