Treat Time at the Team Retreat

I’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend retreat with my Stampin’ Up! team mates and Upline.

It’s always good fun to get together, and it was doubly fun as I recently promoted to a Silver Demo and was able to enjoy a special celebration dinner on the first evening.

I decided to use the Treat Time Bundle for my team swaps. I love all of Stampin’ Up’s 3D project dies, and the fact you can put together multiple treat holders quickly and easily, and without having to worry about measurements etc.

I created almost 50 of these gorgeous treat holders using a mix of the Frosted Floral Speciality DSP, the Petal Promenade DSP and the Tropical Escape DSP.

So easy to put together and they look fab with bakers twine. How cute are the heart toppers?!

I filled my treat tubes (AKA sour cream containers) with little packs of sweeties 😋 but individually wrapped chocolates would also work well xx

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At Home with You

My mum recently moved home and asked me to design and make some change of address cards for her.

I decided to use the front door image from the At Home With You stamp Set, stamped onto Wood Textures DSP.

The matching At Home Framelits Dies are so clever – You can use them to make your door open! As part of my design, I decided to put my mums new address in the opening of the door. So cute!

The pretty Nature’s Poem DSP is the backdrop to my cards and I decided to mix up the embellishments on the door fronts. Half of the cards were embellished with the gorgeous leaves trinkets, and half were embellished with nature’s twine.

I used my hot foiling machine for the words ‘I’ve moved’ on the card front and for the address details inside the opening of the door.

Really pleased with how these cards turned out – I love finding new ways to use my stamps xx

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40th Birthday Card with Petal Palette

The Petal Palette Stamp Set is so unique.  The stamped images have a water coloured effect and is another great set for colouring in – this time I chose blends.

I used copper foil paper for the 40, adhered with dimensionals to a stitched circle die cut. I coloured in the floral images from the set before die cutting them, and arranging the pieces underneath my circle to create a type of wreath around the 40.

The design was completely off the cuff and came to me as I started to arrange the pieces. I was actually really pleased with the end result. What do you think? xx

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50th Wedding Anniversary Card using Petal Promenade & Beautiful Promenade

I was asked to create a Golden Wedding Anniversary card, and here’s what I came up with.

I chose fresh fig for my card base with a vellum overlay to soften. I gold heat embossed the leaf image randomly onto the vellum for a bit of interest.

The gold background piece was created by embossing gold foil paper with the brand new tin tile dynamic Impressions embossing folder. This has to be the coolest EF I have come across to date!

I die cut the 50 from the gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP and finished with a few gold metallic pearls xx

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Frosted Floral Deer

So it’s here and it’s live!!!! The stunning new Autumn/Winter catalogue has finally arrived and you won’t be disappointed. There’s just about something for everyone in this catalogue, and today I am combining two of my favourite things – the Frosted Floral speciality DSP and the Detailed Deer thinlits dies.

I kept these cards really simple as the DSP is pearlised and shimmery and when I added anything more to the card front it just seemed to detract from that.

I adore the beauty and simplicity of these cards, and I love finding another reason to use this stunning DSP xx
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Ben’s Broadway Birthday

It’s my lovely husband’s birthday today and I couldn’t wait to crack open Broadway Birthday to create his card.

This suite is fantastic, so fun with a mix of the metallic – it’s perfect for both female and male cards.

I may have mentioned it before, but orange is his favourite colour (we even have an orange car!!!) so I brought a hint of orange into this card by colouring the DSP with pumpkin pie blends and using a pumpkin pie mat.

I continued the gold theme by gold heat embossing the ‘Hooray’ on basic black cardstock and adding some metallic gold and black sequins. Love, love, love – hope he does too 😘

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Magical Mermaid Party Favours

As you know, It was my lovely friend Jackie’s 40th birthday on Saturday, and as the theme of her party was underwater, I decided to make some birthday favours to coordinate using the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set. Here’s what I came up with.

I love the tranquil colours – soft sea foam, coastal cabana, pacific point and night of navy. I backed the stitched oval label to a silver foil die cut using that beautiful die from the stitched labels framelits dies, and tied it onto the pillow box using some jute twice. This twine is still on the clearance rack – it is brilliant for 3D projects and such a bargain at the moment!

I did some tone on tone stamping on the pillow boxes for added interest, but so as not to detract from the labels themselves.

Love how these boxes turned out, hope the recipients liked them too xx

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40th Birthday with Magical Mermaid

I hummed and hawed for ages over what kind of card to make for my friend Jackie’s 40th, but in the end I went with an underwater theme as that is the theme of her party.

I decided to use the Magical Mermaid stamp set in a copper, black and white colourway.

I copper heat embossed the gorgeous mermaid onto vellum and fussy cut her out, and used the scattered sequins embossing folder on my card front to mimic the bubbles of the water.

I adore the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. I was lucky enough to earn them during sale-a-bration, and I can’t believe how much use they’ve already had! They are so versatile and I use them for scrapbooking as well as card making. I chose ‘Amazing You’ as Jackie really is – an amazing friend and person.

I just love how my card turned out. The metallics sequin assortment and metallic pearls coordinated perfectly and pulled it all together.

Happy 40th Jacks, hope you have a special day 😘 xx

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Joyous Noel & Detailed Deer – Sneak Peek

I’m just loving copper at the moment, so when I saw the Joyous Noel Suite in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue, I knew it was one for me. I teamed it with the brand new Detailed Deer Dies to create this Christmas card.

I normally prefer more contemporary colours at Christmas, but this suite and all the elements in it are so elegant and sparkly, and tranquil tide and merry merlot are a great fresh take on the traditional green and red Christmas colour way.

The copper foiled Joyous Noel DSP is divine, and I love it as a background to my copper foiled Deer. I created my sparkly tranquil tide sprig using the brand new sprig punch with some coordinating Joyous Noel glimmer paper.

Love love love this entire suite – it will be available to purchase when the new catalogue launches on 5th September xx
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Farewell to Blended Seasons

Blended Seasons was one of those bundles that grew on me – the more I saw it, the more I knew I needed it 🤦🏽‍♀️!

But I’m so happy that I took the plunge and bought this bundle. It is such a timeless and all occasions kind of set.

Sometimes I don’t have the time to colour in for hours on end, but this card shows that even white uncoloured flowers can still be gorgeous! I kept things simple with a crumbcake outline, and a blend of granny apple green and garden green leaves, with crushed curry in the centres of my flowers.  This set has also got me using my watercolour pencils again. I’d forgotten how fun they were to use and the limited edition second phase of colours that was released with this bundle are so beautiful!

The frosted and clear epoxy droplets are a sneak peak from the brand new holiday catalogue which goes live on 5th September.

These dies are so unique – can you see the double stitching on the inside and outside of the label? Such a gorgeous effect!

Tomorrow is the last day you can purchase this beautiful bundle, so don’t miss out (just click on the picture of it below to go straight to my online shop or above on ‘shop now’) xxx

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