Foxy Friends

The Foxy Friends bundle is the perfect set to use for baby cards.  The Foxy Friends stamp set is so versatile, and you can create an endless number of animals when using it with the fox builder punch. Though I’ve barely scraped the surface of this set, here is the cute card I came up with.

I took a piece of A little foxy DSP and stamped the leaves from Kinda Eclectic in pool party ink, in two diagonal corners of the DSP.  I stamped my tree trunk in early espresso ink before building my fox using the stamp set and matching punch.

I fussy cut my tree trunk out and adhered it flat, and sat the fox on top using dimensionals for some depth.  I created my sentiment from the brilliant Labeler Alphabet stamp set and heat embossed each letter with silver embossing powder.

Finally, I adhered my letters with glue dots, scattered a few rhinestones, and tied a piece of Calypso Coral thick baker’s twine towards the bottom of my card front, before adhering this to a pool party mat and then to a smoky slate card base. Love love love this sweet stamp set, and looking forward to trying my hand at making many more adorable animals xx


Wedding Card using Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies

I wanted to make a wedding card and thought this was the perfect excuse to use the elegant Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. I’ve seen lots of examples of wedding cards using these dies along with the matching Floral Boutique DSP in night of navy and whisper white.  But as you know, I am always searching for something a little more unique.  So I decided to incorporate some watercoloring into this card.  Here is the finished result.

I began by watercolouring a piece of shimmery white cardstock using the colours rose red, wisteria wonder, so saffron, pear pizzazz and bermuda bay.

When my background was dry, I ran my piece of watercoloured cardstock through my Big Shot using the die, to achieve two detailed panels as pictured above.  I then adhered them to the top and bottom of my shimmery white card base before heat embossing my sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set using versamark and silver embossing powder.

To finish, I placed some rhinestones into the centre of some of the die cut flowers, added a bow tied with silver ribbon, and adhered a metallic enamel heart to the right of my sentiment ❤️❤️❤️

Balloon Builders

Balloon Builders is a stamp set that carried over from last year’s catalogue.  Despite flicking past it many times, it just wasn’t shouting out to me.  But recently I decided to order it anyway and just give it a go.

Oh my, I am now officially in love with this stamp set 😍. Talk about versatile! Just from this one stamp set, I managed to create all four of the cards pictured above! The images are self explanatory, and I decided to keep this set of cards clean and simple, stamping straight onto a piece of whisper white cardstock cut using the Lots of Labels Dies.  I then backed each label with a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate with the same dies.  (N.B this gorgeous acetate comes with a clear protective film on in which must be peeled off before use).  Once my label was popped up on dimensionals, I matted my card front to a piece of coordinating cardstock to match the ink used and finished with the sentiment, three rhinestones for a little glamour, and a piece of silver ribbon which I tied around each card for a  fun and pretty accent.

I just love how each card has a different theme, and that’s just the beginning!   I’m looking forward to trying my hand at the next series of cards in the coming weeks once I come up with some more exiting ideas on how to use this fantastic set xx