All God’s Grace

A good friend of mine asked me to create a special Christening card for her, for her Goddaughter.  I decided this would be the perfect excuse to get my fabulous new Large Letters Framelits Dies out!! I must admit I wasn’t totally sold on these dies to begin with. They’re great if you’re into scrap booking, but I don’t do a lot of that.  It was actually my team members who kept talking about how fantastic these dies were, so I decided to give in to peer pressure (it doesn’t take much persuasion anyway 😉) and purchase the Letters for You Bundle.  After making this card, I’m so glad that I did!

I started by running my letter dies through the Big Shot with some dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  Sienna is not the shortest of names when using these large letters, which meant I had to increase the dimensions of my card.  I would recommend laying your letters out before you start sticking anything, to make sure your words  actually fit on your card front!

I decided on flirty flamingo as my main colour, so I used a sponge dauber to edge each letter in flirty flamingo as I wanted to give my letters some definition.

My sentiment came from All God’s Grace stamp set, and again I stamped this along with my little bird in flirty flamingo, on whisper white cardstock.

I wrapped a piece of flirty flamingo ruched ribbon around a crumb cake card front, and then adhered my letters with strips of dimensionals.  I punched my sentiment out with the triple banner punch and adhered this also with dimensionals.

I adhered my bird to the top of the banner, three flowers which I stamped from Petite Petals and punched out using the Petite Petals Punch, and added pearls to the centre of each flower and a flirty flamingo enamel heart for good measure. An adorable card for the adorable baby Sienna 😘😘😘


Swirly Scribbles & Layering Love – Sneak Peek

So we’re just a few days away from the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue and it’s all getting very exciting now 😊!! Just time for a few more teasers before Wednesday so here is my take on the brand new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies and Layering Love stamp set.

Such a clean, simple card using the beautiful new in colour ruched ribbons in sweet sugarplum, peekaboo peach and flirty flamingo.  I layered the three ribbons across the card front with fast fuse and cut the pretty pattern in silver foil sheets with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets dies before adhering that to the top of the ribbons.  I stamped the ‘live, life, love’ from the gorgeous new Layering Love stamp set in memento black ink and cut it out using the brand new Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies.  Finally, I sponged the edges of the heart in all three colours, popped it up on dimensionals and added a couple of iced rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.  I matted my whisper white card front on flirty flamingo and attached this to my crumb cake card base.  Hope you like it xxx