I’ve used the free Sale-A-Bration Lovely Lattice stamp set to create this Thank you card. I really like the framed look that can be achieved with the use of the Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies. This is such a useful tool and I find myself reaching out to use it all the time. The stitched edging gives a lovely finish to projects.
All that’s involved with this card is just basic colouring in with Stampin’ Blends. Here’s a list of the colours I’ve used.
If you haven’t given Stampin’ Blends a try, I encourage you to definitely try a couple of colours to start with. You will find it such an easy colouring system to use. With 2 shades – light and dark for each colour in the set, it is not complicated and blending is very easy. I also suggest having a Colour Lifter on hand for those slips we all tend to have. I may have mistaken a stem for a flower….That Colour Lifter is like magic. I turned red into green just like that!
The ribbon I have used was part of the Sale-A-Bration offering but due to the popularity of it, Stampin’ Up! is out of stock. Just goes to show that these products are in fact really good value and great quality. You can substitute Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon instead.
Sale-A-Bration goes through until 31st March so make the most of it and remember the Sale-A-Bration coordination items are also available until this time or while stocks last. Don’t miss out on your favourites.
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Home to Roost is the lovely country style stamp set I am using on my Step-it-Up Sunday feature. I just love the rooster in this set and I highlighted the reed which also come in this stamp set, in last week’s Step-it-Up Sunday. Pairing it with the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper really gives it a country feel.
I have kept it simple for the Basic card because that’s what it’s about. Just stamps, ink and paper and I’ve added some embellishments – because I can’t help myself!
I stamped the rooster on Whisper White cardstock. Then I inked up a clear block directly with the Daffodil Delight ink pad, spritzed with water and ‘stamped’ it over the rooster. This added a watercolour – look over the image. An easy way to add colour to your image.
The flower which is from the Butterfly Elements Sale-A-Bration offering, has been attached with a glue dot.
Product List for Basic Card
I stepped this card up by adding die cut squares and colouring the rooster with Stampin’ Blends. Don’t the Stampin’ Blends add a lovely, vibrant colour? You can almost hear the rooster crow.
I added a sponged background to the rooster. This was done by masking. Sponge Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive around the rooster.
I altered the Gingham DSP by adding some lines with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to give it a bit of a plaid look. I think this adds to the country, homely feel of this card.
The Burlap ribbon has been separated and tied together to create the look of straw.
Get the Home to Roost stamp set free during Sale-A-Bration.with ANY $90 order.
Try this card and give it to a friend to thank them for their friendship. You just don’t know who may need to hear an encouraging word.
Have a great week.
Welcome to the first edition of Step-it-Up Sunday for 2019. A whole new year ahead of us with so much crafting fun to be had. And what a way to kick it off with the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. Have you had a chance to look at these yet? Please contact me to get your copy of these catalogues. You don’t want to miss out on this chance to earn free products.
My project today features the pretty butterflies in the Occasions catalogue. The stamp set has various butterflies with the large and smaller image on the one stamp. So when you stamp you are getting 2 butterflies at the same time. This then coordinates with the punch which punches out both images at the same time. A real time saver. You can colour in the butterflies or you use the additional filler stamps to fill in the images. The stamp and punch, when purchased as a bundle save you 10%, which is fantastic.
In this suite, the first item that drew my attention was the pack of 6’x6′ gingham paper. I love the fresh, bright colours in this pack. It comes with small checks on one side and larger on the other.
The measurements for this card is in inches. I tend to go between inches and centimetres depending on the project. Maybe I’m a little bit strange but it works for me! Do any of you do this too?
Whisper White card base 5′ x 10′ folded in half
Gingham DSP 5′ X 5′
Balmy Blue Cardstock 4′ x 4′
Stamp the sentiment. Punch out 3 butterflies and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add enamel shapes.
Emboss your Whisper White cardstock which has been cut to 4′ square. Run your sponge brayer over it with Balmy Blue ink. Add a strip of DSP onto 3¼’ square Balmy Blue cardstock. Then round the corners with the Detailed Trio punch. This punch is from the Annual Catalogue and has got to be the most used punch in my collection. Attach this layer onto the embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then adhere with glue onto Gingham base.
Stamp the 3 butterflies in Black and Balmy Blue and punch out. Die cut 2 flourishes.
Tip: As this is an intricate flourish, I run it through about 4 times through the Big Shot, swapping the end which goes through the Big Shot first after a couple of times. This evens out the pressure and helps the die cut evenly.
Arrange the flourishes across the card. I have cut one in half to fit. Then attach the butterflies with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on top of the flourish.
These 3 items will get you on your way to making these cards and will also earn you a free Sale-A-Bration item.
Have a crafty week.
All Products used in this Project
With the end of the school year not too far away, a lot of us think of what gifts we can give those awesome teachers who teach our children daily. Today I have made a teacher appreciation card. A handmade card would be a lovely addition to a thoughtful gift and I’m sure well received by many a grateful teacher.
The stamp I’ve used is the Picked for You stamp set which has a 4 step apple and some lovely sentiments. I ‘picked’ the one for a teacher.
Stamp the Apple using Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo stamped off once.
Add the stem and sentiment in Soft Suede, matching the strip of cardstock behind the Whisper White panel.
To add extra texture to this card, emboss a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Layered leaves embossing folder. Adhere this to card base. Mount the stamped panel onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and mont with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp another apple, fussy cut and layer over the other one on the base.
This card can be enhanced by adding 4 sections of Whisper White cardstock which have been stamped with Bokeh Dots stamp in Pear Pizzazz.
To make the apple look juicy and shiny, emboss it with clear embossing powder 3 times.
I wanted the Sofy Suede strip to show more so I put it above the embossed cardstock and the Bokeh Dots. Layer some ribbon on this.
Your card is now complete to give a special teacher who is part of your son or daughter’s life.
Have a great rest of the week.
Thank you for stopping by to check my first Spring edition of Step-it-Up Sunday. Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s in our families. How are you celebrating? I’m cooking roast pork with the lot tonight and trying out a new lemon pie so I’ll see how that turns out.
What better way to start off spring than a card with flowers. I have used the Tropical Chic bundle for my project today The card base is 10cm x 20cm.
Add a layer of Whisper White cardstock on top of the Thick Whisper White cardstock base. Stamp sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
Die cut squares from Stiched Framelits and Layering Squares. Stamp images in Blackberry Bliss and Grapefruit Grove and attach together. Attach these on top of Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To step this card up, stamp the base of the card in Smoky Slate. Then add a panel of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper behind the 3 images.
Stamp the sentiment on a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock and insert each end into the Everyday Label punch to form the decorative edge,
Die cut the Whisper White cardstock and emboss with the Layered Leaves Embossing folder, The images have been stamped, die cut and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To add extra depth to the flower and leaves I added an extra colour with sponge daubers. To get this look is very simple. Ink up the flower in Grapefruit Grove and then sponge around the edges in Poppy Parade. Ink up the leaves in Berry Burst and sponge around the edges in Blackberry Bliss. Stamp and die cut the images.
Then add some faceted dots to complete the card.
Hope you enjoy creating this card.
Remember, Holiday Catalogue is released on 5th September. I can’t wait to share it with you. Please let me know if you would like a copy. You are going to love it.
Have a lovely week.
To kick off the working week, I’ve got 2 more cards with the Pretty Petal Promenade Paper – the 4Ps. As I said the other day, I love this paper. It can be dressed up for a wedding or used to make a sympathy card as the floral images are versatile and work well with the background images on the reverse side,
This card has been embossed with the Tufted embossing folder. The photo doesn’t capture the entire beauty of the folder but the depth of the embossing is like a quilt. This folder caught my eye as soon as I got my Annual catalogue and went on my first order.
On top of this is a layer of Lovely Lipstick DSP from the 2018-2020 In-Colour Collection. I love the range of Designer Series Paper in the different colour families. It makes it so easy to create a colour coordinated card with ease. This is something Stampin’ Up has perfected with coordinating cardstock, paper ribbons and embellishments – everything to make it so much easier and fun.
The leaf frame is from the Designer Series Paper which I fussy cut outside and inside the frame as well. I stamped the Very Vanilla panel inside the frame with the Artisan Textures stamp in Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo which has been stamped off a couple of times.
3 flowers from the Blossoms Elements embellishments offset the printed flowers. These flowers are such a cute addition to our embellishment range. They come in a mixed pack of 18 flowers in Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and So Saffron and are $14 a pack. That’s .77 cents per flower which is inexpensive and they add that special touch on a card.
The sentiment is stamped on Tea Party DSP and die cut with the Stitched Labels die.
How gorgeous is the paper on this next card? I have created a very simple thank you card but could you imagine this as a background for a wedding card? The Mossy Meadow Card base with the Very Vanilla matte really makes this card pop.
I punched a vellum circle and then layered different elements on top of it. First was a banner in Grapefruit Grove, then that beautiful Whisper White tulle ribbon and gold sequin trim. The sentiment is from the Stitched All Around stamp set. Super simple with no image really necessary because I wanted to show the DSP.
To see some other cards I created with this suite click on Petal Promenade Beautiful Florals.
Don’t miss out on your chance to grab this and other fabulous papers on the ‘Buy 3 get 1 free’ promotion. This ends on the 31st July – that’s tomorrow! Get some Christmas presents for those crafty friends and stock up on some extras for yourself. This is a great chance for you to get your hands on great quality paper. Click on the image to take you direct to the shop.