Tranquil Texture Shaker Card

tranquil textures shaker

This was a card I made for my Dad for Father’s day.  I love a shaker card and when I saw the little beads in this suite, I knew I had to make one. Unfortunately the DSP and beads are now retired, but there are several other papers in the new catalogue which would work just as well and the woven threads sequins would make a lovely addition to your shaker card. I have listed the items I used below, together with the alternatives you could use.

Card Base 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
One piece of whisper white 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Two pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside layer Whisper White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Scraps of Whisper White and Night of Navy

Glue one piece of DSP to the Whisper White and the other piece to the front of your card.

tranquil textures shaker in




On the inside layer stamp the plant in the bottom right-hand corner and affix to the inside of your card.



tranquil textures shaker env



On the front of the envelope, stamp your octopus in he bottom left-hand side



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On the front of the envelope, stamp your octopus in he bottom left-hand side




tranquil textures shaker


Using a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp out your octopus and your plant and die cut them out.
Using the largest circle Die cut a circle in the top centre of the piece of layered Whisper White and DSP.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp your sentiment and punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.
Also use the classic label punch to punch out some Night of Navy. Cut this in half longways and affix to the back of your sentiment so it shows top and bottom.

Glue the piece of window sheet to cover the circle at the back of your cardstock. Add some foam adhesive strips around the circle making sure to close your circle fully.
Add some adhesive strip to the bottom of the card to make it the same height.
Fill the circle with beads.
Remove the backing from the adhesive strips and carefully attach I to the front of your card.

Add your plant and octopus to the bottom front of your window.
Using Dimensionals, add your sentiment to the bottom right-hand side of your card.
Make a small bow from baker’s twine and put it at he top of your window.

Originally when I made this, it was going to be a Birthday card, but as I went to do the sentiment I was drawn to Father’s Day instead 🙂

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Cas xx

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Daisy Lane Birch Card


Daisy lane birch
I received the Birch stamp as a prize at Onstage, Stampin’ Up’s demo convention and this is the first card I’ve made with it. Really like it paired with the daisies.

Card Base – Rococo Rose Cardstock 8 ¼” x 5 7/8” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
1st Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock
For the 1st Layer stamp the Birch stamp in Crumb Cake, You may find this easier to do in your Stamparatus before you cut your cardstock to size.

Daisy lane birch inside



On the inside layer stamp the small full Daisy in Rococo Rose.





Daisy lane birch env back



Stamp the same Daisy on the back of your envelope.



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On the front of your envelope stamp the medium Daisy.




Stamp your sentiment and punch out with the Timeless Label Punch (My sentiment came from the Butterfly Gala set).
Stamp four large daisies and two medium daisies in Rococo Rose and punch them out.

Assemble your daisies using glue dots. Each daisy is made up of two large daisies and one medium daisy

Daisy lane birch


We can now assemble our card.
Glue in your inside layer.
Attach your Birch layer to the front of your card. Place your sentiment in the bottom right-hand corner of your card using Stampin’ Dimensionals
Attach your Daisies to the front of your card with glue dots
Finally add some Gold Faceted gems to the centre of your daisies.

I am not a pink person, but I really like this colour. Which is your favourite of the new in-colours?

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Infinity Card


Infinity Card
One of the other projects we did at our craft day was an Infinity Card. They decorated it using the Vibrant Vases stamp set that we had included in their goodie bag.

4 Pieces of Soft sea foam or Pear Pizazz Cardstock 6” x 3”
8 pieces of Garden Lane DSP 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
8 pieces of Garden Lane DSP 2 ¾” x 1 ¼”
8 pieces of Garden Lane DSP 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”
Scraps of coloured and White Card Stock

On the 6” side of your cardstock score a 1 ½” and 4 ½”. Turn he cardstock over and go over your scorelines on the other side, so he cardstock bends easily in both directions. Burnish your scorelines in both directions.

infinity card instruction

Lay two of your pieces of cardstock one above the other in Landscape. Then, in the narrow ½” margin on each side, measure down 3” and make a small pencil mark.
In the areas marked with an X on the image add some tear and tape.
Make sure the two pieces of cardstock are sat snuggly together and the lay the remaining two pieces of cardstock side by side in portrait, attaching them to the landscape cardstock by the tear and tape.
So you should have four pieces of cardstock all attached together by the outside corners.
You should now be able to go through the different sections of your infinity card. If it catches, you may need to trim a small bit off.
Infinity Card front
You can now decorate it. Stamp out the images and punch out. Some of the images I don’t fussy-cut, but found I really enjoyed doing the flowers for this card.
Stamp your sentiment and punch it out.
Infinity Card pg 2
My second Page
Infinity Card pg 3
My third page
Infinity Card pg 4
My final page
The ladies who attended the class who hadn’t made one before were amazed at how simple they were to make and how effective they were. Let me know if this has inspired you to try one and show me how it worked out
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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Sailing Home Scrapbook Page

sailing home scrapbook
I recently ran a very successful craft day to  launch the brand new catalogue with my friend and Upline DebsyDaisy. We did 6 projects, a quiz, raffle and provided lunch which was prepared for us by Mr DebsyDaisy.  Everyone was given a goodie bag including a stamp set which we used for one of the projects which I will be blogging on Saturday.

This scrapbook page was one of my projects and my first attempt at Scrapbooking. I was looking for a photo to use and came across this old one of my children at Butlins. The baby is now 11 years old and the little girl in green has two children of her own 🙂  You can find all the products I used in my online store at the links below.

Base – Night of Navy Cardstock 8″ x 8″
Layer 1 – Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 7″ x 7″
Scarps of Whisper White Cardstock
Small scrap of Crumb Cake Cardstock

Stamp out your images on Whisper White Cardstock and die cut them.
Cut the ships wheel out of Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Layer the DSP onto the Night of Navy Cardstock.
Wrap the Baker’s twine around the page and tie in a knot adding the Sail Away Trinket
Place your photo using photo corners.
Add your images.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Cas xx


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Pootlers Blog Hop

pootlers blog hop

sailing home

What an exciting week this is. A brand new annual catalogue and my first blog Hop 🙂

So many fun new products I ‘need’. My wish list is sooo long. But, my favourite suite in the catalogue has to be the Come Sail Away Suite. I love everything about it which I don’t usually find with a suite. The wonderful Sailing Home stamp set with matching dies, a 3d embossing folder, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, bakers twine and sweet little anchor and ship’s wheel trinkets. Not only that, but we have the Come Sail Away Memories and More cards. How did they get so much gorgeousness in one suite. As usual all the items can be ordered from my online store from the links below.

My card today is a simple one just using Whisper White Cardstock with Night of Navy and Black ink because it doesn’t need anything else.

Come back on Wednesday to see another project from my recent craft day with my friend and Upline Debsydaisy.

Please go and check out the other great projects from the Pootlers team by clicking the blue box.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx

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