Toucan Card

Toucan Card

For me, this set couldn’t have come at a better time. My Granddaughter has just started school so has lots of birthday parties to go to and guess who has to make cards for her friends 🙂

Birthday Bonanza – Spring Catalogue Page 33

Card Base – Daffodil Delight Cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8
Inside layer – Whisper White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Daffodil Delight Cardstock 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock
Scraps of Coloured Cardstock

I am having fun with this and looking forward to trying it out with some other sets.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Cas xx

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Birthday Bonanza Treat Pouch

Birthday Bonanza 3d

This treat pouch was cased from Sam Hammond Donald known as Pootles. Check out her website www.pootles.co.uk.

Birthday Bonanza Suite – Page 33

Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6″ x 4″
Scraps of Whisper White cardstock

On the long side score at 7/8″
With the scored edge at the at the top score down as far as the scoreline at 1 3/8″ and 3 1/8″.
Also on the short side score the full length at 1/2″ and 2 1/4″.

Birthday Bonanza 3d filler

 

 

For this project I have used some Fruitella Zoo Mania as two fitted in well and they stayed loosely with the wild animal theme 🙂

 

 

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Birthday Bonanza Card

Birthday Bonanza

Over the next few weeks I am trying something different.  I am going to post a card using the same stamp set every day of the week.  I won’t be adding full instructions every day, but will add the dimensions and products used.  I am hoping to show how versatile our stamp sets can be.

Birthday Bonanza Suite – Page 33

Card Base – Bermuda Bay 8 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ sored and folded 4 1/4″
Front layer – Whisper White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Front layer – Whisper White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Designer Series Paper (DSP) Panel – 5 5/8″ x 2″
Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock

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Tomorrow’s project is a little treat pouch which we made at a recent class.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

Forever Blossoms Card

Forever Blossoms

This is a card from my recent class. I always have the instructions on the table for the ladies when they come in.  When the ladies actually saw this card in the ‘flesh’ they remarked that the photo didn’t do the card justice.   I love the detail in the flowers in this sets and of course the chance to get the Stampin’ Blends out

Forever Blossoms -Spring Catalogue Page 16

Base card – Thick Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/4″
Front layer – Whisper White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Parisian Blooms Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3 1/2″ x 3″
Scraps of Whisper White DSP

Forever Blossoms flowers
Stamp the long sprig of flowers, four small flowers, three double leaves and a bud. Colour with the Stampin’ Blends
Cut out with the dies.
Cut an extra flower and stamp the sentiment on it. Then with the petal pink blend, add some colour around the edge.

Forever Blossoms emboss

 

Cut the hole in the front layer using the second largest Oval die.

Run through the Big Shot (Embossing machine) in the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.

 

 

 

Forever Blossoms dsp

 

 

Attach the DSP to the back of the front panel.

 

 

Forever Blossoms frame

 

 

Carefully add glue sparingly to the frame and add to the front layer.

 

 

Forever Blossoms env

 

 

On the front of the envelope add a bud and double leaf in the bottom left-hand corner.

 

 

Forever Blossoms env back

 

 

On the back of the envelope add one of the flowers.

 

 

Forever Blossoms in

 

 

On the inside of the card, add two of the flowers and a double leaf.

 

 

 

Forever Blossoms
Affix the front panel on your card.
In the centre of the frame add the flower sentiment.
Add the floral spray and the remaining flowers and leaf around the edge of the frame.
Finally, add a champagne rhinestone to your sentiment.

Next week, I’m going to try something a little different.  I am going to attempt to post a different card each day using the same stamp set. I am going to start with my favourite suite in the new catalogue,  the Birthday Bonanza Suite.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Special Someone

special someone
This is me playing at doing backgrounds. Not entirely happy with the finished product and I am sure you could do much better, but am so in love with these cute critters, even more so now they have released the co-ordinating dies and I don’t have to fussy cut 🙂
Special Someone – Spring Catalogue Page 36
Base Card – Granny Apple Green 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 scored and folded @ 4 1/8
1st Layer – Whisper White 5 5/8 x 3 7/8
Inside Layer – Whisper White 5 5/8 x 3 7/8
Scraps of Whisper White and various coloured cardstock
special someone background
We will start by doing our background.
With a sponge dauber blend balmy blue and granny apple green to make the sky and the grass. Leave to dry

 

Stamp the raccoon, squirrel and mouse on some scrap Whisper White Cardstock.
These are two step stamps, so you stamp the detailed stamp and then add additional colour with the second stamp.

For the Raccoon I used Black and Sahara Sand.

For the squirrel, I used Cajun Craze and Grey Granite

I only single stamped the mouse in Smoky Slate as I preferred it that way.

Stamp the Happy Birthday leaving enough space to cut it out with the speech die.

Die cut out your animals, sentiment, flower, bow and several flowers in various colours and the grass in Granny Apple Green.

With a sponge dauber, add some Granny Apple Green around the feet of the animals and some Balmy Blue around the edge of your sentiment.

special someone in

 

Affix some flowers to the inside layer of your card and adhere it in.

special someone env

Add the squirrel to the bottom left-hand side of the front of the envelope

special someone env back

Add some of the flowers to the centre of the back flap of the envelope.

special someone
We can now assemble the front of the card.

Attach the front layer to your card.

Add the grass to the bottom edge on the front layer.

Place your characters and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add the flower and bow to the raccoon.

The flowers can then be spread along the grass edging.

Finally, stamp some butterflies.

I will be making some more cards with this set in a style I am more comfortable with, but in the meantime, why not share with me some of your backgrounds for this set?
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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