Postcard Pals

 

potcard pals
I hadn’t really paid attention to the Postcard pals until now, but I wanted o play with the marbled background and decided I needed a new set to go with it. I actually think it is very sweet. Also gave me my first go at using the watercolour pencils and a blender pen.
Postcard Pals – pg 49 Annual Catalogue
Base Card 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded at 4 1/8″
Whisper White 6″ x 5″
Inside layer 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Piece of Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Scrap of Whisper White
potcard pals marble
On the large piece of Whisper White stamp the marbled background using the Stamparatus in one colour, the turn your card and stamp again in your second colour.
Cut it down to 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
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On the inside layer, stamp your sentiment.
Stamp the sentiment on a piece of scrap Whisper White and punch out using the Classic Label Punch.
potcard pals env 

 

Stamp the otter on the front of your envelope.

Stamp the otter on the 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″piece of Whisper White.

Cut out using the largest oval.

Colour with watercolour pencils using the blender pen for a smoother finish.

 

 

potcard palsNow we can assemble our card.

Affix the inside layer.

Glue the marbled background to the front of your card.

Place the oval in the centre near the top using Dimensionals.

Position the sentiment under the oval using Dimensionals.
Finish off with some Metallic sequins

Think I will have to play with this stamp set a bit more 🙂

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx

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Tiny Tealight Box

 

This cute box was cased from the amazing Sam Hammond Donald otherwise known as Pootles. Check out her blog at www.pootles.co.uk and her videos on YouTube.  It holds a tealight candle. All the items you need to complete this project can be bough from my online store in the links below.

Happiness Blooms Suite pg 25 Spring/Summer catalogue

Box Base 5 1/2″ x 3 1/8″
DSP 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Scrap of Foil Card
Scrap of DSP Scrap of Cardstock

Tiny Tealight box flat

Cut down the score lines as shown in the picture. Keeping the rectangles straight and notching both sides of the squares.

Score on the long side at 3/4″, 2 3/8″, 3 1/8″ and 4 3/4″
Score on the short side at 3/4″ and 2 3/8″

 

 

 

Tiny Tealight box open

 

 

Fold into a box and secure with Tear and Tape.
Punch a finger hole to make it easier to open.
Fix your 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2 DSP to the top of your box.

 

 

 

Tiny Tealight box sidePunch a piece of Cardstock out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch.
Punch a piece of DSP out with the 1 3/8″ Scallop Punch.
Punch a piece of the foil card out with the 1 1/8″ Scallop punch
Punch the small flower out of your lovely lipstick cardstock leaving enough room to then punch out the 1 1/8″ scallop punch from the lovely lipstick cardstock with the hole from the punched out flower in the centre, so the foil will show through.
Keep the flower to decorate your box.

Tiny Tealight box top

 

 

Layer all your punched out pieces together as shown in the picture.
Tie your ribbon around your box, securing at the side with a bow.

 

 

Tiny Tealight box ribbon

 

 

Attach your layered decoration to your ribbon.
Finally attach your punched out flower to the top of your box and finish it off with a coloured pearl.

 

 

If you have the 2017-2019 in-colours; Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig, don’t forget to order your re-inkers and cardstock as soon as possible as they will only be available as long as stocks last.

There is only a week of Sale-a-bration left so make sure you order soon to get those free goodies.

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx

 

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Triple Stamp Card

I am using my favourite stamp set today, Painted Seasons. I will be so sad when Sale-a-bration is over and it retires. I have seen several versions of this card all over the internet. so have no idea who to credit, but it is a very effective technique.

Triple stamp card

Card Base 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
Layer1 – Whisper White 5 3/4″ x 4″
Layer 2 – Lovely Lipstick 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Layer 3 – Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
Layer 4 – Lovely Lipstick 5″ x 3 1/4
Layer 5 – Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3″
Inside layer – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Triple stamp card in

 

 

 

Stamp your flower on your inside layer and set to one side.

 

Triple stamp card env

 

 

Stamp your flower on the bottom left-hand side of your envelope

 

 

Triple stamp card env back

 

 

Stamp the fern on the flap at the back of your envelope.

 

 

 

Triple stamp card layers

 

 

Take your Whisper White layers and put some glue on the back. Take off some of the stickiness and layer them together. Randomly stamp your flower, fern and dots all over, ensuring that some stamp over the edge.

 

 

Triple stamp card

Separate your white layers and affix them to the corresponding coloured layers.

Stamp your sentiment and punch it out.

Now we can assemble our card.

Glue the inside layer in and them build up your front layers.

Finally attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you like this project as much as I do.

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx

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Cascade Card

I came to Stampin’ Up!  accidently when my son was showing me something on YouTube and I managed to click on a video by Brandy Cox. This card is a case of one of her cards. I can no longer complain about the time they spent on YouTube as I am now as bad 😉

cascade pastel finish

Pop of Petals Bundle pg 47 Annual Catalogue

Everthing you need for this card can be purchased from my shop in the links below. and until the end of March for every £45 you spend you can receive a free product for Sale-a-bration. Why not join my team and receive £170 worth of products for £99 or £170 and the Stampin’ Tote (whilst stocks last) for £125.

Base Card 8 1/4 x 5 7/8, scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Scraps of Whisper White and co-ordinating cardstock

cascade stamp

Stamp your flowers in a variety of colours, you will need about 14. Check which way up you have your stamp so it lines up with the punch. I have marked mine on the back. Punch out your flowers.

Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White and punch out with the 1 1/8″ Scallop punch.
Punch out a 1 3/8 Scallop in a co-ordinating colour.
Layer these using Stampin’ Dimensionals and set to one side.

 

Put the front of your card into the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.

With the card in portrait, trim off 1 1/4″ from the front.

 

Add one of the flowers to the inside bottom right- hand side of your card with liquid glue,

Add a flower to the bottom left-hand side of your envelope.

And another to the back flap of your envelope.

cascade pastel

Put a line of liquid glue along the side of your card and place a selection of your flowers down overlapping the edge. Then using the Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the rest of your flowers and your sentiment.

 

Finally finish off with some Pearls.

Which is your favourite? For me it has to be the pastel colours.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Cas xx

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Thinking of You

 

This card showcases the beautiful Painted Seasons DSP along with two free stamp sets, Painted Seasons and Part of My Story which are available during Sale-a-bration (Until the end of March). Check out the links below for more details and to purchase everything you need to make this card.

thinking of you

Card Base 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
2 pieces of DSP 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
1 piece of Whisper White 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
Scrap of Whisper White

Stamp the sentiment on the scrap of Whisper White and punch out. Using a sponge dauber add a little pool party ink to the edges of your punch out.

 

Stamp the flower on the back and front left-hand side of the envelope.

thinking of you in

Stamp the flower in the bottom right-hand corner of the piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Colour four rhinestones with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and leave to dry.

thinking of you

Add some Whisper White Flax ribbon across he centre of one piece of DSP.

thinking of you in

Now we can assemble our card.
Layer the whisper white onto the plain piece of DSP and attach to the inside of your card. Add a coloured rhinestone to the centre of the flower.

Attach the DSP with the ribbon to the front of your card.
Add the sentiment over the centre of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finish off with the rest of the coloured Rhinestones.

I will be very upset when I can no longer showcase this beautiful suite for you. It has become a firm favourite with me and it was free which was even better 🙂

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

 

Cas xx

 

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