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Sunflower Die Cut Card

In-colour Sunflower

This is the first of my projects from our Annual Catalogue Launch Event. We are not allowed to include stamped images in our kits and I think the Well Written Dies are just brilliant, so they were perfect for this project.

Flowers for Every Season Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 10 button_see-it-here

Base Card – Misty Moonlight Cardstock 8 1/4 x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Front Layer – Flowers for every Season DSP 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Solid Sunflower – Bumblebee Cardstock 4″ x 4″
Yellow Decorative Sunflower – Bumblebee Cardstock 4 x 4″
Brown Decorative Sunflower – Early Espresso 4″ x 4″
Happy Birthday x 3 – Misty Moonlight 6″ x 4″
Leaves – Mossy Meadow 4 1/2″ x 4″
Ribbon 7″
Envelope DSP 2″ x 2″ cut in half diagonally
Envelope ribbon – 2 pieces @ 3″
Add some Adhesive sheet to all the die cut cardstock before your cut them out.

The ladies all seem to enjoy themselves and were happy with their goodie bags and the prizes they won.  Here are some of the Sunflower cards that they made.

workshop sunflowers

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Gilded Dragonfly

I was so excited when I first saw the Gilded Leafing in the mini catalogue. Make sure to keep the windows closed and no fans on when you use it though, otherwise you will decorate your whole room 😆

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue Page 27

Card Base – Highland Heather 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
1st layer – Very Vanilla 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Dragonfly – Highland Heather Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Inside layer – Very Vanilla 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Stamp the dragonfly in Versamark, cover with heat & Stick Powder and the add the Gilded Leafing using a paintbrush

Brush off excess Gilded Leafing and smooth out using one of the Blending Brushes.

As I promised here are the new In-colours for 2021-2023.

Fresh Freesia

Polished Pink

Evening Evergreen

Soft Succulent

Pale Papaya

My favourite is Soft Succulent. What about you?

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Curvy Jar of Flowers

This card has a lovely image which gave me a chance to do some colouring using colours that complimented the paper that I used both on the outside and inside of this card. The floral stamp set will be carrying over to the new catalogue, but the sentiment is from the Quite Curvy set which will be retiring.

Jar of Flowers – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 12

Card Base – Poppy Parade Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
Layer 1 – Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Layer 2 – Basic White 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

Inside Layer 1 – Basic White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside Layer 2 – Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper 5 5/8″ x 1/2″

The image on the 1st layer is coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

Stamp the flowers on the first layer at the bottom of the cardstock in the centre, then stamp the sentiment.

The papers in this project used last years in-colours as well as Poppy Parade which is the base for this card. So excited that I have now received this year’s new in-colours which I will be sharing with you on Saturday.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Dorset Scrapbook Page

This is my second attempt at a scrapbook page. The photos are from when I took my youngest two children on holiday to visit my parents. I rarely remember to take photos and when I do I don’t print them off, so I wanted to do something that would preserve the memories. You may have noticed that I made a slight error and put the S the wrong way round 😆

Playful Alphabet Dies – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 178

Base – Pacific Point Cardstock 8″ x 8″
1st Layer – Basic White Cardstock 7″ x 7″
2nd Layer – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper
Dorset – Balmy Blue Cardstock 4″ x 1 1/2″
2019 – Pretty Peacock Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

I’m very pleased that the Playful Alphabet Dies are carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue.

Think I need a bit more practice with scrapbooking, so that will be a good excuse to get plenty of the new papers and Memories and More cards when the new catalogue comes out 😆

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Always and Forever Heart Card

Sorry that there was no post on Thursday. There was a slight glitch and as I had no idea what day I was on due to the bank holiday I missed it.

The sentiment and flower buds from this Card comes from the Forever Blossoms set, which I am very pleased to say is carrying over into the new catalogue. I just love the spray of flowers in that set. Unfortunately, the Stitched Be Mine dies will be retiring, but our Heart Punch Pack which contains two heart punches will be carrying over.

Forever Blossoms – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 68

Card Base – Cherry Cobbler 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
1st layer – Very Vanilla 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Inside layer – Very Vanilla 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Cut the heart out of the front of the Very Vanilla layer with the smaller of the two stitched heart dies.

Affix the layer to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals or foam adhesive strips to give it some dimension.

Use the heart cut-out and a sponge dauber to make the heart shape on the front of the envelope.

I am getting so impatient about wanting to play with my new pre-order goodies. Unfortunately everything is taking a bit longer due to Covid and Brexit. They should be here by the middle of next week, so I may be able to share so sneek peeks with you next weekend 😀

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Special Someone Birthday

I am sorry to say that these cute creatures will be leaving us next month when the current annual catalogue ends, but the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper will be carrying over into the new catalogue. The brilliant textured paper has been great for making both masculine and feminine cards, so I am happy it is staying.

Special Someone – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 93

Card Base – Basic Grey cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long side @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Badger – Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 1 3/4″
Squirrel – Very Vanilla Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Mouse – Very Vanilla Cardstock 1 1/4″ x 1″
Sentiment – Very Vanilla Cardstock 1 5/8″ x 1/2″

Inside layer – Very Vanilla 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

If you like animal stamps or make a lot of cards for children, then the new catalogue coming in May has lots of great stamp sets for you. If you would like a catalogue, contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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