Christmas in July- Emboss Resist Snowflake Card

My daughter has got Corvid and is at home with her two small children. We are also self-isolating as she had visited us the day before. We are talking a lot by video messenger. Today’s card is the result of asking my grandchildren what colour my snowflake card should be. My 6 year-old granddaughter said blue and my 3 year-old grandson said pink😀

Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page 90

Card Base – Balmy Blue 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Basic White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Sentiment – Balmy Blue 3 1/2″ x 1″

Inside Layer – Basic White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

The snowflakes were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I then used sponge daubers to add colour to the card.

The sentiment was stamped in Whisper White ink and then fussy cut.

They have promised us some cooler weather, so I may get around to doing some more crafting. It’s been too hot to do anything 😀

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Christmas in July – Robin Card

Anyone else finding it too hot? I am really struggling with my focus and keep doing silly things 😆

This is another of the new bundles coming in the new July-December Mini catalogue. The stamp set comes with a border punch which I need to practice with, but is very pretty.

Happy Holly-days Bundle – July-September Mini Catalogue 2021 page 27

Card base – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
Sentiment – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 3 1/4″ x 1″
Scrap of Basic White Cardstock for the Robin

Inside layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

I coloured the robin using Stampin’ Blends. I did try the lovely watercolour pencils, but I am not very good with them and decided my 6-year old granddaughter would probably have done a better job 😆 Need a bit more practice.

I fussy cut the robin.

The sentiment was heat embossed in gold.

I will be keeping the little cut-outs from the punch for a future projects.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Christmas in July – Mini Penguin Place Card

This is a 3″ x 3″ card as I will be making 15 of these for my Rainbows (the youngest section of Girlguiding UK). I love the penguins and think they will be perfect for 5-7 year old little girls. And obviously what little girl doesn’t love a bit of sparkle so had to include some heat embossing 😃

Penguin Place Bundle- July -December Mini Catalogue page 33

Base Card – Basic White Cardstock 6″ x 3″
1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Scrap of Basic Black cardstock for the penguin
Scraps of Basic White Cardstock for Sentiment, penguin’s body and scarf.
Scrap of Mango Melody Cardstock for Penguin’s feet

I used our blending brushes to cover half the the front layer with Balmy Blue ink.
I then stamped the snowflakes in Versamark and heat embossed them in silver. I also did the same on the inside of the card and for the sentiment

I punched out the different parts of the penguin and stamped and fussy cut the scarf.
I trimmed down the sentiment and cut the ends at an angle.

Don’t Forget: As this set is a photopolymer set, you will need to use a Stampin’ Pierce mat or equivalent to get a clear image.

The bundle will be available when the catalogue goes live on 3rd August. If you live in the UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria and would like a copy of the new mini catalogue, please contact me and I will send one out to you.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Christmas in July – Poinsettia Card

This is the first project in my Christmas in July series. I love Christmas and with the release of the mini catalogue next month, it is the perfect excuse to make some Christmassy projects 😃

Poinsettia Petals and Poinsettia Dies – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 pages 92 and 165

Base Card – Mossy Meadow cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @4 1/8″
1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Poinsettias – Real Red Cardstock 8″ x 3 1/2″
Leaves – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 15″ x 3″
Label – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Inside Layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

The background is stamped with the Birch stamp. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the image.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in copper.

I love Poinsettias and the dies add such texture to the flowers, making them look more life like. In the new mini catalogue we have the red velvet paper making a comeback which will be perfect for these.

On Tuesday, I will be bringing you a project from our new mini catalogue.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Snowflake Friendship Card and Pinkies Weekend

Today, I have a card that combines the Curvy Dies with the beautiful Snowflake Splendor Suite. The papers are beautiful and I love the mix of blues and purples. This was one card based on the suite that I had designed for a class which sadly didn’t go ahead.

Snowflake Splendor Suite – August to December 2020 mini catalogue

Card base – Bermuda Bay 81/4 x 5 7/8 scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper 5 3/4″ x 4″
Curvy layer – Bermuda Bay 5 3/4″ x 3″
Sentiment – Whisper White Cardstock 3″ x 2″
Big snowflake – Pool Party Cardstock 2″ x 2″
Small snowflake – Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Inside layer – Whisper White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside snowflake – Pool Party Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

This weekend I took part in the Pinkies Team Weekend and over the next few posts I will be sharing some of the amazing projects that were created for us. Team leader Michelle Last put on an amazing weekend of crafting and chat (despite the fact that she was still recovering from Covid) and we all had a fabulous time. Today’s projects were designed by Kim Price. They are a beautiful Christmas organiser which contained a covered notepad, Christmas Card list and Christmas tags (I haven’t finished those yet) and a lovely wreath made with a polystyrene base and covered with strips of Designer Series Paper. I changed the colour of the wreath to match my decor as Kim’s used the same beautiful First Frost designer series paper as the organiser. Kim’s Christmas organiser had a beautiful snowglobe on the front, but unfortunately I realised I don’t have anything to go in a snowglobe 😢 I will definitely be making another organiser for Birthdays 😀 Please go and visit Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Kim Price (handmadebykim.co.uk) to see all her beautiful projects.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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