Cherry Blossom Card

I have come to Nailsea near Bristol to visit my daughter. Spent some time with my parents today, as they have just moved here. It was lovely as I haven’t seen them in over a year and a half because we don’t drive and obviously we haven’t been able to go on public transport.

A very simple card for you today as I didn’t want to distract from the image, and also I like cards that I can use if I want to send a simple note to someone. I use cards like this if I have to write a note to a teacher, or to put in a parcel.

Forever Blossoms Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page 73

Card Base – Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

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

The image on the front of the card was stamped in Memento Black Ink and coloured with our Stampin’ Blends. For a large image like this, I like to use my Stamparatus.

The front panel was secured using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The dies that coordinate with this Stamp set are great too. It really is one of my favourite sets for images.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Triple Pansy Birthday Card

I loved this set when I first saw it, but when I got it I was a little overwhelmed by the multi-layer stamping. I tend to overthink things 😆 . I went onto YouTube and watched a few videos of others using the set and it really helped to reignite my enthusiasm and I’m loving it again. So if you ever get stuck YouTube and Pinterest can be your best friends.

Pansy Petals Suite – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page 28-29

Base Card – Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long side @ 4 1/8″
1st Layer – Calypso Coral Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 4″
2nd Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Flirty Flamingo Sentiment label 1 3/4″ x 7/8″
Very Vanilla Sentiment label 1 5/8″ x 3/4″
Inside layer- 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Don’t forget that this is a photopolymer mat, so you will need to use your Stampin’ Pierce mat.

For the Pansy there were four stamps.

I started by stamping the Small detailed pansy in Flirty Flamingo.
I moved on to the small filled-in pansy and stamped off once to get a lighter Flirty Flamingo colour.
The three part centre of the flower was stamped in Calypso coral and finally the little triangle centre was in Daffodil Delight.

The leaves were stamped in Soft Succulent. The detail leaf first using full-colour and then the main leaf image over the top after having stamped off to get a softer colour.

This is a great suite and I will be bringing you more projects using the dies and wonderful Designer Series Paper soon 😃

Talking of Designer Series Paper. The wonderful Designer Series paper sale starts today. Head to my shop to check it out.

Life is getting a bit busier again. I am still not back doing card classes or at Rainbows and the toddler group I am starting isn’t happening until September, but I will be accompanying the older people on the mini bus once a month and both of my choirs are back up and doing live-streams, but I will try and find the time to get onto YouTube and do a video on how to use this set. If I manage it, I will share the link with you here.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Pootlers’ Annual Catalogue Swap 2021

Am I glad to be back and able to access my crafting desk?

Each time we have a new catalogue, the Pootlers group do a team swap. We are put into groups, this time, there were seven of us in each group. You send out a card/project to each member of your group and they send you one in return. This card was the one I sent out to my group.

Due to everything going on here, I only had the money to choose one suite from the preorder originally and there was no contest. It had to be the Hand-Penned Suite. I love the subtle colours of the gorgeous Designer Series Paper, the pretty flowers and you can also get the Memories and More pack which is ideal for quick simple cards or for scrapbooking.

Hand-Penned Suite – 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue page 104-105

Base Card – Pale Papaya Cardstock 7 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored on long side @3 1/8″
Front Layer- Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 3/4″ x 3″
Inside Layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 3 7/8″
Flap – Pale Papaya Cardstock 5″ x 3 1/2″ scored @ 3 1/2″
Flap Layer – Basic White Cardstock 3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″
Other colours used for this project were Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron.

I will now be posting to my blog regularly again on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

As always, if you would like to purchase any items that I have used, then please follow the links below to my shop.

If you do not have a copy of the current catalogue, please send me a message and I will get one out to 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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Curvy Floral Birthday

A bright and cheerful card using the Quite Curvy Bundle and the lovely Bumblebee gingham ribbon.

Quite Curvy Bundle – January-June Mini Catalogue page 23

Card Base – Very Vanilla Card Base 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″
1st layer – Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Cut the DSP into shape using the Curvy Dies.

These papers will be retiring soon, so get them while they are still in stock.

Don’t forget that the 2019-2021 inks; Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy will also be retiring soon, so get your refills now.

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