Forever Greenery Double Z-fold Card

It’s been a while since I’ve made a double Z-fold card and it was a nice way to use up some of this gorgeous paper that is retiring soon. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

Forever Greenery Suite Annual Catalogue 2020-2021 page 108-110

Card Base – Garden Green Cardstock 10 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ scored on the long side @ 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″
Layers – Designer Series Paper 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″
Designer Series Paper 5 1/2 x 2 7/8″
Basic White Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 2 7/8″

Z-Fold Card base – 10 3/4″ x 2″ scored on long side 4 1/8″ and 7 1/2″
Layers: Basic White Cardstock 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″
2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 3″ x 1 3/4″

I love how all the different greens in this paper work together.

What is your favourite fancy fold? I don’t make them very often, but I am going to try some over the next few weeks.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Forever Greenery Milk Carton

My extended family are dotted around the South of England and with the current situation we have not been able to see them. My eldest daughter, Anastacia, lives 169 miles away in the South West of England and I haven’t seen her in nearly a year and one of my sisters who lives around the corner got stuck in The Canary Isles for quite a while. Anastacia decided that even if we couldn’t all see each other that we could still have some fun together. She set up a family challenge page where a different member of the family sets a challenge each week. There are 13 of us taking part with various ages from 71 down to 11 we have had a variety of different challenges including writing a family anthem, short story, building a house, movie poster and edible craft and the entries have been creative and varied. It was one of the challenges that inspired me to make this project. Ho

Forever Greenery Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021

Crumb Cake Cardstock – 10 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
Scored on long side @ 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″
Scored on Short side @ 1 1/2″ and 5″
Back on the long edge with the small rectangles at the top and the long slim flap to the right-hand side make a mark at 3 3/4″ and 8 3/4″
With a ruler score from the marks down to each bottom corner of the two rectangles as shown in the picture.

4 pieces of Just Jade Cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
4 pieces of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 2″
4 pieces of Just Jade Cardstock – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
4 pieces of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 1″

I haven’t played with this suite in a while, so will definitely have to have another play soon.

We have a new catalogue coming in May, which means we will be saying a sad goodbye to some of our favourite items including the 2019-2021 In-colours, Roccoco Rose, Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, Seaside Spray and Pretty Peacock. But fear not, there are lots more exciting things coming in the new catalogue. Don’t forget that some of the bundles that are in the current catalogue will be in the new catalogue, but no longer at the 10% bundle discount, so make sure you get those discounted whilst you can. You can check out the last chance products in the link below.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Dragonfly Garden Card

This card as you will see from the inside is actually a Mother’s Day card, but I couldn’t post it until Mum had received it 😀 I bought this bundle especially to make a card for Mum, but this is part of a bigger Suite called the Dandy Garden Suite which includes the Garden wishes bundle together with Designer Series paper and lots of other things.

Dandy Garden Suite- January – June 2021 Mini catalogue pages 24-27

Card Base – Pretty Peacock Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded 4 1/8″
1st layer – Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd Layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 1/2″x 3 1/2″
Inside layer – Basic White cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

The Dragonflies were stamped in the chosen colour and then the ink was spread over the wings using Wink of Stella.

The flowers were coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

The photo doesn’t really show how beautiful the ribbon really is. It is two-tone Pretty Peacock and Old Olive and I really love it. I wish I had got some before. This will definitely be going in my hair soon 😀 What products do you love? What do you use your Stampin’ Up products for that isn’t necessarily what they were intended for?

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Forever Fern Hello

Forever Fern Hello

Well, me being organised has backfired. I typed up several blog posts but forgot what day I was on, so now I’ve missed some days 😆 I’ve also been busy making teacher gifts for my granddaughter who has today finished her reception year at school.

Forever Greenery Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 Page 108  button_see-it-here

Base Card – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/4” x 5 7/8” scored and folded @ 4 1/8”
1st Layer – Pear Pizazz Cardstock 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
2nd Layer – Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 5″ x 3 1/2”
3rd Layer – Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
Inside Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
Sentiment – Garden Green Cardstock 3″ x 2 1/2 ”
Scraps of whisper white for the leaves

I’m not really a gold person the the laser-cut paper in this suite is just amazing and as soon as I saw it on my upline Debs’ Facebook Live I knew I needed some.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Forever Fern Stripe Card

Forever Fern Stripe

It’s been a very chilled day, I have crafted, listened to music and sung along to  a mix of  modern country, Blondie, Kirsty MacColl, The Beautiful South, The Moody Blues and Suzanne Vega amongst others.

Loving this stamp set it has such great detail and of course the fact that the papers are a mixture of greens makes me very happy 😃

Forever Greenery Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 button_see-it-here

Card Base Just Jade Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ score @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Forever Greenery 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2″ Circle – Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 3″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White Cardstock for leaves

I definitely think this will become a firm favourite. The suite contains so many great elements for changing things up.

Today’s project from the Pinkies Weekend Retreat was a beautiful box card made with the Prized Peony Suite and designed by Kim Price. You can find her over at http://www.handmadebykim.co.uk/

When I first saw this project I thought there is no way I can make that, but Kim made it really easy and I was so pleased with how it turned out 😃

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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