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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He is not here, for he has risen – Easter Cards

This being the Easter weekend, I decided I would share my Easter cards for the lovely people at my Church with you. For this project I used two stamp sets. His Love which has the beautiful cross, is from the annual catalogue and unfortunately is retiring when the catalogue ends in May. The other set is Gift of Hope from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue and has the great verse from Matthew 28:6, He is not here for he has risen.

Gift of Hope – January-June Mini Catalogue page

Card Base 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long edge at 4 1/8″

1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

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

Cross – Basic White Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

cross was stamped with Versamark, covered in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a heat tool.

I then fussy cut the cross.

The rhinestones were coloured with Stampin’ Blends and left to dry.

I found that the Seaside Spray and Purple Posy Blends were a bit light for my liking, so used Night of Navy and Highland Heather instead.

On the front of the cardstock you need to make sure that you have the He Lives! and flowers stamped low enough that the cross will fit on card front.

If you do not own the Purple Posy inkpad as it was discontinued, you can replace it with Highland Heather

I am so sad that these 2019-2021 in-colours will be retiring in May, but we have some great new colours coming for the 2021-2023 In-colours.

Don’t forget stocks of retiring products are whilst stock last, so don’t miss out. You can visit my shop to see what is retiring soon.

Until next time, happy Easter, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Free as a Bird Thank You

Love this combination of blues and greens. This set is one that is being carried over into the new catalogue which I am glad about, it is a nice set for both masculine and feminine cards and is good for colouring with the Stampin’ Blends

Free As A Bird Stamp Set Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 85

Card Base – Balmy Blue 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″

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

Colour the image of the bird using blends and then fussy cut and adhere to card using mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Colour the pearls using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends

Today I get to place my preorder from the new catalogue, o watch out in a couple of weeks for some sneak peeks from the new catalogue.

If you do not currently have a demonstrator and live in the UK, France, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands I would be happy to send you a copy of the new catalogue. If you would like to join my team, you can take advantage of this preorder time to add some of this new products to your Starter kit. Contact me for more information.

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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