Month: September 2017

Christmas Sweaters featuring a Jolly Santa

Festive jolly Santa jumper card

I saw a fantastic video on Youtube recently by Brandy Cox, a fab American demonstrator, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOn6qnSxLpg showing some cards she had made using the quirky Christmas Sweaters stamp set. I loved them all but my favourite was the Santa jumper. Here is my take on it.

Seasonal sweater featuring Santa
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the jumper using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut it out using the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Big Shot. I coloured the jumper in using an Old Olive marker, the hat with the Real Red Marker, Santa’s face with the Pink Pirouette Marker, Santa’s glasses with the Sahara Sand Marker and the ribbed area around the neck, cuffs and bottom of the jumper with the Soft Sky Marker.

I followed Brandy’s tip and covered the beard, moustache, eyebrows, rim of the hat and the pompom in Tombow Liquid Adhesive and spread it around using a cotton bud taking care to stay away from the stamped black edge. I then covered the image with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and it looked fabulous, so sparkly. I added this piece to a scalloped square which had been die cut using the Layering Squares dies and Old Olive cardstock.

Winter Wonder embossing folder by Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I took a layer of Real Red cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder embossing folder on the right hand side of the panel. I really love the effect this gives. I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Everyday Label punch. I punched again using a scrap of Old Olive cardstock and mounted the stamped piece on top and slightly offset so that the colour peeked out the bottom.

Festive jolly Santa jumper card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I added the sentiment to the lower left hand corner of the Real Red panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the Santa sweater image over the top using Stampin Dimensionals. The whole panel was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow.

I love how sparkly and festive this card is, love it. Thanks for the inspiration Brandy.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Christmas Sweaters & Merry Patterns
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers
Old Olive, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette & Soft Sky
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares dies
Punches
Everyday Label
Embossing Folder
Winter Wonder
Tools
Big Shot , Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
D & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Congratulations Alaska Incentive Trip Achiever

Congratulation Alaska incentive trip achiever

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my lovely upline Mikaela to congratulate her on achieving the Alaska incentive trip. She has put so much time and effort into winning this trip for herself and her family and so deserves it. She is an amazing mentor and team leader. Go Mikaela…………x

Congratulation Alaska incentive trip achiever
www.crafty-rootes.com – Large Letters Dies by Stampin’ Up! for a congratulations card

AS the trip is to Alaska the card had to have an icy theme so I started by using the snowflakes from the, oh so versatile, Colorful Seasons stamp set. I stamped them in Island Indigo ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 7⅞” by 3⅞”. I knew the card base had to be long to accommodate all those letters……….. I took the stamped panel to the Big Shot and die cut the letters A, L, A, S, K, A from the panel using the Large Letter framelit dies. I then ran the same letters through again using lots of scrap Whisper White cardstock until I had a total of 4 of each of the letters – 12 A’s in total…….

Snowflakes and hidden letters featuring Stampin' Up product
www.carfty-rootes.com – Large Letters framelit dies to spell Alaska

Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive I added the stamped layer with the cut out letters onto a panel of the gorgeous, new Champagne Glimmer paper. I took each letter in turn and adhered 3 Whisper White die cuts to the back to form a stack of each letter 4 pieces high; before adding each letter back into the appropriate space on the stamped panel. I love the dimension the stacks of letters give to this project.

Simple Snowflake card
www.crafty=rootes.com – Large Letters Dies by Stampin’ Up! for a congratulations card

I added some of the tiny stars from the Star of Light stamp set in So Saffron ink along the top above the letters and glued the whole panel to an Island Indigo card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I added a 7⅞” by 3⅞” piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside having stamped down the edge using the snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Pool party ink. I added the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set which seemed so appropriate in Island Indigo ink. I stamped the envelope using the same stamps and colours.

Pretty snowflake decoration inside a card
www.crafty=rootes.com – Large Letters Dies by Stampin’ Up! for a congratulations card

I really love the simplicity of the card and really hope Mikaela likes it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Colorful Season, Lift Me Up & Snowflake Sentiments
Cardstock
Island Indigo, Champagne Foil & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pool Party, So Saffron & Pacific Point
Dies
Large Letter framelits
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, B, C, D & D
Adhesive
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Accessories
Grid Paper & Envelope

Frozen Treats makes a bowl of Neapolitan ice-cream

Frozen Treats by Stampin' Up! bowl of Neopolitan ice-cream

Some friends and I were chatting over the weekend about things we remembered from our childhood and Neapolitan ice-cream came up – do you remember it? Luscious stripes of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice-cream, lovely. It was obviously still on my mind when I was playing with the Frozen Treats framelit dies today as this is what I came up with.

I started by die cutting a stitched edged square from Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Shaped framelits. I then die cut the larger ice-cream scoop from So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo and Chocolate Chip cardstock and layered them onto the die cut Whisper White square using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Gorgeous bowl of Neopolitan ice-cream for a birthday
www.crafty-rootes.com – Neopolitan ice-cream sundae using Frozen Treats dies by Stampin’ Up!

I die cut the sundae dish from Pacific Point cardstock and added it to the Whisper White cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals giving the impression that the scoops of ice-cream were sitting in the bowl. I couldn’t resist die cutting the adorable spoon from a scrap of Silver Foil and the cherry from Real Red cardstock with a Chocolate Chip cardstock stalk.

Luscious Neopolitan ice-cream birthday card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Frozen Treats Neopolitan ice-cream sundae

I added the Whisper White square to a slightly layered square of Chocolate Chip cardstock before adding the whole piece to So Saffron scalloped square die cut using the Layering Squares framelits. I took a 1” strip of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and punched the ends using the Banner Triple punch and added this to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the topper panel over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Frozen Treats by Stampin' Up! bowl of Neopolitan ice-cream
www.crafty-rootes.com – Frozen Treats makes a bowl of Neopolitan ice-cream

The sentiment came from the happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. I used the co-ordinating Cool Treats stamp set to decorate the inside of the card and the front of the Whisper White envelope. Love this fun, colourful card. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Cool Treats, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Flirty Flamingo, Pacific Point, Real Red & Silver Foil
Ink Pads
So Saffron, Sahara Sand & Crumb Cake
Dies
Frozen Treats, Stitched Shapes framelits & Layering Squares dies
Punch
Banner Triple
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B, B, C, C & C
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Autumn colours for Lovely as a Tree

Stampin' Up!'s Lovely as a Tree at sunset

I love stamping images from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Autumn colours and today’s card was inspired by the gorgeous sunsets we are blessed with living on the edge of The Fens. The pinks and peaches look fabulous together.

Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Lovely as a Tree in Autumn colours

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3½” by 3½” and masked it at ¾” on all 4 sides using Post It notes leaving a 2” by 2” square in the middle of the cardstock. I took a wedge of Stampin Sponge, dabbed it onto the surface of the Peakaboo Peach inkpad to pick up some ink and applied it to the centre of the masked off square. I found I got the best results by rubbing gently in a circular motion bringing the colour out gradually to the edge of the square. I dabbed a 2nd sponge into the Flirty Flamingo inkpad and started from the edge of the square and worked inwards. When I was happy with the depth of colour I used the Peakaboo Peach sponge to blend the 2 colours together before peeling away the Post It note masks to reveal the inked square.

Lovely as a Tree with an autumnal sunset
www.crafty-rootes.com – Lovely as a Tree in Autumn colours

When the ink was dry I added the ‘oak tree’ image in Early Espresso ink to the lower right corner overlapping the inked square. This is such a simple technique but the results look amazing.

Stampin' Up!'s Lovely as a Tree at sunset
www.crafty-rootes.com – Lovely as a Tree in Autumn colours

I added the stamped and inked layer to a piece of Peakaboo Peach cardstock using Tomow Liquid Adhesive. I took a larger panel of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and wrapped a piece of Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon (retired) around it securing the ends on the back using sellotape.  I added the stamped panel on top of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set to the right using Peakaboo Peach ink before adding a bow with a Mini Glue Dot. The whole piece was then added to a Flirty Flamingo card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

I added a Whisper White panel 5⅜” by 3⅝”, to the inside of the card and stamped the tree again in the bottom right hand corner and stamped the same image again on the front of the Whisper White envelope. I love the way this card looks, hope you like it

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Lovely As A Tree, Beautiful Bouquet
Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo Peach Chip & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Peakaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo & Early Espresso
Tools
Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon (retired), Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Painted Harvest Classes – 3 beautiful projects

3 cards for a class using Painted Harvest stamp set

Painted Harvest Class – Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came to classes this week, we had a ball using the Painted Harvest stamp set to make 3 beautiful projects

Autumnal thank you card using Painted harvest Stamp set
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

The first card was very simple and started with us randomly stamping the ‘solid flower image’ in Crushed Curry ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. We added the more ‘detailed flower’ image over the top of the first image in Cajun Craze ink, love how the 2 step stamping brings the flower to life.

We then stamped the sentiment from the Banners for You stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink and at this point we decided whether we were doing a landscape or portrait version of the card. We then stamped the ‘flower centre’ using Chocolate Chip ink and filled in the white spaces using the ‘fern like leaf image’ and Pear Pizzazz ink.

We wrapped a piece of ⅛” Copper Trim around the stamped piece and tied it in a bow………..always a challenge….. We added a thin strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock along one edge with Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the whole panel using the same glue to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. To finish off we stamped the flower again on the inside of the card and the front of the envelope.

 

Sunflowers in Autumnal colours
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

With the 2nd card we started by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder and the Big Shot. We added the embossed panel to a slightly larger piece of Crushed Curry cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and used the same glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

We stamped the flower in exactly the same way as for the first card onto a scrap of Whisper White and die cut it using a circle die from the Stitched Shapes framelits. We also die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle from Cajun Craze cardstock using one of the Layering Circle dies. We then glued the 2 circles together with Tombow.

We stamped one of the leaf images in Always Artichoke ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punched them out using the Leaf Punch. These were added to the back of the Cajun Craze scalloped circle with Tombow.

We stamped the banner and the sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched the banner out using the Duet Banner punch. This was added to the front of the stamped piece using Tombow. We added the whole piece to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Again to finish we stamped the flower onto the envelope and onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock which we added to the inside of the card using Tombow.

Gorgeous Painted Harvest Christmas cards
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

The 3rd card was a CHRISTMAS card……..I know, couldn’t resist sneaking one in. I got the idea for this card from Pinterest but I haven’t been able to identify who originally came up with the idea but I have put my own spin on it.

We stamped the ‘solid flower image’ randomly in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and added the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base. We then stamped the solid flower onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Pear Pizzazz ink. We stamped the detailed layer in Always Artichoke ink and added the ‘berries’ in Cajun Craze ink. We stamped the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set in Cajun Craze ink and then flagged the end of the Whisper White piece using scissors. We added some Gold Glimmer paper behind and sneakily we used a short piece, cut into two and stuck on at the top and the bottom with Tear & Tape….. no- one will ever know……..

We added the whole panel to the card front on Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a bow made from the ⅛” Copper Trim with a Mini Glue Dot before decorating the inside of the card and the envelope.

I hope you like the projects as much as the ladies did.

3 cards for a class using Painted Harvest stamp set
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

We had Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

This is a peak at the table gifts I made for my ladies.

Little gifts for class participents
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Painted Harvest, Thoughtful Banners, Star of Light
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Pear Pizzazz
Ink Pads
Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke & Pear Pizzazz
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits
Punches
Duet Banner & Leaf
Embossing Folder
Layered Leaves
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, C, C, D, D & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Tear & Tape & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
⅛” Copper Trim ribbon, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Merry Patterns – a Deer in a Jumper

Deer image from the Merry Patterns stamps et

I have been playing today with the gorgeous Merry Patterns stamp set which has this gorgeous image with a deer in a jumper……..I kid you not! This is a set you cannot buy; it can only be earned with a £250 order. Lucky me, I had a large order going in for my September Stamp-a-Stack and was able to get this set……..whoo hoo.

Deer in a jumper
www.crafty-rootes.com – Merry Patterns stamp set by Stampin’ Up

I love the deer image and decided to use my markers to colour it in so that I could show off the lovely patterns on the jumper. I chose to use Whisper White cardstock and used the Chocolate Chip Marker for the head, antlers, legs and tail of the deer and Real Red Marker and Tranquil Tide Marker for the jumper.

Stampin Up Merry Patterns stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Merry Patterns stamp set by Stampin’ Up

I was really happy with how the deer looked. I cut the deer out using the Layering Circle Dies and backed the circle with a slightly larger scalloped circle, cut from Real Red cardstock and a die from the same set.

Stampin Up Merry Patterns
www.crafty-rootes.com – Merry Patterns stamp set by Stampin’ Up

I took a layer of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and glued half of a gorgeous silver Foiled Snowflake to it. You get 24 of these gorgeous snowflakes per pack, 12 in silver and 12 in gold.  I wrapped a piece of ⅛” Silver Metallic Ribbon to hide the top edge of the cut snowflake, adhering the ribbon to the back of the Whisper White panel with Sellotape. I added the whole piece to the card front using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The stamped deer topper was then added over the snowflake and ribbon on Stampin Dimensionals.

Deer image from the Merry Patterns stamps et
www.crafty-rootes.com – Merry Patterns stamp set by Stampin’ Up

The sentiment was stamped below using Real Red ink. I used a Mini Glue Dot to add a bow made from the ⅛” Silver Metallic Ribbon to add a little shine. Hope you like today’s project.

This stamp set really is lovely and I am looking forward to using the candle image next so look out for that post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Merry Patterns
Cardstock
Tranquil Tide, Whisper White & Real Red
Ink Pads
Real Red
Markers
Chocolate Chip, Real Red & Tranquil Tide
Dies
Layering Circle Framelits
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
E & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
⅛” silver metallic ribbon, Foil Snowflakes, Grid Paper, Sellotape & Whisper White Envelope

Quirky Christmas Sweaters for a fun winter/holiday card

Quirky Sweater Christmas card

Use the quirky Christmas Sweaters stamp set to make fun, modern looking Christmas cards.

Quirky, modern Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters by Stampin’ Up

For today’s project I stamped one of the sweaters from the Christmas Sweater stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I carefully coloured alternate stripes of the sweater using the brush end of the Berry Burst Marker. After a bit of trial and error I found it best to brush the colour on in one direction rather than going backwards and forwards, you get a less streaky finish.

Christmas Jumper card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters by Stampin’ Up

The image was then die cut using the Big Shot and the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies. I added the stitched circle using Tombow Liquid Adhesive to a large scallop circle which was die cut from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Layering Circle framelit dies.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5⅞” by 3⅝” and wrapped a length of ½” Finely Woven Berry Burst Ribbon about a third of the way down the panel, adhering it to the back with sellotape and added the circle topper piece over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment was then stamped below the sweater using Lemon Lime Twist ink. The whole panel was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Quirky Sweater Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters by Stampin’ Up

I absolutely love the Lemon Lime Twist/Berry Burst colour combination. Hope you like this project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Christmas Sweaters
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist
Markers
Berry Burst
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
D & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
½” Finely Woven Berry Burst ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella, Grid Paper, Sellotape & Whisper White Envelope

Framed Painted Harvest

Pink sunflower in an offset frame

I can’t seem to get enough of the fab Painted Harvest stamp set at the moment and have made a cute framed painted harvest card to share with you today.

I took a layer of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and stamped the more solid flower image to the left of panel centre, using Pool Party ink. I added the second layer of stamping in Sweet Sugarplum ink on top, love this colour combo. The more filigree leaves were stamped using Smoky Slate ink. I had intended to stamp the flower centre in Smoky Slate as well but it appears that I hadn’t cleaned my block very well so it looks like the Crumb Cake ink I used on a previous project……..hate when that happens.

Painted Harvest sunflower anniversay card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the slightly smaller square from the Layering Squares dies to create a frame. This is so easy to do as the dies nestle together so well and it is easier to run them through the Big Shot together.

Pink sunflower in an off set frame
www.crafty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added Foam Adhesive strips to the back of the frame and added it partially over the flower image and tipped over. The sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was added just below in Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Pink sunflower in an offset frame
www.crafty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added the finished panel to a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock then to a Pool Party card base. I stamped the flower again on a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and added it to the inside of the card using Tombow. Loving all these soft colours together. Hope you like them too.

Inside the offset framed pink sunflower card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Painted Harvest, Beautiful Bouquet
Cardstock
Pool Party, Smoky Slate & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B, B, D & D
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Foam Adhesive Strips
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Night In Bethlehem given a fun fold

Christmas fun fold card using Night in Bethlehem stamp set and co-ordinating dies.

Loving my first play with the new Night In Bethlehem stamp set and co-ordinating Bethlehem Edgelit dies. This set is going to be so much fun to use, lots of fab ideas buzzing around in my head.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Night In Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

I decided to make a Flip Corner Card to show off this stamp set and started with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock 8¼” by 5⅞”. I scored and folded at 4⅛” then insert the front of the card base into your Paper Trimmer, short side at the top and line up on the left hand side at 7.5cm. Lift up the clear cutting guard and bring the cutting blade down to 7.5cm. Lower the blade and cut upwards, stopping at 1.5cm.

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Rotate the cardstock 90° clockwise then flip the card so the inside is uppermost and the cut line is on the left hand panel. Line the left hand edge up with the 7.5cm mark and the cutting blade at 7.5cm and cut upwards stopping at 1.5cm.

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Line both the 1.5cm points up with the cutting groove and score from the edge of the cardstock to the 1.5cm point on both sides. Gently fold on these score lines. The ‘square’ should now be flipped over in front. Glue in place with Tombow Liquid adhesive.

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Next I die cut the squares using the Layering Squares Framelit Dies as follows: the 2nd largest from Gold Foil cardstock, the 3rd largest from Basic Black cardstock and the 4th largest from Whisper White cardstock. I die cut the star from the Bethlehem Edgelit dies from the centre of the gold foil square.

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I stamped the row of buildings in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Sahara Sand ink onto the small Whisper White square and along the bottom of the card front with the 1st generation Sahara Sand ink. I then adhered the Whisper White square to the Basic Black square and then onto the Gold Foil square using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I added the die cut Gold Foil star to the upper right hand corner of the stamped panel.

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Before adding the layered squares to the flipped corner I adhered the 5” by ⅛” strip across the diagonal folded edge with Tombow, and then trimmed off the overhanging pieces. I just felt that the fold needed some definition.  The square topper was then added to the flipped over square using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the ‘Mary and Joseph’ using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto scrap Sahara Sand cardstock and die cut before adding to the bottom left hand corner of the card front using Tombow.

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The ‘shepherd’ image was stamped onto the lower right hand corner of a Whisper White 5½” by 3¾” panel using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and this panel was then adhered to a layer of Basic Black 5¾” by 4” using Tombow and added to the inside of the card.

Again using Momento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the ‘Mary and Joseph’ image onto the front of a Whisper White envelope.

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I was really happy with the look of this card. Hope you like it.

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Night In Bethlehem
Cardstock
Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White & Gold Foil
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black and Sahara Sand
Dies
Bethlehem Edgelits, Layering Squares Framelits
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B, C & I
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Foam Adhesive Strips
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope