Month: October 2017

Stampin Blends and Graceful Garden

Beautiful red rose birthday card

Oooohhh I have the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Pens and I am not afraid to use them…………..they are fab-U-lous.

I stamped the large flower image from the Graceful Garden stamp set in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4¾” by 3⅝” and coloured it in starting with the flower petals and the light Cherry Cobbler pen. I added shadow with the dark Cherry Cobbler pen and went over each petal again with the light colour. As these are alcohol based pens it is best to only colour small areas otherwise the ink dries. Move onto the next few petals and repeat. I coloured the stem and leaves in the same way using the light and dark Old Olive pens.

Birthday cards coloured using Stampin' Blends pens
www.crafty-rootes.com – Graceful Gardens stamp set and Stampin’ Blends pens

I placed the large geometric patterned stamp onto the clear block E and stamped it on opposite corners of the Whisper White panel using Cherry Cobbler ink. The sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set was stamped in Old Olive ink.

I rounded the opposite corners using the WRMK’s corner rounder and added the panel to a layer of Basic Black cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. To finish I added some Black Rhinestones to pull the card together. I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and stamped the geometric design in the corner and onto the Whisper White Envelope.

I really love these pens, they are so easy to use and give great depth to the coloured images.

Decorated corners on a card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Graceful Gardens stamp set and Stampin’ Blends pens

I stamped the geometric design again on to opposite corners of a Real Red card base and added a piece of Old Olive cardstock 4⅛” by 2½” to the card front using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The flower stamped panel was then added to the card front on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Beautiful red rose birthday card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Graceful Gardens stamp set and Stampin’ Blends pens

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.

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
Graceful Garden & Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock
Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler
Stampin’ Blends
Cherry Cobbler light & dark, Old Olive light & dark
Tools
We Are Memory Keepers corner rounder, Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks
B, E & E
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Black Rhinestones, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Autumnal Colorful Seasons for an anniversary card

Gorgeous Autumnal colours for an anniversary card

An Autumnal Colorful Seasons anniversary card made using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. This gorgeous stamp set was out on my desk again today and I used it to make a lovely Anniversary card for my husband.

Colorful Seasons autumnal card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin Up

I wanted to use the solid leaf images from the stamp set and paired them up with gorgeous Autumnal colours. I took the larger ‘maple leaf’ image and stamped it in Crushed Curry ink onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝”, cleaned the stamp on my fabulous Stampin’ Scrub – couldn’t live without this, and stamped it again in 2nd generation Cherry Cobbler ink, Pear Pizzazz ink, 2nd generation Cajun Craze ink and 2nd generation Rich Razzleberry ink. I added the smaller maple leaf image using the same ink colours in either 1st or 2nd generation ink. I added this panel to a layer of Early Espresso cardstock 5 ½” by 3 ¾” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This whole piece was then added to an Old Olive card base, again using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Gorgeous Autumnal leaf card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin Up

I stamped the Happy Anniversary from the Number of Years stamp set in Old Olive ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2¾” by 2¾” before running it through the Big Shot with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I stamped around the edges of the die cut circle using the same images. I die cut an Early Espresso scalloped circle from a 3” x 3” piece of cardstock and the Layering Circle dies and added it to the back with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Gorgeous Autumnal colours for an anniversary card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin Up

I added some Fast Fuse to the back of the Early Espresso circle and adhered some messy Copper Metallic Thread. This piece was then added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I like the card and so did my husband……..hooray.

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.

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 Seasons & Number of Years
Dies
Stitched Shapes framelits & Layering Circle dies
Cardstock
Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Cajun Craze & Rich Razzleberry
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks
B, C & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Copper Metallic Thread, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Christmas Sweaters for October Classes

3 fun sweater themed Christmas cards

The Christmas Sweaters stamp set made for great projects at classes this we made 3 gorgeous cards and got covered in red ink and glitter……………….what’s not to like…..

Quirky Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

We started with a simple card, stamping the adorable ‘fairy light sweater’ image using Momento Tuxedo Black ink across a panel of Whisper White 5⅞” by 1¾”. We then randomly coloured in the lights using Real Red, Pool Party and So Saffron ink pads and Blender Pens. After colouring we added the stamped piece to a layer of Pool Party 5⅞” by 2” and then to a Real Red layer 5⅞” by 2¼” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

We stamped the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set using Real Red ink onto the Thick Whisper White card base before adding the stamped panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This would be a great card to mass produce.

Christmas jumpers for a seasonal card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

For the second card we stamped the ‘gingerbread’ jumper using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. We coloured it in using Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and So Saffron ink pads and Blender Pens before using a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and the Big Shot to cut it out. We also die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle from Real Red cardstock using the Layering Circle dies and glued the 2 layers together. The scalloped circles were added to one of the gorgeous Foil Snowflakes.

We stamped the jumper randomly onto a Pool Party panel 5⅜” by 3⅝”using Pool Party ink then wrapped a length of ⅛” Real Red Ribbon around the panel, securing it on the back with Sellotape. The panel was then added to a Pool Party card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to the back of the Foil Snowflake and the piece was added to the card front. To finish the card we added a bow made using the ⅛” Real Red Ribbon and adhered it using a Mini Glue Dot.

Gorgeous Santa sweater card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

We used the ‘Santa Sweater’ to make the third card. The image was stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut using a square from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies. The sweater was then coloured in using the Real Red Marker Pen. We added colour to Santa’s glasses using the Crumb Cake ink pad and added colour to Santa’s face using a Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil and the Blender Pens. He is such a jolly looking chap……. We covered his beard, mustache, eyebrows, hat brim and bobble with a thin coating of Tombow which we spread thinly using a cotton bud and covered it in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter………gorgeous. The stamped panel was added with Tombow to a square of Pool Party cardstock die cut using the Layering Squares dies.

We took a panel of Whisper White 5¼” by 3½”, inserted the lower right hand corner into the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. We then randomly stamped the rest of the panel with the tiny stars from the Star of Light stamp set using Pool Party Ink. Two pieces of ⅛” Real Red Ribbon were then wrapped around the top of the panel and secured with Sellotape on the back. The stamped panel was then added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Pool Party cardstock, the end was flagged with scissors and added to the card front with Tombow.

3 fun sweater themed Christmas cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Three quirky, fun Christmas cards. I hope you like them.

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.

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 & Star of Light
Dies
Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Circle dies & Layering Squares dies
Embossing Folder
Winter Wonder
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive Pool Party
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pool Party, So Saffron & Crumb Cake
Tools
Blender Pens, Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks – multiples
A, C, C & D
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Foil Snowflakes, ⅛” Real Red Ribbon, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stacks

Stamp-a-Stack event featuring Stampin' Up product

Thank you to the lovely ladies who joined me for my Stamp-a-Stack events in September and October. We had a great time and made so many lovely cards.

All the projects were Christmas themed, in my opinion you can never start too early….. There were 5 tables with 2 cards designs on each table, the ladies made 2 of each card giving them a total of 20 cards.

On arrival each lady was given a bag containing a pack of Merry Little Christmas dsp, 20 card bases in co-ordinating colours – Whisper White, Old Olive and Real Red, a spool of ⅛” Real Red ribbon, 20 Whisper White Envelopes and packets of pre-cut card stock layers to make each card. I prepped the packs for the second Stamp-a-Stack when I was in the grip of a migraine and managed to miss-label some of the packs which caused some hilarity. Luckily I always bring spare cardstock and was able to rectify the mix up with no problems.

Crafty ladies
www.crafty-rootes.co.uk – ladies enjoying a Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stack

As always the day whizzed by so quickly. Here is a picture of some of the ladies hard at work and of some of the projects they made.

Stamp-a-Stack event featuring Stampin' Up product
www.crafty-rootes.com – cards for a Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stack event

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.

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
Good Tidings, Carols of Christmas, Feeling Of Christmas, Season Like Christmas, Hearts Come Home
Dies
Card Front Builder framelits, Lots of Labels dies & Hometown framelits
Embossing Folder
Oh My Stars
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive & Basic Black
DSP
Merry Little Christmas dsp
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Sofft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Momento Tuxedo Black & Versamark
Tools
Big Shots, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Standard Platform + 2 cutting pads, Heat Guns, Paper Trimmers, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folders and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks – multiples
A, B, C, D, E, G & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, ⅛” Real Red Ribbon & Whisper White Envelopes

Banners For You makes a good luck card

Gorgeous jewl colours for a good luck card

I have been using the Banners For You stamp set today to make a good luck card for a friend.

Banners for you in Autumnal colours
www.crafty-rootes.com – Banners For You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 4 ½” by 3” which I die cut using the Big Shot and the 2nd largest die from the Lots of Labels framelits. I then took 2 of the leaf images from the Banners For You stamp set and the smallest leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and randomly stamped them onto the die cut label using Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler inks. To get a depth of colour I used 1st & 2nd generation stamping. To fill in some of the gaps I used the dotty image from the Banners For You stamp set and Pumpkin Pie ink. I die cut a 2nd label in the same size from Crushed Curry cardstock, cut it across the middle with my Paper Trimmer and glued it to the stamped piece using Tombow Liquid Adhesive with the some of the colour showing at the top and the bottom.

pretty Autumnal ggod luck card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Banners For You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I ran a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder before adhering the piece to the front of an Old Olive card base.

Gorgeous jewl colours for a good luck card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Banners For You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the banner from the Banners For You Stamp set in Old Olive ink onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut it out using the Bunch of Banners framelits. I then stamped the greeting from the same stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the die cut banner. I die cut the banner again from a scrap of Old Olive cardstock and glued the 2 together slightly off set. The banner was then added to the stamped label using Stampin’ Dimensionals before the whole piece was added to the card front using Tombow. To finish the card of I added a scattering of Glitter Enamel Dots.

Love the Autumn colours of this card. I hope my friend likes it and that it brings her luck.

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
Banners for You & Colorful Seasons
Cardstock
Old Olive, Very Vanilla & Crushed Curry
Ink Pads
Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie
Dies
Lots of Labels & Bunch of Banners
Embossing Folder
Layered Leaves
Tools
Big Shot , Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, B, B, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Glitter Enamel Dots, Grid Paper & Very Vanilla Envelope

Hearts Come Home goes modern

Hearts come Home in modern, quirky colours

Today I have been using the gorgeous Hearts Come Home stamp set with some very non-traditional colours for a quirky modern look.

Christmas card featuring Hearst Come Home stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I began by running a 5½” by 3¾” piece of Rose Red cardstock through the Big Shot with the lacy edgelit die. I love this die it gives such a cool effect. I then wrapped a length of Emerald Envy ⅛” ribbon around the panel, securing it to the back with Sellotape. I glued the whole panel to a Crumb Cake card base and stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in Emerald Envy ink in the lower right hand corner.

Christmas card made using Hearts come Home stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the houses in Emerald Envy, Perfect Plum and Rose Red ink and added a tree in the Emerald Envy. I die cut the stamped houses using an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits and added it with Tombow Liquid Adhesive to a scalloped oval die cut from Perfect Plum cardstock using the Layering Ovals framelits.

Hearts come Home in modern, quirky colours
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I centred the oval over the ribbon on the card front and added a bow made from the same Emerald Envy ⅛” ribbon. I really like the card and I think the colour combo works really well. What do you think?

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
Hearts Come Home & Merry Patterns
Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Emerald Envy, Perfect Plum and Rose Red
Dies
Swirly Snowflakes Edgelits, Layering oval dies & Stitched Shapes framelits
Tools
Big Shot , Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, B, B, B & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Emerald Envy ⅛” ribbon (retired) Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope