Category: Baby Bear

A Little Wild with Tulle

Today I am sharing a couple of adorable cards I made using the new, A Little Wild stamp set and co-ordinating Little Loves framelits.

I stamped the sweet little bear, 2 Bee skeps, bees and flower using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Shimmery White cardstock as I planned on watercoloring the images. I used my Aquapainter and a Crumb Cake inkpad to add color to the front and the back of the bear, die cut the image using the co-ordinationg Little Loves framelit dies and the Big Shot before carefully cutting the front from the back with Scissors apart. The bee skep was coloured with Crumb Cake ink and Pear Pizzazz ink and the flower with Pear Pizzazz ink and Calypso Coral ink. – A Little Wild stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I chose a Thick Very Vanilla card base and added a layer of Pear Pizzazz on top and die cut a square ‘window’ with the Stitched Shapes framelits dies through both layers. I ran some Tear & Tape double sided adhesive around the Very Vanilla ‘window’ frame on the front of the card and laid a slightly bigger square of Tulle over the top, making sure to adhere it well. I then added the Pear Pizzazz panel over the top with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. – A Little Wild stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The front of the bear was added to the front of the card, overlapping the Tulle window using Tombow and the back of the bear was stuck on the inside of the card looking out of the window. The front and back of the bee skep was added in the same way and the bees scattered across the front and backed with matching bees where they would show on the back. – A Little Wild stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and this was then punched using the Classic Label Punch and cut it down before adding it to the bottom of the front panel and placing the flower on top.

I went on to make a Tulle window, shaker card inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire – – A Little Wild stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

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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
A Little wild & Baby Bear
Little Loves framelits Layering Circles & Stitched Shapes framelits
Cardstock + DSP
Card 1 – Thick Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz & Shimmery Whisper White
Card 2 – Smoky Slate, Powder Pink & Shimmery Whisper White
Ink Pads
Card 1 – Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz & Calypso Coral + Basic Black Marker
Card 2 – Smoky Slate & Crushed Curry
Classic Label Punch
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Big Shot, Aquapainter, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B, B, B, B, E & I
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Tear & Tape and Mini Glue Dots
Irridescent Sequin Assortment, Tulle, Very Vanilla Envelope + Whisper White Envelope

Stamp-A-Stack update

Last Saturday I held my first ever Stamp-A-Stack and it went really well……phew…and I didn’t forget anything!!!! Thanks to my lovely friend and downline Jo law for all her help. – Product Goodie Bag for Stamp-A-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

The lovely ladies who came were each given a goodie bag containing a pack of the Falling In Love designer series paper (dsp), a pack of Linen Thread and a pack of Basic Pearls along with 20 co-ordinating card bases, Sahara sand, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim and Soft Suede and 20 Very Vanilla Envelopes. They also had a little sweet treat each – after all you can’t craft without chocolate (or cake which was provided by the adjacent café for those that wanted it).

www. – Stamp-A-Stack table gifts – Falling in Love dsp –

I set up 5 project tables with 2 card variations per table and the ladies worked their way round from table to table making up to 4 cards at each. At each table the ladies picked up a pack of pre-prepared cardstock layers, then selected and cut the dsp they wanted to use on each card. Each table concentrated on one Stamp set from the Annual Catalogue – Baby Bear, Sitting Here and Touches of Texture – or the Spring/Summer catalogue – Nailed It and Beautiful You – with a mixture of additional sentiments for them to choose from. – Falling In Love dsp Stamp-A-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

The projects all went down well and the Blender Pens and Aqua Painters were a big hit, the ladies loved them. Here are a few piccies for the ladies busy stamping, cutting and colouring. Happy Days……. – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up! – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up! – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up! – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up!

Thank You to all the ladies to came and made it such a great day. I will be running another Stamp-A-Stack in May, date to be confirmed. Let me know if you would like information nearer the time.

Mo x

Stamp-A-Stack – reserve a seat now

So looking forward to the first Stamp-A-Stack of the year which takes places on the 4th February at Manor Farm, 14 Alms Hill, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2SH from 10.00 – 16.00. – Stampin Up – stamp-A-Stack Feb 2017

You will be making up to 20 cards, 2 each of 10 different designs. Here is a picture to wet your appetite. You will be stamping, die cutting, dry embossing, watercolouring, paper piecing  and many other techniques. No experience necessary – assistance is available all day and you can craft at your own speed whilst enjoying the company of fellow crafters.

If you would like to reserve a place  contact me on by email – or call or text to 01954 718443

Tea and coffee available during the day. Bring your own lunch or take a break and have lunch in the adjacent café ‘The Stove’ where cake where cake will be available all day…….

Cost of the day is £32.00, to be paid by the 6th January 2017. The class fee includes a £25.00 Product Goodie Bag to use during the day and you will have loads left over to use with your crafty stash at home.

Hope to see you there.

Mo Rootes




Cookie Cutter Baby

I have another Cookie Cutter Christmas card for you today……………. but it’s not a card for Christmas. A friend asked if I would make a new baby card for her niece who is due to have a baby boy any day now and this is what I came up with.

I started with a Whisper White panel which I stamped using the textured background stamp from the You’ve Got This stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. This is such a useful stamp for adding the illusion of dimension without any of the bulk. I stamped the little Inuit baby from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White and coloured it with Pool Party, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake markers before punching it out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. The Sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set was stamped in Pool Party ink as were the scattering of stars from the Forever Evergreen stamp set. I rounded the top right hand corner with the Project Life Corner Rounder before adding the panel to a layer of Pool Party cardstock with the same rounded corner. The whole piece was then added to a Crumb Cake card base. Gorgeous and luckily my friend loved it……..

While I had the set out I also made a baby girl version to add to my stash.

I stamped the little Inuit again using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate markers before punching her out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I painted a light wash on the Whisper White background panel using a Smoky Slate inkpad and an aquapainter. This adds additional texture to the background. I placed the punched piece on top using dimensionals and stamped some stars from the Forever Evergreen stamp set in Pink Pirouette Ink. I wrapped some pink and white Baker’s Twine from my stash near the bottom of the panel before stamping the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set in Pink Pirouette ink. I layered this piece onto a panel of Smoky Slate cardstock rounding all 4 corners of both layers with the Project Life Corner Rounder. I added the panel to a Pink Pirouette card base. Such a sweet card.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope you like the projects. See you again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set
Baby Bear stamp set
Forever Evergreen Stamp set
You’ve Got This stamp set
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Whisper White cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
Pink Pirouette cardstock
Smoky Slate cardstock
Crumb Cake inkpad
Pink Pirouette inkpad
Pool Party inkpad
Smoky Slate inkpad
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Crumb Cake marker
Pool Party Marker
Soft Sky marker
Pink Pirouette marker
Flirty Flamingo marker
Smoky Slate marker
Project Life Corner Rounder
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks C, G and E
Baker’s Twine
Bone Folder
Tombow Liquid Adhesive

Building Foxy Friends

Oh my word………… I have finally had time to try out the Foxy Friends stamp set and the Fox Builder Punch and I LOVE them.

1-DSCF7914For the first card I kept it simple stamping the fox in Cajun Craze ink onto a small piece of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the head again onto a piece of scrap Whisper White and punched it out with the Fox Builder punch. I stamped the wider of the ‘faces’ with Basic Black Archival ink and added it to the stamped fox using Dimensionals. So cute, I love him …. and it is definitely a him. I rounded the upper left hand corner and stamped the sentiment from the Banners For You stamp set using the Basic Black Archival ink. I layered the stamped piece onto some Cajun Craze cardstock leaving a 1/8” border.

1-DSCF7915Using the new Petal Burst embossing folder, I ran a 2” wide piece of Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot. I adhered a thin strip of Cajun Craze down the long side of the debossed side of the Crumb Cake panel then added it to the left side of a Thick Whisper White card base before adding the stamped panel with dimensionals.

1-DSCF7916I made a landscape version for my second card. I added a thin piece of Old Olive cardstock to the embossed Crumb Cake panel and stuck it to the Thick Whisper White card base. I stamped the walking fox image in Cajun Craze and the tree trunk in Soft Suede onto scrap Whisper White card and fussy cut them out using scissors. The tree trunk was added to the card base with Tombow adhesive and the fox with Dimentionals. The mushrooms were stamped in Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.

1-DSCF7920The third fox was stamped in Calypso Coral ink and Basic Black Archival ink with the legs added in Soft Suede. I used a 2” punch to cut out the image. I backed this panel onto a circle cut from Soft Suede cardstock using the Layered Circles Framelits. The dsp comes from a retired pack called Best Year Ever and was added to a thin strip of Soft Suede card. I wrapped Linen Thread around the dsp panel before sticking it to a Crumb Cake base. The stamped circle was added with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set in Soft Suede ink.

I really, really, really like this stamp set and its co-ordinating punch, so many other creatures to make. Watch out for more projects using this in the future.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to see you again soon.

Mo x