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Beautiful Bouquet Classes

Beautiful Bouquet for February Classes

We have had a fab time over the last week in my February classes playing with the gorgeous Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the co-ordinating Bouquet Bunch dies. This set contains 21 dies and 37 stamps including some lovely scripted sentiments.

Beautiful Bouquet for February Classes

The first card we made was very simple. We started with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock 3⅞” by 3⅛” and stamped our chosen sentiment, either from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set or the Mother’s day sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, at the bottom of the panel using Berry Burst ink. Above that we stamped the flower stems in Wild Wasabi ink. Next we added flowers in Calypso Coral ink, So Saffron Ink and Night of Navy ink. We stamped 2 flowers in Berry Burst ink onto scrap Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut these using the Big Shot and the  Bouquet Bunch dies and added them to the stamped layer on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The stamped layer was added to a piece of Berry Burst cardstock after corner rounding the upper left corners with the retired Project Life Corner Rounder using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Taking a small strip of Night of Navy cardstock, 4⅛” by ¼” and a pair of scissors we cut a banner end and glued the piece to a Thick Very Vanilla Card base with Tombow. The stamped layer was then added to the card front on Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off we added some Basic Pearls to the 2 largest flowers.

Beautiful Bouquet for February Classes

For the second card we started with a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock 5½” by 3¾”. We began by stamping the largest of the flowers in Calypso Coral ink on the right side of the panel. We added flowers in So Saffron ink, the Night of Navy ink and Wisteria Wonder ink. The leaves were added in Wild Wasabi ink. I always start with the larger images and use the smaller images to fill in the gaps. Taking a layer of Night of Navy cardstock 5⅝” by 3⅞” and punched out a label using the Pretty Label Punch, I love doing this, no one will ever know there is a piece missing behind the stamped panel. I corner rounded the upper left and lower right corners of the stamped panel and the Night of Navy panel. We added a piece of Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon to the panel securing it to the reverse with Sellotape, before adhering the two layers together with Tombow. The panel was then added to a Calypso Coral Card Base. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy onto scrap Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut using the Layering Circles dies and added to the punched label. This was added over the ribbon on Stampin’ Dimensionals and Basic Pearls added to a few of the flowers and the label.

Beautiful Bouquet for February Classes

The final card began with a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock 5⅞” by 4⅛” and a Paper Trimmer. We lined the upper left hand corner up with the cutting track and the lower right hand corner roughly 1 – 1½” up the right side and cut. Keeping the upper left hand corner in the cutting track we swung the panel to the right and cut again about 1 – 1½” on the bottom edge. This leaves 2 triangles and a piece that looks like a man’s tie. Setting the triangles to one side we placed the ‘tie’ shaped piece onto the front of a Thick Very Vanilla card base with the thin piece in the upper left corner and the wider piece in the lower left corner and drew a light pencil line down both sides. This defines the area we needed to fill with our stamped images. We started again with the largest images and worked through to the smallest image using Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Berry Burst, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder inks  and erased the pencil marks when we had filled the area. We stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on the left hand panel before adding the left and right hand panels using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. We stamped the largest and smallest flowers onto scrap Very Vanilla and die cut them using the Big Shot and the Bouquet Bunch dies. We also die cut leaves from Wild Wasabi cardstock and flowers from So Saffron cardstock. All of these elements were added to the top of the stamped diagonal panel using Tombow or Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Beautiful Bouquet for February Classes

The ladies loved the cards and I loved the colours, so bright and cheerful. Hope you like them.

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and live in the UK please let me know and I will be delighted to send you one.  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
Beautiful Bouquet & Thoughtful Banners
Dies
Bouquet Bunch dies & Layering Circle framelit dies
Punches
Pretty Label & Project Life Corner Rounder (retired)
Cardstock
Thick Very Vanilla, Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi & Very Vanilla.
Ink Pads
Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Berry Burst, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder
Tools
Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder, Pencil, Eraser and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, A, B, B, B, B, B, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Basic Pearls, Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon, Very Vanilla Envelope

Petal Passion Stamp-a-Stack

Cards using Stampin' Up product

Saturday saw some of my lovely ladies gathering for another Stamp-a-Stack. This time their pack included the gorgeous black and white Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and a pack of Black Rhinestones. The black and white paper is so versatile: you can colour it with Marker Pens or the new Stampin’ Blends. You can stamp on it or add colour with sponges, daubers or Sponge Brayers.

Ladies crafting
www.crafty-rootes.com – Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for a Stamp-a-Stack
Ladies who craft
www.crafty-rootes.com – Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for a Stamp-a-Stack

Here are the cards the ladies made during the day.

Gorgeous cards using Petal Passion dsp
www.crafty-rootes.com – Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for a Stamp-a-Stack
Petal Passion cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for a Stamp-a-Stack

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
Petal Palette, Bike Ride, Confetti Celebration, Weather Together, Rose Wonder, Sheltering Tree, Thoughtful Banners, Happiest of days & Banners For You
Dies
Petals & More Thinlit dies, Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Layering Oval Dies, Layering Circle dies, Umbrella Weather dies
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Rich Razzelberry, Pink Pirouette, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
DSP
Petal Passion
Ink Pads
Archival Basic Gray, Old Olive inkpad, Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Archival Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, Bermuda Bay & Pool Party
Blends
L & D Soft Sky, L & D Pink Pirouette, L & D Calypso Coral, L & D Rich Razzelberry, L & D Smoky Slate, L & D Crumb Cake, L & D Cherry Cobbler, L & D Night of Navy, L & D Bermuda Bay, L & D Daffodil Delight, L & D Pumpkin Pie, Ivory, Bronze & Color Lifter
Marker Pens
Emerald Envy, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Wild Wasabi,
Tools
Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Sponge Brayers, Classic Label Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Heart Confetti Punch (retired), Corner Rounder (retired), Pierce Mats, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, B, B, B, B, C, C, C, C, D, D, D, D, E, E, E, G, G, G, G, G, H, H, H, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Black Rhinestones, Whisper White Envelopes 

Papillon Potpourri for a Mother’s Day Box card

One of my oldest friends Jo Law – http://www.facebook.com/Jospapercrafts/?fref=ts – who is also one of my downline, has been on a roll making gorgeous box cards and I was inspired to make my own version for my Mum as her Mother’s Day card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Papillion Potpourri stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I chose Soft Sky cardstock for the box and cut a piece 12” by 6 ½” and scored it at 2¾”, 5½”, 8¼” and 11” the turned it 90⁰ on my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and scored at 2¾”. A second piece of Soft Sky 5¾” by 2” was scored on the long side at 1” and 4¾” then turned to the short side and cut into 2 1” strips. I cut some Rose Red cardstock into 4 pieces measuring 2½” by 2½” and 1 piece at 6¼” by 2½”. I stuck the layers together with Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added them to the Soft Sky panels.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Inside the Lines dsp and Papillion Potpourri stamp set from Stampin’ Up! makes a lovely Mother’s Day card

I chose to use the gorgeous Inside the Lines  dsp – one of the Sale-a-Bration free choices with a £45 order until the 31st March 2017 – for my decorative panels and cut 4 pieces at 2¼” by 2¼” and one at 6⅛” by 2¼” . I used Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo and So Saffron markers to partially colour the dsp before adding them to the Rose Red panels on the box.

I cut up each of the smaller, square panels and removed the small tab at the end. I folded and burnished 3 of the 4 cut squares leaving one intact to act as the back of the box. I then folded and burnished all of the side panels using my Bone Folder and adhered the box together using Fast Fuse Adhesive.  I then folded the ends of the two 1” strips and added them to the inside of the box using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

I stamped lots of butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky onto Whisper White cardstock and punched them out using the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly punches.

I cut some thin strips of Window Sheet and stuck the butterflies on using Mini Glue Dots and added them to the supporting strips inside the box so that they appear to be flying out. I added some Basic Rhinestones to give a bit of sparkle to this gorgeous card. The sentiment comes from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and was stamped in Rose Red ink and punched out using the Classic Label Punch. It was added to the front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I am really pleased with this card, it looks fabulous. I hope Mum 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.

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
Papillon Potpourri & Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock
Soft Sky, Whisper White, Rose Red and Window Sheet
Designer Series Paper (dsp)
Inside the Lines
Ink Pads
Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette & Soft Sky
Markers
Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo, So Saffron & Soft Sky
Punches
Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly & Classic Label
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, C, D and H
Adhesives
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid, Stampin’ Dimensionals & Mini Glue Dots
Sundries
Basic Rhinestones

Lift Me Up – New Goodies

I have been having such fun today playing with the new Lift Me Up stamp set. This set will be available in the Spring/Summer catalogue which launches on the 4th January 2017. One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to order from new catalogues a month before they go live……and who doesn’t love new goodies.

I kept these first 2 cards very simple but I think they are really effective.

I stamped the smaller balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock. The image was stamped in rows to give a rainbow effect. The colours I used were Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Perfect Plum. The sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set was stamped in Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched out using the Classic Label Punch. I punched 2 classic labels from Basic Black cardstock and added these to the back of the punched sentiment and adhered the piece to the stamped panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

The whole panel was added to a layer of basic Black cardstock with Tombow then added  to a Thick Whisper White card base using Dimensionals.

The second card is a pared back version of the first. I stamped the balloons onto a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock using first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation Watermelon Wonder ink……..and I could have got a couple more layers if I had had a large enough piece of paper cardstock. The stamped panel was then adhered to a panel of Early Espresso cardstock.

The sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and backed onto Early Espresso cardstock before being adhered onto a Crumb Cake cardstock card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

I really like both of these cards and let’s face it, you can never have too many thank you cards. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope you like the project. See you again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Lift Me Up stamp set
Thoughtful Banners stamp set
Crazy About You stamp set
Thick Whisper White cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Early Espresso cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
Melon Mambo inkpad
Calypso Coral inkpad
Crushed Curry inkpad
Garden Green inkpad
Perfect Plum ink pad
Watermelon Wonder ink pad
Chocolate Chip ink pad
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Classic Label Punch
Acrylic blocks B, C and H
Scissors
Bone Folder
Dimensionals
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Envelopes