Happiest of Days for a quick card

Birthday card in pink and purple

The Happiest of Days stamp set is a great set for making quick, simple, stylish cards in a hurry. I used it today for a birthday card and have added a sneak peek of new dsp which will be available from January.

Sweet and simple birthday card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the image of presents in Archival Basic Gray ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the 2¼” Circle Punch, this was new in the annual catalogue this summer. I coloured in the image using Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Marker pens and added the sentiment from the Confetti Celebration stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink.

Quick birthday card for a girl
www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I punched a circle from Pink Pirouette cardstock using the 2½” punch and added it to the back of the Whisper White circle using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Using the Banner Triple Punch I flagged the end of a 5½” by 2” piece of dsp from the upcoming Petal Passion 12” by 12” dsp pack and added it to the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Birthday card in pink and purple
www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added the looped Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon onto the piece of dsp, holding it in place with Fast Fuse Adhesive. The topper piece was then added over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals. After the photos were taken I added a Black Rhinestone to the centre of each of the bows on top of the presents.

A very simple, understated 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.

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
Happiest of days & Confetti Celebration
Cardstock
Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Archival Basic Gray & Rich Razzleberry
Stampin’ Write Markers
Rich Razzleberry & Pink Pirouette
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
D & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Fast Fuse & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Black Rhinestones, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Flying Home – a sneak peek

Flying Home stamp set for a sweet thank you card

Today I am sharing a sneak peek using the Flying Home stamp set from the new Spring Summer Catalogue which launches in January 2018. As demonstrators we are lucky enough to see new product from upcoming catalogues and also pre order from the new catalogue a month or more before they launch to the public. A fabulous perk of being a demo. Even better those of us who go to OnStage events are given some of the new product for free……. love it……. this is a set I was given.

Thank you card featuring bird houses
www.crafty-rootes.com – Flying Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the adorable trio of bird houses using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 5” by 3” and set about colouring the image using the fantastic new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I used the following colours: Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Pool Party, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Old Olive. Light & Dark Calypso Coral, Light & Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Bermuda Bay, Light & Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Crumb Cake, Light Night of Navy, Ivory. I know colouring in is not for everyone but I love it.

 Thank you card using Stampin' Up! product

www.crafty-rootes.com – Flying Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. A small strip of Washi Tape from the Basics 3 pack on opposite corners finished off the stamped panel.

 Flying Home stamp set for a sweet thank you card

www.crafty-rootes.com – Flying Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I adhered an offset panel of Basic Gray cardstock onto a Bermuda Bay card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The Very Vanilla cardstock layer was added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 Such a simple, sweet card. I 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.

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
Flying Home & Thankful Thoughts
Cardstock
Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla & Basic Gray
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends
Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Pool Party, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Old Olive. Light & Dark Calypso Coral, Light & Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Bermuda Bay, Light & Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Crumb Cake, Light Night of Navy, Ivory
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A & E
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Washi Tape – Basics Pack 3, Grid Paper & Very Vanilla Envelope

Hearts Come Home and Hometown framelits for November Classes

Lovely set of Christmas cards

For my November classes we used the Hearts Come Home stamp set and the co-ordinating Hometown edgelits to make great Christmas cards. This is such a versatile bundle and could be used to make new home or wedding cards .

Joy to the world Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown framelits by Stampin’ Up

The first card was relatively simple. We took a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5 ½” by 4”, to the Big Shot and die cut the ‘church’ edgelit, placing the top of the spire as close to the top of the panel as possible.  I deliberately gave the ladies a larger piece of cardstock so that they needn’t try to get everything straight. After die cutting they trimmed the church and houses free of the scrap. The ladies laid the die cut piece onto a panel of Night of Navy cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and using the Fine-tip Glue Pen randomly  added spots of glue all over the panel, covering the spots of glue with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  The sentiment was stamped using Night of Navy ink onto the bottom of the die cut panel. We added a scrap of Tempting Turquoise cardstock to the back of the church and added the die cut panel to the Night of Navy layer with Tombow and the whole panel added to a Thick Whisper White card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The trees were then die cut from Emerald Envy cardstock and added with Tombow.

 Seasonal stamped Christmas card

www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown framelits by Stampin’ UpFor the second card we stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamps set in Pacific Point ink at the  bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock which had been die cut using the largest oval Stitched Frame die. The houses were added in Night of Navy ink, Tempting Turquoise ink and Pacific Point ink. The trees were stamped in Emerald Envy ink. We added the oval to a slightly larger Night of Navy scalloped oval using Tombow. We die cut the decorative border from the Swirly Snowflakes framelits from a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and added a piece of Night of Navy crushed seam binding, securing it at the back with Sellotape. The stamped oval was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the ribbon and a bow added at the side.

Seasonal snowy homes card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

For the final card we die cut the houses from a panel of Whisper White cardstock 3” by 2 ½” before die cutting using one of the Layering Circle dies. We ‘scribbled’ over the die cut piece using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. The  die cut houses were the added to an identical Night of Navy circle and matted this onto a slightly larger Tempting Turquoise die cut circle. Using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch we punched out 2 ribbon strips from a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock and glued them to the back of a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 4⅛” by 2”. A strip of Emerald Envy cardstock was added using Tombow and the whole piece added to a Thick Whisper White card base. The circle topper was then added using Stampin’ Dimensionals. We used the Night of Navy marker and the Emerald Envy marker to colour in the sentiment before stamping it in the bottom right hand corner.

Lovely set of Christmas cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown framelits by Stampin’ Up

I hope you agree they are lovely cards, the ladies certainly thought so.

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
Hearts Come Home & Merry Patterns
Dies
Hometown Edgelits, Swirly Snowflakes framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Ovals & Layering Circles dies
Punch
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise & Emerald Envy
Ink Pads
Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point & Emerald Envy
Markers
Night of Navy & Emerald Envy
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B, B, B, B, B, C, G & H
Adhesives
Fine-tip Glue, Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Night of Navy Crushed Seam Binding Ribbon, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Swaps from OnStage local

I have had the most fantastic time over the weekend with my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators at our twice yearly convention. This time I was lucky enough to be invited to CentreStage where Demonstrators who are Silver Elite and above are spoiled with a lovely meal, business training and lots of special treats. It was amazing to meet up with other demonstrators, share experiences and ideas and especially lovely that I was accompanied by my fantastic upline Mikaela Titheridge.

My upline and I at CentreStage
www.crafty-rootes.com – CentreStage Mikaela and 1

On Saturday 11 members of the team joined Mikaela and I for a full on day of crafting and business. One of the best things about the day is the swapping…….we love swapping. Many demos make card fronts or 3D projects to swap with each other. This means we come home with loads of ideas and inspiration and loads of samples to show at class often using stamp sets and dies we don’t have. Here are a couple of photos showing the swaps I received.

card front swaps from OnStage
www.crafty-rootes.com – Stampin’ Up! swaps from OnStage
OnStage in Solihull Nov 2017, 3D swaps
www.crafty-rootes.com – 3D swaps from OnStage Nov 2017

Lots and lots of lovely inspiration there.

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.

Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

The Stamparatus is coming……..

Fantastic new stamp positioning tool by Stampin' Up!

The Stamparatus – Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp positioning tool is coming soon and will be available to pre-order from 09.00pm on 16 November – 30 November – while stocks last and will be shipped out around the 1st February 2018. I am beyond excited about this and will definitely be reserving my Stamparatus as soon as I can. Click on this link to see how it works -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3teCr7Xo4G8&feature=youtu.be

Here’s why I want one;

  • It’s can be used with both red rubber and Photopolymer stamps
  • There is a foam mat to use with Photopolymer stamps
  • It has 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper and cardstock
  • It has integral rulers and grid lines for quick and easy measuring. Please note that the UK version will be metric only
  • It has 2 reversible plates making a total of 4 surfaces to work with. This means endless possibilities with 2, 3 or even 4 step stamping.
  • Both plates can simply be unhinged and moved down making it much easier to stamp a line of the same image or a repeating patter.
  • 2 bar magnets included to hold the paper in place and there is an area underneath the Stamparatus to store the magnets

Retail Price – £44.00 – Reserve your copy on 16 November 2017 (from 9.00 pm) by visiting my On-line Shop.

Fantastic new stamp positioning tool by Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Stamparatus stamp positioning tool by Stampin’ Up!

Call or email me if you have any questions or fro more information – mo@crafty-rootes.co.uk or 07906 008125

Mo x

Beautiful Bouquet for OnStage swaps

Triangular boxes holding mini Toblerones

Twice a year Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have the opportunity to get together at an event called OnStage for training  and the opportunity to network.  It is always such fun; we get to see the up-coming new catalogue, to try out some of the new product and to get some business tips and ideas and come away with some freebies……..Whoop Whoop.

As part of the fun many of us design and make swaps to share with other demonstrators and this time I opted for a 3D swap using some of the Brights colour collection – Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Real Red. I knew I wanted to use mini Toblerones , love these………. so I searched Pinterest and Youtube for ideas on packaging and stumbled across an video by Linda Parker – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrV6TkIV5qg featuring a box she made to hold 2 mini Toblerones. I adapted her measurements and came up with this cute little triangular box.

Mini Toblerone treat boxes
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I started with a piece of cardstock 5” by 5¼”. Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool I scored the long side at ⅞”, 1”, 2¼”, 3½” and 4¾”. I rotated the cardstock 90⁰ and scored on the short side at 1¼”and 3¾”.

Tiny triangular boxes
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Rotating the cardstock to the long side again with the ½” score line on the left make a notch mark at the 2⅜” mark at the top and bottom of the cardstock.

Triangular treat boxes
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Using scissors cut as shown in the photograph.

Making a treat box for mini Toblerones
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Taking a ruler and the scoring tool, score from the 2⅜” notch to the right angled score lines to form a triangle at the top and bottom.

Making a Triangular treat box
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Fold and burnish all of the score lines, bendy the triangular scorelines in the opposite direction to the rest – see photograph. I also rounded the corners of the top flap.

Mini Toblerone treat box
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I applied Fast Fuse to the 4 tabs and closed the sides of the box. The mini Toblerone was then inserted and the flap closed over.

Gorgeous little triangular boxes
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Taking a whole sheet of Whisper White cardstock I randomly stamped  a variety of flowers and leaves using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the same Brights colour palette used for the boxes. I then cut the stamped cardstock into 4½” by ¾” strips using the Stampin’ Paper Trimmer.

Super sweet mini triangular boxes
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

These were wrapped around each box and stuck together with Fast Fuse. I stamped the sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set in one of the Brights colours onto Whisper White cardstock before punching it out with a ¾” Circle punch. Using Fast Fuse I added this circle to a 1” circle punched using the Brights collection of cardstock and a 1” Circle punch. The circle was then stuck onto the belly band using Fast Fuse.

Triangulr mini boxes
www.crafty-rootes.com -OnStage swaps using the Beautiful Bouquet 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.

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
Cardstock
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Real Red
Ink Pads
Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Real Red
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, ¾” Circle Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks
A, A, B, B, B, C & G
Adhesives
Fast Fuse

Number of Years stamp set and Large Number framelit dies for a big birthday

A special birthday card

I have been making a special birthday card this week for my father-in-law using the versatile Number of Years stamp set and the co-ordinating Large Numbers framelit dies. He is 96 tomorrow and looking fantastic.

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3⅝” by 3” and die cut the 96 from the centre of the panel. I added the die cut numbers to my stash as I planned to use the negative image for the card. I took the panel and stamped the ‘happy’ above the die cut aperture and the ‘birthday’ below the die cut using Tranquil Tide ink. Both words came from the Number of Years stamp set.

Number of Years birthday card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Number of Years stamp set and Large Letter dies by Stampin’ Up!

I took a Thick Whisper White card base and added a piece of Delightful Daisy dsp 4⅛” by 2¾” to the front using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Great card for a special birthday
www.crafty-rootes.com – Number of Years stamp set and Large Letter dies by Stampin’ Up!

I added the die cut piece on top of the dsp using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the ‘th’ in Tranquil Tide cardstock using Tranquil Tide ink, flagged the end using scissors and added it to the card front using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. To finish off I added some of the Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes.

A special birthday card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Number of Years stamp set and Large Letter dies by Stampin’ Up!

I really liked the simplicity of this card. Hope my father in law 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
Number of Years
Dies
Large Number
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White & Whisper White
Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Delightful Daisy
Ink Pads
Tranquil Tide
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Metallic Enamel Shapes, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Night In Bethlehem with a Dappled Sky

Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! product

I saw a fantastic Youtube video recently made by a lady called Beth from Beth’s Papr Cuts – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XrRLw9tOis. She was demonstrating something called the ‘dappled night sky technique’ and I couldn’t wait to try it.

Lovely night sky for a Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night in Bethlehem by Stampin’ Up!

I took a piece of Watercolour paper 4⅞” by 3⅝” and wet it all over using my Aqua Painter and water. I then painted it all over with Night of Navy ink deliberately leaving darker and lighter areas. Add more water if needed as you want the ink to move around on the paper. While the Night of Navy ink was still wet I loaded the Aqua Painter with Tempting Turquoise ink and using the lid of the Aqua Painter I flicked the ink onto the watercolour paper. I repeated this step using Blushing Bride ink. I then left the piece to dry before adding Clear Wink of Stella by smacking the pen against a pencil and allowing the shimmer paint to splatter and give some shimmer to the sky.

Gorgeous Christmas card using the Night In Bethlehem stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night In Bethlehem by Stampin Up

I cut the ‘townscape’ from Whisper White cardstock using the Bethlehem Edgelit dies and the Big Shot. I then stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in the lower right corner using Night of Navy ink. I also die cut the star from the same edgelit die set using Silver Foil.

Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! product
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night In Bethlehem by Stampin’ Up!

When the watercolour panel was completely dry I added it to a slightly larger layer of Night of Navy cardstock 5” by 3 ¾” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This piece was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base. I glued the star to the upper left hand corner using Tombow Liquid Adhesive before adding the ‘townscape’ to the bottom of the watercolour panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I really love the simplicity of this 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.

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 & Merry Patterns
Dies
Bethlehem Edgelits
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil, Watercolour Paper & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise & Blushing Bride
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Aqua painter, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks
G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Clear Wink of Stella, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

The Quilt is not just for Christmas

Quirky card for a quilter

I am loving the Christmas Quilt stamp set and co-ordinating Quilt Builder framelit dies and they are incredibly versatile and definitely not just for Christmas. Today I have used the bundle to make an encouragement card for a friend who is having a bit of a tough time at the moment. She is a quilter so will totally get this card.

Using scraps to make a gorgeous card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Quilt stamp set and Quilt Builder framelit dies by Stampin’ Up!

I began by taking the intricate square die and the square frame die from the Quilt Builder framelit dies, placing one inside the other using a piece of Washi Tape to keep the 2 dies in place before running it through the Big Shot using Berry Burst cardstock, Fresh Fig cardstock, Whisper White cardstock and Pool Party cardstock.

Lovely modern card for a sewing enthusiast
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Quilt stamp set and Quilt Builder framelit dies by Stampin’ Up!

I chose the Berry Burst intricate frame to make my card and added to a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2⅞” by 2⅞” which I had already covered with Fast Fuse Adhesive. I then added the different colour pieces, Fresh Fig, Whisper White and Pool Party into the negative spaces like a jigsaw puzzle. There was a tiny strip of Whisper White to trim off on 2 sides using scissors. I was really happy with the effect and the bonus is you have all the pieces to make 3 more panels in different colour ways.

Quirky card for a quilter
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Quilt stamp set and Quilt Builder framelit dies by Stampin’ Up!

I took the panel and ran it through the Big Shot using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder which just added so much texture and pulled the whole piece together.

I placed the panel onto a Thick Whisper White card base and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Berry Burst ink. I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the embossed panel and added it to the card front. Gorgeous, really hope my friend 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
Christmas Quilt
Dies
Quilt Builder framelit dies
Embossing Folder
Quilt Top
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Pool Party & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Berry Burst
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Block
B
Adhesives
Fast Fuse & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Season Like Christmas for a non-seasonal card

Christmas trees for a non Christmas card

I have been using the Season Like Christmas stamp set to make non seasonal card today and I love it.

Great masculine card using pine tree images
www.crafty-rootes.com – Season Like Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the solid tree image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Garden Green ink. I stamped the more detailed layer in Always Artichoke ink over the top. I added the tree trunk image in Early Espresso ink; love how this really brings the tree to life.

Lovely forest image for a card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Season Like Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I then repeated the steps to stamp 2 more trees, one to either side of the original tree and slightly in front. I added the ‘ground’ image in 3rd, 4th and 5th generation Early Espresso ink to give some depth to the ground.

Christmas trees for a non Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Season Like Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added the Whisper White 4⅝” by 3⅝”panel to a layer of Early Espresso cardstock a 4¾” by 3¾” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I wrapped a piece of Linen Twine 3 times around the panel and after some thought I added it to the right side of a Garden Green card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a Whisper White panel, 5⅜” by 3⅝” to the inside of the card after stamping the tree image in the lower right hand corner. I also stamped the image onto a Whisper White Envelope.

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
Season Like Christmas
Cardstock
Garden Green, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks
B, H, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Linen Thread, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes