Very Happy Birthday

Good Morning,

The team have got together again to share some birthday card ideas.

I decided to create something for the guys, and opted for a Marina Mist card base.

The card layer is made with Very Vanilla card stock. The edges were stamped using Timeless Textures with Smoky Slate and Night of Night ink for a distressed look. I then used the Hexagons embossing folder to add texture.

Some Copper Trim was teased apart and attached to the middle, with some Gold Natural Trim over the top.

The sentiment is from Big on Birthdays, stamped on to Very Vanilla with Marina Mist ink and die cut with the largest Layering Square. Mats of Basic Black and Marina Mist card stock, lift this from the card base.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Please be sure to check out the blog posts from the rest of the team.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin!

Verity x

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Happy for You

This months challenge….. I have to say I wasn’t immediately sure I could use all the colours this time, but I did it.

See what the design team created by following the blog hop, start here

This is what I came up with.

In a light bulb moment, I tried using Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum with Painted Harvest. The centres are Always Artichoke stamped off once. What an effect, love it.

I stamped the leaves in Old Olive, then cut these with the Leaf punch. The flowers were fussy cut by hand.

I opted for a Sweet Sugarplum card base with a Sahara Sand layer.

Some Whisper White was stamped with the tiny speckle image. A piece of Old Olive mini chevron ribbon was added to the middle before adhering to the card base.

The flowers and leaves were arranged on the card. The sentiment is taken from Sunshine Sayings, stamped in Always Artichoke and cut with the Classic Label punch

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Quilted Christmas

Hi there,

Christmas will be here before we know it, time to get started on making your cards!

Today I am using the Quilted Christmas bundle.

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. The card was stamped with the large stitched shape and Crumb Cake ink.

The large quilt die was used to cut Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green card stock. Keep the red and green bits and the white frame.

I also die cut a large scalloped square from Crumb Cake card stock. The white frame was carefully adhered to this square.

The red and green pieces were then used to fill in the frame.

Finally, the sentiment was stamped with memento ink and cut to a banner.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thank for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Splits

Good Morning,

I thought I would try a different card style that I have seen on Pinterest from many other crafters.

I have used Pick a Pattern DSP and the coordinating Patterns and Pieces stamp set.

I made a Whisper White card base and added a DSP layer.

A second Whisper White layer was cut to create two angled pieces. These were adhered to the card with dimensionals.

The flowers were stamped in Archival Black ink. To make them match the paper, I used Emerald Envy ink and a blender pen to colour the centre.

Two sets of leaves were cut with the Leaf punch.

The sentiment was stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink and cut in to a banner.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Blender Pens

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£10.75

Leaf Punch

[144667]

£14.50

Merry & Bright #GDP109

Hi there,

It’s time for another Global Design Project. This week is a colour challenge. You can see what the design team created here

This is my interpretation;

I used a Basic Black card base, A4 cut lengthways at 4-1/8 inches and scored at 5-7/8 inches.

The card layer was cut from Old Olive, 4 by 5-3/4 inches. The edges were stamped with snowflakes from Colorful Season stamp set in versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. This was adhered flat to card base.

I cut another Basic Black layer, 3-1/4 by 5 inches to which I added some Old Olive, 3-1/8 by 4-7/8 inches, which I debossed with the Winter Wonder embossing folder. This was adhered flat to the Basic Black and then to the card with dimensionals.

A foiled snowflake was added to the middle of the debossed image.

The sentiment from Hearts Come Home was stamped on to Basic Black card stock with versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. This was die cut with a Stitched Shape framelit.

A small bow was tied from Old Olive mini chevron ribbon and adhered in place with a glue dot.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Glue Dots

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£4.75

Like You

Hi Everyone,

I am using the Oh So Eclectic suite for today’s project.

I started with a Berry Burst card base. To this I added a Lemon Lime Twist layer and a DSP layer.

The flowers from the stamp set were stamped in Berry Burst ink, and the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink. These were cut with the coordinating dies. A flower centre was made with Peekaboo Peach card stock.

The die cuts were adhered to a piece of vellum along with a scattering of white enamel accents.

To adhere the vellum, glue dots were hidden behind the embellishments. A small sentiment was stamped on to the vellum with Basic Grey archival ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Glue Dots

[103683]

£4.75

Coffee Break

Good Morning!

Here’s another project using the Coffee Cafe suite.

A coffee cup was die cut from Whisper White and Crumb Cake card stock. Cup lids, from Early Espresso and Whisper White and a cup sleeve from Old Olive.

Garden Green ink was used to stamp the sentiment. The cups were assembled and put to one side.

The card base was made with Early Espresso card stock.

I took an off cut of patterned paper and matted this on to some Crumb Cake card stock. I added another mat of Garden Green card stock to pull in the colour from the sentiment.

Finally, I adhered the two coffee cups. The first with Fast Fuse and the second with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Pink Harvest

Hi there Crafty people!

I am participating in the Joy of Sets colour challenge for October.

I have used a white card base and cut a white card layer. A piece of Powder Pink Fresh Floral DSP was used as the background.

I opted to use the Painted Harvest stamp set. Whilst the flower is intended to be a sunflower, I have used Pink Pirouette and Flirty Flamingo. Doesn’t it look fab?

The sentiment is also stamped in Flirty Flamingo. I die cut this with a Stitched Shape framelit. Some Flirty Flamingo card stock was cut with a scalloped Layering Square die.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Leaf Punch

[144667]

£14.50

Just Lovely

Good Morning,

I love this card. Turned out way better than expected.

I started with a Soft Sky card base. To this I added some DSP from the Naturally Eclectic collection. The design is very bold, so I added a vellum layer over the top.

For the topper, I die cut more DSP with a Stitched framelit. This was adhered to a piece of Fresh Fig card stock, cut with a scalloped Layering Square framelit.

The sentiment is taken from the complimentary stamp set, Oh So Eclectic. This was stamped on to Fresh Fig card stock with versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder. This was then cut with a punch and added to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Give Thanks

Hi there,

Following from yesterday, I have used the same layout for this card.

I have used Cajun Craze and Painted Autumn DSP.

I have to admit, the pattern on the background was not my cuppa tea, but breaking it up with top layer real makes it work out really well.

The top layers are 1 inch smaller as before. I opted for a quieter design. This is actually the reverse side of the background piece. I added metallic edge ribbon before adhering to the card with dimensionals.

I wanted to use the coordinating stamp set, Painted Harvest.

The flower is a two step stamp. I kept with the orange theme and used Pumpkin Pie ad Cajun Craze ink. This was fussy cut.

I also stamped some leaves. The colour in the paper is Lemon Lime Twist. I also punched out some plain leaves from Lemon Lime Twist card stock..

I always play about with positioning before committing to glue. In doing this the flower disappeared into the background. To help it pop, I added some vellum behind it. I opted for the Starburst punch to mirror the glabrous edge of the flower.

The leaves were positioned as shown with dabs of glue on the stems.

To finish, the sentiment was stamped on to Very Vanilla card stock with Cajun Craze ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Leaf Punch

[144667]

£14.50

Fun Guy Card

Hello folks,

First of all, sorry about the title; couldn’t resist!

Just lately, I have been experimenting with different ways to create layers on my cards. This is what I came up with today, partly inspired by some recent challenges I have taken part in.

For this design, I have opted to use the same patterned paper design on both panels. This is from the Pick A Pattern collection.

The base layer has been cut to my usual formula using a black card base .

The second layer was cut 1 inch shorter and narrower with DSP to match.

Some Whisper White sheer ribbon was wrapped three times around the panel before adhering to the card base with dimensionals.

The sentiment is taken from the matching stamp set and was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. This was cut with a scalloped circle die and mounted on to an Everyday Label punched from Sahara Sand card stock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Sending Love #GDP108

Good Morning.,

It’s Global Design Project time.

This week the challenge is to CASE the designer, Brian King. You can see what the design team created here.

This is what I made;

The original card uses a DSP background. I selected this piece from the A Whole Lot of Lovely collection. This determined the colour of the card base – Pool Party. I stuck with Early Espresso for the matting.

I used the coordinating stamp set for the bold greeting which I decided to heat emboss with copper powder.

I pulled in two hearts, rather than just one. I picked out Early Espresso to match the layers, and Tangerine Tango from the paper.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Coffee Shaker

Good Morning!

Here’s a first… A shaker card!

I have used a Crumb Cake card base.

Some Coffee Break DSP was cut to size. Before adhering this to the card, I die cut a circle forming an aperture.

The same die was used to cut some Early Espresso card stock, I then used a larger scalloped circle to create a frame.

I cut some foiled acetate with the same scalloped die. The Early Espresso frame was adhered to this to create a window. On the reverse, I used a foam strip, these are easy to shape around the window.

Some sequins were added to the card base. Don’t make the pile to deep as they will get caught and move around. The window was positioned over the top.

A coffee cup was stamped in Crumb Cake ink, with the sentiment added in Early Espresso.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Inspire. Create. Challenge #002

Hi there,

It’s time for a new Inspire.Create. Challenge!

This time it’s a sketch challenge.

You can see what the design team came up with here.

This is my interpretation. I have used the Eastern Beauty suite of products.

I started by making a card base from Dapper Denim card stock. I added a Lemon Lime Twist card layer.

A piece of designer series paper was cut slightly smaller, and then sliced at an angle, I didn’t measure it – just went for it.

The centre panel is made with Dapper Denim card stock. This is 3/4 inch smaller than the card layer. A Whisper White layer was cut to 1/8 inch smaller. This panel was adhered flat to the card base.

For the sentiment, I stamped the circle and wording with Dapper Denim ink and die cut with a Layering Circle Framelit. This was adhered to an Eastern Medallion cut from Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

A vinyl sticker was placed on to the card. The medallion was then added with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Deck the Halls

Hi there,

I have a clean and simple Christmas card to share with you today.

The card base is made with Rich Razzleberry card stock. A white card layer was wrapped with Stitched Edge ribbon and adhered with dimensionals.

The greeting from the Carols of Christmas stamp set was stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink and die cut. I adhered this to the front of a foil snowflake, then to the card with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Joy of Sets Challenge 007

You can see what the design team have created here

I have chosen the Watercolor Christams set.

I started with a Whisper White card base. On a white card layer, I stamped the little trees in versamark ink and heat embossed them with silver powder. Some metallic edged ribbon was added across the card. I adhered this to the card base with Fast Fuse.

The lovely script sentiment was also stamped in versamark and embossed with copper powder and die cut with a Layering Square framelit. This was layered on to a scalloped square cut from vellum card stock and added to the card with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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There For Me

Good Morning,

I gave in and made an eclipse card. All the examples I have seen use letters to make this style of card, but I decided to do something a bit different.

The card itself is very simple.

The base is made with Pear Pizzazz card stock.

The white layer was stamped with the bamboo image from Artistically Asian using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive ink.

Heart dies were used to cut apertures from the stamped layer. Keep the pieces that come out. Cut another pair of hearts from thick Whisper White to sit in each aperture.

Stick down the stamped layer on to the card base. Add two layers of the plain hearts to each aperture, then the stamped ones on top.

A sentiment from the set was added in black ink at the bottom of the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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RAWR!

Hey there,

This is a fun card to make for a special someone in your life.

This card features the Pick A Pattern designer series paper which is currently included in the DSP sale this month.

The paper helps me to decide on the colour scheme of the card. For this I picked out Sahara Sand as a neutral to make the card base.

I have teamed this with the No Bones About It stamp set. I used one of the skeletons and Sahara Sand ink to add interest.

A piece of Basic Black card was cut 1/2 inch shorter and narrower than the card front, with the DSP being cut 1/8 inch smaller again. I added some Crushed Curry bakers twine and adhered this to the card at a slight angle with dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped with Crushed Curry ink and die cut. This was layered on to some Emerald Envy card stock cut with the Starburst punch. A small banner of Sahara Sand card stock was put behind this for some contrast.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Being You #GDP107

Good Morning,

I am joining in the Global Design Project Challenge again.

This week is a theme challenge. Click here to see what the design team created.

Here is my project.

inkybutterfly: Copper embossed Hello Friend card for Global Design Project #107

I have made use of the Hello Friend stamp set.

From Whisper White card stock, I created a card base and cut two card layers, 4 by 5-3/4 and 3-1/2 by 4-3/4 inches.

On the larger piece, I used Pear Pizzazz ink to stamp the decorative image in two corners. This was adhered flat to the card base.

The smaller layer was rubbed over with an embossing buddy. The wreath was stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with copper powder.

Some Pear Pizzazz Shimmer ribbon was wrapped around and adhered to the card with dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and die cut. This was positioned on top of the ribbon, with loops of copper metallic thread behind it.

To complete the card, I added a small bow and rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Missing You

inkybutterfly: Oh So Eclectic

Hi there,

The Oh So Eclectic Suite is truly beautiful. The stamp set and the Designer Series Paper are currently on special offer, check them out in the shop.

The patterned paper has dictated the colour scheme today. Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist – so vibrant.

The card base is made from Fresh Fig card stock. Lemon Lime Twist card stock was cut to 5-3/4 by 3-1/4 inches. DSP was cut to 5-3/4 by 3 inches. These were layered together with snail adhesive down the centre of the card base.

On to some Whisper White card stock, I stamped three flower images, stamping ink off on to scrap paper once first. These ere die cut with the matching thinlits.

I also die cut the detailed flowers from Fresh Fig card stock, and layered these on to the stamped flowers with tombow glue.

I also stamped and die cut some leaves. The sentiment was cut with the Classic Label punch.

The decorative elements were arranged onto a vellum circle, then adhered this to the card base.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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