Mini card with Perfect Blend

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I love making these little mini cards.  Great way to send a little note, and invite friends for coffee?

The best thing about 3×3 cards?  You can get 6 from a sheet of 12×12 inch cardstock… Plus, they’re cute!

To make these I cut a sheet of Whisper White 12×12 cardstock into 3x6inch pieces, then scored on the long side at 3 inches.

Ink the edges of the card base in Baked Brown Sugar ink.

Stamp the Perfect Blend stampset in Early Espresso ink onto Baked Brown Sugar cardstock twice.

Stamp the sentiment onto one of the cups.

Cut around both cup shapes, then cut one in half.

Using Mini Glue Dots, layer the two cup halves onto the card base, with the whole cup over the top (cover the gap!)

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Now, do you fancy a coffee? I do!

Debbie 🙂

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Label Love birthday card with Gorgeous Grunge

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I love simple cards, and this is quite possibly one the simplest I have ever made.

First, trim A4 Whisper White card stock in half, and fold in half to create a card base (Measurements are 14.8cm, by 10.5cm)

Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock to 14.3 x 10 cm, then a third layer of Whiper white at 13.8 x 9.5 cm

Round all corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.

Stamp the smallest layer (Whisper White) with Gorgeous Grunge in Smoky Slate, and Tangerine Tango (I stamped each colour 2 or 3 times)

Stamp the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Love collectioin onto spare Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay and punch out using the Artisan Label punch.

Build the cards centring each layer on top of the other, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the Happy Birthday label on top dimensionals slightly off centre.

Card is done!

I also made the same card using the same base (Whisper White and Bermuda Bay) but supplemented the other colours with Island Indigo.  Here are the 2 side by side…

IMG_0070editWhat do you think?  Do you have a favourite?  I think adding the Island Indigo gives this card a more masculine feel, and I love that!

Debbie 🙂

Baby Girl Card with Butterflies

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This cute little baby girl card moves away from the typical pinks and ‘baby’ images.

The card base is a sheet of A4 Whisper White Cardstock cut in half, and folded in half again, which gives an A6 card.

This is topped with a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock from the 2013-2015 In Colour Collection cut 10mm smaller in both length and width (95 x 138 mm).

I then cut a square of Lullaby Designer Series Paper measuring 85 x 85mm to create the third layer.  Each layer had the corners rounded using the PL Corner Rounder punch, and were layered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

4 Bitty Butterfly shapes were punched after being stamped using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Stazon White.  These were then teamed with 2 Elegant Butterfly punch outs on coordinating cardstock.  These are layered up on mini Glue Dots.

Pair this with a Whisper White C6 Envelope, decorated to match, and we are good to go 🙂

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Hope you like 🙂

Debbie xoxo

Products Used

Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White

DSP: Lullaby

Ink: Crisp Canataloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Stazon White

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Petite Pairs

Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, PL Corner Rounder, Large Oval, Scallop Oval

Embellishments: White Bakers Twine

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Joyful Christmas Cards

I can’t believe we’re already in December! And WOW what a busy month I have ahead of me, as I’m sure we all do 🙂

I’ve been back in my crafting ‘spot’; sat on the living room floor in front of the fire! Nothing like getting toasty (even if a little uncomfortable!) and I came up with these little beauties…

Real Red, Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso

I love colour, so I had to do a few different colour ways… decided to stick to 3 for this little project based on the amount of other stuff I was doing too 🙂

Surprisingly easy to put together… the fiddliest part was lining up the wreaths on the Big Shot, quickly got the hang of it though thanks to the little tabs.

Colours: Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise & Tangerine Tango

If you want to make your own, here are the layers I used for mine 🙂

I cut A4 Whisper White cardstock in half, and folded in half again to creat the card blank.

Cut Silver Glimmer Paper to 3/4 x 41/2 inch strips, and cut those to points for the first layer, adhered with Mini Glue Dots

Coloured cardstock was 4 x 2 inches, cut to a ‘flag’ shape, and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer stampset and Framelits Bundle was then used to create the lovely little wreaths on Whisper White cardstock, and cut using my Big Shot.  The wreaths were adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.

The sentiment I borrowed from the Holiday Home Stampset, and layered on top using Mini Glue Dots.

Then ‘Joy’ was cut from Silver Foil Paper from the Wondrous Wreath framelit set, and adhered with some mini Glue Dots.

The colour combinations I used are;

Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso

Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, and Tangerine Tango

Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry

Colours: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry

I hope you like!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Sheets

Stamps: Wonderous Wreath (Bundle), Holiday Home

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Other: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Paper Snips

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See you soon!

Debbie xoxo

A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ gift box

Oooh, it’s getting colder! Anyone noticed? Everyone on Facebook certainly has! Haha 🙂

I love this time of year! The leaves have changed colour, nights are longer… Autumn/Winter for me means the comfy jumpers, warm gloves and boots come out of hiding. Yay! And I get to spend my evenings cosied up with my favourite films/books/blogs with my huge snuggly blanket in front of the fire with a big mug of hot chocolate with loads of mini marshmallows 🙂 Mmmm…

I can’t think of a better way to spend cold evenings, and as the big “C” is approaching I wanted to share this cosiness. But I can’t knit blankets, so I came up with these as a cute and quick gift… (I’m thinking teacher gifts & stocking fillers!)

Firstly, I measured my sachet on my Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper. These particular sachets measure 6 1/2 inches tall by 2 inches wide, and almost 1/2 inch deep (that’s a lot of chocolate!)

To make the box I did the following:

1- Cut Very Vanilla cardstock to 8 x 5 1/2 inches.

2 – Randomly stamp the large ‘splatter’ from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Early Espresso ink pad. Then the middle sized splatter in Baked Brown Sugar ink, and finally the small splatter in a both ink colours.

3 – With the stamped side facing up; Score the cardstock on the shorter side at 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 and 5 inches.

Score the longer side at 1/2 and 7 1/4 inches. SumthinSumthin1

See PDF template.

4 – Fold and burnish along score lines. (in Grey – Measurements on template in Pink)

5 – Trim as shown (Pink on the template).  Round corners of top flap.

6 – Apply Sticky Strip along outside tab.  Fold the box together to close.

7 – Fold in flaps to close the bottom of the box and adhere with sticky strip.

8 – Sponge all edges of box using Baked Brown Sugar ink (Optional)

9 –  Pinch together the top of the box, so flap folds over to the front.

For the decoration and close:

1 – Stamp A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ stamp onto Very Vanilla Cardstock in Early Espresso ink.

2 – Cut out using the Note Tag Punch

3 – Punch another tag from Baked Brown Sugar cardstock

4 – Sponge edges of both tags with Early Espresso Ink

5 – Pierce hole through both tags, and secure with a Candy Dot Brad Base, topped with Early Espresso Candy Dot.

6 – Push brad through front of box, just below flap to secure in place

7 – (Optional) Secure tags in place using mini glue dots

All that’s left to do is put the sachet in the box, and give it away 🙂

Hope you like?

Speak to you soon

Debbie xoxo

Supply List

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar

Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Punches: PL Corner Punch, Note Tag (A/W ’14)

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso

Embellishments: Neutral Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases

Adhesives: Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots

Equipment: Grid Paper, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored, Clear Mount Stampin’ Block, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponges

Stampin’ for the Kitchen!

Hey hey!

Who hasn’t watched TV, been on Pinterest, or even looked through the IKEA catalogue and seen something along the lines of this…

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I have, and I LOVE ‘EM! So when I was fighting with my kitchen cupboards and dropped half a bag of flour I said “Enough is enough!” and promptly left the house and headed out to IKEA to buy myself some pretty glass jars.

I got back home and decanted all my half bags of dried goods into them, and realised I was facing a bit of a problem… I had no way of differentiating what was in each jar (and my memory isn’t that great!) So I had to come up with something… quick… and this is it…

And these are so darned easy to make 🙂

Punch out some Whisper White cardstock using the Note Tag Punch (A/W 14 Catalogue)

Stamp Gorgeous Grunge Stampset in Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry ink (Matches the colours of my kitchen 😉 )

Write on contents using the Stampin’ Write Marker pen

Pierce a hole in the top (I used my Paper Piercing Tool) and tie around the neck of the jar using White Bakers Twine

Done!

I now have lots of lovely glass jars in various sizes, all beautifully labelled! Now I can easily sort these out!

Hope you like!

See you soon 🙂
Debs xoxo

Gorgeous Grunge Butterfly Mini Cards

Oh, I love these.  My favourite stamp set is quite easily Gorgeous Grunge, and I love the Butterfly punches 🙂 So I just had to combine the two to make this little 3×3 Mini Card!

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I will definately be making some more. Probably in a few different colour combos… Should be fun!  But for now, I have this one…

To make it do the following…

1 – Cut Whisper White cardstock to 6×3 inches, and fold in half. (FYI You can get 8 of these babies from a single sheet of 12×12!)

2 – Round all 4 corners using the Project Life Corner Punch

3 – Using Smoky Slate ink stamp the biggest ‘splatter’ of the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

4 – Use Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the middle ‘splatter’ over the top. I did this a few times, turning the stamp in different directions to create a ‘circle’.

5 – Stamp the thin stripes in Smoky Slate ink onto Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Punch an Elegant Butterfly, and 2 Bitty Butterflies, lift the wings, ink the edges, and glue to the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

Super simple 🙂

Products Used

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink: Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie

Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, PL Corner Punch

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (Clear Mount)

Hope you like!

Debbie xoxo