Saturday, 2 September 2017

Jems Blog Hop - Autumn Colours


I love autumn, it is my favourite time of year. So much to look forward to; crisp mornings, our annual trip the Center Parcs, Bonfire Night and the big C!! Looking out of my window now it is still very green but the autumn colours will be coming out soon. Here are the colours I have chosen, but the combinations I could have used are endless.

I thought I would venture in to the baby wipe technique - I am not one for 'messy' techniques that give unpredictable results, but wow!!

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies a lovely bundle new to the annual catalogue this year so many stamps and dies that can be used throughout the year.
Card Recipe
  • A6 Old Olive card blank
  • 3" square of Color Theory DSP sentiment stamped in Old Olive
  • 3.25" square Daffodil Delight
  • 8 leaves stamped on Very Vanilla using the baby wipe technique with Garden Green, Daoffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler ink refils. The detail was stamped using Garden Green ink and the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
  • I then die cut them and stuck them on haphazardly using dimensionals so they seem to float off the card.
Thank you for visiting, click below to see Samantha's lovely creation.

Linda xx

 http://www.samscakesandcrafts.co.uk/2017/09/autumn-colours.html


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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Teacher Thank You Card - 3

Short and sweet again today! Miss Fisher loves clouds and maps so I had to delve into the retired section for the papers but the stamps and dies are still current.

I adore the crisp clean images you get with Stampin' Up Stamps and perfectly matching dies.

Happy crafting,

Linda xx

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Teacher Thank You Cards 2

Welcome! Today is a very minimalist post as I am away, I only have my iPad and the WIFI is a bit touch and go!
This card was for the head teacher who loves flowers and actually took the longest of the 3 cards to make with all the double stamping and die cutting but I think the result is worth it 😊

Pop back next week to see the class teacher's card, she loves  maps and clouds!

Happy Stampin'

Linda xx


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Monday, 7 August 2017

Teacher Thank You Cards 1

Hi all

My youngest is moving to secondary school in September, I was asked to make 3 cards for the teachers for all the children to sign. With 33 children in the class this called for some big cards so I thought I would share them with you.

The first card is using the Eastern Palace Suite. I started with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock 5.75" by 11.5" scored at 5.75" to make the base. I then layered Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla.
To make sure the dies were centred on each other I put 3 of the circular dies on to Very Vanilla, then took away the second smallest die and ran it through the Bigshot. I then used the small stamps to stamp the detail with colours to match the mats, I was surprised how easy it was and how effective it looks! The sentiment is from One Big Meaning, a must have for thank you cards.

Come back next week for a bouquet of flowers for the head teacher to keep.

Linda xx
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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Anything but a card



Hi all and welcome to August's Jems blog hop.

This is a box we made in my last class using the envelope punch board. My inspiration came from Pootle's lovely box but I changed the measurements slightly using the indispensable Box Buster  Thank you Sam and Joanne!

My box holds 4 M&S tea lights


Tranquil Tide Card Stock
6.5” square
Very Vanilla Card Stock
1 3/8” by 11” strip

Using the Tranquil Tide card make a box using the Envelope Punch Board, punch and score at 1.5” and 5” turn through 180 degrees then punch and score again at 1.5” and 5”. Then following the score lines score and punch on the 2 remaining sides. Fold and trim as shown.


Randomly stamp the long strip of Very Vanilla and cut in to 2.25” long pieces, attach to the box sides and assemble the box.
Feel free to have a go yourself!

Click on the link below for some more non card inspiration from Sarah.

Linda xx


If you missed Karen's blog click here

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Flower Shop and Pansy Punch, Week 4

Welcome to the final week of the Flower Shop and Pansy Punch series. This was one of the first bundles I bought from Stampin' Up! I often use it in beginners classes because you can make simple cards that look amazing. The only down side is lining up the punch with the stamped image 😔 however help is at hand!! You just need a small piece of card and a pen!
If you always position the dot towards the edge of the card stock you will easily be able to line up the punch every time!! Tah dah!!

For the final 3 projects I have mixed it up a bit 😊 in the first card I have used both the punch and stamp, card 2 just features the punch and card 3 only features the stamp. I cannot recommend this set too much it is so versatile!
Card number 1
A cute little birthday card also featuring the Stitched Shape Framelits, worth buying a Big Shot for all by themselves!!

Card number 2

For the flower I punched out a plain flower in Whisper White then punched out the individual petals from Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper and stuck them on, added 2 punched circles and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners. The butterfly is also made using the Pansy Punch - Just snip one of the petals out and add a gem body, who knew!!

Card 3
I thought I would finish on a nice simple card to show case the stamp. A great card for beginners.

Well that is this series complete, I am starting a new series next week so keep watching.

If you want any more details on these or any of my projects just comment below or send me an email. If you want to buy any of the products featured just click below and it will take you to my online shop

Happy Stampin'

Linda xx

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