Category Archives: Ribbons

Stampin Up Sunday treat pounches

At the scrimpies team retreat back in September Amanda taught us how to make little treat pouches from a square of dsp… so I was keen to give it a try again and made these for my friends.

I used forever greenery dsp and cut it into 6×6 squares and did each one different.

Then I stamped and die cut a leaf from some scraps of patterned paper and added some sprigs I had die cut too.

Then I stamped the sentiment from Fancy Phrases onto some scraps of either white or crumb cake and turned them into little banners.

I punched a hole in the top where it was folded down to make it stronger. Through this I tied some white satin ribbon from the stash.

I love how each is different but easily made in a batch making kind of way.

Really shows off this beautiful paper too. So glad I ended up buying this paper for the class to go with the stamps and dies. It’s really beautiful.

Into each pouch I slid a herbal teabag and a little chocolate. A simple little treat for my friends who attended the zoom crafting class.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Crafting with friends forever greenery

I arranged a couple of zoom crafting sessions with friends and sent them all a kit to make this project… a one sheet wonder using forever greenery dsp and lots of lovely die cuts.

We had great fun crafting and the ladies all made some amazing cards… these were mine!

Will be doing a Christmas version in a couple of weeks too… looking forward to it.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Another one sheet wonder using winter frost and wreath builder dies

I have another one sheet wonder to share using the long since retired Winter Frost Dsp. This time the paper was a lot darker and bolder than the other ones I shared previously. This led to me wanting to add vellum to add a lighter touch to the cards.

Here is the cutting guide I followed…

… and here are all but two of the cards I made.

The remaining three panels (1,3,4) are the 4×4 panels which when they have a mat are too big for these a6 size cards. So I will share those another day!

As you can see they turned out to be quite busy cards with the embossed vellum adding a second pattern as well as texture!

I decided to steer away from stamped images completely and just use coloured cardstock with the white to create my wreaths. I mixed up the different wreath styles and added in foliage and flowers.

I chose to use either Basic Grey, Smoky Slate or White card blanks and cut them lengthways so they open on the left and stand easily even in this landscape format. I also backed most of the panels with a panel of basic black to give a lighter edge to the vellum panel.

Card 1: to be shared another day

Card 2: I actually turned this into two cards…

Card 3: to follow another day

Card 4: to follow another day

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I love the Wreath Builder dies so much but must admit I also added some of the dies from the Forever Flourishing set too just to add some variance to the foliage on the wreaths.

The sentiments were both from the retired Good Greetings stamp set.

I loved adding the pop of pinks on these cards and also how the vellum over the patterned paper on some cards gave it a different look.

I went through scraps of ribbon to make teeny tiny bows for the wreaths too and added the little adhesive snowflake sequins as a little added embellishment.

I chose for those not mounted on white card blanks to make an insert for them… I did this using one sheet of white to create four inserts. I stamped in a cross and then cut it into four parts and then trimmed it down so they were slightly smaller than the card blank.

When I share the three remaining cards I made from this OSW I will link back here so you can see them all.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday: Peace and Joy tag

I thought I would make a seasonal tag for my UK Stampers Forum swap this month and grabbed for … yup my favourite stamp set of season… peace and joy.

I decided to emboss the Joy stamp in the background using white embossing and then played with the distress oxide inks in green to give a nice blended water colour background.

I then stamped and fussy cut out the leaves. I used the same distress oxide green colours to keep the colour scheme the same.

Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto grey cardstock and added that to the front of the tag with the leaves coming out of it. I used coloured staples to add an extra embellishment.

Then I did cut the Joy from the lime green cardstock twice and layered it up for dimension and added the white background die.

I finished off the tag with some green dotty ribbon from the stash and the gems.

Love how it ended up… fresh but festive!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday ickle cus

It was my cousins birthday on Saturday and so here is the card I made for her.

I used some Forever Greenery dsp and lots of die cut sprigs to create the wreath. I added a few layers of coordinating coloured cardstock and created a gatefold card.

I made sure to carry the theme inside and added some more dsp inside as well as the soft sea foam panel to write on.

Just love how this finished up. Pretty but also modern.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday: Merry Moose tag

Hello!

Today another Merry Moose project but I thought I would make a tag that wasn’t specifically Christmas so I could send it for the UK stampers forum swap this month.

I started with the kraft tag from Ranger and added the Birch background stamp all over. Then I added some of the trees from the Merry Moose as part of the scenery.

The moose I stamped onto very vanilla and mounted a few layers of the punched moose out so he is quite raised and watercoloured him.

Next the sentiment I added on the very vanilla too and edged that with the brown ink.

I decided that the bottom part of the tag needed something else so I ripped some glittery washi tape and added strips and also added the wooden love sentiment.

I finished the tag with some revealed sari ribbon.

Love my moose tag!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday – wreath builder dies

So it turns out that Wreath Builder dies were what I needed to make me use dies as a basis for card making… and here my example is a card I made for my friend Michelle’s special birthday!

I made her a gatefold card using the dies and the bright lime and cerise cardstock in my stash!

I added Gorgeous Grunge splatter and a stamped sentiment from For my Family, a ribbon bow and a label die from Petals and More… but really it’s the dies that do all the work in this card.

Super happy with how this bright and cheery card turned out. Inside the gatefold I put a panel with some more die cuts…

I delivered this card a few weeks ago now so this is a belated happy birthday wish to Michelle… but as it was a special birthday and we’ve agreed to forget this year and celebrate properly next year I am sure she will get another special card then too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

One sheet wonder… vintage Peace and Joy

Hello!

Another one sheet wonder to share with you, this time using am old piece of patterned paper I was gifted which has a vintage feel so I teamed it with browns and creams and used the fabulous Peace and Joy stamps and dies to decorate.

Used a similar one sheet wonder as the one I shared last month using the Merry Moose stamp set but changed up the first card as I made an error when cutting and also added the slim panel for 5 into card 3 as I made an error putting them together thinking there should have been 4 strips not 3!

I mounted each of the panels onto the Early Espresso coloured coredinations card (I’ve found a stash of this in one of the boxes in my craft room so was happy to use it again). Then created panels using cream laid paper and very vanilla cardstock.

Once again I went to town with embossing and added some ribbons from the stash on most of the cards.

The focal images of the Peace and Joy set I did in a few different ways. Either I stamped them in Mossy Meadow or Soft Suede and then added a layer of die cutting. With the very narrow dies I generally layered them so they were two or three tall. And the glimmer paper came out again just for a few bits. And yes there is glitter everywhere as a result. (I will never buy it again… so must use up my stash and get rid of it!)

So here are the close ups…

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Card 4

Card 5 (entering this into the distressing challenge at Mix it up challenge blog)

Card 6

Card 7 (entering it into the add sparkle challenge at Craft rocket challenges)

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Card 13

Card 14

Card 15 entering this into the die cutting challenge at Always fun challenges

Love how they all came out and think that the Peace and Joy bundle is one of my favourite ever sets for versatility. It just works so well for creating features as well as little elements such as the holly leaves which create lovely embellishments.

Creating all these cards probably only took about 3 hours if that! You can get in a nice rhythm and almost do it as a conveyor crafting session … paper and card cutting, then stamping, then die cutting and fussy cutting, then sorting layouts and choosing ribbons, then embossing, then adhering. Or at least that’s the way I did it. So ideal if you are a last minute Christmas card maker and haven’t started yet.

I can really recommend the Peace and Joy bundle. And at ¬£42.50 for the bundle it’s not a bad price considering the versatility.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Team retreat… one sheet wonder

Last weekend I spent the day on zoom with the Scrimpys SU team doing all sorts of lovely crafty stuff and chat.

The first project was a one sheet wonder using 6×6 dsp from the Flowers for every seasons suite. The project was designed by Karen. And it was a lovely template to use.

Here are my cards…

I added cardstock to the basic kit that Amanda had supplied and a bit of extra ribbon but love how these came out.

I also chose some embossing folders from the stash to add texture to the back panels.

Love how bright and cheery these cards are. And how easily I put them together during the zoom call. The most complicated bits were choosing which of the beautiful papers to use and then which sentiment to use.

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Using some blocks of colour with the background panels really changed how the one sheet wonder looked and I love it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog: Joy

This week at CHNC Hazel gave us the optional challenge of using the word Joy in our projects so of course I went straight to my Peace and Joy stamp and die set. I decided on using the die cut word rather than stamping and die cutting and then wanted to add the wreath too from the Wreath Builder set.

I used some old patterned paper from the stash and then used a few of the All the Trimmings embellishments to decorate the wreath.

I also changed up the sentiment a little to heat emboss in white rather than stamp in colour or black.

I layered up the thin green die cut three times for dimension and the largest bottom layer I added pool party ink to the textured white cardstock to blend with the colour scheme of the paper.

Love how this came out… and know exactly who this going to already! In fact I started writing my Christmas cards last weekend so I know if I have enough or if I need to do a final push on making for the next couple of months. The good news is that I should be fine and should have enough with any I make between now and then as extras… and I’m pretty much done with the sets I need to gift too!

That’s the good news about making them all year round! No mad rush at the end!

Happy crafting!

Catherine