Category Archives: Designer Series Paper

One Sheet Wonder… thanks to Karamiasu

So as I’ve rejoined Stampin Up I’ve already made new friends in the SU teams that I’ve joined. One of which, Karen, did a Facebook live and then her YouTube video of her One Sheet Wonder and I of course had to join in…

First decision was which paper to use. I didn’t actually have any current 12 x 12 paper as it’s so long since I’ve bought papers at this size… I still have a massive stash to work through so trying not to go for papers when I buy (even though they are some lovely looking ones!).

So I plumped for a yellow (I think it is so saffron) old style dsp and chose the striped side.

I then hunted through my cardstock for colours that would work with this… again I have a mish mash of old colours and they aren’t labelled as to which colour they are.. so I chose a couple of different yellows and a couple of greens.

I then made card blanks in smoky slate, basic grey, white and a couple of yellow ones too to mix up the blanks a little.

Right next to the cutting… here is the template Karen made for us to use…

As you can see it’s quite fiddly with lots of small bits and you have to be quite methodical in which you cut. I advise watching her video for the best instructions.

Here is mine cut out…

I then started pairing the papers with the card and cutting them out with a small border. Most pieces were cut about one quarter inch bigger to give a sense of the size of border. I did each of the pieces that were one a card design as one colour of mounting cardstock to make sure they looked uniform.

Then I started putting them with the card blanks. I didn’t adhere anything … just put them together.

Next I grabbed my stamps and started stamping and colouring and punching and die cutting till I had enough focal images for each of the cards.

I also did the same with some of the left over cardstock to create some stitched circles as they always look nice as background.

Then I started putting them together.

Some I added texture with embossing folders. I know some I used are old ones and one wasn’t a SU one but just adding some texture helped step up the card. I also added ribbon and gems and pearls and enamel accents…. all to add texture and some embellishment.

So here is my pic of all I made… but I will group them into stamp group for the next few blogs to share them all properly… after all 21 cards is a lot to blog in one go!

Really loved this One Sheet Wonder play… looking forward to grabbing more of my old DSP and doing something similar with it.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Everything is Rosy suite

I got the Everything is Rosy suite on sale and decided to have a play with it… wow there are so many supplies in the kit. And at the current price of ¬£40.70 it is a complete bargain. I made these cards using only a fraction of the papers and die cuts… and apart from the sentiments I didn’t touch the stamps or even open the dies!

I sort of followed an Operation Write Home guide, but then went my own way as I started to put them together… mainly as the card blanks are UK size and US size so it’s all a little strange in the way it looks if you don’t adjust a bit.

Super happy with this set of fab cards. I think this set is a fabulous bargain. Looking forward to another playtime with some more of the kit sometime soon… and if anyone wants to order the kit, please let me know and I can organise that for you.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: snowflakes

Hello!

Today at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel asked us to use snowflakes… so I created this cute card using some snowflake paper.

I chose fresh non traditional colours to go with the kraft card and I love the tartan pipers piping sheep image from 12 days of Christmas Penny Black stamps.

Kept it simple with a little watercolour pencil colouring and a hand drawn doodle border.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Happy anniversary Mum and Dad

42 years of marriage is what my parents celebrated today… So I made this card. Unfortunately not managed to get the card to them yet… But as they know getting cards to people on time is not my strength… lockdown or no lockdown!

I kept it relatively simple. A piece of Art by Marlene paper that I stamped the Clarity stamps wired heart all over, and then edged.

Then I stamped and embossed with pearl powder the heart onto white and cut it out.

I added a strip of lime ribbon and stamped the sentiment onto the card blank. I then grabbed some sequins and added those as the finishing touch!

Simple but a lovely modern anniversary card for my mum and dad.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful ATCs – book characters

This month the theme for the Artful ATCs group is Book Characters and I knew immediately I wanted to join in and use my Roald Dahl stash as I rarely use this.

I started by using some of the patterned paper to cover the whole of the ATC I had cut from mountboard and added a strip of the ribbon from the stash too.

Then I added the stamped Enormous Crocodile and elephant image which I coloured with watercolour pencils. And of course the title of the book.

For the Fantastic Mr Fox I decided to stamp the image all over the background and then chose a printed element as the focal feature which I offset from the centre.

I then added the title onto the black card with embossing powder.

Really love how these came out and it reminded me how much I love these stories and the art work.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: inspired by a song/ carol

Today the theme Hazel has given us to work with is inspired by a song or carol. My confession is that it was only when I put the sentiment on this card did it become my contribution to the Craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge for this week. I was just making the card and then realised I could use it for this challenge.

I used some scraps of the fabulous Winter Frost Dsp I’ve had for ages and the sticker. I added all the die cut snowflakes and then the gems to finish off the card and give it lots of texture.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Hello doll cards

Today I have the cards I made to send the Russian art dolls to the swap recipients… they include papers from the stash swap challenge I shared over the past few days… and of course are Russian art doll themed!

I used the same template as I used for the dolls… but this time I cut them from patterned paper in the stash.

The faces were from the Art by Marlene die cuts and I added doodling and shading and a little pics of doily for the frill on the headscarf.

I also added the sticky embellishments as buttons.

I adhered both dolls to a piece of card I stamped some texture into the background and doodled the border. I also added the hello sentiment.

I decided to use red card blanks to give the white panel something to contrast against.

Cute and super simple little creations with the use of the Art by Marlene faces.

Lovely way to round off two projects in one.

Happy crafting!

Catherine