Category Archives: Designer Series Paper

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

Whale of a Time one sheet wonder

Whilst doing the zoom crafting sessions with my friends I hadn’t got quite enough supplies to make the same cards up… so I used the Whale of a Time dsp and some coordinating cardstock. I die cut some elements that I thought would work as seaweed too.

Here they are…

Love how fun and bright they are!

A couple of the sheets of paper are perfect for cutting apart and so I could use the whales and turtles as focal points.

I also added in some linen thread on a few.

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For all of them I used the sentiment from the From all of us stanp set.

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

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

World cardmaking day card

So a few weeks ago it was world card making day and I made a card to send to a random person in a card exchange.

I used some of the lovely Flowers for every season dsp and teamed it with Pretty Peacock cardstock. Then used the Jar of Flowers stamps and embossing to add the focal feature.

I added some strips of washi tape to add some glitter and different textures.

I decided to add colour to the flowers using Prismacolour pencils.

Hope my random person liked it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday: pocket letter

Today’s Stampin Up Sunday is a bright and joyful pocket letter!

We were given the supplies and instructed to make a pocket letter for a swap partner at the online retreat a few weeks ago.

I decided to make mine using a mix of both in color dsp and the Flowers for every season dsp. I did lots of fussy cutting and decided to go for the main three colours of Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee.

I used whisper white for the bases and also added some white panels to break up the patterns. I also used the stitched shapes framelits and the Joy dies for the central title panel.

Each third has a base of one of the in colours and then either fussy cut flowers from the Flowers for every season dsp or a panel of the paper. I also included ribbons and gems on a few.

I then added the Joy die cut which I added as the central feature and the stamped sentiment. I had to do a bit of masking to just get the you rather than the full sentiment of “to you and yours”.

I then made little pouches for the back of some of the cards and added into them little treats of the cuts for the recipient using all the same colour scheme and idea of flowers.

Sincerely hope the recipient liked what I made and found the extras useful.

Loved making this. Took me a little while to make but really enjoyed myself.

And then you need to see what I got in return from Karen… it’s stunning and totally blew me away…

Of course it had made me want the Boho Indigo kit… she included lots of extras like die cuts and stamped images from the kit so going to be doing projects using them really soon!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Flowers for every season notecards and box

Another of our retreat projects from the weekend to share today… and this was free crafting! We were told to decorate the four notecards and the paper pumpkin mini box. I decided to use the leftovers of the Flowers for every season dsp that we had in our kits for my cards and box.

I used four different paper as backgrounds and die cut some circle shapes and then fussy cut out the sunflowers from a fifth sheet of dsp.

On some of the circle shapes I also did some pricking using some templates I’ve had for ages.

I also used some copper thread and white thread to add some different textures into the mix.

I added little enamel dots to each card too as embellishment.

I also used off cuts of the backing papers to decorate the front of the paper pumpkin box and then used a strip on the inside of each card and a little tag on the envelope.

Really cute! And there is a little bit of space in the box to add a treat.

Loved playing with this little bundle of supplies.

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