Category Archives: Stampin Up – stamps

Stampin Up sunday: Bird and Branches inchies

This week I have an odd thing to share with you for my stampin up Sunday post… six inchies using the flower stamp from Birds and Branches.

I made these for a swap at UK stampers and as I haven’t got any other SU projects on that I can share I figured why not share these for the Stampin Up Sunday.

I painted the inchies I’d cut from thick cardboard using my fresco finish paints and then stamped the flower using black versafine ink.

Next I stamped them again in Calypso Coral, die cut them with the coordinating dies and used some old flower brads to embellish before sticking them to the inchies.

Not my usual style but fun inchies nonetheless. And a different stampin up Sunday for me to share!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: plaid/checked paper

Hi

This week Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge design team challenge was to use plaid/ checked paper.

I found some scraps of this cute green and pink coloured patterned paper and made this little tree card.

All the elements came from the patterned paper stash. All I added was the green cardstock and the stamped sentiment using the Peace and Joy stamps (I am obsessed with this set!). I also added a little yellow star on the tree!

Cute and quick!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

One sheet wonder part 4 pointsetta

Final installment for my one sheet wonder I’ve been sharing this week… and it was time to grab a flower stamp… the pointsetta from an old Creative Stamping magazine set to create the focal point.

All of them I chose the green 5×7 card base and the white background panel I embossed two of them to give them texture.

I coloured the flower using my promarkers and kept the colouring simple and in blocks as it is quite a graphic image. I also added a layer of wink of Stella over the flower part to give it some shimmer, but it doesn’t show in the photos!

I again raided the ribbon stash for some scraps of ribbon and added enamel dots for the embellishment.

The sentiment I chose the Clarity stamp Merry and the Peace and Joy Christmas to mix it up a bit.

Love how they came out…

Card 12:

Card 13:

Card 14: entering this into the embossing challenge at Dream valley challenges

So that’s all 14 cards shared over the past few days…

I did make one variation to the template

I added a strip from number 5 to number 14 as it wasn’t working with the 4 strips on card 5. Otherwise the template worked well. Especially with the larger 5×7 card blanks. Imagine it would be different again with different size card blanks.

So wonder if anyone else wants to join in and use this template… if so please let me see what you make as I love how different these cards can turn out!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

One sheet wonder part 3… stockings

Ok so I may have slightly cheated with this… and one of these cards has been shared already as part of the CHNC challenge of something beginning with S a few weeks ago… but I suppose you know by now I often make ahead of time and write up blogs later!

Anyways back to this blog… this is a continuation of the one sheet wonder I started sharing with you at the beginning of the week where I made 14 cards. Here are three of them in detail.

These ones I chose the green 5×7 cardblanks and added green in my stamping along with basic grey to go with the red and white patterned paper.

I chose stocking stamps from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and fussy cut each out and created a little hanger from twine for each of them.

Then on each card I layered up the dsp panels with a sentiment, the stockings, some ribbon and some rhinestones for bling.

Card 9:

Card 10:

Card 11:

I love the two where I sort of created a mantle piece for the stockings to “hang” from. Also love the embossing on card 10. Nice and snowy!

One more set of cards to share tomorrow so please remember to pop back and see them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday: forever fern tag

Today I’ve combined Stampin up Sunday with my Uk Stampers forum tag for the month.

I wanted to use the Forever Fern stamps and coordinating dies and also the Lots to Celebrate for the jar.

I started by cutting a piece of watercolour card to size and then added ink direct from the ink pads as a background. Then I used the splatter stamp to add the Bermuda Bay splatters and then switched to my usual splatter technique for the rich razzleberry… water and a fan brush!

Next I had a stamping and die cutting session with the Forever Fern stamps and also did some of the dies that don’t match the stamps on a piece of whisper white I had watercoloured the Rich razzleberry ink on. The stamped images were in the Razzleberry and combinations of Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

I decided on the bouquet I wanted and then stuck it in place. Then stamped and punched the jar and added it with foam tape, wrapping some raffia around the jar.

Love how this came together…. beautiful colours. Added a ribbon from the stash for the top of the tag to finish off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday: Wreath builder dies.

Today’s Stampin Up Sunday blog is this card I made using the Wreath Builder dies. I did not use the accompanying stamps (Arrange a Wreath) I just used the dies (and a sentiment from Forever Fern set) and the dies alone made a fabulous pretty card.

I decided to make a pretty wreath using the die and sponging/daubing the white card before die cutting to create a lovely arty finish. I also splattered the ink too.

I did the same for the flowers this time using Calypso Coral as the colour.

I added the sentiment to a similar piece of card and then after adding everything to the background I did the Calypso Coral splatter on that too!

A little twist of linen thread below the sentiment helped tie in the kraft card blank.

Hope that you like this week’s Stampin Up Sunday contribution and this use of the dies that I think are pretty and versatile with no need to have the accompanying stamp set.

If you fancy owning these dies too, just let me know via email: catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk

Entering this into the die cuts challenge at Happy Little Stampers

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: something beginning with S

Stockings begin with an S don’t they? In which case that’s my contribution for this week’s CHNC.

I chose to make this bright and traditionally coloured but slightly Nordic in design card using some old Papermania Paper, an embossed panel, some stamped images from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and sentiment from Peace and Joy stampin up set (this is by far my favourite one from the mini catalogue … even beating the Merry Moose set at the moment …. all because of those lovely panel sentiments!).

Hope you like it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Complimentary colours postcard

This month Alison challenged us to use complimentary colours for our postcard. So I decided to play with blue and orange for mine and got the Fresco finish paints out to play. Admittedly the blue I chose has a green hue to it but I consider it a blue nonetheless!

I used the crackle glaze and some scrapinec pieces for the main layers and then the Magnolia Blooms for the focal point.

The background panel also used the Birch stamp.

Lots of fun to play with paints. No real plan in mind, just playing!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday… Merry Moose

This week I’m back playing with the Merry Moose set for Stampin Up Sunday and this time the moose came out to play.

I started with a square of whisper white and stamped the solid moose image in Early Espresso on the square to make a patterned paper. Then I created another moose in soft suede.

Next I created the little border of presents using a strip of whisper white. I stamped them in Mossy Meadow and used my wink of Stella to move the ink a little and colour them in.

I decided to use the soft suede card to make the card blank and stamped the small tree image on that in the same ink so it creates a watermark effect.

I then layered up the panel, the moose and the border and added a little sentiment. Next I went to town flicking ink and had a change of heart on the moose focal element and decided to add more ink to him using a paintbrush and watered down ink. This gives him a painted appearance like he was watercoloured.

This was quite a simple card to make… would be even easier with the punch but mine unfortunately broke and so a replacement is on its way so had to fussy cut the moose instead!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin up Sunday: Birds and Branches

Today I have a tag, that I’ve made for the UK stampers forum swap, using the fabulous Birds and Branches stamp set.

I started with a kraft tag and stamped the Birch background stamp using Sahara sand and added some of the same ink around the edge. Next I stamped the word hope in pool party from the retired watercolor words. Then added more ink at the edge using Early Espresso too.

Next I stamped the bird nest, bird, eggs and flowers on Very vanilla using Early Espresso, Pool Party and Soft Suede.

I used the Birds and More dies to die cut all the elements and then also die cut the branches from some wood grain patterned paper.

I assembled everything and added some gems for the centre of the flowers. Then I chose some snippet Tim Holtz stickers for finishing off!

I used the seam binding and linen thread to dress the tag.

Love how this looks and what a wonderful set of stamps and dies these are!

Happy crafting!

Catherine