Perfect Pennants and Banners Framelits Dies (Part 2)

As promised, here is part 2 of my post on Perfect Pennants and Banners Framelits Dies. 

If you missed Part 1, click HERE to view it.

Today's card is a clean and simple one (it's OK to make those once in a while, isn't it?)

I decided to go with the star stamp, and the two border-type stamps from the Perfect Pennants set. I stamped these in Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo ink pads. These two colours are bright and cheerful, and go so well together, don't you think?

The other two stars were die-cut using the star die from the Circle Card Thinlits Die.

All these stars required a wish - wishing upon a star, and all that? Hence the "Make a Wish" saying stamperd on the banner, which I die cut using the Banners Framelits Dies - no fussy cutting here!

I embossed both the coloured banner and the smaller stars with Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is on offer this week!

The Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (tied into a bow) added a bit more texture and movement, and I was happy with the end result. 

What do you think?

If you'd like to recreate this card, or make your own using the supplies I mentioned, feel free to contact me, and I'd be more than happy to assist you with your order.

Thanks for reading.

Until next time... happy crafting! x


Perfect Pennants and Banners Framelits (Part 1)

I had a play yesterday with the Perfect Pennants stamp set and matching Banners Framelits Die, and here are the cards I made. 

I really like the sayings in this set:

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful (how true is that!)

Sending Good Thoughts Your Way (great for those 'Get Well' cards)

and... Make a Wish (why not?)

There are other sayings in the set, as well as a star, a heart, and some border stamps (10 stamps in all). Great for creating that 'just because' project or card for a friend or loved one! 

Die-cutting the banners was a breeze! The Big Shot did the work,  not me with my scissors! You can make banners or pennants in seconds with these framelits without tediously cutting them by hand. These dies have an open design, so you can put them where you want on a stamped image or photo for perfect placement. You get 6 dies in the pack, and the largest is 2-3/4" by 4-7/8".

And did you notice the Lovely Lace textured impressions embossing folder in the background? As the name suggests, it is LOVELY!

I plan on making more cards tomorrow using the other stamps from the Perfect Pennants set, so until then, happy crafting! 

Products used: Perfect Pennants stamp set, Banners Framelits Die, Silver Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue , Bitty Butterfly Punch, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Rich Razzleberry Grossgrain Stitched Ribbon (retired), Scallop Trim Border Punch (retired), cardstock (from my stash).


Nature's Peace from Stampin'Up!

Recently my upline, Fanny Stafford of Stamping Every Day, lent me a lovely stamp set called Nature's Peace.

I made these three cards with it:

one in blue, embossed in Blue Glass embossing powder (from my stash),

one in purple, embossed in Cranberry,

and one in red and green, embossed in Silver.

Of course, no Christmas project is complete without some bling, and the beautiful Silver Glimmer Paper  finished off each card. This is such a good quality, cover-weight paper, that its glitter won't brush off.

The stars were die-cut using the Circle Card Thinlits Die (which is great not just for creating cards that flip in just one step, but also contains among other shapes, this cute little star).

While using this stamp set, I was reminded that in the hustle and bustle of the coming Christmas season, we sometimes forget that the holidays are supposed to be peaceful.

Let there be peace on earth, this season and always!


Joining Stampin' Up!

Wouldn’t you love to have the chance to buy Stampin’ Up! products at a 20% discount?

  • Pay just £99 and choose £130 worth of product – that’s £31 of FREE stuff! 
  • You DON’T have to actively demonstrate (i.e. run classes, workshops, etc.) to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. You can be a hobby demonstrator, i.e. you could buy products for yourself, your neighbours, friends, and anybody else who might be interested, but it is YOU who gets the commission or discount!

  • You will earn a 30% discount on your first order AFTER you purchase the Starter Kit!

  • You will save 20% on all orders after that as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. 

  • From your own personal sales, you can earn up to an extra 15% commission based on your total monthly sales/purchases.

  •  There is no obligation after you buy the starter kit.  It’s totally risk-free. 

  • If you sell (or buy) £270 in catalogue products during the three months after you join, you get to stay in for another three months.  How fun is that?  If you decide you don’t want to stay in, then you simply drop.  It’s really that easy!

  • When you join SU, you are already within a calendar quarter (three months), so Stampin’ Up! allows you that first part quarter as a ‘grace’ period – a sort of ‘settling in’ period for you to find your feet. So therefore, your first quarterly minimums don’t need to be met until the one after (so initially, you have potentially 6 months to make your minimum £270 quota to stay ‘active’).

  • Two orthree times a year, prior to the launch of a new Stampin'Up! catalogue, as a demonstrator, you will be able to choose NEW items that are only on pre-order to demonstrators and not available to customers! 

  • You can sign up online, and once you have chosen the goodies you want in your kit, it only takes 10 minutes to sign up! More information can be found HERE.

Contact me, and I’ll guide you through the process.

Thanks. xx


New Project - Card in a Box!


Yesterday I had great fun creating this project called 'Card in a Box' for one of the lovely ladies who faithfully attends my monthly classes at Formby Library.

It's got a Holy Communion theme (as you can see from the back of the card), but you can make them for just about any celebration or special occasion.

Another name for this card is a 'Pop-up Card', or 'Explosion Card'!

I had seen these beauties all over the internet, and thought I'd give them a go myself - they're not as hard as they look! My version is a bit smaller than the ones you might see on Pinterest
or YouTube, but I like it, as it can easily fit into a 6"x4" small envelope.

It also folds flat, so quite inexpensive to post.

I used two Stampin'Up! bundles for this card: Petite Petals and Flower Shop. The leaves were punched out with the Bird Builder Punch. Butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, and matching punches (Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly).

The cardstock and designer papers are from my stash.

The colours chosen are Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive, and Pink Passion (retired).

So what do you think?

If you fancy making your own 'card in a box', I'm happy to send you instructions on how to go about it.

So go on, let you imagination take flight, and see what you can come up with today! I'd love to see YOUR creations!


P.S. Here's another 'card in a box', which my home class are making this Tuesday! :-)