Floral Thanks

I first made this box on the day my pre-order from Stampin’ Up! arrived. The grey background on the paper with the bright colours instantly drew me in. I didn’t know what I was going to make, but knew it had to be with that particular pattern. The grey background contrasts beautifully with Coastal Cabana, so that formed the colour theme of my box.

Using Fine Art Floral and some two step stamping, the picture really shines on the box. The colour theme also allowed me to bring out one of my favourite sets in the Annual Catalogue – Playing with Patterns, using both the embellishments and the ribbon.

And the best part? The darker shades on each of the flower heads is the same stamp. It has been designed to work with all three flowers, which I think is pure genius! And the box itself, well as the video shows – this can be made in bulk as it’s easy peasy to put together.

Which colour do you prefer, Coastal Cabana or Real Red?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 91/2 x 71/2 inches
  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 12 inches
  • Cardstock Scrap = 31/4 x 23/4 inches
  • Basic White Scrap = 3 x 21/2 inches

Scoring:

Cardstock:

  • Long Side = 3, 41/2, 71/2, 9 inches
  • Short Side = 11/2 inches

Designer Series Paper

  • Long Side = 51/4 inches on both sides
  • Short Side = 11/2 inches on both sides

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Butterfly Wishes

There are times when I sit in my craft room and I have absolutely no idea what I want to make or have any plan behind the projects I finish up with. This card is a great example of that! When I made this card, all I wanted to do was stamp the gorgeous images from Touch of Ink stamp set and see how I can play with the blending of them and different colour ways.

On a separate thought pattern, I wanted to use the paper from Fine Art as a background on a card but didn’t know where to progress from there. So far, I had two separate ideas and no way forward – or so I thought.

As you can see, in the end I pulled the two ideas together (after my daughter suggested it – credit goes to Mia) and I really happy with the end result. Perhaps I should just let my daughter do the crafting next time?

What do you think?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!

Simple Sunday #8 – Art Gallery

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the brand new Art Gallery bundle, which is part of the new catalogue which launched on 5th January.

The stamp set is gorgeous and features beautiful two tone flowers, which are so easy to line up and create gorgeous designs. I love them! I’m not a massive fan of flowery sets, but this absolutely sung to me in the catalogue as it’s part of a larger suite (Fine Art Floral) with co-ordinating ribbon, dies, paper and golden speciality acetate

As you can see from this card, the flowers lend well to simplicity and the varying sentiments allow you to switch up the design for a large variety of occasions. I did a second colour way in my video – which one do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!