Well Suited Hooray

Coming up in the new Jan to June Mini Catalogue, there is a suite that is completely male orientated and I can’t get enough of it! I’m absolutely rubbish at making cards for men no matter what the occasion is. So for those of you who like me, you’re in for a great surprise when the catalogue goes live on 5th January.

The suite contains stamps, dies, paper and twine and is perfectly co-ordinated in the usual Stampin’ Up! style. Perfect for any crafter as it means you spend less time finding the ‘right’ shade of any colour.

This tapered top box is made using Night of Navy, but in my Youtube tutorial I have switched things up and used Basic Black – which turned how far better than I ever expected. By doing different colour combos on camera, I’ve learnt to just go with it and has really surprised myself.

The box is decorated with paper from the suite, but with a sentiment from a new stamp set called ‘You are Amazing’ which features in the Mini Catalogue. It fits perfectly into the Stitched Square I chose and sit’s nicely centred on the front. A touch of ribbon and the project looks gorgeous and ready to gift.

Which colour / pattern do you prefer?

Best Wishes,

Colours Used:


  • Cardstock = 81/4 x 111/2 inches
  • Designer Series Paper = 21/2 x 21/2 inches (4 pieces)
  • Designer Series Paper = 21/4 x 21/4 inches (4 pieces)
  • Whisper White Scrap


  • Long Side = 23/4, 51/2, 81/4, 11 inches
  • Short Side = 23/4, 51/2
  • NOTCH the long side = 13/8, 41/8, 67/8, 95/8 inches
  • MARK the Designer Series Paper = 11/4 on all four pieces


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

Hooray for You

I was recently challenged to use the colour Pink more as it’s not a colour I reach for that often, unless it’s Magenta Madness. I took part in a team event that was based upon the Curvy Variety bundle and so used that as an opportunity to dip out of my comfort zone and used pink – in this case, Petal Pink.

A version of this card was showcased by Deb Toner using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP), but I chose Peony Garden for my version. I love the finished outcome, especially the silver sprig focussed on the right.

Look at the detail on those dies, they emboss the leaves at the same time as cutting out the sprig. As I had used silver for the sprigs, I wanted to use the Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon but incorporate it with the pink theme. To do this, I coloured in the ribbon using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, which I think looks amazing!

Which colour in your collection do you find is used the least? Why not challenge yourself to use it – you may be pleasantly surprised?

Best Wishes,

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Rainbow Stars


The Rainbow Glimmer paper is gorgeous, so gorgeous I didn’t know how to use it initially as I didn’t want to cut into it. Technically, I didn’t cut into this as whilst it isn’t a full piece of 12 x 12, it is a full piece underneath the top layer of Whisper White. I wanted to show the rainbow glimmer off in a way that was subtle but pretty at the same time.

Using the Happy dies, I die cut a number of randomly placed stars across the top layer of white. Whilst randomly placing them, I was also making sure I was capturing the full ombre of the Rainbow Glimmer to really show it off – but leaving space for a sentiment to be added.

I kept it quite simple by layering the white onto more white and stamping my sentiment in Magenta Madness for a pop of colour alongside the rainbow. Which I absolutely love! Do you love the Rainbow Glimmer too?

Best wishes,

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