You’re out of this world!

Eeeeek – how darn cute is this card? Now I’ll be honest, this card first grabbed my youngest son’s attention before it did mine. He is absolutely mad about anything to do with space – rockets, the planets, stars etc. But when you look at it, how can you not add it to your shopping basket?

Now for this particular card, I promised my son that I would make it so that the astronaut was based on him, but there is also the option for a little girl too (oh and don’t forget the dog!). I chose to colour mine in with blends, then fussy cut them. I’d had an idea for background in my head that was just rhinestones as stars, but I changed my mind and use the star stamp in the set with some heat embossing for a gorgeous starry sky.

I did add some rhinestones into the final design, which I think give it that twinkle that you associate with stars. Finished with a heat embossed sentiment and some beautiful silver cord and it all comes together to make a beautiful card. Love it!

Did you see this set in the catalogue, if yes what have you made with it?

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

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Best Suited Dad

I say this every time I showcased a masculine card – but they are difficult to design when you need one on the spot. I like to have a couple of card choices already made for when an occasion comes round celebrating a male in my life. Well Suited is the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that features in today’s card – of course – and I decided to layer different patterns together on the card front.

This layering technique was first introduced to me by Sam over at Pootles Papercraft, where you cut down 3 or 4 patterns from a pack of paper and layer them up to make a card front, finishing it off with a simple sentiment / ribbon / embellishment.

I always try to choose two more subtle patterns and then pair them with one a little more funky / bright, which in this collection isn’t too bright but is far more patterned than the others and the tiny sentiment on the white catches your eye. Ready to gift to a dad for any occasion.

Have you tried a layered DSP card?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Blueberry Make My Day…

Now, I will be the first to admit that I was pleasantly surprised at just how gorgeous the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Berry Blessing stamp set are. The colours on the page are far more vibrant than any camera can give justice, and the blueberries shown on this card has to be my favourite from the entire pack of paper.

And the best bit? This paper and stamp set are not only a free choice in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, but they also co-ordinate with the Sweet Strawberry bundle from the Mini Catalogue – bonus!

I love the fonts – I love how they have picked a mixture of a script and serif font and bundled them together with a lovely play on words. And of course, no sentiment is safe without some form of embellishment. Instead this time, I paired it with some small blueberries stamped and popped up on dimensionals rather than the traditional rhinestones or pearls.

What do you think? Berries on a card, I think it’s a resounding yes…

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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