Printed Welcome

Now isn’t this a fabulous sheet of patterned paper? I’m not a massive fan of pink (or animal print), but this piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) really stood out to me when I flicked through the packet. The best part? This is a sheet from a pack of paper that you can earn for free with Stampin’ Rewards.

Stampin’ Rewards are earned when you spend £150 or more on a single order via my online store. Once you hit the £150 value, you get 10% of your order back in rewards. For this particular pack of paper (called Pattern Party), you need £17 of rewards to redeem – that means a minimum order of £170. Which, let’s face it, is easily done on the Stampin’ Up! store as the items are so lovely and the quality is amazing.

I hadn’t used vellum in a long time, so decided to pull out a sheet and add that onto the card too. Thrown in with a few of my favourite embellishment – the bumblebees and you have a bit of a different card, a little quirky but fun nonetheless.

Now did you spot the Playful Alphabet dies? Have you got them yet? If not, why not? They should be a staple part of every crafters stash. They’re listed below on my supply list, grab yours and fall in love with them just like I did!

Best Wishes,

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Simple Sunday #5 – Moving Along

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 Way to Go! stamp set, which is so versatile for many different themes – children, welcoming new babies, car / train hobbyists or for those setting off on their travels.

As you know, I love getting my blends out to colour in. However, this stamp set also features two step stamping. Meaning you don’t need to use blends like I have, meaning the one less item from the list of items used. And in true style, I have shown a second colour way in my video below.

I love the dimension of the fussy cut train against the stamped background, highlighting the sentiment and tying the whole project together. For the baby boy version, I used Balmy Blue where I featured Petal Pink for a baby girl inspired card. But you may not wish to follow the traditions and go with something a little brighter.

And best of all? You don’t even have to use a train, the stamp set also features a car and a helicopter! Perfect! But I think I prefer the train – reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine that I used to watch as a child. Which do you prefer?

Best Wishes,

Colours used:


  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping