Saturday, 17 February 2018

Perennial Birthday for Global Design Project #125

Welcome back to my blog.  Today I am sharing some cute notecards made with the new narrow notecards


I am entering them in the Global Design Project colour challenge.


I found this colour combination a bit of a challenge because Daffodil Delight isn't a colour that I regularly use.  I was determined not to let the colour choices defeat me, and after some experimentation I came up with these cute little notecards.  I hope you like them too!


I love Stampin' Up! kits.  The all inclusive ones, such as the Lots of Happy Card Kit and the Soft Saying Card Kit are perfect to take on holiday with you as they contain all the ingredients you need, including a stamp set, to make the cards and they are presented in a pretty box.  I showcased the  Lots of Happy Card Kit in a recent class we all enjoyed making up the cards.  They are also great to make at home!
 

The Perennial Birthday Project Kit is going to ensure that I don't forget a birthday in the future.  The kit comprises of a gorgeous box that contains dividers, with space to record birthdays for each month, and supplies to make 16 cards.  


There is a coordinating stamp set to this kit, which is purchased as a separate item, and I have used these Perennial Birthday stamps to make my cards today.  On the first one I have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to create the focal point. 


First, I stamped Happy Birthday in Dapper Denim on to a layer of Whisper White card and also on to the index sheet of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Then I cleaned my stamp before inking it up again in Berry Burst.  Next, I created the Berry Burst shadow - line up the image on the index sheet over the image on the card creating a shadow or halo just to the left.  Once happy with the placement use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp on to the actual card.  Hey presto there is a Dapper Denim image with a Berry Burst shadow!


For the background I've repeatedly stamped the dotty images in Daffodil Delight, stamping off on to scrap paper first.  The flowers are stamped, fussy cut and sparkled with a swish from the Wink of Stella glitter brush.  Basic Pearls add the finishing touch!


For this second narrow notecard the base is made from Dapper Denim card and I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to create the background on the Whisper White layer - colour liberally with the lightest pen, add the darker colour down the centre and blend out using the lightest colour again to create the graduated look.

As before, the flowers are stamped and fussy cut out.  The flower centres are basic pearls coloured with Blends.  So pretty.  

I have had a lot of fun making cards with the stamp set.  I'll put them in my fabulous box.  I'm feeling organised!!  Do you have a list of birthday cards to send over the next few months?

Happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code GXBCWRTD to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE


If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com
 

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:


 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Customer Thank Yous For January

It's not a secret!  Making pretty cards from gorgeous products makes me happy.  Hopefully, the customers who shopped with me during January will enjoy opening this fun little card.


I've used the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper on top of a layer of Bermuda Bay card, embossed with the Seaside pattern, which sits on a Dapper Denim card base.  The patterned paper is thick and sturdy, lavishly adorned with glitter.  The sparkle definitely adds to the magical theme!  


Can you see the narrow band of coordinating paper under the sentiment?  Matching up the colours was very easy because all I did was flip the unicorn paper to reveal a plainer, but still fabulous pattern, that I used as a band around my card.  To complete the coordination I wrapped a piece of the Sale-a-Bration shimmer ribbon over the strip.

The neat, simple thank you comes from the wonderful Wood Words stamp set.  The words and the coloured circles are punched out to quickly create the layered look.


A scrap of the lovely Unicorn/Dapper Denim patterned paper sat on my desk for a while until I saw the perfect opportunity to use it!  At a recent team stamping event we were shown some beautiful cards made with the new narrow notecards and some of the Sale-a-Bration stamps.  Aren't they cute?  

This time the Dapper Denim pattern is layered onto a background of Lemon Lime Twist and together they form the backdrop for the stunning peacock, which is punched out using the Starburst punch.  Simply stunning!


Even though the cards have the same core ingredient - the specialty paper - they look completely different, and I love that about crafting.  There are so many possibilities.  What would you make with this gorgeous paper? 

Thank you for reading today's post.  Happy Crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code GXBCWRTD to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Coffee Cafe with gift card holder!

I love to start the day with a steaming mug of frothy coffee.  We have one of those machines where you add a capsule, press a button and the coffee is made and then delivered by a famous actor...all true except for the bit about the delivery!


I'm also quite partial to chatting with a friend whilst having a coffee and a biscuit or piece of cake.  Especially good when the weather is gloomy, as it is today.  I'm equally happy enjoying my coffee at home or in a coffee shop!  The Coffee Cafe bundle is perfect for a calorie free injection of caffine.  You can even share a coffee with a friend via the post by sending a gift card!


My card can be used as an invitation, with plenty of space underneath the flap to write a message, to invite a friend for a coffee with a pocket perfectly sized for a gift card.  So, even if you can't share a coffee by sitting together in person, you can sent the funds to share one by post.

The colours I have used with Whisper White are Early Espresso and Soft Sky, which are colours used in the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP), Coffee Break.  The stamps include a trio of coffee beans that I've used to create the border, and the sentiment just nestles inside.  One of life's simple pleasures.  I've used two of the more muted papers to create the cover and the coffee cups because I wanted the words to stand out and be bold.  The coffee cups and the collars are easily cut out using the Coffee Cups framelit dies.   The pocket on the inside is made from DSP and matches the cover.  All neat and complimentary!


One of the dies actually embosses as well - smooth cardstock goes in to the Big Shot, and out comes a collar with a corrugated texture.  (Another die even cuts out a cute little coffee cup from the DSP.  How cool is that?)

So who will you invite to share a coffee with you?

Happy Crafting and coffee drinking,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code: TMXYT2YG to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: