Thinking of you or HOTDOGS!

Front of cheeky birthday card

This is a birthday card I made for a cheeky bugger I know. A cheeky bugger as in a person who teases you in a loving way, it’s not a mean person. Just friendly banter. ūüôā

Basically this is a mashup of Tasty Trucks from SAB catalogue (page 12) and the hostess “Time of year” stamp set which is still available and you can qualify for it by spending ¬£150 on Stampin’ Up! – then you get the option of adding it for free. Or host a party and if that party accumulates enough rewards by spending you can also qualify for this stamp set. Note SAB ends at end of March. Both stamp sets are free goodies!
On the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the  Cool treats polymer stamp set.

Anyway I cheated a bit with this card and used a cardstock already pre-scored from Hobbycraft, but by all means please use Whisper white or Very vanilla.

The inside of the card

I used following items to make this card:

It’s a very easy and quick to make and doesn’t require any skills. I used the blender pen to work the water colour into the paper. Washing tape I cut into thin strips.
You can make the card fancier with some layers. i just like it plain and cheeky.
I like the way the sausages looks like a smile and I hope it brings a smile on the face of the cheeky bugger too ūüôā
Card is from 15th February 2017.

Delicate details birthday card

A card with lots of stamping and it doesn’t need to be that precise!
This could also easily be converted in to a wedding card and colours can be changed too. I just love Marina mist because it gives it a porcelain look and I chose to make it a birthday card as I have many birthdays coming up.

The delicate details stamp set is a free stamp set as long as you spend a minimum of ¬£45 on Stampin’ Up! products during Sale a bration which lasts until end of March. You can find delicate details on page 9 in¬†SAB catalogue.

I used following cardstock:

I also used:
I love the delicate details stamp set. It is very versatile and I will be using it a lot more in the future for like baby cards.
Also I love Marina mist; it was the first Stampin’ Up! colour I invested in and it is well worth buying ink and cardstock at the same time. Everything just coordinates so much easier!

Card is from 13th February 2017.

Special reason card

I love the Special reason bundle. It’s very versatile. Leaves can be used for all seasons, not just spring. I would combine the bundle with other sentiments though.

Cardstock I used:

I also used:
The magnetic platform is not essential for the dies in the Special reason bundle but it is very handy. You can use tape too to hold the die in place in the big shot. Die just need to be secured somehow so it doesn’t move.
It’s a very simple card but also very lovely. I like it’s crisp and clean.
Card is from 8th February 2017.

Lift me up card

I used the lift me up stamp set and FREE designer series paper (DSP) from¬†Sale a bration 2017 catalogue ¬†by Stampin’ Up!

I can see myself making many more cards from this stamp set as it has some good sentiments. I will definitely be making kids and men’s birthday cards.

This card however is for a 91 year old friend who  became ill over Christmas. His body is giving up and he has been put in to a carehome. His mind is still sharp and I have made this card which I will give to him this coming weekend to lift his spirits.

I used the following cardstock:

  • Whisper white¬†12 x 4.5 inch – folded in half
  • Smoky slate¬†5.5 x 4 inch
  • DSP (page 7 in SAB catalogue) 5.25 x 3.75 inch
  • Banner of DSP 0.75 x 3.5 inch
I also used:

Card is from 8th February 2017.

Falling In Love desk calendar

Love the butterfly paper!
I just loved making these desk calendars Рsoo quick to make. I think each of them took 15 minutes to make, which is quick crafting for me. I like taking my time with each project. 
I adore the Falling in Love designer papers. The paper is so beautiful and go so well together. You are probably able to find nicer looking note pads than I!
Please see the post with “A man calendar”¬†for a guide on how to make the desk calendars.

This one is so shabby chick!
For these calendars beside the Falling in Love designer paper I used:

Butterfly is from Garden in Bloom stamp set.

Desk calendars are from 31st January 2017.

A man desk calendar

Surprisingly very easy and quick to make!

I used Urban Underground¬†designer papers to make this awesome desk calendar to my fiance. I love the Urban underground paper and I can see a lot of father’s day cards being made from this. I used a guide for the measurements by¬†Carolina Evans¬†– I have pretty much listed her guide beneath.

To make the calendar; 1 piece A4 of Smoky Slate cardstock is used:

  • Cut the A4 in half at 10.5cm
  • Cut one piece in half at 14.9cm – this is your calendar top
  • Scor the other piece at 5 7/8″ and 3″ mark – this is the base of the calendar
  • Fold and glue the top card on the bottom bit of the scored base card.

For the frame I used Whisper white:

  • for the top: 14 x 9.5cm
  • for card base: 9.5 x 9.5cm

The designer paper I cut:

  • for top: 13.5 x 9cm
  • for card base: 9 x 9cm

Banners are 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ – and I just cut the banner bit with scissors.

Sentiment is from Better Together stamp set Рvery useful set with loads of great sentiments.

The screw embellishments are also from the Urban Underground series.

The ribbon is retired but you can get similar ribbon like Silver natural ribbon.

Calendar I found in Hobbycraft for about £10p.

I love these desk calendars SO.. I made a few of them! I’ll show you the others in another post!

Desk calendar is from the 31st of January 2017.