Lovely Christmas Reindeer Card

Hello ho ho,

Today is the last day showcasing the Scandinavian Christmas inspired card series using the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set.

cookie cutter christmas card by stampin up

Today I’m writing from Denmark. I’m here with with my fiancé and we will be celebrating Christmas tonight with my family, tomorrow we will be travelling home to UK – tell me about how difficult it is to get a flight in Christmas day! Boxing Day we celebrate with English family so the priority when we get home is getting the gammon boiled!

Christmas is always celebrated on Christmas Eve in Denmark. We will be picking up family and going to my sisters house late this afternoon. We will have pork roast with crackling at dinner followed by rice pudding. After a break we will be singing Danish Christmas carols while joining hands and dancing around the Christmas tree – Christmas tree is normally placed or pulled out in the centre of the room for this to work best! And then we have presents along with biscuits, cake and sweets – cause we need more food right?! How is your Christmas going to be?

cookie cutter christmas card by stampin up

For this card I used the inlay technique and used the lovely heart thinlits die to cut background and the heart stamped background. Then I used the negative heart stamped pieces to put in the holes on the white background. I used the heart border die from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set to make the festive background paper. I die cut a couple of extra ‘lovely’ word scripts. I just used scissors to cut them out and then glued them on top. I used stampin Blends to colour the Reindeer. I used a light Smoky Slate blend to make some shadows and I added some glaze on nose and eyes with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen – remember to leave it to dry for a couple of hours.

Supplies list:

Cookie-Cutter stamp set

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

Better Together stamp set

Cookie-Cutter Punch

Whisper White card stock

Basic Black card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Memento ink pad

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Versamark ink pad

White embossing powder

Gold Sequins

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Stampin Blends: Bronze, Smoky Slate, Ivory and Pink Pirouette

I hope you enjoyed this project and stories from my childhood and current Christmas. Have a very merry festive season and please subscribe to my blog for more projects and exciting news from Stampin up.

Thanks,

~ Christina

Scandinavian Merry Christmas Reindeer Card

Hello

Christmas is fast approaching and I hope you’ve got time to read about the third card of four Scandinavian Christmas inspired cards using the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set.

stampin up card using cookie cutter christmas stamp set

One of the final steps of my mum’s Christmas prepping happened on the 23rd of December when she cooked a huge portion of ‘rice porridge‘. Rice porridge is what Christmas elves eat in case you didn’t know. It’s normally served with a lump of butter and cinnamon sugar on top with a bottle of elf beer. Leftovers of rice porridge are then turned into rice pudding on Christmas Eve by adding vanilla, whipped cream and chopped almonds. It’s served on Christmas Eve for pudding with warm cherry sauce and it will contain a single or several whole almonds. Whoever finds a whole almond usually wins a present. In my family whoever got the almond would hide it and make everyone else eat more and more!

cookie cutter christmas stamp set by stampin up

For this card I coloured the reindeer with stampin Blends and added some googly eyes. I love how the Cookie-Cutter Punch is able to cut out the reindeer as well. I used the knitted embossing folder to give it some texture and dimension. I like how the heart border stamp from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set makes the most perfect Christmassy background paper. A very simple card where I cheated again and coloured a strip of whisper white paper with a gold pebeo marker.

Supplies list:

Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

Better Together stamp set

Cookie-Cutter Punch

Knitted cable embossing folder

Whisper White card stock

Basic Black card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Memento ink pad

Versamark ink pad

White embossing powder

White bakers Twine

Stampin’ Blends: Bronze, Smoky Slate (for shadows), Cherry Cobbler and Ivory

Gold pebeo marker – from amazon

I hope you enjoyed this project and please stay tuned for the last Scandinavian inspired card project which will be posted tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by,

~ Christina

Scandinavian Christmas Hugs Card Using Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

Hello,

I hope you are having a festive time. I just popped on to show you the second card out of four Scandinavian inspired Christmas cards using the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. The full list of products are listed further down this post.

stampin up cookie cutter christmas card

All my Scandinavian cards are inspired by my Danish childhood. My mum would buy a Norman pine tree in the beginning of December every year sourced by the local scout club. It would stay outside the house, still in the net until around the 20th or 21st where we would bring it inside and decorate it with lights and every branch would have a bauble, heart, Santa, elf, drum or angel on it. On the top we put a star. Then some silver tinsel and some danish flags. At this stage Christmas decorations would take up 85% of the space in the house leaving my dad incredibly grumpy.

Cookie cutter christmas card stampin up

For this card I made a little tag out of the card stock I stamped with the heart border stamp from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I die cut three hugs word scripts with the lovely thinlits dies and glued them together to make it more dimensional. I then dumped it on a versamark ink pad, covered it in gold embossing powder and heat set it. To be honest I didn’t have any gold card stock and I used a pebeo gold marker to colour the edges of a piece of whisper white card stock. That’s what’s great about having the stampin Blends as well. If you don’t have card stock in the colour you need – just use Blends to colour whisper white with.

Supplies list:

Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

Better Together stamp set

Cookie-Cutter Punch

Scalloped Tag topper punch

Lovely Words thinlits dies

Whisper white card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Memento ink pad

Versamark ink pad

Gold embossing powder

White embossing powder

White Bakers Twine

Stampin Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Bronze, Ivory, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight

Pebeo gold marker – from amazon

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Thanks,

~ Christina

Lovely Merry Christmas Card Using Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

Hello

This Scandinavian inspired lovely merry Christmas card was made by using the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Blends. The full product list is listed at the bottom.

stampin up cookie cutter christmas card

During my childhood (growing up in Denmark) I remember my mum always decorating the house with Santas, elves, hearts and angels wherever possible. I’m sure our house shrank 75% in size inside, dad had to share the sofa with multiple home-knitted elf families, even in the bathroom we had several elves staring at you – but at the same time all the Christmas elves helped insulating the house making it warmer and cosier. It helped making Christmas a magical time of the year with or without snow.

The main colours of the Christmas decorations were red, white and gold which is what inspired me when making this card. In fact I made a few and they will all be a part of my Scandinavian inspired Christmas card series which consists of four cards posted over the next four days.

I used the heart border stamp from the Birthday Blooms stamp set to make my own Christmas background paper and I coloured the Santa with the amazing Blends. They are so easy and effortless to use. I just can’t recommend them enough.

Cookie-cutter christmas stampin up card

I chose to die cut a circle out of the white background and pop my heart circle into the hole but you could also just layer it on top. I wanted the die cut ‘Lovely’ to stand out more and die cut three ‘Lovely’ word scripts and glued them together to make it more dimensional. I white heat embossed the greeting and added some gold sequins.

Supply list:

Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

Better Together stamp set

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

Cookie-Cutter Punch

Lovely Word thinlits dies

Stitched Framelits dies

Memento ink pad

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Whisper White card stock

Basic Black card stock

Versamark ink pad

White embossing powder

Embossing buddy

Gold sequins

Stampin Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate, Bronze, Ivory, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight

I hope you enjoyed this project and please sign up to my blog if you would like to be notified by email when I publish new projects or news from stampin up.

Thanks,

~ Christina

Flower shop card

Flower Shop card by Bobcrafts by Stampin UpHello!

I’m in love with the Flower Shop stamp set from Stampin Up, which has been around for some time and proves over and over to be very versatile!

Today I made a card for a colleague who is leaving soon. I like to give the card a few days in advance and not exactly on the last day. I think it’s just nice catching them alone, having a chat, give the card and they can enjoy it until they leave.

This card is very fun to make and there is no pressure of getting everything right. My original idea was layering the coloured flowers straight on top of the black and white ones, but I thought it looked kind of cool letting it peak through.

Flower Shop Card by BobcraftsI coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils and a blender pen. My colouring is far from perfect, but it’s all about having fun! I used the Pansy Punch to punch the flowers out very quick. You can also cut them out with scissors.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on black paper to make it stand out and with all those flowers I thought it needed some green and I decided to go with a green cardbase. I used a white gel pen just to add some white to the center of the flowers, it’s not necessary to do. I also covered the flowers in glitter with a wink of stella, unfortunately this doesn’t show on any of the photos 😦

I put the coloured flowers on with dimensionals and I used scissors to cut the overhanging flower bits off with. Later I decided to add some glossy accent to the center of the flowers and it worked very well.

I’m very happy with the turn out of this card and I will be making more of it for other occasions. ❤ In Fact here a couple of similar cards I made. All ready to get a sentiment attached.

Flower Shop Card by Bobcrafts

Enjoy and have a nice day!

Supply list (all from Stampin’ Up! unless other specified)
Stamp sets: Flower Shop and Better Together
Inks: Memento and Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive
Tools: Heating tool, Scissors, Embossing buddy, Pansy Punch
Other stuff: Watercolour pencils, Blender penGold and White embossing powder, Gel pen, Dimensionals, Glossy accent (Ranger)

Card is from the 23rd July 2017.

Made with Love Baby Girl Card

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Hello,

One of my dearest friends recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and I wanted to send her a card to congratulate.

Unfortunately, I find it difficult making baby cards. I always feel I never get them as cute or pretty as I want them to be, so this card took me a long time to make.

To make things more complicated I wanted to try new colour blending techniques. This is my first time using blending tools. I have seen many crafters using blending tools and make it look so easy. I didn’t find it easy at all, but it was a lot of fun! I used a die from the So Detailed framelits to cut out a stencil. The pink and purple was easy to blend, but i had difficulties getting an even blend with the green. I’m sure I just need a lot more practise! But overall I am very pleased with my background, which I also spitzed with some copper glitter. It’s difficult to see in any of the photos but it has a suttle copper shine to it.
I love the sentiment, it says: “ba-by (n) a little bit of heaven sent down to earth”. It’s so adorable!

I coloured the baby body suit straight forward with promarkers and didn’t worry much about shading or anything (as you can see I used the wrong type of ink for alcohol markers. I put the correct type of ink under supplies!). I just wanted to give it some colour to stand out from the background. I thought the safety pin was fun and added an extra element to the card.

Here is the final result after I decided to add some glassy accent to the body suit to finish it off with. All in all, I am very happy with the card. It’s very different from what I have previous made and I hope my friend likes it too!

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Supplies:
Stamp sets: Made with Love (retired) & Better Together (Stampin’ Up!) and Little You (Crate paper)
Dies: Stitched framelits & So detailed (retired) (Stampin’ Up!)
Cardstock: Whisper white and Wisteria Wonder (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks: Bundled Sage* & Milled Lavender* (distress ink.), Memento, Pink pirouette & Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up!) and Versamark
Promarkers: Rose Pink & Pale Pink
Tools: heating tool, embossing buddy, blending tools, scissors
Other: lace doilies (retired, Stampin’ Up!), dimensionals, Glossy accent (Ranger), Bronze Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

*I buy distress inks from oysterstamps.co.uk. They often have a good deal where you can buy 4 distress inks for £12. It’s cheaper than amazon and most craft stores. Make sure you check spam filter if you use this company. All my emails from them ended there!

Card is from the 8th July 2017.

 

Cute Party Animal Gift Card

IMG_5715My aunt in Denmark gave me a gift card she had made and I thought it was awesome and had to make a similar one with Stamping’ Up! of course! I have added all the measurements for this card in this post too! I like how the sentiment on the front looks like a cloud and the Better Together birthday greetings goes so well with the Party Animal Designer Series Paper.

I used following supplies: (I know huge list, but some of it is retiring so check it out!)

A how to guide is below these pictures..

This is how I did it:
1) Glue DSP on the card base 2) Fold the 12 in on the score lines. You want it folded like if you wanted it pop out of a box.
3) Add DSP to pocket piece and use an oval framelit to make the “incut”. I use a magnetic plate for this on the big shot, but you can also use tape to keep die in place. 4) Add snail adhesive to the edge of three sides of the pocket and stick it on the last bit of the folded piece. Make sure you do not cover the whole thing in glue or glue the opening. You want to make sure you can put something in the pocket. 5) Optional: stamp 2 small balloons just above the pocket in So Saffron.
6) Stamp the “Wishing you happiness on your special day” and party hat in Smoky Slate on the middle piece. To be honest I used the Stampamajig to make sure the hat was stamped in the right place.
7) Glue on the front DSP piece. I also trimmed the sides a bit because I didn’t fold it that well. I cut off whatever could be seen from the front when folded. 8) Stamp “Happy Birthday” in Smoky Slate on Sending Love Glassine sheet (make sure it’s dry) and cut out with oval Stitched framelit
9) On a piece of scrap Whisper White stamp 3 small balloons in So Saffron, 2 small balloons in Pear Pizzazz, 1 big balloon in So Saffron, Soft Sky and Blushing Bride. On the big balloons I stamped the dotted shading in same colours. Use punch to punch out balloons.
10) Position where you want the sentiment and glue on with a tiny bit of snail adhesive at the edges. Note too much adhesive might be visible from front as it’s see through. 11) Lay out balloons as you want them. The small balloons I positioned at the back and glued on with tombow glue. The big balloons I positioned so the overlay the sentiment a little. I put these on with dimensionals.
12) Fold and tie on the ribbon. Position where you want the ribbon. I wanted it to tie in the balloons, so pretty much in the middle. Then glue it, with ribbon tied, on to the card base. You can now untie and add gift card.
13) Finito!

If you wanted to you could make the card base into a card too. You would then need to cut the Whisper White card base 10 x 5 in and score it at 5 in. Or you can leave out the stamping in the middle and write a greeting there. Or write greeting on the back! So many options!

Card is from the 25th April 2017.