Garden in bloom Mother’s day card

I made this lovely spring Mother’s day card to my finance’s mum.

I used following cardstock:

I used following Stampin’ up! products:
Unfortunately I do not have the letter framelits, I used a cricut instead (w/ storybook cartridge).
I used the wink of stella on some of the flowers just to give them that little extra. I think the leaves balances the green colour out well.
I love this card and I  hope my finance’s mum did too, otherwise I hope she is enjoying the flowers I sent with it.
Card is from the 20th March 2017

Where’s my cake?!? birthday card

Yes, Where is the cake?!? Chill out, it’s on it’s way.. by hot air balloon. 🙂

I couldn’t resist making this card out of the Lift me up stamp set. The sentiment is from the Tasty trucks stamp set (page 12) and is only available by spending £45 on Stampin’ Up! products and you can get it for free! This will last until end of March 2017.

I used following items for this card:

It seems like a lot of stuff, but you could do all the stamping in one colour and it would still look good. I had a piece of scrap from the Carried away DSP as banner. It doesn’t have to be. It could be Smoky slate or scrap from Cupcakes and carousels DSP. This is why I love Stampin’ Up! products; it is so easy to match.  
I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp with to make sure cupcake was stamped perfectly. It works absolutely wonders. I don’t think I can live without this gadget. I also used scissors to cut out the balloon and used stampin dimensionals to make it pop. By tilting the white cardstock it makes it looks like the balloon is in motion I like that. 
I added a bit of baker’s twine because it is so easy to work with. I am rubbish at tying bows. I can’t do it like everyone else does it. I do it just like my sister taught me it when I was like 5. I still remember it: “You make one doggy ear with one string. Do the same with the other string and tie them together in a knot. Ta dah!” I bet the person who invented the wheel had same feeling inside as me in that exact moment – and from that day I could go rollerskating without bothering my parents.  
Card is from the 15th February 2017.

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. 🙂

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 🙂
Card is from 15th 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 – soo 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 – very 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.

Storage box for embossing folders

I am starting to build up a small collection of Stampin’ Up! products and wanted to organise some of it in a nice way. I got the idea of making this storage box from tutorial by Pootles.

I simply followed the same instructions. I cut a piece of whisper white in 12 x 11 inch.
On the short side I scor at 2″ and 9″. On the long side at 4″ and 6″.
fold the cardstock on the scor lines with a bonefolder.
Then cut long thin triangles on the little square in the middle – much easier to see in the video tutorial which is great by the way.
I then glued it together like in the video.
On the front I used 6 x 3 inch Smoky Slate and 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 designer paper from Succulent Garden. Burlap ribbon and Sending Love embellishments.

The box is very simple to make and it takes about 10 mins.

Made on the 29th January 2017.

Cute baby card for boy or girl

Every Monday evening is normally my hobby night. My fiancé makes dinner, which gives me extra hobby time! Yay!
Tonight I wanted to make a cute baby card that can be used for boys and girls.
For this card I used “made with love” stamping set. Pear pizzazz ink pad, water colour pencils, whisper white and pear pizzazz cardstock. I also used designer paper from the tasty treats collection. For the washing line I used a stamp from “ballon celebration” – all from Stampin’ Up!
Pssst.. The peg I found in hobby craft, but don’t tell anyone!

Card is from 16th January 2017.

Don’t miss out on Pinterest!

After hours of watching Brandy’s cards videos I got hungry for more inspiration and my aunt recommended me using Pinterest. And oh my, there is a lot of pretty cards to be inspired by!
Petite petals punch used to punch out the flowers.
Scissors will do the job just perfectly as well!
This card was for my cousin’s birthday. She is danish therefore there is a danish happy birthday sentiment stamped.
This card was inspired by this pin, so very similar. I just loved the flower wreath and colours matching. I used a purple plum coloured ribbon to break the blue. The flowers are stamped with marina mist ink pad and the flowers are from the Petite Petal stamping set, both from Stampin’ up! I used whisper white and marina mist cardstock, also from Stampin’ up! I also, which might be difficult to see, embossed the middle of the wreath with a heart embossing folder.
I find it neat if you make a matching envelope to your card. It is very easy and finishes off the project nicely. I love this card and my cousin was very happy to receive it too 🙂
Card is from 27th August 2016.