Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this colourful card.

tt uses both the Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches, along with the coordinating Tropical Leaf Stamp Set. The sentiment is from the Hearfelt Hexagon Stamp Set, layered with the Double Oval Punch shapes.

You will find the Tropical Leaf Stamp Set and Punch Bundle in the Online Exclusives range at my Online Store.

For the background, the leaf shape was punched out and used as a mask to create the leaves in Granny Apple Green with a Blending Brush. Veins were then added in the same colour using the coordinating Stamp Set.

A flare of Lemon Lolly adds a touch of extra colour around the leaves.

Memento Ink then provides the black for the sentiment which is stamped and punched out. It’s layered together before being raised up on Dimensionals above a length of Gingham Ribbon.

For the ladybird, this is created using the Ladybug Builder Punch. By colouring Melon Mambo sequins from the Sequins Trio pack using a Stampin’ Blends Marker, the seven spots are created. The ladybird is then attached using Dimensionals.

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LADYBUG BUILDER PUNCHTROPICAL LEAF BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LOLLY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOSTAMPIN' BLENDS BASIC BLACK COMBO PACKBLACK & WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) GINGHAM RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Slight Grunge in Sepia Tones

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this slightly grunge-type project in sepia tones.

Having been asked recently for some more ‘generic’ designs, this one fits that brief.

My colour combination was Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

Using the splat image from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and the leaf from the Inked & Tiles Stamp Set, the background piece is stamped.

Using a Blending Brush, the edges are given a touch of extra colour for a slight grunge effect.

The banner pieces are cut using the Nested Essentials Dies, but by drawing around the edge shape, rather than cutting them out. Another leaf is stamped onto the Very Vanilla shape and given a touch of grunge before the pieces are layered together.

Go To Greetings is the Stamp Set that provides the sentiment. This is cut out and stuck to the banner.

A length of coordinating Pecan Pie ribbon is stuck to the back of the banner before the whole piece is stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in Very Vanilla are added.

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INKED & TILED CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETGO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NESTED ESSENTIALS DIESPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESPECAN PIE 1/2" (1.3 CM) BORDERED RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEBLENDING BRUSHESNESTED ESSENTIALS DIES

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Christmas Stripes

Our final Card & Cuppa project of the year was this pretty Christmas card I’m sharing a day early with you!

It is one of my favourite stripe designs made with my favourite stamp set, DSP and Ribbon of the season.

Sadly these items are on the Last Chance Products list, so we won’t see them again when our Spring Catalogue releases in early January.

The bottom of the card is made with stripes of the Joy of Christmas DSP laid side by side.

A length of the gorgeous Iridescent Ribbon sits across the top of the pieces. This ribbon has a lovely shimmer to it and appears to change colour in different lights.

Two circles are then punched using the Online Exclusives Circle Punches, one from Basic White and one from Shaded Spruce cardstock.

The holly image from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set is then stamped in coordinating Shaded Spruce and coloured using a Stampin’ Blend.

It is given a touch of extra festive sparkle using Wink of Stella before the layered circles are stuck across the ribbon.

Finally, some Festive Pearls are added to create holly berries.

This design is great if you have offcuts of DSP or just need to de-stash. It also works with cardstock too.

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)JOY OF CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SHADED SPRUCE COMBO PACKWHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) IRIDESCENT RIBBONFESTIVE PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bright & Beautiful Suite Collection

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used items from the Bright & Beautiful Suite Collection.

This discounted Suite Collection contains the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and Dies Bundle, plus the Bright & Beautiful 6×6 DSP Stack. These items are used in my design. There is also some Specialty DSP in the Suite too that I haven’t used here.

The colours in the DSP stack helped me to choose my colours for the layer and stamping. I chose Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist, along with Basic White.

This project is one of my angles designs and they are great for men, teenagers and anyone who is normally difficult to make for. They are also really quick and simple to make too.

To begin, a background is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist using one of the images from the Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set.

Three strips of DSP are then cut at the same width, but two different lengths. They are stuck to the stamped background at various angles.

Offcuts from the DSP strips are used to cut out the stars and balloon shapes.

A sentiment, also from the Stamp Set is stamped and cut out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives.

Another item from the Online Exclusives is the length of ribbon from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack, which is made into a swoosh.

The sentiment sits on top with Dimensionals with the die cut shapes positioned and stuck down.

Finally, some coordinating Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins in silver are added. These sequins have more of a matte finish, so provide less of a ‘blingy’ effect.

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BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBLUEBERRY BUSHEL A4 CARDSTOCKBLUEBERRY BUSHEL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LIME TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKNEUTRALS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Cheerful Daisies Bundle

At last week’s Card & Cuppa project it was the turn of a new Bundle, along with a new colour too.

Items from the new Cheerful Daisies Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies) and Pecan Pie combined to create this pretty monochrome Birthday card. These are new products from the Annual Catalogue.

This project is a version of one of my most popular lockdown projects. So I have CASE-d myself with a monochrome twist.

If you’re not sure what CASE-ing is, then check out my video here that gives a quick overview.

Using one of the three Basics Embossing Folders from the Online Exclusives range, a background was created. It was given a vintage look with a Blending Brush and was then offset against the Pecan Pie layer.

Various images from the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set were stamped and shapes were cut out using the coordinating Cheerful Daisies Dies.

The daisy sitting under the sentiment is again given a hint of colour using a Blending Brush.

A swoosh of ribbon from the Trim Combo Pack is then added. This is another Online Exclusive product and the other ribbon in the pack we used on the last Card & Cuppa project. It sits under the sentiment and coordinates really well with the warmth of Pecan Pie.

Finally, some Brass Butterflies are dotted across the project.

This project would look fabulous in other monochrome variations.

Which colour(s) would you choose?

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CHEERFUL DAISIES BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BASICS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERSPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESSTAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Quiet Meadow Stamp Set & Dies Meets New Colours

At last week’s Card & Cuppa, I chose a similar theme to the previous week in combining a previous Stamp Set with new colours.

This time I chose some of the new blues of Azure Afternoon – new colour, Blueberry Bushel – returning In Color and Balmy Blue, along with Basic White.

Using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and coordinating Meadow Dies, I took inspiration from Page 66 of the new Annual Catalogue for my project.

The words and splats are both stamped in Balmy Blue for a background, with the words using second generation stamping.

After stamping the large floral image in Blueberry Bushel, a Blender Pen is used to move some of the colour around and to soften the white. Wink of Stella is then dotted in the centre of each of the flowers.

Azure Afternoon cardstock is used for the stem that is cut out using the Meadow Dies.

An inkpad in the same colour is used for the sentiment.

A ribbon swoosh in silver from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack from the Online Exclusives range sits behind the sentiment that is raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some silver Festive Pearls are used to coordinate with the ribbon.

This project would be great in other colours too. Maybe shades of purple or brown.

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QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETMEADOW DIESAZURE AFTERNOON A4 CARDSTOCKAZURE AFTERNOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUEBERRY BUSHEL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHFESTIVE PEARLSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Sending Smiles Stamp Set Meets New Colours

After a few weeks off due to my break and the Bank Holidays, Card & Cuppa was back.

Last week’s project used the Sending Smiles Stamp Set and combined it with some new colours from the new Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination was Bubble Bath – a new colour, Lemon Lime Twist – a returning In Color and Melon Mambo, with Basic White.

The stems and flowers were stamped straight onto the Basic White piece using images from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set. Zingy Lemon Lime Twist leaves are toned down slightly with the pale Bubble Bath flowers.

A sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo and has a length of Lemon Lime Twist from the coordinating Ribbon Duo Pack looped on the back. This is raised up on Dimensionals.

Using Wink of Stella, the centres of the flowers are given a touch of sparkle.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones are added for more bling.

Look out for more projects using the new colours over the coming weeks.

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SENDING SMILES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BUBBLE BATH A4 CARDSTOCKBUBBLE BATH CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LIME TWIST A4 CARDSTOCKLEMON LIME TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKRIBBON DUO COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bottled Happiness Stamp Set

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project takes inspiration from Page 17 of the Annual Catalogue.

My version has a delicate cottage garden feel with Fresh Freesia, Mint Macaron and So Saffron, combined with Very Vanilla and Smoky Slate.

The flowers are from the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set, a two-step stamp set.

Additional floral shapes are cut out using the Bough Punch.

A sentiment from the Lovely & Lasting Stamp Set is then stamped and cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

The punched pieces sit on top of a coordinating ribbon swoosh and are raised up using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle across the project.

I love the soft feel that this has with the colour combination. It can easily be reproduced using other colours and sentiments to create a different feel.

There is only a month left of the Annual and January-April Mini Catalogues, so the Retiring List will be with us very soon. Make sure you grab any items from these publications now to avoid disappointment.

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BOTTLED HAPPINESS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LOVELY & LASTING PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Petal Park Bundle

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used the new Petal Park Bundle from the January-April Mini Catalogue.

The Petal Park Bundle (Petal Park Stamp Set & Petal Park Builder Punch) is part of a wider Suite, Regency Park Suite Collection. My colour palette of Sweet Sorbet, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce comes from that Suite.

With the Stamp Set being a two-step stampin’ set, the outlines and inner sections came together very quickly. Outlines were stamped straight from the ink pad, with the inners stamped off.

See my video here on Two-Step Stampin’ and here for my video on different generations of stamping/stamping off.

The focal flowers were stamped onto a separate sheet of Basic White Cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch.

A length of the new Bordered Ribbon in Night of Navy sits across the project.

Using another Bundle, Lovely & Lasting from the Annual Catalogue, the sentiment was stamped and punched.

Wink of Stella was added to the centre of the focal flowers before these and the sentiment were all raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots from the Suite are dotted across the project.

Why not take advantage of the Bundle and Suite discounts in the Catalogues and if your purchase comes to £45 or more, you could also earn SAB products for FREE.

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PETAL PARK BUNDLE (ENGLISH)LOVELY & LASTING BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY 3/8" (1 CM) BORDERED RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHADHESIVE-BACKED MILKY DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set

My final Card & Cuppa project of the year was this red and green design.

I chose to use Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green as the design could be used for a last-minute Christmas Card if needed, obviously with a different sentiment!

The flowers are from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and stamped in Tuxedo Black.

They are then coloured using Stampin’ Blends in Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.

A sentiment from the Lovely & Lasting Stamp Set is cut out using the coordinating Lasting Label Punch.

This sits on Dimensionals over a swoosh of Metallic-Edge Cotton Ribbon.

Finally, some Festive Pearls, in silver to match the ribbon are added.

It’s a very quick and easy design to create and can be made in lots of different colours for many occasions.

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HAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLOVELY & LASTING BUNDLE (ENGLISH)GRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS POPPY PARADE COMBO PACKSILVER 3/8" (1 CM) METALLIC EDGE COTTON RIBBONFESTIVE PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE