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Friday, 21 February 2020

Birthday Bonanza - Interactive card

Do you like interactive cards?

I have some birthdays coming up for my grandsons so I'm ahead of myself this year!  They are growing up far too quickly for my liking, and cute  images like this won't resonate with them for much longer as their tastes change and they develop more sophisticated tastes!


The mechanism on this works with the same principle as a "waterfall" card and this has been around since time immemorial.


Remember the Delightful Tag Topper punch which carried over from the Autumn Winter catalogue?  So pleased we can still use this pretty punch.


Just for fun, I stuck the lion's head on a wibble wobble spring, but if you haven't got a shop bought one, I show you how to make your own in the video!  Grab a cuppa, and have a look see.










Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Birthday Dies - Coordinatation Product release

Oooh! Lovely new Birthday Dies which coordinate with the "Happy Birthday to You" Cling stamp set has just been released for sale and will be available for a limited time until 31 March, 2020.  It's one you can earn for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.



The Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder is equally stunning and shown in its full glory.  I'm giving Purple Posy a bit of "love" as Stampin' Up! discontinued the ink pad as it wasn't up to scratch, and rather than market something under par by their standards, they removed the ink pad, but we still have the markers and Stampin' Blends and of course, the other purple hues we have will go perfectly with it too.

I used an aqua painter to paint Highland Heather refill mixed with Whisper White craft ink on the flowers, and the leaves in Garden Green.


A card isn't complete without an inside - the greeting was rather long, so I simply stamped it at an angle instead.





Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
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Sunday, 16 February 2020

Which is your favourite Coordination Product Release so far?

Hallelujah!  Birthday dies for the Happy Birthday to You Cling stamp set which is one of the Free Sale-a-bration products you can choose with a qualifying purchase!

I don't know about you, but I don't mind doing a little bit of fussy cutting now and then, but if you're making cards en mass, having the dies to do the work for you is a definite plus!

The cake stand was cut using the die too, and believe it or not, I cut it from Whisper White cardstock and coloured it in with Stampin' blends!


In addition to cutting out the cake and flowers in one piece, there is also a separate die which cuts out the flowers only, so I stamped two cakes, and left one whole, and die cut just the flowers on the other.

Unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice, because up close and personal, the flowers and cake stand has Clear Wink of Stella and it glints and sparkles when you move or tilt the card.

I resurrected my Lace 3D embossing folder, and it makes a super backdrop for the cake.  In this set of birthday dies, there was one which cut and embossed the leaves, and another for the floral buds.

The greeting is from another Sale-a-bration freebie called "Sending You Thoughts".






Friday, 14 February 2020

"Heartfelt" Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day to those who are lucky enough to celebrate with their Valentine, and for those who are unable to through time, distance or location or if they're angels in heaven,  we will remember them too.

For someone who's not really into anything too saccharine,  I veered away from the reds.  Stampin' Up!'s "From My Heart Specialty Designer Series papers" with the foiled accents in Flirty Flamingo and Real Red and White are gorgeous, but it was just too high octane for me personally.

Last year I went down the route of Soft Sea Foam - that really pale green  with Basic Gray and this year I chose Seaside Spray instead.



Don't want fussy? Omit the ribbon.  I made this without the ribbon for my hubby.


The inside of the card was simply stamped with just a little cluster of hearts which were  stamped off first in Basic Gray and Seaside Spray in the corner to add a bit of interest.


Well, I had to have the heart foil tin to coordinate with the card, so I pimped the box and hid the red tin foil by wrapping Seaside Spray card stock round the side so that it would match the card.    I filled the tin with a mixture of creamy milk chocolate hearts (wrapped in gold) and some really yummy strawberry and cream flavoured ones (wrapped in silver).








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