Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love Valentines Card

So I am staying with the Valentine’s theme for today’s card. Recently one of the lovely ladies in our team came up with the idea of a card swap amongst ourselves, so we each had someone to send a card to. What a great idea!! It gives us such an inspiration boost and plus as the theme for this months swap was Valentines my husbands face was a picture when I opened up a Valentines card!!

So on with the card. I wanted to do something a little different so I got my card swatches and chose two very different colours that I normally would not go for or put together. I used Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock for my base cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then added a mat of Pink Pirouette A4 Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches and adhered this to my card base using Fast Fuse Adhesive, which has fast become my go to adhesive!

For my card front I took some more Pink Pirouette cardstock and the absolutely gorgeous Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Die and die cut my focal piece using my Bigshot. This die is so pretty, you don’t appreciate how pretty until you see it yourself. I adhered this to another piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8inches using Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.  Taking some scrap Blackberry Bliss card stock I die cut some of the matching flower pieces. I covered these in some of the Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen and popped these up on some Stampin Dimensionals on to my die cut heart.

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For my sentiment I used the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set which with the thinlits comes in a Bundle saving you 15%. I stamped my sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink onto some Pink Pirouette cardstock and very quickly heat embossed this with my heat tool and some Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder. Once this was melted I quickly again sprinkled on some embossing powder and heated it again giving a more raised effect. I then covered the heart on my sentiment in Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen.

To finish off I wrapped some Pink Pirouette 1/2 inch Seam Binding Ribbon around my card front. Taking my sentiment piece I tied some of the 1/4 inch Cotton Ribbon, in Rich Razzleberry, in to a knot. I popped my sentiment piece up on dimensionals to my card front and adhered this with dimensionals to my card base. Taking some Crystal Effects I covered my flowers and the heart on my sentiment piece to give some more dimension to them.

So that was my swap for this month, and I am looking forward to next months challenge and I hope you will join me by subscribing to my blog. I will too be posting how I made my cardstock swatches that helped me come up with my colour scheme for this card.

So thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

 

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Stampin Up’s Framelit Friday Shaker Card

This Friday I wanted to showcase how versatile the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits are.  I don’t as yet do Project Life but bought these Framelits as I love making shaker cards and thought these would be ideal, and they are!

This card was a custom order so it is a combination of products but to make my shaker cards I always turn to my Project Life Framelits.  For this card I used a piece of A4 Blushing Bride Cardstock scored at 5 7/8 inches.  I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it to 8 inches x 5 5/58 inches.  I stamped my images randomly over this cardstock and sponged on some Pink Pirouette Classic Ink.  I then took the largest frame from my Framelits and die cut my frame using my BigShot.  From the middle leftover piece I die cut some of the images out and adhered them on to my frame.  On the reverse of this piece I adhered some Window Sheet with some Tonbow Mono Multi Glue.  I then went back to my card front.  I had stamped out some images in Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette and Pool Party Classic Ink which I  die cut and popped up on Stampin Dimensionals to imitate a Pattiserie window.  I die cut my sentiment and adhered this to my card front.  I took some sequins and was pretty generous with these and spread them around my images.  I went back to my frame and adhered some 3D foam tape and popped this on my card base.

For the inside I used some Whisper White cardstock measuring some spare DSP and extra images and adhered all these along with my stamped sentiment in Pool Party Classic Ink.

So these Framelits make shaker cards super easy and so much fun!!

Thanks for shaking by, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies while Sale-a-Bration lasts, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Tag it Tuesday Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Thinking of You Cards

I am trying to introduce some themes to my daily posts to challenge myself to make different projects.  So today is “Tag it Tuesday” LOL.  Well we all know Stampin’ Up do amazing punches including the tag punches which I love!  However, you do not always have to use them as plain tags, albeit at Christmas this is mighty handy!  But throughout the year you may not feel the need to break out your tag punches but they can be used for so many other things!

I decided to create a couple of cards incorporating the Ornate Tag Topper Punch as an embellishment piece on my  card front.

So I took some Pistachio Pudding and So Saffron A4 Cardstock and I cut the So Saffron piece to 8 2/8inches x 5 7/8 inches and scored it at 4 1/8 inches and cut the Pistachio Pudding piece to 11 6/8 inches x 4 1/8 inches and scored this at 5 7/8 inches for my card bases.  I took some of the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, free as part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion with every £45 you spend, see more details below, and cut two pieces to 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches and a further two pieces to 4 inches x 2 inches.  I then sponged on some Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink on to one of the larger pieces and some So Saffron Classic Ink on to the other larger piece of DSP.  Taking the two smaller pieces I sponged on Pink Pirouette Classic Ink on to one piece and some Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink on to the other piece.

Taking my Ornate Tag Topper punch I punched the two tag pieces from these smaller pieces of DSP.  To embellish the Tag I used the floral stamp image from the For The New Two Stamp Set.  I stamped this in all four colours and fussy cut this out.  I then took a small strip of Pistachio Pudding Cardstock and So Saffron Cardstock and stamped my sentiment from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink.  I thread some Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon through my pink tag and some Crushed Curry Ribbon through my Wisteria Wonder tag and then popped these up on some Stampin Dimensionals and adhered them to my card front.  I then adhered the stamped images and my sentiment banner.  I also took my Four Petal Flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack and punched 3 flowers from some Pistachio Pudding cardstock and some So Saffron cardstock.  I added some Basic Pearl Jewels to these and added them to my card front with some Mini Glue Dots.  I popped both card fronts onto my card bases with more Stampin Dimensionals and finished off with a few more Basic Pearl Jewels.

For the inside I just popped in some Whisper White Cardstock cut to 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches and stamped the floral images again from the For The New Two stamp set in coordinating colours.

I had no idea how these cards were going to turn out, I didn’t have a plan going into them only that I wanted to use the Ornate Tag Topper Punch!

Thanks for stopping by, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies while Sale-a-Bration lasts, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

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Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series New Baby Cards and GIVEAWAY!!

This is my 5th and last instalment of my Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper Card Series.  For todays cards I made two new baby cards, one for a baby girl and one for a baby boy.

For both cards I took my usual piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and for the baby girl card I sponged on some Strawberry Slush Classic Ink and then blended in some Blushing Bride Classic Ink and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink.  For my boy card I sponged on some Costal Cabana Classic Ink and blended in some Pool Party Classic Ink and Soft Sky Classic Ink on my Irresistibly Yours DSP.

For the card bases I used a piece of A4 Strawberry Slush A4 cardstock for my girl card and a piece of Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm).

I created the triple layered tag embellishment using my Note Tag Punch, and  four pieces of some Whisper White cardstock on to which I stamped the “New Baby sentiment and baby duck image” image from the One Tag Fits all Stamp Set and the tag border stamp in Blushing Bride Ink and  Pool Party Classic Ink.  I coloured my images and popped them on to the co-ordinating cardstock tag pieces and the other stamped Whisper White pieces with some Stampin Dimensionals.  I sponged the edges with some Pink Pirouette ink and Soft Sky Ink,  attached some Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon and attached it to my new baby girl tag and some Costal Cabana Ribbon from the SAB Embellishment pack for my baby boy tag and adhered them along with my pieces of Irresistibly Yours DSP to my card bases.

I finished off the card fronts with a sacattering of some sequins from the 2013-2015 In Colour Sequins.

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and stamped a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and then I stamped some accents in the 3 co-ordinating Inks from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set to finish off the insides.

So that is it, my first ever mini series is all done and I hope I have inspired you to try out the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP and experiment with some inks.  For those of you that have not yet managed to get your hands on any or have used it all up like me I have a special giveaway to celebrate my first ever card series.  For your chance to win a pack of the SAB Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and yes some of the lovely Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper you only have to do a few simple things!!

1. Click on the above link to subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment on this coordinating blog post.

2. If you are on Facebook pop on over to my Facebook page at and leave me a comment there https://www.facebook.com/whiiteflagdesigns?ref=bookmarks too and lastly…

3. Go follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/whiteflagdesigns/

The winner will be chosen at random from each of the above so that gives you 3 chances to win these goodies.  The giveaway will close on Friday 6th March at 1800hrs GMT and is open internationally.

Thanks for joining me on my first card series and good luck, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Strawberry Slush A4 Cardstock

Strawberry Slush A4 Cardstock

Costal Cabana Classic Ink

Costal Cabana Classic Ink

Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon

Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon

Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock

Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock

Soft Sky Classic Ink

Soft Sky Classic Ink

Strawberry Slush Classic Ink

Strawberry Slush Classic Ink

Blushing Bride Classic Ink

Blushing Bride Classic Ink

In Colour Sequins

In Colour Sequins

Pick Pirouette Classic Ink

Pick Pirouette Classic Ink

Pool Party Classic Ink

Pool Party Classic Ink

Best Year Ever Embellishment Pack

Best Year Ever Embellishment Pack

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever and You Plus Me Valentines Card

Well if you have not realised it is Valentine’s Day in four days!! You can not get away from it in the shops, although there is a lot more around now than there used to be.  It is becoming more and more popular here in the UK although I am not too sure about the rest of Europe but I know our friends in the states celebrate it with a lot more enthusiasm than we do although why not!? It is a day where we get to tell those we love and care about how much we love and appreciate them, so come on jump on board the love train (too cheesy??…….sorry!) and get everyone involved and have a bit of fun!  I will be posting some Valentine projects this week that will hopefully inspire you to get involved.

So to start off I thought may be you are not into the lovey dovey stuff and did not want to send a all singing dancing fluff and sequins card, or you have teenage children that you want to give a card to but they are way to cool to care! So I thought a simple card with slightly more discreet colours would work.  So I chose a piece of White Naturals A4 Cardstock for my card base cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm) and some of the gorgeous Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper this paper is available as part of the SAB promotion where you can choose a “Free” product from the SAB catalogue for every £45 you spend on Stampin’ Up products, Bargain!!

 

I took a piece of the Naturals White cardstock  to make a front panel for my card cut a 1/4 inch smaller on the length and width of my card base.  I then used the heart die from the ever so versatile Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die set , from the Spring and Summer Catalogue to cut out two hearts from my panel.  This die set can be used in many different projects not just to make the treat bags, these sets are such good value for money as they come with word dies, banner dies and embellishment dies which can be used on so many different things and are great when like me you are building up your supplies and do not have many dies.

You Plus Me Valentines Card

You Plus Me Valentines Card

I took some of the Best Year Ever DSP to pop behind the windows created by the heart die, I used some of the paler more traditional type paper with what look like lots of kisses for my first card and teamed this with a strip of Pink Pirouette Cardstock 2 3/4 inches (7cm x 2cm) on to which I stamped a sentiment out of the You Plus Me stamp set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using my heat tool and Stampin’ Up White Embossing Powder.  I then cut this into a banner shape and popped it in between my two heart shapes.

You Plus Me Valentines Card

You Plus Me Valentines Card

For my second card I used a more non-traditional paper and some Bermuda Bay Cardstock for my sentiment.  You could perhaps use this for way cooler teenager boys or those tom-boy daughters who despise everything pink, like me when I was a bit or a lot younger, not like my daughter who is definitely a girly girl!!  I added three hearts punched from matching cardstock and DSP with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack.

I kept the inside very simple to match the front of this card.  I just used a strip of DSP, matching cardstock and two hearts with the Heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch pack.

 

Seen something you like you can click on the pictures below or CLICK HERE!!! to go direct to my online shop.

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by xx

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stampin' White Embossing powder

Stampin’ White Embossing powder

Heat Tool

Heat Tool

You Plus Me stamp set

You Plus Me stamp set

Pink Pirouette Cardstock

Pink Pirouette Cardstock

Best Year Ever DSP

Best Year Ever DSP

Naturals A4 Cardstock

Naturals A4 Cardstock

Versamark Ink

Versamark Ink

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Valentines Card

So who is your Valentine?? Mine apparently is the Stampin’ Up Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series paper.  This paper is available through the Sale-a-Bration promotion and when choosing my free products with my most recent order, yes I said FREE (details on how you can get your hands on FREE goodies below), I was not sure whether to pick this pack of paper.  It doesn’t look much in the SAB catalogue and I could not see how I was going to use it.

Well it arrived and it is gorgeous!!! I am in love with it, it is a white paper with white embossed patterns on it and well it comes alive when you apply ink and it is divine!

I decided to use it in my latest project as it is the “Sale-a-Bration product of the week” but now I have started using it and getting all inky I can’t stop as you will see in my up coming projects.

So here is my Valentine’s card, I have used the You Plus Me stamp set and used the lovely colour combo of Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette.  The You Plus Me stamp set, the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder and Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy stickers are just some of the beautiful items available in our Spring and Summer Catalogue.

Irresistibly Yours Valentine

Irresistibly Yours Valentine

I used a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock for my card base 5 6/8 x 8 2/8 inches (14.6 x 21 cm) scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm) and a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5.5 x 3 7/8 inches (14 x 10cm) which I embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing folder, I then got to the exciting bit lol, I took a piece of the polka dot Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series paper, you get 6 designs in a pack and 2 sheets of each design, and sponged on some Pink Pirouette Classic ink, starting in the middle of my piece and working my way out to the edges to keep them lighter in colour giving a gradient effect……love it!!

Irresistibly Yours Valentine

Irresistibly Yours Valentine

I then used some Pink Pirouette cardstock which I stamped my sentiment on and some of the heart images from the You Plus Me stamp set and heat embossed these with some Stampin’ white embossing powder.  I punched the one heart out with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack and added an Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy sticker to it, which I also love, they are so pretty! I popped it all together with the addition of some Pearl Basic Jewels and a strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.  I kept the inside simple with some simple heart stamping on some Whisper White cardstock with some sponging around the edges and “voila” my Valentine’s card, which my husband thought I had made for him, no such luck this one is for me 😉

If you are interested in any of the products shown you can click HERE and have a look at what you like the look of!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Basic Pearl Jewels

Basic Pearl Jewels

Stampin' White Embossing powder

Stampin’ White Embossing powder

Pink Pirouette Cardstock

Pink Pirouette Cardstock

Pink Pirouette Classic Ink

Pink Pirouette Classic Ink

Smoky Slate Cardstock

Smoky Slate Cardstock

Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers

Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers

Happy Heart Embossing folder

Happy Heart Embossing folder

You Plus Me stamp set

You Plus Me stamp set

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock