Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Hello Birthday Card

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

It has been a while since we did a Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge, with Christmas etc. but we are back on track now and will be “hopping” regularly on a Saturday and bringing you some amazing products!

So for today’s sketch….

For today’s cards I used the brilliant Hello Stamp Set  from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue which is only available until 15th February so you need to get in quick! I have gone in to more detail about the Sale-a-Bration promotion at the end of this post so don’t forget to stay until the end to see how you can qualify for this stamp set and more gorgeous products.

I used a piece of Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and I scored both card bases at 5 7/8 inches.

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For my “birthday girl” card, I stamped the small party hat image randomly all over my card base in Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink and So Saffron Classic Ink. This is one of my favourite colour combinations! It is quite difficult to get the right amount of pressure with these little stamps so have a practice on some scrap paper first. I found I was either applying too much pressure or not enough but you get the hang of it soon enough.

Then using one of my Circles Framelits Dies and my Bigshot I die cut a circle out of Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock for my centre piece.

For my “Birthday Boy” card I used Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink and Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink and Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock.

On my circle pieces I stamped the “Hello” sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my heat tool. I popped these on to my card bases with some Stampin Dimensionals.  I finished my circle piece with a couple of the 1/8 inch Mini Brads.

To finish my cards off I stamped my “Birthday Girl” sentiment on to some Whisper White Cardstock in Wisteria Wonder Ink, and my “Birthday Boy” sentiment in Watermelon Wonder Ink. I punched these out with the Washi Label Punch and popped them up with some dimensionals.

I finished off with a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. That’s it for my take on this weeks sketch but I think this stamp set is a must in everyone’s collection so get it quick!!

Thanks for hopping by today, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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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!!!

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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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Framelit Friday Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath Easter Card

Happy Good Friday!! This Friday I wanted to showcase how versatile the Wondrous Wreath Framelit Die Set is. I originally bought these from the Autumn and Winter Supplement but they were carried over to the Spring and Summer Catalogue and this is why, it can be used for many seasons and occasions!!

Framelit Friday Wondrous Wreath Easter Card

Framelit Friday Wondrous Wreath Easter Card

For my card base I used some So Saffron A4 Cardstock cut 5 7/8 inches and scored at 4 1/8 inches. For my card front I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it to 5 5/58 inches x 3 7/8 inches. On some more Whisper White cardstock I stamped my wreath images from the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set using Pistachio Pudding, Wisteria Wonder and Strawberry Slush Classic Inks. I then die cut this using the wreath die from the Wondrous Wreath Framelit set using my BigShot. I popped this onto my card front using some Stampin Dimensionals . Out of some Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock I die cut the wreath bow piece and added this to my wreath and card front with some more dimensionals. To decorate my wreath further I  used some more of the stamped and cut out eggs from my previous posts HERE and I stamped some of the flowers images from the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink and die cut these with the flower die in the framelit set. I popped the eggs and flowers on my wreath with some Mini Glue Dots.

Easter Wondrous Wreath

Easter Wondrous Wreath

Underneath my wreath I stamped the word Easter using the Sophisticated Serifs Stamp Set in Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink and just above it I placed the die cut word “Joy” from the Framelit set using some So Saffron cardstock.

Wondrous Wreath Joy Die Cut Word

Wondrous Wreath Joy Die Cut Word

For the inside I used some Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 5/8 inches x 4 1/8 inches and stamped the “Bloom” sentiment from the For Peep’s Sake Stamp Set in Wisteria Wonder ink, and well it wouldn’t be an Easter card without a few chocolate eggs, well not in my house anyway!!

Easter Card

Easter Card

Thanks for Hopping by, Louise xx

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Weekly Wednesday Easter For Peeps Sake Treat Bags

I don’t really want my Wednesday posts to have a theme as such, I want Wednesday’s more to be about whatever mood I am sort of in, but my mood will begin on the first Wednesday of the month and will stay the same for that month! I know long mood!! So sort of like a monthly series!?

I am a bit late into this month so I am going to jump into Easter as it really is not that far away!

For Peeps Sake Easter Treat Bags

For Peeps Sake Easter Treat Bags

So a nice and easy quick treat for little ones (or not so little ones) these would be a nice teacher gift or from a teacher to their students! Or maybe visiting relatives!?

For Peeps Sake Chocolate Treat Bags

For Peeps Sake Chocolate Treat Bags

I took the For Peeps Sake Stamp Set and stamped the Easter chick image and the “Happy, Hoppy Easter” sentiment in Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder and Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink on to some Whisper White Cardstock.  I then used my Circles Framelits Collection (3rd smallest) to die cut these out with my BigShot.  Once all done I cut a piece of cardstock measuring 1 5/8inches x 3 2/8 inches out of Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder and Pistachio Pudding A4 Cardstock.

For Peeps Sake Stamps

For Peeps Sake Stamps

To pretty these pieces up a bit I used a bit of partial punching with my Scallop Oval Punch where I put my cardstock in from underneath and only through part of the punch (see below).  This edged my cardstock pieces, I scored and folded them in half.

 

Partial Punching

Partial Punching

For my treats I used some small covered chocolate sweets and placed them in some of the 2.5cm x 20.3cm Cellophane bags in rainbow order.  I took the piece of cardstock and stapled this to my treat bag.  Then taking some Stampin Dimensionals I popped the Easter chick on the front and my sentiment on the back and there we have it some very fun, quick and simple Easter Treat Bags!!

Sweet Easter Treats

Sweet Easter Treats

Thanks for hopping 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 It’s True

So Day two of this little series/love affair with the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper from the SAB catalogue. I am so happy, my first ever card series!!

Today I decided to try blending three shades of one colour so I grabbed my Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink pads and got sponging with my Stamping sponges, moving from the darkest to lightest shade and blending into each other.

SAB It's True Card

SAB It’s True Card

For my card base I used a piece of A4 Perfect Plum cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm) to which I adhered my piece of beautifully coloured DSP measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8inches (14.3cm x 10cm).

I pulled out my One Tag Fits all Stamp Set and my Note Tag Punch.  I punched a tag from some Whisper White cardstock and some Wisteria Wonder cardstock. I stamped the “It’s True I Love You” image onto the Whisper White tag and offset layered this onto my Wisteria Wonder tag and finished this with some Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon. I finished the tag with some Basic Rhinestones Jewels and popped it on to my card front.

SAB It's True Card

SAB It’s True Card

For the inside I kept it pretty simple, just a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) on to which I stamped some small hearts from the ever so versatile Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set which is a must have in my opinion, mind you lots of things are! I used the three ink colours again and used the stamping off technique.

SAB It's True Card

SAB It’s True Card

Hope you enjoyed my second outing with the Irresistibly Yours DSP, see you tomorrow!

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!!!

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon

Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon

Perfect Plum A4 Cardstock

Perfect Plum A4 Cardstock

Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock

Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock

Perfect Plum Classic Ink

Perfect Plum Classic Ink

Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink

Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink

Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink

Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink

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