Artfully Aware – Pink Ribbon

Pink Ribbon wm

At the end of next month I will be at a crop for the cure event (details below) and so I thought that I would start creating with the Artfully Aware cling stamp set. Plus Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming up soon and so I thought that I would start with pink as my feature colour for this project.

For the colours for this project I decided to use Petal Pink and Crumb Cake in order to highlight the pink ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness. I used a lot more Petal Pink cardstock than Crumb Cake cardstock for that same reason.

For the ribbon I stamped the image onto Petal Pink cardstock using Crumb Cake ink and then cut it out using my Paper Snips. There is also the option to use the Support Ribbon dies with your die cutting machine. I don’t have those particular dies, so thankfully it wasn’t too much to just cut the ribbon out.

I then stamped the people using Crumb Cake ink and for the phrase I went with Petal Pink ink. Then I used some Rose Metallic Thread and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to bring the card up a level and add some bling. I love how the Rose Metallic Thread adds another level of pink to the project.

Finally to really make the ribbon pop I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to have it stand above the rest of the words and images.

Here’s the project sheet complete with supply list and step by step instructions…

2019 Artfully Aware Pink

And here’s all the info for the crop for the cure event I will be at at the end of next month. There are still spaces available if you want to scrap the day away or you can just pop in and say hi.

Krop 4 a Kure info 2019

Simple Broadway Birthday

Simple Broadway wm

For this month’s Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping challenge we were asked to use just stamps, ink and paper to create a birthday card. So for this project I chose the Broadway Birthday photopolymer stamp set. I really love this set to create birthday cards or any kind of celebratory card really, plus it has a great set of coordinating dies; Broadway Lights dies.

In terms of colours I decided to keep it simple and fairly monochromatic and chose Blueberry Bushel and Whisper White cardstock. For the ink colour I used Blueberry Bushel and went with both straight stamped images as well as some images that I stamped off first before stamping on the cardstock to give the card a bit of variation.

I also decided to kick things up a knotch and step this card up a bit.

Broadway Step Up wm

I simply used Wink of Stella on the word “Hooray” and then I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to sprinkle a few Iridescent Sequins to give the card a pop of colour. If you wanted you could also add a few Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the smaller squares of cardstock.

Beautiful Birthday

Beautiful Birthday wm

When I was thinking of what I wanted to create for this week’s project sheet the Beautiful You cling stamp set seemed to be calling to me from my drawer. It also seems that I’m using more purples again in my projects this past week with Rich Razzleberry being the colour I chose to feature for this project.

The project actually came together really nicely. When I looked at the image from the Beautiful You stamp set that I chose for this card the idea of Rich Razzleberry on Basic Black seemed to go with the elegance of the woman’s pose.

For the background image behind the woman I decided to stamp the larger squiggly image using Rich Razzleberry ink on the Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I really like the effect you get when you stamp ink onto the coordinating cardstock.

For the woman I really wanted to use my Aqua Painter. (I’ve been wanting to colour a lot of my images lately, a couple of weeks ago I used my Watercolour Pencils for the This Little Piggy project.) I went over the image with my Aqua Painter and Rich Razzleberry ink a few times to get the colour I wanted for her hat and dress.

I then used the Stitched Nested Label dies to frame both the woman and the phrase I had chosen. Finally once I had attached the strip of Basic Black cardstock and the stamped phrase and image, I decided to add 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels just underneath the woman. As we all know “diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”, plus I felt the card needed a bit of bling.

I really love how this card turned out! If you would like to recreate (CASE) it simply click on the project sheet and you’ll have the full list of supplies and step by step instructions.

2019 Beautiful Birthday Project Sheet

Butterfly Wishes Sketch Challenge

This week I decided to play along with the Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge. I love how these get me thinking outside of the usual way that I stamp and craft!

Here’s is what we were given for this week’s challenge…


For my project I decided I would use the Butterfly Beauty dies and the Butterfly Wishes cling stamp set. I’m also a big fan of pairing purples and greens together and so went with one of my favourite purples, Blackberry Bliss, and paired it with Old Olive. I also used Very Vanilla cardstock, instead of Whisper White for a bit of a more subtle white.

Butterfly Wishes Wink wm

The Fine-Tip Glue Pen made it easy to attach the butterflies and leaves to the cardstock and I really like how the Stitched Shapes dies cut out the flowers that I stamped off first and then added some Wink of Stella to once they were dry. I also used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the banners and flowers.

I had a lot of fun creating this project, I hope you enjoy it too! For more check out the Paper Craft Crew website…

Magnolia Congratulations

Magnolia Congratulations wm

One of the supervisors at my “9 to 5” is getting married at the end of this month and as usual we’re throwing a potluck party to celebrate (we do potlucks really well!!). I also created the card that we will all be signing and giving to her at the party and so I thought that I would share it here.

As you can tell I’m still totally loving the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper! So I decided to use two of the colours featured in this DSP; Petal Pink cardstock for the card base and Mossy Meadow cardstock for the card mat. I then added a larger layer of one of the designs from the DSP on top of the Mossy Meadow card mat (I don’t know what I’m going to do when I run out of this particular design, it’s totally my favourite!) and then a band of a different design on top of that.

With all the colour and pattern from the DSP I kept the rest of the card simple. I simply stamped the phrase “Congratulations” from the First Frost cling stamp set using Petal Pink ink onto some Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.

I debated about leaving it just like this, it would look really nice if you do, but I decided I wanted to add a little bit more to the card. So I added some Rose Metallic Thread behind the phrase (this thread has quickly become a favourite!) and then a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

For a list of all the supplies and step by step instructions to CASE (copy and share everything) this card for yourself, click on the project sheet!

Magnolia Congratulations Project Sheet

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This Little Piggy

Little Piggy wm

I have been so caught up in creating with the new products from the Annual Catalogue that just launched two months ago that I haven’t spent much crafting time with others sets that I have. So I decided it was time to get crafty with some of the other not so new stamp sets in the catalogue. First up… the This Little Piggy cling stamp set. I just love the expressions and poses of the pigs and the phrases that are part of this set are great!

Since I was stamping with This Little Piggy I went with Rococo Rose as the ink colour and in the end I couldn’t decide which piggy I liked more so I designed the card so that I could stamp all 4 of them. For cardstock I used Rococo Rose (of course to coordinate with the ink) as well as Whisper White.

When I was creating the frames for the pigs I used the Stitched Shapes Dies and simply put them onto some more Rococo Rose cardstock. Then in keeping with the pig/barnyard theme I used the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder which gave a nice texture to the card.

I then used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the pigs to the card. I really like how it turned out. Here’s the project sheet so you can CASE this card for yourself.

2019 This Little Piggy Project Sheet

Stamping on the Road

I’m on the road all this week for a family road trip. We spent a couple of days with my brother and sister in law and their two daughters and now we’re getting ready to cross over into the States tomorrow. So this blog post is coming to you via my iPhone.

When I was packing up what I wanted to bring with me for this 8 day road trip I of course brought some supplies to do some stamping and I thought that I would share what I brought with me.

Everything I need, except the Stampin’ Scrub, fit into a Paper Pumpkin box. If I had a Stampin’ Shammy I bet it would fit in the box no problem. I love using a Paper Pumpkin box because they aren’t too big, they’re very sturdy and you can fit a lot into it.

Inside the box I have whatever card stock, Stampin’ Dimensionals, ribbon/twine or embellishments I might need along with these…

  • a clear block big enough for my largest stamp
  • my Bone Folder (I just love the crisp fold you get!)
  • a stamp set – this time it’s a Paper Pumpkin stamp set
  • adhesive; I still have some Fast Fuse left over, but I also have glue dots with me
  • Paper Snips to cut any ribbon/twine
  • and an ink pad; often I’ll use a Stampin’ Spot, but this time I have a full sized ink pad

You’d be surprised how much fits in this little box! This is similar to what I took along to OnStage in Orlando this past November and whenever we go camping.

I hope this helps you take your crafting with you wherever you go!

Beauty Abounds with Daisies

Daisies wm

Lately I’ve been creating with the new In Colours. So far it’s mainly been with Rococo Rose and Pretty Peacock, but this week I had an idea that used all 5 In Colours. The idea came from a card I made a few years ago using a smaller flower that was quite simple; just some ink and the punched flowers. So when the idea popped into my head I immediately thought of the Daisy Punch.

With the idea of using the 2019-21 In Colours for this card, I decided to keep the rest of it very simple in order to help the colours really stand out. I used Whisper White and Smoky Slate cardstock and I also stayed neutral with the ink (Smoky Slate) that I used to stamp the paint splatter for the background and phrase for the same reasons.

I started by stamping all my paint splatter and the phrase first in order to let it have time to dry. Once dry I used the Daisy Punch as well as the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. From there it was pretty quick assembly. The daisies I adhered to the card front using SNAIL Adhesive and for the phrase Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also added the large Clear Faceted Gems to the centre of the daisies for a bit of bling and an added layer of dimension (plus they look a lot like the centre of a flower).

Here’s the project sheet, complete with the list of supplies and step by step instructions.

2019 Butterfly Wishes & Daisies Project Sheet