Bloom and Grow Part 4

I have a very personal card for you today. This is the birthday card that I have created for my Mam. She is one of the most important people in my life and it’s her birthday tomorrow. I’m not worried about her seeing it early though as she doesn’t do blogs! I hope you like the card (I’m sure she will).

Previous blog posts…

By the way, if you would like to read the previous three instalments of the Bloom and Grow Stamp Set Showcase, you can find them here… 1, 2 and 3.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Rococo Rose cardstock. This is followed by another layer of Rococo Rose which I have embossed using the Tufted 3D embossing folder. I think this is a really luxurious combination. The embossed layer is wrapped with a length of Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Trim and then adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The floral image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using the Rococo Rose and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends combos. This is cut out using the coordinating Budding Blooms Dies. I have adhered the coloured image to a fancy frame created using the Stitched Labels Dies. All of the other die cuts also come from this set and I have layered elements of Vellum Cardstock, Rococo Rose Cardstock and a Whisper White sentiment piece.

The final touches come from the stitched heart and ‘Mam’ label (I am from the Midlands after all!). The inside sentiment reads ‘You are simply wonderful’ because she is! I will also decorate the envelope using the same floral image as features on the front of the card.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this series of 4 blog posts showcasing the Bloom and Grow stamp set. It’s definitely one which I will be continuing to reach for often. Next week I will start my September showcase which will feature the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch.

Product list…

Below I have listed all of the products I have used in creating this card. If you would like to purchase any of them, simply click the link and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Until next time, if you have any questions please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting, h x

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Bloom and Grow part 3

Welcome back to my Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Stamp Set Showcase. I have another simple but effective card for you today to prove that this stamp set is great for those of you who haven’t learned to love colouring just yet! You can find more inspiration for this stamp set on these previous blog posts: part 1 and part 2.

The Basics!

The card base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock. There is also a smaller Whisper White layer which I have stamped using one of the beautiful floral images in Basic Grey ink. This is such a simple way to create your own backgrounds.

Elegant Combinations!

A strip of Rose Glimmer Paper has been adhered to the bottom of the card creating such an elegant colour combination. A circle of the Glimmer Paper has also been cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey, cut out using the Starburst Punch and adhered to leave a gorgeous little flash of Rose sparkle behind. The sentiment piece is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and a length of Rose Metallic Thread provides the final touch.

Next time…

Next week will be the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow showcase before we move on to look at another stamp set. I hope you can join me. In the meantime if you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or contact me via email: helen@papercraftlife.com

Product list…

A list of the products I used in creating this card can be found below. If you would like to add any of the items to your stash simply click the link and you’ll be taken straight to my online shop.

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Magnolia Lane part 3

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Suite Showcase. You can find the previous posts (part 1 and part 2) here if you haven’t read them.

There’s just one project this week as it is a fancy fold card and so is a bit more advanced. I have chosen a Shadow Box card and it’s the first one I have made so I hope you like it!

Creating the base…

The base is Early Espresso cardstock and is an A4 sheet trimmed to 4” wide. This is scored at 4, 5.5, 9.5 and 11” which leaves a tab at the end for assembly. A 3.5×3.5” square has been cut from the first 4×4” section using a die and a piece of DSP has been adhered to the other 4×4” section to give the background.

Creating the inner section…

A second piece of Early Espresso cardstock was trimmed to 6×2” and scored at 1 and 5”. I used the flourish die from the Magnolia Memory die set to add some detail. Onto this section I adhered the sentiment piece which consists of a 2.25” circle in Mossy Meadow cardstock and a 2” circle in Petal Pink. The sentiment and flower images were stamped in Early Espresso ink. ‘Open’ leaves, cut from the Magnolia Memory die set were adhered behind the sentiment. Two of the ‘open’ flowers were die cut from the set and adhered to the inside of the window.

Assembly…

At this point you can adhere the inner section to the edges of the main Shadow Box and assemble the whole thing. I used Tear and Tape for the construction and Multipurpose Liquid Glue to add the embellishments. Once the box is constructed you can add the flower, die cut from the DSP, to the outside of the box for the finishing touch.

I think the use of ‘open’ die cut images is really effective for a shadow box because they cast a more interesting shadow on to the back of the box. I have to say I found these easier to make than I expected. The only fiddly bit is attaching the inner section but I think it is worth the effort. I hope you agree.

Next time…

I hope you can join me next week for some more Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane inspiration.

Product list…

I list of the products I used in this project are listed below. If you wish to add any of them to your craft stash simply click the link and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy Crafting x

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Magnolia Lane – part 2

Last week I introduced you to the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Suite of products and we made some simple but beautiful projects using the stamp set. If you missed this blog post you can find it here. This week we are going to add in the die set, DSP and ribbon bundle to take our creations to the next level.

Again we have a set of three matching projects. I hope you like them!

Gift tag

Let’s start with the gift tag which is made from a base of Mossy Meadow cardstock and shaped using the Scalloped Tag Topper and Detailed Trio punches.

I’ve added a 2” punched circle of Petal Pink cardstock but layered it with Vellum cardstock (cut out using the Starburst punch) to keep it subtle.

Stamping and heat embossing the flower in white makes it easy to watercolour the image as the embossing powder serves as a resist to help prevent the ink going outside the lines! The watercolouring was achieved by lightly pressing the ink pads (Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink) onto a small acrylic block and applying using an Aqua Painter. Adhering the flower using dimensionals helps it to stand out from the background.

I also heat embossed the sentiment in white and cut out using the Classic Label punch (you’ll notice that I’ve trimmed one end). Rhinestone Basic Jewels have been coloured using the Dark Mossy Meadow Blend and adhered around the tag. The final touch is added with the length of Linen Ribbon secured with the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.

Card

The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock cut and scored to A6 size. Next is a layer of Petal Pink cardstock which I have stamped with the flourish image in Mossy Meadow ink. Although this is different from the other projects, it helps to fill in some of the ‘blank space’ and because I’ve kept to the colour scheme it still fits in well.

I’ve added a 2” punched circle of DSP but layered it with Vellum cardstock to tone it down. The flower and sentiment were created as for the gift tag and the finishing touch is provided by the coloured Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Gift box

The basic gift box is one of the Mini Pizza Boxes which come in a pack of 8. As above I have layered Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink cardstock followed by DSP and Vellum cardstock. The flower and sentiment were created as previously and again I have added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Next week…

I hope you have enjoyed discovering more of the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Suite. Join me next week for yet more inspiration.

If you have any questions please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Product list…

The products that I have used are listed below. If you would like to purchase any of them simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

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