Pootler’s Design Team Balloon Builders Rainbow Birthday Card Week #5

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Welcome to the fourth week of June’s projects with the Pootler’s Design Team. As mentioned previously the stamp set for this months challenge is the Balloon Builders Stamp Set.

This week is a busy birthday week for me with some big birthdays happening so I wanted to make a bit of a special birthday card and I love making shaker cards! For this weeks card I got my colour inspiration from the Pop Of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper, which I have finally broke into. I used a piece of the DSP (measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8inches) for my card front. For my card base I used some Basic Black A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches). I then adhered a piece of Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock (4 inches x 5 6/8 inches) with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I took a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock (3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches) and along with my piece of DSP I die cut two squares using the fabulous Layering Squares Framelit Dies. Using some Melon Mambo and Basic Black cardstock and the squares framelits I die cut two frames for my shaker windows, I adhered my DSP to my Whisper White piece and my frames to my windows. On the reverse I adhered some Window Sheet to my shaker windows and applied some of the super new Foam Adhesive Strip. On some more Whisper White I stamped two larger balloon images and two smaller balloon images from the stamp set in Melon Mambo Classic Ink, which I then punched out with the co-ordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch. I also punched out some balloons in Shimmery White Cardstock and some more Melon Mambo and Basic Black.

On my card base I adhered one smaller stamped and punched out balloon to each space where my shaker windows will be. I popped in some sequins from both the Metallics and Brights Sequin Mixes. I then popped on my card front. To the side of each shaker window I adhered a larger balloon punch out with some Tonbow Mono Multi Glue and popped up a larger stamped balloon image with some Stampin Dimensionals. To finish of my card front I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set in some Versamark Ink on a smallpiece of Melon Mambo cardstock and heat embossed with some White Stampin Emboss Powder.  I cut this in to a flag end and popped it up with some dimensionals on to my card and of course covered everything in Wink of Stella. For the inside I just used a couple of the die cut pieces from my shaker windows and adhered these for a pop of colour.

I am very happy with how this card turned out and is pretty simple to recreate! Don’t forget to pop back next week to see what I come up with next!

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Thank you for dropping by today and joining me  as part of the Pootler’s Design Team 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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Balloon Builders Photopolymer Stamp Set

Balloon Builders Photopolymer Stamp Set

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£14.00

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

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£8.25

Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock

Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Shimmery White A4 Card Stock

Shimmery White A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

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£11.75

Layering Squares Framelits Dies

Layering Squares Framelits Dies

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£32.00

Window Sheets

Window Sheets

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£4.50

Metallics Sequin Assortment

Metallics Sequin Assortment

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£4.50

Brights Sequin Assortment

Brights Sequin Assortment

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£4.50

Foam Adhesive Strips

Foam Adhesive Strips

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£7.25

Balloon Bouquet Punch

Balloon Bouquet Punch

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£16.00

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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£7.25

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

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£3.75

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive

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£9.00

Big Shot

Big Shot

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£99.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

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£3.75

Embossing Buddy

Embossing Buddy

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£5.50

Versamark Pad

Versamark Pad

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£7.75

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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£4.50

Heat Tool - Uk Plug

Heat Tool – Uk Plug

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£27.00

Stampin' Trimmer

Stampin’ Trimmer

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£27.00

Paper Snips Scissors

Paper Snips Scissors

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£9.00

Simply Scored

Simply Scored

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£27.00

Bone Folder

Bone Folder

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£6.25

 

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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?

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Pootler’s Design Team Balloon Builders Birthday Shaker Card Week #4

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Welcome to the fourth week of June’s projects with the Pootler’s Design Team. As mentioned previously the stamp set for this months challenge is the Balloon Builders Stamp Set.

This week is a busy birthday week for me with some big birthdays happening so I wanted to make a bit of a special birthday card and I love making shaker cards! For this weeks card I got my colour inspiration from the Pop Of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper, which I have finally broke into. I used a piece of the DSP (measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8inches) for my card front. For my card base I used some Basic Black A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches). I then adhered a piece of Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock (4 inches x 5 6/8 inches) with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I took a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock (3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches) and along with my piece of DSP I die cut two squares using the fabulous Layering Squares Framelit Dies. Using some Melon Mambo and Basic Black cardstock and the squares framelits I die cut two frames for my shaker windows, I adhered my DSP to my Whisper White piece and my frames to my windows. On the reverse I adhered some Window Sheet to my shaker windows and applied some of the super new Foam Adhesive Strip. On some more Whisper White I stamped two larger balloon images and two smaller balloon images from the stamp set in Melon Mambo Classic Ink, which I then punched out with the co-ordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch. I also punched out some balloons in Shimmery White Cardstock and some more Melon Mambo and Basic Black.

On my card base I adhered one smaller stamped and punched out balloon to each space where my shaker windows will be. I popped in some sequins from both the Metallics and Brights Sequin Mixes. I then popped on my card front. To the side of each shaker window I adhered a larger balloon punch out with some Tonbow Mono Multi Glue and popped up a larger stamped balloon image with some Stampin Dimensionals. To finish of my card front I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set in some Versamark Ink on a smallpiece of Melon Mambo cardstock and heat embossed with some White Stampin Emboss Powder.  I cut this in to a flag end and popped it up with some dimensionals on to my card and of course covered everything in Wink of Stella. For the inside I just used a couple of the die cut pieces from my shaker windows and adhered these for a pop of colour.

I am very happy with how this card turned out and is pretty simple to recreate! Don’t forget to pop back next week to see what I come up with next!

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Thank you for dropping by today and joining me  as part of the Pootler’s Design Team 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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June is an epic month for hostesses!! For each event a hostess has with 350 €/£250 or more in sales, that hostess will receive 35 €/£25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.

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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?

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Pootler’s Design Team Balloon Builders Birthday Celebration Week #3

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Welcome to the third week of June’s projects with the Pootler’s Design Team. As mentioned last week we will be using the Balloon Builders Stamp Set.

This weeks card is based on the reason I wanted this stamp set in the first place, “Sweets”, yes sweets!! I have seen a couple of examples of cards using the smaller balloon shapes in the set and they reminded me of jelly beans. So my card this week is a sweetie card, and no not all my cards on based on sweet treats.

I stamped three of the smaller balloon images in my three favourite colours, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Classic Inks, on to a sheet of A4 Whisper White Cardstock. Creating a sheet of my own DSP, once dry I used my Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen to add a bit of sparkle to my sweeties. I then trimmed this down to card fronts (3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches) and a adhered them to a card base of Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches).

I took some A4 Vellum Cardstock and stamped a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and heat embossed this with White Stampin Embossing Powder. I then flipped this over and on the backside I coloured my sentiment in with the co-ordinating Stampin Write Markers. I cut a banner shape at the bottom and then adhered this to my card front using some discreet Glue Dots and Fast Fuse. Finally I added a piece of Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine to finish off my card.

I think you will agree this is a bright, fun and sweet birthday card!? Don’t forget to pop back next week to see what I come up with next!

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Thank you for dropping by today and joining me  as part of the Pootler’s Design Team 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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June is an epic month for hostesses!! For each event a hostess has with 350 €/£250 or more in sales, that hostess will receive 35 €/£25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.

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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #10 Stampin’ Up’s Sneak Peek Confetti Celebration 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!

So this is sketch number 10 of our challenge and the sketch comes from the lovely Kathleen Rintoul-Waite at http://www.lilypopcrafts.co.uk

So for today’s sketch….

As mentioned in my last post I don’t make many male themed cards so although this sketch incorporated some floral embellishments I switched things round a little bit….

For my card base I used some A4 Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then took some A4 Basic Black cardstock cut to 4 inches x 5 6/8 inches for my first mat and then some A4 Tempting Turqouise cardtock cut at 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches for my second mat. I adhered these to my card base using Fast Fuse adhesive. Then taking some A4 Shimmery White cardstock cut to 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches I cut a 1/4 inch diagonally out of my card front and popped this up onto my card base with some Stampin Dimensionals. Using some thin strips cut from matching cardstock I adhered these in between my split in the card front.

I decided to make two cards but used Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock for my second card.

Taking some more Basic Black, Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turqouise cardstock I stamped my main sentiment and a star sentiment, from the new Confetti Celebration Stamp Set (from the new 2016/17 Annual Catalogue, available from 1st June), in Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with White Stampin Emboss Powder. I punched my main sentiment out with my 2″ Circle Punch and punched out the star sentiment with the co-ordinating Star punch. I punched two further stars out with co-ordinating cardstock. I popped all these up on Stampin Dimensionals.

 

For the inside of my card I adhered a couple of matching strips of cardstock and stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured this in with matching Temtping Turqouise and Bermuda Bay Stampin Write Markers.

This new stamp set is ideal for generic birthday cards, especially teenager cards, and is also available in a bundle with a brand new punch, soon to be revealed, watch this space!!!

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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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Pootlers Spring and Summer Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Pootler’s Blog Hop! Today’s blog hop is all about Spring & Summer, Yay!!! I am so over Winter, I hate the dark nights. So to cheer us up we have a brand new Spring & Summer Catalogue which of course coincides with Sale-a-Bration (for more details scroll to the bottom of the page), so there really is no better time to spend your money! So you may have joined me from our lovely Hannah who is the lovely lady that organises the hops (much love to her!) or you may be working your way backwards and arrived from the lovely Karen’s blog. Either way we will be showcasing some of the gorgeous new products from the new catalogue.

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For today’s card I used the gorgeous Balloon Celebration Stamp Set which is available in a bundle, saving 15%, with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. This is such a pretty and delicate stamp set I knew I wanted to keep with more of a subtle colour scheme so I went with Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock for my card base cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches.

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I added a piece of the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches. To make my background for my cute balloons, I made a mask from some post it notes by stamping the cloud shapes on to them and cutting them out and using the tiniest bit of Snail Adhesive to stick them down temporarily on to a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock measuring 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches. Then taking some Soft Sky Classic Ink (appropriately named for this project) I sponged on some colour over my masks. Then peeling them away leaving some whiter clouds. To add a bit of depth to my clouds, using the cloud images I stamped over my white areas with some Smoky Slate Classic Ink, using the stamping off or second generation stamping technique so the colour was a little more muted.

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Now for my favourite bit!! Taking the two solid balloon images I stamped some in Blushing Bride Classic Ink and Mint Macaron Classic Ink on to some Whisper White cardstock. Then taking the shading images for the balloons, I stamped this on to them with some Smoky Slate Ink. I them punched them out using the Balloon Bouquet punch. I stamped the balloon strings on to my background again with some Smoky Slate Ink and popped this up on my card front using some Stampin Dimensionals. I then arranged my balloons, some I stuck down with Tonbow Mono Multi Glue and others I popped up using dimensionals.

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For my sentiment, as I wanted this to be a Valentine’s card, I used the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set. I stamped my sentiment again in Smoky Slate Ink on to some Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock and popped this up on my card front. Using a spare heart that I had embossed many moons ago (I tend to do a few at a time if I am doing one and keep them for a rainy day) I popped this up on to my sentiment.

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For the inside of my card I used another sentiment and small heart stamp from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set. Well that’s my card for today.

I really enjoyed making this card and I was pleased with how it turned out, I might try and step out of my comfort zone though and try a different colour palette! Don’t forget to hop on to my fellow Pootler’s for more inspiration!

Thanks for hopping by today, Louise xx

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Mandy Barton

Sandra Ronald

Camille Moriaty

Heidi Smith

Hannah McCurley

Louise Thomas (You are HERE!!!)

Karen Taylor

Jerim Dickins

Anna Krol

Kathleen Rintoul-Waite

Angelina Clark

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!

Stampin’ Up Flurry of Wishes Christmas Card

 

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For today’s cards I dug out my favourite, the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set which also comes in a bundle (with co-ordinating snowflake punch) saving 15%!

For my card bases I used the Mint Macaron A4 Thick Cardstock  and Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. For my card fronts I used pieces of Whisper White A4 Cardstock measuring 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches. I stamped some  snowflakes in alternating patterns with Mint Macaron Classic Ink and Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink.

 

Then taking some spare Whisper White cardstock I stamped the smaller snowflake images which co-ordinate with the matching Snow Flurry Punch, punched these out and popped them on my card front . I stamped a sentiment taken from the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set in alternating inks. I tied some of the gorgeous Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim around the tops of my card fronts. I cut some more Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron Cardstock to mat my card fronts measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches and popped my card fronts up with some Stampin Dimensionals and popped these on to my card base with some more Dimensionals, plenty of dimension in these cards.

For the final finishing touch I added some Pearl Basic Jewels and gave these to some lovely friends of

Thanks for stopping by today, Louise xx

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