Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Layered cards with the Scalloped Contours dies and co-ordinating stamps.

 I love these Scallop Contour Dies 

Join me as I use the fantastic Stampin' Up! layering dies from the Color and Contour bundle. I have used the fabulous Fresh Freesia ink and matching papers for these quick cards. I added some of the matching ribbon as a finishing touch to each of the cards. Here they are:

In the die set there are 2 dies that cut out the 2 floral designs from the stamp set - the rest are layering dies and that lovely edge scallop die you can see on the card in the right hnd photograph.

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Monday, 26 July 2021

More Color & Contour card designs (Colour and Contour)

 Colour & Contour with added Designer Paper 

Following on from our recent post, here are some more stepped up cards featuring the Color and Contour bundle. 

For these cards, I used the In-Colours for 2021-2023 (in this case Pale Papaya and Polished Pink) and incorporated the dies from the matching Scallop Contour die set.  If you purchase the stamp set and dies together you will make a 10% saving on the individual items.

I LOVE the scalloped edged die that will create a beautiful stitched scallop along the length of your A6 card, plus the two floral designs can be die cut.  The dies include a series of layering, stitched dies which are versatile in their own right - even without the stamp set.

Here is a close up of the first card. For this I used the Polished Pink ink for the outline, then adding in the colour to the flower by stamping off first, and then adding the lighter ink layer. I used a Mango Melody Blends pen for the centres of the flowers. These were then die cut.  I cut the scallop layer from our In-Colour papers, and laid that onto the Basic White card blank. The dots were added to run across the back to connet the layers together.  A little ribbon was added to finish the project, along with the stamped sentiment.

Another In-Colour, Pale Papaya was the focus for our second card, with the same layout. I added some of the leaves behind the flowers for this one. I also added some sequins to match. I wonder which colour you prefer?

If you would like to see how these cards were made just follow this video:

If you are interested in any of the products used, you can click on the links below to see them in more detail on my online shop.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Simple cards with Colour & Contour (Color & Contour) stamps

Coffee and Card samples 

It has been fantastic to be back with our in-person Coffee and Cards since mid June, and great to share our love of card making with each other. It has also been great to have some new people join us at coffee and card, at each of our two locations.

Let me share our coffee and card designs first.


Coffee and Card designs are based on #simplestamping projects,usually featuring stamps, ink and paper - staple products from Stampin' Up! I will often ue Note Cards and envelopes, as that way I can cater for different quantitie of attendees - just by having a spare pack in my bag.

This week (19th July onwards)  we are featuring a new stamp set called Colour and Contour. It has some stunning matching dies, but the stamps work really well in their own right.

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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Last Chance List for January - June mini Catalogue

WOW - June has come round so quickly!

Last Chance List January-June catalogue

Our retiring list for the January - June catalogue launches today, with some fantastic discounts.

If you are in the UK, the sale starts at 7pm Tuesday 1st June, so it is worth checking out anything on your wish list and get them before they sell out.

If you want a quick way to order, then use this link: CLICK HERE

If you want to see ALL the retirng items in list form, then here is PDF of the English ite,s, including the discounts. This list WILL NOT BE updated as items sell out, it's best to check online for anything you are after.

CLICK HERE to view a PDF file with all he information you need. It is organised in page number order, so have your catalogue to hand.

I will be doing a Facebook LIVE today, which will be uploaded to You Tube, so  I will add a link to that hre as soon as it has been uploaded.

That's it for today - short and sweet!

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Friday, 30 April 2021

Bouquet of Hope - Fun cardmaking Kit

I have had such great fun with this new Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up! It's an all-inclusive kit which has just been released. The kit includes a stamp set, small ink pad, cards, envelopes, die cuts, vellum, gold foiling and twine. Small glue dots and dimensional foam pads are also included, but you can use your adhesive of choice. You will have some left over items, which you can then incorporate with your own projects.

The kits make 9 cards (with envelopes), with 3 different designs. The three suggested designs can be seen in my introductory how-to video below.

Of course, I had to try out some different card designs, so for 3 days this week, I created some alternatives. Some of them use extra die cuts and a few stamping techniques, but you can see how versatile that stamp set is. The kits costs just £20, and I would value the photopolymer stamp set at a minimum of £12. Here is the stamp set itself:
To give you an idea of size, the bouquet stamp measures 8cm high by 7cm wide. Of course, once you have made up the kit, you will have the stamp set and the Mossy Meadow ink pad still available to use on other projects. The bouquet stamp set is perfect for colouring in if you wish, but also works well as an outline stamp as you can see in the card below on the left:
Jemini Crafts Bouquet of Hope card kit

I used Early Espresso ink on Mint Macaron card, with an Early Expresso layer behind. You can also see th details I have applied to the envelopes. Both of the card bases are from the kit.  You can view the kit online by clicking on any of the photographs on this blog page. I also used the bouquet stamp on the card on the right in the background Rococo Rose layer. 
Each week Monday-Friday, I run a live video on my Facebook Page, which is subsequently uploaded to my You Tube channel. As I was featuring the Paper Pumpkin kit this week, there are 4 videos in total you can view. Here are the other videos in the series.

I hope you enjoy the videos - you can of course subscribe to my You Tube channel and click the BELL symbol to be notified when I add any new tutorials. Our Stampin' Up! kits are a great way to get started, but also perfect for some take-away crafting! If you are managing a COVID friendly weekend away soon,why not add a kit to your suitcase. All you will need to take with you is an acrylic block (if stamping) and a pair of scissors for cutting any ribbon/twine.
Do check out our kit selection, which are available whilst stocks last. To make life easier for you. I have created a list of our current kits which you can check out online at any time. This link will let you add any of the kits to your basket, then you can review and amend accordingly. You can of course add any other items to your basket by browsing the website. You will pay just one P+P regardless of your order size.
Thanks for stopping by today. Look out for our new Annual catalogue which goes live next Tuesday, 4th May 2021.

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