Sunday, 19 January 2014

Flower Shop and more sneaky peaks!

hi all and happy Sunday.

I had the delightful task of making a 70th card for an ex-works colleague - whose party  we attended on Friday.  My task was made all the more easier as I opted to follow exactly the colour scheme on one of the sheets of Designer series paper from the an upcoming set, available from 28th January.

The colours in question: were Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate.. what do you think.?

Stampin up Flower shopI matted a layer of Whisper white card on to my grey card base,  again opting for my design element of the moment - my corner rounder.

...and just stamped 6 of the flowers using a stamp from the Flower Shop stamp set,  easily punching them out with the matching Pansy punch.

These I then arranged,  linked and inter-weaved together,  down the right-hand edge of the card and here you can just see the inside of the card, peaking through.

For this, I randomly stamped a cluster of 3 flowers in the top left and bottom right hand corners but stupidly forgot to photograph the sentiment inside - 'the earth laughs in flowers..' which I absolutely adore from the Fabulous Florets stamp set.

I tried to balance the left hand side of the card by stamping a few copies of the small sprig from the Morning Meadow Hostess set and topped this all off with my sentiment propped up on dimensionals on top of some toning ribbon. 

The 'Happy 70th birthday' are all separate stamps from the Memorable Moments set. 

That's what is so nice about  Stampin Up, the sets are designed such that they easily compliment each other and it so easy to mix and match different elements , knowing things will 
just work!
Stampin up Flower Shop
I used my Stamp-a-majig to ensure everything was perfectly positioned in the frame,  included with the set,   all then precision cut using one of  the matching dies from the Labels Framelits set.

 Here you can see how the flowers were interleaved and you can just make out touches of my beloved basic rhinestones. I just can't resist adding these where ever I can.

Stampin up flower Shop
and of course my envelope punch board makes it so so easy to make a custom sized envelope to match the  occasion.

This card is much larger than those I usually make and because I deliberately offset the centre fold of the card, it was then slightly larger than the dimensions quoted for a true A5 sized card. 

But after a few trial and error attempts with old newspaper was still then able to use the punch board to create an envelope just perfect for the job.

Its a definite must have in my book!

I know grey seems like an odd choice for a 'Happy' card but sometimes stepping  'out of  your comfort zone'  - well, it works.  I just hope she liked it too.

Things I used to make this card:
Stamp sets: Memorable Moments, Morning Meadow - Hostess,  Flower Shop
Inks: Gumball Green Island Indigo, Smoky Slate
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, 
Other Essentials : Toning ribbon, Labels Framelits, Stampin  Up dimensionals,Pansy Punch,    corner rounder punch, Basic rhinestones, Envelope board punch

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happy to answer any questions you have  - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or phone me on 01438 820829

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I was a bit late posting  today - as  have had my great-niece here  for a sewing session - she wanted  to make something to go towards her hobby badge for Brownies - now whereas I tried to steer her towards inks and stamps and a card of course, well,  she had other ideas!

We ended up making a  carrier bag holder -  like this one, including the Scottie Dog fabric! - which her mum had got as an offcut for the princely sum of £2:00 from our local Dunelms store. So everyone happy all round and hopefully my great-niece  will have earnt her hobby badge!.

Meanwhile I am still hopeful  she may yet take to card making

Until next time and have a lovely week.


  1. What a very special card Jan and I love the beautiful colour palette. I honestly don't know what I did before I had my envelope board - it never gets put away! So please you enjoyed your sewing session with your great-niece - maybe next time for the card and inks?! Vicky x

  2. hi Vicky

    thanks so much again.. oh yes.. I would be lost without mine too - and as to my great-niece am certainly hoping I can win her round!


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