Pootlers Design Team – Crafting Forever – Week 1

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I’m so excited to be a part of the Pootler’s Design Team again. Every Thursday throughout December, myself and 9 other ladies from our team will be showcasing projects made with the Crafting Forever stamp set.

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When I saw this set in the annual catalogue I loved it but never got around to actually buying it so when it arrived on my doorstep I was so excited! When I started playing with it I realised I had losts of ideas, however when it came to doing the actual project I had lost my crafting mojo as I was, and still am, full of cold. This isn’t the project I had planned but I’m really pleased with it and what I’ve learned is don’t give up if you are struggling. So here’s my project for week 1.

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I started this card using Stampin’ Markers but then remembered I still hadn’t used my Stampin’ Blends. So I redid it and preferred the final look of the pens.

I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, using the trio of pens image.

I coloured them in using the dark and light Night of Navy and Old Olive pens and then I used the dark Cherry Cobbler and dark Pink Piroeutte pens for the final pen. For the ‘metal work’ of the pens I used dark and light Smoky Slate pens.

Using the Lots of Labels Framelits I cut the pen image from the third largest die, then using the next two larger dies, I cut out one from Smoky Slate and Basic Black cardstock respectively.

On the Basic Black cut out, I adhered a piece of Silver 1/8″ ribbon to the front. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped image and adhered this to the Smoky Slate layer. I then used Fast Fuse to adhere to the Basic Black layer.

I cut a card base from Melon Mambo and then added a mat from the Naturally Eclectic Designer series paper. I chose to use the blue design as I thought this would compliment the colour scheme best. I adhered this and the topper to the card base with Fast Fuse.

For the sentiment I used Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I used a scrap of Basic Black and heat embossed the sentiment with Versamark and white embossing powder. I used the Everyday Label punch to cut it out and then punched it again further down to make a smaller image, again I adhered this with Fast Fuse and added a bow with a mini glue dot.

Well that’s it, I hoped you liked my project for the first week, I’m really looking forward to sharing next weeks project with you.

Until next time….

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Pootlers Birthday Blog Hop

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I decided to take part in this month’s Birthday Club as it had been some time since I last did it.

The card I’m sharing with you today was made for my mother-in-law’s birthday.

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I absolutely love the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and I chose one of my favourite designs for this card. I thought the Tranquil Tide and Pool Party combo worked really well together with this design.

I used the Stylized Birthday stamp for the sentiment and Lots of Labels Framelits. I stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock, using Pool Party ink and cut out the sentiment. I moved the die further along the die cut and cut it again, giving me a smaller layer so that I could use the same size die for a Pool Party mat.

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I then used Wink of Stella to go over the sentiment, although it doesn’t show on the photos.

I adhered the DSP onto the Tranquil Tide mat and added Pool Party ribbon then adhered this to a Pool Party card base. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I raised the sentiment on the front of the card and added a bow. I also added hearts from the Subtles Enamel Shapes.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post, I would love you to check out the other birthday themed projects on this blog hop.

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Don’t forget to click through to the other ladies’ blogs and leave a comment.

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Pootlers Design Team – Flirty Flowers – Week 4

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Thank you for joining me for the final weeks design. Every Thursday throughout September, myself and 4 other ladies from our team will be showcasing projects made with the Flirty Flowers stamp set.

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For the final week I wanted to do something a little special and showcase nearly all of the images in the collection, now I used a lot of products but you could stick to one stamp set and one die set or punch to give you a similar effect.

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For the box I used a simple ‘pizza box’ style box and used Thick Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 10″. I scored this on the long side at 1″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″, 9″. On the short side I scored it at 1″, 4 1/2″. This will create a 3 1/2″ square box once completed.

I assigned each stamp to a colour from 2017-2019 in-color collection and stamped on the unassembled box with each stamp/colour in a random pattern. Then I folded and burnished my score lines, cut up the score lines. Using the 3/4″ circle punch I cut out a half circle from the front of the lid help with opening the box. Then I glued the tabs to complete the box. I decided to add a layer to the top of the box, I cut Berry Burst cardstock to 3″ square and glued that on. I stamped an image onto a 2 3/4″ Whisper White square and glued that to the coloured cardstock layer.

 

 

I made five card blanks from each of the in-color collection cardstock measuring 3″ x 6″, scored at 3″. Using the Fresh Florals DSP I made envelopes with the envelope punch board by following the instructions printed on the board. You could use the mini white envelopes from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue to save on this part of the project.

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I cut Whisper White cardstock to 2 3/4″ square for each of the card fronts and using the stamp/ink combo from before, I stamped the images onto the card front. Using the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Framelits I cut out Whisper White cardstock and the in-color collection cardstock for the sentiments, I glued these to the card bases using Snail and dimensionals and then I added a range of embellishments to the finished notecards. I also used the Classic Label and the Banner Triple punches as well as the Thoughtful Banners stamp set for extra sentiments.

If you haven’t got the all the die sets you could use the Stitched Shapes as this set will give you circles, squares and ovals in one. I also used the Classic Label and the Banner Triple punches as well as the Thoughtful Banners stamp set for extra sentiments.

 

So that was my project for week 4, please stop by and see my fellow team blog posts and thank you so much for joining me this month for the Pootler’s Design Team, I hope to see you on here again soon.

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Pootlers Design Team – Flirty Flowers – Week 3

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Thank you for joining me for this week’s design. Every Thursday throughout September, myself and 4 other ladies from our team will be showcasing projects made with the Flirty Flowers stamp set.

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So for this week I wanted to do something simple and I wanted to create my own DSP. I stamped the little flower several times onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock I then had to colour each one in by hand.

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I used a range of colours including, reds, pinks, purples, yellow and blue for the flowers and two shades of green for the leaves. I then cut this to 4 1/2″ square. Using the layered circles framelits, I die-cut a circle in the centre.

I took a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out so it was larger than the hole I’d created in my DSP. Then with a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, I cut a circle using the same die I’d used for my DSP and then with the co-ordinating scalloped die, I turned it into a frame.

Using Wink Of Stella, I added some shimmer to the DSP layer by going over the coloured flowers and then I attached the frame to it using multi purpose liquid glue.

I made my card blank from Daffodil Delight cardstock that I cut down to 5″ x 10″ and scored it at 5″ to make a square card. I glued the sentiment to the centre of the card front and using dimensionals, I adhered the DSP over the sentiment.

So there you have it! A super simple and fairly quick card that you can make if you are in a rush.

So that was my project for week 3, please stop by and see my fellow team blog posts and don’t forget to check in next week.

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Pootlers Design Team – Flirty Flowers – Week 2

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I’m so excited to be a part of the Pootler’s Design Team for this month. Every Thursday throughout September, myself and 4 other ladies from our team will be showcasing projects made with the Flirty Flowers stamp set.

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Unfortunately I missed week 1 as I was due to go away on holiday and the stamp set hadn’t arrived by the time I left, but I when I arrived home at the weekend it was waiting for me. I spent a few hours on Sunday playing with the stamp set and I really love how it turned out.

So here’s my project for week 2.

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I stamped the flower in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and used my markers to colour it in.

For the stem and leaves I used a Wild Wasabi marker as the base colour and added shading with a Garden Green marker.

For the flower I used a Sweet Sugarplum marker as the base colour and added shading with a Rich Razzleberry marker. I finished the flower with a Daffodil Delight marker for the stamens.

I cut the image out using the oval framelits and I cut a scalloped oval mat using Berry Burst cardstock, I glued these together with Fast Fuse.

Using the Decorative Ribbon Border punch, I cut a strip from Berry Burst cardstock, glued them to a strip of Whisper White and cut it to size for the card front, I added a piece of Berry Burst ribbon to it.

Using another piece of Whisper White cardstock I cut it to size for my card front and embossed it with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I glued this layer and the ribbon strip to the Berry Burst card blank I created. For the flower layer I used Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I made a bow using the same ribbon and added it to the flower layer. Using the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, I stamped the ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ sentiment, using Basic Black ink onto the smallest oval, die cut and glued it to a scalloped Berry Burst. Then I added it to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So that was my project for week 2, please stop by and see my fellow team blog posts and don’t forget to check in next week.

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Pootlers Design Team – Just Keep Swimming – Week 4

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Welcome to week 4 of the March Just Keep Swimming design team blog hop.

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So this is the final week for the March Design Team and I feel a little sad. I have loved being part of this design team. For my final project I decided to go back to the bears as I really enjoyed using them in week 2.

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I made a small bag for a pack of gummy bears from vellum. I heat embossed using Real Red ink and clear embossing powder, which I stamped randomly on a sheet of  vellum before cutting it to 8 1/2″ x 5 3/8″.

On the long side I scored the vellum at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/4″. On the short side I scored at 1″ and 4 7/8″.

I cut away the excess vellum and rounded the corners on the flaps. I added adhesive to the bottom flap and the centre seam to create the bag.

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I cut the second largest oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits and stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I then stamped the bears in the same colours I used for the shaker card. (Week 2)

I cut a length of Sending Love Ribbon in Real Red and wound it around the bag twice securing it with a mini glue dot. I adhered the oval onto the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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So thats it! I was so pleased to be chosen for this design team and I’m sad that I’m no longer going to be doing these weekly projects. I hope you enjoyed all of these projects and I hope you continue to follow my blog.

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Pootlers Design Team – Just Keep Swimming – Week 3

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Welcome back to week 3 of the March Just Keep Swimming design team blog hop.

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I decided to use the gem stamp for this weeks project.

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To make this super easy project I made a card base from Pacific Point cardstock which I heat embossed using versamark ink and clear embossing powder, using the outline gem stamp.

I then cut a strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper at 1″ wide. I glued it to the front of the card and cut off the excess to match the width of the card base.

I cut a strip of scrap Pacific Point cardstock at 1/2″ wide and fishtailed the ends to fit over the glimmer paper. I then added a rhinestone to the each end.

I stamped the solid gem stamp with Pacific Point ink onto Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed the outline stamp over the solid blue image, using Versamark ink. Also, using the Pacific Point ink, I stamped the sentiment below the gem image.

I cut this out using the second largest circle die from Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

And there you have it, a quick 15 minute card project for when you need a great card quickly.

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Pootlers Design Team – Just Keep Swimming – Week 2

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Welcome back to week 2 of the March Just Keep Swimming design team blog hop.

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So this week I wanted to make a shaker card with the bear stamp.

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To make the ‘Gummy Bears’ I used the following ink colours.

For the outline I used Pumpkin Pie for the orange bear, Crushed Curry for the yellow bear, Real Red for the red bear and Emerald Envy for the green bear.

For the solid colour & shading I used Peekaboo Peach for the orange bear, Daffodil Delight for the yellow bear, Watermelon Wonder for the red bear and Cucumber Crush for the green bear.

I repeatedly stamped into a die cut jar, stamped with Basic Gray ink, from Jar Of Love stamp set until it was full using post it notes to mask each bear so when I stamped the next bear it appeared to be behind the last bear.

I then cut some out and clear embossed four of them for the shaker part. I glued both of the jars onto a Basic Gray cardbase and assembled the shaker part using foam tape.

I wanted it to look like they were spilling out of the tipped over jar, so I glued a bear coming out of the jar and made the bears spill over the edge of the card.

Here’s a close up of the shaker part.

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Thank you for joining me this week. Please leave me a comment and don’t forget to check out the other ladies posts.

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Making The Most From Your Sentiment Stamps

In my last post I showed a photo of the inside of the card I’d made for the Pootles Design Team week 1 project.

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Whilst using Crazy About You stamp set I’d realised that there wasn’t a ‘Your’ stamp, only ‘you’ however there was a ‘Rock’ stamp that I could use.

I stamped ‘You’ onto Whisper White cardstock,  that I’d cut down for the inside of my card, using Night Of Navy ink.

I then mounted ‘Rock’ onto a block and masked over the ‘ock’ with a piece of post it note.

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I inked up the stamp and then removed the post it note

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I stamped the ‘R’ after lining it up with the ‘You’. I find this fairly easy as the stamps are see-through.

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So there you go, a quick and easy tutorial to make new words from existing stamps. Please leave me a comment and I will see you on my next post.

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Pootlers Design Team – Just Keep Swimming – Week 1

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I’m so excited to be a part the Pootler’s Designs Team for this month. Every Thursday throughout March, myself and 4 other ladies from our team will be showcasing projects made with the Just Keep Swimming stamp set.

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When I saw this set in the annual catalogue I flicked straight past it, so I was slightly worried that this was the Design Team’s stamp set for March. Then as I kept looking at the individual stamps in the set, ideas started to come to me. As I started playing with it I really fell in love with the set. So here’s my project for week 1.

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I used 5 stamps from the set, of which 4 of them make the monster. I rarely use Designer Series Paper – not because I don’t like it but because it’s so pretty I don’t want to waste it. I’d much rather look at it than cut it up! So what I like to do is make my own using stamped images.

Using Dapper Denim I inked up the solid image and stamped off onto scrap paper each time, before randomly stamping the image onto Whisper White cardstock several times. I then layered the ‘fur’ stamp in full strength Dapper Denim ink. I used Night of Navy for the face, legs and arms.

I cut a full A4 sheet of Night of Navy cardstock in half and then scored that in half to make a cardbase. I cut the handmade DSP a  1/4″ smaller than the cardbase and rounded the corners. This left a 1/8″ border. I used Tear & Tape to secure it.

Using the Banner Framelits, I cut out the second largest from Emerald Envy cardstock, the next size smaller from Dapper Denim and the next one from Whisper White cardstock.

Using the smaller Whisper White banner I stamped another monster, using the same technique as the background, in Emerald Envy and Night of Navy inks. To stop him floating I used Sahara Sand write marker to ‘ground’ him. I glued all of the banners together and I stuck them to the card with Stampin’ Dimonsionals.

I stamped the sentiments from the same set with Night of Navy ink and cut it out with the classic label punch and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the tails of the banners.

To me a card isn’t finished without decorating the inside as well. For this, I simply added a mat of Whisper White cardstock in the same size as the DSP on the front and rounded the corners. I wanted the sentiment to follow on to the inside so I added 3 dots after Monster Hugs with Night of Navy write marker.

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I used Crazy About You stamp set for the additional sentiment but as you can see I was limited to the words in the set. In my next post I will share how I turned YOU into YOUR so it would make a sentence.

I hoped you liked my project for the first week, I’m really looking forward to sharing next weeks project with you.

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