I have had this card made for a while and now the recipient has recieved it, I can upload it here.
I got the Digi-stamp for free from Polkadoodles, which is fab!!! The Winnie Collection is free at the moment, which is a lovely thing form them to do as we all want to be able to Thank our real life heroes, especially in this current climate.
I wanted to make the card simple and such to put a smile on their face, its a small ray of positive in these times.
I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. xx
I was lucky enough to win a selection of prizes from Craft stash’s 5th Birthday card competition, where I entered a card covered in coloured Jelly Babies and Lollypops, photos of it are in the Sweet Treats post.
In these prizes, was something I had had my eye on for a while now and I was so grateful to get in as a prize. It was the Simply Made Crafts by Helen Griffin Backpack Gift Bag Die Set.
It is a collection of dies that form a Gift Bag/Box. I adore making these style of bags and having them to make a display or giving them away to friends and family. People who loved bags, adore these as they look so real. So when I saw these dies, I instantly turned on my Cut ‘n’ Boss and got to work.
I wanted to go with a Tropical theme, as I just had picked up the Papercrafter Magazine, which issue 148, had a free gift of stamps, embossing folder and papers. I love anything Tropical and I love Backpacks, so it felt right to put these together.
The Simply Made die sets, come with clear instructions so it was simple and straightforward to put together once I had die cut the pieces.
I embossed the panel on the front from yellow card, and coloured it with my Distress Oxide Inks, I used Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry.
I love this bag and the die set is purely and simply magical.
I am having fun trying new card designs out whilst waiting for bread to prove…(yes a new hobby, since I have been able to find flour and yeast again, telling you its gold dust!)
This is a mermaid themed card Ive made following the Positively Papercraft Fun Fold card. Ive used gold mirri with striped and spotty papers that I got in the Crafters Companion Magazine (latest one I think)
The stamps are from Jojos DreamLand, that I picked up in the sale from The Range. The sentiment is from Trimcrafts Mermaid Die set.
This card was such a lovely lovely card to make, and it turned from a pop up box card to a very long labour of love.
I wanted to make a shop front and I decided that a shop window as the front of the card, and then a thought popped up as a window but with a shaker element and then making the whole card to look like a shop, so after the window shaker was formed, I added flowers, pin stripe walls, a canopy and sign.
Then it was time to colour, and i have to stay I stamped so many images and then realised after I had coloured that I had definitely stamped too many, but at least I have a lot to make another card now. I added on my stamped images to appear to be coming out of the shop/card and just to add more sparkle, I decided glossy accents were very much needed. 🙂
Yes… I have become addicted to the Craft Consortium Circus range. As soon as I preordered this range I had making a Big Top style card or piece of home decor.
I then decided it would be wonderful as a card/decor piece lol, best of both worlds. I have made this off the back of Sams (Mixed up Craft) teepee style card. I added extra squares/folds and the base of the tent was formed.
I then went very over the top and added pretty much every stamp on to it. I adore colouring in and decided it was a good way to spend a couple of hours watching tv and colouring. DREAM DAY!!!
I ended up with this and topped it off with a little flag as it just finishes off nicely.
Well, they have done it again. Every time they release a range I state its my favourite, then they release another and its then my next favourite. I will clear my desk and all other ongoing projects or plans for my day (not much other than crime boxsets and snacking in this current climate) and I will spend all day looking at the range and deciding what I can do.
I treated myself to the complete bundle as there was a discount code a while back and I got both the 12×12″ and 6×6″ paper pad, all 3 stamp sets, 3 washi tapes, metal charms, the stick on stars and the wooden shapes. I am in love, its safe to say.
This definitely wont be my last card or blog post on this range. Even though I don’t agree with the animals that are used or used to be used in the circus industry these stamp versions are just positively beautiful and the whole range has a ‘Greatest Showman’ vibe to it and that in itself is a good good good thing.
This card is a diorama card, that I made using the measurements by Sam at Mixed Up Craft, where a diorama piece is added onto the front of a standard card. I just knew this card designed screamed to be made into a ‘Big Top’ style card and et voila…