Posts tagged ‘Teeny tiny wishes’

July 20, 2014

Masculine birthday, by the tide and a triple stamping technique …

Hi, and welcome to my blog.   

No Christmas card again this week – have you missed seeing them?  The 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown blog hop is still in full swing, and will be for the whole of July, with lots of prizes up for grabs. There is still plenty of time to play along, so why not have a Christmas in July party and join in the fun?! And if you missed my Design Team inspiration card, do pop by for a look. 

I’ll be back with more Christmas creations for you in August, when I’ll have the great honour of being hostess for the month, setting you new challenges each week to prompt your creativity, so I hope you’ll pop by and join me again then. 

In the meantime, I have a masculine card to share with you today.  I used a triple stamping technique and the By the Tide stamp set from Stampin’ Up to create a masculine birthday card …


I initially reached for red, white and blue – colours that remind me of summer time and the seaside – but, for a slightly different look, I used very vanilla and cherry cobbler (even the colours sound delicious!)


If you’d like to give the triple stamping technique a try, you’ll find a great tutorial on the Splitcoast stampers website.


I’ve received a lot of messages recently asking what sizes I use for my cards, as you’ve had a few issues when casing them.  Just like a lot of my cards, this particular one is an A5 size – a very popular size of greetings card in the UK –  and requires a whole sheet of cardstock, scored and folded in half. I measured “by eye” for the mats and layers – I just cut it until it looked pleasing to me, so I don’t have the specific sizes, sorry. Follow your instincts and give it a go – you will love it… 


Want to make this blog colours

All supplies from Stampin’ Up:

cardstock: night of navy, cherry cobbler, very vanilla;

stamp sets: by the tide;

inks: night of navy, cherry cobbler, crumb cake;

punches & dies: circles, word window;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, linen thread.

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June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers’ Day with the open sea by Stampin’ Up …

I went with a nautical theme for this Fathers’ Day card, using the timeless, summer-seaside favourite colours of red, white and blue, with a little sahara sand thrown in too…

The Open Sea Fathers day card

the background was stamped in sahara sand …

The Open Sea Fathers day card right

and layers of night of navy cardstock added beneath the stamped images …

The Open Sea Fathers day card left

A length of card, run through a paper crimper, added texture and interest, together with the linen thread and a mini brad …

The Open Sea Fathers day card close up

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, real red, night of navy, sahara sand;

stamp sets: the open sea, teeny tiny wishes;

inks: real red, night of navy, sahara sand;

punches & dies: circles, circle framelits, modern label, word window;

accessories: silver mini brads, stampin’ dimensionals, linen thread, paper crimper (retired).

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

I love receiving your messages and I read every one, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today


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