Wednesday, 19 February 2020

All Dressed Up and ready to say Thank You!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am sharing one of the projects that we made at one of my recent classes. There's a cute bag and three little thank you notes.


The bag is made from the Golden Honey Bee paper that can be earnt for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The pieces for the bag are cut using the All Dressed Up dies - there are pieces for the body of the bag, the handles, buttons and buckles. Stampin' Up! have thought of it all.


The body of the bag is made by joining two die cuts - the cutting, scoring and the stitched decoration is all done with one pass through your die cutting machine. The beauty of the double sided Designer Series Paper is that you get to see both sides of the pattern. Your bag can then be accesorised with buckles, handles and pockets. There are tassles in the All Dressed Up suite that you can use to decorate your bag!


These bags are perfect containers for 3" x 3" cards...the perfect gift card holder! By using scraps of the paper and mixing in some punched circles and starbursts with the Thank You sentiment from the So Sentimental set it is quick and easy to pull together a bold and dramatic set of notes. The sentiments are heat embossed in white or gold - I love heat embossing! Watching the shiny images appear is pure magic. They look perfect punched out and mounted onto a larger circle, or if you like fussy cutting that looks good too!

The All Dressed Up dies are part of the Best Dressed suite which contains a set of Designer Series Paper that has both very girly images; shoes and make up and also some beautiful floral prints. I can't wait to try making a very different looking bag with them.

Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you liked the stylish bag of notecards. If you want to purchase the items used for this project, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code QTKPQE6M to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:












































Just before I go... I'm really excited to be a member of the All Star Tutorial Bundle Team. The team comprises 12 Demonstrators from all over the world, and each month we publish a a fabulous Tutorial Bundle (12 tutuorials compiled into a PDF). 


How can you get your hands on this month's PDF of tutorials?


Shop with me - if you order £25 from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for FREE. Be sure to use the Monthly Host Code when you checkout and I will send you a little thank you gift the following month. You can find the Monthly Host Code at the foot of this post or on the side bar to the right. 

Join my Team - team members will receive the tutorials for FREE. It's a great time to join my team during Sale-A-Bration!

You can purchase the individual bundles, or opt for a multi-bundle subscription offer, using the buttons below.

Purchase - Buy the February Bundle for £11.50. You can buy in any currency and PayPal will do the conversion for you.

Subscribe - Pay for FOUR months and receive the 5th month for FREE. Pay £11.50 in February, March, April and May then receive June's for FREE. You can buy in any currency and PayPal will do the conversion for you.


Your tutorial Bundle will be available from the 1st of the month and will be sent to the email address you provide to PayPal.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Nature's Thoughts Coordination


Hello and welcome to my blog. For today's card, I grabbed my Positive Thoughts stamps and the coordinating Nature's Thoughts dies and began creating. The card I thought I was going to make was a clean and simple card with lots of white space. Not quite how it turned out, but I am delighted with the finished card. There are lots of layers and plenty of texture.


By happy coincidence, my first card fitted with one of this week's lines on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge TTTC051. I have used a bow, flowers and frames.


https://tictactoechallenge.com/tttc051-featured-designer-laurie/

The colours I have used are Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Grey. There is also a little bit of Whisper White, some embossed Vellum and some Wink of Stella on the petals. I knew that I wanted to use the frame from the Nature's Thoughts dies because I love the fancy stitched detail around the edge. I added a layer of Soft Sea Foam card and some Vellum, embossed with the Parisian Flourish folder, to the frame before adding a selection of leaves and flowers. I love the 3-d finish of the small flowers - you just have to push up the spikes from behind. To complete the card I added a couple of small die cut butterflies and some silver metallic pearls.


The Pear Pizzazz layer is over stamped using the leaf stamp to create a tone on tone background. The subtle colour is achieved by stamping off onto scrap paper first. In turn, this sits on a skinny Basic Grey layer on the Soft Sea Foam card layer.


Crafting was a fabulous distraction from the wind and rain that was raging outside and once I had started I couldn't stop. So, I made another card. The elements are very similar, and you can tell that I made them one after the other but my second card introduces some Flirty Flamingo for a pop of colour and I have used the Stitched So Sweetly dies as an alternative frame. The scalloped edges nest beautifully. Again, I've used the Parisian Flourish folder and there is tone on tone background stamping on the Pear Pizzazz card base.



I really couldn't stop, so I made another! This time I have used splatters from my Wink of Stella glitter pen to enhance the background.


Here are my three cards together! I hope you like them. Thankfully, the weather seems to have calmed down a bit now!


Thank you for visiting my blog today and if you want to purchase the items used for them, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code QTKPQE6M to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:












































Just before I go... I'm really excited to be a member of the All Star Tutorial Bundle Team. The team comprises 12 Demonstrators from all over the world, and each month we publish a a fabulous Tutorial Bundle (12 tutuorials compiled into a PDF). 


How can you get your hands on this month's PDF of tutorials?


Shop with me - if you order £25 from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for FREE. Be sure to use the Monthly Host Code when you checkout and I will send you a little thank you gift the following month. You can find the Monthly Host Code at the foot of this post or on the side bar to the right. 

Join my Team - team members will receive the tutorials for FREE. It's a great time to join my team during Sale-A-Bration!

You can purchase the individual bundles, or opt for a multi-bundle subscription offer, using the buttons below.

Purchase - Buy the February Bundle for £11.50. You can buy in any currency and PayPal will do the conversion for you.

Subscribe - Pay for FOUR months and receive the 5th month for FREE. Pay £11.50 in February, March, April and May then receive June's for FREE. You can buy in any currency and PayPal will do the conversion for you.


Your tutorial Bundle will be available from the 1st of the month and will be sent to the email address you provide to PayPal.