Friday, 19 October 2018

Fabulous Frosted Floral

Hello again!  Look how fabulous the Frosted Floral suite looks teamed up with the gold foil-edged cards.  I think they make quite a pair. 


These cards and envelopes are trimmed with gold foil and come in packs of 20 - perfect for anniversaries, weddings and the festive season.  Aren't they luxurious?  They are available in silver too.
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After I had die cut some of the images from the First Frost bundle I stamped them, in a variety of colours, with the help of my Stamparatus.  I gathered together some of the colours used on the Frosted Floral papers, some sponge daubers and experimented.


Sometimes when I use a stamp set for the first time I use the catalogue as a starting point.  Afterall, it's filled with inspiration. This time, however, I used my selection of flowers and built a bouquet.  Now, I'm not much of a flower arranger, but I'm happy with how this posy looks.


The richness of the gold edging on the card is complimented with the layer under the sentiment and the gold foil foliage.  The Gray Granite leaves are textured using the Subtle embossing folder and some of the flowers are popped up on Dimensionals to add height. The whole layer is wrapped with Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon which is pinched in with a linen thread bow.  Finally, the petals and leaves have been brushed with some Wink of Stella shimmer.

I have noticed that my go to products at the moment are my Stamparatus, the Subtle embossing folder and my Wink of Stella pen.  They are in use constantly and always in easy reach on my desk!
  
Do you own a Stamparatus? Did you know that you can now purchase accessories for it?  In addition to the Stamparatus and magnets that were launched in the Annual Catalogue, you can now also purchase another set of plates, foam mats and Grid Paper perfectly sized to fit.  The Grid Paper has both metric and imperial measurements (just like the full sized paper).  For multiple stamping the extra plates will be invaluable.  Think about the possibilities with your multiple step stamps and mass producing your Christmas cards!


What is your go to product or tool?   These products are available from my online Stampin' Up! shop, and you can follow the links below.

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 TB6C47ZD 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 a hostess and get rewards.To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

First Frost Fancy Fold

Welcome to my blog today.  I love making all types of cards and at the moment I seem to be in a 3-d phase.  I am so enjoying making some fancy fold cards.  On this card, the sentiment is attached to the z-fold panel on the front.


I've opened up my pack of the gorgeous Frosted Floral Designer Series paper and as I looked at the paper there was a lot of "oohing" and "arring".  The patterns are beautiful and the paper has the most wonderful pearlescent sheen to it.


I have also used the First Frost bundle of stamps and dies (remember: buying the bundle saves you 10% on the individual prices of the stamps and dies).   I die cut lots of Whisper White flowers, thistles and leaves and then used my Stamparatus to stamp up the multiple images.  It is such a time saving way of stamping lots of die cut shapes and you can see how I did this with Signs of Santa set here.  I used sponge daubers to apply the ink to the stamps enabling me to use multiple colours on one stamp.  I also used a dauber to apply Frost White shimmer paint to the Gray Granite foliage resulting in a mock silver, frosty finish.   To echo the pearlescent sheen on the pattered paper I used Shimmery White card to stamp the sentiment on.


This special cards is perfect way to give a Gift Card.  It is fairly small, only measuring 4" tall by 3" wide, but it requires a special envelope.  I pulled out my Envelope Punch Board and made a matching envelope from a 6" by 6" piece of matching paper.  I can make six of these adorable cards and matching envelopes from two sheets of the specialty paper.  Fabulous!  

Who will you make a card for 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 TB6C47ZD 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 a 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

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Be Strong, Be Happy, Be You

Hello and welcome back.  Today I have another autumnal card to share with you using the fabulous Nature's Poem papers and the Rooted in Nature stamps.


This card is almost monochromatic, the paper and the ink are both Soft Suede, but there is  just a splash of Grapefruit Grove bordering the words.

Even though the paper covers almost half of the card front the eye is drawn to the tree and the words.  The tree trunk image is stamped off twice onto scrap paper, before stamping onto the card, so that the image is light and faded.  The tree stands out because it is stamped with full strength ink.  After stamping, I have embossed the layer, using the Subtle embossing folder, to add some more texture and depth.  This embossing folder is wonderful.  As its name suggests, it is a subtle effect.  The result is card looking like linen fabric.  A definite favourite of mine and perfect for so many cards.


The words are stamped as a complete saying in a block.  So, after stamping them I have deconstructed the words into three sections by cutting them with my snips.  As the patterned paper and the stamped tree were both mounted on a layer of card I also wanted to mount the words.  I had a small scrap of patterened paper left over which was perfect to mount them on to.  The reverse side of it is Grapefruit Grove which makes the Soft Suede words really pop.  The finishing touch is a wrap of linen thread with a small bow.


The finished card has plenty of texture and dimension, but it is flat enough to be very post friendly.  These are very wise words, and I shall try to remind myself of them. 

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 TB6C47ZD 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 a 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

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: