Monday, 6 July 2020

Forever Greenery Suite Thank You

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am thrilled to be participating in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for July. It's all about showing gratitude and saying Thank You. Over the last few months the importance of the simple things in life has been highlighted massively.


The fun bit about this Highlight is that there is an inspirational gallery of projects, all with the theme of gratitude and thank you, that you can visit and vote for your favourite five projects. At the end of the voting the Top Ten Winners will be invited to take part in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month. I would love to be able to take part in the hop, so I would really appreciate your help. Please would you visit the gallery and vote for my card?


I have made a couple of cards using the Forever Fern Bundle of stamps and coordinating dies. They are part of the Forever Greenery Suite which also has two types of gorgeous papers; designer series patterned paper and gold laser-cut specialty paper as well as embossing folders and more! The stamps are distinktive and so they have amazing detail built into the design.


All the shading is done for you! I had a happy session stamping in a variety of colours, sometimes stamping twice without reinking the stamp for even more, lighter, shades. Using the coordinating dies I cut out the stamped leaves and I also die cut some foliage from plain cardstock. The palette of colours I used was Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana.


To begin, I stamped a random halo of third generation Pool Party splatters on a layer of Whisper White card. It's very subtle, but adds just enough to break up the background. Next, I built up an arrangement of stems until it resembled a bouquet - there is a mixture of solid card and stamped leaves. It's quite addictive so I couldn't stop at just one, hence the two cards! No bouquet is complete without a hand-tied bow so I added a dainty Night of Navy one!


The Thank You sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set - I love the way the words look as if they have been penned with a flourish using a quill and ink! Really, I just used the Night of Navy inkpad. A few silver metallic pearls finish it off ready to be mounted onto a skinny coloured layer and the base card.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - will you send a card to say Thank You to someone who has helped or inspired you? Remember to pop over to the gallery for more inspiration, and I'd be really grateful if you would vote for my card while you are there too.


If you want to purchase the items used for these cards, 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.

Stay safe and 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 2EUCDUHP 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:




















































Bonus Days are back! This great promotion has happened several times before. For every £45 you spend, from 1st July to 3rd August, you earn a £4.50 Bonus Days Coupon Code that can be redeemed 4th - 31st August.

So during July, for every £45 you spend, before shipping and handling, you will receive a code, via email from Stampin' Up!, which is an E-coupon worth £4.50. You can collect multiple codes in one order and throughout the month. Then, from 4th August until 31st August you can redeem the coupon codes against your orders!



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 fabulous Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials compiled into a PDF).

From July 2020 the tutorial bundle is changing to be a VIDEO tutorial bundle. Going forwards, each month the tutorial bundle will include a PDF providing photos, a link to how-to video instructions, a list of the supplies used and measurements in both Metric and Imperial.

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



Shop with me - if you order from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for FREE. Be sure to use the Monthly Host Code. 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.

Purchase - Buy the Bundle for £11.50. 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.





Thursday, 2 July 2020

All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop - July 2020

Hello and welcome to our All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team blog hop for July 2020. We have some fabulous projects and inspiration for you using the Peony Garden Suite on this hop and in our Tutorial Bundle.

What are tutorial bundles I hear you ask?

Each month the Tutorial Bundle contains 12 tutorials with projects and inspiration all featuring the same selected suite or bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. The tutorials are compiled into a fabulous PDF providing photos, a link to how-to video instructions, a list of supplies used and measurements in both Metric and Imperial.
  • July 2020 - Peony Garden Suite
  • August 2020 - In Good Taste Suite
  • September 2020 - Playing with Patterns Suite
  • October 2020 - Flowers for Every Season Suite
  • November 2020 - Forever Greenery Suite
  • December 2020 - Artistry Blooms Suite
These are exclusive projects and will not be shared on our blogs or social media. Here is a sneak peek for this month.


How can you get your hands on the PDF Tutorial Bundles?

Shop with me - if you order from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for FREE. Be sure to use the Monthly Host Code. 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.

Purchase - Buy the Bundle for £11.50. 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.

My project for today has lots of dimension and is heavily textured...and is probably best to be hand delivered!


The card I have used, in the main, is Shimmery White and Magenta Madness. I added texture to several pieces of Shimmery White card using a variety of embossing folders and cut them into strips to make one of Bruno's Scrappy Strip backgrounds. Next, I crumpled some Magenta Madness card until it was soft and pliable, and die cut the pieces for the 3-d flower. Before assembling the pieces together I used a sponge dauber to add some Frost White Shimmer paint to the edges of the petals, giving them a subtle hue. It also adds a little sparkle, complementing the Shimmery White background.


I stamped and die cut the largest flower in Granny Apple Green to provide some scaffolding for the 3-d flower. Extra leaves are either stamped in Granny Apple Green ink or die cut using scraps of Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
The sentiment is heat embossed in white, trimmed using Snips and mounted onto a border. The die cuts the scalloped edge and embosses all in one go. Such a beautiful edge! Finally, I added a bow tied with the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon.


Before you continue on your way around the hop, here is a sneak peek at my project included in the Tutorial Bundle this month.

Click on the names on the list below to hop around and see all the other amazing projects from the rest of the team. Enjoy!



If you want to purchase the items used for this card, 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.

Stay safe and 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 2EUCDUHP 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: