Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Hello everyone! I hope you all have an amazing time with your family and friends. I definitely enjoy these extra few days we get to spend together.

Today I’ve got for you beautiful yet clean and simple card using Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

This set is featured in Autumn Winter 2017 catalogue and now you can get it at discount during End-Year Sale. It’s truly stunning, 2-step stamp set.

I’ve used a slightly unusual colour combination for my card but I really like how the colours complement each other.

First, I cut and prepared all my layers and run the Whisper White panel with Polka Dot Basics embossing folder through my Big Shot.

Next, I stamped all my images. For the leaves, I’ve used Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads. Holly berries are stamped in Real Red. For the first step image I stamped it off, the second image is at full strength. The branch is stamped in Soft Suede. And again for 1st image, it’s stamped off, and 2nd image at full strength.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black and die-cut using the largest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I fussy-cut the holly berry branch and assembled my card. I’ve used snail adhesive for the layers/panels and stampin’ dimensionals for a circle with the sentiment.

I didn’t forget about the inside of my card.

I stamped the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set in the middle of my Whisper White panel in Memento Black.

To add some interest, I also stamped the smaller holly berry images in the left bottom corner of the sentiment. using same colours.

And that’s my card done. I really hope you like it.

I’ve entered my card in the:

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code GK3G3AR3 to receive a gift from me

Just a reminder: Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set is still available at a fraction of a price! But only until the 2 January. After 2 January 2018, it will no longer be available. So if you waited for a better moment to buy this set – this moment is now.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

The Creative Flow Blog Hop -Shaun The Sheep Punch Art

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – The Creative Flow Blog Hop -Shaun The Sheep Punch Art


Thank you for joining us on our Creative Flow Blog Hop. Each month we are set a challenge to creatively stretch our imaginations. The products we have used are all available in the current Annual and/or seasonal Stampin’ Up!® catalogues. To hop along, please use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping.

Hello hello! This is our very first The Creative Flow Blog Hop, and I’m really excited to be a part of it. Today’s theme was a quite a stumper. We’ve been set a challenge to create an ‘animal’ project using Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies. Yes, I know!?!? How is that even possible!!! 😀 But hey, with a little bit of imagination everything is possible!


Because not every one of us had these dies, our lovely Jerim has sent some of us (including me) a foam die-cuts so we could actually use them as stamps! How cool! Thank you, Jerim, you are a ⭐

So I’ve spent some time looking at these shapes and…nothing sparked! Typical, right? And then one day: Eureka!!! I saw a sheep 😉 But not just normal, ordinary sheep. I saw Shaun the Sheep, how wicked is that lol Yet I had to figure out how to bring him to life, not literally of course 😉 After few attempts and different combinations I knew exactly which shapes will become Shaun the Sheep. At this point, I wasn’t sure yet what occasion for this card would be.







First, for tummy, ‘curls’ and tail, I stamped one of the large pinecones twice, using Smoky Slate Ink Pad. I stamp-it-off twice for a lighter shade. To create ‘curls’ for my Shaun the Sheep I cut off the bottom of one of the pinecones. I used what’s left to hand cut his little tail. For the head, I stamped the smallest pinecone using Basic Black Archival Ink Pad. To create legs, rams and ears I’ve used larger mistletoe branch. I stamped it three times, also in Basic Black Archival Ink and cut them apart. For his eyes, I punched two 3/16″ circles from Whisper white cardstock using Crop-a-Dile, and two Basic Black tiny circles using Owl Builder Punch. When I had all my pieces ready I assembled my Shaun the Sheep using liquid glue. To make his eyes ‘pop’ I added Fine-Tip Glue to them. I also used Fine-Tip Glue Pen to create his nostrils.


So now, when I had my sheep created I had to decide what kind of card/sentiment I want to make. And I have to tell you my mind went blank. I only knew it has to be something fun. And while looking for some fun ‘sheepy’ sentiment (if it’s even a word lol) I came across this ‘Christmassy’ sentiment: ‘Bah humbug’ or even ‘Baa humbug’ haha. Yes! That was it! Let it be a Christmas (kinda) card then.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 4″ x 5-6/8″ and stamped a wreath using following colours: Pear Pizzaz and Wild Wasabi for fir branches, Mint Macaron for mistletoe and Cajun Craze for twigs. Mint Macaron and Cajun craze has been stamped off. The sentiment is stamped at the bottom of my panel using Labeler Alphabet stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink.


I die-cut two ovals: one from vellum using largest of the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, and the second one from Whisper White cardstock using the largest Oval Stitched Die. I assembled them using dimensionals and adhered Shaun the Sheep on top. I adhered my panel to the Cajun Craze card base.


For the final touch, I took three White Perfect Accents, paint them in black using nail polish (couldn’t find my sharpie doh) and added them to the card. I think it really finished the look of the card. I like how this card turned out. It’s quirky and fun. I hope you like it too. Please let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

Your next stop is lovely Keila  go and see what she has made for you. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

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You Put The Merry In My Christmas

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – You Put The Merry In My Christmas


Hello, and welcome! Today I’ve got for you a couple of rather traditional Christmas cards. As you probably remember we are showcasing My Hero RMHC Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!®


Aren’t they lovely?! And they are so easy to make.

The card base is standard top folded A6 in Very Vanilla and I’ve used beautiful This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper for my panels. These were supposed to be simple, straightforward cards, but then again, I can’t make things that are too easy, can I?! So I decided to turn them into a split panels cards.

The panels I prepared earlier were 4 x 5-6/8″ in size. To create split panels, I cut them diagonally into 3 and removed the middle piece. I cut narrow strips of Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and glued them underneath my split panels to accent the’split’. I adhered the panels to the base using snail adhesive.


Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig I stamped the sentiment in the ‘split’ area. Next, I created these uber cute mini Christmas trees. To make them, I die cut a scalloped circle from a sheet of the same DSP, just a different design. I cut it in half, fold it into ‘tree’ and secured my folds with mini glue dots.


Because design on this paper is quite ‘busy’, you couldn’t really see the trees, once attached to the card. So I die cut 2 scalloped circles in Very Vanilla and run them through my big shot with Festive Embossing Folder.


Next, I die cut 2 slightly bigger scalloped circles: one in Garden Green and one in Cherry Cobbler to create mats for Very Vanilla pieces. Adhered them together (de-bossed side up) and then added my trees on top.


First I thought to pop my circles up with dimensionals. But because these cards got quite of dimension anyway, I adhered them to the base with snail adhesive.

Super easy, aren’t they? I hope you like them. As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of September RKW34AHD, to receive a gift from me.

I’m also adding my card to Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September 2016 challenge

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,