Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop #3 – Sweet & Mint

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Today’s sketch was designed by very talented Angelina from Intatwyne Designs. I really like the simplicity of this design.


My first thought about this sketch was that it’s sweet. So is my today’s card: sweet & mint. I absolutely love 2015 – 2017 In Colors. But Mint Macaron is definitely my favourite one.

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The base of my card is Mint Macaron scored at 4-1/4″ and folded in half in landscape mode. Both panels measure 5-3/4 x 2″. The top panel is a piece of Whisper White. I stamped one of the “swooshes” from Work of Art in Mint Macaron (briefly in the middle of the panel). Then I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black. The bottom panel is a piece of 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper.

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I adhered both panels to the base and added a ribbon in the middle ( I tucked the ends under the panels). Don’t you just love this Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon? I’ve used a glue dot to bunch up the ribbon and adhered button on top. I was planning to add bakers twine bow on top, but I didn’t like it. I added Blossom Accent instead.

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To finish my card off I added few star sequins. I didn’t plan that but needed to hide a boo-boo. I end up adding three just for a good measure 😉

Hope you like my sweet and simple card. It’s very versatile design and would work nicely with different sentiments. Plus it’s perfect for mass-producing: only took few minutes to put it together. So it’s a win-win.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Pootler’s Autumn-Winter Catalogue Blog Hop – Christmas Bauble Shaker Card!

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Thank you for joining us again on Pootler’s Blog Hop! This is our team Blog Hop to showcase products from new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn-Winter Catalogue. So prepare yourself for lots of beautiful projects and tonnes of inspiration. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived here from Lea’s blog thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy seeing the inspiration from our team and continue to hop through to see what everyone has made.

My little project features pretty few of new products from our seasonal catalogue, but I just simply couldn’t decide which one to choose 🙂

Does it happen to you that when you see a new product, it “talk to you”? haha. No, I’m not crazy! Just the moment I saw Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies it screamed to me: shaker card!

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I wanted to keep my card in soft, washed colours. The base of the card, as well as the top layer, is Whisper White. To break a little bit all the whiteness I added pattern to my base. I took one of the stencils (fancy dots) from Happy Patterns set and sponged over the stencil with Soft Sky. But I only sponged on the edges, leaving the centre white for stamping.

For the layer, I took a piece that measures 5-3/8 x 3-6/8″ so my sponged base could slightly peek around the edges. I run it through Big Shot with new Softly Falling 6×6″ Embossing Folder. I love how it adds gentle texture to the card. Next, I run it through the Big Shot with a bauble die from Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies, to create a “window” for my shaker.

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Winter scene comes from Happy Scenes stamp set. Snow on the ground is “swoosh” stamp from Work Of Art. For my shakers I used Metallics Sequin Assortment, Lost Lagoon stars punched with Confetti Stars Border punch and seed beads from my stash. To create shaker I used edges from dimensionals and a piece of acetate. If you don’t have dimensionals you could use foam tape.

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To keep rest of the card simple the only “embellishment” on my card is Poinsettia flower. I was so excited to use Festive Flower Builder Punch together with Reason for the Season stamp set. I punched poinsettia leaves from Whisper White cardstock. I used five large leaves, five medium, five small ones (I cut them in half) and three centres to build my poinsettia. Each leaf was stamped in Sky Blue but I stamp it off first so the colour was even softer. I curl each leaf with a bone folder and assembled it using Tombow glue.

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This gorgeous sentiment comes from Embellished Ornaments stamp set. I cut it into a banner and backed it with a piece of silver glimmer paper. As I had it out I also die-cut a little fixing for my bauble from glimmer paper too.

Now that you’ve seen my project please use the buttons below to keep “hopping”. Next in our hop is Sarah, and I know she has a lovely project to share with you. Once again thank you for stopping by.

Have a blessed day,

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CAS Thank You Card Using Work Of Art By Stampin’ Up!

I just love my today’s project. It’s clean and simple…and beautiful! There was a time (not that long ago) when I was wondering what the heck CAS card means…haha…and it means exactly that: clean and simple. Some people also use term KISS (keep it simple stamper!). No wonder I haven’t got an idea: I’ve got a tendency to “overthink” and “overload” my cards. But I quite like the idea of clean and simple layout. It’s just don’t come naturally for me.

So today I gave myself a challenge to create a CAS card. I decided to keep the card white with little splash of colour.

The base of the card is standard A6 and top panel is 1/4″ smaller. For my layout I used Work Of Art stamp set. I love this set for it’s simplycity: shapes, swatches, swooshes (or however you call them) that looks like painted with a brush – fab!

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I overlapped two “swooshes”: one in Pool Party and other in Pistachio Pudding. I like how these colours complement each other. Now I needed some simple embellishment for my card. Buttons seemed too heavy. I needed something light, something like… a feather!

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I took Four Feathers stamp set and choose smaller one with speckles. I took a piece of vellum, stamped the image in white craft ink and heat embossed it in clear. Then die-cut it with matching framelits and add it to the card with mini glue dots. Both, stamp set and dies, you can buy separately or save 15% and buy them in a bundle.

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Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Basic Grey. And that’s it. Card is done!

Do you like my project? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you so much for stopping by,

My favourite Traveler’s Birthday!

Hello everyone. Today a quick share from me. A very special birthday card I’ve made few weeks ago for my dear friend and soul-sister from Australia. And because I know how she loves to travel I came out with this idea:


Pretty cool hey?! I really like how this card turned out. I’ve used gorgeous Island Indigo and window sheet for the card base. Window sheet is dry embossed with Delicate Designs TIEF.


Then I’ve made my own DSP using Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Night of Navy Stampin Markers, clear block, water and watercolour paper. Just scribble the markers on the clear block, spritz with water and “stamp” ot the paper. repeat until you’re happy with colour intensity. Takes time but it’s well worth the effort. When the background was ready (dry and ironed 😉 ) there was the time for some random stamping. And for that I’ve used Gorgeous Grunge, Traveler and En Francais stamp sets.


For the inside of the card I’ve used a piece of Whisper White. Beautiful chevron stamp and sentiment from Work of Art, same as the ship from Traveler set, seemed just perfect. The colours are as follows: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Soft Sky and Memento Black.


Cute anchor charm, piece of silver ribbon and some rhinestones complete the card.


I’m so happy with the card and the fact that my sweet friend loved it 🙂 And what do you think? Do you like it? Please message me or comment below. Would love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by,