Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Petal Parade make and take

Only one week left to get a freebie when you spend £45 and that includes the lovely stamp set used here.

Sorry again the pic isn't 100% - I am having some picture issues!

This is a card I did for make and takes at my first two Stampin' Up! parties last week.

The stamps are Petal Parade and I've used some of the current set of in-colours again - strawberry slush card/ink, coastal cabana & crisp cantaloupe.

The tag topper punch is used and layered with some whisper white which I've embossed with a new scalloped embossing folder.  Label Love stamp set sentiment which is punched out with matching punch and layered on a baked brown sugar too.

Couple of sneaky strawberry slush banners added (free punch with sale-a-bration!) and 2 little butterflies with gems.

Some organza ribbon and a spot of twine to finish!

It wasn't until I layed out all the stamps and punches I realised how many things go in to a card - it certainly gives you a flavour for all the SU products.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Good as Gold

Today's card is one from a kit that you can get free when you spend £45 until the end of March.

The 'Good as Gold' card kit contains enough for 8 cards - you get the card bases, envelopes & liners, message tags, foil tags, cord and twine.

I've seen even more made out of the kits too by cutting the base cards up and mounting them on standard card stock.

I'm something of a dots and spots fan too so love these cards!!


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Simply Trees

A quick post today with a share using the ever-popular stamp set 'Lovely as a Tree'

I have simply stamped this image in Soft Suede and layered on a piece of matching card.

The base card is Naturals White which has a soft fleck to it and worked brilliantly for this sample.

Sentiment from 'Express Yourself' hostess set and finished with some linen thread.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Pretty Banners

Sorry this picture has come up a little dark but this is a more feminine card using the Banner Blast set currently in the Sale-a-bration offer.

Colours used for this card are Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Summer Starfruit.

The banners are punched out using the matching punch (of course) and an itty bitty punch is used for the flower.

The heart stamp is also part of the banner set.

Sentiment from a Hostess set called Express Yourself.

The twine, also in Crisp Cantaloupe, is also in a SAB set!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Birthday Banners

A really good 'man' card today (in these colours anyway).

The colours used in this card are Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana & So Saffron.

The background stamp is 'Hardwood' and in the new seasonal catalogue.

The gorgeous little banners are stamped in all three colours and punched out with the matching punch.
The punch and stamp set are currently available separately, each as a freebie with a £45 order!!

The banners are placed on some linen thread for a line.

Sentiment from 'Label Love' and placed on some white organza ribbon that I have coloured with soft suede ink to tie in.

Freebies only available until 31st March!!!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Petite Petals

A simple but effective card today using the lovely Petite Petals stamp set.

This (and the matching punch!) was my first must have from the new catalogue.

Colours used are Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight & Always Artichoke.

The background is an embossing folder currently available with Sale-a-bration called Decorative Dots.
Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments punched out and layered.

The flower leaves are 2 petals from one of the flowers in the set stamped in always artichoke, very effective.

Punches used:
1" circle
1 1/4" scallop circle
Word Window
Modern Label
and the Petite Petals of course!


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Extravaganza Day

For those that weren't at the fabulous Stampin' Up Extravaganza Day yesterday run by Jenny - these are all the brilliant projects we made!

Jenny always has such fabulous ideas and don't the co-ordinating SU colours look great?

We decorated a photo frame, made the current 'in project' a card in a box, a gift card wallet, a little decorated gift box and 4 lovely note cards in a matching wallet.

I think everyone came away really pleased with their projects and inspired to play more!


Friday, 7 March 2014


Welcome to Jill Stamps Up where I will be sharing cards and projects only made with the lovely products from Stampin' Up!

As I progress I hope to be able to provide more links to products & play with the page setup - but at least I've started.

Today's card is one I made at a recent stamp-a-stack.  Isn't it gorgeous?

The colour combo used for this card was Pool Party, Strawberry Slush & Crumb Cake.

The Decorative Dots embossing folder is currently a freebie if you spend over £45 (hint).

The flowers are a hot-selling product in the seasonal catalogue and come with a matching punch.

Other items used:
En Francais stamp, Petite Pair stamp, ruffle stretch trim in strawberry slush, Little Leaves Sizzlit & Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

More from Petite Petals tomorrow!