Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Painted Christmas Wallet Of Six Cards

Lesley and Wendy visited me on Saturday for a crafty get together and as usual we had a wonderful time!.  Last time they saw this card wallet I'd made and they suggested that as our next project.  I've used the absolutely beautiful SU! 'Painted Season' suite of products to make a wallet that holds six cards.  I added in a couple of Christmas sentiment sets, the 'Wintry' set of 3D embossing folders and some embellishments.

Here's the wallet filled and tied up ready to give as a gift.  I used Real Red CS for the wallet and matted the patterned paper panel onto Pear Pizzazz CS.  The large label is Evening Evergreen which is embossed with the spruce folder from the 'Wintry' embossing folder set.


Here are the six Christmas cards I made to go inside the wallet.  I really enjoyed making three each of two designs.


Here are the two card designs with their matching envelopes.


Here is the holly jolly Christmas card.  The card base is Pear Pizzazz and the large label is Evening Evergreen which is embossed with the spruce folder from the SU! 'Wintry' set of embossing folders. I used Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen inks to stamp the holly leaves and the berries are stamped in Real Red ink. The white label is popped up on Dimensionals.  The red ribbon is a lovely festive embellishment.

 

Here's the inside of the holly jolly card.


Here's the Be of Good Cheer card.  The card base is Crumb Cake and the large label is Real Red which I embossed with the snowflakes folder from the 'Wintry' embossing folder set.  I used  Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks to stamp the pine cones, Pear Pizzazz ink for the foliage at the top and Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen for the leaves at the bottom.  The white label is popped up on Dimensionals - and I placed it lengthways on this card whereas it's widthways on the holly jolly card design.  The festive embellishment for this card is three red rhinestone jewels.


Here's the inside of the Be of  Good Cheer card.


Here are the six envelopes.



Here's the wallet ready to be filled with the cards.  To make the wallet I trimmed a Real Red A4 piece of CS to 11", scored the long side at 5" and 6" and scored  the short side at 6 3/4" and 7 1/4".  I cut slits to make the fold up tabs and as they only measured 1" and I wanted them to be deeper I cut two 4 1/2" x 2" pieces of CS, rounded the top corners and glued them to the smaller tabs.


Here's the cards inside the wallet.  This size is perfect for six A6 cards and envelopes where one layer of Dimensionals has been used on each card.  If you didn't make dimensional cards you could fit eight cards and envelopes inside - maybe up to ten even.  I like my Dimensionals too much though!


Here's a view from the side.


Here's a closer look at the label on the front of the wallet.  I stamped a foliage background on the white label using stamped off once Pear Pizzazz ink and stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink.  I popped up the Evening Evergreen label, the white label and the holly berries.  I added gold holly leaf embellishments and red rhinestone jewels as a final finishing touch.


This was such a lovely project to work on, I really enjoyed spending some time in my craft room creating and prepping while on a week off from work!  I'm going to have a hard time giving this wallet of cards away!

Following my week off I've started a new job, a part time Customer Service role working in an office on the phones.  For the past six years at Wilko I've worked weekends and not always had a set schedule.  I'm excited that I won't be working weekends now and I have a set pattern of work days and shift times - how lovely!  Arranging crafty days with Lesley and Wendy will be SO much easier and I'll have more crafty me time as well, what a result!

Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Christmas Season', 'Christmas to Remember' & 'Holly Jolly Wishes' sets
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red & Basic White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Painted Christmas' DSP
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red & Soft Suede 
Tools: SU! 'Seasonal Labels' & 'Tailor Made Tags' die sets, 'Wintry' set of 3D embossing folders, Crop-A-Dile, corner rounder punch
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! Real Red Double Stitched Satin ribbon, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Holly Leaves, Dimensionals

Ruth

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Autumn Leaves Thanks Friend Card

Here's a card I made with my new SU! goodies, the 'Gorgeous Leaves' stamp set and matching 'Intricate Leaves' die set.  I kept putting off buying them but it was only a matter of time before I succumbed to temptation!  Here's the card and envelope together.


Crumb Cake CS was used for the card base and I glued on a panel of the gorgeous damask paper from the SU! 'Pattern Party' DSP pack.  I stamped the woodgrain image in Crumb Cake ink and the dots in Crushed Curry ink onto a piece of Basic White CS which I cut out with a 'Layering Square' die. I die cut a larger square in Merry Merlot CS as a mat layer. I used Cinnamon Cider, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot and Old Olive inks to stamp four leaves.  I die cut the stamped leaves and I also die cut 3 leaves from some 'Be Dazzling' sparkly silver paper.  I glued down the sparkly leaves and added the stamped leaves popped up on Dimensionals.  I stamped the 'THANKS' in stamped off once Cinnamon Cider ink on Crumb Cake CS, stamped the 'friend' in Merry Merlot ink and die cut the sentiment with a fishtail flag banner die.  I glued down the banner and glued the leafy square element in place.  My finishing touch was to add a linen thread bow.  I really like the mix of the rustic elements and the elegance of the damask and the sparkly silver leaves!


Here's a close up of the leafy square.


Here's the inside of the card.


Here's the envelope.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Gorgeous Leaves' & 'Biggest Wish' sets
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot & Basic White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Pattern Party' DSP & 'Be Dazzling' 6" x 6" specialty DSP
Ink: SU! Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot & Old Olive
Tools: SU! 'Intricate Leaves' & 'Layering Squares' die sets, MFT 'Fishtail Flags' Stax die set
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! linen thread, Dimensionals

Ruth

Friday, 19 November 2021

Baby Boy Pinwheel Tower Card

Baby cards are rare for me but when I needed to make one I thought a Pinwheel Tower card would be great fun!  Instructions for making a Pinwheel Tower card sized to fit in a UK C6 sized envelope can be found on my tutorials page.   Adding in a wobble spring rocking horse makes it even more fun!  Here's the card and envelope together.


Here's a view from the top so you can see why this fancy fold is called a Pinwheel Tower card.


I've used a Sizzix baby die set which gave me options for elements on three panels so that was perfect. I made the card base from SU! Seaside Spray CS and I decorated the panels with patterned paper from the 'Penguin Playmates' and 'Snowflake Splendor' DSP packs.  The 'baby' is from the SU! 'Well Said' die set and the hearts and stars are from the SU! 'Mini Treat Bag' die set. The first panel has a wobble spring mounted rocking horse.  While I was assembling the horse I remembered I had some wood veneer paper in my stash which was ideal as the rocker at the bottom of the horse!  Some blue glitter jewels was my finishing touch for the first panel.


Here's the second panel.  The bib and babygrow are both popped up.


Here's the third panel.  The dungarees are popped up.  I used dies from the SU! 'All Dressed Up' set for the buttons.


Here's the fourth panel where I wrote my message.  I love that sweet sentiment from the SU! 'Bundle of Love' set!


Here's the envelope.  Because the card was fairly bulky with the wobble spring and dimension I used a gusseted envelope.  I popped up the name label.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Bundle of Love' set
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Seaside Spray, Soft Suede & Basic White, 
Patterned paper: SU! 'Penguin Playmates' & 'Snowflake Splendor' DSP packs
Ink: SU! Misty Moonlight 
Tools: Sizzix 'New Baby #2' die set, SU! 'All Dressed Up', 'Mini Treat Bag', 'Rectangle Stitched', 'Tasteful Labels' & 'Well Said' die sets
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! Dimensionals, PaperMania glitter jewels, action wobble spring

Ruth

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Papaya, Pear & Gold Floral Hello Card

Barb Mullikin shared a lovely card on this YouTube video using the SU! 'Artistically Inked' bundle and I was inspired to CASE Barb's card.  I changed a few things to make the card my own  - I usually try to Copy And Selectively Edit when I CASE!  Orange is definitely not a go to colour for me but I went outside my comfort zone and I was very happy with the end result.  Pale Papaya goes really nicely with Pear Pizzazz - and the dash of gold adds a touch of elegance!  Here's the card and envelope together.


I cut a panel of Pale Papaya CS, taped a decorative mask in place and applied Pale Papaya ink with a blending brush to create the patterned background.  I added some patterned paper and a die cut Pear Pizazz strip to the panel and glued that to the Pear Pizzazz card base.  I inked the flowers with Pale Papaya ink but added a touch of Pumpkin Pie ink using a sponge dauber to give my flowers some nice shading.  After die cutting both flower shapes, I glued them together and popped the flower up.  I tucked Pear Pizzazz and gold foil leaf shapes behind the flower.  To complete the card front I stamped and die cut the sentiment label and popped that up.


Here's the inside of the card.


I used the Envelope Punch Board to create an envelope from a piece of patterned paper and I added a die cut name element to decorate the front.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Artistically Inked' set
CS: SU! Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz & Basic White, Gold Foil Sheet
Patterned paper: SU! 'Expressions in Ink' DSP
Ink: SU! Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz & Pumpkin Pie
Tools: SU! 'Artistic' & 'All Dressed Up' die sets, 'Messages' die, 'Pattern Party' Decorative Masks set, Blender Brush, Envelope Punch Board, MFT 'Fishtail Flags' Stax die set
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! Dimensionals

Ruth

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Plants Dear Friend Card

This is a just because, friendship card made for a dear friend who is going through a challenging time.  I used my newly acquired SU! 'Plentiful Plants' stamp set and the 'Bloom Where You're Planted' patterned paper pack.  Here is the card and envelope together.


I glued a piece of the patterned paper to a panel of Evening Evergreen CS and glued that to the front of the Just Jade card base.  I stamped the pot and plant using Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade inks and I fussy cut the stamped image - I didn't buy the matching die set, I thought I could manage without the dies!  I stamped the trailing foliage on Basic White CS in Evening Evergreen ink, die cut the white CS using a stitched rectangle die and I popped up the rectangle.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment label, popped that up and then popped up the potted plant.  To finish the front, I added three Evening Evergreen jewels to the sentiment label.  


Here's the inside of the card.  The stamped images from the 'Plentiful Plants' set are amazing due to the 'Distinktive' style and design of the stamps.  They are a total pleasure to work with! 


I decorated the envelope flap with patterned paper.  I always think that is a very classy touch!



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Plentiful Plants' set
CS: SU! Evening Evergreen, Just Jade & Basic White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Bloom Where You're Planted' DSP
Ink: SU! Cinnamon Cider, Evening Evergreen & Just Jade 
Tools: SU! 'Rectangle Stitched' die set 
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! In Color Jewels, Dimensionals

Ruth

Monday, 8 November 2021

Christmas Pinwheel Tower Card

This is the second Pinwheel Tower Christmas card I've made. Instructions to make a Pinwheel Tower card sized to fit in a UK sized C6 envelope can be found here on my Tutorials page.  I love the colour combo in the SU! 'Whimsy & Wonder' patterned paper, it's unusual but very pretty for Christmas cards.  Here's the card and envelope together.


Here's a view from the top so you can see how the card is put together.


Here's the first panel of the card.  I fussy cut the ornament from the patterned paper, added some Blushing Bride baker's twine and popped the ornament up.  I also popped the sentiment label up.


Here's the second panel.


Here's the third panel.


Here's the fourth panel where I will write my message.  I added some self adhesive snowflakes as a finishing touch.


Here's the envelope.  I love the rainbow iridescence on the silver stripes!



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Arrange a Wreath' set 
CS: SU! Evening Evergreen & Mint Macaron 
Patterned paper: SU! 'Whimsy & Wonder' 
Ink: SU! Evening Evergreen 
Tools: SU! 'Rectangle Stitched' die set 
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! Blushing Bride baker's twine, self adhesive enowflakes, Dimensionals

Ruth

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Snowflake Peace On Earth Card

Just Jade, Mint Macaron and the Be Dazzling paper have become a favourite colour combo, especially for Christmas cards.  I couldn't resist die cutting a big snowflake from the beautiful, sparkly Be Dazzling paper!  Here's the card and envelope together.


Here's the card.  I die cut the patterned paper with a stitched rectangle die and glued the large snowflake in place.  I popped the Just Jade circle and the sentiment elements up on Dimensionals and added two smaller sparkly snowflakes. 


Here's the inside of the card.


Here's the envelope.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Peace & Joy' & 'Snowflake Wishes' sets, Clearly Besotted 'Eat, Drink & Be Merry' set
CS: SU! Just Jade & Basic White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Snowflake Splendor' DSP. 'Be Dazzling' 6" x 6" specialty DSP
Ink: SU! Just Jade & Mint Macaron 
Tools: SU! 'Joy' & 'Snowfall' die sets, Sweet Dixie 'Large Swirly Snowflake' die, Claina Palmer 'A6 Double Stitched Nested Dies' set, circle punches
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! Dimensionals

Ruth

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