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World's greatest brother - using Stampin Up

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Create simple cards using up scraps of DSP
Taking a piece of 'Blueberry Bushel' cardstock and matching ink i randomly stamped the number one all over to create a background. Next taking some of the 2018-2020 paper also in 'Blueberry Bushel' i cut a smaller square of it to layer at an angle. 
2 circles cut using the 'layering circle framelits' one in 'Whisper White' the other in 'Smoky Slate'
The white circle i stamped on the sentiment also in 'Blueberry Bushel' and the leaves in 'Call Me Clover'. The stamps come from the 'World's Best Trophy' stamp set. 
Lastly i used some dimensionals to layer the circles together before adding to my card.
Quick and easy and makes use of the scraps of paper. 

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Rachael x

Diamonds are a girls best friend... handmade card

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I'm trying to be good and use up some of my current stash of papers.  The 'Naturally Eclectic' dsp hasn't really been touched so after flicking through the pretty designs i chose this one covered in gems. 
It offers lots of  colour choices but i picked 'Tranquil Tide' for the sentiment as well as the base card. A hint of 'Night of Navy' is layered behind the sentiment and with the cut outs created from the 'Eclectic Layers' thinlits it allows the paper behind to come through. 
For the diamond shapes i didn't think anything else was as appropriate as the 'sparkle glimmer paper', it really does catch the light beautifully. 

So ok maybe you can't afford diamonds for your best friend but the thought is there with this card.
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Rachael x

High Tide stamp set from Stampin Up - one ink card

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I've just spent a lovely few days with family on the Lincolnshire coast so this card is very apt.
I, like most of us crafters struggle to make cards for men but this lovely stamp set really is perfect for both male and females.
I saw the inspiration on Pinterest - you can hop over and see the ladies original blog post HERE, and i really like the way she had used just one ink colour to create her card.
My card is very similar in design except i added a few more birds to the top corner.
The colours i chose were 'Pool Party' and 'Crumb Cake'
Changing the sentiment these cards would be suitable for all sorts of different occasions. 

Which colour do you prefer? Perhaps making a few more in different colours would make a lovely gift set to give to someone too. 
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Rachael x

Perennial Birthday - Pretty but simple.

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If you need a last minute birthday card in a hurry this is a really pretty but simple card to make.
Taking a strip of 'Whisper White' cardstock i randomly stamped the floral images from the 'Perennial Birthday' stamp set by Stampin Up! I used 'Wisteria Wonder', 'Blushing Bride' and 'Pear Pizzazz' inks.
Next i chose a strip of 'Wisteria Wonder' cardstock to mount my stamped strip onto allowing a small border of colour to show either side.
Lastly i adhered this to my base card and added the sentiment also in 'Wisteria Wonder' to the bottom right corner of the card.

This card is great if you have multiples to make and you could swap the sentiment to suit a variety of occasions. 
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Rachael x

Tropical Chic - Stampin Up

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How pretty is the 'Tropical Escapes' designer series papers?
I really like the green and pink combination, so fresh and summery. 
Very simple card which shows off the DSP perfectly, simply using a sheet cut down to cover my card blank and then another piece cut to make a band along the bottom.


The sentiment comes from the 'Tropical Chic' stamp set inked in 'Blushing Bride', the same colour used to make the little flowers. The leaves are cut using the coordinating thinlits.
A sprinkle of 'Basic Pearl Jewels' add the finishing touch. 
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Rachael x