Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Use the Painted Harvest sunflower to make a Christmas wreath card

Take a look at this Christmas wreath card. I have swapped sunflowers for a Christmas wreath. I used the Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I think one of my favourite things about Christmas is seeing all the doors decorated with gorgeous wreaths - in fact I saw a door with an Autumn wreath in Rutland yesterday, which got me thinking...

Turn a sunflower into a Christmas wreath... 
I have been stamping sunflowers with the Painted Harvest stamp set all week and had a brainwave - why not turn it into a Christmas wreath with the help of some Garden Green (and Wild Wasabi!) ink, and a little Cherry Cobbler Cardstock bow cut with the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies?


Take a look at Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up!

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is absolutely gorgeous and you can create so many gorgeous cards and home decor projects with it.

View 10 Gorgeous Stampin' Up! Sunflower Cards to see what else you can do with this fab stamp set.

You can buy the Painted Harvest Stamp Set with the matching Leaf Punch as a Bundle which saves you 10%




I think you'll agree that this has worked really well! The bow is just the right size for the wreath and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel has finished off the wreath beautifully.

I used the largest square die from the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies and stamped in Cherry Cobbler using the sentiment from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set which co-ordinates with the Christmas Stocking Thinlits Dies (mentioned above), which means you need a Big Shot for this project.

Such a simple and beautiful card, and very little effort!

Make a Christmas wreath card using the Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up!


I love this project so much, I am going to make lots of these! Of course if you love sunflowers just stamp as a sunflower instead using Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry and swap the sentiment.

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Monday, 18 September 2017

10 Gorgeous Stampin' Up! Sunflower Cards

Sunflowers (Helianthus Annus) are easy to grow and are synonymous with summer and sunshine. They are bold and strong and brighten any garden or vase of flowers. They are also a favourite in the Crafty Hippy household.

Check out these 10 beautiful sunflower cards made with products from the Painted Autumn Suite by Stampin' Up!


Make this personalised birthday card featuring the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and Touches of Nature Elements by Stampin' Up!
1. Personalised Card 

This gorgeous card is actually a CASE of a card in the Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue (page 48).

It's Mr Hippy's birthday on the 28th so I have changed the sentiment and personalised it with his name using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

I used the 'Enjoy your special day!' sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams, and our wooden Touches of Nature Elements.




Beautiful Blessed Sunflower Birthday card made with Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
2. Blessed Birthday Painted Autumn DSP Card

I really enjoyed creating this card. I used lots of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper - the strip down the middle and the fussy cut sunflowers.

A shock of Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine finishes the flowers off beautifully.

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners, and  stamped in Chocolate Chip.












Make this simple sunflower card using the Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up!
3. I am Thankful for You CASE Card 

This is another gorgeous CASE card from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue (page 48).

This is so simple to make and the Crushed Curry is a striking partner to the Garden Green.

The sentiment on Crumb Cake Cardstock really finishes the card off.

The perfect card for when you're in a hurry.


Take a look at this gorgeous Garden Green sunflower card by Stampin' Up!
4. Garden Green Thankful Card

The gorgeous shades of green in this card are provided by the Garden Green Cardstock leaves (which have been cut out with the Leaf Punch), and the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon.

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper provides some extra colour.

This is a beautiful card - replace the sentiment with a 'Happy Birthday' for garden lovers.







Create this simple and stunning sunflower card made with the Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up!
5. Simple Sunflower Card

The nicest thing about this card is its simplicity.

Sometimes less really is more, and CAS (Clean and Simple) cards are bang on trend.

Our Stitched Shape Framelits cut and edge your cardstock perfectly, making a feature out of the simplest of shapes.

The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set which compliments the Painted Harvest stamp set perfectly.

Make someone happy with this quick and simple card.







Simple sunflower notecard by Stampin' Up!
6. Simple Sunflower Notecard

This card has all the shades of Autumn! This is the perfect card for dropping a cheery 'hello' to a neighbour, or for those last minute birthdays. Not every card has to have a sentiment.

The Painted Harvest stamp set dipped in Cajun Craze over Crushed Curry creates the perfect sunflower effect.




Gather and give thanks sunflower card by Stampin' Up! Made using the Painted Harvest stamp set and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
7. Painted Autumn Window Card 

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper makes the perfect backdrop for card front windows.

Choose any pattern and layer over with your sentiment. This time I've used the 'Gather together and give thanks' from the Painted Harvest set.

Change the sentiment for birthdays, anniversaries, invites and thank yous.

The Garden Green Cardstock compliments the Chocolate Chip ink.








You're the Best card made using the Watercolor Words stamp set and Painted Harvest stamp set from Stampin' Up!
8. Watercolor Words 'You're the Best' Card

Make a bold statement with the large sentiments from Watercolor Words.

Nothing makes someone feel better than telling them that they're the best!

A shock of Garden Green Cardstock at the edges makes for a garden-inspired card.

The rich hue of Chocolate Chip is a warm addition - this card is perfect for sunflower lovers and gardeners.

You can view this project in full HERE.






Take a look at this easy to make sunflower card by Stampin' Up!
9. Your Kindess Means so Much...

This beautiful card is chock-full of sunflowers. It is vibrant and cheeful and will brighten anyone's day.

The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set, as are the sunflowers.

This is a quick and easy card to make but visually packs a punch.












Oh Happy Day sunflower card by Stampin' Up! - create this simple Greetings Card
10. Oh, Happy Day!

This card perfectly showcases the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

It would be easy to think that brown is drab but the Chocolate Chip Cardstock actually accentuates this gorgeous paper and co-ordinates beautifully with the centre of the sunflower.

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners and creates a very flexible card - you could gift this for just about any occasion.

And yet again our Stitched Shape Framelits add that extra finishing touch.







You can get all the products you've seen today by clicking on the highlighted names or by checking out the Painted Autumn Suite. Press the Shop Now button at the top of the screen to check out the Stampin' Up! Official Online Store.

The Painted Autumn Suite is perfect for scrapbooking, card making, memory making and home decor projects - the possibilities are endless.

You are very welcome to CASE (Copy and Share Everything!) any project that you have seen today (or on this blog).

Enjoy making your sunflower cards,
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Brighten up someone's day with this gorgeous Painted Harvest sunflower card

Painted Harvest card made with Stampin' Up! products

Learn how to create this gorgeous sunflower card... 
Sunflowers are so cheery. That's why they're perfect for any card.

You can very quickly create these life-like flowers using the Painted Harvest stamp set from Stampin' Up! (below). This stamp set is perfect for card making, scrapbooking, memory keeping and home decor projects:

Take a look at the Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up!


The Painted Harvest stamp set is actually part of the Painted Autumn Suite which has lots of beautiful co-ordinating products. You can create gorgeous thank you and thanksgiving cards with this stamp set and suite, in fact they're both perfect for any summer or autumn celebration.

View the new Painted Autumn Suite by Stampin' Up!


Follow the step-by-step below to create the perfect sunflower...
1. Stamp the outer sunflower petals (bottom left) in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock. Twist the stamp and repeat.
2. Lightly stamp the inner sunflower petals (bottom right) in Cajun Craze.
3. Stamp the middle of the sunflower in Chocolate Chip. You can repeat this process (if needed).
4. Stamp your sentiment - I used Watercolor Words.
5. Mount on some Garden Green Cardstock.
6. Mount your card on Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock.

You could add extra sunflowers on the other sides if you wanted but I love having the sunflowers nestled in the top corner. Feel free to CASE this card.

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Check out these other products in the Painted Autumn Suite


Peruse the Leaf Punch by Stampin' Up!
 Leaf Punch, £14.50 
Take a look at the Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Painted Harvest Bundle, £30.00 (save 10%)











Take a look at the lovely Touches of Nature Elements by Stampin' Up!
 Touches of Nature Elements, £5.50
Take a look at the autumnal Painted Autumn patterned paper by Stampin' Up!
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, £10.00

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Create a simple Campervan Card

Learn how to make a Campervan Card using a very simple template.

Make a paper campervan for your projects...
Similar to the Tranquil Tide Campervan Card I showcased the other day, this is the Fresh Fig version that I made for a friend's birthday.

I created a campervan template, which I drew by hand. As I said the other day, if you are no good at drawing there are templates on Pinterest, so see what you can find online.

There are three different parts that make up my campervan - the body, the bonnet and the bumper. I also used the body template to cut out some black tyres, I used Basic Black Cardstock for those. I made the template using an old cereal box, and then used it to draw around on some Designer Series Paper - I used our beautiful Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, which you can see below:

The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Of course we have a whole range of beautiful Designer Series Papers to choose from.

I used some Silver Glimmer Paper for the bumper of the van.

I then assembled the card using some Whisper White CardstockFresh Fig Cardstock and some Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon. I used the Thougtful Banners stamp set and some Fresh Fig ink to create a license plate that says 'Birthday'.

Take a look at Stampin' Up!'s Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad


I think Fresh Fig is my new favourite colour! You can create so many things with your campervan template - cards, scrapbook pages, framed pictures, campervan bunting. You can change the colours of the van to anything you want.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Discover the Painted Autumn Suite by Stampin' Up!

Create this card by 'fussy cutting' sunflowers from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper:

Painted Autumn Card by Stampin' Up!

Take a look at the new Painted Autumn Suite by Stampin' Up! 
Personally I think the Painted Autumn Suite by Stampin' Up! has to be the best thing to come out of the new Autumn Winter Catalogue. Sunflowers are my favourite flowers and this suite combines sunflowers with all the gorgeous colours of autumn.

It consists of the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Painted Autumn DSP, Leaf Punch, Touches of Nature Elements and more, enabling you to make gorgeous autumnal creations such as my card above and the projects below...

Make gorgeous greetings cards with the Painted Autumn Suite from Stampin' Up!

There's no doubt that choosing items from a Suite makes your crafting experience so much easier, but items from the Painted Autumn Suite make your projects so beautiful that not much effort is required for any project.

This suite goes with any shade of green, brown, yellow and orange - I have been using Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. Beautiful.


You will need the following Stampin' Supplies to create today's Greetings Card

Very Vanilla Thick A4 Cardstock
Crushed Curry A4 Cardstock
Chocolate Chip A4 Cardstock
Painted Autumn DSP 
Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set 
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Snail Adhesive 
Paper Snips (sharp scissors that are good for precision cutting).

The sunflowers have been 'fussy cut' from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. Cutting out shapes and objects from patterned paper is a very good way to create embellishments and add extra layers and depth to your projects. Patterned paper is not just for cutting rectangular backgrounds from, and so you get more for your money when you use it in more ways than one.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

10 Easy Craft Projects

Make framed pictures, pendants and more. 

Read on to discover 10 easy but gorgeous 3D craft projects that you can create at home and give as gifts.


1. Magnetic Shopping Lists 

Learn how to decorate a magnetic shopping list to turn it into a beautiful gift. Quick and easy project.
These make the perfect stocking filler. Either buy ready-made shopping lists with the magnet already attached, or grab some craft magnets from eBay, and use a glue gun to adhere to the back of a flat notebook. Cover in gorgeous Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! and there you have it - an inexpensive, on-trend gift with little-to-no effort.







2. Embellishment Gift Box

Take a look at the Embellishments Gift Box. This is a quick and easy project to make. Follow the Step-by-step instructions.
You can find inexpensive wooden boxes at most cheap home stores such as B&M or QD Stores. I have left my Embellishment Gift Box plain, and just added patterned paper in the bottom, of course you could stamp or paint yours. I have added ribbon, buttons and handmade embellishments (made using the Lift Me Up stamp set) and filled each compartment. This is perfect for storing ready-to-grab embellishments, or makes a perfect gift for an enthusiastic crafter.

You can view the original project HERE.






3. Pyramid Favour Boxes

Learn how to create these gorgeous Pyramid Favours using patterned paper from Stampin' Up!
As shown earlier this week, these Pyramid Favours are perfect for parties, Christmas tables, kid's goody bags, weddings, or even as decorated, ornate items on a sideboard. They are simple to make, and you can choose to use any Designer Series Paper that takes your fancy. It is up to you whether you glue these closed, or you can opt for Tied Favours where you tie a bow to close at the top.

You can follow the tutorial HERE.





4. Stamped Glass Vase

How to stamp on a glass vase - quick and easy project.
It is entirely possible to stamp on glass. It takes a bit of practice if you're stamping onto a curved side, but you can do it. I used StazOn Ink which can be used on a variety of different surfaces such as wood, glass and metal, and is available in different colours.

Stamp some StazOn ink (from most art shops) onto your glass and fix with an acrylic sealer like Krylon.

I used Black Staz On to decorate my vase with plants and bees. If I was to make this project again I'd probably use the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set as the one I used on this vase is no longer available.

You can see the original blog post HERE.






5. Chocolate Box Cover

How to create a simple cover for chocolate bars and boxes
Turn an ordinary box of chocolates into a gorgeous, bespoke gift. Jazz up a box of Kinder with this gorgeous Chocolate Box Cover.

This is a really quick and simple project to make and doesn't take much planning.

The box ties up at the top with a ribbon and is decorated on the front - of course you could decorate the other side and be as elaborate as you like.

This project is perfect for goody bags, table gifts and favours.








6. Stamped Candles

Learn how to make a hand-stamped candle. Quick and easy project for you to try at home.
All you need to create stamped candles is tissue paper, greasproof paper and a heat gun. Isn't that amazing?

Stamp your image onto thin white tissue paper, cut around the shape as close to the image as possible, place onto the candle and wrap some greaseproof paper around. Apply heat from the heat gun. You will notice the image 'sweat' through the paper. Do not apply too much heat for

We have a wonderful range of Stamp Sets that are perfect for candle decorating.










7. Square Scarf Box

Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to make this gift box
I call this a 'Scarf Box' because it is perfect for gift-wrapping a floaty chiffon scarf. Of course you could use it to wrap anything that will fit inside. The ribbon keeps the lid securely in place.

You can use whatever colours suite your gift. I have actually stamped the bees onto the lid, or you could affix some Designer Series Paper onto some Cardstock.

For full instructions on how to make this box click HERE.



8. Forest Framed Picture

Have a go at making this beautiful forest framed picture using Stampin' Up! products and a cheap frame.
This is probably the easiest craft project of all. To create this project you need a Big Shot Machine, Woodland Embossing Folder, Aqua Painters, Ink Refills, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad and a Brayer. Oh, and a frame! This one cost less than £3.00 from QD Stores - bargain!

Of course you could use a different Embossing Folder from our range.

Alternatively, you could use a selection of Designer Series Papers instead of embossed card for a striking picture. This would make a perfect gift.

Follow the tutorial HERE.







9. Bohemian Pendant Necklace

Create these beautiful pendant necklaces with a few cheap supplies.
It is possible to create beautiful jewellery using a few craft supplies. It is satisfying to create something so simple and different.

These pendants are perfect presents - with Christmas approaching they make the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

You'll only need a few basic items to make these - wooden washers, beads, patterned papers and some thread or ribbon.

Learn how to make these pendants by following the tutorial HERE.








10. Jar of Gratitude

Make a Gratitude Jar and fill with great memories from the year ahead. Easy to make project.
This is the perfect gift for you. It might only look like a decorated jam jar, which it is, but it has a very special purpose.

This is a jar that you fill with good thoughts, moments and memories that happen throughout the year, so that you can read them back to yourself before the start of a fresh new year.

Of course you could start this at any time, but it's so lovely to read them on New Year's Eve and then start afresh with new memories from the 1st of January.

You can make your jar as fancy and elaborate as you like, and if you are gifting it you could include a lid.

I have used some Designer Series Paper for this project.



These projects are all easy, don't need much in the way of craft supplies and don't take much time - perfect. You can buy everything you need except the sundries (candles, jam jars, wooden washers etc) from the Stampin' Up! Store - just use the Shop Now button at the top of my page.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Learn how to make a Sour Cream Container

Watch the tutorial and learn how to make a Sour Cream Container with patterned paper

Earlier on this week we looked at Pyramid Favours, and today we're looking at Sour Cream Containers. Sour Cream Containers are another very simple option for favours.

Have a go at making Sour Cream Containers What should I put in my containers? 
Like the Pyramids they're perfect for sweets, hair accessories, small toys and so on. Basically anything that you can fit in them. These are great for weddings and kid's birthday parties, and the size of your strip of paper denotes how big they will turn out. You can view the tutorial below to see how to make them.

Follow the tutorial to make your Sour Cream Container 
You can view a tutorial (by Beate Johns) HERE over at Splitcoast Stampers.
Please note that you don't have to use a Paper Crimper when making your containers, but it gives a professional finish to your containers and helps keep the ends bound together.

You could chose any patterned Designer Series Paper to make your Sour Cream Containers with, and then decorate with numbers, letters, circles, flowers, labels, words, animals - absolutely anything.. Or you could leave them plain. The possibilities are truly endless.
                                                                                 
What I used to make my Sour Cream Containers
I used the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! I also used the Number of Years stamp set and co-ordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies which I ran through the Big Shot.

I fix my Sour Cream Containers with our Tear & Tape Adhesive (left) - this stuff is brilliant! It's easy to tear (I still cut mine) and it fixes your projects fast.

If you have any questions at all about this project please don't hesitate to drop me a line at the email address at the top of the page.


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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Create a campervan card using a template and Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

Learn how to make a Campervan card using Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Make a paper campervan for your projects...
Today's project features a campervan made out of a template that I created. I drew mine by hand, but if you are no good at drawing there are templates on Pinterest, so see what you can find online.

There are three different parts that make up my campervan - the body, the bonnet and the bumper. I also used the body template to cut out some black tyres, I used Basic Black Cardstock for those. I made the template using an old cereal box, and then used it to draw around on some Designer Series Paper - I used our beautiful Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, which you can see below:

Take a look at the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Of course we have a whole range of beautiful Designer Series Papers to choose from.

I then assembled the card using some Whisper White Cardstock, Tranquil Tide Cardstock and some Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon. I used the Thougtful Banners stamp set and some Fresh Fig ink to create a license plate that says 'Birthday'. Of course you could use a different word, or even stamp a name if you have an alphabet set such as our Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

Take a look at Stampin' Up!'s Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad


Of course you can create so many things with your campervan - cards, scrapbook pages, framed pictures, campervan bunting. You can change the colours of the van to anything you want.

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Monday, 11 September 2017

Learn how to make Pyramid Favours using Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper - Simple Step-by-step Instructions

Learn how to make simple favours out of patterned paper.

Do you need favours for a party or wedding? 
Look no further than these gorgeous, easy to make Pyramid Favours, they are SO simple to create. All you need is some patterned paper, some adhesive, and a ruler and pen or pencil. A scoreboard makes life a bit easier, but is optional. 

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to make your pyramid favours.

You can fill these lovely favours with sweets, hair bands, erasers or any other small gifts. You can create them in Christmas paper for your Christmas dinner table. Create them in whites, ivories or vanilla for weddings, or in fun and bright paper for children's parties. Or, you could create really large, ornate home decor pyramids for a sideboard or table, nestled amongst framed family pictures. The possibilities are endless. 

How to create your Pyramid Favours:
1. Draw a square - this is the base of your pyramid, and denotes how big your favours will be, and therefore how much they can hold.
2. Draw triangles eminating from each side of your square.
The easiest way to do this, to get the angle of your triangles right, is to draw four more squares around the sides of your original square. Mark a point at each outer edge in the middle, and then draw diagonal lines from each corner of the original square out to form triangles.
3. Draw a curved lip or tab to the side of each triangle. 
4. Cut out your template so that it looks like the one below. I used our Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper which is double-sided and has lots of gorgeous patterns. 
5. Score along all lines. I use the Simply Scored scoreboard.
6. Adhere the tabs to each other making a pyramid. I used our Tear & Tape Adhesive which is strong and durable, but you can choose from a selection of adhesives.
7. This is optional but you can place a small pricked hole in the top corner of each triangle and close your favour using a draw-string method. Check out our selection of Ribbon, Thread & Trim

Learn how to make simple favours using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

I hope you have a go at this really fun project. Please feel free to email me pictures of your creations, or leave comments in the box below.

Whilst I'm here, I'd like to extend my heartfelt thoughts to our American Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have been experiencing terrible and life-threatening weather this week. Please know that British Demonstrators have had you firmly in our thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back with more Stampin' Up! home decor, scrapbooking and card making projects soon.
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