Thursday, 19 April 2018

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday, I had my first Stampin' Up! delivery since I was at the OnStage Convention two weeks ago.

I was very pleasantly surprised to find a roll of our narrow Solid Red Ribbon inside the box!

It was a reward offered by SU to all demos who took part in a Sale-a-bration challenge, during the last couple of weeks of SAB!

As all activities in the challenge were aimed at building our businesses, it was well worth doing - and receiving the ribbon was a bonus!

Today's card is my first play with the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set, which is in the 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalogue in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

For every one of these stamp sets sold, Stampin' Up! donates €2.25/£2.00 to RMHC. 

To create the ladybirds in the jar I had two options to make them to be in front of the leaves and branches - one was masking, and the other was fussy cutting. I chose fussy cutting, as it was the easier option!

The jar and the two lids co-ordinate with the Everyday Jar Framelits Dies, but I decided I wanted to cut them out by hand so I didn't finish up with a white edge all the way round! 

Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped one jar, three branches, four ladybirds, three butterflies, and one lid. 

I used Marker Pens as follows to colour the images:-

Ladybirds - Real Red
Branches - Soft Suede & Pear Pizzazz
Butterflies - Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide  

I stamped the lid with the shaker holes in it, in Basic Black Archival Ink, and then I stamped over it using Real Red Ink! 

There's a grass stamp in the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set, which I used with Pear Pizzazz Ink to stamp some as if it's growing in the bottom of the jar. 

I chose the sentiment from the Beautiful You Stamp Set, and I painted the words usng my Basic Black and Real Red Marker Pens.

I huffed on the stamp, and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS). 

I was so very pleased with how well the colour had stamped! I die cut the sentiment using one of the Stitched Shape Oval Framelits Dies. 

Just to ring the changes on my card a bit, I adhered three strips of the Real Red ribbon around the top two levels.....but no bow! 

I adhered the sentiment on Dimensionals to sit on top of the ribbon.

Inside the card I adhered a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, then I stamped and coloured a branch and a ladybird in the bottow right-hand corner. 

A fun birthday card waiting for the right recipient!

That's it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Just a very sweet card! Love the colours ... and those ladybirds are just too cute!! TFS

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It's a really cute stamp set and seriously under-used! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.