Friday, 30 May 2014

Petite Petals and Hardwood Stampin Up UK Birthday Card

Petite Petals and Hardwood Stampin Up UK Birthday Card


 
Just a quick post from me today to share this lovely card I made for a very special person's birthday this week.
 
It uses my brand new Hardwood stamp which I am in love with, I only got it last week and I've already used it on a lot of cards which I'll share over the next few days.
 
I am still in love with the Petite Petals punch, here it is stamped in bermuda bay and crumb cake.
 
Hope you like it!
 
As always, if you would like to know more about Stampin' Up or order any products, please get in touch via craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com

If you'd like to shop Stampin' Up 24/7, my on-line store is HERE
 


Monday, 26 May 2014

Star Burst Card for Project Life - Tutorial using Stampin' Up

Star Burst Card for Project Life - Tutorial using Stampin' Up

 
Thanks for all the nice messages about yesterday's layout I shared. It was lovely to hear that you liked the layout. Quite a few people asked me how I made the star burst rays card in the top right corner - so here is a little tutorial for you.
 
It is a great way to use up scraps of card stock you might have lying around.
 
You need to start with a 4 x 6 peice of card or paper and several strips of card in your chosen colours. You can vary the lengths and width or keep them all one length and width if you want a completely uniform look.


Cut the strips in half diagonally and mark the centre of your 6 x 4 card, I find the easiest way is to draw lines from opposite diagonal corners.

 
Start gluing the diagonal peices to the 6 x 4 card with the pointy bits meeting at the centre.


When you're finished sticking all the peices on to the card, the reverse will look like the below.


Trim off the excess strips down to edges of the 6 x 4 card.
 
Flip the card over and mount your picture or add your embelishments and it is ready to go in your album. 


If you would like to know more about Stampin' Up and or Project Life, please get in touch via craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com
If you'd like to shop Stampin' Up, you can do this 24/7 in my on-line store HERE 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Another Project Life meets Stampin' Up UK Layout - and Tutorial

Another Project Life meets Stampin' Up Layout

 
I am really enjoying getting to grips with Project Life.
 
This is anothe layout I created this weekend show casing some lovely pictures from our holiday last year where my daughter swam in the sea for the first time.
 
I made the cards myself and the colours just scream summer to me.
 
I've put together a simple photo tutorial of how I made one of the cards using my existing Stampin' Up stash.
 
If you would like to know more about Stampin' Up and or Project Life, please get in touch via craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com
 
If you'd like to shop Stampin' Up, you can do this 24/7 in my on-line store HERE





Thursday, 22 May 2014

Project Life meets Stampin' Up UK, Wedding Layout

Project Life meets Stampin' Up UK, Wedding Layout



I had never heard about Project Life until Stampin' Up announced a tie up recently but the more I read about the concept, the more I fell in love.

The actual SU products don't actually launch in the UK for another few weeks but armed with a few page dividers I was able to put together my first ever, simple double page spread using some of my favourite pictures from my wedding.

 
 
I made the small 3 x 4 cards myself by using my existing Stampin' Up stash. My wedding colour scheme was blue and silver so I maintained that theme on these pages using Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Pool Party, Marina Mist and the gorgeous Smokey Slate. 


The Wedding Words wheel was used on a lot of my stationary so it seemed appropriate to use it on the album pages. You can see my invitations HERE and a general showcase of my wedding crafting starting HERE.


I love this sentiment - it works for some many occassions as is so fitting and really true!


If you'd like to buy this wheel or any of the other items used to make this card from Stampin' Up, please pop over to my on-line store HERE or drop me a line directly at craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Fabulous 30th Petite Petals Card with Stampin' Up UK

Fabulous 30th Petite Petals Card with Stampin' Up UK

 
 
I am really enjoying being back in a crafty place :)
 
Today is a very simple card I put together for a friend who is turning 30 at the weekend.
 
I am still loving the Petite Petals stamp set and matching punch and I know a lot of other people are too as the punch was out of stock for quite a while, thank you for you patience I know a few of you had to wait a while but I am sure you will agree, it was worth the wait!
 
If you'd like to buy this punch or any of the other items used to make this card from Stampin' Up, please pop over to my on-line store HERE or drop me a line directly at craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Papillon Birthday Card and Wrap with Stampin' Up UK products

Papillon Birthday Card and Wrap with Stampin' Up UK products

 
I am so sorry I haven't posted for a while, I've been doing so much travelling with work recently that my crafty stash has been left pretty much abandoned these last few months :(
 
The good news is that I am at home for quite a few weeks now - yah, and am bursting with ideas and can't wait to get back crafting a bit more!
 
Today's project is a little card and matching envelope I made for a good friend's birthday.



I even made some matching gift wrap using the lovely tag topper punch - love this punch, it is so easy to use and really adds the wow factor! If you'd like to buy this punch or any of the other items used to make these items from Stampin' Up, please pop over to my on-line store HERE or drop me a line directly at craftycarolinecreates@gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you!


I thought I'd share this picture, on one of my recent flights I was given this seat with the most amazing amount of leg room. Shame it was only a 90 minute flight!


Will be back soon with lots of more inspiration!