Monday, 26 January 2015

Create & Take: Special Bird

Happy Monday bloggers! If you feel in need of some card inspiration then look no further than today's Create & Take review using one of the new Woodware Stamps. This card was designed by Sramping Caz and is a design that is right up her street! So let's get started....

Products Needed:

Tall White Card Blank
Simple Stories A Charmed Life Cardstock - Light Blue Stripes
Simple Stories A Charmed Life Cardstock - Happy Times
Bo Bunny Double Dots Cardstock - Wasabi
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - White Smoothie
Woodware Clear Stamp - Special Bird
Versafine Ink Pad - Onyx Black
VersaMagic Ink Pad - Pumpkin Spice
VersaMagic Ink Pad - Sea Breeze
Marianne Craftables Die Set - Banners (CR1299)
Stickles Glitter Glue - Crystal
Watercolour Pencils


1. Stamp the Special Bird stamp onto White Smoothie cardstock using Onyx black ink. Also stamp the design onto both Simple Stories cardstock.

2. Cut around the flowers on the Happy Times cardstock, rub a little Pumpkin Spice ink around the edges and adhere on top of the flowers on the White Smoothie cardstock.

3. Cut around the bird on the Light Blue Stripes cardstock, rub a little Sea Breeze ink onto the wings and tail of the bird and adhere on top of the bird on the White Smoothie cardstock.

4. Use watercolour pencils to colour the grass, leaves and beak of the bird.

5. Die cut two of the banners from the Marianne die set from each of the Simple Stories cardstock.

6. Cut the Bo Bunny double dot cardstock 7.5cm x 15cm.

7. Layer all the elements together and adhere to the card blank.

8. Finish by adding some Crystal stickles.

This card is a simple card layout that you could use for different papers and stamped images. Also because it doesn't have a sentiment on the front you can use it for any occasion.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Create & Take: Thank you Flowers

Hi bloggers and Happy New Year! This is a review of our first Create & Take 2015 and we wanted to start off with something bright and flowery! Making use of a new Tonic Studios die, we decided to design a 'Thank you' card for the first week. So let's get started.....

Products Needed:

Square Cream Card Blank
Bazzill Basics Vintage Lace Cardstock - Vintage Lace
3D Foam Squares


1. Cut a piece of Vintage Lace cardstock 13cm x 13cm and adhere to the card blank.

2. Die cut the two smallest dies from the Thank You die set together from Berrylicious cardstock.

3. Die cut the middle die from the Thank You die set from French Vanilla cardstock.

4. Adhere both die cut pieces together using glossy accents. Adhere to the middle of the card using 3D foam squares.

5. Die cut three flowers using the Crafts Too flower dies from Berrylicious, Intense Kiwi and French Vanilla cardstock.

6. Adhere the flowers to the sentiment on the card, whilst changing the colour of the dots in the center of the flowers, so that each flower has a different colour center.

And that's all there is to it! The Thank You die from Tonic Studios is very versatile and could also be used as a gift tag on a present or as a gift tag tied around some flowers. The only limit is your imagination!

As usual all materials can be found at Crafts U Love