Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Display Stampers Submission

Hello! This is my entry for Stampin' Up's Display Stampers. I have made three greeting cards, two 3-D items and a scrapbook layout. I hope you like them! I certainly enjoyed making them :-)


Starting off with something fishy...this card was made using the Friends and Flowers stamp set and co-ordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch. The fish were stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White cardstock and I cut the frame and panel in Pool Party cardstock, using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. I then added the detail of the bubbles by punching circles of Dazzling Diamonds with the Owl Builder Punch and covering the larger ones with Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers. The 'With Love' sentiment is from 'You're So Sweet' and I have tied Basic Black/Mint Macaron Baker's Twine around the inner panel.

A really quick and simple birthday card! I used the lovely Balloon Celebration bundle to stamp and cut balloons in a combo of Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride with a couple of balloons in silver Glimmer Paper adding a touch of bling. The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut using the Washi Label Punch. I wonder where that stray balloon is drifting off to?

I love tropical colours often seen with the Botanical Builder Framelits, but for my first play with this gorgeous set I wanted to try a very different colour combination - Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Real Red and Smoky Slate, with a few small blossoms in Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. The Designer Series Paper I have used is from the Go Wild stack and I have backed the blooms onto a piece of vellum from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack. The sentiment is from the very versatile Saleabration stamp set, Sky is the Limit.

Back to Friends and Flowers for my first 3D item, as I love this very versatile stamp set. Cucumber Crush meets Bermuda Bay for an Easter Bunny treat box! Shine On Speciality Designer Series Paper makes a great base for the box, which was cut using the Fry Box Bigz L die. I have added leaves in Cherry on Top DSP and Bermuda Bay cardstock flowers cut with an Itty Bitty Accents punch. The banner is a cocktail stick wrapped in Cherry on Top washi tape with Bermuda Bay sequin trim and linen thread. The Easter sentiment is from Circle of Spring and is stamped on a banner cut from Cucumber Crush envelope paper.

A big birthday box for stuffing lots of presents in! I have used the Cherry on Top Designer Paper stack, combined with a big bow tied with Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim. The banner tag combines the Pretty Thankful stamp set with a sentiment from Circle of Spring.

Finally, my scrapbook layout which is a traditional 12 x 12 page celebrating Chinese New Year. I wanted to include a card pouch to hold the lucky money envelope that my daughter is clutching in the photo! I used Botanical Builder Framelits to cut the detailing at the top of the pouch and to make the cluster of flowers. My colour combo is Basic Black, Real Red, Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral and gold Glimmer Paper with sequins. This choice combines lucky Chinese colours with colour elements of the dragon.

I hope that you've enjoyed my Stampin' Up projects. I'm now itching to start my swaps for Telford! April x


  1. Wow April you've been busy. Some fantastic makes. Your scrapbook page is lovely and what a pretty little girl your daughter is. I think my favourite has to be your first card. I love the colours, the fish look super and those bubbles are so clever. They must have been very fiddly to make. I have the owl punch and forever losing the smallest circles. Barbxx

  2. Aww thanks Barb! The bubbles were indeed seriously fiddly, but I was really happy how they turned out with the glimmer paper and epoxy stickers. Thank you for your kind comment about my apprentice stamper Xx

  3. Great projects! Love your scrap page and those cute fishies! I always forget about the fry box die, you have inspired me to get it out and use it! cute


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