Spring is in the Air – SUO #67

Today I a sharing a card that I’ve made for the current SU-Only Challenges which has the theme “Spring is in the air.” I’m ridiculously excited about my new blossom punch and Mixed Bunch stamp set, but even more excited about what I did with some Very Vanilla seam binding! (Little things! :))


To me, nothing says spring like daffodils, so I thought I’d use the Mixed Bunch stamp along with Daffodil Delight ink and some Desgner Brights buttons to make some daffodil like flowers.


I used subtles Designer Series Paper (so sad to hear Certainly Celery is going :() and Daffodil Delight cardstock for the background before popping on the flowers. I swept a Daffodil Delight inkpad along some Very Vanilla seambinding ribbon. I just love how that turned out – that colour is too scrumptious!


To finish I stamped out the sentiment, using Pumpkin Spice ink, onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock.

Supplies Used


Designer Series Paper Stack #117152 (Subtles)

Getting started cardstock (Whisper White & Daffodil Delight ) #121700


Mixed Bunch #125537

Itty Bitty Banners #126257


Blossom #125603


Classic Stampin’ Pad  Daffodil Delight #1126944

Seam Binding (Very Vanilla) #120999

Designer Buttons (Brights) #119747



Going Green – SUO Challenge #65

I had another delivery of fab Stampin’ Up! goodies this week and couldn’t wait to have a play. I’ve also been looking out for blog challenges that I can link up with. Today I have been working on a card to share over at the SU Only Challenges blog which has the theme of “Going Green.” Here’s what I made:


I have to confess to being totally in love with the Designer Series Paper Stacks, especially the spotty paper in Certainly Celery from the Subtles collection. I also used some of the Wild Wasabi from the same pack. I edged them all with Old Olive ink then layered them up. The top two layers are raised on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve run a strip of Very Vanilla seam binding across the card and popped on two little Designer Buttons.


I stamped the snail in Old Olive, punched out using the circle scallop punch and edged with more ink before adding the button. I used a Stampin’ Dimensional to lift the whole thing.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty stamps – I had to cut it out as I don’t have the matching dies – yet!!!!


The finishing touch was to add the bow.



The majority of my rapidly expanding Stampin’ Up stamps are the clear ones rather than the wooden mounted. I LOVE how these come packaged like DVDs. It makes storage so easy and means that they don’t get lost.

Thanks for buzzing by and check back here soon as I have lots more to share with you 🙂

Supplies Used


Getting Started A4 Card Stock (Whisper White) #121700

Designer Series Paper Stack (Subtles) #117152


1 3/4″ Circle scallop #119854


Itty Bitty Banners#126257

Button Buddies #122737


Classic Stampin’ Pad (Old Olive) #126953

Seam Binding Ribbon (Very Vanilla) #120999

Designer Buttons (Brights) #119744

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430