Butterflies, Challenges, feminine, JAI

Screen Divider Card @ JAI#213

Hello Crafters,

At Just Add Ink the challenge for this week is this inspiration picture which has heaps of cool elements to work with, fun patterns, pretty colours and lots of gold! 

I decided to try the Screen Divider Card, one that has been on my “to do list” for some time now.

I started with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock of 11″ x 6″.

I scored it at 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 8-1/4″.

Using the decorative label punch, I punched it 4 times to make the legs of the divider.

The top is created with the scallop border punch.


I stamped the blossom, from the Morning Meadow Stamp Set (Hostess Set) in Versamark on Whisper White cardstock and and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.


The sentiment is from Petite Pairs stamped the Soft sky Inkpad. I punched it out with the large oval punch and layered it onto the scallop oval punched out of Pink Pirouette cardstock.


The butterflies are die cut from the Beautiful Wings Thinlits and the flowers are from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.


This picture shows the shine of the gold embossing!!!! So pretty!!!

Why don’t you have a go at some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just gorgeous!

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Happy Crafting,

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Kids Cards

Who loves Lego?

Hello Crafters,

Tomorrow my little girl heads off to her first birthday party ‘she’ has been invited to, by a friend at Preschool. She is so excited to be invited and her sister isn’t!!! She feels like a big girl now!


Because it is a boys birthday, I thought that Lego was the way to go for this card (especially with the Lego movie out at the moment) and what kid doesn’t love Lego?!!!.

I started with a card base of red, layered with white and sponged the edges for a bit of a grungy look.

I cut 4 squares from coloured card and punched circles and added them with dimensionals.

I used the white gel pen to each dot to give the glossy effect.

The ribbon was tied in a bow and added with a glue dot. This ribbon was actually cut off a top I purchased recently… you know the bits they put on the inside of the shoulders to stop the top sliding off the hangers!!! Nothing gets wasted in this house!!!! LOL

The sentiment is from the stamp set, Morning Meadow, a hostess gift with the current catalogue.


This is such an effective card and so simple to create! Why not have a go yourself, you will be surprised how quickly it will come together.


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 Happy Stamping,
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Morning Meadow

Hello Stampers,

This is a card l made for a custom order using the Morning Meadow Stamp Set ~ I was asked to make something, possibly with Cherry Blossoms. I love these colours together and adore the touch of the silver glimmer paper. Got to love a little glitter!!!

Morning Meadow
Morning Meadow

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow

Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Silver Glimmer

Markers: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green

Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade TIEF, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals

To purchase most of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,



Kissing Technique

Morning Stampers,

Today I want to show you a card using the Kissing technique.

This is a very effective stamping style and I love it. Simply ink the flower stamp with Pistachio Pudding Stampin’ Ink, then ink the blossom branch with Strawberry Slush and stamp (kiss) it directly on top of the flower stamp before placing the double inked flower stamp onto the white cardstock. Repeat this process across the white card for a wonderful background.

This is one technique that is great for a workshop. Stay tuned for a date to be set soon.


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow (Hostess), Petite Pairs

Inkpads: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush

Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Simply Scored, Trimmer

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Glue Dots, Ruffled Ribbon & Pearl Basics Jewels


To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,



Water Gel Technique


Isn’t this the cutest card you have ever seen?

How cool… it looks like real water!

This is an amazing technique that I just had to try and was shocked at how easy and effective it was to create.

 Stampin’ Up! Items used:

Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Morning Meadow
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Real Red, Soft Suede
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White

Accessories:  Sticky Strip, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Oval Die, Hair Gel, Small plastic zip lock bag