My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Joyful Life Christmas Helpers

simple fancy fold christmas card using stampin up joyful life stamp set hedgehog
 Happy Sunday and welcome to my blog on this at the moment sunny morning.  I'm sharing a very simple fancy fold card today for my contribution to our Christmas Card Club Challenge.  Today's theme is Santa's helpers so I've used the fun set Joyful Life and stamped this super cute hedgehog in Tuxedo Black Memento ink before colouring it in with alcohol markers.  Having fussy cut it out I added it to a die cut circle on a die cut scalloped circle of Shaded Spruce card.  I added a ribbon offcut by stapling it onto the green circle and some dots with a chalk marker.  A simple sentiment on a stitched die cut rectangle and you have a quick and easy card.  
fancy fold stampin up card making stamping

The card base is a C6 and I have scored the card front at 5.25 and folded it back on itself before adding patterned paper to the inside and the front panel.  
joyful life stamp set fancy fold card stampin up

This weekend we are empty nesters with Charlie well and truly settled into Uni and Liv has gone to meet up with Uni friends.  It's quiet without them which is nice, but I'm not sure I'm ready for it full time just yet.  The four legged critters are keeping us busy though which fills the void.  

Keep safe lovely readers and keep stamping.

Hugs Zoe x

stampin up set joyful life

Stamp Set Joyful Life

stiched rectangle dies stampin up shop with zoe tant

layering circle dies stampin up uk zoe tant

tidings of christmas dsp card making patterned papers

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Cute Snowmen Handmade Christmas

handmade christmas cards using stampin up products

Time for another Christmas Card Club challenge today and my are the weeks flying by.......
We are empty nesters this weekend with Charlie now settled at Uni for over two weeks and Liv is away with friends so we've enjoyed the peace, but missed the chat.  Good to have a taster before it happens full time one day.  

Our challenge today is to feature snowmen or a single snowman on our creations and I've used this very old stamp set, but I love it and I've enjoyed just adding a little colour and adding the die cut image to a simple fancy fold card base. 
handmade snowman christmas card using retired and current stampin up products.

For the card base I use a piece of thick white card to create a standard tent fold and then folded back the card front half way to create the base. I've then used a narrow approx 3inch embossing folder to decorate the back layer of the card base but it leaves space for writing on without having to worry about the embossing.  

Simple addition of some patterned paper (DSP) and a matt layer to the die cut image and a white embossed sentiment.  

Such a lovely weekend here weather wise it seems crazy to be sharing snow images.  I hope the warmth and sunshine last a little longer.  

Have a great start to the week and thanks for popping by. 

Keep safe and keep stamping

Hugs Zoe x

christmas craft kit for tags scrapbooking and card making
Shop Christmas Kits