Saturday, 24 July 2021

Stamping with Friends - Sneak Peek New Catalogue

 Hi Everyone,

Today I am taking part in a Blog Hop highlighting sneak peeks at some of the new goodies available in the new Mini Catalogue which goes live to customers from August 3rd. The sneak peek I have is in the aperture of the card, how cute is that little mouse? As the wheel turns, you get to see a grumpy cat and a happy dog too. I've combined it with the fabulous Give it a Whirl dies and some old favourites too. Let me show you how I made it.


1 piece of thick basic white card stock 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
1 piece of basic white approximately 4" square for the wheel and a scrap for the sentiment
1 piece of cherry cobbler card stock 4" x 5 1/2"
1 piece of green foil card stock 4" x 5 3/4" and scraps for the trees
1 piece of Tidings of Christmas dsp 3 5/8" x 2 7/8"
Images from Sweet Stockings dsp
Cherry cobbler ink
Perfectly Plaid stamp set
Tree Punch
Pick a Label Punch
Give it a Whirl dies
Stampin Cut and Emboss machine
Paper snips
Simply scored
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive
1 Brad
Basic rhinestones


On the long side score the thick basic white at 4 1/8" and fold and burnish to make the card base.

Adhere the green foil to the card front.

Die cut the cherry cobbler mat and one of the arrows and also the basic white wheel for the images.

Put the mat back in the machine and die cut the aperture in the required position taking care to line up the holes.

Using the aperture die, cut three images from the dsp to add to your windows and adhere them in place on the wheel.

Adhere the dsp layer to the lower cherry cobbler mat, I have used paper snips to follow the curve where the wheel is.

Add the brad in the card front and attach the wheel in position behind it, make sure that the wheel turns freely, don't press the brad down too tightly. Fix this layer to the card front using dimensionals but keep them away from the mechanism. Adhere the tiny arrow at the side of the wheel.

Punch out three trees and add them to the card from, I have used dimensionals for the central one.

Stamp the sentiment on a 1/2" strip of basic white and then punch both ends and add to the card front on dimensionals.  Stamp on the inside of the card if required.

Sprinkle a few rhinestones on the trees and on the card front and the card is complete. I hope that you like it and will give it a try.

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I'm offering a chance to get a Christmas paper share with lots of Christmas themed dsp, coloured card stock, speciality papers, ribbon and embellishments. Maybe you don't want to buy full packs of supplies, here's your chance to get everything you will need to make your cards this year.  I will also provide you with an EXCLUSIVE FREE PDF TUTORIAL for 6 different projects. 

 I need to get groups of four people in order to be able to offer this so if you are interested please let me know.  As soon as I have a group of four and receive payments, I will order the supplies and post them off to you (UK only I'm afraid).

Happy crafting,

Karen X

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