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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Craftalong Tuesday - Bamboo Beauty

 Good morning everyone. and welcome to another Craftalong tuesday. this week I have something a little bit diferent for you all using the delightful stampset called 'Bamboo Beauty' and it really is a beautiful stampset. I have to be honest when I first saw this in the new catalogue I wasn't very sure about whethter I would make use out of it, but now having purchased it and used it, I think it's going to be used quite a bit!.......

You get a total of 10 stamps in this set and each one of them is absolutely unique, it comprises of 5 images and 5 sentiments, you can see what it looks like in the catalogue it's on page 49, I think it's one of those sets that probably gets missed whilst you are browsing through the pages of the catalogue, which is sad as it is really delightful........

To make this card I've used a thick Basic White card base that measures 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and fits perfectly into a 6" x 6" envelope. Each layer then goes down by 1/4" and I've used Basic White and Mint Macaron for boh the outside and the inside of the card.
Using the Diorama dies and the 3rd largest size I die cut a b
Basic White one and then to get the slightly larger one I drew around the outer edge of the same die and fussy cut it out using my snips. 
I've layed the die cut shape onto my Basic white thick layer and proceeded to stamp all of my images using Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake ink, this leaves a slight gap on the layer, which is why I've cut the slightly larger one out as it covers up the gap left and gives the images a different look, it's almost like you've stamped them twice, but we know that isn't the case!
I've then glued all of my layers and die cut/fussy cut shapes where they need to be on the card front. The sentiment I have stamped onto a strip of card which is 1" x approx 4 1/2" then I've put it through the die cutting machine using the same die as before, and voila the sentiment fits perfectly where i wanted it too!
All that remained left to do then was to tie a double bow using the Linen thread, this is attached using a bit of wet glue and than the 3 Genial gems which happen the come in Mint macaron and Pale papaya are attached to the front of the card.
I really liked how this turned out I thought it was very pleasing to the eye and I love the sentiment on the front especially as it is a Japanese proverb - genius having this in the stampset I LOVE IT!

All the products I've used for this card are at the bottom of this post just click on the items you'd like, to be taken through to my on line shop.

Hope you all enjoyed todays project as much as I enjoyed making it for you all to see. Until next time take care and keep crafting!

Huge Crafty Hugs
Natalie x

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Product List

Linen Thread
Genial Gems
Paper Trimmer
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Clear Block I


  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, Natalie, very serene and elegant, love the design and colours. Plus wow! What a great deal on the patterned paper, many thanks for letting us know about this great offer ;) x

    1. Thankyou so much Anne appreciate you commenting and yes definitely a great offer to be taking advantage of I know I'm going to be x Natalie

  2. Beautiful card Natalie, definitely getting the emails from follow it now xx

    1. Thankyou so much Ruth so glad you liked it and thanks for letting me know the emails are working that's such a relief to hear x Natalie