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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, 26 April 2022

SUOC#300 - Focus on sentiments


Hello again all and welcome to another SUOChallenge. Can you believe it is the 300th challenge this week which is amazing, to think this has been going for so long, having seen so many of all of the wonderful creations that everyone has created and shared along the way, I'm so lucky to be part of the amazing design team who all make such wonderful creations, giving so much inspiration to all and this is all thanks to the amzing Cindy Blancett Coutts who has been sorting out all of the wonderful challenges for us all to participate in, so I'd like to take this time to shout out a huge THANKYOU to Cindy for all of her amazing hard work in doing this, such dedication thankyou x

Now for this weeks challenge where the theme is - Focus on sentiments. I chose to use one of my favourite sentiment stampsets - 'Biggest wish' and I'm so pleased to see it carry over to the new catalogue that launches on the 3rd May, so excited can't wait to share some new products with you all............

For my card I used Coastal cabana cardstock - 14.8cm x 21cm scored in half at 10.5cm and then cut myself another piece 10.2cm x 14.5cm and embossed this through my die cutting machine using the 'Gingham' EF, this was then added to the front of the card using glue.
I then die cut myself the largest ticket from the 'Sports event' dies from the mini catalogue, this had three of the 'HAPPY' stamped onto it, from the 'Biggest wish' stampset, using coastal cabana ink. The birthday was stamped using Magenta Madness ink and then fussy cut out using my snips and added to the ticket using dimensionals.
The leaves were from the 'Lovely you' stampset, which is another set that I was pleased to see carrying over, using Granny Apple Green ink and fussy cut out. The flowers from the same stampset were stamped using Mango Melody ink all of these were added to the ticket using glue dots. 
The whole ticket was then added to the front of the card base using dimensionals, I did  add another 2 dimensionals stuck on top of each other to the underside of my over hanging section of  'birthday' so that it balanced it up. A linen bow was then added using a glue dot. And to finish the card off I added some of the rhinestones to the centres of each flower.

I loved how all of these colours looked together, and being from the same colour collection always seems to work. That is what's great about Stampin' Up! everything co-ordinates so well together.

Well I hope you enjoyed todays project, please do pop over to the SUOC#300 and see what all the other design team have for your inspiration, and maybe even join in with the challenge yourself, I'd love to see what you create.

Until next time
Huge Crafty Hugs
 Natalie x

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  1. LOVE this, Natalie! Such happy, sunny colors, and a perfectly buttoned up design. I've been thinking I need these dies, even though I wasn't a huge fan of the stamps that go with - I think you're convincing me, lol... Love that ticket shape!

  2. Oooo fabulous card Natalie love the colours and layout, think I definitely need to case you, what a super fun birthday card, love it! Many thanks for sharing :) x