Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake – Week 13 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake – Week 13 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 13 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Crumb Cake, a very useful colour from the Neutrals colour collection.

Crumb Cake is my favourite Stampin’ Up! colour because it is so incredibly versatile and it just works so well with every other colour. I like to think of it as the “goldilocks” of neutrals – not too dark, not too light … it always looks just right!

Because Crumb Cake looks so good with other colours, I rarely make cards using Crumb Cake on it’s own, however I wanted to challenge myself this week to find a way to really showcase this perfect all rounder colour on its own.

So my colour combination tonight is simply Crumb Cake and Basic White (not even Basic Black!), with the added sparkle of the FREE Be Dazzling DSP, because I just can’t stop using this DSP and it perfectly complements Crumb Cake.

I have to confess I ran out of time this week and only made my card this morning before I began work. In a way, it was fortuitous that I left it to the last minute because my FREE SALE-a-bration Delicate Dahlias stamp set arrived yesterday and it was the perfect stamp set to make a quick and easy card.

The Delicate Dahlias stamp set has four sentiments and both outline and solid stamps for the flowers and the leaves. You can stamp the outline and solid stamps together to create coloured in flowers, or use them separately in a variety of ways.

The outline stamp can be coloured in with your favourite colouring tool and method or you can use both the outline and the solid stamps separately but together on the one card, as I have done with this card.

This card is basically simple stamping with some fussy cutting and it’s a design you could recreate in any colour you want.

The background layer is Crumb Cake ink stamped onto Crumb Cake card stock using a mixture of the solid stamps.

My top layer flowers and leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Basic White cardstock using the outline stamps and then fussy cut out using my paper snips.

I stamped the largest flower twice and fussy cut a second smaller flower layer to add dimension to the flower.

A 10mm strip of the Be Dazzling DSP lies across the middle of the card and die cut and punched circles of Be Dazzling DSP form the centre of the flowers.

The sentiment was white heat embossed and die cut out with the banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies.

Some more simple stamping decorated the inside of the card and the envelope too.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Theresa Gerrard. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson 

Rachel Palmieri 

Tina Gillespie 

Michele Taylor

Andrea Sargent

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Theresa Gerrard

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard 

Rosa Leyden 

Di Furniss 

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring  

You can purchase any of the products I’ve used tonight here.

Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll be back with another Christmas card on Monday.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Seaside Spray – Week 45 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Seaside Spray – Week 45 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Welcome back to our Colour Creations Showcase as we continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alpha order.

This week we are showcasing Seaside Spray, a soon to be retired 2019-21 In colour that I’m really going to miss!

This week I’m also using a stamp set and co-ordinating punch that are retiring soon – the Basket of Blooms stamp set and the small bloom punch.

For quick and easy colouring I simply stamped my pot and leaves in Memento Ink onto Shimmery White card stock and coloured the pot in using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the leaves using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

The ground below the post and the area around the pot were also coloured using Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends . I love the stamp in this set that is a piece of twine wrapped around the pot.

The flowers were stamped onto a separate piece of paper and coloured in with Night of Navy and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends before being punched out with the small bloom punch or fussy cut. I’ve layered the largest flower and used silver metallic pearls for the centre of the flowers.

Don’t you just love the border created by the touch of whimsy dies? I’m so glad these are not retiring – the metallic pearls and the stitched with whimsy dies are both carrying over to the new catalogue, hooray!

The subtle embossing folder will also be sorely missed – I love the dimension this gives to card stock.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Seaside Spray today!

We will return next week on Wednesday April 28th when we’ll be showcasing Shaded Spruce.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 15 Early Espresso

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 15 Early Espresso

Welcome to week fifteen of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 15 – Early Espresso

I actually made this special card in July for my brother’s 50th birthday but I waited until tonight to share it with you because it features the rich dark chocolate brown of Early Espresso…a colour that is just perfect for male cards.

I love using Early Espresso with other neutral colours and especially with foils – Early Espresso really makes foils pop. For my card today I’ve paired Early Espresso with Crumb Cake, Brass Foil, Whisper White and just a touch of Misty Moonlight.

I wanted to make a birthday card that moved for my brother because he used to be an engineer but I couldn’t find a pattern for a combined spinner and triple cube card so I designed one myself.

This 30 second video shows you how my double spinner triple cube pop-up card goes from lying flat in an envelope to popping up with spinning globes – it’s such a cool card to make if you love cards that move, like I do!

Here’s a close up of what the double spinner triple cube pop-up card looks like lying flat to slip inside an envelope.

And here’s how to make the card.

Triple Cube Instructions

Use your trimmer to score an A4 piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm and then cut across the A4 sheet at 7cm along the 21cm side as shown in photo above.

Trim another A4 piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 7cm x 29.7cm and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm (this piece is identical to the smaller rectangle in the photo above).

You will now have one larger 14cm x 29.7cm rectangle and two smaller 7cm x 29.7cm pieces. Bevel the side flap of all three rectangle pieces and adhere Tear & Tape to the beveled edges.

Double Spinner Instructions

Create the holes for the two spinner mechanisms by cutting two 7x7cm squares of Crumb Cake card stock and laying them over the top of the two centre panels of the largest rectangle. Use a layering circle die in the centre of the 7cm square pieces to cut through both layers of card stock.

Stamp four globes in Early Espresso onto Whisper White card stock – two of each side of the world. Die cut these four globe pieces with the matching circle die. Use a sponge dauber to gently shade some Misty Moonlight ink onto the globes.

Carefully lay a strip of Tear & Tape from the north pole to the south pole on two of the globes and lay a piece of gold trim (from the Forever Greenery trim pack) along the Tear & Tape. Glue the other side of the globe together – you will now have two complete double-sided globes.

Align the globes onto the card base and glue the 7x7cm square of Crumb Cake to the inside of the card base to hold the spinner globes in place as shown in the photo below. Cut off the excess gold trim.

Double Spinner Triple Cube Pop-up Card Assembly and Decoration

Fold the large cube card base and the two smaller cube bases, closing them into cube shapes by removing the Tear & Tape to adhere the sides of the cubes together.

Use multipurpose glue or Tear & Tape to attach the two smaller cubes to the bottom front of the larger spinner cube base as shown below.

Die cut six 6.5 x 6.5cm squares of Early Espresso card stock and attach to the outer squares of the two smaller cubes. Decorate with sentiments of your choice – I’ve stamped my sentiments in Early Espresso onto Whisper White card stock.

Other decorations on the spinner cube include brass foil circles die cut using the layering circle dies, squares of the World of Good DSP and “Happy 50th birthday” greeting die cut from brass foil with the Well Written dies and the Playful Alphabet Dies.

The back side of my card has Whisper White panels to write a message on and more globes die cut using the World Map dies.

Finally, I used another sheet of the World of Good DSP to make a simple co-ordinating envelope.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Early Espresso today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

  1. Kate Morgan
  2. Vicki Boucher
  3. Sujatha Harding
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Michele Taylor
  6. Ros Davidson
  7. Rachel Woollard
  8. Tina Gillespie
  9. Judy May
  10. Christine Blain
  11. Theresa Gerrard
  12. Caroline Manwaring
  13. Diane Furniss
  14. Sharon Davern
  15. Andrea Sargent

Next Wednesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Brights family: Flirty Flamingo. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 12 Crumb Cake

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 12 Crumb Cake

Welcome to week twelve of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 12 – Crumb Cake

I have to confess that Crumb Cake is my favourite and most used Stampin’ Up! colour, although Gray Granite has given it a run for its money since joining the Neutrals family.

I like to think of Crumb Cake as a “bridesmaid” colour – not to dark, not too light. It sits beautifully in the background, complementing any colour it is paired with without vying for attention and yet it also looks amazing on its own. This is why for me, Crumb Cake really is the perfect neutral.

There were so many colour combinations I could have used for my projects today but in the end I decided to stick with a combination of neutrals, using stamping off to add some lighter shades to my colour palette.

What started out as a clean and simple card has actually become the opposite, but that’s how I craft! And although this is not my usual style I actually love the soft, feminine and “vintagey” vibe of my wreath card.

The Dainty Diamonds embossing folder is fast becoming my favourite embossing folder – I can’t seem to stop using it! I’ve laid it onto a Crumb Cake card base and framed it with another new favourite – brushed metallic cardstock.

This photo better shows the burnished sheen the card stock gives – it is hard to photograph but simply luscious in real life!

I know it looks like I’ve used Rococo Rose to stamp my flowers, but it is actually Merry Merlot stamped off once, twice and also used at full strength for the middle of the flowers. I’ve also stamped off Crumb Cake to add variety to the leaves and buds.

Did you notice the beautiful Gold Hoop Embellishment that I used to create my wreath peeking out from beneath the foliage?

I had originally designed a card for today based on a pot and vase I had stamped in Memento before colouring in with my Crumb Cake blends, but I ended up making the wreath card instead.

Because I hate wasting leftovers (and I also had leftover flowers and foliage) I quickly made two note cards, this time using Crumb Cake card stock embossed with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.

The Crumb Cake blends make it super easy to give dimension to any image. I used the colour lifter bend pen in the middle of my vase card to create the shine that a vase would naturally throw.

The pot card, like the vase card, is finished off with a bow of linen thread – in my opinion linen thread and Crumb Cake really are a match made in heaven!

I have to admit I probably like my last minute leftover note cards as much as the intricate wreath card that took soooo much more time to make! Ain’t that often the way with crafting, LOL!

I deliberately left sentiments of my note cards so they can be used for any occasion. I often do this and leave my card insides blank so I can stamp the appropriate sentiment in the card as I need it.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Crumb Cake today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Regals family: Crushed Curry. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Welcome to week 13 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the neutrals: Crumb Cake.

I probably use Crumb Cake more than any other colour (apart from Whisper White) because I find it such a perfect neutral to use with absolutely any colour. But for this week’s project, I decided to use it with white and black to showcase the crumb cake on its own, without any other colour dominating it.

I love the vintage/shabby chic effect you can get when you use this combination of colours, but it’s a style I don’t usually create with, so I had a lot of fun making my cards this week. 

The stamp sets and coordinating dies are the Best Birds stamp set, Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, and the Botanical bliss bundle.

My first card is a happy birthday card, featuring the largest bird from Best Birds stamp set. I’ve coloured its tummy in with the light Crumb Cake marker.

Like the other two cards, I’ve attached the sentiment onto a strip of burlap ribbon, tied on with some linen thread. The sentiments for all three cards come from the Botanical Bliss stamp set…I just love this font. The Crumb Cake die cut pieces on top of each card are cut with these co-ordinating dies.

My second card is an “Especially for You” card, and it features some of the gorgeous Tropical Chic embellishments.

My third card is my “Best Wishes” card and features the little bird from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, cut out of the stunning Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, as well as the gold facetted gems in the centre of the flowers, and one tiny little Rhinestone Basic Jewel, coloured in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Up! blend.

For all three cards, I created my own patterned paper background, made by stamping images from both stamp sets in Crumb Cake and Basic Black onto Whisper White card stock, mounted onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with a Crumb Cake card stock base.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Leanne Mitchell

Rachel Woollard

Sue Madex

Andrea Roberts

Catherine Proctor⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the regals: Crushed Curry. 

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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