Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Stampin' Up! Special Reason

Hello, you know how sometimes when you need a card in a hurry coming up with a suitable card can be soooo hard!  I promised myself I would be more organised this year .... I really must try harder.  Its my Mum's birthday today and I will have to post her card as she lives in Leeds.

I knew I wanted to use a stamp set that has been sat on my craftroom windowsill since November called Special Reason.



Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Supplies available 24/7,

My starting point had to be to tidy up my desk - it has been a busy few weeks since Christmas.  As I was collecting up some ink pads it occurred to me that they looked nice together ...


I did have to make one slight change - the yellow I had out was So Saffron which has been used rather a lot lately and needed re-inking.  Unfortunately I can't seem to find  my re-inker so I went with Daffodil Delight instead.


After stamping and cutting a variety of flowers and leaves I started to arrange the various pieces on my card front.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Supplies available 24/7,

This particular framelits set is really versatile.  You can cut a sihouette like I did on the Night of Navy layer or you can add the outside edge die and cut out the yellow flower too.

On the first version (above) I used a narrow border of DSP and on the second version (below) I used a slightly wider strip of DSP but I also scuffed the edges and moved the leaves around a little.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Supplies available 24/7,

As I was running out of time to catch the post I went with the second version but whilst writing this post I think I would prefer the DSP strip to be a little thinner.

Here is the completed card, I  made it to the post box with just 5 minutes to spare!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Supplies available 24/7,

I spoke to my Mum this morning and thankfully, she loved her card!  I showed the card to some of my crafty ladies on Monday morning - I have a feeling this particular card will be making an appearance at a Coffee and Card session very soon!

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Susan xx


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