Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Perfect Postage

 The heart card I showed you yesterday was made with a stamp from Perfect Postage and today I have three cards to share using the rest of the set.


The first one uses the cake stamp which I coloured with Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point & Crumb Cake markers. I punched them out with a circle punch, inked around the edge and matted them onto a larger circle of Pacific Point. They were placed onto a rectangle of Very Vanilla cardstock and a sentiment, from Happiest Birthday Wishes, was stamped in Pacific Point towards the bottom of the card. A knot of Crumb Cake Seam Binding was placed around the card and the whole thing was matted onto a Crumb Cake card blank.

The next one is the 'bramble' stamp which again was coloured with markers in Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. I stamped five of these and a sixth one was stamped off so it just left a very faint image enabling me to stamp the sentiment on top. These were cut out leaving a thin white border around the image and then layered onto an Elegant Eggplant Scallop Square. The base layers were made with Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive cardstock glued onto a plain white card blank and the Scallop Squares positioned on top.


The last card shows the 'bunny' stamp which I stamped in So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. These were cut out with a circle punch and matted onto a Scallop Square punched from the corresponding colours in the DSP Paper Stacks. I cut a piece of white cardstock, just a bit smaller than a C6 card blank, and ran it through the Stripes Embossing Folder and then inked all around the edges with Pink Pirouette, glued the Scallop Squares into position and then layered the whole thing onto a card blank.

It only occurred to me while I was typing this post that, from just one set of four stamps, I have made cards suitable for Valentine's Day/Anniversary, a male birthday, a New Baby and an 'any other' occasion. There aren't many stamp sets that can cover so many different occasions and all with four stamps! At £10.95 for wood mount (£8.95 for clear) it's an absolute must-have but, remember, it's only available from the Spring Mini until 30th April so why not add it to your £45 wish list to qualify for your free SAB sets?

On a final note for today I wanted to share one of my 3-year old grandsons creations which he made at pre-school yesterday. It was for his Mummy and was made to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It was a red envelope which contained a gold chocolate coin and the gold painting on the front was his version of a dragon (I'm not sure but it looks like it could have been a rubber stamp!!)


  1. Great post and fab cards . . . you keep coming up with crackers.


  2. These are all lovely, but I think I like the bunny one best, he's so cute!

  3. Super cards Margaret, LOVE the colour combo of the first one and well done to your grandson's school for celebrating CNY - but who ate the chocolate coin! xx

  4. Hi Margaret, how have I missed so many cards?! They're all gorgeous but I especially LOVE the 40th birthday one - it's stunning! I think your grandson is following in your crafty footsteps - bless!

  5. Love your set of cards. They are all fab. x

  6. Gorgeous Margaret! I particularly like what you've done with the cakes which hadn't inspired me yet. What a lovely surprise from your grandson too! Vicky x

  7. wow, what a gorgeous bunch of cards you've made, I can't decide which is my fav!! They are all beautiful.
    Kelly xx


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