Saturday, March 2, 2013

Take Care and Flock Together Craft Class

The last two evenings I have been hosting Craft Classes dedicated to two gorgeous stamp sets ... 'Take Care' and 'Flock Together'. I thought these, along with the Birds of a Feather Designer Series Papers, lend themselves beautifully to an Easter Theme ... so giving us all time to get prepared, I came up with a couple of cards and a little gift pouch, just big enough to take a small bag of Chocolate Mini Eggs.

The little Chocolate Lolly Pop holder has been made using the Petite Purse Bigz Die, minus the top flap.

This gift pouch was made using one sheet of A4 Summer Starfruit Cardstock and decorated using Island Indigo (both In Colours), along with patterned papers from the Designer Series Paper pack, Birds of a Feather. The flap was made using the Labels Collection Framelits. I just love these fresh colours together ... the feeling of Spring really is in the air ... 

Here I've used the Masking technique, so that you can overlap images and what better way to show this than by using one of the little chicks from the 'Flock Together' Stamp set and clustering three together. This is quite a simplified version, but once mastered, it's very useful for layering flowers in a bouquet display, or perhaps putting a Birds nest to the branch of my next card.

This simpler card is using the Stamp Set, 'Take Care' and I've seen many beautiful things created using this one. I'd have loved to made more for this class, but you have to stop somewhere, or my ladies would all be having to move in for the weekend.

I will soon be adding a Tutorials Tab to the top bar of this blog and will include the things like the Masking Technique and the dimensions for the gift pouch shown in this posting, so keep an eye out for them.

I also plan on making a few more Easter creations using these stamp sets, which I will post on here as soon as they are available.

Happy Crafting


Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo
Inks and Markers: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Crumbcake, Primrose Petals
Punches & Dies: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Decorative Label, Labels Collection Framelits
Embellishments: Stitched Satin Ribbon (Summer Starfruit), Baker's Twine (Whisper White), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 

Birds of a Feather DSP                                                         Labels Collection Framelits
126899 £9.95 (12 sheets, 2ea dbl sided 12"x12")                  125598 £22.95

Take Care                                                                            Flock Together 
Wood - 126310 £15.95                                                          Wood - 126730 £13.95  
Clear - 126312 £12.95                                                           Clear - 126732 £10.95

Delightful Dozen
Wood - 122650 £29.95
Clear - 122652 £23.95


  1. morning new fan from the business mums blog carnival - really enjoyed looking at your design s

  2. aww many thanks ladies ... and sorry for the delay in replying. For some reason my computer didn't tell me I'd received any comments. I enjoyed using this stamp set and hope to make much more use of it. x