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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 15 April 2016

Birthday Snippets

Once more it has been ages since my last post. A little accident and nasty bug have left me with little inspiration for craft or blogging recently, so I apologise yet again for my lack of commenting and I hope to be back to normal soon.
I suddenly realised that I needed a birthday card to post for this weekend so set about to make something fairly flat and pretty, and this is what I came up with. I cut and folded a white 15cm. square base card, and all the other card used was from the snippets boxes. For the background colour swipes I used a stamp from a Paper Smooches set, stamped with three various ink pads. I just picked colours that I liked the look of together. The leaves and flowers and the tiny butterflies are all Stampin Up stamps. The centers are stamped with yellow ink and then prettied up with yellow Stickles. The sentiment stamp is from a Sheena Douglas set that came free with a magazine that I was looking at because it had some pretty fairy stamps and a flowery embossing folder with it and then I realised there was this fabulous SD set as well as an extra freebie with copies sold in Sainsbury's. It has two nice sentiments a lovely corner flourish and several nature, meadow flower type stamps. The layering card is from Papermania, and this was the last little piece of this particular shade and it was just big enough to cut both mats. All the squares were cut with Li'inkers stitched square dies. The sentiment square looked too white so I stamped some random dots in the same inks as the flower background. I stamped an extra flower and cut it out and fixed it where the panels overlapped, and stamped a further partial flower onto the card base, and the little flight of butterflies to the right of the main image.

Now I am popping over to link this up at Pixies's Snippet Playground.
I am also entering at Stamping Sensations - One For The Girls

Thank you for visiting. and for your comments, I really appreciate them all.


  1. Beautiful card Jean with lovely stamping! I do love how you added a little stamping to the white surrounding parts. And also hope you're fully recovered now!

    It's great to see you in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  2. This is really pretty Jean and I love the colour you have chosen for the sweet flowers also the complementary ones for the background stamping with the swipes of colour, and the sentiment is perfect. So sorry you have had another horrid virus which has knocked you flat but hopefully you are on the mend now. x

  3. Hi Jean,
    oooooooooo! so sorry to hear you have not been well.
    I do hope you are making a full recovery now.
    Your snippets card is so pretty, and a really lovely design.
    Excellent use of stamps as usual.
    Lots of crafty get well wishes. Jenny L.

  4. So sorry to hear you've been unwell Jean. I hope your soon feeling better.

    Your card is very pretty. The colours are lovely and what a super snippets card. Barbxx

  5. I'm sorry to hear you've not been feeling well, but hopefully soon you'll be chipper and feeling well again! I'm glad you found time to create this pretty birthday card. I really love the swipes of color behind the flower!

  6. A lovely feminine creation Jean and a super stamping, it's perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Sorry to hear you have not been well. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Gorgeous card there. I love the colours. They remind me of my bedroom colours.

  8. Lovely card Jean , love the stamped flowers and butterflies

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  9. This is such a pretty snippets card, Jean! You have a great eye for color putting these delicious hues together! I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and being ill and I hope you are fully recovered soon!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Hi Jean . . . I hope you're feeling better now. This is such a pretty and feminine birthday card. Love it. xxx