Ink Stamp Share Showcase Blog Hop!

Saturday 10 December 2022 United Kingdom

Welcome to the Ink Stamp Share Showcase blog hop!

There is no theme today - although you'll find we have all used products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue or Mini Catalogue.

I'm so behind with my Christmas card making this year so I am really happy to have created these two fun cards this morning in my craft room. 

I have a dreadful cold but I need to keep mysekf focussed today on getting my Christmas cards done as our post office is striking and it would be a miracle if my cards reach the recipients in time for Christmas!

After a busy week at work, it was lovely to do some fussy cutting this morning, it is great for mindfullness - I find it really calming. 

I've used the sold out Storybook Gnomes DSP for both the background and the animals - aren't they cute?


I love this style of card - I think it's called a book binding card?

I've got several cards on my blog and a few YouTube videos sharing a simialr design. This design is more simple, using my trusty Layering Circle dies to create the feature on this Balmy Blue card. 

Here are the measurements for this card:

Balmy Blue Card base
  • 29.8cm x 10.5cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Score 10.5cm from each end
  • I find it more accurate to fold the card in half and then score 10.5cm from the open end so that it scores through both pieces
Basic White Cardstock 
  • 10.1cm x 10.1cm - quantity 2 (1 piece for the inside)
  • 10.1cm x 3.9cm - quantity 1
  • 9.7cm x 9.7cm - quantity 1
  • 9.7cm x 3.5cm - quantity 1

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I hope you enjoyed my project today! 
Now it's time to check out the other projects in the blog hop!

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  1. Such a pretty card Kim, love the soft colour palette x

  2. Just beautiful - it is certainly a labour of love to fussy cut the little critters :-)

  3. What a sweet card, I love the characters in this DSP. Thanks for sharing x