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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Stampin' Up - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Mint Macaron

Have you ever had one of those days when everything you tried seems to just go wrong? Well it just seemed that way today with my cards. They just didn't seem to work out quite like how I had them in my head and then when I went to put them together things went a bit nutty as well. I'm sure you can relate some days. Well I have photographed my cards anyway so you can see the results of my crazy head day.

I was really happy when Mint Macaron came back as one of the colours in the revamp of the colours it is such a lovely color so even though my cards didn't quite turn out how I expected I hope you get an idea of what you can do with this colour and some embossing folders as I wanted to play around with them today.

Make sure you also head over to the lovely Catherine Procter as she hosts our Colour creations Blog Hop each week.

Amazing Life, Mint Macaron, Rhapsody in craft, Art with heart

So for my first card I got all the way through making them both and photographing them and about to load them up onto my blog and then thought after it not quite turning out how I had thought plus a few other things not going to plan it dawned on me that the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder was in the holiday catalogue so was not available anymore. So I frantically looked up the carry over list and to my relief it will be an item that we can still get. I have paired it with the new Amazing Life stamp set that you can find on page 28 of the new Occassions Catalogue.  
Amazing Life, Mint Macaron, Rhapsody in craft, Art with Heart, Occasions Catalogue

I have used the light and dark Blackberry Bliss Blends to colour in the word happy and underneath my greeting you can find the whisper white flax ribbon set off with the blackberry bliss twine from the Nature's Twine combo in the Annual Catalogue.

The Tin tile was used twice and I cut a couple of squares from the second piece to add a little bit of interest and dimension to the front of the card and  using the sponge daubers and some mint macaron ink added a little bit of vintage look to the whole card. This was all popped up on some dimensionals and layered on a piece of Tranquil textures DSP and a base of Thick Whisper White card stock.

Amazing Life, rectangle stitched fremelits, rhapsody in craft, mint macaron, art with heart

For my second card I wanted to play with the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies which you can also find on page 28 of the new Occassions Catalogue. I was trying to have a fun monochromatic layered effect but I'm not quite sure I achieved it. Anyway I still think it looks ok plus the textures of the embossing folders work really well and you can use a whole heap of embossing folders and with all the different rectangles you can make heaps of different layouts and make quite a few different designed cards.

Here is a close up of the different layers for you so you can see the embossing. I have used the subtle Dynamic Textured at the back and then used the Petal Pair Embossing folders  for the other 2 layers.
Amazing life, rectangle stitched framelit, subtle embossing, petal pair embossing, rhapsody in craft, mint macaron,

I have of course layered all of these embossed whisper white pieces onto mint macaron card stock and they have all been cut out using the new rectangle stitched shaped framelits and mounted onto a base of Thick whisper white card stock. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set that I used on the first card Amazing Life, it is a great stamp set. The ribbon can be found in the new Occasions  catalogue on page 43 and is called Black and Silver striped metallic ribbon.

If you would like anymore details about these cards or would like details about the New Occasions Catalogue please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for spending some time with me today, take care,


  1. Great use of those framelits and texture, Sharon, and you had me worried for a minute when you thought the Tin Tile DTIEF was retired LOL

  2. Sharon your cards may not be what you'd planned but they look amazing. I love that tin tile DTIEF! Thanks for hopping along tonight.

  3. Your cards are great! The stitched rectangle card is so much fun, and yay for the Tin Tile folder carrying over!

  4. I love the Blackberry Bliss with Mint macaron, and those textured rectangles card is amazing too!

  5. Great designs and great cards Sharon! I love those embossed panels.

  6. What a Lovely Effect you have created. Nice one Sharon.


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