Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Friendship Cards, Get Well Soon Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Sending Hugs With Waffle Flower’s “Group Hug” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
I’m back after a two week break to share a card I made using Waffle Flower’s “Group Hug” stamp set! The images in this stamp set are absolutely adorable, I couldn’t resist that sweet giraffe!
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I started by using my Misti stamping platform to stamp out the large image of all the animals hugging with Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. I coloured it with my alcohol markers, added details with a white gel pen and fussy cut it out. The image is pretty large so it definitely takes up the majority of your card!
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I cut a panel from white card stock using the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant. I used the same die to cut the bottom of my image also so the finished result would be cohesive.
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I blended over the Heffy Doodle “Dottie Lottie” stencil with Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks on to my white panel to create my background. I used my distress sprayer to distress the circles and splattered my panel with the same two ink colours to give it more texture.
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Once my background panel had dried, I used my Misti once again to line up my sentiments and stamp them on to my panel using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. I popped my image up using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and adhered my panel to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! It’s good to be back! I’m absolutely loving the Waffle Flower products we have in stock at Bumbleberry Papercrafts, I hope you are too! I’ll see you next week with another card!
Claire
xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Waffle Flower “Group Hug” Stamp Set!
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink

Stencils
Heffy Doodle “Dottie Lottie” Stencil

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
1/2″ Scor-Tape

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Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Friendship Card Using Concord & 9th’s “Feathered” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
This week I’m sharing a quick and simple friendship card because sometimes we need need something quick and easy on hand to brighten someone’s day! The “Feathered” stamp set from Concord & 9th is so versatile and perfect for this!
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I cut a panel down from white card stock using the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant. I used Gina K’s Amalgam “Jet Black” ink to stamp one of the feather images in a pattern all over my panel. I used my Misti stamping tool to hold my panel in place while I stamped my pattern.
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While I was waiting on the ink drying on my panel I prepped some black card stock with my powder tool applicator and stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink, coated it in gold embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. Once the embossing powder had cooled I trimmed my sentiment down in to a strip to go across my panel.
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Now that the ink on my patterned panel was dry I splattered it with two shades of gold metallic watercolour paint to add a little extra texture.
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I used Scor-Tape to adhere my sentiment across my panel once my splattered paint was dry. I mounted my patterned panel on to a black panel I had cut down using the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and adhered them to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I can’t wait to play more with this set! I’ll see you next week with another card.

Claire
xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
Shop
Blog

Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Concord & 9th “Feathered” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Gina K Designs Amalgam “Jet Black” Ink
Versamark Ink

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Adhesives
1/2″ Scor-Tape

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day Cards, Watercolour Cards

Simple Watercolour Card Using Mama Elephant’s “Flying With Friends” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing a simple card using the “Flying With Friends” stamp set from Mama Elephant! I’m guilty of always wanting to add “more” to my cards but sometimes a simple small scene is all you really need!
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I cut a panel from watercolour paper using the second largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts. I stamped the elephant on the left first using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and created a mask for him before stamping my second elephant sitting next to him. I coloured my images and created a soft background for them using my Altenew watercolour paints. Once my paint was dry I added some highlights to my images with a white gel pen. I prepared my panel with my powder tool applicator before stamping my sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Let’s Toast” stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink to the top left of my images, I coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
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I created a panel from white card stock using the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and ink blended it with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink around the edges. I distressed my panel with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. Once my panel was dry I adhered my watercolour panel to the centre and adhered them to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
Shop
Blog

Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Mama Elephant “Flying With Friends” Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn “Let’s Toast” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink

Watercolour Paint
Altenew Watercolour Paints (36 Pan Set)

Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Craftin Desert Divas August Release – Sneak Peek Day 2!

Hello lovelies!
August release week with Craftin Desert Divas is finally here! I know some of you have been just as excited as I am, so I’m here to showcase a card I made using the brand new adorable set Grateful Trolls and the new Hill Scene 2 stencil! I am madly in love with this set and I know all of you will be too! Make sure you click “going” to the facebook event for this release so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
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I started off by cutting down a panel from white card stock. I blended in clouds using the Hill Scene 2 stencil, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink, changing up which side of the stencil I use each time and sometimes even flipping it over! I lightly sprayed the panel with my Distress Sprayer bottle when I had covered the entire panel and mopped up the excess using a paper towel.
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I stamped my cute little troll using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added some rosy cheeks with a pink pencil, added three little dots to each cheek using my white gelly roll pen before adding highlights to the rest of my image. Once they had dried I fussy cut my image out and set it aside for a bit.
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I cut a strip of white card stock to fit across my panel for my sentiment and to ground my troll later on. I prepped the strip with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I adhered the strip to my panel using double sided tape.
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I adhered my troll to my panel using double sided foam tape before backing my entire panel with the same tape and adhering to my card base. I adhered a couple of sequins from the Fall Harvest mix using liquid adhesive to finish this card up and give it a little sparkle!
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the release and the full sets! They’re too cute to resist! What are your thoughts on what you’ve seen this week so far?! Are you planning your ideas yet? 😉
Remember to stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Blog post to see what amazing peeks and inspiration the other DT members have in store for you! ❤

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xo

Craftin Desert Divas
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CDD Sneak Peek Day 2 Blog Post!

Supplies
Links to new products will be added when they become available!
Grateful Trolls Stamp Set
Hill Scene 2 Stencil
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Powder Tool Applicator
White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen
Fall Harvest Sequins

♥ Please note that the links to products and the CDD shop are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. ♥
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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Sprinkled With Love Card Using Some Odd Girl “Sweet & Salty”!

Hey lovelies! ❤ I’m back with another card using the Sweet & Salty stamp set from Some Odd Girl, I personally love this stamp set as the images are such a great size for a focal image! The weather has been heating up more and more lately as summer creeps in, what more perfect time for ice cream?!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I created my card base using heavyweight white card stock, and cut a panel of patterned paper from the Pink and Main “Be Brave” 6×6 paper pack to be slightly smaller than my card base. I chose the colourful triangle paper because it reminded me of bunting used for summer parties, how appropriate! I cut some strips from white card stock, I prepped one of the strips with my EK Success Powder tool so the embossing powder would only stick to the area I stamped. I stamped my sentiment “Sprinkled With Love” in Versafine onyx black ink, coated it in Papermania clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I then adhered the strips across the patterned paper using double sided foam tape, being careful to line them up with the edges of the patterned paper.

I stamped my ice cream cone images using Ranger Archival jet black ink as I planned to watercolour them this time around. My favourite flavour of ice cream is mint, so I felt I had to put that front and centre! I decided to go with chocolate and vanilla for the other two so they weren’t all competing too much on the card. Once they were dry I fussy cut them out by hand and adhered them together first using my regular tape runner, then adhered them beside my sentiment on my card!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ This was such a quick card to make, probably one of my quickest! I love how simple yet colourful it is at the same time, and I think it’s perfect to send to a loved one in summer! What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream?!

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Some Odd Girl “Sweet & Salty”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

Pink and Main Be Brave 6×6 Paper Pack

INKS:

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Papermania Clear

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

I Miss You Friendship Card Using Distress Inks!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Sharing another quick and easy card with you today, perfect to send to those you may not see every day!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I cut a panel from white card stock and picked which distress ink colours I wanted to work with (colours used & links will be listed at the end of this post!). The sun was shining so it only seemed right to go for some red, yellow and pink for that summery feel! I placed the inks directly on to my glass craft mat and sprayed with some water, then smooshed my panel on the surface to pick up the colour remembering to dry between each layer for a textured feel. When I was happy with how  it looked I splattered it with some gold metallic watercolour paint from my Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” palette and set aside to dry.

I created my card base and top panel using white card stock and rounded the corners with a corner punch. I then cut some black matte paper larger than my top panel and rounded the corners for a cohesive look and adhered to my card base. To finish my top panel I die cut the stitched heart window with Lawn Fawn’s Outside In Stitched Heart stackable dies.

For my sentiment I decided to go with the “I Miss You” stamp from Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”. I treated some black card stock with my EK Success powder tool, stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White embossing powder. I cut it down in to a thin sentiment strip and adhered it across the back of my stitched heart using my regular tape runner.

To finish the card I backed the stitched heart panel with foam tape and adhered it to the ink smooshed panel, then adhered it to my card base using my regular tape runner.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ Do you prefer simpler cards or cards with a lot of colour and images? Let me know in the comments below! ❤

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”

DIES:

Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Fossilized Amber Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

Uncategorized

A quick hello & what to expect!

Hello lovelies! I thought before I get in to a regular posting schedule I’d take the time to introduce myself and give you an insight on what you can expect to see here on my blog. I know introductions can often be long winded and leave you with only one eye open, so I’ll try to keep this brief (and hopefully not bore you too much in the process!)

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The formalities:

My name is Claire-Anne Brodie, but I usually go by Claire to most people (I do have nicknames, but if I were to list those here we WOULD be here all day!) I’m 26 (27 in June, yikes!) from just outside of Glasgow, Scotland. Although I’m currently living in England, my partner and I are planning to move home later this year! I have two little floofy doggos, who are my entire life and often keep my company in my craft room (and keep me sane at times, too!)

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Now the plan for this little corner of the internet, crafty posts! A lot of paper crafting and possibly a few haul posts here and there, as well as my crafty obsessions and favourite products! For now my heart really lies with card making, but I do want to start scrapbooking and possibly venture in to the world of mixed media art in the future too!

So in short, hello I’m Claire and I’m head over heels in love with crafting. It’s nice to meet you! I hope you stick around so we can get to know each other, let’s build a community together! ❤

xo