Wednesday, September 29, 2021



The focus of our projects, for this week's Colour Creations blog hop, is Garden Green.  It features in the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper, one of the freebies available to earn until tomorrow, with a $90+ Stampin' Up! order. I decided this paper would be ideal on a masculine card.

On my card front, I have used two of the Garden Green patterns, and two of the Sahara Sand patterns, of paper from the Peaceful Prints pack.  One of the Sahara Sand papers is a little hard to see, but the reindeer-patterned paper is behind the cabin die-cut.  I cut the cabin from In Good Taste DSP, and added a piece of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim below it.  The trees were cut from Garden Green card, and I've sponged the edges with Garden Green ink, before raising them up on Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

To create my sentiment, I die cut the word "happy" from Sahara Sand card, using Christmas Cheer Dies.  The leafy mat layer was cut twice, from Early Espresso card and from Garden Green card.  I adhered the Sahara Sand layer to the Early Espresso layer, then cut off the sprigs.  I then adhered the two layers to the intact Garden Green layer.  The "birthday" component of the sentiment is from the Artistically Inked stamp set, and is stamped in Garden Green ink, on a scrap of Basic White card, then cut using a Hydrangea Die.  The stamp actually says "happy birthday", but I masked off the "happy" with washi tape, inked the stamp, removed the washi, and was able to get just the "birthday" portion to stamp nicely.

My card base, Garden Green, is a little dark to write on, so I added a Basic White panel to the inside.  I decorated it a little, to complement the front of the card:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Woollard.  If you click on the button below, you will be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of who is taking part in tonight's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy co-ordinates our Colour Creations blog hops every week.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List
Cabin Dies
Paper Snips


  1. The way you have created the layered "happy" sentiment is brilliant, Christine! It looks so good as does your entire card. Great use of this Peaceful Prints DSP.

  2. Oh wow, how amazing does this cabin look with these patterned papers; they were meant to be! I love that big die cut sentiment and the addition of the faux suede ribbon!

  3. Your card is great Christine and I love this pattern in the Peaceful Prints DSP for being able to use for this card with the cabin and to do that in the In Good Taste DSP too! Love the big sentiment I really need to get that die!!!

  4. Love the layering on your card Christine, and the cabin really does look like it's in the forest.

  5. Your choice of papers really show the cabin off beautifully on this card Christine.

  6. I too saw “masculine” in these patterns Christine. I love that big ‘happy’ die cut. Great masculine card.

  7. What a great use of Garden Green. The Woodgrain DSP looks just perfect with the cabin die as do the other papers that you have used to compliment it. The "birthday"sentiment looks just like it was made for that die. Thanks for the explanation

  8. Love the layering on your card Christine, especially the ‘happy’ die cut with the Sprigs.

  9. There's so much amazing detail on your card! The cabin looks wonderful surrounded by the trees, and I love how you've layered the happy die cuts.