Thursday, 21 February 2013

Stampin Up Secret Garden Bundle

I'm loving the Stampin' Up Bundles, not only because you save 15% on the cost, but also because it makes creating so much quicker with no tiresome fussy cutting.

The Secret Garden Bundle can be found on p. 17 of the Seasonal Catalogue and comprises a 7 piece stamp set and a 6 piece Framelits set.

 I demonstrated 2 entirely different styles that could be made with this Stampin' Up! bundle and will show you the "Vintage" version today.

I started by embossing some PRIMROSE PETALS CORE'DINATIONS card stock with the VINE STREET embossing folder (one of the FREE  offerings from this years Sale-A-Bration selection)
Next I lightly sanded it with the STAMPIN' SANDING SYSTEM  thus exposing the light inner core of the card. A quick run around the edge with my DISTRESSING TOOL followed by some light sponging with CRUMB CAKE  ink and then it was matted onto white card.

I stamped the flower images from the SECRET GARDEN stamp set onto whisper White, then coloured them with a BLENDER PEN and Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I stamped the greeting onto Crumb Cake card then ran it through the BIG SHOT with the oval DESIGNER FRAMES Embossing Folder. This was sponged with PRIMROSE PETALS ink. The side edges are torn randomly, and the top edge is distressed. Can you guess which stamp set I used to distress the flowers? Of course it is my favourite! - FRENCH FOLIAGE.  I use this set over and over and really love the versatility for making Vintage cards in particular.
In addition I used an EARLY ESPRESSO STAMPIN WRITE MARKER and a COLOR SPRITZER TOOL to "spray" additional age spots onto the card after it was constructed.


I really enjoyed making this card and the girls in my class found it easier than it looked. The colour combination is soft and easily distressed helping to create the Vintage effect I was after.

If you would like further information on my classes or techniques that I've used making this card, you are welcome to contact me via my Demonstrator Business Website. Likewise if you'd like to own this bundle you can place your order via the Website and it will be posted directly to you.

This card fits the challenge at
Addicted To Stamps and More Theme Challenge - Vintage 
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers
The Papercraft Crew Challenge # 30

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty


  1. How lovely, Ann! Soft, feminine, springy, romantic, GORGEOUS - so pretty! I especially like how you "wove" the ribbon in your flowers!

  2. I adore the vintage look of your card. Your flowers look great with the spritzing and I love that embossed background. My favorite detail is your sentiment and the way it's embossed. Thank you for joining our floral challenge at The Perfect Sentiments.

  3. A really lovely looking card. Very pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at CCM and my blooming challenge.
    Love n hugs

  4. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  5. This is stunning! I LOVE it. I love how you sanded the embossed panel. You have created a beautiful Vintage card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  6. Fabulous card Ann, love your composition. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week.

  7. Wonderful mix of elements to create a gorgeous vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll

  8. That is a lovely large flower stamp. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers,

  9. Just Gorgeous! Love the sanded background paper, it really gives the whole card a vintage feel. Great card! Thanks for playing along with the paper craft crews sketch challenge.

  10. This is a really really beautful vintage card. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration and for sharing with us this week at ATS&M.

  11. Gorgeous image and I love the embossed panel! Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  12. Beautiful. Love how the button is created with flowers and ribbon. WTG


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