Pootler’s Design Team – Week 1

Thank you for joining me today for the Pootler’s Design Team challenge. Every month my upline Sam Hammond chooses 5 members of her team and challenges them to make 4 projects with the stamp set of Sam’s choice.  For the final challenge Sam has chosen 10 Pootler’s and has given us the Crafting Forever stamp set to work with.  The projects we create will be showcased every Thursday during December on Sam’s blog pootles.co.uk



I was immediately drawn to the swirly font paired with the block style font of the We are cut out to be Friends sentiment and decided to use this for my 1st project.  For the scissors I coloured them with alcohol markers to look like Stampin’ Up! snips.



I embossed the background of the focal image with the Layering Circles dies, this gives a great effect and it’s another way to get more use out of your dies.

For some dimension on the card I added dimensionals to the scissors and the sentiment.  I made a Black Shimmer ribbon bow and because you can never have too much sparkle on a card I added a large clear faceted gem to the centre of the bow. 



This card was quick and easy to make and I think the combination of the black and white looks really elegant.  

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Have yourself some crafting fun.

Dee x



Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the cardbase – 11-1/2″ x 4-1/8″ scored at 5-3/4″

Basic Black cardstock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/4″

Whisper White Stamping Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-3/4″

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*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock.   I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made.  When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*


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