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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Stampin' Up! Fancy Fold card using You're Inspiring Stamp Set

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
 Thank you for joining us for another Inspireink Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the button at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

The lovely Helzie Lou chose our theme for February and it is a Fancy Fold card. Thanks Helzie they are my favourite cards to make.

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I'm not sure what this fancy fold card is called - I only know that I love making them.


Fancy Fold Card, Sweet Soiree Speciality DSP

I knew I wanted to use the You're Inspiring stamp set so decided to use Daffodil Delight and Old Olive cardstock. The spotty DSP is from the Cake Soiree Speciality DSP pack and I think it looks perfect on this card. I coloured the daffodils in with the new Stampin' Blends. I am absolutely no colourist but I am so impressed with how it has turned out. They are so easy to use even for an amateur like me.

Daffodils, You're Inspiring Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends


The card opens the wrong way and that is probably why I like it so much! I used the smaller Daffodil stamp on the inside of the card.

You're Inspiring stamp set, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Fancy Fold Birthday card


Don't forget to click the next button below to continue hopping, we have some very talented crafters in our group and I know they will have made some incredible cards for you.



Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.



Jillian xx

Friday, 16 February 2018

Stampin' Up! Poppin' Box Cube card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Happy Birthday thinlit die, Poppin' Cube box card

My lovely husband celebrated his birthday at the beginning of January so I made him a Poppin' card. I watched a You Tube video by the very talented Gemma Clarke of Made By Gemma last February and have wanted to make one since. You can find Gemma's link here, please check it out.

I started with a base of our favourite colour, Elegant Eggplant and as SU don't have any DSP with Elegant Eggplant I decided to make my own. I used one of the stamps from the Timeless Textures stamp set and stamped at an angle all over the Whisper White Layer. I the used the Happy Birthday die to cut out an Elegant Eggplant sentiment which I cut in half.

Large Letters Framelit dies, Elegant Eggplant, Touches of Texture Stamp Set

Thanks to Gemma's great tutorial and the PDF instructions, the box was very straightforward to put together. I used the large letters framelits to cut out a G, A, R and Y which I adhered on the four sides of the cube.

I'm pleased to say that Gary loved his card and it still has pride of place on our mantelpiece.

Elegant Eggplant, Poppin' Box Cube card


Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Book Fold card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for February 2018. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting Jillian Selwood from the UK and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is Fancy Fold Cards.

#craftycupcakesbloghop, Fancy Fold card, Book fold card


I absolutely love making fancy fold card. They are usually so easy but look like they have taken you hours. A couple of years ago Lea Denton of The Crafty Spark sent me a book fold card. I loved it and have wanted to make one ever since, just not got round to doing until now.

Sweet Soiree SDSP, Marina Mist, Powder Pink


When I started to make this card I hadn't really got a plan in mind, apart from the book fold inside. So I sat down with my DSP's and looked for inspiration. I decided on the Sweet Soiree Speciality Designer Series Paper. Then I choose two coordinating cardstock colours, Marina Mist and Powder Pink. I used the card Lea sent me to get the measurements for the cutting and scoring lines for the book fold part of the card.

Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set for a Fancy Fold card


I used the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set for the sentiment on the front and both sentiments inside the card. I really like the fonts and I thought the sentiment 'Today we celebrate wonderful brilliant fabulous you!' was perfect for a special birthday card. Not sure if you can see on the photos but I dipped the edges of the Whisper White cardstock in my Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

Today we celebrate wonderful brilliant fabulous you! Birthday card



The Team have worked really hard on our Blog Hop to bring you a variety of creativity and inspiration. Make sure you click the next name on the list to carry on through the Hop.




Thank you once again for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog Jillian Selwood so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

Jillian xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

Stampin' Up! At Home with you card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

The theme for the November Great Card Swap Challenge was Buildings and Landmarks. I was really unsure what to make for this until I remembered I had the At home with you stamp and At home framelit dies. This is what I made.

At home framelit dies, At home with you stamp set, Brick Wall embossing folder

I'm rather pleased how it has turned out and it is so versatile. It could be used for so many different occasions - New Home, Christmas, Halloween.


At home framelit dies, At home with you stamp set, Wood Textures DSP Stack

The door actually opens and you can stamp a sentiment inside as well, I used the sentiment 'I feel at home when I'm with you'. I used the brick embossing folder on the mat and also used the Wood Textures DSP for the door. The sentiment above the door is 'So happy you are here'

Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx

Friday, 2 February 2018

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Eclipse Thank you Card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Eclipse cards seem really popular at the moment so not one to miss out I've made one using the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Painted Harvest Eclipse Thank you card, One big meaning stamp set

This has got to be one of my all time favourite stamp sets, it is absolutely stunning and so versatile, I can't believe I didn't like it when I first saw it in the catalogue.

Painted Harvest Eclipse Thank you card, One big meaning stamp set

I used the Large letters framelits to cut out the YOU and the Thank comes from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set. 

Painted Harvest Eclipse Thank you card, One big meaning stamp set

This is a view from the side so you can see the 'eclipse' effect.

Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Lots of Lavender Thank you card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


Welcome to the second Pootlers Blog Hop of 2018. Today we are showcasing the fabulous Sale-A-Bration products. Spend £45 and you get to choose from so many wonderful free products.

Sale-A-Bration 2018, Organza Ribbon, Layering Oval Framelits

I love Lavender so when I saw this stamp set I knew I had to order it. For me the only colour it could be was Wisteria Wonder, in real life it is slightly lighter than the photo is showing. Wisteria Wonder is one of my favourite SU Colours and I love how it looks against a white card base.

Lots of Lavender thank you card, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive

I used Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers to colour in the image. Then I used the small triangle stamp from the Picutre Perfect Birthday stamp set, stamped off once to create a background. I cut the image using the layer oval framelits and sponged the edges with Wisteria Wonder. The ribbon is the brand new White Organza ribbon.

Sale-A-Bration, Lots of Lavender stamp Set, Thank you card, Wisteria Wonder


You can never have too many thank you cards and I just love this Thank you sentiment from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, I heat embossed this using white embossing powder.

Don't forget to continue hopping around the blog to see the other fabulous creations my fellow Pootlers have created, you will find lots of inspiration - just click on the names below.



Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine Thank You card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Simply Sketched Saturday has had a face lift, we are now called The InspirINK Blog Hop, bringing you inspiration every month.

This month our theme is Sparkle, shimmer and shine.


One thing I don't really do is sparkle, shimmer and shine so this month's theme was a bit of a struggle for me, in more ways than one as the original card I made whilst it fit the bill exactly, I just didn't like it. So finally at the very last minute I came up with this card. This is based on a card I made for one of the Simply Sketched Saturday challenges last year and I really love the layout so it is one of my go to layout designs.

Burmuda Bay, Myths and Magic Glimmer paper, Flourish Thinlit Dies

I started off with a Thick Whisper White base. The layer is from the Bubbles & Fizz Sale-A-Bration DSP, available until end of March with a qualifying order. I then used the Stitched Shaped Framelits to die cut a Burmuda Bay circle, a Silver Foil circle and a Shimmery White Circle which is stamped with Thank you from the new Southern Serenade stamp set. The glimmer paper is from the Myths and Magic Glimmer paper pack, I used the Bermuda Bay and punched out the circle using the Starburst Punch.

Southern Serenade Stamp Set, Bermuda Bay, Thank you card

When I put the stamped circle on the foil circle I thought it looked a little lost so I sponged the edges with Burmuda Bay ink to make it pop. I then added two strips of the same DSP at the bottom of the card.

Flourish Thinlit Dies, Southen Serenade, Sparkle Shimmer and shine card

Finally I added two die cut flowers die cut from the Flourish Thinlits before adding lots of Wink of Stella and some Basic Rhinestones for that bit of bling!

Well I think I have hit the brief with this card, what do you think, do you like it?

Don't forget to hit the next button below to continue hopping through the blog, we have some very talented crafters in this group.

Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx
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