Another Quick and Easy Project using stamps from Chocolate Baroque

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Here is another quick and easy stamping project for you – make this in under 15 minutes.

I also created this for the recent TV shows with Lesley Wharton on the Craft Channel demonstrating the Punky Flowers stamps.


How to make it:

  1. Trim the patterned paper slightly to fit the card front and leave a small border. Edge with dark blue pen to frame.
  2. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and emboss with the blue powder. Mask the lettering with a scrap of paper (to cover) and stamp the flowers. Emboss by sprinkling with blue and yellow powders. Note: keep the excess powder in a separate pot – it makes a nice mix for vintage projects.
  3. Glue to the card front and add the bow.

Dreaming Steampunk Trees card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24

I so enjoy the monthly colour Challenges. Looking forward to seeing all the inspiration from my Teamies and of course all of your FAB creations too.

This was also one of my samples for the recent TV shows with Lesley Wharton demonstrating Brusho inks on The Craft Channel.

Anne x.

AW Gears Dream Colour Challenge 24


  • Punky Flowers and Words of Inspiration stamp sets
  • Purple A6 card blank and white stamping card
  • Alcohol marker (black) and glitter gel pen (purple)
  • Water based inks (yellow, orange, purple) – Spectrum Noir Aquatints
  • Versamark and dye based inkpad (purple)
  • WOW embossing powder (Detail White)
  • Dishwasher salt

Step By Step:

  1. Trim the stamping card to fit the card front leaving a small border.
  2. Paint the background with the inks. Add a few splatters, drop on some dishwasher salt and leave to dry. This creates an interesting texture. I have used ready mixed vibrant inks but you could use Brusho’s.
  3. Stamp the gears with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder. Colour with the purple glitter pen.
  4. Stamp the sentiment with purple ink. Edge the card with black marker and glue to the card base.

Quick and Easy stationary set using Punky Flowers stamps from Chocolate Baroque

I have created some tags to go with the quick and easy notelets that I made previously using the Punky Flowers stamp set along with some patterned papers from my stash. If you missed that post I have given step by step for everything here.

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To keep the set together I have also created a stationary wallet.  This obviously takes a little time with measuring and scoring but it is really easy. I created myself a paper template first to check that the pieces fitted together ok, but also to keep in my stash for future use.

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This is a very simple wallet with an outer sleeve and 2 inner pockets. It could easily be adapted with the addition of a flap closure or possibly made into a pizza style box so that it is all enclosed to keep the notelets safer.

Great quick projects that are ready for those emergency cards and gift tags for any occasion. Why not decorate some envelopes to match too.

This was also sent in as a sample for the recent TV shows on The Craft Channel with Lesley Wharton.


Optional for wallet: Gold gilding wax, edger die (Heartfelt Creations – Regal Borders and Pockets) and scoring board with box and lid scoring sides (I have the Ultimate Pro system from Crafters Companion)

Step By Step:


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Choose patterned papers with a subtle Baroque style pattern. Trim to 10 X 14.5cm to fit the A6 card front leaving a border. Edge with the black marker to frame.

Stamp with Versafine and heat emboss the image using the clear powder. This makes colouring really quick and easy and adds a bit of textural interest.

Colour with glitter pens choosing a darker colour version to match with the paper.

Attach a ribbon strip and glue to the card front.

Finish with PVA pearls.


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Trim the patterned papers to fit the die cut tags. These are then stamped and coloured in the same way as the notelets (above).

Notelet Folder:

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Take an A4 sheet of Kraft card and trim off approx. 3cm (see template picture).

Find the centre and make 2 score lines 2cm apart (1cm either side of the centre) to create the spine (important – see tip below).

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Cut 2 more pieces for the pockets at 17 X 13cm. Score 3 sides at 1 and 2cm depth in from the edge (see template picture). Trim away the square corners.

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Mark approx. 5.5cm up from the bottom edge and cut across on a diagonal. Use a trimmer or a decorative edger die. Make the 2 pockets a mirror image of each other (see the open folder picture to see how the pockets are placed). I used one of my decorative edger dies and added a little gilding wax along the edge.

Tip: In order for the pockets to fit inside the outer folder and close neatly the spine needs to be slightly wider than the combined pocket depth. I achieved this on my ‘boxer’ scoring board by using the ‘lid’ side to create the outer spine (actual measurements i.e. 2cm) and the ‘box’ side to score the pockets (which are actually slightly under the 1cm). These score boards are designed to make the base slightly smaller than the lid to accommodate and enable fitting of lids onto boxes. If you do not have one of these then just make the depth of the spine a little over 2cm and it will work for you.

Trim decorative papers to fit on the outside and inner panels of the sleeve. Edge with marker. Stamp the front panel and add ribbon to match the notelets.

Fold in the pocket edges and glue onto the sleeve. If you align the bottom edges of the pockets with the outer sleeve it will stand upright on the desk.

Steampunk Flower Stepper Card Created for Chocolate Baroque

I love this Punky Flower stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. This is a variation of a previous card that I made for a friend. I created this one for the recent TV shows on The Craft Channel; stamping, cutting out and layering up the images.

I also used one of my favourite dies, the Decorative Centre Stepper from Tattered Lace. Perfect for building up layers and dimension.

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Step By Step:

  1. Cut the decorative stepper card from the cream card. Use the included mat and layer dies to cut the background mats from gold pearl paper and the panels from stamping card. Also cut a small tag from stamping card (also included in the stepper die set) and several cogs from Kraft card.
  2. Use the embossing folder to create the gear textures on the side panels, corner of the tag, and lower section of the large front panel.
  3. Colour the panels using Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks, applying with a sponge. Also add a bit more colour to the die cut cogs.
  4. Randomly apply some Versamark Ink over the die cut and embossed cogs. Heat emboss with a mix of the Gold, Copper and Verdigris embossing powders. Also sprinkle some of the powder randomly over the background and heat from underneath to melt. Outline the main panels with black marker to frame.
  5. Glue the background and main panels onto the card blank. Add ribbon to the tag.
  6. Stamp the images with Versamark and heat emboss with the fine gold powder. Colour with Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Apply the colours to a craft mat, pick up with a damp brush and paint the colours. Colouring is easy within the gold embossed outlines. Cut out the images for decoupage.
  7. Apply the cut out images and die cuts with 3D glue gel to give added depth.

Quick and easy notelets created for Chocolate Baroque

I have created another set of quick and easy notelets using the Punky Flowers stamp set along with some patterned papers from my stash.

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Check out the Design Team Blog for more quick and easy projects from my Teamies this week.


Step By Step:

  1. Choose patterned papers with a subtle Baroque style pattern. Trim to 10 X 14.5cm to fit the A6 card front leaving a border. Edge with the black marker to frame.
  2. Stamp with Versafine and heat emboss the image using the clear powder. This makes colouring really quick and easy and adds a bit of textural interest.
  3. Colour with glitter pens choosing a darker colour version to match with the paper.
  4. Attach a ribbon strip and glue to the card front.
  5. Finish with PVA pearls.

MDF Bookstand Decorated for Chocolate Baroque Challenge 20

I had so much fun using this month’s hot colours to decorate this book stand for my desk. The colours just said ‘Indian Theme’ to me. I used acrylic paints and mixed and matched stamps from several different stamp sets. The design could easily be adapted to create a wall hanging or small canvas.

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Good luck everyone with the Challenge – some wonderful projects on there already this month.

Anne xxx.


· Words of Inspiration, Indian Elephant, Exquisite Edges, Punky Flowers, and Gothic Fragments stamp sets

· MDF book stand (Creative Expressions Kit)

· White gesso and acrylic paints (pink, pearl pink, dark red, orange and yellow)

· StazOn Inkpad (Jet Black)

· Zig 2 Way Glue Pen

· Fine tipped alcohol markers (black, pink, dark red and orange)

· Polychromos pencils (pink, dark red, orange and yellow)

· Cut-N-Dry Foam

· Gold gilding wax (Pebeo Renaissance Gold)

· Iridescent spray varnish (Crafters Companion Pearl Diamond)

· Scrap paper for planning and masking plus dye based black inkpad

Step By Step:

I first sealed and primed the MDF stand with white gesso. Tip: When painting MDF items it is often best to paint them after constructing as the MDF can expand slightly making it difficult to fit the joints together afterwards.

The sides were painted with pink acrylic. The back and front panels were painted using orange and yellow acrylics. I painted from the outside edges working inward and blending the orange into the yellow in the centre.

The sides were randomly stamped with the paisley motif (Indian Elephant set) using StazOn. A bit of colouring was added using pencils.

I cut a piece of scrap paper the same size as the front panel in order to plan out the stamping. I have included a picture of my sketchbook page. I then worked out the order of stamping and which images needed masking. You will need to protect (mask) the foreground stamped images while building up the scene.

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I stamped the lettering, elephants and border (Exquisite Edges set) with dye ink onto copy paper and cut around them to create masks. I added a few dots of Zig 2 Way Glue to the back and left to fully dry. This then acts as a temporary tacky adhesive to hold the masks in place while stamping.

It is tricky to stamp some areas on a ready-made item. The stamps need to be positioned on the stamping block to enable stamping into corners etc. It is also easy to slip when you are stamping at an angle on a 3D item. Tip: You could paint a piece of card to fit the area, stamp onto that instead, and then glue this onto your project afterwards.

I first stamped the sentiment, elephants and lower border with StazOn Ink. I then covered with the masks as shown in the picture.

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Next I stamped the background arches (Gothic Fragments set) with a mix of pearl pink and red acrylic paints using Cut-N-Dry Foam to apply the paint to the stamps. Tip: Squeeze some acrylic paint directly onto the sponge and work it into the surface using a palette knife. This saves washing up of palettes and it wastes less paint. Place the coloured sponges face down on a craft mat and the paint stays workable without drying out for ages. Apply to your stamp with a dabbing motion. Clean your stamps quickly after use with warm water. A soft toothbrush can be useful to remove paint from the stamp crevices.

Next the tall stylised flower (Punky Flowers set) was stamped with dark red acrylic. The top of the stamp was then stamped with StazOn along the base. Masks were then removed.

A bit of colouring was added using marker pens and pencils. The pencils gave a nice textured effect to the elephants. I then outlined elements of the tall floral stamp using a fine tipped black marker. This brought the images further forward and created a nice frame up the sides of the scene.

I then sprayed with pearlescent varnish to protect and finished by adding gold gilding wax to the edges.

Punky Flowers Steampunk Stepper Card Created for Chocolate Baroque

I was lucky enough to grab the special offer ‘Stash Box’ from Chocolate Baroque before they flew off the shelves. There was so much stash included I couldn’t believe it. The Lucky Dip stamp sets that I received were right up my street, Steampunk and sewing themed sets, and I didn’t already have them. How lucky was I! I got all of this for just over the cost of one A4 stamp sheet. I will be busy for some time with this lot.

Stash Box 1

I just had to create something using the Punky Flowers stamp set included. I made this stepper card for a friend and he loved it.

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  • Mottled Cream Card for card base, pearlescent gold paper for layering, Kraft card for die cuts, white card for stamping
  • Punky Flowers and Card Sentiments stamp sets
  • Inkpads: Versamark, Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs)
  • Embossing powders: Detailed gold, copper and verdigris
  • Pebeo Drawing Gum
  • Fine satin ribbon (turquoise) and 3D glue gel
  • Dies: Stepper card and tag (Tattered Lace), Cogs (Trim Craft)
  • Embossing folder for textured gears (Tri-Boss)

Summary of Methods Used:

  1. I used dies to create the stepper card and mats for layering and stamping. Small gears were die cut from Kraft card for embellishing. I used an embossing folder to create the gear textures.
  2. Images were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with fine gold powder.
  3. The main image was masked using Pebeo Drawing Gum. I really love this masking fluid. It is water soluble while wet so cleaning up brushes is so easy and there is no nasty rubbery ammonia smell that some masking fluids give.
  4. I coloured the backgrounds with Distress inks. I also randomly heat embossed some of the textured gears with a mix of the gold, copper and verdigris embossing powders.
  5. When completely dry I removed the drawing gum (it rubs off really easily) and coloured the main image and smaller images using Distress Inks and water on a brush. The smaller images were cut out for decoupage.
  6. Layers were then glued to the card blank. 3D glue gel was used for the embellishments to give added depth.
  7. As this was for a friend I created a personalised sentiment mini tag to finish the card.