Country Floral Around The Bend Courage Card FF126

by Joanne James20. January 2023 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'National Wear Red Day' which is on February 3rd - who knew?! Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week my card  is definitely 'wearing' red; I used red, ribbon and texture from the inspo list and grabbed another of those Sale-A-Bration freebies that I haven't shared with you yet and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Around The Bend - Today's card features another of those Country Lane designer papers which inspired the overall colour scheme, and was perfect to pick out the red which I highlighted with two layered pieces cut using the Around The Bend Dies. These dies offer lots of decorative and layering options - here I've used both the scalloped curve die and the curved perforated stitched layer on top, which allows more of my red to show through. 

Sending Support - The sentiment is from 'Sending Support' - another of the stamp sets you can receive free with a £45 order. It's full of encouraging and uplifting sentiments - I added a second one with a diecut heart to the corner of the inside too:


So Much Texture - The Around The Bend Dies are great for adding detail and texture: the layers, along with the embossed diecut flowers and leaves which are from the same set, along with the woven ribbon all add texture and interest to my card:


These dies are great for adding texture and interest to a card with minimum effort - I can't wait to share more samples with you.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:


Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/20/2023 12:47:17 PM #

That Around the Bend is on my wish list for sure, and especially after seeing this pretty creation!  Just lovely!  

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
1/20/2023 1:50:50 PM #

Beautiful card Joanne!  The Around the Bend dies are amazing and I love the sentiment too. Smile

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
1/20/2023 2:42:48 PM #

Joanne  I just love this.  I think you have sold me on this bundle

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
1/20/2023 3:46:37 PM #

Have to agree that the curvy border dies look amazing! Beautiful card.

C Lamb
C LambUnited States
1/20/2023 9:24:14 PM #

Love this card! Love that it's for celebrating National Wear Red Day...Go Red for Women! Being a Heart Survivor this hits home for me. Love the sentiment on the inside and out, love the Around the Bend dies, the dsp is so pretty and I love the sweet sorbet cs.  

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/20/2023 9:42:01 PM #

I'm so glad you liked it - thanks for popping by to leave such a sweet comment!

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/21/2023 8:57:38 PM #

What a beautifully thought out card Joanne! Love the curvy dies and that gorgeous paper and the cluster of little flowers and leaves is a very pretty detail. Vicky x

jaydeeUnited States
1/30/2023 3:40:27 PM #

Joanne, that is such a great sentiment.  I love the movement that your curvy dies create and that DSP is so pretty.  Fabulous card, my friend

Comments are closed



Bonus Days are here! Shop between 3-31 July and spend £45 and earn a £4.50 coupon to be redeemed during August! Shop online with me here.

Shop Online

Access my online shop 24 x 7, 365 days of the year:

Current July hostess code:


Shop Online

2024-25 Annual Catalogue


Click on the image to download your copy of the 2024-25 annual catalogue. For a full list of current SU! supplies, go to my online store. If you would like any help or advice, please drop me a line at [email protected] or give me a call on 07773 421446 - I'd be happy to help.

Join My Team

t's always a great time to join Stampin’ Up! New team members can get £130 worth of products for only £99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! Stampin' Up! has something for everyone: join my growing team and benefit from my support to enjoy Stampin' Up! however you choose.

If you're interested, call me for a chat to understand how I can help you realise your goals. Alternatively, if you have already decided to sign up and you just can't wait, please click here for the link to the online form where you can sign up and order your starter kit right away! 

Latest Kits!

Stampin Cut and Emboss

The fabulous Scenic Route Travel Journal Kit is perfect for summer and costs £21; the new Garden of Thanks kit costs £22 for 9 cards and both are available now - get yours here!

New Online Exclusives

There are new products available exclusively in the online store from 3 July - check them out here.

About Me

Hi I'm Joanne and live in Northampton and when I'm not looking after my husband and two beautiful children, am an avid crafter with a passion for all things Stampin' Up!

I must confess that I have never been a big rubber stamper - until I discovered Stampin' Up! that is. I love the fact that I can get such great results with co-ordinating stamps, inks, papers and punches - the possibilities are endless! Join me on my stamping journey as I share the things I love and be inspired to create amazing things yourself!

Follow Me

Monthly Newsletter

Box Builder

Click the button above to use Box Buster to create your custom box design using the Envelope Punch Board!

Kits Collection Now Available!

Stampin Cut and Emboss

The new Kits Collection from Stampin' Up! is now available!

Click here to see the current kits available and order yours online today.

I Design For




Stampin' Up Stuff

This is my personal blog and is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up! I hope you find it a plentiful source of ideas and personal inspiration but please don't copy my designs for contest submission or use for classes, publication or sale without express permission.