Sneak Peek

I am sharing with you today a card which has a little bit of old & a little bit of new product.  Can you guess which is which?  In fact, this card was a couple of Thank You 20170517_100131blog-close-uCards I sent out last month to customers.

I saw this fold on Pinterest (where else, you may ask) & thought it a little unusual & a little different so I went with it.  I think the card showcases the lovely daisy off to a “T”.   I think she has a video that you can watch but I just sort of went by the photo.  Thank you Lisa for your inspiration.

I can see the “Delightful Daisy Suite” being one of my favourites.

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue goes live in a couple of days, but one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that we get to pre-order items from the Catalogue & have a play prior to it going live.  If you live in Australia & you don’t have a Catalogue as yet, please contact me.

To download your free tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create my card, click on the link above the photo.

Not long now until the Retiring Products have gone forever, pop on over to my Online MayShop to place your order.  Don’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

224. Thank You – Daisy Delight

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RAK #2

Last week I showed you one of the cards I had created for the Random Act of Kindness group I belong to.  You too can join.  All you have to do is click on the link below & request to join.  You don’t have to be a SU! Demonstrator.

Join RAK here

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To create this card, I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP onto a piece of Island Indigo Card & then to a Mint Macaron (retiring) Base Card.

The stem from “Wild About Flowers” was stamped in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring) onto a piece of Whisper White Card, while the flowers are Island Indigo.  The Card was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a Whisper White scallop circle which has been die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, run through the Big Shot & then adhered to the left hand side of the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

20170514_072625blogThe sentiment from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” was stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, cut down to size, banner shape cut in the right hand end & adhered to Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (retired), added Rhinestones to the flower centres & randomly scattered them around the card.

I’m happy to say the receiver loved her card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Random Act of Kindness May Card

 

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Who doesn’t love receiving happy mail?  I know I do!  It is such a change to the bills we all hate receiving.  I now hop out to collect the mail in anticipation of whether or not I will receive a RAK card.  Mind you, I am just more than happy sending them off knowing that I may be putting a smile on someone’s face for the day than receiving.
You opt in each month as to whether or not you would like to be part of the group & then you randomly select a few people from the group who are participating for the month to send off a RAK card to.  It is amazing to see how it brightens someone’s day!
I’ve made it a goal to send out no less than 2 per week.  Not only does it give me great enjoyment creating the card but knowing that it may put a smile on someone’s face at the end of a long day.
My card today was created for one of my May RAK’s.  No, they don’t have to be all different.  I don’t have a tutorial for you today as I posted them off before I did one.
I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP (retiring) to a piece of Whisper White Card & then to the Base Card – Island Indigo.20170514_072551
I stamped the stem image from the “Wild About Flowers” Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring & will be very sad to see this colour go) & then stamped the flowers in Island Indigo Ink before die cutting with the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
A piece of Mint Macaron Card was die cut using the scallop oval from the same set, adhered to the stamped oval & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ DImensionals.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set, stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired), attached it to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot & scattered Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers, randomly around the Card Front & to the greeting.
I was really happy with this card so fingers crossed the receiver is too.
Would you like to receive one of my cards?  All you have to do is click on the link below & ask to join.  No, you don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
Join RAK here
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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You’re Sublime

Last week I shared with you a card I had created using the cute little Stamp Set – You’re Sublime.  Well, today I have another to share with you, but this time I’ve played with the frog from the same set.  I don’t know what it is about this set, but I love creating with it.  Is it the little creatures & their faces or is it the shapes……

Anyhow, my card went off in the mail last Monday.  Fingers crossed they like it too.

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As I’ve teamed the set with the bright & happy “Festive Birthday” DSP, I wanted the colours to be the same – bright & happy.  I used my Blender Pen to colour the frog & the water, but in saying that, I didn’t want it to be coloured nice & smooth, so I very roughly coloured both using Emerald Envy for the frog & Tempting Turquoise for the water.  It’s eyes are Daffodil Delight & the spots are Melon Mambo.

If you click on the link above the photo (below), you will be able to download a free tutorial for your own use.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

221. You’re Sublime

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Kinda Eclectic

Heya Stampers,

I set my team a challenge a couple of weeks ago to create a card using the sketch.  Today’s post is my take on the challenge.  I do have another & will share once I’ve found it.#9---2017

As the card went off in the mail about 2 or 3 weeks ago I am going off the photo on how I created it.

A circle was die cut into the middle of a piece of Marina Mist CS using the Layering Circles Framelits, ran through the Big Shot & embossed with the Fluttering EF.

I laid it onto the Base Card Front – Whisper White & drew a circle around the inside of the circle with a pencil – this is so that I had an idea where to stamp.

The images are from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set (retiring) with the sun So Saffron, the leaf peaking out from the bottom right hand corner Wild Wasabi & the sentiment Early Espresso.  The pencil line was carefully removed using a rubber.

20170422_084909blog-(2)blogA piece of Window Sheet was adhered to the back of the embossed Marina Mist before layering onto the Whisper White Base Card.

The flower from the “Flower Shop” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Pink Pirouette Ink & punched with the matching Pansy Punch.  A second leaf from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Wild Wasabi  before fussy cutting.

The flower was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals while the leaf was adhered just under the flower so that it hung down a little.  I stamped a small butterfly from the same set in So Saffron Ink, punched with the Bitty Punch & adhered to the top of the Window Sheet with a Mini Glue Dot.

To complete my card I randomly scattered Rhinestones around the front, 1 to the middle of the flower & a couple of small ones to the centre of the butterfly.

Why not have a go at creating something using the sketch.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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And Another One Gone..

… Another one bites the dust!

No, not the “Falling Flowers” Bundle (although it won’t be available as a Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue), but the gorgeous “Irresistibly Floral Special” DSP.  Although I haven’t used it much, each time I have, I ask myself “Why not?”

For my card today I actually cased it from one I saw on Pinterest sometime ago & thought it such a gorgeous card showcasing both the DSP & the coordinating Bundle.  I have changed it a little, as you tend to do.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

The sentiment I used is from the “Dragonfly Dreams” Stamp Set which is still available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

In fact, we created this card in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” last Friday morning.  If you are around the area, why not pop in for a fun morning.  Everything is supplied for you.

By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own.

Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping onMay over to my Shop.  Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list.  Items are selling fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

218. Enjoy Your Special Day – Falling Flowers Bundle

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Goodbye Botanical Blooms

There is something about this card I love.  I think it could be the colours which make the20170404_135229_resizedblog (2) card pop!  As I wanted the card to be mostly Whisper White, I thought it would be nice to add a little bit of Daffodil Delight & pops of Basic Black.

I wanted the flowers look like they were in a frame, yet sort of “poking out”.  I opted for a circle just to be a little different.  The background of Whisper White has been embossed with the “Softly Falling” EF.

The touches of Old Olive leaves lift everything away from the Whisper White background.

20170404_135246_resized-bloThe Basic Black circle has been created using the Layering Circles Framelits, the flowers sponged in Daffodil Delight Ink using Sponge Daubers.

The Botanical Builder Framelits create beautiful flowers & they are different every time you use them.

For the inside of my card I used one of the flowers I had die cut & sponged for the front but didn’t end up using.  Shame for it to go to waste & not be used.

To grab your Free Tutorial to create your own card, click on the link below.

Head over to my Online Shop to check out all the great bargain.  Items are going fast &April already a lot have sold out!  Items are selling out fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

210. RAK – Botanical Blooms

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#GDP084 – Global Design Project

Today’s card is one I’ve created for the Global Design Project where we had a challenge toGDP84 case the designer – Michelle Last.  As I am in need of a couple of special cards & having the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set sitting on my desk, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to play with both.

I also went for a colour that I haven’t used in quiet sometime – Rose Red Ink & Card.  I then decided to team it with Pool Party So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz with touches of Flirty Flamingo which is what the flowers are.  Although I wasn’t sure how the colours would compliment each other with Very Vanilla, I’m happy with the soft look of the card.

20170425_100744blogI’m happy to say the card went off in the mail this morning, so fingers crossed the receiver will like it!

Why not bop on over to the Global Design Project Page & play along.  You still have heaps of time.

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  This is one of the Stamps Sets that will be retiring.

To purchase your supplies to create your own card, head on over to my Online Shop Don’t forget the Retirement List.  Items are selling out fast!  Once gone, they are gone forever!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

217. Love & Affection

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Remarkable You….

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I love this set & haven’t used it in awhile, so I thought I would share with you a card I did a couple of weeks ago inspired from a card I found on Pinterest.  Thank you Alison for your inspiration.

I layered a piece of “Floral Boutique” DSP to a Whisper White Card Base.

2 flowers from “Remarkable You” Stamp Set were stamped direct onto scrap Whisper White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before being coloured with Melon Mambo & Old 20170408_091124_resizedinsiOlive Watercolour Pens & Aqua Painter.  Once dry, I then fussy cut both images before adhering them to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The leaves were cut from Old Olive CS by running through the Big Shot with the Rose Garden Thinlits, trimming down to have only the leaves before adhering to the Card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

The sentiment is from the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set, stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White CS, fussy cut & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A small bow was then tied from Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) & adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.

For the inside, I adhered a piece of the same “Floral Boutique” DSP to a piece of Whisper White CS & adhered it inside.

It’s a very quick card but one with a punch with just the pop of Melon Mambo in the flowers.

Don’t forget to grab your set before it is gone forever.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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FMS #284

I saw a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches yesterday & thought it would be FMS Final 284-001perfect to showcase the  “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch both of which are retiring.

To create my card I stamped the leaf direct onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Wild Wasabi Ink.  I created a small faux stitched border around the Card using a Ruler & the Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker.  I didn’t go with Pacific Point as I wanted to tone it down a little.

I then stamped the large Sunflower onto a scrap of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink, coloured with the Pacific Point Watercolour Pencil & Blender Pen before fussy cutting.

I stamped the group of flowers a number of times onto Whisper White with Archival Basic Grey Ink including extra small flowers, coloured with the Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.  I punched all flowers using the “Blossom” 20170420_090100blog-insidePunch.

Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers to add shine & to bring out the colour a little more.  Gold Wink of Stella (retiring) was applied to centre of the large flower.

Marina Mist strips were adhered to both sides of the stamped Whisper White before layering onto a piece of Whisper White & then to the Base Card – Pink Pirouette.

The flowers were arranged onto the Card Front & adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set (retiring) & is stamped onto a piece of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink before cutting back to size & layered onto a piece of Marina Mist.  Both ends were then punched using the “Banner Triple” Punch & adhering to the Card Front.

To complete the card I added Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered a couple over the front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf onto Whisper White in Wild Wasabi Ink & added the extra flowers  left over from the front.April

Thank you ladies for a great challenge.  Just what I needed to help showcase the sweet “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch.

Why not head over to my Online Shop to check out the 2017 Retirement List & to place your order.  Items are selling out fast!  Once gone, they are gone forever!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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