2017 Diary

Last week when  a group of us went out for lunch we were a given a small pocket diary.  One of the girls had just been to the Blood Bank, saw them & thought of me (I’m either a little20170312_065326_resized late or very early – like a week), so she grabbed a handful.  I’ve just got to remember to use it & take it with me.

Of course, as we all do, I decided that it needed a bit of a facelift, so I decided to “tissy” it up & make it my own.  The girls won’t see it until our next catch up next month.

I decided to cover it with the “By the Shore” DSP.  Then I thought I would add a few stamps, so I went with the matching “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  I stamped the Bubbles & Seaweed onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS with Mint Macaron Ink  & coloured a couple of them with my Blender Pen.  This was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a piece of Dapper Denim which had been punched with my 2″ Circle Punch.

The fish was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Dapper Denim Ink & adhered to the Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thinking it needed something else, I then decided to place my name at the bottom.  I die cut a couple of letters using “Little Letters” (retired) from scrap Very Vanilla & then from Dapper Denim.  The extra pieces when layered on top of each other, make them stand out a little, especially when using DSP or have a busy background.

To finish it all off, Clear wink of Steller was applied to the letters & fish.

I think the girls will be very impressed when they see it, don’t you?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Gift Set

Over the past week or so I’ve shared with you the little gift I created for Kathy who signed 20170201_063901_resized_1blup to be a SU! Demo.  I don’t do all my gifts the same as I like to create individually for each one.

Today, I am sharing with you, the Gift Bag created to house those gifts including the card created to go with them.   I created this bag a long time ago & have always loved it.

Again, I’ve used the gorgeous “Falling in Love” DSP from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve kept it very simple as I wanted the DSP to be the showcase.

I used Soft Sky CS for the base of the bag.  A piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS was embossed with the lovely Falling Petals EF before being adhered to the bottom part of the Bag, while a piece of the DSP was adhered to the top.  The handle has been created from a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.

I stamped “Just for You” from “So In Love” Stamp Set onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS with Sweet Sugarplum Ink, die cut the circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits & adhered to a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS which had been die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits & adhered to the bag where it opened.

The 2 Butterflies were punched from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Bitty Butterfly Punch & the Elegant Butterfly Punch before being adhering to the bag.

I hope you like my creation today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Notebook

You may remember seeing a couple of projects I had created for Kathy last week as part of her welcome to the team when she signed up to become a new SU! Demonstrator.  You can see the previous items here & here.

Well, today is the Notebook I covered for her.  I am loving the final result of the book considering I wasn’t sure how it was going to end up looking like.

I covered the back & spine of the Notebook with Soft Sky CS & the front with a piece of  “Falling in Love” DSP.  I then die cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS with the “So Detailed” Thinlits which is part of the “So in Love” Bundle, page 52 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

This was cut back to size & adhered to the front of the Notebook.  I decided the book needed a Bookmark, so I adhered a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon down the side.

Still not happy with it, I then decided to add Kathy’s name to the front.  I die cut her name from the Little Letters Framelits (retired), 3 times in Very Vanilla CS as I wanted her name to pop.  I adhered all the letters onto each other with the top letters being a little off centre.  They were then adhered across the Die.  The book seemed to come alive.

To finish it off, I punched a small butterfly from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Itty Bitty Punch & adhered it to the top of the Notebook.

Pop back in a couple of days time & I’ll show you what I created to hold everything.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Post-It Notes

A part of the small gift I posted off to Kathy (new Downline), were Post-It Notes which I thought would be very handy for her.

Again, I’ve used the lovely “Falling in Love” DSP but teamed it up with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum which was embossed with the “Falling Petals” EF & is part of the “Falling in Love” Suite, Page 51.  The base of the Holder is Soft Sky.

I also punched a Butterfly from the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

To check out the card created from the same products, click on here.  There is also a Free Tutorial for you to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Mini Cups…

… of Ferrero Rochers.  Now who doesn’t love these gorgeous yummy chocolates?  I can’t have them in my house as they would not last 5 minutes.  Lets face it – I LOVE chocolate…..

I found this idea on Pinterst sometime ago but didn’t keep the link, so thank you very much for your inspiration & tutorial.  I’m sure if you googled them, they would come up.  I think I saw a tutorial along the way on You Tube using the Envelope Punch Board but I didn’t use that.  I also made my own spin on them including little doilies or saucers.

As I’ve mentioned I did a Christmas Fair a couple of weeks ago & these were another item very popular with the public.  I also gave them to a group of ladies when we went out for lunch a week or so ago.

These ladies I had not seen since our days in Darwin while in the Navy together.  It was like we had only seen each other yesterday as our conversations carried on where we left off all those years ago.  It is fantastic to have great friends but if you haven’t been in the forces, the friendships formed cannot be truly understood.

Anyhow, I am off the track – Along with “This Christmas” Speciality Paper for my cups, I’ve used the lovely little Stamp Set “Holy Berry Happiness” Bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the greeting from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set.  The little doilies/saucers were created using the “Layering Circles” Framelits.

Aren’t they just too cute?

Until next time, Enjoy!

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2017 Calendar

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I am getting ready for a Christmas Fair which will be held in December.  I am excited about this as I’ve never done one since moving here but have been told it is well attended by the community.

I created a sheet of small calendars on my pc before cutting them down to the size I wanted.  They actually measure 7cm x 7cm.

I adhered a piece of “Have a Cuppa” DSP Stack (Retired) to a piece of Whisper White before adhering to a Bermuda Bay Base.

The Calendar was layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo & then onto the DSP.

For the inside, I adhered a piece from the same Stack onto a piece of Melon Mambo & then to the Base – Bermuda Bay.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Star of Peace

Our star was created in our last Technique Class 2 weeks ago.  Everyone had a different colour DSP which made it a little bit more fun.

The inspiration was taken from the Holiday Catalogue, Page 22.  All I did was add an extra smaller star & used the Christmas Greetings Dies from page 34 of the same catalogue.

To create your own Peace Star, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Tiny Gift Box

Today’s post is the last of our projects we created at our Play Day a few weeks ago.  It was created by Naomi who very generously shared it with us.  In saying this, it is very easy to create but I had so much trouble creating it that it just about took me 2 weeks to get it right.  I know, you are shaking your head in disbelief.  Maybe I just wasn’t in the “zone”!

It is perfect for chocolates, a little bit of jewellery or little nick knacks for that special person for Christmas or in fact by changing out the DSP, etc any occasion.

For your own tutorial to create the box, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Merry Christmas

I can’t believe that I haven’t posted in nearly a month.  I have been creating but have been busy with weddings too which means I don’t get onto my blog as much as I would like.

Today’s post is of a couple of little Christmas Bags of yummy chocolates I created last month for a couple of markets I attended.  In fact, they are proving very popular that they just about walk out the door.  I’ve had to come home each time & do more.  They make for great little Christmas Gifts.

To create my bag I used the Gift Bag Punch Board, the gorgeous new “Home for Christmas” DSP which is from the current Holiday Catalogue & will be retiring at the end of the catalogue.

I combined Mossy Meadow, Real Red & Very Vanilla Card for my Banners, which were created using the Triple Banner Punch.  I covered  couple of Pegs with the Same DSP which held the Banner in place & closed the little bag.

I hope you like my little project today.

Until next time, Happy  Stampin’

Vicky

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“Home for Christmas” Gift Bags

 

Products used to create this project –

Pack of Cards

While deciding to create a Pack of Cards sometime ago, I decided to use this piece for the box front.  I actually found a tutorial on Pinterest, which I am unable to find now & altered it to fit the Australia 11B Envelopes.  Thank you so much for your inspiration & Tutorial.

I began by sponging a piece of Whisper White CS in Pink Pirouette & then Pear Pizzazz Inks.  Once complete, I then stamped the Background Stamp (non SU!) over the top in Early Espresso Ink.  I actually stamped off once or twice prior to stamping as I wanted it to be a lighter shade.

The stamped image are from “Awesomely Artistic” Stamp Set which have been stamped in Early Espresso Ink.

The Butterfly is from “Watercolor Wings” which has been stamped in Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz Inks, prior to cutting out with matching Bold Butterfly Framelits & adhered to the bottom part of the box with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  This is to keep the lid of the box closed.

The layered Butterfly has been cut from Early Espresso by running through the Big Shot with the Butterflies Thinlits & adhered to the centre of the stamped butterfly & Rhinestones adhered down the centre.

If you check back in a few days time, I will sho you the 4 cards I created to fit inside the box.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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