FMS296 – Magical Birthday

I’ve been playing with the lovely, lovely “Magical Mermaid” Stamp Set over the weekendFMS296 & must admit am loving it.  For such a little stamp, it sure packs a bit of a punch!

I saw the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches & I had a piece of Watercolour Paper sitting on my desk waiting for inspiration to hit me so it was perfect timing to create something with the Paper using the sketch provided.  The only stipulation was keeping the card “clean-lined & fresh”.  I think I have managed to do this, but would love to know if you think I have!

It is not very often I create square cards, except for special occasions or if I am ask to do so.  In fact, my card is actually a 6″ square card but am loving the end result!  Now to create an envelope Magical-Mermaid-insideto fit it!

Thanks to the Watercolour Paper I could apply lots of water & with a big help from my Aqua Painter I was able to achieve what I had I my mind.  The key thing when working with water & your Aqua Painter is to let your card dry completely & also between colouring with different Inks so that they don’t run into each other, unless of course, that is what you are aiming for, eg my background.

Thank you to FMS for a great challenge.  Loved it!  Why don’t you pop on & play along with their challenge.  You still have a little time before the link closes.

You are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own card.  The tutorial includes a list of supplies & measurements (metric & imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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253. Have a Magical Birthday – Magical Mermaid

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Balloon Celebrations

Heya Stampers,

Today I am showing you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class a couple of weeks ago.  I20170524_152841blog-inside am a little behind in posting our creations, but I am slowing getting there.

I wanted to create a Birthday Card which could be used for either a boy or girl & so went with the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set.  It has a matching Balloon Boutique Punch which makes life so much easier.  I also used the “Cherry on Top” DSP Stack (retired) along with a couple of 2015-2017 In-Colours which have since retired – Watermelon Wonder & Tip Top Taupe.

Because the front was so easy, I wanted to showcase that you could also do the inside a little different & it would be something the receiver would not be expecting when opening the card.  It is not what I had planned but after 20170524_142626blog-closeupseeing this card on Pinterest, I decided to go for it.  Meg called it a “Snowcone Pop-Up Card”.  Thank you so much for your photo instructions.

I’m quite happy with how the card turned out considering I wasn’t sure where I was going with it.  You could easily change the colours, DSP & Ribbon to current products & have yourself a completely different looking card.

If you click on the link above the photo, you will be able to download the instructions to create your own card.  They include all the supplies & measurement (metric & imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

229. Happy Birthday – Balloon Celebration – Snowcone Popup Card

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being able to pre-order items 20170530_143734blog-close-ufrom the new Catalogue which means my team was able to create swaps using new products.

Today I am sharing with you one of the lovely cards created by Naomi using the gorgeous “Happy Birthday” Bundle which includes the “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” Stamp Set & the matching “Happy Birthday” Thinlits Die.  Don’t you just love it?

The card also features the lovely new “Colour Theory” DSP Stack.  I can see this stack being very popular with everyone.

It’s Your Day” has been Heat Embossed using the Whisper White Emboss Powder.

Be sure to check below to see the list of supplies to create this card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Supplies to create this card – 

Stamp Set 143662  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink 102283  VersaMark

143662  Real Red

Cardstock 141419  Dapper Denim

141422  Peekaboo Peach

106549  Whisper White

DSP 144193  Color Theory
Punches 140609  Balloon Bouquet
Framelits/Thinlits 143700  Happy Birthday

145372  Stitched Shapes

Baker’s Twine 124262  Solid – Whisper White
Accessories 143263  Big Shot

110755  Multipurpose Liquid Glue

103683  Mini Glue Dots

104430  stampin’ Dimensionals

129056  Heat Tool

103083  Embossing Buddy

109132  Stampin’ Emboss Powder – Whisper White

141897  Wink of Stella – Clear

 

 

 

 

WWYS #112

I found a new challenge blog (new to me) yesterday over at What Will You Stamp?  Theywwys_112_Carousel Birthday list a stamp set to use each challenge which I thought was a little different.  I am just scrapping this card in as the challenge closes in an hour.

This week they are asking that we create a project using the “Carousel Birthday” Stamp Set which is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

For my card I decided to do the “Chalkboard” Technique which I hadn’t done for sometime.  I always love the finished look of this technique.

Thank you for a great challenge & a change to play with this fantastic set once again.  I have created a couple more cards using this set so don’t forget to pop on back to check them out in the next couple of days.

To purchase your supplies to create your own card, head on over to my Online Shop.   While there, you can also 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.

To grab your free tutorial to create your card, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

216. Happy Birthday – Carousel Birthday

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Global Design Project…

… meets Custom Tee.

I sat myself down yesterday to clean up my craft desk but instead got into more of a mess as I decided to play along with the challenge over at “Global Design Project” where the theme was –

Let’s face it – we all love a little Sparkle or Bling on our projects.

Trying to get the most out of the items from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & seeing as though the “Custom Tee” Bundle was already sitting on my desk, I decided to go with what was on the desk.

I’ve used the “Carousels & Cupcakes” DSP Stack along with Very Vanilla, So Saffron, 20170418_134209blog-insideBermuda Bay & Early Espresso Cardstock.  I wrapped the Ribbon around the DSP after I had cut the circle using the Layering Circles Framelits.

To highlight the T-Shirt, I added colour to the piece of Very Vanilla Card by using my Aqua Painter & So Saffron Ink.  It doesn’t show up much on the photo because of it being Very Vanilla, but it pops the Shirt.

As the theme was Sparkles & Bling, I decided to add bling around the neckline & randomly down the right hand side of the card.  I also added a small Rhinestone to each side of the sentiment.

The sentiment is from the same Bundle, but I masked off the candles either side, inked with Bermuda Bay Ink, removed the mask & stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla, punched with the Classic Label Punch before adhering to the Card Front.

Why not play along with the team this week.  There is still heaps of time.  Thank you for a great challenge.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to download your Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Birthday Boy

My card today is one we created this morning in class.  As it is the school 20170402_092617_resizedblogholidays & there are a couple kids coming along, I thought I would aim the card at the kids while at the same time cater for the adults who will be there too.

My card uses the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve also used the “Festive Birthday” DSP which I am loving.  I chose the colours of Crushed Curry, Whisper White & Emerald Envy as these colours can be for either boys or girls.  By doing this, the class can elect to create their card for a boy or girl.  Along with the “Everyday Hero”, I used the “Custom Tee” Stamp Set for the greeting.  It has a greeting for boys & girls!

Don’t you love the little hat he is wearing?  All I did was fussy cut it from a scrap piece of the DSP.

I do hope they enjoy creating this card as much as I did.

Don’t forget to grab your free tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

210. Birthday Boy – Everyday Hero

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Everyday Hero

I’m not sure if you have seen the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set in the 2017 Occasions 20170313_092430_resizedblogCatalogue or not but I am loving it!  I will be honest & say I haven’t created too many cards with it but the ones I have, I love.

Toda’s card is one I created a couple of weeks ago as part of our FB Page challenge.  Challenges are a good way to get your creative juices flowing & ideas forming in your head.  There are plenty out there, so why not play along with one.  In fact I have posted the sketch over on my FB Page for you to play along.  Check it out!

I’ve also done a little bit of colouring using the Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.

Be sure to check back Friday as I have another card to share with you which we will be creating in our class using the same products.

To grab your free tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

199. WOW – Everyday Hero

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SAB Ends Today

That’s right – Sale-a-Bration ends today for another year!  This would have to have been20170323_152621_resizedblog the best yet!  I hope you have enjoyed SAB this year as much as I have.  Thank you SU!  All you have to do is place a $AUD90.00 order to quality for a FREE Product.  You have all day to get your list together.

Recognise this card?  Yep, I’ve cased it straight from the 2017 SAB Catalogue!  Loved this card from the first time I laid eyes on but didn’t think I would get the chance to re-create it.  It is using the gorgeous “Avant Garden” Stamp Set, along with the lovey “Serene Scenery” Designer Series Paper Pack.

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

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’

Vicky

203. Happy Birthday Wishes – Avant Garden

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Day 4 & counting down….

…to the end of Sale-a-Bration!  Yep, there is only 2 days left so get those orders in now.  20170321_092233_resizedblog

Today’s card is one we are going to create in our class tomorrow morning.  It is using the “Hey Chick” Stamp Set from SAB.

I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out – completely different to what I started out doing, especially the middle chick.  She started out as a very subdued colour but she just looked very sad, so I spruced her up in the bright colours of Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight.  She loved it & instantly come alive.

I then decided to add a little bow on her neck.  As I have run out of the Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine, I decided to use the Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) which I still have a heap & so it matched in with the card, I sponged Melon Mambo Ink over a piece of Twine with a Stampin’ Sponge.  Worked perfectly.

To place your order, please contact me or head on over to my Shop to shop online.

Don’t forget, you can grab your own Tutorial to create your card by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

207. Happy Birthday Wishes – Hey Chick

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A Week of Sale-a-Bration

With SAB ending this Friday, 31 March I thought I would share with you some  of the cards using the FREE products you are able to earn while it is still going.  Don’t be late – all you20170309_093855_resizedbog- have to do is place an order of $AUD90.00 to qualify for your free product.  Please be aware that some of the items have been sold out.

My card today is using the lovely (FREE) “Carried Away” Designer Series Paper (DSP) which matches the “Up & Away” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & includes the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set & the “Up & Away” Framelits.

I will admit that this is not my idea, I have actually cased it from a friend of mine, the very talented Kris.  Thanks Kris for your inspiration – it was a perfect way to get me started on this DSP!  Be sure to pop on over to her blog to check out all the amazing creations she does.

Grab your Free Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

197. Happy Birthday – Up & Away

 

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