A Note for You…

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Heya Stampers,

I’m not sure if you have noticed I’ve been missing in action the past week but fingers crossed I will be back to normal for a week or so anyhow.  I do post to my FB Page if I am not posting here so be sure to check it out.

What have I been doing?  Invitations!  My nephew is getting married in Argentina next year & I have been playing with invitations for him.  I am almost finished the English side of things & then I have to start on the Spanish side of it all.  A very long process but one that I am more than happy with.

My cards today have been created using the lovely Wood Words Stamp Set & have been created from a couple of different designs from Pinterest.   I wanted something quick, easy, simple yet elegant.  I think I have achieved that but would love to know what you think?

I’ve stamped the floral image direct onto Whisper White CS in Berry Burst Ink – love this colour towards the top of the Card & then repeated it again for the bottom part of the Card.

I stamped “A Note for You” direct onto a piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, adhered a piece of Powder Pink CS top & bottom before layering over the top of the stamped flowers & trimming the edges.

The whole piece was layered onto a piece of Fresh Fig CS & then to the Base Card – Whisper White.

The star image was stamped onto scrap Whisper White CS, punched with the 1″ Circle Punch & layered onto a piece of Powder Pink CS which has been punched with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch before being adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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All the Best

Heya Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last week.  I wanted to try & see if I could use the Embossing Paste a different way.  Seaside-Shore---close-up

When I started, I wasn’t too sure how it was going to turn out but after some trial & error I think I  am finally happy with the outcome.  I love it when I can get multiple uses from my craft supplies.  I call this “Painting with Embossing Paste” – is that such a thing?

I have used a couple of retired In ColoursLost Lagoon & Mint Macaron but you could easily create the same card using current colours.

My sentiment is from the “Better Together” Stamp Set which I masked off the bottom part with Sticky Tape, inked the top with Calypso Coral Ink, removed the mask & then stamped directly onto Whisper White Card.

The “frame” has been created by die cutting 2 different circles using the Layering Circles Framelits & running through the Big Shot.

Why not have ago at “painting” with your Embossing Paste.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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257. All the Best – Seaside Shore

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

It is that time again where I am once again playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights which is so much fun.  This month our theme is Gratitude inspired by Thailand!

What is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.  Each month Kylie has a different theme so we get to play with different product.

Vote for Me HereWhat is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

My card was one I had started playing with a couple of weeks ago & has been sitting on my desk in bits & pieces for a couple of weeks now.  Instead of starting from scratch I challenged myself to use what I had started so I sat down & then bang, it hit me.  The Wood-Words---close-upflowers from the “Wood Words” Stamp Set were perfect as they remind me of Thailand.  The colours I didn’t have to change at all as I had gone with Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist Inks & Card & I think they are the perfect colours……

I do hope all the Demonstrators who have earned the Thailand Incentive Trip are enjoying themselves as it is such a lovely country.

There is a free tutorial on how I created my card by clicking on the link below.  It gives you all the product used plus the measurements (metric & imperial).

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.  I’m #17 (just in case you are looking).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

250. Hello Friend – Wood Words

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Happy Anniversary

I was asked to create a card for a special 40th Anniversary so the first stamp set that 20170630_125601blog-insidepopped into my mind was the Number of Years including the matching the “Large Number” Framelits along with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  Of course being the 40th I had to use the “Red Glimmer Paper”. 

This was perfect timing as I am a member of “Joy of Sets (SU!)” FB Group & they are having their first challenge this month.  The challenge is “RUBY – let’s see red on your cards“.

Being for a very special occasion, I thought a 5” square card would be nice.

I die cut the heart into a piece of Thick Whisper White Card using the Blooming Heart Thinlits & running through the Big Shot.  A piece of the Red Glimmer Paper was then adhered behind the cut out shape.  I also die cut a number of flowers scraps of the Red Glimmer Paper & Thick Whisper White Card for later on.  I wasn’t too sure which ones I was going to use.

The die cut heart was inlaid back into the shape using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen before layering onto the Base Card – Thick Whisper White.

I die cut the “4” & “0” from the Red Glimmer Paper using the Large Number Framelits by running through the Big Shot.  I repeated it twice but using Thick Whisper White Card as I wanted the numbers to pop out a little.  The die cut numbers were layered onto each 20170630_125538blog (2)other before finally adhering to the Card Front.

After settling on the Whisper White die cut flowers, these were adhered to heart with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

I stamped “Happy” onto scrap Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched it with the Classic Label Punch, cut the left side straight & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The “th” was stamped onto scrap Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut back to size & a Banner Shape into the left hand side before being adhered to the top of the “o”.

The Banner image was stamped onto Whisper White Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink as was the “Anniversary“, fussy cut & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the card, Pearls Basic Jewels were applied to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered around the card front.

For the inside & the envelopes, I used the remainder of the die cut Whisper White flowers along with the Red Glimmer flowers.

I do hope you like my card today, I know the lovely couple who received it did!

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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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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Painter’s Palette

I must admit that I don’t think this set has seen ink much at all.  I am still trying to get20170408_091149_resizedblog (2) through all my stamps before the new Catalogue comes out which means over the next couple of weeks, I will be showcasing some of my less stamped sets.  Today’s card is just that!

I’m also happy to say that I’ve used the matching “Playful Palette” Washi Tape.  Now all I need to do is create a card using the matching “Playful Palette” DSP Stack & I will be happy.  This suite uses some of the 2016-2018 In Colours of Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum.

20170408_091200_resizedblogTo create my card, I added strips of the Washi Tape across the top of Very Vanilla CS before layering onto a piece of Basic Black CS & then to the Base Card of Peekaboo Peach.

I stamped the easel onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the stamped the “spat” Image into the centre with Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach Inks before die cutting with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The top of the easel was fussy cut while the legs were stamped direct onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment direct over the stamped images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The “square” was adhere to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was the top of the easel.  To finish the card I added 3 x Basic Black Candy Dots (retired).

For the inside, 2 x strips of Washi Tape was adhered down the left hand side of Very Vanilla CS before being layered inside the Card.

I know it is a very simple & easy card but one that showcases this lovely set & the Washi Tape.

I would love to know what you think of it.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Day 3 – Any Occasion

Today’s post is a little late.  I can’t seem to get my act together even though my card was created way ahead of time.20170329_091110_resizedblog

I’ve used the “Carried Away” DSP along with the “Any Occasion” Stamp Set, both from Sale-a-Bration.   I did get my inspiration from a card on Page 15 of the Catalogue but then used our sketch we have for our team to play with.  I teamed the Stamp Set & DSP with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

We only have 3 days left of SAB, so don’t forget to place your order for those goodies that you have been eyeing.  For every $90.00 you spend, you get to choose a FREE Product from SAB.  Contact me to place your order or head over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code when placing an order online

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

209. Hello – Any Occasion

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Mojo Monday 488

Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Mojo Monday.  I have followed this 20170315_082342_resizedblogchallenge for some time & seeing as though I am finding it difficult to create at the moment, I thought playing along with a few challenges may get me a little motivated.

I’m not normally a Bright’s person, but I had the “Festive Birthday” DSP sitting on my desk from another project I had created – will show you that sometime next week – & thought “why not?”.  I am actually surprised at how much I love this DSP & all the lovely patterns & colours in the pack.

While creating the card, I had a bit of a light bulb moment with the umbrella.  I have been wanting to do a fringe along the bottom for sometime but couldn’t really work out how it was going to be achieved & then “Bam” & the brain went into overdrive.  Now I am happy with it & looks like the beach umbrella I have & use down the beach.

Tip –

  1. Die cut 2 umbrella shapes from the “Umbrella Weather” Framelits in different colours or 1 in DSP & the 2nd in a matching CS colour
  2. Cut a small “fringe” along the bottom of the CS
  3. Layer DSP Shape over top with the “fringe” showing a little at bottom

I’ve actually left the sentiment off the card for the moment as I will do that when the occasions arises, although I don’t really think it needs one.

There is still time to play along with Mojo Monday so head on over to check out all the lovely creations.

Don’t forget, you can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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