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

200. Festive Birthday

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Ahoy There

My card I am sharing with you today was created for a challenge but as usual, completely forgot to post it.  Well, to be honest, I couldn’t find what challenge I did it for.  Does that ever happen to you?

I’ve used the lovely “By the Shore” DSP & the co-ordinating “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  I teamed it up with Dapper Denim & Very Vanilla Card.  Inks were Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim & Calypso Coral.  My Blender Pen was used to colour parts of the “coral”.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Hello

I am sharing a card today that was created for one of our Technique Treats #8 – “Faux Linen” – 2 ways where we used the lovely stamp set “A Day at the Beach” which is from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

I’ve done lots of sponging – moon, waves & sand.  The dolphin, thongs & ball have been coloured with Inks & Blender Pen. I’ve adhered them to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I’ve used the Faux Linen Technique on the Basic Black Background.

There is so much potential with the lovely little stamp set.

If you want to create more cards using this great technique, be sure to head on over to the “Technique Treats” Page.

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the release of our November Treats.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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What is it?

G’day Stampers,

A little something different today.  I am sharing with you a card I did a few months ago which has been sitting on my desk waiting patiently to be posted.  I’ve kept it blank for the moment & will stamp a greeting on the front once the occasion happens.

This is my version of a “Magic Card” or is it a “Sliding Card“?  It could be a “Magic Sliding Card“.  I’m not too sure but will let you decide for yourself.

I layed a piece of DSP over a piece of Whisper White Card,  cut a circle in the centre of both pieces using the Layered Circle Framelits.  I cut a frame using the same Framelit & a size larger from Bermuda Bay Card & set it aside.  Also set aside the piece that you cut from the centre.  This is your front DSP.

So that the DSP Images would match, I then placed the piece with the Circle cut from the middle, matched the images & drew a circle onto the 2nd piece of DSP with a Pencil.  Once I002-2blog had done that, I then very carefully cut the DSP down to the size I wanted still ensuring that the images matched, side to side & top & bottom..

I randomly stamped the birds across both pieces of DSP in Early Espresso Ink not too worried if they matched or not.  I randomly stamped the Reeds along the bottom of the front DSP in Crumb Cake Ink before layering onto a piece of Whisper White Card & layering the Frame around the cut out circle.

For the Base Card, I cut & scored a piece of Bermuda Bay to the size I wanted, cut a circle in the front with the same circle Framelit as the DSP, adhered the extra piece of DSP from the front ensuring the DSP Images matched in & adhered the card together before layering the Front DSP to the top ensuring it all matched.

For the Inside, I  created a little tab from scrap Whisper White Card, punched a small hole with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch, threaded through Linen Thread & adhered the tab to the top of a piece of Whisper White Card before layering 1 piece of the DSP over the Whisper White ensuring the bottom of the tab could not be seen.

I sure hope this is not too confusing as it has been a long time since creating it.  I think I will have to create another just to refresh my memory.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats – September

Toady is the launch of September’s Technique Treats & boy, do we have 2 fun techniques for you to play with – Faux Linen (2 ways) & Faux Torn Paper (2 ways).

If you have never played with these techniques, now is your chance.  No 2 cards will ever8  September - TT turn out the same, but hey that is the beauty of techniques.  As the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue was launched on Thursday, we thought it would be heaps of fun playing with “A Day at the Beach” Stamp Set.  This Stamp Set screams “Summer” & of course in OZ we spend a lot of our time on the beach, pool or swimming & playing in the creeks.

I’m so happy with our cards that this month you will thoroughly enjoy creating the cards we have for you.  Be sure to keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more cards using this fantastic stamp set.

Just for $AUD4.00, you receive the following –

  • List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

Inspiration delivered to your Inbox!

To purchase this month’s treats or past treats, please click on the Technique Page.

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers – July

For those of you in Australia, I sure hope you are all staying warm & out of the rain.  We had to cut our walk short this morning as the rain started to fall but all nice & dry now.

This month we are playing with the new “In Colours 2016-2018” Papers.  Naomi has done a 4.  Julygreat job of creating 3 very cute cards using these papers along with the sketch for the cards.  She has also used the lovely little Stamp Set – Love You Lots which you are able to can earn when spending over $250.00 for an order or holding a Workshop.

Don’t forget, along with the sketch & tutorials for the 3 greeting cards, Measurements  (Metric & Imperial) & a list of Supplies are included.

To purchase your Tutorial, click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Swiry Bird Bundle

By now you have probably gathered I have lots of lovely new “stuff” to play with.  In saying20160613_085917_resizedwm-b that I was very restraint in placing my first order much to my dismay but happy with what I did order.

For my card today I used the Swirly Bird Bundle (pre-order) which includes the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  Gotta love it when SU! have great bundles.

#1---JuneYou have probably guessed by now that I used the same Card Sketch I used for my card on Monday, although it does look entirely different to that layout.  Amazing what can happen when you change out stamp sets & colours.  I wanted to show you how to use the same sketch but get an entirely different result.

I did my Sentiment on the pc & printed it up on  scrap piece of Very Vanilla.  I am still looking for my “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set plus 1 or 2 Punches.  No doubt they will turn up, fingers crossed!

Be sure to check back in on Friday as I have another idea using the same layout!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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152. Safe Journey – Swirly Bird

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Love

I was playing around the other day creating cards for Crafty Creations & come up with my card I’m sharing with you today.  It was originally intended to be a Valentine’s Day, but looking at it, you could use it for any occasion even an Engagement, 0022mblogWedding or Anniversary!

I’ve used a couple of pieces of DSP from the “Have A Cuppa” Pack which is from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I wanted to use it in a different way.

I layered a piece of DSP to a piece of Melon Mambo Card prior to running through the Big Shot with Bold Butterfly Thinlits.  A small border of Melon Mambo is showing all around the DSP.

I cut the word “Love” from the Expressions Thinlit (Retired) in Melon Mambo by running it through the Big Shot.  I placed the Love Thinlit (retired) over the top of the Butterfly Shape & again run it through the Big Shot.  When cutting it, be very careful to keep any small pieces that you may need to place back onto the card.

I then layered a piece of Window Sheet behind the cut out Butterfly & with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, adhered the Love back into place including any cut pieces of the DSP.  The whole piece was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, layered onto another piece of DSP from the same Pack & layered to the Base Card – Basic Grey.

I cut XOXO from Crushed Curry Card using the Circle Card Thinlits which was adhered to a Heart Shape cut from the same set before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I do hope you like my card using Dies & Thinlits a little bit of a different way.

This card could easily be turned into a Shaper Card too.  All you have to do is place Stampin’ Dimensionals around the outline of the Butterfly.

I’ve just realised we’ve done no stamping on our card!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Day

I was playing with some new “stuff” the other day, when suddenly a light bulb went off!

I had the Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies trying to create a card using 002wmeblogthe gorgeous new DSP – Love Blossoms Paper Stack, when suddenly I realised the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die would work with the Butterfly Die, so I went to work.

I’m loving that I can now get multiple uses from this Die & have heaps of ideas in my head.  If only my hands would keep up.

To grab your own tutorial to create your gorgeous butterfly, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

115. Happy Day – Blossom Butterfly

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