Random Act of Kindness Cards

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If you follow my blog you know that I am a member of the RAK FB Group where each month we elect to participate in a RAK for the month.  20170607_110446blog-inside
As I was a bit short on time this month, I only sent out 4 cards but that still gives me such delight knowing that someone around the world will be getting “happy mail” & maybe bring a smile to their day.
For the month of June, I wanted to create my cards with colours & a set that I hadn’t used in some time, so I went with Elegant Eggplant & Rose Red.  I teamed the colours with Very Vanilla & “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set.  As was the case last month, the cards were posted early on in the month & before I could write up a tutorial.
For the Elegant Eggplant Card I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder before layering onto a Elegant Eggplant Base Card.
I stamped the Flower image onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured & blended with my Blender Pen & Elegant Eggplant Ink.  The 20170607_110512insidepiece was die cut using the Layering Oval Framelits & run through the Big Shot.  It was layered onto an Elegant Eggplant scallop oval which had been cut using the same Framelits & running through the Big Shot.
The scallop oval was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels added to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered around the oval.  A small bow was tied from Linen Thread & adhered to the bottom of the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set.  It was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla in Elegant Eggplant Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch, adhered to a piece of Elegant Eggplant Card which had been punched with the same Punch, cut in half so that a small amount of colour was showing each end & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I created the Rose Red Card the same way.
I was very happy with the final product, but would love to know what you think.  Which is your favourite?
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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Crafting Forever

Heya Stampers,

My card today is one we created last week in our class “Cards @ Toogoom“.  The ladies loved it & thought it was a perfect way to use up those bits of DSP hanging around, not 20170612_102411blog-insidedoing anything but sitting just in case…..

For me it was the perfect time to showcase the gorgeous “Crafting Forever” Stamp Set, Page 181 of the new Catalogue.  It has a couple of lovely images great for the male, female & kids.

I’ve used the “Playful Palette” DSP Stack (retired) but the perfect excuse to use most of the remaining pages.  You could easily change out the DSP, replace it with current DSP to achieve an entirely different look.

To highlight the DSP even further & for the colours to pop even more,  I allowed a small amount of Basic Black to show between each piece.

I didn’t colour the image as I thought the DSP was busy enough & didn’t want to take away from the DSP.  I did, however, “Paper Pieced” the vase with the same DSP.

To create your own card, just click on the link below to download the tutorial which includes all the product used & measurements (metric & imperial).  SU! Demonstrators are quiet welcome to use the tutorial for any of their classes.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

242. Crafting Forever

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Delightful Daisy Suite

I don’t think I am ever going to tire of this lovely Suite which consists of the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, Delightful Daisy DSP & the Daisy Punch.  In fact, the Catalogue has only been live for a week & already I’m just about out of the DSP.  There is nothing better than chopping into new DSP – love it!!!!!

You may recognise the way I’ve created my card with the DSP.  Be sure to check out the other cards & tutorial from a couple of week ago here & an older one here…  I love the colours on this card – Night of Navy & Whisper White with a dash of  Lemon Lime Twist.  It sort of pops!!!!

I die cut a piece of Whisper White Card, ran it through the Big Shot using the Layering Ovals Framelits before stamping the images in Lemon Lime Twist Ink & layering onto a Lemon Lime Twist scallop oval which has been die cut from the same Framelits.

The scallop oval was then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals & a Daffodil Delight Candy Dot (retired) popped at the bottom of the flower & Rhinestone Basic Jewels randomly scattered around the card.

Nice & easy!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Hello There Swirly Bird

Today’s post is another from our Training weekend last month.  20170529_153743blog-inside

I’m a little bit happy with this card considering it has been cased from the new Catalogue but with a few changes.  I will say that it was going to start out as the card on Page 10 but then was changed at the last minute & I now the card on Page 171 (sort of).  Does that ever happen to you?

Don’t forget to use your Catalogues are a great source for ideas & inspiration.

We water washed a piece of Shimmery White Card with Sweet Sugarplum & Aqua Painter to get the background.  Seeing it in real life shows a lovely soft shinny background.

The shapes were die cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits & adhered to the Card to make them look Faux Die Embossing.  Another use for your Framelits, Thinlits & Punches.

If you click on the link above the photo you will be able to download the Tutorial to create your own card.  I would love for you to share any cards you create using the tutorials.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

232. Hello There – Swirly Bird

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Cartwheels on the Beach

Heya Stampers,

The last weekend in May we had a team meeting where we played with new & carried over stamp sets, played with techniques & discussed our business, including being a 20170530_101827BLOG-INSIDEHobby Demo.

Over the next few days or weeks, I will share with you the cards we created.  I do hope you will like them, even better if you are inspired by seeing them.

First off the rank is my card using the gorgeous “Beautiful You” Stamp Set!  I call this card “Cartwheels on the Beach”.  I love how she looks like she doesn’t have a care in the world with the sun shinning down on her & nothing on her mind but enjoyment.

I’ve used our Watercolour Pencils to create the colours.  I especially love the sun shining through the sky.  I’m only sorry you can’t see all the pretty sparkle on the card from adding Clear Wink of Stella.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial.  Yes, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators may use the tutorial for your classes but please it is not to be used for publication or money gain.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

230. Beautiful You – Cartwheels on the Beach

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Just Breathe

Today’s card was created a couple of weeks ago especially for my niece who is going20170521_131048blog-inside through a bit of a bad patch at the moment.  Purple is her favourite colour so the new 2017-2019 In Colour of Berry Burst is just perfect!

Don’t you just love the new colours.  They are devine!  I know my favourites are going to be Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist.

I’ve used the gorgeous “Colour Theory” Suite which consists of the Colour Theory DSP, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Colourful Seasons Stamp Set, Glitter Enamel Dots & Ribbons. The Stamp Set & Thinlits also come in a Bundle, which you will want to add to your stash.

Just to add a little something different to my card, I layered Window Sheet to the back of the DSP & applied the flowers to the top with Mini Glue Dots.

Annual17_p0146_aFor the inside, I cut down the reminder of the gorgeous DSP into 2 strips – adhered 1 piece to a piece of Whisper White which was then layered onto the inside of the Card.

The 2nd piece was adhered to the left hand side of my envelope.  Not only do I like to match the inside to the card front, but also the envelope.  I think it just adds a little bit of a WOW to the whole card.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.

To place your order from the new Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

227. Just Breathe – Colourful Seasons Bundle

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2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is Live

Today is the day you have all been waiting for.  The wait is finally over & yes, the new 20170531_085731blog-insideAnnual Catalogue is live!

To browse the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, just click on the catalogue picture on the right hand side bar or click onto the Online Shop picture to browse the items for purchase.  Better still, if you live in Australia & would like a copy, please let me know as I am more than happy to post one out to you.

I’m a happy girl as there is a lovely big Daisy in the new catalogue & I love daisies as I think they are a very happy flower which reminds of summer – sun, sand, surf & beach, although you wouldn’t think so in my part of the world.  It is officially the 1st day of winter & it has hit us with a bang!

Annual17_p126_aToday’s card is showing the lovely “Delightful Daisy Suite”, page 126.   This suite includes the gorgeous “Delightful Daisy” DSP, the “Daisy” Punch & the “Daisy Delight” Stamp Set.  I always tend to case a couple of cards when I receive a new Catalogue as it helps me get my creative juices flowing but I have made a few slight changes.

For a free tutorial to create your own card, click on the link below to download it.  The tutorial includes measurements (metric & imperial), along with a list of product used to create the card.

To place your order from the new Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

231. Daisy Delight – Daughter

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Special Reason Bundle

Heya Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you a card we did in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” a few weeks20170513_145048blog ago.  The ladies loved it & thought it very pretty, especially the different fold which is a “Gatefold“.

Today also happens to be the last day to order from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, so get your order in now as not all items will be available after today.  “Special Reasons” Bundle is not being carried over along with the “Falling in Love” DSP.

We’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso & Blushing Brides Inks for our flowers & leaves.  Early Espresso Ink & Card for our sentiment & punched with the Classic Label Punch.

The small flower on the right hand side of the card is popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional & stops the Belly Band from sliding down.

If you click on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create our card.

To place your order before all the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & all the retiring products have gone forever, be sure to pop on over to my Online ShopMayDon’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

222. Wishing You a Beautiful Day – Special Reason Bundle

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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

It is basically the same as my card here (pictured) except for a few slight changes.20170514_072532blog

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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