Random Act of Kindness May Card

 

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Who doesn’t love receiving happy mail?  I know I do!  It is such a change to the bills we all hate receiving.  I now hop out to collect the mail in anticipation of whether or not I will receive a RAK card.  Mind you, I am just more than happy sending them off knowing that I may be putting a smile on someone’s face for the day than receiving.
You opt in each month as to whether or not you would like to be part of the group & then you randomly select a few people from the group who are participating for the month to send off a RAK card to.  It is amazing to see how it brightens someone’s day!
I’ve made it a goal to send out no less than 2 per week.  Not only does it give me great enjoyment creating the card but knowing that it may put a smile on someone’s face at the end of a long day.
My card today was created for one of my May RAK’s.  No, they don’t have to be all different.  I don’t have a tutorial for you today as I posted them off before I did one.
I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP (retiring) to a piece of Whisper White Card & then to the Base Card – Island Indigo.20170514_072551
I stamped the stem image from the “Wild About Flowers” Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring & will be very sad to see this colour go) & then stamped the flowers in Island Indigo Ink before die cutting with the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
A piece of Mint Macaron Card was die cut using the scallop oval from the same set, adhered to the stamped oval & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ DImensionals.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set, stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired), attached it to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot & scattered Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers, randomly around the Card Front & to the greeting.
I was really happy with this card so fingers crossed the receiver is too.
Would you like to receive one of my cards?  All you have to do is click on the link below & ask to join.  No, you don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
Join RAK here
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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Global Design Project 087

Heya Stampers,

I am a little late in posting my card today as I meant to share it with you this morning but got a bit carried away with doing other things & it slipped my mind.

I’ve created my card using the challenge over at Global Design Project #87 where this week they have the theme of Cooking, Baking and Making!

When I saw the challenge, “Perfect Mix” Stamp Set sprung immediately into my mind.  This set is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & will be retiring at the end of May, so this is the perfect time to ink up this great set one last time.
20170516_130102bogaI actually created this fold last week.  To check out the instructions on how I created this fold, please click here.  It is the perfect way to use some of that lovely DSP sitting on your desk before it retires.
 I decided to play with “Playful Palette” DSP Stack which is another item retiring.  I think it works in great with the set.  I also used the “Playful Palette” Washi Tape which is on the inside of my card & the envelope.  Gotta love it when everything matches.
To create my “shelf”, I stamped random images direct onto scraps of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & coloured with the Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach Markers & Bender Pen before fussy cutting.
I punched a piece of DSP with the 2″ Circle Punch & adhered to the Very Vanilla side of a Lace Doily (2017 Occasions Catalogue) & cut the Doily in half.
A circle was die cut from Very Vanilla Card using the Layering Circles Framelits & 20170516_130138blogbrunning through the Big Shot before layering onto a Basic Black scallop circle which had been die cut using the same set of Framelits & running through the Big Shot.
The “shelf” was adhered to the bottom part of the scallop circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals before adhering the baking images, the oven mitt with a Stampin’ Dimensional while the others were adhered with Liquid Glue.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, fussy cut & adhered to the top of the “shelf”.
I do hope you like my card today, I am still undecided but happy with the final result.  Why not head over to Global Design Project & play along.  There is still a heap of time to do so.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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Floral Phrases

Heya Stampers,

I am showing you a card I saw on Pinterest last week with this fold, so I decided to sit myself down & play around trying to create the fold.  Thank you Lyssa for your 20170506_133036bloginspiration.

It showcases the gorgeous “Floral Boutique” DSP which is retiring at the end of May.  I have managed to finish about of the DSP for my card with just little bits & pieces left.  I’ve challenged myself to create a card using those pieces, so be sure to bop back in a couple of days to check out what I’ve done.

The fold actually looks harder then it really is.  I was quite surprised at how quick & easy it was to complete this fold as it looks harder than it really is.

Now is the perfect time to let you know that I have updated my Retired Products ( ex the current products retiring), so be sure to head on over to my “Retired Product 4 Sale” Page to check it out.  There is still more to add but that will be done over the next week.  A lot of it has already gone!

I think I will be creating more of these fun “Fanfare Fun Fold” Cards especially for classes.  It is also a great way of using up your retiring DSP.

By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own card using this fold.

Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping onMay over to my Shop.  Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list and they are selling fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

220. A Special Note – Floral Phrases

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And Another One Gone..

… Another one bites the dust!

No, not the “Falling Flowers” Bundle (although it won’t be available as a Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue), but the gorgeous “Irresistibly Floral Special” DSP.  Although I haven’t used it much, each time I have, I ask myself “Why not?”

For my card today I actually cased it from one I saw on Pinterest sometime ago & thought it such a gorgeous card showcasing both the DSP & the coordinating Bundle.  I have changed it a little, as you tend to do.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

The sentiment I used is from the “Dragonfly Dreams” Stamp Set which is still available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

In fact, we created this card in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” last Friday morning.  If you are around the area, why not pop in for a fun morning.  Everything is supplied for you.

By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own.

Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping onMay over to my Shop.  Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list.  Items are selling fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

218. Enjoy Your Special Day – Falling Flowers Bundle

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Goodbye Botanical Blooms

There is something about this card I love.  I think it could be the colours which make the20170404_135229_resizedblog (2) card pop!  As I wanted the card to be mostly Whisper White, I thought it would be nice to add a little bit of Daffodil Delight & pops of Basic Black.

I wanted the flowers look like they were in a frame, yet sort of “poking out”.  I opted for a circle just to be a little different.  The background of Whisper White has been embossed with the “Softly Falling” EF.

The touches of Old Olive leaves lift everything away from the Whisper White background.

20170404_135246_resized-bloThe Basic Black circle has been created using the Layering Circles Framelits, the flowers sponged in Daffodil Delight Ink using Sponge Daubers.

The Botanical Builder Framelits create beautiful flowers & they are different every time you use them.

For the inside of my card I used one of the flowers I had die cut & sponged for the front but didn’t end up using.  Shame for it to go to waste & not be used.

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

Head over to my Online Shop to check out all the great bargain.  Items are going fast &April already a lot have sold out!  Items are selling out fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

210. RAK – Botanical Blooms

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Goodbye Blooms & Bliss DSP

I created this card when the 2017 Occasions Catalogue first come out as it was part of our Technique Treats for January 2017 where we highlighted the “No Line Watercolouring” Technique.

Along with the gorgeous “Beautiful You” Stamp Set, I wanted to highlight the lovely “Blooms & Bliss” DSP which is part of the “Blooms & Bliss” Suite, page 138 of the current Beautiful-YouCatalogue & which is retiring at the end of May.

The image was stamped onto a piece of Watercolour Paper, stamped in Crumb Cake Ink, cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card which was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The image was coloured with the Rich Razzleberry Watercolour Pencil & an Aqua Painter.

The flowers were cut from Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo Card by running the small Flower from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits through the Big Shot.  They were then adhered to the Card Front & Pearl Basic Jewels adhered to the centres.

AprilDon’t forget to pop on over to my Online Shop to grab your bargains before they are all gone & gone forever.  When shopping Online, use the Hose Code for April & you could be receiving a surprise in the post from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Goodbye Playful Palette

Let’s face it, this time of the year we usually have stacks of that lovely DSP left that we just didn’t dare cut into.  BUT now, we’re sort of stuck with heaps of it sitting on our shelves.  I’m not sure but over the past few weeks, I’ve been creating with lots of that pretty DSP.

Yep, this is another that is retiring at the end of May.  I will miss “Playful Palette” DSP Stack.  It took me a long time to warm to it, even though it was purchased in my pre-order, I just couldn’t get my head around it.  This little beauty is a DSP Paper Stack & I love them!

To grab your Free Tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.April

Don’t forget to head on over to my Online Shop  to grab your favourites before they are gone & gone forever!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code & you could be receiving a surprise in the mail.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

215. Celebrate You – Birthday Blossoms

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#GDP084 – Global Design Project

Today’s card is one I’ve created for the Global Design Project where we had a challenge toGDP84 case the designer – Michelle Last.  As I am in need of a couple of special cards & having the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set sitting on my desk, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to play with both.

I also went for a colour that I haven’t used in quiet sometime – Rose Red Ink & Card.  I then decided to team it with Pool Party So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz with touches of Flirty Flamingo which is what the flowers are.  Although I wasn’t sure how the colours would compliment each other with Very Vanilla, I’m happy with the soft look of the card.

20170425_100744blogI’m happy to say the card went off in the mail this morning, so fingers crossed the receiver will like it!

Why not bop on over to the Global Design Project Page & play along.  You still have heaps of time.

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  This is one of the Stamps Sets that will be retiring.

To purchase your supplies to create your own card, head on over to my Online Shop Don’t forget the Retirement List.  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

217. Love & Affection

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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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