Global Design #120

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G’Day Stampers,

The start of the new year brings with it my very first card for a challenge.  It also gave me a chance to put together a piece of CS sitting on my desk waiting to be made into something.  This piece was one of the very first pieces I had created when playing with the new Brushos.  IT was too good to toss out.

I am playing along with the challenge over at Global Design Project where the we have to CASE (copy & share everything) the Designer.  This time round is the very talented Epic-CelebrationsKrista Frattin who just happens to be on the Team.  Thank you Krista for your inspiration.

As the background reminded me something from the 60’s & 70’s I decided to use the Epic Celebrations Stamp Set which you can earn FREE while Sale-A-Bration is happening.  Love this cute little set.

Along with the background I decided that I was going to use the guitar from the set but wanted to cut in 1 piece so I used the Inlaid Die Cut Technique – I think that is what it is called.

Thank you once again to the Design Team for your inspiration.  Don’t forget to head on over to their blog to check out all the lovely creations & while there leave a little love.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a tutorial for you to create your own card.  The tutorial includes list of products & measurements, both metric & imperial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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317. You’re Awesome – Epic Celebrations

2018 Occasions Catalogue, Epic Celebrations, Brushos, 2018 SAB, Free Tutorial, Vicky Wright, Stampi' Up!

Merry Christmas

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Day 4 is the last of our Creative Cards created last week.  You can see Card #1 & Card #2 by clicking on the words.

Once again we are using the gorgeous Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  Grab it while you are able as it is one of the items retiring from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  This time round Year-of-Cheer-2---Insidewe teamed it up with Gold Emboss Powder & the Gold Foil SheetsWe even managed to use the matching Cheers to the Year Stamp Set which has been heat embossed.

 

To finish off the card I scattered Pearl Basic Jewels around the embossed sentiment & the DSP.

I opened my emails this morning to find a lovely surprise – SU! are once again offering FREE Shipping for today ONLY – Monday, 11 December.  This offer ends 11.259pm tonight so get in quick while you are able.

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It is the perfect opportunity as today is also the last day that if you place an order it will arrive before Christmas.  After today, they do not guarantee that you will receive your goodies before Christmas.December-2017

Remember to use the new Host Code for December when shopping Online.  Don’t forget the End-End Sales Event which includes discounted items & retiring items from the current 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

To download your free tutorial to create your own card, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

 

 

298. Season’s Greetings – Cheers to the New Year

 

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Merry & Bright

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This is one of the cards we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last Friday.  The ladies loved it – simple but with a bit of a WOW when you open it, as it has a Pop Up Gift Card Holder inside.  We actually created one similar to this one a couple of years ago in our Technique Class.  It is always good to revisit older creations & revamp them.  Mind you, with the DSP we used on our card, you could use it for any occasion – just omit Santa, the trees & change out the sentiment.

Be Merry DSP is from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue while the stamp set “Hearts Come Hearts-Come-Come---Gift-CarHome” is from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  The stamp set is also available in a Bundle.

You can find the free tutorial for the card & the holder inside by clicking on the link below which includes all measurements (metric & imperial) as well as a list of supplies used to create by card.

Be sure to check back in a couple of days as I have another Gift Card Holder to share with you.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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288. Merry & Bright – Hearts Come Home – Pop Up Gift Card Holder

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Stampin’ Blends are Here….

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By now you are probably aware that Stampin’ Blends are now available for everyone.  I have to say that I am loving them & so will you!

My card is one I sent off in the mail yesterday to thank a friend (one I went to school with & haven’t seen for many years) for a special service we attended a couple of days ago.  I do hope she likes it!

The card has actually been cased from Page 10I of the Annual Catalogue.  Mind you, it You've-Got-This-1---Insidedoesn’t look anything like the original but it was a good starting point as I wanted it to be happy & bright, plus I wanted to play with the Stampin’ Blends.

To create my card, I used the Light Calypso Coral to colour the flowers followed by the Dark Daffodil Delight & then the Light Daffodil Delight.  I’m loving how they turned out.  The leaves were created using the leaf image from Painted Harvest & punched with the coordinating Leaf Punch.  Both are available in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue & are available as a Bundle.

Although I have used a couple of items that have retired (easily replaced by current product) I’m very happy with my card today, but please let me know what you think.

If you click on the link above the card, you will be able to download a tutorial so that you can create your own.  It includes all the measurements (metric & imperial) along November-2017with a list of products.

When shopping Online, don’t forget to add in the Host Code – JW27ZGPY.  Check out the Clearance Rack while you are there.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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287. You’ve Got This

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Christmas with Painted Harvest

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G’Day Stampers,

I was wide awake at about 3.30am the other morning & this idea sort of popped into my 4-februaryhead, so of course I had to try it out immediately.  I’m happy to say it worked & that I am more than excited that I can now use the set for multiple occasions.  Gotta love it when you can get multiple uses from your products.

I’ve taken the layout for the card from a sketch that I gave to my team sometime ago & thought it would be good to revisit the same sketch but with different supplies.  You can see the original card by clicking here.  I think I’ve hit the mark with this one.  Don’t you?

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The “berries” are from the same stamp set & randomly stamped in Berry Burst.  The Tranquil Tide Ribbon was layered across the top of the Painted Autumn DSP & then the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon (it’s so pretty) across the middle of that.

The stamped wreath was die cut with the circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits before being layered onto a scallop circle die cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.

The sentiment is from the Hearts Come Home set & was stamped direct onto Whisper White in Berry Burst.

The card was layered onto Lemon Lime Twist & then to the Base Card – Tranquil Tide.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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273. Wishing You a Beautiful….

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Happy Retirement

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G’Day Stampers,

Once again I’ve been playing with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies & have been wanting to use them other than for Christmas.  We created 2 cards in our class on Friday using the same Dies but both very different which I will share with you later on in the week.

For my card today, I cut 3 of the houses from Whisper White CS using the smaller Die & then cut them back to the size & shape I wanted before colouring with the Watercolour Pencils so that they looked like beach huts.

For my scene, I masked off a circle for the sun punched using the 1/2” Circle Punch & then coloured with the Watercolour Pencils.  Once the mask was removed I lightly coloured the sun with the Daffodil Delight Pencil & carried it through onto the ocean.  The sun was highlighted with the Clear Wink of Stella.

A circle has been cut into a piece of Whisper White CS overlapping on the left hand side of the Card using the Layering Circles Framelits.

The chair is from Colourful Seasons (available in a Bundle) & has been stamped direct onto the same Whisper White in Bermuda Bay & the seat in Crumb Cake Inks.  The drink is in Pumpkin Pie.

The branch has been stamped in Crumb Cake while the flowers are in Daffodil Delight.  To pop them a little more, I then added Pumpkin Pie to the centres & blended with the Blender Pen.

The piece of scenery was then adhered behind the stamped Whisper white & trimmed from the left hand side before layering onto a piece of Crumb Cake CS & then to the Base Card – Bermuda Bay.  The beach huts were then adhered in place with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments & stamped direct onto the Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black.  To finish the card I randomly adhered Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front & flower centres.

Why not give it ago & check out your stamps & Dies with new eyes.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

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Painted Harvest Suite

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I am sharing with you today one of the cards we will be creating in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class.  We would love for you to come along & create with us.

I saw this fold over on Pinterest a little while ago but now of course I am unable to find the link, but I managed to do one better & actually found the blog.  Thank you so much Jeanie for your inspiration even though it was one created in error, I loved that it was so different!

I’ve used the lovely Painted Harvest Suite to create our card.  The Suite includes the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch which can be purchased as a Bundle & the Painted Autumn DSP.  It took me a little time to actually purchase this set, but I must tell you, it is so much fun playing with it.  I especially love the fact that it gives you a gorgeous watercolur look to all your creations.

Tips to help you with the 2-Step Stampin’ set –Painted-Harvesta---Fancy-Fo

  1. Stamp the centre first.  This helps to centre your flower
  2. Stamp the larger flower next but in a lighter contrasting ink.  This flower will look like it may be missing part of the stamp, but this is ok
  3. Stamp the smaller flower 2nd & in a darker contrasting ink.  You will be amazed at how the flower will come together
  4. For more definition, stamp the larger flower once again in the same colour ink as the first time.  Your flower will just about pop off your Card

I do hope the ladies are going to love creating this card.

By clicking on on the link below, you will be able to download a tutorial to create your own card.

SeptemberIf you pop back in a few days time, I will also share with you another one I created using the same fold.

Don’t forget when shopping in my Online Shop to use September’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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264. Happy Wedding Day – Painted Harvest Suite

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Daisy Delight Spinner

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Today I am sharing with you a “Spinner Card” using the Delightful Daisy Suite, Page 126 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  When I first saw this set I imagined it spinning on a card & then forgot about it until I saw this card on Pinterest which prompted me to get my act into gear & create one of my own.  Thank you for your inspiration!

In fact, this is the card we will be creating today in our “Cards @ Toogoom” Class this Daisy-Delight1---Insidemorning.  You still have time to come along.  Everything is supplied, just bring yourself or a friend.  9.30am – 11.00am.

My greeting has been printed onto Whisper White CS in Night of Navy, cut down to size & adhered to the Card Front.  You could easily stamp your own greeting or sentiment using one of the many lovely sets from the Annual Catalogue.

It was a pretty easy card to create but one with a bit of a Wow.  I am going to wind my flower up a little before posting off so that the customer’s mum will see it spin when she opens it.

AugustDon’t forget when shopping in my Online Shop to use August’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

260. For a Special Mother – Daisy Delight

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Lovely as a Tree

Realising that I no longer have many stamp sets for males, I went straight for my back up set – “Lovely as a Tree“.  It has been sooooooo long since I’ve had a play with this set that I thought it would be Lovely-as-a-Tree---Close-Up great to showcase at our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last Friday week.

As you know this is one of the longest sets available in the Catalogue.

I did start to case the card from the Annual Catalogue, Page 137, but as usual it sort of went off on its own.

The Old Olive has been embossed with the Woodland EF (which you can’t see very clearly but it does make the card) before adding to a piece of Very Vanilla, a piece of Solid Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine wrapped around the top part before being adhered to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip.

Lovely-as-a-Tree---InsideThe image has been stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink & then coloured & blended using the Watercolour Pencils before being die cut & layered onto a scallop circle & adhered to the Card Front.

For the inside I stamped the same image in Chocolate Chip Ink direct onto a piece of Very Vanilla before adhering to the Old Olive Base Card.

To place your order  pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use August’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

255. Brother – Lovely as a Tree

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Oh, Hello Friend

I have been playing lots with the Embossing Paste the last few weeks – loving this stuff &Oh-So-Eclectic-inside also working on a couple of Creative Card Classes.  One of the classes will be using the Paste, so be sure to book your spot.

I teamed the paste up with my new Oh, So Eclectic Bundle which only come in the post last week & has been sitting on my desk waiting & waiting.

Creative Cards are held the 1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month or the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month…..  You can find all the details on the Classes/Workshop Page.

My card today is so way out of my comfort zone with all the oranges of Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, So Saffaron & Garden Green.  I am so happy with the card that I have actually decided to include it in one of the classes in the next Oh,-So-Eclectic---close-upmonth or so.  Mind you, it doesn’t look much but it has taken me hours to finally create it what with all the playing & changing of colours, but hey that is the fun part of creating.

The flowers have been coloured & blended with my good ol’ Blender Pen.  I don’t know what I would do without it.  I then highlighted the flowers with a little Clear Wink of Stella.  It brings out he colours so much more.

The leaves were stamped using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & again coloured with Old Olive Ink & Blender Pen.  The Old Olive is a nice contrast against the Garden Green background.

I will let you in on a little secret, the circle was not originally on the card which meant the flowers were sort of lost in the background, so I sponged a die cut circle in So Saffron, popped them on & then onto the card.  Made all the difference as it now looks like a completely different card.

I’m not gonna be mean & not share the tutorial today, so don’t forget to click on the link below to grab it so you, too can create a card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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252. Oh, Hello Friend – Oh, So Eclectic

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