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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Global Design Project…

… meets Custom Tee.

I sat myself down yesterday to clean up my craft desk but instead got into more of a mess as I decided to play along with the challenge over at “Global Design Project” where the theme was –

Let’s face it – we all love a little Sparkle or Bling on our projects.

Trying to get the most out of the items from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & seeing as though the “Custom Tee” Bundle was already sitting on my desk, I decided to go with what was on the desk.

I’ve used the “Carousels & Cupcakes” DSP Stack along with Very Vanilla, So Saffron, 20170418_134209blog-insideBermuda Bay & Early Espresso Cardstock.  I wrapped the Ribbon around the DSP after I had cut the circle using the Layering Circles Framelits.

To highlight the T-Shirt, I added colour to the piece of Very Vanilla Card by using my Aqua Painter & So Saffron Ink.  It doesn’t show up much on the photo because of it being Very Vanilla, but it pops the Shirt.

As the theme was Sparkles & Bling, I decided to add bling around the neckline & randomly down the right hand side of the card.  I also added a small Rhinestone to each side of the sentiment.

The sentiment is from the same Bundle, but I masked off the candles either side, inked with Bermuda Bay Ink, removed the mask & stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla, punched with the Classic Label Punch before adhering to the Card Front.

Why not play along with the team this week.  There is still heaps of time.  Thank you for a great challenge.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to download your Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

214 Birthday Girl – Custom Tee

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Everyday Hero

I’m not sure if you have seen the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set in the 2017 Occasions 20170313_092430_resizedblogCatalogue or not but I am loving it!  I will be honest & say I haven’t created too many cards with it but the ones I have, I love.

Toda’s card is one I created a couple of weeks ago as part of our FB Page challenge.  Challenges are a good way to get your creative juices flowing & ideas forming in your head.  There are plenty out there, so why not play along with one.  In fact I have posted the sketch over on my FB Page for you to play along.  Check it out!

I’ve also done a little bit of colouring using the Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.

Be sure to check back Friday as I have another card to share with you which we will be creating in our class using the same products.

To grab your free tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

199. WOW – Everyday Hero

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Day 4 & counting down….

…to the end of Sale-a-Bration!  Yep, there is only 2 days left so get those orders in now.  20170321_092233_resizedblog

Today’s card is one we are going to create in our class tomorrow morning.  It is using the “Hey Chick” Stamp Set from SAB.

I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out – completely different to what I started out doing, especially the middle chick.  She started out as a very subdued colour but she just looked very sad, so I spruced her up in the bright colours of Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight.  She loved it & instantly come alive.

I then decided to add a little bow on her neck.  As I have run out of the Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine, I decided to use the Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) which I still have a heap & so it matched in with the card, I sponged Melon Mambo Ink over a piece of Twine with a Stampin’ Sponge.  Worked perfectly.

To place your order, please contact me or head on over to my Shop to shop online.

Don’t forget, you can grab your own Tutorial to create your card by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

207. Happy Birthday Wishes – Hey Chick

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Day 2 of SAB Countdown

Only a very short post today as I am just about to head off into town, which I don’t do very 20170327_193832_resizedblogoften.

Today’s card is one I had case’d from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration Catalogue when I first received my order, but hadn’t gotten round to posting.

I am loving the “Carried Away” DSP free when you order $AUD90.00.  It has such lovely colours & patterns – so hard to decide which to use.

Don’t forget, only 4 days left of SAB.  To place your order, contact me or shop Online at my store.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

208. Happy Birthday – Designer Tees

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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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Happy Birthday

I created my card about 2 months ago when I first saw the fantastic “A Day at the Beach” Stamp Set in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  It has images of a By Jingo (Icy Pole, Paddle Pop, etc), Thongs, Hat, Sunnies, etc all of which I think are very Beachy & Aussie!  I have so many ideas that I can’t seem to get them down on card quick enough.

Today’s card is one that sort of popped into my head immediately on seeing the Stamps.  It is a “Shaker Card” but with some of the stamps from the set – Sun, Thongs & By Jingo Images & represents our summers here in OZ.

I punched 3 circles into a piece of Whisper White Card with the 1″ Circle Punch before adhering a piece of Window Sheet behind each circle.

To create my Shakers I applied the great new Foam Adhesive Strips around each circle & filled them up with lots of bling, eg Sequin Trim, Sequins & even sand from the beach.

This piece was then adhered to a piece of Daffodil Delight Card & then to the Base Card – Whisper White.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from “Crazy About You” Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink direct onto Whisper White, layered it onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry before adhering across a section of the Card Front.

For the images I used my Blender Pen, Shimmer White Card & Memento Tuxedo Ink.  The Sun – Daffodil Delight Ink, Thongs – Flirty Flamingo & Rich Razzleberry Inks & the By Jingo – Daffodil Delight & Rich Razleberry Inks.  Each image was fussy cut & adhered to the circles.

To complete the card I popped a couple of small Rhinestones to each of my Thongs as well as the Card Front.

I will admit it is a little different but I’m happy with it!  I would like to know what you think about it too!

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’

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Birthday Girl

When I created my card I am sharing with you today, all the items were current.  In fact, it 3  Juneis one of the cards created for our Pretty Pattern Papers which sees the release of the new Tutorial tomorrow, so be sure to head on back to grab your tutorial.

For my card I used the “Go Wild” DSP Stack (retired) to create my bags.  These were adhered to 3 separate pieces of Melon Mambo Card, a piece of Silver Cording Trim (retired) was used for the hands & pieces of Tissue adhere to the top of each bag.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder before layering onto a piece of Melon Mambo before layering onto the Base Card – Daffodil Delight.

The greeting from SAB 2016 “Hello” Stamp Set was stamped onto Whisper White in Melon Mambo, cut into shape before layering onto a piece of Basic Black & then across the card front.  The Bags were adhered to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish the card I cut 3 small flowers from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits 1 x Whisper White, 1 x Daffodil Delight & 1 x Melon Mambo, adhered them to each bag & popped a small Rhinestone to the centre of each to finish the card.

A very simple card but one that shows you how to use those little pieces of DSP lying around but you don’t want to toss out.

For more ideas on how to use your DSP, pop on over to the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until tomorrow, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers – June

G’day Stampers,

I sure hope you are enjoying your tutorials & using up a lot of your DSP.  I know I am & it has given me a new lease of life creating with my DSP.

This month we are playing with the “Go Wild” Paper Stack.  This stack retired at the 3  Junebeginning of the month but you can still play with the papers you have in your stash or any of the new DSP you may have purchased from the new Catalogue.

Don’t forget, along with the sketch, we have tutorials for 4 greeting cards, a list of Measurements (Metric & Imperial) plus a list of Supplies we have used for our cards.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Sweet 16

G’day Stampers,

I’ve just had my new lounge suite delivered – very exciting as I now have something to sit on, but still have to unpack the lounge room boxes.

I saw today’s card on Pinterest some time ago & it just stayed in my mind for some reason.  It could be the colours or it could of been the pleats, but anyhow I loved it.  It was also a good excuse to use up some of my DSP sitting in boxes (yep, not unpacked as yet) & to remind you of our Pretty Pattern Papers .  Thank you for your inspiration.

I’ve used the “Cherry on Top” DSP which was in the Occasions Catalogue, now retired, but you could change it out to a current DSP or even what you have in your “stash”.

Included in the Free Tutorial below, is a template showing you how I did my pleat.  Click on the link to download your Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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147. Sweet 16 – DSP

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