Gift Card Holder

Along with Christmas Cards, we have been creating Gift Card Holders.  Let’s face it, these Foil Frenzy Speciality DSP, Colorful Seasons, Gift Card Holderslittle things can come in quiet handy this time of the year.  In fact, they may be used throughout the year for all occasions.  I have created this Holder a few years back for another class but thought it time to revisit.

For our Holders, we went with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Paper – love, love this paper.  The week previous, everyone was give the option of choosing their favourite colour to create their Gift Card Holders.  I love it that everyone’s was different.

Once the Belly Band had been created, we used the snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits  to create our main focal point by sponging a die cut circle, die cutting the Gift-Card-HOlder1snowflake with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits & then inlaying it back in with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  We finished them off with a large Rhinestone (retired).

The ladies enjoyed their class & were tickled “pink” with their Gift Card Holders.

December-2017

Remember to use the 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.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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292. Gift Card Holder – Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Gift Card Holder, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Free Tutorial, Vicky Wright, Stampin' Up!

 

Oh, So Eclectic

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G’Day Stampers,

Today’s card is one I created for a friend who celebrated her 60th birthday last week.  Thanks to Jenni’s dress for the inspiration!

I must apologise for not having a tutorial for you to download but I will try & remember how I created it.  First up, I’ve used the Oh So Eclectic Bundle which includes the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set & the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

To create my card I sponged a piece of Whisper White CS with Crushed Curry, Night ofOh-So-Eclectic---Jenny---In Navy & Elegant Eggplant Inks using a Stamping Sponge.  This piece was then adhered behind a piece of Whisper white CS which had been die cut using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  It was then layered onto a piece of Crushed Curry CS & then to the Base Card – Elegant Eggplant.

The large flower was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before applying Elegant Eggplant Ink with a Sponge Dauber.  The inner petals were highlighted with Night of Navy Ink using a Blender Pen before finishing off with Clear Wink of Stella & die cutting with the matching die from Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

Oh-So-Eclectic-Jenny-Close-The 2 flowers were once again stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS.  The first flower was lightly shaded with Crushed Curry Ink using a Sponge Dauber.  Again, the lower inner petals were highlighted with Crushed Curry & a Blender Pen before being die cut with the matching die from the Oh So Eclectic Thinlits & Clear Wink of Stella applied.

I used the same technique for the 2nd flower but this time using Night of Navy & Elegant Eggplant Inks.

The leaves were die cut with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits from a piece of Whisper White before Garden Green Ink applied with a Sponge Dauber.

The flowers & leaves were arranged onto the Card Front before being adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set & has been stamped direct onto the Card Front in Memento Tuxedo Black.

To complete the card I scattered Regals Candy Dots (retired) around the Card Front.  You could easily replace the Dots with current products & colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.

I’m happy to say Jenni loved her card & hopefully you do too.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

 

 

 

Oh-So-Eclectic---Jenny

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star…

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights so I thought I would check it out & see what the theme for this month was & that is LOVE!  Of course, love is celebrated in sorts of ways, eg Weddings, Baby, Anniversary, etc.

I actually created my card for a new baby taking the layout from a sketch I saw on Pinterest.  Thank you for the inspiration so that I could create my card.

Not sure of what is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.

What is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other Vote for Me Heretalented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.  I’m #3!

For my card today I’ve used the cute little “A Little WildStamp Set , Page 108 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It is also available as a Bundle.

You could use it for a newborn, birthday, etc.  The set is perfect for all occasions as well as Tags to attach to presents.

I have a couple of other cards in the process of being created using this same set in time for an  Expo that I will be attending in a couple of weeks.  I will post them as soon as they are completed so be sure to pop back & check them out.

To grab your free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.  It includes all product used in the project along with measurements (metric & imperial).

Be sure to check out all the other lovely creations when you pop on over to Kylie’s Blog .  Don’t forget to go & vote for the ones you love & leave them a little love!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

280. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star… – A Little Wild

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Half Full

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G’Day Stampers,

My card today is one we are creating in Cards @ Toogoom today using the Half Full Stamp Set which is available in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  It took me a little time to grab this one as I wasn’t too sure if I would like it or not BUT I LOVE it!  In fact I know quite a few ladies that would just love this set & card…..  Fingers crossed the ladies today do too.

I actually took my inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest but made it my own, sortHalf-Full-1---Inside of!  Thank you so much Amanda for your inspiration.

The Whisper White is actually Shimmery White & has been embossed using the Holly EF before being layered onto a piece of Pool Party CS & then to the Base Card – Sahara Sand.  As I am a lover of non-traditional colours for Christmas, I am actually loving these colours together & may have to play more with them.  Pink Pirouette & Sahara Sand also spring to mind.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

 

 

 

283. Merry Christmas – Half Full

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Technique Tuesday

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G’Day Stampers,

It is Tuesday & that means a new technique for you to download & play with.  Remember, if you don’t have the product I’ve used on my card, use what you have on hand.  This week we are highlighting Bleaching.  What I love about this technique is that it is always changing.  My card has changed a lot since I first created it & not every petal is the same.

This is one of the cards we created a couple of weeks ago in our class.  I am happy to say the ladies loved it.  They also enjoyed playing with the technique too…..  I keep forgetting to take photos to share with you as their cards turned out beautiful.

These techniques appear on my blog every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, along Technique-Layoutwith instructions for a card using the technique.  The Technique Tutorial is available for download by clicking on the Free Technique Tutorials Page, file in a folder & keep on hand to use or to refer back to at a later date.

Yes, SU! Demos are able to use them for your classes, workshops & demonstrations.  It just means that all the work is done for you, except of course your samples.

 

To download your free card tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link Octoberabove the photo.

Thank you to everyone who purchase from my Online Shop .  Don’t forget to use the Host Code for October to receive a free gift in the mail from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampn’

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274.  For You – You’ve Got This

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Oh Hello Friend

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I’m sharing with you a card I created for a game we had on our Facebook Page last week.  I am a little late in posting this as I had to make a quick trip to Brisbane on the weekend.

I love the Oh So Eclectic Bundle & as it was sitting on my desk from another project I decided to go with it  I’m really happy with the way it turned out, especially the flowers as I’ve added Perfect Plum to the inner petals to highlight them a little.  Never be afraid to play & experiment with colours.  You will be surprised at how they turn out!October

If you click on the link below you will be able to download a tutorial so that you create your own card.

When shopping Online, don’t forget to add in the Host Code – GW9P2GE6. Check out the Clearance Rack while you are there.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

281. Oh, Hello Friend – Oh So Eclectic

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Birthday Blossoms

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A couple of days ago I shared with you the card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class.  Well, today I thought I would share with you another card I created a few weeks ago with the same fold but using the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set.

I got my inspiration for the card from Pinterest which had been created by Michelle Birthday-Blossoms---InsideLast.  Thank you Michelle for your inspiration!  I loved the clean lines of her card, along with the touches of pink.

To colour my flowers, I sponged Power Pink Ink over the top with a Stamping Sponge before blending Flirty Flamingo with a Blender Pen beginning from the inner petals & out towards the outer petals.  It picks up the colour yet still keeping them soft.  I added touches of Clear Wink of Stella to bring the Flirty Flamingo out a little more.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a Tutorial to create your own card.  It includes products used as well as Septembermeasurements (metric & imperial).

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’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

263. Congratulations – Birthday Blossoms

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Have a Cozy Christmas

On Saturday, we had a bit of a Play Day with some of the ladies from our Technique Class as well as my volunteer class.  It Rose-wmwas a fun day & all went home with a couple of Christmas Cards, Box & Gift Bag of goodies.

Everyone who came along had to create a card, 3-d project or something that would be quick, easy & fun.  Amazing how we all start out with the same kit but all end up with different looks.

In fact, they are asking when the next one will be.  I intend on holding more of these next year plus all day workshops, but more on that at a later day.

Our first card was created by Rose & this is my interpretation of it.  We used the new “Hearth & Home” Dies, “Wonderland” & “Cozy Christmas” Stamp Sets plus the lovely “Softly Falling” EF.  The only thing I have done is use Blackberry Bliss CS & the trees from “Wonderland” Stamp Set.  This is Rose’s card above.

To create your own card, please click on the link above the card.

Don’t forget to pop back in a couple of days for more of our creations.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

91. Have a Cozy Christmas

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Products used to create our card –

Inspired by Nature….

…. has been retired, but I used it for our Volunteer class last Friday.  We did a little bit of sponging, cutting, stamping off, scoring as well as creating what I call a “Single Panel Step Card”  Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever posted the original we did in a Technique Class.  Will have to find it & post it.

The ladies enjoyed this class as we created a card using a different fold plus a couple of small basic techniques.

On the list this year is to attempt different folds as well as a couple of other things.  It is always fun creating cards a little bit different.

I am really happy with the end result as I sort of started with no idea or picture in my mind.

Close Up…
 
 
And for the instructions……
 
 
 
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Christmas…

… in sort of non-traditional colours……

Today’s card is one we created in our Crafty Creations Class early last month.  One of the ladies brought in a photo & asked if we could do something like it.  So I sat myself down & proceeded to recreate it using all Stampin’ Up! products.

There is lots of cutting, embossing, sponging & fun.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out & everyone was happy with their card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Barquoe Motifs (Both Retired)
Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Sizzlits – Top Note
Accessories – Embossing Powder – White, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool

 
Until next time, Happy Stampin’