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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Kinda Eclectic

Heya Stampers,

I set my team a challenge a couple of weeks ago to create a card using the sketch.  Today’s post is my take on the challenge.  I do have another & will share once I’ve found it.#9---2017

As the card went off in the mail about 2 or 3 weeks ago I am going off the photo on how I created it.

A circle was die cut into the middle of a piece of Marina Mist CS using the Layering Circles Framelits, ran through the Big Shot & embossed with the Fluttering EF.

I laid it onto the Base Card Front – Whisper White & drew a circle around the inside of the circle with a pencil – this is so that I had an idea where to stamp.

The images are from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set (retiring) with the sun So Saffron, the leaf peaking out from the bottom right hand corner Wild Wasabi & the sentiment Early Espresso.  The pencil line was carefully removed using a rubber.

20170422_084909blog-(2)blogA piece of Window Sheet was adhered to the back of the embossed Marina Mist before layering onto the Whisper White Base Card.

The flower from the “Flower Shop” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Pink Pirouette Ink & punched with the matching Pansy Punch.  A second leaf from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Wild Wasabi  before fussy cutting.

The flower was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals while the leaf was adhered just under the flower so that it hung down a little.  I stamped a small butterfly from the same set in So Saffron Ink, punched with the Bitty Punch & adhered to the top of the Window Sheet with a Mini Glue Dot.

To complete my card I randomly scattered Rhinestones around the front, 1 to the middle of the flower & a couple of small ones to the centre of the butterfly.

Why not have a go at creating something using the sketch.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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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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Eastern Palace Bundles Early Release

 

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We know that the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is getting closer each day & that come the 1st June we will all be able to place our order for the lovely new products.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator we are able to place a pre-order 2nd May & oh do we place our order!  However, this year, Stampin’ Up! have done something entirely different & have released the “Eastern Palace” Suite just for you.  The Bundle comes as a “Starter” Bundle or the “Premier” Bundle.

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Remember this offer is only available from 1 – 31 May.  While all the products will be available in the new catalogue, they won’t be available as a bundle.  So now is the time to get your hands on them including a couple of the new In-Colours.

I haven’t managed to create any samples (life sort of got in the way…..) but there are heaps of lovely samples on Pinterest or around the internet.May

To place your order for this incredible Bundle, be sure to pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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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Retired Stamp Sale

I’m happy to say that I have been updating my retired Stamps, Embossing Folders, Framelits, Ribbons, Embellishments, etc.

To check out what has been updated so far, click on the Retired Stamps for Sale Page or go to my Facebook Page to check out the album.  At present, the list does not include any items which are on the 2017 Retirement List.

Items will continually be updated over the next couple of weeks.

If you don’t find what you are after, please contact me as I may not have uploaded it as yet.

Enjoy!

Vicky

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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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