Cool Treats

Heya Stampers,

Today I am showing you the card we will be creating in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class Cool-Treats---Insidethis morning.  It is not too late to come along – 9.30am – 11.00am.  All you have to bring is yourself!  Everything is supplied!

I am ashamed to say I haven’t used Cool Treats Stamp Set for sometime & then only once or twice but never shown you a card created using it.

I’ve used the lovely “Birthday Boutique” DSP, Watermelon Wonder Ink & CS along with the Mint Macaron Ink & CS all of which have retired.  If you wanted to re-create the same card, all you have to do is swap the colours out for current products, eg “Pick a Pattern” Suite which includes Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Pick a Pattern Cardstock Pack & the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips.  All are suited for boys & girls.

I thought it would also be a good idea to create a Z-Fold Card which the class haven’t created before & I haven’t done one for so long.

To grab your free tutorial, please click on the link below.  It includes a full list of supplies, along with measurements (metric & imperial).

Until next time when I show you the one created using the Pick a Pattern Suite.

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259. Happiest Birthday – Cool Treats (updated)

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Balloon Celebrations

Heya Stampers,

Today I am showing you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class a couple of weeks ago.  I20170524_152841blog-inside am a little behind in posting our creations, but I am slowing getting there.

I wanted to create a Birthday Card which could be used for either a boy or girl & so went with the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set.  It has a matching Balloon Boutique Punch which makes life so much easier.  I also used the “Cherry on Top” DSP Stack (retired) along with a couple of 2015-2017 In-Colours which have since retired – Watermelon Wonder & Tip Top Taupe.

Because the front was so easy, I wanted to showcase that you could also do the inside a little different & it would be something the receiver would not be expecting when opening the card.  It is not what I had planned but after 20170524_142626blog-closeupseeing this card on Pinterest, I decided to go for it.  Meg called it a “Snowcone Pop-Up Card”.  Thank you so much for your photo instructions.

I’m quite happy with how the card turned out considering I wasn’t sure where I was going with it.  You could easily change the colours, DSP & Ribbon to current products & have yourself a completely different looking card.

If you click on the link above the photo, you will be able to download the instructions to create your own card.  They include all the supplies & measurement (metric & imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

229. Happy Birthday – Balloon Celebration – Snowcone Popup Card

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Sneak Peek

I am sharing with you today a card which has a little bit of old & a little bit of new product.  Can you guess which is which?  In fact, this card was a couple of Thank You 20170517_100131blog-close-uCards I sent out last month to customers.

I saw this fold on Pinterest (where else, you may ask) & thought it a little unusual & a little different so I went with it.  I think the card showcases the lovely daisy off to a “T”.   I think she has a video that you can watch but I just sort of went by the photo.  Thank you Lisa for your inspiration.

I can see the “Delightful Daisy Suite” being one of my favourites.

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue goes live in a couple of days, but one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that we get to pre-order items from the Catalogue & have a play prior to it going live.  If you live in Australia & you don’t have a Catalogue as yet, please contact me.

To download your free tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create my card, click on the link above the photo.

Not long now until the Retiring Products have gone forever, pop on over to my Online MayShop to place your order.  Don’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

224. Thank You – Daisy Delight

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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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Happy Birthday Gail

My card today is one that has been getting around the Internet of late, well not my card but others like it.  It was created for a birthday last month.

I cut a piece of Playful Palette DSP to size & decided where I wanted the fold to be.  Once I had decided on the fold, I cut in about 2″ & simply folded & scored the DSP from the middle of the cut to each corner, ensuring that the fold was nice & sharp.

The DSP was the layered onto a piece of Card (which I didn’t realise at the time is a piece of my wedding card stock, thinking it was Cucumber Crush Card) & then onto the Base Card – Basic Black.

I stamped the large butterfly from Watercolor Wings onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Card in Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum & Memento Tuxedo Back Inks before cutting out with the matching Bold Butterfly Framelits & adhering to the centre fold of the Card Front with a Mini Glue Dot.

The greeting is from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set & was stamped onto a piece of scrap Very Vanilla Card in Cucumber Crush Ink, the frame in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched with the matching Duet Banner Punch before popping onto the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love this DSP but was finding it hard to use.  Now that I’ve cut into it, I seem to heading for this Stack all the time.

Don’t forget, this is a great way to use up some of that DSP sitting on your shelves in the cupboard.  Why not head over to our Pretty Pattern Papers Page to see more ways of using DSP.  The Tutorials are also a great source for SU! Demonstrators who hold Classes, Workshops or Demonstrations.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Look Who’s Turning….

…40!  Happy 40th Birthday Trish.

My cousin turned the big 40 a couple of weeks ago, so I thought it the perfect time to try & attempt to create a “Twist & Pop” Card for her.  I took my inspiration from a card I found on Pinterest but found a Tutorial to create the card.  Unfortunately, I am unable to find the post, but thank you so20160915_134615_resizedfb much for your tutorial.

I used the lovely “Blooms & Bliss” DSP, “Number of Years”, “Thoughtful Banners ” & the “Watercolour Wings” Stamp Sets.   Along with the Stamp Sets, I used the Layered Oval Framelits & the Large Numbers Framelits (which go with the Number of Years Stamp Set).

Stampin’ Up! make it so easy for you when using DSP as they list the matching Colours.  I used Sahara Sand, Island Indigo & Whisper White Card, along with Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo & Mint Macaron Inks.

Tips –

  • Ensure your score lines are burnished really well with a Bone Folder so that they are easy to fold
  • You may need to help your fold a little the first time you close your card

If you haven’t created one of these cards, be sure you do as they are very easy & lots of fun.  I don’t think this will be the last one I create.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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School Holidays Classes

Our card today is one we created in our first class for the School Holidays.

I have been asked a number of times about Card Class for Kids over the Holidays.  So, after getting the numbers to be able to run these classes, we created our first card.  The kids who came along (& the Mums, of course) all had a great time & absolutely 003nb-b;pgloved the card, were asking when the next class was going to be.

For the time being, these will be held every Friday both morning & afternoon sessions.  Please contact me if you would like to come along, as spaces are limited.

If the time comes, then the classes will be expanded to more days during the week of the School Holidays.  All classes are held at the Caloundra Community Centre.

I did find the inspiration on Pinterest, but as is always the case, when you go looking for it again, you just can’t seem to find it.  I did add the extended part to the card.  Please let me know if you recognise it, so that I can give you the credit, but in the meantime, thank you so much for your inspiration.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

“Happy Birthday – Card Fold”

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