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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Happy Birthday

With the school holidays being on, I decided to hold a couple of classes each week until school returns at the end of the month & then we will be doing the adult classes once again.

Much to my surprise they loved it.  The kids were lovely & so happy to be playing with stamps, inks, papers, punches & of course the Big Shot.  I had 1 little girl say all she wanted was her cupcake to pop up like her Aunty……  She squealed with delight when we popped her cake up & just about fell over with excitement & couldn’t wait to show it to her Aunty.  The kids even had the names that they were going to give their cards too.

I saw this card on the internet sometime ago & thought it perfect for them to create.  A little bit of everything.  Unfortunately I am unable to find it again to link back, so a huge thank you for your inspiration.

The card may look a lot to create but breaking it down, you will have it created in no time.

To download your FREE Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

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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Happy Birthday

Good Morning Stampers,1.--April

I’m sharing  a card Naomi & I created on Wednesday when we had a bit of a play arvo.

I love all the white on the card but at the same time adding bits of colour by using DSP, Candy Dots & Ink.  I wanted to showcase another way of using up your bits of DSP you have hanging around your craft room or even pieces you haven’t cut into as yet.  It is also to remind you that we have our Pretty Pattern Papers Tutorial available for sale.

I’m not really a brights person, but am very happy with the way this card turned out!  Don’t you love it when an idea works?  I would love to know what you think.

Don’t forget this DSP is on the Retirement List along with the Candy Dots, so now is the time to grab them before they are gone forever.

Don’t forget, by clicking on the link above the photo, you can download the tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Make a Wish

It turns out that February was full of birthdays for me, especially the middle of the month!003wmb-blog

Today’s card has been created using the “Party with Cake” Bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  You may even recognise the card as I have case’d (Copy & Share Everything) it from Page 7 of the Catalogue.  All I did was change the colours & paper!

I’ve had this set sitting on my shelf for a little while now & decided to break it open.  It is my goal this year to use at least 1 different stamp set a week!

I hope you had a lovely birthday Beth!

Don’t forget, you can grab your free tutorial to create your own card by clicking on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Birthday Wishes

A couple of weeks ago, I created a card for a friend.  Mind you, I was a little late in giving it to her, but she did receive it!

I don’t have a tutorial or measurements, so will try & remember how I created it.

For my candles, I applied 3 pieces of Cherry on Top Washi Tape to scrap Whisper White CS, cut them out & adhered to a piece of Whisper White CS. The flames are from Build a Birthday & stamped above the candles in Crushed Curry Ink.  The whole piece was layered onto a piece of Bermuda Bay CS.

I cut a piece of the Cherry on Top DSP Stack, adhered to Whisper White CS prior to adhering to Base Card – Bermuda Bay.

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap Whisper White in Black Memento, cut into Banner Shape & adhered to Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Saying it like this, it took no time in creating, but in reality it took me about an hour to do, as I kept changing my mind & playing with papers & colours.

All in all, I was really happy with the card.  I only hope Naomi was too.

Until next time, Happy Stampin”

Vicky

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Sprinkles of Life…

…is one of the lovely new sets in the upcoming new SU! Catalogue.  In fact, not only is so versatile & so very cute, it is the Ronald McDonald Charity Set for the year where every $3.00 from the purchase of this set goes towards this worthy charity.FabFri64

I also liked the clean & easy challenge over at Fab Friday & thought this the perfect opportunity to ink the set & give you a sneak peak.

I’ve even surprised myself by using some of the gorgeous new In-Colours & DSP – “Cherry on Top” Paper Stack.  This stack comes in 6″ x 6″.

I will admit I did add one extra element to my card as I made a mistake when stampining direct onto my card.  Why is it I can make a mistake when playing on scrap paper but save it for the real thing?  Mind you, they do say there are no mistakes in crafting!

To cover my error, I stamped the sentiment onto scrap Whisper White, punched out with Word window Punch (which is retiring) & adhered over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Mistake gone!

Thank you everyone at Fab Friday Challenge Blog for a great challenge.  Why not head over & check out what everyone has created.

To create your own card, click on the link below for a free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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