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Have you heard the news?

Stampin’ Up! have given us 8 more items for the remaining of 2017 SAB.  How good is6.1 Ghosting - Juy that?

To celebrate the new release I thought I would share a card from our July 2016 Technique Treats using the “Seaside” Embossing Folder which is 1 of the FREE items when placing a $90.00 order up until 31 March 2017.

It is also showcasing the Ghosting Technique“.  If you haven’t played with this technique, you don’t know how much fun it can be.

I’ve actually used “By the Shore” Suite, Page 93 of the Annual Catalogue.  Don’t you love it when everything coordinates?  Along with the “Seaside” EF, there is the matching “By the Shore” DSP, Dapper Denim Ribbon, “By the Shore” CS Pack & not forgetting the lovely “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  Be sure to check them out.

To see another card using this technique, head on over to the Technique Page to purchase your July Technique.

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’

Vicky

Don’t forget to use the March Host Code when purchasing your products

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Gift Set

Over the past week or so I’ve shared with you the little gift I created for Kathy who signed 20170201_063901_resized_1blup to be a SU! Demo.  I don’t do all my gifts the same as I like to create individually for each one.

Today, I am sharing with you, the Gift Bag created to house those gifts including the card created to go with them.   I created this bag a long time ago & have always loved it.

Again, I’ve used the gorgeous “Falling in Love” DSP from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve kept it very simple as I wanted the DSP to be the showcase.

I used Soft Sky CS for the base of the bag.  A piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS was embossed with the lovely Falling Petals EF before being adhered to the bottom part of the Bag, while a piece of the DSP was adhered to the top.  The handle has been created from a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.

I stamped “Just for You” from “So In Love” Stamp Set onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS with Sweet Sugarplum Ink, die cut the circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits & adhered to a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS which had been die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits & adhered to the bag where it opened.

The 2 Butterflies were punched from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Bitty Butterfly Punch & the Elegant Butterfly Punch before being adhering to the bag.

I hope you like my creation today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Post-It Notes

A part of the small gift I posted off to Kathy (new Downline), were Post-It Notes which I thought would be very handy for her.

Again, I’ve used the lovely “Falling in Love” DSP but teamed it up with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum which was embossed with the “Falling Petals” EF & is part of the “Falling in Love” Suite, Page 51.  The base of the Holder is Soft Sky.

I also punched a Butterfly from the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

To check out the card created from the same products, click on here.  There is also a Free Tutorial for you to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Bundle of Love

I received a brand nephew just before Christmas so today’s card is the one I created for him.  It is not the traditional soft blue as I’ve gone for a bright look.  I didn’t mean to but I seem to be on a “Brights mission” of late.  Have you noticed that with my cards?

I saw this card on Pinterest, so took my inspiration from there.  Thank you so much.

For something a little extra special, I decided to create a Z Fold Card.  The Base is Night of Navy.  I then embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Happy Heart EF & adhered it to the left hand side.

I then stamped the “wash splat” image from the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set direct onto a piece of Whisper White in Daffodil Delight Ink.  I cut a heart from Night of Navy using the Heart from the coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits which was adhered over the top of the stamped Daffodil Delight.

I die cut a Baby T from Whisper White using the “Baby’s First” Framelits, stamped the little tie from the coordinating “Something for Baby” Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White, die cut with using the little bow Framelit & adhered it to the Baby T.  This was adhered over the Night of Navy Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bundle of” from “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto the stamped card in Night of Navy Ink. 

“Love” from the coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits was die cut in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight & Night of Navy.  I adhered the Night of Navy to the Whisper White & then the Daffodil Delight was adhered to the top but allowing a little bit of the Night of Navy showing to the sides.  It was then adhered to the top of the Baby T. I did the Whisper White so that it would pop a little more.

To complete my card, I randomly scattered Metallic Sequin Assortments around the card before layering onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Card Front.

For my inside, I embossed a small piece of Whisper White with the Happy Heart EF, added a small edge of Daffodil Delight down 1 side & layered onto a piece of Whisper White before adhering inside.

From all accounts, the mum loved the card & it has now gone into Leo’s Baby Album.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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I’ve found time to play along with the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week & I may have just scraped in.  I usually do play along but then sometimes get a little sidetracked with other things & forget to post.

I wanted to do a couple of fun “Congratulations” Cards & thought this the perfect layout to create them with.  You are only limited by your imagination.

“Congratulations” from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Night of Navy Ink.  The “string” image from the same set was then randomly stamped direct onto the same Whisper White in Watermelon Wonder Ink before being embossed with the Softly Falling EF.

I cut a piece of “Affectionately Yours” DSP into 2 different widths & adhered them down the LHS of the embossed card. The card was then layered onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Base Card – Daffodil Delight.

I punched 2 balloons from “Affectionately Yours” DSP with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I repeated this with a scrap piece of Whisper White but punched 3 & adhered 2 to the DSP balloons to the front so that they were a little stronger.  The punched balloons were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight with an image from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink, punched it out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch & adhered it to the 3rd Whisper White Balloon & then to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I tied 3 small bows from retired Whisper White Baker’s Twine & adhered the to the bottom of each balloon with Mini Glue Dots.  To complete the card, I then scattered a couple of Rhinestones around the card front.

I hope you like my card today – a little different but bright & fun.  Don’t forget to pop over to Freshly Made Sketches & play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Catalogues are Here

Today is the day you have all been waiting for.  Yep, it is “Catalogue Day” as both the Occasions & SAB go live.  This means ordering product from either the new Occasions or the Annual for a total of $AUD90.00 will earn you FREE product from the SAB Catalogue.  Spend $180.00 will get you 2 FREE products, etc (excludes P&H).

I thought I would share with you a cheeky little card I created from my FREE stamp set “Hey, Chick“.  When I first saw this set, it didn’t do anything for me, but I love it.  So many ideas going around in my head, so many cool creations on Pinterest.  I also used the lovely new Watercolour Pencils now available in the Occasions Catalogue.  Believe me, you will want these.  They are so smooth & very easy to blend.

If you live in the Frasier Coast area, please contact me for your FREE Catalogues or you can click on the Catalogues at the right hand side to download a copy of each.  Don’t forget to use your Hostess Code when placing your order online

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.  Tutorial includes Products used & the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Enjoy!

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It’s been  few days since my last post.  I have been creating plus cleaning my craft room.  Hopefully, I will be sharing lots of new cards over the next few weeks.

Today’s card has been created for a challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love their challenges & try to play along as much as possible but it doesn’t always work out that way.20161231_100935_resizedblog

I don’t have a tutorial as such so will explain how I created my card.  I also decided to go with colours that are not normally female, but I do like the finished result.

I embossed a piece of Soft Sky CS with the Seaside EF & adhered to the Base Card – Early Espresso.  I then decided to emboss a piece of Whisper White CS with the same EF but going in the opposite direction before layering onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS & then to the Card Front.

The smaller piece of Whisper White CS was randomly coloured towards the bottom with the new Watercolour PencilsEarly Espresso & Pool Party before blending with the Aqua Painter & allowing to dry.  I randomly stamped the “footprints” from the “Totally Trees” Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.

The tree trunk was stamped in Early Espresso Ink while the frons are in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The coconuts are Early Espresso but I’ve had to colour around them with the Early Espresso Pencil as I’ve lost 1 of my little images, but hey, it worked.

I took the “Happy Birthday” from the “Sunburst Sayings” Stamp Set & stamped direct onto the same card in Early Espresso Ink.

To complete my card & to make it a little more female, I added a couple of Pearl Basic Jewels.

There is still a few days to play along with this challenge.  I do hope you find the time to do so.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Best Wishes

…for the Season.

I was asked to create a card sometime ago in traditional colours which I’ve done but with a modern twist to it.  In fact this is the card we created at the hall last Friday.

I’ve used the “Detailed Ornament” Framelits, “This Christmas Speciality” DSP & the Softly Falling EF to create my card.  I also played with Dazziling Diamonds which I haven’t done in some time.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Merry Christmas

Not long now until Christmas!

When the 2016 Holiday Catalogue first come out, a card on Page 3 popped out at me.  As I 20161105_133418_resizedinsidon’t have the stamp set they used, I do have my favourite “A Day at the Beach“, which I payed with to create my version.

I am a lover of non-traditional Christmas & I think this card is Australia to a “T”.  It will be in my part of the world anyhow.  I am spending part of Christmas Day on the beach.  Where will you spending your day?

For a free tutorial on how I created my “Shaker” Card, please click on the link above the card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Merry Christmas

I have a quick & easy Christmas Card for you today in non-traditional colours.  Mind you when looking at it, you could easily change it out to whatever you wanted.  I actually took my inspiration from a card I shared a couple of weeks ago.20161025_075428_resizedblog

I embossed a piece of Whisper White CS with the Holly Textured EF before layering onto a piece of Pink Pirouette CS.

I die cut a piece of Whisper White CS using the using the Layered Circles Framelits (love these), stamped the leaf from the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz Ink. “Merry Christmas” from the Teeny Tiny Stamp Set has been stamped in Smokey Slate Ink.

I then layered the stamped circle onto a piece of Smokey Slate CS which had been cut using the Scallop Circe from the Layered Circles Framelits & then adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I coloured a couple of Pearls with a permanent marker before adhering to the berries.  To complete my card, I tied a small bow from a piece of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine (Retired) & adhered it to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.

As I said, a quick & easy card but one, I think is sweet.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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