Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

It is that time again where I am once again playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights which is so much fun.  This month our theme is Gratitude inspired by Thailand!

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.  Each month Kylie has a different theme so we get to play with different product.

Vote for Me HereWhat 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 talented 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.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

My card was one I had started playing with a couple of weeks ago & has been sitting on my desk in bits & pieces for a couple of weeks now.  Instead of starting from scratch I challenged myself to use what I had started so I sat down & then bang, it hit me.  The Wood-Words---close-upflowers from the “Wood Words” Stamp Set were perfect as they remind me of Thailand.  The colours I didn’t have to change at all as I had gone with Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist Inks & Card & I think they are the perfect colours……

I do hope all the Demonstrators who have earned the Thailand Incentive Trip are enjoying themselves as it is such a lovely country.

There is a free tutorial on how I created my card by clicking on the link below.  It gives you all the product used plus the measurements (metric & imperial).

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.  I’m #17 (just in case you are looking).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

250. Hello Friend – Wood Words

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Happy Birthday

I have a couple of customers who are starting to purchase our Ink Refills so I thought it would be 20170622_090035blog-insideperfect to start showcasing ways we can use our Refills instead of just for our Ink Pads.  Gotta love it when you can get multiple uses from products.

I actually cased (copy & share everything) this card from Pinterest & thought it the perfect way to use the “Shaving Cream” Technique on our card.  Thank you Jan for your inspiration.

You may have noticed that Stampin’ Up! have brought out a new Background Stamp in the new Catalogue called “Marbled”.  It gives the marbling effect on your cards, but as I said I wanted to showcase the Refills to create the same effect.

I am still loving the Best Bird Stamp Set & will admit with all the new product being showcased I haven’t played with this set for a little while.  It has the coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits to match it & does make like so much easier.

The sponged circle is from a small piece of left over Textured Whisper White that has been sitting in my drawer for so long that was driving me crazy so I just had to use it…….  The bird was coloured using our Sponge Daubers.

To download a free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  The tutorial includes products used along with measurements (metric & imperial).

To place your order from the Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

244. Happy Birthday – Best Birds

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Random Act of Kindness Cards

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If you follow my blog you know that I am a member of the RAK FB Group where each month we elect to participate in a RAK for the month.  20170607_110446blog-inside
As I was a bit short on time this month, I only sent out 4 cards but that still gives me such delight knowing that someone around the world will be getting “happy mail” & maybe bring a smile to their day.
For the month of June, I wanted to create my cards with colours & a set that I hadn’t used in some time, so I went with Elegant Eggplant & Rose Red.  I teamed the colours with Very Vanilla & “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set.  As was the case last month, the cards were posted early on in the month & before I could write up a tutorial.
For the Elegant Eggplant Card I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder before layering onto a Elegant Eggplant Base Card.
I stamped the Flower image onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured & blended with my Blender Pen & Elegant Eggplant Ink.  The 20170607_110512insidepiece was die cut using the Layering Oval Framelits & run through the Big Shot.  It was layered onto an Elegant Eggplant scallop oval which had been cut using the same Framelits & running through the Big Shot.
The scallop oval was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels added to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered around the oval.  A small bow was tied from Linen Thread & adhered to the bottom of the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set.  It was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla in Elegant Eggplant Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch, adhered to a piece of Elegant Eggplant Card which had been punched with the same Punch, cut in half so that a small amount of colour was showing each end & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I created the Rose Red Card the same way.
I was very happy with the final product, but would love to know what you think.  Which is your favourite?
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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Crafting Forever

Heya Stampers,

My card today is one we created last week in our class “Cards @ Toogoom“.  The ladies loved it & thought it was a perfect way to use up those bits of DSP hanging around, not 20170612_102411blog-insidedoing anything but sitting just in case…..

For me it was the perfect time to showcase the gorgeous “Crafting Forever” Stamp Set, Page 181 of the new Catalogue.  It has a couple of lovely images great for the male, female & kids.

I’ve used the “Playful Palette” DSP Stack (retired) but the perfect excuse to use most of the remaining pages.  You could easily change out the DSP, replace it with current DSP to achieve an entirely different look.

To highlight the DSP even further & for the colours to pop even more,  I allowed a small amount of Basic Black to show between each piece.

I didn’t colour the image as I thought the DSP was busy enough & didn’t want to take away from the DSP.  I did, however, “Paper Pieced” the vase with the same DSP.

To create your own card, just click on the link below to download the tutorial which includes all the product used & measurements (metric & imperial).  SU! Demonstrators are quiet welcome to use the tutorial for any of their classes.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

242. Crafting Forever

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Delightful Daisy Suite

I don’t think I am ever going to tire of this lovely Suite which consists of the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, Delightful Daisy DSP & the Daisy Punch.  In fact, the Catalogue has only been live for a week & already I’m just about out of the DSP.  There is nothing better than chopping into new DSP – love it!!!!!

You may recognise the way I’ve created my card with the DSP.  Be sure to check out the other cards & tutorial from a couple of week ago here & an older one here…  I love the colours on this card – Night of Navy & Whisper White with a dash of  Lemon Lime Twist.  It sort of pops!!!!

I die cut a piece of Whisper White Card, ran it through the Big Shot using the Layering Ovals Framelits before stamping the images in Lemon Lime Twist Ink & layering onto a Lemon Lime Twist scallop oval which has been die cut from the same Framelits.

The scallop oval was then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals & a Daffodil Delight Candy Dot (retired) popped at the bottom of the flower & Rhinestone Basic Jewels randomly scattered around the card.

Nice & easy!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

I was asked a couple of weeks ago to create a card for a friend of mine who turned 89, 2 weeks ago.  We all call him “Pop” & my dog Belle, just loves going down to their place for 20170605_095253blog-insidevisits but I really think it is the treats they give her.  I often come home alone as Belle is happy sitting on the mat at their feet & in the company of their little dog, Friday.

I did case this card off Pinterest that I had seen a little time ago & loved the simple easy design of the card.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.  It suits Pop as he is always out in the garden or shed playing & building stuff, with Belle always at his heels.

I stamped the images onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & die cut them using the matching “Build It” Framelits by running through the Big Shot.

The background from the stamp Set “Awesomely Artistic” was stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Marina Mist Ink while the small accessories were all stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The card was then layered onto a piece of Marina Mist & then to the Base Card – Night of Navy.

The tools were coloured & blended with Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Smokey Slate & Basic Grey Inks using a Blender Pen before being adhered the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

Once again, I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights which is so much fun.  This month our theme is BABY!  I will be honest & say I haven’t created a baby’s card for so long.

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.  Each month Kylie has a different theme so we get to play with different product.

Vote for Me HereWhat 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 talented 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.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

For my card I ended up using the stamp set “Swirly Bird” which was still sitting on my 20170611_121427blog-insidedesk from when I created my cards for my “Creative Cards” class .  I teamed it up with the “Colour Theory” DSP Stack, yep sitting on my desk from my Memories & More Class.   Love, love, love this stack!!!!!!

There is a free tutorial on how I created my card by clicking on the link below.  It gives you all the product used plus the measurements (metric & imperial).

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

241. Hello Baby – Swirly Bird

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being able to pre-order items 20170530_143734blog-close-ufrom the new Catalogue which means my team was able to create swaps using new products.

Today I am sharing with you one of the lovely cards created by Naomi using the gorgeous “Happy Birthday” Bundle which includes the “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” Stamp Set & the matching “Happy Birthday” Thinlits Die.  Don’t you just love it?

The card also features the lovely new “Colour Theory” DSP Stack.  I can see this stack being very popular with everyone.

It’s Your Day” has been Heat Embossed using the Whisper White Emboss Powder.

Be sure to check below to see the list of supplies to create this card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Supplies to create this card – 

Stamp Set 143662  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink 102283  VersaMark

143662  Real Red

Cardstock 141419  Dapper Denim

141422  Peekaboo Peach

106549  Whisper White

DSP 144193  Color Theory
Punches 140609  Balloon Bouquet
Framelits/Thinlits 143700  Happy Birthday

145372  Stitched Shapes

Baker’s Twine 124262  Solid – Whisper White
Accessories 143263  Big Shot

110755  Multipurpose Liquid Glue

103683  Mini Glue Dots

104430  stampin’ Dimensionals

129056  Heat Tool

103083  Embossing Buddy

109132  Stampin’ Emboss Powder – Whisper White

141897  Wink of Stella – Clear

 

 

 

 

Just Breathe

Today’s card was created a couple of weeks ago especially for my niece who is going20170521_131048blog-inside through a bit of a bad patch at the moment.  Purple is her favourite colour so the new 2017-2019 In Colour of Berry Burst is just perfect!

Don’t you just love the new colours.  They are devine!  I know my favourites are going to be Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist.

I’ve used the gorgeous “Colour Theory” Suite which consists of the Colour Theory DSP, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Colourful Seasons Stamp Set, Glitter Enamel Dots & Ribbons. The Stamp Set & Thinlits also come in a Bundle, which you will want to add to your stash.

Just to add a little something different to my card, I layered Window Sheet to the back of the DSP & applied the flowers to the top with Mini Glue Dots.

Annual17_p0146_aFor the inside, I cut down the reminder of the gorgeous DSP into 2 strips – adhered 1 piece to a piece of Whisper White which was then layered onto the inside of the Card.

The 2nd piece was adhered to the left hand side of my envelope.  Not only do I like to match the inside to the card front, but also the envelope.  I think it just adds a little bit of a WOW to the whole card.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.

To place your order from the new Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

227. Just Breathe – Colourful Seasons Bundle

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Special Reason Bundle

Heya Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you a card we did in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” a few weeks20170513_145048blog ago.  The ladies loved it & thought it very pretty, especially the different fold which is a “Gatefold“.

Today also happens to be the last day to order from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, so get your order in now as not all items will be available after today.  “Special Reasons” Bundle is not being carried over along with the “Falling in Love” DSP.

We’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso & Blushing Brides Inks for our flowers & leaves.  Early Espresso Ink & Card for our sentiment & punched with the Classic Label Punch.

The small flower on the right hand side of the card is popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional & stops the Belly Band from sliding down.

If you click on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create our card.

To place your order before all the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & all the retiring products have gone forever, be sure to pop on over to my Online ShopMayDon’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

222. Wishing You a Beautiful Day – Special Reason Bundle

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