Notebook

You may remember seeing a couple of projects I had created for Kathy last week as part of her welcome to the team when she signed up to become a new SU! Demonstrator.  You can see the previous items here & here.

Well, today is the Notebook I covered for her.  I am loving the final result of the book considering I wasn’t sure how it was going to end up looking like.

I covered the back & spine of the Notebook with Soft Sky CS & the front with a piece of  “Falling in Love” DSP.  I then die cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS with the “So Detailed” Thinlits which is part of the “So in Love” Bundle, page 52 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

This was cut back to size & adhered to the front of the Notebook.  I decided the book needed a Bookmark, so I adhered a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon down the side.

Still not happy with it, I then decided to add Kathy’s name to the front.  I die cut her name from the Little Letters Framelits (retired), 3 times in Very Vanilla CS as I wanted her name to pop.  I adhered all the letters onto each other with the top letters being a little off centre.  They were then adhered across the Die.  The book seemed to come alive.

To finish it off, I punched a small butterfly from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Itty Bitty Punch & adhered it to the top of the Notebook.

Pop back in a couple of days time & I’ll show you what I created to hold everything.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Congratulations

I haven’t posted in a little while due to being ill, although not 100% well, I thought I would try & start posting again.  There is nothing like the feeling of excitement & sitting down to your craft desk, ready to create & “BLANK”.  Luckily, that didn’t happen with this card.

My card today is one I sent to a friend, Naomi who recruited her very 1st recruit a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn’t post this card until she received it.

I thought the “Lift Me Up” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue was perfect for her card.  The Bundle includes the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set & the “Up & Away” Thinlit Dies.  There is also coordinating “Carried Away” DSP in the 2017 SAB Catalogue.  Don’t you just love it when SU! make it so easy to create?

To create my card, I watercoloured the bottom part of a piece of Shimmery White with Pear20170131_054021_resizedblog-2 Pizzazz Ink & Aqua Painter.  I then did the sky in Soft Sky & Pool Party Inks along with the Aqua Painter.

Once it was dry, I masked off the top part of the sentiment “………… Congratulations” with Sticky Tape, inked the “Congratulations” in Memento Tuxedo Ink, removed the mask & stamped direct onto the coloured card.  The card was then layered onto the Base Card – Calypso Coral.

The clouds were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White using Soft Sky Ink before cutting with the coordinating Cloud Thinlit Die by running through the Big Shot.  The Balloons were stamped onto scrap Whisper White, the large one in Marina Mist Ink & the smaller one in Calypso Coral Ink.  They were then cut using the Thinlit Dies by running through the Big Shot.

Both the Balloons & Clouds were adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As I have a saying with my team “Onwards & Upwards“, I wanted to include it on the card, so I cut a piece of Whisper White down to the size I wanted, wrote the words with a Project Life Journaling Pen & cut them to size before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

It’s a very simple card but one that I am happy with.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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A Little Thanks

I’ve used the Emboss Resist Technique on my card today.  It happens to be one of the 7  August - TTTechniques from our current Technique Treats, along with the Double Embossing Technique.  I will be honest & say that this is one of my favourite techniques.  All kinds of possibilities.  I’ve also used the “Swirly Bird” Bundle.

I wasn’t too sure what I was going to do with the piece once I had created it, but then decided to cut it into pieces to create a Mosaic Background.  I’m very happy with the card now.

For a Free Tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.  It also includes all the supplies & measurements (Imperial & Metric).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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162. A Little Thanks – Swirly Bird Bundle

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Congrats…

Good Morning Stampers,

I’ve been playing with gorgeous “Serene Scenery” DSP Stack.  I will admit it sort of didn’t hit #2---Julyme when looking through the Catalogue, but ideas started forming in my mind on how to put it to good use.  The papers in the Stack are stunning!

For my card today, I used the sketch for this month, which made it so easy.  I had been wanting to play with paper by cutting & matching the design much the same way as we do with our stamps.  The sketch worked perfectly for my idea.

I will admit that I swapped part of the sketch to the opposite side but that is ok.  The beauty of sketches is that you have fun with them & make them work for you.

I am also loving all the great Bundles SU! have in the new Catalogue, including the many lovely Thinlits & Framelits, so I put one of them – “Sunshine Wishes” – to good use.

003wm-blog-insideAs I have so much Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) still staring at me waiting to be used, I used it on my card but you could easily replace with the Thick Baker’s Twine, Ribbon or even Washi Tape.

When trying to match Papers, be careful that you cut in the same direction or else you will have all sorts of problems.

I cut my Thinlits a number of times from scrap Whisper White Card so that they would look a little raised when on the Card.  I also created a bit of a shadow with the “Congrats” which meant I adhered the Melon Mambo just a little lower than the Whisper White.

You may have also noticed that I’ve used no stamps on my card today, thanks to this gorgeous Paper Stack & “Sunshine Wishes” Thinlits.

I’m really happy with this card, but would love to know what you think?

To grab your own Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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160. Congrats – Sunshine Wishes

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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

126. Happy Birthday – Party with Cake

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With Sympathy

Today’s share is one I saw while surfing the web, but for the life of me can’t find the original when you want it.  I have changed the stamps & colours.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

To create your own card, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

 119. With Sympathy – Rose Wonder

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Happy Birthday

Naomi & I had a bit of a play day the other day with our Decorative Masks, Grateful Bunch Bundle as well as the Botanical Blooms Bundle both from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.Naomi card

For some reason my card wasn’t coming together the way I hoped.  I was also intent on using So Saffron on my card – didn’t realise it until such time as Naomi mentioned it – but I was not about to give in until I saw her gorgeous card.

I just felt mine wasn’t going anywhere – colours were wrong, stencilling was wrong & my mind had wondered……  so to the one side it went.

Not letting it get the better of me, I picked it up again the next day & played around.  I ended up not only using So Saffron (which I wanted) but I changed out the main flower to Blushing Bride (still not happy) & then sponged it with Melon Mambo Ink.  I had put everything away by this stage & didn’t want to cut another flower.  My desk was covered in them!

After changing my flower, I then decided that I was going to change my stencilling & go another way.  So I flipped the card over, grabbed a mask – circle in this instance – laid my Decorative Mask over the top & sponged in Soft Sky.  Hooray, at long last it was coming together!!!!

Not taking any notice on the Wink of Colour Pen, I’ve used Gold instead of the Clear but am loving the final result.  I hope you do too!

Please click on the link above the photo to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

 117. Happy Birthday – Botanical Blooms

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Happy Day

I was playing with some new “stuff” the other day, when suddenly a light bulb went off!

I had the Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies trying to create a card using 002wmeblogthe gorgeous new DSP – Love Blossoms Paper Stack, when suddenly I realised the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die would work with the Butterfly Die, so I went to work.

I’m loving that I can now get multiple uses from this Die & have heaps of ideas in my head.  If only my hands would keep up.

To grab your own tutorial to create your gorgeous butterfly, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

115. Happy Day – Blossom Butterfly

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Merry & Bright

In our Technique Class last Sunday we played with the fantastic Hearth & Home Thinlits  These are sold as a bundle which include the Stamp Set – Happy Scenes.  The stamps are small enough to go behind the window.  We used the fantastic all occasions “Lovely as a Tree“.

I will admit when I first saw these Thinlits Dies I saw an old bush gate……. and my mind started thinking……  I even managed to make it a little rustic & worn – just like the gate out home.  So of course, to go with the gate, I had to create a real bush Christmas Card.

I still think I went a little overboard on the stars but out home the stars are really that bright.  After I had completed the card, I then realised that I should have created the Milky Way!  Mind you, I went a little green with the green too as it is very dry out west & they are still in one of the worse droughts since the 60’s, so I’ve been told.  There isn’t even any dust left on the land for the wind to pick up.

Again, this class is going to be repeated in November.  Be sure to check back at a later for the dates.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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5 Min Gift Card

Today’s post is a quick 5 minute Gift Card I created a couple of weeks ago for someone who placed an order with me.  This card went in with their order.

I actually had “Garden in Bloom” sitting on my desk along with the ink colours from another project, so .  I stamped the flower outline image in Melon Mambo & then filled it with the same colour but stamping off once or twice to get the lighter colour.  The middle was stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink, while the stem is Wild Wasabi.

I cut the “Thx” from Melon Mambo CS using the Die from Circle Card Thinlits.

I really like the size of this card, so will be doing more of them in the future.

Until next time Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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