Happy 90th Birthday

I’m happy to say that I am now holding classes at the Toogoom Community Hall every Friday morning, 9.30am – 11.00am.  This has been a little time getting off the ground, but I think 20161103_111313_resizedblogwe could be on our way.  We would love for you to come along.  All you have to bring is yourself!

I was asked to create a card for a lady who was turning “90” – what a milestone!  She loves gardening, so I thought it about time I dug out my Botanical Builder Framelits.  Red always reminds me of lovely bright & happy gardens, so I dug out the Brights DSP Stack to use with the Framelits.  A little touch of Old Olive & a little Memento Tuxedo Black & we have a WOW card for the lovely lady.

If you think the card looks a little familiar, then you are right, as I created one for my aunt back in July very similar to this one.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to create your own card.  Don’t forget, all measurements (metric & imperial) are included, along with a supply list.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy 18th

About 2 weeks ago I was asked to create a couple of 18th Birthday Cards for a few people.  Funny how they all came at once.

Today is the one I posted to the lovely Karen.  It was a special card for one of her models who loves everything girly.  So I set about trying to think of something a little different & trying not to use Pinks.

I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Card into the shape of a bag & set about decorating it.  A piece of Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon (retired) was adhered to the front to look like a handle.  Parisian Breeze DSP (retired) was cut into the same shape as the “Bag” & adhered to the Chocolate Chip Card.  I cut another of the same DSP into the shape of the “Flap” & layered it over the top.

The “18” was cut a number of times from scrap Whisper White Card using the “Little Numbers” Framelits (retired) & layered together.  I then cut another set of “18” from Marina Mist Card & layered on top.  A piece of scrap Whisper White was cut from the Layered Circles Framelits & adhered to a scallop circle of Chocolate Chip, “Flap” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow from the same Ribbon & adhered it to one side of the “Ribbon Handle” with a Mini Glue Dot.  I repeated the same for the “E” using the “Little Letters” Framelits, except this time I adhered it to a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine before tying around the Ribbon.

To add a bit of bling, I decided to adhered small Rhinestones to the top of the “18” as well as the “E“.  The bag instantly come “alive”!

The “Happy Birthday” from “Crazy about You” Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Card in Chocolate Chip Ink, adhered to a piece of Chocolate Chip Card, cut into a Banner Shape one end & adhered to the Card Front.

Don’t forget, you could create the same card using current supplies.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

I am sharing with you today one of the cards created for our Pretty Pattern PapersTutorials which are launched the middle of each month.

If you are not familiar with this, it is to try & get you to use your DSP lying around in your cupboard which you don’t really want to cut into, but know that you have so much of the stuff that you really have to start using it.  I know, I was exactly the same & now, well I just love making that first cut into the Paper!  The beauty of these Tutorials, is that the DSP does not have to be current, just as long as you are using your DSP is all that matters.

Don’t forget to check out our “Pretty Pattern Papers” Page for more inspiration!

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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Decorative Masks…

…make gorgeous backgrounds for your cards.

You have probably noticed of late that I am sort of addicted to SU’s Decorative Masks.  I just004ewm-blog can’t seem to get enough of them.  So many ways to use them, so little time.

My card today was created for my cousin who had a very special milestone last month.  Her favourite colour is blue, so I went for “Pool Party” & “Island Indigo” Inks but that was after consulting my “Colour Coach” – love, love, love that!

Using these colours I had to be very careful not to have it look too much like a male’s card so I added a little it of Glimmer Paper to bring some shine to it.  I also kept it very plain & decided to added no greeting.  I must say that I am happy with that decision.

I’m happy to report that Janet loved it, especially the fact that it had nothing else on it.  She was also very intrigued as to how I did my background.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial on how I did my card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

125. 60 – Celebrate Today

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