Monthly Kits…

“Gorgeous Grunge & Simply Stars”
are our Stamp Sets for the month of February
 
To purchase your kit, all you have to do is click on Stamp of the Month Kits at the top of the page.  It will take you straight to the page where you will see the PayPal Drop Down Button.
 
Once payment has been received, your kits (Australia only) will be posted in the mail.  You will receive your PDF Tutorial (available to anyone) via email

 
Happy Stampin’
 
Vicky

With Sympathy…..

Today’s card is one I created for a challenge, but the challenge closed before I could post it as I completely forgot all about it. 

I then decided to use it for my Friday Crafty Creations Class a couple of weeks ago.  This year we are trying to create some of our cards with different folds while at the same time, still trying to do cards that are not expensive to create at home.

 A couple of the ladies did have a little trouble getting their head around the concept of the Window Sheet being in the middle & why we were cutting out card at the front, but after a LOT of explaining, showing & playing, we eventually got to complete it. 

The sentiment is a non-Stampin’ Up! stamp.  It is easily able to be substitued for a SU! stamp.

I love the monochromic colours in a card.  They are a little different & sometimes a little harder to tie them in together than adding other colours.

Close – Up
 
To print your own Tutorial for this card, please click on the link below
 

 
Until next time, Enjoy!

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Thank you to the number of entries we had in our last challenge.  I know we were all excited to see them.  I was astounded by the final number.  Thank you so much for your support.  Maybe the extra week has a big impact as to the entries, so we hope you are enjoying the extra time for creating.

Have you been enjoying your free stamp sets from this year’s Sale-a-Bration that Stampin’ Up! have going on at present?  Well, the challenge this fortnight over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is to use any products from SAB.  We also have a great little sketch for you to use too.  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with. 

I have finally managed to use “Summer Starfruit In Colour“.  I will admit I am not a bg fan of this colour but I really like it with the Sycamore Street DSP from the SAB Catalogue.  It also goes really well with Rich Razzleberry & that being one of my favourite colours I can see myself using more of Summer Starfruit.

The wide selection of Sale-a-Bration products this year is fantastic.  I hope you are enjoying them as much as the rest of us.

Over the past couple of weeks, I seem to have lost (misplaced) my favourite scissors that I use to cut out with.  I do have another pair, exactly the same but for some reason I cannot get used to them, which means I am not entirely happy with my cutting.  I will have to search my office again & again until I find them as they were my very first pair of dedicated craft scissors.

 
To see how I created my card, click on the link to print your own copy
 
 
 
We hope you will join us this week in this fun challenge.  For more inspiration, please head on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what the rest of the Design Team & Weekly Guest Designers have created.
 
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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“LOVE IS IN THE AIR”
 
Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges for the next fortnight is to create a card, 3-D project or scrapbook page with the theme of “Love“.  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this is the perfect time to create that something special for that someone special.  Again, we have no sketch to go by, so the field is wide open.

I have a wedding in the next couple of weeks & thought this the perfect opportunity to create a special card for the special couple.  Yep, it is in their colours & theme too!  I love Pink Pirouette & Not Quite Navy together.

I’ve used the sketch from Technostamper Monday Lunch Challenge to create my card except I turned it on its side.  It has been sometime since I played along with one of Mary Jo’s challenges.

My card is a little different in that there is no sign of any hearts or lovey sentiment of any kind. I think that is why it appeals to me that much.  Sometimes it is good to try & create something that is non-traditional.

I also used a sentiment from a great little stamp set in the current “Sale-a-Bration” catalogue, which I thought went really well with my card.  It is a little different than the usual “Congratulations” or “Best Wishes“, etc.

 

To see what the other girls have created, why not head over to Sunny Challenges & check out what Kris & Gwen have created.

Remember you have 2 weeks to create your project, so there is heaps of time.  Post it to your blog or on line group.forum & link back with Mr Linky.  We had a great response last week & selected 2 Rays of Sunshine.  Who knows, you could be our next one.

To print your own Tutorial, click on the link
 
 
 
Until next time, Happy Stampin 

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Gwen has set us a great challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & CreationsSketch Only!  As I am a little low on Christmas Cards, I thought this would be the perfect challenge to create yet another.  I have most of mine written out & ready to go, but there is always that last 1 or 2 that you need….  I also decided to create it using my favourite Christmas Colours this year.  I am a bit of a non-traditionalist when it comes to Christmas Colours.

Measurements –
Base Card – Pink Pirouette – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Rich Razzleberry –  3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 x  3 – Silver Glitter Paper – 4 1/8″ x 7/8″
Layer 4 – Pink Pirouette – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ or 9cm x 5.5cm
Layer 5 – Silver Glitter Paper – 3 1/4″ x 2″ or 8cm x 4.5cm

Supplies –

Stamp Set – Ornament Keepsakes
Ink – Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock – Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Framelits – Holiday Ornaments
Punches – Corner Rounder
Accessories – Snail Ashesive, SU! Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Rhinestones
Non-SU – Silver Cord

My card was basically created from 3 pieces of Silver Glitter Paper that I found – all perfectly cut to size.  I trimmed the corners of each end, adhered all 3 pieces to the piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock with Snail Adhesive prior to running through the Big Shot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I do not know what I will ever do if Stampin’ Up! ever decided to retire this folder as it is my favourite & use it on most of my projects!

This piece was then adhered to the piece of Whisper White Cardstock & then finally to the Base Card – Pink Pirouette with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped the image onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock in Rich Razzleberry Ink, ran it through the Big Shot with the matching Framelit Die.  Prior to adhering it to the small piece of Sliver Glitter Paper, I adhered a small piece of Silver Cord to the top so that it looked a little like it was going to hang.  I then applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the cut out ornament & added small pieces of Sticky Strip to the tops of the Dimensionals.  I’ve found when using the Glitter Paper, the Sticky Strip adheres a little better to the top of the Paper.

The whole piece was then adhered to the small piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock with Snail Adhesive prior to adhering to the card.  Again I placed SU! Dimensionals to the back, added small pieces of Sticky Strip priro to adhering to the top of the Glitter Paper.

To finish the card off, I placed a Rhinestone to the centre of the ornament & 3 along the bottom right hand corner.

 

We hope you will have time to join us this week for our challenge.  We all love comments on our blog & as we love leaving comments, this would be perfect to play along.  Why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen, Vicki & Carole have created.  Create your card, link to an on-line forum, group or your blog & then link with Mr Linky.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’