Scrapbook Page

I am a member of a Facebook Group called “Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook Global” & the challenge last week was to case (copy & share everything) a favourite layout from the gallery.  There are so many wonderful layouts that I was sort of torn as to which one to do, but eventually I settled on a great page created by Scrappam Boum  Thank you so much for your inspiration!  You created a gorgeous page.

I have used retired DSP but I am happy with the page just the same.  You could easily change out the designs to current product.  For me, it is a great excuse to #loveitchopit some of my DSP that is still sitting on my shelf.

If you read my blog, you know that I often create pages for my niece & post them down to her.  Sometimes I will add photos, other times the pages are left blank for her to add photos.  The same goes for the journaling – sometimes I do it & other times it is blank for 180617-(2)blogBonnie to do it.

I randomly stamped the bunch of flowers from the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set onto a 12″ x 12″ Whisper White CS in Night of Navy, Marina Mist & Calypso Coral Inks.  I wanted to bring the colours out in the photo but at the same time not make it to “flowery”.

I cut a couple of pieces of the Celebrate Today DSP (2015 Occasions Catalogue) & layered them down the Whisper White Card.  I again cut 2 pieces of DSP from the same pack, punched a banner shape into 1 end of each piece with the Banner Triple Punch, cut each piece back to size & adhered them across the same Whisper White Card.

The photo was matted onto a piece of Marina Mist CS so that it wasn’t White on White & then mattered onto a piece of Night of Navy – again bringing out the colours the blokes are wearing & adhered to the page on an angle.

A flower was stamped onto scrap Whisper White with Calypso Coral Ink, punched with the matching Pansy Punch & adhered to the page with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I then decided to stamp a leaf onto scrap Whisper White in Old Olive Ink, fussy cut it before adhering under the flower.

My journaling section was stamped with the bunch of flowers in Calypso Coral Ink, punched at one end with the Banner Triple Punch before layering onto a piece of Night of Navy CS which was cut back enough for a small edge to show around all sides, punched with the Banner Triple Punch & adhered to the page.  The actual journaling has been done with the Journaling Pen.

If you would like to join, please head on over to the FB Page & click the “join” button.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Sunshine Wishes

I was very happy to know that although the Bundle will not be available in the new 2017-20170515_093151blog-close-u2018 Annual Catalogue, the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set & coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits will not be retiring.  I love both these products.

I saw a card created by Andrea Walford using these Framelits on Pinterest & so I set about creating it.  I also found that she has a both a video tutorial & a PDF showing how she created her gorgeous card.  Thank you Andrea for your lovely inspiration.

My background has been created using the Faux Torn Paper Technique which I am more than happy with.

Hope you enjoyed the card today.

To download a Free Tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

225. Celebrate You – Sunshine Wishes

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Goodbye Playful Palette

Let’s face it, this time of the year we usually have stacks of that lovely DSP left that we just didn’t dare cut into.  BUT now, we’re sort of stuck with heaps of it sitting on our shelves.  I’m not sure but over the past few weeks, I’ve been creating with lots of that pretty DSP.

Yep, this is another that is retiring at the end of May.  I will miss “Playful Palette” DSP Stack.  It took me a long time to warm to it, even though it was purchased in my pre-order, I just couldn’t get my head around it.  This little beauty is a DSP Paper Stack & I love them!

To grab your Free Tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.April

Don’t forget to head on over to my Online Shop  to grab your favourites before they are gone & gone forever!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code & you could be receiving a surprise in the mail.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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CPC64 – Thank You So Much

I’ve actually managed to create a card for a challenge over at Craft Project Central where the challenge was to create a card using the great sketch they have.  Thank you ladies for a20161016_091707_resized-blo great challenge!

I usually do challenges but most of the time completely forget to post them.  As I needed a couple of Thank You Cards, this was the perfect way to get them done.

I decided to play around with colours I don’t usually go for but in saying that I’m really happy with them & how the card come out!  Sometimes you get an idea in your head & the finished project is nothing like you imagined it to be.

Why not head over to Craft Project Central & play along.

Don’t forget by clicking on the link above the photo, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Pretty Pattern Papers – September

A huge thank you once again, to everyone who has been supporting us throughout our adventure/s.  It is very much appreciated.

Each month we release a set of 3 cards using DSP (Designer Series Paper), along with a septemberSketch, Supplies, Measurements & Instructions.  It is a way to get you to use up that lovely stash of Paper you have sitting in your cupboard.  The sketches are able to be used over & over so that you are creating entirely different looks.

This month we are playing with the lovely DSP Stack – Playful Palette.  I will admit although I love the papers I was finding them very hard to use.  Now that I have cut into it, ideas are flowing!

Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

This is a card created using the Watercolour Technique using Re-Inkers from our Technique Feb-TTTreats #1.  If you haven’t purchased this Treat, be sure to pop over to the Technique Treats Page.

I am loving this card especially with the touches of black with the pops of bright vibrant colours in the background.  No embossed background this time, just whishing the card around on my colour palette.  Not that you are able to see it, but the Tempting Turquoise Card has been Dry Embossed using the Fluttering Embossing Folder

For a little bit extra, I added a Tea Lace Doily down the left hand side & a couple of Basic Black Candy Dots.  The butterfly is all nice & glittery by using the Clear Wink of Stella Pen over the top.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

I had a play with the Water Colouring Technique a little while ago & this is the card I come up with.  It took me a little time to get use to the vibrant colour, but I am liking it a lot.

I actually Heat Embossed my Watercolour Paper first using White Embossing Powder & an image from “Birthday Blossoms“.  I then created a colour palette of Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight & Pink Pirouette, sprayed the palette with Water & then dipped my Paper into the palette & whished (is that a word?) it around.

I really think this lovely set has been missed in the Catalogue.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It is so much appreciated!  I do hope you enjoy my tutorials & cards.

Today’s card is one I created last month for a friend’s birthday.  She is mad on Red, so of course I added a little Black & White.  Can never go wrong with these colours.

The “Happy Birthday” is from the “Birthday Blossoms” Stamp Set & has been stamped direct onto the Basic Black Card in VersaMark & heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

The Real Red Card has been dry embossed with the “Spring Flowers” Embossing Folder (retired).

The Flowers & Leaves are from the “Botanical Builder” Dies which are in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  The Flowers were cut from Whisper White Card & sponged in Real Red Ink with a Stamping Dauber.  As I didn’t want to add any other colours, the leaves were then cut from Basic Black Card.

I’m really happy with the final result as sometimes they turn out completely different to what you have in your mind.

So that you can create our own card, click on the link about the photo to grab your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

My card today was created for the lovely Mary who had her birthday last month.  I wanted002wmblogaa to use very soft colours for her card but sort of had nothing planned so I went for Pink Pirouette, Whisper White & my Colour Coach.

I did start out using the “Botanical Builder” Dies to create my card but then changed my mind as I started the card.

I also wanted to used the Happy Patterns Decorative Mask on her card.  We had done a Technique Class the other day showcasing the Masks & they loved it!  So of course I had to match it up with the corresponding “Elegant Dots” Embossing Folder.

The flowers were coloured with my Blender Pen & Pink Pirouette Ink but was a bit “wishy washy” so I decided to add a little of Watermelon Wonder Ink & they just popped.  I finished them off by adding Clear Wink of Stella.

I sure hope you like the card today.  Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Yes, all the tutorials do have codes for the items I have used as well as the measurements.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

I’ve been playing with my stamps & doing heaps of masking – love the look it gives your cards!

After creating a mask, I randomly stamped images in Melon mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tangerine, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise Inks using the images from Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set & creating a rainbow of colours.

I then decided it needed a little bit of a lift, so I applied 2-Way Glue down the edge of the mask with a ruler & poured over Dazzling Diamonds.  Instant lift!

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink.  Of course, I ended up with a little bit of a black smudge, so randomly scattered Rhinestones around the card.  Problem solved!

The Dragonfly I’ve had sitting in my pile of stash for some time & thought it would suit the card perfectly.

This piece was layered onto a piece of Basic Black Card & then to the Base Card – Whisper White.

A quick, but effective card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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