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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.

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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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Christmas Cards

Sometime ago we started created our Christmas Cards in my Crafty Creations class.  I thought it would be great to get a head start on them instead of leaving them for the last couple of months.  I think this way, it gives the ladies ideas if they wish to make an early start.

Each created a card in the colour of their choice – Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green, Hello Honey & Blackberry Bliss or Bermuda Bay & Smokey Slate.  We did use some retired products, but this gives me a good excuse to use it up or re-use my favourites.

The Tutorial is for the Bermuda Bay & Smokey Slate, but all you have to do is change it out to the colours you want.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

70. Mosaic Madness – Merry Christmas

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Thank You

My card today is another quick Thank You for a friend.

I’ve stamped the flower image from Hostess Set – Best Thoughts onto a piece of Watercolour Paper in VersaMark, embossed with White Embossing Powder, coloured with my Aqua Painter using Rich Razzleberry & Wild Wasabi Inks

I stamped the image from Butterfly Basics twice onto scraps of Whisper White in Memento Black Ink, adhered to a piece of Whisper White Card top & bottom & then layered onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card before adhering to top of Base Card – Whisper White.  I fussy cut the flower, stem & leaf images & adhered to the top of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (flower) & Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue (leaves & stem).

The Butterfly was stamped onto Watercolour Paper in VersaMark, heat set with White Embossing Powder prior to fussy cutting & adhering to top of flower with Stampin’ Dimensional under wing.  I wanted it too look like it was “coming in to land“.

I cut the “Thanks” from a piece of Pumpkin Pie Card using the Greetings Thinlits by running through the Big Shot & adhering to card.

The “So Much” comes from “Crazy About You” & is stamped direct onto the Base Card in Memento Black.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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“Look Mum, no stamping!”

I finally used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits & must say “love, love, love it!”  So easy to create cards, Boxes, etc.  My head is swimming with ideas.

I actually used some of the new Bohemian DSP, along with the matching Washi Tape (from my pre-order), along with some of the accessories included in the Thinlits.  I’m not a Brights’ person, but hey it is good to get out of your comfort zone every now & then.  In fact, I actually enjoyed playing with these colours.

As I mentioned, no stamping on this one.  I actually didn’t realise it until I went to take a photo.  Amazing how much we get to rely on out stamps?

003bbwm-blogTo create my holder I cut a piece of Very Vanilla using the Thinlits & then recut a piece of DSP for the front & adhered it to the front ensuring the top edges matched.

For the Belly Band, I cut a piece of Bermuda Bay, adhered a piece of DSP to the centre & wrapped it around the card.  This Band can slip on & off very easy, although you could just adhere a piece to the front.

For the centre piece adhered to the Band, I punched a piece of Very Vanilla with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch & adhered it to the Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle.  To create this scallop Circle, I punched a couple of pieces of Bermuda Bay Card with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, cut it into pieces & adhered the pieces around the Very Vanilla Card prior to adhering to the Belly Band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the card itself, I adhered a piece of Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) to the back of a piece of Very Vanilla Card.  I cut another piece of Very Vanilla Card, adhered 2 x strips of Washi Tape prior to adhering to the bottom of the larger piece before layering onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry.  “For You” is from the set & I cut it using Rich Razzleberry & running through the Big Shot.

To finish it off, I adhered a Bermuda Bay Candy Dot to the top so that it looked like a brad.

I then decided it needed just a little something, so I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card, along with the “Enjoy” & run it through the Big Shot before adhering it to the Pocket.

Because the size is not Australian Standard, I created an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.

I hope you like today’s project.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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