Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Coffee Break Happy Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Products

When a new catalogue comes around, I gush over the new Designer Series Paper, I get excited about the new patterns designs and colours. I then purchase my fave packs and have them delivered! Then they usually sit on my shelf untouched. I go over to pick them up but a fear comes over me, I just do not want to hack into full sheets of 12x12" paper!! Weird, I know, but I'm sure I'm not alone.

After spending a few hours clearing out my craft room and reorganising I realised that this is such a shame and I should not be afraid anymore. So I have been trying really hard to incorporate the paper I have into designs.


This card is very simple and easy to put together with very minimal effort it's all about the Paper, and what stunning paper it is. The coffee break DSP is gorgeous.

How did I do it? Here's how:-

To make the card base, take a piece of whisper white that measure 8x6" and score at 4". A piece of Coffee Break DSP cut to 3 3/4 x 5 3/4" and layer it onto the base.

Fussy cut two takeaway cups and one mug out of the DSP.

Take a piece of scrap whisper white and stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet in Archival basic Black ink. Using the everyday label punch and create a label, ensuring the sentiment sits close to the top. Sponge the edges in Garden green to define the edges then place onto the centre of your card. bring back your fussy cut coffees and using dimensionals add these to the card below the sentiment.

Told you it was quick and easy!!

I hope you enjoyed this project, and will try it yourself! Here are all of all the products used

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Vickie xx

Monday, 27 November 2017

Bright Paisleys & Posies Congratulations Card using Stampin Up products

Today I was looking at my stamp sets on my shelf and pulled out the Paisleys & Posies, realising that I haven't used it in ages - I set about making a congratulations card.


How did I do it? Here's how:-

Take a piece of Whisper white cardstock which measures 8" x 6in, scored at 4", this will create your card base. Another piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". I used a variety of pieces from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set and a few colours of ink and filled the mat, trying to make sure it was evenly spread. You could use different colours to create different effects.

The stamped layer is then placed on the card base. Stamp Congratulations from the Better Together stamp set in black archival ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and snip the ends to create a banner shape. Adhere this to the card using Dimensional's. I have to admit the pretty flower I have used is a wooden button from my stash and not Stampin Up, but you could add any little embellishment you may have.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and will try it yourself! Here are all of all the products used.
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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Quick & Simple Happy Birthday Gift Tags using Stampin Up! Products


Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? I have been tucked away in my craft room reorganising and tidying it all up. Although I did manage to get a bit of crafting done. I have a couple of birthday's coming up at the end of the month, so I thought these tags would be perfect. They use minimal supplies - scraps of cardstock and ribbon and are so quick in easy to use.




How did I do it? Here's how :-

Take a look in your box of scraps and get together a variety of colours of cardstock that measure 2" x 4". I used Crumb Cake, Rich Razzelberry & Pacific Point. Take the cardstock and put them into the scallop tag top punch. This will create a lovely finish to the top of the tag and also give you a hole in which to thread you ribbon.

Next you will need scraps of either Whisper White or Very Vanilla, cut these down to 1 5/8" x 3. You will need two pieces per tag. One will be used for the back to write a message and the second you will stamp.

Using the various element from the Timeless Textures stamp and crumb cake, stamp on the cardstock towards the bottom creating a background. Then with a coordinating ink to your cardstock stamp the flourish to create some interest. Lastly stamp the Happy Birthday from Teeny tiny Sentiments, then these pieces are ready to glue to the cards.

We now need some ribbon to attach these tags to the presents! I used several pieces from my collection which coordinated with the colours I used.

These tags were so quick and easy, using very minimal supplies but create a beautiful tag.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and will try it yourself! Here are all of all the products used

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Vickie xx



Friday, 10 November 2017

RAWR Dinosaur Frame using No Bones About It from Stampin Up


Today's project has been such fun to make. Using the No Bones About it Stamp set and a handful of inks, I have managed to create this awesome frame.







How did I do it? Here's how:-



Take a frame which has an insert of 6x6inches, the one i used came from The Range and only cost a couple of pounds, but I'm sure you can pick up any preferred style or shape, you can just adjust the design to fit.



Using a piece of Whisper White measuring 5 15/16in square, take the sentiment RAWR means you're awesome in dinosaur and stamp it using Basic Black Archival ink in the lower right hand corner.  Then arrange a variety of dinosaurs of choice in the blank space using the solid stamps, I used Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi & Pacific Point ink , you will find the skeletons included which I used Basic Black ink. Crumb cake was used to create the footprints and smoky slate for the rocks surrounding the sentiment. Taking the leaf stamps, I used tranquil tide, lemon lime twist and old olive the edge of the cardstock was covered to create some interest.



Pop the cardstock into the frame, secure the backing pieces and you are all ready to hang it on the wall.



I hope you enjoyed this project, and will try it yourself! Here are all of all the products used
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Vickie xx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Heat Embossed Merry Little Labels Gift Tags


I am very organised when it comes to Christmas, as of today I have approx 75% of my presents bought, wrapped and boxed into recipient. So, my next job is to label them all up and this set is going to be perfect! The Merry Little Labels stamp set coordinates with the everyday label punch, making this a quick and easy task. Great on the pocket too, as I have used mainly scraps to create them.



How did I do it? Here's how:-

Take a piece of coloured cardstock and wipe it over with your embossing buddy. This will help to remove any grease that may get powder stuck to it. Ink up a stamp with Versamark ink and stamp firmly. Place a scrap piece of paper under your cardstock to catch the embossing powder. Use an embossing powder colour of your choice and sprinkle over the wet ink, making sure you get a good coverage. Tap off the excess and use the paper to funnel it back into the pot. 

Using a heat gun, melt the embossing powder then leave to cool. Once cooled you can line up your punch around the image and punch using the Everyday Label punch. I told you it was quick!!

Finish off the tag by adding a punch out from whisper white to the back, enabling you to clearly write, especially if you have used dark cardstock. Take the 1/8in handheld punch and make a hole centrally at the top, thread through some Whisper White bakers twine and you are all done!! Easy Peasy!!

I hope you enjoyed this project, and will try it yourself! Here are all of all the products used.
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Vickie xx

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