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WHO'S turning 18???

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Any Dr. Who fans out there??? Or Whovarians as they are sometimes called.

If so I have a great post for you today!
A lovely young lady I know has just turned 18 recently and among other things - she is a huge fan of Dr. Who.
So much so, that over the past years I have often resorted to Dr. Who for my inspiration for her birthday card.
So I say...when you are on a good thing....stick to it?! LOL!

I knew immediately what I wanted to do for her 18th Birthday card this year.

A version of an Exploding Card. Making the outer box like the Dr. Who Police Box.

This was not a difficult card to make at all.
Using Night of Navy I cut out a square 21cm x 21cm. And scored it 7cm and 14cm both ways.
I cut off all the corner squares to make my box that folds up.


 The lid was created with a piece of cardstock 10cm x 10cm and scored at 1.5cm all the way round.

Here it is in pictures slowly "exploding open" for you.

Ooooh look...there is a box inside?!!!
 I used some retired designer paper ins…

Mug or Cup? (and a quick word (or two) on Photopolymer Stamps)

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Which one do you prefer???
A mug or a teacup to drink from?
Me -  I am a teacup kinda gal myself,  but I still love this little mug in the Cups and Kettle Framelits dies set.
I saw a cute idea with circles of dsp for the background by Yvonne van Bruggen and thought it would look good on this card. A great way to use your designer paper!

Bermuda Bay card base and  Have a Cuppa designer paper.
I also used the matching stamp set A Nice Cuppa for the cute little lemon slice and tea bag.
Sentiments are from Enjoy the Little Things stamp set.





Here is a fun set of tea cups to show case the lovely matching stampset A Nice Cuppa and some of the pretty designer paper from Have a Cuppa.
With a touch of sparkle from the beautiful Blushing Bride Glimmer card (have you got yourself some yet!?)
I stamped the top and bottom cups in Coastal Cabana (retired) and Melon Mambo ink.
The middle cup was cut out using some of the gorgeous A Nice cuppa designer paper.
I have used the Cups and Kettles framelit d…

Hippity Hoppity

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Easter is on it's way!! Just a couple of days to go!
I wanted to make a few quick and easy little Easter treats for people.
And the emphasis HAD to be on Quick!

So out came the punches! Cause what could be quicker???

Using the Tag Topper Scallop Punch I cut the ends of my 5cm x 21cm cardstock strips.
Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette.
I scored them from the straight end at 8cm and 10.5cm.




Then I punched these pieces for each one.
Large Oval punch, small oval punch, owl builder punch, 1/2" circle punch and 1 3/4" circle punch.


I stamped on the large 1 3/4" circle with stamps from Saleabration set Party Pants (Hugs and Kisses)/ Teeny Tiny Wishes (Happy Easter) and Saleabration set Just for you (flowers and leaves)



I glued the ears onto the back piece with the scallop edge and the face and tummy/greeting onto the front.


 Inside I put a Malteser Malt Easter mini bunny.








 And here are my Bunnies all ready to go! Hippity Hopping down the road.




And th…

Delicate and Dainty Time for Tea

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Afternoon Tea Anyone???
I loved creating this dainty little teaset for my square card below.  Using the Cups and Kettle Framelits dies I cut a teapot from the Have a Cuppa designer series paper stack and a dainty teacup in whisper white. I ran the tea cup through the Bigshot with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.  I used the scallop pattern in the framelit set to make a feature on the cup using Wisteria wonder cardstock. 

A teaspoon was cut with some Silver Foil Card and two sweet hearts one in silver glimmer card and one in Wisteria Wonder.  

Ialso cut a paper lace doily in half and popped it under the tea cup. Such a pretty feminine card I think.
Time for tea!
Thanks for stopping by. Vx







Balloon Saleabration!

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Saleabration is nearly over again for another year, so I felt I had better hurry up and share this card with you!
Made with the Saleabration setParty Pants and the Balloon Builder punch from the All Occasions Catalogue.

I went for some Party Colours with Wistera Wonder, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.


Timeless Textures added a fun background.
One of the things I really loved about the Party Pants Stamp set were the very cool word stamps that were included.
The words fit inside the balloon stamp or do well inside a lot of our punches too. There are Eight Word sentiments!! Something to cover just about every occasion! Brilliant!


For the three punched balloons I have used two patterned papers from Have a Cuppa paper stack p.35 of the All Occasions Catalogue.
With the balloon in the centre being stamped with the Party Pants balloon stamp in Pool Party ink.

 Also added some Dazzling Diamonds around the edges of the balloons for some sparkle.


If you are after something from the …

Time for Tea Bags..A nice Cuppa.

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You know it is funny how well some people know you.
 Every friend who viewed the All Occasions catalogue with me and saw this "A Nice Cuppa" Stamp and framelits set  (p.34 &35.)said "Oh youwill definitely have to get this one Vicki!" 
And how right they were! LOL! Yes I am a true lover of my Cup of Tea. Fine Bone China cups are preferable too. hehe.

So when it came to a recent Workshop I just had to use this set for a make and take.

This is the original card I made.
Using pretty floral paper from Love Blossoms dsp stack.p.17. 
Does it remind you of a lovely fine bone china tea cup do you think?



Stamps are from Timeless Textures and A Nice Cuppa. Ink colours used were: Rose Red, Garden Green, Blushing Bride and Crumbcake.

Inside there is a little pocket that holds a tea bag.



For the Workshop I changed it up ever so slightly. I didn't have the white bakers twine for the tea bag and I used the large circle scallop punch for the little decorative piece at the b…

Notecard Holder with Botanical Builder Framelits and Instructions.

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Hello Everyone!
A little while back I saw a post from Patty Bennett of a card box design she and Sara from Stampin Up had made using the Botanical Builder Framelits.
I just loved it so much I had to make one for myself to hold our Stampin Up Notecards and envelopes p.149 of the main catalogue

Here it is with the notecards out of it. I used the Saleabration Stamp Set Botanicals For You and some Botanical Garden Designer paper on the cards. This Saleabration set was great and easy to use as it coordinates so well with the rest of the Botanicals Suite.         


I made the box in Crumbcake cardstock and decorated it with some Botanical Garden designer paper inside. On the bottom of the box I used the Botanical Builder Framelits for a flower in Hello Honey and Leaves in Mossy Meadow. I also used some yellow gingham Washi Tape around the edges and across the centre of the Burlap Ribbon to help hold it on.


I was so pleased with the first one I made I thought I would make another one too.
The …

Botanical Builder in 3D

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Hello Happy Stampers,

Today I am just busting to show you my 3D project using the Botanical Builder Framelit dies.
Isn't it gorgeous!!!p.27 All Occasions Catalogue.



First of all I purchased a cheap frame from a "cheap" shop for $6. I liked the way it had a deep inset.
 I removed the glass frame and threw it away and placed some designer paper from the Botanical Gardens DSP inside.

Using the stamp from Hello Life (p.131 of the Main Catalogue) I stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
This was layered on black and Soft Sky. Raised with dimensionals.

Then I cut heaps and heaps of botanical builder flowers and leaves.
Flowers : Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, white, Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy.
Inked around edges with Island Indigo.
Leaves: Old Olive and Mossy Meadow. Stamped and Inked around in Artichoke.
I attached the flowers and leaves to the frame and each other using my Stampin Up Glue dots. They seem to be holding very securely.

Inside the frame…