Monday, April 24, 2017

Grateful for my Blossom Bunch.

Featuring: Detailed Floral Thinlets, Grateful Bunch, Blossom Bunch Punch, Butterfly Basics

A dear friend ended up in hospital a few weeks ago and I wanted to make her a special card using the Detailed Floral Thinlets.
I thought the Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron colours looked bright and cheery.

While I had the thinlets out I thought I would try my hand at making a matching box too.

The lid features the Blossom Bunch Punch and Grateful Bunch flowers stamped in the Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron. Plus a butterfly from Butterfly Basics.


and here is the card...
isn't this pretty? With more of the lovely Grateful Bunch flowers and the Detailed Floral Framelit in Whisper White.
I have cut out the detailed floral framelits in the Sugarplum and used the cut out bits to fill in parts of the white piece. Wink of Stella is added to the flowers for some sparkle.

Some pretty Sweet Sugarplum ribbon and the words from Beautiful You stamp set finish it off nicely.


Grateful Bunch stamps inside.




I have done up some measurements and photos on how I made the box. Will post that up soon so make sure to pop back.
Thanks for stopping by. Vx



Pin It Now!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My Everyday Hero

Featuring: Everyday Hero Stamp set and Shadow Box Card.

It was our Wedding Anniversary last week.
I wanted to use the Everyday Hero Set (Occasions Catalogue p.49) and when I saw a card made by Katrina Duffell   making them into Mr. and Mrs. Incredible!  I knew I just had to follow along and make my own.
And I had been seeing Shadow Box Cards on Pinterest and decided to have a go at making one.
I must say it was a bit challenging for me, but I got there in the end. You can find great tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube for these.
I pretty much followed Katrina's great card design.

The background piece was sponged in Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight.
I created my scene and then t was glued onto the inside of the cardstock frame.
Washi Tape was added to the edges of the frame to help secure it all (and it looks good). lol.


I stamped the City Scape once directly onto the card and coloured it entirely in black with a marker.
Then stamped onto Smokey Slate and Basic Grey and cut out to layer them over the background.

I added a slightly smaller card on the back to serve as a stand as well for my Framed Card.


I was very pleased and proud of this card and Mr.Incredible thought it was great too.

On the Occasion of our Wedding Anniversary I thought I would share an insight on marriage.
#If you can still laugh together so hard that your stomach hurts from laughing then you are probably doing OK.
You are never too old to be silly together. haha.



Pin It Now!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter treat containers

For those in a hurry...
I maintain that while a container can be cute and appealing it is probably going to be ripped open and thrown away at some point so while I want my little gift to be appealing I also want it to be super quick and easy to put together.





Hence, that great standby the good ol' sour cream container. 
Super easy to make.
Uses up some of my over abundance of designer series paper (and who doesn't love that idea!),
and requires very little in the way of decorating.
Plonk a butterfly or flower or a happy easter greeting on it and you are done.

Or you can upscale with little effort to a carrot as I have.


If you don't own a punch(I used the retired Modern Label),
just three strips of green cardstock 1.5cm x 6cm stapled together with a little greeting over the staple to hide it.
And a flower or butterfly in the middle if you like. (I love using these because I usually have a box of them lying around from other projects and any excuse to use one is good in my books.)


Or you can even go all out and make a cute bunny with just a few ovals and circles
 (punches or framelits) .

I have used stitched framelits for the ears and feet, 1/2 inch circle punch for the cheeks, small heart for the nose and small circle from the owl builder punch for the eyes and mouth.

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:
I have used A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack from the Main Catalogue p.174.
Paper stacks are perfect for this project as you don't need to cut the paper down to size.
Otherwise 15cm x 15cm or thereabouts is a good starting size for your larger designer paper pieces.

On the back side of the paper place some TearNTape along one complete edge.
Cut two more pieces 3-4cm in length.
Place one about 1cm from the Tear n Tape at right angles as shown
and the other piece on the opposite side in the centre.
(Note: I don't measure any of this - just approximates is fine)

 Peel off the long piece of Tape first and attach to the opposite side to make a tube/cylinder shape.

Look for the Tape inside on one end. Have it facing you and push ends together.
Now fill your container.
Repeat process at the other end.
You should have both ends pointing in opposite directions. i.e. when one is sitting flat the other is pointing up.




I have a short video on this container on my Facebook Business Page that you are welcome to visit.
Same name as my blog. Cardsonthetablewithvicki. 

Thanks for hopping by. (play on words there hehe). and Happy Easter
have a great day. Vx






Pin It Now!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Doily Daze Craze

(Featured products: Lace Doilies, Dragonfly Dreams, Stencil background technique)

Yes folks, it is true. I am in love with the Lace Doilies (p.51 of the Occasions Catalogue.)
Can ya tell? LOL.

All I did was use my lace doily like a stencil. Placing in slightly off the corner of my 9.5 x 9.5cm white cardstock.

I used mainly four colours but in the last one at the end I only used three.
Using my chosen ink pads and a sponge dauber (or a sponge if you haven't got sponge daubers).
In your mind imagine the doily is cut into quarters.
Ink over the top of the doily about a quarter of its circumference.
Then follow around with each of your colours until your doily is completely coloured.
Move the doily to another corner and repeat the process.
Each of these Black Based cards have the same colours but some are inked heavier than others.
So even using the same colours you can make a totally different looking card.

I have also inked a doily with Watermelon Wonder. Cut it in half and added to the lower part under the greeting.

Ink Colours for the Black base cards: Watermelon Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight.



Ink Colours for the Blue/Pink card : Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Marina Mist and Mint Macaron.
I have added some Gold Wink of Stella to the doily background and the dragonfly. The doily under the greeting is completely coloured with Gold Wink of Stella. Oh so pretty! 


Ink Colours for the Watermelon Wonder/Peekaboo Peach card: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay.

TIP: If you still have a two-way glue pen (retired) you can dab a few parts of the back of the doily and let it dry. This will give you a bit of stick on your doily to help hold it in place without tearing your card.


Inside view of a couple.

 

If you are on Facebook you can check out my video for this technique on my
 Facebook business page. 
My business Facebook address is the same name as my blog. Cardsonthetablewithvicki. Pop on over a have a look if you can.


Have a great day and I will be back soon.  Vx

See the Eastern Water Dragon up our tree. Just so long as he stays there and doesn't jump down on top of me when I am walking past. haha.




Pin It Now!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Surprise Explosion card

(Featuring: Explosion Card, Birthday Blooms, Butterfly Basics, Dragonfly Dreams)

I have fallen in love with this technique so beware you will be seeing a few of these cards.
This card front was inspired from one by artysara.blogspot.com. I loved her design and changed it up a bit to make  it my own.

The outside was so pretty I wanted to do something special on the inside too so...
when you open up the inside of the card you get a paper explosion kind of happening.
I had already written in this card so that is why there is an extra slip of whisper white randomly across the the middle there (in case you were wondering :)

Products used:
Cardstock : Sahara Sand, Whisper White, (Pink Pirouette for the butterfly)

Designer paper is a retired piece - 18cm x 18cm. (score 9cm on two sides and diagonally across one direction) I have added contrasting designer paper to the triangle sections.

Stamps: Hardwood (stamped in White Craft Ink)
Butterfly Basics,
Greetings from: Beautiful You, Birthday Blast and Butterfly Basics.

This next surprise explosion card was made using Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue.

See that yellow flower? It is actually the Dragonfly wings stamped around in a circle. How cool is that!
I stamped once in So Saffron in the centre of the 9.5cm x 9.5cm Very Vanilla Card.
Then I stamped again on a smaller piece 4cm x 4cm.
Add a piece of plain Very Vanilla 4.2cm x 4.2cm between the two flowers.

The inside designer paper is the Party Animal Dsp Occasions Catalogue.
I added Very Vanilla cardstock to the top and bottom of the card
with stamping from Dragonfly Dreams and Birthday Blooms in Black, So Saffron and Crushed Curry 
ink.



...and a bit of a Starblast thinlets sparkly going on at the top of the card because I just love them.

This is such a fun card to make and great for using up your designer paper too.

Thanks for dropping by. Vx

Pin It Now!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Salebration Inside the Lines

(Featuring: Saleabration Behind the Lines Designer Paper, Dragonfly Dreams, 3D card)

Have you noticed Colouring Books are so on trend at the moment?
Stampin Up definitely have...and have introduced a great Designer Paper package for all of us who love colouring.

The exclusive Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper is a Saleabration product. Which means there is only two weeks left if you would like to get your hands on some. For every AU$90 you spend you can get this paper or other Salebration products for FREE but only until March 31st.

So today I thought I would show you a couple of cards made with this lovely paper.





For this one I brayered over the piece using the Soft Sky Inkpad. Then I added some colour to some of the flowers and leaves using the Watercolour Pencils in Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Basic Grey.

I cut the paper into 4 different size panels and layered them over black cardstock.



Cardstock used: Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Black.
Other product: Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set for greeting and Dragonfly Detailed Thinlets for Gold Foil Card Dragonfly.
 I wanted to show you the closeup of the Lace Doily (p.51 Occasions Catalogue). It is sooooo sparkly! I used my Gold Wink of Stella pen to colour it.

So you might think..."I am not into colouring".. and that is fine too, as this paper is perfect as a black and white background piece.
Here is a card I made just with the designer paper and Black Cardstock. Very simple and still looks good.



But what could be even better??? A little pack of colouring pencils attached to the card for those who do like to colour.
I made a simple little open lidded box to hold these three pencils, red, blue and yellow and attached it to the bottom of the card.


The box is 9cm x 11cm. It is scored at 1cm, 4cm, 5cm, 8cm. and then 1cm for the bottom of the box.  I cut a semi circle at the front to see the pencils. But of course the measurements really depend on the size of your colouring pencils. 


By wrapping a piece of the designer paper around the box it holds the pencils in place.

and when you open the inside of the card.




and here is a buzzy bee photo I took last week out at the farm.  Flowers and bees go together.



Have a happy day. Thanks for dropping by. Vx




Pin It Now!