Friday, 1 October 2010

Congratulations using Greenhouse Gala designer paper

Hooray! It's the first day of October and I can begin to show you all the gorgeousness from the new Ideas Book and Catalogue. Today, I'm going to kick things off with a fabulous burst of new colour!

This blue is Marina Mist - isn't it divine?! Look at how well it contrasts with Cajun Craze. And have you seen the flower?!!! It's made with the new and exciting Fancy Flower punch. I hope you like it as you'll probably be seeing rather a lot of it in the next week or so!

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a piece of designer paper 14.8cm x 4.8cm. Mount it on a piece of Cajun Spice card stock 14.8cm x 5.3cm. Attach to a Marina Mist card base.
  • Using an Early Espresso marker, colour the word 'congratulations' from the Perfect Punches stamp set and stamp onto a piece of Cajun Spice card stock. Trim it to 0.5cm and add just below the panel on your card.
  • Now make the flower: punch a flower with the Fancy Fower punch and run it through a crimper loads of times to break down the fibres. Now you should be able to carefully peel the flower apart so that you end up with two flowers that have a soft, suede feel to them. Layer them together with glue. Now cut out a 3/4" circle with a punch and sponge the edges of it. Use to make a flower centre.
  • Attach the flower to the card front with a dimensional.

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Certainly Celery (for sponging)
Card stock: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Fancy Flower and 3/4" circle punch, Early Espresso marker

Really today's post should have been a very large card to say thank you to everyone who contacted me to say congratulations on winning the Golden Ticket to the Stampin' Up convention. Thank you so much for all the lovely things you've been saying - you made me cry, but in a good way!
Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. The new colours are really nice, arent tehy? Although I will miss some of the old ones... ut not a lot when I see what nice things you do with the new ones :-)


  2. Argh my eyes! Lovely bright colours, will be making the most of these to brighten up winter!
    Can't wait to meet you at convention! We are lucky ladies to win our places, more to spend on goodies! :-)

  3. this is pretty Vicky.. wish I could craft like you.. work has been crazy.. I am left energy-less daily to craft.. only weekends now.

  4. Wow, that card really "pop's"! Colours are gorgeous and the punch.......well, off to look at it in the catalogue again now after seeing what you've created with it.

  5. What a fantastic way to use this bold, patterned paper. The flower came out really well.

  6. This is gorgeous Vicky, just loving those colours together and that paper is just fab! I've just given up Stampin' Up...wish I hadn't now!!! x

  7. Very pretty card in lovely colors.


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