Friday, 11 March 2011

Coordinated gift set using All a Flutter

It was a lovely friend of mine's birthday this week so I set to work on a card for her. I'd been looking at the FTL 130 sketch on the Clean and Simple Stamping site and thinking it would perfect for show-casing this gorgeous Night of Navy paper from the Patterns designer range.

I used the All a Flutter butterfly, stamped in Night of Navy ink and cut out with my paper snips, to decorate it and the ribbon is the beautiful organza - I like the way you can see a bit of the paper through its sheer edges.

To make the tag, I used an image from Perfect Punches to stamp the outline, then cut it out with the Curly Label punch. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired Sale-a-bration set that I use a lot - it really is worth making a collection of sentiment stamps!

I wanted to get my friend a tiny little something to show her that she is appreciated, and opted for one of those utterly delicious chocolate bars from the Fair Trade Divine range. She is a keen cyclist and thinks nothing of cycling 40 miles in a day, so I felt she'd welcome something to keep her strength up!

I made a wrapper for the chocolate in paper to match the card and topped it with a label cut from Whisper White card stock. I used the Curly Label punch to shape the sides - such a useful technique! The label was stamped with one butterfly and I added another cut-out one to add a bit of dimension. The ends of the package are crimped with the crimper and I think it gives the wrapper a rather professional look!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing these projects today but - hang on to your hats! - it doesn't stop there! I also have a very special offer for you today - look:

Special Offer!
Don't you just love the designer paper I used today? It's from the Patterns range and comes in four tone-on-tone designs in every single Stampin' Up colour! These papers are beautiful on their own but are also incredibly useful for adding a little texture or dimension to cards, scrapbook pages and other projects. It's lovely to have all the colours but, at £62, that's a pricy option. Which is why I'm offering a paper share: How would you like to have 160 sheets in a 6"x 6" size for only £16.75? That's all the designs in all of the colours except the in-colours!

If you'd like to take advantage of this offer, just send me an email and I'll get the paper posted direct to you. Please note that because this is my own offer, I can't accept credit cards but I am happy to take payment by paypal, bank transfer, cheque. 

And finally...'s me and The Box! Inside this box are some very exciting things from the forthcoming mini catalogue - and, let me tell you, I'm in heaven!

Have a brilliant weekend and I'll see you next week for Masculine Monday,


  1. Ha! Looks like that box is making you pretty happy! Your craft room looks great with all the stamps displayed! You must have just about all of them by now!! Great card btw- Love the paper!

  2. Lovely card and wow what a craft room. I would like a parcel that size full of crafting goodies x

  3. What a gorgeous card Vicky and I love the matching gift wrap for your friends present.

  4. I like how the chocolate matches the card and I'm dead jealous of your craft room!

  5. Hello vicky, thank you so so so much for your comment, this make me feel so good and happy, thank you for visit my blog.
    Yours cards are so beutiful, a great job, i love all, but the card for the less is more...i love it, beautiful and clever idea(sorry for my english)
    A big hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain

  6. I really like the blue paper and you have created a very elegant card with it. Have fun with the contents of that box!

  7. uuuuh I love this picture!! And all the stamps in the background! Janna

  8. Gorgeous Card Vicky. I love your take on the sketch with those gorgeous pp.
    Wow.. I love your stamp rack and all your collection :)

  9. Once again, you are a wonder with those snips! And I'm dying to know what's in that box. I haven't even SEEN our mini yet!

  10. Lovely card Vicki, I was wondering too where you got the wooden rck you have your ink pads in?? it looks great :-)
    Hugs xx

  11. wow - look at your fab craft room - I love the way you have displayed all your stamps - very organised - Jacqueline xx.

  12. That sketch was perfect for showcasing the patterned paper -- such a lovely pattern. Love the effect of the ribbon over it, too. Great idea for a package for the chocolate bar. I don't get how you shaped the tag sides with the curly label punch. Maybe I just need to go upstairs and pull out my punch to try to figure it out (or you can tell me and save me the trouble... :) ). Loved having a little peek into your stamping area, too!


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