Friday 4 May 2012

Shaped Apothecary Art

I am LOVING using my new stash from the summer mini catalogue and the Edgelits and Framelits I'm using in today's card are already firm favourites! Come and see what I've been up to:

The new Framelits are wafer thin, nesting dies which you can place over card stock in the exact position you want before running it through your die cutting machine. So, for example, they're brilliant for cutting apertures in larger pieces of card stock and, even more excitingly, they coordinate with the gorgeous Apothecary Art stamp set with its intricate label images. Can you see how accurate the cut is?

I've matted my stamped label onto a larger die cut label before embellishing with a snippet from a Little Leaves die cut and a punched flower from the Itty Bitty punch set. Have you seen the decorative edge of the card? This has been cut with an Edgelit - which looks just like a Framelit but cuts borders wherever you want them!

Are you wondering how I got the embossed edging exactly the same shape as the Edgelit border? No, I didn't painstakingly do it by hand (!) it's an embossing folder that has been designed to coordinate with the Edgelit! I personally found it easiest to emboss first and then make the cut. I also found it very easy to line everything up but, if you're not confident that your dies will stay where you want them, you can tape them down with post it notes to make absolutely sure!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Apothecary Art, retired sentiment
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Other: Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Itty Bitty punch set, Basic Pearls, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Before the regional training last weekend, we were all asked to make a name badge and there were certainly some amazing badges there! I chose an Apothecary Art stamp and the new Framelits to make mine, adding letters punched out of the fabulous Just Add Cake designer papers and backed with little flowers from my favourite Itty Bitty punch set.

Thank you for visiting today and a big welcome to my latest followers. We're gearing up for a bank holiday weekend in the UK and I have to say the weather is looking pretty grim! Hope you have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I shall see you very soon.


PS There'll be no Masculine Monday for the next four weeks as I'll be guest designer at the Make My Monday challenge instead where the theme will be distinctly feminine! I'm really looking forward to that and I hope you'll join in with the fun!


  1. Love these dies and stamps, Vicky...especially the Apothecary Art stamp set, they are so pretty. Your card is beautiful x

  2. Hello, Vicky! I, too, LOVE the Apothecary Art set and coordinating dies! :) Your Summer Mini must be like our Spring I need to go look and see what other stuff you have that we don't and maybe make a wish list! ;) Gorgeous creations, too--LOVE the blues of the first, and your name tag fits you perfectly!

  3. This is SUCH a beautiful card - I love everything about it.
    And your badge? Fabulous!
    Cheers, Karen

  4. A beautiful card Vicky, I love that frame stamp, and the edglit makes a beautiful shape to the card. Love your pretty name tag too, that stamp is gorgeous.
    Yes you're in my spam folder, I will have to sort it out, thank you, will be in touch this morning xx

  5. Beautiful card Vicky this stamp set looks your posh name badge!


  6. Brilliant creations here, Vicky. I think the die set and Apothecary Art set are the thing I've wanted most since I started using SU stuff, so I was thrilled when I saw they were in the mini. I love the look of the pleated ribbon, can't wait to get some!

  7. Simply Stunning!

    I love your name badge too - much more fun than the ones I get when I go to things for work!


  8. Such lovely examples of how to use the new framelits dies. I especially like the name badge and thank you for posting as I have my training day next weekend and as I am still a novice at this it's nice to have an idea ! I wasn't sure how elaborate they could be , but you have given me some guidelines, thanks !
    Jane x

  9. Fantastic name badge and card. Gotta get some of those Edgelits! xxx

  10. A lovely card Vicky - looks very clean and professional. The name badge is gorgeous - very cleverly done.
    Jacqueline xx
    PS - can't wait to have you on the MMM team next month.

  11. Such a pretty card Vicky and I love your name badge. Enjoy the long weekend
    M x

  12. Love the dies and stamps, such a lovely card. xxx

  13. I love anything that co-ordinates, so this is perfect for me! I also love the colours you've used! Lovely x

  14. I love this beauty ! The colours are amazing and the embossing and the edge thingy is just fantastic I really wish this new release had been a week or so earlier so I could have bought that too !Hope you have a super fun weekend.


  15. Love the shapes and the colours are so pretty, very pretty name badge too

  16. Love your card Vicky, the colour combo is so striking and the stamps are fab! I can't wait to see what you've got in store for us at MMM for the next month :0)
    Val x

  17. Oh how beautiful! I love how you've combined all these goodies... it is great how SU design everything to coordinate with each other!

  18. Fabulous cards Vicky, i love the dies.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    hugs Kimx

  19. They are gorgeous aren't they. I love the way you've used Apothecary Art and the sentiment for the centre. x


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