Friday 27 July 2012

Reason to Smile - free from Stampin' Up!

I'm still in catch-up mode but I just had to pop in and let you know about an exclusive stamp set,  called Reason to Smile, that will be available for the month of August only. You can buy it for £18.95 (wood mount) or £14.95 (clear mount) but if you place an order for £60 or more, you will get it ABSOLUTELY FREE!

I designed today's card for the lovely ladies in my Stampers 6 Club and as well as show-casing the new set, it uses some of the wonderful brads and ribbons that come free THIS month only with orders of £45 - yes, Stampin' Up are spoiling us with their special offers!

Reasons to Smile is a two step stamping set - ie you can stamp the outline images and then 'colour' them by overstamping with the solid image. You can use a stamp-a-majig to get the exact position but I like the look you get when the colour overlaps...

... like this! Aren't these flowers just gorgeous?! You can see how well the brad and ribbon goes with them too.

I do love a tag on a card. This one was stamped with a variety of the beautiful flowers in the Reason to Smile set. I've laid a sentiment strip across it using the fabulous Curly Cute set, and trimmed it with scallops cut with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch. The card base is embossed with hearts from the Adorning Accents set of folders.

And here are the cards all ready to go out with a little gift to members of my Stampers 6 Club. If you're interested in joining my club, there's a new group starting in September and there are a couple of places available. It's a great way of spreading the cost of your supplies over six months and you get free products of your choice in one of the months, all catalogues that come out during your membership free of charge, gifts and cards from me, the opportunity to get exclusive hostess items... Click here to find out more.

Here's what I used to make today's card:
Stamps: Reasons to Smile (available during August only), Curly Cute
Ink: More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Card stockIsland Indigo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Other: Markers,  Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Adorning Accents embossing folder set, free brad and ribbon set
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. Your free brad and ribbon set will be added automatically to any order of £45 or more.

I've had a busy week catching up with admin and trying to sort out school uniform for next year (I know it's crazy, but they run out of sizes if you leave it - ask me how I know!) The sun has been making up for lost time here in Buckingham too, just in time for the holidays, and I have some hot but happy children who seem to be living on ice cream!

I'll have lots more projects using Reason to Smile to show you next week so do pop back and have a look.



  1. Your tag cards are really lovely, Vicky. I love the new stamp set you used, they are very pretty x

  2. This is gorgeous, Vicky! I love the colors and the simple strip of embossed dots! Absolutely love that tag! :)

  3. What a great card, great layout, and especially great colors. Okay, perfect!!

  4. Very pretty cards,and i love you colour choices too :) x

  5. Very, very pretty and love the colour choices.

  6. Simply gorgeous Vicky, these colours are perfect together, and the cas design really makes these wonderful stamps shine!

  7. So pretty Vicky..gorgeous colours


  8. Hello vicky
    I am so happy you are back.... This tag card is gorgeous ... I am always nervous of tags ..... Not sure what or where to put them ..... Thanks for the inspiration.....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  9. Ooh Hello Vicky! Nice to see you in blogland once more after your busy week.

    Beautiful thank you cards.

    Sarn xxx

  10. Hello Vicky

    oOooooooooooooooo gorgeous, the colours are fabulous. I love the little bit of embossing.

  11. Really pretty Vicky, love the colours!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous stamping! The colours, the hint of embossing and the tag design are just smashing!

  13. Love the way the flowers overlap Vicky and your choice of colours. Hugs, Buttons x

  14. These are gorgeous Vicky...I loved receiving really are an inspiration! :)
    Lizy xx



  16. Stunning card. Love your choice of colours and the embossing really makes it pop. Will be casing this later. Thank you xx

  17. Your tags look gorgeous. Very bright and cheerful. x


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