Friday 17 August 2012

Easy Events with floral tiles

Never minds sixes and sevens, I'm all at tens and elevens at the moment trying to get things done! So I thought I'd show you a card I made a while ago with one of the most useful stamp sets ever, Easy Events. Come and have a look:

I love making cards with tiles on them and the square punches are so useful for this. Stamp an image several times and punch out what you want to appear in your tile with the smaller punch, then punch out a larger square to mat it onto - how quick and simple is that?!

I've kept my background neutral with Natural Ivory and textured Very Vanilla card stocks and added the splash of colour with gorgeous Peach Parfait. I love the way Stampin' Up provide card stock, ink and markers that match - it makes it so easy to coordinate coloured images with the rest of the card. I coloured the flowers in by squashing the lid of my Peach Parfait ink pad to make a pool of ink appear on the inside of the lid, then picking up the ink with a blender pen. The dots have been added with a Cajun Craze marker. Peach Parfait is only going to be available until the end of September along with the other 2010-2012 in-colours, so if you love it, you'll need to order it soon!

Easy Events contains eight images that cover many occasions with sentiments attached but I've separated my sentiments to make them even more versatile! I love the font they've been designed in.

Here's another version of the card, this time with Pool Party as the splash of colour.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze or Pool Party and Island Indigo
Card stock: Natural Ivory, Very Vanilla textured plus Peach Parfait or Pool Party
Other: Square punches, markers, corner rounder, linen thread, 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. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

No wittering today as I know how easily those tens and elevens could turn into sixteens and seventeens! Have a lovely weekend and I hope the sun shines all over you!



  1. Two really pretty CAS cards, Vicky. I love both colours and I like how you layered your tiles. Fabulous water colour effect using the inks.

  2. I like the Peach Parfait AND the Pool Party! Two fantastic cards.

  3. Simple but stunning!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Beautiful, such a great way to use up scraps too!
    I know what you mean, I've done no crafting since we got back from hols!

  5. A beautiful CAS card Vicky, with gorgeous colours. I love
    the design especially the tiles.

  6. I've been looking at Easy Events recently wondering what else I could do with it, so thanks for this great inspiration. The tiling effect is great.

  7. Lovely colours, orange and turquoise are up there as my favourites, I think!
    Ha, I chuckled at our matching library/date stamp desires. I have been surprised at how many of my blog friends confess to library love! Perhaps I should get into stamping to satisfy the urge, but I don't think I would create cards as beautiful as yours. xxx

  8. Perfect. Just perfect! xxx

  9. Hi vicky
    great card......,love those colours
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

  10. Just having another catch up with your blog Vicky. As usual you've posted some fabulous cards but these are terrific because they are so quick to do and also very versatile and attractive. Love how you created the shadow too.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. Love the cards, and the colours you have chosen. The three tiles design is so versatile, and the stamps work perfectly. x x

  12. Pretty cards Vicky...lovely stamps...our grandchildren go back tonight so hopefully back to craftin tomorrow


  13. What sweet cards and a great idea! I will have to try this sometime.

  14. More fabulousness here again Vicky,such super cards again. Awww I love your ramblings....well that's what I call mine anyway lol :) Viv xx

  15. Love these cards Vicky, the shadow around the blossoms really makes them pop, must remember to do that! Pool party is my favourite:) Looking forward to the return of the wittering!!
    Val x

  16. These cards are so gorgeous!!! I love these tiles with little flowers. Great how you worked in different shades on the two cards.



  17. Hi Vicky,Love those little tiles-and you can use them in so many ways-i am inspired now to fiddle with some tile designs :) x

  18. beautiful cards, love the CAS style. they look so different just by changing the colour! they're perfect! hugs Karen

  19. Beautiful tiles and I love the two colour ways. Your flowers look great with the shadow, a great 3d effect. x


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