Friday 7 December 2012

A big welcome to my team!

Today's card was made for a lovely lady that joined my team recently. Joining Stampin' Up is such an exciting decision to reach and I always send a pack of items that will be useful for starting your business, as well as a card to say a great big welcome!

If you've ever wondered whether you could earn money from your passion, I'm here to tell you that yes, you can! I have thoroughly enjoyed building up a business from my hobby and find Stampin' Up an incredibly supportive and encouraging company to work with. Everyone runs their business in a different way, so there's definitely a way to make it work for you - all you need to bring to the equation is hard work and dedication. If that sounds like your kind of thing, what are you waiting for? The starter kit costs only £99/129€ and it's yours to keep whatever happens. Click here for more information, or feel free to give me a call.

Come and have a look at my 'welcome to the Inkredibles' card:

I've used my favourite floral in the catalogue for this one, Summer Silhouettes, stamping a riot of those gorgeous leaves and flowers on a panel cut out with one of the larger Labels framelits.

The panel has been mounted on an embossed layer. For a subtler embossed look, I've been putting the card stock in my embossing folder and running it through the Big Shot with this sandwich: (from bottom to top) Multi-purpose platform open at tab 1, cutting pad, embossing folder containing card stock, crease pad. Once it's been embossed I run it through again using this sandwich: (from bottom to top) Multi-purpose platform with both tabs open, cutting pad, embossed card stock (folder taken away), crease pad, cutting pad. Try it - I think it looks rather elegant!

One side was cut off my shaped panel which left handily placed indents for me to tie Wisteria Wonder bakers twine around. I made tags to tie to it using the Word Window punch - one was stamped with part of one of the stamps from A Word For You and the other was handwritten with the INKredibles - the name of my team.

I thought this card would work for the Make My Monday challenge - Use Your Favourite Flower. I adore flowers and wouldn't be able to pick a favourite but this is my favourite floral stamp set of all time - does that count?!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, A Word For You
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green, River Rock, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Wisteria Wonder bakers twine, Word Window punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot, Labels framelits
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight 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 +44 (0) 1280 820593. Check out current special offers here.

I don't mind telling you that I'm rather glad it's Friday - it's taking me a long time to recover properly from that horrid bronchial flu. Earlier in the week, when my daughter asked for a lift back from one of her after-school activities, I was betrayed into saying "Oh no! Do you really have to go?" She was sympathetic but couldn't resist saying "Oh dear, did I accidentally try to have fun?!" Later, she sent me a cartoon of a miserable-looking man with the caption: 'Once I tried to have fun. It was awful!' Well they do say laughter is the best medicine don't they, so I should soon be on the mend.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Gorgeous effect with those florals, Vicky. They look lovely stamped onto your label. Love the colours, too x

  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Vicky! I really must purchase this set--love the purple and kraft that you've stamped in! Thanks for joining us at MMM--I hope you come join us at Digi Haven & Technique Tuesday as well! :)

  3. I can't wait to try the sandwiches you used on your embossing! Hope you're feeling better soon!

  4. This is gorgeous Vicky, lovely colours and wonderful stamping.
    I hope you feel back to normal soon, take care xx

  5. Morning Vicky

    Wow your card is just beautiful, I love the design and colours. I'm glad you are feeling better.

  6. What a beautiful card, Vicky, pretty flowers and gorgeous colours. Hope you feel back to full fitness very soon! xxx

  7. This is so pretty, Vicky. Love the way you have cut the stamped panel. Must try the way you have used the Big Shot.

    Jennifer. x

  8. I love this card Vicky - the purple is gorgeous with the green and Crumb Cake. This is my favourite set too and I have to force myself not to use it every day!
    Thanks for joining in at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

  9. Gorgeous card Vicky, I love the colours you've used.

  10. It's a gorgeous card Vicky, and it sits on my windowsill in my craft room as inspiration to try new things!
    Hope you're feeling better :)
    Lizy xx

  11. Another beautiful creation with my favorite stamp set! I love these colors together!

  12. This is beautiful! Love the delicate flowers and pretty little tags! Hope you're feeling better. Hugs, xx

  13. A beautiful card as always. I do love your skill in colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz

  14. These lovely flowers certainly do count... reminds me spring... can't wait :)
    Sorry to hear you've been unwell... glad you got some laughter treatment!
    thank you for joining us at MMm always a delight to se you.
    Suzi B x

  15. This is really gorgeous Vicky. The flowers are so lovely and the design of the card is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM this week, so lovely to see you again.
    Fliss xx

  16. Beautiful card and a lovely inspiration to your new recruit. Love this set and love purple with green. x

  17. Fabulous card Vicky and that is certainly something every new recruit would love to have, something to aim for ! Beautifully stamped and the colours are sensational.

    Glad to hear your feeling better.



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