Friday, 15 February 2013

Welcome to my Stampin' Up team!

My children are delighted to be breaking up for the school half term holidays today and I'm happy too because it means I'll get to see more of them. I'm so lucky to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator - not only do I get to work in the crafting industry but I choose my own hours too! It's hard to imagine an employer being okay with me saying:  "Actually I don't fancy coming in to work next week - my children are off school and I'd like to spend some time with them!"

If flexible working appeals to you, why not join Stampin' Up yourself? A starter kit costs only £99 and, during the current Sale-a-bration promotion until 22nd March, you'll get to choose an incredible £162.50 worth of products to put in it! Do contact me if you'd like to know more - I'll be happy to answer all your questions so that you can decide whether it might work for you.

Whenever anyone joins my team I send a little pack to welcome them. It contains a gift and card from me as well as one or two items to help them with setting up their business. Today's card was made for a lovely lady who recently joined my team. Come and see:

Madison Avenue from Stampin Up

I've used the wonderful Madison Avenue stamp set (get it for free during Sale-a-bration!) for the flowers and decorated them with buttons made with my Sweet Buttons embosslits die. Can you see how the buttons have been 'threaded' with the fine end of a marker?

Madison Avenue close up

Once the leaves were stamped, I cut them out with my indispensable 2 1/2" circle punch to make a focal point for the card. A little Marina Mist sponging round the edges gives the illusion of sky.

A word For You sentiment

The fabulous banner is from the Itty Bitty Banner set - also available as a Sale-a-bration freebie. I coloured just the border of this one with a marker and added a different sentiment using my stamp-a-majig to get it positioned accurately. The 'you' was cut out with my sharp paper snips - this is much easier than you may think and I love the effect.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Madison Avenue, Itty Bitty Banners (Sale-a-bration freebies), A Word for You
Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, scraps of Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
Other: Sweet Buttons embosslits die, Big Shot, 2 1/2" circle punch, markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Well, another Valentines Day celebration has gone by. Before my daughter went away, I was trying to explain to her why this time of year is one of the busiest for purveyors of lingerie. My youngest son overheard this conversation and was moved to join in. "If I was a girl," he said stoutly, "and my boyfriend bought me a pair of pants, I would not be happy!" So there we have it then!

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

9 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is so pretty and those "buttons" just make the entire card pop!
    Lynn

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  2. Fab card Vicky, I love the sweet floral images.
    I agree with your son too! Although if I ever got undies from my hubby I would be shocked, as he knows better than to guess my size haha!

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  3. Yay for half term here too :0) Gorgeous card Vicky, love the flower popping outside the circular frame :0)
    This stamp set is very tempting...friend coming round this morning so we'll put an order together :0)
    Jenny x

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  4. Lovely little welcome card Vicky ! All my SAB stash came yesterday so haven't played with Madison avenue yet ! I do love what you have done with this set - the circle is so simple but very effective ! Enjoy your half term ! Jane x

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  5. Hello Vicky

    Simple and so beautiful.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. Lovely cards Vicky and like your pretty button

    Anne

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  7. Love the way you've used the embosslits for the flower centres Vicky, one to remember:) Enjoy half term!
    Val x

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  8. Simply lovely! I do like the cards you've created with these stamps - you're so creative.

    Have a super half-term with the children. I have to admit that one thing Kathryn really does miss is the half-term break. She has a day off on Monday!!

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  9. I love this Vicky! So very pretty! And I'm not sure I'd like pants for V-day either! I have an image in my head of something out of Bridget Jones' Diary lol!!
    Lizy xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x