Thursday, 12 September 2013

A three minute bit of a Postcard

I do hope you're being entertained by this week's posts about Stampin' Up's Postcard stamp! I'm loving using it and it has proved to be amazingly versatile.  So far I've made actual postcards, a collage-style card and a Christmas card with it and today, as it's Three Minute Thursday here today, I've got an idea for something fast! Come and have a look:

When I made these layered cards I stamped an extra postcard image so that I could double up parts of the image. There was lots left over and of course we don't like waste in the Stamping Square Metre, so I've used a pretty off-cut to make this notecard!

The flourish makes a beautiful feature, especially when mounted on some beautiful textured core'dinations card stock, and this sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes fits underneath it perfectly. The card was finished with the little flower from Everything Eleanor, stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe ink, given a quick colouring with a blender pen, and decorated with little pearls - guess which bit took the longest time?!!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Postcard, Everything Eleanor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe
Card stock: Very Vanilla smooth, Basic Black core'dinations
Other: Basic Pearls

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

If you were reading my blog on Monday you may remember me mentioning my vulgar son suggesting that the teacher's initials DHU stood for 'don't have underpants'! Well yesterday I discovered that they are in fact the initials of the headmaster... aaaargh! I can never look him in the eyes again!

See you tomorrow,


  1. How elegant Vicky-beautiful and very classy design :)
    Those pearls really finish off the flower perfectly(even if they did take forever to stick!)
    Ooh,you naughty son-tee hee!
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

  2. My jaw just dropped when I saw this it's so elegant especially with the splash of pink - Jacqueline xx

  3. LOVELY . . that pale pink against the black is a wonderful colour combo. xxx

  4. What an elegant card, love it

    I did laugh about the teacher LOL.

  5. Very pretty Vicky, and a great way to use up scraps too...
    By the way, I am going to start a campaign for a photo-tour of the stamping square metre so you'd better cough up a photo really soon!

  6. What a beautiful little notecard, it's so elegant. I love the splash of Crisp Cantaloupe, and the pearls in the flower x x

  7. This is so pretty Vicky! What a great idea to use up the scraps! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. So beautiful clean and simple. Love it.

  9. love how your cut off makes a gorgeous tile and the soft pink flower sets it off.

    Aileen x


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