Monday, 9 September 2013

Pick up a Postcard!

I loved the look of the Postcard stamp in Stampin' Up's annual catalogue but, once it arrived, I didn't quite know what to do with it! So I left it out on my desk and looked at it and had a think and more of a think... and this week I'll be posting the results of my thought processes! Come and see the first idea:

Okay, so this one's the most obvious way to use the stamp - as an actual postcard. After all, who doesn't love receiving postcards?!

I stamped the postcard image and cut it out with my trimmer, whisked it over...

... and had a lovely inky time with a couple of my favourite stamp sets. This one has been sponged and stamped with the glubilicious (according to my daughter) By the Tide...

... while this one has been has been decorated with Papaya Collage - another wonderful set for layering images.

These make great little notecards or thank you cards. I stamped several Postcard blanks too - they're useful to keep in my stash and I can rustle up a scene for the front any time I like!

Here's what you'll need to make these postcards
Stamps: Postcard, Papaya Collage, By The Tide
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, trimmer, stamp-a-majig

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.

Today my children all returned to school looking very smart in their new clothes. Last night my youngest son sat me down and went through his timetable with me. He showed me how all his lessons were listed along with the initials of the teacher taking the class. "DHU," I mused, indicating one set of initials. "Now what does that stand for?" My naughty son gave me a wicked look."Don't have underpants!" he suggested rudely and guffawed loudly. I raised my eyebrows. "Now that's one garment that I would've thought would be indispensable!" I said.

Don't forget to join me tomorrow to see what else I've come up with using the Postcard stamp!


  1. How gorgeous Vicky! I just LOVE the bird postcard(it would make an amazing cover for a journal!)Beautiful layout and stamping as always :)
    Nessa xx

  2. Beautiful postcards Vicky, so soft and vintage in style, they are gorgeous!

  3. Lovely cards Vicky and I live the postcard background


  4. Wonderful Vicky. Love the scene's you've created for your postcards. x

  5. Great cards Vicky - love the layered look !!!xx

  6. Oooh love these Vicky! I have to say, I'm looking forward to seeing your other ideas! :)
    Lizy xx

  7. These are GREAT! Lots of lovely inkiness! xxx

  8. Lovely way to use the Postcard stamp, I too have stamped blanks as so useful to have on hand for a quick note/card - thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas :)

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Both of these are stunning. Can't wait to see what else you've come up with!

  11. Beautiful beautiful cards Vicky.

  12. Stunning postcards - love all your layers of stamping - so creative. Great standby notecards too x x


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