Friday 27 June 2014

Hardwood and Petite Petals by Stampin' Up

The garden in summer is a great source of cardmaking inspiration and Stampin' Up has the perfect stamp sets to get me going - like the gorgeous Hardwood background stamp and Petite Petals flower sets I've used today. Come and see:

I inked up only part of the huge Hardwood background stamp so that I could leave a border either side. The label and sentiment are from a Stampin' Up set called Memorable Moments, which is really useful for personalising birthday or anniversary cards. I cut the label out in seconds using one of the framelits from the coordinating Labels set.

A mixture of washi tape and plain card stock banners add interest. I stapled the bakers twine to them and tied it in a neat bow.

The Petite Petals stamp set has a coordinating punch to make floral accents quick and easy - and, as a bonus, you save 15% when you buy the two together! (Click here to see the cling mount bundle in my online shop.) I added leaves cut with the 2 step Bird punch.

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This card was inspired by Nance's gorgeous sketch at the Paper Players:

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My husband came in one evening this week and announced he had a joke for us. His jokes are not always well received by the family, so there was the usual groaning, but he persevered with this:  

A man goes to the doctor and tells him he thinks he's going deaf.
'What are the symptoms?' asks the doctor. 
'It's a TV program with yellow people,' replies the man.

There was a minute while we tried to work it out and then, much to my husband's gratification, we all roared with laughter and he sailed off feeling like a top comedian! 

Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday,


  1. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card... Love the wood background.....
    I don't get the joke though..... I do them explaining some times......
    Enjoy your weekend....
    Huggs Sylvie xxx

  2. Beautiful card Vicky, I love that coral colour, so pretty and I can see how that wood grain stamp would be a very useful addition to one's crafting arsenal. That joke however is truly dreadful!

  3. What a beautiful card Vicky, I love that hardwood stamp and I will definitely have to get it! I may be in contact when we get back, off to IOW with Charlie:)
    Val x

  4. Firstly, LOVE your card also the ones I haven't commented on, fab as always Vicky.

    As for the joke, I have to admit to rereading it a few times before "I got it" duh! my excuse - I don't watch the program LOL.

  5. I got the joke straight away, might be because my surname is Simpson!
    Beautiful card, those petite petals are so cute.

  6. You are a master at using these SU products! Love this washed woodgrain background and the way you've added the flowered label. So very pretty. The washi tape banners are just delightful trims too. TFS & Happy wkend.

  7. I wonder if I would have figured out the joke faster if I actually watched that program! :) When I figured it out, the joke made me smile. :) I will have to tell it to my audiologist friend. I think she'll like it. (And get it much faster than I!) Love your card!

  8. Hi Vicky Love the card, thank you so much. And it arrived on Saturday, exactly on time. You're so good to remember, I never remember when yours is. Hope all is well with you and your family x x


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