Tuesday 20 September 2011

Things to do with designer paper - and a special offer!

I love designer paper! I love the variety of ways to use it on a card (stamp on it, cut bits of it out, use it as a background or as a focal point, tear it, fold it, concertina it, roll it, make embellishments with it... the list is endless! It's also indispensable for gift presentation and for 3D projects - and that's before we've even started on scrapbooking! If you love designer paper too, you won't want to miss out on my special offers, but before you have a look at those, come and see today's projects:

Every now and then I feel impelled to make a tall thin card, completely forgetting what a nightmare they are to photograph! This one uses Baroque Motifs which has to be one of the best stamp sets in the universe (oh dear, I now have an image of an alien stamping on Mars...) Just look at that gorgeous flourish! On top of the flourish - hang on, lets zoom in so that you can see...

... On top of the flourish, I've arranged some foliage from my wonderful Little Leaves die and a layered flower made with flowers punched from a paper in the Blueberry Crisp range using the Fancy Flower punch. I punched through the layers with a 1/8" handheld punch and secured them with a gorgeous brad from the retiring Hodgepodge Hardware kit.

I'm entering this card into the Less is More challenge where the ladies are aiming for 1000 entries this week. They're asking for any clean and simple cards - so do pop over and enter yours too!

Oh and before you go - come and see these little gift bags I made with the Blueberry Crisp range too:

Aren't the papers divine?!!

Supplies needed for today's card:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Sahara Sand
Card stock: Sahara Sand
Other: Blueberry Crisp designer paper, Little Leaves die, Big Shot, Fancy Flower punch, corner rounder
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off! These items are available only while stocks last - and some have sold out already!

Photographing today's card reminded me of a scene in the third Lord of the Rings film where our hero is presented with the legendary sword with which he will defeat his enemies. We watch as he draws the sword out of its scabbard and then the camera follows the blade up... and up... and even further up... and you begin to wonder whether the blade will ever come to an end! Now, I love this film but that scene made me giggle!

Thank you so much for dropping in today - don't forget to check my special offers if you'd like to bag yourself a bargain! I'll be back tomorrow with an autumnal colour palette and I'll hope to see you then.



  1. both the card and the bags are gorgeous! Did you have a general pattern for those bags, or just come up with it on the fly?

  2. Hi Vicky

    Great projects today.

    I love the lovely flower on your card and its background swirl and those gift bags are gorgeous!!

    Love the tiny one with the button!!

    Love Jules xx

  3. Fantastic card Vicky. Love the bags too
    Perfect for us as ever!

    Thank you in our bid to achieve 1000 entries

  4. Hello Vicky

    Wow your card and bags are stunning, I LOVE, LOve them especially the flower, and devine paper.


  5. Those papers certainly are divine, as is your gorgeous card! The bags are fabby too!
    Thanks so much Vicky.
    "Less is More"

  6. Very nice card and those bags are fab, would never want to hand over presents in them lol!

  7. Beautiful card Vicky, very elegant. xx

  8. Great projects Vicky and lovely have also just reminded me I have a draw full of thin cards to use up...


  9. Wow Vicky . . . super gift bags and a lovely CAS card . . . just brilliant.

    Hugs, Sandra

  10. Love the way you've embellished the flourish Vicky and that flower is gorgeous. Your gift bags are beautiful, friends and family must be delighted to receive a present from you:)
    Val x

  11. Beautiful card, such a lovely flourish! And fab bags too, that paper is gorgeous!

  12. Hi Vicky
    Fabby card....with Fabby Papers ....

  13. Beautiful samples. Love those bags!

  14. I love that DSP flower and it's so pretty on this size card! The gift bags are beautiful! That's some pretty paper!

  15. Fabulous card and the papers are beautiful:0)Love the flower too Gay xxx
    What ironing? I know nothing about any ironing, LOL

  16. Lovely card Vicky, gorgeous gift bags too - that paper is fabulous. - Jacqueline xx

  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Vicky. The crad is lovely and the bags/boxes - well you know how much I love these!!!
    M x

  18. Beautiful work once again, Vicky. Your flower and stamping are beautiful, and your gift bags are fantastic. I really love those Blueberry Crisp papers:)

  19. Gorgeous card Vicky, love that flower and flourish. Love your gift bags too :o) Lisa x

  20. Love your tall slim card Vicky, perfect positioning of the flower on it :)
    Jenny x

  21. Sometimes tall and thin is just the ticket. I love how you've got all that white space. It really draws attention to your flourish stamp and that layered flower. Gorgeous!

  22. I'm all for hacking up the design paper (after a little bit of stroking) - the blues look just fabulous on the bags and I love a skinnie minnie anytime!

  23. Hee Hee I wondered what you had for us as on the blogger reader it just looks like plain card. A lovely surprise to see the gorgeous flower at the bottom. I love all the gifts bags you've made too. x


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