Thursday 24 October 2013

A three minute Oh Hello for Christmas

The excitement continues after Stampin' Up discounted 25 of its stamp sets by 25% as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. I've been using some of my favourite sets from the list this week and today, while using Oh Hello for my Three Minute Thursday card, I discovered a new technique by accident! Come and see:

If you stamp a solid stamp over the chevron oval from Oh Hello, the chevron shows through - how amazing is that?! The new-style ink pads are perfect for this with their brilliant coverage.

You may be thinking that the sentiment and fussy-cut chevron don't look very quick but they were! The patchwork chevron is one stamp so it was a case of stamping it in one go, and then it was such a simple shape to cut out with six snips of my sharp paper snips. My top tip with this style of sentiment is to cut your main panel slightly longer than you need it; you can then add your sentiment exactly where you want it using your stamp-a-majig, before trimming it off in a strip using your trimmer and attaching it to your card wherever you like.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Oh Hello, Remembering Christmas
Ink: Soft Sky, Midnight Muse, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Candy dots, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
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Ironically I never remember what the Remembering Christmas stamp set is called and end up calling it Oh Deer!  Which reminds me of my youngest son - one of his earliest phrases (if you can call it a phrase) was "Oh deed" by which he meant "Oh dear" - which might give you some insight into life in our house at the time!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Super card - really like the colours you've used! I do like the effect with the chevrons!

  2. Another lovely!!

    My son's first word was "eat" - continues to this day (23 years later!).

  3. Lovely card and love the chevron effect on your limage..ties in beautifully with your stamped chevrons...


  4. This is lovely Vicky, great technique too - Jacqueline xx

  5. A fab card Vicky, and the chevrons on the deer look like they've added texture.Great job! Bev x


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