Thursday 21 November 2013

Three minutes with some designer paper

The Stampin' Up annual convention starts today and I'm trying to contain my excitement... a spot of crafting is required to calm me down I think! Less is More has a great challenge this week to use designer paper in a CAS way - so here's my quick take on that:

I seem to making a lot of stylised Christmas trees this year! This one was punched out of Epic Day designer paper with the Pennant punch, the trunk added with an Early Espresso marker using a ruler and a little pot punched out of Real Red core'dinations card stock using the Christmas Ornament punch.  I decorated the tree with a single gem.

The sentiment from Wishing You is quite possibly my favourite sentiment of the season.

I used markers to ink the rubber in order to get the multi-coloured image. I mounted the tree panel onto a background of the same designer paper as I used for the tree - the pattern is small so the design remains CAS. My envelope board was out on my desk so I used it to round the top corners of my card - and if you don't yet have one of these boards they're FAB so I highly recommend putting it at the top of your Christmas list!

• By the way, as well as Stampin' Up shopping vouchers, stylishly presented in a handmade wallet, I offer a Wish List service for Christmas. This is where you give me a list of the Stampin' Up goodies you'd like for Christmas and give your loved ones my contact details; then, when they get in touch with me, I can advise them of the perfect gift for you!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wishing You
Ink: Early Espresso and Real Red markers
Card stock: Whisper White, scrap of Real Red core'dinations
Other: Epic Day designer paper, Basic Rhinestones, Pennant and Christmas Ornament punches, stamp-a-majig, Envelope board

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
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.

By the time you're reading this I could be having coffee with my lovely Inkredibles team members, swapping cards and gifts with friends old and new, attending a special reception for demonstrators who have promoted to Silver 2 or more (oh yes, I'm that posh these days!), receiving free Stampin' Up goodies, being inspired by beautiful displays, raising a glass with members of the extended Pinkies team or relaxing in the luxurious surroundings of the Midland Hotel! Can you FEEL the excitement?!!!

I have a post scheduled for tomorrow though so don't forget to come back and join me and I'll be sending regular updates and photos to my facebook page so do pop over there too!


  1. Oh how glorious . . . I just know you'll have the BEST time. Fab card by the way!

    Sarn xxx

  2. Fabby card Vicky. Love it.

    Hope you've had a brilliant time at the convention.

    Kat xx

  3. Have a wonderful crafty time Vicky, beautiful card btw!
    Val x

  4. Fabulous christmas card Vicky, a great CAS design!

  5. Great card, Vicky. Enjoy Manchester - it will rain, it always rains, but don't let that stop you having a blast! xxxxx

  6. This is terrific Vicky, This is my favourite kind of paper!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  7. Beautiful, simple & so effective. Hugs Bev x


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