Monday 2 June 2014

Papaya Collage in the frame

I love using tags on my cards and I'm intrigued by the current trend for layouts with an offset element too. Today's card combines both! Come and see:

Does this large tag remind you of Project Life by any chance? Not long to wait now - I am SO looking forward to using this quick and easy way to organise my photos with Stampin' Up colours and everything coordinating!

The big, punchy 'thank you' from Stampin' Up's Simply Celebrate was my starting point for this card. It was stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so it would resist the ink when I stamped the frame from the retiring Papaya Collage over the top. I masked off the frame and stamped the foliage from the same set inside, finishing it with a bit of light sponging.

As well as the frame and the foliage, there are heaps of other elements in this gorgeous stamp set! This butterfly for example - he was stamped, sponged and stapled to the tag (but he felt nothing I promise!)

To finish the card, I stamped and heat embossed this decorative swirl, added a little banner (remember that gorgeous banner punch from Sale-a-bration?!) and embellished with a die cut button and some white bakers twine. Yes, the wonderful Sweet Buttons embosslits die is retiring - don't miss out on that for goodness sake!!!

I used the beautiful sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to make this card and the gorgeous colours at the Colour Throwdown.

(Click on each item to find it quickly in my shop) 
Stamps: Simply Celebrate wood or cling, Papaya Collage (retiring) wood or cling
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Other: Banner punch (available soon), corner rounder, Sweet Buttons embosslits die (retiring), Clear embossing powder, heat tool, white bakers twine, stamp-a-majig
Click above to place an order 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.

Some of the items in the annual catalogue are retiring to make way for new products. Don't miss out on your favourites! Some of these items have been discounted too - check them here.

What a wonderful birthday weekend I've had! My family really do know how to spoil me and the sunshine was an added bonus. We spent yesterday exploring the beautiful city of Cambridge with its interesting mix of Georgian architecture, cows on the common, many bicycles, punting on the river Cam, a brilliant arts, crafts and food market and fascinating shops and cafes. I  might be another year older but perhaps I'll stop worrying about my 'senior moments' after overhearing a conversation between two young ladies in one cafe:
"When are you going on holiday?"
"When's August?"

Hope you had a lovely weekend. See you tomorrow,


  1. Happy Birthday, Vicky. You sound like you had a wonderful day out to celebrate.

    There seems to be quite a lot of tags of cards lately, must be the trend, and I quite like the way you have offset your stamped image. Very nice!!!

  2. Vicky , I love your card..I love how you did the frame stamped with the same color with the card base the butterfly is a great idea...and the color combo perfect with the color challenge..great using the sketch too...I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL CARD Vicky..

    By the way, I join the Freshly Made Sketches too this time and maybe you would like to see my simple card..its number 99 in the mr Linky...would be happy if you leave me some love too...Hugs, Monika

  3. Happy belated Birthday!! Sounds like a wonderful day!!
    Your card is amazing!! I love everything about it!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

  4. Fantastic offset card Vicky.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Glad you had a lovely weekend xxxx

  5. Beautiful card Vicky, that red really pops!
    Happy belated birthday xx

  6. I love your terrific card with the frame. Sending you the happiest of birthday wishes. Glad your weekend was great.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Nice take on the challenges :)

  8. Belated birthday wishes Vicky, love your card and the way the tag wraps around. I love all the little details too:)
    Val x

  9. Lovely take on the sketch. The offset images really draw the eye to the pretty butterfly! Happy birthday and so glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Beautiful card, Vicky! I love the offset framed image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  11. Fun use of the sketch and colors!! Wonderful! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  12. Hi Vicky... long time no see!! First of all I want to send belated birthday wishes, Cambridge is the perfect place to spend your day especially in the gorgeous weather we had at the weekend :0)
    Gorgeous colour scheme and love the angled frame too. I need to ring you to arrange a time to meet up ;0)
    Jenny x

  13. Oh this is such a lovely card Vicky! I adore your shading to your frame and the sweet little butterfly you've added. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  14. Belated birthday wishes, sounds like you had a fabulous time. Talking of fabulous - your card! It's amazing. I just love it x x


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)