Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Stamp Camp at the Hunter Valley Retreat- Stampin' Up! Australia

We had a fabulous weekend away in the Hunter Valley, doing nothing but stamping, eating, (the fully catered menu was absolutely outstanding), laughing, making new friends, scrapbooking, trying out new papercraft patterns, doing design challenges, making shoebox swaps, and enjoying each others' company. Many thanks to the lovely Marelle Taylor for her exceptional organizing skills in ensuring that we all had a wonderful time.
Can't wait till next year!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Order your new - Stampin' Up! catalog today!

Order your new - Stampin' Up! catalogue today! It is absolutely gorgeous!
I am taking pre-orders for when the catalogue goes live on
 September 1st.
To get your FREE - Stampin' Up! catalogue (plus $5.95 postage and handling)
just contact me at vicki.mccarthy@live. com.au
and I'll pop one in the post for you.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

One Card SIX Different Ways Supplies List - Stampin' Up!

Here are the supplies and measurements for my Youtube - Stampin' Up! Tutorial, One Card SIX Different Ways.
Card Stock: - Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Real Red
Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, Mixed Bunch
Embellishments: Scallop Dots Ribbon Basic Black
Basic Jewels Pearl, Rhinestone
Liquid Pearls, White
Scotch Tape
Snail Adhesive
Tombow Multi purpose glue
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Button from the Brights Designer Buttons (small Red flower button)
Glue Dots (to adhere the pearl to the button)

Card base Whisper White 16cm x 10.5cm, scored and folded in half
Real Red layer 10cm x 7.5cm
Scraps of Basic Black and Whisper White for punching out the blossom shape (stamp the white card scrap with real red then punch out the image).

Friday, 10 August 2012

FREE template giveaway. Choc-chip Cherry Cupcake that looks good enough to eat! - Stampin' Up!

Isn't this just too yummy for words!
I had such fun designing this card. The full - Stampin' Up! supplies list is printed below the template. Right-click on the template image, choose 'save image as', then print, making sure your printer is set to 100%. You can slip a gift card or greeting in the pocket.
It's a larger than life size cupcake, fits a regular C6 envelope and looks good enough to eat! Enjoy! 
Choc-chip Cherry Cupcake Supplies List
  • Card base: - Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink Card stock
  • For the patty case and cherry stem: Chocolate Chip Card stock cut at 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" ( 11.5cm x 6.5cm) plus small piece for the stem.
  • Simply Scored Tool to fan fold the chocolate chip card stock at every 1/4"
  • For the cherry: Real red Card stock
  • Embossing folder (emboss only the front of the top) Elegant Lines 
  •  Big Shot
  • Basic Pearls for the silver cachous on top
  • Crystal Effects for the cherry. Adhere the stem when the crystal effects has dried a little, then add a 2nd coat for really high gloss and dimension
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (attach the patty case to the sides at the back)
  • Glue Dots for inside the bottom of the patty case and for the cherry
  • TIP: When adhering the patty case, gently curve it to match the template base, adhere with Sticky Strip, then trim a gentle curve with your paper snips.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Pretty Bouquet Card Supplies List - Stampin' Up!- Stampin' Up! Australia

My Youtube Video
I hope you enjoyed my Youtube Tutorial: Pretty Bouquet Card.
Here is the Supply List:
Whisper white, Real Red, Basic Black
Snail Adhesive,
2 way glue pen,
Punch: Owl Builder,
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds
Stampin' Write Marker- basic Black,
Loving Thoughts, Language of Friendship
Inkpad: Real Red
Scotch Tape

Friday, 3 August 2012

The Retiring List Has Been Announced! - Stampin' Up!- Stampin' Up! Australia

 Stampin' Up! Retired List Promotion
Hundreds of - Stampin' Up! stamp sets and accessories are retiring, and this is your last chance to get them before they're gone. All retiring products are only available while supplies last, so don’t miss your chance—contact me today to place your order!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Birthday Cards - Stampin' Up! Australia

                                            I needed to make 2 birthday cards this week.
  • This card is for a teenager's 18th birthday. I wanted a nice masculine card, so I used the - Stampin' Up! pennant punch to make a banner. 
  • I cut the scallop edge using the scallop framelit.
  • Next I scored the front of the card every 1/2 inch using the Simply Scored Tool to give an embossed effect. This is a really versatile way to jazz up any card front and you can score on the diagonal as well if you have the diagonal plate.
  •  Each flag has a circle cut from the owl builder punch ( middle sized circle) 
and then I layered a 1 inch circle onto the smallest apothecary framelit die, which I cut out using the Big Shot.
  • The stamp is from the the Pennant Parade stamp set, and I finished the card off with some linen thread, and glued on some separate tiny bows.
 The card stock used was Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, and Daffodil Delight.

This next card was for a teenage girl who loves the clean and simple look. I kept the card fresh by using only two colours, Whisper White and Pear Pizzaz.
  • I started by punching out the flower with the blossom punch near the bottom right hand corner of the card. 
  • Next I ran the card front through the Big Shot using the polka dot embossing folder.
  • I layered a piece of Twitterpated Designer Paper inside the card and attached the punched out blossom in the top right hand corner making sure it didn't show through onto the front when the card was closed. This allows a space for journalling.
  • Next I cut a strip of pear pizzaz card stock for the front and punched out the flower centre using the boho blossoms punch.
  • I stamped the greeting from the Apothecary Art Stamp Set
  • I pierced holes using the paper piercing tool and inserted white brads into both these pieces of card stock then affixed the greeting to the front and the centre to the flower (which I lined up with the card closed) using Dimensionals.
The card stock used was Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, and paper from the Twitterpated Designer Series.
I hope you like the cards!
 If you would like to come to a class in St Peters, Sydney just email me, or I can come to your home (minimum of 4 guests) and give a private class.

 Thanks for visiting, and have a great day.