Vintage Vogue

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Secret Sister gifts Part 1

August was the reveal to our Secret Sister for the June – August Stampin’ Up in OZ Secret Sister Swap which means I can now share with you the items I created and sent to my partner. As you may have gathered by the title this post is Part 1 which is my June items and I will be sharing July & August in the next 2 days.

Just in case you aren’t aware how this swap runs, I’ll explain. The Secret Sister swap runs for 3 months. For month 1 and 2 you are required to send 2 cards each month and a handmade gift each month to the value of $8. This is a minimum requirement and if you wish to send above this that’s great but it is not expected. For month 3 you are required to send 2 cards and a gift including SU items to the value of $25. Again you can send more but the minimum is all that is required.

When you sign up to participate in this swap you are sent a questionnaire to complete and return to the swap coordinator who then passes the questionnaire on to your Secret Sister. The questionnaire is then used as a guide to help with your creations (colours, etc you like) and also some ideas on what to include in your gift.

Some of the things my partner listed in her questionnaire are that she likes lots of the stamp sets but Vintage Vogue was a current favourite, likes all colours, Urban Garden and Bella Bleu were 2 of her favourite DSP’s, she listed lots of ideas for her gifts, and then mentioned that even though she loves chocolate and lollies she is unable to eat them due to being a diabetic.

I found her questionnaire very easy to work with except for the ‘no chocolate or lollies’. Isn’t chocolate & lollies a given for stampers……..hahaha.

Using my partners questionnaire as a guide I created my June items using the colours and papers from the Urban Garden DSP along with the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

Here is the 1st card I sent to her.

and the inside

The second card for the month coordinated with the gift. Even though the gift has a minimum $8 requirement it’s not so much about the $ as it is about the packaging that it comes presented in.

I’ve made a little Top Note box to package my partners gift in.

The inside of the card was finished off again using the Top Note die and some Urban Garden DSP.


Card 1
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Template, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 2 & Gift
Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Fresh Cuts, Curvy Verses
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Urban Garden DSP
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Die, Top Not Die, Clear Rhinestone brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Magnetic closure (non-su)

Stop back tomorrow to see my July creations.

Till next time…..

My Convention Swap

When I made this card for my April Stamp-A-Stack class I really liked it so thought I’d adapt it slightly and use a different colour combination (we didn’t know about the Colour Renovation back then) for my Convention swaps.

I decided not to put pressure on myself this year either and limited myself to 50 swaps only. I had them done by early April which was great. One less thing I had to worry about. Normally I’m finishing them off the night before.

The colour combination I used in this card was Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum and Mellow Moss. As in the past I thought we’d only have Rich Razzleberry until the next new IB&C was released in September, so I decided to change that colour to Elegant Eggplant instead. Unfortunately even though Elegant Eggplant is staying, Pale Plum and Mellow Moss will be leaving us.

This is the finished swap card.

Apart from the colour change I also layered a smaller flower on top of the larger one from Vintage Vogue and used a smaller Clear Rhinestone Brad.

I really liked this colour combination too.

I have a feeling Pale Plum and Mellow Moss will be 2 colours I won’t part with once the Colour Renovation takes place on 1st September. I’m sure we’ll all have a colour or 2 we wish wasn’t leaving us. Make sure you stock up if that’s the case and sooner rather than later so you hopefully don’t miss out.

Till next time……

Some upcoming events…..

I’m sure you realise that we have a new Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue being released on Thursday April 1st (which happens to be my mum’s birthday) for the Australian & New Zealand Stampin’ Up! market. So what does that mean apart from some wonderful new products??

Blog Hops.

Yes, it is plural.

To start with, the team I’m part of which is run by the very talented and wonderful Marelle Taylor is holding a Blog Hop commencing at 9pm March 31st. Yep. That’s tomorrow night, so not long to wait now. We have 13 of our team participating in the Blog Hop and a special guest stamper, Teneale Williams, joining us too. Something new to our blog hop this time round, apart from Teneale that is, is that we are offering some ‘Blog Candy’. Details of how you can win will be included in the Blog Hop posts.

The next Blog Hop will be the ESAD-SU one which I will be participating in at 8am April 7th. They will also be having one at 8am April 1st and you can start that one from my fellow StampersAnonymous team mate, Juliette Chapman’s blog.

Would you like a sneak peek now??? No it’s not a sneak peek of my projects, you’ll have to come back and do the blog hops to see those, but it is a peek of a slight variation of one of the cards you can make at my Stamp-A-Stack class in April and it uses some of the gorgeous new products from the Autumn/Winter Mini. I have varied the card slightly for my mum’s birthday card with the sentiment.

For this card I’ve used a new stamp set, a lovely new In Color and a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

What do you think??

Here’s how I finished the inside of the card.

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, On Your Birthday
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Pale Plum
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.

Till next time….