16 October 2019

Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue Art With Heart Team Blog Hop Week 9

Hello and welcome,

Tonight the ladies from the Art With Heart Team will be sharing their Christmas creations using Stampin’ Up! products from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue. We are now up to week 9 and it’s only 10 weeks until Christmas. Have you started on your Christmas cards yet?

I wanted to use the cute snowman Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper which comes in 20 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, 12” x 12”, one side has basic patterns for year round use and the other side has glittery winter images. I just love the colours in the DSP and the gorgeous glitter which is already done for you.

Let It Snow DSP

I’ve made a card and three gift tags for our family business YV Hampers which will be part of the hamper collection when giving out to our customers. This is just one of the gift tags with the hampers shown here.

The colours for the card are Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Whisper White which all follows through nicely throughout the card. The snowman is from the DSP which is die cut with Stitched Shapes Circle Die and layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals on Real Red Layering Circle Scallop Die.

The branches are in Shaded Spruce die cut out using the Beautiful Boughs Dies and I applied the Snow Accents Puff Paint which gives the leaves a 3D effect. You apply the paint to your project and heat set using the Heat Tool.

The white pinecones are also from the Beautiful Boughs Dies, I’ve used Whisper White Cardstock die the pinecones out and lightly sponged with Frost White Shimmer Paint on the top layer.

The greeting is from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set, the image is White Heat Embossed on a strip of Real Red Cardstock and layered over a strip of the Let It Snow DSP. I just love all the different layers I’ve used to make this Christmas card.

To make the three gift tags I’ve used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch with Real Red Cardstock, layered with the striped Let it Snow DSP and die cut the snowman using the Stitched Rectangle Die. I’ve used the same greeting to match the card but this time using Vellum with White Heat Embossed Powder. To finish off the gift tag I’ve used the Real Red Curly Ribbon, looped it around and tied the ends in a knot.

This week’s Heart of Christmas blog hop is hosted by Claire Daly to see her creation and the rest of the team please click here.

Happy Crafting

Vicki Boucher

To purchase any of these products I’ve used today you can click on my direct links above or visit my Online Store here.

If you would like a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue or the Annual 2019-2020 Catalogue please contact me here.

Product List:

Papers/Cardstock: Let it Snow DSP, Real Red, Whisper White, Costal Cabana, Shaded Spruce and Vellum

Stamps: Peaceful Boughs

Dies: Beautiful Boughs, Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangles

Colouring Tools: Shimmer Paint – Frost White, Versamark, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Other Stampin’ Up! Products: Real Red Curly Ribbon, Delightful Tag Topper, Multipurpose Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Other products: Cutting machine

09 October 2019

Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue Art With Heart Team Blog Hop Week 8

Hello and welcome,

Tonight I will be hoping along with the ladies from the Art With Team and we are showcasing Christmas products. It’s week 8 and I recently received the beautiful So Many Stars Bundle and the Beautiful Boughs Dies in the mail which I have used for my card.

Beautiful Boughs Dies
So Many Stars Bundle

There are 23 gorgeous dies in the Stitched Stars Dies, I’ve only used a few of them in Night of Navy and Seaside Spray Cardstock. I wanted them to sparkle so I added Shimmery Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. 

The JOY image is White Heat Embossed on Night of Navy Cardstock, die cut out with the smaller frame from the Beautiful Boughs Dies. I’ve used a piece of DSP from the stunning Feels Like Frost 6” x 6” DSP and die cut with the larger frame also from the Beautiful Boughs Dies. 

Underneath all of the dies, I’ve used the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, embossed with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and layered over the base of Thick Whisper White Cardstock.

This week’s Heart of Christmas blog hop is hosted by the lovely Tina Gillespie to see her creation and the rest of the team please click here.

Happy Crafting

Vicki Boucher

To purchase any of these products I’ve used today you can click on my direct links above or visit my Online Store here.

If you would like a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue or the Annual 2019 – 2020 Catalogue please contact me here.

Colour INKspiration Challenge #65 Crew Card

Hello and welcome,

Today I have some exciting news to share with you, I’m now officially part of the Colour INKspiration Crew! It consists of some amazing talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators that create projects based on photos from Pinterest.

Did you see our Guest Designer - Le Anne Pugliese for this challenge? Her card is so beautiful be sure to hop all the way through for more inspiring projects using these colours. 

There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! Who like to be creative and share their paper craft projects using colour combinations. There's more information at the end of this blog.

Now for the gorgeous colours we get to use for the latest challenge #CI65 they are Blackberry Bliss, Merry Merlot, Gray Granit and Basic Black. You can also use Whisper White, Very Vanilla and as well as Metallics. 

I’ve used two stamp sets Fanciful Fragrance and Very Versailles for my card, both sets are stunning with a beautiful vintage feel. I’ve stamped the branch in Blackberry Bliss, then fussy cut around the stamped image and adhered to the card front with Tombow.

The die cut image is in Whisper White Cardstock and I’ve used the 8cm by 11.5cm Stitched Rectangles Die.  With a Sponge Dauber I’ve inked up around the edges with Gray Granite ink and the two flower images are in Merry Merlot Ink. There are three perfume bottles connected together in the Fanciful Fragrance stamp set and I only wanted one, so I fussy cut around the image, adhered with Tombow and placed the greeting with Stampin’ Dimmensionals. 

The card base is Blackberry Bliss and with the stamp image of the Script from Very Versailles, I’ve randomly stamped on the Cardstock in Black Memento ink. I like how the branch image connects the two pieces of Cardstock together. The final touch I’ve added three Basic Rhinestones to the card.

Make sure you click on the link highlighted and ask to join Colour INKspiration Facebook group to partake in the challenge. All you need to do is up load a photo and if you have a blog you can link it back to your personal blog if you wish to. Share with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Hope to see you there!

Now for more inspiration please click on the next button to see Cathy Pinchbeck she’s so talented with her amazing card. 

Happy Crafting

Vicki Boucher

To purchase any of these products I’ve used today you can click on my direct links above or visit my Online Store here.

02 October 2019

Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue Art With Heart Team Blog Hop Week 7

Hello and welcome,

Today I will be sharing my creation with the team from the Art With Heart and it’s week 7. We will be showcasing Christmas projects using products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue and 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. 

I just love the Itty Bitty Stamp Set you get 18 Cling Stamps of Christmas and Holiday greetings and it comes in a bundle with the gorgeous Christmas Layers Dies with 10% off now that’s a great saving! I’ve paired them with the Stitched Labels Dies. The detail of the stitched dies makes any project a wow factor about them.

I’ve used Celestial Copper Deliocatta Ink, lightly sponged on the larger Stitched Die and on the Vellum branches. This gave the branches different shades of Copper the more ink I put on the vellum the stronger the colour. This gave the card a softer look with the creamy/coffee coloured Vellum.

The greeting is stamped in Versamark Ink, heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and finished off using the Heat Tool.

For the background I’ve used Early Espresso Ink and mixed it with White Embossing Paste. I applied the paste over the Brick - Pattern Party Decorative Mask, sprinkled Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder before the Paste dries and heat set with the Heat Tool. I’ve created a card with this technique a couple of years and I just loved how it turned out.

I used my Paper Snips and ran the blade along the Early Espresso Cardstock edges. Giving it a different finish to my card.  When layering the pieces on the Copper Embossed brick wall I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.

To see everyone’s creations, please visit Claire Daly’s blog. They are amazing and I hope we have inspired you to start creating Christmas projects too. 

To purchase any of the products that I’ve used please click here and visit my Online Store.

Happy Crafting

Vicki Boucher

Product List:

Cardstock: Early Espresso and Vellum

Ink: Early Espresso and Celestial Copper Deliocatta Ink

Stamp: Itty Bitty Christmas

Dies: Christmas Layers and Stitched Labels

Colouring Tools: Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Heat Tool, White Embossing Paste, Embossing Buddy, Versamark and Sponge Dauber

26 September 2019

Art With Heart September DSP Blog Hop

Hello and welcome,

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing amazing projects featuring Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, most of which is in the current promotions where you can buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and receive a pack for free! Only available until the 30th of September.

DSP Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

For more information about the promotion, contact any of the ladies on the blog hop and we will be happy to help you.

Today's two cards that I've created I have used the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper this paper reminds me of the French Impressionism and the colours are just stunning. I've also used the Floral Essence Stamp Set, Perennial Flower Punch and the Leaf Punch.


Product colours: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White

The first card I've based the colours is from the DSP using Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White. The flowers have been stamped in Petal Pink Ink and lightly coloured in with the Stampin' Blends in the coordinating colour. 

The leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink which coordinates with the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread. The greeting fits nicely in the 2" Circle Punch and layered with Petal Pink Cardstock using the Starburst Punch.

The second card I've used is Blackberry Bliss, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive and Whisper White as you can see there are plenty of different shades of colours throughout the DSP and I've only chosen a few.

I've used the same stamp set for this card, but this flower coordinates with the Perennial Flower Punch making flowers nice and quick. Blackberry Bliss Ink for the flower, followed by colouring in with the coordinating Stampin' Blends and the leaves are in Pretty Peacock.

The elegant ribbon is Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" reversible Ribbon which has a beautiful sheen on both sides.

I've layered the DSP on both cards the same way, but changing up using different colours, flowers, Ribbons and Punches.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for more creativity please visit the Art With Heart Team blog hops.


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Tina Gillespie

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Christina Barnes

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Sujatha Harding

To purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products from my Online Store click here

Product List

Stamps: Floral Essence
Punches: Leaf, 1/2" Circle, 2" Circle, Perennial Flower and Starburst
Cardstock/Papers: Perennial Essence DSP, Petal Pink, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Pretty Peacock
Ribbon & Trim: Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack and 3/8" Reversible Ribbon
Stampin' Blends: Light Petal Pink, Light Blackberry Bliss and Color Lifter 

25 September 2019

Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue Art With Heart Team Blog Hop Week 6

Hello and welcome,

It's week 6 of the Heart of Christmas 2019 blog hop, showcasing Stampin' Up! products to create Christmas creations. I've chosen the Perfectly Plaid Bundle with Crumb Cake and Pretty Peacock for my card this week.

I've used the tree stamp from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set and stamped the images in Pretty Peacock Ink onto coordinating Cardstock. Punched them out with the Pine Tree Punch and the third image I've used the gingham In Color 2019-2021 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper in Pretty Peacock.

To make the three Christmas Trees pop I've used Crumb Cake Cardstock and die cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, adding another layer in Pretty Peacock and the third layer in gingham Pretty Peacock DSP. I just love the stitching on the cardstock it gives you that quilted look. The base of the card is also in Pretty Peacock.

The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set and it fits perfectly inside the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. I've cut the Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon in half, so just the edging of the scallops is only showing and layered onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I found this card nice and quick to complete. You could also change up the colours by using any of the New In Colors for 2019-2021, using the DSP and Scalloped Ribbon.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you'll visit all the other ladies blogs by clicking on the link here at Judy May's Blog.

If you would like to purchase any of the products that I've used in today's card, please click on my Online Store click here.

I will be back tomorrow with another blog with the ladies from The Art With Heart Team for more inspiration.

Happy Crafting,

Vicki Boucher

Product List

Stamps: Perfectly Plaid and Itty Bitty Christmas
Punch: Pine Tree
Dies: Stitched Rectangle
Ink: Pretty Peacock
Cardstock/Paper: Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake and 2019-2021 In Color 6"x 6" DSP
Ribbon: 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon

24 September 2019

International Highlights Winners Blog hop September 2019

Hello and welcome,

Today I will be sharing with you a card that I've created for Kylie Bertucci's International Top 10 winners. Myself and nine other lucky winners are in a international blog hop in which we won a competition a few weeks ago. To view their creations please click on the list of names which you'll see after my blog.

I've used the Perennial Essence Suite which is on page 107 in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2019 - 2020. This suite comes with the Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating Perennial Flower Punch which makes gorgeous layered flowers to your project.


I've used Petal Pink Ink on Whisper White Cardstock to create two flowers and I've used White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Vellum for the third flower. Punch out the stamped images and curl up the flower petals with the Bone Folder. The centre pieces are the Perennial Essence Floral Centres they have an adhesive backing and yellow fuzzy texture which finishes off the flower nicely.

The stamped leaf image is in Pear Pizzazz and coordinates with the Leaf Punch which adds an easy addition and depth to the card. The delicate Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon has been looped on the Vellum flower and I've added another piece of ribbon to the Petal Pink flower. This saves using a whole lot of ribbon which you don't see under the die cut layers of Cardstock.

I just love the beautiful Stitched Labels Dies which I've used three of the die-cut shape images to create layers with Stampin' Dimensionals and Liquid Glue. The two layers under the Stitched Circle layer have been lightly coloured in Petal Pink Ink and a Sponge Dauber. The greeting has been stamped in Pear Pizzazz to coordinate with the leaves.

The card base is thick Whisper White Cardstock and I've embossed a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed seeing my card.

To view the other participants please click on the list of names below.

To purchase any of the items that I've listed please click here to visit my Online Store.

Happy Crafting

Vicki Boucher

Product List

Inks: Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Whisper White and Vellum
Stamps: Floral Essence
Punchs: Perennial Flower and Leaf
Dies: Stitched Labels
Embossing Folder: Tin Tile
Colouring Tools: Sponge Dauber, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool and Versamark
Other Stampin' Up! Products: Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon, Perennial Essence Floral Centres, Stampin' Dimensionals, Liquid Glue and Big Shot (Retired)