Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Vintage Vogue and Very Vintage Wheel

When I opened the new Autumn Winter mini catalogue these were the two stamps that grabbed my attention. Pages 16 and 17 are just about warn out with ruler measurements, late night pondering and staple bending... you see as a demonstrator I get to see the mini catalogue for a month before it comes live. There is "pre- order" and then playing secretly with the new stamps and accessories before the official launch date.
What was even better?  the Vintage vogue stampset comes in both wood mounted and clear mounted stamps.
The clear mount stamps are actually stampin up quality rubber stamps, mounted on foam and onto cling type film which makes them cling or stick to a clear mount block.
Clear as ? I think they are better than wood because you don't have to seal the wood blocks anymore, and you can see better where you are stamping. And, they come in a plastic storage case (about the same shape and size as a DVD box) so storage is really easy.
I couldn't wait for the chance to ink my first image of them. The flower with a scripted print on it, the floral swirls, and with gorgous words like: Life happens. Love helps. You raise kindness to an art.
The Very Vintage wheel is going to be great as a background for all those pretty and shabby chic kind of cards and scrap pages.
And look what they don't show you in the calalogue?
The Very Vintage Wheel has a bonus butterfly on the end of it!
Now I asked around what those words are on the wheel ... not a lot of french speakers in my circle of friends and family but loosely the words say:
The park in May is in flower, come into the meadows, and love the countryside.
Four years of french at school was really not one of the high lights of my learning achievements.
Now as you can see this is an Easel card. A card with its own stand. They are much easier to make than they look only two bits of cardstock with some strips for decoration.
The strip of ribbon (in Rich razzleberry) holds the top up so that it doesnt slide forward, but you can fold it down flat easily enough for postage.
And the sentiment comes from another new stampset:
Heard from the heart. Four large cling clear block stamps for $28.95.
You will need a large narrow clear block for this one (Block H: 11.3x4.1cm) $13.95
Card recipe:
Stampsets: Vintage vogue, Very vintage wheel, Heard from the heart.
Cardstock: Rich razzleberry, Pale Plum, whisper white.
Ink: Rich razzleberry, Pale Plum.
Accessories: silver brad, Rich Razzleberry ribbon.
Any one who speaks french or can translate (not using google translator) contact me for a $5 off voucher on your next order.
"Parque Mai tout en fleur, dans les pres nous reclame, Viens!
Non te tasse pas de meler a ton ame la campagne,"


  1. Hi Nerida,
    Love your new blog banner, it is really nice and also am loving your beautiful cards. Felicity.

  2. this a beautiful card, and my hubby likes it too :)

  3. Very elegant. Love the vibrant colours of these cards

  4. Thanks Felicity and Teresa, I am really enjoying the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo too.


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