Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ribbon of Courage

This card uses the Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up! stamp set with Powder Pink ink.

The DSP used is from the Fresh Florals suite. You get 40 sheets of card in this set with 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in 5 colours.

There is a coordinating Support Ribbon Framelit set. This cuts the gorgeous flower and leaves used on this card. The detail on these are great and add that little bit of depth to the design. 

This was a make and take project shared by Jan at our team night. It is a very delicate looking design that is deceivingly simple to make and assemble.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Sweet Little Something

At a recent team evening we used the very popular Stampin' Up! triple layer Bunny stamp set called Sweet Little Something. Lifen shared her make and take project with us.

This stamp set gives the stamped image a photographic finish by using 3 different layers - the depth makes it seem more realistic.

Ink was sponged over the embossing to emphasize the raised sections. Add a few messages and a bit of glitter cardstock and you have a great looking card that can be used for many types of occasions. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Waterfront Cards

This Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set is not my normal type of stamp set I would purchase, but I must admit I am loving the versatility of it and gorgeous cards you can make.

In my recent monthly craft class we made a few cards to show the different types you can make and the effect it has in using a variety of colour combinations. You can go from a lovely summers day to something quite dark and stormy.

The best thing about this set though is that it comes in photopolymer stamps - so you can easily see through the stamps to ensure perfect line up with all of the layers. There are 16 stamps so you can individualise each card. 

I have heard of some very talented people taking a photo of some scenery and then using this stamp set to replicate it. I am definitely going to make a stock pile of cards using this stamp set to ensure I can share the love of cards. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Magical Day - Unicorn

Last weekend we had a Shoe Box Team Day. Everyone (all 14 of us) got together and shared a delicious lunch and quick projects with each other. So we all got to take home 13 new cards to make, and great samples to show.

My card used the Stampin' Up! set Magical Day. There are so many cute characters to be used from this set. I featured the Unicorn, which seems to be every little girls obsession at the moment.

I cased this card from Pinterest. I used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo inks on watercolour paper to give the rainbow background effect. This was a bit of a feat I must admit. I wanted to make it all blend well and have that real look of watercolouring. 

Such a simple yet effective card. I used markers to colour in the mane and tail and then finished these off with a bit of Wink of Stella. To make the unicorn stand out even more this was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock.

This stamp set does come with coordinating Magical Mates Framelits Dies - stamp set and dies are sold as a kit as well. To take your collection even further there is coordinating Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape and Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper.

All coordinate with each other and the dies even match to cut out figures from the Designer Series Paper. The colours are fantastic. A must for your crafting selection.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

For every $90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for their free items.

Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $90 AUD/$110 NZD, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $180 AUD/$220 NZD, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $270 AUD/$330 NZD, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
This new option allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience!

Find the fantastic products on offer in the catalogue link in the right hand side column. Please contact me for any questions.

post - Merry Christmas

Recently we had another team night to share ideas from our cardmaking.

This lovely card was designed by one of our team members Angie Morgan and is absolutely gorgeous.

It uses the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and a Foil Snowflake. 

The message is embossed in gold and is a stamp from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set. So simple but elegant.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bird Banter

As a post Stampin' Up! OnStage swap with fellow demonstrators I decided to showcase the Bird Banter Stamp Set.

I have watercoloured the parrot. The featured colours for the bird are Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Basic Gray and Whisper White.

The DSP is the Merry Little Christmas set and I have used the Everyday Label Punch to separate the bird. On the top and the bottom of this label I also used the Black Rhinestone Jewels for a bit of bling. I finished off the parrot with a coat of Wink of Stella so he sparkles in the sunshine now.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Not Just Cards

When making your Christmas cards this year - don't stop there. I always decorate my gifts as well. It doesn't matter what the gift is, I find the appeal of a beautifully presented gift is really appreciated by the recipient.

On this gift I have used plain brown paper to wrap the gift, patterned double-sided paper on the front of the gift attached with coordinating washi tape and then a belly band of patterned paper. The entire gift is then tied up with ribbon and finished off which a matching piece of twine. 

Generally I would also either decorate the envelope for the card with the same washi tape or make a coordinating tag to tie on.

Merry Christmas. (See this book has just taken a step up in the gift giving category.)

Friday, December 8, 2017

More Christmas Cards

To carry on the December theme here are a few more Christmas cards made in my monthly craft class.

This card uses the new Merry Little Labels bundle - stamps and coordinating punch. Just three colours combined to give a great visual effect - Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White. Matting the same colour onto the card front gve the card that little bit of elegance I was looking for.

For a fun little card I replicated a layout I say on Pinterest. It is an embossed piece of card which is then offset on the card front. I have used Smokey Slate on Whisper White. The little Santa is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set with the coordinating punch.

I have finished off the beard and trim on Santa with the Wink of Stella pen, so he glitters.

My final card is a case of the card Stampin' Up! have released. It is a Bermuda Bay card base with DSP from the Merry Little Christmas set. The stamp set used is Merry Little Labels with the coordinating punch. 

I made the holly leaves using Lemon Lime Twist coloured card. I punched out an oval shape and used a small circle punch to clip off the edges.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Year-End Stampin' Up! Sales Event

The best way to get gifts you love for Christmas are to order them for yourself, wrap them up and pop them underneath the Christmas tree. Surprise!!

Retiring items from the 2017  holiday catalogue are available while supplies last.

Excess items from the 2017 annual catalogue are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.

This link will take you to the list of all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event. 

Retiring products will no longer be available for purchase after 2 January 2018.

Some of the retiring items are probably on your holiday catalogue wish list and are on sale! Now is the perfect time to purchase the remaining items on their wish list.

Christmas Cards

It is getting to that time of year again where we madly make Christmas cards to send out to all of our friends.

In this month's craft class my participants got to make 5 cards as a Christmas special. I did pre-cut everything to make time not such an issue. 

These are 2 of my favourite cards that we made. 

The top card used a Basic Gray cardbase, topped with printed vellum, Smokey Slate Gray card, Foil Silver, Wire and some embellishments. I love Christmas, however I love simplicity overall so the clean cut lines of these cards are what appeals to me most.
The second card is very quick and easy, but effective - so would be great if you had a large number of cards to make.

It uses a Real Red card base and some DSP with a tag and a ribbon to finish it off. To add that little bit of 'pop' I attached the tag with dimensionals. Sadly after this class that was the last of this DSP I had so whoever I send this to is one special person.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bubble Over - Stampin' Up!

Bubble over is another new set due to come out in the next Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue. This has coordinating double-sided papers and some little 3D 'bubbles' that are really cute - making it look like the bottle is literally bubbling over.

This has a coordinating die set so eliminates all that fussy cutting for those people who don't like it. The precision is spectacular and allows you to make labels for your bottle and even a perforated straw to complete the look. 

Such a cute set that would be especially great I think for summer and specifically for kids parties. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

More Online Extravaganza Excitement!!!

More extravaganza excitement! Through 26 November, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items. Deals end 26 November 11:59 PM.


Use this hostess code when ordering: 
and I will send you a small thank you gift for your order. Happy shopping.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza

Stampin' Up! is having some incredible specials - the first of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. Stamp Sale starts 20 November 12:00 AM and ends 20 November 11:59 PM.
To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, SU are offering a special 24-hour flash sale on 27 November, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!

Remarkable You Wood
$63.00 AUD/$75.00 NZD
$50.40 AUD/$60.00 NZD
Remarkable You Clear
$45.00 AUD/$54.00 NZD
$36.00 AUD/$43.20 NZD
Bloomin Love
$30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD
$24.00 AUD/$28.80 NZD
Celebrate You Wood
$43.00 AUD/$52.00 NZD
$34.40 AUD/$41.60 NZD
Celebrate You Clear
$31.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD
$24.80 AUD/$45.60 NZD
Cool Treats
$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD
$37.60 AUD/$45.60 NZD
You're so Sweet Wood
$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD
$37.60 AUD/$45.60 NZD
You're so Sweet Clear
$33.00 AUD/$40.00 NZD
$26.40 AUD/$32.00 NZD
Garden Girl Wood
$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD
$37.60 AUD/$45.60 NZD
Garden Girl Clear
$33.00 AUD/$40.00 NZD
$26.40 AUD/$32.00 NZD
Good Vibes Wood
$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD
$37.60 AUD/$45.60 NZD
Good Vibes Clear
$33.00 AUD/$40.00 NZD
$26.40 AUD/$32.00 NZD
Super Duper Wood
$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD
$37.60 AUD/$45.60 NZD
Super Duper Clear
$33.00 AUD/$40.00 NZD
$26.40 AUD/$32.00 NZD
Heartfelt Sympathy
$30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD
$24.00 AUD/$28.80 NZD
Every Good Wish
$31.00 AUD/$38.00 NZD
$24.80 AUD/$30.40 NZD
Every Good Wish
$44.00 AUD/$53.00 NZD
$35.20 AUD/$42.40 NZD
Good Tidings
$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD
$29.60 AUD/$35.20 NZD
Milestone Moments
$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD
$29.60 AUD/$35.20 NZD
More than Chocolate
$30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD
$24.00 AUD/$28.80 NZD
Number of Years
$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD
$37.60 AUD/$45.60 NZD
Oh What Fun
$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD
$29.60 AUD/$35.20 NZD
Touches of Texture Wood
$78.00 AUD/$94.50 NZD
$62.40 AUD/$75.60 NZD
Touches of Texture Clear
$57.00 AUD/$69.00 NZD
$45.60 AUD/$55.20 NZD

New Products previewed at November 2017 OnStage

Another set of new products we previewed at the November 2017 OnStage event was the Sweet Soiree Suite.

This set includes some lovely metallic finishes. The paper looks great on the silver box - I can see lots of uses for this. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 2017 OnStage Projects

One of the perks of being a demonstrator and attending Stampin' Up! OnStage events is we get to see products before they are released to the public and get to play with them too. 

Here is a card made with products coming up in the NEW Occasions Catalogue.

This gorgeous card is made using the Petal Passion Suite. The DSP is so cute and we coloured in some of the little flowers to tie it into the colour scheme even more.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Introducing the STAMPARATUS

I just attended OnStage on the weekend and there are lots of new products coming soon - with the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration.
But the big news is a product that has been in the planning for a while after taking lots of demonstrators advice - announcing the Stamparatus! 
Best thing is I can get Stampin' Up! to put one aside for you so you can get it early, and not have to wait until the new annual catalogue is next launched. Check it out. Let me know so I can pre-order it for you. So exciting!!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD/$99.00 NZD