Monday, 28 November 2016

Stampin Up Extravaganza - Final Day Sale



Today is the final day of Stampin' Up!'s Extravaganza Sale and the fabulous discounts will finish tonight.
If you own a Big Shot and don't have a Magnetic platform, today is your lucky day.

You can save a massive 35%. This platform is one of my favourite additions to my Big Shot(s) - yes I own a few and I really need them all!
Don't forget to check out all the other bargains for the week while you take a look at the products Stampin' Up! has on sale. 

Here are today's Special Extravaganza Items:


Order at my On-line Store today only





  Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping? 

If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.


  See more information on my website or contact me with questions you may have. 







Saturday, 19 November 2016

Santa's Sleigh Bundle from Stampin' Up! - Let's Step It Up.

I've been playing and creating a lot with the Santa's Sleigh Bundle these last couple of weeks. It is very versatile and today's cards are a step up from the simple card I showed in the last post.

 I made 2 cards today - this time I kept the tree cut out, embossed it with the Softly Falling embossing folder (Stampin' Up!) and raised it on dimensionals to one side of the cut out. 
The reindeer is cut from the very beautiful Copper Foil paper and this shape is raised on Foam Adhesive Strips, cut to length to support the shape. I used these foam strips as they are slightly higher than dimensions and I wanted a 3-D effect of varying levels for this card.


The background seemed a little bare so I grabbed my old trusty favourite set, Gorgeous Grunge to randomly stamp in Night of Navy ink. 

And would you believe it? I adhered the inside Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card to the wrong side, and I used Fast Fuse. Oh no! 
However it was all fixed with using the heat tool to soften the glue and gently prising the card apart. Do just a little bit at a time and peel the card off slowly. It does work and although it leaves a sticky residue, this can be removed when cooled using the Adhesive Eraser. Such a handy tool.

I hope you enjoy the card and will remember my hint for those little mistakes that occasionally happen.
You can see the items I used in the following grid.

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Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping? 



If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.



  See more information on my website or contact me with questions you may have. 


Until Next Time

Happy Crafting


You are welcome to place orders at my on-line store:
 

Stampin Up On-line Extravaganza - First Time In Australia

I'm excited to give you information on this great sale that Stampin' Up! is having for the first time in Australia, this coming week. 
It is called an On-Line Extravaganza, but you can also just email or phone your order to me and I can submit that for you if you prefer.  The most efficient way is to do an on-line order, That way if items sell out quickly you will know and be able to adjust your order.


Many of the items are on sale for the full week, but as an extra bonus we have 2 special 24 hour sales:
the first being on the opening day, Monday November 21. You need to use the bundle numbers to get the special prices, not the numbers in the catalogues. 


Use the item codes advertised in the above pdf to be sure to get your super discounts.
Products are available while stocks last so don't delay placing your orders for these bargains. 
Christmas is coming and you may be looking for stocking fillers or crafty gifts for special friends and family. Buy now while they are reduced up to 40%.


If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator will be of interest to you. 

Contact me or find more information on my Stampin' Up! Website.

You can join my team on-line. I will be delighted to mentor and guide you as you get started.






Thursday, 17 November 2016

Stampin' Up!'s Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree Card

The next card I made using the Santa's Sleigh Bundle created by Stampin' Up! uses the simple outline of the Christmas tree.

This card was inspired by one created by Dawn Olchefske (a demonstrator from the USA) I loved the simplicity of the card and that it is quite rustic. 

My card uses A4 Crumb Cake card stock for both the card base and the frame of the tree. The bonus here is that I still have a tree cut out to use on another card. 


I cut the tree using one of the Thinlits  from the Santa's Sleigh Bundle prior to passing it through the Big Shot in the Softly Falling embossing folder. It's always a good idea to cut before you emboss. 

Then I used strips of varying thicknesses of paper from the Warmth and Cheer Paper Stack. This is a great little stack of papers - 48 sheets in 12 double sided designs - and it goes perfectly with Crumb Cake card stock. You can use any width strips and it looks even better if you vary the width and place them on an angle. 

I added a banner greeting and tied some Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine in a simple bow.


 Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy this card.

Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping?  
 
If you are looking for a hobby with discounted product, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.
 
  See more information on my website or contact me with questions you may have.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,


You can order from this list of supplies at my on-line store if you  reside in Australia or it's Territories.


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Stampin' Up! Stamps on Sale

Don't you just love a bargain? I do and Stampin' Up! are treating us to a great bargain on selected stamp sets on sale for November 1 - 30 only.

You can save 25% - that's a quarter of the price! on these sets and to add to the delight you will find they coordinate beautifully with a new release:-

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Here are the details. Get yours while they are still available.

You can order on-line at my store and your products will be mailed directly to you. Regular postage and handling applies ($5.95 or 5% of the order total, whichever is the larger amount)

Use my November Host Code  4NAZ6HDW and have a chance to receive additional product of your choice.
Don't like on-line ordering? Just email or phone me your order and I will place it for you.










Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle Christmas Card.

Christmas cards are always fun to make and as it gets closer to Christmas I am looking for some quick cards to share with my customers. 
Santa's Sleigh bundle from Stampin' Up!, consisting of 15 stamps in the set and 10 different Thinlits is ideal to use and appeals to all crafters - young and old.

My grand daughter who has just turned 5 had a lot of fun creating this picture for me. First she made the background using the shaving foam technique. She cut the sleigh, tree and reindeer using the Big Shot and glued them down. She added a hand drawn Santa (having a wonderful ride) and drew snow on the tree using a white gel pen. 


I really enjoy children's art!

Getting back to the simple cards, this one is inspired by a card by a demonstrator from the USA, Michelle Reynolds. It uses the die cut reindeer cut in Copper Foil displayed over a background stamp from Stampin' Up!'s "You've Got This" stamp set.

The background is created using the Rock 'n' Roll technique, inking the stamp first with Bermuda Bay then rolling the edges with Versa Mark, prior to sprinkling copper embossing powder over the image. Heat set the copper embossing powder and you have some extra sparkle on the card.


Tie Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (from the Bakers Twine Trio Pack) around the reindeer neck and add one of the very cute Mini Jingle Bells.  I attached this using the very fine Copper Metallic
Thread.


I added a little extra detail with some faux stitching holes and matted the card front onto a Bermuda Bay card base.

I hope this gives you  some ideas for quick Christmas Cards. If you like the idea of creating lots of these, just imagine them in all different colours, and using both the Silver and Gold Foil and Embossing Powders for variations. 


Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping?  

If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.

  See more information on my website or contact me with questions you may have. 
You can join my team on-line. I will be delighted to mentor and guide you as you get started.
Until next time
Happy Stamping



The list of Stampin' Up! products used in this card.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Sweet Sugarplum Birthday Card

My first time at using Sweet Sugarplum - one of the current In Color inks from Stampin' Up!® and I chose to do a girly birthday card.

We used The Flourishing Phrases stamp set, and the Flourishing Thinlits from Stampin' Up! and used a few different techniques to create our birthday card. They can be purchase together in a bundle and that will save you 10%, or you can purchase one or the other of them individually. They go so well together though that I think you will decide you really need them both.



So many techniques used here starting with sponging different intensities of ink onto one of the designs from Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, then randomly stamping the large flower image for Flourishing Phrases over the top of the area. This was all buffed with a tissue to bring back the resist design.

Next we added a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and a torn and embossed (Petal Burst Embossing folder) section of Sweet Sugarplum A4 card stock. This in turn was layered with a Dazzling Diamonds strip cut with the Flourishing Thinlits.



The large flower was stamped twice and fussy cut with Paper Snips from Stampin' Up! before being layered with a dimensional. The leaves are also from the Flourishing Thinlits pack.
Clear Wink of Stella has been applied to the flower, the leaves and the embossed background and together with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels, creates a lovely shimmery effect. 

It was lots of fun building this card and seeing the different effects depending on the amount of sponging used on the base. Everything was matted onto a Whisper White Thick card base.

If you would like to join this weekly class and you live in Canberra, contact me for further details.

Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping? 
If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.
  See more information on my website or contact me with questions you may have. 
Until Next Time
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Holly Berry Christmas with Stampin' Up!

I host a daytime class every Tuesday - we call it Crafty Tuesday so I am always designing cards that use different Stampin' Up! products and themes. It is such a fun class  and the ladies will try anything I give them!

This week we used a combination of Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies. I purchased both of these products in Bundles  (saving myself 10% on the price) and therefor have stamps and framelits to match each. I love to demonstrate how versatile and coordinated products from Stampin' Up! can be by mixing and matching different products.

With Christmas on my mind, we made this card. 


It uses papers from the Warmth & Cheer Paper Stack and  the Christmas  Specialty DSP along with the stamps and Thinlits, plus Burlap Ribbon and I've added some retired Seam Binding.

Techniques include: torn edges, stamping off, Wink of Stella (gold) and layering of different elements. It is so much fun to see the variations the class achieves - they are a talented group.



 We fussy cut the Holly Branches and the greeting is stamped using Memento Black Ink.

If you would like to order any of these products to make your own cards you can do so at my on-line store, or contact me and I will place the order for you.


If you are looking for a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do.
To learn more details, visit my website
 
Until Next Time
Happy Stamping