Monday, 31 March 2014

Auckland Extravaganza - Hot Chocolate Gift Box using the Envelope Punch Board

Here is the third project from the Auckland Extravaganza.  This project was taught by Barbara and her team.  The box is made with the Envelope Punch Board.  Inside the box is a card with a hot chocolate sachet.


Stamps: Peachy Keen, Papillon Potpourri, Perfect Blend, Oh Goodie!

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla & Soft Suede
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede ink

Other: Envelope Punch Board, Chevron EF, Decorative Dots EF, Deco Labels Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Mini Brads, Burlap Ribbon, Tombow, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, piece of straw (non SU) 

Tomorrow will feature the fourth project we made at the Extravaganza.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Auckland Extravaganza 3D Pyramid Card

Last weekend I was one of the demonstrators who taught at the Auckland Extravaganza.  Earlier in the week I posted the card that Jacques and I taught.  Over the next few days I will show you the other four projects that were made.

This is a Layered 3D Pyramid Card which was taught by Sally and Heather.  The great thing about this card, is that although it is a 3D card it can lie flat and be posted.

Here is the card standing up. 

Opened up so you can write a message inside.

Stamps: Petal Parade (Free during Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White.  Crisp cantaloupe.
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet (Free during Sale-A-Bration)
Other: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Floral Fusion Sizzlet, White Bakers twine, Basic Pearls, Candy Dot Brad Bases, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper piercer, Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water, Itty Bitty Butterfly punch, Size D Clear mount block.

The DSP and stamp set used in this card are some of the free products available through Sale-a-brationIf you would like any of these products or another other free Sale-a-bration products remember that tomorrow is the last day to place an order.  You can order online here or contact me.
Come back tomorrow and see some of the other projects we made.


Monday, 24 March 2014

Our Extravaganza project - Happy Watercolour File Folder Card

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Last week was a busy week for me as I was preparing for the Extravaganza.  This event was a lot of fun and we had about 90 people come and participate. They each got to learn some new techniques and use some new products and complete five wonderful projects.  This is the card that Jacque, Kathryn and I taught.  We used the Envelope Punch Board to create the file folder effect on the card and we used the Happy Watercolour and Hardwood stamp sets.

This card was designed by Jacque.  I love the design and colours.  

If you would like to learn how to make this card and have a group of friends interested in coming to a class, please let me know and we can arrange one.  Otherwise I have other classes available too.


Stamp Set: Happy Watercolour, Hardwood, Perfect Pennants

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Ink: Staz On, Versamark, Soft Suede/Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay

Ribbon: Chevron Ribbon – Crushed Curry, 1/8” (3.2mm) Taffeta Ribbon – Bermuda Bay, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread

Tea Lace Dollies

Other: Envelope Punch Board, Banner Framelit Dies, Small Oval Punch, Pearls, Sponges

Remember that these is only one week left of Sale-a-bration.  If you would like to make the most of the promotion and earn some free products, make sure you get your order in by the 31st March.  I will be putting an order in tomorrow night so let me know by then, otherwise you can place an online order any time before 31st March.
Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 17 March 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper Closure Card in Sweet Sorbet

As I said yesterday I also made one of the Scalloped Tag Topper Closure cards using the Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet DSP.  So here it is.

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Label Love
Ink: Pool Party
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Sorbet DSP
Other: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Artisan Punch, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit, Rhinestones, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercer, Sponges, Dimensionals, Tombow

Remember that there is only two weeks left of Sale-a-bration so make sure you make the most of this great promotion.  With every $110 purchase you can choose a free product. Please contact me if you would like to place an order or shop online.

Also, have you ever considered being a Stampin' Up demonstrator yourself? 
I love being a demonstrator and I would love you to join my team.  I would be here to support and help you.
There are so many great benefits of becoming a demonstrator.  This includes:
- Getting a discount on the products you buy.
- Seeing new products before your customers.
- Having access to many wonderful resources to help you with your stamping and creating. 
- Being part of a wider team of demonstrators that love doing what you love to do too.

At the moment Stampin' Up have an even better deal when you sign up.  
Read more information here or feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. 

Have a great week.


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Fresh Prints Scalloped Tag Topper Closure Card

Recently I have been using a lot of the Sweet Sorbet DSP which I love using, but I thought I would use some different colours this time to create this card.  I have used the Fresh Prints DSP stack and the Petite Petals stamps and punch.  Another new tool I enjoy using is the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch which also features on this card.  There are so many great uses for this punch as well as for making tags.

Here is the inside of the card.

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Label Love
Ink: Real Red, Pool Party
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Other: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Artisan Punch, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit, Rhinestones, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Tombow

I also made the same style card in Sweet Sorbet.  Come back tomorrow to see this card looks like in some different colours.


Thursday, 13 March 2014

Sweet Sorbet, Cupcakes and Circle Thinlit Card Dies

The Thinlit Card Dies are a great way to make some impressive cards easily.  Here are two cards that I made for some birthdays recently.  I included a extended flap so there is more room to write a message.  They both feature the Sweet Sorbet DSP which is one of the free products available with Sale-a-bration. 

Here is the inside of the card.  I had a slight smudge on the left front of the card, and needed to cover it up somehow, so that is how I came up with the idea of putting the hearts on the front.  The hearts are also one of the dies from the Circle Thinlit Card Die set.  So not only do you get the card die, you also get other 9 dies that can be used on cards or other creations.

Here is the second card I made with this same die. This card features another free Sale-a-bration product, the Petals Parade stamp set. 

The heart stamped on the inside circle is from the Peachy Keen stamp set.

Stamp sets: Create a Cupcake, Petal Parade (SAB), Label Love, Peachy Keen
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
Other: Big Shot, Thinlit Card Dies (Circle), Artisan Punch, Cupcake Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Sponges, Tombow, Dimensionals, Rhinestones 

There are only 18 days left of Sale-a-bration and with every $110 purchase you can choose a free product, so remember to get your order in by the end of this month.  You can order online or email me with your order.  I will be putting in a group order on Tuesday 24th March.

If you are new to stamping and wondering where to start, there are some great bundle selections on the first few pages of the Sale-a-bration brochure.  Also Stampin' Up! have  recently released the new Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit which is another great place to start.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Tie Tab Box made with the Envelope Punch Board

The Envelope Punch Board is such a great tool and I have made various types of boxes with it as well as envelopes.  This is a tie tab box made from a piece of 6" x 6" piece of DSP.  This box was inspired by Sam Donald. I have used Sweet Sorbet DSP, which is one of the free Sale-a-bration products.

This one I have decorated with the Petite Petals stamp set and punch.

Stamp Sets: Label Love, Petite Petals
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Other: Envelope Punch Board, Silver Ribbon, Artisan punch, Petite Petals Punch, Sticky Strip, Tombow, Small star punch (non SU) 

Remember that there is just less than three weeks of Sale-a-bration.  It ends on 31st March.  Get your orders in soon and make the most of the gaining some free products. 

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Monday, 3 March 2014

Would you like to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

Would you too like to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?

I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since August 2012 and I really enjoy what I do.  I initially joined up to be able to benefit from the 20% discount off the products that I buy and to be able to use what earn to help pay for my own craft supplies.  Although I love being a stay at home mum and I am grateful that I can be, I also wanted to have some time to do something a little different from that.  I really enjoy the the chance to be able to teach some classes and share my passion of card making.

Stampin' Up! have a great range of good quality products that I love to use and that is why I enjoy being able to share these products with others.   I have also enjoyed meeting lots of wonderful people through my classes.

You too can join up.  You may want to join up for own reasons such as the benefits of building up your own crafting supplies, or as a business opportunity.  You can teach classes if you like, but you don't have to if you don't want to.  If you decide to join up, I will be there to support and guide you.  I would love you to join my team.

Now is a great time to join up.  If you join up during Sale-a-bration you you receive $305 worth of products for $189. 


Here is some more information about joining up.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email, or let me know if you would like me to give you a call.  Feel free to ask me any questions about joining up with no obligation if you decide it is not for you. 

I hope you have a great week.


Sunday, 2 March 2014

On Film Framelits Dies with Simple Stems in Crisp Cantaloupe

Here is a similar style card to yesterday, but using some different colours.  Yesterday's card featured Summer Starfruit.  This ones still uses the Sweet Sorbet DSP paper available through Sale-a-bration, but features Crisp Cantaloupe.

I also made an envelope that coordinates with the card.

Here is a coordinating gift that I made to go with the card.  It is a covered shopping notepad.  It has a magnet on the back so it can be placed on the fridge.  I made a box using the Envelope Punch Board to put the gift in.

Here is the set - card and gift.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

On Film Framelit Dies with Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet DSP

I had lots of fun using the On Film Framelits Dies with the Peachy Keen and Simple Stem stamp sets.  This card was inspired by something my upline, Julia Leece had made.

Here is the card with its coordinating envelope.

Here is a close up of the front of the card. I was initially going to put the greeting banner on the right side of the card, but I noticed an unfortunate ink smudge on the bottom of the left front of the card, so I had to cover it up somehow.  Putting the greeting banner on the left thankfully hid the smudge.

Here is the inside of the card.

Stamp Sets: Peachy Keen, Simple Stems, Express Yourself (Hostess set)
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Basic Black (marker)
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White  
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-bration 2014)
Other: Big Shot, On Film Framelits Dies, Stampin Trimmer, Two Way Glue Pen, Tombow, Whisper White C6 Envelopes

Remember you can get this DSP pack for free with any purchase over $110 until 31st March as part of Sale-a-bration.  More details here.  Or feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. 

Come back tomorrow and see a similar style card but with completely different colours.
In case you don't know, Stampin' Up have just released an exciting new Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit.  It has all you need to make 20 cards and is great value for $38.95.  Click here for more details.

If you would like to place an order, you can order any time online, or email me.

Thanks for visiting.