Thursday, 8 October 2015

Frosted Acetate Window card with Snow Friends from Stampin'Up!

Another Holiday catalogue set to show you today... this time its the little penguin from the "Snow Friends" stamp set.  I wanted to use it to make my boy's birthday invitations, and i took a little time out tonight to make a window card with it as well.  There are matching framelits for the images in this set, so no scissors required!

I sponged some white stallion over the corners of the acetate piece and also used the small dotty snow stamp from another set ("Jingle all the way") to add some snow. It looks pretty cool doesn't it?

To finish the card I added a frame made from Red glimmer paper, plus some washi tape at the bottom edge of the card too.  I really enjoyed making this one!

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Video Tutorial: Creating Decorative Corners with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch

I have to admit I didn't purchase this punch with my first order from the catalogue.  There are always sooooo many things I wish to purchase to show off to my customers... you cant have EVERYTHING! (Although I do give it my best shot! Ha!)

But I kept this Curvy Corner Trio Punch on my wishlist all the same... and then of course I started seeing what everyone was doing with it.  And the results are lovely. So I decided to get one.  This week I ran my first classes that included the use of this punch.... and everyone really liked it!  I like it too.. because its basically a 3-in-1 punch and so it has lots of uses.

On the card above I used it to make decorative corners on the feature piece of paper and I really like how it turned out. I also put Washi Tape on the bottom of this piece of cardstock, and the punch had no trouble at all going through both the paper and the washi. If you put your washi on first, and then punch, it makes it look as though the washi is part of the paper.

So after using the punch and my customers also using it in class, I made a quick little video to give you a couple of tips on how to use it.

If you decide you would like one of these punches for yourself, visit the Online Store by clicking HERE.  Items can be sent anywhere in Australia for a low postage charge... all prices are in Australian dollars.

I'll be back with more to show you soon. In the meantime enjoy the video!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Going Green for a team Challenge this month

One of my favourite things about my Stampin'Up business is having a team to work with. I love these girls! They are all at different levels and need different things from their businesses, but we all share a love of paper craft and so we instantly have that in common. We have a team forum so that we can support each other, get questions answered, and generally hang out. And we show off our latest creations too!

Each month on the forum I run a team challenge... some months it is to use certain products or colours, sometimes an inspiration challenge or technique challenge. This month I am using a sketch, and the card you see today is a sample card for the challenge that I created.

I really wanted to use the Christmas tree foil vellum so this was a good chance!  I mixed some of our new in colours... the colours are Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush and Mint Macaron.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out :-)

Hopefully you'll like it too!  Here's a close up...

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Beautiful Christmas cards with the Jingle All the Way stamps and matching Framelits

I've been playing again today with this gorgeous set from our current Holiday Catalogue.  I am so happy with everything I've made with it so far.... the idea of creating a serene Christmas scene is so appealing to me, and these stamps and matching framelits work every time!

I used Island Indigo and Smoky slate as my main colours, and the houses are made from the black glimmer paper.  Aren't they cute?

I hope you enjoy this card and I'll be back with more soon.  Here's a closeup for you...

Friday, 2 October 2015

Tomorrow I become the mother of a Teenager

...and of course I needed to create a card worthy of the occasion. Girly, but not too girly.  Sweet, but not too sweet.

I had some left over cork numbers from one of the Project Life Accessories kits and I thought they would be perfect on this card. The actual design of this card is a sketch from the Mojo Monday Blog... here is the original sketch:

The DSP is from the "Go Wild" paper stack, which is so versatile with its neutral colour palette.  I used some stitched satin ribbon  and some basic pearls to finish off the card detail.

I hope you enjoy my card today.... wish me luck for tomorrow and the next few years!!!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Busy making Thank you cards today... is one of them yours?

Today I've been making thank you cards. with a purpose. Last month was my biggest ever month of Online Orders... I guess you all fell in love with the new Holiday Catalogue, just like I did.  And so, I wanted to say "thank you" for making my September a great month!

And when I got tired of the above colour scheme.. I started on a second:

I might even start a third colour scheme if I tire of these :-)

I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New Weekly Deals are UP from Stampin''Up Australia

Here they are guys... this week's "Weekly Deals"... to purchase visit the Online store by clicking the "Shop Now" button.. or click HERE.


Monday, 28 September 2015

Pink and Black for a special birthday

Last weekend I was invited to a friend's 70th birthday celebrations.  It was actually a surprise party... but WE were the ones getting the surprise and no one actually knew where we were going (except the party girl of course).  We were collected on the bus and away we went.... we ended up at Big Al's Elvis World!  Goodness.. I didn't know such places existed!  And I have never seen so much Elvis memorabilia in all my life!  It was certainly impressive and not something I've ever done before!

It was a fun night with great company and I will be sure to Project Life my photos at some point!

Of course I needed to make a special card, and I decided to hand-make the gift as well.  I thought you'd like to see them. My birthday lady has a thing for hot pink and Black so that made the colour scheme easy to pick! The stamp is one of our background stamps.. its called "Definitely Dahlia".  I embossed it in white embossing powder on both the black and pink backgrounds.

I hope she enjoyed them and i hope you do too!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Christmas Dove of Peace in Red and Gold

I love this Dove of Peace stamp from Stampin'Up!  And how good does it look in bright red and shiny gold?  I stamped both the dove and the sentiment in Versamark, and then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Added a little gold washi tape and some cording trim. If you are looking for a quick Christmas card to make with few supplies.. this could be it!

I've included a carousel product list below so you can see what you need to recreate this card for yourself!


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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Masking Tape Technique

Yesterday I sent out my monthly newsletter to those on the newsletter list and I also updated my class schedule.  Which of course means starting to think about which I'll be making for class projects over the next couple of months.  One of the techniques I have chosen to teach is the "Masking Tape Technique"... this is October's technique.

Its a really simple but fun technique... for this "Thanks" card today I used 3 colours as my background.. Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy.  The main image is from the "Serene Silouhettes" stamp set and the sentiment is from the "Cottage Greeting" set... both were stamped in Basic Basic Archival ink.  I love how solid and black the archival inks stamp!

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Have a great weekend!

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