Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Bonus Time

Hi there

From 1 July until 4 August it's Bonus Time at Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! are offering amazing discounts on more products in the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack from 1 July until 4 August.  Check them out below and go to my website to order them.  There will be extra Weekly Deals with up to 30% off retail and extra Clearance Rack items up to 60% off retail.

Newly added Clearance Rack items will be added in the beginning of July and will remain in the Clearance Rack section while supplies last.  Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities.  Once the quantity for the discounted items have been reached the items will be removed from the Weekly Deals - but they will still be available at the retail prices.

Week of June 30 – July 6: Limited quantity available at a discounted price: 
 Item #Product Name Available Quantity 
138379Build A Banner Kit40
138315 Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags110
138381 Tag A Bag Accessory Pack100
1383822014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape300
139015 Sweet Li'l Things A4 Cardstock Assortment Pack100
138418Lost Lagoon 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon150
138283 Leaflets Framelits Dies  200
139019Timeless Elegance A4 Cardstock Assortment Pack  100
127012Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies   600
130919Hexagon Punch   250 
133737 Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  250

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Herringbone Technique - June Card Class

Hi there

Today we had a lovely lunch out with the family to celebrate the May and June birthdays.  We were away for our birthday, my brother was away for his and tomorrow it's my niece's birthday and she's currently in the UK :)

For my second card I wanted to use DSP as I for one always end up with scraps of DSP.  I had thought of doing a Starburst card but then saw some cards using the Herringbone Technique.  I hadn't made a card using this technique before so went with this option.  I love the bold colours of the Bohemian DSP and teamed it up with Bermuda Bay (one of my favs) for the card base.  All the strips are 1cm wide.

I really love this sentiment - "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful".

After making the above card I had a go using scraps from the 6" x 6" paper stack Cherry on Top.

For this one I cut the 'centre' strips at 1.5cm wide and then all the other strips at 1cm wide.

Stamp Set - Perfect Pennants, Sheltering Tree
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Cucumber Crush, Basic Black
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Momento Black
Other - 1 3/4" and 2" Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents, Rhinestone

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Corner Flip Card - June Card Class

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I hope you have survived the cold snap we had last week.  One morning as I drove past the local high school it said -6 - I'm not sure if that was correct but it was a very cold morning for Auckland.  Today has been beautiful and this afternoon Phil and I went for a walk around Western Springs - something I haven't done for years.  It's so nice to be able to get outside and go for a walk while the sun shines.

As I was preparing for this months card class I came across a really cool style of card from Dawn Olchefske which I just had to recreate.  After a few attempts I managed to get it to work with our NZ card measurements.  I gave the ladies two options for the front image - both using the Ronald McDonald House Charity set - Sprinkles of Life.  I love this new stamp set, it's so versatile.

In her video Dawn shows a cool way of tying a bow using the handheld stapler - I'm sure I'll be using this new technique on other cards.

Stamp set - Sprinkles of Life, Sheltering Tree, Butterfly Basics
Card Stock - Watermelon Wonder/Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Momento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe
Other - Tree Builder Punch, Banner Triple Punch, 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents, Linen Thread, Handheld Stapler, Rhinestone

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

2015-2017 In Colors Bookmark

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What a difference a night makes - today the rain has gone and we were able to have a lovely walk around the base of One Tree Hill/Cornwall Park with my parents.

Yesterday I showed you the card we made at my recent workshop.  Today's post shows a bookmark the ladies also made using the new In Colors ink and cardstock and a new punch.  It's always nice to have the real thing in your hands rather than just looking at it the catalogue.

I'm really liking the new In Colors (Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush) and have a number of creations to show you over the next couple of days.

The new punch we used was the Banner Triple punch - check it our on page 165 of the new catalogue.  You can cut your banner to three different widths - 2" (5cm), 1 1/2" (3.8cm) and 1" (2.5cm).

Check back tomorrow for another card using new products.

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Build a Birthday Make and Take

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It's a bit wet and cold here today in Auckland - a great indoors day.  I have managed to finally get my monthly newsletter out - better late than never.  If you would like to receive a copy of my monthly newsletter then click on the button to the right of the screen and sign up.

In the last couple of years Stampin Up have introduced Designer Series Paper Stacks which have been great.  They were sized 11.4cm x 16.5cm (great for card fronts) but this year they have changed the size to 6" x 6" - this gives a bit more flexibility for project creation.  I love making 3D items and this size is perfect for some of the boxes I create.  Watch this space for some new creations :)

In the meantime here's a card we made as our 'Make and Take' at a recent workshop I held which uses the new Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack and a new stamp set - Build a Birthday.

Stamp Set - Build a Birthday, Perfect Pennants
Card Stock - Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Ink - Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder
DSP - Cherry on Top DSP Stack
Other - Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Banner Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals

Well I'm now off to tackle my craft space - I have a nice big desk but at the moment there is only about an A4 size of space to work on!

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

2015-2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue is here

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I must still be on 'holiday' time - running a bit late in 'Sharing the Fun' of the new annual Stampin' Up! catalogue.

If you haven't received your copy of this fabulous catalogue then drop me a line or give me a call and I'll get one out to you.  In the meantime you can view a pdf version by clicking here.

I'll be back soon with some projects using products from the new catalogue.

Have fun checking out the catalogue.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Fold Flat Window Box

Hi there

There are a couple of overseas blogs that I follow of fellow Stampin Up demos - one being Sam Donald in the UK.  She is very creative and makes some really cool projects and cards.

Recently she made a cute box that I just had to CASE.  She had made it to hold soap to give away as a gift but I'm sure it can hold a number of things - including chocolate!

Although mine holds an assortment of embellishments ready to give away.

Card Stock - So Saffron, Night of Navy, Blushing Bride
DSP - Flower Pot DSP
Other - Candy Dots, Gold Bakers Twine, Project Life Framelits - Cards and Labels, Window Sheet

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