Wednesday, 30 October 2013

New Stampin' Up! Offers

WOW 3 more great offers on the way from Stampin' Up! 

Gift Giving is something we will all have on our agendas and Stampin’Up! makes it easier and cheaper this week. From the 29th October until 30th November you can save money when purchasing two bundles, to help you with your packaging this Christmas.

There are two bundles to choose from:
1) Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle:  Includes Decorative Window Gift Boxes x 6, Stamp a Tag Kit & Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon.  (Item # 135811)

2) Holiday Tag It Extra Large Box Bundle: Includes Extra-Large Gift Boxes x 3, Stamp a Tag Kit & Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon.  (Item # 135812)

Here is the PDF with all the info! 

My Digital Studio is perfect for those quick cards or even a designer look photo card for your friends & family & to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Stampin' Up! are offering 30% off selected seasonal downloads for cards, kits, pages tags & framables. 

I could not help myself & bought a few of these!  You will hopefully see some creations during my 12 weeks of Christmas promotion using some of these digital downloads, so make sure you visit weekly to see them.  There are some real bargains in there!  Click here to view my online store to view what is on sale! 

And.... Lastly released today the amazing & wonderful Envelope Punch Board.  I love love love this little beauty.  This little board not only makes envelopes in 66 different sizes plus it has its own scoring & punch tools!  

It has SO many features it might be easier if you just watch the video!

If you would like to order your own punch board click HERE to be taken to my online shop or otherwise feel free to contact me via email  or phone 0411113530. 

Thanks For Looking,


Friday, 25 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas: Week 3 Reindeer Candy Canes

I am participating in a little Christmas Market at the local primary school this year.  I cant wait to get the kids creating & playing with all the Stampin' Up! goodies I have stashed away.  Often when an item retires I keep it for a little while just to see if I use it.  The two tags die is one I will keep using as I love it & find it very versatile.  I was looking through pinterest & came across some cute little reindeers made from this die & thought they would be perfect for my market stall.  These are easy to make so I figure why not get the kids to create their own.  

I think they would make a nice little table gift for the kids on Christmas day too.   My kids want to make these for their friends as little christmas presents. 

Paper:  Whisper White (106549),  Early Espresso ( 121686) & Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869)), Dimensionals (104430), Black Marker (100082), Googly eyes, retired Poppy Parade ribbon &  Two Tags Die, Candy Canes. 

Thanks For Looking,


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

12 Weeks of Christmas: Week 3 Colour Me Christmas Thinlit Swing Card

 I am so glad the gorgeous NEW Thinlit Swing Card dies have finally arrived! Yes, you can order them now!  These dies allow you to create lovely cards with a real "Wow".  The thin framelit cuts and scores in the right places with just one pass through your Big Shot.  

There are two shapes to choose from, and each die comes with 8 or 9 additional framelit shapes to help dress up your cards. 

I used the oh so cute Colour Me Christmas Stamp set with the funny little reindeer & chose to use the Circle Thinlit & the Season Of Style paper stack for a quick easy background.  

Colour Me Christmas Flip Card
 I used two other stamp sets from the new Holiday Catalogue - Wishing You  & Tags 4 You stamp sets.  I also used the new Label Bracket Punch on the inside.  
Inside the card

Stamp Sets:  Colour Me Christmas (131745), Tags 4 You 131823), Wishing You (131751)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Crumb Cake (121685), Early Espresso ( 121686), Cherry Cobbler (121681), Gumball Green (127543), Season Of Style DSP Stack (132181).
Ink:  Gumball Green(126861), Early Espresso (126974) & Stampin' Write Markers in: Cherry Cobbler (119681), Early Espresso (119680), Crumb Cake (120967) & Gumball Green (126856).
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), NEW Circle Thinlit Flip Card Die (133480), Magnetic Platform (130658), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906),  Label Bracket Punch (1321523), Dimensionals (104430), White Gel Pen (105021), Linen Thread (104199). 

Thanks For Looking,


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

25% off 25 Stamp Sets!

Yes you read that right!  How great is that!  October 25 is Stampin Up's 25th Birthday & to celebrate they are taking 25% off 25 selected stamp sets. There is bound to be one or 2 of these on your wish list, so this is a great time to get them - even stash a couple away for Christmas presents, or buy your own and let the gift giver know which set you would like.

Click Here to view the PDF version of the 25 stamps in this offer. 
To see a prettier version of the list (It has pictures of each set) go to my online store & click on the promotion.  

25% Off these 25 Stamp Sets
Stamp SetStyle Sale Price
A Dozen Thoughts (pg 59)Wood (131056)
Clear (131059)
Zoo Babies (pg 54)Wood (130453)
Clear (130456)
Lots of Thanks (pg 29)Wood (129687)
Clear (129690)
Happy Day (pg 112)Wood (130294)
Clear (130297)
Gifts of Kindness (pg 83)Wood (130441)
Clear (130444)
Hearts a Flutter (pg 124)Wood (131922)
Clear (129252)
Hello, Lovely (pg 22)Wood (130240)
Clear (130243)
Crazy, Mixed-Up Love (pg 30)Wood (131068)
Clear (131071)
Bright Blossoms (pg 89)Wood (128424)
Clear (125497)
Itty Bitty Banners (pg 30)Wood (132022)
Clear (126257)
Yippee-Skippee (pg 37)Wood (131341)
Clear (131344)
Gorgeous Grunge (pg 109)Wood (130514)
Clear (130517)
Apothecary Art (pg 107)Wood (128415)
Clear (125527)
Cuddles & Kisses (pg 56)Wood (131913)
Clear (127314)
Label Love (pg 33)Wood (130619)
Clear (130622)
Betsy's Blossoms (pg 87)Wood (131955)
Clear (126006)
Morning Post (pg 131)Wood (132042)
Clear (126592)
Oh, Hello (pg 34)Wood (131931)
Clear (130733)
Gently Falling (pg 65)Wood (128430)
Clear (123804)
That's the Ticket (pg 33)Wood (131946)
Clear (128075)
Ornament Keepsakes
(Old packaging)
Wood (128048)
Clear (128051)
Snowflake Soiree
(Old packaging)
Wood (127922)
Clear (127925)
Jewish Celebrations
(Old packaging)
Wood (128042)
Clear (128045)
Christmas Star
(Single stamp)
Clear (134813)$12.71
A Gift for You
(Single Stamp)
Clear (134765)$6.71

This offer is VERY limited from today, 22nd October to Monday 28th October, so just 7 days.   To take up this offer you will need to email or call me (0411113530) to place your order.  
Alternatively, you can shop direct at my On-line Store - and use this exclusive hostess code WGMR9C6W.  
**As an extra bonus if you order through my online store, you will qualify for a mini DSP pack as my gift to you.  This will be sent separate to your order as they are coming from me.
You will need to get your skates on though as this offer ends 28th October! 

Thanks For Looking,


Saturday, 19 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas: Week 2 Card & Gift Box - Festive Flurry vs Chalk Talk

I know, yet another Festive Flurry project, but I promise this is it for now, as I have lots of other projects to show you that feature some exciting new products.  I am showing both the card & box today as I am running a bit behind in my posts.   This box & card combo was our Stamp Club project this month.  My aim was to feature Chalk Talk & the Tag a Boxes but in a Christmassy kind of way. I also wanted to show off the Festive Flurry stamp set & matching framelits as I just love them.

Please excuse the photos - It is a grey rainy day, & the lighting in here is pretty bad today.

Festive Flurry Gift Box
I used one of the new Tag a Bag Gift Boxes featured in the Annual Catalogue on page 158.  (#130927)  You get 8 in the packet & they come with their own acetate sleeves. These are great for little gifts & would be perfect for that Kris Kringle present we all seem to get landed with at Christmas.   I used the Winter Frost DSP stack & Smokey Slate for the box.

I then made an extra long tag by folding over the Bermuda Bay cardstock in the Chalk Talk framelit for added length.  I cut a large Festive Flurry snowflake from Silver Glimmer paper, & stamped another large one in Coastal Cabana ink & cut it out too.  We did a bit of scoring on this one & I layered on top a silver embossed medium snowflake, a Bermuda bay small snowflake & then a heat embossed white on vellum small snowflake that was also scored to give it depth.  On top of all this was the crowning glory - a Frosted Finishes Embellishment. Oh and to hold it on the box a Smokey Slate Chevron Ribbon.   Here is a close up of the tag

A base of Smokey Slate, a thin layer of Bermuda Bay & the matching Winter Frost paper stack were used to offset the Smokey Slate gift tag.  The tag has a small Chalk Talk image plus a silver embossed vellum snowflake.  Layered on this is a Coastal Cabana small snowflake embellished with with some rhinestones & a Silver Glimmer star punched from the Merry Minis Punch Pack which were carried over - Yay!  I used the Expression Thinlits to cut out a Silver Glimmer Merry & phew we were all done!

Festive Flurry Tag Card

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry (131778), Chalk Talk (130634)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer (124005), Winter Frost DSP Stack (132183), Smokey Slate( 131291), Bermuda Bay (131286).
Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Bermuda Bay (131171), Coastal Cabana(131175).
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Festive Flurry Framelits (132193), Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Magnetic Platform (130658), Expression Thinlits Dies (132171),  Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882), Dimensionals (104430), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853),  Silver Embossing Powder(109131), White Embossing Powder (109132), Basic Rhinestones (119246) & Hot glue gun (Non-SU).  

Thanks For Looking,


Thursday, 17 October 2013

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2 Bottle Tag

I know we dont have snow here in Australia for Christmas but I just cant stop using the beautiful new Festive Flurry Framelits & matching stamp set sold as a bundle (#133285).  I often give wine as a present for Christmas so it was a no brainer that I would make a bottle tag out of these.

Festive Flurry Bottle Tag

The tag part is easy.  Just cut a length of DSP or card stock (I used the Winter Frost Specialty DSP) to 20cm x 7cm & scored it at 7cm.  Then I punched out the circle with a 1 3/4" circle punch, but you can use the 1 3/8" circle punch.
For the snowflake I used soft sky cardstock & embossed the large snowflake in white.  I then used the Silver Encore ink pad & made another large snowflake which has been scored & raised on dimensionals.  The last layer is white embossing powder (with a pinch of dazzling diamonds glitter) heat embossed onto vellum.  A small star shaped flower from Boho Blossoms punch & a rhinestone centre & it is all done.

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry (131778)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer (124005), Winter Frost Specialty DSP (132341), Soft Sky ( 131292)
Ink:  Silver Metallic Encore Pad (132142)
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Festive Flurry Framelits (132193), Magnetic Platform (130658), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Dimensionals (104430), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853),  1 3/4" Circle punch (119850), Basic Rhinestones (119246) & Hot glue gun ( Non-SU).  

Thanks For Looking,


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas - Week 1 Silver Star Card

Firstly, I need to apologise for this late post.  I wrote it & thought I scheduled it but something went wrong & it didn't post automatically. I went to post Week 2 of the countdown & saw this sitting there.

 Have you seen the single stamps that Stampin' Up! are offering at the moment?  I thought I would buy a few of the Christmas ones & give them a try.  Starting from just $8.95 I figured what did I have to lose.  Considering my 1st project this week was a monotone silver based ornament, I decided to make a matching card. The star is quite large & would make a very nice sized ornament or tree topper.

Shimmery Silver Christmas Star card

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Star (134813)Festive Flurry (131778), More Merry Messages (126402)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Shimmery White (1217170
Ink:  Silver Encore (132142)
Cool Tools: Dimensionals (104430), Dazzling Details (124117), Rhinestones (119246)

Thanks For Looking,


Thursday, 10 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas - Week 1: Festive Flurry Ornament

Can you believe yesterday was exactly 12 weeks until Christmas?  I look forward to this time of year as I start my Christmas preparation,  I share all my creations with you in my 12 Weeks Of Christmas blog posts.  I try to post one card & one 3d item each week to help inspire some creations.

Today is the 1st of my 12 weeks of Christmas posts for 2013 but you can go back to last years & check out all those ones by clicking HERE.

I am holding an Ornament making class this sunday so what better way to start the countdown than with an ornament!
Festive Flurry Sparkly Ornament
 I have used Smokey Slate & Silver Glimmer paper here for the monotone feel.  The rosette was made using the gorgeous new Winter Frost DSP & I added some of the Festive Flurry snowflakes on top.  Seriously how sparkly are those Frosted Finish Embellishments.  They are too nice to use on just any old thing!  As you will see below they are quite beautiful.

Sneak Peek 
This is a bit of a sneak peak of one of the ornaments we are making on Sunday. If you would like to join us I have 2 spots left.  Drop me an email or call me 0411113530.  

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry (131778)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer (124005), Winter Frost Specialty DSP (132341)
Ink:  Smokey Slate (131179)
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Festive Flurry Framelits (132193), Magnetic Platform (130658), Designer Rosette Bigz L Die (125594), Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150), Dimensionals (104430), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853),  Silver 1/8" Ribbon (132137), Hot glue gun ( Non-SU).  

Thanks For Looking,


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Stampin' Up! October Promotions

 October has arrived & we have 3 great promotions!   To celebrate Stampin' Up!'s  25th anniversary we are giving all hostesses an extra $25 Hostess dollars when you have a qualifying party.  That is $85 worth of free product instead of $60!  

The October Best of 25 Years stamp set matches this celebration perfectly, its the Best Of Birthdays! (Click the link to see the full PDF)  For just $25.95 ( + P&H) these limited edition clear mount stamps are perfect for all your birthday cards or even as a gift for someone special.  

Are you interested in joining Stampin' Up! & running your own fun craft business or do you love the products & just want to enjoy them at a discount of 20% off?  As a demonstrator you have access to new catalogues & promotions before anyone else plus you can meet fellow crafters in our exclusive worldwide demonstrator forum where you will find literally thousands of ideas, tips & videos!

As a 25th Birthday present Stampin' Up! are offering the opportunity to join for just $25!   You get access to all the great benefits of being a SU demonstrator & you get your business kit absolutely FREE plus you get to chose $26.95 worth of product from any of the current catalogues!

The Fine Print:
  • This offer is only good for two weeks & runs from 7-21st of October so be quick!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogues
      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick
      • Customer postcards 
This is an amazing offer, I cant believe how good it is!  If you would like to join or discuss this further please contact me via email or phone 0411113530.  Click JOIN NOW! to be taken to the official joining page.   

As you can see October is going to be an exciting time with Stampin' Up! 

Thanks For Looking,


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Flower Shop Posy Class

Remember that flower shop vase class I was running a few weeks back?  Here are the finished flowers. 

Flowershop Posy

Don't they look great.  This has been a really popular class & I have decided to run it just one more time in early November.  Those of you who are interested please Email me  or phone 0411113530 to register your interest & book your place.  Cant attend this class?  Ask me today about a class in the mail!  

I used the Flowershop Stamp & Punch Bundle ( 132726) to create this vase of flowers.   Right now, you can buy the Flowershop stamp set & coordinating Pansy punch together & get a 15% discount!    Click here to head on over to my online store where you can buy yours now!

Thanks For Looking,