Friday 9 December 2016

Stampin' Up! Quick Cards & Tags Using Cheerful Tags Bundle

At this time of year, I am always super busy getting gifts & Chritsmas cards finished for teacher & friend gifts.  It's coming to the end of the school year & I have so many presents to buy & cards to make, Ugh! How about you?  Do you need some ideas?

Last week I held a quick cards & tag class with this specific need in mind.  The cards had to be quick & easy so I could make a bunch at once & I made a matching tag for each card.  The Cheerful tags framelit dies are a great choice for the tags & I really enjoyed using them.  I give lots of bottles of wine at Christmas & for those who dont drink I give bottles of special vinegar or olive oil.

The cards were really just DSP & a stitched circle framelit, with a strip of ribbon for embelishment.  Oh & of course I added a bit of bling to make the recipient feel special.

Quick Card & Tag Class using Presents & Pinecones DSP.

Bottle tag & matching card in gold

Bottle tag & matching card in Silver & Emerald Envy. 

I just love the colours in the Presents & Pinecones DSP & it coordinates with gold or silver perfectly.
I used the Tin Of Tags stamp set on the circles on the cards as well as a great set from the annual catalogue called Better Together.  Have you checked out the Closeout Sale?  You will find some of the things I used here are actually on sale! Woohoo!  If you click on the products below you will be taken to my online store, where you can view the Close Out Sale items.  The Layering Circle Framelit dies are an overstock item & are part of this sale too! 

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Thursday 1 December 2016

Year End Close Out Sale! Up to 50% off!

Stampin' Up! are having a huge year end sale on their retiring & overstock items.  Woohoo Its a great time to grab a bargain for Christmas presents for yourself or others.

Dates: 1st December 2016 - January 3rd 2017.

Dont wait until later though as the retiring items are while stocks last!   Want to know a secret.  I waited too long in the last sale & missed something I really, really wanted :( 
Dont be miserable like me, get your order in quick.  I suggest getting an online account that way it goes straight through & gets sent direct to you.

 If you are purchasing items to the value of LESS than $250 AU I have set up a special hostess code.  Anyone who orders using this will get a little present from me in the mail.
The Code for December is:   WK4MUGRM
You can just copy & paste it into the online store at the bottom of the order page. 

Here is a link to the PDF of the sale items, so you can print it out & read at your own lesiure.

Here is a link to my online store to start shopping & browse the sale in picture form (much easier visually than the list)     MY ONLINE STORE 

Remember you can contact me via email, text or phone to place your order if you are not keen on using the online system. I will be ordering regularly so people dont miss out.

Happy shopping everyone! 

Thursday 24 November 2016

Hello December By Stampin' Up! On Sale Now

 Hello December by Stampin' Up! & Project Life 

Wow! How awesome is this fabulous discount on the Project Life Hello December Card Collection & Accessory Pack available for a very limited time. You can get yours up until Monday 28th November (11:50pm) for 30% off! Hurry stocks are limited so make sure you get in quick to take advantage of this fabulous offer. What perfect timing to get our Hello December albums kick started.

What is a Hello December Album you might ask?
A Hello December Album is an ultra simple stylish & festive way of getting photos off your camera & devices & into an album. It’s a great way of documenting your moments in the exciting month of December by simply adding your photos to an album. What a great way to share your December days with family & friends.

What do I need to make a Hello December album?
1  An album. I will be using the Stampin Up! Emerald Envy 6 x 8” Project life album & 2 packs of the variety pack photo pocket pages.
2  Holiday-themed products.  Stampin’ Up! Have released the Hello December 2016 Project life Card Collection & the coordinating Accessory pack to document the season (available now @ 30% off!)
3   Photos of your December activities

I’m working with a team of demonstrators to bring you a fabulous resource: an exclusive Facebook group with ideas and inspiration to help you set up and complete your Hello December album. As one of my valued customers, you will receive FREE ACCESS to this group when you order the Hello December Card Collection and Accessory Pack.

The accessory pack & card collection are super versatile (gotta love this!) & make great Christmas Cards or could even be added to your planner to help you plan all of your events for December. The washi & overlays are super cute & perfect for Planners.

To take up this offer please contact me to place your order & confirm you would like to join our Facebook group. 
Here is my shop link in case you NEED it now! 

I am looking forward to sharing ideas & providing inspiration with you. 

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Sunday 16 October 2016

CTC#100 A Little Christmas Magic

Welcome to the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. It's an extra special hop today its our 100th!  Today we are being inspired by the Presents & Pinecones section of the Holiday Catty pages 18-31.  There were so many options to choose from in this section!  I have had an idea in my head since I saw the Christmas Magic stamp set, but until now I haven't had the chance to try it.

Here is the image from the catty of this set.

While this is certainly a lovely card, I couldn't figure out why the design team didn't use the gorgeous train stamp, that is a central part of this set on any cards in this catalogue.  

My son, had a slight addiction to Polar Express when he was younger & made me sit through hundreds of hours watching it.  Once I saw this stamp set I just knew I had to get it.  I brought back so many memories of us watching the movie & the lovely feel of it.  How could I not use that train in my card today?!  So, my card today is dedicated to him & his Polar Express addiction. 

I wanted to make this a special card.  One that he can keep on his special shelf (where he keeps all things special to him) & a diorama card was my choice. 

Here are a few pictures of my card: 

I based my diorama card on one I found on youtube by Linda Dalke.  As you can see the depth of my card is a lot skinnier than hers.  I wanted to use this as a project for my stamp club ladies as well so they needed to be able to mail it if they created it.  The great thing is this card folds flat so can be mailed.   

I also wanted to be able to get one card out of one sheet of card stock.  If you use the same colour front & back you will only need the one sheet of A4 cardstock.  For my project,  however, I chose to use 2 different colours for the outside, Whisper White & Smokey Slate.  I used Real Red as the inside layer.  This colour scheme is actually pulled from the card featured in the catalogue as seen above.  So, it really did inspire me. 

To make my version of the card you will need:
  • 2 x pieces of cardstock measuring 21.5cm x 10.5cm (I used Smokey Slate & Whisper White) scored at either end at 2.5cm or 1")
  • 1 piece of cardstock measuring 19cm x 10.3cm ( I used Real Red) scored at 1.5cm or around 1/2" 
  • Extra cardstock for stamping & colouring the embellishments to the front. 
  • 2 x Jingle bells & some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter .
Start by cutting out the windows.  I start with the front piece, using the biggest framelit.  I have used the Lots of Label Framelits, but you can use any shape as long as they're layering framelits & fit the card front.  Lay this over the red piece to gauge where you want the smaller framelit to go & mark it with a pencil.  I chose the next size down to cut this red window.  

Once these are lined up & cut, lay the red piece over the back piece (white) & use a pencil to mark my area that is visible.  Then do my stamping on the white piece making sure the main item is visible in the window area.   Once it is all decorated & glitter is applied, attach the red piece to the white piece, using tear tape. 

Decorate the front piece (Smokey Slate) with stamping & images & then attach to the back section with tear tape.  The best way to understand the making of these cards is to watch Linda's video, it explains it all really well. Click on her name above to go to her video. 

I made another diorama card while I was perfecting the technique, using the cute Merry Mice set. It really is a versatile layout. This time, I popped up the little mice on the base layer giving the impression of a third layer. 

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much for hopping along with us. I hope you are inspired to give a diorama card a go yourself or maybe even create something inspired by our awesome catalogues.

Next on the hop is Bronwyn from Addinktive Designs where I am sure you are going to be totally inspired, I just love her 3d items!


As always, don't forget you can join in the fun & share something you've made inspired by this section too. Just click through to the link below to add your creation. 

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Sunday 4 September 2016

CTC94 Candy Cane Lane Gifts

Well hello there.  Thanks for joining us for our CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop.  We are now CASEing the wonderful Holiday Catalogue, in particular, the Cany Cane Lane suite on pages 4-7.

I love, love, love the Candy Cane Lane suite.  I love the colours & the cute designs.  Today I am loosely CASEing the cute box on the left side of this picture & the tags on page 4.  I am going for a general feel here,'ll understand once you see my project. 

While decorating the jar I decided it would look great with a tag like the ones on page 4

As you can see I have CASEd the one on the bottom left...kind of! ;) 

I have had this little jar thingy since last Christmas.  I bought it in the sales after Christmas with this year's gift giving in mind.  I am hoping to add some gingerbread mix inside & give it away with a little spatula.  An all in one Gingerbread Jar gift.  
Here is my Jar:

How lush is that Real Red Stitched edge ribbon! It finishes off the jar just nicely, don't you think? 
While I was making the jar I thought hmmmm... this needs a matching card, so I made one of those too!
Here is the matching card: 

And here they are together:

Candy Cane Lane jar & matching card.

I have used the new Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine with the metallic red through it to string up my banner of goodies snipped out of the DSP.   It's so easy to create lovely projects with this DSP.  I can't wait to make some more, I just wish I had bought more of those white jars! 

To hop onto the next project by the lovely Simone, click on the next button below.  If you would like to go backwards, click on the previous button to view Krissy's fabulous project again.   

Until next time....

 If you would like to enter our challenge with one of your own CASEd creations, here is the link:

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