Coffee and Cards Class Wednesday 17th July

Christmas in July, Coffee and Cards, Make a Christmas Card

Come and get creative with our Christmas in July Coffee and Cards session this Wednesday. $10 for a coffee and all the supplies to make a Christmas card. I’ll have a few options for you. You can make extra cards at $5 each. 

We meet at
Joe’s Mocha Pot Cafe
Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre
7/75-89 High Street
Cranbourne

Come join us for fun and friendship and get creative. 


#gdp197 An Aussie Christmas Card

My card today takes inspiration from the Global Design Project colour challenge of Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Pear Pizzazz. 

Global Design Project GDP197

Continuing on with my Christmas in July cardmaking, I set about creating a Christmas card for this challenge. I picked the Animal Outing stamp which I hadn’t used as yet and decided to create an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi, Oi, Oi card. Being in such a multicultural community, many of us have so many relatives and friends overseas and an Aussie themed card would be perfect to send out at Christmas. This kangaroo and koala are just so cute. Handmade Aussie Christmas card with Australian animals

I started by stamping the kangaroo in Stazon ink and water colouring it in Terracotta Tile ink refill. The koala has been water coloured with the tiniest amount of Tuxedo Black ink to give it a grey colour.

I used the Birch background stamp in Seaside Spray to create a subtle background. This was stamped off once to achieve a lighter shade. Then I stamped the ‘wreath’ which is a simple circle from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. The leaf from Winter Woods stamp set was used to stamp around to complete the wreath effect. 

Using Seaside Spray ink, I randomly stamped the word ‘Merry’ over the punched circle. This really makes the kangaroo stand out. 

Kangaroo and koala handmade card for Christmas

For some sparkle – because it’s Christmas , I used the new Shimmer Black embossing powder on the stars and this goes well with the glitter on the Organdy ribbon. 

Give this fun card a try and get ahead with your cardmaking for the Christmas season. Products used in this card are listed below. Click on any product to be taken direct to my online store where you can place your order.  

Hop onto the GDP Challenge blog to see all the beautiful projects created with this colour combination.

Cardstock Measurements: 

  • Pear Pizzazz 21 cm x 14.8 cm 
  • Terracotta Tile 9.5 cm x 13.8 cm
  • Whisper White 9.1 cm x 13.4 cm plus scrap
  • Seaside Spray scrap
  • Shimmer White for kangaroo

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Heat Tool

$50.00

SSC208 Sketch Challenge Christmas Wishes

I’m getting ready for Christmas with my first Christmas card for the year. It’s Christmas in July. I’ve chosen a soft colour scheme of Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. 

Although not your traditional Christmas colours, it works beautifully together and creates this wintry Christmas card. I started off with the beautiful gingham Designer Series Paper in Mint Macaron. The gingham pattern comes in every colour of the Stampin’ Up! range. You can purchase each colour range ie: Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and In-Colour packs.

Isn’t it beautiful in Mint Macaron? But then again, I just love gingham. 

Winter woods Christmas card, handmade

Then I added a border on the left with a lace border from the Delicate Lace dies. The die cut tree has been stamped in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla cardstock and the edges sponged with Shaded Spruce. This has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto a panel stamped with the trees in Crumb Cake. This entire panel has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card base. 

Sunday Stamps Challenge, Sketch, Christmas winter woods

The sentiment has been stamped in Early Espresso onto Mint Macaron cardstock and then punched out with the Story Label punch. I re-inserted the label into the punch to create a smaller label. This has been layered with a section of the Kraft Pillow Box which I cut out (aaah – I know I did struggle with cutting it apart but it was worth it!).

I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps to create this card. Once I created this card and looked at the others, I realized that my lace border, gingham and Christmas theme was a bit like Amy Koenders’ card (it was not intentional I promise!). Check out Amy’s card. It’s very cute. To be inspired by more ideas with this sketch, please click on the link below. 

Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge, Handmade card

Keen on making some Christmas cards ahead of time? Join me for my Christmas in July card class on the 20th of July. Email me at [email protected] to make a booking. 

Bonus Days

This month is Bonus Days so for every $90 you spend you get a $9 voucher to spend in August. All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order. 

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#tgifc219 Always Thinking of You

My card today has been inspired by the colour challenge at TGIF Challenges. The challenge was to use Purple Posy,  Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray which are 3 of the 5 new In-Colours. I chose the Country Home stamp which is one my favourites as it encompasses a warm homely feel with it’s rustic cans, country tile and wild flowers. 

#tgifc219 color challenge, Country Home handmade card with Buffalo Check

I started off by stamping a 14.8cm x 10.5cm piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Buffalo Check stamp in Rococo Rose. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped it over the entire piece. As it is a large stamp, the use of the Stamparatus gave me the ability to re-stamp the image if parts of it didn’t stamp through the first time. 

Tip:

Using a larger piece of cardstock with the Stamparatus gives you space to place your magnets and to get full coverage with your stamped image.

Then I cut this piece of cardstock down to 5.2cm x 13.2cm and punched the end with the Delightful Tag Topper punch. I used the balance piece to decorate my envelope.

The can has been coloured in Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends and the flowers in Rococo Rose and Purple Posy. The leaves have been coloured with Crumb Cake to add a neutral tone to blend in with the colour scheme. 

I have layered the sentiment on a doily cut out of the Botanical Tags dies and sponged with Rococo Rose. Then I added a strip of Whisper White cardstock stamped with one my new favourite texture stamps – Very Versailles. The sentiment is also from this stamp set and I love the font. I stamped this on Crumb Cake cardstock to bring in the leaves from the coloured image. 

Botanical Bliss stamp set border, #tgifc219

The Botanical Bliss stamp set was used with the Stamparatus to create a border for the inside of the card.

Click on the image below to see all the other entries incorporating this colour palette. 

TGIFC, Challenge #TGIFC219 Color Challenge

Cardstock Dimensions:

  • Seaside Spray 21cm x 14.8cm scored in half
  • Whisper White 10.5cm x 14.8cm (for Buffalo Check), Stitched Rectangles panel, 9.9cm x 14.2cm (for inside panel) and some scraps
  • Crumb Cake scrap

This month is Bonus Days so for every $90 you spend you get a $9 voucher to spend in August. All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order. 

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Good Morning Magnolia Congratulations

The Magnolia Lane Suite is such a pretty suite which has so many coordinating products to make your crafting experience easy. It comprises of a stamp set with several sentiments and images including the huge magnolia. There are dies to cut out these images and also some that cut out images from the coordinating Designer Series Paper. Ribbon, twine, Stampin’ Blends also make up this suite. 

My card uses the Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the Memories & More Card Park which simplifies cardmaking even more. The cards and envelopes have a silver detailing on them and the envelope liners are printed with Mossy Meadow leaves. 

I have chosen a Flirty Flamingo card base and coloured my flower with Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I wanted to slightly veer from the colour palette of the suite which is  Basic Black, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, So Saffron and Whisper White. The printed vellum comes in the Memories & More Card Pack. Mounting the vellum onto the Flirty Flamingo changes it’s look.

Good Morning Magnolia Congratulations handmade card in pink

I hadn’t realized how large that flower was until I got the bundle in my hands. It’s a large flower and so pretty. The best part is – there is a die to cut it out. 

Did you Know?

All stamps are shown at actual size in Stampin’ Up! catalogues (unless otherwise stated). This makes it very easy to order the sentiments and images you want as you know exactly what you are going to get. 

 

I added a smaller Memories & More card with a tiny leaf pattern on it and mounted the flower on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it depth. 

To make the sentiment stand out, I heat embossed the ‘Congratulations’ in White Embossing powder on Early Espresso cardstock. This created a nice contrast against the busy background. 

Magnolia flower handmade card, Stampin' Up!, Alcohol markers, Memories & More

A new feature in the Annual Catalogue this year is the addition of a simplified one item number ordering system. So when you want to order the entire Magnolia Lane suite, you just need to enter item no. 152178 and it will order all 9 products for you. How easy is that?

This month is Bonus Days so for every $90 you spend you get a $9 voucher to spend in August. Great time to stock up on essentials as well as some of your wish list items. 

Stampin' Up! earn extra dollars to spend

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All products used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the products to start ordering and creating with this beautiful Magnolia Lane Suite. 

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Heat Tool

$50.00

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Spooling Around with Follow Your Art

The Follow Your Art suite in the Annual Catalogue has got every type of craft and crafter covered. Sewing, painting, colouring, drawing, stamping, hot glue gun lover, stationery collecter – there’s something for everyone.

The Designer Series Paper has images of tools and products used in these crafts on one side and the other side has fun and creative designs. Coordinating colours are Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Whisper White.

Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Both the cards are in the Pacific Point and Calypso Coral colour combination and feature the spools of ribbon. With a die that cuts out these ribbons it’s easy to create a variety of coloured ribbons for your cards. I love the cute heart that is formed by the ribbon.  

Handmade cards featuring images of hobbies, arts and crafts

This first card follows a very simple layout and is a great for the Beginner cardmaker as it’s a simple sketch to follow. I’ve created 2 halves in my card with the bottom half a little bit larger than the top. I’ve added the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the images of the ribbon on the top half and then added the embossed Crushed Curry panel at the bottom.

A strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock across the centre ties the 2 halves together. I also stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink on it. 

It Starts with Art, Simple Layout handmade card, How to use scraps of cardstock

To colour in the ribbons I used some Stampin’ Write Markers. There are colours to match every ink Stampin’ Up! have and this makes coordination so easy.

Tip:

Use scrap cardstock strips to create a border between layers or to stamp sentiments on. 

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For my next card I used the Button Button embossing folder on the Pacific Point cardstock. You can see the lovely detail of this embossing folder and it adds great texture to these cards. 

DIY greeting card to give crafters and hobbyists

You probably know that I love layering cardstock and paper. This creates depth and makes layers pop such as the paintbrush paper on this card. The paper clip is from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. This embellishment kit contains lovely felt elements in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry, paper clips, linen thread, silver charms – everything to coordinate with your Follow Your Art projects. 

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In the next edition of my newsletter, due out tomorrow, I’m featuring another card with this lovely suite.Here’s a sneak peek. To see the full details, sign up for my newsletter. I feature exclusive projects, tips and news for you crafty folk. 

Follow Your Art card


Extra, Extra – Join Up Now to Get Extra Benefits

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now is the time to turn that thought into action. Here’s how you can get lots of extra value by signing up today!

Joining Up Extra Extra promotion

So why is this an Extra, Extra benefit?

Extra 

New demonstrators who sign up between 1 July and 31 August will  receive an additional $45 that you will be able to put towards your Starter Kit (pay $169 and choose $280 worth of products).

Extra, Extra

New demonstrators will receive a $16  coupon code, which you may use the following month.*

*Coupon codes will arrive between the fifth and seventh business day; they will expire on 31 October 2019.

This is apart from all the other fantastic, ongoing benefits you receive as a demonstrator. 

  • 20-25% discount on all your Stampin’ Up! products
  • Share your love of papercrafting while supporting your hobby
  • Potential to earn additional income 
  • Have a flexible business schedule to fit in with your lifestyle
  • Support from Stampin’ Up! through Online Training, quarterly magazine, bi-annual events, weekly updates, demonstrator only online community

Plus as a member of my Stamping Flair team, I am here to always provide assistance in person and through a private Facebook group. Workshops and team days are great to be part of where we can get creative together and try out new ideas. 

Does all this sound very exciting and really make you? think about joining the fun? Are there questions that you want to ask and aspects of joining up that you would like clarified Please do not hesitate to contact me. I can tell you it is a fantastic business opportunity. You can make it your own and spend as much or as little time as you want on it. 

You may also want to read more on my Join My Team page. There is no catch when you join Stampin’ Up! It is as good as it sounds. 


 

For the Love of Felt Project Kit

Hi Friends,

Hope you have had a great weekend. We are into a new month. Can you believe it that July is here? Bonus Days are here during July so for every $90 spent (ex shipping) you will earn a $9 coupon which can be spent in August. 

I’m sure over the past month you have been enjoying looking at the new catalogue and perhaps shopping from it. Today I’m looking at our project kits which are available in both the Annual Catalogue as well as the Beginner Catalogue. Some of these are all-inclusive project kits which means they include everything you need to complete the projects apart from your choice of adhesive. Others are Gather to Create project kits.  For these you will need the accompanying stamp set, ink pads, adhesives and other tools to complete the projects in the kit. The For the Love of Felt Project Kit is one such kit. 

Cardmaking kit in a box, Gift box

This kit drew me with it’s 3D felt flowers and bright and cheery colours as it’s so different to our other kits. The felt flowers are a lovely element which adds so much interest to these projects. With a colour palette of Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce, these cards create a feeling of fun and happiness. 

There are a variety of sentiments in the For the Love of Felt stamp set. This sentiment of ‘you make an ordinary day special’ is sure to brighten someone’s day. The flowers come ready assembled so all you need to do is attach it to your card. 

The leaves and yellow flowers come die cut on a sheet so all that needs to be done is pop them out of the sheet of card. These cards are so quick to make. This makes it easy for you to have a nice stash of cards ready for a variety of occasions in a short time.

This is a very easy stamp set to create with and that bunch of leaves is my favourite. It creates maximum impact with little effort. I love the effect of stamping this around the edges to create the border on this card. 

Get the kit and the coordinating products to start creating these beautiful cards at home. You could also get some friends together and have a craft get together. I could bring the stamp set and ink pads and you could complete all your kits. 

Completed kit gives you 12 cards – 4 each of 3 designs. You can store your cards in the beautiful box the kit comes in. Purchase the kit, stamp set and an adhesive and you will earn yourself a Bonus Days coupon. It’s as easy as that. 

Card kit, Create your own cards, diy

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Paper Snips

$17.00

Bonus Days Promotion – Earn Coupons

Stampin' Up! earn extra dollars to spend

Happy July!

What an awesome way to start July with Stampin’ Up! giving us this wonderful Bonus Days promotion. 

What is Bonus Days?

For every $90 you spend between 1–31 July (before shipping and handling) you will earn a $9 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used between 1–31 August. Exciting right? So spend now and have some extra dollars to spend in August as well.

The Details

  • Sales period runs from 1-31 July
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion, excluding Starter Kit orders. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

So if you have that long wish list from the Annual Catalogue, then this is the perfect time for you to cross some items off that list. Spend your coupons in August on more of your of wish list. It’s a great time to be rewarded. 

Every $90 spent (ex shipping) earns you 1 Bonus Day coupon. There is no limit to what you can earn.

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Coffee and Cards – Wednesday 3rd July

Craft event in Cranbourne, Create a handmade card at Joe's Mocha Pot CafeWith school holidays here, what a great way to relax and meet new friends. Coffee and cards is held at Joe’s Mocha Pot Cafe in Cranbourne. Cafe has lovely, friendly staff and serve delicious food and drinks. 

I provide all the supplies for the event. $10 cost for a handmade card and coffee/tea. Additional cards are available to be made at $5 each. 

Couple of card options that will be available this week are pictured below. 

Coffee and cards, diy handmade card

Create your own greeting card, Cranbourne area workshop

Hope to see you there