March Class in the Mail – Classic Garage

Well, this has been something I’ve been mulling over for some time now and I am so excited to launch this brand new feature – Class in the Mail. It is going to be a hassle free way for you to do crafting at home because I do the planning of each class. Each month I will bring you a selected stamp set or bundle and create 4 different cards with it. You don’t need to spend time thinking and planning. You can just go straight into the creating part. 

Each month I will give you a little preview of the cards so you have an idea of what the cards will be like. 

Please see About Class in the Mail for the full details. Here you will also find some products that you will need to complete cards each month. 

I know it’s not March yet but I really wanted you to have the benefit of this early. With Sale-A-Bration ending in March it’s a great opportunity to get some of those free items. Stampin’ Up! have cleared out of stock of some of the really popular items from the first release. So if you’ve got your eye on any products, make sure you get them because it’s only while stocks last. Have you checked out the beautiful second release items? I received mine yesterday and they are all beautiful. And those Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper – so pretty. 

For this first edition of Class in the Mail, I have prepared cards from the Classic Garage suite of products. It’s featured in the Occasions catalogue and is really great for those masculine cards. The suite comes with a stamp and die set. Purchase the bundle and save 10%.

With some great images for Father’s Day as well, really plan in advance for Australian Father’s Day in September as well as birthdays and anniversaries. There’s something for all occasions. I particularly like the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper. Check out all the great images including a motorbike. The bright colours mixed in with some darker shades make it easy to create cards to suit different personalities. What’s more, the dies also cut out the the Designer Paper so you can get a fun multi-coloured cog or oil can without having to do any colouring yourself. 

Place an order for a minimum of $60 using this month’s Host Code FBNFPZ9D If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code because you will receive Host Rewards.  

If you choose to increase that order to $90 you will also receive a free Sale-A-Bration item until the end of March. 

Once I receive notification of your order, I will email you the PDF file which contains all the measurements, directions and colour photos to create the 4 cards I have prepared. I will also mail you a Thank you card,  4 card bases and envelopes needed to create the month’s project. This can be mailed to you anywhere in Australia. The PDF, card bases and envelopes are supplied at no extra cost to you. 

 The PDF only is available for purchase at $10. Payment to be made via Paypal. 

So what have I got in store for you this month? March Class in the Mail will have you prepared with a good range of cards for men. PDF has photos, tips, cutting instructions and lots more. 

Below is a list of the items that you will need to complete the cards. You can however, substitute them to suit you. I recommend using Clear Blocks b,c and h for these projects. 

Looking forward to spending some crafting time with you.


 

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Launch of a New Project – Get Ready for Happy Mail

I am so excited to be able to launch this project and have been giving you some hints that I’ve got something exciting in the works. Well, here it is. I’m really thrilled to be able to be able to offer you this product. It offers you connvenience, flexibility and more crafting.

Love to create but just don’t have the time for thinking up card layouts and designs?
Do you find it hard to make it to classes because of distance or time constraints?
Would you like to make extra cards at home?

Class in the mail is the creative solution for you. 

 

What is Class in the Mail?
  • Class in the Mail is a monthly class where I prepare 4 cards around a particular stamp set or bundle. I prepare a PDF file which will include all dimensions, cutting instructions and colour photos to help you prepare the cards. 
  • This is a class you can choose to join in when it suits YOU. There is no commitment to join for a fixed period. 
  • I will give you a sneak preview of the 4 cards on my Blog and Facebook so you know what to expect. 
  • I will also supply you with the card bases and envelopes FREE along with a handmade Thank You card.
  • You have FLEXIBILITY to create the cards at your leisure and in the time that works best for you because you will always have the instructions. You can even use the PDF as a resource for layouts and colour combinations to use on other projects.  
  • ANYONE can join in ANYTIME. If you would love to make cards and live in any part of Australia, you can join in the fun.  I would love to have the opportunity to share your crafting journey with you. 
  • If you don’t want to make the monthly purchase but would like the layouts and designs, you can purchase the PDF from anywhere in the world. Payments to be made via Paypal. 
  • Stamping Flair team members will receive the PDF free each month. 

 

How Does it Work?
  • All you need to do is place an order for $60 each month (ex shipping) using that month’s Host Code which I will provide. You can purchase the stamp set/bundle of the month or any other product.  As long as your total order is $60 and you use that month’s Host Code, you can order any product you like. You will still qualify for Class in the Mail. The PDF will emailed to you. 
  • If your order total is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will receive your own Host Rewards. Email me that this is your Class in the Mail order and I will then send you the PDF file. 
  • You will receive a Thank you card, card bases and envelopes in the mail.

 

Briefly
  • You can join in any time
  • Make sure you use that Month’s Host Code
  • Minimum order $60 
  • You will receive a PDF file with full instructions emailed
  • You will receive a thank you card, card bases and envelopes in the mail 
  • PDF is available for purchase separately

There are some basic supplies you will require for projects however you can adapt them to suit what you have. 

 

Stay tuned because there will be further developments in the next couple of days. 


Birthday Card Using New Lovely Lipstick Foil

I’ve got a bright and fun card to share with today. The Lovely Lipstick foil which I have used on this card is a Sale-A-Bration item. The pack comes with 4 sheets each of Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove foil. I embossed it with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. However instead of using the embossing side of the folder I accidentally used the debossed side of the folder and chose to go with it. Still adds the look of depth but in a different way. How many times have you found that mistakes aren’t really mistakes in crafting.They are inventions and ways for us to get even more creative. 

I used some simple stamping from the Amazing Life stamp set and fussy cut the flower to create interest to the sentiment panel. The Stitched Rectangles are part of the Amazing Life bundle and you can save 10% buy purchasing it as a bundle. It comes with 13 nesting dies and is a set that I find reaching out for so many times. There are so many ways to use it as mattes or as frames and it just adds such a lovely touch with the stitching. 

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Any order of $90 earns a FREE Sale-A-Bration item and there is no limit on the number of items you can get. The more you spend, the more Sale-A-Bration items you can choose. So don’t miss out on your chance to get some fabulous products. 


Step-it-Up Sunday #47 Go for it – Encouragement Card

Hi Friend,

It’s really nice to have you here and if it’s your first time, a special welcome. Today’s card uses another of my Top 5 sets which is the Let it Ride stamp set. I love the horses in it and there are some encouraging sentiments to use on cards. 

Basic

I’ve used Old Olive as my card base and stamped the trees in Old Olive ink. The horse has been stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla cardstock and the sentiment in Cajun Craze. The strips of paper have been extended to wrap around the back to give a neat finish.

Intermediate

To step this up, I coloured in the horse with Stampin’ Blends. Each time I use my Blends I love how simple they are to use. Even the beginner can master this in no time. I also punched out the sentiment and layered it to add some extra colour and dimension. 

Advanced

This background was created with Brushos – Moss Green. I had forgotten how much fun it was to use it. Once dry, I stamped the trees in Old Olive. Then I embossed the Crackle in White embossing powder. A little bit crazy about this crackle stamp. I remember the days I used to do some folk art and using crackle medium to achieve this effect. This is much quicker!

I distressed the edges with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze for an aged look.

I could see this in a nice frame as a gift for someone as It’s got that homely look about it. 

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Go for it!


Sale-A-Bration New Product Release

Sale-A-Bration has brought us so many awesome products and now we have a few more added to the mix. This means so much more free product to choose from with every purchase of $90. With 2 tiers of rewards at $90 and $180 we are spoiled for choice. 

The projects below feature some of the products from the second release items. 

Here’s a list of the currently available Sale-A-Bration items. You can choose items from either of the 2 tiers depending on your order value. Click on any of these products to Shop Online. 

Free with $90 Spend

Free with any $180 Spend

 

If you would like a copy of the current catalogues, please contact me at [email protected] and I will mail one out to you. 

 

I’ll Love You Until the Day After Forever

Happy Valentine’s day! 

What a beautiful sentiment this is for Valentine’s day or any other day to give your loved one. As I write this, I think of my parents, who are passed away.  They were married for 39 years. I also think of Adrian’s Mum and Dad who were married for 54 years. His Dad still talks about his mum with so much love. Isn’t it beautiful to share such a love for so many years?

I just love the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and here it is again. The Balmy Blue picks up on the Balmy Blue Flowers in the All My Love paper. I created some layers and frames with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits.

I made a wash with a few drops of rubbing alcohol and Flirty Flamingo ink refill. Using an aqua painter, I brushed this on Shimmery White cardstock. If you haven’t purchased rubbing alcohol before, here’s a photo of what it looks like. When I went to purchase this bottle, I did a few trips up and down the aisles and eventually found it in the medicine aisle. 

Once dry, I heat embossed the leaves in white embossing powder and die cut them. I really like the non-green leaves. 

I thread the ribbon through the die cut sentiment. The smaller ribbon worked perfectly for this. Do you love this look as much as I do?

Sale-A-Bration is still on so for every $90 spent you earn a free item. Check out all goodies here.

Whatever your plans are for today, I hope you have a very enjoyable day. 


 

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Heat Tool

$50.00

Emergency Valentine’s Day Card in Non-Traditional Colours

With Valentine’s Day only a couple of days away, I’ve got an emergency Valentine’s card if you haven’t made one yet. This is suited for the person who is not partial to the reds and pinks. I’ve gone green today and really like the look of this non-traditional card for Valentine’s day. What’s more, it’s a gate fold card so you can create a quick card which is also a fancy fold the recipient will love. 

Gate Fold Card Directions

Cardstock –  21cm x 14.8cm
Score on the long side at 5.2cm and 15.8cm
Designer Paper – 14.2cm x 4.6cm (2 panels)

I chose the Tropical Escape Designer Paper against the Pear Pizzazz card base. The colours blend so well together. The gold elements in this card are from the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers which were from last year’s Occasions catalogue. These are retired but the good news is that they are on the Clearance Rack and you can get them for just $4.90. There are some really lovely items on that Clearance Rack at some great prices so definitely check them out to grab a bargain. 

I adhered the heart sticker to Very Vanilla cardstock. Although I did have the die to cut this out, I fussy cut it for this card. I also added some sticker borders to the Shaded Spruce cardstock. To make the 2 sides of the card sit together, I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and embossed with the Subtle embossing folder which really gives it texture without being too busy. 

A simple stamped sentiment in the corner and the card is ready to give for Valentine’s day. I think this is perfect to give a man as it’s not too girly (I’ve kept it ribbon and doily free!) and with the leaves and green shades it’s more masculine.

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Geared Up Garage Card Class – Saturday 16th February

You’re invited to a fun afternoon crafting and relaxing with friends over a cuppa and afternoon tea. Join in for a class to create some masculine cards. We’ll make 3 cards using different layouts and techniques. I work alongside you and you will go home pleased with your completed projects. 

Saturday 16th February
1pm
Class cost $15 – all materials supplied 


 

Step-it-Up Sunday #46 Wonderful Romance Valentine’s Card

Hi Stampers,

So glad that you could stop by Stamping Flair today. I’ve had quite a busy week and have also got something new in the works which I will be launching this week. So keep your eyes open for that. Super excited for this new venture.

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, I thought this week’s Step-it-Up Sunday should be a Valentine’s Day card. With a name like Wonderful Romance, I really couldn’t go past this bundle. If you love florals, then this is for you. There are 15 coordinating dies and the leaves cut and emboss the veins at the same time – yeah! The Designer Series Paper includes some really pretty vellum sheets which I have incorporated in my cards. This suite also includes pretty embellishments and a very detailed Lace embossing folder. 

Basic

For my Basic card I attached a strip of vellum Designer Paper to the card. As glue will show through vellum, just remember to add it to sections where another layer will camouflage it. In this case, I added it under my stamped panel. I stamped the floral image in Soft Suede ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock. Then I rounded the edges with the Detailed Trio Punch (my most favourite item from the Annual catalogue). This panel was then attached with Dimensionals. 

The sentiment has been stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and attached with Dimensionals. 

Intermediate

I trimmed 2cm off the top layer of the base card to highlight the leaf border. Isn’t it a pretty effect? If you look closely at this border you will notice the top row of the cutouts resemble hearts. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

I stamped the floral image and die cut it. The border has been die cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Simple, quick and yet a very elegant Basic and Intermediate set of cards. 

Advanced

I stamped the floral image twice and die cut them then attached one image to the card with Dimensionals. 

Whitewash Colouring Directions 

  1. Take the other floral die cut and using your Aqua brush (with very little water) colour in all sections of the image using Whisper White ink refill. (it didn’t matter that my colouring was out of the lines because I was die cutting it anyway). Let it dry completely.
  2. With your Aqua brush and ink refills, colour in the image using Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam and Fresh Fig ink refills. 
  3. Die cut and attach with Dimensionals.

Then I stamped 3 lots of extra leaves in Mossy Meadow on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and arranged them within the 2 layers of flowers. I used a bit of liquid glue to insert it into place. I added  3 more leaves which were die cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock. What I love about these dies is that it embosses the veins of the leaves and makes them look so realistic.

I coloured the sentiment with Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers, direct onto the stamp and then stamped it. Old technique but a great way to add multiple colours to projects. 

 

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Whisper White Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill

Whisper White Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill
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$16.50

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Quick Father’s Day Card with Geared up Garage Bundle

I’ve heard a lot of card makers say that masculine cards are hard to make. With the Classic Garage suite, I promise you this will not be an issue. Images of a car, tool box, oil can, even an oil spill make up the stamp set. The dies not only coordinate with the stamps but they also coordinate with the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper. A bright colour palette with some toned down papers in Basic Gray and Black make this perfect for masculine makes. 

The Designer Paper has steering wheels, speedometers, tools, cars and a bike. To make today’s card I fussy cut the motorbike. 

I layered this bike onto another panel of the Designer Paper. I particularly like this sheet of paper with the background of the map – the mix of colours gives you so many options of colours to work with.  It kind of reminds me of the old Melways before the days of Google Maps. Who still owns one of them?

The banner has been created with the Tailored Tag punch and uses another piece of Designer Paper. There is a good choice of plain sheets and patterned sheets to enable you to mix and match on a card. With layers creating interest, this card is very quick to assemble. I’m sure any dad would love to receive this. 

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