Announcement of Products to be Discontinued

Stampin’ Trimmer

The Stampin’ Trimmer will be retiring as of 3 June 2019, including all accessories -replacement cutting blades, scoring blades and cutting mats. Stampin’ Up! have ordered an estimated supply for 6 months. Once the retirement list goes live on 15th April, the order limit for the blades will be set to 6 (and will remain at 6 until they’re no longer available). Stampin' Up! Trimmer

A replacement option is being worked on however there isn’t a timeframe available as yet and it will not be the same as the Stampin’ Trimmer. We do know that when it is released it will be a great product as Stampin’ Up! will be offering it once they are confident with it. 

From now until September, should there be times the blades be not orderable, it will not be offered as a back order but you will have the option to enter an email address to receive notification when the blades are available again.

Note that the Stampin’ Trimmer and accessories will not be in the upcoming Annual Catalogue. 

So, if you have a Stampin’ Trimmer you would probably like to order some of the replacement items to keep you going – I know I will be doing so. Once the new cutting tool is launched, you can use your trimmer to cut glitter cardstock and adhesive backed cardstock so you don’t dull other blades.

Stampin’ Trimmer Accessories

Big Shot

Beginning with the new Annual Catalogue there will be new style dies and embossing folders. One of the significant factors in this decision by Stampin’ Up! is that instead of working with a supplier who works with a manufacturer, they have moved  to a direct-to-manufacturer relationship giving greater control and potential over the manufacturing process.

The new style dies and embossing folders will work with any die cutting machine. In some cases it may require a shim due to the difference between machines.

The current die cutting machine will retire and will not be available in the Annual catalogue. This is your chance to get extra Cutting plates you may require.

Big Shot Accessories 

New style dies

On old-style dies, when you place an open die (dies that coordinate with stamps) over a stamped image, a small border of cardstock is visible around the stamped image. With new-style dies, the die hugs the edge of the stamped image. Instead of aligning the die to the space around the stamped image, you will align it to the edges of the stamped image. When the image is cut, there will still be a cardstock border around the image.

OLD STYLE  ALIGNMENT
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

NEW STYLE ALIGNMENT

 

 

 

 

Get excited for the new products coming your way. Order any replacements you need to keep you going. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


 

 

Brand New Storage System Launching 1st April

Stampin' Up! Storage System, Modular storage

The biggest news in the last 24 hours in the crafting world has been the release of a new product range. I reckon every demonstrator squealed when they saw it. I am so excited to be able to bring you this awesome news. Stampin; Up! are launching a brand new storage system. These modular units are designed to store everything from your ink pads, ink refills to Stampin’Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolour pencils and anything else you can think of.

What’s great is that these units can be customized to suit YOUR needs. So it doesn’t matter what size your crafting space is – if it’s a desk or a room, you can customize and arrange these units to the specific space you work in. They are designed to hold the new style ink pads and I’m so excited about this because I’ve been hanging out for a year for something to hold my new ink pads. You can have all these at your fingertips with the coordinating colours stored side by side. I think this is going to be so awesome because we are all going to be so organized and we can then get so much more crafting done. 

Stampin’ Up! have put a lot of thought into the design of these modular units which are going to be so beneficial to us as crafters.

  • You can have your products organized and tidy and visible. This makes it easy for you to use as well as track any that are getting low.
  • Products are stored horizontally – as recommended.
  • It’s made from lightweight, durable plastic and is designed to stack. In testing, 50 storage trays have been stacked on top of each other – that’s a lot of storage.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to  fit into any flat workspace. So everyone is covered. How exciting.
  • They can be easily assembled and taken apart for rearranging and cleaning. 

This Configuration Chart helps you work out what you will need for your craft space. So you can see what would work best for you. 

I will be ordering these as soon as they are released on 1st April as I have been hanging out for ink pad storage. Can’t wait to get it all together and add my other colouring mediums in there too. 

Below is the price list. They are priced between $5 and $24. Also check out the beautiful new grid paper. Love!

Price List

Contact me to order your customized storage system. Ph: 0404 255 001 or [email protected]


 

 

 

 

 

Vintage-Look Seaside Card

The By the Bay stamp set has got to be one of my favourite items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. I love the serene images and that house overlooking the water looks so peaceful.

First glance at this stamp set can be a little bit daunting. Well, it was for me anyway because all I could see was colouring. I love colouring and have enjoyed colouring in these images. However, I really wanted to find another way of using it which took less time but still achieved a great result. So this is how today’s card came about. 

I stamped the image in Early Espresso ink and distressed the edges with a sponge dauber using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. This created the vintage feel to the image. Tearing the edges of the Designer Series Paper also gives the aged look. To achieve this in a fairly straight line, hold your left index finger close to the edge of the paper while ripping it with your right hand. This guides the direction of the paper somewhat.  

Handmade vintage style seaside card with Stampin' Up! Saleabration stamp set By the Bay

I stamped the shell, coloured it with the Caypso Coral watercolour pencil and fussy cut it before attaching it with liquid glue. This just adds a nice touch of colour along with the Coastal Cabana doily. 

The sentiment was embossed with White Embossing Powder on Early Espresso cardstock and gives a bit of the beach feel with the linen thread that I’ve used to ‘hang’ it. 

You’ve still got a few days left to get this stamp set FREE during Sale-A-Bration. If you’re not sure what this is all about – ask me for details. 

Want it All?

If you have a wish list a mile high, then the Starter Kit might be ideal for you. Until 31st March you can also get this spacious and stylish tote as part of your Starter Kit. Click the image below for full details. I would love to get to know you and help you with your crafting journey.

Look forward to hearing from you.


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By The Bay Cling Stamp Set

FREE with
any $90 order
Heat Tool

$50.00

My Top 5 Occasions Catalogue ‘Must Haves’

The Occasions Catalogue has been out for a few weeks now and I wanted to share with you a few of my must have items.  There are so many good things in this catalogue but narrowing it down gives you a starting shopping list. Of course, your wish list can extend as the catalogue period goes on. 

1.Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
148551s

So many ways to use these dies. An absolute must have.

 

2.Let It Ride Cling Stamp Set
148765s

Every girl loves horses and the images are so good in this stamp set. Great set for men, women, boys or girls.

 

3.Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
148530s The delicate look of this embossing folder will add floral charm to your projects
4.Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set
148670s Cuteness factor gets this in my top 5. Reminds me of Peter Rabbit. Colour the images in to get the real story book feel.
5.Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
148554s Love this so much. You can use it as intended with the Butterfly Gala bundle or how about baby cards or Fable Friends stamp set. Fun colours as well.

What’s your favourite items in this catalogue?

As I created this ‘must have’ list I realized that I don’t have the first 4 items on it. Now off to do some shopping!


Sharing the Fun of On Stage November 2018

Last Saturday, I was able to attend the Bi-Annual Stampin’ Up! convention which was held at Hi-Sense arena convention centre, The day started at 4:15 am (yes, us crafters are a keen bunch) as the doors opened at 7:30 am. My wonderful upline Bec was so kind to drive me, Marla and Delani off to a fun filled day. We had registered for this event back in August so we were pretty excited.

On Stage is a chance for demonstrators to get together, make new friends, recognize each other’s achievements, get the first look at the new catalogue, see and create projects with new products.

This was the first event where the spoiler alert policy had been lifted so we had seen some sneak previews from demonstrators who were attending On StageLive in Orlando and we couldn’t wait to see what was on offer. We in turn could share with others what we had seen except the inside pages of the catalogue. So it was pretty exciting that I could share what went on at On Stage with you as soon as it happened which I did via my Facebook page. 

One of the fun things demonstrators do during On Stage are ‘Swaps ‘. If you choose to participate, you make a card or 3D item and swap items with others who have done the same. You could come back with a swag of great items and ideas. Due to time constraints I didn’t participate this year in Swaps. However, while we were waiting in the queue waiting to get in, lovely Amanda Walker from Ulverstone, Tasmania gave each of us a card she had made even though none of had anything to swap with her. She was truly representing the values of Stampin’ Up and sharing what she loved. 

Here is the beautiful card Amanda made.

Once we checked in, we received our name tags, achievement stickers and those of us who had ordered special 30th anniversary logo wear got to collect them. Then we settled ourselves at a table which was decorated with a ‘30’ in the centre, sprinkles, photos, a box with things for our make and takes and a stack of pretty blue boxes- 1 for each person at the table. 

We were all keen to see what was in those boxes but we waited until given the go ahead, which didn’t take long. We got a Stampin’ Up! tote, stamp set, logo pens and note books. 

The much anticipated Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogue were passed out and left us all drooling over the goodies inside. Prepare yourself as Stampin’ Up! have done it again! Great suites and products to help every type of crafter. 

Don’t the colours on the front cover look pretty?

Then there was prize patrol where we all got various stamp sets, a tool case, another tote – we were spoiled. The tool case is on the extreme right of the photo and will easily hold a stamp case. 

Through the day we had make and takes using the new products so here are my samples to give you a bit of a taste. There is something for everyone. 

If you would like a copy of the Occasions Catalogue please contact me and I’ll get one out to you. I would love to help you with product selection, projects or queries you may have. 


 

 

 

Simple Card Layouts Using Dashing Deer

I’ve got 2 cards to share with you using basic sketches and  incorporating the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper. This has got to be one of my favourites in the Holiday Catalogue. With it’s beautiful colours and copper accents it’s so luxurious and has some lovely patterns.

I wanted this card to showcase the lovely DSP so I used it in different ways. 

Embossing folders are a quick way to add some texture and depth to your card and I’ve used 3 on this card. The Woodland folder tied in with the deer and the Corrugated folder is one of my favourites. The deer itself has been embossed and looks quite regal in Merry Merlot. Even simple layouts can be brought to life with Embossing folders. 

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The next card has the same deer but I used the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle to enhance this card. The leaves are the offcuts from  the border die in that set. I also used some elements from the Soft Sayings card kit – label and leaves. 

You will notice that I have heat embossed the sentiment in gold. This was a sentiment I already had made and thought it looked good on the card. When I think about it now, copper embossing powder would have probably worked better but it looks ok and I’ve gone with it. So that’s how the card ended up. 

The popularity of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper is such that it is on low inventory and may not last the entire Holiday Catalogue sale period. So, if you want to get your hands on it, order some today so you don’t miss out. 

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