Get More When You Join During Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is a great time for shopping for new products and also stocking up on staples like cardstock, envelopes and adhesives. Take the opportunity to earn yourself some fabulous free products from the Sale-A-Bration range while getting your supplies.

It’s also the best time to join the Stampin’ Up! family by joining my team. If you love the stamps, inks and all the coordinating products that Stampin’ Up! offer then joining up will bring you some perks while adding to your craft stash. 

Some of the benefits are –

  • minimum 20% discount on products
  • product previews prior to it going public
  • weekly update with hints and ideas
  • quarterly magazine full of ideas
  • special event invitations
  • Extremely helpful and knowledgeable Demonstrator support
  • Exclusive access to a Demonstrator only Facebook page filled with lots of ideas
  • the opportunity to take your business to the level you would like to take it to. You work around your time schedule and your family life and a Stampin’ Up! business opportunity lets you take it at your own pace. Potential to earn some income or supplement your regular job for some extra money.
What’s the Benefit in Joining during Sale-A-Bration?

You can earn additional free products. Getting extra craft products has got to be good right? 

So there’s 2 options. My personal preference is Option 2 because I would definitely go for that Craft & Carry Tote. When it was first launched, there was a supply available for demonstrators to purchase. However, these quickly ran out. Now joining up is the only way you can get this. It is exclusive to new demonstrators. I used mine for a recent team day and it holds a whole lot – stamps, inks, cardstock – there are pockets and divisions for everything. It’s really good and worth paying that extra to get it with your Starter Kit. The Starter Kit by itself is great value but add the Craft and Carry Tote and it’s even better. 

As a part of my team I will offer you support in your crafting and business ventures. I value my team members and the friendships we make. You will have access to a team Facebook Page where I support my team and also offer some advice and tips. Stamping and paper crafting is what I love to do and I really enjoy seeing people succeed in what they create and I would love to share the fun of my Stampin’ Up! journey with you.

Just Add Ink #445 – Just Add Embossing

Embossing – one word with so many methods. Heat embossing, Embossing Folders, Embossing Paste. Then there are all those embossing techniques Emboss Resist, Joseph’s Coat, Partial embossing etc. For my entry in this week’s Just Add Ink challenge I think I managed to give the Sale-A-Bration products a good workout without even realizing it. I think they just gravitated to my card!

When I first got the Painted Seasons bundle in the second release Sale-A-Bration offering, I had a picture in my mind of working the beautiful Designer Series Paper in with the Tea Time Framelits dies. There was something about that paper that reminded me of pretty tea sets. I’ve seen quite a lot of these type of sets in specialized tea shops with the ceramic tea pots which have gold edging. So I went about recreating this look. 

I started off by stamping the image in Versamark direct onto the Painted Seasons Designer Paper and heat embossing in Gold Embossing powder. The paper has hand painted images for all seasons and is part of the Sale-A-Bration Painted Seasons Bundle (stamp and DSP). Then I die cut it. This in itself looked really pretty and it was such a simple process. Even this coffee drinker wouldn’t mind a cup of tea in that pretty cup. 

Next I embossed the card front with the Country Floral embossing folder. This is a Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder therefore the image is very detailed and looks really pretty. This is also a Sale-A-Bration offering. I could have just added a sentiment and left the card like this and it would have looked great because it had so much texture. In this photo you can see the beautiful texture of this embossing folder. 

The coordinating cardstock and sentiment was from the Tea Room Memories and More Card Pack. With a name like that, it would seem that all these products were just meant to be together. And what about that sentiment? I think it fitted in perfectly for this particular card with those Rectangle Stitched Framelits working overtime for me again. I seem to be using them on all my cards. The little butterfly is from the Memories and More card pack and I’ve mounted it with Dimensionals. 

For more inspiration with various embossing techniques, take a look at the other entries on the Just Add ink site. 

Products Used

Painted Seasons Bundle

FREE with
$180 order
Tea Time Framelits Dies

free with
$180 order
 
Heat Tool

$50.00


Handy Hint for Assembling Cling Stamps

My handy hint for you today is to do with assembling the new cling stamps. I for one absolutely love that our stamps have gone from clear and wood to cling. You still get the the same great rubber stamp image but you don’t have to worry about the stamps falling off the blocks. 

I thought I’d share this tip with you because it’s something I learned as a result of a mistake. Now, it maybe something you already know but it’s worthwhile sharing so you don’t make the same mistake I made. The image stickers that come with the cling stamps are S-T-I-C-K-Y. They stick to anything they touch.  

In this photo you will see what I did. 

I took the backing off one side and then released the other side which immediately got stuck onto the other half of the image. That sticker is clingy! It was stuck really well and I had to work calmly to pull it apart without ripping it. I was fortunate and this may not always work. 

Here’s how I avoided it happening again. Remove the backing off one half of the image and position your stamp on top. Then place your finger between the section that has been attached and the other half you are going to pull the backing off. This stops the 2 halves from sticking together as it just sticks to your finger. Then release it gently and align on the rest of your stamp. 

 

Hope this little tip helps you when you put these stamps together. If you haven’t tried them already, I am certain you will love the stickability of the new cling stamps. 


Precious Parcel Card Kit

If you want a quick batch of cards, then look no further than the Precious Parcel Card Kit. I reckon this is one of the speediest card kits to put together. The lovely soft colours of the flowers, the embossing on the cards and the gold detail give it a bit of a romantic feel.

You get 8 cards in the pack – 4 of each design.all you need to do is fold the the card on pre-scored lines, thread twine through the punched holes and stick the self-adhesive sentiment on. The little note tag slips in and you add the postage stamp and paper clip to embellish. 

Take a look at this demonstration see how simple it really is.

I CASEd my friend Tracy Penn by adding ribbon to the cards to vary them up. The addition of a coloured ribbon changes the look as does the change in placement of the embellishments. 

You can get this kit for free with a $90 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Click on the link below to browse the shop.


Step-it-Up Sunday #48 Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello friends,

Isn’t it lovely to have a weekend where we can just have a bit of a pause from the busy working week? I’ve had such a busy week and feel like I’ve been in a bit of whirlwind. One day I got to work and my beautiful friend had blessed me by leaving a box of chocolates on my desk just to know she was thinking of me. It was a beautiful gesture and made me feel good for days. The power of an encouraging word. 

I received the How Sweet It Is product suite in my last order. The patterned paper is filled with vibrant and bright colours. With images of lolly jars, lollies, gummy bears, lolly dispensers and candy stripes, it’s just a fun pack of paper. 

The stamp and die bundle has lolly jars in different shapes and I’ve used one of them for today’s card. 

Basic

I love the panel of Designer Paper with the stripes. It’s reminiscent of lolly shops and ice cream parlours – all things sweet. I stamped the jar and lollies in Basic Gray. This is nice when you prefer a softer look rather than black. The lollies were coloured in with Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo and Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Markers. 

Intermediate

I cut a border on the Designer Paper with the Seasonal Layers die. The lolly jar has been stamped and die cut. I added colour to the jar with Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Markers. 

I’ve added some added interest with some die cut lollies. These dies emboss the detail as well and have a nice detail to them. You get 2 of each so you can cut multiples at the same time. 

Advanced

For this card I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock and embossed it with the lolly dies using the embossing Mats. The thicker cardstock doesn’t crease during the process of embossing. This creates an interesting background which looks like an embossing folder has been used.

I used the ink refills to create a light water wash under the area where the lolly jar was going to be placed. Then I added a Coastal Cabana water wash to the sentiment panel and also to the ‘glass’ of the lolly jar. 

Using the same refills and making it really watery, I picked up the colour with the aqua painter and tapped it over my index finger on my left hand. This created the speckled effect. 

Have a great Sunday and share your beautiful cards by giving someone a card for whatever occasion or ‘just because’ and let’s be encouragers this week.


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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.


 

Products Required

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. 

Product List

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. 

Product List

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.