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Step-it-Up-Sunday #41 Butterfly Thank You Card

Welcome to the first edition of Step-it-Up Sunday for 2019. A whole new year ahead of us with so much crafting fun to be had. And what a way to kick it off with the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. Have you had a chance to look at these yet? Please contact me to get your copy of these catalogues. You don’t want to miss out on this chance to earn free products.

My project today features the pretty butterflies in the Occasions catalogue. The stamp set has various butterflies with the large and smaller image on the one stamp. So when you stamp you are getting 2 butterflies at the same time. This then coordinates with the punch which punches out both images at the same time. A real time saver. You can colour in the butterflies or you use the additional filler stamps to fill in the images. The stamp and punch, when purchased as a bundle save you 10%, which is fantastic.  

In this suite, the first item that drew my attention was the pack of 6’x6′ gingham paper. I love the fresh, bright colours in this pack. It comes with small checks on one side and larger on the other. 

The measurements for this card is in inches. I tend to go between inches and centimetres depending on the project. Maybe I’m a little bit strange but it works for me! Do any of you do this too?

Whisper White card base  5′ x 10′ folded in half
Gingham DSP 5′ X 5′

Basic

Balmy Blue Cardstock  4′ x 4′

Stamp the sentiment. Punch out 3 butterflies and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add enamel shapes. 

 
Intermediate

Emboss your Whisper White cardstock which has been cut to 4′ square. Run your sponge brayer over it with Balmy Blue ink. Add a strip of DSP onto 3¼’ square Balmy Blue cardstock. Then round the corners with the Detailed Trio punch. This punch is from the Annual Catalogue and has got to be the most used punch in my collection. Attach this layer onto the embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then adhere with glue onto Gingham base. 

Advanced

Stamp the 3 butterflies in Black and Balmy Blue and punch out. Die cut 2 flourishes. 

Tip: As this is an intricate flourish, I run it through about 4 times through the Big Shot, swapping the end which goes through the Big Shot first after a couple of times. This evens out the pressure and helps the die cut evenly.

Arrange the flourishes across the card. I have cut one in half to fit. Then attach the butterflies with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on top of the flourish. 

These 3 items will get you on your way to making these cards and will also earn you a free Sale-A-Bration item.

 

Have a crafty week.


All Products used in this Project

 

Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Release

It’s the most exciting time of the Stampin’ Up! year with the release of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and it’s accompanying Sale-A-Bration brochure. This is your chance to earn free products with every $90 spent (retail). The Occasions Catalogue is filled with some beautiful products covering special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all other occasions in-between. 

Take a look inside the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for the beautiful products that you can get for free. This is a great opportunity for you to get your hands on additional stamps, embellishments and even a die set. 

These products are on top of any Stampin’ Rewards you may qualify for. During Sale-A-Bration you also have the opportunity to earn additional Stampin’ Rewards.

Make the most of this time and host a party at your home. Invite a few friends and I’ll bring the supplies and we can have a fun crafting session. Stamping is fun and easy and you will love what you can create with ink, paper and stamps. 

Please contact me if you would live in Australia and would like a copy of the catalogues and I will mail them out to you. 


 

 

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.