Cool Treats Sweet Friend Birthday Card for WWYS #125


Hi and welcome to this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. The stamp set were using this week is the Cool Treats. Yes I know it’s winter Down Under, but you can enjoy ice-creams all year round. This is a really fun set, and I went with bright and cheery gelato colours for my card this week.


I’ve made a shaker card full of sprinkles, a yummy watercoloured background, and a hand decorated bowl!

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!


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Bonus Days are back!

Bonus Days was so popular when Stampin’ Up! introduced it last year that they’ve brought it back. Earn a $9 Bonus Days coupon for each $90 (before tax and shipping) you spend in July, and redeem in August. You’ll receive an email with your coupon number when you complete your order.


Fantastic July Joining Offer


If you’ve been considering joining as a Demonstrator, now is a great time. As well as getting $235 worth of product in your Starter Kit for only $169, when you join this month, you’ll also receive these additional items FREE – a $121 value, including an exclusive early release stamp set, Carols of Christmas. It really is Christmas in July!


The new Annual Catalogue is out! Woohoo!!! Along with some old favourites there are loads of beautiful new products, including heaps of 10% off bundles and some exciting new products like embossing paste and double-sided adhesive sheets. If you don’t have a copy of the catalogue yet, you can request one here. And to shop for your favourites, click here. Oh, and don’t forget to use the Current Host Code – RJY3J2WJ – to receive an extra little gift when you shop with me online! If you have any questions, you can phone (0435 782 009) or email me (gagapapercrafts@gmail.com).


Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



 

 

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Watercoloured Background Birthday Card for WWYS #123


Hi and welcome to this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge. The stamp set were using this week is fabulous – Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I just love the delicate two-step flowers and the font of the sentiments.


 

I got my inspiration for this week’s card from the talented Kristine Werner who did a similar card a while back. The solid flower images are stamped using the “rock and roll” technique and then using either a paint brush or aqua painter to pull the colour into the flower centre.


 

The leaves were stamped and the colour pulled into the centre of the image as well. I then added a second colour to the leaves. The background is Sahara Sand and Island Indigo, dried with a heat tool between each application.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and the card is finished off with Wink of Stella on the flowers and a smattering of Glitter Enamel Dots.

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!


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Bonus Days are back!

Bonus Days was so popular when Stampin’ Up! introduced it last year that they’ve brought it back. Earn a $9 Bonus Days coupon for each $90 (before tax and shipping) you spend in July, and redeem in August. You’ll receive an email with your coupon number when you complete your order.


Fantastic July Joining Offer


If you’ve been considering joining as a Demonstrator, now is a great time. As well as getting $235 worth of product in your Starter Kit for only $169, when you join this month, you’ll also receive these additional items FREE – a $121 value, including an exclusive early release stamp set, Carols of Christmas. It really is Christmas in July!


The new Annual Catalogue is out! Woohoo!!! Along with some old favourites there are loads of beautiful new products, including heaps of 10% off bundles and some exciting new products like embossing paste and double-sided adhesive sheets. If you don’t have a copy of the catalogue yet, you can request one here. And to shop for your favourites, click here. Oh, and don’t forget to use the Current Host Code – RJY3J2WJ – to receive an extra little gift when you shop with me online! If you have any questions, you can phone (0435 782 009) or email me (gagapapercrafts@gmail.com).


Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.


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That’s the Tag Birthday Card for WWYS #114


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week I’ve made a pretty birthday card using images from the featured set, That’s the Tag. It can be purchased as a bundle with matching thinlits dies (but only until 31 May – it’s on the retiring list). It’s a great set for making tags, labels, cards or 3D projects – very versatile I think!


I’ve used a variety of techniques here including heat embossing, dry embossing and watercolouring for the flowers. And I just love how you can colour the gorgeous lace doilies from the Occasions Catalogue however you choose; I’ve smooshed the white side (they also have a Very Vanilla side) with black ink to give a dramatic mottled effect.

TIPS: 

1. Add a strip of glimmer paper (or cardstock) to delineate one “section” from another when partial embossing.

2. Spritz your cardstock with water before embossing to stop it cracking. (I forgot to do that here!)


I’ve repeated the little flower image that I stamped as a border on the tag as well, and threaded it with some ribbon and metallic thread. Can you spy the sneak peek? The green used for the sentiment and leaves is a new In Colour – Lemon Lime Twist. I’ve always loved Pear Pizzazz but I think I have a new favourite green!


I finished the inside of the card with another smooshed lace doily.

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



 

It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me (gagapapercrafts@gmail.com) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Carousel Birthday in Gold for WWYS #112

 


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. I hope you’ve all had a relaxing and happy Easter break. This week we’re playing with the gorgeous Carousel Birthday stamp set. I just adore this set and I’ve used some elements from the coordinating Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.


My card has a shaker element which I made by cutting the middle from one of the tags in the kit. All my stamping has been gold heat embossed and I just love the effect of gold paired with the pinky-orange tones of Calypso Coral. The sequins are also from the kit.

TIPS:

1. Removing the paper covering from the top of the adhesive tape prior to adhering it to your card will make it easier to manipulate it into the shape required.

2. To prevent sequins getting stuck to the adhesive tape around the shaker element, rub over the inside of the tape with an embossing buddy.

Sadly, we’ll be saying goodbye to this suite at the end of May. If you’ve had your eye on these products, now is the time to grab them as they’re on the retiring list. The paper I’ve used on the front of my card is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack which is currently 30% off, and the embellishment kit is 20% off.  I think these products will sell out fast and they’re only available while stocks last.


I finished the inside of the card simply with a coordinating sentiment in gold.

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



 

 

It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to use the Host Code for April – ZDMXUXPP – to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me (gagapapercrafts@gmail.com) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Balloon Adventures Pop-Up Card for WWYS #109


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week’s stamp set is Balloon Adventures. I love the amazing fonts in the sentiment images in this set! Here’s my card:


I went for a fun fold card with a pop-up element and it was inspired by a lady named Barb from www.barbstamps.com. Pull the sides of the card and the balloons pop up. How fun is that?!


You can write on the back of the card, which is also decorated.


Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



The Occasions Catalogue is full of exciting new stamp sets and card making supplies, and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure has a gorgeous selection of rewards you can claim for free! For each $90 spent between 4th January – 31st March 2017 you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure! You can view them online in PDF format here: Occasions Catalogue Sale-a-Bration Brochure or if you’d like your very own paper copies you can request yours here for free! There’s lots of ways to earn free products during Sale-A-Bration, and here’s how:

You can join my team all year round by purchasing a Starter Kit. You choose $235 of ANY product from the current catalogues and for that you pay just $169! During Sale-A-Bration it’s even better! Not only can you get the great $169 deal, but you can also choose any two extra stamp sets up to $179 value to be included in your Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit. That means your delivery will have anything up to $414 of product for $169! How good is that?! You’ll be a Demonstrator until at least the end of June 2017 with no minimum requirements, and you’ll be entitled to 20% off (excluding GST) on all your orders. I will look after you and help you with anything Stampin’ Up! that you need. If you love Stampin’ Up! products (and who doesn’t?!), joining is certainly the best deal any time of the year, but it’s a FANTASTIC deal during Sale-a-Bration.  If you will be ordering more over the Sale-a-Bration period, joining now will save you lots of money on all your crafting supplies. If this deal sounds sweet to you, you can order your Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit straight away online and have it delivered to you for free! Click here to order your AMAZING Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit Deal

  

If you’re planning on ordering everything on your wish list in one go, or grouping together with friends to earn Stampin’ Rewards, you’ll want to take a look at the rewards chart. You can order one Sale-A-Bration item for every $90 you spend. But the freebies don’t stop there! During Sale-a-Bration, you’ll not only get to choose a free Sale-a-Bration product for each $90 spent, but if your order reaches $400+ (before S&H), you’ll receive an extra $40 on top of the 10% Stampin’ Rewards. That means an extra $80 to spend on anything you’d like! Visit my online shop to purchase

During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure for every $90 you spend (before shipping and handling).

If you’re just looking to get one or two of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets for free and do not want to join for discounts, then you’ll want to visit my online shop to purchaseShopping Online with me – If you’re spending under $250 you’ll want to use the Host Code. You’ll receive an extra gift after the end of the month. The Host Code Club gifts are completely FREE and an added bonus for choosing me as your Demonstrator and shopping with me. The code you need to enter online when you order changes each month, so be sure to use the current one. See the box below for where to find it and the link to take you there. Here’s March’s code:   post-end-button-blog-200x200   post-end-button-code-200x200   post-end-button-join-200x200   post-end-button-shop

Quick & Easy Birthday Card

Hello and welcome. I just wanted to pop in quickly and share a quick and easy birthday card using the Birthday Blast Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue.

I made this 60th card for a male friend recently, and it took me all of 10 minutes to make. It would probably have taken 5 but for the heat embossing! This bundle is a must have if you like quick and easy. And this bundle really packs a punch too – it’s so easy to make a card that has a big impact. And I love that it’s suitable for a male or female – just change the colours. Kids would love it too.


And here’s the inside:


I love this font, don’t you? And it looks stunning heat embossed.

I’ve added this card to the Crazy Crafters’ Team Project Highlights, hosted by Kylie Bertucci. Each week we get the opportunity to be highlighted on Kylie’s blog and visitors are able to vote for their top three picks. If you’d like to vote for my card and see what the other talented Crazies have been making, you can do that here.

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day.

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



The Occasions Catalogue is full of exciting new stamp sets and card making supplies, and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure has a gorgeous selection of rewards you can claim for free! For each $90 spent between 4th January – 31st March 2017 you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!

You can view them online in PDF format here:
Occasions Catalogue
Sale-a-Bration Brochure

or if you’d like your very own paper copies you can request yours here for free!

There’s lots of ways to earn free products during Sale-A-Bration, and here’s how:

You can join my team all year round by purchasing a Starter Kit. You choose $235 of ANY product from the current catalogues and for that you pay just $169! During Sale-A-Bration it’s even better!

Not only can you get the great $169 deal, but you can also choose any two extra stamp sets up to $179 value to be included in your Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit. That means your delivery will have anything up to $414 of product for $169! How good is that?!

You’ll be a Demonstrator until at least the end of June 2017 with no minimum requirements, and you’ll be entitled to 20% off (excluding GST) on all your orders. I will look after you and help you with anything Stampin’ Up! that you need.

If you love Stampin’ Up! products (and who doesn’t?!), joining is certainly the best deal any time of the year, but it’s a FANTASTIC deal during Sale-a-Bration.  If you will be ordering more over the Sale-a-Bration period, joining now will save you lots of money on all your crafting supplies.

If this deal sounds sweet to you, you can order your Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit straight away online and have it delivered to you for free!

Click here to order your AMAZING Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit Deal

  

If you’re planning on ordering everything on your wish list in one go, or grouping together with friends to earn Stampin’ Rewards, you’ll want to take a look at the rewards chart. You can order one Sale-A-Bration item for every $90 you spend.

But the freebies don’t stop there! During Sale-a-Bration, you’ll not only get to choose a free Sale-a-Bration product for each $90 spent, but if your order reaches $400+ (before S&H), you’ll receive an extra $40 on top of the 10% Stampin’ Rewards. That means an extra $80 to spend on anything you’d like!

Visit my online shop to purchase

During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure for every $90 you spend (before shipping and handling).

If you’re just looking to get one or two of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets for free and do not want to join for discounts, then you’ll want to visit my online shop to purchase.

Shopping Online with me – If you’re spending under $250 you’ll want to use the Host Code. You’ll receive an extra gift after the end of the month. The Host Code Club gifts are completely FREE and an added bonus for choosing me as your Demonstrator and shopping with me. The code you need to enter online when you order changes each month, so be sure to use the current one. See the box below for where to find it and the link to take you there. Here’s March’s code:

 

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Party with Cake for WWYS #76

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week we’re “partying with cake”!  You can join in the fun by playing along with us and submitting your own creation!  Check out what the rest of the Design Team as well as other Challenge players have created here.

This was a fun and simple birthday card to create, and uses two of my fave colours – Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride.

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Here’s the stamp set we’re working with this week.

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Despite being simple though, there’s lots of dimension on this card (in the layers and the focal image too), and lots of sparkle! I’m loving the new Layering Circle Framelits. How about you?

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And I prettied up the inside as well.

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If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it. You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.

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Did you earn Bonus Days Coupons in July? It’s time to redeem! Make sure you get your order in before your coupons expire on August 31st.

Would you like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue?  If you live in Australia and you’re not a demonstrator, just click below to order your copy.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love it if you’d pin my card and leave a comment.

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Use this month’s Host Code when you shop online to receive free gifts from me AND earn loyalty rewards!

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Birthday Fiesta Card for WWYS #70

There are sooooo many gorgeous products in this year’s Annual Catalogue and this is one of them – the Birthday Fiesta stamp set. I just adore this suite of products and it’s Mexican theme – bright colours, delightful patterns, and oh! who cannot help but love that cheeky llama?! This is our challenge stamp set this week over at WWYS. Hardly a challenge I say!

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And here’s what I created:

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This was the first time I played with this set and it was so much fun.  The possibilities are endless and it has a matching framelits set, Designer Series Paper and embossing folder.  And no, you won’t find Melon Mambo Pom Pom trim in the catalogue – I used my reinker to dye it.  Cool huh?

If you like these colours, feel free to pin this colour snapshot, and you can find more colour inspiration here too.

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Head on over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog for lots of inspiration using this stamp set.

If you live in Australia and you are looking for a demonstrator to purchase from or join up with I would love to look after you.

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Endless Birthday Wishes Card for WWYS Challenge #65

I love a card that can be used for more than one occasion, and my card for this week’s WWYS Challenge, featuring the Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set fits the bill!  Yes, it does have a cake on it, but who’s to say it’s not a congratulations cake or a celebration cake for another special occasion?  Anyhow, you can see what the other Design Team members have created by clicking on the WWYS image below.  Want to join us and have a little fun?  You have until Sunday, May 22 at 10am to submit your entry.

#65 Endless Birthday Wishes

I decided to break out a few of the new In Colours for this week’s card – Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo.


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I kept it pretty simple and just used jaunty angles for interest as well as a bit of embossing on the Emerald Envy panel (with the Decorative Dots folder – retiring May 31 – buy it in my online store for only $7.80 while stocks last).

This stamp set has loads of sentiments and you can put them together to customise your card.  I chose “it’s all about you” which is what makes this card multi-purpose.  I stamped all the sentiments in Dapper Denim ink (love it!), and watercoloured the cake with Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry.  The dots in the background were stamped in Soft Sky and mimic the embossed dots.


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If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Here’s a picture showing the products used.  Feel free to download and share it.


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That’s about it from me today.  Don’t forget about the retiring products, clearance rack, the joining offer, the new Catalogue release on 1 June, and my product shares and product suite special offers.  For information on any of these click on the buttons below.  I will also be holding a Catalogue Launch Party on June 26 at 2pm, so if you live in the Brisbane northern suburbs or near north coast area, drop me an email at gagapapercrafts@gmail.com to express your interest.  It’ll be lots of fun and I’d love to see you there!

I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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Rose Wonder Acetate Card for WWYS Challenge #64

Welcome to another WWYS Challenge post.  This week we’re using the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.  Click on the image below to see all the amazing projects from the design team, and to play along with us.

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I’m on a bit of a shaker ‘n’ copper kick at the moment.  When I started to design my project for this week’s WWYS Challenge, which is to use the beautiful Rose Wonder Stamp Set, I just knew I had to incorporate the dies that go with it – the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  I knew exactly how I wanted my rose to look, and created a copper embossed rose framed in black which, when turned over, is the exact reverse (as you can see from the picture of the inside of the card).  I couldn’t bring myself to just glue it down to cardstock.  That would have been such a waste!  So I sandwiched it between two pieces of Window Sheet and added the sentiment to the front panel using black Stazon ink.  So it’s a shaker card of sorts – pretty cool huh?


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Apologies for the white reflection on the bottom left of this pic – it’s very difficult to photograph through acetate!


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And here’s the reverse (inside).


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And because the front is totally see-through except for the flower, I added a paper insert with the secondary sentiment.


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If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Here’s a picture showing the products used.  Feel free to download and share it.


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It’s an exciting time to be Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator or customer.  The 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue will begin on June 1, and it’s crammed full of beautiful new products.

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There’s nothing quite as good as having your very own copy of the catalogue to flip through, so if you want to get your hands on one, here’s how:

I’m a GaGa Papercrafts VIP Customer:  then you don’t need to do a thing!  I’ll automatically send your Annual and seasonal catalogues to thank you for supporting me.

I’m not a GaGa Papercrafts VIP Customer but want to place my next order with you:  then all you need to do is click on the button below, fill in the subscription form and I’ll post one out to you.

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To purchase the supplies you need to make today’s card, just click on any image from the Product List below to shop in my online store.  Remember to enter the current Host Code BAQND3W3 if your order is less than $250.  And don’t forget NOW is a fantastic time to join – get $235 of product for only $169, free shipping, minimum 20% off ALL future orders, AND you can include products from the new catalogue in your fully customisable starter kit!  How awesome is that?!  For more information on Stampin’ Up!’s best special offer, click here.

If you’re a customer of mine, make sure to check out my brand new Loyalty Rewards Program.  It’s awesome!  I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to spoil you!  And if you’re not already shopping with me,  this new Program may just change your mind!

I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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