Coffee Café Card with a Treat for WWYS #127


If you’re a coffee lover and a Starbucks fan, you’ll love the new Coffee Break Suite of products in the Annual Catalogue. And the stamp set from the suite – Coffee Café – is perfect when you need a thanks card, an encouragement card, or just to say “Hi” or let a friend know you want to catch up for coffee. The set also comes with coordinating framelits, or you can save 10% when you purchase the bundle. 🙂

My card contains a little treat too. I discovered these coffee shot sweets and they’re great when you’re burning the midnight oil and you’re all coffee-ed out!


I wanted to keep the layout simple, but it needed a background, and I often resort to stripes as they don’t distract from the focal image(s) but still add a lot of interest. I used Garden Green and Soft Sky cardstock to match the Early Espresso and Garden Green inks used for the stamping. Most pieces for the cups were cut from Whisper White cardstock except the domed lid which was cut from Vellum cardstock and the straw which was cut from Soft Sky cardstock. For the “treat cup” I just added some shadow accents using a Smoky Slate marker and added a strip of Early Espresso cardstock which I’d run through my corrugator. As with the cup and label outline and the cup lid on the right, the cream and domed lid pieces had been stamped in black but I wanted it to look a little more realistic, so I just traced over them with a Signo Uni-ball white marker. All the pieces were adhered using either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.


There’s certainly a lot of dimension on this card as the “treat cup” is stacked 3 dimensionals high to accommodate the coffee shot sweet. I simply punched a 1″ hole in the centre and backed it with a 1-3/8″ piece of acetate to create the window.


I love how these colours work together and only added two of my faves – Burlap Ribbon and Linen Thread – as accents, along with some Enamel Shapes in Garden Green and Soft Sky to match.

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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Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons in August

It’s time to treat yourself by cashing in the Bonus Days coupons you earned in July, starting tomorrow until the end of August! Wahoo! AND I have a special surprise to sweeten the treat even more, but you’ll have to come back and visit my blog on Thursday, 3 August from 2:00 am AEST to find out what it is!


 

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 – EZNSGGX3 – 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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Pretty Kitty Card for WWYS #119


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week we’re designing with the oh! so cute Pretty Kitty Stamp Set. I wanted to keep this card sweet and simple to match the kitty, so I chose a simple white background and embossed it with the Softly Falling embossing folder.


I added a shaker element, but again, I kept it soft and pretty with vellum and a simple white frame to disguise the double-sided foam tape underneath. I coloured the kitty with watercolour pencils, fussy cut it out and added it onto the shaker, which I filled with hearts in Flirty Flamingo and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper punched using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.


The sentiment was punched with the Classic Label Punch and nestled at the bottom of the shaker. I added some clear Wink of Stella around the shaker frame to add a little somethin’ somethin’.

TIP: White embossing on white is a great way to create a classically elegant look.

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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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 – RJKTPU22 – 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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Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Special Guest Cindy Schuster

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Cindy Schuster. Cindy is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from  Georgia, USA and a current Artisan Team Member. And it’s clear to see why Cindy was chosen to be an Artisan – her designs are unique and beautiful. Our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Cindy’s blog by clicking on her picture.

 

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We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Cindy’s designs today. I chose the trio of cards below. I love how Cindy has showcased Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and these are just so sweet with their ribbons, trims and doilies backing the focal image.
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For my notecard sized trio I used a Hostess set and DSP from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue – Iconic Occasions Stamp Set and Party Animal DSP. I’ve also highlighted the Stitched Shapes Framelits which have been released ahead of next year’s Annual Catalogue and only available until November 30, so you have only 4 days left to grab them!
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Iconic Occasions Stamp Set comes with 10 cute little images and coordinating sentiments for different occasions. I also decorated the envelope flaps with the matching DSP for each card.
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My first card features the 2015-2017 In Colour Doilies. You can use the reverse side like I’ve done here if you want a white one. I’ve also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits.
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For this card I’ve used a few different images and circled the “correct” one in red. You could make a card with all 10 images and circle the one that matches the sentiment you use – such a fun set! This card also uses the Delicate White Doilies and some Mint Macaron ribbon from the trio pack in the Holiday Catalogue.
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For card #3 I’ve stamped the bandaid image onto the spotted DSP and used some Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon and some of the matching metallic thread from the Holiday Catalogue. So lush – I love these!

 

The products from the new Occasions Catalogue will be available to order from January 4, 2017. If you can’t wait that long, you can join, purchase them on December 1, and get 20% discount.

 

To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Amy and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!

 

UPDATE: These cards have been highlighted in the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights over on the lovely Kylie Bertucci’s blog. To see what the team’s been up to and vote for your top 3 picks, click here!

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Rainbow Card Using Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set for WWYS #87

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set. I have to admit, I avoided using this set because there are 101 (yep! 101) stamps in this set and the thought of losing one of those little buggers kinda freaked me out! But I was very careful to put each one back in the case after I’d used it, so it’s all good. 🙂

Here’s the stamp set pic:

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I started with the idea of using an inspirational phrase for this card so browsed Google and found the words you see on the front of the card. So then the rainbow became the focal point. This was made simply using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies in “a rainbow” of cardstock colours. The words were stamped on three of the these colours to tie in with the rebus image. I added some Wink of Stella to the Smoky Slate raindrops from the Weather Together Stamp Set. It was a very simple card to put together but I think you’ll agree it packs a punch. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.

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Remember to check out all the “alphabetical” inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.

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UPDATE: This card is being highlighted in the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights. You can see what the rest of the team has created here, and vote for your three favourites as well!

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Swirly Bird for WWYS #80

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS (What Will You Stamp?) Challenge.  This week we’re using one of my favourite stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue – Swirly Bird. Here’s my card:

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And here’s a pic of the stamp set:

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Click here for the chance to win a guest designer spot, to play along, and to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created. We’d love to see you over there!

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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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Thoughtful Branches is still available but only while stocks last! Click here if you haven’t got yours yet.

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And click here to learn about my Holiday Catalogue shares. I also have shares and special offers for the Annual Catalogue – you can find those in the sidebar to the right. Just click on the orange buttons to see what’s on offer!

Floral Affection Card

Hi and welcome!  I’m taking part in a blog hop with special guest Dawn Olchefske. We get to CASE (copy and selectively edit) one of Dawn’s projects. Here’s my project:

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We’re thrilled that Dawn is our guest for this hop.  Thank you Dawn!

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Today’s hop is a Crazy Crafters team effort. They’re a crazy talented bunch too, so make sure you visit them all!

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Here’s the card that inspired me.

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I was inspired by the unusual curved panel Dawn used on her card. I changed the shape and made it my focal image panel.  It was dry embossed first using one of the Floral Affection folders.  Also from the suite is the Affectionately Yours DSP.  I heat embossed the floral spray in copper before adding a touch of watercolouring.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.

To continue on the hop and see all the fabulous projects from Dawn and the rest of the Crazy Crafters team, click on the person after me – Gail Davidson – in the list below.

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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Just a couple of reminders before I leave you.

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If you have Bonus Days coupons, you have until August 31 to redeem them, and the exclusive Thoughtful Branches bundle is only available until August 31 or until stocks last. If you have any questions about these, please ask.

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Crazy Crafters Team Projects

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our weekly Team Projects Highlight! Yay!  To see what everyone has made this week and to vote for your 3 favourites, click on the banner above.

I have to tell you today’s project was borne of necessity. As a lot of us do, I have a planner that I use to keep track of all my Stampin’ Up! tasks and events. I found it very painful finding the page for the current week every time I wanted to use it – sooooo – as any crafter would do – I made a “page keeper” or bookmark!


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I decided to do a card to accompany this project as I think it would make a super gift to give to a friend who also uses a planner or maybe is an avid reader. Aren’t these adorable?! Oh my gosh, I think the little emoji stamp from the Project Life Good Vibes Accessory Pack is just so cute!


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And you can design your own sentiment with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set – it’s so versatile.  Thank you Stampin’ Up!


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I used some of the beautiful gold foiled paper from the Pop of Pink DSP pack and stamped the emoji image.  The smiley face at the top comes from the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits. I’ve added some magnetic strips at the bottom to hold it closed.


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Of course I had to add some googly eyes to the smiley face!


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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.

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You’ve Got This Card for WWYS #67

This week’s WWYS Challenge is to use the You’ve Got This Stamp Set.  I love the sentiments and images in this set.  They’re perfect to give to someone who’s going through a rough patch.  To see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with, and maybe have a go and enter a project too, hop on over to the WWYS Challenge Blog site.

Here’s a visual of the stamp set:

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And here’s my card:


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If you would like to buy Stampin’ Up! supplies to make this card and you’re in Australia, please consider supporting GaGa Papercrafts.  Click on the product list below to shop in my online store 24/7.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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I was inspired to create a card for the Global Design Challenge this week by the lovely sketch designed by Teneale Williams.

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This sketch presented the perfect opportunity (like I needed one!) to break open my brand new Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s really just so divine!  I’ve used it to emboss the beautiful sentiment from the You’ve Got This Stamp Set and also the splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.


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Over the top of this I used the narrow rectangles mask from the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks set.  Instead of watercolouring, I came up with a technique I’m going to call “water sponging”.  I wanted to simulate watercolouring but I wanted to use a mask, so I compromised and used a wet sponge to apply Melon Mambo in the centre and Blushing Bride towards the outer edge.  I think it worked quite well.  What do you think?  A scattering of enamel dots and clear sequins and I was done.


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


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Visit the Global Design Challenge to play along and to see what the designers have come up with this week.

And finally, here’s the last of my sneak peaks from OnStage.  I will however, be bringing you sneak peeks in the form of projects made with the new catalogue projects.  How exciting!  I can’t wait to share them with you.


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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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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!

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XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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Flower Patch Card for WWYS Challenge #62

It’s Monday again already?!  Where did the week go?  That must mean I’ve been busy.  Lol!  So it’s time for this week’s WWYS Challenge.  We’re using the beautiful Flower Patch stamp set.  Click on the image below to see all the great inspiration from the design team and to join in the fun!

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I wanted the focus to be on the clear embossed Melon Mambo flower (the “you” in Be you {tiful}), so I chose soft pastels for the other flower images – Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron and these were stamped off twice.


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A cardboard template was made so the Brick Wall TIEF only embossed above and around the flowers.  Some Sahara Sand ink was applied to the folder to add definition.


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This gorgeous flower is the focal point of the card.  It was stamped in Melon Mambo and clear heat embossed.  The smaller image does not have a co-ordinating die as it is meant to be stamped on the larger one, so I chose to fussy cut both so I could layer them.  An Iced Rhinestone Embellishment finished it off.  (Notes:  the Iced Rhinestone Embellishments are on the retiring list.  You can see all the retiring products by clicking on the Farewell image at the bottom of this post.  The Flower Patch Stamp Set and the co-ordinating die set – Flower Fair Framelits Dies – can be purchased as a bundle, saving you 15%, but ONLY until the new catalogue is released; after that the bundle offer will not be offered and you will have to purchase them separately).


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Venetian Crochet Trim was used to define the areas of the card.  The sentiment was also stamped in Melon Mambo and clear embossed.

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Here’s the picture with the products used for this project.  Feel free to save and share it.


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And I have some more sneak peeks for you of the products coming in the new catalogue.


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I’ll have more sneak peeks for you in the next post. 🙂

You can purchase the products to make today’s project from the supply list below.  Just click on any image to go to my online store.  Remember to use the current Host Code BAQND3W3 if your order is less than $250.  And don’t forget NOW is the best time to join – get $235 of product for only $169 and get to order from the new catalogue before it’s released.

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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