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:
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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!

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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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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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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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I would love to earn your business and be your demonstrator. By using the Host Code below you will be supporting me and you’ll receive gifts when you place an order. If your order is $250 or more, please don’t use the code as you become the Host and are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.

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

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Enjoy the Little Things Thank You Card

Today’s post is a lot longer than usual, but I didn’t want you to miss out on anything that’s going on, and there’s a LOT going on at this time of the year with Stampin’ Up!  Many products will be retiring to make way for the exciting new products that will fill the new Annual Catalogue.  If you currently don’t have a demonstrator, and you’d like me to send you a brand new catalogue for FREE, let me know so I can organise that for you.  Click on Catalogues > Request a Catalogue in the menu bar at the top of this page.  They’ll be going out in the mail on May 11.

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Well, it’s Friday!  And that means it’s time for another Crazy Crafters’ Team Project Highlight, hosted by our fabulous upline, Kylie Bertucci.  Thanks Kylie!  Be sure to check out all the fantastic projects this week by clicking on the banner above – and don’t forget to vote for your top 3 picks by clicking on the heart in the top right-hand corner of the image.  So, here we go!

This card was so much fun to create.  While the design is nothing extraordinary or difficult, I’ve just used images and shapes in a different way, giving it a fun perspective.  The square image from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set is echoed in the sentiment layer.  I’ve just turned it to create a diamond shape.  And I think this card would be a good unisex thank you card to have on hand, as it’s suitable to give to a girl or a fella.


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The colour combination is vibrant and cheerful too.  Tangelo Twist has to be my favourite amongst the In Colours – I just adore it!  And I paired it with the (“masculine”?) Night of Navy.  After I’d decided on these two colours, it struck me how nautical they look too (must have been subliminal thinking!).  If you like these colours together, feel free to save the colour inspiration image below.


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The background consists of an emboss resist image, a little watercolouring and splattering and drips – well, you get the idea.  You could do anything you want here really, a lovely soft wash or, like I’ve used, a bit of everything for a grungier (that’s a word BTW) look!  I think though, the stronger colours really make the crisp whiteness of the image pop.


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And how about that gorgeous sentiment?!  I think this is one of my all time faves.  The beautiful script font pairs extremely well with the tall blocked font of the “you”.  It’s from the Happy Happenings stamp set.  It looks regal popped up on layers of Tangelo Twist and Night of Navy.

Finally, I’ve used Burlap Trim to blend the layers and provide texture and interest (I’m sure there’s a nautical link there somewhere!).  But rather than just wrap it around I’ve pulled some threads to give it a lattice appearance.  I love it when you can use one item in many ways, and I think this makes it the most versatile of all the current Stampin’ Up! range of ribbons and trims.

Here’s the encyclopaedic version for those of you who like to keep all your information in one place!


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If you like this card and want to recreate it, get in quick because the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set, Tangelo Twist cardstock and ink, burlap ribbon and Squares Collection Framelits are all on the Retiring Products list!

As I promised you yesterday, I have some more sneaky peeks from the new catalogue for you.  Apologies for the slight wonky pics.  Are you ready?


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Aren’t they fabulous?!  If you missed the last sneak peeks you can find them here.  And don’t forget to enter my blog giveaway for a chance to win some awesome goodies – you’ll find those details here.  Get your entry in by April 24.

Also, a reminder about the super sales happening at the moment – retiring products and clearance rack – click on the images to shop in my online store.  Please use the Host Code WX2DTC43 at checkout if your order is under $250.

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All the products used in today’s project are listed below.  Click on the images to shop in my online store 24/7.  I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post, please do leave a comment below.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

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