Beetles & Bugs Card for WWYS #117


Hello and welcome to the WWYS Challenge. This week’s stamp set is from the Occasions Catalogue – Beetles & Bugs; sadly another set that will be retiring on 31 May. I you love it, grab it now! Now I know some people don’t like bugs at all, but how adorable are these?! And you can use them for all sorts of fun backgrounds as well as focal points like I’ve done with my card today. I have always loved ladybirds. Do you remember the rhyme “Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home …” from your childhood? For me it brings back sweet memories of warm days and carefree playtime surrounded by nature’s gifts.


I started with a card base of Crumb Cake, a layer of Basic Black, and my top layer of Shimmery White, onto which I watercoloured some bright summery colours (Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder). A white heat embossed leaf from the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set provides a background for my lovely ladybirds which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and watercoloured with Real Red ink. And yes, I fussy cut them! I also added Fine-tip Glue Pen to their bodies to make them look round and shiny like in real-life. The sentiment (from Endless Thanks Stamp Set) was also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black directly onto the card front. Gold and clear sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment and a little of the Copper Trim (a new product from the soon-to-be-released Annual Catalogue) finishes it off beautifully.


TIP: Add dimension and shine with the fine-tip glue pen as I’ve done here with the ladybirds. Be careful though – it takes around 24 hours to dry completely!

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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Beautiful You Silhouette Card for WWYS #115


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. Our chosen Stamp Set this week is Beautiful You. The amazing images in this set are quite retro / vintage, so I wanted to create something that would emphasise that quality. My inspiration came from the pictures below, which I found on the web when I was looking for ideas for this card the other day. Silhouettes were used to create portraits of actual people in the 18th and 19th centuries (amazing!), and were also used in jewellery making and pottery; do you remember the cameo brooches and the Wedgwood Jasper Ware pottery?).

Well, I ran with this idea and, using the “elegant” lady image from the set, created a cameo focal point for my card.


I’ve used the Layering Ovals dies to create the cameo look. I added a small floral image from That’s the Tag Stamp Set and copper embossed the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge to ground the focal image. I also added a little Copper Metallic Thread behind and a few white hearts from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. It didn’t need much more so I heat embossed a simple one word sentiment from Beautiful You in white on black cardstock and this card is done! It was very quick to make.

That’s the Tag and Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Sets as well as the Metallics Sequin Assortment are all on the retiring list, so if you just have to have them, be quick! There’s a link to the list at the bottom of this post.

TIP: Sometimes less is more. Resist the urge to keep adding elements to your card. Lay the elements out on the card before fixing anything down so you can see what it will look like. You can play around – add and take away to see the difference.

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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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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Heat Tool

$50.00


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

Dragonfly Dreams Card for WWYS #108


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week’s stamp set is Dragonfly Dreams and Oh My! that dragonfly is just gorgeous! Here’s my card:


I wish you could see the sparkle on this card! I tried a different technique – with my ink smooshing I included a couple of drops of clear Wink of Stella so that it is dispersed across the entire inked section. I think it looks better than adding it later as you would see lines where the sparkle is and isn’t (if that makes sense!). I was really pleased with the way it turned out, particularly after deciding to do the ink smooshing after I’d already stamped the dragonfly! Phew!


The dragonfly was created using my MISTI and a few steps. I first inked up just the wings with Archival Black ink and stamped. Then I cleaned my stamp off and inked up just the wings again with Versamark and then stamped this and clear heat embossed them. I then used markers to colour the body and stamped again. The MISTI is great for techniques like this as you get perfect placement every time. I then watercoloured the wings making sure to vary the colour and leave some spots un-inked (for realism you understand!) and added some Wink of Stella. After using my Stampin’ Trimmer to trim off both long edges and leaving the dragonfly’s wings extend past the panel, I gave it some dimension by using my Paper Snips to just cut the wings on the left and used a bone folder to give them some “curl”.


Of course I ink smooshed the inside of the card too before adding the sentiment. You can see what I mean about adding Wink of Stella afterwards here. 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 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:   post-end-button-blog-200x200   post-end-button-code-200x200   post-end-button-join-200x200   post-end-button-shop

Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Rachel Tessman

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Rachel Tessman. Rachel lives in Minnesota in the United States and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 17 years! In that time she has earned multiple awards and accolades and last year ranked in the top 100 globally for sales, recruiting and leadership. Rachel not only designs cards and 3D but has a passion for scrapbooking too. We are excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out all the gorgeous inspiration on Rachel’s blog by clicking on her picture.

We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Rachel’s designs today. The card I chose to CASE (shown below) is simple but striking, and features the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. I chose this one because I love the layout and I also kept the doily accent.


Here’s my take on it:


I went for a bumble bee, some watercolouring with pencils and a lace border. I’ve used the spotlight technique, just colouring a small part of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (which you can earn for free until 31 March). And the idea for that magnifying glass was inspired by my friend and fellow Crazy Crafter Kim Oliver. You can see Kim’s beautiful card here. The sentiment is from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and the magnifying glass is made from a piece of window sheet and two pieces of Silver Foil cut using the Layering Circles Framelits and the Build It Framelits.

Here’s a better view of the focal image:


I loved making this card. I hope you like it too. To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Rachel and the other Crazy Crafters.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. 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). There will also be another set of limited-time items coming on 21 February so watch out for those! 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:

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Here For You Card for WWYS #107

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. We’re playing with the Here For You Stamp Set this week. Yeah I just couldn’t resist! With a sentiment that says “Well, this just stinks” …


What else can you make?! I started out with a Crumb Cake notecard, added splatters in Soft Suede, then some grass from the Wetlands Stamp Set, cut the “poop” out with the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, using the image from the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set, and stamped a couple of flies from the Beetles & Bugs Stamp Set. I added some odour fumes too!

“That” sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of Early Espresso and popped up over some washi tape from the Moroccan suite. To finish off I tied some black baker’s twine around and stamped a coordinating sentiment inside. I also stamped some more flies on the envelope.


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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Big Shot

$159.00


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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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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Heat Tool

$50.00

Big Shot

$159.00


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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Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Janneke de Jong

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Janneke de Jong. Janneke lives in the Netherlands and until recently was an Artisan Design Team member for Stampin’ Up! We are excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out all the beautiful designs on Janneke’s blog by clicking on her picture.

We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Janneke’s designs today. The card I chose to CASE (shown below) is clean, simple and fresh. I love the shape of the card for starters, and the colours too, although I didn’t end up using them on my version. In fact the card I started out to make is nothing like what I ended up with!

Here’s my card:

My Island Indigo card base measures 20 x 21cm, scored on the short side at 10cm. I cut a piece of Whisper White just large enough to fit into the Celebrations Due TIEF and embossed it. I then stamped the large splat image from the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set in Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder and Island Indigo several times, making sure the debossed “celebrate” was covered. I added narrow (and I mean narrow!) strips of Whisper White card stock to create a border around the sentiment panel. Lastly, I white heat embossed another sentiment from this stamp set onto a strip of Island Indigo cardstock, created a banner on one end and attached it with dimensionals.

To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Janneke and the rest of the Crazy Crafters team.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. 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). There will also be another set of limited-time items coming on 21 February so watch out for those! 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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