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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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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Tap Tap Tap Hello Card

My card for this week’s WWYS Challenge Blog featuring the Tap Tap Tap Stamp Set (currently on the Retiring List ending 31 May 2016) highlights one of the new In Colours, Peekaboo Peach. I still don’t have a firm favourite yet – I love them all!  How about you?  We’d love it if you’d play along with us this week, and check out the wonderful inspiration provided by the other Design Team members.  Here’s an image of the stamp set we’re using this week.

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And here’s my card:


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The design is pretty simple, with a watercolour wash in Peekaboo Peach and Crumb Cake along with some watercolouring/shading on the typewriter.  I ruffled the ruched ribbon (say that 10 times fast!) to add a little somethin’ somethin’ and I think it looks so cute.

I’m really excited for the release of the new catalogue – only two more sleeps!  Woot! Woot!  You can start ordering here after 3am on June 1st.

If you need a catalogue, you can send me a request and I’ll get one out to you pronto! (Australian residents only)

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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You can make this card.  Feel free to save and download this image.  I’ve listed all the products used in the Product List at the end of this post.  To shop online in my store 24/7, simply click on the images in the Product List.


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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 [email protected] 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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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.

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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 http://laparkan.com/buy-tadalafil/ 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 [email protected] 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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Going Global Card for WWYS Challenge #63

It’s Monday, and that means it’s WWYS Challenge time!  This week we’re using the Going Global Stamp Set.  Click on the image below to see all the great inspiration from the design team and to join in the fun!

#63 Going GlobalDo you ever look at a stamp set and think “I don’t know where to start”?  That’s what happened to me with this one.  Maybe it’s because all the cards I’ve seen that use this set use muted or masculine colours.  I wanted to do something different, so I started with the idea of doing a twilight sky …


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By the time I’d finished I had used seven, yes SEVEN different ink colours!  Well, it is my first attempt at a scene with this much sponging, so I just kept adding and blending.  Lol!  I used Shimmery White cardstock as it’s better to sponge on and won’t pill like normal Whisper White cardstock.

To add detail to the scene I used my Basic Black and Basic Grey markers to draw some grass, and some white Stazon ink to add stars using a paint brush and flicking (messy but effective).

I white heat embossed the constellation image onto the background, and the sentiment (which I love!) onto a scrap of Basic Black cardstock, then punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I punched another circle in Sweet Sugarplum cardstock (a luscious colour from the new In Colours coming out in the new Catalogue), and offset layered it under the black circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This panel was then adhered to a thick Whisper White base using more dimensionals.


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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.

Request a Catalogue
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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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.

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 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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Heartfelt Sympathy Card for WWYS Challenge #61

I’m uber excited about today’s post.  It’s my very first post as a Design Team member for WWYS (What Will You Stamp?) Challenge blog.  Woohoo!!!

wwys_header_2015a_zpsd937a48eI was doing a happy dance when I got the email inviting me to join this talented group.  If you had told me I’d be doing this only a couple of short months ago, I would have died laughing, but here I am!  Much credit is due to my awesome upline Kylie Bertucci, a fabulous mentor and such a kind and generous person.  Thank you Kylie!

The WWYS Challenge blog highlights a different Stampin’ Up! stamp set each week.  Click on the image below to see the fabulous creations from all around the world.  Hopefully, you will also be inspired to join in the fun!  I’d love to see you there!

#61 Heartfelt Sympathy

This week’s stamp set is Heartfelt Sympathy.  I started by choosing the colours first, and decided on a cut away card front with calla lilies (from the Remarkable You stamp set), so my card is almost 6″ x 6″ (Australian cardstock is A4 or 1/2″ shorter than US size).


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I die cut the sentiment using the Ovals Collection set, and cut a larger one in So Saffron.  The Crumb Cake strip was also cut with the larger of the ovals dies so it would fit snugly on either side of the sentiment panel.


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I trimmed 1 1/2″ from the card front, masked off along this line on the inside and stamped the floral images.  I used Crumb Cake (stamped off twice), and then watercoloured with So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz inks.  The stamens were highlighted with Gold Wink of Stella.  The 1cm strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock was added later to cover up an oopsie (yes, we all have them!); I accidentally stamped a stem over the top of a flower, so used this strip to cover it up.  There are no mistakes in stamping, only creative opportunities!


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I coloured the tiny leaves around the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz, and added some pearls to some of the berries.  The white sentiment panel was offset on the So Saffron oval to add more interest.  Final touches included paper-piercing on the Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz strips using the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and light sponging around both ovals with Pear Pizzazz.

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Just a reminder about the huge discounts on retiring products and clearance rack items.  These are selling out fast, so if there’s something you’ve been thinking about getting, don’t hang around!  Click on the banners below to go to my online store.  Remember to use the current Host Code WX2DTC43 at checkout to receive a thank you gift from me if your order is under $250.

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I’ll be sharing some more sneak peeks of the new Annual Catalogue tomorrow so if you’re not already subscribed to my blog, make sure you do so you don’t miss a thing!

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.

While any time is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, with the new catalogue coming out on June 1, there’s even more reasons to join now:

You can include brand new catalogue (pre-order) items to your starter kit from May 3
You get $235 of product for only $169
You get a minimum 20% off any items thereafter (including the new catalogue)
There are no minimum requirements to be met until September 30 (and no penalties if you don’t)
You will be eligible for the Holiday Catalogue Pre-order

… so what are you waiting for?  Click here to join now!

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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