Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Exclusive and Available NOW

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It’s here!  This AMAZING bundle is available NOW!  Woo hoo!  This bundle is not in a catalogue; it’s a special offer from Stampin’ Up! only during August, and only while stocks last!  So you’ll want to order it straight away so you don’t miss out.

These products are beautiful and incredibly versatile.

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I’ll be bringing you lots of projects made with this bundle throughout August AND the Crazy Crafters will be doing a Thoughtful Branches Blog Hop tomorrow, 3 August at 7pm AET, so be sure to come back and follow us as we showcase this brilliant bundle!

Here are some gorgeous projects made by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists.

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Did you collect Bonus Days coupons in July?  If you order this bundle today, you can apply your $9 Bonus Days coupons towards your purchase.

Another stamp set you won’t find in the Annual Catalogue is a brand new offering from Stampin’ Up! called I Stamped This.  You can sell projects you’ve made with Stampin’ Up! copyrighted images if they include “© Stampin’ Up!” on them (see www2.stampinup.com/home/en-AU/angel-policy_au for more information). Click here to order this stamp set in wood-mount or here in clear-mount.

 

I Stamped This Stamp Set

We as Demonstrators got our first look at the upcoming Holiday Catalogue (to be released 1 September 2016) and I can honestly say Stampin’ Up!® have truly outdone themselves.  This catalogue will knock your Christmas stockings off!  If you are a customer, I’ll post one to you as soon as I get them (I ordered them today).  If you are not a customer, you can email me at [email protected] and I’ll make sure you get one.  If you order the Thoughtful Branches bundle as a new customer, I’ll post you a new catalogue too.

If you can’t wait to see the new Holiday Catalogue and order from it, join my team and you can!  Click here to join now.  Any questions, just ask.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Foxy Friends for WWYS #75

Hello and welcome to another WWYS Challenge.  This week we’ve been given the challenge to use the Foxy Friends Stamp Set. Challenge?  Heck no!  This set is fun and adorable – and versatile too.  You get 29 – yes, 29 images in the set, so there’s lots of room for creating different animals and scenes.  It could be used for just about any occasion, and it comes with a punch.  I bought the bundle and saved 10%.  To see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for this challenge, head on over to the What Will You Stamp Blog.  If you have this set we’d love it if you could join us.  You’d be inspiring us and other crafters all over the world!  And you might just be a winner! How awesome is that?

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Here’s my card.  I made this one for a customer and she has received it now, so no spoiler!

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I’ve used the same colours as the co-ordinating DSP Stack – Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party,
Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  A little dash of Cucumber Crush for the leaves makes this little scene pop.  The gorgeous sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

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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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 if you live in Australia.  By using the Host Code BQKCRGFY  you will be supporting me and you’ll receive a gift 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.

 

Crazy Crafters’ August Blog Hop with Special Guest Tami White

 

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It’s time for another Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop, and this month we are all excited to have Tami White as our special guest.  Tami has inspired and entertained legions of crafters the world over, and we are all getting to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of her projects.  Woo hoo!  If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know Tami, make sure you check out her blog by clicking on her image below.  It will take you to the post about the card I am CASEing.

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You may be starting here on my blog – Gail Davidson, or you may have come from the person previous to me – Bruno Bertucci.  To continue on the hop, click on the next person in the list – the lovely Vicki Hunter – at the end of this post to make sure you don’t miss all the other amazing Crazy Crafters’ projects and of course our fabulous special guest Tami White’s project too!

And here’s Tami’s card that inspired me:


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The layout of this card is what first caught my eye, with the strip of Gold Foil behind the main image, and anyone who knows me knows that I just love emboss resist.  It’s so cool, isn’t it?  And I loved the way Tami used a coloured image of the starfish to complement the white ones in the background.

I had a hard time deciding which stamp set to use because there are just so many gorgeous ones in the Annual Catalogue this year.  Oh my gosh!  But I  finally decided on the beautiful Artistically Asian set.  This is the first time I have had a play with it and I can definitely see many more cards and projects being created with this set.  Love, love, love!!


Artistically Asian Stamp Set

So here’s my card.  I wanted the focal image to shine, so I used Kraft cardstock as well as muted and natural tones so that the gorgeous bamboo image would pop.  To add to the delicacy of the style I took a deep breath and my paper snips and fussy cut the image out, but it was totally worth it (and I don’t mind a bit of fussy cutting).  What do you think?


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I love how subtle the friendship symbol looks stamped in VersaMark down the left-hand side, and the Pink Pirouette sponging adds to the delicate feel of this card too.  The sentiment was heat embossed and cropped using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  A sprinkling of black and clear sequins completes the project.

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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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 MWTRD942 you will be supporting me and you’ll receive a gift 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.

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I’m very excited about this week’s GDP Challenge.  It seems like forever since I’ve played along.  And this week is a really special one, as the Design Team are giving players a chance to be a guest designer for their next colour challenge.  Woot! Woot!

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I’ve been wanting to do a camouflaged die cut card since I saw a video by Laura Bassen using this technique, so this was the perfect opportunity.  Using the brand new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, I chose the congrats sentiment and the loosey-goosey flower.  Here’s what I came up with:


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The banner sentiment is from Crazy About You stamp set, and I’ve just added some of the new Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish it off.

Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.  I love this technique – it’s a clever way to add interest without cluttering the card.


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Just a note about the new Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter.  If you haven’t tried this yet, you have to!  The difference it makes to die-cutting is enormous.  It just cuts like butter!  I’ve included it in the supply list below.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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 Can Make It

Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – if your order is less than $250 and receive extra product when you shop with me. And don’t forget about this month’s fabulous Bonus Days Coupon Promotion!

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Jar of Love for WWYS #73

This week’s WWYS Challenge stamp set is Jar of Love.  This set is simply adorable.  Besides flowers, you can fill your jar with fireflies, goldfish, or as I chose to do, with confetti.  You could also fill them with images from other stamp sets too.  I’ve seen jars with fairies and frogs to name a couple.  This is a big set with lots of images, giving you lots of creative options.


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And here’s the card I created:


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As you can see, my design is totally inspired by the sentiment.  I’ve used some washi tape from the Pop of Pink and Affectionately Yours packs along the bottom of the panel.  I’ve also used the new Layering Circles Framelits set for the sentiment.  A little bit of copper heat-embossing adds some pizzazz and we’re done!  A simple, quick and fun card.  🙂

Head on over to the What Will You Stamp blog to see what our other talented designers have created with this stamp set.  And why not enter your own design?  You could be chosen as our winner and get to be a guest stamper!  How exciting!

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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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 Can Make It

Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – if your order is less than $250 and receive extra product when you shop with me. And don’t forget about this month’s fabulous Bonus Days Coupon Promotion!

You’re Sublime for WWYS #72

This week’s WWYS Challenge stamp set is You’re Sublime.  This set is so sweet – I love all the images.  I chose to use the submarine to emphasise the SUBlime.  LOL

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And here’s my card:

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I’ve used the wave-like die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Die set for the sea.  I cut one from Pool Party coloured vellum and one from Pacific Point cardstock.  The sub was coloured with markers in Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie (that’s a lot of P’s!)  The sea, bubbles and fish had some Clear Wink of Stella applied to make them glisten.  And that’s it!

Head on over to the What Will You Stamp blog to see what our other talented designers have created with this stamp set.  And why not enter your own design?  You could be chosen as our winner and get to be a guest stamper!  How exciting!

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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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 Can Make It

Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – if your order is less than $250 and receive extra product when you shop with me. And don’t forget about this month’s fabulous Bonus Days Coupon Promotion!

 

Casing Tracy May – Touches of Texture

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This post is a real treat for me, and I’m sure it will be for you too.  The Crazy Crafters are hopping with Tracy May, who just happens to be one of my favourite designers!  We are all casing one of Tracy’s creations, so hop along with us.

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Tracy is a UK Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator and owner of Bedlam and Butterflies blog. Click on her image to go to her blog.

We are all casing one of Tracy’s creations, and this is the one I chose:

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Touches of Texture Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!®

I love Tracy’s design with THAT flower (Wow!) and the splatters, so I chose to use Crumb Cake, copper and black for my card:

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I framed the focal image with some Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  The http://laparkan.com/buy-sildenafil/ sentiment is from the Hostess stamp set Basket for You.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  You’re with me, Gail Davidson (aka GaGa Papercrafts) at the moment; to continue on the hop, click on the name below mine in the list below.

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 Can Make It

Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – and receive extra product when you shop with me.

Heat Tool

$50.00

Falling Flowers Card

Our challenge stamp set this week over at WWYS is Falling Flowers. Love, love, love this stamp set!

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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 I just adore it.  I also love to use black and white.  The look you get is classic and clean.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings Stamp Set – such a versatile set for many occasions and I love this particular sentiment.

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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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 Can Make It

 

 

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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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