Flourishing Phrases Hello Card

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Hello and welcome! Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made a little while ago but didn’t get to blog. It uses the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set. This set is very versatile; although it has only 3 images, it has loads of sentiments for a variety of occasions, and when paired with the Flourish Thinlits Dies (which you can purchase as a bundle) there’s no limit to the designs you could come up with. I love that!

I didn’t use the thinlits on this occasion though. Instead I used just two images to make a background and created some shading using sponge daubers. The colours I chose were Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach for the flowers and Cucumber Crush and Wild Wasabi for the leaves.

The stamped layer has been popped up with dimensionals over another Whisper White panel to which I adhered some Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon, and then the whole panel is adhered to a Whisper White Thick card base.


I’ve layered the sentiment up with plain and scalloped ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and a few scattered rhinestones finishes this quick and easy card off.

Thanks for stopping by 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:
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 February’s code:

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Tasty Trucks Gift Bag for WWYS #102


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week’s stamp set is from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure – Tasty Trucks. You can earn this set for free with a $90 order. These adorably cute images lend themselves to lots of projects. I’m thinking they’d be great for gift tags, 3 x 3 notecards, as well as gift bag decoration, which I’ve done with today’s project.


I’ve layered the truck image which I coloured with watercolour pencils onto Bermuda Bay. These were die cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits. I also added some accents to the trucks tyres, windows and the ice-creams using a white paint pen, and finished off with some clear Wink of Stella (although you can’t see it in the photo).

Keeping with the colour scheme (kind of) I layered a silver metallic foil doily along with two banners cut using the Banners Framelits from Silver Glimmer Paper and one of the designs from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack, added some Sequin Trim and 3.2mm Stitched Ribbon (both in Bermuda Bay) and attached them to the bag with one of the cutest little paper clips from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue Sending Love suite. I added a glue dot behind the bow to secure it properly. The sentiment on the banner also comes from the Tasty Trucks set.

The bag itself has had the watercolouring and ink pad smooshing treatment in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. Of course this makes the bag look crinkly, but I kinda like that look. What do you think? Do you love it or hate it?

Thanks for stopping by 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).

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 February’s code:

 

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Sealed With Love for WWYS #101


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week’s stamp set is Sealed With Love, a great one for Valentine’s cards, but it can just as easily be used for cards like the one I’ve made to send to family and friends to let them know you love them.

 


On a Shimmery White card base I’ve added another panel (also Shimmery White) onto which I clear embossed the sentiment and then ink blended Real Red, Melon Mambo and Watermelon Wonder. I then die cut the panel using the hearts border die from the Love Notes Framelits Dies. I die cut the border again from a piece with tiny strings of hearts from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack so that it fitted perfectly under the main panel. I adhered the two pieces to another piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhered the whole panel to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips.

Tip: When adding composite pieces to a panel it is better to make it a little larger than the card base and then cut it down to the desired size. This allows you leeway with regard to the border around the panel and the relative size of each element (in this case the depth of the DSP piece. It also allows you to trim away the edges of an ink blended piece which are usually much darker than the rest of the piece that can make the finished card look “untidy”.

I decided it needed something more, so I flicked some water off an acrylic block with a paintbrush until I was happy with the look, dabbing the excess water off with a paper towel.

The finishing touches were Wink of Stella added to the die cut hearts and a few silver metallic hearts.

I also added a strip of the Designer Series Paper to the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by 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!

Update 3 Mar 2017: I have added this card to this week’s Crazy Crafters Highlights. If you’d like to vote for my card, click here. Voting begins at 6:00pm AEST (7:00pm Daylight Saving Time) today and closes on Thursday 9 March 2017.

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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 January’s code:

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WWYS Hits 100 – Hooray!


Hello! Welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This is a milestone week as What Will You Stamp? has reached 100 Challenges! Wahoo!! This week we’re using Number of Years Stamp Set. I made a special 6″ x 6″ congratulations card for today using the floral spray from this set. I also used a few other stamp sets to complete the project.


This card was inspired by Jennifer Maguire; she made some similar cards using a bunch of smaller images to make a background pattern of sorts but she coloured hers. I decided to go with full on gold! The Hooray sentiment comes from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set, and I’ve also used some of the little floral and leaf images from the Love & Affection Stamp Set. After heat embossing the sentiment in the centre, I arranged the small images in the MISTI and stamped in Versamark then heat embossed. Turning the card a quarter turn each time I repeated this 3 times. The MISTI is a great tool for this kind of technique, and I don’t think I would have attempted this card without it.


For the inside of the card I used this GORGEOUS sentiment from the new Birthday Blast Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. I just adore this font and I think it looks fabulous in gold! I layered Whisper White on Gold Foil. I also added some matching washi tape  from the Pop of Pink pack to the bottom of the panel for that extra somethin’ somethin’.

Tip:  When layering, especially with more expensive specialty cardstocks like foil sheets, cut the panel to size and then cut all the way around about 1 cm in from the edges, so you’re left with a frame. This saves wasting your cardstock.


To finish off this project, I made an envelope and embellished with more of that washi tape on the flap.

Thanks for stopping by 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).

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 January’s code:

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Card

Hello and welcome to my blog and today’s project. The Crazy Crafters are excited to be hopping with Val Moody today.  Val is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from the UK, and I am a HUGE fan of her work. She is in the Top 100 demos globally – so well deserved! You can check out Val’s blog by clicking on her picture.

 

 

We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Val’s designs today. I chose to CASE the card below. I love the clean, crisp look of this card and the pop of contrasting colour.


I chose to change it up and use squares instead of circles, and Pool Party instead of Real Red.


The sentiment is from the Lovely Stitching Stamp Set, the little leaves from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, and those gorgeous little flowers are part of the brand new Sending Love Suite. Adorable, aren’t they? They come in natural, and I’ve coloured them to match my card. I also stamped the flower image from the Lovely Stitching set in Versamark behind the sentiment.


 

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

Thanks for stopping by 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:
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 January’s code:

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Crazy Patchwork Card

Hello and welcome to my blog and today’s project. Have you ever had crafting ideas percolating around in your head for ages, and then one day the planets align – the perfect opportunity to use that idea presents itself and you instantly know that that idea is exactly what you had envisioned for your current project? It happens to me a lot! And today’s project springs from an idea I had when I first played with the lace image from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set. That was way back in February last year when I made this embellished notebook! The idea was to make a card that looked exactly like a paper version of a popular quilting technique called “crazy patchwork”. In crazy patchwork, literally anything goes and it’s usually a mix of patterns, stitches, appliquéd flowers, beads, buttons – anything! Here’s an example:

So … a friend recently asked me to make a card for a work colleague who was leaving. I like to personalise cards to the recipient, so I asked my friend what this lady was like. She said “Well, she’s Scottish … oh, and she’s into quilting.” As soon as the words left her mouth, the idea that had been in the back of my mind for all those months literally hit me like a bolt of lightning. I couldn’t believe my luck and I was so excited. To be honest, this card was a real labour of love; it took me hours to create but I just adore it! And it was so satisfying to get that design out of my head and into my hands. 🙂

Well, after that exhaustive introduction, here’s my card:


Although the Warmth and Cheer paper I used is now retired it was perfect for a Scottish lady! And besides all the heat embossing, the paper piecing was what took the longest. Accuracy is key here! I started in one corner and worked across, adding pieces to a backing piece of photocopy paper until I was happy with the look. I then trimmed it down to suit my 6″ x 6″ card size. I used images from the Lovely Stitching Stamp Set and the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Delicate Details, which you can earn for free with a $90 purchase. Here’s a close-up of the embossing detail:


For the sentiment I used a circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. The “Best Wishes” comes from the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set, and the “from all of us” comes from the Crazy About You Stamp Set.


Finally, I added the “You’ll be missed” sentiment on an extra piece of photocopy paper which acted as additional “pages” since there would be many people writing in the card. This sentiment is from the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set.


I also added some tartan paper to the envelope flap to finish off the project (see main image). Although this card took a relatively long time to make, I was so happy with the finished result. What do you think? Was it worth it?

Update 17 Feb 2017: I have added this card to this week’s Crazy Crafters Highlights. If you’d like to vote for my card, voting begins at 6:00pm AEST (7:00pm Daylight Saving Time).

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day.

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Big Shot

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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 January’s code:

 

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Cupcakes, Carousels, Suite Sentiments and an Embellished Notebook!

Hello and welcome to my blog today! Today’s project follows on from yesterday’s card project where I shared a card that I had made especially for a new team member. And today’s project is an embellished notebook that I made as part of her welcome pack. These are fun and easy to do and I just love making them. And they’re useful as well. I mean, who doesn’t love a prettily decorated notebook?!

 


 

Don’t you just love the theme? The patterns, the colours, the font – ahh, they all bring back childhood memories of the wonder and excitement of the travelling circus. So I thought it was a fitting suite to use as a new demonstrator gift – I remember the excitement when I first joined!

 


Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack. Item #: 142744. © Stampin’ Up!®

I couldn’t decide on just one delicious colour for the sentiment, so I used three – YUM! I used markers in So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral.

 

Tip: After colouring images with markers, huff on the stamp. Your breath reactivates the ink so you get a clear image.

 

The large intricate font in this sentiment is perfect for this technique. Here’s a close-up:

 


This sentiment comes from the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set, which was a gift for attending OnStage last November. It coordinates with other stamp sets in the Occasions Catalogue and the wording of this particular sentiment was just perfect for this project.

 


Suite Sentiments Stamp Set. Item #: 142968 (Wood); 142971 (Clear Mount). © Stampin’ Up!®

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day.

 

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Congratulations Card for a Special Reason!

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Hello! Today I’m sharing a congratulations card I made for a new team member using a couple of new stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue – the Special Reason Stamp Set, along with the floral images from the Hostess set Thankful Life which I heat embossed and then sponged over with Daffodil Delight ink.

 


The Special Reason Stamp Set has coordinating framelits dies; these can be purchased as a bundle at a 10% saving.

 


 


The technique is triple time stamping which is not as hard as it looks!

I just adore these colours together: Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo for the flowers, and Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.

Tip: Use sponge daubers to add shading to stamped images. Ink up with the lightest colour then daub on the darker colour to add depth.

The gorgeous petite font used in this stamp set is very versatile too; you can use the sentiments inside the card as well as on the card front.

I decided on a base of Sahara Sand to let the colours of the images shine.  What do you think?

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Heat Tool

$50.00

 


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Stitched Shapes Framelits are Back!!!

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Hello! Just a quick post today to let you know that the Stitched Shapes Framelits are back in stock. Yay!

 


 

They were enormously popular, so popular in fact, Stampin’ Up! ran out of stock!! If you missed out on them back in November, get in quick this time because if they sell out again, you will have to wait for the new Annual Catalogue release in June. Noooooooo!!! You can click here to purchase them.

 

Here’s a few samples using the framelits:

 


 


 


 


 

And here’s the video:

 

 

I just love the finishing touch they give to your projects. It just kicks it up a notch, don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day.

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Sunshine Sayings for WWYS #99


 

Hello and welcome to our WWYS Challenge for this week! I have to confess I haven’t used the Sunshine Sayings set as much as a should have, but I had so much fun making this card, I think I’ll be using it more in future!  I wanted to keep it simple – well as simple as it can be for me! – and I had the design kinda mapped out in my head. But I have a confession to make – I actually meant to make a portrait card not a landscape version as you see here. Any guesses as to what happened? Well, after die cutting the flower I happened to flip my card over and I had already stamped my signature stamp on the back in, you guessed it, landscape! It was one of those self-deprecating moments – not pretty! But that’s the thing with cardmaking – it doesn’t matter; you can always make it work! I love that!!! So I just stamped and adhered my sentiment sideways too! 🙂

 


 

I did a bit of shading behind the flower and applied some Wink of Stella and it looks gorgeous in real life.

Thanks for stopping by 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.


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