Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Special Guest Cindy Schuster

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Cindy Schuster. Cindy is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from  Georgia, USA and a current Artisan Team Member. And it’s clear to see why Cindy was chosen to be an Artisan – her designs are unique and beautiful. Our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Cindy’s blog by clicking on her picture.

 

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We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Cindy’s designs today. I chose the trio of cards below. I love how Cindy has showcased Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and these are just so sweet with their ribbons, trims and doilies backing the focal image.
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For my notecard sized trio I used a Hostess set and DSP from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue – Iconic Occasions Stamp Set and Party Animal DSP. I’ve also highlighted the Stitched Shapes Framelits which have been released ahead of next year’s Annual Catalogue and only available until November 30, so you have only 4 days left to grab them!
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Iconic Occasions Stamp Set comes with 10 cute little images and coordinating sentiments for different occasions. I also decorated the envelope flaps with the matching DSP for each card.
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My first card features the 2015-2017 In Colour Doilies. You can use the reverse side like I’ve done here if you want a white one. I’ve also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits.
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For this card I’ve used a few different images and circled the “correct” one in red. You could make a card with all 10 images and circle the one that matches the sentiment you use – such a fun set! This card also uses the Delicate White Doilies and some Mint Macaron ribbon from the trio pack in the Holiday Catalogue.
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For card #3 I’ve stamped the bandaid image onto the spotted DSP and used some Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon and some of the matching metallic thread from the Holiday Catalogue. So lush – I love these!

 

The products from the new Occasions Catalogue will be available to order from January 4, 2017. If you can’t wait that long, you can join, purchase them on December 1, and get 20% discount.

 

To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Amy and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!

 

UPDATE: These cards have been highlighted in the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights over on the lovely Kylie Bertucci’s blog. To see what the team’s been up to and vote for your top 3 picks, click here!

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Mediterranean Moments for GDP #063

When I saw the adventure theme for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge I just knew I had to try out the brand new stamp set Mediterranean Moments from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue. It reminded me of my trip to Greece many years ago. Ah, memories! Head over to the Global Design Project blog to see all the amazing designs. Here’s the challenge image:

 


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I’ve also been wanting to try out a pop-up card for some time, and the images in this set lend themselves well to this technique. I had a ball watercolouring them all!

 


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OMGosh this stamp set is gorgeous! If you join up you will be able to order this set from December 1, one month earlier than it’s public release date! Click here to join up today. To request a copy of the Occasions Catalogue, click here.

 

Here’s the inside of the card when you open it up – cool, huh?

 


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And here’s all the little images:

 


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International Project Highlights – Love Theme

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Welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop using current Stampin’ Up!® Products. We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. Our theme this month is LOVE because as card makers we love spreading the love. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

How many ways are there to say “I love you”? Well, there are lots, as you’ll see in the gallery below. Click on the images to go to each blog. You won’t want to miss any!

My CAS card uses the Crazy About You Stamp Set and two die sets – the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies from the Annual Catalogue and a brand new one I know you’re gonna love from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue, called Love Notes Framelits Dies.

By the way, if you don’t already have the Occasions Catalogue, you can order yours here. It starts on 4 January 2017 and I’ll be sending them out from December 1.

Back to my card. I die cut the heart and arrow from the Love Notes dies and the “love” from the Sunshine Wishes dies. I cut the arrow in half and adhered it to look as though it is piercing the heart and added a gold foil tip. The sentiment was layered up (5 layers) to add dimension, and both the heart and sentiment were slathered with my fine-tip glue to give a glossy finish. I also white heat embossed the “you” from the Crazy About You set onto Basic Black cardstock and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 


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This was a really fun card to make. If you like it, please make my day and leave a comment and let me know. The Love Notes Framelits Dies will be available from 4 January 2017, but if you want them earlier you can join my team and get them on December 1st! You can purchase the other supplies I used by clicking here or on the Shop button at the end of this post and entering the current Host Code – SVTUHTJ2 – when you get to the checkout page.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators around the world!

 


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Teeny Tiny Sentiments for WWYS #91

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set. I have always adored this set. It has so many cute greetings for many different occasions. I’ve used two in today’s project. Here’s the stamp set pic:


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Note: The stamp set varies by name and content depending on where you are. In Australia, it’s called Teeny Tiny Sentiments and doesn’t have the Thanksgiving and Halloween greetings; in the US it’s called Teeny Tiny Wishes and doesn’t include the greetings “miss you so much” and “congratulations”.

I paired the sweet little sentiments with the Fancy Frost Suite from the Holiday Catalogue, using Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and Whisper White – non-traditional Christmas colours. I love that!


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TIP: You can change the look of an image by selectively colouring parts with Stampin’ Write Markers. In the medallion image on the card, I inked up the image using a Soft Sky ink pad then used my Sweet Sugarplum marker to colour the centre flower and some of the “leaves”.

The box was made with the Popcorn Box Thinlits (it’s not just for popcorn!) and the tag is from the Merry Tags Framelits Dies. I also added some mini jingle bells – they’re so adorable!


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The falling snow image used on both the box and the card is from the Merriest Wishes Stamps Set. Using the same stamps on both pieces ties them together. I also added the smallest stitched die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to back the sentiment. These projects were quick and easy and so much fun to make!


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Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.


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If you like this colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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Online Extravaganza!

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Exciting news! From 21-28 November, you can shop select products at up to 40% off! How good is that? There will be 24-hour sales with unmissable offers on the first and last days of the sale period (21st and 28th November)! And you can add these products to your Starter Kit too!

And as an extra special gift from me (not Stampin’ Up!), join my team during the promotion period and receive the Cozy Critters Hostess Stamp Set free!

 

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Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you  can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

 

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Details

• Promotion period: 21-28 November, 2016
Discounted items/bundles available on a Starter Kit order.
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogues may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent.
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (AET) on 21 November and
runs through 11:50 PM (AET) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (AET) on 28 November
and runs through 11:50 PM (AET) that same day.

 

Make sure you use the November Host Code – SVTUHTJ2 – when you order online and receive an extra free gift! Any questions, please ask.

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Paisleys & Posies Gift Set for WWYS #90

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set. I fell in love with this set the moment I clapped eyes on it. The designs are gorgeous and the colour possibilities are endless. Here’s the stamp set pic:


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I knew I wanted to use black and copper for this project as I think they are a real WOW together, and I also decided to make a matching gift box, not for any other reason than I wanted to make THAT gorgeous flower from the matching Paisleys Framelits Dies! It would have been too much on the card but I think you’ll agree it’s stunning on the gift box.


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TIP: Matching pieces don’t always have to be exactly the same. Here, I’ve reversed the colours on the box but it still matches the card perfectly.

And here’s a close-up of that flower! How gorgeous is it?!


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Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.


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I enjoyed making this beautiful gift set – the stamps and dies made it easy to create. If you like the colour combination, click on the picture above to see more colour snapshots.

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Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Special Guest Amy Koenders

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Amy Koenders. Amy is an extremely talented paper crafter from Georgia, Atlanta in the USA and our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Amy’s blog by clicking on her picture.

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We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Amy’s designs today. I chose the card below. I love the simple, elegant style of Amy’s card, and the little geometric strip peeping out below the banner. I took that idea, and the three panels to make my card.
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I chose a blue/green colour palette and cut a bunch of the strip die-cut from the Flourish Thinlits Dies in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point. Don’t they look gorgeous together? I adhered two each to panels in the same colours.
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The sentiment is a sneak peek of a new item from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue – Suite Sentiments Stamp Set. I’m telling you, you NEED this set! It has so many gorgeous sentiments in the most adorable fonts! I used my markers to create an ombre effect. I used the brand new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to crop the sentiment and then adhered it to a layer of Mint Macaron using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I just love how these dies all layer together. I offset the layering to add interest, and added some hearts from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack in Pacific Point. This image also shows the Wink of Stella I added to the die-cuts – so sparkly!
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I added some Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon and finished the inside off with another of the die-cuts.
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To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Amy and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!

UPDATE 18/11/16: I’ve chosen to highlight this card in Friday’s Crazy Crafter’s Team Project Highlights.

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Get heaps of amazing inspiration and vote for your top 3 here from 6.00pm AEST tonight!

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OnStage Live 2016 Team Gifts & Swaps

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Hello! I just got back from OnStage Live on Saturday night and what a fantastic time it was! After getting to know my team, the Crazy Crafters, and our wonderful team leader, Kylie Bertucci online over the past eight months, I hadn’t actually met any of them face-to-face. So I was so excited to meet twenty-eight of them at OnStage in Brisbane over the weekend! We had an absolute ball, got to see the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration brochure and play with the products! What a fabulous group of people!!! I also got to meet a lot of other amazing women who I’ve gotten to know online from all around Australia and New Zealand. Here’s some of the fun moments:

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The whole gang (Photo: Bruno Bertucci)

I also wanted to share what I took as team gifts and swaps to OnStage with me. I was a bit devo that in my rush to get them organised and packed with sweets ready to go that I actually forgot to take a picture of them all before I left. I had a rainbow of colours http://laparkan.com/buy-vardenafil/ too! But I had four left which I brought home with me and here they are:


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So cute! They’re itty bitty no stick boxes I CASEd from Sam Donald.

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I also just wanted to quickly let you know about November’s awesome special offer – the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies + 25% off select coordinating stamp sets. Woohoo!!! The Dies will be in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue but you can get them this month ONLY, otherwise you will have to wait until next year. You have to have these! I couldn’t wait to order mine, and they just arrived today, so watch out for some projects I’ll be posting using them. I’ll also be taking part in a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop featuring these awesome dies, so stay tuned! Here’s some more details:


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Click on the image below to watch the product video.

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Click here to purchase them now, and remember to use the current Host Code (SVTUHTJ2) to get more free stuff.

That’s all from me today. Thanks for stopping by today.

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Totally Trees (Without the Trees) Card for WWYS #88

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Totally Trees Stamp Set. You may notice however, my card has no trees! Those of you who follow my blog know that I like to discover different ways to use stamp sets, so my main goal with this stamp set was not to use any tree images to show it’s versatility. Here’s the stamp set pic:

88-totally-trees I’ve used a technique I call ink blending (if there is another name for it, please let me know!). I just half-mixed some different colours on an acrylic block and used it to ink my stamp up. I love the effect and the possibilities are endless! The sentiment comes from the Badges & Banners Stamp Set (cropped using the Best Badge Punch) and suits the fun style of this card.

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TIP: For a quick and easy accent, use narrow strips of cardstock. I’ve used one top and bottom here to add extra interest.

And I decorated the inside with the little image that looks like a group of bubbles.

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Remember to check out all the beautiful inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.
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Rainbow Card Using Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set for WWYS #87

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set. I have to admit, I avoided using this set because there are 101 (yep! 101) stamps in this set and the thought of losing one of those little buggers kinda freaked me out! But I was very careful to put each one back in the case after I’d used it, so it’s all good. 🙂

Here’s the stamp set pic:

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I started with the idea of using an inspirational phrase for this card so browsed Google and found the words you see on the front of the card. So then the rainbow became the focal point. This was made simply using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies in “a rainbow” of cardstock colours. The words were stamped on three of the these colours to tie in with the rebus image. I added some Wink of Stella to the Smoky Slate raindrops from the Weather Together Stamp Set. It was a very simple card to put together but I think you’ll agree it packs a punch. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.

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Remember to check out all the “alphabetical” inspiration over at the WWYS Challenge blog.

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UPDATE: This card is being highlighted in the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights. You can see what the rest of the team has created here, and vote for your three favourites as well!

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