1 November 2011 – It’s Special time!!!

It’s always exciting at the start of the month when Stampin’ Up! release their new specials!!!  This month,  it’s the big shot!!  Woo hoo!!  I love my big shot; it’s one of the best crafty investments that I made!!

You can get 10% off selected dies, or if you don’t own a big shot, you can choose the big shot bundle which also includes an embosslit and an embossing folder for 10% off as well!!  How good is that!!  I use my Mr Big on nearly every card that I make, so sometimes I have to challenge myself not to use it.  But I can’t really help it as it is such a great tool and saves me cutting out fiddly shapes.

Check out my specials page for all the details or contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792.

I recently attended a baby shower for a close friend and I thought I would try a set that I haven’t used for a while.  I find that I get all excited about the new stamps that come out and forget about the old ones.  Well, Something Sweet is an older set but it is very cute.

I cased this card from Leah Weir, who is a talented Aussie demonstrator.

Stamp Set:  Something Sweet, Baroque Motifs

Paper:  Flirtatious DSP, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Accessories:  Scalloped circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, scalloped edge punch, mat pack, paper piercer, blushing bride poly stitched ribbon, whisper white grosgrain ribbon.

Look, I did manage to not use my big shot!!

26 September 2011 – Class Cards

Hi everyone,

Isn’t spring a lovely time of year!!  Not too hot, not too cold, just right!!

Here are a couple of cards that we did at my recent stamp club.  The girls enjoyed making them!!  The first is a petal card, thanks to a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Beate Johns (click here for the link).  I felt it wasn’t too hard to make and looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!!  I love this paper too!! (and the Perfect Pennants die!!)

Here’s a picture of it open.

Stamp sets:  Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die,Perfect Pennants Die, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, 1″ circle punch, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled ribbon

 

The other card that we made used my other favourite new paper, Mocha Morning Specialty.  I love the velvet feel to a couple of the pages!!

I did case this card but I can’t find where from, but thank you!!

I used markers to ink the stamp and I think it came out really well.  I love this technique!!

Stamp Sets:  Oval All

Ink:  Real Red marker, basic black marker

Paper:  Basic gray, real red, whisper white, Mocha Morning Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Polka dot embossing folder, real red grosgrain ribbon, Scallop oval punch, large oval punch

13 September 2011 – CASEing the Catalogue!!!

Have you ever copied a card from somewhere else?  I do this all the time as I often lack the inspiration to come up with an idea.  Well, our catalogue is a great place to start!!  After all, it’s an ideas’ book as well!!

I wanted to showcase one of the new Christmas stamps, Beautiful Season, so I used the catalogue (page 22) and here it is!!

This is a lovely set and I can’t wait to make more with it!!

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Season

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper:  Watercolour paper, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery

Accessories:  Blender pens, Stampin’ Pastels, Curly label punch, pearls.

 

I also CASEd a card from one of the old Stampin’ Up! invitations for a workshop on the weekend.  The hostess, (hi Colleen!!), had requested a card from the invite but I didn’t have the stamp set or the papers, so I improvised!!  I love the Decorative label punch, so I punched it out twice, cut it in half both ways and then used the pieces to make a layer behind the sentiment.

Stamp Sets:  Button Buddies, Bring on the Cake

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Just Add Cake DSP, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Accessories – Scallop circle punch, decorative label punch, pinking hearts border punch