Are you as excited as me? The 2019 Occasions Catalogue starts today!!!
Oh and Happy New Year everyone!! It seems like 2018 went past so fast!! Do I really have to go back to work on Monday?
At least having the 2019 Occasions Catalogue to drool over will make it a bit better. And of course, a new year means that it’s also Sale-a-bration time! Every year, the goodies offered by Stampin’ Up! for free get better and better. There’s stamps, paper, framelits, wooden embellishments, foil paper and more!!
For those who don’t know, Sale-a-bration runs from 3 January to 31 March and for every $90 you spend with me, you will be able to choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.
Here’s a card that I made using the free Botanical Butterfly DSP.
All I’ve done is cut out the butterflies from the DSP and created the banner for the sentiment using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. (I actually cased this card from the Stampin’ Success magazine that all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators receive) #demoperks
So you can earn free products by:
Shopping with me
Hosting a workshop with me
or by taking advantage of the joining special and receiving lots of free goodies!!!
There are two fabulous options for joining this year. Option 2 receives the gorgeous Craft & Carry tote bag which is perfect for taking your stamping equipment on the go!
If you would like a copy of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration catalogue, let me know and I’ll send one out to you!
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Z-fold card that is!! One of the girls in the CTC Crew had a gorgeous baby boy a week or so ago and I knew straight away that I had to make one of Bronwyn’s Z-Fold Baby Crib cards!!
I don’t own a single baby set, so it makes it a bit challenging to make a baby card!! Seeing as it’s for a boy, I used the Best Route DSP and the aeroplane print. Once I had the card and crib assembled, I decided to include the Fox from Fox Friends stamp set and used the Fox punch.
I used the Pick a Pennant stamp set and matching Playful Pennants framelits. This is very handy set as it includes a whole alphabet so that you can create your own sentiments.
To decorate the front panel, I used the banner from the Hold on to Hope stamp set and inked it with a Blueberry Bushel marker and just highlighted the outline. I then cut it out with the Cross of Hope framelits.
I’m so happy with how this Z-Fold card worked out! You can purchase this tutorial here.
Now to make sure I actually post the card!
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Hasn’t Sale-a-bration just flown past! Can you believe that it’s almost at the end! Only another 3 weeks to go.
We are casing the 2018 Sale-a-bration Catalogue and the 2nd release brochure this week. Even though we have done it a few times now (ok, more than a few) there are so many lovely cards to get inspiration from.
This week, I was inspired by two cards. My first card is on page 13 of the SAB catty.
I hadn’t really noticed this card as I don’t have the Bubble over bundle. As I was trying to decide which card to case, I noticed this card at the bottom of the page.
I used the Picture Perfect Birthday set and the Birthday Memories DSP and based the colours around the DSP.
For my second card, I cased one of the cards on page 18. I actually chose the portrait one and made it landscape.
I love playing with the Shimmery White embossing paste. It’s so fun to use!! I think I got a bit carried away this one!
The Happy Wishes stamp set is one of the Level 2 stamp sets that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration.
Next up on the hop is lovely Judy.
I hope you can share your creation from this section with us on our Facebook group.
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Welcome back to another week of Caseing the Catty. We are casing the Artistic Expression section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, pages 132-181.
I decided to case one of the feather cards on page 176.
I was drawn to the background using the embossing paste so that was one starting point. I made the background first so that it had time to dry. I decided to use the Just Add Color Specialty DSP as the feature and coloured it using Marina Mist ink and Powder Pink ink with an aqua painter.
I then added a bow with the Whisper White solid baker’s twine. I then punched out a label using the new Pretty Label punch in Marina Mist. I used the hello stamp from the Pop of Paradise stamp set in Powder Pink and punched out using the 1 3/8″ circle punch.
This DSP is so cute! You can colour it however you want to suit your occasion.
Next up is Sandra from across the way in New Zealand!
I hope you can join in with us this week and share your project on our Facebook Group, which you can join here.
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This week, we are casing the Artistic Expressions section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue, pages 92-157.
This is a huge section of the catalogue and it was so hard to decide what to case!! I had a couple of options but decided to go with the Blooms & Wishes samples on page 138.
I cased two of these gorgeous cards. I changed the colour palette for my first card but still stayed within the colours of the DSP. I also used the scallop oval to cut out my centre piece. I just love these scallops!! To make sure my sentiment was centred on the card, I cheated and stamped it onto a separate piece of cardstock then attached that to the whisper white layer. The sheer linen ribbon in Mint Macaron is simply devine!
For my second card, I did a direct case. I did use the retired doilies as I keep forgetting to add the new ones to my order. I think I need to practice stamping circles with straight stamps, but you get the idea!!
I hop you have enjoyed my cards this week. Next stop on the hop is fellow Queenslander, Deb.
I celebrated my 5th birthday with Stampin’ Up! this week! I’ve actually been a demo for nearly 8 years but I resigned and rejoined to be with my current up line Tracy.
I received a letter from Stampin’ Up! Along with my five year pin.
I am so glad I made the decision to become a demonstrator! At first I joined to get a discount on products and to earn extra money to pay for more craft supplies. But over the years I have gained so much more. I have made amazing friendships with so many talented ladies, I’ve become more confident with talking in front of groups and I hope my crafting skills have improved!
I also love being part of a caring company like SU! They really care for their demonstrators and make you feel like you are part of a big family.
At the moment, you can join my team and receive an additional 2 stamp sets. You can get up to $415 worth of excellent quality products for only $169. There is no pressure to sell, you don’t have to out another order in if you don’t want to. Or you can take it much further if you want to. SU! Is there to help you no matter what you want to do.
If you would like to join my team of Paper and Stamp Addicts, click here. I would love to share this amazing company with you.
Well, I’ve been doing lots of colouring in lately!!! I’m really enjoying my Blendabilities!!
I’ve found that I don’t have many appropriate stamps for colouring but I was lucky enough to receive the Blended Bloom stamp at convention this year!!
So I found a few cards to case from Pinterest.
Firstly, I found this lovely card by Brandy Cox, here which also includes a great video on how to make it.
Here’s my version. Have to say, I’m liking the new twine more and more!!
Then I found this cute one by Susan Horr, here. I really like the Moonlight DSP stack. Love the colours!!!
And lastly, I found this one from Splitcoast Stampers, here.
I hope you like my version of these cards!!!