Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September Special Offers - Week 1

Some exciting news from Stampin' Up! 

From 1 -21 September there will be weekly special offers available with some products discounted by 25%. Here are the first week's offers which will be available from 1-7 September from my online store




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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Floral wedding anniversary invitation

A very special couple will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary soon and asked me to make their party invitations.  Diamond is the theme for a 60th wedding anniversary and as they also had light blue as their main colour when they got married, I created the invitation below in a white and blue colour scheme.


I created the card base which is a pocket to hold the invitation using the Stampin' Up! Detailed Floral thinlits die and Tempting Turquoise card stock.  I then created the invitation which slides out of the card base pocket and stamped it with the Floral Phrases floral motif in Tempting Turquoise ink.  I used the now retired Little Number thinlits to die cut the '60th' in Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and adhered it over the floral motif.  Some Tempting Turquoise ribbon (retired) was added to the top of the invitation as a way to pull the invitation out of the pocket.  I used the Curvy Corner Trio punch to decorate the corners at the top of the invitation.  A few 'diamonds' aka Rhinestone Basic Jewels completes the invitation.

The products used on this invitation have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Moroccan nights birthday cards

I got to play with the Moroccan Nights stamp set at a recent Stampin' Up! team night (thanks Margi Sank!).  It was always on my annual catalogue 'wish list' and using it confirmed that it was a very versatile set.  Needless to say, I bought this set and also used it in my last post on the Seasonal Bells wedding card.

Here are the cards which I started making at the team night.  I started with Margi's base design - but made some modifications to make them my own by changing some of the stamps, design orientation and embellishments used too.


We started with either a Emerald Envy or Dapper Denim card base.  The medallion from the Moroccan Nights stamp set was stamped onto the card base. We then layered some of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper onto the card base.  The lanterns from the Moroccan Nights stamp set were stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  It's from here that I changed things around. I used the border from the Flourish thinlits set and the Striped ribbon to add an extra layer of interest onto the cards.  I also used the Stylized Birthday stamp set on the Dapper Denim card base and added a few Emerald Envy enamel dots.  I also made one portrait instead of them both being landscape too.

Dapper Denim, Moroccan Nights & Styzlied Birthday card.

Emerald Envy & Moroccan Nights card.

Both of these cards could easily be adapted by changing the sentiments to make the perfect Father's Day card.

The products used on this cards have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sneak Peek - Seasonal bells wedding card

The Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue is being released on 1 September and I have a 'sneak peek' for you today as I couldn't wait to use some of its gorgeous new products.  This card features the new Stampin' Up! Seasonable Bells stamp set and co-ordinating Bell Punch which can be purchased separately or as a bundle and save 10%.  It also features the Moroccan Nights stamp set too.


I started with a square Wisteria Wonder card stock base and added a layer of the beautiful Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate in silver dots.  These foil acetate sheets are double sided - with gold on one side and silver on the other so they suit any project (& don't forget to remove the clear protective coating before using it too).  I then added a layer of Silver Foil in the centre of the card.  I stamped the medallion from the Moroccan Nights stamp set in Wisteria Wonder onto Whisper White card stock.  I then stamped the wedding bells from the Seasonal Bells stamp in Wisteria Wonder ink onto Whisper White card stock and added the Mr & Mrs in Elegant Eggplant ink.  I used the Bell Punch to punch out the two stamped bells, layered them onto Silver Foil bells then added them to the medallion.  I finished the centrepiece with a Rhinestone Basic Jewel and 5/8" Silver Satin Ribbon bow. 

The Seasonal Bells bundle is versatile and can be use for weddings and Christmas projects too. The products used on this card have been listed below except for the Seasonal Bells and Bell Punch which are available from 1 September 2016 from my online store - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased. If you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, live in Australia and would like a Holiday Catalogue, please let me know. Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Swirly #5 - Swirly Bird

This is the fifth and last in my Swirly card series.  There are still so many other uses for the Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles thinlits bundle and this last card features the cute bird from the set. 


I started this card with a Stampin' Up! note card which also comes with a co-ordinating envelope.  I used the background stamp out of the You've Got This stamp set and stamped it in Soft Sky ink.   I die cut the swirly nests using the Swirly Scribbles dies in both Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand card stock and adhered them over the background.  I then stamped the bird, eggs and smallest nest and fussy cut them out before adhering them to the card and added a little Bermuda Bay twine bow.  The 'hello' sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and was punched using the Classic Label punch and layered onto a larger punched piece of Sahara Sand.

The products used on this cards have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details.
 
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