Swirly Bird Card Making Ideas

Just a really quick post today, to share a rebuild of an old favourite!

When the latest Stampin' Up! annual catalogue came out in June, I think just about every demonstrator pre-ordered Swirly Bird Stamp Set and Thinlets.

I've seen a few variations of this card now, and this is the 4th or 5th one I have made, but it never ceases to be a fun card to make, and to get a great reaction from the recipient.

Welcome Swirly Bird Minnie!

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Featuring Flirty Flamingo Designer Series Paper and Ruched Ribbon, Petite Pansy Punch and Bow Builder Punch, this is a fun card to make, and easy to do with the 8-12 year old girls who would probably most love it!

Give it a try today!

Buy Swirly Bird Online Here.


Fashion Design in Cardmaking!

So, I really felt like I was in the Chanel studios lately, knocking out some sample sheets with colours and patterns!

And that is the one utterly amazing thing about Stampin' Up!s product range! They make it so darn easy to feel like a real artist, someone with a real flair for amazing combinations of colours, shapes, patterns . . . 

Take a look at my fashion spread!

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Seriously, you just can't create an ugly card when you put Stampin' Up!s co-ordinating products together!

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The recipients of these two beautitul copper based cards are actually two of my team members who recently advanced in title from Bronze to Bronze Elite. We don't have bronze in our colour pallet at the moment, but I'm sure you'll agree that the Copper Foil makes an awesome substitute.

I've used the Layering Squares Framelits, Copper Foil Card, Beautiful You Stamp Set and Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, along with a touch of Cajun Craze ink to finish these cards, which I think are just really lovely!

I can see myself doing lots of these types of cards in classes early next year. What do you think? Would you like to come along and get your haute couture hat on?


Hey Chick! Happy Birthday

Cardmaking is never more fun than when you have a brand new, very funky chicken stamp set coming out, that teams so, so well with some of our patterned paper, bringing back very happy memories of a pair of amazing patchwork chookie cushions I made for my cousin for her wedding 10 years ago!

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And it's even better when one of the biggest chook lovers in the family happens to be having a birthday, and you just HAVE to MAKE her a CHOOKIE card right??

CRAZY but oh so fun!!

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I was going to use these images on a card with a stamp saying "Welcome to our Stampin' Up! team", but the birthday came before the new recruit, and I did just laugh and laugh as I was making this card. It really is kind of gleefully silly.

So, I have used the new Hey Chick! Sale-a-bration stamp set - available free with qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (January 4th - March 31st), and the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (available now).

I loved this! I think I might have to do a Facebook Live video one day soon, showing you how I did it!

Do you love it?

 


Beautiful You Cardmaking Ideas

I so love being one of the first to see new products coming out in Stampin' Up! catalogues! It is definitely one of the perks of being a member of the Stampin' Up! family, and also attending Stampin' Up! events, where you may be among a very small group of the first people in the world to receive a new stamp set in the Prize Patrol.

I think I had all the luck in Brisbane recently when I scored THE most coveted stamp set! Beautiful You . . . it's not available to purchase until January 4th, but I've already made half a dozen cards with it. These ones are special cards!

Several of my team members have advanced in title from Bronze to Bronze Elite, and from Bronze Elite to Silver in the last two months and its been my great joy to make them each a celebration card using the Beautiful You stamp set. I shared one earlier this month - you can see it here - and on Saturday I was able to hand another over to my newest Silver team member.

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Wow, I adore these glamorous  Dior-like images! I teamed the silver (Smoky Slate) with Mint Macaron and Basic Grey for this card.

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The gorgeous ribbon is in the Holiday Catalogue in the Paisley's Product Suite. Congratulations Heidi Bell for building your Stampin' Up! business!

If you can't possibly wait until January 4th to get your hands on this stamp set, did you know that brand new Stampin' Up! recruits can order pre-order product in their starter kit from December 1st?

By joining after December 1st you get to choose all brand new Occasions Catalogue products in your starter kit. You will also be able to pre-earn Sale-a-bration sets with any other order you place during December (one free Sale-a-bration item for each $90 product order). And you will receive new Occasions Catalogues in your starter kit to give to friends.

Who knows, one day you might be receiving a Title Advancement Celebration card from me!

Want to know more?

All the details are here!

 


Warmth & Cheer Card Making Ideas

When I saw the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack, my first thought was kind of along the lines of what am I ever going to do with daggy old knitted tartan print patterns??

Well, if you saw my Angel cards using the Wonder of Christmas stamp set a couple of months back, you will know I soon got over that negative thought! I had olde worlde patchwork quilt patterns popping up every where!

But that wasn't the end of it!

No way!

Because then we went to Stampin' Up!s famous global get together - On Stage Live, in Brisbane and saw the amazing products that are coming in Sale-a-bration in January and one of the stamp sets sang to my heart, and to my Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack!

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Oh My Gosh!

How beyond cute are these fat hens from the "Hey Chick" stamp set which is one of the stamp sets you can receive free with your qualifying order in January through March! You can't buy this set, but you can receive it as a gift.

I just love, love, love it!

And of course, the paper stack is available to purchase now - in fact, if you want to recreate these cards, you will need to order the paper stack now because it's in the Holiday Catalogue and won't be available to purchase after January 3rd.

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Click on the picture of the paper to go to the Online shop - and don't forget to check out the other retiring Christmas and Holiday Catalogue products while you are there!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Favourites

Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We have tags, gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.

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I have been absolutely loving the Candy Cane Lane Product Suite and all the gorgeous projects I have seen made with it, but as usual, I haven't made nearly enough time to use it myself - so tonight's blog hop was ideal.

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And you know how much I adore those little gift bags with the 5"x 3 1/2" note cards in them?  So quick and so cute!

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I've used the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set, the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. I can see myself making many more variations of these!

The next person on the blog hop is : Kate Morgan. Click on the picture below to go to her blog!

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Kate Morgan
  5. Rachel Palmieri
  6. Claire Daly
  7. Mary Kelly
  8. Monika O'Neill
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Catherine Proctor
  12. Judy May

Online Extravaganza

Do you love your Stampin' Up! Purchases on sale??

I sure do!

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Monday 21st of November - that's today - there are items which are only available reduced today. Don't miss out, get your orders in online by 11.59pm.

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Items which are 10% off all week - while stocks last:

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Items which are 20% off

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Items which are 30% off

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Items which are 40% off

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Buy them online today while stock last, and while they are at these amazing reduced prices.

 

 


Centre Step Card Ideas

I love it when I get asked to make a really special card for someone's significant birthday.

Firstly, it's a compliment that someone loves my work enough to invite me to craft something beautiful for them to give to someone they really care about, and secondly, it allows me a chance to extend myself beyond my normal everyday cards.

I was recently asked to make a 90th Birthday Card for a much loved Mum - something bright and floral and larger than standard size.

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I teamed Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper with Botanical Blooms Thinlet Dies and the Numbers of Years and Letters for You stamp sets and framelits to create this centre step card. I love it! And so did the lady who asked me to create it.

Here's a couple of the steps.

The base card is full A4 Shimmer White card, scored in half and then the centre step scorelines and cuts made at 3cm in from each edge.

The mats of Rich Razzleberry and the DSP were then cut to fit inside each panel (lots of measuring with a clear ruler).

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I then cut stacks (more than I would need) of flowers and leaves from the Botanical Blooms Thinlets in Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock and stamped the lines on the leaves.

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The numbers and letters were stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Shimmery White and cut out and it was all adhered together with a mix of mini gluedots, Stampin' Dimenionals and Fast Fuse Tape.

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I love that it was big enough to put MUM on the inside with still plenty of space to write.

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A few people have commented to me that the Numbers of Years and Letters for You bundles of stamps and framelits are just too expensive. However, I have used them so much already that they have certainly paid for themselves! And they are in our Annual Catalogue which means they are available to order for another seven (7) or so months, so you can certainly get your money's worth!

Or, consider getting them as part of a Stampin' Up! starter kit, where you select $235 of product but only pay $169 for it. Bargain!

Ask me about it today!


On Stage Swaps - Card Making

Do you like a production line?

It's great when you've worked out a design you love, and can then quickly cut up the card stock and stamp out all the images in a very short amount of time.

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However, it's no so much fun when you work so quickly that all of a sudden you have 48 card fronts stamped and cut, and then you have to do some colouring in, and add ribbon and embellishments, and adhere them all together! That can sure take a while!

And here's proof!

This was me two weeks ago, sitting on my Qantas Flight to Brisbane for Stampin' Up!s Onstage Live event, with my fast fuse in one hand and my swaps spread out on the tray table so I could start sticking the layers together!

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See, not even coloured in yet, and ribbon needing to be attached - oh, but you can't CUT ribbon on a plane because you can't take scissors!!

Later on, in the hotel room, sitting cross legged on the floor at the coffee table with two of my team-mates helping me . . . cut, colour, attach . . . cut, colour, attach . . .

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And bagging them up in cello bags, and sticking labels on the backs . . . 

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I loved the finished item with it's super quick collage stamping, and high-lighting the stunning stamp from Fabulous Flora stamp set. There were eight variations - a portrait and a landscape version in four different colour versions - featuring Tip Top Taupe, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.

I loved working with these colours - and you know what? I loved the design idea so much, I have now made another half a dozen variations, but I'll show you those another day!

And you know another really cool thing?  I got the idea for these cards straight out of the catalogue. That's right, the flower image is from one of our hostess rewards stamp sets called Fabulous Flora and the sample shown on page 199 of our annual catalogue was all I needed to see to inspire my 48 card front swaps for On Stage.

Thanks Stampin' Up! for making it so easy!


Beautiful You - Stylish Card

As I was preparing to go to Stampin' Up!s On Stage Live event last week - a three day convention packed full of product demonstrations, make and take projects, gifts from the new catalogue coming in January, fun, friendship, leadership training, business ideas, recognition and rewards . . .  word came through that one of my lovely Tasmanian team members had advanced in title from Bronze Elite to Silver demonstrator.

I didn't have time to complete a silver card for her before I went away, but when I returned, I was very excited to bring back a divine new stamp set with me, called "Beautiful You" which I won in Prize Patrol (similar to door prizes).

Straight away this gorgeous elegant set was screaming out to me to create a Silver Congratulations card for me team member who promoted.

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Don't you just love the simple elegant lines of the stamped image, and the subtle Smoky Slate watercolouring?

I adore the whole stamp set, and will definitely be making lots of cards with it! I feel so lucky to have received it at On Stage!

How and when can you get your hands on it?

The new catalogue starts on January 4th 2017. You may order it then.

If you've considered joining the Stampin' Up! family, you could join now, then as a member, you can participate in the pre-order period which starts on December 1st. All demonstrators get to order from the new catalogue more than a month before everyone else! You could put this stamp set on your Christmas list!

You could join in December and get this stamp set along with other pre-order items as part of your starter kit. There are definite savings - you get $235 of product for only $169.00!!

My team is really wanting to welcome new stampers to our lovely creative family, we are very social, sharing and caring so ask us about the benefits today!