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Casing the Catalogue - Blog Hop

This week I am enjoying creating using new products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, being inspired by projects and pages straight out of the catalogue (or Casing the Catty - as we call it), and sharing that inspiration with members of our wider Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team in a "Case the Catalogue" Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from my lovely friend Kathryn Manglesdorf's blog, welcome. If you are starting here, grab a cuppa and follow the next button on each blog to do a full circle of creativity. And please leave us comments! We love to hear what you think.

Casing the Catty Blog Hop

Last week I was on our casual kiosk at Chirnside Park shopping centre all day Friday, and as I was packing my stuff on Thursday night (and trying to think what I would stamp all day Friday at the kiosk), my mum brought over Sweet Storybook Stamp set and framelits bundle and says, "You do want to stamp mice all day tomorrow, don't you?"

Oooh my! Yes Please!!!

Sweet Storybook Catalogue picHere's the super cute picture that is on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. It's really hard to make out what format the cards take (which type of fold) because of the very light colours against the white background, but that gave me lots of scope for using my imagination in coming up with my own projects.

I stamped and stamped and cut out mice and leaves and had a fabulous day working with these gorgeous colours and these super cute images. I decorated four gift bags and made 3 cards.

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The ribbon on the bags is Granny Apple Green. A lovely splash of green to match the leaves of the vine image.

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I had a great deal of trouble stamping the little red flowers because of the string handles and the extra layer of strong reinforcing card on the inside of the top of the bag - made my image miss-stamp each time, and because it was such a tiny stamp it was very easy to get an ink halo.

I discovered later that it was much easier to get an awesome image of the flowers by putting all 3 flower stamps on a block at once. There is also a framelit for each of the flowers so you will see that the cards I completed next have the flowers stamped and cut out separately instead of being stamped direct on the background like I tried to do with the bags.

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Here's some close up's of each one.  The first was just a normal fold A5 card, but with 3 layers on the front being 4 Stampin' Dimensionals deep.

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The next card was a tri-fold card with a window through the first two panels to show the inside of the card.

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And lastly I created a diorama card with 3 layers which will fold flat to fit in our standard envelope.

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All of these projects are made using Whisper White Card stock, Soft Sea Foam Card stock, Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad, either Lovely Lipstick or Calypso Coral Classic Inkpads for the top of the mushroom and the flowers, Crumb Cake Ink painted on with an Aquapainter for the mushroom stem, and a combination of Crumb Cake or Gray Granite Ink for the mice, with outline stamps in Momento Black.

Aren't these just too cute?

Product List

Blender Pens
$21.00

 If you've left me a comment (thank you!!) and are ready to continue on in the blog hop and see what everyone else has created, then please click on the next blog picture here and go see what gorgeous projects talented Kate Morgan has created!

Art With Heart July 2017 Next

Catherine Proctor
Kimberly Hern 

Monika O’Neill

Caroline Manwaring

Kathryn Mangelsdorf 

Kathryn Ruddick 

Kate Morgan 

Alisha Watson

Rachel Palmeri 

Andrea Roberts 

Ros Davidson

Rebecca Jacovou

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie


Stampin' Up! On Stage Sydney 2017

I had an amazing time in Sydney last weekend for the Stampin' Up! On Stage event.

As a member of Stampin' Up!s Global Events Council, I have been preparing for the event since December, and went up to Sydney a day or two before to meet the corporate team and help with all the setting up and preparing displays.

Those of you who know me well, know that Tony and I love volunteering - it's our way of giving back to all the events and organisations we have benefited from. And since I have had such an amazing journey with Stampin' Up! for over 9 years, when they invited me to be on the Global Events Council, it was my pleasure to say "Yes please!" and be able to be behind the scenes helping make sure these fabulous events can go ahead and run smoothly so everyone in the Stampin' Up! family can continue to enjoy them.

One of my jobs for this On Stage was to prepare a presentation of a new Product Suite coming in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which is released on June 1st 2017. A few weeks before the event I received some products in the mail, along with some points to cover in a brief talk about the features of the products.

I prepared some samples and wrote my talk, which I rehearsed a couple of times with the event staff.

A few of my team members couldn't attend the event, and I wanted my stamping friends to be able to see what I did too, so even though it's not exactly word for word what I presented in Sydney, here's a little video (which I recorded on Facebook Live the other night) so you can see what I did.

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At the end of my presentation I put my samples (and a few extras) up on the display boards for everyone to photograph. Here's my own happy snap of the display board!

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Over the next week, I'll add a few more photos of all the projects so you can see them better!

If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and are planning to attend an On Stage event in future, can I encourage you, if you are physically able to, please put your hand up to help out, either on the day before with setting up, during the day of the event, or at the end of the day with packing up. It's such a fun and rewarding experience.

If you're not a demonstrator but you love the sound of attending one of these events and seeing all the sneak peaks of upcoming catalogues, the next event is in November 2017.  You need to be a demonstrator to attend, and tickets sell out really fast, so plan on joining up well before November. Talk to me (or your demonstrator) about it today.

Or  JUST JOIN NOW

 


Art With Heart Occasions Blog Hop & GDP071

Are you ready for another blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! team?  Art With Heart Blog Hop Header
Today we focus on the new Stampin' up! Occasions Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration! If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue). The promotion goes right through until 31st March.

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Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me about joining today.

I just love the Carousels and Cupcakes Product Suite in the Occasions Catalogue, so it figured that I would go kind of crazy this past week or so with some creations using this gorgeous stamp set and Designer Series Paper Stack. The three cards you see at the top were all cased from Pinterest and my stamp club ladies enjoyed making them last week, to get our mojo into gear for 2017.

Here are some close ups.

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But what I really wanted to do, and something I started planning a couple of weeks ago, was an actual carousel using the gorgeous carousel horses. My birthday is coming up, and I thought, how amazing to make my own cake topper with these gorgeous products!

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This one is seriously just a prototype because it's kind of wonky and I used a stack of glue with the hot glue gun, but how gorgeous, gorgeous is it??

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I was more than happy last night to discover the Global Design Project theme this week is 3D projects so I'm waving the #GDP071 flag too, along with the Case-ing the Catty Team who have Cupcakes & Carousels as their inspiration this week!

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The next link in the blog hop is our creative team leader, Claire Daly, click on the arrow to go to her blog! 

Art With Heart Blog Hop

If you click the arrow at the end of each blog post, you will go full circle and come back here. 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. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger




 

 

 


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?


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.

Warmth & Cheer paper

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!


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!


Stitched Shape Framelits

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship.

Stitched from the Heart

Now you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.

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With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.  There are several stamp sets that bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits – and they are all 25% off until 30 November. Get your Stitched Shapes Framelits and a co-ordinating discounted stamp set during November.

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

RETAIL PRICE

SALE PRICE

145372

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies—Set Of 12 Dies Which Includes Four Circles, Ovals, And Squares

$50.00 AUD/$60.00 NZD

No Discount

142069 (HC P. 11)

Greetings From Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD

$35.25 AUD/$42.75 NZD

143269 (HC P. 11)

Greetings From Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$33.00 AUD/$40.00 NZD

$24.75 AUD/$30.00 NZD

142114 (HC P. 15)

Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set

$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD

$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD

142049 (HC P. 19)

Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set

$61.00 AUD/$73.50 NZD

$45.75 AUD/$55.13 NZD

142142 (HC P. 23)

Merry Mice Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$40.00 AUD/$48.00 NZD

$30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD

142145 (HC P. 23)

Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD

$22.50 AUD/$27.00 NZD

142180 (HC P. 33)

Tin Of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set

$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD

$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD

142206 (HC P. 43)

Suite Season Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$49.00 AUD/$59.00 NZD

$36.75 AUD/$44.25 NZD

142209 (HC P. 43)

Suite Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$35.00 AUD/$42.00 NZD

$26.25 AUD/$31.50 NZD

140386 (AC P. 31)

Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set

$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD

$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD

141859 (AC P. 61)

Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set

$45.00 AUD/$55.00 NZD

$33.75 AUD/$41.25 NZD

141784 (AC P. 139)

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD

$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD

Buy the Stitched Shape Framelits Here.


Stamping Retreat Challenge

We are still relaying stories of our wonderful weekend stamping retreat at the end of September. It was such a wonderful get away for 25 of our fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators, to get to know each other, to be inspired by each other to get a stack of cardmaking and scrapbooking done! Can't wait for the next one now, it was just SO good!

One of the things we organised - thanks to my lovely fellow demonstrator Michelle Corbett, bringing along a shoebox full of cut and stamped bits that were leftover from unfinished projects, was a THREE PIECE CHALLENGE

3 Piece Challenge pieces

We spread all the pieces over a table and each participant came along and selected just THREE pieces, and the objective was sometime over the weekend they had to make a finished project incorporating the three pieces. We got them to take a photo of the three pieces first, then when they had finished, they lined their finished project up alongside all the others on the table.

The variety was amazing! There were gift bags, straight cards, fancy fold cards, gift boxes! Such talent!

Here's mine!

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I loved the colours in the retired Designer Series Paper tag and could definitely see them teaming with the butterflies. After thinking about it for a while, I felt it deserved a fancy fold card, so I settled on a Centre-Step-Card.

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And the fantastic thing about being on a weekend stamping retreat is that you are with 25 other ladies who all brought along CAR LOADS of stamps - some of which you may not own! Like this one!

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I borrowed Paisleys & Posies from Michelle to complete my card. Paisleys & Posies is an 18 piece photopolymer stamp set which is in the current Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue, complete with matching Paisley Framelits, Pretty Paisley Embossing Folder and gorgeous Petals & Paisley Specialty Designer Series Paper.

You can view the whole product suite byclicking here or on the photo above.

This was a really great challenge, everyone enjoyed it and we were all "wow-ed" by each others creations.

We will be running two retreats next year - one for our stamping clients and another one for our team members. Be sure to ask us how you can attend.


World Card Making Day Free Class

Hey everybody,

World Card Making Day really snuck up on us this year, particularly being on the same day as the AFL grand final. We are not huge footy fans in our house, but when a team sneaks into the top eight, who hasn't won a Grand Final since 1954, and they get through all the finals, and you live in Melbourne and your husband's step-father is a big Doggie's fan, you've kind of got to get involved!

So World Card Making Day came and went . . . And the Doggies won the Grand Final in a very exciting close game!

However, the awesome surprise promotion that Stampin' Up! put on for World Card Making Day wasn't limited to Saturday, it actually runs for 5 days and so it is still on until 11.59pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

There are only a few items on the sale, but they are ALL awesome! And I just wanted to point a couple of them out and see if I can't entice you!

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First is the Designer Tin Of Cards Kit. - watch this Watch Now

This is a brilliant kit, containing all the materials for 16 completed cards - 4 each of 4 designs. I love this kit so much that I am willing to offer a free class voucher (for assembling the kit) to anyone who purchases it while the promotion is still running. We will organise a date and get together to make up the cards in the kit.

The kit is normally $47.00 but during the promotion it is just $35.25 which works out at just over $2.20 per card.

There is also a separate 33 piece photo-polymer stamp set which co-ordinates with the kit. The very versatile stamp set is just $45.00 and would be very useful for a whole heap of other cards, not just for assembling the kit.

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Also in the World Card Making Day special is Fast Fuse Tape with a free refill.

If you've been stamping with me lately, you'll have seen that this is now my GO TO adhesive.

Now that I've worked out how to use it, I love it's super sticking power and I think it's fantastic that the refill is 20m instead of just 12m like the original and the Snail and Snail Refill.

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The Fast Fuse is normally $13, and the refill is $11. During the special, order a Fast Fuse and get a refill free! How awesome is that??

Actually, I'm so in love with this kit and the Fast Fuse that not only will I offer a free class to anyone ordering the kit, if you order all three items (Designer Tin of Cards, Tin of Cards Stamp Set AND Fast Fuse - with free refill), I will give you free postage AND a Stampin' Up! photopolymer Angel Policy Stamp from the "Better Than Email" Stamp Set to stamp the backs of your cards with. Total cost is $93.25, postage is normally $5.95 and the Angel Policy stamp is worth $2.33.

If you message me (via Facebook - www.facebook.com/katlodesigns ) or send an email to kathryn@katlodesigns.com that you would like to take up the offer, and can phone me with your credit card details during the day tomorrow, then I will make sure these items are delivered to your door with free postage!

But, I need to hear from you and confirm your credit card details before the sale ends tomorrow - and given that we normally go to bed relatively early, don't ring me after 9pm!

Don't forget - Buy the Kit, get a voucher for a free class where we can all sit and assemble our kits, using my extra supplies.

Buy the Kit, Stamp Set and Fast Fuse with free refill and get free postage and an extra "Copyright" stamp for stamping the backs of your cards.

Email or message me in the next 23 hours!