Crazy Christmas

Last Thursday I posted about some cute gift bags made with the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  See the post here

I also did a video on my Facebook page so you can see how I made one of the boxes - See the video here

Did you know there are 2 different packs of paper?

YES! That's right, there is the regular 12"x 12" Designer Series Paper Pack with 12 sheets, 2 each of 2 double sided designs, THEN, there is a bulk pack, 12"x 12", 20 sheets, 10 each of 2 double sided designs. This second pack was only available for demonstrators when the catalogue first came out, but now, YOU can have it too, and it's perfect if you need to make a stack of cards with the same design. 

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These are some of the other items I used on those two gift packaging projects - AND the gorgeous ribbon is discounted in our Year End Close Out Sale. 

 

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YES! That's right, our End of Year Close Out sale is on now - there is a limited range of discounted items, plus you can see which favourite products from our Christmas (Holiday) catalogue will not carryover and are only available while stocks last.  Check those all out here.

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All items are available to order in my online shop, or message me if you need help with it!  Don't forget to grab some of that beautiful soft Crumb Cake "Come to Gather" Ribbon so you can tie off a couple of 2-5-7-11 boxes with it like I did - it's so soft and lovely to tie into gorgeous bows.

Talk soon,

Kathryn


AWH Boxes & Bags Blog Hop

Hey and welcome!

Who doesn't like cute packaging and even cuter little gift bags?

The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

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I'm starting by showing you some of the products I used to create my bags - because most of these products are not in our Annual Catalogue or in our Holiday Catalogue, so you may never have seen them.

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I have chosen to open a pack of Magnolia Lane Bulk Designer Series Paper, and team it with the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set and Magnolia Lane Cards and More pack which are in the Experience Creativity Brochure. Other items I've used are listed at the end of this message.

I loved taking a stroll WAAAY down memory lane to recreate some cute gift bag ideas with these new products.

I chose the 2-5-7-11 Box which we made a LOT of back in around 2009, and the Crafty Hallet Box-in-a-Bag which we made stacks of in different papers in around 2013-2014. I always love revisiting these old designs with new paper!

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The 2-5-7-11 Box is perfect for a cake of your favourite flavoured Olive Oil Handmade Soap to give as a gift, or half a dozen luxury chocolates.

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For the box flap I used one of the label dies from the Detailed Bands Die set in the Annual Catalogue, threading the paper through the die, so as to only cut one edge of the paper.  You can see that I also fussy cut the flowers and leaves with my Stampin' Snips and coloured them with Stampin' Blends.

The heavenly Crumb Cake ribbon is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack in the Holiday Catalogue (p.47). This ribbon is SO soft and easy to tie - I just LOVE it!  And for my second project, I actually coloured it with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend to tie it in closer to the colours in the bag.

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This bag has Early Espresso cardstock as it's base, so it's perfect to fill with dark chocolates!  In the past we always filled them with Note cards and at the moment in the new beginner catalogue we have the Magnolia Lane Cards & More pack which makes perfect cards to fit.

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The next hop in the Blog Hop is the delightful Catherine Proctor. Click on the arrow to go to her blog.

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If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rachel Palmieri

Sharon Davern

Rebecca Jacovou

Kathryn Ruddick

Catherine Proctor

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Sujatha Harding

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Enjoy checking out all the gift ideas shared by our talented team and be sure to leave a comment as we'd love to know what you think!  Talk soon,

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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Online Extravaganza

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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week only (20-22 November), take an extra 5% off the original 10% discount on eight selected product bundles, Neutrals Ink Pad collection, Regals Ink Pad collection, 2018-2019 In Color Ink Pad collection

AND 15% off individual inkpads and all the corresponding card stock, A4 and 12"x 12" in the Neutrals, Regals and In Color Ranges.

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Two of my most used and favourite product bundles are in this sale. Can you guess which ones they are?

ALSO:

Ink and Card Stock Colours (Take 5% off colour collections and take 15% off all individual ink pads, A4 Card stock and 12"x 12" cardstock in the Neutrals, Regals and In Color families).

Sale is for 20th-22nd November only. All A4 and 12"x 12" cardstock in the four colour groups, in individual packs as well as the color collection packs. All ink pads in the four colour groups, individual as well as multi-packs.

Quoted prices will update with discount in the shopping cart. Click on an image to go to the online shop.

Confused?

LOL me too! But we can work it out! Essentially you are getting the equivalent of free postage on bundles and multi-packs, and 15% discount on all individual items in the Regals, Neutrals and In Colour families. 

Message me if you need help!  Happy stocking up on your Christmas card making card stock and inks!


24 Hour Stamp Bonanza

Woohooo!!  Who doesn't love a Flash Sale when it involves stamp sets!!!

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Starting shortly (midnight), Stampin' Up! are having a 24 hour sale which includes 50 of their stamp sets at 15% off - and to celebrate my last week of classes at univeristy for the year, I am offering Free postage to anyone whose order reaches $100 in product! But you need to let me know as soon as possible as the sale is tomorrow! (Wednesday 23rd)

Which stamp sets?

Click on any of these thumbnails for a closer look.  (Prices shown are current Annual Catalogue Prices. Discount will be applied once the sale starts

 

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The Fine Print : Stamps will remain discounted even if they go on backorder.  If stamp sets reach their back order limit they will be switched off and when stock is refilled, it will be at regular catalogue prices not the sale price.

 

If you have selected over $100 worth of stamp sets, please contact me so I can apply your free postage manually. This can't be done on the Online shop. All other orders can be placed on the online shop.

I hope you find a stamp set you love on the discounted list! Have a great day!

Kathryn


Christmas Card-making

Happy New Holiday Catalogue!

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The gorgeous new Holiday Catalogue starts today - and boy oh boy are there some gorgeous projects and stamping products in there!

I have just submitted Assignment 1 for Uni semester 2 and now I am looking forward to really getting creative with Christmassy themes over the next couple of days.

I hope you can come and have a look at all this gorgeousness! I am planning on being in my stamping room in Croydon North from 10am until 1pm this Friday 6th September. Come and have a cuppa, make a card or some tags, pick up your hard copy of the Holiday Catalogue, and check out the beautiful products!

Send me a text message on 0418 361 931 if you need the address.

2019_AC_P080_B_2WRAPPED IN PLAID Product Suite incorporates traditional Christmas colours in timeless tartan with a fantastic versatile 13 piece photopolymer stamp set, Pine Tree Punch, Specialty Designer Series Paper, beautiful ribbon, bells and gold mini pizza boxes.

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Pages 36-39 contain the Joy of Giving Tag Kit, Christmas Countdown Project Kit (advent calendar box drawers) and the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. These kits make a beautiful gift for someone else, or if you are busy and on the go, they are the perfect quick project to start your Christmas Crafting.

Experienced stampers can assemble the Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar in a morning session and have it ready to fill with surprises for December. 

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The Joy of Giving Tag Kit includes everything you need - a 17 piece stamp set, Poppy Parade Stampin' Spot, and all the die-cut pieces required for 30 deluxe gift tags in a designer box. This kit suits beginners through to advance stampers.

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For those who like to create using their imagination, the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley doesn't come with instructions, but it does come with a massive stack of products for you to create dozens of coordinating Christmas projects. I will be putting together a pdf of beautiful Project Ideas for all those advanced stampers who purchase this medley from me or via my online shop.

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DON'T FORGET!

Come and see some of the products in real life and have a cuppa this Friday morning 6th September, 10am-1pm.

And also look out for World Card Making Day activities at the end of this month and into early October. World Card Making Day is Saturday October 5th.

 

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Stampin' Up! Bundles

Designed to COORDINATE 

Designed to give you a discount!

Stampin' Up! bundles are great for your crafting collection, as you get beautiful coordinated products - making your projects quicker and easier, and when you buy the items as a bundle, you get a 10% discount.

And who doesn't like that!

BUT!! I'm having a snap sale! And you get an EXTRA 10% discount on bundles from now until 11.50pm tomorrow - Saturday 31st August!

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Take a closer look at them HERE

Then email, phone or message me your order and Credit card details for payment before the end of the day tomorrow.

(Orders must be placed direct through me, as the discount has to be applied manually and isn't able to be applied on the online store).

Email: kathryn@katlodesigns.com

Phone: 0418 361 931

 


A Little Simple Stamping Blog Hop

Art With Heart Simple StampingThis week I am joining in on an Art With Heart Team blog hop showing you how simple stamping can be!

We are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink. It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! inks, paper and card stock co-ordinate perfectly.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue, or the Holiday Catalogue (we're ordering them now) contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

20190726_084845I've chosen To A Wild Rose stamp set - because if you are not fond of Colouring In, this stamp set does it for you!

Yes, this is a two step (or even a 3 step) stamp set which has outline stamps, and also more solid images to fill in the colour.

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For the first card I've stamped the outline of the rose in Merry Merlot ink, then stamped the "infill" stamps one with Rococo Rose and the second one with Merry Merlot, but stamped off on scrap paper first.  The leaf outlines were stamped with Pretty Peacock, then the infill stamp was also stamped with Pretty Peacock stamped off first.

This simple layer was then adhered to a Rococo Rose base card.

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For a slightly stepped up version of this card, I stamped the rose and leaf outlines with Momento Black ink, then the "infill" colours with Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot and Pretty Peacock. What lovely colour combinations!

I added an extra layer of card to this one with a fine border of Pretty Peacock under the white layer, before adhering to the Rococo Rose base. I hope you like them!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rebecca Jacovou

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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:

Tina Gillespie

Kathryn Ruddick

Rebecca Jacovou

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Rachel Palmieri

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor


A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME

Since the middle of April we have been seeing A LOT of projects with the new Bird Ballad bundle from Stampin' Up!

Demonstrators who went to On Stage events could order it early - and it seems like they ALL did! Clearly it's a much loved stamp set with beautiful coordinating Designer Series Paper.

One of my team members asked if we could make a little bird house at Team Night as she had seen some online. Definitely! Too cute!

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Do you have in your stash of cutting dies, the Baker's Box Die which was in our catalogue a couple of years ago? That is what we used for the box - only we stretched to give us a taller bird house.

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I would pop a piece of acetate inside the front of the box then fill it with chocolates or maybe a beautiful soy candle for someone special!

The Free as Bird Stamp set can be purchased individually, or as part of the Free as a Bird bundle with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, or as part of the much bigger Bird Ballad Suite which has such gorgeous products in it.

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July is Bonus Days month and by ordering this suite you could earn a coupon voucher for a credit to use on an August order. For every $90 you spend in July, receive a $9 voucher for August (multiples allowed).

OR if you are keen to make some of the projects I have been showing you - maybe you'd like to come along to Team Night as a member of my little stamping family?  The Stampin' Up! starter kit is only $169 - you select $280 of products for only $169, and you also get a $16 voucher the following month to apply to your first order.  And you can come to team night!

Send me a message to tee up a time for coffee and a chat about it!

 

Kathryn  
 

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BRING ME A DAISY A DAY

Daisies are such cheerful flowers - all sorts of daisies are my favourites!

So I was VERY happy to see the new Daisy Lane stamp set and a medium size daisy punch come in our new annual catalogue last month, to coordinate with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Large Daisy punch we already have in our range.

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You know sometimes you receive a new stamp set and it seems like forever before you use it?  Well, not this time! I have already used the Daisy Lane bundle heaps - and I've only had it a couple of weeks!

I went for some non-traditional colours, including Seaside Spray, Basic Gray and Gray Granite for this little project.

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This gorgeous seaweed design paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack - I've sliced a sheet up and sponged the edges with Basic Gray.

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Initially I planned the card as a landscape format, but once I'd gotten this far, I discovered it looked much better as a portrait card with the spray of daisies in the top left hand corner.

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Isn't it so soft and lovely with the Seaside Spray blue and all the grey tones and that touch of dramatic black? I'm really pleased with it! Probably all I would do differently is maybe add some form of bling to the centres of the daisies. Haven't decided on those yet!

For the month of July I am giving away an encyclopedia of projects using the Daisy Lane bundle - a 25 page pdf with 11 full tutorials in it - to anyone who purchases the Daisy Lane bundle. Pdf will be emailed to you after the order is finalised. Order online or message me about it today!

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Talk soon,

Kathryn 


TO A WILD ROSE

Don't you just LOVE a good rose stamp set? The newest one in my collection is from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 catalogue and is a 3 step stamp set called TO A WILD ROSE.  It's beautiful, and a dream to stamp with the Stamparatus.

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And even better?

It has a coordinating set of dies to make cutting out easy!

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Recently, many of us have been making "Floating Frames" cards using Glad Press'n'Seal - which in Australia we buy at Costco. It's a really wow factor technique and not that difficult, so long as you select bigger images, with matching dies and you have a bit of time up your sleeve for stamping and cutting and then arranging your layout.

I love the effect - and here's two cards I created using the one sample piece.  When you cut the "window" you end up with a second smaller piece you can put in the centre of a new card.

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I'm looking forward to trying a new technique using the Press'n'Seal at next week's team night. What other kitchen products do you use in your stamping?

 

Kathryn.