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July 2019

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.

Bird Ballad

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  
 

0418 361 931


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.

Daisy Lane

Daisy Delight

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!

To A Wild Rose Bundle

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.