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January 2020

Cardmaking Tutorials - Creative Eight

Did you enjoy the fabulous ESAD blog hop on Sunday night? There were some great creations!

This week I have something a little different for you - and its especially suitable for those who are taking a break from work, staying indoors out of the sun / rain/ wind/ extreme heat and especially this dreadful smoke!

Creative Eight Tutorials January 2020I am very excited to announce that I am publishing a set of 8 tutorials, every month for the next 6 months. I have been working with some of my fellow Art With Heart Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends collaborating on an awesome pdf book just for YOU! It's called Creative Eight Wow Tutorials and the January edition is available RIGHT NOW!

How do you get it?

This amazing tutorial bundle is available FREE to those who place any $50 product order with me.  OR you can BUY it online for a measly $15 AUD.  I know you are just going to LOVE the eight projects detailed in the pdf.

Click on the paypal button to buy it instantly and receive it straight away in your inbox. 

OR place your Sale-a-bration order and get your Creative Eight Wow Tutorials free!

ESAD 2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Hello and Happy New Year!

Today I am joining in with my ESAD sisters to bring you some lovely samples using Stampin' Up! products from the brand new Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration.  The catalogues both started on 3rd January and as demonstrators we were blessed to be able to have a bit of a play over November and December with our pre-order and products we received at On Stage (our annual Stampin' Up! get together).


If you have arrived here from another blog in the Blog Hop, welcome! If you are starting here and don't even know what a blog hop is, just click on the arrow at the bottom of my story, read the next one, click on the arrow at the bottom of that one to go to the next, etc etc until you do a full circle! It's easy - and you will get such good inspiring ideas!


When we arrived at On Stage in November, there was a very red tinged theme to the lighting and decor - no, not at all like the red tinged skies, the fire and heat experienced over our devastated country these last several months.

Our On Stage red tinge was . . . "poppies, poppies, poppies" . . .  so it came as little surprise when we received the new Mini Catalogue that it has many beautiful poppy themed products.

On Stage

In fact, the Peaceful Poppies product suite has SO MANY gorgeous products in it, that I've hardly used anything else out of the new catalogue yet! All I've been making is Poppy projects!

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (1)

For this first card I have teamed the Peaceful Poppies Dies and Peaceful Moments stamp set with consumable products from an entirely different Product Suite - Parisian Blossoms.  This gorgeous suite has Champagne foil highlights featured in the Designer Series Specialty Paper, Champagne Rhinestones and glossy satin Petal Pink Metallic-edge Ribbon, all used in this card, along with Champagne Foil and Thick Whisper White card.

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (6)

I definitely wanted to try different colour combinations of this same design and layout and my two other favourite colours of the moment for gentle subtle cards and Crumb Cake and Purple Posy.

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (3)Instead of ribbon under the label, for the Crumb Cake card I used the Crumb Cake Twine from the Nature's Twine pack (in the Annual Catalogue).  The designer series paper on the left hand side is from the 6"x 6" DSP sampler which is currently an extra gift with your starter kit for those who join the Stampin' Up! family during Sale-a-bration.

The flowers and leaves are die cut from Sahara Sand Card stock and gently sponged parts of them with Crumb Cake ink. The background panel is stamped using the Birch background stamp on Crumb Cake. The base card is Sahara Sand.

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (2)

The Purple Posy card also uses a small strip of Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Starter Kit sampler gift.  As the Purple Posy ink pad has been withdrawn from the market forever due to instability with the ink quality, instead of sponging some of the areas of the die cut flowers, I used the Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend to darken some areas.

I chose Purple Posy 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon to layer under the label on this card. 

Peaceful Poppies Bundle (5)

I have listed all the products below if you want to double check which ones I used.

Right at the bottom of my post is the word "Comments".  I'd love to hear what you think! Please click on there and leave me some feedback!   You'll need to scroll past the list of participants and the thumbnails of the items I have used. Then come back here to this arrow and click on it to continue your journey through our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting!

Click on the arrow to go and see what gorgeous creation our very talented friend Kayla McCreadie has made.


Blog participant List:

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Shannon Kissane
  3. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  4. Denise Buetler
  5. Rachael Lewsley
  6. Bronwyn Eastley
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Libby Dyson
  9. Sue Vine
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Monique Fielder
  12. Narelle Fasulo
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck
  14. Jenny Hayward
  15. Mae Collins
  16. Cheryl Algie
  17. Richelle Fletcher
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Kayla McCreadie
  20. Jenny Bowman
  21. Charmaine Black
  22. Sharon Dalton


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