Friday 30 May 2014

Birthday invitation

I was asked to make some 80th birthday invitations for a family member and here's what I designed.

Closed view - the front interlocks to keep the invitation closed.

Open view - personal details erased for privacy reasons.

These invitations were produced using some of my favourite Stampin' Up! products, the Beautifully Baroque textured impressions embossing folder and Memorable Moments stamp set with matching framelits.

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Stampin' Up! products used:

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Join Stampin' Up! - Sign & Save Special

Stampin' Up! Sign and Save Special

For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! This amazing opportunity will only last until 30 June 2014, so take what you already love doing—papercrafting—and make a little money while you're at it!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive:
•$90 worth of products
•A 30 percent discount on your first order* ($300+ within 45 days)
•A 20 percent discount on all your orders

The traditional joining deal is also still available during this special time too.  Join for $169 and receive $235 worth of products with the same discount benefits as the special deal.

The choice is yours!

Create friendships and enjoy the benefits of fun, friends and creativity — become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator today. Interested or want to know more? Please contact me for further information or click on the "Join My Team" button at the top of this page.

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Cards for a Cure 2014

Stampin' Up! are raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  The Ready Set Send card kits are being sold for $19 with a very generous $10 being donated for every kit sold to the Foundation. At less than $2 per handmade card, it's good value and you're helping a worthy cause too.

The kit includes:
* 5 birthday cards
* 5 thank-you cards
* 10 Whisper White envelopes

Please contact me if you'd like to purchase a kit or you can purchase them online via this link:

Please share this information with your friends and I do hope you support this cause.

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Saturday 17 May 2014

2014 Stampin' Up! convention swaps

This week is going to be a busy week with the annual Stampin' Up! convention being held in Melbourne.  This is the time when Stampin' Up! demonstrators get to see and hear about the products being released in the new catalogue coming out 1st July - can't wait!  All the demonstrators attending this three day convention have the option to make a project to swap with other demonstrators.  It's a great way to share ideas and I'm participating this year.  I've made 30 card fronts which I'll be swapping later this week.

My swap card has three different techniques:
  1. Double embossing. I used the Designer frames and Modern Mosiac embossing folders to add texture to the card.
  2. Stamping on die cuts.  I die cut leaves using the Little leaves sizzlit and my Big Shot.  I used part of the leaves die cut only and stamped it with the En Francias background stamp.
  3. Rock 'n Roll stamping.  The butterfly has been stamped using Blushing Bride ink which was 'rock 'n' rolled' in Pear Pizzazz ink.  Gives a lovely two tone effect to the butterfly.

For card swaps, we only make card fronts so the receiving demonstrator can attach it their preferred card base later.

Here's the stack of 30 card front swaps:

Here's a close up of the card front:

Here's the side view of the completed card which shows the texture and layers.  I mounted it onto a whisper white cardstock base:
If you are interested in learning any of the techniques used on this card, please let me know as classes are available.
Below is a list of the materials used to make this card.
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Wednesday 14 May 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal 14-20 May 2014

More gorgeous weekly deals at Stampin' Up! which are on sale from 14-21 May 2014.

Two of my favourite trims are on sale this week - the ruffled costal cabana and pistachio pudding ruffle stretch trim.  Being a stretch trim/ribbon they are not only pretty, but very functional for keeping cards or boxes closed.

Washi tape is also very popular at the moment.  If you've never used washi tape before - it's a removable tape which looks great on packages instead of the usual clear sticky tape or it can be used as a decorative item on any of your papercrafting projects.  Very versatile.

To see these and the other deals at Stampin' Up!, click on my Shop Online button at the top of this page.

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Sunday 11 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day 2014

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums - I hope you've had a wonderful day.

One of my mother's favourite flowers is the rose.  I made this card for her for Mother's Day using a brayering technique on whisper white cardstock which had been embossed with the (unfortunately retired) Manhattan Flower textured impressions folder. 

Instead of colouring the embossed side of the cardstock, I brayered the debossed side which left the debossed lines white.  I also used the decorative label punch to make a smaller label to highlight the mother's day sentiment. I love this look and my Mum loved the card too.

The two ink colours, Melon Mambo and So Saffron blended together beautifully to give a multi coloured effect to the roses.
Except for the embossing folder which has retired, here's the list of Stampin' Up! materials used on this card.  Click on the picture to shop at my online store.
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