Friday, 18 December 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 12

This is the last week of my "12 Weeks of Christmas". I hope you have enjoyed them and have found some creative inspiration to make some lovely handmade cards.
WEEK 12 - Seasons of Joy

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Natural Ivory, Always Artichoke, Real Red.
Stamps: Seasons of Joy and Short & Sweet.
Inks: Always Artichoke and Real Red.
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Large Oval punch, Real Red polka dot grosgrain ribbon.
Stamp the Christmas tree from the "Seasons of Joy" stamp set repetitively on the Natural Ivory cardstock using the "repetition stamping method". Stamp the star in red and cut out and place on top of one of the trees. Layer on the "Always Artichoke" cardstock. Stamp "very merry" on Natural Ivory card, punch out with "word window" punch and punch "large oval" in real red card and layer on to A5 Sahara Sand. Adhere "polka dot" ribbon to A5 card.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Gift Certificates Ideal for Christmas

For those of you who are struggling to find last minute Christmas gifts (or has a hubby/partner who doesn't know what to get you).
I can supply you with a Gift Certificate for Stampin' Up products.
The Certificate can be to any value that you like.
Stampin' Up have some great specials/sales from now to the end of March 2010.
The recipient has 6 months to use the Gift Certificate.
The Certificates will look similar to the one above and are not just for Christmas time, I can make them for other occasions.

Contact me if you'd like to arrange a Gift Certificate for someone special.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Stampin' Up Inventory Clearance Sale

Stampin' Up! Australia is having an Inventory Clearance Sale! Some stamp sets are 50% off...but only while stocks last. There's also Designer Series Paper, glitter, ribbon and embellishments too! Entire alphabet stamp sets for $38.98! There are bargains to be had! You can check out the list HERE.
The Clearance Sale is from 15 December to 24 January 2010, while stocks last.
Email me if you would like to place an order.
I know there are some sets on the Clearance List that are on my "Wish List". Could be perfect for last minute Christmas shopping!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 11

Supplies Used:
Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Going Grey, Holiday Treasures D/S Paper.
Inks: Basic Black.
Stamp sets: Occassional Greetings
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Cream pearls from the Pretties Kit.
Notes: Use Scallope Edge punch along 2 strips of Holiday Treasures D/S paper. Attach to piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Punch out 3 x 1" circles in Holiday Treasures D/S Paper and 3 x 1 1/4" circles in Going Grey cardstock, attach 1" circles to 1 1/4" circles. Stamp greeting on Very Vanilla card with Basic Black ink. Draw 3 lines with a Black Artline marker and adhere Circles/Baubles to card. Attach some cream pearls from the Pretties Kit around the baubles. Attach vanilla card stock to Ruby Red and then attach Ruby Red to Vanilla card.

This is a great card with not much stamping, so you can get quite a few done in one sitting. Wonderful if you leave your card making to the last minute! (as we are all quilty of sometimes).

Monday, 7 December 2009

Great News

A few of the popular products from the Spring Mini Catalogue are still available for purchase even though the mini is now over. These products will also be available in next year's Idea Book & Catalogue (due for relaese in September).
Here is a list of the still-available products:

112534 Jumbo brads 5/16" Neutrals Assortment $15.50
112533 Jumbo brads 5/8" Neutrals Assortment $13.50
114889 Scallop Oval punch $30.95
106960 StazOn ink pad (White pad and refill) $22.95
109196 StazOn Cleaner $9.95


Thursday, 3 December 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 10

"A Wish for Peace"
This is a lovely stamp set and the sentiment is what Christmas is all about. I cased this card from Marelle Taylor Marelle, just love your work).
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke and Whisper White
Inks: Always Artichoke and Handsome Hunter Stampin' Up marker.
Stamp sets: A Wish for Peace.
Accessories: 2-way Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Eyelet Border punch.
Notes: Use Eyelet Border punch along the bottom edge of white cardstock. Ink stamp with Always Artichoke ink pad then colour larger tree in the foreground with Handsome Hunter marker. Huff (with your breath) on the stamp and stamp the image onto the white card. Stamp the greeting from the same set in Handsome Hunter ink. Using 2-way glue pen apply glue to the base of the trees then apply Dazzling Diamonds. Layer stamped image onto Always Artichoke A5 card.

Summer Mini Catalogue 09-10 - Chocolate Bunny

This is the second card we made at the Launch night. "Chocolate Bunny" is a single stamp in the new Summer Mini Catalogue for $13.95. It is a great stamp for Easter cards (which will be here before we know it!) This bunny reminds me of the Cadbury bunny. I can't wait to play with it more with gold embossing powder on "Elegant Eggplant" or "Perfect Plum." The stepped up version on the right was created by using Versamark ink on the Chocolate chip cardstock, then Chocolate chip ink on the Summer Sun cardstock, a couple of brads, twill tape and you have a more detailed bunny.

Summer Mini Catalogue 09/10 - Butterfly Prints

I had my Summer Mini Catalogue Open House/Launch yesterday. Here are some cards that I made from the "Butterfly Prints" stamp set $25.95 with the new Butterfly punch $30.95. The one on the left is what we made at the launch and the one beside it is a stepped up version of the same card. I love the Butterfly punch you can create some wonderful 3D images/cards with it. The punch also matches the "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set in the main catalogue. In the stepped up version of the card I added some "Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon and some felt flowers from "Flower Fusion Too" and a designer brad along with some Dazzling Diamonds on the outside edge of the butterfly wings. Just love a bit of bling!