Monday, 30 August 2010

"Sense of Time"

I have finally got around to making a "Tri-fold" card. I have used the stamp set "Sense of Time" which was in a mini catalogue last year and has reappeared in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. I have used the new Designer Series Paper "Newsprint" to give the finishing touches to this card. I am really pleased with how this card turned out.

"Perfect Punches" and "Printed Petals"

"Perfect Punches" is a new stamp set in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. It is a set of 6 stamps which all co-ordinate with 6 of the punches in the new catalogue.

"Printed Petals" is another new stamp set in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. Two very simple cards showing this stamp set but you are only limited by your imagination as to what you could do with this set.

Artistic Etchings

I just love the "Artistic Etchings" stamp set from the new 2010 - 2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.
All these cards have been made using this stamp set.
If you haven't booked in to one of my "Launch Dates" then do so quickly and you will get to make one of these cards with the Eiffel Tower.

The photo doesn't do the above card justice. The Eiffel tower has been stamped then stamped again and mounted using dimentionals. The beautiful red flower was made using the "Scallop Circle" punch.

A little bit of "Hodgepodge Hardware" and some Taffeta Ribbon adds a tough of elegance to the card above.

A waterfall card made perfect use of all the stamps in this set. Teamed together with some new Designer Series Paper "Newsprint" and this is another beautiful and effective card.

I don't know which card is my favourite from the "Artistic Etchings" stamp set. Which one is your favourite? Please leave a comment and let me know.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

More Discounts - Last Chance List

The Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end. Stampin' Up are offering huge discounts 50% off many items. All items are only available while stocks last and with these discounts they won't last long. Offer finishes 31 August.

Stamp Sets
Big Bold Birthday pg 42 50% off NOW $26.98
Seeing Spots pg 100 50% off NOW $14.98
Big Deal Alphabet pg 121 50% off NOW $38.98
Cardstock and DSP:
In Colour card Stock (A4) pg 126 50% off NOW $7.25
Urban Garden Designer Series Paper pg 132 50% off NOW $8.48
Bella Rose Designer Series Paper pg 124 50% off NOW $8.48
Markers (page 127-128)
Bold Brights Stampin' Write Markers 25% off NOW $43.46
Soft Subtles Stampin' Write Markers 25% off NOW $43.46
Rich Regals Stampin' Write Markers 25% off NOW $43.46
Earth Elements Stampin' Write Markers 25% of NOW $43.46
Many Marvelous Markers 25% off NOW $175.46
Stampin' Spots (page 128-129)
Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% off NOW $31.46
Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% off NOW $31.46
Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots 25% off NOW $31.46
Punches (page 152)
Oval Large punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Eyelet border punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Scallop Circle punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Heart to Heart punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Wide Oval punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Scallop Edge punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Full Heart punch 50% off NOW $15.48
1 3/4" Circle punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Butterfly punch 50% off NOW $15.48
Crafters' Tool Kit pg 155 25% off NOW $58.46

If there is anything on the list above that you would like to order. Contact me at before 31 August so I can place your order.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Scribble This

"Scribble This" is a stamp set that is staying in the New Catalogue. Here are a couple of cards made using this stamp set and the Top Note Die, Polka Dot embossing folder through the Big Shot, Word Window punch and Scallop Oval punch. A touch of dazzling diamonds is all the bling that is required.

Pocket Silhouettes

This is a cute little stamp set called "Pocket Silhouettes" which is staying and will be in the new catalogue. I put the backgrounds through the Big Shot with an embossing folder, mounted the stamped image on varying cardstock to match the stamped images and attached to A5 "Very Vanilla" card.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Father's Day Card Class

Here are the 2 Father's Day Cards we will be making at the Father's Day Class on Friday 26th August at 7.30 -9.30pm. Cost is $10 for the class. We will be decorating the inside of the cards as well. I am using a couple of simple techniques in this class, one using the spritzer tool and the other is heat embossing. If you would like to make a 2nd set of cards that will be an extra $5 and I will need to know when you book in so I can have everything pre cut for you. Email me if you'd like to do this class.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

"Always" - Wedding Card

"Always" is a stamp set that is not retiring and will be in the new catalogue. I wanted to make a wedding card that was simple and elegant.
Using the "Always" stamp set and some Hodgepodge Hardware trimmed up with an embossing folder put through the Big Shot and some Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, I think I achieved what I wanted.

More Retiring Stamp Sets

Embrace Life

The bottom 2 cards are "Embrace Life". I'd say this stamp set is the one I am most saddest about it retiring. I have used "Embrace Life" so much in workshops and stamp-a-stacks. Now that it is retiring I have no reason not to get "Fifth Ave Floral" which I always felt was very similar. "Embrace Life" is a set of 5 stamps.
Price $34.46 (25% off on Last Chance List)
A Happy Heart

A great stamp set for Valentine's Day but as always with Stampin' Up it doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day. "A Happy Heart" is a set of 6 stamps.
Price $20.98 (50% off on the Last Chance List).

Some of the Retiring Stamp Sets

For the Master Chefs out there, this is a fun stamp set. Set of 6 stamps, the Chef, birthday cake, wine cheese & grapes, lid for the platter, "Happy Birthday" and "Bon Appetit!"
Price $45.95.
Say it with Scallops
Set of 4 stamps. "Thank you", "Hi", "Congrats", "For You". They all match the scallop square punch. Great little set for quick and easy cardmaking.
Price $31.95.
Bloom Away

Beautiful Australian Native stamp set of 3, Banksia, Gum Blossums, Waratah.
Great set to do watercolouring with or just stamp as they are, quick and simple.
Good set for Australian Christmas Cards for overseas family and friends.
Price $31.95

On some of these cards you will have noticed that I have used the "Weathered" background stamp. This is also retiring. It is a great stamp for masculine cards.
Price $33.95

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Project Class - Card Draw & 5 Cards

This Card Draw and 5 cards is the Project Class for this month. The Card Draw can actually hold up to 10 cards but due to time restraints for the class we will only be making 5 cards. It makes a lovely gift. Email me at if you'd like to book into this class.
Class is being run on Thursday 12th August 10.00am - 12.00 noon. Cost is $25.

August Stamp-a-Stacks

These are the cards we will be making in this month's S-A-S. The Birthday card is so, so simple and the beautiful flower we make using the Scallop Circle punch - learnt this trick from Convention this year. The Christmas card - you can choose which style you do or you can do 2 of each. Cost is $15 and the S-A-S Classes are on Tuesday 17th August at 7.30 - 9.30pm and Thursday 26th August 10.00am - 12.00 noon. Email me to book in.

Accordian Style Card Holder

This is a cute little card holder that I made, got the pattern off Splitcoast Stampers. Not sure about the sides being in D/S paper. It doesn't hold the "accordian" shape very well, otherwise I quite like it. I may just play with the pattern a little and see if I can fix the sides up to be firmer. If I have success I will offer this as a Project Class down the track.

Chinese Dolls

Do you like my Chinese dolls? My husband has had a couple of trips to China for work in the last few months and he brought me back these beautiful Chinese papers. I had to make up some appropriate cards using these papers. The papers are beautiful and a bit like rice paper.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Last Chance List

With the extra long 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue it's been a long time coming but we've finally reached the last month. To make room for all the fantastic new products along with the Colour Renovatoin that will be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue Stampin' Up! has announced its Last Chance List.

Click on the heading above to view the full list.

Products on this list are only available until the end of August or until stocks run out. If there's something on this list that you can't live without then contact me today to order your last chance items.

It's a very long list but many of the items refer to retiring colours. Some of the products are simply being repackaged or redesigned - like the punches changing to the new punch format - so the list looks a lot more drastic that it is!