Friday, 25 October 2013

October Christmas Card Class

Today I am sharing the 3 Christmas cards we created in yesterday's Christmas Card Class.

Our first card was very simple using one of the new stamp sets available in the Holiday Catalogue,  Wishing You stamp set and, of course, Mosaic Madness. Just added in a little background stamping with Gorgeous Grunge and some Season of Style Washi Tape.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Whisper White, Ink Pads - Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Pistachio Pudding (for background stamping), Stamp Sets - Wishing You, Mosaic Madness, Gorgeous Grunge, Punch - Mosaic, Season of Style Washi Tape, Gemstones

Our second card used the large tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  The tree was stamped in versa mark ink and embossed with Pewter Embossing powder.  The colours of Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate together look stunning (unfortunately my photo doesn't do it justice).  Again used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to create an interesting background.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Ink Pads - Versamark, Pool Party, Stamp Sets - Lovely as a Tree, Gorgeous Grunge, More Merry Messages, Embossing Powder - Pewter

Our third card for the day also used the embossing technique but this time after we had stamped the image on to a piece of white card stock we covered the whole of the cardstock with versa mark and used the Iridescent Ice embossing powder to give the whole piece a lovely glittery shiny look.  To create the bauble in the multi colours of red and green we used markers to individually colour each section before stamping.  Another simple design card with the sparkles making it out of the ordinary.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Whisper White, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Stamp Pads - Cherry Cobblers (just for sentiment), Versamark, Markers - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Stamp Sets - Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Ornament Keepsakes, Embossing Folder (retired folder from SU), Embossing Powder - Iridescent Ice

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


For one week only starting today and finishing 28th October Stampin'Up! are offering 25 stamp sets with a 25% discount.  There are some beautiful stamp sets included in this offer and some fantastic savings to be had.  To check out which sets are available for this discount and see pictures go to my Stampin'Up! website by clicking HERE.  You can either order directly from my website or send me an email and I will place the order for you.  Don't miss out - these bargains are too good to miss.

Monday, 21 October 2013


On Saturday I held an all day scrapbooking/cardmaking/do your own thing event.  It was a really fun day and the ladies brought their own projects to work on as well as the below projects which I created with them.

This first project is a case from  page 9 of the Holiday Catalogue.   Christmas cards always look great in the traditional colours of red and green (in this case Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler).

This project is a very cute little Elf light using the little LED Tealights.  I had found this project on Pinterest created by Becky Roberts and fell in love them.  These were my version.

This project was very simple and quick and easy to complete.  We created these at our recent team meeting and I thought the girls would like these as well.   You can use both sizes of the current butterfly punch but as I only had the smaller butterfly punch I also used one of the butterflies from the butterfly embosslits.

Our final project was this gorgeous decorated gift box.  The actual box itself I found in a craft store recently in a pack of 10 which you had to put together yourself.

I found that the size of the box was a perfect fit for using a 6" x 12" sheet of DSP.    It was a simple matter of cutting the DSP at 4" and then every 2" giving you 5 pieces ( 1 - 4" x 6" and 4 - 2" x 6").  I attached all the pieces to the box before I finally assembled it as follows - I attached the large piece temporarily to the top of the box and ran it through the big shot so that I would have an opening on the top.  I then removed the DSP and affixed a sheet of acetate to the DSP and then affixed permanently to the top of the box so that it was nice and neat from both sides.   Affix the other 2" pieces of DSP to each side - cutting where needed.  Once all paper etc has been adhered it is time to stick the box together and then to complete decoration I stamped and punched some Flower Shop flowers and leaves from the bird builder punch and added some pearls.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Sharing some really simple and easy Christmas cards that I have been creating to take to the markets.  The colours I have used have been Whisper White Cardstock and stamped images in Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green.  If you need to create a lot of Christmas cards it is a good idea to keep a simple design and use some great colours together.

Friday, 11 October 2013


Went to my monthly scrapbooking get together with friends yesterday and finally actually finished a page completely (I do have a lot of half pages done that just need a little embellishment or some journalling etc - but this one is finished - yay and can go into the School Album).

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Sharing another one of my Postcard background Christmas Cards.  I am really loving the vintagey look of these cards.    A little bit of everything in here I think.  Still have a couple more in the process of being completed.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Ink Pads - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Stamp Sets - Postcard Background, Lovely as a Tree, Mosaic Madness, More Merry Messages, Notable Notions, Gorgeous Grunge, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


I have been having a play today with my Postcard background stamp.  Actually this is the first time I have gotten around to using it.

I am so pleased with the way this card turned out with that vintage feel to it.

I used the Postcard stamp as the base and then overstamped a variety of other stamps to create a collage of images.

I am on a roll and off to create a few more in this design.  Will share with you all when they are completed.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Stamp Sets - Postcard, Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages, Notable Notions, Ink Pads - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Punch - Mosaic (for the ends of the sentiment), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Lace Ribbon

October Stamp Club

Our October projects for Stamp Club were based on a card which Stampin'Up! had created as a sample in our recent Impressions Magazine.

Just loved these colours together.  I have shown this card previously but this time I added in the little extra snowflake (unfortunately this die is no longer available to purchase but it is still one of my favourites).

The cute little milk carton gift box was created in matching colours.  The little peg used on the top is from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit.

I actually attached the Ribbon and Christmas Wishes greeting to the peg with glue dots and then it was easy just to peg to the top of the carton and take off when you want to get into the contents of the carton.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Silver Glimmer Paper, Stamp Sets - That's the Ticket, Tape It, Ink Pads - White Stazon, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, DSP - Season of Style Paper Stack, Silver Ribbon, Punch - Mosaic, Ticket Duo Builder, Gemstones, Pegs, Washi Tape, Dies - Milk Carton and retired Snowflakes

Friday, 4 October 2013


To continue celebrations of their 25th birthday Stampin'Up! have come up with
 this awesome promotion to join the Stampin'Up! family for just


That's right, it is just $25 to join for the limited period of 2 weeks
only, from the 7th October to the 21st October.

You can join as a business builder or simply as a hobbyist to receive
discounts on all the fabulous Stampin'Up! products you love.

What will I receive for my $25 you ask, well this is what you will receive:

.   $26.95 worth of product of your choice together with an awesome
business opportunity should you wish to

A business pack which includes:

 8 Annual Catalogues and 8 Seasonal Catalogues 
 (These can be used to help build your business or if you wish to be a
hobbyist only then hand them out to your
friends and family and anyone who might be interested in the
 Stampin'Up! product and would like to order)
Geting Started DVD, Customer Order Forms & Customer Postcards

As an additional benefit Stampin'Up! have provided the following extras:

 Place your first workshop order of at least $300 within 30 days of your
start date and you will receive:

 30% instant income (discount) on this order plus any eligible hostess benefits if you host your own event (For a $300 order you would receive $50 hostess dollars to spend)

Choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue (redeemable with your first
demonstrator order in December)

So just to recap, what is so awesome about this offer:

Joining price of only $25

Receive $26.95 worth of product of your choice

Receive business pack with catalogues to share (catalogues have a lot of great ideas)

Place an order for $300 within 30 days and receive 30% discount
plus a stamp set of your choice (You may choose the most expensive set in the catalogue if you wish)

If you are worried about quarterly sales requirements if joining in this period
 they will not be required to be fulfilled until March 2014

So if you have ever thought about joining Stampin'Up! now is really the best time.

Now I have done some very quick calculations just to give you an idea of what you could save in the next 30 days:

Join at $25 and receive $26.95 worth of product
Place an order during October for $400 and take advantage of the
Hostess Offer this month
Receive 30% discount on $400 + $85 to spend on free product
Free stamp set of your choice (but say $81.95 for an alphabet set)

Total products received $593 (approx) ($26.95 + $400 + $85) plus a free stamp for an outlay of $305
(Please note these are figures won't be exact as I haven't taken into consideration
GSt and shipping and handling but would very close to being correct)

As well as this joining special if you would like to join my team we also have regular team get togethers where we have a fun day creating together, as well as the opportunities of attending
Stampin'Up! Convention and Regional Get Togethers.  You are welcome to take part in any of these or none, entirely up to you.


If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email on or mobile 0407 770 555.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Best of Birthdays Stamp Set

This month's Best of Stamp Set is

"Best of Birthdays"

Available only in clear mount for $25.95
until 30 April 2014 or while supplies last

Never be lost for a birthday image again with this cute little set.

You can order this set through my online Stampin'Up! Website or by contacting me direct.
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