Friday, August 7, 2020

Blossoms in Bloom

Loving the Blossoms in Bloom dies. Such a versatile die that you can do so much with. I didnt buy the stamp set that co-ordinates with it and you can still make lovely cards with the dies. The multicoloured card I used aqua painters to colour the cardstock before cutting out.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Box of Sunshine coming


Box of Sunshine from Paper Pumpkin

I'm excited to share a special global Paper Pumpkin kit!  It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

Ordering Dates and Information

Sales Period:

  • Available 11 August, while supplies last.
  • No product limits apply.
  • Available in English (155231)$44.00 NZD.
  • Important note: The Box of Sunshine kit is available while supplies last in market and language; some versions could sell out sooner than others.

Kit Information

Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)

  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colours:

Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Other Contents:

  • An exclusive stamp set (This kit does not include a clear block for the stamp set.)
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper and crafting materials including, card bases, embellishments, and laser-cut pieces to create 8 cards
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesive dots and dimensionals

Box of Sunshine Information:

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: We strategically chose NOT to include a clear stamping block inside the Box of Sunshine kit. By excluding the block, we are able to keep the price down.

Training Information

What is Paper Pumpkin?

Here are a few talking points to explain this special offer (and Paper Pumpkin)

  • Paper Pumpkin is a monthly papercrafting kit offered by Stampin’ Up!, but is currently only available in the United States and parts of Canada.
  • Because the Sara-inspired Box of Sunshine kit is so special .
  • We are offering this kit as an exclusive, limited release starting 11 August, while supplies last.

Sharing the Kit 

  • The Box of Sunshine kit is the perfect product for all kinds of crafters, but lovers of Stampin’ Up! will treasure it most. This Sara-inspired, limited-time, exclusive offering is something youy won’t want to miss.
  •  Sara collaborated with concept artists and designers to develop the kit, giving them a papercrafting experience inspired by Sara herself.




Saturday, July 4, 2020

Bonus Days

For every $110 NZD you  spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and handling) you earn a $11 NZD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.
Contact me to place your order.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Striped cards

This is the card that I made for my sons birthday. I was playing around keen to give this technique a go. So picked random colours of cardstock that I had been using at that time. It wasn't until I put it together that I realised that the colours looked like camo colours that my son usually wears.The Happy Birthday die is now retired.
The strip technique is a great way to use up pieces of leftover cardstock of random widths and lengths. I trimmed the card with the stitched rectangle dies.
I have used Garden Green ,Sea Foam,Cinnamon Cider.

Monday, June 15, 2020

New designer papers

Had a lovely day making cards on Saturday.It was great to share ideas, tools and ink pads. Sharyn showed us a card that she made with the Stitched squares and some designer papers.I put cardstock around the white card to give it more definition. The designer paper used here is Flowers for Every Season.
This card I used one of the dies from Ornate Layers to back the white stitched squares.This designer paper is Forever Greenery.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

New annual catalogue

The new Stampin'UP! catalogue is now live.
If you haven't received a copy yet you can view the catalogue on my blog. Click onto the image of the catalogue on the right side of the tool bar and you can view the catalogue online.

New Catalogue news:
- All orders over $300 receive Stampin' Rewards. (see hostess chart on pg 187 of your catalogue)
- All orders over $450 receive an extra $45 free in Stampin' Rewards.
- The new Die cut and embossing machines (pg 170) are not available yet for purchase.
- There are 5 lovely new in-colours this year.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Painted Harvest retiring

Another stamp set that is retiring, Painted Harvest. I have also used retiring colours on this card, Lovely Lipstick and Call me Clover.These colours work well together with this stamp set.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cards made using retiring products.

A number of stamp sets that I have are retiring at the end of the month. And many haven't seen much light lately.So I have been reusing some of the sets for one last time. This first card uses the Flourishing phrases set which includes dies.Surprisingly when I went to use the cutters I realised I had never used the long circle cutter shown on the right side of this card.I cased this card from Bonnie O'Neill.
Along with stampsets that are retiring there also in colours  of inks and cardstock. In this card I used Pineapple Punch.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Buckle band card

This buckle band card I cased from Cindy Brumbaugh. She has a tutorial here on how to make these cards.Under the circles is a slot for the buckle to tuck under.
Here is my version. Just love this designer paper from the Mini catalogue, Peaceful Poppies.

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