Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last chance - Gift with Purchase & Autumn Mini Catalogue

Only a few more days to take advantage of the Gift with purchase and get the roll of ribbon and buttons that I have used in this card. The scanner didn't do it justice but the card is Melon Mambo with Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. The vase of flowers is a sneak peek of a stamp set from the new Idea Book and Catalogue which comes out on 1 September. This set is made to use with buttons, I know you will love it. If you are wondering how I did the mounting of the greeting, I used Decorative Label Extra Large Punch. I stamped the greeting and punched it out and then I punched two more labels out of Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. You then cut them in half and cut the points of both sides of the cut edges. Then you put some adhesive on the top and bottom of the greeting label and stick it to the cut halves one by one. I will do some photos of these steps on the weekend and post it for you.

The second card is made using the Make a Monster set from the Idea Book and Catalogue. This is a great set for children's cards as there are lots of different, eyes, mouths and other bits to make any sort of monster you like. I have also used the Pompom Trim from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. To adhere it to the card I have used the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. Just peel back the top layer and press down your Pompom Trim onto the sticky side. Press down firmly and then peel up and put on to your card. How easy is that! The adhesive sheets comes in a pack of 12 sheets (30.5 x 30.5cm) so are good value at $29.95.

I have used Pumpkin Pie for the card, then Baja Breeze, Whisper White with a strip of Greenhouse Gala designer series paper. The monsters have been coloured using an aqua brush and the lids of the stamp pads. The greeting is from the Curly Cute set, another favourite.

The Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue ends on 31 July 2011, the same time as the Gift with Purchase promotion. So if you put in an order of $100 before the end of the month, you will get the ribbon and buttons for free! Just email me if you want to put an order in.

I hope you have all been keeping warm and finding time to do some stamping.



Saturday, July 9, 2011

Free Gift with Purchase!

Who doesn't like something for FREE? Stampin' Up! has generously offered a free exclusive gift when you spend $100 on your choice of Stampin' Up! products between 1 - 31 July 2011.

The bundle includes:

  • White 1/4" (.63 cm) grosgrain ribbon with repeating flower designs. Approximately 13.7m.

  • 48 flower buttons. Sixteen each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approximately 1.27 cm.

If you can't manage a $100 purchase yourself, why not go in with a friend and share the bundle.

Contact me to place an order.



Welcome Back

Well I am finally back to blogging again. My husband and I took 3 months leave, hitched up the caravan and headed to Western Australia. WA is the only state we haven't been to so we were very excited to finally be going there. We had the best time, so many highlights, particularly Coral Bay, Karajini National Park, the Bungle Bungles and so much more. We did over 18,000 kilometres so managed to see lots of this wonderful state.

Here are a couple of cards that I have used in my classes. I try to make one male card each class as I know this can be a challenge for some people.
This card uses the single stamp "Sail Away" from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue and the cardstock is Not Quite Navy with Crumb Cake which has been embossed with the Lattice embossing folder. The image is stamped in Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock and has been coloured using a blender pen. Some hemp twine has been knotted and put under the label.

This is another single stamp from the mini catalogue - "Motorcycle". The base cardstock is Basic Grey and some patterned paper from Blueberry Crisp has been added. I like how the patterned paper looks a bit like tyre tracks. A piece of 1.6cm grosgrain ribbon has also been added. The motorcycle was stamped in Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured with Night of Navy and Basic Black and then I went over the chrome bits on the bike with Platinum Shimmer Paint using a small paint brush and the painted bits with Frost White. This is then mounted on Sahara Sand and Night of Navy cardstock. The greeting has been stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the Modern Label Punch and I cut a second label out of Night of Navy, cut it in half and then stuck each piece behind the greeting label to look as if it is on a larger punch. A great way to get an extra use out of your punches.

I hope you like the cards.

Happy stamping