Birthday & Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card

This peek-a-boo card, or otherwise know as a shutter card is a fun gate fold card.  Today’s card was the card I made for my daughter, Amanda who turned six! When the card is opened up you can see the “6” appear from behind the shutter.  I wanted to make a fun card for Amanda as she enjoys making cards with me too.

It looks like a normal gatefold card:

Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card

The front of the gate fold shutter card

Then wait and see what is inside. The shutter provides a lovely surprise and special feature to the card .

Balloons Gate Fold Shutter Card inside

The shutter beginning to open

 

Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card inside

The shutter open, revealing the “6”

 

I decided to use the space on the back to write my message so it would be a bit more private and everyone could still enjoy the feature of the shutter opening.

Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card

The back of the card for your birthday message

This card is the same style as the card I taught at my class the other week where they made a gate fold shutter card using the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.   I felt this colourful balloon paper would appeal to a six year old.  Although this paper has now retired, there are lots of other fun, bright patterns papers available that would suit a similar style card.

 

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Number of Years, So In Love, Balloon Celebration

Paper/Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, It’s a Party Designer Series Paper (Retired)

Ink: Melon Mambo

Other: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Large Number Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Circle Framelits, Banner Framelits, Sweetheart Punch, Washi Label Punch (retired), Sponges, Dimensionals, Tear & Tape, Liquid Multipurpose Adhesive

If you would like to learn how to make this fun shutter card, then check out the kit or tutorial that is available here.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing another great variation of this gate fold shutter card.

Fun, Creative Event – Auckland March Extravaganza!

Come along to this fun, creative event – Auckland March Extravaganza! Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun crafting with friends and get to make new ones! Make five wonderful projects featuring new stamps and other products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

Your entry fee of $45 covers all materials and includes a $10 voucher to spend on the day! There are displays, afternoon tea, door prizes, and more!

Here is a photo of the new venue, Remuera Primary School, set up before everyone arrived.

Fun, Creative Event - Auckland March Extravaganza
Date: Saturday 11th March
Time: 12:30pm – approx 5:30pm. Doors open at 12pm.
Where: Remuera Primary School Hall
Cost: $45 for five projects and a $10 voucher to spend on the day for orders $50 or more.
RSVP: By Friday 3rd March, but places are limited, so don’t delay. Payment is required when you register to confirm your place. Please let me know if you would like to come, and I will let you know my bank account details.

What is an Extravaganza Event?
You will sit at a table, in groups of five to eight people. There will be a teacher at your table to show you what you will be making and how to make it. You will spend about 45 minutes on each project. You will stay at the same table for the duration of the afternoon. You may need to get up from time to time, to use tools like the Big Shot or a heat embossing tool. The teachers rotate so you will get to make all five projects over the course of the afternoon.

What should I bring?
Please bring scissors and adhesives. (Adhesives for sale on the day as well.) You may like to bring a few other basic paper crafting items, but these are optional. More information will be provided when you register.

Please email me to register or to ask any questions.  I hope to see you at this creative, fun event, March Auckland Extravaganza.

Variation On The Sending Love Gate Fold Shutter Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

Yesterday I shared with you the Gate Fold Shutter Card – a perfect card for Valentines’s Day.  Today I have a variation on that card.   Yesterday’s card had a belly band on it to close it and to embellish the front of the card.

Today’s card is another way to decorate the front of the card and keep the card closed.

 Variation Gate Fold Shutter Card

 

Variation Gate Fold Shutter Card - inside

 

I used the same sentiment in the middle cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. This was then tucked under the raised heart on the right flap to keep the card closed.

Here are the embellishments, paper and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies I featured in this card.

 

Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack

 

Sending Love Embellishments

Sending Love Embellishments

 

The Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies are not currently in any of the catalogues.  They were brought out as a special promotion last year and are still available for purchase now!  They will also feature in the new Annual Catalogue in June.

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

If you would like to learn how to make a Gate Fold Shutter Card, then why not purchase my Gate Fold Shutter Card Kit for only $12.  The kit includes the cardstock and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack all pre-cut along with the embellishments and envelopes ready for you to make two cards.  You also receive an instruction sheet and access for you only to a video on how to make it.  Check out yesterday’s post to find out more.  Details of the card kit are towards the end of the post.

 

Sending Love Gate Fold Shutter Card Kit

This Gate Fold Shutter Card is a card that I taught at my classes recently.  It features the lovely Real Red and Whisper White Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack.  It is a lovely card for a Valentine’s Day or another special occasion.  The shutter opening inside creates a nice surprise as you open it.

Sending Love Gate Fold Shutter Card

Front of the Gate Fold Shutter Card

 

Gate Fold Shutter Card, Opening

Gate Fold Shutter Card Slowing Being Opened Up

 

Gate Fold Shutter Card Open

Gate Fold Shutter Card Opened Up Inside

 

Gate fold Shutter Card - front and inside

Gate Fold Shutter Card – the front and inside

The ladies at my classes enjoyed making this card.   The Real Red and Whisper White colours are very striking on this card and perfect colours for Valentine’s Day.  I used the red side of the Sending Love DSP Stack on the front, and the more white dominant side of the paper stack for the inside.

This card has a belly band.  Tomorrow I will share with you another way to finish off the card so that it can stay closed.

 

Would you like to learn how to make the card?

You may have missed out on coming to my class, but you can still learn how to make.  I am offering to show you how to make this card as part of a kit.  You can then learn how to make it in the comfort of you own home, at a time that suits you.  This is a wonderful card to make and it would wow your family and friends.  As well as a great card for Valentine’s Day,  it would also make a lovely Anniversary card, or a special birthday card for someone you love.

The kit will include enough materials to make two of these cards.

What does the kit include?

  • An instruction sheet on how to make the card, including measurements
  • Access for you only to a video online to show you how to make it
  • Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock scored and cut. The banners for the shutter will be pre-cut, along with the Stitched Shapes Framelit for the front.
  • Sending Love DSP Stack cut to size
  • Sending Love Embellishments (2)
  • Whisper White Envelopes (2)

Please note: Embellishments and design of paper may be different from the ones shown in the photos above, but they will be from the Sending Love DSP Stack and embellishment pack.

What will you need to provide:

  • Real Red ink pad
  • Word stamps to stamp on the front and inside your card.  These do not need to be the same as the ones shown here, just a similar size so they fit in the cut framelit and within the circle.
  • Adhesive – Tape Adhesive and Dimensionals.  Liquid Glue if you prefer this to adhere DSP to cardstock.  Mini Glue to adhere the embellishment to the card
  • A circle die or punch approx 2″ to cut out the circle on the inside of the card

The cost for this kit, including postage is only $12.  Once you know how to make this card you will be able to make more using other colours and papers that you already have.  Please note, this kit can only be sent within New Zealand.  If you would like to purchase the instructions only, please contact me directly.


Gate Fold Shutter Card Kit



Purchase this Gate Fold Shutter Card kit and have fun learning how to make this unique fold card in the comfort of your home, at a time that suits you.

Benefits of Joining Stampin’ Up!

There are many wonderful benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!   We join for all different reasons, and you can make it work for you.

join, benefits

Here are some of the great benefits with joining up and becoming a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator:

  • Discounts on high quality products (minimum 20% before GST)
  • Early access to products
  • Opportunity to earn extra money
  • Work the hours you choose
  • Earn free product, incentive trips
  • Receive a free catalogue as they are released
  • Support from me as your team leader
  • Weekly newsletters directly from Stampin’ Up!
  • Access to Team Facebook Pages
  • Regular training event
  • Fun

The cost to join is $189 and you are then able to choose up to $285 worth of product from the current catalogues. This gets shipped to you for free!  You will also receive $90 worth of business supplies to help you get started.   And also during Sale-A-Bration you choose an additional two stamp sets for free!

If you would like to know more or would like to know why I joined up, then click here.

If you would like to talk it over and ask some questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.   I would be very happy to help.  If you decide it isn’t for you, that is fine.

I love being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and enjoy many wonderful benefits. I would love for you to experience that too and join my team.

Avant Garden Customer Thank You Note Cards

Avant Garden is one of the stamp sets available free as part of Sale-A-Bration.  This is when you get to choose a free product when you spend over $110.  I decided to use this stamp set on my thank you card for my customers who purchased with my in January.  Each month when my customers order from me, I like to make them a card or tag to thank them for choosing to purchase through me.  I hope they enjoy receiving them and that it inspires them with their paper crafting too.

Avant Garden Thank You Note Card

Avant Garden Thank You Note Card

The Note Cards are great to use as they are pre-scored and come with an envelope which I also stamped.   They come in both Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I always like to have some on hand.

To make the card, I cut a square using the Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves in  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron ink.   The Thank You sentiment was from the Rose Wonder stamp set.   This card was cased from Buckeye Inklings .

It is a simple but effective card and hopefully one my customers enjoyed receiving.

Here is the Avant Garden stamp set that is only available as a free item through Sale-A-Bration.

 

Avant Garden

 

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and you would like to purchase some Stampin’ Up! products, I would love to be your Demonstrator.  You too will receive a thank you card from me when you order through me and you can also get to opportunity to be a part of Loyalty Programme where you can earn points to receive free product.   You can either order online through my online store, or email me directly.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Make sure you make the most of Sale-A-Bration with the opportunity to receive free stamp sets like this Avant Garden one.

My Top Ten “Other Products” From The Occasions Catalogue

You may be wondering what I mean by “other products“.  Basically this is anything other that stamp sets and dies.  It can be ribbon, Designer Series Paper (DSP), dollies, washi tape, embossing folders etc. the list goes on.  Cards often need a little more than a stamped image cut out with a die.  These products are ones that really add to a card to make it look special and complete.

My Top Ten “Other Products” From the Occasions Catalogue:

Number One: Candle Punch (page 7)

other products, candle punch

This is punch is great for adding a cool design to a card or creating a fun edge.

Number Two: Sending Love Embellishments – wood elements (page 15)

other product, sending love embellishments

A nice subtle embellishment for a card.  Either a heart or flower and a few different sizes to choose from.

 

Number Three: Watercolor Pencils (page 24)

other products, watercolor pencils

I love these pencils.  I  have used the a lot with the Beautiful You stamp set and blender pens.  They colour so well when blended.  They look amazing on Watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter too!

 

Number Four: Urban Underground Embellishments (page 47)

other products, urban underground embellishments

These would really accentuate a card, especially when using the Nailed It Stamp Set and Build It Framelits Dies!

 

Number Five: Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 47)

other products, hexagon dynamic textured embossing folder

This is a new style of embossing folder.  It is called a Dynamic folder as it is thicker than the other embossing folders and therefore making an extra deep, super crisp impression.  Check out page 46 of the catalogue as it shows you how to use it with in your Big Shot so it fits okay.

 

Number Six: Falling in Love DSP (page 51)

other products, falling in love DSP

This is a beautiful paper.  Lovely soft colours.   It coordinates so well with the other ribbons and embellishments from the Falling in Love Suite on pages 50 and 51 of the catalogue.

 

Number Seven: Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon (page 51)

other products, very vanilla satin ribbon

A lovely soft ribbon in Very Vanilla to coordinate with the Falling in Love DSP.

 

Number Eight: Lace Dollies (page 51)

other products, lace dollies

These dollies have been very clearly designed.  Sometimes you need Whisper White in a project and sometimes Very Vanilla. These dollies are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other.  So you just need to buy one pack and you can choose which side you wish to use!

 

Number Nine: Falling in Love Embellishments (page 51)

other products, 142791, falling in love embellishments

A very pretty embellishment with some sparkle too.

 

Number Ten: Falling Petals Textures Impressions Embossing Folder (page 51)

other products, Falling Petals 1427461

This is a standard style embossing folder and has a pretty petal image on it, although I think they look like hearts.

If you would like to try some of the ribbon and embellishments without having to buy ten different packets of things and spend over $100, then check out the shares I have on offer.   This is a great way to get a sample of them and keep within your budget!

If there are specific products you would like to buy and you live in New Zealand, all these Stampin’ Up products can be purchased HERE through my online store.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my favourite ten “other products” from the Occasions Catalogue.  What are yours?

Shares Are A Great Way To See & Try Lots of Products!

The Paper Share and Ribbon & Embellishment Share are both a great way to get a taste of the wonderful range of products available in the Occasions Catalogue without having to spend hundreds of dollars.  With these shares you get a selection of Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments without having to buy it all!

Paper Share

By taking part in this paper share you will get a sample of all the different paper packs in the Occasions Catalogue.  It is a great way to see what they are all like and have a range of different papers to use for your paper crafting.

shares, paper share

The 2017 Occasions Catalogue Paper Share will include:

50 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper:

  • Party Animal Designer Series Paper: 6 samples of 6″ x 6″
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Paper Stack: 12 samples of 6″ x 6″
  • Sending Love Paper Stack: 8 samples of 6″ x 6″
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper: 6 samples of 6″ x 6″
  • Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper: 6 samples of 6″ x 6″
  • Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper: 5 samples of 6″ x 6″ (plus 2 x 3″ x 6″ singled sided sheet)
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper: 6 samples of 6″ x 6″

Please note: The list above has been updated and is a little different to a previous post.  This is so you get a full selection of both paper stacks.  You end up with two extra 6″ x 6″ sheets for no extra cost.

For free:
You will also receive three randomly chosen 6″ x 6″ sheets from the Carried Away Sale-A-Bration paper
and four randomly chosen 6″ x 6″ sheets from the Inside the Lines Sale-A-Bration paper

To buy full packs it would cost you over $189, but with the shares, it is only $26 per share + $4.00 postage if you need it sent to you.  Order two shares for only $50 + postage.

 

Ribbon & Embellishment Shares

shares, Ribbon & Embellishment Shares

Occasions Catalogue Ribbon & Embellishment Share

You will receive the following:

  • Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon (2m)
  • Party Animal Embellishments (4)
  • Sending Love Ribbon Duo (1m each)
  • Sending Love Embellishments (9)
  • Succulent Garden Ribbon Duo (1m each)
  • Urban Underground Embellishments (6)
  • Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (2m)
  • Falling in Love Embellishments (3)
  • Lace Dollies in Whisper White & Very Vanilla** (6)
  • FREE Sale-A-Bration Metallic Ribbon Duo (1.5m each)

TOTAL = 9m of ribbons and 28 embellishments

Please note, you may get a little more of each length of ribbon.  I have under estimated the lengths to make sure you get at least the amount stated.

**The Lace Dollies have been added to the list, and were not listed in a previous post.  This means the cost has increased a little accordingly.

To buy full packets of the items listed above would cost over $128 . With the share, you pay $33 + postage of $4 if you would like me to send it to you.

As per my demonstrator agreement, I will place the order as the group collates.

If you are a regular customer, please email with your order.  Otherwise order below !


Paper Share – No shipping


Paper Share – with shipping



Embellishment Share – with shipping



Embellishment Share – no shipping



If you are ordering both types of shares, you only pay one sent of postage for $4.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

My Five Favourite Die Sets From The Occasions Catalogue

Today I will share with you my five favourite die sets from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.   I love using dies as it makes cutting stamped images out so easy and they look a lot neater and are quicker to do than fussy cutting – cutting with scissors. If you love to make cards and you haven’t invested in a Big Shot yet, it is well worth it as it will take your card making to the next level.  You will wonder how you ever did without it.

My Five Favourite Die Sets:

Number One: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

Five Favourite Die Sets, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies 142749G

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

Yesterday one of my favourite stamp sets was the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  This is the coordinating die set, so this was a must have when I bought the stamp set.  I love the intricate dragonfly dies with this set.  They look stunning when cut out of foil sheets, especially in copper.

Number Two: Window Box Thinlits Dies

Five Favourite Die Sets, Window Box Thinlits Dies

Five Favourite Die Sets, Window Box Thinlits Dies

I must admit, at first I didn’t even notice this die set in the catalogue.  It wasn’t until another Demonstrator made one as part of a team swap.  I was impressed that she made a hexagon box and then I realised she had used a die from the new Occasions Catalogue.  There are so many different ways you can create with this die set.  You make a box and die cut on the sides, stamp the sides, die cut squares and adhere to the sides…  the list goes on!  You can decorate the top of the box so many different ways too!

Window Box Thinlits Dies

 

Number Three: So Detailed Thinlits Dies

Five Favourite Die Sets, So Detailed Thinlits Dies

So Detailed Thinlits Dies

This is a very intricate and pretty die set.   Quite a contrast to the other die sets on offer and I think that is one of the reasons it appeals.

So Detailed Samples

Number Four: Up & Away

Five Favourite Die Sets, Up & Away Thinlits Dies 142748

The hot air balloon dies give the opportunity for you to create something a little different on your cards.  The die set also includes clouds so you can create a really high in the sky scene on your card.  The hot air balloon image can be used for all sorts of cards and for all ages.

Number Five: Build It Framelits Dies

Five Favourite Die Sets, Build It Framelits Dies

Build It Framelits Dies

Another one of the favourite stamp sets yesterday was the Nailed It one.  And if there is a set of dies that goes along with a stamp set to make cutting out the stamped images quick and easy, then this also becomes one of my favourites!

Build It Dies Samples

Build It and Nailed It

 

Which are your favourite die sets from the Occasions Catalogue and why do you like them?  Please comment below and let me know.  I would love to hear from you.

If you would like to purchase any of these Stampin’ Up! products or anything else, and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator.  You can either order online through my online store, or email me directly.  Please also check out my Loyalty Programme.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I hope you have enjoyed finding out what my five favourite die sets are.  On Monday I will be sharing my top ten “other products” from the Occasions Catalogue.

My Favourite Five Stamp Sets From The Occasions Catalogue

Today I am sharing with you my favourite five stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue.  There are so many wonderful stamp sets so it is hard to choose!

Here are my favourite five stamp sets:

Number One: Dragonfly Dreams

favourite five stamp sets, Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set

Dragonfly Dreams

This is a wonderful stamp set.  It is of a nature theme, but it is something a little different from flowers and butterflies which although I like them, appear in a lot of stamp sets.

With this stamp set, I like the way you can stamp the detail of the dragonfly and then with two-step stamping, colour in the wings with ink in a different colour using the solid stamp . You can also do this with the bee.  The dotty stamp helps create interesting backgrounds on the cards.  The coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies also coordinate so well with this set and bought as a bundle, save 10%.

Dragonfly Dreams Samples

Dragonfly Dreams Card Samples by Stampin’ Up!

Number Two: Beautiful You

favourite five stamp sets, Beautiful You Stamp Set

Beautiful You

This is a beautiful stamp set with so much potential.   You can colour the image of the lady with the stamps included in the set, or with Stampin’ Up!s new watercolour pencils using either an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen. Check out these simple Note Cards.  You can also do paper piercing on the dress.  There are so many options.

Another bonus with this stamp set is that there is also a great range of sentiments to go along with the stamped images.

Beautiful You Card Samples by Stampin' Up!

Beautiful You

 

Number Three: High Tide

favourite five stamp sets, High Tide Stamp Set

High Tide

This is a very tranquil stamp set.  Great for masculine cards, and it can be used in so many different ways. Beautiful scenes can be created with this stamp set.  It is also an ideal stamp set for trying out the reflection technique.  Have you ever tried this?

High Tide Card Samples by Stampin’ Up!

Number Four:  Nailed It

favourite five stamp sets, Nailed It Stamp Set

Nailed It

This is a great masculine stamp set, in particular for the handy man, although saying that, it can also be for anyone who enjoys building or fixing things.  There are also the coordinating Build It Framelits Dies which make cutting out the stamped image so quick and easy as well as making your card look even more professional. No need to spend time fussy cutting when you can get on with creating.  And remember the stamp set and die set bundle, gives you 10% off.

Nailed It Card Samples by Stampin’ Up!

Number Five: Everyday Hero

favourite five stamp sets, Everyday Hero

Everyday Hero

This is a fun stamp set.  It will probably be one the kids will have a lot of fun with, and I’m sure us adults will too.  It can be used to make great to make cards for mums and dads and anyone who is  hero in your life!

Everyday Hero Samples

Everyday Hero Card Samples by Stampin’ Up!

 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my favourite five stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue.  I would love to know what your favourite five stamp sets are.  So please share in the comments below.

If you would like to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator.  You can either order online through my online store, or email me directly.  Please also check out my Loyalty Programme.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Now, I must admit these five favourite stamp sets may change over time. No doubt, I will still like these ones, but others may move onto my favourites’ list.   Sometimes I see a stamp set in the catalogue and it doesn’t really appeal, but when on Pinterest or in Google images, I see what other people create with it, then it becomes one of my favourites too, but as for today, these are my favourite five stamp sets!

Beautiful You and Stampin’ Up!’s New Watercolour Pencils

I love the new Beautiful You stamp set and new Stampin’ Up! new watercolor/watercolour pencils.  Here is a simple Note Card using both these products.  This is one of the cards my guests were able to make at my Open Home Event last weekend.

Beautiful You and Watercolour Pencils

Beautiful You and Watercolor Pencils – Celebrate

First I stamped the image and sentiment in Archival Black Ink onto the front of a Note Card.  I heat set it with the Heat Tool before watercolouring it.  I then roughly coloured the image with new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.  I then used a Blender Pen to blend the colour.

Here are some of the wonderful creations my guests came up with.

Beautiful You Watercolor Note cards

 

Open Home Beautiful You Watercolouring

The Watercolor Pencils are a pack of 13 pencils and include these Stampin’ Up! colours: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White.

I used Blender Pens to colour because I used the Note Cards.  If you wish to colour with the Aqua Painters the you would need to uses either Shimmery White Cardstock or Watercolor Paper.

There are lots of other things you can do with this stamp set like paper piercing.

Beautiful You

Beautiful You Stamp Set

 

Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor Pencils

Tip:  Here is a tip for storing the Watercolor Pencils.  The pencils fit well into the Standard Stamp Cases.  Keep the cardboard box, cut off the front and back piece and adhere inside the case so you can refer to it.

If you would like to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator.  You can either order online through my online store, or email me directly.  Please also check out my Loyalty Programme.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I have enjoyed using the Beautiful You stamp set and Watercolor Pencils and I am sure you will too.

Last Weekend’s Open Home Event For New Occasions Catalogue

Last weekend was my Open Home event for the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration!

Open Home Event

Open Home Event January 2017

On Sunday afternoon, my customers were able to pop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm to have a look at displays, see some of the new product and get the opportunity to make one, two or three make ‘n takes.    Everyone who came got an entry into the door prize which was won by Helen S.  She received the Big Day stamp set.

It was lovely afternoon and I enjoyed sharing the new Occasions catalogue with my customers.    The make n’ take cards they made included one with some water colouring with the new Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  They also got to do some stamping with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and lastly they used the Big Shot to texture emboss a card front with the new Falling Petals embossing folder.

I shared the Dragonfly card with you a few weeks ago.  You can check it out here.  We made one using Bermuda Bay.  Over the next couple of days I will share with you the other two cards we made.

If you didn’t get to come and would like to make these cards, you could host a workshop and I can come to you and your friends. Together we can have a fun and creative time and you will all get to see and create with some of the wonderful new products.  As a host you can even receive some products for free depending on the total of sales at the event.  Check out more information here or feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to know more.

If you haven’t yet seen the Occasions Catalogue and you would like your own copy, please fill in your details here and I will send you one.

Thanks for visiting and keep an eye out for my next Open Home Event sometime in June!

Desk Calendar & Waterfall Card For Kids School Holiday Class

This kids school holiday class will be a fun, creative morning.  The children will make a Desk Calendar with a note pad and an ice cream Waterfall Card.  If time allows we will also make another card.  They will enjoy stamping, cutting out with punches, using the Big Shot to texture emboss and being creative.

kids school holiday class

January Kids’ Class

Here are the class details:
Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Where: My home in Unsworth Heights (address given when you register)
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Cost: $20 for approximately three cards/projects
RSVP: By Monday 23rd January.  Pre-payment required to confirm your place.  Phone or email to register.
If your child would love to come, but they can’t make it to the class time above, here’s another option.  If your child has some friends would like to together and be creative, then contact me and book a holiday kids class when it suits you. It can be either at my place or yours.
I look forward to seeing some of your children at the Kids’ School Holiday Class.

Why Now is One of the Best Times of the Year to Join Stampin’ Up!

Wouldn’t you like to have fun crafting and make money too?

You can by joining Stampin’ Up and becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.   Now is the best time to sign up because as well as getting your starter kit for a great price and no shipping costs, during Sale-A-Bration you will receive two bonus stamp sets of your choice for free!

You can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit is shipped for free!

 

If you would like to know more about what is involved in signing up, feel free to send me an email, or give me a call on 0273 766 566.  I will be happy to talk to you about it – no obligation.   You can also read here about the benefits of joining and find out why I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

I would love for you to be part of my team.  I would be here to support and encourage you.  Give joining up some thought and you too can have fun and make money while your craft!

Sweet Cupcake Happy Birthday Card

A cupcake is always delicious to eat and this one stamped with the Sweet Cupcake stamp set from the Annual Catalogue also looks yummy!

The other day my five-year old daughter and I had fun creating some cards together using this set.  This is the card I came up with, but I wasn’t quite happy with it as I felt it needed something more.

Sweet Cupcake

Sweet Cupcake

 

So then I stepped it up and added a candle.

Sweet cupcake with a candle

Sweet Cupcake – with a candle

It may be difficult to see in the photos, but I did include some Clear Wink of Stella on the icing of the cupcake too.   The cupcake is stamped with three-step stamping.  For the icing I used Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride.  I stamped off the Blushing Bride for one of the layers.  For the cupcake base I used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. I hope I have remembered correctly!

 

Here is my daughter, Amanda with her creation.

 

The Sweet Cupcake stamp set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies can be bought together as a bundle and you will save 10%.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used, and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator. You can either order online through my online store, or email me directly. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

If you are not already on my mailing list, then sign up today.  You will receive up to date information about my classes and events, as well as tips for your stamping and free tutorials.

If you liked this card made with the Sweet Cupcake stamp set check out this Sweet Cupcake Shaker Card made with the same set.