Thursday’s Tip: What Adhesive Should I Use?

Stampin’ Up! have a variety of adhesives to make your card making, scrapbooking and paper crafting easier.  Sometimes it is difficult to know what adhesive to use and when.  Some people prefer tape, like Tear & Tape, SNAIL Adhesive or Fast Fuse, while other prefer a glue like Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This is a personal preference.  But sometimes things like ribbon are better adhered with a tape, rather than a liquid glue.

Check out the chart below to see what adhesive is best to use on what.  Did you know that this chart is in the Annual Catalogue?  It is on page 203.

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If you would like to know more about each adhesive, click on the links below.

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Here are some other blog posts I have written with some tips on using some of these adhesives.  You may like to check them out too.

  • If you would like to know more Mini Glue Dots, click here.
  • If you like using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, here are a few tips on how best to use it.
  • If you like to use Dimensionals, check out this post on how to not lose them.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! now have some Mini Dimensionals?  These are great for smaller spaces or you can use a few more and spread them out over a larger area.  There are more than double the number of Mini Dimensionals in a pack compared to the regular size, so they will go a lot further.   There are 300 regular sized Dimensionals in one packet, and 720 in the Mini Dimensionals pack!

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.

Daisy Delight Thank You In Color Note Cards

The Daisy Delight stamp set is the flower featured on these Thank You Very Vanilla Note Cards.  These are Note Cards I made for my customers the other month to thank them for their orders.

Daisy Delight Thank You In Color Note Cards For Customers

 

Here is a close up of the card:

Daisy Delight Thank You In Color Note Cards

 

I used two-step stamping to stamp the flowers.  I stamped the outline flower first in Berry Burst.  To colour in the flower, I stamped off the solid stamp first – this means inking the stamp, stamping on scrap paper, then stamping onto where I want it stamped.  This makes it a lighter colour, but in the same colour ink.  I then stamped the stems in Lemon Lime Twist ink, but I masked off the lower part of the card where the sentiment is.

For this card, I used two new In Colors, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.  I must confess, I wasn’t sure of Lemon Lime Twist colour to start with, but I really like it now and I think it goes really well with Berry Burst.  You can see other card I made with this colour combination here.

The Very Vanilla Note Cards are new in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  In the past they have been available in Whisper White, but now they come in Very Vanilla too, which is a slightly softer background colour.  The Note Cards come with a envelope too and I like to stamp on these also.  I stamped two of the flowers so the coordinate with the card.

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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.

The Daisy Punch may not currently be available, but there is still a lot you can do with the stamp set.  If you would like to order the stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch, you will be able to mid-August.

Delightful Daisy Card With New Embossing Paste

This card features the new embossing paste which was one of the exciting new products in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  I used it with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  Both of these can be found on page 201 of the catalogue.  This was one of the cards I taught at my weekend classes the other weekend.

This card also features the new Delightful Daisy Suite.  I have used the Daisy Punch and and Daisy Delight Stamp Set.  I have also used two of the new In Colors.  I used Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  I love this combination!

The 1/2″ Circle Punch is the prefect sized punch to cut out the circle for the centre of the flower.  I have fussy cut the leaves and adhered them behind the flower.  I used a bone folder to curl the petals too.

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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.

Unfortunately the Daisy Punch is currently unavailable.  It has been a lot more popular than Stampin’ Up! expected and they have sold out of their supplies.   It will be available in mid- August when they get a new shipment.   But if you are keen to use the embossing paste and give it a try, this is available!

Auckland July Extravaganza 2017 – It’s Not Too Late!

The Auckland July Extravaganza 2017 is coming up on Saturday 22nd July ! That is two weeks away.  It’s not too late.  There is still space for you. You can register today!

Enjoy an afternoon of fun crafting with like-minded people!  Make five wonderful projects featuring new stamps and other products from the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

Your entry fee of $45 covers your 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.

Auckland July Extravaganza 2017 - Fun, Creative Event
Date: Saturday 22nd July
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 Saturday 15th July, 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.

What types of projects do you make?
Check out these blog posts showing you what we made at the March Extravaganza earlier this year.
Elegant Dragonfly Tunnel Card 
Beautiful You Vintage Card and Birthday Blast Card in a Box
Loaded Pocket Envelope and Triple Tier Card

Please email me to register or to ask any questions.  I hope to see you at this creative, fun event, Auckland July Extravaganza 2017!

Thursday’s Tip: How To Best Use Punches

Stampin’ Up! punches are great to use and today I will share some tips on how best to use them.  This is something I have shared before, but some of you may have missed it, so I am sharing it again.

First you stamp an image or sentiment and then you can cut it out so easily and professionally with a punch.  Punches were one of the first (but many) things that attracted me to Stampin’ Up!  I love the stamp sets and the way the coordinating punches made cutting the stamped images out so easy.

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The punch closed

 

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Pansy Punch – closed

 

Here is a short video showing you how to use the punches. Even it you have used them for a while, you may learn a tip or two.

If you also have a few punches and you are wondering how to best store them, check out this previous Thursday Tip on four ways to store punches Hopefully you will find a way that works for you.

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.

Thanks for visiting and watching the video.  I hope you enjoy using your punches and you have learned a tip or two along the way.

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Christmas In July When You Join Stampin’ Up!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever for you to join Stampin’ Up! and sign up to become a Demonstrator!
Sign up and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $103!
As well as the Essentials Gift Pack, you will also receive for free, a new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set which will be coming out in the Holiday Catalogue in September.  This stamp set is valued at $42!

Essentials Gift Pack

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION
118485 D Block (x2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder

With so many basic items in your free Essentials Gift Pack, you will be able to get your brand new business off to a great start. You can then choose what you would like to spend your Starter Kit dollars on.  It may be your favourite stamp sets, bundles, ink pads, etc.   When you sign up, it only costs $189 and you get to choose up to $285 worth of high quality Stampin’ Up! products, plus $90 worth of business products.
This is the free Carols of Christmas Stamp Set that you will also receive.  It is not available to the public until September.
Carols of Christmas

 

What are the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!:

  • 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 products, incentive trips
  • Support from me as your Team Leader
  • Weekly newsletters directly from Stampin’ Up!
  • Access to Facebook Team Pages
  • Regular training events
  • New friendships
  • Fun!

To find out more, feel free to give me a call, email me or check out some more information here.

Bonus Days 2017 – Earn In July. Spend In August!

Bonus Days begin today, 1st July 2017!

 

Bonus Days 2017

For every $110 you spend from 1st till 31st July (before shipping and handling), you will get a $11 Bonus Days coupon that you can use from 1st till 31st August.

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Demonstrator Supply Items.

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.

Thursday’s Tip: Video On Spritzing Technique With Markers

Today I am going to share with you a spritzing technique with markers.  This is a great way to create a colourful background.

I made some thank you cards for my customers a while ago using this technique.  I gave out all my cards and didn’t get a photo of the finished cards, but you can see it on the video.   Here is the spritzed piece of cardstock that I made to create the background.

Spritzing Technique With Markers Samples

 

Check out this video showing you how to make it.

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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.

Jars of Love Two Crate Pop-Up Card

This two crate pop-up card will wow your family and friends.   The two crates inside are made with the Wood Crate Framelits Dies and heat embossed with the flowery stamp from  the coordinating stamp set, Wood Words.  I have used the Jars of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies to fill the crates with flowers.

It is an intricate card to make, but I think it is well worth the effort and the recipient will get a lovey surprise when they open the card and see the crates full of flowers inside.

Here is the front of the card:

two crate pop-up card front

 

And the pop-up inside the card:

two crate pop-up card inside

 

This was not an original idea, but cased from Mitosu Crafts.   My card front is different from the original with the two layers and some sponging and a strip of the Word Textures DSP.  Did you also notice the stretched out Copper Trim on the front of the card behind the sentiment?

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This was one of the cards that we made at my monthly weekend class last Sunday.   If you would love to come to a class and learn how to make cards like this, check out my Class Calendar and come along to one of my future classes.

So not only can the Wood Crate die be used to make a simple crate to put small cards in or a small gift, you can use it to create a pop-up card like this!

Auckland July Extravaganza 2017 – A Fun, Creative Afternoon!

Come along to the Auckland July Extravaganza! Enjoy an afternoon of fun crafting with like minded people!  Make five wonderful projects featuring new stamps and other products from the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

Your entry fee of $45 covers your 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.

Auckland July Extravaganza 2017 - Fun, Creative Event
Date: Saturday 22nd July
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 Saturday 15th July, 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.

What types of projects do you make?
Check out these blog posts showing you what we made at the March Extravaganza earlier this year.
Elegant Dragonfly Tunnel Card 
Beautiful You Vintage Card and Birthday Blast Card in a Box
Loaded Pocket Envelope and Triple Tier Card

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

Great Opportunity – Join My Team!

You can save money by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and receive a discount on all your orders, or you can decide to run it as a business – full time or part time, for the hours you choose – and earn some money from it.  Perhaps enough to buy your own craft supplies, or to earn money to help with the family household budget, or to save for something special like a holiday.

Benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!:

  • 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 products, incentive trips
  • Support from me as your Team Leader
  • Weekly newsletters directly from Stampin’ Up!
  • Access to Facebook Team Pages
  • Regular training events
  • New friendships
  • Fun!

Cost for the Starter Kit: Only $189 – and you get to choose up to $285 worth of products from the current catalogues. You will also receive $90 worth of business supplies.

To find out more, feel free to give me a call, email me or check out some more information here.

Thursday’s Tip: Colouring Your Stamps With Marker Pens – Video

The Stampin’ Write Marker Pens come in the full range of Stampin’ Up! colours – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals and the two sets of In Colors.  I love my ink pads, but sometime using a Stampin’ Write Marker Pen in some situations is better.

Today’s tip shows you how you can colour your stamps with the Stampin’ Write Marker Pens.  One of the great benefit of this is you can use multiple colours on the one stamp.  Check out these pictures!

marker, Stampin' Write Maker Pens

 

Check out this video showing you how to use several colours on one stamp!

When storing your Stampin’ Write Marker Pens, store them horizontally.  That way it doesn’t matter if you need to use the thick tip or the thin tip.  If you store them vertically, all the ink goes to that end.  If you store it with the thick tip pointing downwards and then you try and use the thin tip, it won’t work very well as all the ink is at the other end of the pen!

And another quick tip for using your Stampin’ Up! Marker Pens is, if you stamp something, but it hasn’t quite stamped properly, you can carefully touch it up with a marker pen in the same colour.  More often than not, you can’t tell it has been touched up!

Here is the range of Stampin’ Up! Markers available.   The Basic Black marker pen can be purchased individually.  The rest can be purchased in their colour group, or purchase the four main colour groups together and save, as well as a case to keep them in.

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Each Thursday I share a new tip with you.  Check out last week’s tip here.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have learnt a few things to help you use your Stampin’ Write Marker Pens more efficiently.

New In Color Fabulous Flamingo Note Card

Flamingos are quite the in-thing at the moment with cardmaking.  Here is a stamped Note Card featuring a flamingo.  This is what the ladies who came to my Open House Event the other week were able to make.

Fabulous Flamingo Note Card

I must admit, the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set is not one of the stamp sets that was on my wish list or something that I would have thought to buy from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It was one of the free stamp sets I received at OnStage in April and I am very grateful for any free stamp set I receive.  OnStage is an event which is held twice a year, and it is only for demonstrators. It is a chance for us to get together, be inspired, see the upcoming new catalogue, play with new product, learn some things to help us with our business and have fun!  And we get some freebies too!  Always a bonus!  If you would like to know more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can find out some more information here.

Anyway, I thought since I have this stamp set, I may as well use it.  Now that I have it, I like it .  Several of my customers also liked it after “playing” with it.

 

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I used three of the new In Colors on the his card.  I used Tranquil Tide for the reeds, Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves, and Powder Pink in the flamingo, along with Flirty Flamingo.  I also used Soft Sky for the water.  I stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, rather than straight on the Note Card. I did this for two reasons.  The first reason was because if I stamped something wrong, I could turn it over or get a new piece and start again, and I then I wouldn’t waste a Note Card.  The second reason is so that I can wrap the piece of Black Twine around the card front before adhering it to the Note Card base.

Another thing I also did was, I stamped inside the card, just with the water and reeds, and I also stamped on the envelope.  This helps it all coordinate and make it extra special.

I cased this card from Jacque Williams and Paula Dobson.  Thank you ladies for sharing your creations with this card.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s creation, featuring the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.

We Love Hosts – Host Online – Have Fun & Earn Free Product!

Host a workshop/party during June and earn even more Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders!
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Earn more rewards! Take advantage of the June promotion… get some friends together, look over the catalogue, combine your orders and get an extra $50 to spend when the orders total $500 or more (excluding shipping and handling).  Or hold a workshop, be the host, enjoy some stamping and earn Stampin’ Rewards from the orders placed.
How do you earn extra rewards?
For a $500 order, normally you get 10% of the order total as Stampin’ Rewards, that’s $50. But for June, you get an EXTRA $50 in Stampin’ Rewards, so you will get to spend $100 on anything in the catalogue, including the special host rewards stamp sets on pages 220-223.
Or, why not arrange a date and invite a group of family and friends over and hold a workshop.  I can come and show you some stamping and paper-crafting ideas.  They may have done it before, or it may be its all new for them.  Everyone is welcome. It will be a fun time.  Everyone will get to make a card or two that they take home.  As Host, if the orders from the event, reach a certain amount, you can earn free product through Stampin’ Rewards.  If your order totals reach $500, then you earn an extra $50 in Stampin’ Rewards.  Email me today to find out more.
Would you like to be a Host, but you aren’t sure if you can?
– Perhaps you can’t hold an event at your place.
– Perhaps you have friends who like to craft, but they don’t live near you.
– Perhaps you would like to host an event, but I live too far away from you.

Guess what, you can host! How about an online event?  We love Hosts, so Host Online!

If you would like to, then let me know.  I will set up an online Facebook event and, before the event, you can invite your friends along – those who enjoy crafting, or perhaps those who may be interested in crafting but haven’t tried it yet. All those who wish to take part can join the event.  The event could be a one hour live event, or over a week – with me sharing once or twice a day. During the duration of the event, I will tell them about Stampin’ Up!, share some projects with them via video, and share crafting tips etc.  At the end of it, I will ask if anyone would like to order and, as Host, you will earn Stampin’ Rewards.  Why not give it a go?
Contact me to find out more, book an event, or hold an online event.  Participate to earn extra rewards!

2017-2019 In Colors Monochromatic Fresh Florals Card

I love the five new 2017-2019 In Colors.  The new In Colors are Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil.  I want to say I have a favourite, but I like them all.

At my Open Home Event last weekend, I shared the new In Colors with my customers and they got to make a monochromatic card featuring one of the new In Colors.  They could make it in either Fresh Fig or Berry Burst.   The other three In Colors were used on another card which I will also share with you sometime in the next few days.

Here are the cards they were able to make:

2017-2019 In Colors Monochromatic Cards

I cut a piece of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to fit the front of the card, allowing for a slight border .  I then cut the piece in half.  The top half of the card has one side of the paper, and the bottom half the other.  I have covered the join with a strip of Whisper White cardstock and a slightly smaller piece of In Color cardstock on top of this which has been textured embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the new Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.  I adhered the ribbon to the card first with a couple of Glue Dots and then adhered the sentiment with the new Mini Dimensionals over the top.

Here is a close up of each.  The first one is in Berry Burst.

2017-2019 In Colors Monochromatic Berry Burst

 

Here it is in Fresh Fig:

2017-2019 In Colors Monochromatic Fresh Fig

I have cased today’s card, but sorry I can’t remember who designed it.

2017-2019 In Colors Monochromatic Card Supplies:

Stamp Set: Label Me Pretty* – wood or clear
Ink: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig
Paper: In Colors Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper [DSP]
Punch: Pretty Label Punch*
Other: Big Shot, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Finely Woven Ribbon, Embossing folder, Mini Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The Label Me Pretty stamp set and Pretty Label Punch can be purchased as a bundle with a saving of 10%.  the bundle is available in both wood and clear.

If you would like to place an order, you can check out how to do so here, or please feel free to contact me.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the new 2017-2019 In Colors and today’s monochromatic card.