Father’s Day – Day 2: Stars

Day 2 of Father’s Day Inspiration: Stars

Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer

Framelits: Stars

Punch – Star from Merry Minis Punch Pack, which is now retired.  The star from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack would also work nicely

DSP: Confetti Celebration

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Cardstock: Basic Back, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Smoky Slate

Stamp Set: MDS version (Digital) of Delightful Dozen

Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals

Father’s Day – Day 1: Traveler

Father’s Day in Australia is this Sunday.  I’ve had a few posts in the last month with ideas for cards, but this week I’m giving you 4 back to back Father’s Day creations.  Something for everyone!  Or, if you don’t need a Father’s Day Card – swap out the sentiment for something you do need (happy birthday, thanks, hello…) and you’ll have 4 days of inspiration for cards for men/boys.

Father’s Day Inspiration: Day 1

Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Thinlits: Circle Card

DSP: Moonlight Paper Stack

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso, Soft Suede

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso

Marker: Early Espresso

Stamp Set: Traveler, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Extras: Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Good Greetings & Great Deals! Part 2

Part 2 – Celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s current Good Greetings promotion.  Until 31st October, every order that is $300+ (excluding shipping) will not only receive the usual rewards & benefits, but also the exclusive, limited edition Good Greetings stamp set.

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Want an even better deal?  Add items from the Clearance RackGood Greetings + Clearance Rack = Great Deal!   These pretty notecards were made using one of my all time favourite DSPs – Watercolour Wonder (which is currently $7.59 on the Clearance Rack) and sentiments from Good Greetings.  Tempted yet?  Get together with some friends and place a $300 order – share the hostess benefits…. and Good Greetings?  I’ll leave that to you to decide whose craft room that lives in!  See here if you’d like some ‘rock, paper, scissors’ strategy!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

White Notecards & Envelopes

Pansy Punch

Good Greetings Stamp Set

Watercolour Wonder DSP (Clearance Rack)

Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Good Greetings & Great Deals! Part 1

Announcing another wonderful Stampin’ Up! promotion.  Until 31st October, every order that is $300+ (excluding shipping) will not only receive the usual rewards & benefits, but also the exclusive, limited edition Good Greetings stamp set.

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And while, I’m sharing great deals with you, Stampin’ Up! have updated their Clearance Rack.  New additions include DSPs, card kits, embellishments & much more.  These gorgeous notecards were made using Season of Style DSP (find it on the clearance rack) and sentiments from Good Greetings.  All orders of $300+ receive a free stamp set during the promotional period – including online, combined orders & workshops. Go crazy – it’s too good not to! Kelly x

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Supply List:

White Notecards & Envelopes

Tree Punch (Holiday Catalogue)

Good Greetings Stamp Set

Season of Style DSP (Clearance Rack)

Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Glimmer Paper – Silver, Champagne, Red

Oh Christmas Tree! Pleasure to meet you!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Much pleasure thou can’st give me;

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Much pleasure thou can’st give me;

How often has the Christmas tree

Afforded me the greatest glee!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Much pleasure thou can’st give me.

I think the second verse of ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ pretty much sums up my love for the new Tree Punch & matching Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Another fabulous addition to my SU! stash from the just released holiday catalogue (have you got your copy yet?).  Matching sets always make card making a breeze and this one is no exception.  I’m looking forward to experimenting with this card – I’ve got a shaker card in mind using the Tree Punch & new Confetti Stars Punch.  Oh Christmas tree – how I adore thee!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: On Film, Bitty Banners

Punch: Tree

DSP: Trim the Tree Paper Stack

Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green

Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Marker: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: Festival of Trees

Extras: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Lyrics from O Christmas Tree sourced here.

Time to get MERRY, it’s the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue

From today until 5th January 2015, you will be able to order a whole new range of wonderful stamping goodies.  During the week I made this Christmas sample using some of my pre-order lovelies.  I’m looking forward to making more cards to spread the Christmas cheer this year.  17 weeks to go!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Apothecary Accents

Thinlits: Circle Card

DSP: All Is Calm

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Whisper White

Ink: Lost Lagoon

Stamp Sets: Seasonally Scattered, Endless Wishes

Extras: Pearl Basic Jewels

PS, Love the Apothecary Accent dies?  They are one of this week’s great weekly deals!  Available until Tuesday 2nd September 2015.

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Just because – you’re my friend

“Just because” cards are my favourite.  No particular reason – just someone that you might be thinking of or would like to send some “pretty” to.  It’s always a nice change in the snail mail pile to receive something that fits into the ‘lovely’ category rather than the practical category.  For this card I used lots of my ‘favourites’ to make it extra special.

My favourite DSP: In every pack of DSP I have an instant favourite.  In Back to Black, it was the feathers.

My favourite technique: This week’s favourite is the “Baby Wipe Technique”.  Take a baby wipe, add drops of different coloured ink refills [I used all the 2014-16 in colours except Tangelo Twist] and use it as a stamp pad.  To get a little more bleed, I lightly sprayed my inky baby wipe with a water filled Stampin’ Spritzer.

My favourite stamps: I’m still in love with the feather from “A Happy Hooray” and “And Many More” is getting a steady workout at the moment.

My favourite colour collection: Blackberry Bliss & it’s In Colour friends are still my favs!

Actually, I love everything about this card!  Is there anyone you’d like to send a ‘just because’ card to this week?  I guarantee it would put a smile on anyone’s face and that’s a great way to finish the week.  Kelly x

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