Crazy, Happy, Love

Another Occasions 2015 ‘love’ has been the Crazy about You stamp set & Hello You thinlits.  Crazy about You has all the words you’ll need this year to make every card possible – birthday, babies, love, thinking of you, just because/generic, mother’s day, father’s day, easter … there’s 30 different sentiments to choose from and three lovely garden themed stamps to embellish with.  And when you add one of the four Hello You die cut words (happy, you, hello, thanks), you’ll never be lost for words.

crazy about you bundle

This was my first play with this bundle.  You definitely want to use wax paper for these thinlits or you’ll end up with a not-so-happy finish.  Kelly x

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*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during January 2015 using the TF7WJGE3 to receive another free gift from me! ***

Happy Australia Day 2015!

Happy Australia Day!  This a card I made for friends of ours who are new to Australia.

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I love the single Kind Koala stamp in the Annual Catalogue, so have brought him to life in punch art.  Meet Kelly Koala!  She wishes you a very Happy Australia Day!  We hope your day is fun, sweet & sunny!  Kelly x

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Big Shot

$149.95

Butterfly Basics – the hit of Occasions 2015 [and my product “miss”]

There are sooooo many lovely products in Occasions 2015 – it’s hard to choose a favourite (much like choosing a favourite child I think!).  But based on my Pinterest feed, the Butterfly Basics stamp set & Butterfly framelits have definitely been popular.

 

butterfly basics PP set

There has been lots of discussion & sharing for tips that help with getting great butterfly die cuts.  My favourite two are:

  • 3 layers of waxed paper – under the cardstock, between the cardstock & the die and on top of the die
  • using dryer sheets under the cardstock.  I hear fragrance free dryer sheets are hard to get in Australia (try shops or online companies that import US products as they are popular in the US), but these are supposed to work much better than the fragrance filled ones available (though both will work).

This was the first card I made using my butterfly bundle.  The stamp set style is quite ‘shabby chic’, so perfect for layering.

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And this is my ‘how did I miss that moment’…  Stampin’ Up! sells a beautiful product called Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  It’s not new … but I have only just added it to my collection.  A couple of little sprays gives your card a wonderful, magical shimmer – perfect!  It gives the butterfly a little bit of extra “wow”!  Anyway, I have it now (and have everything crossed that it’s carrying over to the next catalogue), so will smooching & spritzing my way through 2015!  Kelly x

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Big Shot

$149.95
Heat Tool

$49.95

 

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during January 2015 using the TF7WJGE3 to receive another free gift from me! ***

Sale-A-Bration Workshop – Lotus Blossom Screen Card

It was a family affair this morning at Maureen’s house for her Sale-A-Bration workshop.  Maureen, and her granddaughter Cate, had a few requests for their project.  A screen card using 2013-2015 In Colours with the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set.  This is the card we made – can you spot all the products you can earn for Free during Sale-A-Bration?  I think I’ve found a new favourite Lotus Blossom combination – how lovely is the lotus on the right?  Crisp Cantaloupe & Strawberry Slush!  The measurement for the screen card is 8″ x 5-7/8″ (half an A4 page with a bit trimmed off to make the measurements easier).  Scoring is at 2″, 4″ & 6″.

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Everyone finished with a lovely lotus blossom card, all with their unique stamping spin on it.  They are true addicts – when I left them to it at 12.30pm, they still hadn’t finalised their list of goodies.  Probably because there are so many wonderful new products to choose from.  And then there’s the Stampin’ Rewards …  “I can choose how much for free?  Anything from the catalogue you say…”  It’s a difficult dilemma to have!  I did offer to help them by having some of their freebies live at my house!  Kelly x [PS, Offer denied].

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Glue Dots

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Here’s Looking at You – From the Herd

Have you seen “From the Herd?”.  It’s one of the new stamp sets available in the 2015 Occasions catalogue.  This 13 piece stamp set features the oh-so-cute farm animals all looking right at you – ready to wish you a variety of messages with 8 sentiment stamps including ‘happy birthday’, ‘from all of us’ (great for group or office cards), ‘it’s pasture birthday’ (when the card is a touch on the late side) & ‘just looking in on you … and hoping you’re feeling better soon’ (for those get well type cards).

from the herd stamp set

You don’t have to colour the animals, but they look great when coloured with the Blendabilities markers.  It’s been a fabulous chance for me to practice using these markers, which are surprisingly simple to get the hang of.  I particularly love that you get 3 colour tones of the same shade and they match Stampin’ Up! colours within the current range.  [And even better, there are 12 sets of these available for FREE as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion].  Join the ‘party animals’ and have some fun yourself!  Kelly x

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(catalogue links given for the Blendabilities, see also Sale-A-Bration catalogue)

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during January 2015 using the TF7WJGE3 to receive another free gift from me! ***

Weekly Deals & Other Stampin’ Up! Wonderfulness

It’s quite hard to keep up with all of the wonderful things Stampin’ Up! are putting on the table at the moment.  So here’s a little snapshot:

  • It’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March.  Spend $90 and receive your choice of gift from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.
  • Earn $40 of extra hostess benefits during SAB for every $400+ order (this can be a workshop order, combined order or a single shop!)
  • Lots of specials are still available on the Clearance Rack including Holiday 2014 Catalogue favourites at discounted prices.
  • This week’s Weekly Deals (available until Tuesday 28th January 2015):

*** Order online during January 2015 using the TF7WJGE3 to receive a free gift from me! ***

It’s Your Perfect Day for Perfect Wedding Cards

I’m currently experiencing a wedding lull.  Many of my family & friends have married in the past 5 years (hence the baby boom) or are yet to get to that point.  Thankfully, a customer order meant I still had a reason to make a couple of wedding cards and ink up the “Your Perfect Day” stamp set & cut up the aptly named Something Borrowed DSP.  The elegant finish of gold embossing just ‘sings’ perfect wedding to me.  And the vellum overlay is so sweet.  As many of the stamps in this set could be used for other occasions such as engagements, babies, graduations, I think this set will get quite a bit of use.  And that DSP – I {LOVE} it!  Kelly x

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Heat Tool

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