Sneak Peak – File Tab Edgelits (including free 2014-15 catalogue printable tabs)

Tomorrow is the 1st July – a new financial year, the middle of winter and ……… the arrival of the 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  My last sneak peak for you, before you can get your hands on it all yourself, is the File Tab Edgelits.  They come with 2 file tab edgelits and 3 number framelits (you may have noticed these in my picnic punch art card) – so many cute ways to use this very economical set.

If you like to be organised (and I do amongst the chaos!), then file tabs are a perfect addition to your catalogue for quick referencing of each section.  If you’d like to make these yourself, please download the file tabs document here and follow the instructions below.  If you’d like to purchase a set of ready made file tabs for your catalogue ($5 including postage Australia wide), please email me.  Kelly x

Note: some of the links to new products in this blog post will come up with an error until the catalogue becomes available to the general public on 1st July 2014.

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Making your file tabs:

1. Download the file tab template.  Print the document onto any colour cardstock you like. I chose 4 different colours, so I could separate my catalogue into sections (Melon Mambo – stamp sets, Crushed Curry – Paper & Accessories, Old Olive – Tools, Bermuda Bay – Party & Index).

2. Cut 2.5cm off the top of your printed page and 2.3-2.5cm off the left side (this depends on how your printer prints – you may want to print a test page first to check the margins).

3. Starting at the left margin, cut three 5.5cm strips.

4. Take each strip and starting at the top margin, cut into 2.2cm sections.

5. You should now have 27 rectangles each measuring 5.5cm wide & 2.2cm deep with the writing roughly in the top middle.

6. Using the File Tab Edgelits, cut each of the rectangles into a tab shape.  I used the ‘middle’ tab edgelit, lining it up at the top edge of the cardstock and roughly in the middle.

7. Attach the tabs at even intervals (see page suggestions below).

PG 7       GIFT &PACKAGING

PG 25     MEMORY KEEPING

PG 43     BIRTHDAY

PG 61     WEDDING

PG 73     BABY

PG 83     KIDS

PG 95     HOME DECOR

PG 103   CARD GIVING

PG 145   THANKS

PG 155   ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

PG 177   COLOUR COLLECTIONS

PG 185   DSP

PG 189   PROJECT LIFE

PG 193   PAPER

PG 195   ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD

PG 197   KITS & BASE MATERIALS

PG 205   ADHESIVES & MASKS

PG 207   EMBELLISHMENTS

PG 211   COLOURING

PG 215   SCORING & CUTTING

PG 219   PUNCHES

PG 225   DIE CUTTING & EMBOSSING

PG 235   STAMPING ACCESSORIES

PG 237   HOST A PARTY

PG 241   JOIN THE PARTY

PG 243   STAMP INDEX

PG 245   GREETING & ALPHABET INDEX

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Sneak Peak – Baby Bundle

I was delighted to find the Baby Bundle (Something for Baby & Baby’s First) in the demonstrator pre-order.  I’m in a phase of my life where I’m surrounded by new babies, so a baby themed stamp set with matching framelits was right up my alley.  And it hasn’t disappointed – I just love the little coathanger & tie!!!  There is a lovely variety of baby ‘things’ that make beautiful cards.  Today I’ve paired it with the new Lullaby DSP, which is also a great product for all things baby!  Pink for girls and blue for boys – sugar & spice, puppy dogs tails and all that stereotyping!  The matching stamps & framelits make card making a breeze.  Babies not your thing?  Stay tuned, because in future blog posts, I’ll show you what else the “baby” framelits can do.  Kelly x

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Baby’s First

Punches: Owl Builder

Stamp Sets: Something for Baby, Zoo Babies

DSP: Lullaby

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Cardstock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig

 

Note: some of the links to new products in this blog post will come up with an error until the catalogue becomes available to the general public on 1st July 2014.

Retiring – Pop n Cuts… Photo Finish?

Less than a week now til the new catalogue is up & running.  But that also means only a few days left to buy retiring products from the current catalogue!

Today’s share is a custom card I made for a lovely lady I work with.  She wanted something special for a 50th birthday with a horse & family theme.  Pop n Cuts are my go-to when I want a very special card and I’m sad to see them on the retirement list.  I love the easy 3D feature and because it sits open, it can be a small piece art the recipient can put on display.  I added in the also retiring Dress Up Framelits to create a ‘one-of-a-kind’ themed card complete with a hand cut jockey outfit.  Modern Medley encases the Pop n Cuts card to give it a lovely masculine finish.

Don’t make your retirement list order a photo finish!  If you’re in WA (like me) and want to order anything from the retirement list, your order needs to be lodged with SU!HQ by 9pm on 30th June.  Stampin’ Up! are based in the Eastern States, so everything runs on EST.  But that also means that new releases are often at a reasonable time (9pm is much kinder than 11pm or 1am if you’re in NZ!!!).  If you want to sneak in one more retirement list order, you still have time!  Email me or order online.  Happy shopping!  Kelly x

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Sneak Peak – New In-Colours are a “Work of Art”

After spending some time with the new in-colours I have decided my favourite is Blackberry Bliss.  It’s rich and warm and gorgeous!!!  The other 4 colours are also beautiful and I can see them getting a lot of use (especially the Mossy Meadow & Lost Lagoon combo for some Wetlands cards!).  You don’t have to decide on a favourite straight away – the best way to try all 5 colours is in a Cardstock & Pad Kit.

To show them all off, I’ve made a matching card set using quite a few of the new products including the Work of Art stamp set, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits & Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

I’ve also made an insert for ink refill – you can download this here – with all the new colours included [I needed to do a manual update for MDS for the new colours to appear – if you’re a MDS user, and you don’t have the new in-colours by now, you’ll need to do this too!].  The inserts for the existing colours and information on sizing can be found here.

So, as you can see I’ve been busy playing with my new products.  Not long now til you can order too!  The new catalogue starts 1st July 2014.  If you’d like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.  Or, if you live in Bunbury, please come to my launch on 5th July! Kelly x

Note: some of the links to new products in this blog post will come up with an error until the catalogue becomes available to the general public on 1st July 2014.

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Tangelo Twist

Tangelo Twist

Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon

Blackberry Bliss

Blackberry Bliss

Mossy Meadow

Mossy Meadow

 

Hello Honey

Hello Honey

 

2014-16 In Colour Ink Refill Case

2014-16 In Colour Ink Refill Case

 

 

 

Weekly Deals – 25th June 2014

Next round of weekly deals!  These finish on Tuesday 1st July 2014.  If you’d like to shop online, the hostess code is: 6UXXMJZY.  All online orders receive a free gift from me!  Kelly x

 

Scallop Tag Card – French Door Style

Remember the very popular Scallop Tag Closure Card?  Most of the ones I’ve seen (and all of the ones I’ve made), the tags meet up on the right side of the card.  I wanted to show off some lovely (retiring) DSP, so have changed the folds and now the tags meet up in the middle.  It reminds me of beautiful French doors with a lovely garden view!  This card is for a lovely friend, who was lucky enough to keep her birthday to herself after her daughter arrived into the world the day before!  (See yesterday’s post for Sophie’s birthday card).  Happy Birthday Narelle – may your day be peaceful, calm & filled with delight!  Kelly x  PS, I particularly love the vellum embossed flowers on this card – I hadn’t tried this before but will definitely be doing it again – the effect is lovely!

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Quick instructions:

1. Take half a piece of A4 cardstock (the size you usually use for a C6 card)

2. Mark each short side at the half way point.  Insert into your Scallop Tag Topper Punch and line up so the mark is in the middle of the punch.  You’ll need to feed your paper above the paper guide on the punch and look at the back to see your mark.  Punch each side.

3. Line up your cardstock in your paper trimmer so you cut off the excess card on each side of the tag (do this on both sides with tags).

4. Place your cardstock in your Simply Scored and score 2″ from each tag.  Fold your card up so that it looks like French doors.  Decorate as desired.

Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelit: Chalk Talk

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Pansy

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Vellum

DSP: Gingham Garden^

Ink: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green^

Stampin’ Write Marker: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Embossing Powder: Melon Mambo^

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Stippled Blossoms, Chalk Talk

Accessories: Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, retired ribbon

^ Denotes a product is on the 2014 Retirement List.  Retirement List products available until 30 June 2014 or sold out.

 

My Little Stampin’ Kingdom – Ben & Holly wish Sophie a Happy Birthday!

One of Alexa’s besties turns 3 today.  From within the walls of my little stampin’ kingdom, I have made her a “Little Kingdom” Ben & Holly punch art birthday card.  Little Kingdom is made by the same producers as Peppa Pig and is a big hit in our house.  Daddy Kent sits with Alexa, eyes glued to ABC-2 watching Ben, Holly, Miss Plum, Gaston and numerous other elf & fairy type characters – all in the name of father-daughter bonding (or so I am told).  I think Little Kingdom is also a hit in Sophie’s house, so I hope she loves this paper art creation.  I hope to have a tutorial for you in the future, but have run out of time at the moment.  As an aside, this is my last full week as a stay at home mum – next week I return to the ‘real world’ of work as a Speech Pathologist.  I’m hoping this doesn’t slow down my blogging and papercraft!!!

Happy Birthday to Sophie, we hope you have a wonderful day!  Kelly x

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Ben

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