It’s Wednesday again – so new Weekly Deals! Thinking about Christmas coming up? The Gift Bow Die for the Big Shot makes decorative bows a breeze!!! Happy Shopping (online hostess code is SAYVFJYE)! Kelly
I have been asked to make some cards that would be suitable for teenagers. Handmade cards for kids and adult feamles are easy. Teenagers and males take a bit more thought!
I’m a social network fan – particularly Facebook – but I’m not an Instagram user. From what I understand, it’s a photo sharing site and you can ‘follow’ people and friends and see their photos – one giant world-wide photo album!
I just love this “Instgram” card with it’s bright rainbow, Itty Bitty Accents and corner rounding. Hopefully the teenager that ends up receiving this Instagram birthday card loves it too! Perhaps it will end up on their Instagram??? Now wouldn’t that be interesting! Kelly x
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Stamp Set: And Many More…
It’s here! The Stampin’ Up! 2014-15 Annual Catalogue started on 1st July – woo hoo! Another success for Stampin’ Up! – 249 pages of glorious products to buy & projects to try. I’ve signed up for another Blog Hop coordinated by the lovely ladies at ESAD. This will give you 24 blogs to ‘hop’ your way through and see lots of new catalogue ideas! If your hopping has already started, then you’ve come from Libby’s blog. Next, you’ll be off to Amity’s blog (you can find the full list of bloggers at the bottom of this post).
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.
We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.
SEEING STARS: I’ve chosen a theme of ‘stars’ to share with you today. There are quite a few stars within the Stampin’ Up! range. Here’s a visual comparison of the different stars you can punch/die cut (including some retired ones for comparison in case you still have these in your collection):
I think stars make for lovely male / neutral cards (and great female cards, kids cards, baby cards … suitable for all occasions in fact!). My first star card is all about layers. I loved the layered effect you can get when using Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating range. Start by sponging ink through the new (and fabulous) Star Decorative Mask (133777) to create a background of cascading stars. Add a couple of Stars Framelits (133723) with a stamped layer to add texture and a happy birthday message across the bottom. The final result is a simple but stunning neutral card ready for that special someone.
I then used the ‘negative’ created by the large Mossy Meadow start to create a 4″ square note card. I added Mossy Meadow chevron DSP (from the In-Colour Paper Stack) and more stars to the middle. By perfect coordination, the stamp I’ve used from Be the Star set matches with the smallest Stars Framelit & the star from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. 5 of these note cards together would make a great gift!
- Big Shot (113493) & Magnetic Platform (130658)
- Framelits: Stars (133723), Bitty Banners (129267)
- Decorative Mask – Hearts & Stars (133777)
- Itty Bitty Punch Pack (133787), Banner Punch (133519)
- Cardstock: Mossy Meadow (133683), Whisper White (106549), Basic Black (121688)
- Ink: Mossy Meadow (133645)
- Stamp Sets: Be The Star (135734/135731), And Many More (134276/134273)
- DSP: 2014-16 In Colour Paper Stack (133705)
- Accessories: Sponge Daubers (133773)
Thanks for visiting me and my stars. If you love stars as much as I do, then you’ll love some of the products that are making an appearance in the holiday catalogue – starting 28th August 2014. Any guesses???
Please continue on your blog hop journey to Amity’s blog, where you’ll find more inspiring samples using products from the 2014-15 Annual Catalogue. And if you’ve got time, leave a comment or two for the participants 🙂 Kelly x
Full list of Blog Hop Participants
2. Kelli Gordon
4. Delys Cram
9. Ann Gerlach
10. Libby Dyson
11. Kelly Kent – you are here!
12. Amity Knight
14. Louise Layton
15. Andrea Buckland
16. Yvonne Walker
17. Sally Williams
18. Debbie Lamb
19. Nerida Carter
21. Norelle Targato
22. Rochelle Blok
23. Clare Mcilhatton
24. Tracy Speight
The staff at Alexa’s day care are wonderful – and very stable – so it’s going to be a sad day for them to say Goodbye to Katie who is moving up north. The kids just adore Katie – she’s patient, kind & smiley – all of the best qualities for a child care worker. This is the card I made for Alexa to give to Katie today. Once again I went straight to the 2014-16 In Colours – they are just such nice tones! We chose a sunshine theme to go with the sun cream we got her as a small gift to take up north. The hostess only* stamp set – Hello Love has a cute little sun and I love those hearts dangling off the clouds. We will miss you Katie – best of luck for your future adventures. Kelly & Alexa x
* Specially priced hostess only stamp sets are available for purchase using hostess dollars which can be earned by hosting a $300+ workshop with your friends or ordering $300+ as a personal order. Contact me if you’d like more information.
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Let the Frozen frenzy continue! Today I am sharing all things that go into the category of party styling. Quite a few of my Frozen party décor items were ‘made with love’ using Stampin’ Up! supplies – party bags, hanging snowflakes, happy birthday banner & cupcake toppers. Then a few other lovelies to finish off. The pictures are a combination of my photography, Dad’s photography & professional photography (thanks Siobhan!). Thanks also to Southwest Special Occasions who made Maddie’s birthday cake complete with the best gluten free cupcakes I’ve ever tasted! I wish I had an excuse for parties & cupcakes every day!!! Kelly x
Stampin’ Up! Supply List:
- Festive Flurry Framelits
- Little Letters Thinlits
- Stars Framelits
- Banners Framelits
- File Tab Edgelits
- Merry Minis Punch Pack
- Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant
- Speciality: Silver Glimmer, Shimmery White
Photography: Siobhan Fitzsimmons (based in Perth)
Cake: Southwest Special Occasions (based in Bunbury)
Printables: Kids Party Printables (Etsy)
Balloon: Oasis Party Central (Bunbury)
Wow-wee! This week’s weekly deals includes two of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! products. The Cupcake Builder Cake in unreal for punch art and the Bitty Banner Framelits makes for great sentiments. If you don’t own these, now might be the time to add them to your collection – at a fabulous discounted price! Use the hostess code: SAYVFJYE for any online order and receive a free gift from me. Kelly x
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The final card in the Frozen series is the very lovable Olaf. There are lots of variations floating around cyberspace, here is mine to add to the mix. Punch art characters remain my first love! Kelly x
How to build your own snowman:
- Head: Extra-Large Oval Punch – Whisper White
- Hair: Branch from the Bird Builder Punch (stem trimmed in half) – Early Espresso
- Eyebrows: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (double cut) – Early Espresso
- Eyes: Middle size circle from Owl Builder Punch – Pacific Point & Whisper White; circles from Cupcake Builder Punch – Basic Black
- Nose: 1/2″ Circle Punch (triple cut) – Pumpkin Pie
- Mouth: Retired Small Oval Punch – Whisper White; bottom third of Extra-Large Oval Punch – Basic Black
- Tooth: 1/2″ square cardstock (corners snipped) – Whisper White
- Body: 1-1/4″ Circle Punch & 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (bottom cut off, corners snipped) – Whisper White
- Arms: Bird Builder Punch (leaves trimmed) – Early Espresso
- Buttons – Middle size circle from Owl Builder Punch – Basic Black
- Feet: Small Oval Punch – Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot
Framelits: Ovals Collection
DSP: Winter Frost (retired)
Ink: Island Indigo
Stamp Set: Label Love