Thursday, 18 January 2018

Turn a Negative into a Positive!

We don't often think about the Negative piece we create when die know that piece that leaves the shape in the card stock of what you have just cut?...the piece you inevitably throw away.

Well, now I am on a roll and back in the swing, as mentioned yesterday, I'm on a CASE-ing run and todays card is CASE'd from Mary Fish of Stampin' Pretty in the U.S. I'm a HUGE fan of Mary's because I am so drawn to her style. It's sharp, clean, crisp, light, simple....well you get the idea.

What a fantastic way to use the "Negative" piece of this beautiful die.

It's such a simple layout too but I think its the color combo that really makes it pop. 

I have also used another die set for the word "Hugs". Interestingly, that die cut word is actually surrounded by a circle when cut.

So I just cut each side at the end of the word and cut it out of its surround. my haste to apply the finishing touches, I have added Black Rhinestones to the bottom.....which are now Retired! (slaps head).
But you could use any embellishment or Rhinestone you wish or even leave them off all together. 

This card took no time at all to create..I do love quick and simple cards.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card today.
A full list of items used to create this card features below and all items are available from my online store.

Until next time
Happy Stamping! (tap tap tap)

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Pandas Celebrate

It's been a while since I last blogged....I don't know where time has gone.
It has been an extremely busy first 2 weeks of the month and new year and it took me away from my creating desk.....until now.

During the break, the mojo definitely took a hit...well it went on its own holiday so I had to look for ways to get it to come back.

Cue Pinterest! With so many gorgeous new products and so many creative people making so many stunning creations, I was really spoiled for choice. 
Usually when I have suffered a lag in motivation, I like to get the momentum going again by CASE-ing. I saw so many things I wanted to CASE, I had to make a list.

First on the list was a cute card I had seen on social media by dutch demonstrator Janneke de Jong using the Party Pandas stamp set.

Janneke used a different colour combo and my intention for this card was to celebrate the birth of a boy. So I wanted to keep the colours neutral or at least masculine themed. I have kept Jannekes layout the same.

I have been eager to use this set since I received it. It is such a cute set.
It can also be earned for free during Sale-a-bration on a qualifying order along with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

My tip for this card would be to use Momento Ink to stamp the Panda.
 I originally used Archival Black and it smudged so I switched inks to stamp it again.

Also, when die cutting the "Celebrate", be sure to pass it through the big shot a few times as the Glimmer Paper is a little thicker to cut through.

I really enjoyed making this card this morning and it has certainly helped with motivation. In fact, I will go and get organised to create a few more now I have the taste for it again.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card today.
A full list of items used to make this card features below and all items are available from my online store.
 Sale-a-bration items are not available for purchase and are available for FREE on a qualifying order until March 31st only.

Until next time
Happy Stamping! (tap tap tap)

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Sale-a-bration is here!

It's that time of year again! My favourite time, when we get to experience Stampin' Up!s BIGGEST Sales event of the year - Sale-a-bration.

There is more on offer and with so many gorgeous new products to choose from, its hard to resist. Its also hard to choose just quietly!

Each month I like to share the love with loyal customers who shop with me. I send them a gift for ordering no matter the amount and I like to make them a handmade card using new products that I have fallen in love with.

This month, when customers place their online Stampin' Up! through my store and spend $90 (excl post) and they use this unique Hostess Code on their order (aus only)


they are going to receive:
This thank you card made with products from the new Petal Palette Suite

A Pack of Petal Pair Embossing Folders Valued at $16ea

AND an entry into the draw to win the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and Coordinating Stamp Set valued at $83.00.

PLUS! because they have spent $90, they will get to choose 1 sale-a-bration item for FREE!

The rewards are amazing and on offer for EVERY $90 spent, so spend $180 and choose two items for free and so on.

Of course there is always the even better option of joining - even more perks to be had!

All of the products used to make the card above are from the newly released 2018 Occasions Cataloge and from the Petal Palette Suite that features on pages 22 and 23 of the catty.

Black and White is so stylish and always stays on trend. 
Plus you can easily coordinate any other color with it.
The whole range of products in the suite coordinate with each other.

A full list of items used features below and are available from my store.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card for my Jan customers.

Until next time
Happy Stamping! (tap tap tap)

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Heartfelt Blooms

This stamp set that you can choose for FREE during Sale-a-bration 2018 is absolutely STUNNING!!

When I first saw it in the brochure, I was blown away.
It looks so life-like and real. Almost 3D.
I knew I had to have it.

Then after scouring Pinterest and seeing the cards made with it, I was inspired to create.

It's called Heartfelt Blooms.
I just love the way this looks stamped.

Word of warning though, when you ink this, it won't ink evenly...well it looks as though it's not inked evenly....its ok! 
Its meant to look like that...I think! lol

Have a few practice stamps with it first on some scrap paper so you can get used to how to ink it.

I don't work with Daffodil Delight very often but I saw this color combo on Pinterest and immediately fell in love. I threw in Smokey Slate so it wasn't too much black on the Daffodil.

This was also another excuse (like I need one!) to use the Gold Faceted Gems, which in my opinion look exactly like the centre of a flower and I love how they bling!

I have also used some of the gorgeous new Shimmer Ribbon from the SAB brochure too.

I love how this card turned out and I can't wait to use that stamp set again.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card today.
A list of the items used features below.

Until next time
Happy Stamping! (tap tap tap)

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