A New Catalogue!

Hello.  Are you ready to get your creative juices flowing?

Exciting news! Stampin’ Up! have released the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  To download a PDF copy, click HERE.

It’s jam-packed full of new and wonderful products.  To see what’s on offer, click HERE

Here’s a little taste:

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

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Fitting for Paintball

Hello.  Yesterday my son attended a paintball birthday party and asked if I could make a card for the birthday boy.  I find it relatively easy making cards for females, however, when it comes to masculine cards I struggle somewhat, especially teenage boys!

I searched though my craft paper stash and came up with a fitting piece.  The piece isn’t from Stampin’ Up!, but its what I had on hand and its what worked.

All stamped images and cardstock are Stampin’ Up! and those supplies will be listed below.  The stamp sets (Timeless Textures & Better Together) on this card will be carrying over to the new Catalogue, which is wonderful news as they are some of my favourites.

By the way, the boys had a blast!

Here’s what I came up with.

The Timeless Textures stamp set is wonderful for creating backgrounds!

The sentiment has been popped up by using dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping  by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

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Retiring List and Colour Revamp

Hello.  It’s all a buzz around Stampin’ Up! today!  The Retirement List is now available and in addition to this, there is the exciting news of a Colour Revamp. All details are below.

Retirement List:

This is your last chance to purchase products you’ve had your eye on.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

  • Items on the retiring list are those that will no longer be offered by Stampin’ Up! after 31 May 2018;
  • These items are only while stocks last or until 31 May 2018;
  • Some items to sell out quickly, so don’t delay purchasing any items on your “must have” list.

To view all products retiring, click HERE

Colour Revamp:

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of colour. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on colour trends across different markets and industries. When they see changes happening, they review our colour spectrum to ensure that they remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Colour Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colours, Stampin’ Up! decided it was time to give their colour collections a makeover.

Details:

There are still four colour collections, each with ten colours. There is also a new colour group called Basics.

In order to keep our colour collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection into the new Basic collection. We’ve also moved a few colours into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colourful!

Whilst we will be saying goodbye to some colours, there are stunning new colours being added to the collections.  There are also some favourites returning!!  Stay tuned for more information down the track.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • 13 core colours are retiring, plus the 5 InColours (note: Flirty Flamingo will be returing to the Brights Collection;
  • A basics collection is being introduced, including Whisper White, Basic Black and Very Vanilla;
  • 10 brand new colours are joining the collections, plus 5 new InColours;
  • 6 previous InColours are returning to be part of the collections;
  • The Neutrals collection will now feature some colour

Retiring Colours:

In Colours

Colour Collections

Archival Inks

*Archival inks are retiring, however there will be a Basic Black (StazOn) and Basic Gray (Classic Ink formulation) ink option in the new Annual Catalogue.

You will continue to be able to order these colours until May 31st. If you order by May 7th, you can rest assured your order will be fulfilled, even if the items are backorderd. After that, it will be while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

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Thank You to My Local Radio Station

Hello.  Recently I was lucky enough to win tickets via my local radio station, to see the movie, ‘I Can Only Imagine’.  Today’s card is on its way to the station…

Bart Millard, lead singer of the band Mercy Me, shares the true story behind the song ‘I Can Only Imagine’.

The movie blew me away to the point that I couldn’t speak about it for a long while afterwards.  The feeling you are left with is hard to explain.   It does something inside you.  I cried in the movie and when I say cried, I mean I was a bawling mess (my husband even cried!)…and still had tears falling down my cheeks for the whole ½ hour drive home.  This movie is POWERFUL, beautiful, moving and inspirational.  I cannot speak highly enough about the movie and have been both compelled to create a card and write this post.

If you’ve never heard of the movie, click HERE to see the trailer.

The card front is from the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack, the sentiment is from the Southern Serenade stamp set.  Both sets are available in the Occasions Catalogue until 31 May 2018.  All supplies to create this card are listed below.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

 

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Creative Class Projects

Hello.  Last week I held a Creative Card making class and these are the projects we made.  All products used will be listed below.

The first card was a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything) from Canadian demonstrator Marcy Denning, which I found during a search on Google Images.  I have edited the card slightly to come up with this version. The butterfly is from the Watercolor Wings stamp set. Colours used on the butterfly are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo.  The background ‘dot’ stamp and the sentiment are from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

We also created a small 3D item to coordinate with the butterfly card and holds one chocolate bar (dark chocolate and cranberry…Yum!).

On the second card we used the Delightful Daisy designer series paper.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  This card design is a great way to utilise your DSP and can also be easily mass produced using other DSP’s you have in your craft stash.  If you love your DSP, you will chop it!  Back it up with coordinating cardstock and you’re done.

I hope you’ve found some time to be creative.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

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Farewell Card

Hello.  My husband asked me if I was able to create a farewell card for a work colleague who was leaving.  This is what I came up with.

The card on this post contains products from Stampin’ Up! as well as products from my craft stash.  Stampin’ Up! products used will be listed below.   The card, folded, measures 25.5 x 15.2cm (10″ x 6″).

I used Whisper White cardstock for the base, matted it with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, distressed edges and used a Stampin’ sponge to add Early Espresso ink to all edges.

On the next matting piece I used Sweet Sugarplum ink and the ‘shaving cream‘ technique.  I then die cut the largest butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits dies on the right hand side of this piece, as I knew it was going to be covered up with the remaining pieces of cardstock and paper.  Distressed and, once again sponged Early Espresso ink around all edges. I used Bermuda Bay ink to stamp ‘splotches’ from the Watercolour stamp set to this piece.

I then used Early Espresso cardstock and paper from my craft stash. I tore the bottom edges of these pieces, distressed and inked all edges and matted them onto the card.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped a small butterfly image from the Watercolour Wings stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink and then die cut the image.

I sponged Bermuda Bay ink around the edges of both butterflies, then adhered the largest one to the card front.  Added some mini sequin trim and silver metallic thread then adhered the smaller butterfly.  I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the centre of the smaller butterfly.

The sentiment was die cut from Bermuda Bay cardstock and adhered to the card front.  I added Clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents to the sentiment.

I enjoyed making this card and would like to wish the recipient much luck in their new venture.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

 

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Card Making with Memories & More Packs

Hello.  I have fallen in love with the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  The paper is a collection of black and white hand painted watercolour designs which can also be customised by sponging ink over the backgrounds, coloured in with Stampin’ Blends or Markers.  You can even stamp extra images over some of the papers in your desired colour.

Inspired by the Petal Passion Suite is the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  The card pack consists of 72 double sided cards, including accent sheets, sticker sheets and acetate overlays.  The Memories & More pack is great for memory keeping, scrapbooking and making gift tags.  One other way to use the pack is for card making.

I have paired the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack with the Petal Passion DSP, co-ordinating cardstock and other products to make the cards in this post.  A full product list is available at the bottom of this post.

The beauty of the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack is that they can be simple backgrounds on a card or cut to suit your card design.

I’ve had fun making cards with this pack!

The Petal Passion Memories & More card pack is available in the Occasions Catalogue until 31 May 2018.

I used markers from my craft stash to add some colour to the image on the card below.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

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Heartfelt Blooms Highlight

Hello.  The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is one that I had gone back and forth deciding whether I should get it or not.  I did and this stamp does not disappoint.  The large floral stamp is made of red rubber and looks fairly flat, until you ink it up, that’s when the magic really happens.  The intricate details appear right before your eyes. Oh, and when you stamp it onto cardstock….WOW!  I’m so impressed with this stamp.

On today’s card I wanted the floral image to shine, so decided to use a simple colour combination, Whisper White and Berry Burst.

To create the card I used a Berry Burst cardstock for the base, I then matted the base with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  All edges have been distressed.  I repeated the distressing on a piece of Berry Burst DSP from the Fresh Florals paper stack and slightly curled two opposing corners. I stamped the floral image (Heartfelt Blooms stamp set) and sentiment (Southern Serenade stamp set) onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then tore the cardstock around the image and sentiment, and distressed the edges.  I then, very lightly, splattered on some Berry Burst ink and clear Wink of Stella.  Added three Berry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots.  Adhered all the layers together.  I stamped the floral image on the envelope and the inside of the card, which has been matted with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is available FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you spend  $90.00 AUD or more from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues.  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31.  To find out more click on the image below.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

 

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Cards to Mass Produce

Hello.  I was playing around with the Southern Serenade stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue and came up with a simple design that makes it so easy to mass produce and before you know it, you’ve made a pile of cards ready to go at short notice.

Create an assembly line and get ready to mass produce!

For your assembly line; cut and score your card bases, cut a set of  coloured cardstock panels and cut a set of focal image panels.

To make the most of your assembly line, do all stamping first, then adhere the focal image panel to the coloured panel and adhere to the card base.

I used Whisper White cardstock for the card bases and focal panels, with the exception of one of the cards which uses Very Vanilla cardstock (for a vintage feel). The coloured cardstock coordinates with the stamped background image.

I stamped the largest floral image and sentiment onto the focal panel. I then used an ink that would coordinate with the coloured cardstock and stamped the largest lace image over the flowers.  Matt the focal image panel onto the coloured cardstock panel and adhere to the card base.

To add a touch of shimmer to the flowers, I used a little clear Wink of Stella.  I stamped the envelope and inside the card with both the floral and lace images to allow the theme to flow.

To dress up some of the cards, I added a little bling.

I hope this post has inspired to get creative.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

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Birthday Card with Dragonflies

Hello. Last week I posted a Valentine’s Day Card using shaving cream and ink to create the background.  I had so much fun with the technique and ended up creating a few (okay, maybe more) backgrounds that are now ready to become part of a card.

On this card I used Bermuda Bay ink and shaving cream to create the background.  For details of the technique, click HERE.

I die cut two sets of the dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies using Basic Black cardstock.  Adhered one set on top of the other to create more dimension. To add a little shimmer to the dragonflies, I used a touch of Wink of Stella.

Once the background was dry I sponged Basic Black ink around the edges, I then used the splatter stamp from the Waterfront Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Black ink randomly over the background.  I then used the same stamp and once again, stamped it randomly using Versamark ink (a sticky watermark ink) and sprinkled silver embossing powder over the background and heat embossed it.  (The embossing powder sticks to the areas stamped with Versamark.)

The dragonflies were then added to the card front towards to top, leaving some space at the bottom for the sentiment.

The sentiment is from the Southern Serenade stamp set and was stamped using Basic Black ink. I die cut it using the oval die from the Stitched Shape framelits dies.  I sponged black ink around the edges of the oval.  I used Silver Metallic Thread to add another element to the card and attached it to the back of the oval and using dimensionals, added the oval the card front.

I adhered the card front to the cardbase, stamped a sentiment inside and decorated the envelope with the splatter stamp.

The Waterfront and Southern Serenade stamp sets are both from the Occasions Catalogue and are only available until 31 May 2018.  If you live in Australia and would like to purchase any products, you can shop at my online store 24/7.  To head over to my store, simply can click on a product image below, or click the Shop 24/7 image at the top right hand side of this blog or click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Follow your bliss. x

 

 

 

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