Thank You

It’s Wednesday today, which means its “Washi Wednesday” where we get to create cards using the lovely Washi Tape.

I did these cards a couple of weeks ago for some Thank You Cards for my customers.  I ended up doing a couple of each which is unusual for me as I don’t often create a number of the same cards, but I love how quick & easy cards are able to be created using Washi Tape.  You don’t have to have a couple of layers like I have, you could easily just create using your Base Card.

To grab your Free Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

For my card today I’ve used the Faux Linen Technique to create my card.  I’ve also used “The Open Sea” (Retired) – the perfect stamp set for a male.

Be sure to pop on over to the “Technique Treats” Page where you are able to purchase a Tutorial showing you more cards using this fun technique.

Sorry for the short post today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers – September

A huge thank you once again, to everyone who has been supporting us throughout our adventure/s.  It is very much appreciated.

Each month we release a set of 3 cards using DSP (Designer Series Paper), along with a septemberSketch, Supplies, Measurements & Instructions.  It is a way to get you to use up that lovely stash of Paper you have sitting in your cupboard.  The sketches are able to be used over & over so that you are creating entirely different looks.

This month we are playing with the lovely DSP Stack – Playful Palette.  I will admit although I love the papers I was finding them very hard to use.  Now that I have cut into it, ideas are flowing!

Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

I am sharing with you today one of the cards created for our Pretty Pattern PapersTutorials which are launched the middle of each month.

If you are not familiar with this, it is to try & get you to use your DSP lying around in your cupboard which you don’t really want to cut into, but know that you have so much of the stuff that you really have to start using it.  I know, I was exactly the same & now, well I just love making that first cut into the Paper!  The beauty of these Tutorials, is that the DSP does not have to be current, just as long as you are using your DSP is all that matters.

Don’t forget to check out our “Pretty Pattern Papers” Page for more inspiration!

Until, next time, Happy Stampin’

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Sending a Smile…

… Your Way with “Love & Affection” Stamp Set.

As mention in my Newsletter, I am going to try & convince you all to use your “Washi Tape” & try something new.  With that in mind, let’s call it “Washi Wednesday, so hopefully each Wednesday I will have a card using this fantastic product.  Stampin’ Up! have the most gorgeous Tape & I can bet we all have a bunch of it hey.  I thought it would be a great idea to start using it & then try & encourage you to play with it.  I know, I bet it is sitting in the bottom of your drawer!!!!!  The beauty about Washi Tape is it can help create quick & easy cards which can still have a WOW about #1---Junethem.

I’ve actually created my card using a sketch I made way back in June – same layout, different look.  You will be able to see the original one by clicking on this link & another card using the same layout here.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to grab a Free Tutorial for today’s card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Thank You

I have been very quiet the last week but that doesn’t mean to say that I have not been creating.  Although in saying that things happen & we get a bit sidetracked.

Today’s card is one created a little while ago for a couple of “Thank You” Cards & I’ve suddenly realised that I never shared it.

The card is simple design using the lovely Stamp Set – “Grateful Bunch” along with the co-ordinating Blossoms Punch.  I’ve added little touches of Mint Maracron with the Blender Pen in the leaves.  It was teamed up with Flirty Flamingo Ink & Cardstock along with Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock.  I finished it off by adding a large Pearls to the centre of the flower & then randomly scattering small ones around the front.

To grab your own free tutorial, along with Instructions, Supply List & Measurements (Metric & Imperial), please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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PS  Goes to show how busy I am creating for you as I did post this Card, but never mind, just in case you missed it!  Have a lovely day!

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Technique Treats – September

Toady is the launch of September’s Technique Treats & boy, do we have 2 fun techniques for you to play with – Faux Linen (2 ways) & Faux Torn Paper (2 ways).

If you have never played with these techniques, now is your chance.  No 2 cards will ever8  September - TT turn out the same, but hey that is the beauty of techniques.  As the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue was launched on Thursday, we thought it would be heaps of fun playing with “A Day at the Beach” Stamp Set.  This Stamp Set screams “Summer” & of course in OZ we spend a lot of our time on the beach, pool or swimming & playing in the creeks.

I’m so happy with our cards that this month you will thoroughly enjoy creating the cards we have for you.  Be sure to keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more cards using this fantastic stamp set.

Just for $AUD4.00, you receive the following –

  • List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

Inspiration delivered to your Inbox!

To purchase this month’s treats or past treats, please click on the Technique Page.

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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You are Tea-riffic

My card today is one I created for a special friend who did a couple of things for me.  I was very much taken back by her kindness so thought a nice card would show my appreciation.

I don’t have a tutorial for you today, but will try & remember how I did the card from the photo – the original has long gone in the post.

I’ve used the “Cups & Kettles” Framelits Dies (retired) for my card.  I cut a piece of the “Have a Cuppa” DSP (retired) & adhered it to the bottom part of a piece of Whisper White Card.  The “Pleated Skirt” has been created from the same DSP Stack.  It was then adhered to the top of the DSP before layering a piece of Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon above the skirt & again across the top of the skirt.

The Teapot was cut from Melon Mambo Card using the Framelit Dies & adhered onto the Card Front.  The lid was adhered above the Teapot with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Heart has been cut from Melon Mambo Card & adhered to the Card.  The wavy lines were cut from scraps of Whisper White Card & adhered across the Teapot.

I stamped the Sentiment from “A Nice Cuppa” Stamp Set (retired), direct onto the Card Front in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The Card Front was then layered to the Base Card – Whisper White.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today.

Until next time, Happy Stamping’

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Thank You

Happy Monday Stampers!

Once again, thank you so much for your support & feedback.  I love creating & it is always a great feeling when you know that there are people out there that enjoy your work.  It helps to keep you going!

My card today is one I created sometime ago & actually forgot to post.  Better later than never!

I’ve used the lovely little “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set, along with the matching “Blossom” Punch.  You have to love Stampin’ Up! for making creating so easy. I’ve teamed it up with the new In-Colour – Flirty Flamingo, but kept it simple with Basic Black & Whisper White.

I quickly coloured the leaves with Mint Macaron using my Blender Pen & scattered Pearls to finish the card.

Don’t forget, if you click on the link above the photo, you are able to download a free tutorial which includes a list of supplies & measurements (imperial & metric).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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A Little Thanks

I’ve used the Emboss Resist Technique on my card today.  It happens to be one of the 7  August - TTTechniques from our current Technique Treats, along with the Double Embossing Technique.  I will be honest & say that this is one of my favourite techniques.  All kinds of possibilities.  I’ve also used the “Swirly Bird” Bundle.

I wasn’t too sure what I was going to do with the piece once I had created it, but then decided to cut it into pieces to create a Mosaic Background.  I’m very happy with the card now.

For a Free Tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.  It also includes all the supplies & measurements (Imperial & Metric).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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