Daisy Lane Bundle

By | 09/06/2019

Isn’t this such a lovely bundle?! There are so many wonderful projects you could create. For some inspiration: –

How about this pretty card?

The punched daisies (using the Medium Daisy punch) add dimension and detail, along with a little DSP and linen thread.

Or several daisies stamped and punched, then layered on top of each other to give a fuller flower effect.

Maybe layered with the Daisy punch (carried over from the previous catalogue, purchased separately from the bundle) to create a chrysanthemum like flower.

Aren’t they all just beautiful?!

If you would like to purchase any of these product, you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

2019-20 Catalogue is LIVE!!

By | 04/06/2019

The long wait is over! The new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue is here!

2019-20 Annual Catalogue

Click on the catalogue image to download a copy of this fabulous, new catalogue and enjoy!

If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase anything from this catalogue I would love you to shop with me.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Dandelion Wishes – On Stage Swap

By | 02/06/2019

Back in April I have the privilege to attend the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Live event, held in Auckland, New Zealand for the first time. We all had a fabulous time meeting demonstrators from around the world, playing with new products.

Dandelion Wishes is one of my favourite stamp sets from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and made all the better as it is carrying over into the 2019/20 Annual catalogue. Yeah!

With On Stage being an international event I wanted to include some Kiwiana or at least a hint of it. Rather than doing something blatantly New Zealand I took colour inspiration from the many beaches that surround us. I love how the Bermuda Bay and Pacific ink colours combine to recreate the colours of the ocean. The photo doesn’t do it justice really – in real life it seems to glow.

To top it off, the dandelion has been gold embossed – again, in real life it shines beautifully.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Dandelions Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point.
Ink:
Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Versa Mark.
Miscellaneous: Gold Embossing Powder, Sponges, Heat Tool, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.

Lift Me Up

By | 26/05/2019

I love the cheerful colours in this card CASEd from LeeAnn Correale. The photo really doesn’t do it justice. The card base and mats are Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue. These colours are also carried on into the balloon with Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo making it a cheerful happy card.

The balloon and clouds were cut using Up & Away dies (142748). These dies co-ordinate beautifully with the matching stamp set Lift Me Up (142896). Both these will retire shortly and are only available while stock last.

The greeting is from the Well Written dies and the Well Said stamp set. These are currently available as a bundle which saves you 10% but this offer is only available until 2 June.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Lift Me Up (142896)
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay

Miscellaneous: Up & Away (142748), Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263), Dimensionals.

Geared Up Garage – Faux Denim

By | 22/05/2019

Stampin’ Up! have come out with a great masculine stamp set – Geared Up Garage. It has everything you need for the motor head in your family – a car, cogs, petrol can, tool chest…..

Todays card and technique comes from Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures. The faux denim is created by dragging the edge of a Night of Navy ink pad over some Balmy Blue card stock, firstly down the card stock, then across the card stock.

You may notice that the car is ever so slightly light blue. This was achieved by stamping the car with Night of Navy ink and the using a blender pen to drag the colour into the image.

I decided to make a another card using the faux denim technique but I had forgotten that I had re-inked my Night of Navy ink pad thus causing the result to be a little different. As they say, hand made is not perfect and the result is different everytime. It certainly was in this instance.

In an effort to lighten the card a little, stamped the card with Staz On ink and then used a blender pen, drawing ink from a Poppy Parade ink pad and coloured away.

The greeting in both instances come from the Well Said stamp set and Well Written dies. Both of these are from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue but are carrying over into the upcoming 2019/20 Annual Catalogue. In saying that, if you purchase these two before 2 June you can order them as a bundle and save 10%. Once the annual catalogue kicks in, they are available individually at their normal price.

As I have said before, if you’ve made a hand made card, don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope too if you are of a mind to do so. Any excuse to stamp, wouldn’t you agree. In this instance, I have stamped the petrol can, then masked it and stamped the oil splotches over the top.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Geared Up Garage, Well Said
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Staz On, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue

Miscellaneous: Garage Gears dies, Well Written dies, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263), blender pens.

Eastern Medallions – Berry Burst

By | 19/05/2019

Just to show how versatile the Eastern Medallions die set is, here is a card that uses minimal stamping and focuses on the die cut images.

This cards was inspired by a card created by Katy Harrison. Instead of using different colours behind I’ve kept it very simple by die cutting the Whisper White card stock, then simply mounting it on a piece Berry Burst card stock, then on a Whisper White card base.

Topped with Basic Jewels Rhinestones, it’s all done. It couldn’t get more simple than that.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Eastern Beauty (143675)
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst

Miscellaneous: Eastern Medallions (143725), Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263).

Hugs from Shelli

By | 15/05/2019

In the US, Stampin’ Up! runs a subscription service for their customers whereby if you subscribe to “Paper Pumpkin” you receive a regular monthly delivering of a different card kit each month. Unfortunately this is not offered in New Zealand. However, from 15 May Stampin’ Up! is offering a one off specialty Paper Pumpkin kit for the global market (while stocks last).

Here is our very own Shelli to tell you a little more about it.

If you wish to purchase this kit, it is available “while stocks last” so I suggest you do so quickly as this will be in high demand. You can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Glossy Card Stock

By | 12/05/2019

With the release of the new 2019/20 Annual Catalogue we say goodbye to our Glossy card stock. I have had this card stock for quite some time knowing that there are some great techniques you can use. And now that it is going I suddenly realised I haven’t tried any of these techniques….. oh no! So I thought I’d better get on to it before it’s too late.

I decided I’d try a technique of putting a little bit of isopropyl alcohol on a cotton ball and then add a few drops of different coloured re-inkers. Then dabbed it onto a pieces of glossy card stock. But with some many colours to choose from, which ones should I start with? I just couldn’t decide, so I didn’t. Instead I cut a sheet of glossy card stock into 8 equal pieces and had a lovely time playing with different colours combinations.

Beautiful You

It turned each of these into cards using various stamp sets, die cuts and techniques.

First up, we have a back ground of Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay (some of my favourite colours). The stamped image is from the “Beautiful You” stamp set and is heat embossed with white embossing powder directly onto the glossy card stock. Don’t forget to use your embossing buddy so that the powder doesn’t stick in the wrong place.

Electic Layers

Next we have various shades of pink – Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride. I had tried another similar combination but the difference between the shades was too little and the colours tended to blend more. I prefer this variation as it is more splotchy.

The Basic Black flowers are die cuts from the “Eclectic Layers” set and provides a silhouette like image. The greeting is from the matching “Oh So Eclectic” stamp set. Both the die set and the stamp sets are retiring as of 2 June so if you like them, you need to be in quick as they are available only while stocks last.

Chase Your Dreams

Then we have Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather. Initially I didn’t like the combination which was surprising to me as I had seen them used together before. But once it dried it improved and paired with “Chase you Dreams” dies (retiring 2 June) and a bit of Silver Foil Card stock it all comes to life.

You may also notice the texture on the card base which was achieved using the Subtle Embossing folder. It gives, as the name suggests, a very subtle texture with out adding bulk. I find I use this embossing folder almost constantly.

Lovely as a Tree

Last but certainly not the least – “Lovely as a Tree”. This is SU!s longest serving stamp set and is also retiring as of 2 June, but I’m afraid if you want it, it’s too late all supplies have gone. So I’m probably being really mean showing it here, but maybe there will be a new stamp set or two in the new catalogue that could be used the same way. All I have done here is simply stamped the image directly on the card stock using Staz On black ink. Oh, I almost forgot, the colours on the glossy card stock are Pear Pizazz and Bermuda Bay.

As I mentioned earlier a lot of these products, including the Glossy card stock are retiring on 2 June (while stock last) so if you like them you need to be in quickly to avoid disappointment.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Beautiful You, Lovely as a Tree, Petal Palette, Oh So Eclectic
Cardstock: Glossy Card stock, Whisper White (106549), Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizazz, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Silver Foil
Ink:
Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather.
Miscellaneous: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, White Embossing Poweder, Staz On, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.

Eastern Beauty meets Pineapple Punch

By | 05/05/2019

This card features the Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions dies, and one of the 2018/20 In Colors – Pineapple Punch.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and Smokey Slate ink pad. I carefully stamped the image so that it ‘joined up’ to the adjoining stamped image, added a little Pineapple Punch detail stamp.

The focal image was also stamped in Pineapple Punch, using several different stamps from the Eastern Beauty set and die cut. A second image stamped in Shaded Spruce, die cut and then trimmed to from leaves. A piece of Smokey Slate die cut with Stitched Shapes dies form the base of the embellishment.

And if you are going to the trouble of making a handmade card (and let’s face it, it’s no trouble, it’s fun), don’t forget to stamp the inside as well (any excuse to do more stamping, and there’s always the envelope too).

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Eastern Beauty (143675)
Cardstock: Pineapple Punch, Smokey Slate, Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Smokey Slate, Pineapple Punch, Shaded Spruce

Miscellaneous: Eastern Medallions (143725), Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263).

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

By | 01/05/2019

For a limited time only, Stampin’ Up! has released the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

The exclusive stamp set includes lovely images and a variety of sentiments for many occasions.

Please remember that this promotion is for May 2019 only or as long as stocks last. So to avoid disappointment make sure your order this quickly as it will be very popular.

For a closer look at this suite, Stampin’ Up! have put together a video showing the suite in more detail along with project ideas.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand the Everything Rosy Product Medley can be purchased HERE.