Lots of Happy Card Kit

By | 28/01/2018

This card kit is proving to be very popular so I thought I’d share a video to show you what it is all about.

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase these products or any other Stampin’ Up! products you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Heartfelt Blooms – 2018 SAB – Stampin’ Blends

By | 26/01/2018

It’s amazing how often things can be more than they seem on first impression.

Heartfelt Blooms certainly falls into that category.  It didn’t occur to me that you could colour it but with Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends you can and the result is great.  Recently I saw an example from Barbara Voss using Soft Suede ink then focal points coloured with Stampin’ Blends.  I had a go and this is the result.

It’s a very subtle but simple card which I don’t feel requires anything else.  Pretty image, pretty colours, simple!  I can image a gift set of these with different greetings, perfect.

This stamp set can be yours free as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Heartfelt Blooms (2018 SAB)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink:  Soft Suede

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Blends (Light Old Olive, Light Daffodil Delight, Light Pumpkin Pie).

Lots of Lavender – 2018 SAB

By | 22/01/2018

Lots of Lavender is another 2018 Sale-a-bration stamp set you can earn for free when you spend NZ$110.

This is another ‘two step stamping’ set that allows you to stamp an image and then colour it with another stamp/s to create a water colour effect.

In this instance, I have stamped the main focal image a number of times around the greeting from Butterfly Basics on Whisper White cardstock.  Once again I have used Early Espresso instead of black for the outline to give a slightly softer look.  To colour the image I have used Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi and for the greeting Elegant Eggplant.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Lots of Lavender (2018 SAB), Butterfly Basics

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Party Pandas – Party Time – Sale-a-bration

By | 18/01/2018

Party time!

These Pandas look like they are having a fabulous time, wouldn’t you agree?

This panda image has been stamped multiple times around the edge of the Whisper White Card stock using Early Espresso ink.  I rarely use black as it is too harsh and I find that Early Espresso is dark enough for the brain to interpret at black, unless of course you put it immediately next to black.

I have coloured the hats using the Stampin’ Write markers for a colourful addition.

The greeting in the middle is stamped in Emerald Envy and is from Butterfly Basics.  I find myself using this set constantly.

For the inside I have used another image from Party Pandas.  Isn’t it fun?

Earn Party Pandas for free when you spend NZ$110.  Feel free to contact me for details.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Party Pandas (2018 SAB)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Soft Sky
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Sky
Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Brusho Crystal Colour

By | 17/01/2018

Another exciting new product from Stampin’ Up! – Brusho Crystal Colour.  This product can be used in a number of different ways to give your a variety of free style effects.

For the low down on this product we have the lovely Carrie from home office:-

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase these products or any other Stampin’ Up! products you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Beautiful Day – Floating Watercolour

By | 15/01/2018

One of the advantages of being an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to attend several events through out the year and at some of these events such as big our On Stage event we receive free products ahead of their release along with a sneak peak at the new catalogue.

Equally I also attend regular team training events where we can choose to take part in  a ‘swap’ (we make a number of cards the same and swap them with other demonstrators).  So the stamp set I have used for today’s card is one that I received at the Auckland On Stage event in November and the card was my swap for the December team training.

The stamp used is “Beautiful Day” and it is in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue starting from 3 January 2018.

To create the colouring on the butterfly, I firstly heat embossed with gold embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock, spritzed with water until quite wet.  Using an Aqua Painter I picked up colour from dips of re-inker, just touched it to the water and let nature take it’s course.  The colour just floats out into which ever direction it chooses to give the mottled effect.  Each card butterfly looks different.  Once it had dried, I applied a light coat of clear Wink of Stella, just for that bit of sparkle.

The back ground is created using a combination of Timeless Textures and Butterfly Basics stamp sets.

I must confess that the other swaps didn’t have the rhinestones on them….. I had a little bit of an accident when stamping this particularly card.  I broke the golden rule and rocked that stamp a little thus leaving a bit of the outline showing….. what better place to put a rhinestone?!

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 Day (2018 Occasions Catalogue), Butterfly Basics, Timeless Textures

Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizazz, Versa Mark

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Paper snips

Heartfelt Blooms

By | 13/01/2018

 Believe it or not, you can earn this stamp set (Heartfelt Blooms) for free!

This lovely stamp set includes 1 image and several  greetings in a beautiful font.

I have stamped Whisper White Card stock with Sweet Sugar Plum for the image, and Berry Burst  for the greeting.  This has all been layered onto the matching card stock and topped with a Berry Burst Crinkle Ribbon.

And if pink isn’t your colour, how about blue?  In this instance Marina Mist and Night of navy.

And I bet you noticed the Rhinestones on the blue version.  That wasn’t my original intent however once again I made a wee mistake….. perfect spot for a rhinestone I’d say…. wouldn’t you?

Stunning card achieved without difficulty.  Sometimes simple really is the best.

For more ideas and information, please feel free to check out the following video direct from Stampin’ Up!.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Heartfelt Blooms (2018 SAB)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Sweet Sugar Plum, Berry Burst, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Ink:  Sweet Sugar Plum, Berry Burst, Marina Mist, Night of Navy

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Basic Rhinestones, Paper snips, Berry Burst Crinkle Ribbon, Night of Navy Crinkle Ribbon.

Barn Door Bundle

By | 11/01/2018

One of the new exciting products that Stampin’ Up! have just realeased is the new Barn Door stamp set and co-ordinating Sliding Door Framelits dies which can be used to create fabulous interactive cards.  These items can also be purchased as part of a bundle to save 10%.

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase these products or any other Stampin’ Up! products you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Party Panda – Sale-a-bration

By | 09/01/2018

With the release of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue, we also have the start of Sale-a-bration which runs from 3 January through to 31 March.

Send NZ$110 on any products and choose a free Level 1 item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Send NZ$220 and choose either two free Level 1 items or one Level 2 item.

For today’s card I have used the Party Pandas stamp set which you can earn for free.

My daughter needed several quick little cards to send as a thank you to relatives for her Christmas and birthday presents and this is what I came up with.

I have simply used a notecard, embossing it with the Layering Leaves embossing folder.  For the topper I have stamped the panda using Early Espresso (I very rarely use black as I feel it is too harsh), cut him out with Stitched Shape framelits, and layered it onto a scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Framelits.

These cards took a matter of minutes to make and my daughter loves them.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Party Pandas (2018 SAB)

Cardstock:  Whisper White Note cards, Whisper White, Sweet Sugar Plum
Ink:  Early Espresso
Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Layer Oval Framelits, Stitched Shape Framelits

2018 Occasions – Designer Series Papers

By | 07/01/2018

With the launch of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue Stampin’ Up! has brought out and exciting new range of Designer Series Papers.  Combinations of vibrant colour, foil finishes and some with just that little bit of sparkle.

SU! have put together the following video to give you a sneak peak.  So here it is:-

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all these fabulous Designer Series and Specialty Series papers can be purchased HERE.