Stamparatus – Second Reservation Window Now Open!

By | 08/12/2017

What is a Stamparatus you ask?  It is Stampin’ Up!’s innovative stamp placement tool.  Developed in conjunction with some of our leading demonstrators.

The Stamparatus allows you to:

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Want to know more?

Do you need product details?  Well here they are:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price $99.00 NZD
How do I get one?
 You reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. You can reserve one during one of the “Reservation Windows”.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • 1 tool per customer
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
The reservation window is open now until the end of December.  Stampin’ Up! will start shipping the Stamparatus in April and will continue until all are delivered.
Happy stamping!

Christine

Year of Cheer Flip Top Box

By | 26/11/2017

Earlier in November I had the privilege of teaching at the Creative Inkers’ Auckland Extravaganza.  As part of that each demonstrator makes a gift for our customers.

For my lovely ladies I made this box using the glorious Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper has a white background with metallic foil designs.  The advantage of having the white background, it the ability for this take be inked/sponge with any colour.  In this instance, I used Night of Navy cardstock for the base and sponge the Year of Cheer with Night of Navy ink which really made the cooper and champagne foil pop.

Topped with an embellishment made using the Bow Builder Punch on a Stitched Circle of Night of Navy and just a bit of Copper Trim.  In the catalogue the Copper Trim looks like a narrow ribbon, and it is but…… it can be spread out to create a mesh ribbon, which is what I have done in this case.

This box was inspired by a similar box created by Crafty Caroline but I have changed the measurements and reduced the amount cardstock used to create the lid (I tend to be quite frugal when I can) , but the princple is the same.  Just realised that I was so frugal that I calculated the measurements and wrote them on the back of an envelope and now I can’t find them.  They will turn up and when they do, I’ll add them to this post.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Specialty DSP:  Year of Cheer (2017 Holiday Catalogue)

Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Copper Foil
Ink:  Night of Navy

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer, Dimensionals, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Copper Trim, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bow Builder Punch, Big shot.

Colourful Year of Cheer

By | 22/11/2017

 

When I first saw the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper I absolutely love it.  And when I discovered that it could be sponged any and all colours that made it even better.  I then started to think besides cards what else could I do.

This faceted box made using the Gift Bag Punch board sprung to mind.  I feel that the gold and Cherry Cobbler Combination looks so elegant.  With a little card to finish it off and you are set with a lovely gift.

I must admit that I like the rich regal colours the best with this DSP.  I have also tried Night of Navy which also looks fabulous.

If you prefer the colour a little less intense then sponge it more lightly.   The choice is yours.  What about a rainbow or ombre effect.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Specialty DSP:  Year of Cheer (2017 Holiday Catalogue)
Stampset:  Hearts Come Home
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Gift Bag Punch Board,  Stampin’ Trimmer, Dimensionals, Layering Ovals, Layering Squares, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bow Builder Punch, Big Shot, Sponges.

Online Extravaganza 20 – 26 November

By | 20/11/2017

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is here again.  During this promotion, Stampin’ Up! will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times.

While some items are discounted for the duration of the promotion, watch out for the “Flash Sales”.  The first one will be on 20 November and lasts just 24 hours.  Watch out for an additional “Flash Sale” towards the end of the promotions  details of which will be announced at the time.

For the details of the products on offer please see the click HERE.

Happy Stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand, you can purchase any of these items HERE.

Introducing the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus

By | 16/11/2017

What is a Stamparatus you ask?  It is Stampin’ Up!’s innovative stamp placement tool.  Developed in conjunction with some of our leading demonstrators.

The Stamparatus allows you to:

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Want to know more?

Do you need product details?  Well here they are:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price $99.00 NZD
How do I get one?
 You reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. You can reserve one during one of the “Reservation Windows”.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
17–30 November 2017 Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017 Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018 Approx. 15 April 2018

You can order from 10am on the morning of the first date of each ‘window”.

 

Have more questions? We have answers. Check out the PDFs below.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Painted Harvest Hedgehog

By | 05/11/2017

Isn’t he just the cutest little chap?!

This little guy was created using the Painted Harvest Stamp set.  I can’t take credit for designer him (or her).  There are many different demonstration on You Tube on “how to”, but I just had to have a play.

Seeing him sitting in the middle of ‘bushy’ area just seems right.  For the topper this was created by using a combination of the leaves from the Painted Harvest set and the grass from the Delightful Daisy stamp set and die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits.

The “Layered Leaves” 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder seemed to be just the right for this card as well, continuing the ‘bushy’ effect.

The Painted Harvest stamp set is available by itself and also with a punch as part of a bundle.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Painted Harvest (2017 Holiday Catalogue), Daisy Delight, Foxy Friends (face)Heart Come Home (2017 Holiday Catalogue)

Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread

Year of Cheer Matchbox

By | 30/10/2017

With the 2017 Holiday Catalogue Stampin’ Up! included a number of beautiful DSP (Designer Series Paper) packs.  One of my favourites it the “Year of Cheer” Specialty DSP.  This pack included Classic foil designs perfect of all occasions including Christmas, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.  The pack includes 12 sheets (3 each of 4 single-sided designs).

For my October papercraft class we used the Envelope Punch Board to make “matchbox” boxes embellished with “Year of Cheer” DSP.  The details and measurements for the match box were from Diane Dimich.

With such elegant paper you don’t need lots of further embellishments so I have kept it plain and simple.  Layered with a little gold foil cardstock, and a gold embossed greeting also layered on gold foil card stock.  Both the DSP and foil cardstock shines beautifully to make any project look extra special.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Heart Come Home (2017 Holiday Catalogue)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold Foil, Year of Cheer DSP (2017 Holiday Catalogue)
Ink:  Versamark

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Layer Oval Framelits, Envelope Punch Board.

Bright and Cheerful Good Tidings

By | 28/10/2017

I love the bright, fresh yet traditional look of this card.  It is just card stock, one stamp set (Good Tidings) and four ink colours – Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Early Espresso for the sentiment.

No additional embellishments or dimension.  The two step stamping adds the dimension by itself.

For the first image for both the leaves and the berries, I stamped off first and then stamped the second image at full strength to create a 3D effect.

It also pays the stamp the greeting first and then stamp the holly randomly around it.

Happy Stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Good Tidings

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink:  Garden Green, Real Red, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer