Share What You Love – Early Release

By | 01/05/2018

From 1 May Stampin’ Up! is releasing the Share What You Love Suite in different bundle combinations ahead of the new 2018/19 Annual Catalogue.  Check out Brandi’s video below for the details.

For a breakdown of bundle please click on the flyer below to open.

These products will be available in June with the new Annual Catalogue however, you can order them in May and receive the benefits of being in a bundle. 10% discount and as well as that some free extra product.  So what better time?

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Lift Me Up

By | 30/04/2018

I was asked to send a card, on behalf of my band, to a member who had been involved in a car crash.  Fortunately, she is OK but not so much the car.  What sort of card do you send?  I wasn’t sure but I hope what I came up with is OK.  I worked on the basis that any acknowledgement sent would appreciated…… sometimes it’s just knowing that someone else thought of you, make the difference or just make you smile for a moment.

A note card stamped with Timeless Textures in Soft Sky (soon to be retired) and hot air balloons stamped with Real Red, Pacific Point and Emerald Envy (also retiring).  The ‘note’ is stamped in Early Espresso.

And of course, a matching envelope just to finish it off.  I don’t know about you but my mail is usually just business letters, bank statements and bills.  A nicely stamped envelope highlights that this isn’t just the ‘usual’ mail.

I hope it brings a smile to her face.

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, Timeless Textures

Cardstock:  Whisper WhiteNote Cards & Envelope,  Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Sky, Real Red, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Early Espresso

Miscellaneous:  Dimensionals, Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits

Colour Revamp

By | 25/04/2018

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With the release of the 2018 Retiring list, Stampin’ Up! have also announced the new colour range that will be available with new 2018/2018 Annual Catalogue.

You may have noticed that some colours have moved from one colour range to another such as Real Red and Pumpkin Pie were previously in the Brights range and are now in the Regals.  You may also the notice the return of some favourite colours such as Coastal Cabana, Black Berry Bliss and Mint Macaron (Yeah!!!!  I love all of these colours).  I’m also looking forward to trying Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Birthday Greetings

By | 21/04/2018

It was my birthday a few days ago and as I am part of the Creative Inker’s Birthday Club I received a number of lovely handmade cards from other demonstrators.  So I thought I’d show you a few of them.

These lovely cards have been made with a variety of Stampin’ Up! products, mostly current, a few retired and some retiring soon (you need to be in quickly).  Some of the cards are perfect examples of mixing different product to create a unique project completely different from anyone elses and certainly completely different from anything you could buy in the shop.

The Creative Inkers group is a lovely group of ladies and one or two gentlemen who are a very enthusiastic and supportive group.  We get together regularly for team meetings/training, Stamp Camp and Corporate Events.

Over the years one or two of us have had various life events some positive and some not happy but at every turn, the Creative Inkers have stepped up to support each other.  Whether it be replacing food items when one of our members had a flood, cards of support to each other when needed, cards of congratulations, and as you can see, birthday cards etc, etc, etc.  What a fabulous group.

 

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

 

Flying Home Revisited

By | 17/04/2018

Having rediscovered the lovely “Flying Home” stamp set recently I was eager to trying different colour schemes.  This combination I found on Pinterest by Laura Allen.  I love the blue/teal combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim with just a touch of Daffodil Delight/Pumpkin Pie.

If you would like to purchase this stamp set, or Dapper Denim cardstock or ink, you need to be in quickly as these products are retiring and will disappear quickly.

I also just love the Layered Leaves embossing folder which adds a three dimensional background.  Simple yet elegant….. or is it simple yet sweet.  You decide.

The image has been cut out and matted using the Layered Squares framelits.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Flying Home (2018 Occasions)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black

Miscellaneous:  Layering Squares Framelits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends (Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie. Smoky Slate) Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Painted with Love

By | 14/04/2018

Do you know, that when I first saw the “Painted with Love” DSP, it didn’t appeal to me at all.  First off, I don’t do gold.  I tend to prefer silver/white gold instead.  All of my jewellery is silver coloured.  And then the main colours are rather bright pinks….. I don’t usually do that either.  If you check back on some of my older posts, I tend towards blues and teals.

But having played with it a little, it has really grown on me.  I have come across some lovely projects on Pinterest and have come up with one or two project myself.  I think the projects don’t need to be fussy, as the paper can speak for itself.

For this project using the Lots of Love Box, I’ve kept it very simple.  The box has been constructed using plain Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a small piece of the Painted with Love DSP on the front.

Prior to constructing the box, I adhere the DSP to one of the box pieces using adhesive just around the edges.  I then die cut the heart from the centre which resulted in me having a heart of DSP and the Rich Razzleberry.  These pieces I used to embellish one of the Narrow Note Cards.  A bit of gold embossing and the card is complete.  These note cards and their envelopes are just the right size for the box.

To finish of the box I used a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend to colour Whisper White Organza Ribbon and this I tied around the box and insert a piece of Window Sheet behind the window prior to constructing the box.

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 Petals (2018 Occasions)

Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Painted with Love DSP
Ink:  Versamark

Miscellaneous:  Lots of Love Box Framelits, Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelope, Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Window Sheet, Big Shot,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals.

Retiring Products

By | 12/04/2018

It’s that time of year again, out with the old and in with the new.

To start this process Stampin’ Up! have released the list of items retiring from the 2017/2018 Annual Catalogues and the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  Believe you me, there are a few surprises.  Along with a number of stampsets, the usual In Colour retirements, there are a number of items that may be of particular interest:-

  • the colour ranges are being revamped and in order to do this some old colours are retiring to make way for some new colours and returning favourites.
  • our ink pads are being reconfigured so while the colours themselves are still available, they look different and the ink will be changing slightly.
  • all glimmer papers are retiring.
  • the Stamp-a-ma-jig is also going.

Retiring Lists:-

  • 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue, please click HERE
  • 2018 Occasions Catalogue, please click HERE

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Flying Home Again

By | 10/04/2018

This morning I was going through my stamp sets and came across “Flying Home” and realised that I hadn’t used it for a while.  It’s a sweet stamp set with some very pretty images just right for colouring with Stampin’ Blends.  So taking inspiration from the lovely Constanze Wirtz.  Isn’t it just the sweetest image?

The image is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink then coloured using Stampin’ Blends – Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Bronze.  Die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits, and layered with a scalloped oval from the Layer Ovals Framelits.  The background paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Flying Home (2018 Occasions)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Delightful Daisy DSP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black

Miscellaneous:  Stampin’ Blends (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Pumpkin Pie) Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Silver Sequin Trim, Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Naturally Eclectic Happy Birthday

By | 02/04/2018

I just love, love, love the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  The bright, fresh, vibrant colours just work for me.

Even with Lemon Lime Twist, which I didn’t like at first but this has now grown on me and I have used soooo much of it in a number of projects.

This card is a remake of one I did a while ago (you can see it HERE).  So easy and appropriate for anyone.  You could use any of the designs in the pack to create this card and get different effects with the different colours.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic

Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White (inside)
Thinlits:  Happy Birthday
Miscellaneous:  Big Shot, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Vellum, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

 

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