Take Your Pick

By | 30/10/2018

Stampin’ Up! has introduced a brand new tool to our fabulous range.  It is the “Take Your Pick”.

Doesn’t that look fabulous?!  I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

If you would like to purchase this exciting new tool or any other Stampin’ Up! product, you can do so HERE.  The code number for the Take Your Pick Tool is 144107 (for the refill – 150006) .

Happy stamping!

Christine

Winter Woods

By | 15/10/2018

I have to smile while watching this video.  Not only does Tanner give you lots of information and ideas on using the new Winter Woods stamp set and matching dies but as the the video progresses I noticed something kept changing.  Initially I couldn’t work out what, then it dawned on me.  I wonder, can you see what is happening throughout the video?

Did you see it?

This is a fabulous set isn’t it?!  If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase this or any other Stampin’ Up! products you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping.

Christine

Tags & Tidings

By | 02/10/2018

This a super cute stamp with matching thinlits which will enable you to make multiple tags with minimum effort.  In saying that, you can always add more effort if your wish.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Eastern Beauty meets Gorgeous Grape

By | 18/08/2018

The Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675) and the matching Eastern Medalians Thinlets Dies (143725) have been around for a while but I have only just discovered them myself. Now I wonder, “why didn’t I get them sooner?”.  I have had a fabulous time playing with the dies to create a variety of designs whether it be medalians, doiles even Christmas decorations.

For today’s post I have the customer thank you cards and tags I may for June.  I have combined the Eastern Beauty stamp set and matching dies with one of our stunning new colours, Gorgeous Grape and finished of with a little Silver & White Baker’s Twine (145569).

You can easily create your own designer with a combination of different dies and stamps from the set.  The sky’s the limit on this one.

And to attach to the bags containing my customers’ fabulous purchases I created tags just to top them off.

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
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White (106549)
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape

Miscellaneous:  Eastern Medalians Thinlits, Silver & White Baker’s Twinde, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot, Variety of Circle Punches, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Pop of Petals – Casing the Catalogue

By | 14/08/2018

Not only are Stampin’ Up! catalogues fabulous for display our lovely products but it is also a great way to find inspiration for projects.  For today’s project I have CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) a project from the new 2018/19 Annual Catalogue utilising the Pop of Petals stamp set and matching punch.

I just love it when a stamp set has a matching punch as it is a quick easy way to put a project together.  That combined with the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and the Classic Label punch (141491) for the salutation, what could be easier.

This project also uses some of our lovely new colours.  In this instance, Soft Sea Foam (card base) and Petal Pink (flowers).

You may also notice the decorative edge on the Whisper White panel.  This was made using the Decorative Ribbon Border punch (143721) and adhered behind the panel just on the edge.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Pop of Petals, Itty Bitty Greetings
Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Whisper White (106549)
Ink:  Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green

Miscellaneous:  Four Petal Flower punch (147041), Linen Thread, Basic Jewels Pearl, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

By | 11/08/2018

When you have been going through the fabulous Stampin’ Up! catalogues have you wondered what an entire sheet of Designer Series Paper looks like?  Sometimes, it’s not so easy to visualise from the small piece displayed in the catalogue.

Well, to solve that issue Stampin’ Up! have put together a  quick video to show you each page individually.  And here it is:-

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of this wonderful Designer Series Paper, you can do so HERE.

Varied Vases meets Wood Textures

By | 02/08/2018

Have you notices the new “Varied Vases” stamp set and matching punch.

I have had fun playing with this set and this project was inspired by a lovely German demonstrator.  Unfortunately I don’t know her name.

The flowers are stamped on Whisper White card stock with some of the lovely new ink colours (Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch and Balmy Blue) and the vases have been punched out of scraps of the Wood Textures DSP.  Finished with the ubiquitous Linen Thread.

And wouldn’t you know it, I smudged a little ink on the left hand top corner…..what a excellent place for a few Basic Jewels Pearls.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Whisper White (106549), Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch and Balmy Blue

Miscellaneous:  Vases Builder Punch (147070),  Linen Thread

Graceful Glass Suite

By | 26/07/2018

For some of the most stunning and simple cards have a look at the “Graceful Glass” suite.  Brian from Stampin’ Up! head office has put together this video which shows some the fabulous ideas for using this suite.

I am looking forward having a good old play with this suite.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Truly Tailer Wood Textures

By | 19/07/2018

I have seen many versions of this card so it is difficult to give appropriate credit.  Having seen a number, here is what I came up with.  I rather like it don’t you?  While being a little fiddly it is simple and a great way to use up scraps of any paper or card stock.

For this card, I have used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut with the Tailored Tags punch.  I stamped that greeting on a lighter colour piece of the DSP punched it out and placed it first on a card front sized piece of Early Espresso.  The rest of the pieces I placed around it in a planned yet random fashion leave a gap to look like grout.  I allowed the edge pieces to go off the edge of the Early Espsresso card stock and them trimmed them once the glue had dried.  Finished if off with a little Linen Thread and mounted it onto a Crumb Cake card base.  Nothing could be simpler.

And given it is my husband’s birthday this month I made another one but this time added a border of Early Espresso just for a little extra layer.

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, 142896)

Cardstock:  Early Espresso (121686), Crumb Cake (121685)
Ink:  Early Espresso(147114)

Miscellaneous:  Truly Tailored Punch (145667 ),  Linen Thread (104199)