Thursday, 29 May 2008
There are still some places available in both my Beginner and Intermediate classes for this coming Saturday, 31st May. The Beginner class will run from 10am -12 noon and the Intermediate class from 2pm -4pm. Call or email ASAP if you'd like to come along. More details about the classes can be found a few posts below.... Ph 9484 9447 email email@example.com
I have been busy trimming new stamp sets today, and can't wait to come back with some new creations, hopefully tomorrow!
Happy stamping everyone!
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
The Beginner’s Class will be held from 10am till 12 noon and the Intermediate Class from 2pm – 4pm. If you wish to indulge in a jam-packed day of learning and fun, you are most welcome to complete both classes on one day!
The Beginner’s Class is suitable for those who have never stamped or made cards before, or who have dabbled a bit. You will make three projects to take away with you, and learn the fundamentals of cardmaking as well as numerous practical techniques for creating stylish cards.
The Intermediate Class will build on your basic skills, and will cover Heat Embossing techniques, Crayon Resist, Faux tearing and more. Again, you will complete at least three projects.
When and Where: At my home in Cherrybrook, 117 Shepherds Drive SATURDAY 31st MAY 2008. I have limited spaces available in each class, so RSVP ASAP to book your seat to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9484 9447
Cost: The cost for each class is $15.00, which is redeemable against a catalogue order of $50 or more on the day of the class. The new 2008/2009 Catalogues will be available at the classes for the discounted price of $8.00, RRP $12.95
What’s Provided?: All materials and supplies for creating your projects are included, and you will receive comprehensive written class notes and instructions. Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be a draw for a lucky door prize. If you have basic tools such as a bone folder, paper piercer or trimmer, please feel free to bring them along with you (labelled with your name).
Hope to see lots of you there!
The current promotion is the gorgeous " Palette O’Prints " Limited Edition 6x6” paper pads.
From 1-31st May, spend $35 on any Stampin' Up! products, and get a 6"x6" pad of Designer Series Prints double sided paper for only $12.95!
This limited-time offer gives you 48 double-sided sheets in these four popular colours, to co-ordinate perfectly with your cardstock, inks and markers:
Each pad holds twelve sheets of each colour - two sheets of each pattern in each colour. The prints are a subtle tone-on-tone style, and are incredibly versatile - use them for cards, crafts or scrapbooking - the only limit is your imagination!
The pad includes two colours NOT available in the 12x12 size from the current 08/09 Idea Book & Catalogue - So Saffron and Almost Amethyst Prints. These exclusive colours are only available until May 31st in conjuction with this promotion!
Follow this link to view more details of the designs in this gorgeous pack, then give me a call or send an email to place your order! I have been terribly slack in not getting this newsletter out until now, so remember if you’d like some of this yummy paper, your order must be with me by 6pm May 31st.
Back in a little with some info on my card making classes coming up soon, and some creations that are still trapped in my camera LOL!
Monday, 12 May 2008
I got served breakfast in bed (pancakes) after a nice sleep in. My sweet little boy chose a great pressie from the school stall, and I also got a new charm for my pandora bracelet and the complete set of "Cold Feet" DVDs - now just to find the time to watch them!
Here are a couple more of the cards I made for Mother's day, both using the Baroque Motifs set(112380, $39.95). This set was my number one MUST have from the new catalogue, and I am looking forward to finding lots more ways to use it. The beautiful swirl stamp is huge - larger than most brands of background stamp (but not as huge as the fabulous SU! background stamps of course!) It lends itself to being used in lots of ways. Both the motif stamps are ideal for solid stamping, and embossing as I have done on the cream card. The flower stamp also fits neatly inside my other favourite of the moment - the scallop circle punch. This set is really versatile, and very well priced in my opinion.
Friday, 9 May 2008
This challenge was born out of the need to make a birthday card for a male relative (who has forgotten all about my recent birthday...) I had a pack of the Outlaw papers on hand which are nice and mannish in their designs. I selected my least favourite sheet from the pack, which was tricky, but I was prompted by the colours mainly, as I am not a big fan of oranges, rusts and browns! The star elements on the sheet lent themselves beautifully to layering and punching, as well as using them as a block. A star stamp from the "Occasionally" set was perfect to use as an accent.
In the large card, I have used a base of Really Rust, and I have stamped the top third of the card in Chocolate Chip ink using the Canvas texture background stamp to add dimension. I then matted a strip of the Outlaw paper on a mat of Naturals Ivory, inking both edges again with Chocolate Chip for a distressed effect. I punched some 1 3/8" circles from Naturals Ivory, and some 1 1/4" circles from the Outlaw paper using the star circles as a guide. Again, I inked the edges. I was able to get a distressed blended look using the Earth Elements markers to colour the star stamp, and I punched the stamped images with the 3/4" punch. All the circles were layered, and the smallest circle was mounted using Stampin Dimensionals foam pieces to make them 'pop' from the page. A greeting from "Its Your Birthday" stamped in Chocolate Chip completed the card. For colours I really don't like, I am very pleased with the final result! It really is a credit to the Colour Family system used by Stampin' Up! - the Designer series papers match beautifully with the cardstocks - just choose a base and one or two accent colours and you're away creating. And it's great to know you can make something you like from even your least favourite colours, they all have their place
The smaller card uses Naturals Ivory as a base, has the speckled background from "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" stamped in Really Rust over the top section. A strip of Outlaw paper is mounted on Really Rust cardstock, and the edges inked with Chocolate Chip ink. This time I layered 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 1" circles to create the accent, and stamped a different birthday greeting from "It's your birthday" in chocolate chip. A few more of my new stamps used as well! I hope you like them :)