Monday, September 29, 2008

October Newsletter

October 2008 Newsletter

Stampin’ 101 Classes

Are you a beginning stamper? Do you have stamping supplies that you’re not sure how to use? Do you just want to get out of the house and do some stamping???

I will be holding some Stampin' 101 classes in November. These classes will cover the basics of stamping and cardmaking. Of course the techniques you learn can also be applied to scrapbooking and other projects.

Places are limited. If there is enough demand I will run the classes again at a different time.

Stampin' 101 will run over 3 sessions - Friday evenings at 7:30pm, 7th, 14th and 21st November. Each session will run approx 1.5 to 2 hours. At each session you will make 3 projects and learn 3 techniques. You will also receive an instruction sheet for each technique learned so that you have a record to keep at home to refer to.

Costs - session 1 will cost $35. You will receive the stamp set "Simple Somethings" (RRP $23.95) as part of the class fee for session 1. We will be using this stamp set for many of the projects throughout the three sessions. (If you already have this set, you may substitute a stamp set or other merchandise of equal value)

Sessions 2 and 3 will be $25.

Session 1 must be booked and payed for by Friday 24th of October so materials and stamp sets can be ordered.
If you pay for all three sessions up-front you will receive a FREE Classic Ink Pad in a colour of your choice.

All tools and materials will be supplied but you will need to bring a basic kit with adhesives, scissors etc. If you need to order any adhesives or scissors, please let me know.

World Card Making Day

October 4th is World Card Making Day! To celebrate, Stampin’ Up! is offering 20% off the wonderful Simply Sent Card Kits. This special applies to orders placed between the 4th and 11th of October.

These kits are fantastic for beginning stampers as they contain everything you need – stamps, pre-cut cardstock, ink pads, markers, ribbons etc. The kits are also great for experienced stampers who want to make beautiful cards quickly and easily. My favourite use of these kits is for gifts. The kit comes presented in a gorgeous chocolate coloured box – it doesn’t even need wrapping!

Check them out on pages 12, 13 and 14 of the Idea Book & Catalogue.

October 20% Off Special

Stampin’ Up! turns 20 years old this year! While Stampin’ Up! has only been in Australia a short time, it has been a leader in the stamping industry in the U.S.A. for quite some time now. To celebrate this milestone birthday, Stampin’ Up! is running a fantastic birthday sale:
Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase any of the following 5 stamp sets at 20 percent off.

Big Bold Birthday $43.16
Pretty Princess $36.76
Birthday Best $20.76
Crab & Company $42.36
Short & Sweet $23.96

This sale will run from the 1st to the 31st of October.

Contact me today to place your order or book a workshop!

Christmas Card Workshops

Throughout October and November our Paper Angels team are running six sessions of out Annual Charity Christmas Card Workshop. This year the charity we are supporting is the Mater Mothers Bereavement Support Program – a very worthy cause.

There are still a few places left at most of our venues so call me ASAP if you would like to come along. (Carina venue is completely booked out)

Product Spotlight – Cutter Kit

You’ll love our portable cutting kit – I know I love mine! This great little kit includes all of the tools you’ll need to perforate, cut, score, or distress your paper. It’s perfect for projects on the go.

The cutter kit includes a paper distressing tool and 3 mini rotary tools (cutting, perforating and scoring)

The cutting tool is small and not intended to replace your paper trimmer, however it is a really useful tool. It’s great to take along to crops when you don’t have room for your big cutter. It is also fantastic for cutting curves! You can cut them free hand or place a curved object on your paper and cut around it with the cutting tool.

Tips – always use a cutting mat to protect your work surface and a think metal ruler works best with these cutters.

Project Planner


Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Inks: More Mustard, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou
Paper: Whisper White (4.5 x 5), More Mustard (5.5 x7.5),
Soft Sky card base (from In colour 12x12 textured pack)
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, mini glue dots, silver brads,
1/2 inch circle, Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon

1. Adhere More Mustard card stock (5.3 x 7.5 cm) to Soft Sky textured card.
2. Stamp gift box image in Blue Bayou ink on Whisper White card stock (4.5 x 5.1 cm). Stamp bow image in More Mustard ink on Whisper White card stock. Adhere card stock to card.
3. Stamp flower image in Purely Pomegranate ink on Purely Pomegranate card stock; punch out using 1/2" Circle punch. Attach Silver brad to centre of flower; adhere to card.
4. Tie Purely Pomegranate 3/8" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon around front of card.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Stamping on cakes

Check out the lovely Liz's blog CRAFT CLASSROOM to see how you can stamp on cakes!

Totally cool!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Seaside choccie holders

Here are some choccie bar holders I made for my brothers-in-law for their birthday. (They are twins)

Stamps: Seaside, Birthday Best
Inks: Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand
Papers: Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Accessories: Blue Bayou stitched ribbon
Tools: Tag punches, slot punch

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Beach cards and pages

I demonstrated this scrapbook page at a workshop on Friday night.  The hostess is having a beach wedding in Mackay very soon so I thought it was very appropriate for her.  The photo I have used is from my sister-in-law's wedding last weekend, which was also at the beach in Mackay!  How is that for a coincidence???
I used the same layout and techniques on this page as I did for some cards I made recently.  I first designed this card to be a make and take at my hostess appreciation night back in July.  I then made more of these cards as my swap card at the Field Training event I attended last Wednesday night. (More about that later on - sneak peeks for you coming soon!!)

Stamps: Seaside, Occasional Greetings (scrapbook page), Birthday Cheer and Wishes (card)
Inks: Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand (and marker), Soft Sky
Papers: Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Pewter Hodge Podge Hardware (scrapbook page)
Tools: Colour Spritzer Tool, sponges, sponge daubers

Free-standing Pop-up Cards

Now I know some of you have been waiting ever-so-patiently for this, so here we go!

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, we made these cards at a workshop on Friday night and I promised the ladies who attended that I would put them on the blog with all the measurements.

I have adapted THIS tutorial on to work with our A4 paper and metric measurements. When folded up it fits into our standard C6 envelopes!

So the new measurements are:

Base = 1/2 A4 sheet cut lengthways (29.7cm x 10.5cm)
Tag = 13.5cm x 6.5cm
Tag mat = 14cm x 7cm

Score base at = 2.4, 7.4, 9.8, 14.8, 19.8, 22.2, 27.2

For anyone who hasn't had a go at making these yet, just follow the tutorial on Splitcoast (see link above) but change the measurements to those I have provided just here.

If you are wondering about the recipe for the cards in this post, here they are:

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, So Swirly jumbo wheel
Inks: Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon, Jumbo eyelets (pewter)
Tools: Fiskars paper trimmer with scoring blade, crop-a-dile, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, scallop circle punch

Stamps: Simply Said, Scatter Sunshine jumbo wheel
Inks: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (and marker), Green Galore (and marker)
Papers: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Jumbo eyelets (pewter)
Tools: Fiskars paper trimmer with scoring blade, crop-a-dile, oval punch

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Designer Box in a Bag

I have had lots of fun making these cute little bags.  I made them based on the tutorial I saw on Cambria's blog.

Of course you could adjust the measurements to make bags of all different sizes.

This bag uses the Holiday Harmony DS papers from the Spring Mini catalogue.  I've also used a stamp from the Season of Joy set (also in the mini) and a flower and rhinestone brad from the Pretties kit.

This bag uses the Summer Picnic DS paper and the matching Tart and Tangy stamp set - all from the Spring Mini.  I've also used the Scallop circle punch.

A Me Page

First of all, sorry about not posting to my blog for SOOOOO long.  Life gets busy, you know how it is. :)

I don't often get the chance to scrapbook but here is a ME page.  

This page was made to put into an album with pages of other demonstrators in our team.  Liz (my upline) then gave the album to Shelli (the CEO of Stampin' Up!) when she attended the wonderful incentive trip.

I used the Blush Blossom marker to colour two flowers from my Pretties Kit.  I layered the 2 flowers and adhered them to the page with a rhinestone brad.

The edges of all pieces of cardstock were sponged with their matching ink colour.

Stamps: Sanded background, Leaves A La Carte jumbo wheel, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Inks: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Blush Blossom (and Blush Blossom marker)
Papers: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Rhinestone Brads (ice)
Tools: Sponge Daubers