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.

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