Thursday, 26 September 2013

Wiper Card Tutorial by Dawn Griffith


I just love it when it is time to start creating Christmas cards
in our regular monthly card classes.

As this post goes to air these are the 3 cards that my ladies will be sitting down
and creating.

Our first card was this pretty card using the Gorgeous Grunge and Mosaic Madness
stamp sets together with yummy Silver Glimmer Paper.  The other colours
I used were Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.
Inks used were Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and a touch of Smoky Slate.

Our next card was this one using the traditional green and red Christmas colours.
In this case I used Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green (my two favourite
Christmas colours) together with some of the new Season of Style DSP.

And our final card was this fancy wiper card.  I shall try to link the tutorial by Dawn
at the bottom of this post for anyone who would like to try this card
for themselves.  It was pretty easy and I thought very cute.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Birthday Card Compendium

Today I would like to share with you my latest Birthday Card Compendium which I created as a custom order.  My customer had already chosen the papers from the previous Seasonal Catalogue and it was so nice working with these beautiful colours together.

If you would like to check out the inside pages I have uploaded photos of these to an album on my Facebook Page which you can access by clicking here.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Projects from our Team Get Together

Just popping in today to share with you some of the awesome projects
 we completed at our recent Team Get Together.  
We had so much fun and each member of the team provided a make n take.


Our first project was provided by Cassandra and it was how to create a
beautiful stamped image on a candle.

Now I have tried this technique before and I wasn't very
good at it.  But, I must say the technique Cass taught us meant my
candle came out looking great.  I decided to go with a Christmas theme
and used the very beautiful poinsettia stamp from the Joyful Christmas
 stamp set available now in the Holiday Catalogue.


This was my project for the day.  I had decided on a simple theme using
mostly non-tradional products.  I went with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set 
and Washi Tape and then added in a sentiment from the More Merry Messages set
and an Ornament from the Ornament Keepsakes set.  Stuck with the
traditional Christmas colours of Red and Green (in this case Cherry
Cobbler and Old Olive).


This was Heidi's project for the day.  A very sweet little gift box
using the Top Note die (still one of my favourite dies)
and little gift tags using the Chalk Talk Framelits set.

Aren't the Santas so cute on the gift tags.  Santa came from the Tag It stamp set which is 
available in the Annual Catalogue.  To stamp just Santa from this set we 
simply coloured Santa with our Marker and stamped.  Easy.

I should also mention that this stamp set is a set that Stampin'Up! donates $3
from each stamp set sold to Ronald McDonald House Charities.   To date Stampin'Up!
have donated over $1,000,000 US to Ronald McDonald House Charities and now we are 
able to do help with contributing  in Australia.


Our final project for the day was this gorgeous Sliding Card which was created
by Marylou.  How beautiful are the colours she has chosen.  Cherry Cobbler
and Silver Glimmer Paper.  Loved this project and will be creating
more of these in the future.

So there you have it, we all had a great day having fun chatting and eating and
catching up on each others news as well as spending the day creating
these wonderful projects which we will now all go out and share with
our customers and friends.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Wow, look at these.  Stampin'Up! have just brought out some new single Christmas themed stamps.

Prices are great ranging from $8.95 to $16.95.

All stamps are available in clear mount only

Available until 31 January 2014 whilst stock available

Get yours today and get started on some lovely handmade Christmas cards.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Case of Cute Stampin'Up! Card

 To have a bit of a break from creating lots of Christmas cards for the markets and because I just couldn't wait any longer, I thought I would case the gorgeous card that Stampin'Up! had shared with us in our latest Demonstrators Impressions Magazine.

So, to the left is the original Stampin'Up! version which I shared with all my Facebook Fans a couple of days ago.

The original version used the new A Banner Christmas stamp set.

And now, voila, here is my version.  The actual colours are all the same (I think my photo is just not as bright).  Who would have thought that Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate would all go together so well.

As is usually the case for most stampers, I didn't have all of the exact stamp sets etc the same as the original so I just used what I already had and I think it came out looking just as stunning.

And look, how they have used the grey Epic Day This and That Washi Tape.  Would never have thought of putting it on a Christmas card.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Ink Pads - Smoky Slate, White Stayzon, Crumb Cake,  Stamp Sets - Tape It, That's The Ticket, Designer Series Paper - Season of Style, Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, Silver 1/8" Ribbon

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Special Order - Christmas Cards

Some more Christmas cards to share.  These cards I have created as a special order for a friend who wanted lots of bling.

So I used plenty of Silver Glimmer Paper to give them that extra special look.

My first card I used the negative of the Snowflake Die (now retired but still a favourite of mine) and some retired gorgeous ribbon.

The sentiment is from the More Merry Messages stamp set which is still available on the carryover list.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Silver Glimmer Paper, Inkpads - Raspberry Ripple, Stamp Set - More Merry Messages, Die - Snowflake (retired), Gemstones, Ribbon (retired)

My second card I used the Mosaic punch to punch out some Silver Glimmer Paper for my Christmas Baubles.

The sentiment I stamped onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock and then used the Mosaic punch to give the ends a fancy look.  I have embossed the background with an embossing folder from the last Holiday Catalogue (now retired) but you could use the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder for a similar look.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Inkpad - Raspberry Ripple, Stamp Set - More Merry Messages, Punch - Mosaic, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Embossing Folder, Red Gemstones (non SU)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Mosiac Madness Christmas Card

Well I am definitely starting to think about Christmas cards and gifts with quite a few markets coming up in the next couple of months.

So, with this in mind I was playing around again with my Mosaic Madness stamp set and this is another little Christmas card I came up with today.

How cute do they look as little Christmas baubles?

To create the background I also inked up one of  my clear mount blocks in Pistachio Pudding and stamped twice just to make it interesting.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Gumball Green, Whisper White, Inkpads - Gumball Green, Pistachio Pudding, Raspberry Ripple, DSP - Season of Style, Stamp Sets - Mosaic Madness, Elements of Style (now retired), Thats the Ticket, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

25th Anniversary - Best Of Stamp Set

This month's Best of Stamp Set is a Christmas Edition.

As with all the Best of Stamp Sets it is only available in clear mount and is $25.95.

If would like to order this cute little set, please do not hesitate to contact me or you may purchase directly through my Stampin'Up! online store by clicking on the Shop Now button in the side bar.

September Stamp Club

This is one of the projects we created in last night's Stamp Club.

I used the Mosaic Madness stamp set to create the Christmas baubles.  It's always great when your stamp sets can be used in many different ways and for different themes.

It is a bit hard to tell but I have also added a small punch of Silver Glimmer Paper in the middle of two of the baubles.  Oh and I have just realised I had added a small Cherry Cobbler twine bow to the green bauble just to finish it off,  after I took this photo.

I am also loving the beautiful Season of Style Designer Washi Tape.  It is the Washi Tape I have used at the bottom of this card.

The Washi Tape is so simple to use and is also great value.  You get 4.6 metres of each of the 3 designs you see here in the one package for $8.95.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Ink Pads - Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Stamp Sets:  Mosaic Madness, More Merry Messages (carried over from previous catalogue), Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Mosaic Punch, Silver Glimmer Paper
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