Thursday, 28 July 2011

Autumn-Winter mini & Fundraiser news

Before we close the pages on Stampin' Up!'s 2011 Autumn -Winter, I wanted to share some of my fabourite products. I'm guessing lots will be in the next main catalogue as the mini is filled with fabulous products that I think should be carried over, but in case they don't & you don't want to risk missing out, we have a few more days to order them & If you place that order with me, I will give you a $10 voucher that you can spend in August on the retired list or wait 'till September & use it when the new Catalogue is released.
First up is "Cleary for You" the Pom Pom Trim & Stitches wheel.

 I love how versatile the Cupcake Punch is -cupcakes of course, hand bags, ice cream & even a lamp shade....

 The Decorative Label Punch & yum, "Eat Chocolate" click on the image & see the closure on the bag -it's the wide clip from the Clip Assortment (pg 139 main catty).

 "Strength & Hope" -Stampin' Up! are donating $2 from every stamp set sold world wide to BCRF.
I also wanted to thank dearly everyone who sponsored Teya in her effort to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation last month, (I finally got the receipts & will be posting those out tomorrow & I thank you for your patience) 
Teya raised an amazing ...... $820!!!!!! -Danced all weekend (4hours sleep) & was very proud to contribute such a generous amount (we made over 60 bookmarks)
Her dance Academy altogether raised $3400. Congratulations PPA on a fabulous fund raiser! & once again a big thank you for your support & generous donations.

Free Ribbon & Buttons

 A few Re-inkers & baby wipes gives you this fabulous look.
I used "Printed Petals" stamp set (you need a bold design). I laid down some plastic first & then a baby wipe, which I folded down equally to a little bigger than my stamp & made sure I had no creases. Next I squeezed a couple of drops of each of the 4 colours (matching the ribbon & buttons) Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive, randomly (3-4 of each colour was perfect). This you now use like its an ink pad & it goes a long way, so have your white CS ready & even create some background paper.
The gift with purchase ends in a couple of days & before the promo ends here are some more ideas & creations to share with you;

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

A Slice of Life Gift Pocket Card

"A Slice of Life" hostess level 1 stamp set from the current Autumn-Winter mini (I can't believe the mini finishes in a couple of weeks). I cased this gift card from Erica Cerwin, altering mine to 2 pockets & I used just a std size card (1/2 an A4) which I scored at 4" from each side (a std size card is normally scored just at 10.5cms). I went with Garden Green, Pretty in Pink & Crumb Cake. Another stamp set "You're a Gem" (I have used the greetings from this set so many times) is also from the current mini & I do hope it makes it into the new Catalogue. This was a class project that we made last month & just wanted to post it before the stamps retire.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Tassel cards

A special card for my dear friend Louise, xx


Ingredients: Word Play Stamp set. Sweet & sour Specialty DSP, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla CS, Pumpkin pie ink, Pumpkin Grosgrain Tassel (see video in post below), Pumpkin Taffeta Ribbon & Rose Red seam binding for bows. Filigree Designer Brad, Itty Bitty heart button, Basic Pearl Jewels, Linen Thread. Scallop Trim Border Punch & Heart to Heart (to match button), Tasteful Trim Die.

Cupcakes upside down for Handbags 
Ingredients: You're a Gem Stamp Set, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP, Rose Red Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla CS, Cupcake builder, 3/4" circle, large & sml Oval punches. Tasteful Trim Die, Basic Pearls & Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (see video below for tassel trim).


A sneak peek of "Perfectly Penned" a new greeting stamp set coming in September. I love this font. Ingredients: "Clearly For You" stamp set, Tulips Embossing folder, Tasteful Trim Die, Antique Brads, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP & CS to match. Pumkin Pie & Rose Red inks. Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (see video tutorial below for Tassel).

Friday, 1 July 2011

Free Exclusive Product Bundle 1-31 July

Spend $100 in July & get this free gift valued at $31.95!