It’s time to SELL-A-BRATE

Hi Everyone,

Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest and most fun times of the Stampin’ Up! year with lots of new products and the opportunity to get products for FREE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched its Occasions catalogue which runs from 04 January 2017 to 31 Mary 2017. There are so many gorgeous new stamp sets and accessories which are sure to inspire you. All of the new items can be ordered now.

Occasions
4 January 2017 – 31 May 2017

Click on this link to view the catalogue:
Occasions 4 January 2017 – 31 May 2017

There is an additional perk as the Sale-A-Bration catalogue has also just launched. Keep reading to see how this could benefit you.

Sale-A-Bration
4 January 2017 – 31 March 2017

Click on this link to view this catalogue:
Sale-A-Bration 04 January 2017 – 31 March 2017

Shop!

Here’s the deal: for every $90 AUD you spend (before shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Plus if you are planning to place a bigger order, there are other benefits you can receive. It’s definitely the best time to shop!

If you are looking to place a bigger order, take a look at the benefits you could receive!

 

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $169 AUD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

Join Stampin’ Up!

So if you have been thinking about ordering, or joining Stampin’ Up! now is definitely the best time to do so!

Please visit my online store at www.stampersworkshop.stampinup.net.

Thanks for stopping by today. Check back soon for some card samples using the new Cool Treats suite from the Occasions catalogue.

Happy Stamping!

Thank you

Hi Everyone,

I am still loving the stamp set “Birthday Blooms” and I have made many, many cards using it. I’ll start to share more of these cards over the coming weeks. They are super easy to make and if you love to colour then you will *love* this stamp set.

Here’s the card…

Thank you Materials used: Stamps - Birthday Blooms, Endless Thanks (Stampin' Up!), Dies - Layering Circle Framelits (Stampin' Up!), Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.
Thank you
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms, Endless Thanks (Stampin’ Up!), Dies – Layering Circle Framelits (Stampin’ Up!), Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

I am really pleased with how it looks and I hope you enjoy it too!

All of the supplies used to create this card can be found in my online store at: http://www.stampersworkshop.stampinup.net Unfortunately, the glitter washi tape is no longer available.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Hello My Friend

Hi Everyone,

Did you happen to grab the limited edition Hello stamp set while it was available during Sale-A-Bration? Unfortunately, this stamp set has now been retired. Don’t worry if you didn’t managed to snag it, you can easily re-create the cards I am sharing below (which are based on an idea found on page 18 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue) with any number of other stamps. These cards are super quick and easy. They don’t require a lot of time and effort, nor will you need many supplies – cardstock, stamps, washi tape and a couple of inks and you are ready to go.

The first card shows the card actually featured in the catalogue. Here’s the card…

Hello My Friend Materials used: Stamps - Hello (Stampin' Up!), Cardstock - Stampin' Up!l and Washi Tape - It's My Party Designer Washi Tape.
Hello My Friend
Materials used: Stamps – Hello (Stampin’ Up!), Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!l and Washi Tape – It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape.

Isn’t that cute? Using this design as my example, I very quickly created another three cards.

Here they are…

Hello My Friend Materials used: Stamps - Hello (Stampin' Up!), Cardstock - Stampin' Up!l and Washi Tape - It's My Party Designer Washi Tape.
Hello My Friend
Materials used: Stamps – Hello (Stampin’ Up!), Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!l and Washi Tape – It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape.
Hello Birthday Girl Materials used: Stamps - Hello (Stampin' Up!), Cardstock - Stampin' Up!l and Washi Tape - It's My Party Designer Washi Tape.
Hello Birthday Girl
Materials used: Stamps – Hello (Stampin’ Up!), Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!l and Washi Tape – It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape.
Hello Birthday Girl Materials used: Stamps - Hello (Stampin' Up!), Cardstock - Stampin' Up!l and Washi Tape - It's My Party Designer Washi Tape.
Hello Birthday Girl
Materials used: Stamps – Hello (Stampin’ Up!), Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!l and Washi Tape – It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape.

Now, don’t worry if you don’t have the same stamp set I have used, the design would work with any number of other stamp sets! Remember, all you need is a large sentiment, some washi tape and a few colours of ink and you are ready to go! Hope you’ll give it a try. If you do, please let me know as I would love to see what you’ve come up with!

Happy Stamping!

For You (Stampin’ Up!)

Hi Everyone,

The new Birthday Blooms stamp set is SO FUN and so versatile! I’ve been loving using this set and cannot seem to put it down.  I’d like to share a few more cards using this stamp set – ideas which are quite different from the first setof cards I posted in the last blog post. The four cards are all very similar but I hope they will show you how you can easily achieve a different look by changing only a couple of things.

For the first card, I have simply stamped the flower image a few times and coloured them using Copic Markers. I then popped this panel up onto a card base along which I had placed a strip of the It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape. So simple but so effective!

Here’s the card….

Dear Friend Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Washi Tape – It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.
Dear Friend
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Washi Tape – It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

The second card is very similar in design however I stamped the flowers on the opposite side and used a different sentiment. Instead of using the washi tape, I used the brand new (and super gorgeous!) Metallics Glitter Tape in silver. (The Metallics Glitter tape is one of the NEW FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies which is only available from 16th February, 2016 until 31st March, 2016 with purchases over AUD90.00).

Here’s the card…

For You Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Metallics Glitter Tape (Stampin’ Up!); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Metallics Glitter Tape (Stampin’ Up!); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

The next card shows yet another variation – a different colour scheme, the addition of patterned paper in place of the washi or glitter tape.

Here’s the card…

Happiest of Birthdays to You Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Designer Paper - Garage Days (KaiserCraft); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Designer Paper – Garage Days (KaiserCraft); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

The final card I am showing looks a little more fancy and I confess it took a little more time than the other cards. I stamped the flowers where I wanted them and then masked them off using post-it notes. I then sponged coloured ink over the design in the desired places. After removing the mask, I continued colouring the images like I had done for the other cards. The centre panel is popped up and finished with a sentiment embossed on black cardstock and punched with the Banner Triple Punch. It looks more complicated than it actually is. Such a fun look.

Here’s the card…

For You Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Punch - Banner Triple (Stampin' Up!); Distress Inks;; Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Punch – Banner Triple (Stampin’ Up!); Distress Inks;; Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy seeing a few new ways you can use the Birthday Blooms stamp set! All Stampin’ Up! supplies can be purchased at my online store at Stampers Workshop! Don’t forget some of the Sale-A-Bration goodies expire tomorrow! Be on the lookout for new goodies from the 16th February!

Happy Stamping!

Welcome!

Hi Everyone,

When I received my kit on Friday, I could not wait to dive right in and start creating.  I decided to use the card on page 8 of the Occasions Catalogue as my inspiration.  I love the design and the Birthday Blooms clear mount stamp set is one of the sets I had just received!  I only have a few inkpads and none of the markers (at this stage) so I knew I would have to be a little creative to colour in the flowers.  This is where water colouring comes in handy!  Simply give the inkpads a little squeeze on the top (when the case is closed!) and you end up with some colour on the lid – the perfect paint palette!  Then start with a light hand, gradually adding colour until you achieve the desired look.  All of the five cards I am sharing today were coloured this way. Don’t forget that you can also paint over solid stamps to give them more definition.

Here’s my first card…

It’s quite a pretty card but there was something which I felt wasn’t quite right.  Just because a stamp is designed the way it is, it doesn’t mean that you have to stamp it all, nor do you have to include all of it on your card.  For the second card, I re-created the same design however, I stamped it ‘off the edge’ and I really love it!  I also splattered some brown ink on the card and it finished it off perfectly!

Here it is…

For my third card, I decided to use the other flower in the Birthday Blooms set.  I stamped it once and then masked it before stamping it another two times.  I watercoloured all three images and splattered brown ink over the top.  For the background, I stamped Whisper White pigment ink on Pool Party cardstock.  I embossed the images.  A little hint is to stamp and apply the embossing powder as you go otherwise the pigment ink may dry.  You don’t need to heat emboss it until the entire sheet is complete.  After this was done, I water coloured the images using Pool Party ink.  I *love* this look and in fact, I completed another two backgrounds so I can use it for future projects.  It looks so effective.

Here’s the card…

Since all of my supplies were still out, I thought I would make a couple more cards using the same colours and stamp set.  I decided the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper had a patterned paper which looked like it would tie in perfectly, so I had to use it for the background.  I stamped the flower image twice.  I coloured one of the images completely but for the second, I only coloured the main flower.  I cut out both images.  Yes, it is a little fiddling but it is totally worth it!  I popped up the second image but I dropped it down a little to give the illusion of a little more dimension.

Here’s the card…

The final card I am sharing today has just a little twist on the above card.  I added a strip of whisper white cardstock with just a small strip of Blushing Bride cardstock to break up the background a little.

Here’s the card…

And there you have it!  Five cards using limited supples and only one stamp set.  Just imagine the possibilities when you use different colours, different colouring mediums, different patterned papers and different card designs – possibilities are endless!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my card creations!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Happy Stamping!

 

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