Christmas Card Buffet Projects part 1

So we had a lovely group of ladies come and craft with us recently at our Christmas Craft Buffet. There was lots of chatter, crafting, prizes and of course some yummy refreshments to be shared. As the event was of course Christmas themed it also involved carols, trees and lights……

The ladies got to chose how many projects (from 3-10) they wanted to complete in the afternoon from 10 different designs. A few were early and got a head start on the projects as you can see below

The first project was a card using Seasonal Chums – totally love this little reindeer and the Merry Music Specialty paper is definitely a hot favourite with me!

The second project was using the perennial favourite Cookie Cutter Christmas with the awesome co-ordinating punch!

The third project was white heat embossed Lovely As A Tree that I use so much – it has to be my absolute favourite Stampin’ Up! set with the Pinewood Planks textured impressions embossing folder and a sentiment from Butterfly Basics.

The fourth project was a pair of bottle tags – totally love these, an awesome way to decorate a bottle of wine. Both tags has designer series paper from the Merry Music Specialty pack, the red tag featured stamps from the new Half Full set and a holly punch embellishment. The other tag was stamped with the new Merry Little Labels stamp set which also comes with a co-ordinating Everyday Label punch.

The fifth project was made using the super versatile Painted Harvest stamp set – one of my firm favourites from the new Holiday Catalogue. The sentiment is from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.

Since this post is getting a bit long, I’ll put the other 5 projects onto a seperate post soon. If you would like a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, please let me know and I would be happy to mail one to you if the PDF version just isn’t the answer!


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Quilted Christmas Suite

I fell in love with the Christmas Quilted Suite in the new Holiday Catalogue, not for Christmas cards, but for my quilting friends.

The suite comes with framelits, stamp set, designer series paper, ribbon, embossing folder, stitched felt embellishments – everything to create beautiful co-ordinating items.

What would you make with this set?

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New Holiday Catalogue & New Hostess Promotion

Happy Spring! This morning the new Holiday Catalogue is live and packed full of lots of amazing stamps, accessories and ideas.

Check out some of these inspiring ideas made using the new items:

Plus from September 1st until October 31st there is an exclusive Hostess bonus, for a party reaching +$450 in sales in addition to the normal hostess benefits you also get this exclusive photopolymer stamp set free!

So if you are coveting this gorgeous versatile set, please let me know and we can set up a date to get inky with friends or have a fun online party instead so instead of trying to synchronise multiple diaries and you can shop 24/7 in the comfort of your home!


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Join us for a Christmas Crafting Buffet

If you would like to get all of your Christmas cards and/or tags sorted well before the craziness of the festive season descends, then this is the event for you!

The brand new Holiday Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! is packed full of festive fun that we want to share with you. Join us for 4 hours of creative fun and Christmas carols where for $15 you get to choose 3 projects you want to complete from 10 options available, a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, a strip of self adhesive rhinestone to use on the projects or take home, plus enjoy refreshments and receive a door prize ticket to win some lovely items.

If you would like to make more than 3 Christmas projects, then the cost of extra kits are $2.50 each so you can make different projects or multiples of the one that you like. Or you can take our MEGA option and for the price of 9 projects get all 10 for just $30 (with this option there is no choice to do multiples of one design, you get one of each of the ten different projects).

All of the kits include everything that you need to complete the projects, also provided to use on the day are scissors and any adhesives that will be needed.

It is a 4 hour crafting time slot and you are welcome to come and go anytime during this time slot. The projects are suited to all levels of crafting from beginners to experienced.

Saturday 9th of September 2017 from 1-5pm

St James Church, 11 Elderberry Drive in South Lake

To reserve your space please make the $15 payment prior to the event either via PayPal, direct deposit or cash to myself or Sue. Payment for the MEGA option or for extra kits can be made on the day or beforehand if you are clairvoyant and know how your time/energy levels are going.


Christmas Card Buffet

p.s. I will add sneak peeks of items from the new Holiday Catalogue when I receive my pre-order or when we are allowed to share images as per our demonstrator agreement.

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Carols of Christmas Pre-release for August only!


To help you prepare for Christmas you can purchase an exclusive new bundle that will be released in the up coming Holiday Catalogue. This beautiful stamp set, Carols of Christmas, is available as a wood mount or clear mount set, of course if you match it with the co-ordinating framelits then you can not only make amazing cards, 3D items and memory keeping you will save 10%.

Here’s some examples of lovely Christmas cards that you can make with this bundle, no doubt you’d create others even more amazing!


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Ribbon of Courage Breast Cancer Card

When I got the new Annual Catalogue one of the first things that caught my eye was the Ribbon of Courage stamp set with matching framelits. These stamps are beautiful and sadly I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in one form or another so cards made with this set will no doubt be well received.

The colours can be changed of course to meet the specific cancer colour, if you are wondering which colours are which cancer then you can see this chart here. The sentiment for the card below is from Thoughts and Prayers.

This bundle is great value and available in clear mount $63.75 or wood mount $76.50 of course if you just want the stamps or framelits separately they are also available with the clear mount stamp set being $33, wood mount $47 and framelits $38.

The card was well received (from the e-note they sent to my Cherub), partly because it’s just nice to get happy mail when you’re not well, but also because it seems greeting cards are a dying breed in this instant electronic age, but sometimes it’s worth the effort to say I care by sending a piece of myself (i.e. my time) to someone.



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Bonus Days

Do you have a huge wish list from the new catalogue? Well July is a great month to start working on it (mind you if you have a huge list you might want to consider joining my team with the awesome $121 bonus for joining in July in addition to all the other normal perks). In July for each $90 you spend you will get a $9 voucher to redeem in August.

There are no limits to the number of coupons you can earn during July, so start earning sooner rather than later!


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Christmas Bonus Joining Offer!

Wow talk about Santa bringing presents early – if you join my team in July, not only do you get to chose $235 of product of your choice and pay just $169, plus get a business pack on top of that, but for this month only you will also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack which includes Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks and a Bone Folder, that’s an added value of $86. However since it’s Christmas in July – you also get a Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the up coming Holiday catalogue for FREE valued at $35! How amazing is that – you get well over $430 of products for just $169 = BARGAIN!

The stamp set is this beautiful one shown below and with the clear blocks and adhesive you will have no excuses about not making a start on your Christmas cards and tags!

You can check out some answers to more frequently asked questions here or contact me and I will endeavour to answer them for you or you are welcome to attend a team meeting to check out what it’s all about for yourself.


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Eastern Palace Suite

There are a lot of beautiful new products in the new Annual Catalogue being released on June 1st, but right now you can order one of the product suites early! It includes new in colours, stamps and framelits as well as lovely co-ordinating accessories.

Bundle 1 is the starter bundle and includes all of the below:
or you can step it up with extra accessories and framelits for the Premier bundle to get all of this

This product suite is amazingly versatile and you can create a myriad of items for almost every occasion with it.

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Inside the lines super bee

So colouring the lovely Sale-a-bration designer series paper Inside the Lines (FREE with a $90 spend) for some gets tedious, so recently in class we made this card, simple, quick and elegant.

The sentiment is from Super Duper and was gold heat embossed onto vellum strategically held down with glue dots in places where they won’t show through e.g. under ribbon or sequins.

The bee die cut from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, the ribbon is gold natural trim and the metallics assorted sequins.

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