Cool Treats ideas and inspiration!

There are so many fantastic new items in the new Occasions Catalogues, but one product suite that is catching my eye today whilst we enjoy a warm 40’C is Cool Treats – nothing says summer better than ice cream – just ask my 10 year old!

If you’d like to see how the above cards are made – click the PDF download here, it has all the dimensions and directions!

This bundle is amazingly versatile and you can create all sots with it, plus with the ombre ink pads you get this effect – cool hey!

…….but wait there’s more, below are a range of awesome card ideas made with the Cool Treats Bundle that were displayed at the On Stage Live event in Brisbane in November 2016. These were not made by me and I am not certain who created each one, but I do know that one designer was Nicole Wilson, if the others are yours please let me know so I can credit the artists, but I’ve put them here below for inspiration.

Plus this suite of products comes with co-ordinating designer series paper and washi tape, how cool is that!

Don’t you think this product suite is pretty cool for summer? I’d love to see what you create with it.

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Two new catalogues plus fantastic hostess & joining offers!

 

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Welcome to my first post for 2017! This is such an exciting start to the year, not one but two new catalogues……..the new Occasions Catalogue is packed FULL of wonderful ideas for birthdays, weddings, masculine, childrens’ cards and the most amazing 3D items – you can view it online here or contact me for a paper copy of it.

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The second catalogue is packed full of items that money cannot buy – that’s right you can only get Sale-a-bration items FREE when you spend $90 increments in any of our current catalogues, clearance rack or carry over items……you can view the catalogue here.

Of course the excitement doesn’t finish there! There are some items from the recent Holiday Catalogue that were so popular that they are carrying over for a time and can still be purchased, you can see those here.

If you are hosting a party with friends (or going crazy on your credit card) and get to a sales spend of $400 you get a bonus $40 in hostess rewards on top of your normal rewards! So if you want to get together with friends and get inky – contact me to make a date and I can show you how to create something fun and functional!

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Of course if you are interested in joining my team during Sale-a-bration there are a couple of FANTASTIC bonuses for doing that as well. On top of our normal 100% fully customisable kit where you chose $235 for just $169 you also get to chose TWO free stamp sets up to the value of $179 which with the business kit brings your joining product value to almost $500 for a $169 outlay with no strings attached – how awesome is that?

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If you have questions about joining please contact me as I’d love to chat with you about it or come along to my next team meeting on February 16th and see what it’s all about for yourself or you can see more information about it here.

If you would like to see some inspiring displays using the new Occasions or Sale-a-bration products, then please come along and join us at the Launch Party on Saturday February 4th, more details are here.

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Christmas Llama

So no doubt we all have the crazy fun friends who we like to hang out with – I have one that loves drama llamas and another that we made a llama piñata for their birthday recently so I wanted to make them a special Christmas card that would make them smile.

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I CASEd the card from Kirsteen Gill and loved the way it turned out. I love using non Christmas sets for festive occasions, google and pinterest are fantastic for ideas like that.

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Cute Christmas Gifts from the Team

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We had a fun team meeting last week to finish off the year. There was a lot of excited chatter about the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration, a pot luck dinner, swapping of little handmade gifts (above) and some stamping using new products.

I love how creative and supportive the team are both to me and with each other and I love the friendships that I have made through my Stampin’ Up! journey both with other demonstrators, customers, hostesses and the lovely ladies who come to class regularly and irregularly. I have to honestly say how genuinely fortunate I am to have Stampin’ Up! in my life and if it’s something you want to explore as being part of your life then why not check out some of the benefits here or join us at our next meeting (no obligations) at 7pm on February 16th.

 

 

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Holly Jolly Layers meets Dragonfly Dreams

I was fortunate enough to rescue a swarm of bees earlier in Spring and I ended up amalgamating them into my Flow Hive, but it meant that I had a full WSP super of honey and natural honeycomb. So I spent a day harvesting and packaging it up as Christmas gifts for close friends and family.

img_5745-2Of course no gift from us would be complete without nice stamped packaging so I made these tags using the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set and the new Dragonfly Dreams (coming out in the new Occasions catalogue in January) of course crazy me only remembered that this stamp set came with matching framelits after I’d fussy cut all the bees out!
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If you want to join in the fun of the new catalogues, I am having a launch party on February 4th for details see the link here.  Of course if you can’t join us on that date and would like a copy of the catalogues please let me know and I will get them to you soon.

 

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Stitched with Cheer

 

Are you like me and struggle with time management getting Christmas cards made and mailed out (I excel at the former, but am an epic fail at the later). This year I found the solution and it’s on sale!

Stampin’ Up! have these amazing Stitched with Cheer Project kits that make 18 cards with envelopes in total comprised of 3 different designs and they cost just $25.20 – that’s just $1.40 per card and envelope which means that not only would you get some creative time, but they’d end up being cheaper than store bought cards!

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This is just one of the three designs, you can see them all in this video link

The kits are only on sale whilst stocks last or until January 3rd 2017, which ever is sooner, so get in quick and be organised for next Christmas.

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Christmas Crackers or Bon Bons

So every year at Christmas my Cherub and I make our own Christmas crackers (or bon bond depending upon where on the globe you live). They are simple to make using the Envelope Punch Board and I also use my Simply Scored (but you could use the Stampin’ Trimmer).

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There are many variations of these on the internet, but I modified mine to use a 10″x6″ piece of designer series paper (that way I get two from a sheet) and I like the hexagonal effect rather than the square or triangle finish to the crackers.

My measurements are in imperial as the paper is cut that way.

On the 10″ side score at 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″ and then at 7.5″, 8″ and 8.5″

On the 6″ side score at 7/8″, 1 3/4″, 2 5/8″, 3 1/2″, 4 3/8″ and 5 1/4″

Burnish all of the score lines and with the 10″ side horizontal to the envelope punch board punch at the 2″ line on the punch board on each score line as per the picture below. Add tear tape of multipurpose glue to the smallest horizontal panel and make into the hexagon shape.

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We put in a $1 scratch ticket, a bonbon snap (bought online), some jokes (printed off the internet) a chocolate and a small toy or puzzle. They are a lot of fun to make and people love how personal and fun these are to receive.

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Year End Close Out Sale, up to 60% off!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, so there are some great deals on offer! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday catalogue retiring products, clearance rack items and current high-inventory catalogue products. To see the complete list, please go to my online store here and remember these are whilst stocks last so get in sooner rather than later!

 

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Online Extravaganza save up to 40% off RRP

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Stampin’ Up has an Online Extravaganza where you can save between 10-40% off!

For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

Click here to see or print out the entire list of fabulous sale items!  On Monday, when the sale begins you can click here to see them in my store and don’t forget you can also save 25% off selected stamp sets to co-ordinatate with the new stitched framelits.

Plus as a gift from me (whilst stocks last) for each order over $100 I will give you one of the new black and gold polka dot 10th Anniversary South Pacific pop up bin for FREE (RRP $10).

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Stitched Framelits & 25% off select stamp sets for November!

stitchframelit_demoheader_spukFor the month of November you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits of 12 dies ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.  And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends 30 November, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.

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To check out which of the 9 stamp sets are on sale, please click here and of course you can get some ideas of how to use them in your projects from the video below.

 

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