Butterflies, feminine, Handmade Cards

Floral Wings

Dear Crafters,

I am so excited to start sharing with you a sneak peek of some new product in the Annual Catalogue which starts 2 June!

I begin with a set that you probably won’t be surprised about, as it has flowers and butterflies, some of my favourites 😉

I have used the Floral Wings Hostess stamp set. This set can only be purchased by the Hostess if you have a party at your house, ask a few friends along to have some fun stamping and I can share many different techniques with you all.

This stamp set is photopolymer, so it is completely clear so you can stamp exactly where you want it to be! Love, love, love my photopolymer stamps!!!

Floral Wings

The base card is Watermelon Wonder with a layer of Pool Party which is stamped with some of the new In Colour inks; Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.

I fussy cut the butterfly and added it with dimensionals (I can’t wait to get my hands on the coordinating framelits to make this process even easier, but of course even I need to wait until 2 June to get them!)

Floral Wings

I added a strip of the basic pearls to the centre of the butterfly for a little bling!

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope.

Floral Wings

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Don’t forget that the Retired Product List is still available so click here to shop online 24/7!

I also want to remind you that the end date for the 2014-2015 annual catalogue has changed from 30 June to 2 June! So be prepared for this change and get those orders in before the items run out.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Designer Series Paper, Gift Ideas

Convention Gifts

Dear Crafters,

Well as you know I am back from Convention and now I wanted to share with you the little gifts I made for my two roomies!

Convention Gifts

I started with some A5 notebooks which were spiral bound and covered them with DSP. I knew that one of my roomies favourite colour is blue and the other loves oranges and purples, so they are the colours I chose!

Convention Gift  Convention Gift

I also added some DSP to the biro, by pulling out the ink and sliding in the dsp around it.

Convention Gift  Convention Gift

I also made some scissor bling for each of them that they can put on their scissors when they return home! There is nothing worse than not being able to identify your own scissors when crafting with a group of friends.

Convention Gift Scissor Bling  Convention Gift Scissor Bling

I know both the ladies loved their gifts and even used their pen and notebook to write their wish list when we received the catalogue on the first day of Convention!

2015-2016 Annual Catalogue

And here is a sneak peek at one of cards I made with a new product, I Think You’re Great Stamp Set and new 2015-2017 In Colours.

2015-2016 1st project

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Convention, Stampin' Up!

New Annual Catalogue

Dear Crafters,

Sorry I have been missing for a few days, but I was on the Gold Coast for the annual Stampin’ Up! Convention!!!!

Gold Coast

I got my hot little hands on the brand new 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue too, but I cannot show it to you just yet! But, if you would like a copy before anyone else and you are not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, complete the form below and I will get one to you.

And drum roll please….. the brand new In Colours were revealed and they are just gorgeous!

2015-2017 In Colours: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

2015-2017 In Colours

Check out the new butterfly stamp, as well as the lace ribbon, yummy new products to look forward to!!!!

And here is a photo of me with my team at the Awards After Party from the photo booth!

2015 Stampin' Up! Awards After Party

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Birthday, feminine, Flowers

Floral Cantaloupe

Dear Crafters,

Late last month, I shared some cards made with the 2013-2015 In Colours which will retire in a couple of months when the new Annual Catalogue is released and I will be very sad to see them go. I just love these colours!

I have used a Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue and with each bundle you can save an extra 15%. The bundle is Petal Potpourri stamp set and the coordinating Flower Medallion punch.

Petal Potpourri

The base card is Crisp Cantaloupe with a layer of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.

The flowers are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe ink on the Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White card stock and some vellum and punched out using the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch. I used dimensionals to add the flowers to the card, slightly overlapping them.

Petal Potpourri

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope!

Petal Potpourri

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Farewell, feminine, Handmade Cards

Flower Power

Dear Crafters,

I am using the 2013-2015 In Colours which will retire in a couple of months when the new Annual Catalogue is released and I will be very sad to see them go. I just love these colours!

I have used a Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue and with each bundle you can save an extra 15%.

The bundle is Petal Potpourri stamp set and the coordinating Flower Medallion punch.

Petal Potpourri

The base card is Strawberry Slush with a layer of 2013-2015 In Colours Designer Series Paper.

The flowers are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe ink on the coordinating card stock and punched out using the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch. I used dimensionals to add the flowers to the card, slightly overlapping them.

Petal Potpourri

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope!

Petal Potpourri

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Challenges, JAI, Kids Cards

JAI#220 Sketch Challenge

Hello Crafters,

Today I finally get back into some crafting after a week or two on the sidelines so to speak!

I thought the best way to start, was with a challenge at Just Add Ink. So, the challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#220.

I am also using 2 of the new 2014-2015 In Colours; Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey & Tangelo Twist.

My dear sister is pregnant with her 3rd child and already has two girls, so when they found out she was having a boy, I almost went in to melt down! This will be the 5th grandchild, but the first boy, on my side of the family.

Baby We've Grown

So I need loads of practice with masculine/boy cards and what better way than to start with a Oh Baby Boy card.

I have left the very top of the card above the ribbon with a bit of space, so once the baby is born (and I get my new alphabet framelits from the new annual catalogue, available 1 July!), I will be able to add his name!

Baby We've Grown

I stamped the Oh Baby image from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp set in the new In Colour, Lost Lagoon. The base card is also Lost Lagoon and the Designer Series paper is from the new stack, Moonlight.

The scallop circle is die cut from Hello Honey cardstock… do you think it looks a bit like a bib?!!! I hope so, because that was the intention!

I find that these two colours coordinate so well and the ribbon is to die for! Below is another picture showing this divine ribbon!

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You may also notice the punched stars, part of a new punch pack of 3 (which also includes a flower and a heart), all of which I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, so make sure you return to my blog to view it online. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last and ends 30 June!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

feminine, Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge (Feminine)

Morning Stampers,

Yesterday I shared with you, a masculine card created using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.

How about this, a feminine card using this stamp set. Who would of thought a grungy stamp set could look so good in these beautiful In Colours!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge & Papillon Potpourri

Inkpad: Coastal Cabana & Crisp Cantaloupe

Cardstock: Coastal Cabana & Whisper White

Tools: Simply Scored, Trimmer, Paper Snips

Punches: Bitty Butterfly & Elegant Butterfly

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Doilies, Dimensionals, Rhinestone

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,

Kate

Newsletter

June Newsletter

2013/2014 Annual Catalogue

to start 2 July 2013 at noon

New Annual Catalogue

I am so excited to be able to bring you some of the new catalogue sneak peek samples within this newsletter. There are only 5 days to go until the 2013/2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue goes live. Make sure you request your catalogue ($5.00) as soon as possible by emailing me!

I’ve had lots of fun playing with the new colours and products being introduced in July. Here are a few examples:

This card uses the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Punch, Owl Build-a-punch, all in Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.

This card uses the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Mosaic Madness Stamp Set & Mosaic Punch, Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Punch, in Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White.

This card uses the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Mosaic Madness Stamp Set & Mosaic Punch, Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Punch, in Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White.

and for the boys, this Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set

Triple Time Stamping Workshop
I still have a few spots for this workshop (see card at the top of the column).
Come along for some fun, stamping, and learn a new technique. Bring a friend along for support. Please let me know so I can organise enough supplies!
Anyone who spends $50+ at the Workshop, will be entitled to a free 2013/2014 Annual Catalogue to take home on the day!!!

When: Wednesday 3 July
Time: 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Cost: $15.00 cash on the day (includes all supplies, tea, coffee & sandwiches)
RSVP: cardsbykate@live.com.au and I will provide my address

New Single Stamps
New single stamp releases are available now!
These are separate to the offerings in the Annual Catalogue and vary in price from $11.95 to $13.95.
These are available to purchase from now until 31 August by email/phone or by visiting the single stamp section in my online store. Here is what is available:
    
  

This week’s MDS downloads

Get Going July Kit – Digital Download – 134764

Price: $10.95
Download includes:
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 21 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document the iconic landmarks you visit with this fun kit
* Create a swatchbook or wall art wish list of the places on your traveling bucket list
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Wallpaper

Colors:
Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango

Click HERE to see all of this week’s MDS downloads!

Important Dates Coming Up

1 July
Last day to place orders for current Seasonal and retiring products.

2 July
New catalogue goes on sale at 12 noon.

Do you have a wish list of $169+ in the new catalogue? Save yourself some money!
Have you considered signing up as a hobby demonstrator in our fun and friendly team to save yourself lots of money?

As a hobby demonstrator, you will actually get to choose $235 products of your choice for just $169, so that’s a 28% discount to start with. You will also get 30% off your first qualifying order and an ongoing 20% discount. If you join from 1 July, you have until the end of December to reach your first quarterly minimum (which is just $400 anyway!) so that gives you plenty of time to enjoy a very lovely discount on your annual and holiday catalogue purchases (plus you get to see and order the products a month earlier!). There are no other charges and no ABN needed.
Hobby demonstrators are very welcome in our team. There is no pressure to do any more than you want to. We have a very active online team right around Australia so you will have lots of crafty friends to chat with and share projects and ideas!
It’s super easy to join online, but of course you are welcome to phone or email me any time with any questions too. I would love to have some more happy crafter’s in our team!
Here is a link to My Online Demonstrator Sign Up Page HERE.(Just click the brown ‘Join Now’ button halfway down the left hand side to begin the process.)

Retiring Products

We have loads of retiring products that won’t be available to order after 1 July. These include:
  • Products in the Seasonal Catalogue – a limited number of products have carried over, however most are retiring. To order these items online, enter the item number in my online store  see link below). You can also email me your order if you prefer.
  • Products retiring from the 2012/2013 Annual Catalogue – shop online via the retiring products section of my online store or email your order to me.
Handmade Cards, Workshop

Triple Time Stamping

Triple Time Stamping

 

Would you like to learn how to create an

amazing card like this?

It is quite easy to do once you know how and

I can show you just how easy it is.
Come to a Workshop at 1pm on Saturday
29 June at my house and make your own!
Bring a friend or two along for support.

Cost: $15pp and includes all supplies, drinks

& nibbles and a fun afternoon of giggles.

RSVP: cardsbykate@live.com.au by Thursday

27 June.

I will also have the new 2014 Annual Catalogue to peruse which will not be available online until 2 July!

Stamping with Secret Garden stamps

Card 1 – Crisp Cantaloupe & Pistachio Pudding: These gorgeous Secret Garden stamps are teamed up with two of the new 2013-2015 In Colours from Stampin’ Up!

Card 2 – Raspberry Ripple & Gumball Green: Secret Garden stamps with two of my all time favourite 2011-2013 In Colours from Stampin’ Up!

Be sure to book your spot at my Workshop.

Have a Stampin’ good day!

Kate

 

Handmade Cards, Owl Punch

2013-2015 In Colours just released!

The new In Colours for 2013-2015 have been announced and are: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantelope, Pistacio Pudding & Strawberry Slush

Below are some cards I have made with these In Colours today!

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Strawberry Slush & Coastal Cabana Inks & Card – Mosaic Embossing Folder – Mosaic Punch – Mosaic Madness Stamps – Label Love Stamp – Artisan Label Punch

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Pistacio Pudding Ink & Card – Mosaic Embossing Folder – Mosaic Punch – Mosaic Madness Stamps – Label Love Stamp – Artisan Label Punch

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Crisp Cantelope Ink & Card – Mosaic Embossing Folder – Mosaic Punch – Mosaic Madness Stamps – Label Love Stamp – Artisan Label Punch

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Baked Brown Sugar Ink & Card – Mosaic Embossing Folder – Mosaic Punch – Mosaic Madness Stamps – Label Love Stamp – Artisan Label Punch

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Coastal Cabana Ink & Card – Mosaic Embossing Folder – Label Love Stamp – Artisan Label Punch – Scallop Punch – Build a Owl Punch – Paper Piercing Pack, Tool & Mat.

Please leave some comments on which is your favourite In Colour.

Have a stampin’ good day!

Kate