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Team Tulips

Dear Crafters,

On Saturday morning it was my eldest daughters last game of netball for the season.  Yes, no more early mornings out in the cold for at least a month until next season starts!

Their coach Sharon, was fantastic with each and every one of them, mentoring them to new heights. So as a thank you, I made this card on behalf of the team to give to her along with a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Pop of Pink, Love is Kindness, Tulips Handmade card #stampinup @cardsbykate

I chose this retired stamp because the team were called the “Tulips” and I felt it as appropriate for the occasion.

I love this Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper. I added some Wink of Stella onto the tulips. Not sure if you can see it in the photo?

Pop of Pink, Love is Kindness, Tulips Handmade card Wink of Stella #stampinup @cardsbykate

Hey, did you notice my new Watermark? I created it all by myself too. I feel like such a clever little bunny lol

Pop of Pink, Love is Kindness, Tulips Handmade card #stampinup @cardsbykate DIY

Don’t forget to stamp the envelope too!

Here is the team after presenting the card and flowers to their coach!

Tulips Netball

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Stamps: Love is Kindness
Inks:  Black Memento
Card/Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Wink of Stella, White Twine, Brights Button, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Copic Markers

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feminine, Free Product, Handmade Cards, Mother's Day, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Love is Mother’s Day

Dear Crafters,

It’s only another week and half until Sale-a-bration ends for another year 😦

Today, I share a card using the Love is Kindness stamp in some of my favourite colours; Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand.

Love is Kindness

The base card is Sahara Sand with another layer stamped with the Dictionary background stamp in coordinating ink and sponged edges.

I then added a layer of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim from the Occasions Catalogue. The next layer is Crisp Cantaloupe with Lost Lagoon and the top layer is Whisper White. On this top layer I stamped the Love is Kindness image in Black ink and coloured the stems with Lost Lagoon and the blooms with the Calyspo Coral Blendabilities. The wrap around the flowers was stamped again onto Sahara Sand card and fussy cut before adding to the white card.

I added some Crisp Cantaloupe sequins to the bottom with glue dots!

Love is Kindness

I even added a coordinating Calyspo Coral ribbon bow.

I stamped the inside of the card as well with the Dictionary background stamp, something that is a must in all my cards, as you know, along with the envelope!

Love is Kindness  Love is Kindness

Aren’t they just stunning colours together?!!

Blendabilities Update

I am VERY sad to share this news with you that the Blendabilties alcohol markers have been discontinued, as some have arrived dry to our customers. In a nutshell, the manufacturer is unable to correct the problem and provide Stampin’ Up! with a solution. Therefore the product line has been discontinued. The good news is that Stampin’ Up! is committed to ONLY selling the BEST products available, so rather than ship a defective product and continue to send replacements, they have made this decision.

The Memento Black Ink pad and refill will still be available (and that’s great news because it’s an awesome black inkpad!)

What should you do?

If you currently have a pack of Blendabilities on backorder that you purchased, do nothing, you will receive a refund from Stampin’ Up! within the next month.

If you feel you have a defective package of Blendabilities, please contact Stampin’ Up! Demo Support at 1 800 787 867.

If you need ideas for colouring your images, we still have our great Stampin’ Write Markers, our Blender Pens, and our AquaPainters to use with your Stampin’ Up! ink pads.

Note: due to the unavailability of the Blendabilities as part of the advertised Sale-a-bration offering, some of the other Sale-a-bration products MAY run out. Stamp sets will be available through to 31st March, but the other items MAY risk selling out.

There is under 3 weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so if you want your free gifts, be sure to add them to your order of $90+.

Have a wonderful day!

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.

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Love Is Kindness at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I am getting back into some challenges, so I begin with a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Colour Combination Challenge JAI#248.

I saw this colour combination and fell in love straight away. I reckon these colours go so well together and I just received my Love Is Kindness stamp this week, so couldn’t wait to ink it up!

Love Is Kindness

The base card is Pool Party with a layer of Sahara Sand stamped with the Dictionary Background stamp in the coordinating ink. Then a piece of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim wrapped around this layer, before gluing it to the card base.

The flowers are stamped on Whisper White card stock using the Night of Navy ink and coloured with the set of Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities. The leaves are coloured using the Pool Party ink and the Aqua Painter. This layer is mounted onto Rich Razzleberry card stock and added to the card with dimensionals.

Love Is Kindness

I stamped the image a second time onto Sahara Sand cardstock and fussy cut the newspaper wrapping and added it with dimensionals, before adding a linen thread bow.

I added some candy dots to the bottom corner.

Be sure tho decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope helps tie it all together!

Love Is Kindness

Oh yay! I got an Honorable Mention for my card for this challenge!!!!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

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.

 

 

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,

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