Gift Ideas, Owl Punch

Flower Patch with a twist!

Hello Crafters,

First of all today, I want to wish my gorgeous girl, Annika a very happy 8th birthday. I can’t believe we are so blessed to have had you for 2920 days in our lives already!

To commemorate this special day, I wanted to share with you some of her favourite colours and they can be found on one very beautiful bird that I grew up with in our neighbourhood living so close to the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania.

No, I don’t live in Tassie anymore, but I still have the most vivid memories as a child growing up in such a gorgeous environment and these stunning birds wandering around.

Yes, it is the peacock!

Flower Patch Peacock

I have created this using the Flower Patch Stamp Set and the Flower Fair framelits dies which can be purchased as bundle saving you a huge 15%.

I also used the Owl punch.

I should have photographed him before I put it into the frame to stop the glare off the glass, but I think you can see him clearly enough.

Flower Patch Peacock

I used Pool Party as the base of the feathers, then Pistachio Pudding then Bermuda Bay. The body of the peacock is Pacific Point cardstock and I sponged the edges with the same colour ink and a sponge dauber. The circles are punched from Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and a Pacific Point heart with a tiny Bermuda Bay dot.

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Rhinestones were added to the feathers for a bit of bling as these birds are such a showy animal!

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Techniques & Tutorials

Treat Favour Pouch

Hello Stampers,

This is a very simple treat favour pouch that would be easy for the kids to make for their dads for Valentine’s Day!

This technique is called the diaper fold technique, just the same as when you folded those cloth nappies for your children (cough cough) and you know how quick they were to pin!!! LOL

I used a 6″ x 6″ square piece of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper to create this project, but you could make bigger ones using 12″ x 12″.

Create a cute little pouch out of one piece of paper. Supplies One square piece of lightweight card stock or double-sided patterned paper Scoring tool Embellishments (optional)
Create a cute little pouch out of one piece of paper.
Supplies
One square piece of lightweight card stock or double-sided patterned paper
Scoring tool
Embellishments (optional)
Step-by-Step Fold paper in half diagonally.

Fold paper in half diagonally.

Take one of the lower corners of your triangle and fold it over to the middle of the other triangle side.

Take one of the lower corners of your triangle and fold it over to the middle of the other triangle side.

Take the other lower corner of the triangle and fold it over to the middle of the opposite side.

Take the other lower corner of the triangle and fold it over to the middle of the opposite side.

Take one layer of your top corner and fold it down to create your pouch.

Take one layer of your top corner and fold it down to create your pouch.

Decorate and fill your pouch.

Decorate and fill your pouch.

Isn’t it so cute? This can be folded in minutes, so no excuses not to have something small to give to your loved ones this Valentines Day.

You can also use these for party favours!

Happy Crafting!

Kate

Card in a Box Style, feminine, Owl Punch

Explosion Box Card

Morning Stampers,

I want to share with you today, a card that a fellow demonstrator showed us last weekend ~ an explosion box card!

How cool are these?

I am loving this new card style and can see myself creating lots of them over the coming months.

This first one we made for my hubby’s birthday last Wednesday and he was super impressed when he pulled it out of the envelope…. yes you heard right, it folds flat and fits in an envelope!!!!

And you see those little monsters popping up out of the box, they are made with the owl punch!

Explosion Box Card

This next card I made for a dear friend of mine who lives in Tasmania and is a very talented lady, especially with her photography. I couldn’t send her any old card, so I thought she would appreciate something a little more special. I have used the Flower Shop Stamp Set and coordinating Pansy punch and the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and coordinating punches (Bitty & Elegant Butterfly) to create this one.

Explosion Box Card

I have had some interest in how these are made and so I am willing to do a class to show you just how quick and easy these are to make. If you would like to come along to a class, please comment below what day and times best suit.

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

Happy stamping,

Kate

Calendar Card, Owl Punch

Easel Calendar Card

Hello Stampers,

I recently got some small calendars that you tear off month by month and so I thought it would be nice to be able to use them to make a special gift for the upcoming Christmas season. These would make lovely gifts for the kids teachers too!

Easel Calendar Card
Easel Calendar Card

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, Summer Smooches DSP (r)

Tools: Simply Scored, Paper Snips, Owl Builder Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Wiggly Eyes, Pearl Jewel, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, Calendar (not SU)

 

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

Happy stamping,

Kate

 

Masculine, Owl Punch

Owl Builder Punch

Morning Crafters,

Today I want to share the Owl Builder Punch.

Punches are so easy to use, cheap to purchase and can be used all the time with different cardstock and papers to create a totally different look!

I embossed the crumb cake cardstock and adhered it to the whisper white card, then punched the circle out of the front of the card. The owl is glued to the inside of the card, centred behind the circle. Doesn’t he look cute, as though he is peeking out of a tree trunk!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Label Love

Inkpads: Early Espresso

Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade (r)

Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Simply Scored, Trimmer

Punches: Label Love, 1-3/4″ Circle

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Chevron Ribbon & Wiggly Eyes (not SU)

 

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

Happy stamping,

Kate

Handmade Cards

Despicable Me 2

Hello to all the movie goers out there ~ here is a card for the kids who love the current movies and especially Despicable Me 2.

These little minions are just too cute ~ This has been created using the Owl Punch… who would of thought!

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Gingham Garden Tissue Box

 

 

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This tissue Box has been covered using the new Gingham Garden DSP and Washi Tapes.

Look out for these products in the new 2013/2014 Annual Catalogue which will go live on 2 July 2013.

Be sure to visit my 24/7 online shop to find these products from 12 noon on 2 July by clicking HERE.

Have a scrappin good day!

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

Owl Punch

I just love owls and this card could be used for almost any occasion!

Owl Punch

 

Woodgrain stamped in Crumb Cake Stampin Ink.

No doubt you will be seeing many more owl cards in the coming weeks!

Kate