feminine

Core’dinations & Petite Petals

Hello Crafters,

Yesterday I celebrated my 1st anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator ~ happy anniversary to me! ~ so of course I had to make a card appropriate for this milestone and so I came up with this.

Coredination Petite Petals

I needed to get out my core’dinations card stock as I haven’t used it for some time. I love this soft suede card with pink pirouette!

I sanded only the bottom third of the card before adding some pink ribbon, tied with a knot.

The leaves are die cut from the Secret Garden Framelits in Pistachio Pudding and the flowers are stamped tone on tone in Pink Pirouette with the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch. This stamp set and coordinating punch can be purchased together as a bundle to save you 15%. Petite Petals Bundle can be ordered in Wood ($39.75 ) or Clear mount ($34.75) and is great value!

Coredination Petite Petals

I added rhinestones to the centre of each flower, doesn’t it finish them off perfectly?!!!

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set and punched out with Word Window Punch.

 

Don’t forget today is the final day to place your orders before Sale-a-bration tonight!

Any orders of $90+ can earn free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pgs 11-17). But if you place an order of $180+ you get to choose 2 free products!!! Be sure to check them out now! Don’t miss out!

Click here to Shop Online 24/7

Click here to Shop Online 24/7

Happy crafting,

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Challenges, JAI, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Just Add Ink # 206 – Sale-a-brations!

Hello Crafters,

This time of year is a special time of year for all lovers of Stampin Up – because it’s Sale-A-Bration time, which means the excitement of free products!

Every year Stampin’ Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new recruits the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition stamp sets, papers, ribbons and accessories they’ll enjoy for years to come.

Just Add Ink is celebrating these new products this week with our Just Add Sale-A-Brations Challenge.

JAI#206

Some of the items used in this card from the Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catalogues are:

Be sure to have a go at some Challenges, they are great fun to play along and see what others design, so head over to Just Add Ink for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Don’t forget there are only a few weeks left to place your orders before Sale-a-bration ends. Any orders of $90+ can earn free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pgs 11-17). But if you place an order of $180+ you get to choose 2 free products!!! Be sure to check them out now!

To Shop Online 24/7 for other Stampin’ Up items, click here.

Happy crafting,

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Gift Ideas

Scallop Tag Topper Box that closes

Hello Crafters,

As I mentioned the other day , I am having the best time creating new and exciting treat style boxes of all shapes and sizes!

Here is the second style but this time, this one closes up so the treats don’t fall out.

Scallop Tag Topper

For the card base, I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

The tops of the box are punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch (#133324). I just love this punch!

I got the inspiration from Heidi Weaver, but I can’t remember what forum I saw it on, but thank you!

Here is a close up and side view to see the inside where it closes!

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I used the Watercolour Wonder DSP (#132994) and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch for the embellishments.

The Petite Petals stamp and coordinating punch can be purchased as a bundle saving you 15%!

For Petite Petals wood mount bundle only $39.75 (#134821) or clear mount bundle only $34.75 (#134822)

These are some of the newest products in our Occasions Catalogue.

Don’t forget that if you spend $90 during Sale-a-bration, which ends on 31 March, you can also claim 1 free gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

Be sure to visit my online store for more details.

Happy crafting,

Gift Ideas

Scallop Tag Topper Punch Treat Box

Hello Crafters,

I am just having the best time lately creating new and exciting treat style boxes of all shapes and sizes!

These are only fairly small, but big enough to put a few treats in for the kiddies. These would also be a great gift idea for a work colleague or a friend who may be feeling down. Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these to help cheer them up?!!!

Scallop Tag Topper

For the card base, I started with a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock measuring 5″ x 7-1/2″.

The tops of the box are punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch (#133324). Isn’t it just so pretty?!

I got the inspiration from Heidi Weaver, but I can’t remember what forum I saw it on, but thank you!

Here is a close up of those pretty flowers!

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I used the Mosaic Madness DSP and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch for the embellishments.

The Petite Petals stamp and coordinating punch can be purchased as a bundle saving you 15%. These are some of the newest products in our Occasions Catalogue.

I have another similar style box to share with you in the next day or so, so stay tuned!

Don’t forget that if you spend $90 during Sale-a-bration, which ends on 31 March, you can also claim 1 free gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

Be sure to visit my online store for more details.

Happy crafting,

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feminine

Flower Pot Card

Morning Crafters,

Here is my take on the Flower Pot card which has been around for years, but this is my first time creating one ~ I don’t know why it took me so long, when it was so simple!

I have used Soft Suede cardstock 9″ x 3-1/2″ then scored it at 3-1/2″ & 7″.

Fold in a zigzag and using a border punch, create the edge on the flower pot.

Measure in 1/2″ from each side at the bottom of the pot and mark with a pencil. Holding up the flap, draw a line from the pencil mark to the top corner to create the pot shape. Cut along each of these lines through the double thickness of cardstock.

Take some ribbon and tie it around the top of the flower pot (as shown). This holds the card together without any gluing!!!

Flower Pot Card   Flower Pot Card

Take a piece of soft suede card measured at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock of 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

Layer these on top of each other. This creates the section for your written message and slides into the pot.

Once you have this in the pot, decorate as desired, ensuring you cover the top part of the card and that some of the images sit in front of the pot.

HANDY TIP: It is also a good idea to lay this onto an envelope so as not to add too much height that it won’t fit into a standard size envelope!!!!

I have used Real Red, Coastal Cabana and the Fresh Prints Designer Series paper stack, along with the Simple Stems Stamp set and the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits. This stamp set and DSP are available from 28th January during Sale-a-bration!

Be sure to let me know what you think of my take on the Flower Pot card!

To Shop online 24/7 click here

Happy Crafting,

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Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Sweet Sorbet Sunburst Baby

Hello Crafters,

Well, it’s not long now until the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration begins on 28th January!

Here is another sneak peek at some of the items that will be available.

This Sunburst technique is so easy to create and it showcases a variety of the papers in the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper pack, which includes the colours: Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit & Sahara Sand.

I have also used one of the stamps in the Baby, We’ve Grown stamp set available in the new Occasions Catalogue. The other is from That’s the Ticket, stamped in Pistachio Pudding and cut out with paper snips, then adhered with dimensionals.

My card matt is Sahara Sand on a white card base and the circle was punched out twice with the 2 1/2″ circle punch.

I used the coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the image.

I hope you like my baby card showcasing some new products available from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Simple Stems, part 2

Hello Stampers,

A couple of days ago I showcased some samples using the Simple Stems Stamp Set which is in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January. 

Here is another sample using that same stamp set, although a different type of flower from that set.

I have used Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple in this card. The flowers remind me so much of our family holiday to Thailand last year, although they were more red that Raspberry Ripple, but I just love this colour combination.

I also added a Simply Pressed Clay flower embellishment and coloured it with the Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker.

Simple Stems

Products used:

Stamp Set: Simple Stems

Cardstock: White, Gumball Green, Print Poetry DSP

Ink: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stitched Satin Ribbon, Simply Pressed Clay & Mold, Stampin’ Write Marker

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store or for the stamp set, online from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Stunning Spiral Flowers

Hello Stampers,

Today I want to share with you another new item from the Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January.

These gorgeous flowers are easy to create with one simple die. Click Here to watch a video tutorial.

To create them, I used the die to cut out the flower using my Big Shot, then sponged the edges with a sponge dauber before rolling it up using a skewer to create the flower. I have found the easiest and quickest way to glue them, is by using a hot glue gun and a silicone mat.

Spiral Flower
Daffodil Delight with Strawberry Slush sponging
Very Vanilla with Blushing Bride sponging
Very Vanilla with Blushing Bride sponging

and a close up of the flowers with some small dots of crystal effects to look like raindrops! Aren’t they the prettiest?!!!

Spiral Flower

and here are some die cut in felt, how cute are they?!!!!

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and then made into hair clips! (thanks to my daughter, Annika modelling it!)

Spiral FlowerSpiral Flower

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride

Tools: Big Shot, Spiral Flower Originals Die

Accessories:  Hot Glue Gun, Sponge Dauber, Crystal Effects, Silicone Mat, Skewer

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store or for the Spiral Flower Die from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

feminine, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Simple Stems, part 1

Hello Stampers,

As you know, I am having loads of fun playing with my new supplies from the Sale-a-bration brochure & Occasions catalogue.

Here are some more lovely samples using the Simple Stems Stamp Set which is in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January. Just let me know if you would like a copy of the catalogues mailed to you prior to the sale starting!

The gorgeous background papers are delightful and I am finding it really hard to choose between the different packs, so I got a pack of each!!!

Sweet Sorbet is from the Sale-a-bration brochure which if you place an order of $90 or more, you can get a packet for free!

Water Colour Wonder is in the soon to be released Occasions Catalogue and is to die for.

The stamp set, Simple Stems, also has two of its images that coordinate with the Secret Garden Framelits Dies.

Okay, so now for some samples ~ In this first card I used the Water Colour Wonder DSP and stamped the images in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe.

Simple Stems

Crisp Canteloupe & Pistachio Pudding with Sweet Sorbet DSP

Simple Stems

Strawberry Slush and White with the new Decorative Dots TIEF (available free with a $90 order)

Simple Stems

Products used:

Stamp Set: Simple Stems, Bitty Banners

Cardstock: White, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Water Colour Wonder DSP

Ink: Island Indigo, Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi

Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelit Dies, Oval Frames Die, Decorative Dots TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Ruffled Stretch Trim Ribbon

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

Occasions & Sale-a-bration

So Very Grateful

Hello Stampers,

As you know, my Big Brown Box arrived from Stampin’ Up! a couple of days ago with my new supplies from the Sale-a-bration brochure & Occasions catalogue.

Here is another card I have created but this time a birthday card for a lovely lady.

The gorgeous background paper in called Sweet Sorbet and is from the Sale-a-bration brochure which if you place an order of $90 or more, you can get a packet for free! Yes you heard correct, free and it has 12 sheets in the pack!

The stamp is from the So Very Grateful Stamp Set in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase on 28th January. Just let me know if you would like a copy of the catalogues mailed to you prior to the sale starting!

I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the image and stamp the sentiment in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe.

So Very Grateful

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: So Very Grateful

Cardstock: Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP

Ink: Black Stazon

Tools: Big Shot, Windows Frames Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Write Markers

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

Happy Crafting,

Kate