feminine, Gift Ideas, Handmade Cards

Retirement

Dear Crafters,

Well, my in-laws arrived yesterday (and no it’s not a bad thing, lol, I get along very well with them. She is also a SU demo!). But I had to wait until now to share this little creation with you, as my Mother-in-law has retired after many, many years being a Business Manager in a school in her country Victorian town. I needed something different and saw something similar but there were no instructions, so it took ages to cut and score and put together!!!!

Anyway, here it is!

Teapot     Teapot

Can you tell it is a teapot? I sure hope so. My Mother-in-law loves her cups of tea, so what better type of card to make for her.

Teapot

I am not entirely happy with the spout, as it was a bit tricky!

Teapot     Teapot

I have used Primrose Petals (retired) card stock and stamped Everything Eleanor with Soft Suede ink.

I used the Ovals Framelits to create the handle!

Then for the big reveal, when you open it up, you see this!

Teapot

The Whisper White card is embossed the new Spring Flowers TIEF which will be available during Sale-a-bration, starting 6th January 2015. I have left one side blank, as that is where I will attach the written message (that you don’t really need to see).

I used the Spiral Flower Original die in Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple (r) card stock. The leaves are die cut using the Flower Frenzy Bigz L die with Garden Green card stock.

Teapot

What do you think of this interesting creation? Something different, but I certainly wouldn’t be making loads of these, just for very special occasions and I think Retirement is certainly one of those!

Have a wonderful Christmas day tomorrow and a safe and healthy 2015!

 

Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration starts on 6 January 2015. If you would like to see the catalogue before then, I can happily mail it to you!

Please only request a copy of the Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catalogue if you are within Australia and are happy to purchase Stampin’ Up! products from me. If you currently have a demonstrator you already order from, please request a copy from them to be fair to me and the other demonstrator. Delivery will be towards the end of December.

Clearance rack saving you up to 80% off!

Weekly Deals for this week.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.
The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.
These catalogue’s are full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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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

Christmas, Gift Ideas

Baby Bon Bons

Dear Crafters,

We Christmas is only days away and I have my in-laws arriving later today, so thought I would quickly share with you a little treat I have made for their arrival!

What better way to celebrate Christmas, than with some Bon Bons right? Well check out these little beauties inspired by Linda Parker!!!!

Christmas Bon Bons

I even made the box for them to go in!

Christmas Bon Bons

I have used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green card stock for the box lid and base, and the Trim the Tree DSP Stack to make the baby bon bons with the Envelope Punch Board (EPB).

Each bon bon fits one chocolate Lindt ball…. well who doesn’t love a little chocolate at this time of year?!

Christmas Bon Bons

I finished off the top of the box with the Spiral Flower Original die in coordinating card stock and glued it to the top!

Spiral Flower Bigz die

Another one I have made with Pool Party, Smoky Slate and the brand new bow punch which will be available from 6th January during Sale-a-bration, and I just had to share it with you!

Bow Punch  Bow Punch

Bon Bon  Bow Punch

Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration starts on 6 January 2015. If you would like to see the catalogue before then, I can happily mail it to you!

Please only request a copy of the Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catalogue if you are within Australia and are happy to purchase Stampin’ Up! products from me. If you currently have a demonstrator you already order from, please request a copy from them to be fair to me and the other demonstrator. Delivery will be towards the end of December.

Clearance rack saving you up to 80% off!

Weekly Deals for this week.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.
The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.
These catalogue’s are full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. 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

JAI

JAI#199: Fresh Prints Happiness

Hello Crafters,

This week, I am doing something out of the ordinary and having my first go at a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink! Yay me!!!!

Having never participated in a sketch before, I am very nervous and made a card that is not really my style. It is quite busy, when I usually make fairly clean style cards.

I have tried to stay with the circle elements, but have placed the ribbon to the opposite side.  Here’s what I came up with, using the beautiful Fresh Prints Designer Series paper. I love these colours together and when just had to have this paper stack.

JAI Challenge

This Designer Series paper stack will be available during Sale-a-bration, starting 28th January through to 31st March . Be sure to email a request for your brochures today and you will be sure to love the new products too. There are also FREE products to choose from with every $90 spent!

JAI Challenge

Here is a close up of the Spiral Flower with sponged edges in crumb cake ink and the crystal effects added to look like raindrops!
This is another of my favourite “had to have” products from the Sale-a-bration catalogue available soon.
Products Used
Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Card: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Punch: Modern Label, 1-3/4″ Circle, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, 2-1/2″ Scallop Circle
Other: Big Shot Machine, Originals Spiral Flower, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, sponge dauber, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Paper Snips
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Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just stunning!
 
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?!!!!

IMG_4067

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