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World Card Making Day

Hello Crafters,

Today being World Card Making Day, I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in our Stampin’ Up! Art With Heart Team and our focus is GIVING.

There is nothing better than checking the mailbox and there is some happy mail from the postie!!! I hesitate and almost cringe wondering what bills are going to face me from the mailbox, but to find some happy mail instead is an absolute bonus, and better still, when it has been handmade by someone who is thinking about you, makes it even more special!

So, let’s share some happy mail cards that I am going to send out to some wonderful people this week ~ get ready to stalk that postie in case you are the lucky recipient!!!!

I also just want to add that I have a great time sharing what I love, and Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart is To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…. in this we make a difference! I just love that and I think it sends a message to all of us who love to be creative.

Now let’s get started and see what you can make with some of Stampin’ Up!s amazing products from the Holiday and Annual catalogues.

A6 Card Box Chevron Petite Purse

The envelopes are stamped in Crumb Cake ink with I Love Lace down the left hand side.

Now for the card:

I Love Lace

I started with Island Indigo card stock, layered with a strip of Rich Razzleberry Core’dininations card stock. I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it to the same length of the card and used the Chevron Border punch along one edge. I trimmed it so it has a 1/8″ border on each edge. I repeated this so I have two strips. I then turned one around and intertwined them (as shown).

Chevron Punch     Chevron Punch

I took a piece of Whisper White card and stamped it with the I Love Lace stamp using Versamark and then applied gold embossing powder and heat set it. Once touch dry, I punched the flowers using the Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents flower punches. I sponged the edges with the coordinating ink pads.

I Love Lace     I Love Lace

The leaves were die cut from the Flower Fair Framelits!

I added the flowers, leaves , sequins and twine with glue dots. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings Stamp set, a FREE Hostess item with any order (workshop or party) to the value of $300 as well as the Hostess dollars earned.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card also. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but see how I added a little of the I Love Lace along the bottom? It just ties all the elements together!!!!!

I Love Lace

Would you like to see more? Yes?

Petite Purse     Petite Purse

I used the Petite Purse die to cut out an Island Indigo purse, then used Versamark ink and the I Love Lace stamp, before covering with gold embossing powder and heat setting. I attached the handle with gold brads and the petal in the same way.

Well here is another small project, an A6 card box!


although this time, I made a box for the cards to go in to. This would make a quick and easy gift, along with a few cards to give to someone.

A6 Card Box

I started with an A4 piece of card and trimmed it to 29.7 x 20cm. I scored the short side at 2cm, then rotate to the long edge and score at 2, 14, 16, 28cm. Along the bottom edge (shown above), cut up each of the scorelines to the 2cm line.  I used the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to create the 1/2 circle at the top.

Here is a close up of the decorating (same techniques as the card)!

IMG_5302     IMG_5303

I cannot tell you just how much I love these colours together!!!!
Materials List
Stamps: I Love Lace, Good Greetings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry (Core’dinations), Wild Wasabi, Whisper White 
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Dies/Framelits:  Flower Fair Framelits, Petite Purse
Other: Stampin’ Trimmer, Chevron Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Petite Petals Punch, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Big Shot Machine, Sponge Daubers, Glue Dots, Tombo Glue, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Baker’s Twine, Heat Gun, Gold Sequins, Paper Snips, Brads, Fast Fuse

You have come to my blog from Christine Gibbinsso let’s keep this blog hop hopping along. Next up we have Judy May.

Thank you for visiting today and don’t forget to email me at to get a copy of the Holiday or Annual  catalogue, or to chat about joining the amazingly talented Art With Heart team.

Be sure to leave a comment on each demonstrators blog to let them know what you think and that you have hopped on by!

Many thanks for hopping by and happy crafting,

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Below is the full list of ladies taking part in today’s blog hop in case you find a broken link along the way!

Nikki Sadler

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Christine Gibbins

Kate Morgan (that’s me!)

Judy May

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

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Hello Crafters,

This Saturday, 4th October is World Card Making Day and I am planning a fun, casual event with a few friends to make some cards. Let’s join with the rest of the world as we celebrate creativity at 1pm, my house. Save the date and please RSVP. No experience is necessary, this event is for all levels, beginner to advanced. Bring a friend who is new to card making or attending my classes and you will receive an instant prize!

We will make 5 cards in total and the cost will be $25 each. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.

The afternoon will include:
Charity Card Making Event – participants will make 5 cards and donate one to MS Australia
Creative Contest – create a unique card and the winner receives a prize!
and loads of fun and laughter!

Well, what a month October is going to be in the Stampin’ Up! year. I am finding it hard to keep up with all the sales and celebrations that start right now, where you can earn stamp sets for FREE, massive sales on inks, paper and stamps for a few days only and unbelievable deals to make it so affordable to Join.

You know what’s better than stocking up on new products? Stocking up on new products AND saving 15% on your favourite items! To help commemorate this year’s World Card making Day, Stampin’ Up! is holding the Stamp , Stock, & Save promotion. For this limited time, you’ll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive, all at a 15% discount!

Get a Free Pack of DSP each Month for the next 6 Months

There’s no better time to share what you love than the month of October! For a limited time, you can enjoy six months of FREE Designer Series Paper when you Join My Team to be a demonstrator. Yes, you heard that correctly.

You will receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months, when you join as a demonstrator during October.

And as a new recruit who joins during October, you will have until the end of March to meet your first quarterly minimum, because your first FULL quarter doesn’t start until 1st January!

Now for the best news of all…

Okay, so I have just had a revelation and have to share it with you!!! You can combine the two current offers I’ve mentioned above and add the specials into your customised Starter Kit to save even more! This is brilliant and saves you over $100! Then you get $114 worth of Designer Series Paper over 6 months as well, not forgetting the minimum 20% discount off every future order. To help you choose, my suggested starter kit is pictured below.

Join me now for only $169! Crickey!!!

This is the final month to book a Workshop now to earn this Stamp Set for FREE!!!

Earn this exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches of $300 (catalogue price before shipping & handling)-that’s in addition to the other exciting benefits! That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party. This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentine’s.

Email me to book your Workshop now!

So there you have it, so many opportunities with Stampin’ Up! this month. Be sure to take advantage of these amazing offers.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is 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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Happy Stamping,

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