Birthday Cards

Happiest of Days Birthday Gift Voucher or Gift Certificate Card Holder

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Sometimes it’s nice to have that bit extra with your birthday cards – like a pull up feature to hold a gift voucher!

Today’s share is a bright, happy card featuring the Happiest of Days stamp set.  I enjoy the whimsical nature of this one and had fun making this pull up card with it:

 

In the background, I’ve used the new glitter embossing paste – yummy!  This is really sparkly and fun.  The possibilities – can’t wait to dye this paste and see what that does!  Would be great for a wedding card, too.

 

Open this up and there is a small pop up feature where you can slip in a gift voucher or a photo!

 

I coloured the bright gifts on the front using the Watercolour Pencils. These are great when you want quite a bit of control, like colouring in these relatively small spaces here.  I blended the colour out with a Blender Pen.  So easy!

Do you want to learn techniques with cardmaking and stamping like above?  We’d love to have you at a class or at an Extravaganza!  Our Christchurch event is coming up soon; please check it out!

Supply list below – don’t forget you get a free gift with every order of $110 or more (no limit). xx

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Orange Blossom in Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst

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It’s the weekend!  Although to be honest, during the summer holidays, it feels like the weekend every day!

Today’s share is a another project with the Orange Blossom stamp set, but this time in bright and happy colours rather than vintage:

 

There are a few techniques in here, but the concept is simple: stamp the lovely images from the Orange Blossom set in Berry Burst, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight and Peekaboo Peach.  Add your Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and sentiment!

 

I never considered myself a “brights” person until we met Lemon Lime Twist.  Who would have thought such a vivid colour would combine so very well with nearly every other non-green colour we have?

 

It’s nice to have a stamp set with various small flowers that combine together in your collection. Not only can you use the flowers for small touches of colour, but you can basically create your own bouquet or print in any colour combination that suits your project!

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Thanks for stopping in – and please join us for our next round of Extravaganzas!  What are they? Read about it here!


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Heart Happiness – Masculine Valentine for Colour Inkspiration #25

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After a short break, the Colour Inkspiration Crew is here to kick of Challenge 25! I love this fresh, striking colour combination -Lemon LIme Twist, Night of Navy, and Whisper White:

 

I thought this colour combination was suitable for the guys in our lives.  It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which is not a huge celebration in New Zealand, BUT no matter what day it is, it’s always appreciated to say I love you to someone dear. Or simply change this up to Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary, etc.  All the images are from the new Heart Happiness stamp set.

 

While this card is clean and striking, there are a few little techniques here.

It’s subtle in the photo, but the glitter washi tape below the sentiment is coloured with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. Yes you can use your Stampin’ Blends on washi tape, too!  Now you can have glitter washi tape in any of the Stampin’ Blends colours!

The card is not folded in half, so I’ve created something of an asymmetrical card so the Night of Navy embossed card on the inside shows on the outside when the card is closed. You can see this better below:

 

The smaller Night of Navy heart is both stamped off and “kissed” onto the floral image in the Heart Happiness stamp set to create this fun texture without being to frilly.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop at my blog here in New Zealand!  Remember you get a free SaleABration gift with every order of $110 or more! Check out the supply list below; there are many new products featured here from the new Occasions Catalogue.

Next stop: Narelle Farrugia!


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Flirty Flowers in Vintage Emboss Resist

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Here’s a card with a lot of fun techniques!  The Flirty Flowers stamp set has a variety of outline and solid images plus sentiments in a fun font!

I’ve used all blues and greens here – Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, and Always Artichoke accented with Basic Black and Copper.

One flower stamp is clear embossed and then had ink sponged over the top to create the resist image. I also added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and water droplets for visual texture.

Next makes sure the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad is well inked and stamp over the top with the poppy-like image.   I can see how this combination and technique could be used over and over!

 

The Brick Wall background is easy and fun and so interesting!  Each one turns out differently.  Simply emboss with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and swipe your ink pads across to create the colours and depth.  I’ve added an extra layer of some streaks of Copper Embossing Powder to tie in the Copper Trim.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed this project.

Join me in my Birkenhead Studio for a Craft Garage Sale 20 Jan. Drop in between 10-1pm!  Email me to let me know you’re coming; I’ll have a make and take there for you as well.

 

Remember you get a FREE SaleABration gift with any order of $110 or more – no limit. Supply list below:


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Christchurch SaleABration Extravaganza

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You’re Invited!

Christchurch SaleABration Extravaganza
Location: Burnside, Christchurch

Time & date: Saturday 10 February, 10.30-4:30pm

Doors open at 10am
5 projects
all materials and instructions to make the projects provided
enjoy an afternoon tea plus go in the draw to win one of our fabulous spot prizes.

All You need to bring is:

  1. sharp scissors
  2. bone folder
  3. double-sided adhesive (SNAIL or similar), Tombow Glue, and Dimensionals (adhesives for sale on the day, too)
  4. camera (for snapping all the ideas out on display)
  5. and a smile – we’ll provide the fun!

    To register, please email me and make payment of $35 to secure your seat.   bnz 02 0112 0119137 97

Bring a friend and I hope to see you there!

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SaleABration – the Biggest Sale of the Year!

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What is SaleABration?

It’s Stampin’ Up!’s  biggest sale of the year.  You  earn FREE exclusive products with each qualifying order from Stampin’ Up!.  Get additional rewards for hosting/placing large orders, and 2 Bonus Stamp Sets when you join.

SaleABration Dates:

  • January 3 through March 31, 2018
  • There will be additional exclusive offers beginning Feb 16th

 

So – How does it work?

 

SHOP

For each $110 NZD you spend on Stampin Up products  during SaleABration you get to choose a free SaleABration Product.  Plus, this year there is a second reward level with bigger gifts with any order of $220 (or choose two level one gifts).  Best part: there are NO LIMITS!

Host,  Big Shop, or Group Orders

When you place a larger qualifying order or host a party with a total of $450 NZD or higher, earn an EXTRA $45.00 in Host Dollars to spend on anything you wish, from any current catalogue, sale, or host sets.  So an order of $450 will net you 4 SaleABration Gifts (or fewer if you choose the level 2 items) and at least $90 in host dollars!!  Wow – that’s fully a 20% bonus on your spend!

JOIN

Join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator during SaleABration and choose $285 in product for your starter kit for the $189 fee (and it ships FREE)!  AND choose an additional two stamp sets absolutely free – that’s up to $214 in extra value!  You can read more about joining my team here and request a free information pack    

 

 

 

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All Stars January Blog Hop – Celebrate You with 80 Birthday Cards!

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Happy New Year and welcome to New Zealand for the monthly All Stars Design Team Blog Hop!   This month I went a bit overboard … I intended to make a stack of birthday cards and ended up making 80!!  All the project use the new Celebrate You Thinlits – available today in the South Pacific as a FREE gift with a qualifying purchase!

Let me share with you the highlights of my card making binge:

 

 

I began by just copying (basically) the sample in the Occasions Catalogue using the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper, but using the dies instead.  I just love these happy colours together.

 

I then just kept going with it and I love how versatile the dies can be – I plan to use these for our team birthdays and also for team promotions.

 

Next I moved onto the next sample right out of the catalogue, but changed it up to fit the dies.  The new Stripes Embossing Folder is fun, too.  I also started using the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper.

Then I wanted to use the Tutti Fruiti Card bases and envelopes. This is a fun pack of 16 cards and envelopes, already printed and scored, and this is also FREE with a qualifying purchase during the SaleABration Sale!

 

The party hat paper called to be a border or a long strip while this design still features those awesome word dies.

Next is a similar design, but I’ve added the Birthday Mini Binder Clips.

 

At this point, I had used the entire pack of the Picture Perfect Design Series Paper, but was left with a pile of strips.  This is probably my favorite design of all of them and an easy way to use up all those strips we all have!  This time I didn’t use the “you” die to keep the card more clean.   Plus with just “celebrate” or “amazing”, the card is even more versatile.

 

 

And very last, I used all the circles from die cutting the “you” and made a confetti card.  Now I had truly used every last bit and have 80 cards in the stash!

I know you’ll love the rest of the hop – please visit fellow demonstrator Janneke de Jong!

** Don’t forget: get an exclusive 12 tutorial bundle from these amazing demonstrators FREE with any $50 order during January with me or purchase below:


 




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