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Daisy Delight – Quick & Easy Thank You Card

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Today’s share is a go-to card when I need something fast and cute.  Make this up with different papers and images for versatility:

 

I’ve used the Daisy Delight stamp set – that cute one that bundles with the Daisy Punch plus the coordinating Designer Series Paper.

 

Check back in a few hours for the 2018 Kick off Colour Inkspiration Challenge Hop!


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A Gift Idea Any Crafter Can Make and and Anyone Would Appreciate!

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Christmas is almost here and in my husband’s family, they draw names amongst the adults.  And I was given my sister-in-law’s name . . . a single lady with no children, a well paying job, a minimalistic house, and is vegan ketogenic diabetic.

She’s also generous and loves family gatherings and occasions, so I think the perfect gift for her is:

 

A box matching her decor stuffed full of handmade cards for various occasions!

I know most crafters have a stash of cards they have on hand from classes and samples or ones they haven’t used yet . . . so why not package them up as a much appreciated gift!

 

A very simple tag and ribbon finish this off for a nice presentation!

If filling a box is too many, try using our Acetate Boxes; you can fit 3-5 cards and envelopes in these for a professional finish.

I look forward to giving this to her on Christmas morning!

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Delightful Daisy Quick Card

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Just a quick share for tonight.  This is a lovely, easy project shared by my team member, Debbie Lamb, at a team get together earlier this year.  I’ve copied this format several times; I love the simplicity and the showcasing of a Designer Series Paper or a background technique:

 

If you need some quick thank you or birthday cards, here’s a good one to try!  Supply list below.

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Snowflake Sentiments Quick Christmas Card

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Being from the northern hemisphere, I do appreciate a good snowflake card.  This is a great one if you enjoy snowflakes as a pretty embellishment or if you have cards to send to family and friends in colder climates:

 

 

I love this fresh, happy colour combination, even if it is with snow icons!   These colours bring a bit of the Kiwi culture into it with our summer holidays.

 

This card features a few die cuts, simple stamping, a strip of Designer Series Paper, and some wraps of that rough Jute Twine.  Pair that jute with some sparkling enamel dots and rhinestones for a fun contrast.

You can whip out a stack of these in no time. Shopping list below:

  • Don’t forget you get a free, full colour 12 Tutorial Bundle with any order through me of $50 or more during December!


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Painted Harvest for a Quick Christmas Card

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Happy Monday!  Thanksgiving is now over, and Christmas preparations are in full steam!  Today’s share is a quick, easy Christmas card you can whip out by the dozen in no time at all.  And even better, use a “flower” stamp set to create this wreath so you get maximum value for money!

 

When stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, this flower becomes a wreath!  I’ve also colored in the smaller pearls with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends to create holly and dimension.

 

Add some simple matting and Black Mini Sequin Trim to finish it off. I’ve also used the new Quilt Top Embossing Folder for a warm look.

 

As you can see, I made up a few of these myself!

Thanks for stopping by; shopping list below:

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Merry Mistletoe Gift Voucher Card

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And here’s one for those hard-to-buy-for teenagers or grandchildren or husband!  When you want to give a gift voucher, make it a little more personal with a handmade package.

The front of this is inspired by a card design by Allison Okamitsu and I just reformatted it to fit a gift voucher:

 

I love this fresh colour combination and the bold images in the Merry Mistletoe stamp set!  As many of you know, I don’t gravitate to the traditional bright green and red Christmas combination, but the Berry Burst with the Wild Wasabi feels fresh and fun – perfect for the summer Christmas we enjoy here in New Zealand.

Add that bit of Bermuda Bay for even more pop.

 

Open the card to reveal a simple sliding pocket for a gift voucher or a photo or anything flat.

The Tree Rings background adds a bit of whimsy, which is always fun when giving a gift!

 

This is one for the guys, too!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m looking forward to our big Auckland Christmas Extravaganza tomorrow and to the one in Nelson next Saturday (25th).  And guess what?  Next year we will have them in two new locations: Dunedin and Christchurch!

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Painted Harvest Bag Tags!

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This weekend is OnStage – our semiannual Stampin’ Up! meeting.  Well, “meeting” doesn’t quite describe it.  Party?  Celebration?  Well a whole lot of fun anyway!

I like to do little appreciation gifts for my direct team here and there throughout the year, and the OnStage event calls for bag tags for the totes we receive as part of the day.  I really do value those who choose to sign up directly with me on my Stampin’ Up! team:

If there is a winner in the Holiday Catalogue, it’s got to be the Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating punch.   Such a stunner!   I’ve stamped the flower directly on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper for a rustic look.

 

The colour combination is Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral.  The photo doesn’t do it justice!

 

I tried a number of combinations here and while all were lovely, I decided I liked the Cherry Cobbler, Berry Burst, and Crushed Curry the best.  Easy!

If you’ve thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d LOVE to have you on my team.  You can make this opportunity as big or as small as suits you!  Please read more:

 

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Ready for Christmas Series of Card Ideas!

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Happy Labour Weekend!  Although it’s Spring, I’m cozied up by the fire with the cat tonight.  I want to share with you a few samples I made earlier this season for some demonstrator training events using the Ready for Christmas Bundle. These cards were meant to be quick, easy to do, and something just to try out the new products:

 

One of the neat things about the Christmas Staircase (part of the Ready for Christmas bundle) dies is it comes with multiples of the same die.  It was quick to cut out these branches when I have several of the dies!

I’ve simple created a wreath here, simple stamping at the bottom, and a big bow with the Year of Cheer Embellishments.  Crumb Cake, Black and, Old Olive are just a classic “always a winner” combination.

This one is a full sized card, now using that awesome staircase die.  I’ve placed the same boughs used in the first card here, now wrapping the Mini Sequin Trim throughout to mimic garland.

 

There are just so many fun possibilities with this one.

 

And this one is very quick to do, but effective and fresh.  Simply mat two pieces of the Merry Music Designer Series Paper, add Jute Twice, and add a sentiment of your choice on a stitched shape.

Make more Christmas cards this week:

Papakura 7:30pm wednesday 25 October $15

Birkenhead 10am Thursday 26 October $15

Takanini 7pm Thursday 26 October $15

Birkenhead 10am Saturday 28 October 12 Cards $35

Thanks for stopping by!


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