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5 Things You Need to Know for October

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HI Stamping Friends!  I’ve been in New Orleans the last few days, but on my way home now!  It’s been exhausting and envigorating all at once.

There is so much going on during October – so many exciting things – and I want to make sure you know all about it so you can get the best deal for you!

First, Buy Three, Get One Free Sale:

 

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. So we’re confident that you’re going to love this news: During October, buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! There is no limit to how many free packages you can earn during the sale. This means now is a great time to save on some of our most popular paper designs.  See the DSP here!

 

Second, it’s the Annual World Cardmaking Day Sale!  However, this sale only lasts ten days (1 October to 10 October):

World Card Making Day is a day dedicated to making handmade cards and celebrating the personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones! It’s a great time to make your own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates World Card Making day on 7 October, but one day wasn’t enough for us! For ten days (1–10 October), you get 15% off Note Cards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! So stock up on your cardmaking essentials and celebrate the best hobby of all!

 

Third, the October All Stars Tutorial Bundle is now available!  You can purchase this 66 page, full colour 12 tutorial bundle for $20 NZD  or receive this as a free gift from me with any order of $50 or more during October!

 

Fourth, it’s time to register for the Christmas Extravaganzas!  I’ve prepared a page to explain just what these include, as well as the Christmas registration links and dates for 2017.  We almost always sell out of these events; please register with me as soon as possible.  Payment required to secure your seat.  Check these events out!

 

Fifth, the Merry Patterns promotion continues through the end of October only!

 

Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love adorable Christmas stamp sets? If you said ‘Yes’ to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact me about having a class or a party with you and your friends!  Right now if you host a party with $500 NZD in sales, you can earn the exclusive Merry Patterns Stamp Set. This offer ends on 31 October

 

And BONUS #6 – I’m starting this week to send out the popular 12 Weeks of Christmas Series!

Each Wednesday leading up to Christmas, receive in your inbox a tutorial of a quick project ready for Christmas.  There will be a selection of cards, gifts, and packaging!  If you are already receiving my newsletters, you’re IN!  If not, please sign up here:








 3 FREE Stamping tutorials when you sign up for my Tips & Events Newsletter!

 

Phew what a big month!  That’s all for now!

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Colour Inkspiration 18 – Colorful Seasons Double Front Card

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Welcome to another color challenge and a blog hop from the Colour Inspiration Crew!  This fortnight’s color challenge 18 includes a soft palette of pinks and neutrals:

 

I took my inspiration from a lovely card made by friend and team member, Sally Robertson and recreated her project in the colours above:

How I love that branch and flowers!  So clean and unique!   The background is a soft wash with the Powder Pink.

 

This type of fold is called a Double Front card,  Basically it’s a card inside of a card.  So easy, yet looks great!

 

 

The inside of the card has some two step stamping using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. It’s easy to line these up because they are photopolymer (totally clear stamps).

 

 

The second “page” of the card features the oh-so-popular deck chair, also in the Colorful Seasons bundle die set.

 

And the very front are those beautiful flowers on a delicate branch in Basic Grey.

Give this easy new fold a try!  I know you will enjoy the rest of the hop!. Next stop: Denita Wright-Smee!

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Night of Navy Cat – Eclipse Technique

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The Eclipse Technique is all over Pinterest at the moment, and using the new Cat Punch is a quick and easy way to make a card with this fun technique. Here is my version, inspired by the talented Susan Campfield:

 

The colours are simple Night of Navy and Whisper White, a truly classic combination.

The embossing folder is the new Quilt Top from the Holiday Catalogue.  I don’t know if this one will stay around – please order it before end of December!

 


There are a few different way to achieve this look, but I have done it this way:

  1. Stamp the flowers on the Whisper White panel
  2. Punch out the cat from the same panel
  3. Punch out three cats from Night of Navy scraps
  4. Adhere the white “outline” piece from the punch onto the Night of Navy mat
  5. Layer the three Night of Navy cats into the “hole”.
  6. Finish with the Whisper White cat on top.

 


 

The new Crinkle Seam binding is just so nice to tie; it’s soft and drapes nicely. It comes in four colours, too!

Thanks for stopping by – shopping list below. Just a few days left for the All Stars September Tutorial Bundle – Free with any order of $50 or more!

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12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorial Series Starting in 1 Week!

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Don’t miss out!  

Receive a simple (quick to do) every week during the 12 weeks before Christmas!

 

 

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Hearts Come Home For Christmas Card

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Today’s share is the make and take I presented at a recent team get together here in Auckland. I wanted to showcase the Hearts Come Home bundle – one of my personal favorites and a very versatile (not just for Christmas) stamp set.

 

This is one that you, too, can make up in multiples without too terribly much time commitment.     The moon is a quick heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder, and then the sky is washed over with Soft Sky ink and an Aqua Painter. (full supplies listed below).

These house and scenery dies are just amazing. They layer up so well with the different “hills” and heights.  Simply cut them out of various colours (or the same colour!) and layer with dimensionals.

 

LIke the Chocolate Bar gift I shared recently, I’ve kept this card very neutral and then added a pop of bright ribbon.   You may have remarked already that I adore the Crinkle Seam Binding, and especially in this colour here, Berry Burst. It’s just the right amount of vivid without being over the top.

Aren’t these dies great?

Thanks for stopping by!  Shopping/wish list and links below. Remember you get the September All Star Tutorial Bundle FREE with any $50 order this month!


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Christmas Quilt Spool Card

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Happy Monday and today’s share is a card that can be used for Christmas or general – perfect for a fellow crafter or seamstress!   I give credit for the idea of this card to team member and friend, Rhonda Fawcett.  I thought it was just so stinking cute, being a seamstress myself.

 

On page 4 & 5 of the Holiday catalogue, you can find Quilted Christmas Suite (or see below), but don’t think this set is just for Christmas!  Other than the sentiments, this set is actually quite useful year round!

The shape of this spool card is made by using the Envelope Punch Board (makes 66 sizes of envelopes as well!) to create the little divets along the side.

Then simply embellish as you wish.  I’ve used the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper along with the new Real Red Ribbon to create the “thread”.  This cute flower also comes in the die set.

 

Oh and this is the best part!

How adorable is that little needle and spool of thread??!  Those come in the die set as well.  I love them!

I have done up an awesome wall art with this set that I’ll share in a few weeks, too.

I think you’d find a use for this set year round!  Supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out my classes this week HERE.

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Colour Inkspiration 17 – Brights with Flower Shop

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The challenge round features colours that I wouldn’t naturally put together, but I do love this colour combination!  How fun, fresh, and bright!

I was inspired by samples at a recent team event to give this sort of “shaker card” a try:

Instead of an acetate window, I’ve used netting or tulle here to suspend the sequins.  Fun!

The flowers are from the Flower Ship stamp set, one that’s been a favorite for a few years.  Pair this with the Pansy Punch for quick embellishments!   But you’ll notice the leaves are new – this is the new Leaf Punch in the Holiday Catalogue.

 

This has been a fun colour combination to play with – something out of my “usual” recently!  Enjoy the rest of the hop – Lou Kitzelman is next!

 

 

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