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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another Card - Summer Mini Stamp

I've just made a card for colour challenge posted in my team's forum... Art with Heart..... I had to use the colours Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum and Almost Amethyst.  Here is my card......

To make this card you will need the following Stampin' Up Supplies:

Stamp Set - For Everything (from the Summer Mini)
Ink/Markers - Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Almost Amethyst and Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum and Almost Amethyst.
Accessories - Stampin' Emboss - Clear, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Very Vanilla, Stampin'Dimensionals, Certainly Celery Chalk.

Hope you like it....


Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Flip Photo Card

Well...  I hinted at another post so here it is......

This is the front page of a card.You pull the tab on the right and......

The scond page is exposed..........then pull tab further......

the third page......

the fourth page and then

finally the fifth and last page..........

There is room on each page of the card for photo's and/or journalling as desired.

The card was requested by a customer for a class..... she had seen something similar at a Scrapbook fair. I cannot remember exactly where in cyberspace I drew my inspiration. If I find the sites I visited and adapted then I'll ammend this post to include a link.

Anyway, a week or so ago I sat down with four lovely ladies and they made the card (took us quite a while but they were all very pleased with the end result). To make the card they used the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Stamp Set - Season of Joy, Basic Phrases, Fun & Fast Notes, Best Yet, Punches Three
Ink - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad, VrsaMark, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad
Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Cardstock Weight Vellum
DSP - Holiday Treasures
Accessories - Rhinestone Brads, Gold Brads, Clear Stampin' Embossing Powder, numerous Stampin' Up! punches.

Off to put up the Christmas tree now (hubby is home from being away - otherwise it wuld have been up December 1st).

Till next time....

Fiona :)

Summer Mini Fun

I have been having a play with some of the product from the Summer Mini that was launched 2 days ago and thought I would show you the result of me staying up late last night (a 2am finish..... but I had fun..... didn't realise the time!)

This is what is affectionately known as a Tri Fold Shutter Card.
 It's extremely easy to make and when folded, fit's into a standard size envelope.

Here is a photo of the card when it is closed.

To make this card you will need the following Stampin' Up! Products:

Stamp Set - For Everything (page 13 Summer Mini), Basic Phrases
Ink Pad - Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquiose
Markers - Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Chocolate Chip
DSP - Kaleidoscope (page 16 Summer Mini)
Cardstock - Apricot Appeal, Pink Passion, Pixi Pink, Tempting Turquiose, Whisper White
Accessories - Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Hope you like this card, as much as I enjoyed making it!

(and you know.... you may get lucky and see another post or two today. I have been creating things, I just haven't got around to posting them here so stay tuned to see what I can photograph and get up here before midnight tonight!)

Fiona :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A New Mini

How exciting - a NEW MINI catalogue has been launched by Stampin' Up! this morning - the Summer Mini Catalogue. You are spoilt for choice as there are so many new stamp sets to choose from, designer series paper, ribbon, buttons and even tools. Just where do you start!

If you click on the Mini Catalogue image at right you will be able to view the new mini online..... happy browsing.

Fiona :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Christmas Card with Friends

Today I held an informal workshop at home with a few of my friends to show them what I am doing as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. As I haven't posted for a while (where does the time go....) I thought I would show you the card that they made.


To make this card you will need the following Stampin' Up supplies:

Stamp Set - Season of Joy, Basic Phrases & Best Yet
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Old Olive, Real Red Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories - 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch

Everyone enjoyed making this card - they were very pleased (and maybe surprised) with the result.

Till next time, (hopefully it won't be as long between posts).

Fiona :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Using Many Marvelous Markers

I had lots of fun playing with my Many Marvelous Markers when I got them. When creating the cards in today's post I have not used an ink pad. Rather, I used the markers to ink up only that portion of the stamp that I wanted to use, in the colours I wanted to use. (If you look at the candle in yesterday's post you will see the whole stamp that I used to create these cards).

This was so easy... and as the markers come in 48 colours (Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Rich Regals and Soft Subtles) you will have no problem finding the right colour ink for your project.

You will need the following Stampin' Up! supplies to create these these cards:

Stamp Set - Season of Joy
Ink - Real Red Marker, Old Olive Marker
DSP - Ski Slope (from the Spring Mini - only available until Nov 30th 2009)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Accessories - Dimensionals, 1 3.8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, scallop edge punch, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon

Fiona  :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Not a Card.....

Here's a candle I've stamped (yes stamped.) on. I did this before I got my Many Marvelous Markers (see Idea Book & Catalogue page 127) so it's all the one colour. I'm going to have to go out now and buy another candle and do a more colourful version.

I've used the following Stampin' Up! supplies to stamp this candle:

Stamp Set - Season of Joy
Ink - Ruby Red
Paper/Cardstock - Ruby Red, Whisper White 
Accessories - Red Gingham Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What have I been doing......

I haven't had a lot of time lately to "play" with my Stampin' Up product :( ...but I have a good reason.

I volunteer (a lot) of my time to JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Australia. My 12 year old daughter has TYPE 1 diabetes. I help raise funds for a cure by coordinating the Schools and Volunteer Network for Victoria and Tasmania for JDRF's annual May Jelly Baby Campaign.

We are in the process of approaching schools about the 2010 Campaign. It's very exciting as we are now approaching schools Australia wide. It's meant a bit of work for me..... sorting out who we are contacting and letters to be sent etc, but that's OK.... I really want to help find a cure. I can't imaging my beautiful little girl living with this horrible disease for the rest of her life.

Anyway.... I finished the first part of what I needed to do tonight.... so tomorrow I'll be back at my craft desk.

Fiona :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What to give as a Christmas Present.......?

I don't know about you but there is usually SOMEONE you have to buy for at Christmas (or birthdays for that matter) who you just don't know what to get. In these situations you may go for a Gift Card, which can seem a bit impersonal (even though you would buy an actual present if you knew what to get!)

Well, I know what you can do to make it "personal". Don't give the gift card in the holder that comes with it....... make your own and add that personal touch!

Gift Card Holder closed

and now opened......

There is even room to write your greeting (and/or put further decoration). To make this Gift Card Holder you will need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Stamp Set - Season of Joy
Ink - Versamark
Paper/Cardstock - Simply Scrappin' Kit - I Wish
Accessories - Dimensionals, 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Other - Velcro

Til next time


Monday, October 26, 2009

Alisha's First Card

My 12 year old daughter Alisha has made her FIRST Stampin' Up! card. She wanted me to post it so you all could see it so.... here it is!

To make this card (of which she is very proud) Alisha used the following Stampin' Up supplies:

Stamp Set - Basic Phrases, Eastern Blooms
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Paper - DSP - Patterns Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories - 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olive, Flower Designer Brad (in the Spring Mini), dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder


Fiona :)

A Little Birdie Told Me....

I've had the use of a stamp set - "Cheep Talk"  - for a week or so (thanks Claire!), and I thought I would see if I could make a number of cards and off the page (OTP) using the set before I had to send it "back home".
So below you will find three cards and a 2 OTP projects made using the "Cheep Talk" stamp set.

This card was made using the following Stampin' Up Supplies

Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive (should have used Kiwi Kiss but I don't own it yet!)
Paper - DSP Rasberry Tart
Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories - Dimensionals, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Pretty in Pink

The items following were all made with the Designer Series Paper - Good Morning Sunshine, which coordinate with the Cheep Talk Stamp Set.

To make this card you will also need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Ink - Basic Black
Paper - DSP Good Morning Sunshine
Cardstock - Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Dimensionals

To make this card you will also need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (again I should have used Kiwi Kiss but I don't own it..... yet!)
Paper - DSP Good Morning Sunshine
Cardstock - Whisper White
Accessories - Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder

This OFP project is a cute little "pillow" box (which you could make whatever size you wished). The one I made could be used for a small gift. Made with a Christmas theme it would be perfect for a Chrismas present of a necklace or earings.

To make the pillow box you will also need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Ink - Basic Black
Paper - DSP Good Morning Sunshine
Cardstock - Summer Yellow, Pacific Point
Accessories - Striped Grosgrain in Pacific Point

........and this little box could be used to house some yummy chocolates!

To make this rectangular box you will also need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Ink - Chocolate Chip
Paper - DSP Good Morning Sunshine
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories - Taffata Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, Clear Embossing Powder

Hope these creations have given you food for thought as to how you can use the "Cheep Talk" stamp set, and its' coordinating DSP - Good Morning Sunshine.

Happy Creating!

Fiona :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Christmas Cards

Well  - as promised I'm back with some more Christmas cards made using the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' kit..... and the stamp set "Season of Joy", (which contains 8 stamps in the set).

To make this card you will need (in addition to the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' kit and the "Season of Joy" stamp set) the following Stampin' Up products:

Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Rhinestone Brad.

To make this card you will also need the following Stampin' Up products:

 Ink - Old Olive
Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

To make this card you will also need the following Stampin' Up products:

Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Double Stiched Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Hope you like these!

Fiona :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's Nearly Christmas.....

It's hard to believe that it's just over 8 weeks til Christmas. Have you got those Christmas cards made yet?

The "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' kit from Stampin' Up! makes putting together Christmas cards a breeze and/or you can use it to make some delightful Christmas pages for your scrapbook.

The Simply Scrappin' kit comes with 6 sheets of double sided 12 x 12 paper, 8 sheets of 12 x 12 TEXTURED card stock in the coordinating colours of Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip (2 of each colour) and 6 sheets of adhesive die cuts (there are 3 different die cut sheet designs and you receive 2 of each design). The pattern paper and die cuts are just so easy to work with!

Here are three Christmas cards I made using just the Simply Scrappin' kit - no stamping.

To view the Simply Scrappin' kit online just click on the Stampin' Up! Catalogue in the right hand column and go to page 137. If you'd like to order the Simply Scrappin' kit just email or call me (see top left for contact details).

Tomorrow I'll post 3 more cards I made using the Simply Scrappin' kit AND stamps.

Stay tunned!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Regionals and a Card

On Saturday 17th October (1 week and 1 day after I joined SU! ) I attended the Melbourne Regional SU! Seminar in the city. There were heaps of people there, not only demonstrators but alos stamping enthusiasts.

We all received a stamp set from the coming Summer Mini Catalog which we used for our "Make and Takes" There were also demonstrations given by demonstrators (well done Sue and Angi) as well as talks on the business side of things.

It was a very exciting day and I came home with more ideas and, if it's at all possible, even more enthusiasm. I also came home with an extra stamp set as I won a door prize - YEAH!

Have my second card here for you to look at, using the tearing technique. Simple but quite effective I think, expecially given the SU! Designer Series Paper (DSP) I chose to use.

To make this card you will need the following SU! supplies:

Stamp Set - Basic Phrases
Ink Pad - Basic Black
Paper - Baja Breeze, Basic Black, DSP Urban Garden
Accessories - Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch

Hope you like it

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Here!

It arrived today when I got home from lunch with the girls (my starter kit!) I couldn't wait to open the box and get out all my goodies. Finally I was able to finish the card I started last night.... I was waiting for the ink pad and the "Thanks" stamp. Here it is - my first SU! card.

To make this card you will need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Stamps - Basic Phrases
Ink Pad - Basic Black 
Designer Series Paper (DSP) -  Urban Garden
Cardstock -  Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss
Other Accessories -  Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals

 Note: You may not be able to tell from the photos but there are actually 2 "full" flowers under the RHS brad. One is mounted on top of the other.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Still Waiting.....

I was SO hoping to have my starter kit by now.... tomorrow... yes tomorrow it will be here (PLEASE Australia Post!)

It's not that I've been idling my time away though. I've been reading lots of SU information and playing around on this blog.... trying to get it right.

I have also booked to attend the Melbourne Regional SU! Seminar in Melbourne this Saturday. I'm VERY excited. We get a brand new stamp set from the new catalogue (I'm not sure when it's due out), which I imagine we will get to play with. There is product training and project presentations and I will get to meet lots of members of the team of which I am now a member myself - Art with Heart.

I started to make my very first SU! card today. I went to my upline's house and she gave me some supplies to get me going (thanks Claire!). I've been having a play with the georgous designer paper, cardstock and rhinestone brads. I'm just waiting on my stamp set and ink pads and then I'll finish it. Once it's done I'll post it here.

Must go - more tweaking of this blog to be done.


Monday, October 12, 2009

It begins.....

Well, this is my very first post in my stamping and papercraft blog. I hope you all bear with me as I work out how to set up my blog so that it's appealing and easy for you to navigate..... and I need to find a decent photo of myself... !

Last Friday I got my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ID and over the weekend I have been scouring the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website and my Upline's Team Forum (Thanks Claire!). There is a wealth of information contained in both sites that will keep me going for ages. I have already touched bases with two team members who are helping me out with some paper and ribbon resources that I can use to show case the beautiful papers and ribbons that Stampin' Up! has to offer. (Thanks Sue & Lisa!).

I am hoping (with fingers crossed) that I receive my Starter Kit from Stampin' Up! today (it's around 1am on Monday morning). I'm just itching to get started and make some inspiring cards and papercraft creations which I can then post here. Hopefully they will get your creativity juices flowing.
Stay tuned.....
Fi :)