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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

Fiona

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

Enjoy!

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

 Ink - Old Olive
Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
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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!

Fiona

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.

Fiona

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 :)