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Another Stampin’ Up! home office video. If you like what you see I highly recommend you subscribe to their YouTube channel. It will keep you up to date with all the latest product and techniques from Stampin’ Up!

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Blendabilities Stampin’ Up!s alcohol markers

You’ve heard about alcohol markers so what’s the hype?

Blendabilities by Stampin’ Up!

 

If you would like to know more about Blendabilities why not join my monthly colouring club?

You will receive a new set of Blendabilities and a new project sheet for $20.95.

If you are local why not come to my classes to learn how to colour with these amazing markers?

Contact me for more information.

Undefined

Ever wanted a stamp or an image and just couldn’t find the right one?

Undefined is just what you need.

I really like the look of leaves which look a bit like petals but couldn’t find one so I created my own.

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Here is the stamp I carved. It is very easy to carve. The material is very easy to carve.  I really like the fun look it creates.

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This is a rather large image. I have not used the wooden blocks that come in the Undefined kit.

If you would like to carve your own stamp why not give Undefined a go?

Until next time. Happy crafting.

Stamp-a-stack class

WHAT is a stamp-a-stack? Stamping a stack of cards. In my case I run my stamp-a-stack classes so participants make 12 cards for $25. Participants get to make 4 each of 3 different designs. That’s what usually happens. Normally you also get to choose your own sentiments to stamp too incase you don’t want 12 birthday cards.

This class was slightly different. Participants made a box using the envelope punch board and only got to make 10 cards. They made 2 each of 5 card designs.

Want to see the cards?

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This was made using Papaya collage and is on the retirement list. So if you like this card and want to make it don’t forget to purchase this stamp set while you can still get it.

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This has to be one of my favourite sets. This is The Open Sea and it is just gorgeous. Easy to use and very versatile.

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I just think this card is so effective. I don’t know whether it is the basic black that makes the card pop or something else. I Just love this card. This uses Zoo Babies as the main stamp set.

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I don’t think you can get any more effective or simple than this card. Three ink pads to colour the leaves (I think it would be just as effective with one colour) and another colour to add the detail to the top. This is called 2-step stamping and it is one of my favourite (and effective) stamping techniques. Unfortunately this is another set which is retiring. Gently Falling is a stunning set and I’m very sad it’s retiring. I use it a lot especially in my scrapbooking.

And finally,

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The die used to cut this set is just amazing. What a stunning card. So simple. Sticking with one colour really makes a difference and the fact that all the paper, cardstock and ink co-ordinate takes all the work out of it for you. Don’t you just love this embossing folder. This is beautifully baroque. I love it.

If you would like to attend one of my stamp-a-stacks please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

Star card technique class

Last week’s card class was a bit different. Not much stamping and lots of patterned paper.

I call this a star card. I know that’s not the name of it. Do you know the name?

 

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This is a very easy card to make. I know it looks a little complex but it isn’t. The kids in my kids’ class did this card. They are aged between 6 and 10. If they can do it so can you. Give it a go.

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I just love this DSP,  Birthday Basics . It’s retiring so if you would like to use it please order it before the 30th of June so you don’t miss out.

Please see below for instructions on how to make this card.

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This is exactly the same design using a different colour scheme and a different pack of DSP. This is Modern Medley.

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This is the same design except on a smaller scale.  This is using the polka dot parade DSP.  Each of these squares are only 3cm x 3cm.

 

Instructions:

Cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 10.5x 10.5cm

Cut 8 pieces of patterned paper 5x5cm. You could use all different patterns or just 2 like in the picture.

 

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Place the pieces of cardstock on top of each other so they form a star shape. Try to make it as even as possible.

Glue or staple the 2 pieces of cardstock together.

Using your patterned paper lay a piece in the corner of the top piece of cardstock. Only put adhesive on half the square along the diagonal which will be covered by the next piece of paper. If you put adhesive over the whole piece it will be difficult to slip the last piece of paper in once you have completed the spiral.

Keep adhering pieces of paper until you come all the way back to the start.

Embellish the middle of the star as little or as much as you’d like. It helps to cover the centre which can be a little messy.

 

For the smaller star card cut 2 pieces of cardstock 7cm x 7cm and cut 8 pieces of patterned paper 3cm x 3cm. Repeat the same process as the larger star card.

 

I hope you enjoyed this. If you’d like to attend one of my classes please let me know so I can book you in.

Happy crafting.

Amity

Project Life Stampin’ Up! style

Here is a quick little video to show you one of the embellishment kits for our Project Life. This is the Everyday Adventure add on kit. These items are available for purchase now with more available after 1st July.  If you love project life or you want to add some detail to your memories these kits are amazing.

For more information on Project Life please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Brisbane Scrapbooking and papercraft expo

Another year done and dusted at the Brisbane scrapbooking and papercraft expo. Did you come and visit us?

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What were we doing there?

We were showing people how amazing Stampin’ Up! is. We showed how easy it is to create something wonderful from stamps, paper and ink. Simple and effective.

We showcased some of the retiring products, booked workshops/parties and we offered people the opportunity to join Stampin’ Up! under the $85 joining deal.

How stall won best small stall at the expo. We even got a really cool award.

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We showed off some retiring products with our make and takes. What’s a make and take? You make it and take it away for free.

Here are the three we did over the two days I was manning the stall.

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Using simply stars and Off the grid.

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This one uses You’re My Hero and is so simple but very effective.

This one is exactly the same design except it uses Rev Up the Fun!

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If you’d like any more information about the retirement list please don’t hesitate to contact me. You have until the end of June to purchase these items before they are gone forever.

Until next time, happy crafting.